The Department of Justice announced today that since it reopened in 2011, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has paid over $1.52 billion to first responders, recovery workers, and residents who suffered physical harm or were killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft cras
From 1966 to 2012, nearly a third of the world's mass shootings took place in the U.S. This is according to a 2016 study that used the FBI definition of 'mass shooting' below. It surveyed 292 incidents and found 90 of them occurred in America. Put another way: While the U.S.
CIA Director John Brennan said on Saturday that he expects 28 redacted pages of a congressional report on 9/11 to be published and supports their release.
The Obama administration believes that at least 12 detainees released from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have launched attacks against U.S. or allied forces in Afghanistan, killing about a half-dozen Americans, according to current and former U.S. officials.
Military lawyers prosecuting alleged 9/11 plotters are asking that family members of the victims be allowed to testify in court before the trial begins because of their "advanced age and general health concerns." Prosecutors argue the testimony about the human toll of the attacks could be key in
To his family, friends and FDNY brothers, Capt. John Graziano seemed larger-than-life. Now he'll remain so for all time, at least in their hearts, and certainly in the Eltingville neighborhood where he raised his family.
Thirty of Guantánamo’s war-on-terror prisoners are now approved for release to security arrangements following an interagency parole board’s disclosure Friday that it was clearing an Afghan “forever prisoner.” Bostan Karim, 46, “expressed support for the Government of Afghanistan, the Constitutio
A final decision may be near on a permanent home for the World Trade Center Sphere, the battered sculptural survivor of 9/11. According to several Community Board 1 members, a Port Authority official has encouraged them to support the siting of the 45,000-pound brass orb in Liberty Park.
A group of funeral home workers sat at the bar inside the Heritage Hotel in Southbury one night, about a week after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Meanwhile, a group of young journalists were at a nearby table.
At long last, lower Manhattan has a new transit link. And spats over ballooning costs were muted, at least for a day. A new PATH train station at the World Trade Center gained a passageway to the New York City subway Thursday.
The World Trade Center site is a place of serenity and an oasis of quiet to remember the lives lost on 9/11, but it’s also believed to still be in the cross-hairs of the world’s terrorists.
Chairman Poe, Ranking Member Keating, and Members of the Subcommittee: thank you for this opportunity to address the Subcommittee on the US-Saudi Counterterrorism Relationship.
he names of two men who died years after responding to the Sept. 11 terror attacks will be added to the Rockland County Police Memorial during a remembrance ceremony Sunday. Deputy U.S. Marshal Zacarias Toro of Nanuet, and NYPD Lt.
Hangar 17 at Kennedy International Airport is large enough to house a Boeing 747. For 14 years, however, it has held something much larger: the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
The review process surrounding the decision to release 28 classified pages from a joint congressional report that focus on alleged Saudi Arabian involvement in the September 11 attacks is in its final stages, former Sen. Bob Graham told CNN on Wednesday.
The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would allow victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to file lawsuits seeking damages from Saudi Arabia, setting up a potential showdown with the White House, which has threatened a veto.
Hundreds of athletes raced to the top of One World Trade Center on Sunday to remember and to raise money for charity. Nearly 1,000 people participated in the second annual Tunnels to Towers Climb, scaling 2,226 stairs to the top of the New York skyscraper where the World Trade Center once stood.
Lawmakers are scrambling to review the 28 secret pages of the congressional 9/11 report that the Obama administration might soon release to the public.
Though the infamous 9/11 attacks are nearly 15 years behind us, every American adult remembers where they were that day. Chapel Hill resident Joe Dittmar will certainly never forget. He was in a meeting on the 105th floor of Two World Trade Center.
Saudi Arabia is rejecting a “60 Minutes” report about a classified document that may prove a Saudi link to the 9/11 hijackers.