20 years after 9/11: How satellites tracking disasters have changed
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and photos from Maxar Technologies' IKONOS satellite captured the attack sites, including the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.space.com
Trump, Biden commemorating 9/11 at Flight 93 memorial
President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, will both be traveling to rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Friday, where the hijacked Flight 93 crashed in a field, killing everyone on board. While Trump will speak at the site's annual memorial ceremony held Friday morning, Biden will visit later, in the afternoon, after attending the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s annual commemoration at Ground Zero in New York, along with Vice President Mike Pence. Still, Biden insisted that he would steer clear of politics on a national day of mourning. In 2016, the 9/11 memorial events became a flashpoint in the campaign after then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton abruptly left the Ground Zero 9/11 ceremony and was caught on tape stumbling and then falling as she tried to get into a van. The 2,200-acre Flight 93 National Memorial marks the spot in rural Pennsylvania where the hijacked flight crashed, killing all 40 people on board.
US remembers 9/11 as pandemic changes tribute traditions
On Sept. 11, 2020, Americans will commemorate 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign. Biden plans to pay respects there in the afternoon after attending the observance at the 9/11 memorial in New York. I don’t think that people forget,” says Anthoula Katsimatides, who lost her brother John and is now on the board of the National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum. The New York memorial is changing one of its ceremony's central traditions: having relatives read the names of the dead, often adding poignant tributes. The 9/11 memorial initially canceled the display, citing virus-safety concerns for the installation crew.
Trump, Biden will both mark 9/11 anniversary in Shanksville
The Wall of Names honor the 40 people killed in the crash of Flight 93. Both President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden will commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in rural Pennsylvania where one of the hijacked planes crashed in a field. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, will attend Sept. 11 memorial ceremonies in New York this year. The 2,200-acre Flight 93 National Memorial marks the spot in rural Pennsylvania where the hijacked flight crashed, killing all 40 people on board. It's the second time Trump will mark Sept. 11 with a visit to the site.
House Dems demand documents from Pence in Ukraine probe
Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speech at the Flight 93 National Memorial on Sept. 11, 2019, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. WASHINGTON (CNN) - House Democrats are seeking documents from Vice President Mike Pence as part of their impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump and his conversation with the President of Ukraine. The demand for documents came in a letter Friday from House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel and House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings. Rather than traveling to Warsaw, Poland, last month to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump decided to stay home to track the damage from Hurricane Dorian. In his place he sent Pence, whose face-to-face meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky now puts him at the heart of events that led to the impeachment inquiry by the House of Representatives.