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Toyota to Recall Tundra Pickups

Trim piece could affect side air bags >>

BBB Scam Warning For School Districts

The Better Business Bureau has issued a scam warning for Schools nationwide! >>

Possible Data Breach at Home Depot

Debit, credit cards may be affected >>

Bean Bag Chair Recall

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of more than 2 million bean bag chairs >>

McCormick Oregano Recall

If you bought dried oregano recently, you may want to check your pantry. >>

Man Admitted To Mount Sinai Hospital With Ebola-Like Symptoms

Even though Mount Sinai doctors say "odds are" the man who came to the hospital early Monday morning does not have Ebola, this morning he's in isolation and undergoing screenings. >>

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

Congress has passed legislation to help increase employment among at-risk youth. >>

TSA Cracks Down On Your Electronics

Airport security officials will start paying more attention to cell phones from passengers traveling overseas. >>

FDA Warns Pet Owners

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning pet owners about the risk of contracting Salmonella from raw food. >>

Graco to Recall 1.9 Million Infant Carseats

Issue over harness buckle >>

BBB Warns On Summer Scams

We have some Scams to tell you about coming up this summer from the Better Business Bureau. >>

Gas Prices

Gas prices before the unofficial kick off of summer look to be dropping. >>

Ebay Security Breach

Ebay is warning customers to reset their passwords, after the online giant had its systems breached two weeks ago. >>

Monica Lewinsky Writes About Clinton Affair

Monica Lewinsky the woman involved in president Clinton's sex scandal, is writing a tell all about the affair. >>

Lower Gas Prices For Summer Season

Analysts predict travelers may end up getting a break at the gas pump this summer. >>

Florida Panhandle Flooding

The Florida Panhandle region experienced massive flooding after nearly 2 feet of rain fall. An Elmira native living in Florida spoke to WENY News about the flooding. >>

BMW Issues Recall

156,000 cars and SUV's affected >>

Recall for Baby Monitor Batteries

800,000 baby monitors are being recalled because they can cause burns >>

New U.S. Home Sales Plunge in March

The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in seven months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start. >>

2014 Boston Marathon

A year after the tragic events that took place in the Boston Marathon, runners laced up their running shoes once again. >>

Local Runners Race in Boston

A year after the tragic events that took place at the Boston Marathon, over 36,000 runners laced up their running shoes once again. A handful of runners from the Southern Tier traveled out to Boston as well. >>

South Korea Ferry Update

Authorities have arrested Six crew members and the Captain of the ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea last week. >>

"Boston Strong" WENY Washington Bureau

it's been one year since the bombings at the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured hundreds more. >>

U.S. Lawmakers Approve Aid Package for Ukraine

With the growing unrest in Ukraine, U.S. lawmakers approved an aid package to provide assistance to the country. >>

PA Lawmaker Works to Prevent Future Shootings

As the victims from the most recent shooting in Fort Hood are laid to rest, the conversation continues on Capitol Hill about how to prevent a tragedy like this from happening again. >>

Lawyer For Bin Laden Son-In-Law Guilty In Tax Case

The New York lawyer who represented Osama bin Laden's son-in-law has pleaded guilty to not reporting cash payments to the IRS. >>

Amazon Pays Employees To Quit

The online retailer, Amazon, is paying some employees up to $5,000 to quit. >>

CA Bus Crash Leaves 10 Dead

One 18-year-old says more than 40 students on board a fiery bus were able to escape through a window that someone had kicked open. >>

'It’s a Small World’ Celebrates 50 Years

It's a small world after all, it's a small world after all. Stuck in your head yet? >>

Volkswagen Stops Selling Its Popular Cars

Volkswagen has ordered U.S. Dealers to stop selling its cars. >>

Motive Uknown in Pittsburgh Stabbing Spree

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - He wasn't a problem student or an outcast, like kids who've been involved in other school violence across the country. >>

Pres. Obama Works to Close Gender Pay Gap

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pressing his pay-equity crusade, President Barack Obama has signed executive orders making it easier for employees of federal contractors to get information about wages. >>

Four Dead, 16 Injured in Ft. Hood Shooting

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - An Iraq War veteran who authorities have identified as Ivan Lopez, killed three people and wounded 16 others at Fort Hood on Wednesday. >>

GM Recalls 1.3 Million Vehicles

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is recalling 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. because the electronic power-steering assist can suddenly stop working. >>

Elementary School Sets Record

Some kids from Ohio earned their way into the record books. >>

Cold Start to Spring

Many homeowners are eagerly waiting for it to warm up, so they can start working on their yards again, but the ground is still frozen and will likely remain that way for weeks. >>

Toyota Put on Probation

After accepting the $1.2 Billion penalty that ends the criminal investigation of Toyota, a federal judge has put the company on a three year probation. >>

BREAKING: Satellite Images Show Debris

Breaking news overnight in the search for the missing Malaysia flight 370. >>

March Maddness Productivity

We all got a taste of March Madness last night, but how much does the all this craziness hurt the US economy when workers are distracted by the games going on all afternoon? >>

Two Tickets Hit $400 Million Mega Millions Jackpot

The holders of two lucky tickets sold states apart will split a $400 million Mega Millions jackpot, the sixth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. >>

Two Die in Seattle Helicopter Crash

SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle TV station has identified the two people killed in a news helicopter crash near the Space Needle. >>

Push to Get Tobacco Out of National Stores

Twenty eight state attorney generals, including Eric Schneiderman from New York, are calling on five national stores to stop selling tobacco products. >>

Lawmakers Still Worried about New Healthcare Law

A new CNN/ORC Poll suggests more Americans now support the Affordable Care Act. It's welcomed news for the Obama Administration with midterm elections just around the corner, but one local lawmaker says most Americans are seeing negative effects from the law. >>

