Marriott International Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. are among at least 13 companies throwing their support behind an effort to repeal a U.S. law that defines marriage as solely between one man and one woman.
A street between New York police headquarters and the Manhattan federal courthouse closed since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks should be reopened to save businesses there, local politicians wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano .
Federal lawmakers from New York are pushing for cancer to be covered by a free-care fund for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks after a study linked exposure to World Trade Center smoke and dust to the disease.
President Barack Obama probably bolstered his strength with U.S. Jewish voters and the Israeli government with his pronouncement that he’ll use military force if needed to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons.
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor pledged to New Jersey and New York lawmakers that the chamber will vote on $60 billion in Hurricane Sandy aid after pulling it off the agenda Jan. 1.