Latest September 11 attacks News

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez reintroduces bill for 9/11 cleanup crews

Oct. 22, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

New York (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and two other legislators reintroduced a bill in the House on Friday to put immigrants who cleared debris after the Sept. 11 attacks on a fast track to legal immigration status in the United States. The 9/11 Immigrant Worker...

UK terror-prevention program questioned after lawmaker slain

Oct. 19, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The killing of British lawmaker David Amess is once again fueling concern about a government program aimed at preventing at-risk young people from becoming radicalized, with critics saying change is urgently needed to ensure it works. Questions surfaced...

Muslims recall questionable detentions that followed 9/11

Oct. 04, 2021 06:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Around New York City in the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, as an eerie quiet settled over ground zero, South Asian and Arab men started vanishing. Soon, more than 1,000 were arrested in sweeps across the metropolitan area and nationwide. ...

U.S. Steel Tower stands tall 50 years after its dedication

Oct. 02, 2021 03:05 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Fifty years later, it’s still the king of the Downtown skyline. The U.S. Steel Tower remains Pittsburgh’s tallest building as it marks the golden anniversary Thursday of its dedication, still sitting on one of the most prestigious addresses in the...

Body of Shining Path leader Abimael Guzmán cremated in Peru

Sep. 24, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The body of Abimael Guzmán, the leader of Peru's brutal Shining Path insurgency who died on Sept. 11, was cremated Friday. The cremation took place after Congress in the South American nation expedited a debate on a law to dispose of Guzmán's...

Peru says body of Shining Path leader to be cremated

Sep. 23, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian prosecutor’s office on Thursday ordered the cremation of the body of Abimael Guzmán, the leader of the brutal Shining Path insurgency who died Sept. 11 in a military jail. Authorities will collect Guzmán’s remains, which remain in a...

Harry, Meghan visit NYC sites, including Sept. 11 memorial

Sep. 23, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, got a hawk's-eye view of New York City on Thursday with a visit to the rebuilt World Trade Center's signature tower. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, de Blasio's...

Couple from Nebraska killed in South Dakota highway crash

Sep. 22, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say two victims who died recently in a highway crash in southeastern South Dakota were from Nebraska. The state Department of Public Safety says 75-year-old Albert Wingate and 74-year-old Marilyn Wingate, of Norfolk, died a week or...

The Latest: Pakistan says no rush to recognize Taliban gov't

Sep. 20, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): ___ UNITED NATIONS -- Pakistan’s foreign minister says Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers should understand that if they want recognition and assistance in rebuilding the war-battered...

20-year tradition to memorialize 9/11 holds its final race

Sep. 20, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

ABINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A road race that began 20 years ago to memorialize the victims of 9/11 finished its final iteration on Sunday in Massachusetts. The Jeff Coombs Memorial Race was created in 2002 in honor of Jeff Coombs, the Abington father who was a passenger on...