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Ken Haskell was off duty on September 11, 2001. But when a Boeing 767 slammed into the North Tower that morning, the firefighter fired towards his station before rushing towards the World Trade Center.

“As soon as the plane touched down, I knew it was a terrorist attack,” he told Fox News.

Timmy and Tommy Haskell, Ken’s brothers and fellow New York firefighters, also rushed to the Twin Towers. Each brother came from a different part of town and arrived separately.

The trio were drawn to public service at an early age. They wanted to follow in the footsteps of their father, who served as a Marine and as a firefighter in New York.

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Tommy and Timmy Haskell don their uniforms to attend the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York.
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“We’ve all always wanted to help others,” Ken said. “I think that’s really what drove us to this work.”

A second plane slammed into the South Tower around 9 a.m. and went down at 10 a.m., before Ken could get to the crash site.

When the North Tower fell just before 10:30 a.m., he was driving over the Manhattan Bridge. He turned to a colleague and said, “We all know someone who has just died.

“I didn’t know about my brothers at the time,” he told Fox News.

The 9/11 terrorist attacks – 21 years ago on Sunday – killed nearly 3,000 people, including nearly 350 firefighters. Timmy and Tommy were among them. Timmy’s body was found four days later. Tommy’s remains have never been identified.

“If those planes hit again tomorrow, they would be the first to come back out there,” Ken told Fox News. “There is no doubt in my mind.”

“But I take comfort in the fact that they died doing what they loved,” he added.

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Firefighter walks through the wreckage of the World Trade Center after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
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Even though Ken misses his brothers, he emphasized how proud he was of their heroic final moments, which other FDNY firefighters in the towers told him about.

Timmy, like Ken, was off duty on 9/11, but rushed from his home in midtown Manhattan anyway. He and another firefighter from Squad 18 sped up a flight of stairs in the North Tower as soon as they arrived.

“They were able to get to about the 30th floor and came across someone” in medical distress, Ken told Fox News. “They stopped and gave first aid.”

The couple determined that they needed to help the man down the stairs. Timmy’s colleague went to check another staircase, but Timmy was gone when he returned. A Port Authority police officer who arrived as the firefighter left said Timmy went further to help someone else.

“He made a decision, and nothing surprised me about the decision he made,” Ken told Fox News. “Someone else needed help, and he was going to.”

Timmy’s colleague and the officer helped the man down instead. The three men made it safely to the hall. The building began to collapse and created a force that propelled them out of the building, the firefighter told Ken.

Timmy, meanwhile, made it to the top of the building before it collapsed.

“It left him pretty high in the rubble pile,” Ken said. “We found him four days later.”

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Timmy Haskell Of Squad 18 Died After Climbing A Flight Of Stairs In The North Tower Of The World Trade Center On September 11, 2001.

Timmy Haskell of Squad 18 died after climbing a flight of stairs in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
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Ken was at Ground Zero every day, on and off duty in the weeks following the collapse. He was at the South Tower collecting remains when Timmy was identified.

“I saw one of the corporate guys there, and he just had this look on his face,” Ken said. “I knew. I just said ‘which one?’”

Ken traveled to Seaford, Long Island, where his family was gathered around the television, hoping for good news.

“It was a hard time to have to say [my mother]“, Ken told Fox News. Then she asked about Tommy.

“I said ‘well, we’re still looking for him,’” the firefighter said.

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Ken and Tommy Haskell with their mother in their FDNY uniforms.
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Tommy’s company, Ladder 132, was right behind Ladder 113 in the south tower, Ken was told.

“All the guys in 113 survived and all the guys in 132, a few more seconds, they might have survived, but they were all lost,” Ken said.

Tommy’s three children filled his coffin with memorabilia as his remains were never identified.

Ken said Tommy, as captain, made it his priority to be “mindful of the well-being of everyone else around him”.

“I knew that day he would be the last out, no matter what,” Ken added.

He said that if he could see his brothers again, he would give them big hugs.

Fdny Firefighters Thomas Theodore Haskell Jr. And Timothy Shawn Haskell Honored At The National 9/11 Memorial And Museum In New York City.

FDNY firefighters Thomas Theodore Haskell Jr. and Timothy Shawn Haskell honored at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City.
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“I’m grateful to know what they’ve done and I’m proud of what they’ve done,” Ken told Fox News. “People made decisions, put themselves in danger, and that’s something that needs to be announced.”

