Latest September 11 attacks News

Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund

Jul. 23, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 97-2 vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. The vote came after Democratic senators...

Senate approves bill ensuring Sept. 11 victims' fund never runs out of money, sends measure to Trump

Jul. 23, 2019 3:47 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate approves bill ensuring Sept. 11 victims' fund never runs out of money, sends measure to Trump.

Senators: Bill on 9/11 victims fund to be voted on next week

Jul. 18, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote Tuesday on a bipartisan bill to ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday. The announcement came after Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, both...

Officials announce new identification of 9/11 victim remains

Jul. 18, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities have identified the remains of another 9/11 victim found at the World Trade Center. The New York City medical examiners' office on Thursday said the woman is the 1,644th person to be linked to remains found at the site, nearly 18 years after hijackers crashed airplanes into the...

GOP Sen. Rand Paul slows bill to boost 9/11 victims fund

Jul. 17, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday blocked fast-track approval of a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. Paul objected to a request by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to approve the bill by unanimous...

House approves 9/11 victims bill, sends it to Senate

Jul. 12, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 402-12 vote sends the bill to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a vote before Congress goes on its August...

NJ enacts legislation aimed at helping 9/11 first responders

Jul. 8, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation aimed at helping first responders to the Sept. 11 attacks. The Democrat signed the bills Monday at Liberty State Park, across the Hudson River from the site of the 2001 attacks. One measure permits volunteer first responders to...

Funeral held for detective who fought for 9/11 victims

Jul. 3, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former police detective who fought until his final days for the extension of health benefits for Sept. 11 responders was hailed as a hero Wednesday by family, fellow officers and political figures who pledged to advance his message. "These heroes responded to calls for help. They did not...

The Latest: 9/11 activist hailed for bravery at funeral

Jul. 3, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for a detective who fought for 9/11 compensation (all times local): 11:55 a.m. A former police detective who fought for the extension of health benefits for Sept. 11 responders was hailed as a hero at his funeral. Police Commissioner James O'Neill said Wednesday...

New US citizens sworn in at 9/11 Memorial ceremony

Jul. 2, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty-two people became U.S. citizens on Tuesday during a naturalization ceremony held at New York's 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Families and friends of the new citizens waved American flags as a recording of the song "God Bless the USA" by country singer Lee Greenwood reverberated through...