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De Niro to again host CBS film about 9/1 1

NEW YORK (AP) -- Actor Robert De Niro will host CBS' update of its award-winning film on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to mark the 10th anniversary next month.

CBS will revisit its film " 9/1 1," first broadcast in 2002, including new interviews with firefighters and others who were part of the first film. The Peabody Award-winning film contains the only known footage of the first plane striking the World Trade Center.

The special will be broadcast over two hours on the night of the anniversary.

De Niro, who was host of the original special nine years ago, will visit the 9/1 1 memorial and show viewers progress on reconstruction of the site.

Several television networks are commemorating the anniversary with retrospectives.

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Survivor of crash fatally struck by car

ONTARIO (AP) -- Authorities said Monday that an Avon man died after being hit by a car while standing on a road just minutes after surviving a crash into a tree.

State police told YNN cable television news in Rochester that Michael Wormuth, 23, was driving in Ontario, Wayne County, when his pickup veered into the tree early Saturday morning.

Troopers said the tree toppled across the road. Witnesses told YNN that Wormuth was standing behind the fallen tree when another car came along, crashed through the tree and hit him. Bystanders had tried to warn him about the approaching vehicle.

Police said they believe that the other driver, who was not injured, did not see Wormuth standing in the road. The investigation was continuing.

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Couple in card scam allegedly stole $17,703

NEW YORK (AP) -- A couple has been charged with stealing $17,703 from a New York City bank using gift cards re-encoded with stolen account information.

The Queens District Attorney's Office said Monday that the two were indicted on charges of grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and other charges.

District Attorney Richard A. Brown identified the suspects as Daniel Gheorghe and Ionel Cristian Popa of Romania. He said they were in the United States on journalism visas.

Brown accused them of doctoring Dunkin' Donuts renewable gift cards and then going to the bank and using its ATMs as their personal slot machine.

At the time of their arrests, Brown said, the couple was found to be in possession of 66 of the cards.