Feds settle suit alleging abuse by men detained after 9/11

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has settled a long-running lawsuit filed by a group of men rounded up in the weeks after the September 11, 2001, attack who say they were abused in a federal lockup in New York City. The settlement was announced Tuesday. It calls for a $98,000 payout to be split among the six men who filed the suit. While the government doesn’t admit guilt in the settlement, each of the men received a letter from the director of the Bureau of Prisons acknowledging they were “held in excessively restrictive an unduly harsh conditions.”