May 12, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is calling on the U.S. State Department to establish a reward for reliable information leading to the rescue of 276 missing girls in Nigeria.
Schumer says the U.S. should also provide refugee status to anyone who isn't a terrorist and helps find them while placing on its terrorist watch list any individual discovered buying the girls or harming them. Go to full article
Image from Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2013 State of the State presentation, highlighting public safety and gun control. Photo: NYS Governor's Office
Jan 01, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A federal judge has upheld most of New York's new gun control law, rejecting arguments that its bans on large-capacity magazines and the sale of some semi-automatic rifles violate Second Amendment rights.
Judge William Skretny in Buffalo says those provisions are constitutional because they're related to achieving an "important governmental interest" in public safety. He says those two features make guns more lethal. Go to full article