It has been 17 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Thousands of first responders are still dealing with the health effects as a deadline looms near for the government funded Victim Compensation Fund.
Bridget Gormley was grateful when her firefighter dad arrived safely home after 9/11. But then the cancer diagnosis came. More.
Next week marks 17 years since the 9/11 terror attacks. Hundreds of families who lost loved ones in New York City, still haven't gotten closure because their remains have never been found. But there's a new technology hoping to change that.
Helaina Hovitz Regal was in middle school in lower Manhattan when 2 planes crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
There have been more than 7,500 cancer cases with more than 350 first responders having died from 9/11-related illnesses, according to the World Trade Center Health Program. And to date, more than 20,000 people have registered for health monitoring and benefits.
Seventeen years out from the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, nearly 10,000 first responders and others who were in the World Trade Center area have been diagnosed with cancer. More than 2,000 deaths have been attributed to 9/11 illnesses.
On the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, ESPN will explore how sports helped the nation heal following one of the darkest days in U.S. history.
The 9/11 attack has produced another health nightmare — at least 15 men who were in the vicinity of Ground Zero defied astronomical odds and have been stricken with breast cancer. Men account for only 1 percent of all breast cancers nationally.
As Americans prepare for the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, nearly 10,000 first responders and New York City residents have reported 9/11-related cancers.
They were definitely a political odd couple. But the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks nearly 17 years ago forged some unlikely alliances.
A six-story U.S. flag is now unfurled in New York at the corner of Hester and Mott Streets to remember the victims of 9/11. A giant 60-foot by 30-foot flag is displayed on the corner building to honor the people of September 11th and commemorate the attacks at the World Trade Center.
FBI Agent Dave LeValley was driving to work in Manhattan when he saw the first jetliner strike the World Trade Center on a bright September morning 17 years ago.
The north tower was already billowing smoke when Mark Desire, then a 33-year-old criminalist with the city Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, made it to Ground Zero to assess the dead. Instead, he nearly joined them.
The only incomplete 9/11 memorial site in the country gets its final major component this year. The Tower of Voices, the final part of the Flight 93 National Memorial, is making its debut Sept. 9 in Shanksville, Pa., the National Park Service says.
New York is getting its own commemorative license plate honoring the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The bill was sponsored by state Sen. Kenneth LaValle and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "It's a great way of us honoring people who lost their lives there," LaValle says.
In the hours after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Carol Mesimer knew she would create a memorial quilt. And 17 years later, this labor of love still holds her attention. Thousands of people have seen it in quilt shows, museum exhibits, on the internet and on television.
An air traffic control supervisor believed terrorists were targeting his tower at Pittsburgh International Airport as he tracked the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
Chuck McLiverty, a retired detective with the New York Police Department, lives with skin allergies, a crushed hand, and painful memories nearly 17 years after responding to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Officer Kathleen O'Connor died Thursday from a 9/11-related illness, the city's police department announced today. She was 56. "In the end, her dignity, good spirits and courage were intact and unbreakable," said Detective Christopher Greco, of the city's Police Benevolent Association.
Many types of cancer have been reported among the life-threatening illnesses that have attacked hundreds of thousands of people who were in the vicinity of Ground Zero after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.