Build-a-Rig For Scott, a community-based nonprofit on Long Island, held a charity event to build a ceremonial unit rig in memory of the late retired NYPD Officer Scott Blackshaw, who died at age 52 in 2018 of esophageal and brain cancer related to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center.
A disbarred attorney who stole 9/11 victims compensation funds from a cancer-stricken retired NYPD police officer from Kings Park, faced justice in federal court Thursday in Westchester County, where he pleaded guilty to the theft.
Although the Great Neck-based Teamsters Local 817 work in the entertainment industry, they were among the many unsung heroes who responded to Ground Zero within hours and spent days, weeks, and months after the attacks.
Nostradamus has been credited with foretelling nearly every major tumultuous historical event in the past 450 years, from epic floods, apocalyptic fires and massacres to the ascension of Napoleon and Adolf Hitler—the latter referred to as “Hister” in his texts; both interpreted to be the first two of three antichrists he foresaw—the world wars, September 11, 2001 terror attacks and destruction of the World Trade Center. A recent analysis of several of Nostradamus’ quatrains has many now believing that the legendary prophet has also indeed predicted billionaire-turned-realty TV personality-turned-U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump’s stunning clenching of the 2016 presidential election—as well as its apocalyptic aftermath.
Members of both the House and Senate struck down President Obama’s veto of a bill that would permit family members of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. The overwhelming bi-partisan support for still-grieving families served as a humiliating rebuke for both Obama and Saudi Arabia, America’s closest ally in the Middle East, which has recently come under increased scrutiny despite an entrenched alliance that deepened after 9/11.
Fifteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, America's War on Terror has expanded drastically, and with it, the interpretation of the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF), which gave the president the initial power to mobilize US Armed Forces against those responsible. Yet, America is no closer to ending that open-ended war than when it began, and its endless state is prompting serious questions about the legality of the recent initiatives waged against ISIS, and whether safeguards are in place to prevent a single person—President Obama or his successors—from committing America to perpetual warfare.
There was a palpable feeling Monday that the massacre—the largest mass shooting in U.S. history and biggest terror attack since 9/11—was deeply personal, that any of those grieving could have very well been a victim of a madman’s apparent homophobic assault on a gay nightclub, one of the few public venues where the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community feel safe from persecution or physical attacks.
View image | gettyimages.com John Feal and a group of Sept. 11, 2001 victim advocates have made 21 trips to Washington D.C. this year, or...
They were among 60 young adults from around the world who lost loved ones to terrorism and participated in Project Common Bond, an retreat organized by Manhasset-based Tuesday's Children.
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