Number of FDNY members lost to 9/11 related illnesses surpasses 300, ‘Unreal,’ firefighter’s daughter says of figure

On the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the FDNY lost 343 members. Now, more than 300 more have died of illnesses related to their work that day and during the aftermath, with three more firefighters dying this week, report Thomas Tracy and Elizabeth Keogh for the New York Daily News.

Battalion Chief Joseph McKie, 60, of Battalion 41; Firefighter William Hughes, and Firefighter Gregg Lawrence, 57, of Battalion 51, all died this week.

And the fund for WTC healthcare desperately needs billions more to cover the many who are suffering. And Congress once again is not acting.

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U.S. to seek death penalty against accused New York bike path killer

Prosecutors in the case of U.S. v. Saipov, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 17-cr-00722 will seek the death penalty against the accused bike path truck bomber of October 31, 2017, reports Jonathan Stempel, Reuters.

Eight people were killed in the terrorist attack.

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Death penalty could be off the table for those charged in September 11th terrorist attacks

Defense attorneys are negotiating plea deals for the accused planners of the 9/11 attacks held at Guantanamo Bay. If successful, this could prevent the death penalty from being invoked for these crimes, reports CBS News.

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