The head of the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund just verified what so many have feared: The catastrophic human cost from 9/11 could outlast the money set aside to help those who continue to fall ill from the toxins the terrorist attacks released.
As he lay in a bed inside the crowded hospital one year ago, Detective Casey Clarkson remembers calmly wondering whether doctors would ever be able to remove the bullet shard lodged deep in his neck. Weeks later, the shard would be gone.
Government officials can face difficult decisions. Here’s one that isn’t: choosing to give unlimited paid sick leave to public workers made ill by their service after the September 11 attacks.
In the weeks after the September 11th attack, construction worker Tim Gleason was across the street from the World Trade Center trying to get the World Financial Center up and running.
BPC’s Patriot Award recognizes leaders who demonstrate political courage and exceptional leadership throughout their careers, even in the most partisan of times. The award honors Americans who, in placing the interests of the nation above all else, bring credibility and honor to government.
For 15 years, Tom and JoAnn Meehan never missed a reading of their daughter Colleen Barkow’s name at ground zero. Every year they would make the trek from Toms River, New Jersey, where Barkow is buried, to the site where she took her last breath to hear her name during the annual Sept.
Male Breast Cancer Linked to September 11 Attack. More.
Seventeen years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Erin Coughlin and Corey Titus are following in their parents' footsteps. More.
Rob Serra was just 21 and had not even started in his new job as a New York City firefighter when terrorists brought down the World Trade Center’s twin towers on September 11, 2001.
Americans on Tuesday marked the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed almost 3,000 people in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania. More.
The family members and loved ones of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks gathered under misty skies at the World Trade Center site in Manhattan on Tuesday to honor the legacies of those lost by reading their names aloud in a somber ritual repeated each year on the anniversary of the
Fewer than 1,000 federal agents and other employees who worked at Ground Zero or whose offices were in the federal buildings that dot lower Manhattan have registered with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
Science is bringing new hope to families of the victims of the September 11th terror attacks, as DNA technology that didn't exist 17 years ago is now helping identify remains that were previously unknown.
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.