An American CEO who survived 9/11 died in the terror attack on a Kenya hotel

Jason Spindler worked in 7 World Trade Center and was late to work on September 11, 2001, arriving at the complex as the first tower collapsed.

Though he survived one terrorist attack, he was killed in the Nairobi terrorist attack on January 15, 2019, the only American to die in that incident, report Jason Hanna, Joe Sutton, and Emanuella Grinberg for CNN. Twenty-one people were killed at the DusitD2 shopping complex in Nairobi.

His 41st birthday is next week.

Mr. Spindler was the founder and CEO of I-DEV International, a company that advises companies doing business in emerging markets.

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Off-duty NYPD Officer Brian Kessler killed after car collides with garbage truck

Rookie NYPD Officer Brian Kessler has been killed in a car crash while going home from work.

Two NYC Parks Department employees in the other vehicle suffered minor injuries.

Officer Kessler, 28, was engaged to be married and graduated from the Police Academy in October 2018.

The President of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Patrick J. Lynch told Spectrum News, “We are deeply saddened at the loss of our brother Police Officer Brian Kessler in this tragic accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kessler family, his fiancé and all his NYPD colleagues, particularly those at PSA 8. We also are keeping the NYC Parks employees who were injured in our thoughts as we wish them a speedy and full recovery.”

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What to know about airport security during the government shutdown

Because of the government shutdown, a number of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners are calling in sick. TSA workers are not being paid while the shutdown continues.

Scott McCartney of the Wall Street Journal‘s column The Middle Seat, answers questions and shares some advice for those traveling by air during the shutdown.

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