“I miss them terribly,” he continued. “We did everything together. We did the same careers together. I cherish those memories.”

“I want to live the best life possible because of their example,” Ken said. “I know I’m going to see them again. That’s what keeps me going.”

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A motorcyclist dies in a two-vehicle crash in the Montbello area of ​​Denver.

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A motorcyclist has died after a two-vehicle crash in northeast Denver, police said.

The crash happened at East 46th Avenue and Fairplay Way, police said in a tweet at 12:49 p.m. Saturday.

About four hours after the initial tweet, Denver police announced that the motorcyclist had died.

The Denver Medical Examiner’s Office will provide the identity of the victim, after the family has been notified. An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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The summer transfer window is closed for major leagues in Europe. However, with one eye on January, there’s a lot of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, whereabouts and, of course, deals!

TOP STORY: Dortmund could lose Bellingham for a bargain fee

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham could leave for a transfer fee of just £83million next summer if paid up front, reports the Sun.

The England international is wanted by many of the biggest clubs in world football, a demand which has been reflected in the £130m transfer fee the Bundesliga club have reportedly demanded. Now, however, The Sun writes that any club looking to bring in the 19-year-old could do so for nearly £50m less than that figure, provided it’s all paid for upfront.

Manchester City are sure they can be the team to sign the talented teenager as they offer him the best chance of winning silverware and an opportunity to reunite with former Dortmund team-mate Erling Haaland, who has an incredible 14 goals in 10 games for City. The signing of Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United initially ruled City out of the race for the former Birmingham City wonderkid, but Pep Guardiola still wants another top player in midfield, and the Spaniard believes in Bellingham so much that he thinks he could possibly fill Kevin De Bruyne’s boots.

Liverpool have long been interested in the player, and they also believed they were favorites to bring him in. Chelsea are also an admirer of the midfielder, while Manchester United are reportedly keen to sign him but are aware he will need to secure Champions League football to have any chance of doing so.

Bellingham still has three years left on his contract with Dortmund, which does not contain a release clause.

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– The Mirror reports Arsenal had scouts watching Stade Rennais Lovro Majer when he scored in Croatia’s 2-1 win over Denmark in the UEFA Nations League on Thursday. The midfielder has also impressed for Rennes since joining them just over a year ago, leading the Ligue 1 outfit to demand a transfer fee of £44million, having spent just £10m to sign him.

– Napoli are close to agreeing a new contract for the starting keeper Alex MeretCalciomercato report, with the Italy international’s contract expiring in 2023. The move ensures they won’t attempt to sign the Paris Saint-Germain striker Clelor Navas in January.

– Torino couldn’t sign the Dnipro-1 striker Artem Dovbyk during the summer, but Tuttosport report that the Serie A outfit will make another attempt to sign him in January. The hope is that his contract ending in 2024 will help move talks of a move forward.

– Lazio take steps to renew the contract of Manuel Lazzariaccording to Corriere dello Sport, the wide man’s contract ends in the summer of 2024. The Serie A club are entering negotiations with the Italy international offering him a deal to stay with them until 2027.

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Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde have a late night PDA in New York

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Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde makes more memories of midnight.

Fresh off the singer’s historic 15-night performance at Madison Square Garden, he and the Accommodation alum were spotted hugging and kissing outside after a date in New York.

For the Sept. 22 release, Olivia wore blue jeans, a black blazer over a white shirt, and a pair of yellow Adidas sneakers, while the “As It Was” singer wore a white jacket with peaches, dark-colored pants. and a pair of white sneakers.

Their PDA-filled evening comes a day after Harry completed his month-long ‘Love on Tour’ residency at the famous New York venue.

During MSG’s final show, the venue paid tribute to the former A direction singer bringing out the host Gayle King to unveil a massive banner hanging from the rafters, which read: “HARRY STYLES 15 consecutive nights in the garden”.

The garden also presented each spectator with a feather boa, which has become a fashion staple for Harry at shows.

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China in Taiwan: “External interference” will not be tolerated

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China underlined its commitment to its claim to Taiwan on Saturday, telling the assembled world leaders that anyone who hinders its resolve to reunite with the self-governing island will be “crushed by the wheels of history”.

The language was forceful but, for Chinese leaders, well within the realm of normal.

