Sen. Charles Schumer

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

Bellevue Hospital's entrance atrium during Sandy, left, and a year later, right. (credit: Bellevue Hospital Center)

Four NYC Hospitals Damaged In Superstorm Sandy To Get $1.6 Billion

New York City is getting at least $1.6 billion in federal money to help public hospitals install floodwalls, flood proof elevators and otherwise become more storm-resilient.

11/06/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a news conference in front of the Staten Island Ferry station on Oct. 26, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer: 2 Years After Sandy, NY Has Received $17B For Infrastructure Upgrades

The money will be spent on projects such as sand barriers on Long Island, a sewer system for Suffolk County and flood protection at NYU Langone Medical Center.

10/26/2014

FILE -- In this photo illustration, U.S. Treasury checks are piled at the U.S. Treasury printing facility in Philadelphia. (credit: Getty Images)

Lawmakers Seek To End Benefits To Suspected Nazi War Criminals

A bill crafted by Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania will be offered in mid-November, when Congress returns to session following the midterm elections.

10/23/2014

Judge Judy Kluger from Sanctuary for Families and Sen. Charles Schumer appear at a news conference on Oct. 19, 2014, in Manhattan. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Seeks To Make Covert GPS Tracking Illegal

Schumer’s proposed legislation would offer limited exceptions, including ones for law enforcement investigations and parents who want to monitor their child’s whereabouts.

10/19/2014

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Movement Underway To Put Pedestrian Walkway On Verrazano Bridge

Pedestrians and bicyclists want the city to add a dedicated lane to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. It’s one of the few crossings in the Metropolitan Area open only to motor vehicles.

10/17/2014

Sunrise at 1 World Trade Center as seen from Chopper 880, April 10, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer Proposes Bill To Make Trespassing On City Infrastructure A Crime

Sen. Charles Schumer announced legislation to make it a federal crime to trespass at places like the Statue of Liberty and Indian Point with the intent to commit a crime.

10/13/2014

Terminal 4 at JFK Airport (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

JFK, Newark Liberty Among 5 U.S. Airports On Lookout For Ebola

Homeland Security agents at U.S. airports and other ports of entry are beginning to observe travelers coming into the United States for potential signs of Ebola infection and handing out fact sheets about the disease.

10/08/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a news conference about tightening Ebola-related measures on Oct. 5, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer Calls For Better U.S. Screenings Of Travelers Coming From Ebola-Stricken Countries

The New York Democrat said Sunday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should train agents to conduct screenings on passengers arriving at U.S. airports from Ebola-affected countries.

10/05/2014

The White House. (Credit: CBS 2)

Schumer, Other Lawmakers Shocked At Revelations About How Far White House Intruder Got

A security breach at the White House earlier this month seems to have been far more severe than the public originally knew, in revelations that U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called “really, really troubling.”

09/29/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer, County Executive Ed Mangano and police brass during presser about missing children files at Nassau County Police Headquarters in Mineola. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Schumer Wants To Close Federal Loophole In Missing Child Cases

Sen. Charles Schumer is looking to close a federal loophole that he said hinders the search for missing children.

09/29/2014

File photo of synthetic marijuana (Credit: CBS 2)

Sen. Charles Schumer Calls For Faster Action On Synthetic Marijuana

The Democrat said Sunday that he’s urging the agency to use its existing authority to ban more than 250 chemicals used in the synthetic drugs.

09/28/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Attorney General Eric Holder Is Resigning

Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years.

09/25/2014

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Schumer Wants CDC’s Help To Prevent Spread Of Enterovirus D68 In NY

Sen. Charles Schumer has called for better tracking and information about an unusual respiratory illness in children that has been found in New York City and Long Island.

09/21/2014

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