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Broncos endzone logo the first to be unveiled at MetLife Stadium on Jan. 31, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

NY Pols Make Their Picks For Super Bowl XLVIII

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that he’s rooting for the Seattle Seahawks because he always favors the underdog. Sen. Charles Schumer on the other hand will be cheering for the Broncos because of the Manning connection.

01/31/2014

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)

Justice Department To Fund ‘Avonte’s Law’ Proposal To Offer Tracking Devices For Autistic Kids

Sen. Charles Schumer’s proposed “Avonte’s Law” will become reality thanks to funding from the federal government. Schumer on Sunday called for legislation to provide GPS tracking devices for autistic children and others with a tendency to bolt from parents or caregivers.

01/29/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer, accompanied by the mother of Avonte Oquendo, third from right, announces his proposed "Avonte's Law" on Jan. 26, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer: ‘Avonte’s Law’ Would Offer Tracking Devices For Autistic Children

Sen. Charles Schumer says new legislation proposed in the name of Avonte Oquendo would fund voluntary tracking devices for children who have autism.

01/26/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer Calls For Safer Children’s Medicine Bottles

Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday called for safer packaging for children’s medicine bottles in order to help prevent an estimated 10,000 emergency room visits a year.

01/19/2014

Sen. Schumer announces effort to change fluke quotas for recreational fishermen, Jan. 13, 2014. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Fluke Fairness Could Be On The Way For New York’s Recreational Fishermen

Currently, fishermen in New York cannot catch as many fluke as fishermen in Connecticut or New Jersey. It appears the federal Fisheries Council is prepared to establish new guidelines after decades of fighting for a fairer, regional fluke fishing quota for New York’s recreational fishermen.

01/13/2014

Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) discuss a plan for video monitoring of train operators. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Senators: Rule Planned To Monitor Train Operators On Video

The Federal Railroad Administration is planning to propose a rule that might require the installation of video cameras aboard trains to monitor drivers and record accidents or unsafe behavior, U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Sunday.

01/12/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer is requesting $175 million from a federal hazard mitigation fund to help 21 vulnerable housing authority complexes, by installing back-up generators at 15 projects and raising boilers off the floor at five developments. (Photo: CBS 2)

Sen. Schumer To Spearhead Initiative To Hurricane-Proof NYC Housing Projects

It’s been more than a year since Hurricane Sandy hit the Tri-State Area. The hard lessons learned have prompted a call for action to improve public housing in flood-prone areas.

01/10/2014

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Menendez Leading Charge On Fresh Iran Sanctions As Lawmakers Work To Build Veto-Proof Majority

As of Friday afternoon, 59 senators now back a new sanctions package they say would increase the pressure on Iran to make nuclear concessions, congressional aides said. The count brings Congress closer to passing a bill the Obama administration considers a threat to a historic diplomatic opportunity.

01/10/2014

Stan Brooks, 1010 WINS from August 2012 New York Daily News Article( Photo by Craig Warga/New York Daily News)

Remembering Stan Brooks: 1927-2013

Brooks died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday afternoon. He was 86.

12/23/2013

FILE -  Customers shop at a Target store.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chase Restricts Cards Affected By Target Breach

The fallout from what’s being called the second-largest credit card breach in U.S. history prompted a big change in business by the nation’s biggest bank.

12/23/2013

Older, traditional food stamps later replaced by EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) cards (credit: File/Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Activists Fight To Keep Food Stamp Funding

Anti-hunger activists launched a statewide campaign urging Sen. Charles Schumer to vote against any farm bill that includes cuts to the food stamp program.

12/15/2013

President Barack Obama speaks at the White House on Nov. 14, 2013. (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News/New York Times Poll: 50 Percent Disapprove Of Obamacare

A recent poll shows more than half of Americans are not happy with the health care exchange rollout.

12/10/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer announces support for legislation to make 3D printed guns illegal, May 5, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Senate Renews Ban On Plastic Guns

Monday’s vote to extend the prohibition on plastic guns for another decade responds to a growing threat from steadily improving 3-D printers that can produce such weapons.

12/09/2013

Sen. Schumer calls on EPA to exempt fire hydrants from new lead rules, Dec. 9, 2013. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Schumer: Federal Rule To Trash Fire Hydrants ‘Makes No Sense Whatsoever’

The senator is taking issue with the EPA’s interpretation of a 2011 law. He says Congress didn’t intend for hydrants to be included in the new reduced-lead drinking water standards.

12/09/2013

(L to R) British Foreign Secretary William Hague, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius attend a statement on early November 24, 2013 in Geneva. (Photo read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Look To Sanctions If Iran Deal Falters

The controversial deal to put the brakes on Iran’s nuclear program has united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill on steps to take if the pact falls apart.

11/25/2013

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