House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his support for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

“It’s no secret that he and I have our differences,” Ryan wrote in an OpEd published in his hometown newspaper, the Janesville Gazette. “I won’t pretend otherwise. And when I feel the need to, I’ll continue to speak my mind. But the reality is, on the issues that make up our agenda, we have more common ground than disagreement.”

President Obama implored the next generation of U.S. military leaders not to give in to isolationism or pull back from U.S. leadership in the world, drawing a contrast with a foreign policy vision that’s been laid out by Trump.

AG Eric Schneiderman has shot down a request from Republican members of a congressional committee that he turn over a number of records related to an investigation into climate change and what ExxonMobil may have known about its effects on the environment.

A dispute that emerged last fall between New York City and state officials over the allocation of affordable housing bonds seems to have been resolved.

The Cuomo administration is moving forward with its plan to addresses homelessness, adding 500 emergency beds in NYC and 1,200 units of supportive housing statewide, and also closing a small number of shelters in the five boroughs that aren’t up to standards.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is not buying the theory that a damaging memo leak on his fundraising was orchestrated by Republicans rather than the Cuomo administration. “The lines between Democrats and Republicans often blur in Albany,” he said. As for the apology Cuomo is seeking: “That’s not going to happen.”

The fundraisers continue in Albany, even as legislators there have been ensnared in corruption scandals involving the misuse of money.

The $27 million contract to purchase One Seneca Tower – Buffalo’s tallest building – has fallen through after less than two weeks, as the wealthy New York City buyer pulled out of the deal because it was too expensive without investment partners to spread out the costs.

While steadfast in his opposition to a downtown casino on moral, ethical and economic grounds, the Rev. Marlowe Washington said casino owner Delaware North Cos. offered donations as incentives for ministers to speak out against the proposal.

The state Department of Transportation used 35,000 pounds of explosives today to implode a recently shuttered bridge south of Buffalo, bringing the span down with a push of a button. Cuomo was on hand for the show.

Two Syracuse companies will expand – with the state’s assistance – to create 242 jobs.

Celebrity chef Sandra Lee, the longtime girlfriend of Cuomo, will be joining ABC’s “Good Morning America” as a regular contributor for cooking segments.

While a federal investigation of the Cuomo administration appears to be partially focused on former aide Joe Percoco’s consulting work for two companies that benefited from state economic development programs, it appears the practice of holding side jobs isn’t common among members of the executive chamber.

Cuomo again insisted the probe is limited to just “several” individuals, though he acknowledged his information about the extent of the investigation is not based on information received from U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office.

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to raise cash for a documentary about Zephyr Teachout’s 2014 gubernatorial campaign.

The state Assembly and Senate passed “Tiffany Heitkamp’s Law,” a measure sponsored by state Sen. John DeFrancisco that would strengthen drunken boating laws. It’s now headed to Cuomo’s desk.

As patients at New York’s nonprofit hospitals struggled to afford rising medical bills, incentive packages for top hospital executives reached seven figures and approached payouts at Wall Street banks. This occurred despite a high-stakes battle to reduce health care spending.

A Steuben County sheep farmer and two others poisoned two bald eagles and a red-tailed hawk on his property, according to the state attorney general’s Office in Buffalo.