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FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Diana Robinson/the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

De Blasio Says He Will Apply For Security Clearance

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said he is applying for federal security clearance, following the revelation that he was the first mayor in 20 years without it.

09/12/2014

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (credit: 1010 WINS/Juliet Papa)

Rep. Maloney Stands With New Yorkers In Support Of Terrorism Insurance Bill

The future of a federal backstop to protect insurers in the event of terrorist attacks is uncertain.

07/12/2014

A line of cars 2.5 miles long wait for gas at the Armory on November 3, 2012 in the Midland Beach neighborhood of Staten Island. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Feds Hope Gasoline Reserves Will Prevent Sandy-Style Shortages

The federal government on Friday offered some Superstorm Sandy victims some hope that they will not see a repeat of the endless lines at gas stations that followed the storm.

05/02/2014

Pine Bush Central School District in Orange County is accused of ignoring alleged anti-Semitic bullying. (credit: CBS 2)

U.S. Justice Department Joins Pine Bush Bullying Investigation

The United States Justice Department has joined an investigation into allegations of anti-Semitic harassment at an Orange County school.

11/13/2013

JPMorgan Chase  (file/credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

JPMorgan Chase, Feds Reach Tentative $13-Billion Agreement

The person said the tentative agreement does not resolve a criminal investigation of the bank’s conduct. It is being handled by federal prosecutors in Sacramento, Calif.

10/19/2013

"Plan B" Pill (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Federal Government To Comply With Order Allowing Morning After Pill For All Ages

The federal government on Monday told a judge in Brooklyn that it will reverse course, and take steps to comply with his order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions.

06/10/2013

Westchester County Flag

Westchester County Stands To Lose Money Over Fair Housing Orders

Westchester County stands to lose $7.4 million in grants unless officials there quickly comply with fair housing orders, the federal government warned Monday.

03/25/2013

The street in front of a home on Wynsum Lane is littered with contents of a flooded home in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 9, 2012 in Merrick, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Federal Government: Buying Out Flooded Homes Is A Complex Process

The federal government is providing guidance for towns and states considering flood-related home buyouts, but it is not as simple as just writing a check.

03/16/2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (file/Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Christie: New Jersey’s Share Of Federal Aid Would Be Enough To Rebuild

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that the state‚Äôs share of New Jersey’s share of $60.4 million in proposed federal aid would be sufficient to cover rebuilding costs after Superstorm Sandy.

12/10/2012

Lower Manhattan Small Businesses

Lower Manhattan Business Owners Trying To Make Comeback After Sandy

Small business owners in Lower Manhattan have been trying to get going again after Superstorm Sandy, and the federal government has been trying to help them.

11/20/2012

Roger Clemens arrives at the U.S. District Court on July 6, 2010 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Justice Department Gets Ready For Clemens Retrial

Justice Department, embarrassed by an error that caused a mistrial of Roger Clemens last year, has added more prosecutors in hopes of containing any misstep.

04/14/2012

Police investigate the fatal DUI crash. (credit: CBS 2)

Sen Schumer Calls On Federal Government To Help Cops Curb Drugged Driving

The federal government should help police departments nationwide obtain the tools and training needed to attack a rising scourge of driving under the influence, two U.S. senators said Sunday.

01/29/2012

Generic Hospital Bed File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Feds Sue NYC, Saying City Committed Medicaid Fraud

The feds said New York City routinely reauthorized 24-hour continuous personal care services for applicants without obtaining the required local medical evaluation.

01/12/2011

Generic Classroom File Photo

NYC Disputes Schools PCBs Claim

The federal government wants the city to replace fluorescent light fixtures that might leak PCBs. The city says they pose no immediate danger.

12/21/2010