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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

U.S. to commemorate 9/11 as its aftermath extends and evolves

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with mournful ceremonies, volunteering, appeals to “never forget” and rising attention to the terror attacks’ extended toll on responders.


Congress reprises Sept. 11 chorus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress gathered on the steps of the Capitol on Monday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and raise a chorus of …


Fallen World Trade Center piece becomes Spokane fixture

Hoisting up some of the very metal that fell in lower Manhattan 10 years ago and reading out the names of some of those who died when the World Trade …


Sports across world mark 10th anniversary of 9/11

NEW YORK – From coast to coast, American flags as large as football fields were unfurled inside stadiums and fans of all ages sang the national anthem with gusto Sunday …


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 …


Local Muslims report show of support, little backlash

A few days after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, a mostly non-Muslim crowd showed up at the Spokane Islamic Center in north Spokane for afternoon prayers. “We had people …


Clark: The first to respond are the first to remember

What happened 10 years ago today in New York City taught us lessons about evil and suffering and valor. These days, we’re learning a bit about the loathsome nature of …


AP sources: No sign of US entry for terror plot

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies have found no evidence that al-Qaida has sneaked any terrorists into the country for a strike coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the Sept. …


Enlisting support

Five years ago, fraternal twin brothers from Hauser Lake realized their lifelong dream of enlisting in the U.S. Marines. They were eager to “see action” in Iraq or Afghanistan and …


Sept. 11 events

A number of Sept. 11 memorial events are planned in the Inland Northwest: Today


Praying for unity ahead of 9/11 anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — She sat on a bench outside St. Paul’s Chapel across from the World Trade Center, where cranes towered over the site, her Bible open on her …


Archive captures the events of 9/11, unfiltered

For many in New York and Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 2001, was a personal experience, an attack on their cities. Most everywhere else in the world, it was a television …


Remembering Victim 0001

The body bag marked “Victim 0001” on Sept. 11, 2001, contained the corpse of Father Mychal Judge, a Catholic chaplain with the Fire Department of New York. When he heard …


Students say 9/11 education has been incomplete

On Sept. 11, 2001, a Moses Lake second-grader drew a crayon rendition of the World Trade Center’s twin towers on fire, with people falling out of windows. “It was pretty …


NY firefighter thinks of 9/11 dead ‘every day’

NEW YORK (AP) — Every day, Michael Simon is reminded of 11 men he worked alongside as a rookie firefighter, in the lessons of the craft they taught him, by …


10 years, 21,000 bone fragments, no 9/11 closure

NEW YORK (AP) — His family has his spare firefighter uniform, but not the one he wore on 9/11 — or any other trace of him. Killed at the World …


Clinton to attend Pa. 9/11 memorial dedication

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Bill Clinton will speak at this week’s dedication of the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania.


George W. Bush to visit Flight 93 memorial

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush will speak at this week’s dedication of the Flight 93 National Memorial.


Families to hold service for Flight 93 remains

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Relatives of passengers and crew members who perished on United Airlines Flight 93 will hold a private funeral and reinterment service for unidentified remains at the …


Terrorist activity festers in region

The Sept. 11 attacks a decade ago transformed America’s terrorist tracking network. But across the Inland Northwest, where white supremacists and anti-government groups have been linked to fire bombings and …


Patriot Act vote defines Otter

BOISE – Despite nearly 30 years in government, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter in many ways has come to be defined by a single vote he cast on Oct. 24, 2001. …


Cousin of Fort Hood shooter starts charity

The cousin of the Army psychiatrist accused in a shooting rampage at an Army post in Texas has created a Muslim charity that denounces violence in the name of Islam, …


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 …


Studies fail to find WTC dust-cancer link

NEW YORK — Two major medical studies have failed to find significant increases in deaths or cancer among people exposed to dust from the World Trade Center.


Newseum exhibits FBI’s “War on Terror” evidence

Many clues that were later uncovered about the 9/11 mastermind’s activities, which have been stored in the FBI’s evidence lockers, are now going on public view for the first time …


Anti-terror laws burgeon worldwide post-9/11

At least 35,000 people worldwide have been convicted as terrorists in the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. But while some bombed hotels or blew up …


Commemorative 9/11 events slated

A number of Sept. 11 memorial events are planned in the Inland Northwest. All of the following events will take place on Sunday, Sept. 11: