A group of 20 9/11 first responders lobbied in Congress Wednesday to drum up support for more funds as the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund runs dry. The group spent Tuesday night preparing and then walked the halls of Congress for hours Wednesday morning trying to sell the bill.
Nearly two decades after the deadly Sept. 11 attacks, a lawyers’ group claims the federal government did not properly assess evidence known to the FBI but left out of the 9/11 Review Commission findings, including reports of pre-placed explosives at the World Trade Center.
A mesothelioma lawsuit currently making its way through the New York City Asbestos Litigation courts provides the perfect snapshot of how dangerous asbestos is. The case involves Mrs Albina Licul, a 73-year-old woman who was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma on May 11th, 2015. Mrs.
Peter B. Kaplan who was known for high angle photography shots of the New York City Twin Towers and Statue of Liberty died on March 19, 2019, in Wilmington, Delaware due to 9/11 related lung issues he contracted by breathing the debris at the 9/11 site. Sharon R.
Military prosecutors say they have tapes of telephone calls between the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and three of his accused co-conspirators talking in code about the plot months before it took place, a defense lawyer disclosed on Monday.
New Yorkers finally will get 9/11 commemorative license plates after a businessman and a first responder teamed up to end state inaction that blocked the plates from being issued.
The dust was so thick he couldn’t see street signs above him. Beneath the crumbling remains of the twin towers, New York City firefighter Brian McGuire joined hundreds of emergency and rescue workers searching for survivors in a dark cloud of billowing dust lingering over ground zero.
FDNY Firefighter Steven "Bubba" Pascale, of Westerleigh, is fighting for his life against stage 3 kidney cancer. But he has an important message he would like to share with all the first-responders and volunteers who were at Ground Zero on or soon after Sept.
For firefighters who worked at "Ground Zero" around September 11, 2001, a group of heart-disease risk factors also predicted who was likely to develop World Trade Center-related lung injury years later, researchers say.
Exposure to dust in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks increased the risk of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) among responders, according to an evaluation of self-reported surveys. Researchers found that higher levels of dust exposure were associated with increased PF incidence.
Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus, Co-Chaired by Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) and Tom Reed (NY-23), voted to formally endorse the Never Forget the Heroes Act, which will extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and restore full benefits to victims.
Bungling at the state’s DMV has prevented New Yorkers from getting special license plates that honor the memory of 9/11 — while car owners in 13 other states already have them.
The 9/11 Memorial and Museum is expanding to honor not only those who were killed in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, but also the thousands more who have died or gotten sick from the aftermath. CBS2’s Cindy Hsu got an exclusive look at how the heroes are being honored.
On Sept. 11, 2001, Marines veteran Charles “Chuck” Flickinger walked into the local firehouse in Lake Carmel, N.Y., and volunteered to join the rescue effort.
Aiming to assist first responders who voluntarily participated in 9/11 rescue and recovery efforts, legislation sponsored by Assemblymen James Kennedy, Jamel Holley and Andrew Zwicker expanding eligibility for accidental disability allowance to include members or retirees of the Police and Fireme
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says the federal government needs to maintain its commitment to those affected by the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, and is urging her colleagues to support a permanent victim compensation fund.
US Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), John Cornyn (R-TX), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wrote Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray today to ensure that the FBI is fully and promptly cooperating with 9/11 victims and their fa
The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund is running out of time. And it's running out of money. The fund provides monetary support for first responders, survivors and families who continue to suffer the fallout of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The physical and cognitive health of 911 World Trade Center responders remains a concern for healthcare professionals who care for the thousands of responders, many of whom continue to experience conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Some survivors of the September 11 attacks and the families of victims have moved to a New York court against Saudi Arabia. They accuse the Saudi government of helping the hijackers launch the concurrent attacks in 2001.