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.
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.
OS ANGELES (AP) - A group of sexy dancers backed Iggy Azalea as Rita Ora joined her on stage. Kendrick Lamar shared the spotlight with label-mate Schoolboy Q during his set. Afrojack got the crowd jumping, and Imagine Dragons closed out the evening.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.
HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) - A pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago was still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.
Originally built as part of the Valencia master plan, and designed as Santa Clarita's truly first work, live, walk residential homes, The Madison apartments are now being readied for sale as condominiums – their original intended use.
Taking my clients out of town for their annual planning retreat, a key asset comes into play: perspective.
So I'm in the shower when the phone rings. It may be my sister calling about our dying mother, so I wrap a towel around me and rush to the phone.
Regarding Gary Horton's provocative piece on old thinking about water rationing (Aug. 20, "Water rationing is old thinking"), I think Gary Horton is right on the mark.
While it is comforting to know that Isis will fail, it is alarming to realize that the world may be too slow in stamping out this regrettable regime.
With just over two months until the mid-term elections in November, it's time to talk about voting choices. No, I won't be endorsing candidates, issues, or parties. What I will do is suggest some strategies for getting factual information and making wise choices before you enter the voting booth.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani police are clashing with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.
Red and gold pompoms sat on tables at Big Wangs in Valencia on Saturday. A flag, of the same color, hung underneath one of several flat-screen TVs that were broadcasting games on the first Saturday of the 2014 college football season.
California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana each had an RBI single in the 11th inning, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 victory over the sliding Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cody Kessler threw for 394 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another and No. 15 Southern California ended a trying week with a 52-13 win over Fresno State in Steve Sarkisian's debut as the Trojans' head coach.