“Only when China is fully reunited can there be real peace in the Taiwan Strait,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at the UN General Assembly. He said Beijing would “take the strongest measures to oppose outside interference.”

China regularly and vehemently defends its claim to Taiwan, which broke away from the mainland after a civil war in 1949 and now operates with its own government. A visit last month by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi sharply increased tensions between Washington and Beijing.

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Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivers an important speech at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC
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The language, while pointed, reflected the typical Chinese intensity about the island; its claim is rarely ignored in major international speeches. Taiwan is a central issue in Chinese politics, and Wang’s appearance at the leaders’ meeting – in place of his boss, Chinese leader Xi Jinping – was a signal that the speech was not necessarily meaningful.

“The PRC government is the only government representing all of China,” Wang said, referring to China’s official name, the People’s Republic of China. “The one-China principle has become a fundamental norm in international relations.

He added: “Any attempt to obstruct China’s reunification is bound to be crushed by the wheels of history.

China regularly exerts worldwide pressure on any entity – country, company, cartographer – that even implies that Taiwan might be a separate nation. At the Olympics, for example, Taiwan must compete as “Chinese Taipei”. The mainland’s government muscle has isolated the island’s government, although a few UN members continue to maintain diplomatic relations with Taipei rather than Beijing.

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Taiwan Air Force Mirage fighter jets taxi on a runway at an air base in Hsinchu, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.
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At the UN meeting on Saturday, a few speakers before Wang, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves spoke forcefully about allowing Taiwan to raise its profile in international organizations, including the World Health Organization.

“How can we stand sideways, in relative silence and contented inaction, in defiance of Taiwan’s legitimate right to exist in accordance with the wishes and will of the Taiwanese people?” He asked.

Wang’s appearance at the 2022 in-person UN General Assembly came after two years of remote pandemic-era speeches by China’s top leader. Xi did not attend this year’s event, which Russian President Vladimir Putin also skipped. US President Joe Biden spoke on Wednesday.

The United States and China have tough diplomacy and disagree on many fundamental issues. They have been arguing for decades over human rights, most recently over the mistreatment of ethnic Uyghurs in China’s western Xinjiang region. Beijing views US criticism as hypocritical and an act of interference in its internal affairs.

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People walk past a billboard welcoming U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Taipei, Taiwan, August 3, 2022.
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This is always reflected in the remarks of Chinese leaders. Wang’s speech used lightly coded phrases and references that criticized Washington without coming out and saying it. For example, Wang said, “We strongly oppose attempts to politicize human rights” and “We must uphold fairness and oppose bullying” – both references to the long-standing irritations he has with American politics.

With Taiwan and human rights still hampering China-US relations, Wang and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met in person on the sidelines of the General Assembly on Friday.

U.S. officials said Blinken stepped up efforts by the Biden administration to pressure China to end provocative actions against Taiwan. China’s Foreign Ministry, in a summary of the meeting, said Wang told his counterpart that “current China-US relations are facing serious impacts, and there are lessons from which the US side must learn lessons”.

He said the two discussed “recent wrongdoings by the US side on the Taiwan issue.” However, he also said: “Both parties believe the meeting was frank, constructive and important, and have agreed to maintain communication.”

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After Mao Zedong’s communist forces took control of China in 1949, Chiang Kai-shek’s nationalists decamped to Taiwan and maintained their separate government. It was recognized by the United States until 1979, when Washington established relations with Beijing.

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Olympic gold medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield and her husband, Bears offensive lineman Michael Schofield, are giving back to future generations with a new project – an inclusive park in the southern suburbs.

Thanks to a generous contribution from the couple’s Schofield Family Foundation, the Kendall Coyne Dream Big Park recently opened in the same Palos Heights neighborhood where Kendall grew up.

“They have the opportunity to be active, to have fun and, of course, the name of this park, to dream big,” Kendall said, explaining what the park has to offer kids. “The moment they enter this park, I hope they walk away with a dream bigger than they came.”

Kendall and Michael both want kids to have fun growing up, like they did long before their professional athletic careers.

“I was rollerblading, maybe he was throwing a soccer ball – but we were at the park playing with our siblings, playing with our friends, just enjoying being active, to enjoy the outdoors,” Kendall said.

