Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Warren County and New York City.

President Donald Trump travels this afternoon to in Dallas, TX, where he will receive a briefing on hurricane recovery efforts.

Trump will then participate in a roundtable with Republican National Committee supporters, and give remarks at a Dallas Trump victory reception before returning to Washington, D.C. this evening.

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Oakton, Virginia to participate in a Gillespie for Governor event.

In the evening, Pence will deliver keynote remarks at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C. where the In Defense of Christians’ annual Solidarity Dinner for Christians in the Middle East is being held.

The funeral for Buffalo police Officer Craig Lehner, a member of the department’s Underwater Rescue Team who died Oct. 13 in a diving training accident in the Niagara River, will be held this morning at the KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza, Buffalo.

The Sabres and Bills owners, Kim and Terry Pegula, are absorbing the costs for the event.

LG Kathy Hochul will be attending Lehner’s funeral; the governor will not.

Cuomo has directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff today in Lehner’s honor, and both the Peace Bridge and Niagara Falls will be lit in blue to commemorate him.

At 8 a.m., Crain’s New York Business hosts its 2017 Family Business Summit, New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, Manhattan.

At 10 a.m., NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett and Schools Deputy Chancellor Elizabeth Rose will visit the Brooklyn College Academy mindfulness center, funded through ThriveNYC’s Mental Health by Design, 350 Coney Island Ave., Fourth Floor, Brooklyn.

Also at 10 a.m., the NYC Housing Authority holds a public hearing, 250 Broadway, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., the MTA Board of directors meets, MTA Board Room, 2 Broadway, 20th floor, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., state Sen. Brad Hoylman presents American Ballet Theatre dancer Gray Davis with the New York State Liberty Medal in recognition of Davis’ rescue of a man who had been pushed onto the subway tracks in June 2017, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., a diverse group of uniformed officers coalitions will endorsed Westchester County Executive Rob Asstorino’s re-election bid, in front of the police memorial, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., White Plains.

At 10:30 a.m., Cuomo makes an announcement, Glens Falls Hospital, Auditorium A, East Wing, 100 Park St., Glens Falls.

At 11 a.m., BronxWorks celebrates the the 25th anniversary of its Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program, 475 Riverside Ave., Manhattan.

Also at 11 a.m., NYC Public Advocate Letitia James hosts a press conference to support the Housing Not Warehousing Act, joined by NYC Councilmen Ydanis Rodriguez, Jumaane Williams and other advocates, 165 Front St., Manhattan.

At 12:30 p.m., Syracuse Democratic mayoral candidate Juanita Perez Williams will be joined by local elected officials to talk about moving the city forward and what is at stake in this election, Delaware Elementary School, 900 S. Geddes St., Syracuse.

At 1 p.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will visit the “City Hall In Your Borough” Resource Fair, 2705 Campus Road (entrance on Amersfort Place), 2nd Floor, Brooklyn.

Also at 1 p.m., state Sen. Jesse Hamilton, Assemblywoman Diana Richardson, Assemblyman Walter Mosley, Public Advocate James and NYC Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo voice their objections to the Department of Education imposed changes planned for Medgar Evers College Preparatory School, Nostrand Avenue and Carroll Street, Brooklyn.

At 3 p.m., de Blasio makes an announcement at a loft in Williamsburg, 475 Kent Ave., 9th Floor, Brooklyn.

At 4 p.m., Cuomo makes an announcement, Staten Island University Hospital, Regina McGinn Center, 475 Seaview Ave., Staten Island.

At 5 p.m., the board of trustees of the NYC Board of Education Retirement System meet, Michael J. Petrides School, 715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island.

At 6 p.m., Reps. Eliot Engel and Adriano Espaillat, state Sen. Jeff Klein, Assemblymen Jeffrey Dinowitz and Mark Gjonaj and NYC Councilmen Andy King, Ritchie Torres and Andrew Cohen host a tenant resource fair, Lehman College, Dining Hall, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx.

Also at 6 p.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli hosts an annual Italian Heritage Reception, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, 35-12 35th Ave., Queens.

At 6:30 p.m., McCray will deliver remarks at “Gender Equity Matters,” a public forum hosted by the NYC Commission on Gender Equity, Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn.

Also at 6:30 p.m., a 50th birthday celebration for Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is held at Hill & Dale, 115 Allen St., Manhattan. (De Blasio is scheduled to attend and make remarks).


Senator Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican who has tangled with President Trump for months, announced he will not seek re-election in 2018, declaring on the Senate floor that he “will no longer be complicit or silent” in the face of the president’s “reckless, outrageous and undignified” behavior.

Here’s the entire transcript of Flake’s floor speech.

