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Conflict Seen Between 2 Deals For 9/11 Responders

NEW YORK - (AP) Thousands of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers suing New York City over their exposure to clouds of pulverized glass and cement at the World Trade Center site may have a tough choice between two deals in the weeks ahead. Do they take a share of a new settlement. . . . Full version available...

N.Y. Judge: New 9/11 Health Pact 'Very Good Deal'

NEW YORK - (AP) A federal judge who held up an effort to settle thousands of lawsuits filed by 9/11 responders exposed to World Trade Center dust dropped his opposition Thursday after the deal was redrafted to give more money to sick workers and less to their lawyers. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein...