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  • White House puts immigration plans on hold after ruling

    The Obama administration put its new deportation-relief program on hold Tuesday on the eve of its launch, complying reluctantly with a federal judge's order that roiled immigrant communities nationwide and seemed to harden an already-tense stalemate on...
  • Boehner: Shutdown of Homeland Security Department possible

    House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down at month's end because of a budget impasse, and he's blaming Senate Democrats if that happens. Democrats responded by saying responsibility would...
  • Senators propose more funding for grade-crossing safety

    The government should spend more money safeguarding railroad crossings that are "accidents waiting to happen," two U.S. senators said Sunday. Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal spoke at New York's Grand Central Terminal, the departure point for...
  • Proposed FAA rules would limit commercial drone use

    Proposed FAA rules would limit commercial drone use
    Federal officials unveiled proposed rules Sunday for the operation of small commercial drones, potentially opening the skies to greater use of unmanned aircraft to perform tasks such as inspecting bridges, assisting in search-and-rescue operations, taking...
  • Blumenthal Calls For Spending To Make Rail Crossings Safer

    NEW YORK— The government should spend more money safeguarding railroad crossings that are "accidents waiting to happen," two U.S. senators said Sunday. Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., spoke at New York's Grand...
  • Boehner says Obama military force proposal needs toughening

    Congressional Republicans vowed Thursday to toughen President Barack Obama's day-old legislation to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters, and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi warned, "It's going to be hard" to find common ground....
  • Leahy, Schumer back bill to boost hard cider industry

    Two liberal Democratic senators from the Northeast are trying to ease taxation and regulation for the hard cider industry. Sens. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Charles Schumer of New York announced Thursday that their legislation — the CIDER Act &#...
  • Senate passes bill to help victims of child pornography recover monetary damages

    Victims of child pornography would be allowed to recover greater damages from those who produce, distribute or possess pornographic images of them if legislation passed by the Senate becomes law. The 98-0 vote on Wednesday is in response to a Supreme...
  • Senate Democrats' unity strategy will face tough tests

    WASHINGTON The opening gambit by Senate Democrats on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security gives a strong signal about how the party intends to handle its position as the minority on the Senate floor. The strategy of using fundamental...
  • Did The Electrified Third Rail Make Train Wreck Deadlier?

    VALHALLA, N.Y. — It was a hellish scenario that investigators had never seen before: 400 feet of electrified third rail snapped into 39-foot pieces and speared a commuter train during a fiery collision with an SUV. Now officials want to know whether...
  • SUV driver's behavior comes under scrutiny in New York train crash; 6 killed in fiery wreck

    Federal investigators looking into a fiery commuter train wreck that killed six people zeroed in Wednesday on what they called the big question on everyone's mind: Why was the driver of an SUV stopped on the tracks, between the lowered crossing gates?...