House passes six-year extension of terrorism insurance program

By Emily Stephenson, Reuters

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to extend a federal terrorism insurance program that was created after the September 11, 2001 attacks, overcoming criticism from Democrats of a provision that would retool part of 2010 Wall Street reforms.

The program is intended to support insurers by creating a federal backstop that kicks in if they lose a certain amount of money after an attack. It has never been triggered.

Businesses, sports stadium owners and others that insure against attacks have said their costs could rise if the program is not renewed before it expires at the end of the year.

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Trailer for new film “The Walk” released

To see the trailer for the new film The Walk, which is about Philippe Petit’s 1974 tightrope walk between the towers of the World Trade Center, please click here.

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Brooke Jackman Foundation gives out Brooke Packs

The Brooke Jackman Foundation donated 375 Brooke Packs filled with new books to the JFK Rotary Club Annual Christmas Party held at JetBlue Hangar 81 in JFK International Airport on December 9, 2014.

The annual holiday party serves 300-400 children each year, including children from local public schools who have disabilities and are economically disadvantaged.

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