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.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court revived on Friday a New York woman's lawsuit against a Southern California museum to return two 16th century paintings seized by Nazis during World War II.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt singled in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning, Saugus graduate Tommy Milone pitched six strong innings, and the Oakland Athletics won 4-3 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
To encourage residents of Castaic/West Ranch to enjoy the surf, sand, and surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will once again sponsor the Summer Beach Bus.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - That feel-good moment in the Rose Garden seems like a long time ago. Just a week after the president announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been freed in Afghanistan, details emerging about the soldier, the deal and how the rescue came together are only adding to the list of questions.
The California Supreme Court has ruled the red-light camera evidence against a Southern California woman, who challenged a traffic ticket based on camera photos and video, was adequately authenticated and there is no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.
Petitions that sought to block a plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing older billboards in the center of town have qualified for a referendum, officials said Friday.
Elementary school enrollment deadlines are just weeks away and it's crunch time on getting your child into the right school.
LONDON (AP) - Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice.
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The American Film Institute's celebration of Jane Fonda was like a who's who of Hollywood women.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The faulty General Motors ignition switches blamed for dozens of crashes, some fatal, aren't the only reason a moving car can suddenly stall. It happened to Bill Van Tassel a couple of weeks ago, as he was steering his Mazda Miata around a turn on an Interstate onramp.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.