Rep. Peter King

The Waldorf Astoria New York is seen October 17, 2003.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Officials Raise Spying Concerns After Chinese Company Plans Renovation At Waldorf Astoria

The sale to Anbang still allows the Hilton Corporation to run the hotel, but the deal also calls for a massive renovation, which triggered concerns in Washington.

06/18/2015

Amtrak derailment

Deadly Amtrak Derailment Near Philadelphia Leads To Calls For Seat Belts On Trains

In the wake of Tuesday night’s horrific train crash outside of Philadelphia, there are demands for a host of new passenger safety measures, including the possibility of installing seat belts.

05/13/2015

(clockwise from top left): Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed in Brooklyn in December; Officer Brian Moore was shot and killed in Queens on Saturday, May 2, and officers Aliro Pellerano and Andrew Dossi were shot and wounded Jan. 5. (Credit: CBS2)

Police Official Says City Council Policies Are Putting NYPD Officers in Danger

While protesters have taken to the streets, power brokers have been battling behind the scenes about the fight over the future of the NYPD.

05/06/2015

A TSA PreCheck line for low-risk passengers. (Credit: CBS2)

Lawmakers Alarmed After Convicted Murderer Goes Through TSA PreCheck Airport Screening

How did a convicted murderer with ties to a terrorist group get aboard an airplane through a reduced security screening?

03/23/2015

Rep. Peter King

Rep. King Calls On Republicans To Pass Homeland Security Bill

Congress has until Friday to pass a $40 billion spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security or it will shut down.

02/23/2015

Cardinal Timothy Dolan denounces the murder of 21 Coptic Christians by ISIS militants on his "Conversations with Cardinal Dolan" show on Sirius Satellite Radio. (Credit: CBS2)

Pope, Cardinal Dolan Horrified At Beheading Of 21 Coptic Christians By ISIS

Pope Francis and Cardinal Timothy Dolan have denounced the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by Islamic State militants, with Dolan saying the attacks threaten “civilization itself.”

02/17/2015

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly September 29, 2014    (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Iran Speech In March Has Some New York Congressmen Seeing Red

There has been heated disagreement among some New York congressmen over whether to boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial address in Washington next month.

02/11/2015

Gov. Mario Cuomo addresses the Democratic National Convention in 1984. (Credit: CBS2)

Flags Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Former Governor, Mario Cuomo

Mario Cuomo’s son, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, directed Friday morning that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff in honor to remember his father.

01/02/2015

Funeral Held For One Of Two NYPD Officers Murdered In Brooklyn

Thousands Attend Funeral For Fallen Officer Rafael Ramos

Ramos and NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu were killed as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street last Saturday.

12/27/2014

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an Organizing for Action "Obamacare Summit" at the St. Regis Hotel on Nov. 4, 2013, in Washington, D.C.  (credit: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

‘Grubergate’ Videos Have Republicans Screaming For Repealing Of Obamacare

Word of stunning statements made by a major architect of the Affordable Care Act has Republicans vowing to repeal it.

11/18/2014

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Rep. Peter King Voices Concern Over Ongoing JFK Ebola-Screening Vulnerabilities

King said there are between 70-100 people arriving at the airport per day from countries impacted by the Ebola outbreak.

10/16/2014

Tighter security is seen at Penn Station after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an increase in police presence in New York City transportation hubs due to the threat of terrorism. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bratton, De Blasio Reassure New Yorkers They’re Safe Following Alleged ISIS Subway Terror Plot

Iraq’s prime minister says his country’s intelligence operation has uncovered a plot for an attack on subway systems in the United States and Paris.

09/25/2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal  take questions after a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council and regional partners at King Abdulaziz International Airports Royal Terminal on September 11, 2014 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US, Arab Allies Committed To Fighting ISIS

Key Arab allies of the United States agreed Thursday to “do their share” to fight the Islamic State group, promising to take action to stop the flow of fighters and funding to the insurgents and possibly to join military action.

09/11/2014

President Barack Obama discusses plans to defeat the Islamic State group in the Middle East. (Credit: CBS News)

Obama Announces US Will Expand Airstrikes On Islamic State

President Barack Obama says the United States will wage a military campaign that will target Islamic State fighters with airstrikes “wherever they exist.”

09/10/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials call for the renewal of the Zadroga Act on Sept. 8, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Local Leaders Urging Reauthorization Of Zadroga Act

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Jerrold Nadler and Rep. Peter King joined Mayor Bill de Blasio in lower Manhattan to call for the reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

09/08/2014

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