Andrea Bocelli and family perform "The Greatest Gift"
It's become a "Sunday Morning" holiday tradition: A performance by the Young People's Chorus of New York City. This year they are joined by the great Andrea Bocelli and his children, Matteo and Virginia, who sing "The Greatest Gift." Recorded inside the Oculus at New York's World Trade Center.news.yahoo.com
Hundreds of migrating songbirds crash into NYC skyscrapers
Hundreds of birds migrating through New York City this week died after crashing into the city's glass towers, a mass casualty event spotlighted by a New York City Audubon volunteer's tweets showing the World Trade Center littered with bird carcasses. This week's avian death toll was particularly high, but bird strikes on Manhattan skyscrapers are a persistent problem that NYC Audubon has documented for years, said Kaitlyn Parkins, the group’s associate director of conservation and science. “We had a big storm and sort of weird weather and lots of birds, and that’s sort of the perfect combination that can lead to bird-window collisions,” Parkins said.news.yahoo.com
In 9/11 commemorations, an elegy for what the nation lost that day — and in the 20 years since
In New York, the ceremony at Ground Zero began with the first moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. — the time Flight 11 struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The last moment of silence came at 10:28 a.m., in observance of the fall of the North Tower. The reading of the names of the victims, an annual tradition, went on for more than four hours, a reflection of the extraordinary toll from the worst terrorist attack in American history.washingtonpost.com
20 years after 9/11: How satellites tracking disasters have changed
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and photos from Maxar Technologies' IKONOS satellite captured the attack sites, including the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.space.com
Ground zero: A selfie stop for some, a cemetery for others
Twenty years after terrorists flew two planes into the World Trade Center, the memorial at ground zero has its own routine, not much different from many city tourist sites. The names on the parapets are more than mere engravings on bronze, and the 55,000 gallons of water recycling through the reflecting pools is more than a social media post. After the plaza empties around the reflecting pools each evening, Kevin Hansen pulls on blue work gloves, grabs his torch and begins his nightly work of repairing and maintaining the long, bronze parapets with the names of the dead.news.yahoo.com
Photos: Scenes from the 9/11 attacks
Twenty years after terrorists crashed hijacked planes into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, the U.S. is still reckoning with the attack that toppled the twin towers, killed nearly 3,000 people, triggered a wave of increased security and launched a war on terrorism.latimes.com
EXCERPT: 20 years on, 'The Falling Man' is still you and me
The following account from Associated Press photographer Richard Drew is excerpted from the book “September 11: The 9/11 Story, Aftermath and Legacy,” an in-depth look at AP’s coverage of 9/11 and the events that followed. My family calls it “the picture that won’t go away.” The photograph was denounced as coldblooded, ghoulish and sadistic.news.yahoo.com
A day that will never leave you: 20 years later, 60 Minutes recounts FDNY stories of heroism on 9/11
"It's always a sad place to be for me," FDNY Commissioner Dan Nigro tells Scott Pelley. "And I think this year will be particularly difficult." This Sunday, 60 Minutes remembers 9/11 through the stories of firefighters at the World Trade Center that day.cbsnews.com
Taliban spokesman claims 'no evidence' bin Laden behind World Trade Center attacks
A Taliban spokesman claimed Wednesday that there is "no evidence" that Osama bin Laden was behind the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, despite overwhelming evidence linking the late al Qaeda leader to the planning of the incident.news.yahoo.com
Biden announces withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by 9/11
President Joe Biden announced Wednesday plans to pull all U.S. military forces from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, a move that would bring an end to America's longest war by the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon. Watch his remarks and read more here.cbsnews.com
4 men convicted in 1993 WTC bombing have had sentences cut
In the last year, four men implicated in the 1993 bombing have won reductions to their sentences after one part of their convictions was dropped to be consistent with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Nidal Ayyad, 53, Mohammad A. Salameh, 53, and Mahmud Abouhalima, 61, could be freed if they each live to be 100. AdThe bombers who had their sentences reduced were arrested in the intense FBI probe that followed the blast. In a 2012 memorandum, Duffy called Yousef “a cold-blooded killer, completely devoid of conscience.”AdIn a second trial, he was convicted as the mastermind of the 1993 bombing. Eyad Ismoil, 49, also convicted in the 1993 attack, is serving a 210-year sentence.
Remembering 9/11: Naval Station Mayport honors fallen
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Naval Station Mayport held a remembrance ceremony Friday to honor the fallen and those who responded to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Friday marks 19 years since more than 3,000 people were killed when hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The ceremony started with a prayer and address, followed by the raising of a flag and four prolonged blasts at 8:46, 9:03, 9:37 and 10:03 a.m. The blasts are in observation of the four separate crashes that took place on that day. While commemoration ceremonies looked drastically different due to the pandemic this year, it’s a day and time in our nation’s history that will never be forgotten.
Local services remember those who were lost on 9/11
MAYPORT, Fla. – On September 11th, 2001, nearly 3,000 died in the September 11th terrorist attacks. Many around the nation will honor those who lost their lives when two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, and near Shanksville 19 years ago, today. It will be at the department’s main station on Malaga Street at 8:30 a.m. Lake City Police and Fire in Columbia County will hold a service at the Public Safety Building. It will be live-streamed on the LCPD Facebook page at 8:30 a.m.A ceremony honoring those who died during the attacks on 9/11 will also be held this morning at Naval Station Mayport.
