Entertainment By Elizabeth Pitts West Hawaii Today [email protected] | Thursday, April 12, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story A still from "Corridor Four," a documentary following Pentagon first-responder Isaac Ho'opi'i's life after the events of September 11, 2001. (Courtesy photo/Corridor Four) KAILUA-KONA — Isaac Ho’opi’i’s story has been shared many times following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. As a first responder at the Pentagon near Washington, D.C., he had a firsthand look at the events and the aftermath. The documentary “Corridor Four,” made by husband and wife duo Stephen Tringali and Maria Bissell, chronicles Ho’opi’i’s life after that tragic day. ADVERTISING “Isaac was one of the first people at the Pentagon helping to pull people out on Sept. 11, and there was a lot of praise given to him, and everything he rightly deserves,” Tringali, the director, … [Read more...] about After a tragedy: Film chronicles Hawaii native’s life after September 11, 2001
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected Saudi Arabia’s bid to dismiss lawsuits claiming that it helped plan the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and should pay damages to victims. People watch the Tribute in Light installation illuminated over lower Manhattan as seen from Brooklyn, marking the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City, U.S., September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid U.S. District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan said the plaintiffs’ allegations “narrowly articulate a reasonable basis” for him to assert jurisdiction under a 2016 U.S. law, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. Daniels also dismissed claims against two Saudi banks and a Saudi construction company for allegedly providing material support to al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden to carry out the attacks, saying he lacked jurisdiction. The Saudi government has long denied involvement in the attacks, in which hijacked planes crashed into New … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia must face U.S. lawsuits over Sept. 11 attacks
Below is an advance transcript of "Face the Nation" on September 11, 2011, hosted by CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer from ground zero in New York City, on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The guests are counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. INTERVIEW WITH WHITE HOUSE COUNTERTERRORISM ADVISER JOHN BRENNAN Schieffer: And we're back now at Ground Zero with a special edition of Face the Nation. I'm Bob Schieffer and we want to go immediately to the White House for an update on the terror threat today. John Brennan is the President's counterterrorism adviser. Mr. Brennan, bring us up to date with this thing. We got this report earlier this week that someone might try to provoke an incident here. Set off a bomb, what can you tell us? Brennan: Good morning, Bob. We convened another meeting this morning in the White House situation … [Read more...] about “Face the Nation” transcript: September 11, 2011
On September 10, 2001, then-Attorney General John Ashcroft rejected an FBI request to increase the anti-terror budget. Also on that day, FBI officials testified in Congress that the biggest terrorism threat in the nation was from animal rights activists. But what happened just one day later changed the nation. Since the 9/11 attacks, the United States has spent an estimated $1 trillion on security and defenses against terrorism. But has that made America any safer? Top secret "28 pages" may hold clues about Saudi support for 9/11 hijackers As we approach the 15th anniversary of the attacks next month, author Steven Brill looked at how the U.S. has confronted the threat of terrorism in a new article for the September issue of The Atlantic magazine entitled, "Is America Any Safer?" After a year of investigating, Brill concludes in his cover story that "we are not safer." "We've done a lot of things to make us safer. There are tens of thousands of men and women who wake up every … [Read more...] about Fifteen years after 9/11 attacks, is America any safer?
