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August 5, 2019

The incidence of thyroid cancer among first responders who volunteered or were employed as firefighters, rescue personnel and cleanup workers at Ground Zero in New York on or after September 11, 2001, is three times higher than that in the general population.

August 5, 2019

First responders and 9/11 survivors who received reduced payments from the federal fund meant to help them will be notified of their full compensation by the terror attack’s 18th anniversary.

August 5, 2019

Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 by Mitchell Zuckoff will be adapted by ABC into a series timed to the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

August 1, 2019

The signing of the bill renewing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund means financial support for those stricken with World Trade Center-related illnesses, and there are more of these patients every day. There are more than 12,000 9/11-related cancers and a new wave is likely on the way.

July 29, 2019

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, might help the families of victims of those attacks with testimony in their civil lawsuit against the government of Saudi Arabia if the U.S.

July 29, 2019

Alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has opened the door to helping victims of the terrorist attacks in their lawsuit against Saudi Arabia if the U.S. government spares him the death penalty at a Guantanamo Bay military commission, according to court documents.

July 29, 2019

The 9/11 first responders who came to Washington year after year with comedian Jon Stewart on their side made their last trek to the nation’s capital Monday.

July 29, 2019

It took nearly 18 years, but anyone sickened or dying from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, finally will have the backing of the federal government after President Trump signed the bill Monday to make 9/11 aid essentially permanent.

July 26, 2019

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office said Friday that he would host a parade – or another type of event – to honor the 9/11 first responders as President Donald Trump prepares to sign a permanent reauthorization of the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Act into law.

July 26, 2019

Mayor de Blasio should host a parade up the Canyon of Heroes to thank and honor 9/11 first responders and survivors, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney said Friday and the mayor agrees something should be done to honor them.

July 26, 2019

Respect and tears silenced Pleasant Plains on a sunny Friday morning as family members, friends and police officers said their final goodbye to Det. Thomas Santoro, who lost his life to a 9/11-related illness on Sunday.

July 26, 2019

Closing the door for now to providing families information to hold Saudi Arabia liable for the 9/11 attacks, the plot’s accused “mastermind” Khalid Shaikh Mohammad told their attorneys that he may be available for a deposition if his life is not on the line.

July 23, 2019

The Senate has voted 97-2 to approve a bill that will virtually ensure permanent funding for rescue workers whose work after the Sept. 11 attacks caused health problems.

July 23, 2019

The people of Kentucky and Utah should be proud that they have senators representing them in Washington who upheld the honor of their states.

July 23, 2019

The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 97-2 vote sends the bill to Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it.

July 22, 2019

Like thousands of other emergency responders, NYPD Det. Christopher Cranston dropped everything and rushed to Ground Zero in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001 after learning of the World Trade Center attacks.

July 22, 2019

Nathan Vrzic was not even alive when the 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred, but the 16-year-old nonetheless devoted the past year to creating a First Responders 9/11 Memorial for Brook Park.

July 19, 2019

The 200th New York City firefighter has died from ailments stemming from working at the toxic World Trade Center site in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, according to city officials. Richard Driscoll, 73, died one day after the death of fellow firefighter Kevin Nolan.

July 18, 2019

A woman killed in the 9/11 World Trade Center attack became its 1,664th identified victim through DNA testing of remains recovered in 2002, the city Medical Examiner’s office announced Thursday.

July 18, 2019

It’s been almost 18 years since 9/11, but more than 1,100 victims — or 40 percent — have yet to be identified. On Thursday, the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner announced a woman had been identified through DNA testing.

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