The fund is intended to help people who became ill after working at Ground Zero and others whose sicknesses can be tied to the site.
In the days following 9/11, victims’ family members came to St. Peter’s Church just up the street from where the Twin Towers fell, to find comfort. They returned 10 years later to remember the fallen.
Dahler was on his fire escape, only a few blocks north of the World Trade Center, with a clear view of the Twin Towers, talking live on national television when the second plane hit.
The National September 11 Memorial is just a few short steps from the frenzy of the streets of Lower Manhattan. It has two, one-acre reflecting pools in the exact footprints of the Twin Towers, where water seemingly disappears into a void in the center.
“They’re doing a good job for the people to be safe. You know, we live in a dangerous world, never know what going to happen,” truck driver Arthur Sarkasian said.
Former New Jersey governor Tom Kean Sr. said he remains concerned about domestic terrorists because people with U.S. passports who want to do harm are more difficult to thwart than international terrorists.
Jurors had heard testimony from a friend of Kaziu who grew up with him in Brooklyn. He told them they traveled together to Cairo in 2009 with plans to try to join Muslim militants and take up arms against U.S. troops.
Osama bin Laden’s longtime deputy Ayman al-Zawahri has taken control of al-Qaida, the group said Thursday, a widely anticipated move that comes at a time the terror network is struggling for relevance amid a wave of Arab uprisings that has threatened to upstage it.
The debate over the proposed mosque and community center at Ground Zero was heating up once more Tuesday.
The event was intended to address both the Park51 project and a perceived rise in anti-Muslim sentiments and rhetoric that has accompanied the nationwide debate over the project.
It wasn’t clear whether the group will emerge with a firm endorsement of the proposed center. The meeting’s primary purpose was to talk about ways to combat religious bigotry.
The wife of the imam who wants to build a mosque near Ground Zero said repairs were under way.
A NJ Transit worker was fired from his job after he burned pages of the Koran on his day off. While most say the burning was an intolerant act, some are questioning whether his constitutional rights were violated.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has some new issues to deal with. Some of the apartments in the buildings Rauf owns are allegedly riddled with bed bugs and have safety hazards.
It was clear from the speech he gave at the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf intended to cast himself as a moderate Muslim and a proud New Yorker.