After being lost for more than a decade, the iconic flag that was hoisted above Ground Zero after the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be unveiled Todayat the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. The flag went missing within hours of being captured in a photograph that shows three firefighters raising the flag above rubble. It finally turned up in Washington State in 2014 after a TV show detailed its history, including that it had vanished. It was authenticated and the original owner donated the flag to the museum this week.
The 2016 NFL season kicks off today with a rematch of Super Bowl 50, as the visiting Carolina Panthers look to exact revenge against the defending champion Denver Broncos (7:30 p.m. CT / 5:30 PT on NBC).
Ryan Lochte has been hammered for his exaggerated tale of robbery in Rio, but did the Rio police also tell a tall tale of the swimmers’ behavior? That’s been in question—but regardless, Ryan Lochte and three other U.S. swimmers involved in the embarrassing gas station incident after a night of partying in Rio are expected to be handed suspensions from the United States Olympic Committee and USA Swimming today.
The community will have a chance to honor the fallen police Officer Amir Abdul-Khaliq today at a public memorial service. He passed away on Sunday, four days after he was hit by a car while escorting a funeral procession. Officer Abdul-Khaliq will receive full police honors directly after his public memorial service. It is a chance for fellow officers, friends, and the community to remember him and his 17 years of service on the Austin police force.