“New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jason Graham on Thursday [1/18/2024] announced the identification of a victim from the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The victim was identified as John Ballantine Niven and has become the 1,650th person to be identified since 2001 through […]

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“A Connecticut man who pleaded guilty to planning to fight for the Islamic State group in Syria was sentenced to 12 years in prison on a terrorism charge Thursday [12/21/2023], a lighter punishment than what had been sought by prosecutors who called him a danger to society. A judge imposed the punishment on Kevin McCormick, […]

Read More… from 12/21/2023


“Today [12/7/2023], Congressman Andrew R. Garbarino (R-NY-02) released a statement following the finalization of the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which includes much needed funding to address the shortfall in the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP). Specifically, this legislation will provide $444 million to address the WTCHP funding gap and $232 […]

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“Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged architect of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, ‘voluntarily’ admitted to an FBI agent that the plan had been to hit the White House or the Capitol as well as the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. The ‘confession’ by the man said to have been the operations director of al-Qaeda was given […]

Read More… from 9/28/2023


“The number of first responders from the New York City Fire Department who have died from 9/11-related illnesses has reached 343, matching the number who lost their lives on the day of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Two more members of the FDNY died this September from 9/11-related illnesses, shortly after the 22nd anniversary […]

Read More… from 9/24/2023


“A military judge at Guantánamo Bay has ruled a 9/11 defendant incompetent to stand trial after a military medical panel found that the man’s sustained abuse in CIA custody years earlier had rendered him lastingly psychotic. A Guantánamo military commission spokesperson, Ronald Flesvig, confirmed on Friday [9/22/2023] the ruling by Judge Col Matthew McCall. The […]

Read More… from 9/22/2023


“New York City officials have identified two more victims of the September 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center, just days before the 22nd memorial anniversary of the attacks. The man and woman identified are the 1,648th and 1,649th victims identified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, according to a news release […]

Read More… from 9/8/2023


“President Joe Biden has refused to approve some of the conditions that lawyers for the defendants in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks had sought in a possible plea bargain, ruling out a presidential guarantee that the five men would be spared solitary confinement and provided care for the trauma of their torture in CIA custody, […]

Read More… from 9/6/2023


“A proposal to allow alleged perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks to plead guilty and avoid the death penalty poses a powerful dilemma for victims’ families, some of whom still want to seek the ultimate retribution after two decades of legal limbo. … For some families of those killed in New York’s World Trade Center, the […]

Read More… from 8/27/2023


“A Pakistani doctor and former Mayo Clinic research coordinator who sought to join the Islamic State terrorist group to fight in Syria and expressed interest in carrying out attacks on U.S. soil was sentenced Friday [8/25/2023] to 18 years in prison. Muhammad Masood, 31, pleaded guilty a year ago to attempting to provide material support […]

Read More… from 8/25/2023