President Barack Obama will visit the World Trade Center site in New York on June 14, a White House spokesman said Friday.
The U.S. says it's foiled a plan by al Qaeda to blow up a U.S. bound flight. CNN's NIc Robertson explains.
Three months before he was killed by a U.S. drone strike, Fahd al Quso, one of al Qaeda's top operatives in Yemen, spoke at length to a local journalist. He was asked why al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula had stopped plotting against the United States. Was it because all efforts were devoted to an internal project?
The man who smuggled a bomb in his underwear aboard a commercial airliner on Christmas Day in 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison, months after he pleaded guilty for his role in what officials later determined was an al Qaeda plot.
CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab gets life in prison for attempting to blow up a plane in 2009.
A New York man is suing two airlines for $10 million, saying he was injured when he tackled the "underwear bomber" during a Detroit-bound flight on Christmas Day in 2009.
The man who pleaded guilty to a failed attempt to blow up a commercial airplane on Christmas Day says he wants a different legal adviser, ideally a Muslim male attorney.
To those who knew him before he became known as the "underwear bomber," Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab was a quiet, religious man. So how did the son of a prominent Nigerian banker with a graduate degree in engineering allegedly decide to wage holy war?
Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, the Nigerian man accused of trying to detonate an explosive device in his underwear aboard a flight to Detroit, surprised courtroom officials and spectators on the second day of his trial Wednesday by pleading guilty to all the counts against him.
Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab pleads guilty to trying to detonate an explosive device in his underwear aboard a 2009 flight.
The federal trial continues Wednesday for Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, the Nigerian man accused of trying to detonate an explosive device in his underwear aboard a Christmas 2009 flight to Detroit.
Opening statements will begin in the trial of a Nigerian man accused of trying to detonate a bomb aboard a 2009 flight.
The judge in the federal trial of alleged "underwear bomber" Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab refused Tuesday to prevent the prosecution from calling the device he allegedly carried a "bomb."
A jury has been selected in the trial of accused underwear bomber Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab.
The man accused of trying to blow up a commercial flight with a bomb hidden in his underwear entered court Tuesday shouting anti-American statements and claiming that Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen and accused terrorist who was killed in a drone attack in Yemen, is still alive.
The death of Anwar al-Awlaki deprives al Qaeda of a leading propagandist and an inspirational figure to jihadists the world over.
Nic Robertson reports on the influence of Anwar al-Awlaki, a Yemeni preacher in league with al Qaeda.
The federal judge presiding over the trial of terror suspect Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab is allowing prosecutors to use incriminating statements made by him while he was being interrogated by federal agents, a court official said.
A Nigerian man accused of trying to detonate an explosive device in his underwear aboard a Christmas 2009 flight to Detroit said, "Osama's alive," according to a court official who was in the courtroom.
Americans from across the country honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
For Tim Duffy, the day started with a postcard-perfect sky over Cape Cod. Within hours, everything changed.
"CNN Presents: Footnotes of 9/11." Drew Griffin interviews ordinary Americans who were thrust by fate into history.
Aicha el-Wafi, Mother of 9/11 '20th hijacker' Zacarias Moussaoui tells CNN about her sons path into extremism.
In hindsight, Aicha el-Wafi can see that the warning signs about her son Zacarias Moussaoui were present as he was growing up in southern France.
Megan Schuster grew up with September 11. Like others of her generation, particularly kids from the suburbs that surround New York City, she learned too soon about fear and loss.
The Newseum's War on Terror exhibit displays artifacts from 9/11 attacks and items obtained in the war on terrorism.
Note to Educators and Parents: Today's middle and high school students may have been too young to remember or to understand what happened on September 11, 2001. The events of that tragic day, while memorable to adults, are not in many students' immediate frame of reference. As the nation observes the 10th anniversary 9/11, you may choose to address it with your students. CNN Student News has provided these discussion questions and learning activity to help guide students' understanding of the events of that day and their impact on students' lives.
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President Barack Obama plans to speak at the Washington National Cathedral on the evening of September 11 to commemorate the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, event organizers said Tuesday.
CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports on a study of firefighters that links dust inhaled on 9/11 to cancer.
A federal air marshal fired after revealing the government was cutting back air marshal coverage at a time of heightened hijacking concern has lost a major battle in his fight to reclaim his job.
The National Park Foundation will match donations totaling up to $2 million for a memorial in Pennsylvania commemorating United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed on September 11, 2001, after hijackers took over the plane, according to an official of the fundraising effort.
