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Judge To Hear Plan To Pay $657 Million To WTC Responders

NEW YORK – (AP) Thousands of ground zero workers who claim to have been sickened by dust and debris from the World Trade Center will have 90 days to decide whether to accept a settlement worth up to $657.5 million. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein, who must approve the deal, scheduled...

Tough Choice Ahead On Settlement For 9/11 Workers

NEW YORK – (AP) In the years after the 9/11 terror attacks, 10,000 people who helped clear mountains of debris from Lower Manhattan filed lawsuits blaming New York City for failing to protect them from the toxic dust. Now, plaintiffs like firefighter Martin Fullam face a tight deadline...

Appeals Court Lets Government Halt Torture Lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A sharply divided federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit challenging a controversial post-Sept. 11 CIA program that flew terrorism suspects to secret prisons. The complaint was filed by five terrorism suspects who were arrested shortly after 9/11 and say they were...

Court Asked, Can Ashcroft Be Sued For 9/11 Policy?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Abdullah al-Kidd had an all-American background: Kansas native, then a football star in college. That's when he converted to Islam. John Ashcroft was the attorney general who approved a policy that led to the arrests of al-Kidd and dozens of others without evidence of crimes...

Lawyers Ask New York City Judge To Find Iran Liable For 9/11

NEW YORK - (AP) Lawyers representing 9/11 families are asking a federal judge to find Iran culpable in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, saying new evidence shows Iranian officials had advanced word of the attacks and helped train the hijackers. The lawyers filed papers Thursday in U.S. District Court in...