U-S Senators Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal announced Tuesday there’s funding in the upcoming Omnibus Appropriations bill to hire 45 additional rail inspectors nationwide. But rail commuter advocates say that's far short of the $1B needed for capital improvements on Metro-North to make it safe.
Monday was the first full session of the New York State Legislature and supporters of medical marijuana attended an Assembly hearing in support of a limited plan put forth by Governor Andrew Cuomo. However, a number of obstacles remain in front of Cuomo’s plan.
You may have heard the expression “herding cats”… well, every year, the Audubon Society tries something equally difficult. They try to count all the birds in North America. And this year, there's a surprise in Connecticut: snowy owls.
FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during an end-of-the year news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. The president is hosting a series of meetings this week with lawmakers, privacy advocates and intelligence officials as he nears a final decision on changes to the government's controversial surveillance programs.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is optimistic President Obama is looking at ways to reign in the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs. The Connecticut Democrat was one several senators who met with the president at the White House last week.