The United States has adopted numerous measures to make itself safer since al Qaeda slammed planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
U.S. authorities have kept about 350 people with "suspected ties to terrorism" off U.S.-bound planes since January 2010, officials said Monday.
A Nigerian man accused of attempting to detonate an explosive device in his underwear aboard a Christmas 2009 flight to Detroit will head to trial on October 4, a federal judge said Tuesday.
In January 2010, the man charged with trying to blow up a commercial plane pleaded not guilty to federal charges.
A Nigerian man accused of attempting to detonate an explosive device in his underwear aboard a flight to Detroit last Christmas pleaded not guilty Thursday to new charges, authorities said.
All passengers flying within or to the United States are now being screened against government watch lists before they get their boarding passes, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday.
A senior administrator with the Federal Air Marshal Service has been removed from his leadership position while the agency investigates a "culturally insensitive" remark he made on a recent conference call, CNN confirmed Tuesday.
Investigators are leaning in the direction that the same person or persons who crafted the Christmas Day underwear bomb were behind the PETN-based devices hidden in packages sent from Yemen, a U.S. government official told CNN.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano responds to the recent international security alert.
Two U.S. air marshals who arrested the wife of a Brazilian judge on a flight to Rio de Janeiro -- and were themselves arrested and had their passports confiscated by Brazilian authorities -- fled the country using alternate travel documents rather than face what they believed to be trumped-up charges, sources said.
American taxpayers have forked over around half a trillion dollars to U.S. intelligence services since the 9/11 attacks, yet nearly a decade after al Qaeda assaults on New York and Washington, the American intelligence community still cannot answer the most basic of questions:
The Pakistani Ambassador reacts to reports that Pakistan is protecting Osama Bin laden during an interview with CNN.
The federal judge in the Christmas Day bombing attempt case has granted the defendant's backup attorney access to case documents.
Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, who is accused of trying to detonate an explosive on an international flight into Michigan on Christmas Day last year, was not radicalized while he was a college student, according to a report released Friday.
Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, the man accused of trying to blow up a plane last Christmas, said in court Monday that he no longer wants to be represented by federal defenders and would act as his own attorney.
Attorneys for a man accused of trying to blow up a plane last Christmas have met with the prosecutors to discuss a possible deal in the case, federal court documents state.
Many thought Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab had promise, until he boarded a flight allegedly armed with explosives.
Judson Box has never known exactly how his son, Gary, died on September 11, 2001. But an unexpected find nine years later has given him a glimpse into his son's final hours.
After years of battles and negotiations, the 9/11 memorial nears completion. CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports.
The long legal saga of convicted terrorist and 9/11 co-conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui may be now be over.
While lawmakers debated how the Obama administration should prosecute accused terrorists, a pair of failed terrorist plots in the United States fueled political fires on the issue.
In an exclusive interview, CNN's Fred Pleitgen speaks to a captured aI Qaeda leader on the Iraqi insurgency.
Emotions ran high at a community meeting when leaders approved a plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero. WABC reports.
Protesters gathered in lower Manhattan mid-day Sunday to demonstrate against plans to build a mosque near the site of Ground Zero, where the twin towers of the World Trade Center were destroyed by Islamist hijackers on September 11, 2001.
The president's top intelligence adviser, National Intelligence Director Dennis C. Blair, announced his resignation Thursday in a move sources said came amid increasing tensions with the White House.
A Senate Intelligence Committee report released Tuesday sharply criticized the National Counterterrorism Center for failing to properly coordinate intelligence activities to detect the botched Christmas Day airline bombing.
When the twin towers of the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, they produced a dense cloud of smoke and vaporized concrete and drywall.
The debate about terror trials is back, front and center, in American politics.
Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday did not rule out the possibility that accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four accused accomplices would be tried in New York.
Federal air marshals are supposed to blend in with passengers on planes, but an alleged run-in with a Twitter-happy celebrity is highlighting how technology could blow their cover in an instant.
The weeks have passed and, in most cases, their nerves have calmed. What began as shock, that they were almost victims of an in-flight terrorist attack, has morphed for many into contemplation. There are those who are still talking about what happened to them on Christmas Day, and there are others who are determined to put the incident behind them.
CNN's Don Lemon and his panel look at the dueling appearances of Dick Cheney and Joe Biden on the Sunday talk shows.
Vice President Joe Biden and his predecessor Dick Cheney sparred Sunday over terrorism and the Iraq war, duking it out on the most prominent of platforms: the political TV talk show.
Vice President Joe Biden says he thinks another 9/11 is unlikely. Watch the full interview tonight.
Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that terrorists continue to try to harm the United States, but another "massive" terrorist strike like the September 11, 2001, attacks is unlikely.
