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Giuliani: Sorry About False Clinton 9/11 Claim

Clinton never actually claimed to be in New York on 9/11

(Newser) - While campaigning for Donald Trump on Wednesday, Rudy Giuliani let loose on something he thought he heard Hillary Clinton say during the last presidential debate. "Don't tell me, if you said that, that you remember Sept. 11, 2001," he said. "I remember Sept. 11, 2001. Yes,... More »

15 Years Later, Bells Toll at Ground Zero

Somber anniversary is being marked in New York, DC, Shanksville

(Newser) - The commemoration of the 15th anniversary of 9/11 began at ground zero Sunday with a moment of silence and tolling bells at 8:46am, the time when a terrorist-piloted plane slammed into the World Trade Center's north tower, reports the AP . After the silence, victims' relatives began reading the... More »

How a US Murder Suspect Became a 9/11 Truther Abroad

'GQ' examines the convoluted case of Kurt Sonnenfeld

(Newser) - On its own, the suspicious death of Kurt Sonnenfeld's wife would be worthy of a magazine article. On Jan. 1, 2002, his 36-year-old spouse was found shot to death in their upscale Denver home. Sonnenfeld insisted she killed herself, but prosecutors filed murder charges against him—only to drop... More »

Pope Francis Prays at Ground Zero

Leads multi-faith service at 9/11 Memorial

(Newser) - At a reflecting pool at the 9/11 Memorial, Pope Francis prayed and laid a white rose before leading a multi-faith service for peace today. "Francisco, Francisco," the crowd chanted after he placed the rose on the pool's edge, according to AFP . The pontiff met with 9/11 families... More »

Time's Almost Up for 9/11 Survivors Fund

WTC Health Program will run out of money next year, leaving 70K without coverage

(Newser) - Marcy Borders, the 9/11 survivor known as the "Dust Lady" for the iconic photo of her emerging from a devastated World Trade Center, died Tuesday at the age of 42 from stomach cancer, reports CNN . Illnesses like hers, and dozens of other chronic diseases and afflictions suffered by survivors... More »

Mystery of Ground Zero Wedding Photo Solved

It turns out everyone in it is alive

(Newser) - Every year on 9/11, Elizabeth Stringer Keefe has tweeted out an image of a tattered wedding photo that a friend of hers found at Ground Zero, in the hopes that this time, the right person would see it. And now, after 13 years of trying, the right person has. On... More »

Remains of 9/11 Victims to Be Moved

Families complain they were only given a week's notice

(Newser) - The unidentified remains of 9/11 victims will be moved from the medical examiner's office to a new repository at Ground Zero this Saturday, New York City has announced. Authorities say the remains will be moved to the specially built repository at bedrock level in a "solemn, somber, respectful... More »

World Trade Center Spire Hoisted to Roof

It won't be attached for a few weeks

(Newser) - The spire that will adorn One World Trade Center got hoisted to the building's roof today, though it will be weeks before it's actually installed. Still, today's milestone was treated with the appropriate pomp and circumstance in Manhattan. The 408-foot spire will bring the height of the... More »

9/11 Debris Not Part of Plane's Landing Gear

It's actually from a portion of the wing

(Newser) - Boeing today expressed its confidence that a piece of aircraft found sandwiched between two Lower Manhattan buildings did indeed come from one of the 9/11 planes, though a rep for the company told the NYPD that Boeing could not determine which one. The 5-foot by 3-foot piece is not part... More »

Was New 9/11 Debris Hidden on Purpose?

Officials mull possibility landing gear was placed using rope

(Newser) - After surveyors discovered what appears to be plane landing gear from the 9/11 attacks, authorities are wondering how it got sandwiched between two buildings—one of them housing a much-debated Islamic community center. "The odds of it entering that space at exactly that angle that would permit it to... More »

Plane Debris Apparently From 9/11 Found in NYC

NYPD says part of landing gear was wedged between two buildings

(Newser) - Surveyors in lower Manhattan have found what appears to be one more piece of plane debris from the 9/11 attacks, reports DNA Info and AP . The NYPD thinks it's a piece of landing gear from one of the two hijacked planes—it even has a Boeing identification number. It... More »

9/11 Responders Finally Get Health Payouts

Rewards range from $10K to $1.5M

(Newser) - The federal government's 9/11 health care fund finally gave its first payouts yesterday, bestowing awards ranging from $10,000 to $1.5 million on a group of 15 first responders. The recipients are being kept anonymous, but 14 are firefighters, with the other being a corrections officer. Most were... More »

Pols Avoid Ground Zero as Cost Debate Rages

Obama, Romney put negative ads on hold

(Newser) - For the first time, no elected officials will speak at Ground Zero on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the AP reports. While many hailed the change as a separation of 9/11 from any sort of political agenda—"The fact that the politicians will not be involved, to... More »

No One Wants In on New WTC

Third tower has to halt construction

(Newser) - Construction is finally under way on the new World Trade Center site in New York, but there's one little problem: No one actually wants space in any of the buildings. The third tower, 3 World Trade Center, has had to halt construction at the eighth floor—it's supposed... More »

Booted From This Year's 9/11 Ceremony: Politicians

They'll be excluded from speaking, foundation says

(Newser) - On Sept. 11 this year, the names of the victims of the 9/11 attacks will once again be read aloud at Ground Zero, but there will be silence from politicians. The foundation that controls the 9/11 memorial has told victims' families that the reading of names will be "the... More »

New Thorn for 9/11 Families: Ground Zero Museum Delay

Financial dispute means it won't open this year

(Newser) - Families of 9/11 victims are dismayed that a financial dispute has indefinitely delayed completion of the museum at Ground Zero. The museum, a companion to the 9/11 memorial, was supposed to be finished by this year's 11th anniversary, but officials now say that's not possible. The holdup stems... More »

9/11 Memorial Worry: Suicides

NYPD fears an overcome visitor will take life in the sunken pools

(Newser) - The New York Times today takes a look at a potential problem that, as of yet, has mercifully not come to pass: suicide at the 9/11 memorial. The article focuses on the fears of the NYPD, and is spun off of comments Commissioner Raymond Kelly made to Esquire yesterday about... More »

9/11 Victim's Name Misspelled on Memorial

Family of Jeffrey Schreier finds typo

(Newser) - The engravers at the new 9/11 memorial in New York City aren't quite done: The family of victim Jeffrey Schreier has discovered that his name was spelled incorrectly, reports the New York Post . It reads "Jeffery" instead of "Jeffrey." Schreier was one of the Cantor Fitzgerald... More »

This Day Is Stained by Shame

What happened after the attacks was unforgivable: Paul Krugman

(Newser) - For many Americans, the 10th anniversary of September 11 comes shrouded in feelings of grief and loss, but the overwhelming emotion for Paul Krugman is shame. The "atrocity should have been a unifying event," but instead "fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W.... More »

Obamas, Bushes Pay Respects at Ground Zero

Moment of silence at 8:46, moment first plane hit

(Newser) - President Obama opened a sun-splashed day of solemn remembrance today by honoring the 9/11 dead with a visit to ground zero, bowing his head at the cascading pools of the North Memorial Pond created in the footprint of the demolished north tower of the World Trade Center. Obama, hand in... More »

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