- Schumer: Possible Senate step up won't dim love for upstate Updated: Nov-30-15 4:07 pm
ALBANY, New York - Sen. Charles Schumer capped off another year with visits to every county in New York state, promising Monday to return again in 2016 even if he is elevated to lead the U.S. Senate's Democrats.
- Race to settle budget fight means resolving policy disputes Updated: Nov-28-15 9:30 am
WASHINGTON - Farm-state lawmakers are trying to thwart new clean water rules.
- Alcoa to keep smelting plant open after NY offers incentives Updated: Nov-24-15 4:14 pm
ALBANY, New York - Alcoa has backed off a plan to eliminate hundreds of jobs at its smelting operations in northern New York after the state agreed to a series of incentives, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a crowd of cheering workers Tuesday.
- Analysis: Obama refugee argument fails as Democrats desert Updated: Nov-19-15 5:02 pm
MANILA, Philippines - As anxiety about Syrian refugees entering the U.S. took hold this week, President Barack Obama was having none of it. Halfway across the globe, he scolded politicians questioning his plan to take in 10,000 Syrians in light of the Paris attacks, dismissing them as fear-mongers scoring political points.
- Senate slates vote to confirm nominee to lead aid agency Updated: Nov-18-15 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate Wednesday set a Nov. 30 vote to confirm President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. international aid agency.
- Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees Updated: Nov-18-15 9:40 am
WASHINGTON - Republicans urged an immediate closure of America's borders to Syrian refugees Tuesday, drawing angry denunciations from President Barack Obama and other Democrats and igniting an emotional debate about U.S. values in the wake of the deadly Paris terror attacks.
- West Point upgrades OK'd by Congress in US defense bill Updated: Nov-11-15 7:54 am
WEST POINT, New York - The U.S. Military Academy is a step closer to getting tens of millions of dollars in funding to replace an aging and leaky wastewater treatment and build a new elementary school.
- Montreal to begin sewage dump into St. Lawrence River Updated: Nov-10-15 4:16 pm
MONTREAL - The City of Montreal said Tuesday it will begin dumping eight billion liters (2.1 billion gallons) of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River on Wednesday.
- Cuomo, Schumer work to prevent Alcoa layoffs in NY Updated: Nov-06-15 2:12 pm
MASSENA, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Charles Schumer say they're "not giving up the fight" to keep Alcoa's smelting operations in northern New York.
- FEMA's review of Sandy claims taking longer Updated: Nov-06-15 12:37 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The Federal Emergency Management Agency's review of Superstorm Sandy flood insurance claims is taking longer than expected, with fewer than 200 checks issued.
- New York, Kraft-Heinz strike deal to keep plants open Updated: Nov-04-15 3:27 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York has negotiated a deal with Kraft-Heinz to keep three upstate plants open, saving nearly 1,000 jobs.
- Hello policy fights on spending bill, bye budget goodwill Updated: Nov-03-15 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON - Despite a broad budget deal, fights over Planned Parenthood, the environment and other policy issues still threaten a spending bill to keep the government running, reviving the possibility of a holiday season shutdown.