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Former TSA employee arrested after making threats to LA airport

A former Transportation Security Authority employee has been arrested, after he allegedly made threats against Los Angeles International Airport following his Tuesday resignation.

Karzai: American foreign policy caused 9/11

According to the Afghan president, aside from turning Afghanistan into Taliban-ruled chaos, America's course of action also led to the attacks on 9/11.

Echoes of 9/11 in 2012

Analysis: How the pivotal event of the century is shaping one of the most contentious elections in US history.
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Zachary Ellicott, who lost a family member Keith James Burns, observes a moment of silence for US Flight 93 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, during memorial ceremonies to mark the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. New York City and the nation are commemorating the 11th anniversary of 9/11. (Chang W. Lee Pool/Getty Images)
“There’s a hole in the tip of Manhattan, a hole in the soul of America,” writes Boston poet and satirist Jimmy Tingle. “A hole in the center of our psyche, a hole in the foundation of our confidence.” The poet then goes on to show how Americans are trying to fill that hole — with religion, with sorrow, with anger, with revenge. And, perhaps, with politics.

Bush ignored 6 warnings of an impending terrorist attack: report

A new report reveals the White House received ominous warnings of a terrorist attack as early as May 2001.

9/11 hearings stall and Gitmo inmates get stuck as Isaac barrels across the Caribbean

WASHINGTON, DC — US personnel are evacuating Guantanamo Bay, and 9/11 preliminary hearings have been postponed as Tropical Storm Isaac spins toward Cuba. But the nearly 200 prisoners suspected of plotting terrorist attacks against the United States are staying put.

Waterboarded ‘KSM’ gets his day in court

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators of Al Qaeda will be arraigned in Guantanamo for 9/11 crimes — but the world will put US on the stand for torture.

Oscar-winner Jean DuJardin's new film was changed to help him win

French magazine claims controversial 9/11 scene was eliminated
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Jean Dujardin on his arrival back in Paris following his Oscar triumph. (MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Jean DuJardin is probably still in orbit after winning the Best Actor Oscar on Sunday night for his performance in "The Artist." The French nation is there with him. It isn't every day that a French actor beats George Clooney and Brad Pitt in a competition.


9/11 remains ended up in landfill

The remains were unclaimed and unidentifiable, said a Pentagon report on the Dover mortuary.

Scientists find link between whale stress and ocean noise

A halt in shipping traffic after the 9/11 attacks proves ocean noise is stressing whales
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Researchers say a halt on shipping traffic after the 9/11 attacks proves that whales’ stress levels are heightened by ocean noise (David McNew/AFP/Getty Images)

An ocean experiment that was accidentally conducted during the shipping silence following the 9/11 attacks has shown the first link between underwater noise and stress in whales.

AP reports
that a team of researchers led by Rosalind Rolland from the New England Aquarium analysed noise recordings taken in Canada’s Bay of Fundy during September 2001, and samples of whale feces which contained stress-indicated hormones collected between 2001 and 2005. They found that levels of the whales’ stress levels fell when ship traffic was reduced as a security measure and ocean noise to fall by half.

"What this study has shown is that they are having a measurable physiological stress response to the noise in their environment,” Rolland told LiveScience.

The researchers believe that these high stress levels may cause behavioral changes in the whales, as well as impacting their immune and reproductive systems, LiveScience says.

The Telegraph explains
that ships’ propellers emit sound in the same frequency range that some whales use for communicating. It cites previous studies which have shown the whales change their calling patterns in noisy places.

"We knew whales changed the frequency of their calls to adapt to the ship noise, but these work shows it is not merely an annoyance - it is having a physical effect," the newspaper quotes Rolland as saying.


Memorial Services for 9/11

More than 2,700 people were killed when Al Qaeda terrorists hijacked U.S. passenger jets and flew them into the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001. We remember them.
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