Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California for a political fundraising trip. He’ll return to NYC tomorrow evening.

President Donald Trump has concluded his 12-day, five-country Asia trip and is back in the US.

Vice President Mike Pence will meet this morning with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green.

Later in the day, Pence will deliver remarks at the Wall Street Journal’s 10th Annual CEO Council Meeting.

Jury deliberations continue in the federal corruption trial of ex-NYC corrections officers union boss Norman Seabrook.

At 8 a.m., the Queens College Business Forum Breakfast features a panel of health care industry leaders to discuss the state of the industry, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Queens.

At 9 a.m., the Partnership for the Public Good will release a report highlighting marijuana prohibition enforcement practices in Buffalo and their disparate impact on communities of color, Overflow Cafeteria at ECMC, 462 Grider St., Buffalo.

At 10 a.m., the MTA Board meets, 2 Broadway, 20th floor, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., state Sen. Tony Avella co-sponsors a forum with the CUNY School of Law and the Center for Urban Environmental Reform on the Climate and Community Protection Act, 2 Court Square W., Queens.

Also at 10 a.m., NYC Councilman Andy King joins NYC Public Advocate Letitia James for the unveiling of her annual Worst Landlords List, Foley Square, Manhattan.

At 11 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul delivers remarks at the Highland School Apartments Ribbon Cutting, 105 Highland Ave., Tonawanda.

Also at 11 a.m., the state Board of Regents meets, 89 Washington Ave., Albany.

At 1 p.m., state Sen. Jesse Hamilton, Assemblywoman Diana Richardson, Assemblyman Walter Mosley, Public Advocate James and NYC Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo object to NYC Department of Education imposed changes planned for Medgar Evers College Preparatory School, DOE headquarters, 52 Chambers St., Manhattan.

At 1:30 p.m., the board of trustees of the State University of New York and its committees meet, 116 E. 55th St., Manhattan.

At 6 p.m., nearly 350 business, technology, real estate and civic leaders participate in the 30th annual Long Island City Awards Gala, hosted by the Long Island City Partnership, Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd St., Queens.

At 6:30 p.m., state Sen. Liz Krueger holds a public forum on the Reproductive Health Act, featuring Assemblywoman Deborah Glick as a panelist, CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium, 365 Fifth Ave., Manhattan.

At 6:40 p.m., Hochul addresses women in leadership at Take the Lead Day: Powertopia Symposium Reception, Helen Mills Theater, 137 West 26th St., Manhattan.

At 6:55 p.m., Rep. John Faso will host a live meeting on the current tax reform proposal, registered participants will be receiving a call at the time of the event with instructions about how to log in.

At 7 p.m., Assemblyman William Colton hosts a Veterans’ Night along with NYC Councilman Mark Treyger, 29 Bay 25th St., Brooklyn.

At 7:30 p.m., Hochul recognizes local businesses at the Long Island City Partnership 30th Annual Awards Gala, Melrose Ballroom, 30-08 33rd St., Long Island City, Queens.


U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering naming a special counsel to lead an investigation into a list of matters involving Hillary Clinton, according to a letter the Justice Department sent to the House Judiciary Committee.

Former Vice President Joe Biden said he had no clue that the head of the Democratic National Committee had considered recruiting him to replace Clinton as the party’s 2016 presidential nominee.

Clinton hit Midtown to support the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program at an adolescent mental health summit. The funding for the program ran out in September after Congress failed to reauthorize it.

Donald Trump Jr. corresponded with WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign, and the presidential son appears to have acted on requests made by the Kremlin-connected transparency organization, according to a new report.

Local mayors from across New York are the latest to join a chorus of opposition to federal Republican tax plans that call for elimination of state and local tax deductions.

Reps. Tom Reed and Brian Higgins, a Republican and Democrat, respectively, from WNY, have found themselves at the center of the tax reform debate in D.C.

Promoted as needed relief for the middle class, the U.S. Senate Republican tax overhaul actually would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate-income American households, a bipartisan analysis showed.

Embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore regularly hung out at an Alabama shopping mall, flirting with teenaged girls and much younger women, local residents said.

Moore grabbed the neck of a 16-year-old girl and tried to force her head into his crotch after offering her a ride home from work in the 1970s, the tearful victim said yesterday.

Senate Republicans are now openly discussing not seating Moore or expelling him if he wins the Dec. 12 special election.

As the nation at large deals with lurid stories of sexual harassment, Congress is only beginning to grapple with tales of sexual aggression that have long been fixtures of work life on Capitol Hill. A hearing on the subject is scheduled to take place today.

The rush to get tax reform done in D.C. – particularly on the business side, where the most sweeping changes are planned — is alarming tax specialists who warn that new and unforeseen complexity, loopholes and glitches could come back to haunt tax collectors and taxpayers.

The New York State Police will take over the investigation of a domestic violence incident in which the wife of Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse called 911 last week and reported that her husband grabbed her neck and threw her to the ground.

Republican WNY Assemblyman Ray Walter tangled at length with the state’s economic development czar, Howard Zemsky, over the level of credit taken by Cuomo in the Buffalo area’s employment health.

