Tag: 9/11

Thousands Gather For Anniversary Of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Monday is the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, with commemoration ceremonies scheduled at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan, the Pentagon, and in the field outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where a fourth hijacked airliner crashed into a field. Vice President Mike Pence is heading to Shanksville, Defense Secretary James Mattis…

Billionaire David Tepper: Selfish Trump Didn’t Help During 9/11 Or Sandy

Billionaire David Tepper slammed Donald Trump on Monday, saying he “masquerades as an angel of light, but he is the father of lies.” The hedge fund manager told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that he watched Trump’s wife, Melania, introduce him as a generous, giving person in a campaign appearance over the weekend. Tepper disputed that, contending…

Obama To Veto Bill Allowing 9/11 Lawsuits Against Saudi Arabia

President Obama will veto the bill that would allow 9/11 victims and their families to sue countries like Saudi Arabia for any role they may have played in the deadly terror attacks. The president has previously expressed skepticism about the legislation, saying it would unnecessarily harm relations with the Saudis, but the bill passed both…

Al-Qaeda Leader Threatens U.S. Ahead of 9/11 Anniversary [VIDEO]

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri appears in a new video released ahead of the 15th anniversary of 9/11, calling the attacks “blessed” and promising more such attacks to come. “We mark in these days the passage of nearly 15 years since the blessed invasions in Washington, New York and Pennsylvania,” Zawahiri says, according to a translation…

Donald Trump used 9/11 Funds Program to Get $150K for Himself

The self-proclaimed billionaire, who has so far refused to release his tax returns, was one of many wealthy individuals and businesses who used a loophole in a program intended to help smaller companies in lower Manhattan recover after the Sept. 11 tragedy. He did this even though he said that he had no damage to…

Stewart Trumps It Up For 911 Responders On Colbert Late Show [VIDEO]

Jon Stewart crash The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in order to support the renewal of the Zadroga Act, which provides health care to 9/11 first responders. Stewart started with, β€œAfter the sacrifice that our first responders made –” just to be interrupted by a “Boriiing!” from Colbert. β€œI hate to go pro on you…

Stewart Is Back To Shame Congress Over #WorstResponders [VIDEO]

Jon Stewart returned to The Daily Show for the first time since passing the torch to new host Trevor Noah in August to provide an update on a cause he has been supporting for years: Funding healthcare for 9/11 first responders. Stewart popped up in the second half of the show (“Are you lost?” new…

George H. W. Bush Goes In On Cheney & Rumsfeld in Upcoming Book

In an upcoming biography, the elder Bush shared his criticisms of Cheney and Rumsfeld, according to a report from The Guardian. On Cheney: β€œI don’t know, he just became very hardline and very different from the Dick Cheney I knew and worked with.” β€œThe reaction to 9/11, what to do about the Middle East. Just…

Trump Predicted 911, Continues to Go After Jeb & George Over Attacks

In his 2000 book The America We Deserve, the billionaire entrepreneur describes with chilling accuracy what would become a reality when terrorists hijacked planes on the morning of September 11, 2001. β€œI really am convinced we’re in danger of the sort of terrorist attacks that will make the bombing of the Trade Center look like…

Trevor Noah Finds It Hard To Admit Trump Is Right About 911 [VIDEO]

Trevor Noah had a hard time admiting that for once, Donald Trump is right about something. Trump and Jeb Bush have been fighting all weekend over 9/11 and whether George W. Bush was at all at fault. And Noah said, β€œI’m sorry to say this, but strictly, within the factual confines of that sentence, Donald…

14 Years After September 11 Attacks [VIDEO]

From New York City to Shanksville, Pa., from the White House to baseball stadiums around the nation, America will pause once again Friday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. The largest ceremony will take place at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum near…

9/11 β€˜Dust Lady’ Dies of Stomach Cancer [VIDEO]

A woman who became known as the β€œdust lady” after being captured in a photo near the collapsed World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, has died at age 42 of stomach cancer. Marcy Borders had just started a banking job when the attacks occurred. β€œMy mom fought an amazing battle,” her daughter told the…

READ CIA Torture Report Released By The Senate

On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released its report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of torture on terrorist suspects after 9/11. Shane Harris reports on the most gruesome practices used by the CIA, including forcing prisoners to stand on broken legs and subjecting them to rectal feeding and hydration. The 500-page, $50 million report…

Chris Rock jokes about 9/11, Boston Marathon on β€˜SNL’ [VIDEO]

Comedian Chris Rock’s return to Saturday Night Live kicked off with a controversial monologue in which he joked about the Boston Marathon, 9/11 and the new skyscraper on the site of the World Trade Center. β€œI am never going in the Freedom Tower,” he said. β€œI don’t care if Scarlett Johansson is butt naked on…

[VIDEO] Russell Brand sparks backlash after talking 9/11

Russell Brand caused outrage today after he admitted being ‘open-minded’ about whether the United States was behind the 9/11 attacks and asked: ‘Do you trust the American government?’ The comedian, 39, told BBC’s Newsnight he believes there is an ‘interesting’ relationship between the families of former US president George Bush and Al Qaeda leader Osama…

2,518 Cancer Cases In 9/11 Workers

Some 2,518 ground zero workers and responders are now suffering from cancer, a massive jump from the 1,140 cases reported last year. Firefighters, cops, EMTs, sanitation workers, and volunteers from the World Trade Center site are all included in this tally. Many of the people suffering from ground zero-related diseases have filed claims with the…

PHOTOS – Debris From 9/11 Plane Found In Alleyway

A five-foot piece of debris found near Ground Zero on Friday may be a piece of a 9/11 plane, officials say. The debris, found wedged between two buildings, is believed to be part of the landing gear from one of the planes that hit the World Trade Center more than 11 years ago. Police have…