Sen. Charles Schumer

Palcohol makes a variety of powdered alcohol products. (credit: CBS 2)

Sen. Schumer Makes Last-Ditch Effort To Ban Powdered Alcohol

Sen. Charles Schumer said the highly concentrated powdered alcohol is targeted to kids and teens, and it could hit store shelves in the next few weeks.

06/07/2015

Amtrak says it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs that record the actions of train engineers following a deadly derailment earlier this month. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Amtrak To Install Long-Sought Cameras In Locomotives

The move follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer’s actions just before the crash.

05/26/2015

A gun believed to be connected to the fatal shooting of NYPD Officer Brian Moore on Saturday, May 2. (Credit: NYPD)

Sen. Schumer Demands Crackdown On ‘Iron Pipeline’ Following NYPD Officer’s Death

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for a federal crackdown on illegally-trafficked firearms making their way into New York City from out-of-state.

05/06/2015

Police investigating a possible case of "swatting" in Eastchester, New York on April 4, 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

Sen. Schumer Proposing Tougher ‘Swatting’ Penalties

Sen. Charles Schumer is introducing legislation to deter “swatting,” a new crime trend that’s costing law enforcement thousands of dollars.

04/20/2015

De Blasio, Schumer ride subway on National Stand Up For Transportation Day

De Blasio, Schumer Ride Subway, Urge Investment In Transportation Trust Fund

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Charles Schumer are calling for increased federal transportation funding.

04/09/2015

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer worries that new tolls on I-95 in Connecticut will cause traffic jams in towns such as Port Chester, seen here. (Credit: CBS2)

Schumer: New Tolls On I-95 In Connecticut Will Jam Up Westchester Streets

Lawmakers in Connecticut have been discussing bringing tolls back to Interstate 95. But residents across the state line in New York are worried that such a move could jam their local streets with traffic.

03/31/2015

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Sen. Schumer Urges NY Have ‘Seat At The Table’ In Conn. Toll Planning Process

A possible toll on I-95 at the New York/Connecticut border has some concerned it could send traffic through suburban neighborhoods, causing traffic, safety and environmental concerns.

03/31/2015

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

FILE -- Residential streets close to the shore remain flooded following Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in Belmar, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Top FEMA Insurance Official Resigns; FEMA Sets Up Review Process For Sandy Claims

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have agreed to let Superstorm Sandy victims who think their insurance claims were not fairly paid out to undergo a review.

03/12/2015

Palcohol, powdered alcohol. (Credit: CBS2)

NY Senator Fighting To Ban Powdered Alcohol, Cites Health And Safety Concerns

A controversial new powdered alcohol has been approved by the federal government, but now some states want it banned.

03/12/2015

Passengers deplane after a plane skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport on March 5, 2015. (credit: Image via CBS2)

Pilot Tells NTSB Plane Wasn’t Slowing Down Before Skidding At LaGuardia

A pilot told investigators that a plane that skidded off the runway failed to slow down as it landed at LaGuardia Airport and went on to skid off the runway last week.

03/09/2015

A federal criminal complaint against three Brooklyn men accused of trying to leave the country to join ISIS. (Credit: CBS2)

FBI: 3 Brooklyn Men Arrested For Attempting To Join ISIS, Plotting Terror Attacks In U.S.

FBI agents arrested three Brooklyn men for allegedly attempting to travel abroad to join the terror group ISIS, with one man agreeing to kill President Obama if ordered to, according to authorities.

02/25/2015

Airport Rental Car Center (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Sen. Schumer Proposing Bill To Keep Unsafe Rental Cars Off Roads

Sen. Charles Schumer says he’s trying again with legislation to require car rental companies to fix vehicles subject to a manufacturer’s recall before handing them over to customers.

02/21/2015

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

An NTSB investigator examines train involved in MetroNorth accident at maintenance facility. (Credit: National Transportation Safety Board)

Senator: Safety Devices May Have Been Insufficient At Metro-North Crash Site

The National Transportation Safety Board on Friday said the engineer and conductor in the Metro-North accident and fire this week went out of their way to bring as many passengers to safety as possible.

02/06/2015

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