9/11 victim’s bones will be tested in $1M paternity case

New York City’s Chief Medical Examiner has been ordered by a Manhattan court to release bone fragments belonging to Michael Morgan Taylor, who was killed in the terrorist attacks of 9/11 for a paternity test, reports Julia Marsh of the NY Post.

Mr. Taylor was a 42-year-old broker with Cantor Fitzgerald. A former flame of his calling herself Lady Gwen de Ashborough (legal name Gwendolyn D. Phillips) claims that Taylor fathered her 24-year-old son, Austin Rutherford Colby. Mr. Taylor’s sister admits that the pair had a relationship, but insists that he is not Colby’s father, and says the DNA test is a desecration.

Judge Rita Mella requested the release of remains despite ” significant questions … raised as to Philips’ general credibility.”

Should the DNA test show relationship, Colby will need to meet a legal requirement showing that Taylor “openly and notoriously acknowledged the child as his own”.

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Survivors, family members remember 23rd anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing

Daina Bradley survived the bombing of the Oklahoma City Alfred P. Murrah federal building, and lost her two children and her mother in the attack. She spoke to Jessica Bruno of Oklahoma News 4 after the ceremony marking the 23rd anniversary of the bombing.

“It was really hard to do this today, but I know I had to come and honor my family,” she said.

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New images of 3 World Trade Center released

3 World Trade Center is scheduled to open on June 6, 2018. The 80-story building designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners will be the fifth-highest building in New York City, reports Nikki M. Mascali for Metro.

New renderings of both the building’s interior and exterior and of its terrace — the tallest private outdoor terrace in Lower Manhattan — can be seen here.

3WTC’s anchor tenant will be UK ad agency GroupM, which will use 14 floors.

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