Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. The showdown is scheduled for Wednesday.
Fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks, many thousands of people are still living with the trauma of that day and its aftermath, but help for their physical and mental needs is available to any who reach out.
Relatives of people who died in the Twin Towers and the Pentagon during the 9/11 attacks picketed the White House on Tuesday demanding that President Barack Obama sign a bill that passed both chambers of Congress without opposition.
For investment manager Bruce Salvog, running late to his meeting in lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001 saved him. “Another five minutes, and I wouldn’t be here talking with you,” said Salvog, who was 53 on that day and who now splits time between homes in Bend, Ore., and Palm Desert, Calif.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to extend the period for workers and volunteers seeking lost wage and medical benefits as a result of their involvement in the September 11th rescue, recovery and clean-up operations.
When discussing the tragedy that was September 11, 2001, many people speak of the people who died, who perished while working for Cantor Fitzgerald in the twin towers, who died on a plane that crashed into the twin towers or in a Pennsylvania field, the hundreds of firefighters who lost their liv
A New Canaan woman who lost her son on Sept. 11 founded a nonprofit organization to help families deal with tragedy. Mary Fetchet's son, Brad, worked on the 89th floor of the South Tower. Brad was 24 years old when he died and was a graduate of New Canaan High School and Bucknell University.
Defying a veto threat from the Obama administration, the House of Representatives Friday passed by voice vote a bill that would allow terror victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001 to sue Saudi Arabia. The Senate passed the measure by voice vote in May.
“Where were you on the morning of 9/11?” It’s a question most everyone has been asked. Helaina Hovitz was attending her second day of class at I.S. 89, a middle school just three blocks away from the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Battlefield success against ISIS may produce more terrorism for the West, FBI Director James Comey warned this week.
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