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Judge Blames Federal Budget Cuts In Denial Of Jury Sequestration Request

Federal Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. agreed with prosecutors that the jury would certainly benefit from protection in the upcoming trial of the leader of violent Brooklyn drug gang, but denied the request because the court had to “be mindful of today’s economic climate.”

09/20/2013

A box for job seekers to leave resumes sits on a table. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, FILE)

Unemployment Benefits To Be Cut Due To Sequester

Weekly benefits are currently $330 on average in Conn. But starting in June, the checks will come in at $265.

05/23/2013

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Flight Delays Come To An End After FAA Furloughs Are Lifted

Congress approved a bill Friday allowing the U.S. Department of Transportation to shift about $250 million within the agency and put 15,000 air traffic controllers back on the job full-time.

04/28/2013

LaGuardia Airport (Photo by MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Approves Bill To End Furloughs Of Air Traffic Controllers

The House approved the measure Friday on a 361-41 vote, one day after the Senate agreed to the bill. The action came with lawmakers streaming toward the doors for a week-long spring recess.

04/26/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit:blumenthal.senate.gov) /LaGuardia flight delays (file/credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Blumenthal: FAA Furloughs ‘Enhance Risk’ At Nation’s Airports

The FAA announced all of its 47,000 employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, will be furloughed one day every two weeks through September.

04/24/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a press conference on the sequester and furloughs of air traffic controllers. April 21, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sequester Budget Cuts To Hit FAA, May Trigger Nationwide Delays

About 50,000 FAA employees including 15,000 air traffic controllers are being forced to take a furlough day every other week until the end of September because of the cuts.

04/21/2013

This frame grab from the Saudi-owned television network MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center) shows Sulaiman Abu Ghaith , the alleged spokesman of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network in an undated videotape broadcast by the Dubai-based MBC 17 April 2002. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Sequester Budget Cuts Could Delay Alleged Al Qaeda Spokesman’s Terror Trial

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was brought to the United States last month. He’s charged with conspiring to kill Americans in his alleged role as al Qaeda’s top propagandist after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He has pleaded not guilty.

04/08/2013

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NJ Congressman Rips Obama Administration Over Sequester Bluster

Before the sequester took effect on March 1, President Barack Obama and other administration officials warned that the cuts could mean canceled flights, longer security lines and other hassles. But South Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), who is the chairman of the House Aviation subcommittee, said that hasn’t come to bear.

04/01/2013

Groton-New London Airport (file)

Blumenthal Blames FAA For Airport Control Tower Closures; Says They’re Unnecessary

A group of U.S. Senators is working to keep the airport control towers from closing due to a lack of funding under sequester cuts.

03/18/2013

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus prayer and blessing to the pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square on March 17, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Vatican is preparing for the inauguration of Pope Francis on March 19, 2013 in St Peter's Square. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

NJ Rep. Smith Leads Ten-Member Congressional Delegation To Vatican

Vice President Joe Biden, a Catholic, will be leading the U.S. delegation to the Vatican to watch the investiture ceremony.

03/17/2013

Rep. Nita Lowey (file/credit: lowey.house.gov)

Rep. Lowey Warns Of Loss Of Jobs, Medical Research Due To Sequester

Lowey said NIH grants to Westchester and Rockland total $96 million over three years.

03/12/2013

Destruction from superstorm Sandy along the Jersey Shore in Seaside Heights - Feb. 19, 2013 (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Pallone: Sequester Furloughs Could Slow Sandy Aid

Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey says superstorm Sandy victims have already had problems getting flood insurance money and the sequester he says could make it worse.

03/11/2013

The US Capitol (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Reps: Sequestration Will Jeopardize Sandy Relief

Members of Congress from the Tri-State Area continued their warning this week that the federal sequester will pull money out of the Superstorm Sandy relief effort.

03/09/2013

Tweed New Haven Regional Airport Control Tower (file / credit: Tweed New Haven Regional Airport)

Murphy To Try Keeping Six Conn. Airport Control Towers Open Amid Sequester

The very idea of closing the control towers is insane, according to U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.

03/07/2013

New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman (credit: USAO)

New Jersey U.S. Attorney Disputes Gov. Christie On Sequester’s Impact

On Monday, Gov. Chris Christie said the scheduled federal spending cuts are having little effect in New Jersey. His successor as U.S. Attorney disagrees.

03/05/2013

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