Latest September 11 attacks News

At synagogue targeted by violence, vision for transformation

May. 15, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When he was working on the master plan for the post-9/11 World Trade Center site in New York City, architect Daniel Libeskind confronted a dilemma much like the one he will now face in helping revive another target of terrorist violence, the Tree of Life synagogue in...

House to vote soon on bills to protect Capitol after Jan. 6

May. 14, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is expected to vote next week on two bills aimed at preventing more attacks on the U.S. Capitol, with one seeking to establish a 9/11-style commission to study what went wrong on Jan. 6 and the other allocating $1.9 billion to address the security problems...

Flight 93 families hope heroism award helps keep story alive

May. 10, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Serene, stark and seemingly in the middle of nowhere in Pennsylvania, the National Park Service memorial to the people who died on United Airlines Flight 93 is hard to find on a map — as the Sept, 11, 2001, terrorist attack itself slips deeper into the nation's...

The Latest: 10% of Washington town positive for COVID-19

May. 01, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

REPUBLIC, Wash. -- About 10% of the population of Republic, a small city in north-central Washington, has tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak traced to large indoor events last month at the local Fraternal Order of Eagles hall. Ferry County Memorial Hospital...

Indoor events bring virus outbreak in Republic, Washington

May. 01, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

REPUBLIC, Wash. (AP) — About 10% of the population of Republic, a small city in north-central Washington, has tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak traced to large indoor events last month at the local Fraternal Order of Eagles hall. Ferry County Memorial Hospital...

EXPLAINER: What remains as US ends Afghan 'forever war'

Apr. 30, 2021 04:26 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After 20 years, America is ending its “forever war” in Afghanistan. Announcing a firm withdrawal deadline, President Joe Biden cut through the long debate, even within the U.S. military, over whether the time was right. Starting Saturday,...

Text of Biden's first address to joint session of Congress

Apr. 28, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

Text of President Joe Biden's first address to a join session of Congress, as provided by the White House: Madame Speaker. Madame Vice President. No president has ever said those words from this podium, and it’s about time. The First Lady. The...

General: Afghan military will collapse without some US help

Apr. 22, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghanistan’s military “will certainly collapse” without some continued American support once all U.S. troops are withdrawn, the top U.S. general for the Middle East told Congress Thursday. Gen. Frank McKenzie also said he was very concerned about the Afghan...

Pelosi floats new proposal for bipartisan Jan. 6 commission

Apr. 21, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is renewing her push for a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, floating a new proposal to Republicans that would evenly split the panel's membership between the two parties. Pelosi first...

Ex-cop-turned-lawyer gets 4+ years in prison in 9/11 scam

Apr. 19, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former police lieutenant-turned-lawyer was sentenced Monday to more than four years in prison after cheating a fellow officer of $900,000 he was owed for working at the smoldering World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. ...