|Terror from the sky
Shock turned to grief and anger in the United
States following the series of terrorist attacks Tuesday
morning that destroyed four hijacked commercial airplanes, the
110-story twin towers of New York's World Trade Center and
collapsed part of the Pentagon. Officials said it was too
early to assess the death toll from the attacks.
President Bush put the U.S. military on "high
alert status" and said that he had taken security precautions
to ensure the functioning of the government. The Federal
Aviation Administration shut down airports around the country.