Skip to main content

Bush family ties to terror suspects re-opened by 9/11 '28 pages'

As pressure builds to make public 28 pages of a joint congressional inquiry on 9/11 which was classified by President George W. Bush, the Bush family's well-documented relationships to Saudi and other foreign terror suspects are again coming to the fore.

Prominent in the rise of the political fortunes of both the 41st and 43rd presidents is the support of figures listed by the US government as terrorist financiers, as well as some connected to the now closed, Saudi-controlled criminal enterprise known as BCCI. More.

Sept. 11 first responders call sit-down with McConnell 'one of the best meetings we've had'

Ground breaks on new September 11 memorial in Greenwich

It was a day which was a long time coming for many and on Tuesday shovels finally hit the ground for a new memorial for the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The memorial will be built inside the new Cos Cob Park and Tuesday’s ceremony officially started the work which will begin in earnest for an August completion. Close to 30 people attended the event, many of whom were family members of victims of the attacks. More.

The Senate steps up: Now it only takes Trump’s signature to fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund permanently

The people of Kentucky and Utah should be proud that they have senators representing them in Washington who upheld the honor of their states. Mitch McConnell and Mitt Romney voted with senators from every other state to make to make permanent the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for first responders and others sickened by the toxic dust breathed in at the World Trade Center. More.

NYC Church Opens Contest to Give 9/11 Sermon

Leaders of a chapel near ground zero that became a sanctuary of consolation after the terrorist attacks are launching two national writing competitions to foster reconciliation, including one that will allow the winner to deliver an original sermon on Sept. 11. The Parish of Trinity Church, which includes St. Paul's Chapel, will award one prize for preaching and six for storytelling in memory of the tragic day. More.

Nassau park may soon bear the name of 9/11 hero Luis Alvarez

A Nassau park may soon bear the name of Luis G. Alvarez, the Oceanside man whose sacrifice after one of the country’s darkest days and dedication to fellow 9/11 first responders despite terminal cancer drew the admiration of the nation he served. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran filed a resolution Tuesday to rename Terrell Avenue Park in Oceanside after one of the village’s most revered residents, calling the retired New York Police Department bomb squad detective a “champion” for the men and women who responded to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

14 Years and Counting: Remembering 9/11

Often when we are reminded of horrific events, unless personally involved, we pause for a moment and think about the event that has been brought to our attention, again, and move on to what we doing or thinking before such a reminder. So, possibly, this could be the case with the 9/11 terrorists' attack on the World Trade Center 14 years ago today. I say "possibly," except for meeting Edith Ludnick. Her youngest brother, Gary, was in his office at the building hit by Osama Bin Laden's orchestrated plane crash on September 11, 2001.

How Paris Stood With the U.S. After 9/11

The American writer David Sedaris was living in Paris with his partner Hugh Hamrick when four airliners were hijacked over the eastern U.S. on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. On the episode of This American Life that aired ten days later, he recounted the aftermath of that morning as he witnessed it in France. More.