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Trapped in Rubble, Woman Finally Heard 'I Got You'

Genelle Guzman McMillan was the last person rescued from the World Trade Center

(Newser) - Twenty-seven hours after Tower 1 at the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, Genelle Guzman McMillan was about to give up. She was in pain, unable to move in the rubble and, with dust in her mouth and nose, unable to call out for help. "I knew...

20 Years After 9/11, a Still-Unfinished WTC

Construction continues on 2 skyscrapers, church, performing arts center at World Trade Center site

(Newser) - Two decades after its destruction in the Sept. 11 attacks, the work to rebuild the World Trade Center complex remains incomplete. Two planned skyscrapers, a performing arts center, and a church are still unfinished at the site, which plays host Saturday to the annual ceremony honoring nearly 3,000 people...

Insurance Broker Is First 9/11 Victim IDed in 2 Years

Dorothy Morgan was working on 94th floor of the WTC's north tower; a man has also been IDed

(Newser) - Two more victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks have been identified ahead of the 20th anniversary as part of "the largest and most complex forensic investigation in the history of the United States." New York City's Chief Medical Examiner's Office announced Tuesday that two victims have...

9/11 Mastermind's Pre-Trial Hearings Are Now in 9th Year

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was joined by 4 other defendants for first hearing in 18 months

(Newser) - Pre-trial hearings in the case against alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other defendants allegedly involved in the 2001 attacks resumed Tuesday for the first time in a year and a half. They were suspended last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The hearings are now in their...

This Year, 9/11 Names Won't Be Read

A recording will be played instead, to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus

(Newser) - The pandemic has affected the commemoration of another painful loss of life. The families of 9/11 victims meet each year at the September 11 Memorial & Museum on the anniversary of their deaths. Someone from each family reads the name of their loved one and a tribute, a ceremony that...

Men Share Garage Sale Find: 'It's Right for Humanity'

Jason Scott discovered 2.4K unseen photos from Ground Zero in aftermath of 9/11 attacks

(Newser) - Jason Scott has a new Flickr album , and what's contained therein is a jaw-dropping find he made at a garage sale: 2,400 never-before-seen photos of Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Based on the various perspectives taken from up high and on ground level, the...

Almost 18 Years Later, 9/11 Victim Identified
9/11 Victim IDed,
18 Years Later

9/11 Victim IDed, 18 Years Later

Man's name being withheld

(Newser) - A previously unknown victim of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center finally has a name. We just don't know it yet. According to the New York City Medical Examiner, DNA testing of remains recovered in 2013 has confirmed a man as the 1,643rd victim to be...

Trump Pays Tribute to Victims, Heroes of 9/11

Ceremonies in New York City, Washington, Pennsylvania

(Newser) - President Trump marked the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Tuesday with a speech at the memorial where one of the planes went down in Shanksville, Pa. "America's future is not written by our enemies," said Trump, per CBS News . "America's future is written...

Under the WTC, a 'Poignantly Defiant' 'Rebirth' From 9/11

Cortlandt Street subway station destroyed on 9/11 finally reopens

(Newser) - It's been left off the NYC subway map for almost 17 years after it was destroyed and buried under rubble on 9/11—but a "quietly, poignantly defiant" version of the Cortlandt Street subway station under the World Trade Center is now open again for business. Redubbed WTC Cortlandt,...

Many 9/11 Victims' Families Still Waiting for Remains
Could 9/11 'Architect'
Die Before Trial?
The Rundown

Could 9/11 'Architect' Die Before Trial?

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is at Gitmo, awaiting his 25th pretrial hearing

(Newser) - People around the US on Monday paused to remember the victims of 9/11 on the 16th anniversary of the attacks. In Shanksville, Pa., for instance, Vice President Mike Pence gave a particularly personal tribute to those aboard Flight 93. Here's a sampling of some of the related coverage on...

After 16 Years, Another 9/11 Victim Identified

New York City says it has identified 1,641st victim

(Newser) - Almost 16 years after the 9/11 attacks, another family has been given the news that the remains of their loved one have been identified. New York City's medical examiner said Monday that the man has been identified as the 1,641st person killed at the World Trade Center on...

Man Convicted in World Trade Center Bombing Dies in Prison

The 'blind sheikh' Omar Abdel-Rahman was convicted in 1995

(Newser) - The man known as the "blind sheikh," who was convicted of plotting the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and other terrorist attacks in New York City, died Saturday in a North Carolina jail, CBS News reports. According to the AP , Omar Abdel-Rahman, born in Egypt, had been blind...

Woman Falls to Death at World Trade Center Oculus

Jenny Santos was reaching for sister's hat when she fell off escalator

(Newser) - A 29-year-old women fell from an escalator to her death while reaching for a hat early Saturday morning inside the World Trade Center Oculus, NBC New York reports. According to the New York Daily News , Santos and her twin sister were just reaching the upper level of the transit hub...

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,...

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...

Firefighters Salute, Then Last 9/11 Dog Is Euthanized

Bretagne searched for survivors at World Trade Center

(Newser) - A 16-year-old golden retriever believed to have been the last surviving rescue dog from the World Trade Center attacks got a hero's goodbye on Monday in Texas. Firefighters and other rescue officials lined the sidewalk and saluted Bretagne (pronounced "Brittany") as handler Denise Corliss walked her into...

Health Program for Sept. 11 Responders Expires

72K beneficiaries may stop receiving federal health care by next September

(Newser) - A law that provides medical monitoring and treatment for Sept. 11 first responders expired at midnight Wednesday due to the failure of Congress to act. For now, first responders who rushed to the World Trade Center after the 2001 terrorist attacks, worked for weeks, and now suffer from illnesses like...

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...

Why We're Still Using Window Washers

After harrowing WTC incident, can't we leave this task to the robots?

(Newser) - The #WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant hashtag has dominated Twitter since the Philae probe landed Wednesday on the 67P comet, and the New York Times now considers its own related entry: In this technologically driven day and age, why can't we farm out window washing on skyscrapers to robots instead of humans? It'...

13 Years Later, World Trade Center Is Open Again

Condé Nast starts moving into America's tallest building today

(Newser) - Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business, marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. Publishing giant Condé Nast will today start moving into One World Trade Center (aka the Freedom Tower), the 104-story, $3.9 billion...

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