In this Sept. 11, 2015 file photo, a visitor pauses at the Wall of Names after a Service of Remembrance at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. Victims' relatives and dignitaries will convene Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at the site for one of the constants in how America remembers 9/11 after 15 years, the anniversary ceremony itself. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Marking 15 years since 9/11, ceremony keeps personal focus

The simple, reverential observance may be the norm now, but city officials fielded about 4,500 suggestions — including a Broadway parade honoring rescue workers and a one-minute blackout of all of Manhattan — while planning the first ceremony in 2002.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a LBGT For Hillary Gala at the Cipriani Club, in New York, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Clinton says ‘Deplorables’ comment is ‘grossly generalistic’

Less than 24 hours after she made the comments at a private New York City fundraiser, Clinton said in a statement, “last night I was ‘grossly generalistic’ and that’s never a good idea. I regret saying ‘half’ — that was wrong.” But she argued that the word “deplorable” was reasonable to describe much of Trump’s campaign.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, is welcomed to the stage by Laverne Cox, right, at a LBGT For Hillary Gala at the Cipriani Club, in New York, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump campaign objects to ‘deplorable’ language

Clinton was speaking at an LGBT fundraiser in New York City Friday night when she described those supporters as “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it.”

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California schools to ensure education for English learners

The state Department of Education and Board of Education agreed to new training and monitoring procedures to make sure that language services to English Learner-designated students meet requirements of the federal Equal Educational Opportunities Act.

FILE - This June 16, 2016, file photo, shows an exterior view of the Capitol Building in Washington. The House is slated to vote Sept. 9 on a bipartisan bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, setting the stage for a showdown with President Barack Obama on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the attacks. The Senate passed the bill in May by voice vote despite the strident objections from Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House passes Sept. 11 legislation as Obama veto threat looms

The legislation gives victims’ families the right to sue in U.S. court for any role that elements of the Saudi government may have played in the 2001 attacks that killed thousands in New York, the Washington, D.C., area and Pennsylvania.

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Stocks slide on Wall Street

he stock market stumbled to its biggest loss since June. Experts said traders are worried that interest rates may finally be heading higher.