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September 11

Developer Moves To Demolish Park51, 'Ground Zero Mosque'

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK, April 8 (Reuters) - A New York City real estate developer has filed plans to raze the "Ground Zero mosque," a structure housing an Islamic...

Osama Bin Laden's Son-In-Law Convicted In NYC Terror Trial

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS | Posted 03.26.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaida propaganda videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks, was convicted Wednesday ...

Goverment To Allow Lawyers To Interview Alleged 9/11 Plotter

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government will let lawyers for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law interview alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed at...

Reflecting on George Harrison's Death: A Visit to Ground Zero During Thanksgiving 2001

Elan Barnehama | Posted 01.26.2014 | New York
Elan Barnehama

Since September 11, I have often turned to music to remind me of what is important. I am inspired by new bands that do their part to promote community and compassion over consumption.

The Kennedy Assassination: More Important Than 9/11?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

As I watch the footage of the grief-stricken people who lined the streets, I can't help but feel a nostalgia for that horrible time because it seems to me that it represents an America more unified than today.

A Little Boy Meets the Pope: Remembering a Special Moment

Al Eisele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Al Eisele

We still don't know the name or age of the little boy who joined Pope Francis Saturday during a papal address at the Vatican -- and the Pope's graciou...

Government Shuts Down But Dysfunctional Military Commissions Continue

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.02.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

A little government shut-down wasn't going to deter Army Colonel James Pohl. While most federal employees were furloughed, the judge presiding over the 9/11 case at the Guantanamo Bay military commissions on Tuesday insisted the pre-trial hearings continue apace.

Guantanamo Computer Problems Getting Worse

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

(Updates with comments from prosecutor, Mohammed's lawyer) By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, Sept 18 ...

Big Problems Could Delay 9/11 Case

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A defendant in the Sept. 11 case at Guantanamo Bay was ejected from the courtroom Monday after arguing with th...

Sarah Palin's Super PAC Sued Over Use Of 9/11 Photo

AP | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A New Jersey-based newspaper publisher is suing Sarah Palin and her political action committee for copyright infringement over the use of ...

The Airport Realization That Changed This Jet-Setting Mom's Ways

Kerry Lyons | Posted 11.13.2013 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

I admit that business travel as a working mom has its perks -- room service, going to the bathroom alone and no one waking you up in the middle of the night, just to name a few! But, as glam as that all sounds, the reality is far more grim.

Guantanamo Detainee Pictures' Release Nixed

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — The government does not have to release photographs and dozens of videotapes of a Saudi citizen detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in ...

Congress Shouldn't Leave Immigration Bill Behind This September

Sayu Bhojwani | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Sayu Bhojwani

This month, the prospect of attacks on Syria has once again nudged immigration reform to the back burner in Congress. Is immigration reform doomed to failure once again?

Dem Gov Criticizes Airport's Controversial Move: 'It's Just Dumb'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) spoke out Wednesday about a 9/11 fire drill at Logan International Airport that went awry, calling the decision "...

Giving New Meaning to the Day After 9/11

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

At this moment, Congress has the opportunity to choose a new meaning for future anniversaries of 9/11. It could be the day that life went on just as disastrously as previously -- or it could be the day that changed everything, and this time for the better.

Reflections on Coming of Age in the Age of 9/11

Michael W. Waters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

I am thoroughly convinced that my generation is rightly positioned to make a significant difference for the better within our world. We are a generation proven, tested, and committed to needed change.

Michelle Obama's Beautiful Gesture On 9/11

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama drew a pair of construction paper hands for a project with military children during a 9/11 visit to a USO center at the A...

From Black Cloud, White Ash

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.11.2013 | New York
Michele Somerville

...Not here where I live /where just 20 minutes/before the first air-/craft hit, my-first/born waited/beneath at Station Stop World/Trade Center

9/11 Forward Together Street Art Beautifully Honors Victims

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.11.2013 | Arts

International students from Miami Ad School in Brooklyn took to the streets of New York Wednesday to send the message that we stand together in memory...

9/11 Charities Making The Biggest Difference

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact

In the 12 years since the tragic World Trade Center attacks, a number of organizations have committed their missions to meaningfully remembering the t...

September 11th: Running a Marathon for Sanctuary

Ruth Gerson | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

It was the coming together of circumstances. It was three kinds of home. My home, NYC, my husband's home, Massachusetts, and Sanctuary, a home for families, people I've met and listened to their testimonies.

September 11th and the 40th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 11.11.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

This year, the proximity of the anniversaries on two different calendars leads me to think about one through the lens of the other. The theme that runs through both is that we must learn both through what is broken and what is whole.

9/11: Loss of Friendship, Gaining Empathy

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

After checking in to a nondescript Motel 6 and getting situated, I found my way online and finally saw the email. Our friends Ron Gamboa, Dan Brandhorst, and their young son David had been returning home, having just vacationed on the Cape, and had been on United Airlines Flight 175.

I Have Never Heard of You

Edie Lutnick | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Edie Lutnick

Fred Gabler was 30 years old on September 11th, 2001. Freddie was a practical joker who loved getting a rise out of people. He loved watching sports, especially football. Freddie loved a lot of things, but nothing more than that he and his wife were expecting their first child.

9/11 Memorial Vandalized By Truthers

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

A 9/11 memorial in Lafayette, La., was targeted by vandals on the eve of the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. In a controversial bit of gu...