Building Explodes in Harlem, NY

A seventh person has been confirmed killed by an explosion that flattened two New York City apartment buildings. >>

Security Changes in Place for 2014 Boston Marathon

Spectators attending this year's Boston Marathon with backpacks, coolers and other large items will have them subject to search. >>

New Fuel Standards

The Obama administration is moving forward with a dramatic reduction in sulfur in gasoline and tighter emissions standards for cars, arguing the move will eventually save thousands of lives per year >>

Support Grows for Manufacturing Bill

Many lawmakers believe sparking the manufacturing industry in America can create thousands of jobs and help the US economy. So one New York lawmaker has helped author a bill that would do just that >>

Hot Pocket Recall

Nestlé Recalls Hot Pockets Sold at Walmart, Stop & Shop, Martin’s and Giant. >>

Employers Get More Time for Health Insurance

Many businesses now have more time before they'll be required to provide health insurance to their employees >>

Minimum Wage Increase Proposal

Sen. Sherrod Brown's legislation would increase the minimum wage for both tipped and non-tipped workers. >>

Shirley Temple Dies at 85

Shirley Temple has died at her home in California. She was 85. >>

House Passes Debt Ceiling Increase

The GOP-controlled House has backed away from a battle over the government's debt cap and passed a measure extending Treasury's borrowing authority with overwhelming support from President Barack Obama's Democratic allies. >>

200,000 Britax Strollers Recalled

More than 200,000 Britax strollers are being recalled after reports came in that they could cut off a person's fingers. >>

GI Joe Turns 50

GI Joe, the world's first action figure, turns 50. >>

CVS Stores To Stop Selling Tobacco

Obama praises CVS for pulling tobacco from shelves. >>

Senate Passes Farm Bill

The U.S. Senate gave the green light on the farm bill Tuesday. >>

Filling Empty Job Slots

Lawmakers hope to pass new legislation that would help fill more than three million job openings in America. >>

Senate Delays Hikes to Flood Insurance

House GOP question changes in flood insurance bill. >>

Fed Cut Back Bond Buying

The Federal Reserve is expected today to further reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy even though that prospect has unsettled global financial markets. >>

2014 Oscar Nominations Are In

The 2014 Oscar nominations are in. Stay tuned to WENY ABC on March 2 for the winners. >>

David Simpson Trial

A trial date has been set for a Steuben County man accused of making online death threats against two network T-V commentators >>

Nomorobo

If you are tired of getting annoying robocalls we could have some good news for you. >>

Five Years Since Miracle on the Hudson

Today marks 5 years since the incredible landing on the Hudson River by US Airways Flight 1549. >>

Apple Settlement to Refund Customers

Many parents surprised by charges racked up by kids through in-app purchases >>

Free Credit Monitoring Following Target Breach

All Target shoppers eligible for full year of monitoring >>

Senate Advances Unemployment Extension Bill

Full vote expected later this week >>

SnapChat Info Break-in

popular app for your smart phone was hacked... And a site called “SnapChatDB.info took phone numbers and user names and posted it to the internet. >>

Starting Jan 1, NY minimum wage increases by 75 cents

In New York, the minimum wage is going up to $8 from $7.25. >>

Car Seat Changes Recommended in 2014

New year, new changes to your kids car seat. Here are some car seat recommendation changes coming up in 2014. >>

Target Confirms PIN Numbers Included in Breach

Encrypted PIN numbers included in theft; company claims info is safe >>

DC Bureau: ACA Mandate on Volunteer First Responders

Volunteer departments wonder how ACA mandate will impact them >>

Meeting the Healthcare Deadline

More than one million people visited the healthcare.gov website on Monday. >>

Holiday Retail Sales Down

Holiday sales were sluggish this holiday season, leaving tons of unsold inventory. >>

Last Day to Sign Up for Health Care

Today is the day, if you want health care coverage starting the first of the year you must sign up for it today. >>

Candies and treats in our nation's capitol

It's the most wonderful time of the year for free stuff inside the United States Capitol. >>

Flu Season Begins

Look out for those holiday colds, flu season has officially started. >>

Tips for Target Shoppers

ith so many shoppers information potentially stolen from the breach in Target's card swipe system, here are some tips from the Better Business Bureau on what you should do to make sure your money and identity stay secure. >>

Consumer Alert: Bacteria on 97 Percent of Chicken

Some surprising new reports this morning about a food most of us consume everyday, chicken. >>

Whole Foods Stops Selling Chobani Yogurt

Whole Foods is phasing out Chobani Yogurt. >>

Mega Millions Jackpot

The winning numbers were: 8, 14, 17, 20, 39; Mega Ball: 7. >>

Senate prepares to pass budget deal

The bipartisan budget deal sets spending at a trillion dollars for the next two years. >>

Colby TVs Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Six reports of smoking, fire >>

DC: Budget Deal Needs Congressional Approval

Not much time for House and Senate approval >>

BBB Warns About Fake Retail Websites

Overstock.com a popular target for scammers >>

Potentially Fatal Dog Virus

Virus seems to be spreading from pigs and birds. >>

Ford Escape Recall

Ford is recalling the Escape small SUV again, this time to fix oil and fuel leaks that could cause engine fires. >>

9-11 Victim Compensation Fund Backlogged

Only 112 people compensated >>

Military Act Petition

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice improvement Act is being highly debated in the us senate. >>

Federal Fracking Push

Two bills passed by the US House of Representatives could help speed up fracking across the country. >>

Angelcare to Recall 600,000 Baby Monitors

Two infant deaths reported due to strangulation by cord >>

Tornadoes Rip Through Midwest

Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities, killing at least three people. >>

Recall: OXY Elite Pro

A dietary supplement is being linked to severe cases of Hepatitis and one reported death. >>

