The journalist was Vicky Chachere, who sent out a story via AP on September 26, 2001 entitled "SunCruz casinos turns over documents in terror probe." The most complete version of the original article that I can find is here:
The important part of it is that there were video tapes, which were turned over to the FBI and which have subsequently never been seen or referenced again. By anyone. Ever.
The bit about al-Q directing the hijackers to return their remaining funds on that same day comes directly from the 9/11 Commission report, which of course has been shown to be an unreliable source--one more excellent reason to assume the worst behind that cover-up.
The whole thing has been kicked around on the old DU, for example here:
Abramoff was sentenced in January, 2006 but did not turn himself in until September. Someone named "Sholom" meticulously scrubbed the "Jack Abramoff" entry on Wikipedia from February to May, 2006, managing to remove virtually all references to the hijackers. Someone may wish to generate a little economy by trying to put it back in. Someone else, I am sure, is paid to make sure it doesn't stay in.