President Trump told Israeli and Arab leaders he plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – a symbolically fraught move that would upend decades of American policy and upset efforts to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Germany’s Deutsche Bank has received a subpoena from the US special counsel investigating possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office spent $3.2 million during the first few months of his investigation into Russian election interference. The Justice Department has spent $3.5 million to support the probe, though the special counsel’s office says that money would have been spent anyway if Mueller had not been appointed.

Besieged by allegations of sexual harassment, Democratic Rep. John Conyers resigned from Congress, bringing an abrupt end to the civil rights leader’s nearly 53-year career on Capitol Hill.

The top editor for the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and other major gossip publications, Dylan Howard, openly described his sexual partners in the newsroom, discussed female employees’ sex lives and forced women to watch or listen to pornographic material, former employees told The AP.

Russian athletes will be allowed to compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as neutrals despite orchestrated doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee said.

Trump has been questioning the validity of his infamous Access Hollywood tape, but his vice president’s wife, Karen Pence, reportedly has her own opinion of the man caught boasting of sexually harassing women: “reprehensible – just totally vile.” (Pence’s spokeswoman has denied this in a tweet).

On the week host Matt Lauer was fired because of sexual misconduct charges, NBC’s “Today” show beat its rivals at ABC for the first time in three months.

State AG Eric Schneiderman, leading a coalition of 15 state attorneys general, today filed a lawsuit against the EPA and its administrator, Scott Pruitt, for failing to meet the Clean Air Act’s statutory deadline for designating areas of the country impacted by unhealthy levels of ground-level ozone (commonly referred to as smog).

Harvard Law Prof. Alan Dershowitz: ” I think we have to stop criminalizing political differences on both sides. Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be locked up. Donald Trump shouldn’t be prosecuted for any crimes. If you don’t like what they did, don’t vote for them. That’s the answer; democracy.”

FEMA has reportedly told some employees who pulled in beefier paychecks after working overtime to respond to the series of natural disasters that hit the U.S. earlier this year they may need to return part of their extra pay.

The House has passed Rep. John Katko’s bill to raise overtime limits on Secret Service agents who have taken on extra duties this year that include protecting President Donald Trump and his large family.

The number of arrests made at the U.S.-Mexico border hit its lowest level since 1971, new Homeland Security figures show.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested the Republican tax plan would “rape and pillage” New York congressional districts, drawing a rebuke from GOP House members with whom he’s frequently clashed.

The NYC Council reversed course and said the press would no longer be barred from its side of City Hall. Council spokeswoman Robin Levine said only the speaker’s suite of offices would be off limits.

Former Syracuse Mayor Tom Young is likely to testify at the federal corruption trial of two Cor Development executives if a judge allows defense lawyers to present arguments about Cor’s positive effects on the community.

Nassau County Executive-elect Laura Curran will reinstate the position of deputy county executive for economic development to jump-start new housing, transportation and retail projects and to attract new businesses to the region.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney: “New rule: after today, the Republican Party can choose to support massive new debts and it can choose to support politicians who abuse kids, but it cannot lecture the rest of us about it.”

Rep. Elise Stefanik publicly opposed drilling for oil and gas in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after ads from the Wilderness Society targeted her and 12 other Republican lawmakers, asking them to vote against the Senate’s GOP tax bill including a rider for Arctic drilling.

A publicly funded campaign for NYC Council, launched by a longtime staffer for Brooklyn state Sen. Marty Golden, spent $13,000 on a business in which Golden has a substantial financial interest.

Cuomo has appointed infrastructure consultant Paul Karas, who most recently served for four years as vice president and manager of RS&H Inc., a transportation buildings infrastructure consulting firm, to be commissioner of the state DOT.

Onondaga County lawmakers voted today in favor of raising the legal age to buy tobacco in the county to 21. The vote was 11-5. One legislator was absent. Before the bill can become law, a public hearing must be conducted.

Travelers using LaGuardia Airport are in for another jolt this weekend when six airlines move to different terminals during the ongoing airport reconstruction project.