AP source: Mets to host Yankees on 20th anniversary of 9/11
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws during a simulated game at a baseball workout at Citi Field, Sunday, July 5, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK – The New York Mets will host the crosstown Yankees on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 next season, according to a person familiar with the decision. The clubs will play at Citi Field in a game sure to be full of emotions for the city that's also reported over 18,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths this year. “I can’t imagine how powerful and how emotional of an event that could be," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. It'll be a homecoming of sorts for former Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who was hired as Phillies manager over the offseason.
Sept. 11 convict now says he renounces terrorism, bin Laden
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The only man ever convicted in a U.S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks now says he is renouncing terrorism, al-Qaida and the Islamic State. In a handwritten court motion Moussaoui filed with the federal court in Alexandria last month, Moussaoui wrote, “I denounce, repudiate Usama bin Laden as a useful idiot of the CIA/Saudi. At his final sentencing hearing, he told the judge “God save Osama bin Laden you will never get him." Bin Laden was killed in a raid by U.S. forces on a compound in Pakistan in 2011. In particular, he says he wants either Rudy Giuliani or Alan Dershowitz to represent him as a lawyer, so he can testify in a civil trial filed by victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Lives Lost: Holocaust survivor reclaimed Nazi-looted artwork
Toren died on April 19 in his Manhattan home from symptoms of the coronavirus. He left behind his son Peter and two grandchildren. “He regarded it as justice and felt very strongly about it,” said his son, Peter Toren. He left behind his son Peter and two grandchildren. But eventually he too was taken away to a concentration camp and came back three weeks later “a broken man,” according to Peter Toren.
`Infecting our dreams': Pandemic sabotages sleep worldwide
For millions of people around the world dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, sleep brings no relief. Recording our dreams has never been easier.”The dreams are also exposing what is bothering us the most about the pandemic. Pandemic dreams, she says, are reminiscent of the experience of Hiroshima survivors, who worried about invisible radiation exposure, and also of some nightmares described by Vietnam veterans. Other dreams underscore that no one knows how the pandemic will end. But that changes dramatically for frontline health workers, Barrett says.
25 years after Oklahoma City bombing, anxiety remains high
FILE - In this March 18, 2020 file photo, visitors walk next to the reflecting pool at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum has announced that it will offer a recorded, one-hour television program in place of a live ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. But prosecutors would soon learn the Oklahoma City attackers were U.S. citizens and that their bombing was inspired by a different 1993 event. McVeigh had visited the compound during the 51-day standoff that preceded the raid, and prosecutors say that fueled his anger toward the federal government, culminating in the Oklahoma City attack. Acknowledging that the Oklahoma City bombing frequently is referred to as the worst act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history, McCann pointed to another atrocity in Oklahoma.
The new town hall: Anxiety, fear and few satisfying answers
“That doesn't help me today,” the man, identified only as William, told Rep. Andy Biggs on a telephone town hall on Thursday night, his voice rising. Across the country, anxious Americans are finding an audience for their questions -- if few answers -- in telephone town halls with their senators and representatives. But these are not the town halls of the past — there's little ideological warfare or finger-pointing. The tough-but-strong advice of the two doctors who joined New York Rep. Anthony Brindisi's town hall: Quit your job. In New York, Brindisi participated in his town hall from his home, where he was in self-quarantine after being in contact with another member of Congress who tested positive for COVID-19.
US and Taliban sign deal aimed at ending war in Afghanistan
The U.S. is poised to sign a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America's longest war. The deal was signed by U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who then shook hands. The alliance officially concluded its combat mission in 2014 and now provides training and support to Afghan forces. Seven days ago, the Taliban began a seven-day “reduction of violence" period, a prerequisite to the peace deal signing. ___Gannon reported from Kabul, Afghanistan.
Militant sentenced to 19 years for role in Benghazi attacks
NEW YORK, N.Y. – A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Libyan militant to more than 19 years in prison for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador. The attacks, aimed at killing American personnel, prompted a political fracas in which Republicans accused the Obama administration of a bungled response. Al-Imam was sentenced to a total of 236 months behind bars. He is the second militant convicted in the attacks that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, communications specialist Sean Smith and security officers Tyrone Snowden Woods and Glen Anthony Doherty. But they said he aligned himself with Khattala and acted as his “eyes and ears” at the height of the attacks.
Londoners a reminder of how ordinary people can fight back
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2001, file photo, flight attendant Susan Udvari pauses at a memorial near the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93, in Shanksville, Pa. On Sept. 11, 2001, people aboard the plane tried to wrest control of the cockpit. The hijackers crashed it over Pennsylvania as people aboard the plane tried to wrest control of the cockpit. ___Lori Kaye, 60, was the sole person killed in an April attack at a synagogue near San Diego. A man who spoke about his hatred of Jews was arrested after the attack on the Chabad of Poway.
Tulsi Gabbard: Release documents related to Saudis and 9/11
Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks during a news conference at the 9/11 Tribute Museum, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK, NY – Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard joined relatives of Sept. 11 victims on Tuesday in demanding that the federal government release the findings of its investigation into the Saudi government's role in the Sept. 11 attacks. She said the victims' families "want the truth, and they deserve the truth." Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit seeking the release of documents that they believe link the attackers to Saudi government officials joined Gabbard at a museum near the former site of the twin towers. The Saudi government has repeatedly denied involvement in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, though 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis.