Latest September 11 attacks News

Two Navy SEALs drowned in the Arabian Sea. How the US charged foreign crew with smuggling weapons

Feb. 23, 2024 18:00 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Navy SEALs drowned last month while trying to board a vessel that was intercepted by U.S. naval forces in the Arabian Sea. On Thursday, federal prosecutors unsealed a criminal complaint against four foreign nationals they say were transporting suspected Iranian-made...

NATO leader says Trump puts allies at risk by saying Russia can 'do whatever the hell they want’

Feb. 11, 2024 17:40 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of the NATO military alliance warned Sunday that Donald Trump was putting the safety of U.S. troops and their allies at risk after the Republican presidential front-runner said Russia should be able to do "whatever the hell they want" to NATO members who don't meet...

2 Afghans who were detained at Guantanamo Bay for 14 years have been released, the Taliban say

Feb. 11, 2024 11:12 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two Afghan prisoners who were held in U.S. custody for at least 14 years at the Guantanamo Bay detention center after 2002 were released from house arrest in Oman, a Taliban spokesman said Sunday. Abdul Zahir Saber and Abdul Karim were released as a result of the...

Today in History: February 11, Nelson Mandela freed after 27 years

Feb. 11, 2024 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2024. There are 324 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 11, 1990, South African Black activist Nelson Mandela was freed after 27 years in captivity. ...

Bob Beckwith, retired firefighter in famous image with Bush after 9/11, dies at 91

Feb. 05, 2024 17:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Beckwith, a retired firefighter whose chance encounter with the president amid the rubble of ground zero became part of an iconic image of American unity after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, has died. He was 91. Beckwith died Sunday night in hospice care after...

Plea agreement may shorten further time at Guantanamo for 2 in connection with Bali bombings

Jan. 26, 2024 20:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A military panel at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, recommended 23 years in detention Friday for two Malaysian men in connection with deadly 2002 bombings in Bali, a spokesman for the military commission said. However, under a previously secret provision of the plea...

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

Jan. 26, 2024 13:04 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Delay of Trump defamation trial due to illness, not...

9/11 victim’s remains identified nearly 23 years later as Long Island man

Jan. 18, 2024 20:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The remains of a Long Island man killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 have been identified more than two decades after the 2001 attacks, the New York City medical examiner's office announced Thursday. John Ballantine Niven was a 44-year-old executive at Aon Risk...

Father of fallen NYPD officer who advocated for 9/11 compensation fund struck and killed by SUV

Jan. 14, 2024 18:41 PM EST

GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who became a vocal advocate for families of 9/11 first responders following the death of his NYPD officer son was struck and killed by an SUV in a hospital parking lot, police said Sunday. Joseph Zadroga, 76, of Little Egg Harbor, was the...

Pilot accused of threatening to shoot airline captain midflight calls it a misunderstanding

Jan. 04, 2024 19:44 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Attorneys clashed Thursday in a Utah courtroom over opposing characterizations of a fight between two commercial airline pilots in which the co-pilot allegedly threatened to shoot the captain for suggesting they divert the flight for a passenger’s medical emergency. ...