President Trump will attend but not speak at this week’s funeral service for former President George Bush, seemingly a compromise intended to respect tradition while avoiding an awkward moment given the animosity between the current president and the Bush family.

Trump encouraged the courts to give his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen the severest punishment possible, washing his hands of Cohen’s guilty pleas and practically erasing any possibility of a presidential pardon.

An insurgent underdog no more, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, 77, is laying the groundwork to launch a bigger presidential campaign than his first, as advisers predict he would open the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season as a political powerhouse.

New York City Office of Emergency Management head, Joe Esposito, has been fired by a deputy mayor amid an argument over the handling of last month’s freak November snowstorm that brought the five boroughs to a standstill.

Since Esposito hadn’t heard anything straight from the big boss – the mayor – he continued to work through the weekend and showed up at the office this morning.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse today released a list of 57 priests with credible allegations of child sexual abuse against them. The list includes 38 deceased priests. Nineteen priests are still alive. All of the living priests were previously removed from ministry.

So far, the three New York “no” votes on California Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s bid to re-take the speaker post remain firm.

“New York’s transit workers have enormous leverage over Amazon. But to use it, they will have to break with Andrew Cuomo.”

The judge overseeing a lawsuit against legislation creating a special commission to investigate complaints of misconduct by the state’s prosecutors is encouraging the parties involved in the litigation to enter into a stipulation that would delay the panel’s creation.

The Long Island Rail Road is losing about $20 million a year in unpaid fares, the agency said.

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson plans to mount an aggressive effort to turn Hart Island — the potter’s field where prisoners bury New York’s poor in mass graves — into a more publicly accessible cemetery.

New York State Police Superintendent George Beach II announced that he will posthumously promote Trooper Jeremy VanNostrand to the rank of sergeant.

An MTA Board meeting kicked off 15 minutes late because one of its members, Larry Schwartz, formerly a top Cuomo aide, was stuck on a delayed subway train.

FBI agents searched the home of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr., a Democrat in his first year in office.

A new report on how to fight ticks 12 months a year was unveiled by U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and a group of Long Island medical professionals.

Amazon’s deal for a second headquarters in Long Island City, Queens, has prompted state Sen. Michael Gianaris, a vocal opponent of the deal, to draft legislation that would prohibit the buying or selling of real estate based on any nonpublic government action.

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray has bulked up her support staff in the wake of public statements that she’s mulling a run for elected office — raising the total salary of her office above $902,000.

A Cedarhurst surgeon and founder of a Manhattan branch of the Hatzalah ambulance service was struck and killed by a BMW late Saturday afternoon as he walked on a Lawrence street, according to Nassau police and a spokesman for the Jewish volunteer organization.

Change is coming to Ikea: The Swedish furniture retailer is going through a rare and major restructuring that will prioritize online and delivery offerings as well as new city-center stores.