The Metropolitan Opera fired James Levine this evening, ending its association with a conductor who defined the company for more than four decades after an investigation found what the Met called credible evidence that Mr. Levine had engaged in “sexually abusive and harassing conduct.”

Under pressure from gun rights groups, President Donald Trump backed away from raising the minimum age for gun purchases from 18 to 21, one of several measures he had supported after the latest U.S. school shooting.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said that Russia was “highly likely” behind last week’s poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, with a military-grade nerve agent.

Porn star Stormy Daniels is offering to return the $130,000 she received in hush money so she can detail her alleged affair with Trump.

The jury in the corruption trial of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo top aide Joseph Percoco announced for the second time that it was deadlocked, dimming the prospects once again for a verdict in the trial.

Mayor Richard Thomas, a 35-year-old Democrat, was arraigned on criminal charges this morning as part of a corruption probe by the state attorney general’s office into campaign finance irregularities.

During a brief press conference outside Mount Vernon City Hall, Thomas denied any allegations after being accused of misappropriating thousands of dollars in funds from his campaign committee.

After touring a NYCHA complex in the Bronx, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called what he saw shameful and “disgusting,” and insisted the situation isn’t his fault.

A poll paid for by former Rep. Michael Grimm’s campaign shows he’s ahead in his primary challenge to the man who replaced him, Staten Island Republican Rep. Dan Donovan.

The helicopter that plunged into the East River, killing all five passengers aboard, may have gone down because of an errant strap on a bag, a high-ranking police source told The NY Post.

The crash revived calls for helicopter tours to be restricted over Manhattan and raised questions about the safety of amateurs being allowed on so-called photo flights, in which people are strapped in to helicopters with their doors off and given only knives to escape in an emergency.

The state Senate is opening an investigation into the de Blasio administration’s exporting of New York City homeless families to other parts of the state.

The federal corruption trial of former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, his wife Linda and former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto kicked off today with jury selection and Mangano voicing confidence that he would be exonerated.

Erin Collier, a fifth-generation farmer and nationally ranked triathlete from NY-19 who worked for the Obama administration as an agricultural economist, is running against six men for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Rep. John Faso this fall.

“The balancing act plays out every day in restaurants across America: Servers who rely on tips decide where to draw the line when a customer goes too far.”

The New York Times editorial board supports doing away with the tipped worker sub-minimum wage.

Change is coming to embattled Vice Media, where cable giant Nancy Dubuc is expected to assume the CEO role from co-founder Shane Smith.

Over the weekend in Mumbai at India Today’s Conclave, 2016 Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said America “did not deserve” Trump as president.

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