Sen. Charles Schumer

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

Photo of car interior showing third rail pieces in the passenger compartment of the Metro-North train that crashed on Tuesday, Feb. 3. (Credit: National Transportation Safety Board)

Investigators Examine Unique Feature Of Metro-North Third Rail After Accident

Five passengers were killed in the Metro-North train accident and fire this week when the electrified third rail dislodged from the tracks and entered the lead car.

02/06/2015

A Metro-North Harlem Line train hit a car and caught fire in Valhalla on Tuesday, Feb. 3. (Credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS2)

Previous Metro-North Accidents Have Prompted Demands For Better Safety

The Metro-North train accident and fire that left six people dead in Valhalla Tuesday followed a string of incidents that have led to demands for safety improvements on the railroad.

02/03/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer is demanding that both the LIRR and Metro-North test their engineers for sleep apnea. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Schumer Wants LIRR, Not Just Metro-North, To Screen Engineers For Sleep Apnea

Sen. Charles Schumer is demanding that both of New York’s big commuter railroads — not just the one that suffered a fatal derailment — test their engineers for sleep apnea, the disorder blamed for the 2013 accident.

01/30/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Kevin Rincon/1010 WINS)

Schumer Eyes Health Coverage For Disabled Vets’ Children

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer plans to discuss a proposal for legislation that would extend health care coverage for the children of disabled military veterans.

01/28/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio at Martin Luther King Day event. (Credit: Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office)

Events Across NYC Honor Life, Legacy Of Martin Luther King Jr.

More than 2,200 people gathered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Prospect Heights to remember the life, legacy and message of Dr. King.

01/19/2015

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Sen. Schumer Calls For National ‘Avonte’s Law’ To Track Autistic Children

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced a push Monday for a National “Avonte’s Law” to create a program where parents can always know where their children are.

01/19/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on federal regulators to quickly put out new rules regulating the use of drones. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer Wants Feds To Crack Down On Drones

Schumer is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration and the federal Office of Management and Budget to hurry and release the new rules for the use of the small, unmanned aircraft.

01/16/2015

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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

Barbara Smith (L), a nurse with Mount Sinai Health System, and Bryan Christensen, a doctor and member of the CDC's Domestic Infection Control Team for the Ebola Response, demonstrate to health care professionals how to properly put on protective medical gear when working with someone infected with the Ebola virus at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Schumer: Feds Should Reimburse Hospitals For Ebola Preps

One of New York’s U.S. senators is calling for the federal government to reimburse hospitals around the state that spent millions preparing for Ebola _ even if they didn’t see a single case of the disease.

01/08/2015

Airport Security (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

TSA Announces Increased Security Measures For Airport Employees

The Transportation Security Administration is implementing additional security measures for airport and airline employees, federal officials said Thursday.

01/08/2015

Airport Security (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer: Airline, Airport Workers Should Be Screened For Guns Daily

Sen. Charles Schumer called Wednesday for daily federal screening of airport and airline workers for weapons following last month’s arrests of five men accused of smuggling guns through the New York and Atlanta airports.

01/07/2015

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