Judge bars public from court in NYC bike path terror trial
A federal judge has barred the public and media from a courtroom where defense lawyers say emotional testimony from victims has spoiled the death penalty trial of a man who admits killing eight people on a bike path on behalf of a terrorist group.
4 men convicted in 1993 WTC bombing have had sentences cut
In the last year, four men implicated in the 1993 bombing have won reductions to their sentences after one part of their convictions was dropped to be consistent with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Nidal Ayyad, 53, Mohammad A. Salameh, 53, and Mahmud Abouhalima, 61, could be freed if they each live to be 100. AdThe bombers who had their sentences reduced were arrested in the intense FBI probe that followed the blast. In a 2012 memorandum, Duffy called Yousef “a cold-blooded killer, completely devoid of conscience.”AdIn a second trial, he was convicted as the mastermind of the 1993 bombing. Eyad Ismoil, 49, also convicted in the 1993 attack, is serving a 210-year sentence.
Memorial service honors Michigan residents killed in 9/11 attacks
WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. – Friday marks 19 years since the coordinated attacks on the World Trade Center buildings in New York City on September 11, 2001. READ: Nearly 2 decades later, experts are still working to identify remains of 9/11 victimsA memorial service was held in Wayne County to pay respect to Michigan residents who were killed in the attacks. It was held at the War Memorial, a home donated by the Alger family back in the 1940′s. David Alger was a Mutual Fund Manager who died 19 years ago in his office at the World Trade Center. At the memorial service they read the names of the 19 Michigan residents who died.
Paul Gross recalls September 11 attacks: ‘A plane just hit the World Trade Center’
“No,” I replied, “why?” “A plane just hit the World Trade Center,” she said. “Must have been some catastrophic mechanical failure where the pilot had no control of the plane,” I said to my wife. A short time later the second plane hit, and that instant before anybody speculated on TV, I knew exactly what was going on: we were under attack. He stopped to get his shoes shined...by a guy set up at the base of the World Trade Center. Fifteen or twenty minutes later, the planes hit.
Brandon Roux recalls newsroom scene during September 11 attack
On the morning of September 11, 2001, I woke up late and was scheduled to do the weather-cast for our 11am newscast. When I got in the car, my ESPN radio station was not talking about sports. I walked into KTNV and our newsroom, like every other newsroom in the country, had TV monitors lined up and stacked up across the back wall. At 9 a.m., our main anchor evening team was on the air broadcasting updated information about the 9/11 terrorist attack. I had no personal or familial connection to this attack but it still haunts me to this day.
Evrod Cassimy reflects on ‘panic’ of September 11 attacks
I had just started my senior year of high school. I remember walking in the halls of my high school and as we switched classes, someone mentioned that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. To be honest, most of the students in my class had no idea what the building even was. That’s when we saw the second plane hit the second tower. Today, I still feel that same scared feeling in my heart reminiscing about this terrifying time in our country’s history.
18 years later, Americans remember Sept. 11 attacks
People observe a moment of silence during ceremonies at the National September 11 Memorial on Sept. 11, 2019, in New York City. (CNN) - It's been 18 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the day that never ends. Nearly 3,000 people died when hijackers took control of four commercial airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center buildings, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. ET this morning at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. President Donald Trump and the first lady marked the moment the first World Trade Center tower was hit, at 8:46 a.m.
Study: 9/11 attack tied to cardiovascular risk in firefighters
It found only an association between World Trade Center exposure and long-term cardiovascular risk, but more research is needed to determine whether a causal relationship exists. The new study joins several others that have found an association between firefighters responding to the World Trade Center disaster and elevated health risks. "One is that air pollution has long been known to be a major cardiovascular risk factor. "The good news is there are steps that people can take to prevent and reduce cardiovascular risk going forward, even if they've had substantially heightened risk," Trasande said. "Healthy diet and physical activity are still important counter weapons in the fight against cardiovascular disease," he said.