Charles Schumer

Armed police are seen outside the Lindt Cafe, Martin Place on December 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  Police attend a hostage situation at Lindt Cafe in Martin Place.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Police: Gunman, 2 Hostages Dead After Sydney Cafe Standoff

The gunman was identified as Man Haron Monis, who once was prosecuted for sending offensive letters to families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan.

12/15/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer discusses airfares at a news conference on Dec. 14, 2014, in Manhatta. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Wants Probe Of Airfares Amid Lower Fuel Costs

The New York Democrat says with holiday travel approaching, the high cost of flying is painfully apparent to thousands of passengers.

12/14/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a news conference Nov. 30, 2014, in Manhattan. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Wants Improved Security For Smart TVs, Baby Monitors

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the manufacturers of smart televisions and other devices connected to the Internet to help protect consumers from hackers.

11/30/2014

Barclays Center in Brooklyn (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Among 3 Finalists For 2016 Democratic National Convention

Democrats announced Monday they have narrowed the list of contenders to Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio.

11/24/2014

Dr. Martin Salia, a surgeon infected with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone, arrives at the Nebraska Medical Center on November 15, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska. (credit: Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Surgeon Being Treated For Ebola In Nebraska Dies

“Dr. Salia was extremely critical when he arrived here, and unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we weren’t able to save him,” said Dr. Phil Smith, medical director of the biocontainment unit.

11/17/2014

Peter Kassig (credit: CBS2)

US Review Of ISIS Video Confirms Death Of American Aid Worker Peter Kassig

Kassig was captured in eastern Syria while delivering relief supplies to refugees whose lives had been upended by war, and for a year, his family and friends quietly worked to secure the former U.S. Army ranger’s release

11/16/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Kevin Rincon/1010 WINS)

Sen. Charles Schumer: Feds Should Cover NY Ebola Costs

The New York Democrat says Sunday that more than $20 million has been spent on tracking health professionals and others arriving from Ebola-stricken countries and treating Dr. Craig Spencer.

11/16/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds up a number of LIRR tickets during a news conference on Nov. 11, 2014, in Mineola, N.Y. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Urges Congress To Restore Full Mass Transit Tax Benefit

More than 300,000 people who take the Long Island Rail Road to work on a daily basis are no longer receiving the full benefit that saved commuters thousands of dollars every year.

11/11/2014

New Fulton Center in Lower Manhattan (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

New Fulton Center Subway Hub Opens In Lower Manhattan

New York’s biggest subway hub has opened in Lower Manhattan, serving as a vital link between the new World Trade Center and the rest of the city.

11/10/2014

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

NTSB: Engineer’s Sleepiness Caused Deadly Bronx Metro-North Train Derailment

William Rockefeller’s sleepiness was due to a combination of an undiagnosed disorder — sleep apnea — and a drastic shift in his work schedule, the National Transportation Safety Board said.

10/28/2014

The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. (Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images)

Obama Names Ebola ‘Czar’ As Precautions Expand

President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain as the point man on the U.S. government’s response to the Ebola crisis.

10/17/2014

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton in Washington DC on Oct. 14, 2014. (credit: Handout)

Mayor De Blasio Heads To D.C. For Meetings On NYC Security And Counter-Terrorism

De Blasio, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism John Miller met with the heads of Homeland Security and the FBI.

10/14/2014

New security barriers on the Brooklyn Bridge after two high-profile trespassing incidents. (Credit: CBS 2)

Schumer Wants Tougher Bridge Trespassing Laws

Sen. Charles Schumer wants a federal law to prohibit trespassing on big bridges or structures like the Statue of Liberty after incidents involving people who scaled the Brooklyn Bridge and World Trade Center.

10/13/2014

Customs officers & passenger take precautions during an Ebola scare at Newark International Airport. (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Mayor Bill De Blasio At Ebola Roundtable: NYC Is Ready

The mayor convened a meeting of city agencies at City Hall on Thursday as a display of readiness against the spread of the deadly virus.

10/09/2014

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson prepares to testify to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the White House perimeter breach at the Rayburn House Office Building on September 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Secret Service Head Faces Tough Questions On White House Breach

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said Tuesday she takes full responsibility for the breach of White House security.

09/30/2014

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