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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) The widow of a Florida tabloid photo editor who died in the 2001 anthrax mailings has reached a settlement in her $50 million lawsuit against the U.S. government.
Court documents filed late last week say Maureen Stevens and the government reached a tentative agreement that must be approved by the Justice Department. The details of the settlement were not disclosed.
Mrs. Stevens had claimed in her lawsuit that the government was negligent in failing to stop someone from working at an Army infectious disease lab from creating weapons-grade anthrax used in letters that killed five people. Her husband, Robert, was among the victims.
A federal judge in West Palm Beach had been set Wednesday to hear arguments to dismiss the lawsuit. A trial had been set for early 2012.
Jackson Jr. expects ethics vindication
KANKAKEE | U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is predicting he will be “vindicated” by an ethics investigation into whether he or someone on his behalf offered to raise funds for former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich in return for an appointment to President Obama’s vacated Senate seat.
“Let me be clear. I believe in the American system of justice,” Mr. Jackson, a Democrat, said Saturday at a Kankakee County NAACP dinner. “The process is continuing, but in the end I believe I will be vindicated.”
The House ethics committee announced earlier this month that it would resume a probe that began before Blagojevich’s trial. Mr. Jackson, who has not been charged, has repeatedly denied wrongdoing.
Mr. Jackson is seeking re-election in the newly drawn 2nd Congressional District.
Two Vermont senators call for fake maple syrup law
MONTPELIER, Vt. | To protect the purity of Vermont’s signature crop and to dissuade others from passing off fake maple syrup for the real thing - which sells for about $50 a gallon - Vermont’s two U.S. senators have co-sponsored a bill that would make it a felony to sell fake maple syrup as the real thing.
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