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NEW YORK | Magazine publisher Conde Nast plans to occupy 1 million square feet at the rebuilt World Trade Center’s signature skyscraper.

The publisher of magazines including Vogue and the New Yorker plans to move about 5,000 employees into 1 World Trade Center in 2014.

The deal has been in the works for months.

It will go before the board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on May 26 for approval. The authority owns the trade center site.

Conde Nast will pay an estimated $2 billion over 25 years.


Colorado lawmaker absolved in fatal crash

LUBBOCK | A Texas grand jury has cleared a Colorado lawmaker of criminal wrongdoing after the car she was driving collided head-on with another vehicle in the Panhandle in December, killing a pregnant woman, the district attorney who presented the case said Wednesday.

Hartley County District Attorney David Green said at a news conference that grand jurors declined to indict Colorado Sen. Suzanne Williams, 66.

Investigators say Mrs. Williams’ car drifted into oncoming traffic along U.S. 385 near Channing on Dec. 26 and crashed into an oncoming car, killing Brianna Gomez, 30, of Amarillo. Mrs. Gomez’s unborn child was delivered by cesarean section.

Mr. Green told reporters he would not discuss specifics of the panel’s deliberations other than to say it decided not to issue criminal indictments.

From wire dispatches and staff reports