With the steel skeleton of the new One World Trade Center rising in the background, 9-11 ceremonies ended shortly after noon Friday with the playing of "Taps" by trumpeters from the New York Police Department, Fire Department of New York and Port Authority police.
Echoing the words of his predecessor, President Barack Obama vowed the United States "will never falter" in the pursuit of al-Qaida as he marked the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by placing a wreath at the site of the attack on the Pentagon.
Major mortgage service companies boosted the number of trial modifications they offered to distressed homeowners in August, the government reported Wednesday, but the workouts still cover only a small fraction of the delinquent loans that are eligible for help.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday laid out a series of compromises he's willing to make to get a health care overhaul through a nervous Congress this year, including diluting his vision for a new public insurance program and embracing ideas floated by Republicans.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association said Wednesday it never discriminated against a black employee and argued her lawsuit should be dismissed because it would mark interference in the internal workings of a religious organization.
A preacher who wants to resume leading the National Baptist Convention USA after serving a prison term for stealing millions of dollars from the denomination has asked a court to stop an upcoming presidential election.