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Froma Harrop: Paris and New York are united by urban horror

Many of us watching the inferno at Notre Dame de Paris felt that 9/11 dread. The outcomes may have been different, but both calamities showed that what we think most …


80-story 3 World Trade Center to open after years of delays

An 80-story office building set to open this week at the World Trade Center will be the third completed skyscraper at the site where the twin towers stood.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 12:59 p.m.

Airline defendants to pay $95 million in 9/11 settlement

Insurers for American Airlines, United Airlines and other aviation defendants have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. …


Officer who halted truck rampage hailed as a modest hero

New York City police officer Ryan Nash was responding to a call about an emotionally disturbed person at a high school not far from the World Trade Center when someone …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

‘Cowardly act of terror’: Truck driver kills 8 on bike path

A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial on Tuesday, killing at least eight and …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:12 p.m.

U.S. commemorates 9/11 with solemn, personal ceremonies

Americans commemorated 9/11 on Monday with tear-streaked tributes, a presidential warning to terrorists and appeals from victims’ relatives for unity and hope 16 years after the deadliest terrorist attack on …


Supreme Court: 9/11 detainees can’t sue top US officials

The Supreme Court says Muslim men detained after the Sept. 11 attacks can’t sue top U.S. law enforcement officials.


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:43 a.m.

Saudis paid for U.S. veteran trips to help fight 9/11 lawsuit law

After Congress passed a new law allowing Sept. 11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts, opponents mounted an expensive political campaign, including paying American military veterans to …


Woman falls to her death inside World Trade Center transit hub

A 29-year-old New Jersey woman plunged about 30 feet to her death off an escalator inside the famed World Trade Center transit hub known as the Oculus on Saturday morning, …


U.S. Muslim reflects on 9/11 and his lonely fight against extremism

Following 9/11, Abdul Cader has come to personify mainstream America’s idea of the “good Muslim” – the guy Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has in mind when he says American …


On 9/11, a town in Canada offered refuge to 7,000 stranded travelers

Fifteen years ago, on the day the World Trade Center fell, the Pentagon burned and almost 3,000 people died, hundreds of aircraft carrying thousands of frightened passengers were ordered to …


After 15 years, last artifacts of 9/11 have been given away

Behind the barbed wire, the white minivan’s busted windows and crumpled roof hint at its story. But forklifted to this windblown spot on the John F. Kennedy International Airport tarmac, …


Ann McFeatters: Remembering the unity 9/11 created

People yearned for normalcy and began to cherish everyday moments. They hugged their children and worried how to discuss such a cataclysm with them.


Trump, Clinton to visit ground zero

Donald Trump is planning to mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks by attending the official commemoration at ground zero, a source tells the Associated Press.


San Antonio mattress store apologizes after its ad for 9/11 sale spoofs towers falling

A San Antonio mattress store says it will donate 30 percent of its sales this weekend to a 9/11 charity after drawing widespread criticism for an advertisement promoting a “Twin …


Wal-Mart: Coke display stacked like twin towers removed

Wal-Mart says a display of Coke cans stacked to look like the World Trade Center has been removed from a Florida store, and was not meant to be disrespectful near …


9/11 flag believed to be lost found in Washington state

EVERETT – A U.S. flag that turned up in Washington state in 2014 is believed to be the flag that was raised by firefighters above the site of the 9/11 …


Congress pressured by 9/11 families to let them sue nations that funded terrorism

Marge Mathers, 75, is a 9/11 widow from New Jersey who “fled to Texas” in 2002 after her husband was killed in the World Trade Center.


World Trade Center mall reopens, shows progress since 9/11

The re-opening of the World Trade Center mall Tuesday, is expected to help transform downtown Manhattan shopping and illustrate how much progress has been made in rebuilding and revitalizing the …


Secret chapter of 9/11 inquiry released after 13-year wait

Newly declassified pages from a congressional report into 9/11 released Friday have reignited speculation that some of the hijackers had links to Saudis, including government officials – allegations that were …


Elevated park opens at World Trade Center site, overlooks 9/11 memorial

An elevated park that offers a new view to visitors at the World Trade Center opened Wednesday, built atop a security center that screens vehicles and overlooking the memorial to …


Trump called ‘small man’ for taking 9/11 money

Donald Trump is “a small man” for accepting $150,000 from a federal fund for small businesses hurt by the Sept. 11 attacks and should return the money or donate it …


Straub saw 9/11 up close

The new leader of the Spokane Police Department credits his life to a fire truck. More specifically, the New York City Fire Department truck he used as shelter as the …


Fewer 9/11 families on hand for 11th anniversary

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


World Trade Center is back on top in NYC

NEW YORK — One World Trade Center, the monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks, claimed the title of New York City’s tallest …


Guantanamo trial of 9/11 plotters gets the go-ahead

MIAMI – The Pentagon on Wednesday cleared the way for a death penalty trial against five Guantanamo Bay captives charged with engineering the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Retired Navy …


Readers share stories of WTC visits before towers fell

Mary Ann Murphy, of Spokane, has been watching older TV series recently, including “Sports Night,” which aired from 1998 to 2000. “Their opening depicted the twin towers,” she says. “It …


Readers Remember: Twin Towers

When you glimpse the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in pre-Sept. 11 movies or television shows, it still shocks. Visitors from all over the world, including the Inland …


Trade Center beam dedication planned at Valley fire department

Wording has been selected for the plaque that will be installed next to a steel beam from the World Trade Center towers in the new Spokane Valley Fire Department administration …


9/11 history will become part of Spokane Valley

After months and months of filling out paperwork and waiting, the Spokane Valley Fire Department has finally received a piece of a steel beam that was part of one of …