We were returning with friends to the United States after 10 days in Scotland. The captain came over the speaker and said that air space over the United States was closed to traffic, so we were returning to Amsterdam.
I think all of us can remember where we were when the news of 9/11 broke.
Like the Vietnam Memorial, the Ground Zero Memorial reflects not only the designers feelings, but the feelings of a nation united, not divided.
During a lifetime, events occur that are so significant they burn an image in our memories that will never fade or be forgotten. For me, one such event is 9/11.
Prejudices against Arabs and Arab-Americans existed well before 9/11; the attacks just shifted the nature of the bias, a longtime Arab-American activist says.
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General Colin Powell is the retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and he also served as Secretary of State. His life story is one that most everyone who has started at the bottom, studied hard and worked even harder can relate to.
Much will be said and written today about 9/11 and the events surrounding this fateful moment in our nation's history.
I contemplated writing this email for the last 24 hours. I would have to once again relive the most terrifying day of my life. I decided to share my story because, in sharing, there is a sense of closure - something that I have been searching for the past 10 years.
I vividly remember the horrific images of the twin towers being struck down. Little did I know that what unfolded on the television screen of my seventh-grade history class on Sept. 11, 2001, would greatly influence my life.
On the sunny morning of Sept. 11, 2001, a cruel act occurred that would shake the world forever. This act happened in a series of four coordinated suicidal attacks against a country typecast as the "best country in the world," the United States of America.
Ten years ago today, our world changed.
Sept. 11, 2001 started like most other days: Get up early, get on the treadmill, turn on the TV, watch a little news and work out before heading off to tackle a myriad of tasks at school.
Two of my brothers were in Washington, D.C., during the attack on 9/11, one inside the Pentagon and one across the street.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Wednesday that last month's prisoner swap with the Taliban may have been the "last, best" chance to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan. He said mediators indicated time was slipping away to get Bergdahl out safely.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Park officials say a backpacker who narrowly avoided plunging to his death from a waterfall at Yosemite National Park was hoisted to safety by a helicopter rescue crew in an operation that was captured on video.
TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a 14-year-old student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.
Dr. Seuss is among the most beloved in the pantheon of American writers. Ostensibly written for children, most of his stories also carry deeply meaningful lessons for those adults reading along with their kids.
It's a hot Tuesday afternoon at Mountainview Elementary School in Santa Clarita as more than 900 students dressed in various colors of white, tan, brown, and black file out onto the expansive grass field adjacent to the school.
College of the Canyons Women's Conference aimed to encourage women to enter non-traditional fields on Tuesday, but according to the keynote speaker women have a ways to go to attain equality.
Another store closure in the Santa Clarita Valley was announced on Tuesday.
Set for release on July 2, family-friendly Disney film "Earth to Echo" was filmed almost entirely in a Santa Clarita neighborhood and at local businesses.
Jim, president of the top local IT company, came by the other day. He was not happy. He'd just been served with a complaint, alleging that he'd breached a new employee's contract, had wrongfully terminated her, and was guilty of breach of promissory estoppel (whatever that is?).
MIAMI (AP) - Maybe in a video game. Possibly in the pregame layup line.
NEW YORK (AP) - The gravity of the situation was etched on the face of New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. One more loss Wednesday night to the Los Angeles Kings and his squad gets the distinction of being swept in the Stanley Cup finals.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Josh Beckett allowed two hits in six shutout innings, Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run single and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Cincinnati Reds 6-1 Tuesday night in a game delayed more than 2 hours by rain.
Editor's note: Today marks the beginning of a series in which we recognize athletes at the local high schools who represent their respective schools not so much by what they do on the field, but off of it. We call them "More than an athlete."
An appeal to the Santa Clarita City Council filed by officials from the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences seeking to open a school on Rye Canyon Road in the Santa Clarita Valley has been delayed until July.
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