The resurrection of New York's St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
The resurrection of New York's St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and the iconography it housed were destroyed in the attack on the World Trade Center. After almost two decades, the church is rising again with new iconography from a monastery on Mt. Scott Pelley reports.cbsnews.com
The resurrection of New York's St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
The resurrection of New York's St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and the iconography it housed were destroyed in the attack on the World Trade Center. After almost two decades, the church is rising again with new iconography from a monastery on Mt. Scott Pelley reportscbsnews.com
The rebuilding of the church destroyed on 9/11
Sitting in the shadows of the World Trade Center, the small Greek Orthodox church became the only house of worship destroyed on 9/11. The new St. Nicholas is scheduled to open its doors on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 in 2021. Funds meant for St. Nicholas had been diverted and mismanaged by the Archdiocese. The new church will find renewed life through the icons created by Father Lukas, one of Mt. In 100 years, she says, St. Nicholas church will remind us "that the good of mankind can conquer evil no matter what."cbsnews.com
A year after deadly fire, Paradise pauses to remember
In the year since the fire, crews have removed more than 3.66 million tons of debris twice the amount that was removed from the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Nine homes have been rebuilt so far, but the town is on track to issue 500 building permits by the end of the year.chicagotribune.com
What is Movember or NoShavember anyway?
(CNN) - It's the first of November, which means it's the start of Movember or NoShavember. The Movember Foundation focuses on men's health, and NoShavember is aimed at fighting cancer, regardless of sex. MovemberThe Movember Foundation started in 2003 by Travis Garone and Luke Slattery in Melbourne, according to the organization's website. In 2012, the Movember Foundation was ranked as one of the Top 100 non-governmental organizations in the world by NGO Advisor. More than 20 countries participate in Movember every year now, and the organization has raised over $700 million, according to its website.
Study links World Trade Center firefighters and cardiovascular disease
One recent study indicates responding firefighters have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Researchers studied 9,796 male New York City firefighters who responded to the World Trade Center attack. Firefighters were followed for 16 years to see if they developed cardiovascular disease. "Knowing what we know about the acute exposure to compounds and dust, that may cause some degree of inflammation, chronic inflammation as well," he said. "And we know inflammation plays a major role in the genesis of cardiovascular disease."
18 years later, Americans remember Sept. 11 attacks
People observe a moment of silence during ceremonies at the National September 11 Memorial on Sept. 11, 2019, in New York City. (CNN) - It's been 18 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the day that never ends. Nearly 3,000 people died when hijackers took control of four commercial airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center buildings, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. ET this morning at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. President Donald Trump and the first lady marked the moment the first World Trade Center tower was hit, at 8:46 a.m.
Study: 9/11 attack tied to cardiovascular risk in firefighters
It found only an association between World Trade Center exposure and long-term cardiovascular risk, but more research is needed to determine whether a causal relationship exists. The new study joins several others that have found an association between firefighters responding to the World Trade Center disaster and elevated health risks. "One is that air pollution has long been known to be a major cardiovascular risk factor. "The good news is there are steps that people can take to prevent and reduce cardiovascular risk going forward, even if they've had substantially heightened risk," Trasande said. "Healthy diet and physical activity are still important counter weapons in the fight against cardiovascular disease," he said.
Donald Trump criticizes President George W. Bush on foreign policy
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump defends his critique of President George W. Bush’s foreign policy stating that, “the World Trade Center came down during his reign.” Trump claims Bush started “the chain of events” that led to the turmoil in the Middle East.cbsnews.com
Funding for 9/11 health program set to expire
Many of the first responders who worked in the ruins of the World Trade Center developed serious illnesses following 9/11. A federal program aimed at helping those affected is about to lose its funding. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports.cbsnews.com
One World Trade Center opened for business
One World Trade Center opened for business The first tenants are moving in to the One World Trade Center -- 13 years and 7 weeks after the 9/11 attacks. In lower Manhattan, it's a symbol of resurgence for an area that's been slowly recovering. Kris Van Cleave reports.cbsnews.com
Govs. Chris Christie, Andrew Cuomo brace for heightened terrorist threats
Chris Christie, Andrew Cuomo brace for heightened terrorist threats The two neighboring governors signed a bistate memorandum of understanding at 7 World Trade Center that outlines increased security in their states in the wake of increasingly active terrorist groups overseas.cbsnews.com
48 Hours preview: The trials of Cal Harris
48 Hours preview: The trials of Cal Harris For most, Sept. 11, 2001 will forever mark what happened at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, but for people in the town of Owego, N.Y., that's also when Michele Harris, a 35-year-old mother of four disappeared, never to be heard from again. Her husband, Cal Harris, faces a third murder trial for his wife's death. "48 Hours"' Erin Moriarty joins "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to discuss the case and the wealthy businessman's first-ever TV interview.cbsnews.com
First look at NYC 9/11 memorial museum
First look at NYC 9/11 memorial museum More than twelve-and-a-half-years after the 9/11 attacks, the September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center is finally set to open. Alexis Christoforous got an inside look before the official dedication ceremony.cbsnews.com