Press 1 For America: Casey Bill Aims To Save U.S. Call Center Jobs

Bill would allow callers to request customer service rep in U.S. >>

President Offers Obamacare Band-Aid

Says people who received cancellation notices can keep plan for 2014 >>

10,000 Feared Dead in Philippines

The Philippines was still trying to comprehend the destruction that Typhoon Haiyan brought to this string of islands in the Pacific on Sunday. >>

VA Benefits Backlogged Over A Year

Today is veteran's day, the day we celebrate our heroes that keep us safe here at home. >>

Super-Typhoon into Philippines

On the other side of the world this morning, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded is roaring into the Philippines >>

Toys R Us to Open at 5pm Thanksgiving Day

Toy retailer moves up opening 3 hours from 2012 >>

E-cig usage among youth has lawmakers worried

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control regarding e-cigarette usage among youths has some lawmakers on Capitol Hill worried. >>

DC Bureau in hearing room as Sebelius testifies

Flanked by security, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius quickly left the House Energy and Commerce Committing Hearing around noon Wednesday, fighting off questions from the media after apologizing to the American public. >>

Obamacare Web site launcher finally speaks

It was the call for resignation heard across the country. >>

Cornell Toxicologist Weighs In On Pet Jerky Treats

On Wednesday, warnings were issued from the FDA that toxic pet jerky treats from China may be to blame for making thousands of dogs across the country sick. Thursday we spoke to a Cornell toxicologist who's attending a conference on the issue. >>

Holiday Shoppers to Spend Less This Year

Consumer to spend average of 2% less >>

FDA Issues Pet Snack Warning

Thousands of pets across the country have gotten sick after eating a certain pet snacks. >>

Kansas Company Recalls Meat

May be contaminated with listeria bacteria >>

Obama addresses health care site issues

The government shutdown may be over, but that isn’t stopping Republicans from continuing to pounce on the Affordable Care Act, the main sticking point that led to the 16-day shutdown. >>

Toyota Recalling 805K Cars

Toyota is recalling 803,000 vehicles in the U.S. because their air bags or power steering could stop working. >>

Government Gets Back to Work

Congress has approved and President Barack Obama has signed legislation to avert a U.S. government default on its debts. >>

Was the shutdown worth it?

Enough lawmakers said yes in late night Senate and House votes Wednesday, but the fight over the Affordable Care Act is still alive on Capitol Hill. >>

Sen. Pat Toomey on the debt ceiling deadline

Watch the video to see what Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) is saying about the looming debt ceiling deadline. >>

Shutdown Continues: Hits 14 Days

Tension in Washington continues as the government shutdown enters its 14th day. >>

Desperate for a deal: Economists say Congress is playing with fire

The nation is just three days away from hitting the debt ceiling. Americans are showing their frustration at rallies, and the financial markets are jittery. >>

Rep. Tom Reed addressed debt ceiling

Today, Reed sat down with WENY Washington Correspondent Ted Fioraliso to talk about his plan. >>

Story of Captain Phillips Heads to Hollywood

Phillps Rescued by Navy SEALS in 2009; spoke at Elmira College weeks later >>

Libyan PM Kidnapped

The Libyan Prime minister Ali Zeidan has been kidnapped by gunmen from his hotel in Tripoli where he was living >>

Veterans push past barricades and the partisan divide

Despite the government shutdown, Northwest Ohio World War II veterans walked past barricades and faced chilly weather to visit the memorial that was built in their honor. >>

U.S. Goverment Works Out Military Death Benefits

DoD to refund charity for providing $100,000 payment to families >>

WENY visits site of Winter Olympic Games

Our Washington Bureau stopped by the Olympic Village during their recent trip to the G20 Summit in Russia to get a first-hand look at the preparations. >>

Bill to help reduce auto emissions red tape

For decades, the Clean Air Act has helped to reduce pollution by regulating auto emissions standards. >>

Mental health on the forefront following DC shooting incident

Two high-profile crimes in our nation's capital, just weeks apart, are once again opening up the discussion of mental health in our country. >>

Capitol Suspect Killed by Police

Reports of one officer injured >>

BBB Warns of Affordable Care Act Scams

Scammers target seniors, small business owners >>

DC Bureau: Wrap-up of Thursday’s shooting incident

It is quiet on Capitol Hill Thursday night, after a chaotic day that included gun shots and a car chase. >>

Government shutdown leads to farm bill complications

While many in our nation's capital are worried about the effects of a prolonged government shutdown, there are farmers and food stamp beneficiaries who rely on the policies in the stalled farm bill - policies that expired the same time the shutdown began. >>

Government Shutdown

Congress has missed the deadline for averting the first partial government shutdown in 17 years >>

Government Shutdown: Clock Ticking

As Congress confronts a potential federal shutdown Tuesday and an Oct. 17 deadline to extend the government's ability to borrow money, what to watch for: >>

Thousands of veterans to lose health insurance plan tonight

Thousands of veterans will be losing their current health care plan and will be forced to join a plan that could nearly double their out of pocket costs. >>

Rep. Tom Reed weighs in on government shutdown

Watch the video to see what Rep. Tom Reed has to say about the government shutdown. >>

Tag, you’re it! Senate passes spending bill back to House

The U.S. Senate Friday voted right down party lines, and passed a continuing resolution – the C.R. -- to fund the government for the next few months. >>

New finger print and retina scan bill debated in Congress

The Biometric Exit System Bill has bipartisan support, including from ranking member Sheila Jackson Lee, who's a co-sponsor. >>

Toyota to Recall 615,000 Sienna Minivans

Could roll away while in park >>

Could Reed Bill Prevent Federal Shutdown?

We are just five days away until a possible government shutdown in Washington, D.C., unless lawmakers can come up with an agreement to continue funding the federal government. >>

Small BREW Act could help local microbreweries

Craft breweries are becoming more popular in the Twin Tiers and across the country. >>

Farm Bill Causes Turmoil Over Food Stamp Cuts

The congressional battle over the farm bill continues to rage on Capitol Hill, more than a year after its deadline was initially extended. >>

"Flag Man" Completes Journey in Washington, D.C.

