The Latest: Twin beams of light commemorate 9/11 victims
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the commemoration of the Sept. 11 terror attacks (all times local):
Two powerful light beams have lit up the lower Manhattan skyline as part of the annual Tribute in Light installation commemorating those who lost their lives on 9/11.
The twin beams can reach up to 4 miles into the sky and are comprised of 88 7,000-watt xenon light bulbs positioned in two 48-foot squares, echoing the shape of the Twin Towers. The lights will fade away at dawn on Wednesday.
US marks 9/11 with somber tributes; Trump speaks at PA site
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with tears and somber tributes as President Donald Trump hailed "the moment when America fought back" on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil.
Victims' relatives said prayers for their country, pleaded for national unity and pressed officials not to use the 2001 terror attacks as a political tool in a polarized nation.
Sept. 11 Anniversary
Americans are commemorating the Sept. 11 terror attacks with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims.
‘Wake-up call’: 9/11 prompted some to move away to new lives
NEW YORK (AP) — On 9/11, Stephen Feuerman saw the World Trade Center aflame through the window of his Empire State Building office and watched, transfixed, as a second fireball burst from the twin towers.
He ran through the 78th floor urging everyone to get out, thinking their skyscraper could be next. With transit hubs shut down, he couldn't get home to his family in suburban Westchester for hours. Among the dead were someone he knew from college and people he recognized from his commuter train.
Born into al-Qaida: Hamza bin Laden’s rise to prominence
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The boy is only 12 years old and looks even younger and smaller kneeling next to the wreckage of a helicopter, flanked by masked jihadis carrying Kalashnikov...
Born into al-Qaida: Hamza bin Laden’s rise to prominence
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Years after the death of his father at the hands of a U.S. Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan, Hamza bin Laden now finds himself in the crosshairs of world...
Saudi Arabia revokes citizenship of Hamza bin Laden
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia announced Friday it had revoked the citizenship of Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader who has become an increasingly prominent...
Commemoration held at trade center site for 1993 bombing
NEW YORK (AP) — A crowd has marked the anniversary of the 1993 bombing at the old World Trade Center that foreshadowed 9/11.
A bell tolled at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza on Tuesday to mark...
Ceremony marks 1993 trade center bombing
Lawmakers, first responders sound alarm on 9/11 fund
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 17 years after the 9/11 attacks, first responders and their advocates were back at the Capitol Monday urging Congress to ensure that a victims' compensation fund does...
Colorado Catholic dioceses submit to voluntary abuse review
DENVER (AP) — A former federal prosecutor will review the sexual abuse files of Colorado's Roman Catholic dioceses, and the church has agreed to pay an unlimited amount of reparations to victims...
9/11 fund running out of money for those with illnesses
NEW YORK (AP) — The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent, officials announced Friday.
‘It was deathly quiet’ - Witnesses recall Zanardi’s crash
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The medical team had no idea where to even find injured driver Alex Zanardi as they raced toward the scene of his crash at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz in Klettwitz, Germany. The debris field stretched out for hundreds of yards on the gray pavement and the carnage looked like a war scene straight out of the movies.
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Tribute to 9/11 workers takes shape in granite country
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A tribute to thousands of rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center is taking shape in Vermont, where workers are chipping at and chiseling slabs of granite that will be installed this spring at the national Sept. 11 memorial.
The new area with a path flanked by stone monoliths will also honor those sickened or who died from exposure to toxins after the towers fell.
9/11 rescue and cleanup worker tribute takes shape
Ground zero art exhibit featuring Saudi flag to be moved
NEW YORK (AP) — An art exhibit installed on the grounds of the World Trade Center that features a giant candy sculpture wrapped in the Saudi flag will be relocated following complaints from 9/11 victims groups, the agency that oversees the site said Monday.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed the exhibit "Candy Nations" will be moved to the Kennedy Airport AirTrain system this week.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s Afghan comments inaccurate
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's comments about Afghanistan this week devolved into a history lesson gone awry and an embrace of the former Soviet Union's decision to invade the country in the 1970s.
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Germany deports convicted 9/11 accomplice home to Morocco
BERLIN (AP) — A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based Sept. 11 suicide pilots as they plotted attacks on New York and Washington was deported Monday from Germany to his homeland.
German authorities confirmed that Mounir el Motassadeq was aboard a plane that had taken off from Frankfurt airport in the evening.
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TORONTO (AP) — With handheld cameras in tow, Paul Greengrass has headed straight into real-life horrors to make visceral, immersive fiction films: a 1972 massacre in North Ireland ("Bloody Sunday"), the September 11 terrorist attacks ("United 93") and the Somali hijacking of a cargo ship ("Captain Phillips").
Family focuses on awareness after daughter’s death
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — As family and friends of Austen Dunn work to increase awareness of the medical condition that unexpectedly took her young life two years ago, they're comforted by others' memories of her.
Widow turns Rochester home into museum for late sculptor
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Tucked away on a residential street in southwest Rochester, you'll find a house like no other in town. Since 2012, Arlyn Gagnon, widow of sculptor Charles Eugene Gagnon, has been transforming her home into a showcase for her late husband's bronze sculptures. She opened the doors to the public last month.
The collection incorporates themes of peace, hope and flight.
Arlyn Gagnon gave a tour of her home on the 17th anniversary of Sept. 11.
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Hassan to speak at ceremony honoring fallen soldiers
ATKINSON, N.H. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan is speaking at ceremonies honoring fallen New Hampshire soldiers.
The senator on Saturday spoke at a morning dedication of a bridge on the Atkinson-Plaistow border in honor of Dimitrios Gavriel. Gavriel joined the Marines following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and died while serving in the war in Iraq.
Hassan also planned to speak at the afternoon 100th commemorative anniversary of fallen World War 1 lieutenant William Jutras.