Parent facilitators are officially back at work in the Buffalo Public Schools — but under a new job title. They were eliminated in September after the district was cited by the IRS for how it was paying them. After some pushback from parents, the district reinstated the newly named “parent-engagement liaisons” at each of the schools.

Rep. Claudia Tenney says it’s time to close a loophole that has allowed corrupt members of Congress to collect federal pensions after they are convicted of crimes.

Negotiations to settle a weeklong strike that has disrupted school bus service for more than 20,000 Nassau County students are scheduled for today, while school officials continue to buckle down and bring in other companies to cover routes.

Syracuse Mayor-elect Ben Walsh said that his administration won’t rule out anything, including tax increases, when it comes to dealing with the city’s financial problems.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has no plans to appoint an interim Suffolk County district attorney to run the office that was vacated by Thomas Spota as he faces federal charges, a Cuomo spokeswoman said.

After five years without a contract, the state Thruway’s 2,462 toll takers, maintenance workers and others represented by the Teamsters union have a deal.

Forest Rangers rescued seven hikers in the past eight days, including men from Ballston Spa and Niskayuna lost on the high peaks, and a Miami Beach woman injured at Kaaterskill Falls, the DEC said.

Another 160 utility workers from power companies across New York are heading to Puerto Rico to help with ongoing efforts to fully restore the storm-battered island’s power grid. And 220 people more will head to Puerto Rico later in the week.

West Seneca residents have been telling Town Board members for weeks that a proposed 12 percent tax rate increase is not fair, shows poor management and is just too much money to pay. The members listened, making changes to the budget that brought the combined tax increase down to 8.6 percent.

It’s about to get more difficult for Western New Yorkers to get their fingers on a Steinway piano. Denton, Cottier and Daniels, the Amherst firm that bears the title of the world’s oldest Steinway dealer, is no longer going to sell Steinways.

De Blasio’s former press secretary and ex-Cuomo administration staffer Karen Hinton says she’s lucky to be alive after suffering a severe brain injury in April from falling off a treadmill.

Eric Phillips, the press secretary for the mayor of New York City — America’s pizza epicenter — took to Twitter over this past weekend to claim that a Chicago pizzeria makes better pies than all of New York.

An ex-NYPD official accused of bribery is worried he won’t get a fair trial thanks to the many corruptions scandals that have been linked to his alleged co-conspirator — de Blasio donor Jeremy Reichberg.

For the first time, a majority of the people who took the FDNY entrance exam this fall were people of color — and more women took the test than ever before, officials announced.

A tiny bungle with parking tickets just cost NYC $26 million. The city Department of Finance discovered earlier this year that while the code number for a certain violation was changed from 4-08h10 to 4-08h1, the switch never made it to a half-million tickets given out by traffic agents for the violation.

John Ruzas, a man who shot to death New York State Trooper Emerson Dillon on the Thruway near Canastota in 1974, has been granted parole, a state corrections department spokeswoman said.

A Penn State college student from Niskayuna stood in front of police and secretly deleted crucial video in a fraternity pledge’s death, prosecutors alleged.

Nassau County Executive-elect Laura Curran rolled out her transition team, naming a prominent Democratic Party official as chairman even as she said her administration will keep its promise to prioritize qualifications over political affiliations.

The cost to repair a sewer pipe that has failed four times in five years will be $680,000, Onondaga County said.

As the toxic algae bloom on Skaneateles Lake fades away, shoreline residents who draw their own water directly from the lake are asking: Can I drink my water now? The answer from health officials: Probably not.

A Manhattan philanthropist is giving Success Academy charter schools $1 million for new chess programs for students.

An Adirondack Forest Preserve railroad operator is storing unused cars, some of which carried oil, on tracks in the forest. Environmental groups who are backed by the governor oppose the move.

A white Cornell University student who was facing an assault charge for a September incident, in which he is said to have called a black student a racial slur and then punched him in the face, was also charged with a hate crime.

Two years after 83-year-old Westchester County socialite Lois Colley was found bludgeoned to death on her 300-acre horse farm, a man has been charged in the killing, which rattled the small town of North Salem in upper Westchester County.

A lawyer for an adult hockey player accused of killing an Uber driver with his stick during a traffic dispute said that his client did not cause the driver’s death.

A who’s who of New York society turned out to celebrate the wedding of Greg Kelly, recent co-host of Fox 5’s “Good Day New York,” to Judith Grey, and Australian-born advertising creative director.

Cavs superstar LeBron James and his teammates hopped on public transportation following a shootaround before their game against the Knicks last night, surprising some riders — while annoying another.

The jury in the federal corruption trial of Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, told the judge that it could not reach a unanimous decision on any of the charges in the case, raising the prospect of a mistrial.

The Islandia Village Board voted unanimously to propose a law that could help stop a legal effort to shutter the Suffolk OTB video lottery casino at Jake’s 58 hotel.

Billionaire Bill Gates is personally investing $50 million to help fund research to find a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia that Gates says has struck members of his own family.

After tweeting about her long-lost aunt on Long Island Saturday, actress Emmy Rossum has connected with her relatives.