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Upton committed to U.S. energy grid security

Upton committed to U.S. energy grid security

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- Rep. Fred Upton, chairman of a House energy committee, said he was devoted to protecting the national energy grid from cyber attacks and terrorism.
FERC says sky isn't falling on grid security

FERC says sky isn't falling on grid security

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- John Norris, head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said vigilance is needed to protect the U.S. electric grid, but cautioned against overreaction.

Call to action issued after North Dakota oil train wreck

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said the number of accidents involving rail cars carrying oil means another layer of federal scrutiny may be required.

Rat invades Schumer and Durbin's Washington house

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., confirmed a rat has infiltrated the Washington group house he shares with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

Schumer, Kelly want security screenings changed at Statue of Liberty

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Monday they object to the planned method to screen Statue of Liberty visitors.

1,100 dams in N.Y. a significant hazard

ALBANY, N.Y., April 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says there are more than 1,100 dams considered high and significant hazards in upstate New York.
Schumer optimistic on immigration deal

Schumer optimistic on immigration deal

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday a bipartisan deal has been reached to address business and labor concerns relating to immigration reform.

N.Y. firm to build hawkish radar

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The Department of Homeland Security said it had awarded a defense contract to a New York firm to create a radar system for tracking ultralight airplanes.

CNOOC-Nexen deal sparks U.S. concerns

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- The ranking Democrat on a U.S. energy committee called on the treasury secretary to block the proposed merger between Chinese and Canadian oil companies.

Guns sold online without background checks

PHOENIX, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Dangerous criminals and even terrorists can buy weapons online in most U.S. states with no questions asked or background checks, NBC News reported Thursday.

James Earl Jones swears in N.Y. sheriff

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Actor James Earl Jones swore in an upstate New York sheriff with humor and gravitas -- even correcting the sheriff when he didn't repeat the oath properly.
Congress honors Sept. 11 with gold medals

Congress honors Sept. 11 with gold medals

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury will create three Congressional Gold Medals to honor the 3,000 men and women who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, officials said.

China opposes Senate bill on Yuan

BEIJING, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- China Tuesday repeated its opposition to a U.S. Senate bill to allow debate on the undervalued yuan, a condition seen as giving China an unfair trade advantage.

Lockerbie bomber extradition sought

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Libyan rebels, still fighting government forces Monday, were hearing demands for the extradition of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi.

Call for public safety wireless network

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- A bipartisan coalition of U.S. politicians urged that the auction of wireless spectrum be used to, in part, fund a public safety wireless network for first responders, which has been stalled since the days following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
ROBERT SPOERL, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, Written for UPI
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