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Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) speaks at a press conference on April 1, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Embattled Menendez Says He Will Be ‘Vindicated’ By Facts

The senator has pleaded not guilty to the charges and denied Sunday he betrayed the public’s trust, saying once the facts are known, “I know that I will be vindicated and that we will win.”

04/12/2015

Sen. Robert Menendez speaks March 23, 2015, in Garwood, New Jersey. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Menendez Defiant Amid Reports Of Looming Indictment

Federal prosecutors have reportedly been looking into whether Menendez accepted pricy gifts from a longtime friend and ophthalmologist in Florida in exchange for his influence on a couple of issues, including a Medicare billing dispute.

03/23/2015

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NYPD On High Alert After New Threat By ISIS

Officials said the Islamic State posted a video on Twitter calling for attacks on police officers and soldiers in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and France.

01/12/2015

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) (Photo credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Menendez: Ambassador, Embassy For Cuba Not In Cards Anytime Soon

But Sen. Robert Menendez said Sunday it won’t be easy to build diplomatic relations, saying he won’t be able to garner the necessary votes to appoint an ambassador or secure funding for an embassy in Cuba.

01/04/2015

President Barack Obama announced a plan to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations on Wednesday, Dec. 17. (Credit: CBS2)

Pope Praises Diplomacy Of US-Cuba Accord

Pope Francis praised the “small steps” of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba, expressing joy over the outcome that he helped bring about.

12/18/2014

In this handout image provided by The White House, U.S. President Barack Obama talks with President Raúl Castro of Cuba from the Oval Office, on December 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Cuban-American Lawmakers In New Jersey Oppose Renewing Relations

High-ranking Cuban-American lawmakers in New Jersey are speaking out against U.S. plans to normalize full diplomatic relations with Cuba.

12/17/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walks next to Richard Weited, owner of East Dover marina,  in Toms River on Oct. 29, 2014, the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy slamming into the state. (credit: Getty Images)

NJ Officials, Residents On Sandy Anniversary: Rebuilding Has Been Too Slow

The second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy arrived Wednesday in New Jersey, where recovery is happening unevenly, with many houses, boardwalks and businesses rebuilt, but many other people still unable to return to their homes.

10/29/2014

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Worries About Stalled Highway Construction If Federal Fund Goes Bankrupt

The Highway Trust Fund’s bankruptcy could delay ongoing projects like the construction on I-80, CBS 2’s Matt Kozar reported.

07/25/2014

FILE -- Aerial view of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. (Credit: Getty Images)

NJ Lawmakers Robert Menendez, Frank Pallone Fight Against Offshore Oil Drilling

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, Rep. Frank Pallone and others held a news conference in Asbury Park on Wednesday to express their concerns about allowing drilling in the federal government’s next five-year energy plan, which begins in 2017.

07/02/2014

Tracy Morgan speaks on stage at Spike TV's "Don Rickles: One Night Only" on May 6, 2014, in New York City.  (Credit: Getty Images)

Tracy Morgan Transferred To Rehab Center

“He still has a long way to go,” Morgan’s publicist said in a statement Friday.

06/20/2014

Homes sit destroyed after superstorm Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012 in Breezy Point. (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer, Menendez Fight Proposal That Could Allocate Sandy Funds For Nationwide Use

Sen. Schumer called the possibility of HUD opening up remaining Sandy funding for a national resiliency competition, unacceptable.

04/27/2014

A customer uses the credit card scanner at a Target store (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Menendez Calls For Investigation Of Target Breach

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said consumers should be better protected and retailers who fail to safeguard information should be held accountable.

12/26/2013

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N.J. Senators To Fast In Support Of Immigration Reform

Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker are planning to take part in a 24-hour fast in an effort to get the House of Representatives to consider immigration reform legislation.

12/11/2013

Bus involved in fatal West New York crash, July 30, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Emergency Response Questioned In Fatal West New York Bus Crash

Bystanders who called 911 after a commuter bus hit a pole that fell onto a stroller in West New York, killing an 8-month-old, wondered why the emergency response took so long.

08/02/2013

Idowu Daramola in court on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Bail Stays At $250K For Bus Driver Charged In Fatal West New York Crash

Idowu Daramola is charged with death by auto, reckless driving and using a cell phone while operating a vehicle.

08/01/2013

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