Texas Sen. Ted Cruz now says that “staffing issues” were to blame for a Monday night post on his official Twitter account that suggested he was a fan of hardcore porn

President Trump’s nominee for the No. 2 spot at the FEMA withdrew from consideration on Wednesday after NBC News raised questions about a federal investigation that found he had falsified government travel and timekeeping records when he served in the Bush administration in 2005.

The son of Trump’s ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn is a “subject” of the federal investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

Russia’s effort to influence U.S. voters through Facebook and other social media is a “red-hot” focus of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 election and possible links to Trump’s associates.

U.S. Supreme Court justices agreed to a Trump administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the end of October, but this isn’t the court’s last word on the matter.

As expected, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a “Medicare for All Act” today – a measure that has 15 co-sponsors in his house.

The White House defended Trump’s appointment of women to top jobs following a BuzzFeed News report highlighting the lack of female US attorney nominees.

A majority of voters in a new survey thinks recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program should have a path to citizenship, according to a new Politico-Morning Consult poll.

Colorado announced it plans to join other states in a lawsuit challenging Trump’s decision to end DACA, which protects young immigrants living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner met his estranged wife, Huma Abedin, for their first hearing in divorce court today, months after he pleaded guilty to sending explicit text messages to a minor.

Queens Assemblywoman Nily Rozic received disturbing, racially charged messages since announcing a bill to rename Donald J. Trump State Park to honor the protester mowed down by a Nazi sympathizer in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that 10 State Police troopers will immediately be deployed to 10 Suffolk schools for gang prevention.

Cuomo will be in Rome tomorrow, which is notable, since local officials in the Mohawk Valley have been complaining that they don’t get enough attention from him.

Here’s a rundown of how state lawmakers seeking to leave Albany by running for local office faired in yesterday’s primaries. In short, they saw mixed results.

A day after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s primary victory, he and his Republican opponent, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, took their opening shots in the campaign for November’s general election.

Accuweather meteorologist Tom Kines said the amount of rain during this summer in New York state would indicate a good year for fall foliage.

The SUNY board of trustees approved a $25 million loan to SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany, a measure designed to help the high-tech university to get its financial house following the departure of founder Alain Kaloyeros last year amid charges of criminal corruption and bid-rigging.

A new technology-oriented graduate school called Cornell Tech, was dedicated today at a ceremony at its new campus on an island in the East River.

Former NYC Councilwoman-turned-charter-school-operator Eva Moskowitz has a new memoir coming out. An excerpt of can be found here.

State officials plan to build a second pedestrian bridge to span Interstate 690 at the state fairgrounds in Geddes at a cost of $2.6 million, though officials can’t say why they need to spend that much.

Representatives of Onondaga County and its towns, villages and school districts voted today to approve a shared services plan that could save a combined $5 million a year.

Babylon Town board member Lindsay Henry has been arrested and charged with beating a woman in a domestic incident, Suffolk County police said.

In an open letter to Amazon, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President Andrew Hoan kicked off their Brooklyn Prime campaign to bring the online shopping giant’s second headquarters to New York City.

The Obama Foundation will be holding a leadership summit in Chicago Oct. 31-Nov. 1.

This winter will be warmer and wetter than usual in Upstate New York, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.