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Tappan Zee Bridge pile driving, near Tarrytown (file/credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Obama Visit To Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Site Expected To Cause Traffic Delays

President Barack Obama is scheduled to appear near the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown to call on Congress to support his $302 billion transportation plan.

05/13/2014

Boston Backpack

Suspicious Bags Found At Boston Marathon Finish Line After Solemn Tributes

Police in Boston detonated two unattended backpacks at the marathon finish line and arrested a man Tuesday night, on the one-year anniversary of the bombings that left three people dead and 260 injured during the marathon.

04/15/2014

David Letterman

Move ‘The Late Show’ To Los Angeles? New Yorkers Don’t Like The Idea

Less than a day after David Letterman announced his retirement, the mayor of Los Angeles declared that he wants the “Late Show” to move out of New York altogether.

04/04/2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference March 25, 2014 in The Hague, the Netherlands. (Photo by Toussaint Kluiters-Pool/Getty Images)

Homeland Security To Cut NYPD Bomb Detection Funding After Obama Says NYC Nuclear Blast Bigger Concern Than Russia

Less than 24 hours after President Obama said he’s more concerned about the prospect of a nuclear weapon exploding in NYC than Russia’s recent actions, Homeland Security officials announced plans to cut the NYPD’s bomb detection funding by 50 percent.

03/26/2014

The Wichita State Shockers celebrate after beating the Missouri State Bears 68-45. (credit: Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Keidel: Ides (And Idols) Of March

March Madness is a lifeline in an otherwise barren winter sports calendar, an essential bridge between football and baseball.

03/21/2014

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the 2013 Tribal Nations Conference on Nov. 13, 2013 in Washington (credit: Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Sipa Press)

President Obama Sits Down With Comedian Zach Galifianakis For ‘Between Two Ferns’ Appearance

The series is best known for generating painfully awkward moments between Galifianakis and his guests, and Obama’s appearance proved no exception.

03/11/2014

President Barack Obama gets a beer and a pork chop as he visits the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 13, 2012. (Photo by Jim Watson/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Down Case Of Beer In Hockey Bet With Canadian Prime Minister

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is ready for the icy cold one President Barack Obama promised him. With their countries facing off in a pair of Olympic hockey games this week, more than just the puck is on the line.

02/21/2014

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

CVS Caremark Plans To Stop Sales Of Tobacco Products

The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1.

02/05/2014

President Barack Obama throws a football at Soldier Field following the NATO Summit working dinner on May 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I Would Not Let My Son Play Pro Football’

President Barack Obama says football players know the health risks they’re “buying into.” But if Obama had a son, no way would he be allowed to pull on the pads.

01/20/2014

An employee serves a customer at a Firehouse Subs restaurant in Florida. (credit: CBS 2)

Raising Minimum Wage Could Mean Layoffs, Business Owners Caution

While 13 states, including New York, raised their minimum wage above the federal level Jan. 1, many workers and the White House are pushing for even higher pay.

01/09/2014

President Barack Obama claps during a press conference to nominate Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Native Janet Yellen Confirmed As Fed Chair

The Senate has easily approved Brooklyn native Janet Yellen’s nomination to head the Federal Reserve.

01/06/2014

Demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Embassy in India. (Credit CBS 2)

Indian Diplomat’s Manhattan Arrest Met With Protests Abroad

Protests, which included a nearly naked man wearing a Barack Obama mask, caused safety concerns at the U.S. Embassy where demonstrators were irate over the arrest and strip search of a an Indian diplomat in New York.

12/18/2013

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., talks to reporters about a federal budget bill on Dec. 17, 2013, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

Congress Approves Budget Bill

The Senate approved legislation Wednesday that scales back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system.

12/18/2013

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announce a bipartisan budget deal on Dec. 10, 2013, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

What Gridlock? House Passes Bipartisan Budget Bill

The House has given sweeping bipartisan approval to a budget bill backed by both President Barack Obama, his Democratic allies and a big majority of the chamber’s Republicans.

12/12/2013

ANC members put up posters at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec. 9, 2013, in preparation for Nelson Mandela's memorial service. (credit: Getty Images)

South Africa Gears Up For Nelson Mandela Memorial

Leaders from around the world were heading to South Africa on Monday to attend a memorial honoring Nelson Mandela.

12/09/2013

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