Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule.

President Donald Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing in the morning, and will then hold a cabinet meeting.

In the afternoon, the president will give a statement on Jerusalem.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio today will visit and deliver remarks to NYPD Traffic Enforcement Agents. This event is closed to members of the press.

At 8 a.m., the NYC Economic Development Corp. hosts the 2017 NYC Digital Health Forum, New York Genome Center, 101 Sixth Ave., Manhattan.

At 9 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul delivers remarks on ending the AIDS epidemic at the NYS Department of Health Summit, Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany.

At 10 a.m., the NYC Deferred Compensation Plan Board meets, 40 Rector St., Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Regent Beverly Ouderkirk will visit World of Inquiry School No. 58 with Rochester City School District Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams, 200 University Ave., Rochester.

Also at 10 a.m., state Sen. Marisol Alcántara and Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa celebrate their bill, The Suicide Prevention Act, becoming law, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 11 a.m., Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, chairwoman of the Assembly Committee on Aging, holds a budget hearing, Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room B, Albany.

Also at 11 a.m., the Assembly Veterans’s Affairs Committee Chair Michael DenDekker will hold a public hearing to review the $1 million in funding included in the 2017-2018 budget for veteran-to-veteran support services and other veterans’ programs that are under the jurisdiction of the committee, LOB, Hearing Room C, Albany.

At noon, Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy rallies with advocates in support of stronger policies and incentives to promote conversion of 126,000 homes per year to comfortable, efficient electric heat pumps, state Capitol, Albany.

Also at noon, African-American civilian employees of the FDNY announce a civil rights class-action lawsuit seeking sweeping reform of the current system that has permitted discrimination, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

Also at noon, Regina Schwartz, director of the NYC Public Engagement Unit, and New York City Health Department Deputy Commissioner Sonia Angell open a new health insurance enrollment center, 25-05 Queens Plaza North, Queens.

Also at noon, Hochul announces the grand opening of the Central NY Welcome Center, Destiny USA, 9090 Destiny USA Dr., Syracuse.

Also at noon, state Sen. David Carlucci will hold a consumer protection forum on cashless tolls, given media reports of drivers receiving significant fines and late fees when using cashless tolling at the new Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, Nanuet Public Library, 149 Church St., Nanuet.

At 1 p.m., New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, their parents and caregivers and a bipartisan delegation of state legislators rally to urge Cuomo and the state Legislature to accelerate the process and ensure that direct support professionals receive the living wage they are entitled to, state Capitol, second floor, Albany.

At 5:30 p.m., the NYC Commission on Human Rights, in partnership with CUNY School of Law, the New York Women’s Foundation and the city Department of Consumer Affairs holds a public hearing on sexual harassment in the workplace, Dave Fields Auditorium, second floor, CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square, Queens.

At 6 p.m., Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and NYC Councilmen Brad Lander, Ben Kallos and Mark Levine attend the Rabbi Marshall Meyer Risk Taker Awards, Community Church of New York, 40 E. 35th St., Manhattan.

At 6:30 p.m., Commissioner Fidel F. Del Valle of the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings kicks off the Commissioner’s Community Roundtable series of events with this inaugural event for Bronx residents, Bronx Community Board 7, 229A E. 204th St., Bronx.

At 7:30 p.m., CUNY Television features NYC Councilwoman Adrienne Adams and Council members-elect Justin Brannan, Carlina Rivera and Alicka Samuel discussing the future of politics and public policy in New York City, CUNY TV studios, 365 Fifth Ave., Manhattan.


President Donald Trump has decided to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and begin what is expected to be a years-long process of moving the US embassy to the contested city, fueling unrest across the Middle East.

The move fulfills a 2016 campaign pledge, but breaks with the longstanding international consensus to refrain from recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital until it brokers a peace agreement with the Palestinians

Rob Goldstone, the British publicist who arranged a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential election, will go before the House and Senate Intelligence Committees as soon as next week.

Trump’s improvisational, and often impulsive, political decision making has become so routine that Republican leaders now accept that there will be days when he suddenly endorses and telephones candidates – including one accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, who has been openly critical of Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, made a donation to Moore’s Democratic rival, writing on the $100 check: “Country over Party.”

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon stumped for Moore in Alabama, railing against GOP leaders in Washington, the media and some of the candidates critics, telling supporters: “If they can destroy Roy Moore, they can destroy you.”

Bannon slammed Mitt Romney for dodging the draft during the Vietnam War — an attack that conveniently failed to mention his old boss, Trump, did the same.

Now disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein relied on powerful relationships across industries to provide him with cover as accusations of sexual misconduct piled up for decades.

Actress Lena Dunham claims that she tried to convince Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign not to accept money from Weinstein because he was a “rapist.”

Magazine editor Tina Brown also said she told someone close to Clinton during the 2008 campaign that she felt it was “unwise to be so closely associated with” Weinstein.

Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers Jr., under intense pressure to resign amid multiplying allegations that he sexually harassed former employees, announced that he would leave Congress immediately, and he endorsed his son John Conyers III to succeed him.

Lawyers clashed in a Manhattan courtroom over whether a defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who has accused Trump of unwanted sexual advances should be allowed to proceed in state Supreme Court.

The Office of House Employment Counsel brokered a settlement in 2006 over allegations that Queens Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks fired a staffer in retaliation for reporting that she was sexually assaulted at a business tied to a campaign contributor.

Cruise lines, craft beer and wine producers (even foreign ones), car dealers, private equity, and oil and gas pipeline managers did particularly well in the congressional frenzy to rewrite the tax code. And perhaps the biggest winner is the industry where Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, made their millions: commercial real estate.

