U.S. counterterrorism operatives have captured a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and brought him to New York City, where he is likely to face criminal charges.

Deputy state Senate Majority Leader Tom Libous has vowed to prevent the fracking moratorium bill from passing in his house.

US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is impressed by Sen. Rand Paul’s bladder strength.

Paul declared victory after receiving a drone statement from the White House, and John Brennan was confirmed as director of the CIA.

A new ad from the industry-backed Coalition for Medicare Choices, links ObamaCare’s cuts to the Medicare Advantage program with the sequester, and urges seniors to call Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.

New York state has awarded an $8.4 million, three-year contract to a unit of McGraw-Hill Cos. to create an exam that will replace the GED as the state’s main high-school equivalency test.

The Commission on Judicial Nomination has sent Gov. Andrew Cuomo a list of candidates to fill a Court of Appeals vacancy left by Theodore Jones Jr., who died earlier this year.

President Barack Obama’s half-brother, Abong’o Malik Obama, lost a local election in Kenya.

The CBC to state lawmakers: “There is much to like in the budget – so keep it that way.”

The state Labor Department says New York’s economy added 29,600 jobs in January of this year - a record 17th consecutive month of private-sector employment growth in the state,

Dunkin’ Brands Group, owner of Dunkin’ Donuts, has agreed to set a date for sourcing 100 percent of the palm oil used to make its products from sustainable sources, according to state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

Members of Congress and their Disney doppelgangers. (Three New Yorkers make the list).

Brooklyn Assemblyman Karim Camara introduced a bill that would make casino development subject to local siting approval. More here.

Mayor Bloomberg’s long-time live-in girlfriend Diana Taylor is looking forward to getting some time off from her unofficial role as NYC’s first lady.

Cuomo wants the USDA to choose New York State to implement the strained Greek yogurt pilot program.

The cost of implementing teacher evaluation plans are nearly $55,000 more than the average four-year federal grant awarded to districts for that purpose, according to NYSSBA.

Ex-Gov. George Pataki’s former chief of staff, John Cahill, is raising campaign cash for NYC GOP mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota.

Bloomberg as an evil nanny mayor, compliments of Next Media Animation.