Department of Homeland Security

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New York’s Attorney General has now filed papers in a lawsuit against the federal government for preventing  New Yorkers from enrolling or re-enrolling in the federal government's Trusted Traveler Programs, aimed at making border crossings faster and easier.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection

State officials are reacting to the news that the federal Department of Homeland Security is ending an expedited travel pass known as Global Entry for New Yorkers crossing into Canada or Mexico or arriving home to an airport from a foreign country.


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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced it will no longer let New York residents enroll in its "trusted traveler" cross-border programs, including Global Entry and NEXUS, because of concerns raised by New York State's new "Green Light" law.

WBFO's Chris Caya

The Buffalo Preservation Board is raising questions about the giant concrete balls placed in front of City Hall—and more are coming.

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A recent study revealed that 9-1-1 call centers are vulnerable to cyber attacks. That drew a call from New York Senator Charles Schumer for new measures to protect the critical infrastructure. 


New Technology Detects ISIS Explosives

Apr 3, 2016
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On Sunday Senator Charles Schumer announced that a new detector technology can sniff out an explosive commonly used by ISIS.

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New York State's two US Senators, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gilibrand, have announced funding for improvements to a pair of Western New York fire departments.