Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, left, and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer leave after talking to reporters in Washington, D.C. (File/Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Harry Reid To Retire, Endorses Sen. Chuck Schumer As Successor

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid endorses Sen. Chuck Schumer as his leadership successor.


New Long Beach Boardwalk (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Officials: New Section Of Long Beach Boardwalk ‘Stronger Than Ever’

Upgrades to the boardwalk included stronger tropical hardwood, a new retaining wall, and energy saving LED lighting.


Schumer Wants E-Z Pass Text Alert System To Help Avoid $50 High-Speed Toll Fees

Schumer wants the four toll agencies that operate E-ZPass in New York State to implement a text-message warning system to alert drivers when their balances run low and about any impending charges they may face.


New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

Schumer To Urge Web Providers To Boost Security

Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said Sunday that major websites should speed the move to more secure web addresses that help protect users from having personal data stolen at public Wi-Fi hot spots such as coffee houses and bookstores.


Gun - File / Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images

Schumer Wants Expanded Background Checks For Guns

Schumer wants to require that all gun buyers to undergo a background check and broadly increase penalties against states that don’t contribute names to the national background-check system.


DNA - Graphic: AP

Schumer Wants To Expand Arrestee DNA Collection

The goal is to expand the DNA database to help solve open cases and reduce the rate of false convictions.


Rep. Charles Rangel (file)

Rangel Packs ‘Em In At B-Day Bash, Breathes Sigh Of Relief

Despite a growing political scandal, about 800 people attended the birthday bash for embattled Congressman Charles Rangel at The Plaza Hotel on Wednesday night.


US Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) returns to his office from a vote at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on July, 29, 2010. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Rangel Throwing B-Day Bash, But Who Will Show?

It was supposed to be a huge birthday fund-raising blowout for Congressman Rangel’s 80th. Instead, as CBS 2’s Magee Hickey reports, it’s turning into a huge embarrassment for the troubled Harlem Democrat.