Charles Schumer

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

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 was in the running to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (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

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