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Toxic dust hung in the air around Ground Zero for more than three months following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

9/11 responders not only faced initial “acute” health problems, they soon began experiencing a wave of chronic diseases that continue to affect them 20 years later due a of mixture of cement dust and particles, asbestos and a class of chemicals called persistent organic pollutants. Read more»

President Joe Biden took the notable step last week of ordering the Justice Department and other agencies to disclose new portions of their long-secret files on the Qaida plot - what remains in doubt is whether the declassification will resolve the mysteries that still surround the case. Read more»

At a Tempe memorial in 2016, Pfc. Adriana Sandoval salutes nearly 3,000 flags, representing the number of American lives lost on 9/11.

Across the state, many nonprofits are commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks through community outreach on the National Day of Service and Remembrance. Read more»

Robert Sebold, who grew up in Cochise County, took this photo at Ground Zero on Sept. 13, 2001.

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, former Arizonan Robert Sebold — a volunteer firefighter and EMT — watched the attacks on the World Trade Center on TV and knew he had to do something. The former soldier packed up his gear, put on his firefighter turnout clothes, then boarded a bus and headed for Ground Zero. Read more»

A moment of silence was held Wednesday morning at the headquarters of the Tucson Fire Department.

At fire stations across Tucson on Wednesday morning, firefighters honored fallen brethren and the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks by lowering flags to half-staff. At Fire Central downtown, the station's bell was rung after a moment of silence at 8:45 a.m., and two bagpipers played "Amazing Grace." Read more»

Tomorrow, Americans will commemorate the twelfth anniversary of one the darkest days in our nation's history. In tribute to the victims of 9/11, including the approximately 400 heroic first responders who gave their own lives to save others, let us again stand united in prayer and patriotism. Read more»

Beams of light aimed skyward on Monday from Ground Zero paid tribute to the victims of the World Trade Center attacks.

On the anniversary of 9/11, a new report claims the CIA became increasingly frustrated at the White House's failure to take seriously their information of a terrorist attack. Read more»

President Barack Obama giving his weekly address on Sept. 8.

President Obama marked the eleventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in his weekly address. Read more»

In an interview for Norwegian television, Kevin Forts, a 23-year-old Massachusetts man, said he 'dreams' of one day meeting confessed Norway mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, and called Breivik's actions 'atrocious but necessary.'

The Oklahoma City bombing and al-Qaida attacks served as inspiration and education for confessed mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, he told a courtroom in Norway on Friday Read more»

In a trio of commemorations, Tucson's firefighters, police and ordinary citizens paid tribute Sunday morning to the heroes and victims of the terrorist attacks of a decade ago. Firefighters remembered their lost brothers by tolling a bell three times. Three volleys were fired by police riflemen. And at Reid Park, a flyover by a pair of F-16s set a crowd of hundreds cheering. (with video) Read more» 1

President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush stand at the North Pool Memorial at the National Sept. 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site Sunday.

The names of the 2,983 victims of Sept. 11, 2001, and 1993 World Trade Center bombing, echoed across Ground Zero on Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America. Read more»

Although the Twin Towers no longer grace the New York City skyline, they will always exist, thanks to Hollywood. Read more»

Police and firefighters from New York City and local agencies hoisted the National 9-11 Flag above the site of the Jan. 8 shooting to mark 6 months since 6 were killed and 13 others wounded at a Northwest Side grocery store.

Tucson-area events marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11 include discussions, film screenings, theater productions, art exhibits, prayer services and tributes. Read more»

Since 9/11, civilians all over the world have been killed by terrorists on every day of the year, year after year. Read more» 4

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»

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