Sen. Charles Schumer

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

Mario Cuomo

Mario Cuomo’s Wake Held In Manhattan

New York said farewell to the state’s former three-term governor, Mario Cuomo, at his Manhattan wake on Monday.

01/05/2015

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

Aircraft of the US Air Force air demonstration squadron, the Thunderbirds, fly over Kogalniceanu airport, near Constanta, 230 kms east of Bucharest, on June 8, 2011. The United States and Romania are negotiating the purchase of second-hand F-16 combat aircraft. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer: USAF Thunderbirds Returning To Jones Beach

The Air Force Thunderbirds flying team is returning to Jones Beach next Memorial Day.

12/16/2014

FILE -- A small drone (Credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer Wants Feds To Speed Up Regulations On Commercial Drone Use

On Sunday, Schumer said there were three near-misses reported at JFK between drones and aircraft just last week.

11/23/2014

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

NTSB Adopts Proposals After Metro-North Accidents

The NTSB approved all the conclusions and recommendations in a staff report that examined five Metro-North Railroad accidents in New York and Connecticut in 2013 and 2014.

11/19/2014

Dr. Martin Salia, a surgeon infected with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone, arrives at the Nebraska Medical Center on November 15, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska. (credit: Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Surgeon Being Treated For Ebola In Nebraska Dies

“Dr. Salia was extremely critical when he arrived here, and unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we weren’t able to save him,” said Dr. Phil Smith, medical director of the biocontainment unit.

11/17/2014

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

Schumer Proposes Expansion Of Mental Health Screening Rules For Service Members

The legislation would ensure every service member, including “Active,” “Guard” and “Reserve,” receive a quality mental health assessment every year, regardless of deployment status.

11/11/2014

Image placed on Silk Road hidden service after arrest of Ross William Ulbricht (credit: FBI via Wikimedia Commons)

Feds: Spinoff Of Shuttered Silk Road Website Leads To California Arrest

A California man has been arrested for starting a spinoff version of the shuttered Silk Road website, enabling more than 100,000 people to buy and sell illegal drugs in the last year, authorities announced Thursday.

11/06/2014

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