An emotional day in our nation’s capital as an Army veteran – the “Flag Man” – finally completed his run to honor those who died or went missing during the Vietnam War. >>

Powerball Ticket Sold in S. Carolina

One Powerball ticket has matched all six numbers in the latest drawing for the estimated $400 million jackpot. >>

Gun violence victims rally with Mayors Against Illegal Guns

"Background checks won't stop every shooting, but they certainly will save lives," said Carlee Soto, the sister of Victoria Soto, who was killed in Newtown last December. >>

Debt ceiling divide: Democrats call Republicans' actions 'poison'

Another day on Capitol Hill, another display of brutal partisan divide in Congress. This time, the issue at stake is the debt ceiling – and there is no plan in sight to resolve the problem. >>

Navy Yard Shooting: Motive Mystery

WASHINGTON (AP) - Investigators say the motive for Monday's mass shooting at Washington Navy Yard remains a mystery. >>

US Senator: Don’t expect new gun laws anytime soon

Just one day after a dozen people were killed in the Washington Navy Yard shooting, some lawmakers are bringing gun legislation back into the conversation. >>

Southern Tier Agriculture on display in Washington

When you think of big economic drivers, manufacturing or tourism might come to mind. But here in New York State, agriculture is the largest industry. On Tuesday, lawmakers and staffers on Capitol Hill today got a taste of it – literally. >>

BREAKING: Shooter at Navy Yard in DC

(AP) - Police say at least 12 people have died in the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard. >>

Heightened Security In Washington

Security has been heightened at landmarks throughout our nation's capital, including the Capitol Building, which itself was put on lockdown this afternoon. >>

President Obama, local lawmakers respond to Navy Yard shooting

Security has been heightened at landmarks throughout our nation’s capital, including the Capitol Building, which itself was put on lockdown this afternoon. >>

PA bridges most deficient in the country

Pennsylvania has the most structurally deficient bridges in the country, yet only receives ten-percent of federal funding to fix them. >>

Washington remembers 9/11

In our nation’s capital today, President Obama and members of Congress attended different ceremonies to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. >>

G20 All Access: Obama Talks Global Economy, Syria

President will address the U.S. on Syria Tuesday >>

G20: All Access - Obama Admin. says G20 focus is finance, not war

It's the first day of the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, where world leaders are gathering to try to settle on financial reforms. >>

G20: All Access - US parents continue fight for Russian adoptions

Over the last 20 years more than 60,000 Russian children have been adopted by American parents. >>

G20: All Access - Behind the scenes

All week we’ve been reporting on the G20 Summit. Now that it’s finally underway, we know more about the site where world leaders are gathering. It’s a palace that’s more than 200 years old. Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro takes us behind the scenes to show us what it takes to get to the G20. >>

Cleveland Kidnapper Found Dead

Ohio corrections officials say Ariel Castro, the man who held three women captive in his home for around a decade, has committed suicide at a state prison facility. >>

G20: All Access - Upstate Shredding Pushes Leaders for Change

World leaders meeting in St. Petersburg Russia to discuss global trade aren’t just getting the attention of economists and politicians. >>

G20: All Access - Twin Tiers Lawmakers Weigh In

This week’s G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia is the first time since the “great recession” that world leaders are dealing with an economy that is stable enough to allow them to engage in talks that could actually lead to reform. >>

Tylenol Overdose Warning

Bottles of Tylenol sold in the U.S. will soon bear red warnings alerting users to the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the popular pain reliever. >>

Stroller Car Seat Adapter Recall

Reports of car seats falling out of strollers onto ground >>

CVS To Card Customers For Nail Polish Remover

The next time you have to buy nail polish remover from the drugstore, you might get carded. >>

Airline Merger Being Challenged

Federal authorities are challenging a merger between US Airways and American Airlines. >>

Gas Prices Dropping

The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has fallen about 8 cents over the past two weeks. >>

Beef Recall

A Kansas company is recalling about 50,000 pounds of beef. >>

Contaminated Salad Sends 21 To Hospital

Pre-packaged salad mix is being blamed for making hundreds of Americans sick in more than a dozen states including New York. >>

David Lee Simpson: Pipe Bombs In Northern PA

The Steuben county man extradited to Arizona after threatening the lives of two network news anchors says he's scattered pipe bombs in northern Pennsylvania. >>

Steuben Co. Man Arrested for Threats

A Steuben County man is behind bars on allegations that he made threats on Twitter against two national newscasters who angered him with their coverage of the Jodi Arias trial. >>

Pet Food Recall

Natura Pet Products issued a pet food recall after the FDA found salmonella >>

Thousands Protest Zimmerman’s Verdict

George Zimmerman is a free man today, but people across the country are protesting his acquittal. >>

Farm Bill Passes The House

In Washington, House Republicans have passed a scaled-down version of the proposed farm bill which passed the Senate last month. >>

Cleveland Ex-captives Thank Public

Three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade are speaking out, in the form of a YouTube video. >>

28 Injured at Fireworks Display

One fourth of July on the West Coast turned deadly. Officials say, 28 people are injured after a firework mishap in California. >>

Egypt’s Temporary President Sworn in

Egypt's interim president is praising the mass protests demanding the ouster of Mohammed Morsi, saying they've united Egyptians. >>

19 Firefighters Dead in Arizona Blaze

Gusty, hot winds blew an Arizona blaze out of control Sunday in a forest northwest of Phoenix, overtaking and killing 19 members of an elite fire crew in the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the U.S. for at least 30 years. >>

BREAKING: DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court strikes down federal provision denying benefits to legally married gay couples 5 to 4. >>