Trump: 9/11 memorial renewed my resolve to build border wall
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the Sept. 11 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, renewed his resolve to push for his stalled southern border wall.
Trump tells Hill.TV in an interview published Wednesday that he marveled at the Flight 93 National Memorial during a visit last week.
Trump tells the outlet, "They built this gorgeous wall where the plane went down in Pennsylvania, Shanksville."
Remembering Sept. 11: Man was at Pentagon when plane hit
HARTSELLE, Ala. (AP) — Robert Dotson had plenty of reasons to be sad Tuesday, but he would not.
At some point, however, he would think about the helpless moment he felt while in the courtyard at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, after terrorists crashed a domestic airliner into the western side of the building.
But what he remembers most about the worst terrorist attack in American history is all the people thinking about others instead of themselves.
Editorials from around Pennsylvania
Editorials from around Pennsylvania:
IT'S BACK TO BUSINESS FOR EVERYONE BUT PA STATE LAWMAKERS, Sept. 11
September is back to business for school children and workers who have burned off their vacation time. Why isn't it the case for state lawmakers?
Correction: Belgium-Congo-Bemba story
BRUSSELS (AP) — In a story Sept. 11 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that Congo opposition figure Jean-Pierre Bemba said "They just screwed me. They used the court to screw me" In fact Bemba said "They just exclude me. They used the court to exclude me."
A corrected version of the story is below:
Congo opposition figure Bemba warns of 'chaos' if vote fraud
Congo opposition figure Bemba warns of 'chaos' if election he's barred from isn't free, fair
MLB commemorates 9/11 anniversary with ballpark ceremonies
NEW YORK (AP) — In a way, Don Mattingly was about as far from the hustle and bustle of downtown New York City as an ex-ballplayer could be on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
The former New York Yankees captain was cleaning out stalls on his horse farm in Indiana when he heard the horrible news on the radio: Two planes had crashed into the Twin Towers in Manhattan, destroying the World Trade Center landmarks and undoubtedly killing thousands of people.
Los Angeles, Paris mayors talk climate, homeless, Olympics
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayors of Paris and Los Angeles met Tuesday ahead of a global climate summit to memorialize the victims of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. and to talk about the commonalities between the two cities in an increasingly divided world.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo attended a 9/11 memorial ceremony in Los Angeles and then helped pack lunches for the hungry.
New Alabama firefighters memorial dedicated on 9/11
ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — A memorial for fallen Alabama firefighters has been dedicated in the city of Anniston.
The ceremonies took place Tuesday at Anniston's Centennial Park.
WBRC-TV reports that the memorial, which sits across from the state law enforcement memorial, was dedicated as part of a 9/11 memorial service.
9/11 ceremony held at Rhode Island State Police Headquarters
SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police hosted a ceremony to honor the lives lost 17 years ago in the Sept. 11 attacks.
Tuesday's ceremony featured bells and moments of silence marking when each plane crashed. It also included a bagpipe performance to honor the seven Rhode Island residents who died that day.
A state police detective sang the national anthem, and "Taps" was performed to honor the 30 Rhode Islanders who were killed in the subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
2 who rescued couple honored with Sept. 11 bravery award
BOSTON (AP) — Two young men who rescued an elderly couple from their car moments before a train slammed into it were honored Tuesday with a civilian bravery award named for Madeline Amy Sweeney, a flight attendant who discreetly communicated with ground crews from one of the hijacked planes that was flown into the World Trade Center on 9/11.
The annual award was presented at the Statehouse as part of Massachusetts' commemoration of the 17th anniversary of the terror attacks.
Trump leads nation in solemn remembrance of Sept. 11 attacks
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Standing in the field where the last of the Sept. 11 planes crashed, President Donald Trump praised the "band of brave patriots" who helped bring down the jetliner and saved the lives of countless others in the nation's capital.
Trump paid his respects Tuesday at a rural Pennsylvania field where the fourth airplane hijacked that day crashed after its 40 passengers and crew learned about attacks in New York and Washington and tried to storm the cockpit.
Experts: Global extremism threat has grown since 9/11
WASHINGTON (AP) — Extremism poses a greater global threat today than it did 17 years ago, despite costly U.S. military action overseas, according to members of the U.S. government commission that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks.
Bald eagle lands on fire truck during Sept. 11 tribute
COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A bald eagle has visited a Minnesota tribute marking the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
The national bird landed Tuesday on top of a firefighters' aerial truck parked on a highway overpass in the northern Minneapolis suburb of Coon Rapids.
Members of the Andover Fire Department were gathered to pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 people who died in the attacks and to the 9/11 emergency responders.
Al-Qaida leader urges Muslims to fight US across the world
CAIRO (AP) — Marking the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the leader of al-Qaida has called on Muslims to wage war against the United States throughout the world.
In a 30-minute speech released Tuesday, Ayman al-Zawahri went to great lengths to portray the United States as a religious enemy of Muslims, using Washington's transfer of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as evidence of that enmity.
The Latest: Trump: Nation recalls when ‘America fought back’
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Sept. 11 anniversary (all times local):
President Donald Trump says the nation is recalling "the moment when America fought back" during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Speaking in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, during a somber remembrance at the Flight 93 memorial, Trump said the fallen "joined the immortal ranks of American heroes."
Testing presidents from Bush to Trump, 9/11 shaped politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four presidential campaigns. Eight congressional elections. The longest war in U.S. history.
The Sept. 11 attacks have shaped U.S. politics, sometimes over the objections of victims' families. The attacks that crashed four airliners and killed nearly 3,000 also tested U.S. presidents, starting with that indelible image of still-new President George W. Bush hearing his chief of staff whisper news of the attacks that would define his presidency.