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The rubble of the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: ALEX FUCHS/AFP/Getty Images)

Last Day To Register For Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund

The Victim Compensation Fund covers those already sick or anyone who fears they may become sick due to the toxic dust that lingered in the air over lower Manhattan following the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

10/03/2013

An unidentified New York City firefighter walks away from the World Trade Center (file/credit: Anthony Correia/Getty Images)

Just Days Left To Register For Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund

The Victim Compensation Fund covers those already sick or anyone who fears they may become sick due to the toxic dust that lingered in the air over lower Manhattan following the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

10/01/2013

A firefighter runs from the collapsing World Trade Center on Sep. 11, 2001 (credit: Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty Images)

Study: 9/11 Responders Have Higher Cancer Risk

Among nearly 21,000 rescue and recovery workers, the overall cancer rate is 15 percent higher than the general population, according to a new study.

04/23/2013

Rep. Bill Pascrell in Moonachie, N.J. - Feb. 25, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

Local Lawmakers Warn Of Budget Cuts If Deal Not Reached In Washington By Friday

The $85 billion budget-cutting mechanism could affect everything from commercial flights to classrooms to meat inspections.

02/25/2013

The rubble of the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: ALEX FUCHS/AFP/Getty Images)

9/11 Fund Makes First Payments To Sick Ground Zero Responders

Their payouts range from $10,000 to $1.5 million. It will be years, though, before the group sees all that money.

01/29/2013

Rescue Workers At Ground Zero (credit: Beth A. Keiser/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Finds Increased Rate Of 3 Types Of Cancer Among 9/11 Recovery Workers

The most comprehensive study on whether the toxins in the air at ground zero after 9/11 are linked to cancers is unlikely to end the debate over health questions.

12/18/2012

John Feal (file / credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

FealGood 9/11 Charity May Not Be Able To Continue Operating Effectively

The president of the FealGood Foundation, which assists first responders and others who were injured in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, said his organization may not be able to keep operation efficiently next year.

12/03/2012

Police officers and other emergency workers are seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2001 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Congressional Gridlock Could Leave 9/11 Responders Hurting Again

If Congress fails to reach a budget deal, automatic across the board cuts in January would slash $38 million from the Zadroga Act, which helps care for sick 9/11 responders.

10/15/2012

A firefighter breaks down after the World Trade Center buildings collapsed September 11, 2001. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

It’s Official: 50 Types Of Cancer To Be Covered Under Zadroga Act

The federal government announced Monday that dozens of types of cancer will be now be covered under a healthcare fund for first responders of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

09/10/2012

First Responders Rally Near Ground Zero/file (credit: Getty Images)

Significant Help Reportedly On The Way For Those Who Got Sick After 9/11

The federal government will reportedly announce that about 50 types of cancer will be added to the 9/11 compensation list, and that the funds will finally be distributed.

09/09/2012

Police officers and other emergency workers are seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2001 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

9/11 Responder Treatment Program Expands To Brooklyn

Until today, there wasn’t a clinic for 9/11 responders in Brooklyn, WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reported. 9/11 first responder and advocate John Feal called the new center monumental.

05/14/2012

Police officers and other emergency workers are seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2001 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Help One Step Closer For 9/11 Responders With Cancer

A health advisory committee has recommended that certain cancers be included in coverage under the Zadroga Act.

03/29/2012

Rescue workers approach the rubble of the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Reopened 9/11 Victims Fund Now Taking Applications

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. Residents, workers and those whose claims to the first fund were denied can apply beginning today.

10/03/2011

(AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser)

9/11 First Responders’ Stories Going Into Library Of Congress

More than 135 oral histories will be part of the collection, made possible by Rep. Steve Israel and Rep. Peter King.

08/15/2011

Ground Zero (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

What’s In A Name? When It Comes To ‘Ground Zero,’ A Lot Of Debate

Years from now, will the words “ground zero” still be used by New Yorkers to describe the World Trade Center site? Some say it’s time to move past using those words, because the site is no longer a disaster zone.

08/01/2011

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