September 12, 2006 |
President Bush led the nation on Monday in marking the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, making a solemn journey to the three sites where hijacked planes crashed in the terror strikes and declaring, in an evening address, that America's safety "depends on the outcome of the battle in the streets of Baghdad."
September 11, 2006 |
JUST days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a column ran in these pages saying how pop culture would be transformed by the carnage at the World Trade Center. "The terrorist attacks may have brought to a close a decade of enormous frivolity and escapism," observed the writer. "Maybe Hollywood will recognize that Americans suddenly view the world as a more serious place. There's a new moral gravity out there."
September 11, 2006 |
Declaring that he was approaching the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks "with a heavy heart," President Bush said Sunday that "there's still an enemy out there that would like to inflict the same kind of damage again." The president flew to New York on Sunday afternoon for the start of commemorations that will take him from Manhattan to Pennsylvania and then the Pentagon today before he delivers an address to the nation from the Oval Office at 6 p.m. PDT.
September 11, 2006 |
Every day, not just once a year when the world pauses in solemn silence, Mike Bavis grieves for the piece of himself that he lost when his identical twin brother died aboard United Airlines Flight 175, the second plane hijacked by terrorists and crashed into the World Trade Center. Today, it will be five years since what Mike calls "the accident" took the lives of Mark Bavis, fellow Kings scout Ace Bailey and hundreds of others aboard the four commandeered planes.
September 10, 2006 |
Five years after Sept. 11, is the United States winning the war against Al Qaeda? President Bush says yes, but most experts -- including many inside the U.S. government -- say no. An all-out effort by the United States and its allies has succeeded in making life difficult for Al Qaeda leaders Osama bin Laden and Ayman Zawahiri, and has probably disrupted any plans they had for further terrorism on the scale of the attacks in 2001, the experts say.
September 9, 2006 |
President Bush plans to deliver a speech to the nation from the Oval Office on Monday, the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, to reflect on what the terror strikes meant to the nation and to address what the United States still needs to do to fight terrorism, his spokesman said Friday. The speech, at 6 p.m. PDT, will conclude Bush's participation in two days of commemorations of the attacks, which reshaped his presidency as well as the nation's foreign and intelligence policies.
September 6, 2006 |
The largest study of rescue workers at the World Trade Center site has found that 70% developed breathing problems while working there and -- to the surprise of doctors -- many were still suffering years later. As they labored on "the pile," responders breathed in a caustic, pulverized dust that penetrated deep into their lungs and sinus cavities. The dust contained "trillions upon trillions of microscopic shards of glass," as well as asbestos and other carcinogens, Dr. Philip J.
September 2, 2006 |
There is no evidence Federal Aviation Administration officials intentionally misled the Sept. 11 commission when they gave false accounts about how quickly they responded to the terror attacks, according to a new report. The findings by the Department of Transportation's acting inspector general, Todd J. Zinser, address a lingering question about the response on Sept. 11 by military and civilian aviation officials, who initially portrayed the reaction as swift and efficient.
August 16, 2006 |
British and German authorities are investigating a potential link between an alleged plot to bomb U.S.-bound planes and a fugitive in the Sept. 11 attacks, officials said Tuesday. The lead emerged as British authorities announced an inquiry into suspected diversion of charity funds to militant groups, made a new arrest and conducted 46 searches in connection with the alleged airliner plot.
August 15, 2006 |
Gov. George E. Pataki signed legislation Monday to greatly expand benefits for workers who have died or become sick from toiling in the smoke and dust that hung over the ruins of the World Trade Center. Among other things, the families of rescue workers who die of their illnesses years after Sept. 11 are to receive the full benefits available to those killed in the line of duty.