Category Archives: Families in the News

Sacred Heart mourns death of student, 9/11 family member, after eating competition

Caitlin Nelson, 20, of Clark, NJ, died on April 2, 2017 after choking three days before during a charity pancake-eating contest. Her father, Port Authority Police Officer James Nelson, was killed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 at the age of 40. Caitlin was 5 when her father was killed, report Cedar Attanasio and […]

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Father of victim of 9/11 terrorist attacks raises questions about Japanese ‘anti-conspiracy’ bill

Kazusada Sumiyama, the father of Yoichi Sugiyama, who was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, has raised questions about the effectiveness of a controversial “anti-conspiracy” bill submitted to the Japanese House of Representatives on March 21, 2017, reports The Mainichi. (Japanese version)  The proposed bill newly establishes a charge of preparing for acts […]

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Lawsuit accuses Saudi Arabia of funding 9/11 al-Qaida attacks

A number of families who lost someone in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and some rescue and recovery workers are suing Saudi Arabia in federal court, accusing it of funding al Qaida’s deadly attacks on the Pentagon, the four planes of 9/11, and the World Trade Center. The suit was filed on March 20, 2017 […]

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