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Schumer: Close Loophole Allowing Possible Terrorists To Buy Guns In US

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for passage of legislation prohibiting individuals on the U.S. terrorist watch list from buying guns. 230 more words


De Blasio Marches Through Snow In LGBT-Friendly St. Pat's For All Parade

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio was in Queens Sunday for the LGBT-friendly alternative to New York City’s main St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which excluded official gay groups for years. 401 more words


NJ Lawmaker Won’t Seek Re-Election As Questions Mount Over Sandy Charity

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker will not seek re-election as questions mount over her husband’s use of a charity involving a home damaged by Superstorm Sandy. 113 more words


Christie Omits NJ’s ‘Transportation Trust Fund’ From Budget Address

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie made news on the state’s beleaguered Transportation Trust Fund this week by not mentioning it in his 25-minute budget address. 103 more words


Councilman Vincent Gentile To Run On Democrats' Side For Rep. Grimm's Old Seat

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Brooklyn City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-43rd) will be the Democratic candidate in the race for the vacant congressional seat that had been occupied by Michael Grimm. 109 more words


Poll: Most NYPD Officers Thought 3-Day Retraining Program Was Useful

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An internal poll has revealed that the majority of officers who have completed a retraining program following the death of Eric Garner thought it had a positive effect, according to the Mayor’s office. 328 more words


Rival protests in Yemen in wake of Shiite rebel power grab

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Tens of thousands of Yemenis marched Friday in the capital, Sanaa, in support of Shiite rebels who captured the city last year. 578 more words