9/11 Memorial to feature StoryCorps oral histories

The national oral history project StoryCorps plans to honor each person killed on 9/11 with a recording by a friend or family member that will be part of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

Sunday - 09/04/2011, 10:49am EDT

The painful, public journey of the 9/11 families

In some of the nation's most wounded days, it became a deeply personal, wrenchingly public and wholly uncharted identity: "Sept. 11 family member."

Sunday - 09/04/2011, 10:48am EDT

AP Interview: NYPD boss expands counterterror role

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly sits at the head of a conference table in a top-floor office that looks like a cross between a Fortune 500 boardroom and a Best Buy sales floor. He's calling up security-camera feeds that appear on wall-to-wall flat screens.

Sunday - 09/04/2011, 10:47am EDT

Clergy prayer ban at 9/11 event faulted

Christian conservatives are condemning Mayor Michael Bloomberg's decision to bar clergy-led prayer at the 10th anniversary commemoration of the terrorist attacks, calling the program an insult. Others wonder whether the mayor is trying to dodge the potentially thorny issue of including a Muslim representative.

Sunday - 09/04/2011, 10:44am EDT

9/11 light tribute still dazzles; future cloudy

The first time they flipped the switch on the ethereal spectacle known as the Tribute in Light, ground zero was still a disaster zone. Six months had passed since the World Trade Center fell. New Yorkers still felt sick and dazed, and they had grown weary of funerals.

Sunday - 09/04/2011, 10:43am EDT

9/11 an inspiration to young US military recruits

Casey Owens remembers this about Sept. 11, 2001: he was home from school sick, lying in his mom's bed and watching cartoons on TV. He was 7 years old.

Sunday - 09/04/2011, 10:40am EDT

10-year Pearl Harbor anniversary reflects 1950s US

After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, newspapers from Boston to Bakersfield, Calif., reached into the distant past to find the words to capture the moment for their front pages. One typical headline blared: "A New Day of Infamy."

Sunday - 09/04/2011, 10:39am EDT

Terror conviction rate high in US, with questions

It's a stellar record by the numbers: Nine out of 10 major terrorism cases tried in U.S. federal courts over the past decade have been successful. But they may not tell the whole story of the government's war on terror.

Sunday - 09/04/2011, 10:39am EDT

For parents and kids alike, 9/11 left its imprints

David Rand cheerfully acknowledges he's an overprotective father. An ex-Marine who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, he's also a single dad to 5-year-old Emma.

Sunday - 09/04/2011, 10:36am EDT

AP IMPACT: 35,000 worldwide convicted for terror

At least 35,000 people worldwide have been convicted as terrorists in the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. But while some bombed hotels or blew up buses, others were put behind bars for waving a political sign or blogging about a protest.

Sunday - 09/04/2011, 10:35am EDT

New York, USA; Post-9/11 decline and rebirth

For Kevin Wolford, the last decade has been a descent from security to loss. Once steadily employed as a roofer in a booming area of Florida, now his unemployment checks are gone, and he's used up most of his savings and his 401k. He and his wife are separated, partly because of finances.

Saturday - 09/03/2011, 01:29pm EDT

Tillman's memory sparks action, not words

The south steps of Arizona State's football stadium became a shrine in the days after Pat Tillman's death, covered in flags and flowers, signs and mementos.

Saturday - 09/03/2011, 11:47am EDT

From Army-Navy to Iraq and Afghanistan

Not long after the second World Trade Center tower came down, Nolan Gordon's history professor at the U.S. Military Academy switched off the television and went back to his lesson.

Saturday - 09/03/2011, 11:12am EDT

For presidents, the legacy of Sept 11 has no end

The ramifications of the worst terrorist attack in American history live on, bridging the decade from George W. Bush to Barack Obama.

Saturday - 09/03/2011, 11:11am EDT

10-year Pearl Harbor anniversary reflects 1950s US

After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, newspapers from Boston to Bakersfield, Calif., reached into the distant past to find the words to capture the moment for their front pages. One typical headline blared: "A New Day of Infamy."

Saturday - 09/03/2011, 08:33am EDT

10 years, 21,000 bone fragments, no 9/11 closure

His family has his spare firefighter uniform, but not the one he wore on 9/11 _ or any other trace of him.

Saturday - 09/03/2011, 07:23am EDT

Poor Filipinos have 9/11 victim to thank for homes

A street sign in Manila shows an American businesswoman and Sept. 11 victim smiling down on a community whose transformation would have warmed her heart: children frolicking on tidy brick alleys near brightly colored houses.

Friday - 09/02/2011, 10:46am EDT

No boundaries in Smithsonian Sept. 11 exhibit

Artifacts from from all three sites are displayed on tables with no protective glass and no rope fence.

Friday - 09/02/2011, 10:45am EDT

Newseum in D.C. 1st to show FBI evidence from 9/11

In the decade before 9/11, a period when terrorists bombed the World Trade Center for the first time in 1993 and then U.S. embassies in Africa, most Americans had never heard of Osama bin Laden.

Friday - 09/02/2011, 08:58am EDT

Smithsonian acquires TSA items for 9/11 collection

One of the least popular pieces of security equipment since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is now part of the Smithsonian's collection at the National Museum of American History _ a metal detector from the Transportation Security Administration.

Friday - 09/02/2011, 08:54am EDT
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