World Trade Center News

Financial Services Firm Cantor Fitzgerald Announces $135M Sept. 11 Settlement

Financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, which lost nearly two-thirds of its employees in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks against the U.S., revealed a $135 million settlement with American Airlines and insurance carriers Tuesday to a judge who said the deal …

Cantor Fitzgerald, American Airlines Settle 9/11 Lawsuit

Cantor Fitzgerald has agreed to settle a lawsuit against American Airlines Group Inc and its insurers over business and property losses stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center, in which the Wall Street company lost …

World Trade Center Developer Challenges Airline’s ‘Act of War’ Defense for 9/11 Attacks

The leaseholder of the World Trade Center properties is asking a U.S. federal judge to reject arguments that American Airlines is not liable for damages stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 hijackings because the attacks were an act of war. …

United Airlines Not Liable for Alleged 9/11 Security Lapse: Judge

United Airlines bears no responsibility for suspected security lapses at a Maine airport, which allowed hijackers to board the American Airlines plane that crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, a federal judge ruled. …

Status of World Trade Center Site, 11 Years Later

Eleven years after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, the new multibillion-dollar World Trade Center once again dominates the lower Manhattan skyline. Hundreds of construction workers are at the 16-acre site every day, and tourists snap thousands of photos of …

Government to Cover Cancer Treatment for 9/11 Responders

The 70,000 surviving firefighters, police officers and other first responders who raced to the World Trade Center after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 will be entitled to free monitoring and treatment for some 50 forms of cancer. The National …

N.Y. Regulator Seeks Insurer Data in 9/11 Case

New York’s top insurance regulator has directed insurers to detail payouts and reserves for claims in the 2001 World Trade Center attacks in an effort to prompt settlement of the decade-old federal case. Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the Department of …

Experts Say Science Lacking on 9/11 and Cancer

Call it compassionate, even political. But … scientific? Several experts say there’s no hard evidence to support the federal government’s declaration this month that 50 kinds of cancer could be caused by exposure to World Trade Center dust. The decision …

Ground Zero Building in New York Struggles to Find Tenants

Planners say an 80-story skyscraper under construction at ground zero may have to stop at seven stories unless the developer can line up more tenants. Silverstein Properties said this week that it is still looking for tenants to fill the …

9/11 First Responders Developed High-Risk Cardiovascular Condition

World Trade Center first responders who had high-level exposures to the initial dust cloud on Sept. 11, 2001, now have high-risk features of atherosclerosis (plaque in arteries), according to latest findings from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The researchers used …