Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old former Navy reservist, was identified by the FBI on Monday as the gunman responsible for a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in which 13 people died, including Alexis.
Still-mourning family members gathered at ground zero Wednesday morning to mark the 12th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, moments of silence marking each significant moment of the day.
In the hours leading up to the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, federal authorities repeatedly said they had found no specific, credible threats to the U.S. homeland. But that doesn't mean they haven't been busy chasing down specific threats with - at best - questionable credibility.
Still-mourning family members have gathered at ground zero Wednesday morning to mark the 12th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, and moments of silence mark each significant moment of the day.
Under a blue sky and against a backdrop of rolling hills, family, friends and others gathered Wednesday in a western Pennsylvania field to mourn and praise the passengers and crew who died 12 years ago after fighting back against the hijackers of United Flight 93.
A wake was held Sunday in Fort Greene, Brooklyn for retired EMT Francis Charles, who died last week. Charles served with the New York City Fire Department for 24 years, before cancer linked to his work on the toxic pile at Ground Zero forced him to retire in 2010.
The "Ocean's 16," as a group of public employees on the Jersey shore has been dubbed after snagging one of three winning tickets in last week's $448 million Powerball jackpot, gathered Tuesday to discuss the windfall.
Three winning tickets in two states matched all the numbers for a $448.4 million Powerball jackpot, including one sold in a supermarket in a New Jersey coastal community hit hard by Superstorm Sandy last year.