Judge Blames Federal Budget Cuts In Denial Of Jury Sequestration RequestFederal 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.''
Unemployment Benefits To Be Cut Due To SequesterWeekly benefits are currently $330 on average in Conn. But starting in June, the checks will come in at $265.
Flight Delays Come To An End After FAA Furloughs Are LiftedCongress 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.
Congress Approves Bill To End Furloughs Of Air Traffic ControllersThe 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.
Blumenthal: FAA Furloughs 'Enhance Risk' At Nation's AirportsThe FAA announced all of its 47,000 employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, will be furloughed one day every two weeks through September.
Sequester Budget Cuts To Hit FAA, May Trigger Nationwide DelaysAbout 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.
Sequester Budget Cuts Could Delay Alleged Al Qaeda Spokesman's Terror TrialSulaiman 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.
NJ Congressman Rips Obama Administration Over Sequester BlusterBefore 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.
Blumenthal Blames FAA For Airport Control Tower Closures; Says They're UnnecessaryA group of U.S. Senators is working to keep the airport control towers from closing due to a lack of funding under sequester cuts.
NJ Rep. Smith Leads Ten-Member Congressional Delegation To VaticanVice President Joe Biden, a Catholic, will be leading the U.S. delegation to the Vatican to watch the investiture ceremony.
Rep. Lowey Warns Of Loss Of Jobs, Medical Research Due To SequesterLowey said NIH grants to Westchester and Rockland total $96 million over three years.
Pallone: Sequester Furloughs Could Slow Sandy AidRep. 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.