It’s National Coffee Day.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Afghanistan, Washington, and the New York City area.

At 8:30 a.m., GOP AG candidate John Cahill appears on “Good Day” on Fox with Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto.

At 9:30 a.m., the NYLCV stands with Sen. Mark Grisanti in his re-election bid, discusses his “green” record, 77 West Huron, Buffalo.

Also at 9:30 a.m., Westchester County Executive and GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino will hold a press conference at the Federal Courthouse, 300 Quarropas St., White Plains.

At 10 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an announcement, Outdoor Tennis Courts at John F. Kennedy Campus, 2975 Tibbett Ave., the Bronx.

Also at 10 a.m., AG Eric Schneiderman makes an announcement while delivering the Pattern for Progress housing summit keynote address, 2975 U.S. 9W, New Windsor.

At 10:45 a.m., Democratic LG candidate Kathy Hochul takes an economic development tour with Genesee County Economic Development Center President & CEO Steve Hyde, 5140 Ag Park Drive W., Batavia.

At 11 a.m., Lawmakers will stand with religious and labor leaders, and members of a Bronx grassroots group, to demand legislative changes that would prevent prosecutors from withholding evidence gathered against those accused of a crime, Bronx County Courthouse.

At 11:15 a.m., officials including Manhattan DA Cy Vance, US Sen. Amy Klobuchar, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Arizona Task Force on Human Trafficking co-Chair Cindy McCain take part in panel discussion on human trafficking; Grand Hyatt New York’s Empire Ballroom, 109 E. 42nd St., Manhattan.

At 11:05 a.m., Astorino will be a guest on “The Capitol Pressroom” with host Susan Arbetter.

At 11:15 a.m., Astorino will tour the Arlington Business District with Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, starting at Zimmer Brothers, 39 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie.

At noon, Astorino will greet voters at the Tri-Town Senior Center, Arlington American Legion Post #1302, 55 Overlook Rd., Poughkeepsie.

At 12:30 p.m., Schneiderman makes an announcement while delivering the keynote address at the annual conference of the Center For Excellence In Homeownership Education, Best Western Albany Airport Inn, 200 Wolf Rd., Albany.

Also at 12:30 p.m., Astorino will host a luncheon with Dutchess County business leaders and County Executive Molinaro, Mill House, 289 Mill St., Poughkeepsie.

At 1 p.m., Oprah Winfrey speaks at the Goldstein Auditorium of the Schine Student Center, Syracuse University.

At 1:30 p.m., the NYLCV and Sen. Ted O’Brien discuss proposed legislation regarding the management of hazardous fracking waste in New York, Durand Eastman Beach, Parking Lot A, Rochester.

At 1:45 p.m., Hochul tours the Erie Canal by boat with community leaders, Midlakes Erie Macedon Landing, 1125 Marina Pkwy., Macedon.

At 2 p.m., Astorino will greet voters at the Catherine Street Community Center, 69 Catherine St., Poughkeepsie.

Also at 2 p.m., NYRA’s reorganization board of directors meets, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, 767 Fifth Ave., conference Room 25-K, Manhattan, and state Capitol, Albany.

Also at 2 p.m., Winfrey attends a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside the new Waverly Avenue entrance to Newhouse 2, Syracuse University.

At 2:30 p.m., Hochul tours downtown Palmyra with local community leaders, Muddy Water Café, 100 Division St., Palmyra.

At 4 p.m., Astorino will meet with the Poughkeepsie Journal Editorial Board.

At 5:30 p.m., Cahill appears on “The Ride Home” with Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby, 77 WABC AM 770.

At 6 p.m., Hochul attends the 2015 UJF campaign community kick-off dinner, Hyatt Regency Buffalo, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo.


GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino is asking US Attorney Preet Bharara — already probing Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Moreland Commission scandal — to widen his investigation to include a widespread “pattern of fraud” involving Cuomo’s newly created Women’s Equality Party.

While in Afghanistan, Cuomo, who is not known to mingle with strangers in New York, made a concerted effort to project a relaxed image among the soldiers, who met him over a barbecue in a garden at the heavily secured headquarters of the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan.

