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.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.



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