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September 15, 2001

On dreary day, Bush lifts rescuers' spirits

NEW YORK -- After leading the nation in a day of prayer and mourning at the National Cathedral in Washington, President Bush arrived in New York City and received an emotional reception from rescue workers at the site of the devastated World Trade Center.

Bush says bin Laden cannot hide, tells troops to prepare
"We have much to do and much to ask of the American people," the president says.

14 hijackers spent time in Florida
At least 14 of the 19 suspected hijackers who terrorized America spent considerable time in Florida, where they clustered around aviation schools and lived in a string of nondescript motels and apartment complexes.

FBI analyzing voice, data recorders from two flights
WASHINGTON -- The FBI is analyzing three voice and data recorders recovered from airplanes involved in Tuesday's attacks.

Prayers fill churches big, small
President Bush led the nation in prayer Friday at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., declaring that Americans need to move beyond their grief and bear the commitment of their forefathers to rid the world of evil.

Reserves activated for 'homeland defense'
As many as 50,000 members of the National Guard will be called to duty after a national state of emergency is declared.

Eager to help, reservists wait for call to serve
The first units could get orders to move out within the next 24 hours. Most are already preparing.

Names of hijackers
MOHAMED ATTA

Aftershocks: In brief
Price gouging includes Stars and Stripes

'Mental health' hotline a blind lead
The televised blurb offered mental health assistance dealing with the attacks. Callers reached Scientologists.

FBI looks for terror's tracks online
The online posting on Aug. 30 sounded like the rantings of a crank: The subject was "911," and it warned "Something is going to happen tomorrow . . . REPENT!"

The War Powers Act
The War Powers Act, passed in 1973, states that the president must inform Congress within 48 hours if any troops are sent to a hostile area without a declaration of war. It imposes a limit of 90 days on the power of the president to keep troops in combat without a specific congressional authorization.

Taleban warns U.S. of revenge
It says the United States should be wary of attacking Afghanistan.

Low-key or loud, New Yorkers join forces in face of disaster
As you move south on Manhattan island the flags get bigger and the sentiment gets stronger. But all New Yorkers are grieving.

Pakistan cooperative so far, officials say
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- President Pervez Musharraf and his senior military commanders, facing growing pressure from the United States, agreed Friday to meet U.S. demands for cooperation in efforts against Saudi fugitive Osama Bin Laden, according to senior government officials.

For now, Reagan airport stays closed
Those who enjoy the convenience of the airport criticize the logic of closing it without set plans for safety upgrades.

Afghans brace for attack
If the United States decides to retaliate against Afghanistan, it will find a wide array of targets.

Flying Q&A
Q. I was scheduled to fly when the airports were shut down. Can I get a refund? If I want to reschedule, will I have to pay a penalty?

Excerpts from the Rev. Billy Graham's sermon
Excerpts from the Rev. Billy Graham's remarks at Friday's Washington National Cathedral prayer service:

Russia won't join any U.S. retaliation
But Moscow says it will cooperate, sharing data and maybe more.

Text of President Bush speech
Here is the text of the Friday speech by President George W. Bush at the National Cathedral, as transcribed by eMediaMillWorks.

At mosques: sympathy, ire
Arab expressions of sorrow give way to anger over U.S. policies.

Pentagon relatives clinging to hope
CRYSTAL CITY, Va. -- There were still a few families holding out hope Friday of finding their loved ones in the rubble of the Pentagon.

Television evangelists say we got 'what we deserve'
WASHINGTON -- TV evangelists Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, two of the most prominent voices of the religious right, said liberal civil liberties groups, feminists, homosexuals and abortion rights supporters bear partial responsibility for Tuesday's terrorist attacks because their actions have turned God's ire against America.
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