- Schumer: new Cornell lab would protect NY's potato crop Updated: May-01-15 3:08 am
ALBANY, New York - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says replacing an outdated laboratory at Cornell University is critical to the health of New York state's $65 million potato industry.
- Fee proposed on rail cars that haul oil, other flammables Updated: Apr-30-15 6:15 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - U.S. senators from six states on Thursday proposed that the government charge companies a special fee to ship oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids in older railroad tank cars that have been involved in fiery explosions.
- Feds OK NY county's plan to relocate Irene-damaged building Updated: Apr-30-15 9:08 am
SCHOHARIE, New York - The federal government has agreed to a $37 million plan that will allow an upstate New York county to relocate its public safety building that was severely damaged by Tropical Storm Irene nearly four years ago.
- Murray, mom in tennis shoes in '92, stands her ground Updated: Apr-27-15 1:08 pm
WASHINGTON - There's a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray.
- Centenary of 1.5 million Armenian deaths marked in NYC Updated: Apr-26-15 6:49 pm
NEW YORK - Thousands of people packed Times Square on Sunday to demand that the U.S. government recognize the deaths of up to 1.5 million Armenians during World War I as genocide.
- Obama's trade agenda draws GOP support in House Updated: Apr-23-15 8:01 pm
WASHINGTON - Legislation to strengthen President Barack Obama's hand for a new round of trade deals advanced Thursday in the House courtesy of Republicans and over the protests of Democrats, a political role reversal that portends a bruising struggle over passage later this spring.
- Hillary's Brooklyn: Clinton HQ choice hits populist vibe Updated: Apr-19-15 11:35 am
NEW YORK - The 19-story office building rises unassumingly from downtown Brooklyn, its upper floors offering sweeping views of the bustling streets below, the iconic nearby Manhattan skyline and the famed bridges that span the East River.
- NY senator, colleague introduce rail safety measure Updated: Apr-19-15 4:34 am
- Schumer: more help needed to fight tax refund fraud Updated: Apr-15-15 2:26 pm
ALBANY, New York - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer used this year's tax day deadline to call for more help for the victims of tax refund fraud.
- This year's fight for the tech industry: Patent trolls Updated: Apr-14-15 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON - The same week that Alex Haro and Chris Hulls raised $50 million for their mobile app, Life360, the business partners got a letter. It said they had three days to pay licensing fees to a company they had never heard of because their app violated its patented technology.
- 5 things to know about Congress' return from a 2-week break Updated: Apr-13-15 10:03 am
WASHINGTON - Congress reconvenes Monday after a two-week recess, and plunges immediately into a fierce debate over how to control Iran's nuclear program. Lawmakers also will decide whether to confirm a new attorney general and whether to stabilize payments for Medicare treatments.
- Top Dems seek alternative Pa. Senate candidate Updated: Apr-09-15 5:30 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Top Democrats are pressuring Josh Shapiro, a former state lawmaker who heads Pennsylvania's third most populous county, to run for the U.S. Senate, a reflection of the party's unease with second-time candidate Joe Sestak.
- NY public housing to receive $100 million in energy upgrades Updated: Apr-09-15 3:44 pm
- De Blasio, Schumer urge increase in transportation funding Updated: Apr-09-15 11:23 am
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer rode the "R'' train from Brooklyn to City Hall on Thursday morning, chatting with straphangers, handing out leaflets and, at times, adopting Boston accents as they called for the public to pressure Congress to increase federal transportation funding.
- 2 Massachusetts Democrats voice unhappiness with Pelosi Updated: Apr-08-15 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON - Two Democratic stalwarts from Massachusetts say Rep. Nancy Pelosi should change her leadership style- or even step down - after big electoral losses last year and in 2010.