Want to catch up with the news quickly? Here are the top stories from Monday, September 11, 2023.
1. 22-Year anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks
Twenty-two years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the number of first responders who have died from health complications is now nearly equal to the number of first responders who died during the attacks.
Since the tragedy on September 11, 2001, "341 FDNY members have died from rare cancers and diseases caused by the toxic dust at Ground Zero," the Uniformed Firefighters Association said in a Facebook post Monday.
FDNY announced last week the addition of 43 names to its memorial at the World Trade Center for those who have died from 9/11-related ailments. Those added include firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs.
2. Search for earthquake victims in Morocco
More than 2,500 people have been killed and 1,400 critically injured days after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck in the Moroccan High Atlas Mountains.
The earthquake struck late Friday night southwest of Marrakech. As of Monday, both domestic and international aid teams are still searching for survivors and working to reach remote areas in the mountains.
The Royal Moroccan Armed Forces said in a statement on X it was taking "emergency humanitarian aid" to people living near the epicenter in the High Atlas Mountains, where roads have been cut off because of repeated landslides.
3. Bodycam footage contradicts police story in Eddie Irizarry murder case
Nineteen-year-old Eddie Irizarry was killed on August 14 after being pulled over by an officer for erratic driving. Former Philadelphia officer Mark Dial turned himself in on murder charges Friday after the district attorney released body camera footage of the encounter.
Authorities had previously said that Irizarry was in possession of two knives, and that he had gotten out of his car to threaten them. Body camera footage shows Irizarry seated in his car as Dial fires six times, shattering the glass and killing him.