For the accidental activists who became a dynamic force in national policymaking after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., brought a grim sense of deja vu.
They shouted, they testified, they cried, they baked, they begged, they fawned, they fought. They were the most successful citizen-advocates in memory: the parents, children, siblings, and spouses of those killed on Sept. 11, 2001.
January 16, 2013
Americans were angrier about last month's horrific school shooting in Connecticut than they were about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
January 14, 2013
"What would you do in the last hour of your life?" That's a pretty heavy question to ponder-especially if you're a high school freshman.
January 10, 2013
The New York City financial services firm that lost the most workers in the Sept. 11 terror attacks announced that it will “adopt” 19 schools in communities hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and give a total of $10 million to families in those schools.
January 10, 2013
The chief prosecutor for the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal recommended on Wednesday that the Pentagon drop a conspiracy charge against five prisoners accused of plotting the September 11 attacks on the United States in 2001.
January 10, 2013
A group of 9/11 families pressed judges Wednesday to give them contact information for all victims' relatives to help fight a plan to bury unidentified remains in the World Trade Center museum.
January 8, 2013
Dozens of the 9/11 memorial tiles that hung on a fence in the Village from the days after the terrorist attack until last September can now be found inside a public library on Sixth Avenue.
January 7, 2013
By way of reminder, this month we'll cover military commission sessions in both of the capital cases pending at Guantanamo.
January 2, 2013
During Hurricane Sandy, the site of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum complex was overcome by more than 16 million gallons of floodwater, which ruined wires and drywall and ravaged a handful of iconic artifacts.
January 1, 2013
On the day the terrorists flew into the World Trade Center, the Wu-Tang Clan canceled its meeting with a record mixer named Richard Oliver, so Mr. Oliver rushed downtown from his Hell's Kitchen apartment to help out.
This new cop wears a true badge of honor. Officer Erin Coughlin was given the shield number of her late father - a veteran NYPD cop killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 - when she graduated from the Police Academy on Friday along with 1,158 other recruits.
December 28, 2012
Thousands of people who worked on rescue and recovery following the 2001 9/11 terrorist attacks may be at increased risk of prostate cancer, thyroid cancer, and myeloma, a new study suggests.
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the U
After the destructive storm, dozens of 9/11 Memorial volunteers were eager to help in any way they could. These selfless men and women fanned out across the tri-state area to take part in hurricane relief and recovery efforts. Some aided clothing and food drives.
December 10, 2012
Most people probably know the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation for its 9/11-related charities, but superstorm Sandy has them extending their efforts.
Ground Zero responders and lower Manhattan residents sickened or injured in the 9/11 attacks can forget about any financial help from Uncle Sam before the holidays. Nearly two years after President Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act on Jan.
December 2, 2012
The 9/11 Commission Report provided Ellen Saracini with a grisly account of what happened aboard United Airlines Flight 175, which was piloted by her husband, Victor, on Sept. 11, 2001.
In response to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the Federal, state, and local governments immediately started to work with outside partners to provide relief, support, and reconstruction.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano delivered Tuesday remarks at the U.S.