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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... More »

Stewart: Mitch McConnell Is 'White Whale' of 9/11 Funding

'He has always held out until the very last minute'

(Newser) - Jon Stewart kept up the pressure on Congress to pass funding for 9/11 first responders in a Fox News Sunday appearance—and slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the "white whale" of the issue. "I want to make it clear that this has never been dealt with... More »

At 9/11 Hearing, Jon Stewart Yells at Absent Lawmakers

Comedian was there to push for reauthorization of victims' fund

(Newser) - When Jon Stewart attended Tuesday's congressional hearing on a bill to ensure that the 9/11 victims' compensation fund can pay benefits for the next 70 years, he noticed something: rows of empty chairs where lawmakers should have been sitting. "I can't help but think what an incredible... More »

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... More »

Pelosi: Trump's Tweet Put Omar in Physical Danger

House speaker orders Capitol Police to conduct a security assessment

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi thinks one of her Democratic congresswomen is in danger because of a tweet by President Trump . The House speaker says she has ordered Capitol Police to conduct a security assessment in regard to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar , reports USA Today . Pelosi also called on Trump to remove "... More »

GOP Snaps at Rep. Omar's 9/11 Remark

'Some people did something'

(Newser) - First she was blasted as being anti-Semitic . Now Rep. Ilhan Omar is accused of being anti-American. So wrote RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel in a tweet Tuesday in response to comments Omar made last month about the 9/11 attacks. McDaniel doesn't stand alone on the right in her criticism. What... More »

9/11 Victims Fund Slashes Payouts

Rapidly dwindling fund announces payouts will be cut by at least 50%

(Newser) - The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is quickly running out of money, and claimants will be getting payouts that are slashed by at least half, reports NPR . The $7.3 billion fund, which opened in 2011 and is set to expire in December 2020, has faced a surge in new... More »

American Who Survived 9/11 Killed in Kenya Attack

Jason Spindler was eating lunch at targeted hotel

(Newser) - He escaped one act of terrorism, but not a second. American Jason Spindler, a survivor of the 9/11 terror attacks, was among at least 14 people killed Tuesday when militants stormed a hotel and office complex in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi News cites colleagues as saying the founder and CEO of... More »

9/11 File Hackers: Pay Up or We'll 'Bury You'

The Dark Overlord is blackmailing people again

(Newser) - The Dark Overlord strikes again—this time, exploiting 9/11 conspiracy theories to blackmail its victims. The hacker group announced Monday it had stolen 9/11-related documents and would reveal them if ransom demands were ignored, Motherboard reports. The hackers claim to have breached legal firms and insurers, specifically naming Silverstein Properties,... More »

9/11 Accomplice Released From Prison

Germany deported Mounir el-Motassadeq to Morocco

(Newser) - The first person to be convicted in connection with the 9/11 terror attacks was released from prison in Germany Monday. Mounir el-Motassadeq, convicted of being an accomplice in the US attacks, is being deported to his native Morocco, the BBC reports. He had served almost 15 years in prison, nearly... More »

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... More »

Trump Will Mark 9/11 Anniversary in Pennsylvania

President, Melania will visit Flight 93 memorial

(Newser) - President Trump is marking 17 years since the worst terrorist attack on US soil by visiting the Pennsylvania field that became a 9/11 memorial. Trump and his wife, Melania, will participate in Tuesday's somber remembrance in Shanksville. It's where hijackers crashed a California-bound commercial airliner on Sept. 11,... More »

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,... More »

Family: Bin Laden Son Married Hijacker's Daughter

Couple might be in Afghanistan, half brother says

(Newser) - If Osama bin Laden wasn't dead, he would probably have been happy to give his blessing to the marriage of his youngest son. Relatives tell the Guardian that Hamza bin Laden has married the daughter of Mohamed Atta, the eldest of the 9/11 hijackers. Atta, an Egyptian citizen, flew... More »

9/11 Victim Identified After Almost 17 Years

DNA advances helped investigators ID bone fragment

(Newser) - Advances in DNA testing have helped investigators identify the remains of one more victim of the 9/11 attacks—the 1,642nd to be identified, and the first in almost a year. A bone fragment that investigators had attempted to identify several times over the years has been confirmed as belonging... More »

Baseball Has a Bizarre 9/11 Controversy

Cleveland pitcher Trevor Bauer denies marking mound with conspiracy

(Newser) - It's the weirdest controversy of the young baseball season. Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer is fending off accusations that he used his cleats to make a statement on the mound about the 9/11 attacks, reports Cleveland.com . "Checked Twitter to see a bunch of people making ridiculous accusations,... More »

US Judge: 9/11 Lawsuit Against Saudi Arabia Can Proceed

Says it meets requirements for court to assume jurisdiction

(Newser) - A judge on Wednesday rejected Saudi Arabia's motion to end a New York lawsuit seeking to hold it responsible in the Sept. 11 attacks, the AP reports. In dismissing the motion, US District Judge George Daniels said the plaintiffs' allegations met the requirements for the court to assume jurisdiction... More »

Man Who Evacuated Hundreds After 9/11 Is Dead at 45

Thomas Phelan was a ferry captain turned firefighter

(Newser) - Thomas Phelan's life followed a different trajectory to that of many other 9/11 heroes: He was a hero who became a firefighter. On the day of the attacks, Phelan, who has died of cancer at age 45, was working as a ferry captain for Circle Line-Statue of Liberty ferry... More »

Building Uniquely Destroyed on 9/11 Struggles to Come Back

St. Nicholas Shrine was only building not part of the trade center complex that was ruined

(Newser) - Construction on a Greek Orthodox church meant to replace one that was crushed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been temporarily suspended amid rising costs and questions over how donations have been managed. The St. Nicholas National Shrine next to the World Trade Center memorial plaza was to replace a... More »

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... More »

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