Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001
10:01 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Slain Priest: 'Bury His Heart, But Not His Love'

A mortally injured Father Mychal Judge is carried out of the World Trade Center by first responders, including Bill Cosgrove (in white shirt). Cosgrove says, "everybody you see in that picture was saved" from the North Tower's collapse, moments later.
Shannon Stapleton Reuters /Landov

Father Mychal Judge was a Franciscan friar and a chaplain to the New York City Fire Department. He was also a true New York character. Born in Brooklyn, Mychal Judge seemed to know everyone in the city, from the homeless to the mayor.

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Father Mychal arrived at the World Trade Center shortly after the first plane hit. And as firefighters and other rescue personnel ran into the North Tower, he went with them.

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Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001
10:01 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

'The Banality Of Evil': Following The Steps To Sept. 11

Ten years ago Friday morning, the men who would become the Sept. 11 hijackers were ready. They woke up on Sept. 9, 2001, in small motels along the East Coast. Their leader, Mohammed Atta, was one of the last ones on the move. He was checking in with the teams on his way to Boston.

The White House counterterrorism chief, Richard Clarke, was also at work that day. He was watching something happening in al-Qaida email chatter — he just didn't know what.

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Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001
10:01 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

For U.S. Ambassador, A Decade On The Hot Seat

Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan (shown here in a file photo from July 2010), says that while he understands Americans' feeling of war fatigue, leaving Afghanistan would have a far worse consequence: "If we think the war is expensive — and it is — it is a lot cheaper than another 9/11."
Presidential Palace AP

Since Sept. 11, 2001, no U.S. diplomat has spent more time in more sensitive places than Ryan Crocker. He was ambassador to Pakistan as that country struggled with political turmoil and violence; he was ambassador to Iraq as the U.S. military surge changed the complexion of the war; and now he is ambassador to Afghanistan.

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Business
10:01 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Amazon Agrees To Collect State Tax In California

Amazon and California have reached a deal on sales taxes. The online retailing giant, which doesn't collect sales taxes in the state has agreed to start collecting them a year from now.

Amazon has long enjoyed a huge advantage by not collecting the tax — like brick-and-mortar stores do. Consumers pay that much less for the same goods.

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Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001
10:01 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Port Authority Cops: Recovering From Sept. 11

Retired Port Authority Police officers Brian Patrick Tierney (left) and Kevin Devlin visited the World Trade Center site this week. Both men say it's been a struggle to adjust to normal life after losing friends and searching for remains at Ground Zero.
Chris Arnold NPR

Originally published on Fri September 9, 2011 6:01 am

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, inflicted the single greatest loss of life ever suffered by a police department in U.S. history. The department wasn't the New York Police — it was the less well-known Port Authority Police Department. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey polices the bridges and tunnels around New York, and it also was in charge of security at the Twin Towers. It's a small, tight-knit department, and it lost 37 officers that day.

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News
6:11 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

UW President will push for raises

In his State of the University Address today/Thursday, University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan sang the faculty's praises and expressed gratitude to private donors who support education and research.
Buchanan says faculty and staff have made U-W QUOTE "a great university." He says he intends to fight to make sure that continues.
"This is a budget year in Wyoming so I want you all to know that faculty and staff raises are our number one priority with the legislature this year."

News
6:08 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Governor submits comments to the BLM over the Big Horn Basin Resource Management plan

In his comments to Bureau of Land Management officials concerning the Big Horn Basin Resource Management plan, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead wants a balanced approach.  Mead says that would range from grazing to environmental protection.  During a news conference the governor says energy development can be increased in the area.“You there’s an opportunity for anywhere to 800-million to 2.2 billion barrels of oil that could be brought out of there from enhanced oil recovery.  There is a forecast that we could put up to 200 million cubic feet of CO-2 a day that could be

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News
6:01 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Cheyenne man will face murder charges in district court

A judge has ruled that the state's case against a Cheyenne man accused of killing two people and wounding a third last month is strong enough to require him to answer murder charges in district court.
 Circuit Court Judge Catherine Rogers on Thursday ordered 32-year-old Nathaniel Castellanos held without bail pending his arraignment in district court in coming weeks.  Authorities say he could face the death penalty in the case.

Around the Nation
4:17 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Nearly 100,000 Told To Flee Flooding

Nearly 100,000 people from New York to Maryland were ordered to flee the rising Susquehanna River on Thursday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee dumped more rain across the Northeast, closing major highways and socking areas still recovering from Hurricane Irene.

In downtown Binghamton, N.Y., water from the Susquehanna River flowed over retaining walls. In Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and the surrounding area, authorities ordered mandatory evacuations affecting 10,000 homes.

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The Two-Way
4:00 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Obama's Message: 'Stop The Political Circus,' Pass His Jobs Plan Now

President Obama plans to tell the nation tonight that there is "nothing controversial" in his latest jobs program and he's set to tell Congress that it should be passed "right away."

"The question is whether, in the face of an ongoing national crisis, we can stop the political circus and actually do something to help the economy; whether we can restore some of the fairness and security that has defined this nation since our beginning," Obama will also say, according to excerpts of his address that were just released by the White House.

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