TIMES SQUARE

Pakistan Gov't Arrests Accomplice

After federal agents conducted raids in four Northeastern towns on Thursday in connection with the Times Square bombing, the Pakistani government has arrested another alleged accomplice, according to U.S. officials. The new suspect is linked to a Pakistani militant group, and has provided an "independent stream" of evidence to show the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack. Officials have noted, however, that there are inconsistencies within the new suspect's story and accused bomber Faisal Shahzad's. The assessment holds some serious weight as any clear link would move a militant group on to the expanding list of al Qaeda affiliates that directly threaten the United States.