NEW YORK -- Walmart says a display of Coke cans stacked to look like the World Trade Center at a Florida store has been removed and was not meant to be disrespectful near the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. The display was mocked online after a photo was posted on Twitter, and Buzzfeed wrote about it. The photo showed the World Trade Center towers recreated with Coke Zero packages. A backdrop of the American flag was made with red regular Coke, silver Diet Coke and blue Sprite. Walmart (WMT) said in a statement the display was removed Wednesday. It said, “We hold this moment in our country’s history in the highest regard, and there was nothing disrespectful intended by the display.” Coca-Cola did not immediately respond to a request for comment. … [Read more...] about Walmart to remove Coke display to remember September 11
Last Updated Nov 25, 2015 2:49 PM EST The terrorist attacks on Paris that left 130 dead is raising questions about how well prepared American mall operators are for a similar event. To date, no U.S. mall has been a target of terrorism, but they have been the scene of several fatal shooting incidents.The carnage in France at the hands of members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has Americans worried about the risk of a domestic attack. A recent CBS News poll showed that a large majority of people think an attack is likely in the U.S. in the new few months.In February, a video surfaced purportedly from Somalia-based terror group Al Shabaab calling for attacks on shopping centers in western nations, including the Mall of America in Minneapolis. It was Al Shabaab in September of 2013 that attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing 67 people and wounding 175.Michael Greenberger, director of the University of Maryland's Center for Health and Homeland Security, said … [Read more...] about Are U.S. malls ready for Paris-style terror attack?
World Sen. Blumenthal On Niger Attack Listen · 6:43 6:43 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/559963891/559963892" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR's David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal ahead of a classified Senate Armed Services Committee briefing on the deadly attack in Niger that killed four Americans. DAVID GREENE, HOST: There is still so much not known about the deaths of four American soldiers killed in Niger. We do know that the four men were ambushed during what was thought to be a routine reconnaissance mission, but there have been many questions about the exact nature of the mission - why it took an hour for the troops to receive help and what may have prompted the attack. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Joseph Dunford, acknowledged … [Read more...] about Sen. Blumenthal On Niger Attack
JOHN DICKERSON, CBS HOST: Today on FACE THE NATION: Fifteen years after the attacks on 9/11, how safe are we, and what challenges face the next president? It’s a day for sober reflection about the most horrifying day in modern American history. What happened to the spirit that united the country after 9/11? We will talk to the head of the CIA, John Brennan, plus the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, about where we are in the fight against terrorism. Then we will unveil new CBS News Battleground Tracker results about what voters say they’re looking for in a commander in chief. On the campaign trail, another week of negativity was capped by this comment: (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) HILLARY CLINTON (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: To just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables, right? (LAUGHTER) CLINTON: The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it. And, … [Read more...] about Face the Nation transcript September 11, 2016: Brennan, Nunes
Theresa May has given Vladimir Putin until midnight on Tuesday to explain the use of a Russian-made nerve agent in the Salisbury attack or face retaliation for “a brazen attempt to murder innocent civilians on our soil”. The Prime Minister told MPs that the Government "has concluded it is highly likely that Russia was responsible" for the attempted murder of the former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia last weekend. And she revealed that an illegal “weapons-grade” nerve agent known as Novichok was used in what she described as “an indiscriminate and reckless act against the United Kingdom”. Novichok is one of the most deadly chemical weapons ever developed, with some variants being eight times more lethal than VX, the chemical used by North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of Kim Jong Un. In a statement to the House of Commons, Mrs May accused the Kremlin of being “intent on dismantling … [Read more...] about Theresa May’s ultimatum to Vladimir Putin: Russian leader given 24 hours to answer for nerve agent attack on spy
1. Iraq Apache helicopter attack Horrifying video footage showing 15 people including two Reuters journalists being shot dead by a US Army Apache helicopter gunman, taken from the helicopter's gun camera, appalled the world when it was released on Wikileaks. The crew were heard laughing at the "dead b-----ds" and saying "light 'em up!" and "keep shooting, keep shooting". The US military has refused to discipline the helicopter's crew, saying that there were "insurgents and reporters in an area where US forces were about to be ambushed. "At the time we weren't able to discern whether they (Reuters employees) were carrying cameras or weapons." The brother of one of the dead Reuters journalists was sceptical: "My question is how could those highly skilled American pilots with all their hi-tech information not distinguish between a camera and a rocket launcher." 2. Guantanamo Bay operating procedures The "Standard Operating Procedures for Camp Delta", the … [Read more...] about Wikileaks’ 11 greatest stories