From smooth rubber ground equipment, Kendall and Michael ensured the park was created for children of all skill levels.

“You don’t want someone not being able to go to the park because of their ability – you want this park to be for everyone and anyone,” Michael said.

Kendall shared a similar post.

“The inclusion of the park – making sure it’s ADA accessible, making sure there’s sensory equipment for the kids as well…I just hope any kid that comes through this park knows that there is something here for me, that this park is for me,” she said.

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Tony La Russa will not return to manage this season, and the Chicago White Sox will address his status for 2023 ‘when it’s appropriate’

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Manager Tony La Russa will not return this season at the direction of his doctors, the Chicago White Sox announced Saturday.

“After undergoing additional testing and medical procedures over the past week, doctors for Tony La Russa have directed him to not return as manager of the Chicago White Sox for the remainder of the 2022 season,” the Sox said in a statement.

Added general manager Rick Hahn at Guaranteed Rate Field: “I did speak to him (Saturday) morning and he had no issue with us letting everybody know that there is a treatment protocol in place that he plans on adhering to. …

“As for the inevitable question, ‘Well, what does that mean for next season?’ We are going to finish up this season first and then address everything when it’s appropriate to turn the page at the end of this year.”

Bench coach Miguel Cairo will remain the acting manager for the rest of the season.

“I talked to him (Friday) night, he’s doing good,” Cairo said of La Russa. “First is health. That’s the most important right now.

“We’ve got a job to do — we’ve got to finish strong. I talked to the players (before Saturday’s game against the Detroit Tigers), I let them know and it’s 11 more games, let’s finish strong.”

The Sox have been without La Russa, 77, since Aug. 30, when they announced less than an hour before a game against the Kansas City Royals that he would not manage that night. The next day the Sox said La Russa was out indefinitely and would undergo further testing with doctors in Arizona.

La Russa received clearance to attend a ceremony for former pitcher Dave Stewart on Sept. 11 in Oakland, Calif.

“Health ain’t nothing to mess with,” La Russa said before the event. “I got checked in Chicago and the reason I flew to Arizona is because that’s been the place since the ‘90s I’ve had physicals. They addressed it, they fixed it, now it’s just a question of regaining strength. Don’t mess with health.”

He told Janie McCauley of the Associated Press he had a pacemaker inserted for his heart.

La Russa flew to Chicago with the team after the A’s game and was in attendance for the next series against the Colorado Rockies, watching from a suite. He did not travel with the team for the ensuing trip to Cleveland and Detroit.

He is in the second season of his second stint with the Sox, who have hovered around .500 most of the season and are on the verge of missing the playoffs. They entered Saturday at 76-75 and eight games behind the first-place Cleveland Guardians in the American League Central.

La Russa is second all time among major-league managers in victories. The 2014 Hall of Fame inductee won World Series titles with the Oakland Athletics (1989) and St. Louis Cardinals (2006, 2011).

“I learned so much, I’ve been learning so much, I’m still learning because every day you learn something else,” Cairo said. “I always double check with him. What he would do different in that situation and he’s very straightforward to me. Sometimes, ‘OK, I didn’t think about that.’ It’s a learning experience that I’m enjoying. I learn from the best, I’m learning from the best still.

“We reflect on games, reflecting on a move or reflecting on innings that happen. Of course when you lose you’re going to second-guess yourself on everything. When you win, sometimes you’re going to do stuff that’s out of the book and works and sometimes you go by the book and it don’t work. As long as you go with the information and your gut together, that balance, you’re going to give your players a chance to succeed.”

The Sox entered Saturday 13-10 since Cairo took over Aug. 30.

“(Cairo) and the coaches have done a very fine job,” Hahn said. “We’ve seen at various stretches, unfortunately not over the last four days (all four losses), but for extended stretches over the last few weeks, this team showing flashes of playing at the level we thought was capable over the course of the entire season. It’s a little too little too late over the course of the year. But I think those guys deserve a lot of credit for what was thrust upon them on the fly and the way they responded, both in the coaches room and in the clubhouse.

“I feel that in many ways they haven’t missed a beat, which they deserve a lot of credit for. The focus has been on the games and the series right in front of them as opposed to any uncertainty. At the same time Tony is in their thoughts and there has been communication with Tony and well wishes passed along. In no way do I feel the club has been distracted despite the circumstances. Very professional response.”

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