A leading Republican senator is calling for the ouster of President Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser, the latest salvo in a political fight over the handling of the failed Christmas Day bombing suspect.
On October 20, 2001, a concert was held in Madison Square Garden to benefit the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. On stage were some of the biggest names in show business. In the audience were first responders who had been working around the clock at ground zero.
The Christmas Day attempted attack by would-be "underwear bomber" Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab provoked the U.S. government to plan to spend $1 billion for full body scanners and other bomb-detecting devices at airports.
Despite calls from President Obama to beef up the program designed to provide security aboard U.S. flights, the Federal Air Marshal Service is in disarray, a CNN investigation has found.
Federal air marshals are being criticized for shoddy service and questionable results. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.
Sen. Susan Collins is not prone to hyperbole. She's a moderate Republican who survived the Obama sweep in the last election by winning handily in Maine as an independent thinker. She's not doctrinaire. In fact, she abandoned most of her GOP caucus to support the administration on the controversial stimulus package. And she's an important player, as the ranking Republican on the Homeland Security Committee.
Attorney General Eric Holder challenged his leading Republican critics Wednesday over the handling of the failed Christmas Day bomber, defending his decision to provide the suspect with Miranda warnings and charge him in a civilian court.
Officials unanimously agree there is a strong chance for another terror attack on US soil with in the next three to six months.
Another attempted terrorist attack on the United States in coming months is "certain," the heads of major U.S intelligence agencies told a Senate committee Tuesday.
White House officials say the accused Christmas day bomber has been cooperating with the FBI. CNN's Ed Henry reports.
Senior Obama administration officials revealed late Tuesday they've secretly gained the cooperation of family members of Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab to help get the Christmas Day airline bomb suspect talking.
U.S. authorities had another Nigerian-born man with an engineering background on their radar when Northwest Airlines Flight 253 prepared to land in Detroit, Michigan, on Christmas Day.
A Nigerian-American engineer was interrogated after an attempt to blow up a plane on Christmas. Abbie Boudreau reports.
A Senate committee began its assessment of intelligence reforms put in place after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by focusing Wednesday on the alleged Christmas Day attack aboard a plane landing in Detroit, Michigan.
Federal officials say there is no imminent threat of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil, but a source cites a "palpable level of angst" among those in the intelligence community.
CNN's Erica Hill talks with some of the passengers of Northwest Flight 253 which was the target of an attempted terror attack.
Kurt Haskell's eyes were locked on the seatback monitor in front of him when the words of a passing flight attendant caught his attention.
An early-morning hazardous material spill has been contained, but officials in Morehead City, North Carolina have closed its port and recommended evacuation of its downtown area after nine containers of high-explosive materials were punctured.
CNN's Paula Hancocks assesses Israel's airline security and asks whether the world can learn something from it.
In the wake of the failed Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Flight 253, authorities are ramping up air passenger screening, particularly for those flying from 14 nations that the U.S. describes as "state sponsors of terrorism or other countries of interest."
In the wake of the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner, most Americans remain confident the Obama administration can protect the country from terrorism, according to a new national poll.
CNN's Paul Steinhauser talks to Polling Director Keating Holland about new polls on Obama, terror and full body scans.
CNN's Paula Newton visits a school in Yemen that helped the country earn its reputation as an incubator of extremism.
Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab disappeared in Yemen for more than two months before he allegedly tried to bring down a Northwest Airlines jet with explosives concealed in his underwear.
Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, the man charged with trying to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane on December 25, pleaded not guilty Friday to six federal charges.
President Obama says his administration is working to prevent terror attacks and discusses the Christmas plane attack.
President Obama outlined Thursday the intelligence and other government failures leading up to the botched December 25 terror bombing of a U.S.-bound jetliner.
U.S. intelligence employees have received a letter from their boss mandating procedural changes intended to prevent future terrorist plots from succeeding.
It is one of several unconnected dots -- the State Department failed to determine that Christmas bombing suspect Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab had a U.S. visa until after he nearly set off explosives on a U.S.-bound airplane.
The Underwear Bomber failed. And our reaction to the failed plot is failing as well, by focusing on the specifics of this made-for-a-movie plot rather than the broad threat. While our reaction is predictable, it's not going to make us safer.
A terror suspect in the attempted bombing of a U.S. jetliner was radicalized in Britain, but did meet with a radical Muslim Cleric in Yemen, a top government official said Thursday.
The suspect in the failed Christmas Day bombing of a U.S. airliner faces a six-count federal indictment issued Wednesday, including an attempt to murder the other 289 people aboard.