Charles Schumer

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

FILE -- A NYPD helicopter is seen on Nov. 3, 2013 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Police: NYPD Helicopter Has Near Miss With Drone Over Brooklyn

The chopper was helping to search for a missing person when police said the drone came within 50 feet of the aircraft.

09/18/2014

Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

AP Sources: Pegulas Have Tentative Approval To Buy Bills

The next step is for the estate to get initial approval from the NFL. That could come by the end of the week and as early as later in the day.

09/09/2014

The Barclays Center (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Continues Its 2016 Democratic Convention Pitch

Brooklyn is once again pulling out all the stops Tuesday for members of the Democratic National Committee in hopes of bringing the 2016 convention to the Barclays Center.

08/12/2014

The aftermath after a truck hit an overpass on the Meadowbrook State Parkway. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Investigates: When Low Overpasses Meet Tractor-Trailers The Results Can Be Disastrous

There is a growing danger on the road in the New York area. Trucks have been hitting overpasses at an alarming rate, causing delays on your ride to work.

08/11/2014

FILE - Concrete foundations where houses once stood in Queens on October 24, 2013. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Storm Victims Testify At City Council Superstorm Sandy Recovery Hearing

The city acknowledged it has spent only a fraction of the money available for Sandy-related home repairs and rebuilding, but it’s something Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to fix.

03/31/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer Recuses Himself From Comcast-Time Warner Deal Scrutiny

The New York Democrat announced Tuesday he is recusing himself from any role Congress plays in the acquisition after learning his brother was one of the lead lawyers behind the $45 billion deal.

02/18/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Charles Schumer: End Power Companies’ Veto Rights On Security Measures

Schumer is calling for the federal energy regulator and the Department of Homeland Security to draft tougher new security standards overseen by Congress that would end the industry’s veto rights.

02/16/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds up a McDonald's cheeseburger during a news conference in Manhattan on Feb. 9, 2014. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Schumer: Ban ‘Dangerous’ Yoga Mat Chemical From Foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should ban a chemical used to make yoga mats from also being used in food, Sen. Charles Schumer said Sunday.

02/09/2014

Para-snowboarder Evan Strong hands out Chobani at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Countdown in Times Square on October 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images for Chobani)

Schumer To Russia: Give Team USA Its Yogurt!

Unlike many just arriving at Sochi, alpine skiers don’t have too many complaints about their accommodations. But there’s this one thing. Where’s the yogurt?

02/05/2014

Delivery company DHL tests a drone in Bonn, Germany on Dec. 9, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

New York, New Jersey Picked For Drone Testing Sites

New York is among six states selected by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for use by businesses, farmers and researchers.

12/30/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer has called for an investigation into the Target data breach. (Credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer Takes Aim At Target, Wants Transparency In Wake Of Security Breach

Senator Schumer has asked how customers can know if target has really fixed the problem when the store refuses to tell us what the problem was.

12/22/2013

Metro-North crews working on Tuesday, Dec. 3, to rebuild tracks that were damaged in the Dec. 1 derailment in the Bronx. (Credit: MTA)

Federal Inspectors Begin 60-Day Safety Assessment Of Metro-North

The effort will assess a broad range of practices at Metro-North, including oversight of engineers, fatigue management programs and medical requirements for crew members.

12/16/2013

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