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Senator calls for utility plant worker background checks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sen. Charles Schumer said on Sunday he would introduce legislation requiring major utility plants to run background checks on employees to help prevent security threats against power facilities. Citing a recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security report that found insider sabotage at electric, gas, and water utilities was a significant threat…

Feds may move to ban alcoholic energy drinks

Senator: Feds may move to ban alcoholic energy drinks after several incidents Federal regulators are expected to move to ban caffeinated alcoholic drinks as soon as this week, according to a New York senator. Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer, who has pushed the Obama administration to ban the beverages, said Tuesday…