September 22, 2001 |
German prosecutors issued international arrest warrants Friday for two men associated with Mohamed Atta, the only one of 19 hijackers who is known to have contacted members of all four terrorist cells responsible for the attacks on New York and the Pentagon. The warrants accused Said Bahaji, 26, and Ramzi Binalshibh, 29, of providing criminal assistance to the perpetrators of the terrorist attacks, which allegedly makes them culpable for "several thousand murders."
December 24, 1999 |
Concern about possible year-end terrorist attacks spread across the nation Thursday as federal authorities revealed an apparent link between a suspected terror group and a Canadian woman arrested on charges of trying to illegally smuggle an Algerian man into the United States. Papers filed in U.S. District Court in Burlington, Vt.
October 2, 2001 |
The Pentagon called Monday for making homeland defense as high a priority as girding for conflicts abroad, reflecting a shift in attitudes toward its mission following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. But its top-to-bottom review of the military, largely completed before the attacks but altered since then, doesn't address specifically how to accomplish that aim. Over the summer, Pentagon strategists preparing the document had proposed cutting the size of the military's 1.
September 12, 2001 |
Nine New York television stations--including the flagships for every major network--lost transmitters positioned atop the World Trade Center's north tower. But the catastrophe knocked out only their over-the-air broadcasts, not the signals carried by area cable-TV networks. Some of the stations were able to resume over-the-air broadcasts from other sites.
September 27, 2001 |
As authorities rounded up more suspects Wednesday in the terrorism probe, prosecutors successfully argued against bail for a Virginia security guard whose phone number was found scrawled on a map inside an alleged hijacker's car. Mohamed Abdi was arrested this week on a check-forgery charge.
September 17, 2001 |
Those who died or are unaccounted for at the World Trade Center and Pentagon come from all walks of life, from bond traders and financiers to military commanders and civilian military personnel. Among the thousands of lives presumed lost in Tuesday's terrorist attacks, only a relative few have been identified. Here are some of their stories: David Berry Work and family were David Berry's two consuming passions.
September 20, 2001 |
Her four children in tow, the suburban mom climbs out of her Toyota minivan and heads into the MainPlace mall in Santa Ana. She wears a red, white and blue button, "USA All the Way!" as a symbol of her loyalty. But as she approaches the entrance, she murmurs in Arabic: "May God protect us." For all her American trappings, Wijdan Abdelkarim is conspicuous in her Islamic head scarf, and she knows it.
September 27, 2001 |
Investigators swept through a handful of Spanish residences before sunrise Wednesday, arresting six members of a suspected Algerian Islamic terror group with ties to Osama bin Laden. The raids were part of a European crackdown on a North African terror network targeting American interests, including the U.S. Embassy in Paris. Related arrests have been made in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Britain.
September 15, 2001 |
As Pentagon officials began mapping out which military reserve units to call up in the "war against terrorism," California reservists Friday prepared themselves to put away their everyday lives and slip back into uniform. According to the Pentagon, at least 35,500 reservists will be needed for assignments that are already known--and about 15,000 more also could be called. Which units will be tapped, and whether the National Guard would be included, had not been decided.
September 14, 2001 |
"GOD BLESS AMERICA" is all the handwritten sign says in its black marker on confiscated white poster board. It is held aloft by a right arm fatigued from the sign's weight and a lifetime shaped by war. The woman who holds it is a striking demonstrator, a former banker elegantly dressed in white, wearing diamond earrings and carrying a leather purse with her initials monogrammed on one side.