DC Bureau: DOMA Ruling Reaction

Sen. Bob Casey reacts to SCOTUS Ruling >>

Making History Across Grand Canyon

A 34-year-old daredevil is now the first person to successfully complete a tightrope across the Grand Canyon. Aerialist Nik Wallenda making a historic tightrope crossing without a harness. >>

Actor James Gandolfini Dies at 51

Gandolfini, 51, who died Wednesday while vacationing in Rome, refused to be bound by his star-making role in the HBO series that brought him three Emmy Awards during its six-season run. >>

Protests in Brazil

Today we had the opportunity to speak with a young women from Rio. She is getting her Masters Degree at Southern Illinois University but her family in Brazil is very much a part of what she calls a revaluation. >>

Ford to Recall 465,000 Vehicles

Recall over fuel tank issue >>

Mexico Frees AZ Mom in Drug Case

A U.S. woman in a Mexico prison on a drug-smuggling charge has been released. >>

Ricin Letters Sent To Mayor Bloomberg

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says two threatening letters containing traces of the deadly poison ricin won't make him walk away from his gun control efforts. >>

Sen. Toomey Impatient with Delay on JOBS Act

Some provisions of year old law still not implemented >>

Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening Politicians On Facebook

A New York man accused of making Facebook death threats against some of the nation's highest-ranking officeholders has pleaded guilty. >>

Cell Phone Theft Bill

Senator Schumer is reintroducing a bill to stop cell phone thieves dead in their tracks. >>

Soldier Arrested For Sexual Misconduct

An Army soldier has been charged with secretly photographing and videotaping women at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, including in a bathroom. >>

Oklahoma Devastated by Tornadoes

The residents of Moore, Okla., are bracing for another harrowing, long day. >>

Obama Backs Media Shield Law

President Barack Obama is defending investigations into government leaks, saying they are necessary for national security. >>

Cornell Grad To Head IRS

Just one day after sacking IRS Commissioner Steven Miller, President Obama has already found a replacement. >>

Schumer To Revive Media Shield Law

Sen. Chuck Schumer seeks to put the media shield law. >>

Stem Cell Human Clone

Scientists have recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, a longstanding goal that could lead to new treatments for illnesses like Parkinson's disease and diabetes. >>

Barbara Walters Announces Retirement

The veteran ABC News anchor is set to announce Monday morning on "The View" that she will retire from TV journalism during the summer of 2014. >>

Parade Shooting: New Orleans

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is urging witnesses to come forward after gunmen opened fire on a neighborhood Mother's Day parade. >>

US Justice Department Seizes AP Phone Records

The Justice Department has secretly obtained two months of telephone records of journalists for The Associated Press in what AP's top executive says is an "unprecedented intrusion" into newsgathering. >>

Shumer Pushes For Undetectable Weapons Ban

A technological breakthrough is raising eyebrows on capitol hill. >>

Plastic Gun From 3D Printer

A technological breakthrough is raising eyebrows on capitol hill. >>

Legislation in DC Aims to Help Wounded Vets

Wound cut down time it takes for vets to access Social Security Disability >>

Congress Ends FAA Furloughs

Local Air Traffic Control Tower to Remain Open >>

Delay to Small Knives on Plane

The U.S. government is temporarily delaying the start of a rule that would permit passengers to carry small knives on commercial flights >>

FAA Cuts Cause Travel Delays

As part of a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, Congress approved budget cuts that forced many federal agencies to cut services and staff hours. Today those budget cuts kicked in for air travelers. >>

"I Run for Boston"

Across the nation runners came out in support of the Boston marathon victims and for the city as a whole. >>

P.A. Wind Energy

Northern Tier (WENY) - Wind energy installations almost doubled in Pennsylvania last year, but the industry still only provides about 1 percent of the states electricity. >>

Two Arrested in Al-Qaeda Linked Attack

Canadian authorities have arrested two men accused of plotting to attack a passenger train. >>

BREAKING NEWS: 1 Bombing Suspect Dead, Another at Large

Police have a suspect in custody in Watertown, Mass. >>

BREAKING: Gunshots Fired In Watertown

The City of Boston is no longer on lock-down, however the 2nd suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings remains on the loose. >>

Putin Expresses Condolences On Behalf of Russian People

President Barack Obama has spoken by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the investigation into the Boston Marathon attacks. >>

BREAKING NEWS: Boston Bombing Suspect in Custody

Boston Police tweet suspect is caught >>

FBI Releases Bombing Suspects’ Pictures

At a late afternoon press conference, FBI Special Agent releases pictures of Marathon Bombing suspects and asks for help from public. >>

U.S. Secret Service Intercepts Tainted Letter To President

The U.S. Secret Service says it has intercepted a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that contained a "suspicious substance." >>

CNN Reports: Arrest Made In Boston Bombings

CNN reports that an arrest has been made in the Boston Bombings. >>

Latest Developments In Boston Marathon Explosions

Police and reporters have converged on the federal courthouse in Boston amid conflicting reports on whether a suspect is in custody in the bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 170 at the Boston Marathon. >>

Obama Slams Senators Opposing Gun Measures

President Barack Obama says the Senate's opposition to a bill that would have expanded background checks for gun buyers marks a "shameful day for Washington." >>

Suspect Arrested in Ricin Case

45 year old Mississippi man accused of sending poison to Obama, lawmakers >>

Boston Marathon Update

Officials in Boston are saying surveillance video that has been found has become significant in the search for whoever bombed the marathon on Monday. >>

Background Check Vote: Gun Control

The sponsors of a Senate proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers say a vote is likely this week and it's too close to call. >>

Rep. Glenn Thompson on Background Check Amendment

U.S Senate takes step foward in gun debate >>

Fight on Synthetic Marijuana

The federal government went another step further to fight the sale and distribution of three forms of synthetic marijuana. >>

