August 19, 2007 |
Two New York firefighters died Saturday battling a major blaze at the former Deutsche Bank building just south of ground zero, in a haunting scene in Lower Manhattan reminiscent of Sept. 11, officials said. "Our city has worked hard to recover from that awful day in September almost six years ago, and today's sad events extend the sacrifice that this fire department has made," Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said at a news conference at a downtown hospital, where firefighters gathered.
August 10, 2007 |
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and a coalition of relatives of Sept. 11 victims reached a compromise Thursday that would allow them to briefly descend into a small section of the former World Trade Center site, which the city previously had said was unsafe for the annual memorial.
July 26, 2007 |
The New York City medical examiner has identified the remains of another victim among more than 1,100 people who died at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, but whose bodies had not been found. The medical examiner Tuesday announced that the remains found in a Con Edison manhole at ground zero in October were those of Edward Ryan, 42, of Scarsdale, N.Y. Ryan was first vice president of Carr Futures Inc.
July 4, 2007 |
A goal to end the search for human remains at the World Trade Center site by the fall is not realistic, and the effort will continue "for the foreseeable future," a city official said Tuesday. The city medical examiner's office will maintain a presence at the site indefinitely while construction continues in case excavations unearth more human remains, Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler said in a memo to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
June 26, 2007 |
Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Todd Whitman, appearing Monday before a House subcommittee, denounced as "downright falsehoods" criticism of her statements following the Sept. 11 attacks that the air quality in areas around the World Trade Center site was safe for workers and residents.
June 1, 2007 |
Some of the first responders who were exposed to the cocktail of toxins produced at the World Trade Center collapse are developing a form of cancer often seen in much older people, in what one doctor calls the "third wave" of disorders to emerge from the Sept. 11 disaster. Dr. Robin Herbert, codirector of the WTC Medical Monitoring Program at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, said a wide range of medical conditions had been detected since the program began in 2001, after the Sept. 11 attacks.
May 26, 2007 |
Two subjects of a new documentary film joined the chorus of voices determined to focus attention on people who have developed debilitating health problems after breathing toxic dust from the collapsed World Trade Center towers. William Maher and John Graham traveled to Cuba as part of "Sicko," a documentary on the U.S. healthcare system by filmmaker Michael Moore. He brought the men, who had helped clean Lower Manhattan, to Cuba to try to get medical treatment for them at the U.S.
May 25, 2007 |
Ground zero workers who died after breathing in toxic dust from the collapsed World Trade Center ought to be officially recognized as victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the workers' family members say. The official list of victims grew by one this week after the city agreed to include a New York attorney who died of lung disease months after the attack, confusing Sept. 11 family members about what distinguished this death from the scores of others attributed to the aftermath.
April 20, 2007 |
Tom Cruise's latest effort isn't for the big screen. It's for the New York police officers, firefighters and paramedics of Sept. 11. Cruise was to appear Thursday at a private dinner in Manhattan to raise money for the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, a program he co-founded in 2002. The program, based on principles developed by Scientology founder L.
April 13, 2007 |
Two men accused of being top Al Qaeda operatives have denied playing any role in the Sept. 11 attacks or other terrorist plots, and one of them has told U.S. military officials that he deserves leniency for providing "vital information" in the U.S.-led counter-terrorism campaign in the four years since his capture in Pakistan. U.S. authorities accuse Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, also known as Ammar al-Baluchi, of being a close associate of Sept.