Mohammed Fairouz has never been shy about using his musical platform to explore political and social issues. Nor is the young New York-based composer allergic to popular culture in its most colorful forms. So for his latest work, "Symphony No.
March 23, 2013
One of the saplings from the chestnut tree that stood as a symbol of hope for Anne Frank as she hid from the Nazis for two years in Amsterdam will soon have a permanent home at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza at the World Trade Center site.
March 21, 2013
On March 19, the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a young Arab-American composer was wrestling a problem of his own making in Kansas -- how to record two wind ensembles simultaneously playing "One Nation Under Two Flags."
March 20, 2013
A U.S. appeals court weighed on Wednesday whether to revive claims by families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks that allege Saudi Arabia provided material support to al Qaeda.
March 19, 2013
The driver who died Sunday night in a single car collision on the Garden State Parkway near Woodbridge was a police officer with the Port Authority who performed heroically during the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Ellen Saracini became an airline security advocate in the hardest way possible. She lost her husband, Victor, on Sept. 11, 2001, when hijackers rushed his plane's cockpit and then crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the south tower of the World Trade Center.
March 14, 2013
States need a larger role in forming a U.S. emergency-services radio network authorized by Congress after communication breakdowns among police and firefighters during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, U.S. lawmakers said.
March 12, 2013
The Flight 93 National Memorial at Shanksville, Pa., where a plane crashed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks is seeking volunteers for a tree planting day April 27.
March 11, 2013
Money from the long-stalled Zadroga Bill has trickled down to Queens. North Shore-LIJ officials unveiled a new treatment center in Rego Park on Monday that will cater specifically to those who volunteered or worked at Ground Zero following 9/11.
March 8, 2013
Mayor Michael Bloomberg declined to weigh in Friday on whether the trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law should be held in New York - a marked change from his response to the proposed trial of accused 9/11 plotter Khalid Shaikh Mohammed several years ago.
March 7, 2013
Tonight, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed a panel of legal and terrorism experts to break down the announcement that Osama bin Laden's son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was captured and brought to New York by United States officials.
Some family members of Sept. 11 attack victims are speaking out against new airport security rules that permit small knives on planes.The Transportation Security Administration announced Tuesday that people will be allowed to carry folding knives with blades 2.36 inches or less onto planes.
March 6, 2013
The victims and survivors of 9/11 are being forced again to sacrifice -- this time by the sequestration budget cuts that are dipping into revenue set aside for ailing first responders and using it for deficit reduction.
February 28, 2013
"Zero Dark Thirty" may have won an Oscar for sound editing, but if producers had consulted with Mary Fetchet, chilling moments at the beginning of the film would have been edited out.
Columbine High School Principal Frank DeAngelis never thought his suburban community would be in headlines and on TV news segments relating to shootings.
February 26, 2013
Is it OK to use the last words of a bereft mother's son in a film about a tragedy without her consent, even if that tragedy touched us all?
When a truck bomb exploded in an underground parking garage, killing six people, injuring hundreds more and upending daily life in New York, it seemed as if the worst conceivable act of terrorism had been committed. But it turned out to be no more than an awful prelude.
February 25, 2013
"Zero Dark Thirty" took just one minor award at the Oscars last night. There was a lot of debate about the way the film depicted torture during the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Turns out that wasn't the only controversy.
February 25, 2013
The nation's safety will suffer a hit if massive forced spending cuts are allowed to take effect, the federal government's top security chief warned Monday.
President Barack Obama has named Gov. Martin O'Malley one of two co-chairmen of a panel of state and federal officials focused on defense and homeland security, the governor's office said Monday. The Maryland Democrat will co-chair the Council of Governors with Republican Gov.