April 30, 2013
The Senate Public Safety Committee easily approved a bill Tuesday that would reopen a scholarship program for the relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
April 30, 2013
Now they find a piece of landing gear from one of the planes that hit our buildings nearly 12 years ago, like one more - or one last - piece of the wreckage of that day.
April 29, 2013
The discovery of plane wreckage near the "Ground Zero Mosque" a dozen years after 9/11 was like a slap in the face to the grieving families Monday who never got a body to bury.
He was merely surveying a building when he stumbled upon a chilling crime scene. Frank VanBrunt was one of two land surveyors who found the 5-foot-long piece of twisted landing gear from one of the Boeing 767s that crashed into the World Trade Center on 9/11.
Many of the relatives of Californians killed in the Sept. 11 attacks say they never knew that millions of dollars were raised in their name for college scholarships.
A major health study of 9/11 responders has found an increased risk of cancer, mirroring two prior investigations. The federally sponsored study of almost 21,000 World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers found a 15 percent overall increased risk of cancer.
Ysuff Salie knows better than most how they feel. He has been where the families of Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu, and Sean Collier are right now. He knows what it's like to lose someone you adore in a heinous, historic moment.
April 19, 2013
Five more fragments that could be human remains of 9/11 victims were unearthed on Wednesday at the former Fresh Kills landfill, bringing to 67 the total number of fragments recovered since sifting resumed on April 1.
When sudden massive violence ruptures our normal sense of safety -- especially at a festive moment like Monday's Boston Marathon -- the world feels grimmer and grayer for a while.
April 18, 2013
Kenneth Feinberg, an attorney who managed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, will design and administrator of a new fund to help people affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.
The bombs at the Boston Marathon were designed to maim and kill, and they did. Three people died within the first moments of the blast. More than a hundred and seventy people were injured.
April 17, 2013
Once a year, Boston hospitals work together to train for the unthinkable. When it happened during the Boston Marathon, they were ready.
An exasperated Senator questioned Wednesday why tragedies like the Boston bombings are labeled acts of terror, but mass shootings like last year's in Newtown, Conn. are not. "The irony is that we are so quick to call Boston terror," Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), said.
The Flight Attendants' Union Coalition, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants at carriers across the country, released an open letter to TSA Administrator John Pistole from Rebecca Marchand, widow of Flight Attendant Alfred Marchand who was murdered by men with small knives on 9/11, United flight
April 16, 2013
As the mother of slain firefighter Michael E. Brennan, I feel this reservation fee is wrong and should be discontinued as soon as possible ("9/11 Death 'Toll'" April 14).
April 16, 2013
While not nearly as deadly as the regular terrorist attacks in the Middle East, the Boston Marathon attack was the worst bombing on US soil since the nation went on high alert following the events of September 11, 2001.
We still don't know who caused the bombings that killed three people and wounded dozens more at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon. It might have been a lone wolf or an organized group of people. And perhaps more importantly, we don't know why.
April 16, 2013
There it was on the screen, tragic and terrifying, another senseless act of cowardice. This time in Boston. Like everyone else Monday, I was upset, angry and at a loss for words. So I called two people who have been through this before.
April 14, 2013
Visitors to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum must now pay a $2 service fee to reserve passes online or by phone.
April 12, 2013
Lawyers for the five men accused of plotting the September 11 attacks asked a judge to delay an upcoming hearing after learning that emails with their clients had been monitored.