DALLAS -- Denver officials and the Texas firm that installed the flawed automated baggage system for Denver International Airport said yesterday they agreed on a Sept. 30 deadline to strike a deal to modify the system and a process to resolve damage claims.

Hammered out during 16 hours of bargaining, the interim agreement gives Dallas-based BAE Automated Systems about a three-week window to complete negotiations with both the city and United Airlines for construction of a modified baggage handling system at the $3.7 billion airport.

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