Flake’s unexpected retirement will likely further inflame the Republican Party’s civil war, with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon racking up the fruits of victory in his bid to reshape the party.

In a remarkable Republican war of words, Sen. Bob Corker declared that Trump is “utterly untruthful” and debases the nation, then the president fired back that the two-term lawmaker “couldn’t get elected dog catcher.”

Vice President Mike Pence joined with U.S. Senate Republicans to nix a controversial consumer bureau rule banning companies from using forced settlements to resolve disputes with customers.

House Republican leaders on Capitol Hill said they were launching two new investigations into Hillary Clinton, keeping alive a pair of storylines that have fueled anger with the party base.

Also, the Republican chairmen of two House committees say they’re opening an investigation into actions the Obama administration Justice Department took during last year’s presidential election.

Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that led to the now-infamous “pee tape” dossier of allegations about Trump and Russia, a source familiar with the matter told CNN.

Trump allowed the resumption of refugee admissions into the U.S. under new, stricter screening rules but ordered nationals from 11 countries believed to pose higher risk to U.S. national security to face even tougher scrutiny.

The Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office is pursuing an investigation into possible money laundering by Paul Manafort, according to three people familiar with the matter, adding to the federal and state probes concerning the former Trump campaign chairman.

The U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union is the second most “stupidest” decision ever made by a country, only beaten by the U.S. voting for Trump, according to former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

The National Park Service is considering a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in the U.S. West, to address a backlog of maintenance and infrastructure projects.

A plaque proclaiming Jefferson Davis as a hero and a patriot will be removed from Kentucky’s Capitol, the latest effort to alter Confederate monuments across the country following outbreaks of racially motivated violence.

Adam Lanza, who shot and killed 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2011, had an interest in pedophilia and may have believed he was “saving” the children he murdered, according to documents released yesterday.

Leon Wieseltier, the former literary editor of The New Republic, issued an apology to his female colleagues amid allegations of sexual harassment after his latest publication was axed.

Former New York Gov. George Pataki took Kid Rock seriously this summer and became one of the biggest names in the Republican Party to back the rapper-singer’s bid for a U.S. Senate in Michigan. But it turns out Kid Rock was joking all along.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio admitted that he failed to address the escalating street homelessness crisis when he entered office — but not without taking a dig at Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his predecessor at City Hall, Bloomberg.

De Blasio is spending $3.5 million a year to spare thousands of repeat offenders a trip to Rikers Island — instead sending them to group counseling and job-readiness workshops.

The mayor’s name was dragged into the bribery trial of ex-union official Norman Seabrook when a defense lawyer referred to de Blasio’s relationship with the government’s star witness: donor-turned-felon Jona Rechnitz.

De Blasio’s new gridlock-busting scheme to ban rush-hour deliveries is a non-starter, according to transit experts, who say it ignores the real culprit behind the city’s snarled streets — the boom in for-hire vehicles like Ubers and Lyfts.

The city is accelerating its plan to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing and boosting the end goal by 100,000 apartments, de Blasio announced.

Cuomo signed legislation that requires state-level study of any plans for large-vessel anchorage grounds on the Hudson River.

Cuomo also signed a bill into law that will require cabbies and other commercial drivers to wear seat belts while driving.

The governor has again vetoed legislation designed to legalize the possession of most gravity knives in New York, citing law enforcement opposition to the measure.

Fueled by a photo of a man sleeping under seats on a subway car, Cuomo said the New York Police Department should be doing more to help the homeless.

NYC plans to relocate an East Harlem playground to make room for two new schools and a residential tower have been put on hold by Cuomo.

The NY Post calls on Cuomo to “end his monkey business” in the form of repeated public spats with de Blasio, “before it does real harm.”

Bo Dietl, the businessman and former police detective who is running for mayor of New York City as an independent, began airing his first 30-second television advertisement of the general election, in which he accuses de Blasio of “turning his back on dead cops.”

Republican NYC mayoral hopeful Nicole Malliotakis will spend the last leg of the mayor’s race campaigning with a fractured foot, following an accident involving her pet chihuahua, Peanut.

Deputy Senate Majority Leader John DeFrancisco, who is mulling a run for governor in 2018, said he was having trouble following Cuomo’s logic behind vetoing a bill that would have waived Thruway tolls in the Syracuse area.

A new video narrated by actress Edie Falco attacks the Independent Senate Democratic Conference, accusing its members of playing a blame game with Sen. Simacha Felder. The truth is they’re “both at fault,” she says, using one another to escape blame for the “treason” perpetrated against New York voters.

