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July 10, 2019

Originally supplied with over $7 billion to compensate September 11 victims, first responders and surviving families, the fund has been rapidly depleted after a rash of new claims; Doug McKelway reports from Washington.

July 9, 2019

The 9/11 first responders health bill will get a full House vote Friday – and is expected to pass overwhelmingly. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced the scheduled vote Tuesday via tweet.

July 9, 2019

In the crush of chaos after two planes hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Michael O’Connell raced from his home on Long Island in New York to his firehouse in Queens, where he was training as a probationary fireman for the FDNY.

July 8, 2019

Two straight-as-an-arrow slabs of perfectly matched granite stand in the middle of a large open space next to the new Hyannis Fire Station, flanked by tall, silvery flagpoles.

July 8, 2019

James Zadroga, the NYPD detective who gave his name to the original 9/11 bill after dying from exposure to Ground Zero, is getting some partners.

July 4, 2019

On Sept. 11, 2001, as thousands were dead or dying in the terror attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Michael O’Connell was one of the many who rushed in to help.

July 3, 2019

Luis Alvarez, a former New York City police detective who worked at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks and fought for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, was remembered for his "tenacity and resilience" at a solemn and emotional funeral on Wednesday.

July 3, 2019

Nearly 18 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, more than 2,000 people have died of an illness related to the attacks. That figure was provided to the Seattle Times last year by The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund and World Trade Center Health Program.

July 2, 2019

Hundreds attended a Long Island wake Tuesday in honor of retired NYPD Detective and 9/11 first responder Luis Alvarez. Alvarez, who died Saturday of colorectal cancer, spent three months in the World Trade Center rubble after the 2001 attacks.

July 1, 2019

As friends, family and colleagues prepare to lay Det. Luis Alvarez to rest, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he would honor the memory of the NYPD veteran — who succumbed to Ground Zero-related cancer at 53 years old — with a key to the city.

July 1, 2019

On September 11, 2001, global chaos ensued as the World Trade Center Towers came crashing down, and the fate of airline passengers en route to America was literally thrown off course.

June 29, 2019

As the first of the Twin Towers collapsed on September 11, 2001, retired FDNY Lt Walter F Malone of Commack jumped into his car, drove straight to the Commack Fire Department and boarded a truck with another firefighter to Ground Zero, where he worked on the pile for two months, his grandson said

June 29, 2019

Luis Alvarez, a 9/11 first responder who recently testified before Congress about his 9/11-related medical issues, has died, his family confirmed Saturday morning. He was 53.

June 29, 2019

Luis G. Alvarez, a former New York City detective who pleaded with Congress this month to extend health benefits to police officers, firefighters and other emergency workers who responded to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, died on Saturday in a hospice in Rockville Centre, N.Y. He was 53.

June 26, 2019

On June 18, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway) passed a bill, (A1801-B), that amends the New York State Education law to make a special provision for the observance of a brief period of silence each September 11 at the start of the school day in schools statewide.

June 26, 2019

A Middle Village pastor who played a major role helping a group of firefighters in the wake of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001, died on Sunday. Father Michael A.

June 26, 2019

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., met with 9/11 first responders on Tuesday after comedian and advocate Jon Stewart accused McConnell of having used the victim's compensation fund as a "political football." "McConnell made a commitment he's going to help get a piece of legislation th

June 25, 2019

The higher incidence of prostate cancers in responders to the attacks in New York City that occurred on September 11, 2001, may be related to responders' exposure to the dust generated from the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) towers.

June 25, 2019

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement after the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund permanent funding bill reached 60 cosponsors: “A bipartisan, filibuster-proof majority of the Senate has now cosponsored our bill to make the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund permanent.

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