The Washington Post ranked the top 15 Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential nomination (Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ranked 9th, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ranked 6th).

New York city is sending help south with Irma on track to hit Florida this weekend as a category four hurricane.

The evacuation of Florida is underway, with state officials there urging residents to either leave or find shelter.

All of the flights out of Florida are full as residents try to get out of the path of Hurricane Irma; including some to Rochester. Passengers coming in from Orlando Friday say they were getting out before the hurricane rolled in.

Many pets rescued from Hurricane Harvey have made their way to the Capital Region.

As rents rise, an increasing number of mom and pop stores in Manhattan are having to pay a special business tax. Many of the store owners say that without relief, they might have to close. But it’s not an issue high on the mayor’s agenda.

The House of Representatives approved a legislative package that includes a short-term extension of the debt ceiling and billions of dollars in aid for Hurricane Harvey storm recovery.

While many elected officials aspire to assume higher office one day, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is heading in the other direction, at least for now.

In a show of the school’s commitment to those dreamers, leaders unveiled this banner one block from ECC’s city campus at the corner of Elm and South Division. It reads: “Hate Has No Home Here”.

As future protections for young undocumented immigrants are in question after President Donald Trump called on Congress to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Albany County officials are pledging to protect local DACA kids.

Schools and colleges across the state are making arrangements to lessen the blow of the potential of DACA for their students.

The 75-acre Rockefeller estate at Pocantico Hills has been put up for sale for a cool $22 million.

Top education officials urged the State University of New York to drop a controversial proposal for charter school teachers.

It probably won’t last, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is enjoying his new found “bromance” with President Trump.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman isn’t willing to dive into the details of his investigation of Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.

An oversight board recommended the stiffest possible penalties for the death of Eric Garner, who was killed by police in 2014.

Fox News has parted ways with one of its personalities, Eric Bolling, amid harassment allegations.