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

Lawsuits Filed In Connection With Metro-North Derailment

Three survivors of the Metro-North derailment have filed lawsuits against the railroad.

12/05/2013

Home damaged by Sandy in Toms River, NJ Nov. 1, 2012 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Toms River Mayor Signs Eminent Domain Ordinance For Dune System

Meantime, a bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday unveiled legislation that would delay for about four years several changes to the federal government’s flood insurance program that are threatening to sock thousands of people with unaffordable premium hikes.

10/29/2013

The U.S. Capitol (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Agreement Reached To Avoid Default And Open Government

The deal would reopen the government through Jan. 15 and increase the nation’s borrowing authority through Feb. 7.

10/16/2013

(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Expert: Debt Ceiling Crisis, Hurricane Season Could Send Home Heating Oil Prices Skyward

The average home heating oil prices in Connecticut hover at the $3.60 per gallon mark.

10/07/2013

President Barack Obama delivers remarks in the Rose Garden of the White House October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama Blasts House Republicans For ‘Ideological Crusade’ That Shut Down Government

The shutdown, the first since the winter of 1995-96, closed national parks, museums along the Washington Mall and the U.S. Capitol visitors center.

10/01/2013

Food pantry at St. Augustine's Church in the Bronx (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Impacting Charitable Organizations That Rely On Funding

Why Hunger, which operates the National Hunger Hotline, said the shutdown will freeze distribution of food to millions of elderly, pregnant women, young children and others.

10/01/2013

Government Shutdown

No Deal: Government Shutdown Goes Ahead

The White House’s budget office has notified federal agencies that the government is shutting down Tuesday, after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on a temporary spending plan.

10/01/2013

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. (file / credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Would Have Major Effect On New York

The countdown to a government shutdown is on, with the deadline just 25 hours away.

09/29/2013

Gov. Chris Christie

Christie On ‘CBS Sunday Morning:’ ‘What I Am Is A Fighter’

In a wide-ranging interview on “CBS Sunday Morning,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie characterized himself as a “fighter,” who is “willing to mix it up to defend his or her point of view.”

09/29/2013

Felon Seeks Firearm, No Strings Attached report from Mayors Against Illegal Guns. (credit: nyc.gov)

Bloomberg: Criminals ‘Brazenly’ Buying Thousands Of Guns Illegally Online

Mayors Against Illegal Guns conducted a four-month investigation of Armslist.com, which found that 1 in 30 would-be buyers had a felony record.

09/18/2013

Rear Visibility Cameras

Exclusive: Dept. Of Transportation Dragging Its Feet On Rear Camera Legislation

Fifty children a week are treated in United States emergency rooms as a result of being backed over and crushed under their parents’ cars. But a new law named after a Long Island child that mandates rear cameras in all cars has stalled in Washington.

09/17/2013

A supporter of Syrian president Bashar Hafez al-Assad waves a flag bearing a picture of the president at a rally to urge Congress to vote against a limited military strike against the Syrian military in response to allegations that Assad has used sarin gas to kill civilians on September 7, 2013. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

In Interview With CBS News, Assad Denies Using Chemical Weapons

The dictator sat down for an interview with CBS This Morning anchor Charlie Rose as Congress mulls whether to authorize the use of force in Syria.

09/08/2013

Rep. Peter King

Rep. Peter King Announces 2016 Run For President

The congressman currently serving his 11th term announced his candidacy on a New Hampshire radio station on Friday during a visit to the state.

09/08/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on August 31, 2013 as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.      (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Pushes To Sell Congress On Idea Of Strike On Syria

President Barack Obama has plunged into a frenetic, high-stakes week of selling a skeptical Congress on a military strike, ahead of a crucial vote on Syria.

09/07/2013

Long Island Railroad ticket machine (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Rep. Israel Calls On Colleagues To Extend LIRR Commuter Benefits

LIRR riders can receive a pre-tax benefit of $245 each month through most employers, but that benefit is set to expire at the end of the year.

09/04/2013

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