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Lawsuit over 9/11 attack dismissed

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two organizations and several individuals trying to force the United States Attorney General’s Office to present their claims about the 9/11 terrorist attack to a federal grand jury.

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Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 97-2 vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump, ...

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US commemorates 9/11; thousands expected at ground zero

While the U.S. contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the anniversary of one of the nation’s most scarring days. Thousands of 9/11 victims’ relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected ...

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Fees meant to update 911 system get diverted to other uses

New York trails other states in modernizing its 911 systems to handle greater cellphone use, in part because lawmakers routinely divert money intended for that purpose and use it to plug holes in the state budget. While New York is ...

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Sheriffs, firefighters seek better funding for 911

A group of sheriffs, firefighters, county officials and emergency personnel from around New York say the state must invest more money into its aging 911 emergency system. The group says funding isn’t keeping up with the higher costs of operating ...

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New York state extends deadline for Sept. 11 health claims

ALBANY — New York state has reopened the window for workers and volunteers seeking lost wages and medical benefits from their involvement in the rescue, recovery and cleanup at the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. ...

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15 years after Sept. 11: How the unity we forged broke apart

NEW YORK — For a time, it felt like the attack that shattered America had also brought it together. After Sept. 11, signs of newfound unity seemed to well up everywhere, from the homes where American flags appeared virtually overnight ...

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