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USA Luge 4th in Sochi Team Relay and Moves Up to 2nd in Overall World Cup Standings

West 8th, Mazdzer 11th in singles & rank 7th and 3rd overall, respectively.

Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins, Collins, Slaughter, Reed Launch Push to Protect Aviation Safety Regulations as Part of Upcoming FAA Reauthorization

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as Representatives Brian Higgins, Louise Slaughter, Chris Collins and Tom Reed joined together in Washington, D.C., with the families of Flight 3407, to kick off their ...

Schumer Urges 3-Point Federal Plan to Contain Zika Outbreak & Build Firewall to Prevent It From Spreading

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today pushed a three-point federal plan aimed at containing the Zika virus outbreak that has already affected thirty people in the United States, including at least five in New York.

Luge World Championships End: USA’s Mazdzer 4th, West 6th in Men’s Singles; US 5th in Team Relay

The United States departed the luge World Championships on Sunday in Bavaria with three fourth place finishes after Chris Mazdzer’s second fourth of the weekend.

Schumer: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act Passes, Legislation Allows Victims of 9/11 & Other Terrorist Acts to Sue Foreign Countries & Others

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, member of the Judiciary Committee, announced the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act,” (JASTA) today passed out of the Senate Judiciary committee.

CDC Issues Zika Virus Travel Alert

CDC has issued a travel alert for people traveling to regions and countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing: Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, ...

Cleanup Underway As Long Islanders Dig Out From Winter Storm Jonas

Take a peek at what Monday morning will have in store for Long Islanders after immense snowfall this weekend.

NWS Issues Blizzard Warning for Long Island as Winter Storm Jonas Approaches

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Long Island, which will be in effect from 4 AM on Saturday until 12 PM on Sunday.

Olympic Gold Medalists Meet with Young Swimmers in Huntington

This past weekend the Huntington YMCA hosted the Fitter and Faster swim clinic tour.

NWS Issues Blizzard Watch for Long Island as Winter Storm Jonas Approaches

The NWS has issues a Blizzard Watch for Long Island, that will go into effect Saturday Morning, and stay in effect until Sunday Afternoon.

Mortensen/Terdiman Lead USA Effort with 4th Place in Oberhof Sprint

The USA Luge doubles team of Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman, in just their second season together, finished a career-best fourth Sunday afternoon in the World Cup sprint race as the weekend program in Oberhof came to ...

A.G. Schneiderman Calls On The Federal Government To Adopt Proposed Guidelines For Prescribing Opioids For Chronic Pain

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to adopt its proposed guideline for prescribing opiates for chronic pain.

West Rallies For Bronze to Give USA Luge Its 16th World Cup Medal of the Season

The unpredictability of Sigulda’s difficult luge track was never more evident than in the men’s singles race Sunday, where Wolfgang Kindl of Austria, the Viessmann World Cup overall leader, and Chris Mazdzer of Saranac Lake, N.Y., in ...

USA Luge Led by Hamlin 5th, Mortensen/Terdiman 6th as World Cup Resumes

USA Luge was led Saturday by Erin Hamlin’s fifth place effort in Sigulda, Latvia, followed by a sixth place result from the doubles team of Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman as the Viessmann World Cup season resumed ...

Schumer Pushes Legislation That Gives Individuals with Disabilities Option to Live Fuller, More Independent Lives with Long-Term Services & Supports

Standing at United Cerebral Palsy in Utica, NY, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on Congress to pass the Disability Integration Act. Schumer explained that this new legislation will help individuals with disabilities live more independently ...

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement with Uber to Enhance Rider Privacy

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement with Uber that requires the company to adopt leading data security protection practices to protect its riders’ personal information.

E-Cigarette Ads Reach Nearly 7 in 10 Middle and High-School Students

About 7 in 10 middle and high school students – more than 18 million young people – see e-cigarette advertising in stores, online, in newspapers and magazines, or on television and in movies, according to a new ...

Rep. Steve Israel Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection

Today, Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) announced that he will not seek reelection this November.

A.G. Schneiderman Statement On President Obama’s Executive Action On Guns

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released a statement on President Obama’s executive orders on gun control.

USA Luge to Bring the Fun of Luge Racing to Ski and Ride Areas in Northeast

As the top luge athletes from around the world compete in Europe, USA Luge will bring the thrill of the sport to ski and board areas in the Northeast over the coming winter months.
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