President Trump said that the U.S. would “get to the bottom of” the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as some Hill lawmakers pointed fingers at the Saudi government and vowed congressional action.

Ethics complaints filed against Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the weeks leading up to his confirmation to the US Supreme Court are still live, and they’re being transferred to another judicial circuit, according to a letter made public from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.

The operator of a limousine company at the center of an investigation of the crash that killed 20 people was arrested and charged with criminally negligent homicide, according to the State Police.

Nauman Hussain, the son of a Shahed Hussain, the owner of Prestige Limousine, was taken into custody by the State Police during a traffic stop on a highway in the Albany area. The son was operating the company while the father was out of the country, reportedly in Pakistan.

“The driver he hired should not have been operating the type of vehicle involved in Saturday’s crash,” said State Police Superintendent George Beach. “He was cited with the violations. He knew this. The sole responsibility for that motor vehicle being on the road on Saturday rests with Nauman Hussain.”

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that if Trump decides to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his replacement won’t be a Senate Republican.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer gave a blistering critique of a USA Today op-ed by Trump, claiming the president is trying to mislead Americans about the “Medicare for All” plan touted by some Democrats. He used a red pen to “edit” the offending essay, pointing out where the president used misleading information.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott called Hurricane Michael “the worst storm that our Florida Panhandle has seen in a century.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will deploy members from the New York Air National Guard to assist in Hurricane Michael response down south.

As a life-threatening hurricane barreled into Florida, Trump was wheels up to Pennsylvania for a political rally — even though he once rebuked his predecessor for doing something similar.

An independent Erie County citizens panel has unanimously recommended raises for the county executive, sheriff and comptroller. But in a nod to defeated recommendations of the past, the Citizens Salary Review Commission did not suggest raises for all county officials, nor did it recommend raises as high as what prior panels endorsed.

Citizens groups expressed frustration with the adjournment of an administrative hearing today that was to determine whether Tonawanda Coke’s air permit should be revoked. It was adjourned to Friday to give the state DEC and the company time to try and reach an agreement.

Melania Trump said women who make sexual assault accusations “need to be heard” — but so do men. “We need to have really hard evidence that if you’re accused of something, show the evidence,” the first lady told ABC during an interview taped during her four-nation tour of Africa last week.

Michael Bloomberg announced that he had re-registered as a Democrat, in a sign that the former New York City mayor could be seriously considering a presidential bid in 2020.

Former Vice President Joe Biden responded coyly when asked about his 2020 presidential aspirations — saying he is not running “at this point.”

NY-27 Democratic candidate Nate McMurray released an internal poll showing he’s running neck-and-neck with his Republican opponent, Rep. Chris Collins.

McMurray says he’s not getting any assistance from the DCCC, but the state Democratic Party has sent him a campaign staffer and is conducting a poll for him.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray are headed to Florida on Friday to stump on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.

At a Citizens Budget Commission breakfast, interim NYCHA Chairman Stanley Brezenoff expressed regret about signing off on a consent decree in June to appoint an independent overseer to make sure the authority follows all the rules on keeping their apartments safe and habitable.

NY-24 Rep. John Katko is staking his bid for a third term in Congress on a promise to break through gridlock in Washington, a remarkable theme for a Republican whose party controls the House, Senate and White House.

New York resident Paul Rosenfeld, 56, faces charges related to alleged plans to make a bomb and threat to a public place in Washington, DC.

A llama strolls in Brooklyn.

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