Charles Schumer

File photo of a gate outside of a prison. (Photo by FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

Second Escaped Prisoner Caught

MALONE, N.Y. (AP) _ The second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison in northern New York was shot and captured near the Canadian border on […]

06/28/2015

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senators Propose Rail Crossing legislation

NEW YORK (AP) _ Two U.S. senators are calling for an increase in federal funds to lessen the dangers of railroad grade crossings. Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut say […]

02/15/2015

A Metro-North train at the Bridgeport station. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Senators To Seek More Rail Safety Funding

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Senators Charles Schumer of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut say they want to “overhaul” rail safety laws to prevent future derailments and other accidents. The two Democrats say Sunday […]

09/07/2014

Richard Blumenthal (Douglas Healey/Getty Images)

Federal and State Probe Sought in Metro North Power Failure

NEW YORK (AP) _ Federal and state authorities should investigate the utility and transportation authority responsible for running the nation’s second-busiest railroad following a power failure that has disrupted service for tens of thousands of […]

09/29/2013

File photo of the Google street view mapping and camera vehicle. (Photo by PEDRO LADEIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Schumer Calls For Google Maps To Blur Images Of People Photographed From ‘Spy Planes’

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking Google Maps to blur out images of people in its newest data collection, which includes photographs from planes.

06/19/2012