The U.S. Supreme Court gave President Trump another major win by granting his administration’s request to fully reinstate the third version of his travel ban.

The president defended his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, by invoking his 2016 election opponent, saying: “Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI, and nothing happened to her. Flynn lied, and it destroyed his life, and I think it’s a shame.”

Trump formally endorsed Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, following a phone call between the two men.

Trump said he would dramatically reduce the size of a vast expanse of protected federal land in Utah – a rollback of some two million acres that is the largest in scale in the nation’s history. The move is likely to trigger a legal battle that could alter the course of land conservation in the U.S.

Democratic congressional leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi said they accepted the president’s invitation to meet about year-end legislative priorities. The pair will meet with Trump, as well as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, on Thursday.

A Republican requirement that Congress consider the full cost of major legislation threatened to derail the party’s $1.5 trillion tax rewrite last week. So lawmakers went on the offensive to discredit the agency performing the analysis.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in a case that asks whether a Christian baker in Colorado can legally ignore his state’s non-discrimination law by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

While maintaining that he didn’t do anything wrong, Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Texas Republican, said he plans to pay back the $84,000 settlement the Congressional Office of Compliance paid out to settle a sexual harassment complaint between him and a former staffer.

A woman who claims actor Danny Masterson raped her says she tried to discuss his employment with a Netflix executive — and was promptly told the company did not believe Masterson’s accusers.

A woman who entered a confidential settlement agreement with Bill O’Reilly in 2002 while at Fox News charged in a lawsuit that the “serial abuser and coward” smeared her as a liar, breaking the terms of their deal.

At least two New York City police detectives are in Los Angeles working the department’s investigation into Harvey Weinstein, authorities confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

The warring law partners behind Cellino ​& Barnes, the Buffalo-based personal injury firm know for its “Don’t wait, call 8” jingle, now have dueling toll​-​free phone numbers.

With weeks left in the tenure of NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, chunks of City Hall’s east wing that have historically been accessible to members of the press were blocked off with no explanation given.

A $2 million study ordered by Cuomo to examine whether a tunnel is an option to replace a section of the aging Interstate 81 in Syracuse has determined that it would be feasible but it would cost between $3 billion and $4.5 billion and take between nine and 10 years to build.

“This study reaffirms the previous work done by the New York State Department of Transportation and what many in our community have long suspected: a tunnel option would take nearly a decade to build and have an outsize price tag.” outgoing Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner said in a statement.

An investigation by WNYC News found two previous allegations of sexual harassment at The Takeaway by the show’s former host, John Hockenberry, that were not reported to top station executives.

Reinvent Albany released an analysis showing that in 22.67 percent of FOIL lawsuits, plaintiffs were initially or ultimately denied attorneys’ fees even while FOILers won requested records and agencies had no reasonable basis for denying them.

Mike Fishman, a former secretary-treasurer of the influential SEIU who once served four terms as president of 32BJ, has been hired as a senior adviser to Cuomo’s 2018 reelection campaign and the state Democratic Party.

Since taking office in 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has added more than 25,000 employees to the city payroll and spending has increased nearly 20 percent, including $300 million a year for universal pre-K and $75 million for 1,300 new police officers.

Lake-effect season will arrive in the Buffalo Niagara region this week, according to National Weather Service forecasters.

The Southampton Town Board is considering relaxing restrictions on short-term rentals for some special events as it prepares for the 2018 U.S. Open golf tournament at Shinnecock Hills, an official said.

The New York State Educational Conference Board, a coalition of state education organizations, is calling for a $2 billion increase in school aid in the 2018-19 state budget, despite a looming deficit and uncertainty over federal spending.

Over the weekend, American Airlines came to an agreement with the pilots’ union to man the approximate 15,000 flights between Dec.17 and 31 that had been without pilots.

The New York Giants are parting ways with head coach Ben McAdoo and General Manager Jerry Reese.