Latest September 11 attacks News

Correction: Sikh Killed-Anniversary story

Sep. 15, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In a story Sept. 15 about the anniversary of an Indian Sikh immigrant gunned down in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he died in 2011. He died in 2001. A corrected version of the story is below: Sikh preaches love 18 years after...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Sep. 15, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes a boy waving to passing motorists to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept....

Snowden tells life story and why he leaked in new memoir

Sep. 13, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. Snowden, who now lives in Russia to avoid...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 13, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Photo shows former President Ronald Reagan meeting with Taliban...

Cheney, Paul, duke out foreign policy split in Trump's GOP

Sep. 12, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — He called her a warmonger. She called him a terrorist-supporting loser. And on it went Thursday between Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney in the latest Republican contest to influence — or just figure out — President Donald Trump's foreign policy. At issue...

Tree of Life synagogue will get 9/11 survivor tree seedlings

Sep. 12, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Seedlings from the 9/11 survivor tree will be donated and planted in Pittsburgh as a memorial for the mass shooting at Tree of Life synagogue that killed 11 people. The Callery pear tree was found in the rubble after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center and nursed back...

US to disclose name of Saudi sought by 9/11 victims

Sep. 12, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. said Thursday that it will disclose the name of a Saudi citizen sought by lawyers for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks who want to link the kingdom to the terrorist plot. Attorney General William Barr had the option of invoking a "state secrets" privilege to withhold the release...

Massachusetts man charged with vandalizing 9/11 monument

Sep. 12, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a man they say vandalized a Massachusetts city's memorial to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. A spokesman for Springfield police say 59-year-old James Carroll was arrested on Wednesday, the 18th anniversary of the attacks, although the vandalism occurred...

Frazier, McNeil hit 2 HR each, Mets thump D-backs 9-0

Sep. 12, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets have had a topsy-turvy season, and nobody has better represented that than streaky slugger Todd Frazier. Frazier is back on a roll, and so is New York. Frazier and Jeff McNeil each homered twice, helping the surging Mets tag Diamondbacks ace Robbie Ray and beat Arizona 9-0. "He...

Mets' Alonso buys custom 9/11 cleats for teammates

Sep. 12, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso has been full of surprises during a memorable rookie season with the Mets. For fans in his new home city, his gesture Wednesday night might be the biggest home run yet. Alonso coordinated the purchase and production of custom 9/11 cleats for Mets players to wear on the 18th...