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Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

LIRR Workers Delay Possible Strike, Fresh Negotiations Coming

The March 21 strike threat is on hold until July 20 as union members and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority agree to more talks with a federal arbitrator in Washington.

02/21/2014

FILE - A worker  loads salt trucks.  (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)

Sen. Booker: New Jersey Will ‘Be Able To Get The Salt That It Needs’

New Jersey was expected to receive a critical supply of rock salt that was held up by the Department of Homeland Security because it was being carried on a foreign ship.

02/18/2014

Casino (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Say Possible Casinos In Jersey City, Camden, Newark On The Table

New Jersey’s senate president says if gambling is ever expanded beyond Atlantic City, the Meadowlands is no sure bet.

02/07/2014

Car drives along I-84 on Feb. 5, 2014. (credit: Lou Young/CBS 2)

State Sen. Greg Ball Criticizes Cuomo For Closing I-84

A state senator says Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a little too quick to shut down Interstate 84 when nasty weather strikes.

02/05/2014

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (file/credit: Getty Images)

Malloy Proposes Raising Connecticut Minimum Wage To $10.10 By 2017

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants to increase the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the same rate the president proposed for the federal minimum wage.

02/04/2014

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

Menendez’s Bill To Block Spike In Flood Insurance Premiums Passes Senate

The 67-32 vote reflects widespread alarm about changes enacted two years ago to shore up the program’s finances. In many cases the changes produced unexpected, sky-high insurance rates that are unaffordable for many homeowners in flood-prone areas.

01/30/2014

Super Bowl XLVIII preps at MetLife Stadium as seen from Chopper 880, Jan. 17, 2014 (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Super Bowl Week Kicks Off As Area Gears Up For Big Game

The area will be jam-packed this week with events, games and concerts offering a full Super Bowl experience free of charge.

01/27/2014

Gov. Chris Christie holds press conference on GWB lane closure scandal, Jan. 9, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Christie Stunned By ‘Abject Stupidity,’ Fires Aide For GWB Traffic Jams

Deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly’s employment was terminated Thursday morning effective immediately, Gov. Chris Christie said.

01/09/2014

Barnegat Bay Frozen Over Jan. 2014 (Credit: Robert Burnaford )

Record-Breaking Bitter Cold, Dangerous Wind Chills Envelop Tri-State

The high in New York City Tuesday is expected to be 10 degrees, but wind chills will make it feel more like minus 10.

01/07/2014

(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

President John F. Kennedy with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy ride in a motorcade in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, shortly before his assassination. (credit: OFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Audio Archives: Reports From Day President Kennedy Assassinated

To mark the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, CBS News is launching a week’s worth of coverage with a CBS News prime time special set to air Saturday, Nov. 16 at 9 p.m.

11/15/2013

Jonathan Martin (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images), Richie Incognito (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Dolphins Players Defend Incognito As Bullying Saga Continues

Many Miami players spoke out about the matter for the first time on Wednesday — and with at least one questioning Jonathan Martin’s motives.

11/07/2013

Police and medical personnel respond to shots being fired at Garden State Plaza mall on Nov. 4, 2013. (credit: Tim Scheld/WCBS 880)

Suspect At Large After Shots Are Fired At Garden State Plaza Mall In N.J.

Police responded in force late Monday and early Tuesday, after a gunman fired several shots inside the Garden City Plaza Mall.

11/04/2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee, Oct. 29, 2013. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Official Grilled On Health Care Website Woes

“I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should,” Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said Tuesday.

10/29/2013

Alexander Padilla and Anthony Arenas cut a piece of cake after being married by U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker at City Hall in the early morning hours of October 21, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Drops Appeal On Same-Sex Marriage

In an email Monday morning, the governor’s office said it was withdrawing its appeal because the chief justice on Friday “left no ambiguity” about the court’s view.

10/21/2013

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