9/11 attacks

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RFK Jr. Weighs In (Again) on 9/11
RFK Jr. Weighs In
(Again) on 9/11

RFK Jr. Weighs In (Again) on 9/11

Independent presidential candidate says 'I won't take sides' on terror attack, vows 'transparency'

(Newser) - In his current position as the most popular independent candidate of Election 2024, Robert F. Kennedy is trying to woo moderates on both sides of the aisle—and, perhaps, 9/11 truthers. On Friday, Kennedy posted an eyebrow-raising statement online, making a promise to those still not convinced on how the...

On Terrorism, an 'Unavoidable Conclusion'
On Terrorism,
an 'Unavoidable

On Terrorism, an 'Unavoidable Conclusion'

After 9/11, the 'warning lights are blinking red again': Foreign Affairs op-ed

(Newser) - Both current FBI chief Christopher Wray and Gen. Michael "Erik" Kurilla, who heads up US Central Command, have issued recent warnings on the threat of terror attacks inside the United States and against American interests abroad, and other officials have concurred. The threat level from groups such as al-Qaeda,...

Retired Firefighter Shared Iconic Image With President
Bob Beckwith Shared
Iconic 9/11 Image

Bob Beckwith Shared Iconic 9/11 Image

Firefighter was retired when he rushed to Ground Zero after attacks

(Newser) - Bob Beckwith, a retired firefighter whose chance encounter with the president amid the rubble of Ground Zero became part of an iconic image of American unity after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has died. He was 91. Beckwith died Sunday in hospice care after battling cancer, his wife, Barbara...

Emmys Pick 10 Biggest Moments in TV History

From Beatles and MLK Jr., all the way through 9/11 coverage, these moments made an impression

(Newser) - The Emmys take place Monday, and it's the awards ceremony's 75th anniversary of celebrating the best on the boob tube. To honor that milestone, the Television Academy assembled members and academics who sifted through more than seven decades of TV gold, including news reports, sitcoms, dramas, variety shows,...

Bills Coach: Sorry About Calling 9/11 Great Teamwork

Sean McDermott apologizes for 2019 comments about hijackers all being 'on the same page'

(Newser) - A motivational speech that the Buffalo Bills' Sean McDermott gave to his team four years ago is now coming back to haunt him. Per NBC News , journalist Tyler Dunne published a recent article on his Go Long portal about a 2019 meeting during Bills training camp in which the head...

For the FDNY, a Grim Post-9/11 Milestone

Number of deaths from 9/11-related illness equals number of deaths on day of attacks

(Newser) - Less than two weeks after the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Fire Department of New York reached a disturbing milestone: The number of firefighters to die from 9/11-related illnesses reached 343, equaling the number of firefighters killed on the day of the attacks. The FDNY said EMT Hilda...

In This Tiny Irish Town, a Touching 9/11 Memorial
343 Trees for
Firefighters Who
Died on 9/11 Are
in Surprise Spot

343 Trees for Firefighters Who Died on 9/11 Are in Surprise Spot

Irish nurse who worked in NYC set up County Cork garden in tribute to lost FDNY members

(Newser) - On Sept. 11, 2001, 343 firefighters perished in New York City during the terror attacks on the World Trade Center. Every year, America remembers those first responders, and the thousands of others who died that day. So does a tiny town in County Cork, Ireland, thanks to Kathleen Murphy, an...

America Marks 22 Years Since 9/11
Biden Marks
9/11 Anniversary
in Alaska

Biden Marks 9/11 Anniversary in Alaska

'We know that on this day, every American's heart was wounded'

(Newser) - This story has been updated with Biden's remarks. From ground zero to small towns, Americans looked back Monday on 9/11 with moments of silence, tearful words, and appeals to teach younger generations about the terror attacks 22 years before. President Biden, speaking at a military base in Anchorage, Alaska,...

DNA Testing Identifies 2 More WTC Victims

With more than 1.1K still unidentified, New York City officials vow effort will continue

(Newser) - As America marks 22 years since the 9/11 attacks, the identities of two more victims from the World Trade Center have been identified through DNA testing. The names of the two victims are being withheld at the request of their families, ABC News reports. They are the 1,648th and...