Verizon Wireless Phone Upgrades

Verizon Wireless announced contract phone upgrades will increase from 20 to 24 months. >>

Stores May Have Toxic Products

Ten national big box stores are under the microscope this morning and health officials are asking the major retailers to clear their shelves of products containing hazardous chemicals >>

Major Car Makers Recall Millions Of Cars

Three major automakers are recalling millions of vehicles around the world due to faulty airbags. >>

Rep. Marino Introduces "One Subject" Bill

Bill would increase transparency in voting >>

Arsenal of Weapons found in Newtown Gunman’s Home

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Warrants released in the investigation of the Newtown school shooting reveal that an arsenal of weapons including guns, a gun safe with shotgun shells, a bayonet and several swords were found in the home of the gunman. >>

Plans to Demolish Flooded Homes in Athens Move Forward

Athens township is moving forward with plans demolish homes that were ruined by the flood of 2011; however, not all town supervisors are pleased with how it's going to be paid for. >>

Amanda Knox Acquittal Overturned

Amanda Knox says it's "painful" to have her acquittal on murder charges overturned by Italy's highest criminal court but she's confident in the truth, and says remaining questions about her case must now be examined by objective and capable prosecutors. >>

Senate Passes $3.7 Trillion Budget

Reed says there is a lot of work to find a common ground between the House and Senate budgets. >>

Facebook Trial: Lawyer Unable To Withdraw

A lawyer who wanted off the case of a New York man suing for an interest in Facebook has been denied his request to withdraw. >>

Reed Touts Local Ingenuity

Congressman invites Finger Lakes CC to DC to Show Off Manufacturing Program >>

Congress Passes Continuing Resolution

Government shutdown averted for remainder of fiscal year >>

Sen. Gillbrand Calls For Federal Minimum Wage Increase

With Nearly 1.8 million New Yorkers earning minimum wage or just above, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing for an increase to federal minimum wage. >>

Drug Recall

The Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care providers of a recall of all products produced by MedPrep Consulting of Tinton Falls, New Jersey. >>

Schumer: Cruise Ship ’Bill of Rights’

New York Senator Charles Schumer wants the cruise ship industry to adopt a so-called "bill of rights" for passengers aboard its ships. >>

Hillary Clinton Announces Support for Gay Marriage

Says all people deserve equal rights >>

Reaction to Sen. Portman’s Support for Gay Marriage

GOP group says there's growing support among Republicans >>

Trouble at High Seas for Carnival Cruises

Another Carnival ship experiences problems and passengers are frantic. >>

Toyota Recalling 209,000 FJ Cruiser Models

Seatbelt retractors could fall off >>

Republican Senator Comes Out in Support of Gay Marriage

Says gay son helped him evolve his views >>

Argentine Cardinal Named Pope

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argetina chosen as Pope; takes name Pope Francis >>

Tuna Recall Expanded

Two of the three biggest players in the U.S. canned-tuna industry, Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea, have both expanded voluntary recalls. >>

Corning Cable Subsidary Caught In Kickstart Scheme With CIA

We start this morning with news of a Corning Inc. Subsidiary that's been linked to a kickback scheme with the CIA. >>

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dead at 58

Venezuelan officials call for unity after Chavez' death. >>

Rep. Thompson, Sen. Toomey on Sequester Threat

Toomey submits legislation to allow Obama to make necessary cuts >>

Sobering Stats on Wrong-Way Crashes

They're usually high speed and head on... and often fatal >>

Pork Sausage Recalled for Plastic

Sold in NY, PA >>

Mindy McCready Found Dead At 37

Country Singer Mindy McCready was pronounced dead at her Arkansas home Sunday. >>

Massive Meteor Strikes Russia Overnight

A meteor crashed into Russia overnight injuring more than 500 people. >>

Local Meteor Analysis

An air blast in Russia caused by a meteor rocks the country; injures 1,000. >>

American Airways-US Air Merger

US Air and American Airlines have made a deal. >>

Olympic Runner Arrested for Murder

South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged in the shooting death of his girlfriend. >>

U.S Airways, American Airlines to Merge

Deal expected to be announced Thursday >>

Penn State To Consider Settlements

Penn State is considering offers from most of the people who have told the school they suffered damages related to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. >>

Nike Co-Founder Backs Paterno

Nike Co-Founder Phil Knight has issued a statement blasting Louis Freeh report in the Penn state sex abuse scandal. >>

President Obama Delivers State of the Union

Obama looks to leave legacy >>

Pope Benedict XVI: Plan to Resign

Pope Benedict XVI announces plans to resign at the end of the month. >>

20% of Credit Reports Contain Errors

Errors can affect interest rates on loans >>

Previewing State of the Union Address

Washington Bureau looks at potential issues in Obama's annual speech >>

USPS Posts $1.3 Billion Loss in 1st Quarter

Holiday package delivery, political ad mailings not enough >>

PA Joins In Lawsuit Against Standard & Poors

Pennsylvania has become the 17th state including the District of Columbia, to join in legal actions taken against an International Credit Ratings Agency. >>

U.S. Postal Service Set to Cut Saturday Mail

The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays, but continue delivering packages six days a week. >>

Boy Scouts Delay Vote on Accepting Gays

Vote could now occur in May >>

NYC Says Farewell To Ed Koch

Funeral arrangements are set today for former Mayor, Ed Koch. >>

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Dies

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, the combative politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during three City Hall terms, has died at age 88. >>

Police: Suicide Bombing At US Embassy, 2 Dead

A police official says a suicide bomber has detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital and at least two people are dead. >>

Oscar-Nominated Actor Visits DC to Discuss Mental Health

Bradley Cooper of "Silver Linings Playbook" says role spurred him to take action on mental health issue >>

