Today, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) publishes its first Quarterly Report of 2017 (available here) and I want to take the opportunity to give you an update on our progress.
A petition drive is underway to name one of the future new Staten Island ferryboats after Firefighter John G. Chipura, a Staten Islander who died in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001.
Imagine that the United States is hit by a cyberattack that takes down much of the U.S. financial infrastructure for several days. Internet sites of major banks are malfunctioning. ATMs are not working. Banks' internal accounting systems are going haywire. Millions of people are affected.
After Congress handed President Trump legislation Tuesday that would wipe away landmark privacy protections for Internet users, we received a lot of reader questions about what happens next.
They came to Lower Manhattan from around the world to visit the 9/11 Memorial on an unseasonably warm winter day.
The final passing of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was a major milestone for first responders. Zadroga was a New York City detective whose heroic response to the terrorist attacks the morning of Sept. 11 became the direct reason for his death.
It’s been more than 15 years since the 9/11 attacks spread a cloud of toxic chemicals and dust across Lower Manhattan, and advocates say that many of the people who were harmed by it still don’t realize how they were affected - or that help is available.
Chronic health conditions ranging from cancer to “World Trade Center cough” have been attributed to exposure to dust from the September 11, 2001, attack and collapse of the World Trade Center towers.
Sometime Tuesday, two days after leaving her East Brainerd home, Marvina Baksh will walk into a courtroom at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, and come face-to-face with the men the U.S. government says killed her brother.
The White House said Tuesday that the Guantánamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled.
The recent conclusion of Dylann Roof's trial is the latest reminder that homegrown terrorism has become part of the fabric of life in America. This problem shows no signs of fading, yet reveals a threat that is both rarer and more complex than simple explanations suggest.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center has finally been able to add five missing portraits of people who died on Sept. 11, 2001.
Katherine Lotspeich was stopped cold by the front page of The New York Times last Sept. 11. She was about to leave her home in Washington, D.C., to teach a Sunday morning yoga class.
You look at yourself in a mirror; something you might do at least a few times during your day. But this time it’s not just to catch a fleeting casual glance of your reflection. You want to gaze at your face intently to acknowledge that the face looking back at you is that of a 9/11 survivor.
A state trooper who got sick after serving as a first-responder to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center has died. State Police announced late Wednesday night Lt. Bill Fearon had died of cancer. Last year, he was diagnosed with a glioblastoma — a malignant brain tumor.
Fifteen years after the collapse of One World Trade Center in New York City, researchers are still learning how the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, impacted people’s health.
SEN. MARK WARNER seems to know better than anyone in Congress that nothing gets done without bipartisanship and cross-chamber cooperation.
Comprehensive care of post-9/11 asthma in adolescents should include management of mental health-related comorbidities, according to a recent report.
Doctors at Winthrop University Hospital say they have definitive proof that first responders to the Sept. 11 attacks acquired a nerve disease from the neurotoxins they were exposed to at Ground Zero.
Some resue workers at Ground Zero are pushing to expand the types of medical conditions covered under the World Trade Center treatment program. Retired NYPD Detective Kenny Anderson worked on the pile for months following September 11. He has developed lung disease and acute asthma.