Decade after September 11, New Yorkers ready to move on

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The attacks of September 11, 2001 changed life in the United States forever, but 10 years after the devastating hit, New Yorkers have learned to live in a more dangerous world and are ready to move on. Police heightened security in New York on Friday in response to a credible but unconfirmed threat of an al Qaeda plot to attack the city again on the anniversary of the downing of the World Trade Center towers by hijaked airplanes.

New York cracks down after "credible" 9/11 threat

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York police amassed a display of force on Friday including checkpoints that snarled traffic in response to intelligence about a car or truck bomb plot linked to the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Officers armed with automatic weapons were stationed at city landmarks including Wall Street, Times Square and the September 11 memorial site where the Twin Towers once stood.

September 11 lawyers reflect on decade of legal twists

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gregory Cannata was standing in a parking lot on Barclay Street at 9:03 a.m. on September 11, 2001, staring at the smoking North Tower of the World Trade Center a block away. He was wondering how a pilot could have accidentally crashed into the skyscraper when United Flight 175 roared up over the harbor and exploded into the South Tower. "People were screaming and crying," he said. "Pieces of the plane dropped onto Church Street."

Pennsylvania hit by huge flooding, towns submerged

WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - The Susquehanna River, swollen by rainfall from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, reached record levels in Pennsylvania on Friday and submerged some towns amid worry that flood waters had been turned toxic by swamped sewage processing plants. Rainfall ended in the region from the powerful weather system that earlier drenched the U.S. Gulf Coast. But rising rivers and stressed dams and levees presented a stern challenge to Pennsylvania as well as Virginia and Maryland, states socked by flooding in late August after Hurricane Irene.

Power restored in Southwest, Mexico after outage

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Power was restored on Friday to some 7 million people plunged into darkness by a blackout, blamed partly on "human failure," that snarled traffic, idled elevators and sent workers home early in parts of California, Mexico and Arizona. The outage, traced to a botched maintenance procedure by an Arizona utility worker, left all of San Diego -- California's second most populous city -- without power for at least seven hours and ranks as one of the biggest U.S. blackouts in recent history.

NBC News Twitter hacked with fake attack messages

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The NBC News Twitter feed was hacked on Friday by a group that claimed a hijacked plane, in a fresh attack, had crashed into the site where New York's twin towers were destroyed in September 11 attacks 10 years ago. The hoax by a group called The Script Kiddies came just two days before the United States marks the 10th anniversary of the 2001 attacks on New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington.

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