Trump disbanded two of his economic councils after a wave of defections from high-profile CEOs, announcing on Twitter: “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!”

Also on Twitter, Trump criticized Amazon.com over taxes and jobs and accused the global retailer, without offering evidence, of hurting U.S. localities and causing job losses

Jewish members of Trump’s administration remained largely silent after the president came to the defense of nationalist and right-wing protesters in Charlottesville, Va., who had chanted anti-Semitic slogans and demeaned the president’s Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

Vice President Pence will end his visit to South America early and fly home tomorrow, after Trump sparked enormous controversy for his comments following the deadly violence in Charlottesville.

U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions on Charlottesville: “It very well could be a civil rights violation or a hate crime, and there might be other charges that could be brought.”

Trump’s longtime aide Hope Hicks will serve as the interim White House director of communications and will help the president find a permanent person for the job, the administration said.

The federal government will make crucial Obamacare-related subsidy payments to health insurers in August despite threats by Trump, a White House spokesman said.

In response to widespread criticism of a racial comment made by Success Academy’s chairman, Dan Loeb, the leader of the charter network, Eva Moskowitz, sent a letter to parents, teachers and staff that both defended Loeb and strongly condemned his remarks.

A flash grenade accidentially exploded in the parking garage of 26 Federal Plaza, injuring an FBI agent, law enforcement officials said.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino held true to his word this morning when he vetoed a bill that its supporters said would have protected undocumented immigrants in the area.

The top dentist for New York’s youth prisons has pleaded guilty to official misconduct stemming from his arrest in November on charges that he said he was working on state time while he was actually treating patients at his private practices in Amsterdam and Saratoga Springs.

Democratic Nassau Legislator and county executive candidate Laura Curran called on County Executive Edward Mangano to increase the hiring of police cadets to help combat the county’s heroin and opioid epidemic and to clamp down on gang violence.

Not surprisingly, the views on racial equality and whether it’ actually achievable in this country vary widely among blacks and whites, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he’s “doing well” after undergoing emergency knee surgery following a fall over the weekend – still in the hospital but, already up and walking around.

Louis DiMarco Jr., a common councilor from Rome, was convicted of stealing nearly $20,000 in unemployment insurance benefits and has resigned from his post, the AG’s office said.

In the early days of the de Blasio administration, commissioners and employees across city agencies solicited the advice of the firm Capalino + Company to shape policy, raise funds for events and answer technical questions on myriad aspects of municipal government, according to thousands of pages of emails reviewed by POLITICO New York.

State health inspectors found nearly 100 critical violations by food vendors at the New York State Fair last year. No one got sick, they said.

The funeral service for Wayne Bennett, Schenectady’s public safety commissioner and the former State Police superintendent, will be held on Saturday at St. Mary’s Church in Albany.

Bill and Hillary Clinton are reportedly enjoying their family vacation in Canada.