Western New York won’t have a direct voice in the House-Senate negotiations intended to result in a massive tax reform deal that aims to cut rates while slashing a key tax break that the Empire State enjoys, even though Rep. Tom Reed, a Corning Republican, and Rep. Brian Higgins, a Buffalo Democrat, both sit on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee.

Allowing taxpayers to use the proposed $10,000 deduction for property taxes also for state income and sales taxes is one option on the table as Congress begins to hammer out differences in the House and Senate tax bills, a key lawmaker said.

Trump’s handling of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has thrown financial institutions across the country “into a state of regulatory chaos,” a new lawsuit alleges.

The U.S. Senate voted 62-37 to confirm Kirstjen Nielsen as the secretary of homeland security, elevating a top White House aide and former agency official to oversee the department central to Trump’s plan to crack down on illegal immigration and beef up border security.

The top FBI agent booted from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe for trashing Trump in partisan text messages to his mistress has also emerged as a key player in the investigation that cleared Clinton over her e-mail scandal.

The House passed a bill to raise overtime limits for the Secret Service — as the agency is reportedly cash-strapped from protecting Trump’s large family.

Judith Clark, a former Weather Underground radical who drove a getaway car in the deadly 1981 Brinks armored car robbery in suburban New York, has lost another bid for parole.

A State Supreme Court justice rejected Nassau County’s attempt to collect as much as $36 million in penalties from thousands of commercial property owners for failing to file financial information with the county assessor, saying the fines constituted an “illegal tax.”

Environmental advocates, including actor James Cromwell, want to prevent construction of the natural-gas Millennium Pipeline through Orange County to protect bald eagles in its path.

The embattled chairwoman of the New York City Housing Authority faced withering questioning at the City Council about lapses in lead-paint inspections, and she struggled to explain communication failures that left the public uninformed about the risks they posed.

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer has stopped the city from paying the former correction commissioner, Joseph Ponte, $24,000 in compensation for unused vacation days, citing the possibility of further investigations related to his improper use of city vehicles, his office said.

A new report by the Civilian Complaint Review Board suggests that its inherently contentious relations with the NYPD have become particularly strained, even as it has sought in recent years to find a measure of common ground on disciplining officers for misconduct.

Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa, who also heads the state Reform Party, wants to give voters a chance to abolish the NYC public advocate office.

The NYC Department of Transportation said it has repaved 4,734 miles of road as of last week, with the agency on track to reach its target of fixing 1,300 miles this year.

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is part of a new state counterterrorism advisory panel announced by the governor.

Puerto Ricans who fled the storm-ravaged island for New York City in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria are living in a state of uncertainty, waiting and watching the painstaking process of recovery at home while their lives are in limbo, unsure of whether to stay or go back.

A Manhattan woman is suing the city for $5 million, saying her sexual assault at the hands of a government worker — while she was handcuffed and locked inside a government office — has left her in constant fear.

Two taxi-medallion owners can’t sue a NYC regulatory commission for failing to keep the yellow-cab industry profitable in the face of competition from Uber and Lyft, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge ruled.

The L train armageddon is just about a year away, but anxious subway riders say they’re in the dark about transit agencies’ plans for the impending chaos.

An energetic crowd of nearly 200 people packed Syracuse City Hall last night to denounce the Republican federal tax plan and those who voted for it, including Rep. John Katko, cheering every time the event’s host, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, was urged to challenge Katko in 2018.

LPCiminelli, the construction firm that has dominated the Western New York marketplace for years and played a key role in the Buffalo Billion scandal, is shutting down its general contracting company and auctioning its heavy equipment.

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano is soon expected to announce that he will run for the state Senate seat being vacated by Westchester County Executive-elect George Latimer. “So far the response has been very positive,” Spano said. “So I’d like to put that off for about a week.”

The union that represents employees at the Hilton Albany is pressing for a requirement in a new labor contract that panic buttons be distributed to hotel staff.

The executive director of the Port of Oswego Authority, Zelko Kirincich, announced his resignation after four years on the job, but did not offer an explanation for his departure.

The Onondaga County Legislature approved a plan to spend $1.5 million building a bike trail extension on a polluted piece of land known as Murphy’s Island on the south shore of Onondaga Lake.

The inclusionary zoning debate began airing in the Buffalo Common Council, leaving no clear-cut vision of where city leaders are headed — on an issue all agreed needs to be addressed.

A federal judge delayed for two months the upcoming corruption trial of Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, his wife Linda, and former Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto.

Hempstead Town Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney accused outgoing Supervisor Anthony Santino of negotiating changes to the union’s collective bargaining agreement so his “loyalists” would be protected when Supervisor-elect Laura Gillen takes over in January.

The state comptroller’s office has criticized the Quogue school district for exceeding the 4 percent annual state limit that governs its unrestricted reserve fund, saying the system routinely surpassed that ceiling during a five-year span.

Nassau County Executive-Elect Laura Curran has asked the county’s five municipal unions to give transition team copies of their labor agreements with the county, which expire at year’s end.

“Heartbroken” former U.S. Sen. Al D’Amato said he is still in love with his wife despite her bid to divorce him.

A Long Island police sergeant testified that D’Amato’s shotgun-wielding wife was so unhinged when he arrived at their Lido Beach home that “something disastrous could have happened.”

A Long Island college student died from a lethal combination of drugs and alcohol at SUNY Oneonta, but the source of the toxic mix remains a mystery, police said.

A vice president of the Public Employees Federation has been banned from running for re-election next year, effectively pushing her out of office for the next three years after her current term expires at the end of July.

St. Lawrence University announced it had retained an outside law firm to conduct an independent investigation of its men’s ice hockey program.

A lot of snow is coming to WNY.