June 16, 2013
Former Vice President Dick Cheney defended the National Security Agency's surveillance programs today, saying that had they been in effect over a decade ago, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks might have been prevented.
June 16, 2013
June 16, 2013
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, identified in the 9/11 Commission Report as the "principal architect of the 9/11 attacks," is slated to appear in court with four suspected co-conspirators on Monday.
Amid ongoing debate about the propriety of U.S. government programs tracking private citizens' phone and internet use, FBI Director Robert Mueller said Thursday that the government might have prevented the 9/11 terrorist attacks had similar surveillance programs been in place in 2001.
The Steering Committee of the 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism endorses the efforts of investigative reporters Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers and calls on the FBI to come clean regarding an investigation involving a Saudi family, former residents of Sarasota, Fla., who may have pro
The TSA today announced that they are dropping the plan that would have permitted passengers to carry small knives and other previously banned items, like bats and golf clubs, on planes.
June 3, 2013
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died Monday, was a longtime senator who never became a Senate insider, the last of the World War II veterans in the US Senate, and one of the very few lawmakers to ever return to the Senate after a retirement.
One Fund Boston is on track to distribute all $32 million in private contributions to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing by the end of June, Kenneth Feinberg says.
Operators at the nation's largest 911 hub were forced to use pen and paper to communicate emergencies to dispatchers this week when a piece of the new system stalled, the latest glitch in the $2 billion effort to modernize New York City's aging system that failed during the Sept. 11 attacks.
For more than a decade, relatives of World Trade Center victims had been accustomed to walking through Memorial Park on East 30th Street on their way to a tranquil chapel under a big white tent.
Google Street View just keeps getting better and better. While we already know the first-person look with Street View has already walked nearly every street of New York City, today they published a few new areas that are historic to everyone.
The 9/11 Memorial is free, it seems, in name only. Those waiting in line to visit the reflecting pools are told: "Please have your donations out and ready." While a sign says a $5 to $10 donation per person is "suggested," those who don't hand over cash are pressured.
May 16, 2013
Organizers have added dozens more names to a wall at a Nesconset park honoring hundreds of workers who died from illnesses contracted at the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 attacks.
May 11, 2013
A Navy ship, named in honor of the passengers and crew who died aboard United Flight 93, will be commissioned in Philadelphia - 200 miles from the abandoned coal field in Somerset County where the plane was forced down on 9/11.
Sean Schielke, of Southbury, was a 27-year-old international bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald working at the North Tower of the World Trade Center the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
Two years ago, on a rainy May morning, my late husband, U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, and I had the honor of being given a tour by Mayor Bloomberg and 9/11 museum Director Alice Greenwald of the memorial at Ground Zero and the ongoing construction below ground of the future museum.
While I'm not a huge fan of "60 Minutes" - and its formulaic, redundant interview style - I typically check in to see what's on tap and who has a book they're promoting. I was recently rewarded with a Lesley Stahl piece on construction of the National September / 11 Memorial museum.
May 5, 2013
The clock is ticking for a hero in distress. Retired NYPD cop and 9/11 first responder Steven Bonano is battling a rare form of blood cancer believed to be tied to his time working at Ground Zero.
May 4, 2013
Faced with hefty operating costs, the foundation building the 9/11 museum at the World Trade Center has decided to charge an admission fee of $20 to $25 when the site opens next year. The exact cost of the mandatory fee has not yet been decided.
May 4, 2013
The world's most expensive memorial - the National September 11th Memorial and Museum - nearly became a fiscal flatliner, it was learned this week.
The 9/11 Museum and Memorial will have a new motto when it opens in April 2014: Never Forget To Pay Admission. Museum officials announced on Friday that visitors will have to pay a mandatory $20-25 admission fee to enter the museum (the memorial will remain free).