The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund was established in 2011 to help first responders whose illnesses and deaths were connected to their exposure to toxic substances they encountered at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa.
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange was charged with conspiring to reveal U.S. security secrets. Press freedom advocates say the case poses a “dire threat to journalists,” but the Justice Department says, “Assange is no journalist.”
John Walker Lindh was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to supporting militants who harbored al-Qaeda as it planned the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Of 500 federal prisoners sentenced for terrorism crimes, one-fifth will be released within five years.
Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was jailed again after refusing for a second time to comply with a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. “I will not cooperate with this or any other grand jury,” she says.
Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who provided secret military documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, was released from jail after being held for two months for refusing to testify to a grand jury. Manning has been called before a new grand jury and could be jailed again.
A London judge sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to 50 weeks in jail for skipping bail to enter the Ecuadorean embassy, where he was holed up for nearly seven years until police dragged him out last month.
Mark Domingo, an infantryman who served a combat stint in Afghanistan, was arrested Friday after visiting a park in Long Beach, Calif., where authorities said he planned to plant home-made explosive devices made with nail-filled pressure cookers in advance of a Nazi rally scheduled Sunday.