Skip to main content

A vicious beating on the subway left a man blooded and the witness that came to his rescue says he believes the attack was racially motivated. NBC New York’s Anjali Hemphill reports. More.

While more and more people are getting doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, some are raising awareness about the plight of those in the 9/11 community. Michael Barasch, managing attorney at Barasch & McGarry, said he represents more than 20,000 survivors and first responders across the country. Many of them developed health conditions like respiratory issues or cancer, in the years since. More.

A federal program that’s in place to cover the medical bills of first responders and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks has seen steady claims since 2016. Then, the pandemic happened. The September 11th Victims Compensation Fund saw claims drop off sharply in 2020, according to an annual report by the U.S. Department of Justice. More.

Carl Sadler is 79 and lives near Lake George, in upstate New York. Nearly 20 years ago, Sadler worked in Manhattan — in the South Tower of the World Trade Center as an executive director at the investment bank Morgan Stanley. On 9/11, he was on the 76th floor when the first plane struck the neighboring North Tower, and he narrowly escaped before the second plane hit his building. Sadler later developed thyroid cancer and asthma, among a host of other long-term illnesses.

Diana Vizcarra worked a few blocks from the World Trade Center and survived the terror attack of Sept. 11, 2001, without major immediate injuries but things changed in 2014, according to her husband. A rough cough that would not go away was eventually diagnosed as stage 4 lung cancer, and in 2015, Diana Vizcarra died. More.