Milestones Nov. 7, 2005

RULED NEGLIGENT. THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY, which owned and operated the World Trade Center; in the 1993 truck-bomb explosion in the building's underground garage that killed six and injured 1,000; after a long-awaited four-week trial, in a victory that clears the way for damage suits for victims of the attack; in New York City. Plaintiffs' attorneys, seeking a total of up to $1.8 billion, said the agency ignored warnings from its own experts of such an attack.

DIED. RICHARD SMALLEY, 62, nanotechnology pioneer who shared a Nobel Prize with fellow chemists Robert Curl and Sir Harold...

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