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Documents show Feds downplayed ground zero health risks

New documents have emerged showing that federal officials in Washington and New York went further than was previously known to downplay concerns about health risks, misrepresenting or concealing information that ultimately might have protected thousands of people from the contaminated air at ground zero.... Read more»

Obama: U.S 'remains vigilant' about terror threats

U.S. President Barack Obama, in a radio address on the eve of the 10th anniversary of September 11, praised the resilience of the American people and called for continued vigilance against terrorist threats.... Read more»


Morning commute, Libyan style

Some of us drive to work with a toolbox in the back of the truck, others use a different set of tools…... Read more»

Disaster loans kept Az firms afloat after 9/11

The federal Small Business Administration approved $12.5 million in 9/11 disaster loans in Arizona and more than $500 million nationwide over the three years following the attacks, the first time the agency ever offered disaster assistance outside a declared disaster area.... Read more»

3 with Az ties honored in Pentagon 9/11 memorial

The Pentagon’s 9/11 memorial, opened in 2008 as the first national 9/11 memorial, is a field of 184 cantilevered stone-and-steel benches, each arcing above a pool of running water.Each bench is inscribed with the name of a victim of the Pentagon attack, including three with Arizona ties: Allen P. Boyle, David M. Scales and David W. Laychak.... Read more»

The best, most damning reporting of the 9/11 era

ProPublica has gathered the seminal stories of the years after Sept. 11, the ones that reveal the reality about the attackers and how our government changed in the post-9/11 era.... Read more»

TriWest to pay $10M to gov't over false claims allegations

TriWest Healthcare Alliance Corp. — a contractor to TRICARE Management Activity, which provides the medical benefit plan for military members and dependents — agreed to pay $10 million to the federal government to resolve false claims allegations, the Justice Department announced Friday.... Read more»


10 years on, Afghanistan isn't far from where it started

No two countries have been more affected by the shift than the United States and Afghanistan, who are tied together in a war whose outcome, a decade after the initial invasion, is still very much in doubt.... Read more»

Designers: 9/11 memorial’s focus is inclusion

One of the designers the 9/11 memorial at the State Capitol, which uses written passages to create a timeline of events surrounding 9/11, hopes the structure will eventually be understood for its meaningful layers rather than the controversy surrounding some of its phrases.... Read more»

Foreign flight students closely monitored since 9/11

One of Arizona’s most haunting connections to 9/11 is the fact that at least one hijacker received flight training in the state. The federal government has since tightened screening of international flight students, which means flight schools must monitor those students more closely.... Read more»

National Guard to remain on border through year's end

The 500 National Guard troops helping watch over Arizona’s border with Mexico will stay on the job, after the Pentagon agreed to continue funding the 1,100 troopers assisting on the Southwest border.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Is Tucson prepared for a massive emergency?

Les Caid, emergency management expert and Rio Rico fire chief, explores emergency preparedness ten years after 9/11.... Read more»

9/11 audio recordings released

Audio recordings of the first reactions by American air traffic controllers, pilots and the military to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were made public for the first time Thursday, days ahead of the 10-year anniversary.... Read more»

UA grad recalls husband's death in Sept. 11 attack

Christie Coombs, a 1982 graduate of the UA, looks back to Sept. 11, 2001, the day her husband Jeffrey, a UA business graduate, was aboard the first plane that crashed into the World Trade Center in New York. Since then, Coombs has channeled her grief into something positive.... Read more»

Gaddafi denies fleeing to Niger

In an audio message Thursday, deposed Libyan Muammar al-Gaddafi dismissed speculation that he fled south to neighboring Niger as lies and psychological warfare.... Read more»

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