Hagel To Face GOP Critics

Republican Chuck Hagel is to be the lone witness today as the Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on his nomination for defense secretary. >>

Toyota to Recall Corolla, Matrix, Lexus models over airbags and wipers

Faulty airbags could deploy, wipers may not work >>

Boy Scouts to Reconsider Ban on Gays

Would lead decision up to individual troops, civic groups >>

Victim 6 Sues Penn State, Sandusky, And Charity

A young man who testified at the child sex abuse trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky last summer is suing him, his charity and the university. >>

House Raises Debt Ceiling, Passes "No Budet, No Pay" Measure

Calls on Senate to Pass Budget >>

The Stage is Set for President’s Inauguration

President Barack Obama has prepared a second inaugural address that broadly lays out his vision for the country's future while leaving the details of the policy fights over taxes, guns, immigration and other divisive issues for another day. >>

Obama Sworn In To 2nd Term

Lays out vision for next four years >>

Honda to Recall Pilots, Odyssey Over Airbag Issue

2009-2013 model years affected >>

Miss New York Crowned Miss America

Miss York takes home the crown in the Miss America Beauty pageant. >>

Little Expected From Lanza Autopsy

Little is expected to be revealed about Adam Lanza' s actions from an autopsy and toxicology exam. >>

Miss America Contestant To Undergo Double Mastectomy

Miss America Contestant Allyn Rose is pursuing double mastectomy surgery to prevent getting breast cancer. >>

Presidential Inauguration Preps Underway

NY food and wine products to be featured >>

Lew For U.S. Treasury

President Barack Obama's likely nominee for Treasury secretary, Jack Lew, is a premier federal budget expert, an administration insider also known as a tough bargainer. >>

Worst Flu Season In Decades

Hospitals in nearly every state are scrambling to deal with a flood of flu patients. >>

What’s Next for the Farm Bill?

New Congress has to work on deal before temporary extension expires >>

Mold Concerns for Fisher-Price Infant Sleeper

Users warned to check for mold >>

Senator Gillibrand on Gun Cotnrol

During her time in Owego today, we spoke to Senator Gillibrand about the gun control debate in Washington following the tragedy in Newtown Connecticut. >>

Importance on Weatherization Program Funding

Senator Kirstin Gillibrand visited Owego this afternoon to talk about the importance of the federal Weatherization Assistance Program. >>

Sec. of State Clinton Returns to Work

Illness, concussion, blood clot kept Clinton away fron duties >>

113th Congress Sworn In

Rep. Boehner re-elected House Speaker >>

New Congress Sworn In

Politicians representing the people of the Twin Tiers were sworn in to Congress. >>

Reed on Fiscal Deal

Republican Congressman from Twin Tiers explains yes vote on controversial "Fiscal Cliff" agreement. >>

Farm Bill Extension

Lawmakers in Washington, D-C have managed to come up with a one-year extension on the farm bill, averting the so-called 'dairy cliff'. >>

House Won't Vote to Avert Fiscal Cliff by Deadline

Did agree to block across-the-board tax cuts >>

Senate Reaches Fiscal Cliff Deal

A very happy New Year for the Senate closing out 2012 with a deal. >>

75W Light Bulbs to be Phased Out

60W, 40W next to go >>

Top 5 Political Stories of 2012

2012 was a very busy year in politics. WENY-TV's Washington Correspondent Ted Fioraliso breaks down the Top 5 political stories of the year. >>

GM Announces Truck Recall

Hoods can fly open unexpectedly >>

Obama Wants Assault Weapons Ban Reinstated

Appoints VP Joe Biden to Lead Task Force >>

Dick’s Sporting Goods to Suspend Rifle Sales

Suspension in light of Newtown, CT shooting >>

27 Dead in Connecticut School Shooting

Children, suspected gunman among the dead. >>

Shooting Fuels Gun Control Debate

Sen. Carl Levin Speaks Against Non-Sporting firearms >>

Honda to Recall 800,000 Minivans, SUV’s

Ignition issue could cause vehicle to roll away >>

Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

In the midst of a partisan debate over how to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, lawmakers in Washington came together Tuesday night to light the Capitol Christmas Tree – officially ushering in the holiday season. >>

Palace Confirms Duchess is Pregnant

Prince William, wife expecting a baby >>

Odds of Winning the Powerball Jackpot

The Powerball jackpot is up to $500 million and if you think the dollar figure is breathtaking, wait till you hear about your odds of winning it all. >>

Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives in Washington

WENY TV's Washington Bureau was there >>

Hostess to Officially Shut Down

Bankruptcy judge approves closure, after failed negotiations >>

Voice of Elmo Resigns from Sesame Street Amid Allegations

Resignation comes in wake of allegations of sexual relationship >>

Walmart Workers Could Stage Black Friday Strike

Some workers angry over Thanksgiving night opening >>

President Barack Obama Wins Re-Election

Will serve four more years in White House >>

Lookback of Romney’s Road to the White House

Washington Correspondent Ted Fioraliso at Romney Campaign >>

Helping Sandy Victims in New York

A group of parents and kids from a local church are coming together to help the victims of hurricane sandy, using an empty bus to bring supplies down to Manhattan. >>

Nissan to Recall 2012-2013 Altima Sedans

Bolts could come lose, cause crash >>

Preview of Tonight's Final Presidential Debate

President Obama, Mitt Romney to Debate Foreign Policy >>

Third and Final Presidential Debate

WENY-TV Political Analyst Dr. Jim Twombly joins the Late Edition team to dissect the third Presidential debate between President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. >>

Tech Connection: "Fearless" Free Fall

In this week's Tech Connection, WENY-TV's J.B. Biunno takes you all the way up to the stratosphere and back down again for a look at "Fearless" Felix Baumgartner's incredible journey. >>

Federal Court Rules DOMA Unconstitutional

Case expected to be taken up by U.S. Supreme Court >>

Obama, Romney in a Heated Debate

In their second Presidential debate, President Obama and Mitt Romney clash at Hofstra University on Long Island. >>

Obama, Romney Prepare for Town Hall Debate

Candidates will answer questions from undecided voters >>

Kindle E-Book Buyers to Get Credit

Part of settlement over publisher price-fixing scheme >>

Biden, Ryan Exchange in a Spirited Debate

Biden takes aim at Romney's 47 percent comments. >>

Unemployment Rate Dips Below 8-percent

The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. >>

Obama Loses The First Debate?