Suburban voters, who represent 2/3 of the Erie County electorate, will hold the deciding edge in the three countywide contests in next month’s elections, as well as the legislative races that will determine control of County Hall.

A former Office of Children and Family Services assistant was arrested after she stole more than $9,300 in wages by repeatedly submitting faked medical records, resulting in 111 paid sick days over an 18-month period, the state Inspector General said.

If the first day of Norman Seabrook’s trial on federal corruption charges was any indication, the fear and loyalty that Seabrook, the former president of New York City’s correction officers’ union, instilled in his members remain undiminished.

The widow of a NYC Department of Sanitation worker who was crushed to death by a runaway street sweeper won a $41.5 million negligence award against the city.

The MTA plans to install a floor-to-ceiling barrier for the first time at an L-train station in an order to prevent people from jumping or getting pushed onto the tracks.

The NYC Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that infected 12 people in the downtown Flushing area over the past two weeks.

New Yorkers Against Corruption, a wide-ranging coalition of groups, is going on the air with new TV ads urging New Yorkers to vote against convening a constitutional convention.

A state Senate task force has called for a comprehensive plan to combat Lyme disease and other tick-borne illness, as well as a legislative commitment to fund research and arm patients with information needed to advocate for adequate treatment.

Hundreds of state workers continued to roast in a downtown Albany office building yesterday after the cooling system was disconnected amid warmer-than-average temperatures around the Capital Region.

Hurricane damage in Puerto Rico is having an effect on Capital Region hospital supplies. A shortage of so-called Mini-Bags filled with fluid for diluting and administering intravenous medications has hospital pharmacy managers getting creative, while they keep tabs on the status of the supplier outside San Juan.

Rep. Brian Higgins may be known mostly for his effort to revive Buffalo’s waterfront, but now he’s taking on a much larger task: fixing the nation’s health care system. The way to do it, the Buffalo Democrat says, is by making Medicare available for all.

It’s early and it was only for bragging rights, but businessman Ian Golden of Tompkins County emerged as the winner of a weekend straw poll among Democrats lining up to challenge Republican Rep. Tom Reed in NY-23 next year.

A group of Long Island residents filed a class-action lawsuit against Suffolk County in New York, claiming that county fees for filing real-estate documents are illegal and amount to unauthorized taxation.

The Massapequa school district overestimated expenses by nearly $25 million over three years and amassed unneeded reserve funds, according to a new state audit report that is the 26th in recent years to rap individual Long Island systems for similar improprieties.

A Brooklyn City Councilman, Mark Treyger, is looking to make it illegal for police officers to have sex with people in their custody in the wake of an investigation into two Coney Island detectives accused of raping a teenager.

Parents at a high-performing public school in Brooklyn are protesting a city plan to change its admissions system, for fear it will water down the school’s rigor.

Funds for the $836 million “Subway Action Plan,” of which the state-run MTA has agreed to pay half, will dry up early next year without a cash infusion from the city, warned Tim Mulligan, acting president of New York City Transit.

A Manhattan judge was removed from courtroom duty after the New York Daily News caught him saying “F–k you” to another judge during court earlier this month.

Three Republican state legislators are calling for legislation to allow local governments to alter speed limits without obtaining Albany’s approval.

Just five days after reporting that the Buffalo Niagara job market had its worst month for job growth in seven years during September, the state Labor Department said the local unemployment rate fell to a 10-year low of 4.9 percent last month.

Catholic Health has agreed to a large settlement with the U.S. Justice Department in a whistleblower lawsuit over billing practices in such government health programs as Medicare and Medicaid, according to two sources with knowledge of the case.

A billboard asking Cuomo to keep the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center in West Seneca will be up at Seven Corners in Hamburg through Sunday.

The town of DeWitt has approved a plan to use federal sharpshooters to hunt and kill deer in targeted areas.

Syracuse Crunch fans will have to be content with an out-of-date scoreboard for at least a few more months.

RIP Betty Bone Schiess, 94, a long-time Syracuse-area resident who was one of the first female Episcopal priests in the United States, who died last week.

New Jersey’s teachers union is supporting Fran Grenier, a Republican who is challenging Democratic state Senate President Stephen Sweeney in what has become the most expensive legislative contest in state history.

Spikes in absentee ballot applications in several City of Albany wards during this year’s primary election has some campaigns concerned that voters are being misled on valid reasons for absentee ballot voting.

How long are the odds that the Capital Region will land the next Amazon headquarters? So remote that the wits who staff The Onion saw the very notion as hilarious on its face.

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America is hiring a high-profile former insurance regulator to run its legal affairs and compliance team: Eric Dinallo, a lawyer who served as the New York state insurance superintendent under ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer.