Tribute to 1993 victims
Survivors and others are set to gather at ground zero for a solemn tribute to victims of the first terror attack on the World Trade Center, the deadly bombing 25 years ago. Monday is the anniversary of the blast, which killed six people, one of them pregnant. The planned commemoration includes a Mass at a church near the trade center and a ceremony on the 9/11 memorial plaza, with the reading of victims’ names and a moment of silence at 12:18 p.m., when the bomb exploded.
Trump, states to seek plan
President Donald Trump said Sunday that the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school is the top issue he wants to discuss with the nation’s governors. Trump planned to solicit input from the state chief executives during meetings Monday at the White House. The governors are in Washington for their annual winter meeting. Trump said they would also discuss the economy “and many other things.”
Cause of blast investigated
Federal investigators arrived in Dallas Sunday to look into a suspected natural gas leak that caused an explosion at a newly renovated house, killing a 12-year-old girl and injuring four other members of her family. Ravi Chhatre, head of a three-person National Transportation Safety Board team, said he was early in the process of gathering information after firefighters Friday found the home shattered but no fire. Four injured people were in the front yard and one of them was holding the unconscious girl, Linda Rogers, who was pronounced dead at a hospital.
LONG BEACH, Calif.
Police halt drunk equestrian
Authorities say a drunken man rode his horse onto a freeway. KABC-TV reports that the California Highway Patrol stopped the man early Saturday. The white horse, Guera, wasn’t hurt and was released to the man’s mother.
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National news briefs: Ground zero ceremony set to commemorate 1993 terror bombing