WENY-TV's Washington Correspondent and Political Analyst join the Late Edition team to break down the first debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. >>

The Political Impact of Twitter

Thanks to social media, viewers across the country and the world were able to react to what the candidates said instantaneously. >>

Honda Recalls Civic, Pilot Models

Recall due to headlight failure >>

NFL Referee Deal Reportedly Near

Refs could be on field this weekend >>

Toys R Us to Hire 45,000 for Holiday Season

Hiring managerial and sales associate positions >>

Romney Caught On Tape: Comments Spark Debate

Comments about 47% of Obama Supporters Draws Ire from Both Sides >>

Complaints About Telemarketing Calls Surge

Most calls now pre-recorded "robocalls" >>

Obama Speaks at DNC

WENY-TV Washington Correspondent joins J.B. Biunno on the Late Edition to discuss President Obama's speech. >>

DNC Delegates Prepare for Roll Call Vote

Dems will nominate Obama for 2nd term >>

Romney Makes Promises at the RNC

WENY-TV Washington Correspondent Ted Fioraliso joins the Late Edition team live from Tampa after Romney speaks at the RNC. >>

NY Delegates Back Romney-Ryan

Tuesday night, the Twin Tiers delegation became part of history - helping to secure the nomination for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. >>

Pennsylvania’s Role at RNC and in Nov. Election

Fomer GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum weighs in >>

RNC Events Pushed Back

The first official day of the Republican National Convention wrapped up almost as fast as it began. WENY-TV Washinton Correspondent Ted Fioraliso explains why from the RNC floor. >>

Isaac Reaches Category 1 Hurricane

Storm reaches Hurricane status with 75mph winds >>

New mileage standards would double fuel efficiency

New mileage standards would double fuel efficiency >>

New York Delegates Excited at RNC

Visit summer training camp home of New York Yankees >>

Stage Set For Political Conventions

WENY TV to Cover RNC & DNC Conventions >>

Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Michigan

The Michigan Lottery says the ticket was sold in Lapeer, about 45 miles north of Detroit. >>

Tired of Campaign Ads? It’s Only Just Begun

Be prepared to see more than you’ve ever seen before -- more negative campaign ads. >>

Child Seats Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

Four million Bumbo baby seats recalled >>

Romney Defends VP Pick, Washington Reacts

Romney Taps WI Congressman as VP Pick >>

Tech Connection: Landing on Mars

In this week's Tech Connection, WENY TV's J.B. Biunno takes a closer look at how the Mars Rover "Curiosity" landed on the red planet. >>

Who Will Romney Choose As His VP?

VP App will notify users immediately after choice >>

Postal Service Reports Losses

Losses total $2.1B from April to June >>

Gas Prices on the Upward Trend

The National Average for a gallon of gas surged 13.7 cents, making it the biggest one week increase since May of 2009. >>

Toyota Recalling RAV 4s to Fix Suspension Issue

Issue could lead to crashes >>

Obama Leads Romney in Key Battleground States

Obama ahead in polls in PA, OH, FL >>

Thompson Bill Aims to Expand Access to Veterans Health Care

Thompson bill aims to expand access to veterans health care >>

Toomey Defends Deficit Reduction Plan

Senator Pat Toomey talked about his plan to tackle the nation's deficit. He called the state of the economy chilling. >>

Mass Shooting At Colorado Mall

A gunman opened fire early Friday at a movie theater in a Denver suburb, killing 14 people and leaving at least 50 other injured, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said. >>

Presidential Candidates, Gun Lobbyists React to Colorado Shooting

The incident is thrusting the messages of pro-and-anti-gun lobbies back in to the spotlight. >>

Lawmakers Push for Farm Bill Passage

U.S. Farm Bill Passes House; Now in Senate >>

Needles Found in Sandwiches on Delta Flights

FBI now investigating >>

Yahoo Security Breach

User Accounts May Be Compromised >>

US Olympic Uniforms Made in China

Lawmakers call for future uniforms to be made by American workers >>

SCOTUS Upholds Insurance Requirement

The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. >>

AHCA Presidential Race Implications

People are split about the Supreme Court's decision. Most feel it will be good for the country. Others think it could cause more problems. >>

What Is the Supreme Court Really Deciding?

The Supreme Court will make a major decison on President Obama's Affordable Health Care Act on Thursday...but what does it really mean? >>

Attack Ads Enter the Race for President

In the race for the White House, political ads are being released more and more frequently. WENY-TV Washington Correspondent Ted Fioraliso has reaction to a Romney ad that suggests President Obama is out of touch with what’s going on in the economy. >>

A Political Chess Move?

President Obama made history by announcing support for same sex marriage, but some say the move is strictly symbolic; an effort to solidify his stance before the 2012 presidential race kicks into high gear. >>

Race to 270 Electoral Votes

President Obama and the likely Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, are both moving forward and courting voters in hopes of winning the November election. >>

New Ruling In Penn State Abuse Scandal

Judge rules against a prosecution effort to rein in Sandusky defense subpoenas. >>

Newt Gingrich Drops Out of Race

Republican Newt Gingrich can call himself a former presidential candidate after suspending his campaign. >>

Romney Wins NY & PA Primaries

Mitt Romney put an exclamation point on his campaign Tuesday night, winning five more state primaries. >>