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September 8, 2016

You flip on the TV to see the twin towers of the World Trade Center, both with massive plumes of smoke funneling out in front of the bright blue New York morning. Matt Lauer narrates, telegraphing both concern and, somehow, calm. The date is Sept. 11. The year: 2015. Or 2014. Or 2013.

September 7, 2016

When Placido Perez closes his eyes, he can still see the World Trade Center towers beneath him. On weekends, he would sometimes fly his red-and-white Cessna along the Hudson River, taking selfies with the towers in the background, stark against a cerulean sky.

August 25, 2016

New research published by the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring confirms the connection between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cognitive impairment - in this case, among those who helped with search, rescue and cleanup efforts following t

August 24, 2016

Here is a list of 60 detainees currently held at Guantánamo, and their status, as of Oct. 25, 2016. Clicking on the name will take you to a U.S.

August 22, 2016

For weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, Oakwood's Bobby Zahn worked at Ground Zero helping bring electricity to recovery efforts. Nearly 15 years later and recently retired from Con Edison, Zahn has cancer and is one of thousands of New Yorkers navigating the federal Victim Compensation Fund.

August 21, 2016

It was a single snapshot. A tattered flash of color amid acres of toxic grey ash and twisted steel that blanketed Ground Zero of New York’s twin towers on September 11, 2001. A simple family photo, it showed a young woman smiling as she cradled a toddler in an embroidered red dress.

August 14, 2016

More than 5,400 Ground Zero responders and others who lived, worked or went to school near the fallen Twin Towers have come down with 9/11-linked cancers, a grim tally that has tripled in the past 2¹/₂ years.

August 5, 2016

Next month, New York Giants legend George Martin speaks at an event meant to continually support those affected by the September 11th tragedy. He is speaking at the 2nd annual Voices of September 11th charity golf outing on September 6th.

August 1, 2016

As I assume my responsibilities as Special Master for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”), I do so with great humility and deep appreciation for the significant progress the VCF team has made under Sheila Birnbaum’s steady leadership since the passage of the Zadroga Act in 2010 an

July 29, 2016

Battlefield success against ISIS may produce more terrorism for the West, FBI Director James Comey warned this week.

July 26, 2016

Now sick and disabled from a rare kidney disease that he believes was caused by dust from the destroyed World Trade Center, he wants the Victim Compensation Fund created after the attacks to pay him for his losses, which may soon include the house in West Milford where he and his three children l

July 26, 2016

The pace and scope of the killing are dizzying. Some 300 members of families blown apart by bombs as they celebrated the end of Ramadan in Baghdad. Forty-nine dead at the Istanbul airport, 40 more in Afghanistan.

July 25, 2016

Every day for almost 15 years, Col. Rob Maness wondered about the badly-burned man he'd tried to keep conscious on a gurney after terrorists flew a 757 airliner into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Did he make it? Was he still alive?

July 19, 2016

The 360-foot-tall antenna once stood atop the north tower of the World Trade Center, transmitting signals to televisions across New York City. It collapsed with the twin towers after the Sept. 11, 2001, attack, and six broadcast engineers lost their lives as they tried to keep connections going.

July 14, 2016

The long-classified pages detailing the alleged ties of the Saudi Arabian government to the 9/11 hijackers will be released by Congress as early as Friday, sources told CNN Thursday. Known as the "28 pages," the secret document was part of a 2002 Congressional investigation of the Sept.

July 14, 2016

To mark the 15th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, the 9/11 memorial museum is staging a major special exhibition that in some cases uses actual remnants of the day of terror in works that convey both grief and tenderness.

July 13, 2016

When Patty Lewis was a teacher at Westport’s Greens Farms Academy, she often tested young applicants with an eye to increasing diversity and keeping standards high at the prestigious private school. Sadly, many of the hopeful children from Bridgeport didn’t make the cut.

July 12, 2016

Several lone wolf terrorists in the United States, including the Orlando shooter who killed almost 50 people in a nightclub in June, were likely exposed to online propaganda from terrorist organizations such as ISIS.

July 8, 2016

After horrific events like mass shootings or attacks by terrorists, parents are faced with this dilemma: What do I tell my kids? How can I talk to them about something so senseless and indiscriminate? About something that we can't make sense of ourselves?

July 8, 2016

A parliamentary probe into last year’s Islamist terror attacks in Paris has identified a lack of communication among six French agencies, and between French and other European bodies, recommending the establishment of a U.S.-style national counterterrorism agency.


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