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September 11 2001 Terrorist Attack

September 11, 2006 | James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer
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 | Helene Elliott
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 | Doyle McManus, Times Staff Writer
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 | James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer
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 | Ellen Barry, Times Staff Writer
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 | From Times Wire Reports
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 | Sebastian Rotella, Times Staff Writer
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 | From the Associated Press
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.
August 2, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Katie Couric will make her prime-time CBS debut on Sept. 6 with a one-hour special tied to the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the network said. "Five Years Later -- How Safe Are We?" will focus on what the government is doing to prevent future attacks and how anxiety affects Americans. It's one day after Couric makes her debut as "CBS Evening News" anchor. She will anchor the evening news on Sept. 11 from ground zero.
June 16, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Friends and relatives of Sept. 11 victims joined Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Thursday for the groundbreaking on a memorial to the 184 people killed in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. The 2-acre memorial, to be built near the site of the attack at the Pentagon's west wall, will feature benches set over small reflecting pools for each of the victims. It is expected to be completed by fall 2008. The memorial "will remind visitors that every one of these lives was special ...
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