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WASHINGTON (AP) - White House spokesman Tony Snow is not confirming or denying a published report of an aborted al-Qaida plan to release deadly gas in New York subways. He tells CBS that he has nothing to say about a Time magazine excerpt of a book detailing the plan al-Qaida itself reportedly called off in 2003. Snow said on "Face the Nation" that "I don't want to confirm or deny this particular story." He said, "I just don't have anywhere to go with it." Time's excerpt of a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ron Suskind details a plan to release hydrogen cyanide into multiple subway cars. Al-Qaida reportedly planned to use a small, easily concealed device. But Suskind reports that Osama bin Laden's deputy Ayman al-Zawahri apparently determined a second-wave attack on the U-S needed to be worse than September Eleventh. A New York Police Department spokesman says authorities "were aware of the plot and took appropriate precaution."  Check out this featured video on the KHQ homepage.
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