Thursday, September 1, 2011

FBI evidence from 9/11 first shown in Newseum

WASHINGTON – Newseum, a journalism museum in Washington, is expanding its current FBI exhibit with a new section, "War on Terror: The FBI's New Focus." Many clues that were later uncovered about the 9/11 mastermind's activities, which have been stored in the FBI's evidence lockers, are now going on public view for the first time Friday.

Among 60 new artifacts on view are engines and landing gear from passenger planes that crashed into the World Trade Center and some personal items, such as a wallet of Ruth McCourt of New London, Conn., who was taking her 4-year-old daughter Juliana to Disneyland on United Flight 175 before it crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center, and cell phones found in the rubble that rung for days after the attacks as family members tried desperately to find their loved ones. Ten years after the attacks, the Newseum said it was time to examine the impact.