NY Post settles lawsuit over 'Bag Men' cover

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BOSTON (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a defamation lawsuit against the New York Post for its "Bag Men" cover three days after the Boston Marathon bombing.

Neither side would disclose terms of the settlement.

The Post's front page on April 18, 2013, had a photo of Salaheddin Barhoum and Yassine Zaimi standing near the finish line with the headline "Bag Men." The sub-headline was "Feds seek these two pictured at Boston Marathon." The two men were never linked to the investigation.

Barhoum and Zaimi said the story damaged their reputations and caused emotional distress. The Post emphasized that it did not name the men and never called them suspects.

Barhoum's lawyer and the Post's lawyer called it an "amicable resolution."