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NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks on Jan. 29, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Commissioner Bratton Unveils Plans For New High-Tech Anti-Terror Police Unit

The unit of 350 cops will be specially trained in high-tech weaponry to deal with protests, lone-wolf attacks and evolving threats posed by terrorists.

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FILE - Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Impeccable Ethics The Leading Attribute In Search For Speaker Silver’s Replacement

Will Silver’s replacement be a reformer, or part of the corrupt culture that has gripped the state capital for decades?

01/28/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio gives a winter storm update on Jan. 27, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Residents Blast Mayor For Slow Snow Plowing As De Blasio Defends Travel Ban

Mayor Bill de Blasio said there will be a review of the city’s storm procedures to see if anything can be done better the next time around.

01/27/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to the media about a large snow storm on January 26, 2015 . (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Travel Ban In Effect; City Public Schools Closed Tuesday

New York City public schools will be closed Tuesday, and all nonemergency vehicles will be banned from the roads as of 11 p.m. Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced.

01/26/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (right) walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment on January 22, 2015. (credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested On Corruption Charges

FBI spokesman Peter Donald confirmed the 70-year-old Silver was taken into custody around 8 a.m. at FBI headquarters in New York City.

01/22/2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address on Jan. 21, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Cuomo Delivers State Of The State Address, Unveils Budget Plan

New York must raise the minimum wage, cut small-business taxes, ease the burden of high property taxes and invest big in transportation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a sprawling address that laid out a long list of priorities for 2015.

01/21/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio embraces the Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday, Jan. 19. (Credit: CBS2)

Experts Say De Blasio’s Relationship With Sharpton May Not Be Good Politics

A hugfest between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Rev. Al Sharpton has been raising eyebrows.

01/20/2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo previews his 2015 infrastructure and transportation agenda at a breakfast meeting of the Association for a Better at the New York Grand Hyatt. (credit: Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of the Governor)

Cuomo Pitches AirTrain For LaGuardia Airport, Ambitious Transit Upgrades

Cuomo spoke Tuesday to the business group Association for a Better New York in Manhattan. He offered a preview of his annual State of the State address scheduled for Wednesday.

01/20/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio attends the Rev. Al Sharpton's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Harlem on Jan. 19, 2015. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sharpton, Adams Defend De Blasio At Separate MLK Events

At a seperate MLK Day event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Borough President Eric Adams, a former NYPD captain, also stuck up for the mayor.

01/19/2015

New Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says NYC will receive more anti-terror funding than previously allocated. (Photo: CBS 2)

Security Expert: ISIS, Al Qaeda In A Race To See Who Can Attack New York City First

From the French consulate to synagogues to transit hubs to news organizations in Times Square, the NYPD has visibly increased security in New York City following the attack on a newspaper in Paris.

01/09/2015

The newest officers to join the ranks of the NYPD graduated from the police academy on Friday. (Credit CBS 2)

‘Corrective’ Actions Possible If NYPD Arrest Statistics Continue To Go South

The city is considering possible legal action against NYPD officers who aren’t writing enough tickets.

01/08/2015

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton (2nd L) attends the wake of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos on December 26, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Commissioner Bratton Meets With Police Unions Over Rift With Mayor De Blasio

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton will meet with the heads of the police unions Wednesday to address deteriorating relations between rank-and-file officers and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

01/07/2015

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (front) was among those who wore blue ribbons in support of the NYPD on Wednesday, Jan. 7. (Credit: CBS2)

Some City Council Members Have Doubts About Pushing Police Reform Bills

The New York City Council has been determined to reform the NYPD, but the murder of two officers last month — and the shooting of two more this week — have created deep divisions about how to do it.

01/07/2015

Chris Cuomo (Back L) helps carry the casket of his father, former three-term governor Mario Cuomo, as it departs St. Ignatius Loyola Church on January 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Friends, Family Bid Final Farewell To Ex-Gov. Mario Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo eulogized his father by saying he was steadfast in his beliefs and sought a career in government to do good for New Yorkers who had been neglected by the system.

01/06/2015

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton answers questions during a news conference on Jan. 5, 2015. (Photo: CBS2)

Bratton Chastises Officers For ‘Political Action’ Against Mayor At Funerals

While there are many New Yorkers who have supported police officers’ act of defiance against Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton made it clear on Monday that he’s not one of them.

01/05/2015

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