NEW YORK (AP) — For a time, it felt like the attack that shattered America had also brought it together. After Sept. 11, signs of newfound unity seemed to well up everywhere, from the homes where American flags appeared virtually overnight to the Capitol steps where lawmakers pushed aside party lines to sing “God Bless […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Behind the barbed wire, the white minivan’s busted windows and crumpled roof hint at its story. But forklifted to this windblown spot on the John F. Kennedy International Airport tarmac, between a decommissioned 727 and an aircraft hangar, it’s doubtful passing drivers notice it at all. In the long struggle with […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures’ film “The Interview” that referenced the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The group also released a trove of data files: what they called the beginning of a “Christmas gift.” But GOP, as the group […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from 9/11-related illnesses, fire officials said Thursday. Lt. Howard Bischoff and firefighters Robert Leaver and Daniel Heglund died within hours of each other on Monday. Their deaths are “a painful reminder that 13 years later we continue […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City minister who was the subject of an Associated Press investigation about misspent 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina charity funds has agreed to repay $1.2 million that he took from his congregation to buy an 18th-century farmhouse on seven acres in rural New Jersey. The Rev. Carl Keyes and […]
NEW YORK (AP) — As bells tolled solemnly, Americans marked the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on Wednesday with the reading of the names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition.
At a morning ceremony on the 2-year-old memorial plaza at the site of the World Trade Center, relatives recited the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died when hijacked jets crashed into the twin towers and the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pa. They also recognized the victims of the 1993 trade center bombing.
In Washington, President Barak Obama, joined by first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden, and members of the White House staff, walked out to the White House’s South Lawn for a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m…