Ramaswamy Gets Into It With CNN Over 9/11, Taiwan

Candidate accused of 'mansplaining' after Kaitlan Collins points out apparent contradictions

(Newser) - Vivek Ramaswamy may have been practicing for Wednesday's Republican presidential primary debate when he sparred with CNN's Kaitlan Collins on Tuesday. Onlookers had a lot to say about the interview in which Ramaswamy accused Collins of trickery and putting words into his mouth. Collins had pressed the 38-year-old...

She Made a First-of-Its-Kind Visit to Guantanamo
She Made a
Visit to Guantanamo
the rundown

She Made a First-of-Its-Kind Visit to Guantanamo

Independent UN monitor was permitted to visit the detention center

(Newser) - Since its 2002 opening, no UN human rights investigators had been permitted to visit Guantanamo Bay. That changed in February, when Irish law professor Fionnuala Ni Aolain was granted access—and what she found was "cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment." The UN special rapporteur spent four days at...

'Nobody Can Verify' Santos' Claims on Mom's 9/11 Death

She died in 2016 and there's no evidence she ever applied for compensation

(Newser) - Some are now questioning whether George Santos exaggerated—or possibly outright lied—about the death of his own mother. In a tweet Wednesday, journalist Yashar Ali drew attention to two tweets from Santos in 2021, one that said 9/11 claimed his mother's life and another that reflected on the...

Family Vanishes After 911 Call: 'People Want to Erase Me'
Missing Michigan Family
Seen at UP Gas Station

Missing Michigan Family Seen at UP Gas Station

Anthony Cirigliano told police he was in danger because he had information on 9/11 attacks

(Newser) - Update: A family that disappeared after the father told police he was in danger was spotted at a gas station in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on Monday, NBC News reports. Surveillance video shows the Ciriglianos buying gas and fuel in Gulliver, about 170 miles north of the family's home...

Marking 9/11, Biden Says the Fight Goes On

President pledges pursuit of terrorists continues though war in Afghanistan ended

(Newser) - President Biden marked the 21st anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Sunday, taking part in a somber wreath-laying ceremony at the Pentagon and paying tribute to "extraordinary Americans" who lost their lives on one of the nation's darkest days. Held under a steady rain, the ceremony occurred...

Mickelson: I Have 'Deep Empathy' for 9/11 Families

But veteran golfer will still play in LIV Golf pro league funded by Saudi Arabia

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson has the "deepest sympathy" for the families of those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks—but he'll continue to play in the professional golf league lavishly funded by the Saudi Arabian government 's Public Investment Fund. The golfer was among several pros called out by...

Alleged 9/11 Plotters Present List of Demands

It's part of plea agreement talks as their cases drag on in military court

(Newser) - Possible plea agreements could include life sentences for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four alleged accomplices if they were to admit to carrying out the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Plea agreement negotiations are unfolding at Guantanamo Bay, with defendants pushing to have execution taken off the table, the New York Times...

After 20 Years, Suspected '20th Hijacker' Leaves Gitmo

Mohammad Ahmad al-Qahtani has been flown back to Saudi Arabia

(Newser) - A Saudi prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center who was suspected of trying to join the 9/11 hijackers has been sent back to his home country for treatment for mental illness, the Department of Defense said Monday. Mohammad Ahmad al-Qahtani was flown to Saudi Arabia, to a treatment facility,...

Biden Declassifies 9/11 Documents on Saudi Nationals

Victims' families applauded the move

(Newser) - The FBI late Saturday released a newly declassified document related to logistical support given to two of the Saudi hijackers in the run-up to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The document details contacts the hijackers had with Saudi associates in the US but does not provide proof that...

Trapped in Rubble, Woman Finally Heard 'I Got You'

Genelle Guzman McMillan was the last person rescued from the World Trade Center

(Newser) - Twenty-seven hours after Tower 1 at the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, Genelle Guzman McMillan was about to give up. She was in pain, unable to move in the rubble and, with dust in her mouth and nose, unable to call out for help. "I knew...

They Were on a Plane That Diverted on 9/11. Love Followed

CNN tells the story of Nick Marson and Diane Kirschke's unlikely meeting

(Newser) - Nick Marson and Diane Kirschke have known each other for 20 years—pretty much to the day. The two were on a Continental flight from London to Houston on 9/11 and ended up diverting to the tiny town of Gander in Newfoundland, Canada. After 24 hours stuck on their plane...

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