Astorino vowed Sunday to repeal Cuomo’s chief gun control initiative – the SAFE Act – as he spoke to a pro-gun conference in Hauppauge – one of several visits on his Long Island itinerary.

Cuomo is expected to nominate a judge this week to the state Court of Appeals – his third selection for the highest court in the state.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, head of the RGA, travels to Wisconsin today to help Gov. Scott Walker there in his tough re-election fight, an appearance that will pair two possible 2016 Republican hopefuls.

Less than a year after he opposed the use of medical marijuana, Cuomo is now asking the U.S. Justice Department for a waiver to permit the state to import limited amounts of marijuana for the treatment of seriously ill children and young adults who suffer from rare seizure disorders.

All told, 35 super Pacs that are registered with the state have spent a combined $1.8 million since Aug. 1, a relatively paltry amount, according to an analysis done for the Daily News by the NYPIRG.

The coalition of Cuomo, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and labor leaders formed to flip the state Senate into Democratic control has been actively providing Democratic Senate candidates with talking points as well as opposition research. Also on tap: Attack ads.

Former Suffolk County executive and ex-Assemblyman Patrick Halpin has confirmed that he’s mulling a move to replace on the ballot Nassau Legislator David Denenberg of Merrick, who withdrew from a key state Senate race under a cloud of scandal last week.

A four percent hike on MTA fares and tolls set to go into effect early next year could negatively impact Cuomo’s re-election bid, but isn’t likely to derail it.

Long Island ratepayers could be on the hook for tens of millions of dollars for off-Island power-line improvement projects. The potential costs come from LIPA’s association with a consortium of transmission owners offering plans for Cuomo’s proposed state Energy Highway.

The de Blasio administration plans to release a new school discipline code this fall, part of a larger initiative to examine school safety, discipline, suspensions and arrests.

Amid increasingly vocal calls to improve conditions at Rikers, the New York City Correction Department has decided to eliminate solitary confinement for 16- and 17-year-old inmates by the end of the year.

New York’s first year implementing the Affordable Care Act was a success by almost every measure. But one area where the state fell short – by its own admission – was with immigrant communities.

Islip’s Conservative Party leader, entangled in the town’s dumping scandal, has a gambling conviction that prevented him from being hired at the county sheriff’s department, but not from getting a six-figure position at the Suffolk Board of Elections.

Former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky says voters this fall will be asked to choose between coalitions – of the Cuomo/NJ Gov. Chris Christie sort – and party unity.

In a one-year snapshot of sexual violence and harassment complaints, the nation’s largest public university system – SUNY – spotted cases of repeat offenders, trouble-prone departments and abuse involving alcohol, social media and cellphones.

Amid growing campus protests, more universities are changing their sexual-misconduct protocols and turning to some of their biggest critics – their students – for guidance. But even as the lines of communication open, few campus activists say they trust their schools to keep them safe or make sexual assailants accountable.

In his first major appointment here, the pope this weekend named a pastoral leader with a reputation as a bridge-builder to lead the Archdiocese of Chicago, home to more than 2 million Catholics.

Since April, NYC has quietly paid out $402,000 to settle six of the eight remaining lawsuits where oft-sued NYPD detective Peter Valentin is a named defendant. That’s on top of the $884,000 the city had already paid out to plaintiffs who said they’d been preyed upon by the Bronx narcotics cop — bringing the grand total to $1.286 million.

He may be a Democratic national committee member, but Robert Zimmerman held a campaign brunch at his Great Neck home Sunday for Republican State Sen. Jack Martins of Mineola.

Speaker of the House John Boehner said he’s willing to call Congress back from recess to debate war against ISIS if President Obama wants a new military resolution.

In his long-standing academic career, Greg Dewey held leadership positions at four institutions of higher education and worked his way through the ranks, finally settling at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as the school’s new president.

Sen. Chuck Schumer wants the feds to ban synthetic marijuana, the designer drug sold as “K2” and “spice.” The fake weed is already illegal to sell in New York, but Schumer said it’s still being sold in some bodegas and gas stations.