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  • US official in Libya said he wanted more security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top State Department security official in Libya told a congressional investigator that he had argued unsuccessfully for more security in the weeks before Ambassador Chris Stevens …


  • NY court considers: Is gang member a terrorist?

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In 2002, a New York City street gang crashed a christening party, shouted out their superiority, confronted a rival and started a fight that left a …


  • Suit: Fired staffer doubted 9/11 memorial safety

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former manager at the Sept. 11 memorial was fired for raising health and security concerns at one of the most security-conscious places in the world, …


  • Suit: Man fired for doubting 9/11 memorial safety

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former manager at the Sept. 11 memorial was fired for raising health and security concerns at one of the most security-conscious places in the world, …


  • Intelligence effort named citizens, not terrorists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report …


  • House committee: Security requests denied in Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite two explosions and dozens of other security threats, U.S. officials in Washington turned down repeated pleas from American diplomats in Libya to increase security at the …


  • Romney presses foreign policy criticism anew

    BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Amid violent flare-ups in the Middle East, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is trying to prove his own readiness to be commander in chief and force …


  • AP IMPACT: Tragedy meant big money for NY minister

    NEW YORK (AP) — Before the Sept. 11 attacks, the Rev. Carl Keyes was a little-known pastor of a small New York City congregation searching for members and money. When …


  • AP IMPACT: Tragedy meant big money for NY minister

    NEW YORK (AP) — Before the Sept. 11 attacks, the Rev. Carl Keyes was a little-known pastor of a small New York City congregation searching for members and money. When …


  • Military-style tactics seen in US Consulate siege

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The heavily armed extremists who laid siege to the U.S. Consulate in Libya used military-style tactics that may have steered Americans toward a waiting ambush, U.S. officials …


  • 9/11, Va. Tech. mediator to dole out Aurora funds

    DENVER (AP) — The mediator who oversaw compensation for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks will oversee the distribution of money donated to the victims of the deadly shooting at …


  • Military-style tactics seen in US Consulate siege

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The heavily armed extremists who laid siege to the U.S. Consulate in Libya used military-style tactics that may have steered Americans toward a waiting ambush, U.S. officials …


  • 9/11, Va. Tech. mediator helps on Aurora shooting

    DENVER (AP) — Facing criticism from families of victims of the Aurora movie theater shooting, officials handling the distributions of donations are consulting with a mediator who oversaw compensation for …


  • Penn State brings in victim fund veteran Feinberg

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The lawyer who ran the Sept. 11 victim fund and other major victim compensation efforts has been hired by Penn State in its effort to settle …


  • US braces for more violence from anti-Muslim film

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration was caught by surprise by the ferocity of the Sept. 11 attack against the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the ambassador and …


  • US investigates: Attacks coordinated to mark 9/11?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, roiled by the first killing of a U.S. ambassador in more than 30 years, is investigating whether the assault on the U.S. Consulate in …


  • US ambassador killed in consulate attack in Libya

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A mob armed with guns and grenades launched a fiery attack on the U.S. Consulate, killing the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. President …


  • Day of reflection done, campaign on all over map

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Reflection over Sept. 11 quickly past, the race for the White House is returning to fierce form, with negative ads free to fly again and the …


  • Partisan jibes on hold for 9/11 _ but not politics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney declared a fleeting truce for partisan digs Tuesday as the nation remembered the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but campaign politics crackled …


  • In truce, Obama, Romney debate role of military

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to win voters even as they swore off negative attacks, President Barack Obama touted his administration’s military accomplishments on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 …


  • Is America safer? Presidential candidates disagree

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to win voters even as they swore off negative attacks, the presidential candidates clashed over whether the country is a safer place on the 11th anniversary …


  • Members of Congress hold 9/11 ceremony

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House and Senate have filled the steps on the east front of the Capitol to honor victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. On …


  • Fewer 9/11 families on hand for 11th anniversary

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans marked the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Tuesday in familiar but subdued ceremonies that put grieving families ahead of politicians and …


  • Obama: US safer, resilient on 9/11 anniversary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are at Arlington National Cemetery visiting the graves of service members killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. The visit to …


  • Obamas observe 9/11 anniversary moment of silence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama laid a wreath at the Pentagon, one of several observances marking the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, …


  • 11th anniversary ceremony of 9/11 begins in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it’s time …


  • For Sept. 11 anniversary, a turning point passed?

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the sun rose over the World Trade Center site Tuesday, the neighborhood around ground zero seemed more like a normal weekday than in previous years …


  • Agreement reached for Sept. 11 museum’s completion

    NEW YORK (AP) — An agreement that paves the way for the completion of the Sept. 11 museum at ground zero was reached on the eve of the 11th anniversary …


  • 9/11 WTC health program adds 50 types of cancer

    NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government has added about 50 types of cancer to the list of Sept. 11 World Trade Center-related illnesses that will be covered by a …


  • At ground zero, can there be a politics-free 9/11?

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11 anniversary ceremony at ground zero has been stripped of politicians this year. But can it ever be stripped of politics? For the first …