Articles Tagged 'ground zero'
Federal government acknowledges Ground Zero-cancer link for first time
By Judson Berger, FoxNews
The federal government for the first time Monday acknowledged a link between the toxic conditions at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and several different kinds of cancer.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a final rule officially recognizing that first responders and others at the World Trade Center site could have… READ MORE
In NYC, Obama says Osama mission â€˜sent a messageâ€™
ByÂ Kara Rowland-The Washington Times
NEW YORK â€” Visiting New York just days after the mastermind of the 2001 attack on the city was killed U.S. special forces, PresidentÂ Obamaon Thursday told police and firefighters the terroristâ€™s death is proof that American justice has a long reach.
In surprise visits to the â€œPride of Midtownâ€ firehouse, which lost 15 men… READ MORE
Bush declines NYC invite
By GLENN THRUSH, POLITICO
Former President George W. Bush has turned down President Barack Obamaâ€™s invitation to join him at ground zero on Thursday, citing his desire to avoid the media glare.
â€œPresident Bush appreciated the invite, but has chosen in his post-presidency to remain largely out of the spotlight,â€ Bush spokesman David Sherzer told POLITICO in an email Tuesday… READ MORE
Unsettled nation marks 9/11 with rituals
By Verena Dobnik and Beth Fouhey-Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Rites of remembrance and loss marked the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks,… READ MORE
NYPD ‘army’ for protests
By CHUCK BENNETT, CARL CAMPANILE and LARRY CELONA, NewYork Post
The NYPD has called up “an army of cops” to handle rival protests expected to… READ MORE
NY Muslim project spurs support coalition
By Michelle Nichols
(Reuters) – Muslim, Jewish, Christian and civic groups formed a coalition on Wednesday to back a plan for a Muslim center near… READ MORE
They won’t build it! Hardhats vow not to work on controversial mosque near Ground Zero
BY SAMUEL GOLDSMITH, DAILY NEWS
A growing number of New York construction workers are vowing not to work on the mosque planned near Ground Zero.… READ MORE
W. House dismisses poll on Obama’s faith
By Kara Rowland-The Washington Times
The White House on Thursday dismissed new polls showing that between one-fifth and one-fourth of U.S. voters incorrectly believe President… READ MORE
Muslims around world monitor mosque debate
By Ashish Kumar Sen-The Washington Times
Muslims around the world see the ground zero mosque debate raging in the U.S. as a litmus test of American tolerance, and generally appreciate President Obama‘s involvement.
In Indonesia, which has the world’s largest Muslim population, Mr. Obama has won praise from commentators for his support for Muslims’ right to build a place of… READ MORE