A bipartisan group of senior senators said that a classified briefing by the C.I.A. director had only solidified their belief that Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, ordered the killing of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, an American resident and Washington Post columnist.

Former Vice President Joe Biden said that he considers himself “the most qualified person in the country” to be president – despite being a “gaffe machine” – and that he would make a decision about moving forward with a 2020 bid in the next two months.

Michael Avenetti, the colorful lawyer made famous by repping porn star and alleged Trump paramour Stormy Daniels, ended speculation that he might enter the next presidential race, saying he won’t run in 2020.

Avenatti said he was forgoing a run for president because of family considerations. “I do not make this decision lightly — I make it out of respect for my family,” he wrote in a statement on Twitter. “But for their concerns, I would run.”

Trump reportedly has warmed to his Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in recent weeks, at least temporarily easing the tension in an explosive relationship that was once seen as untenable.

George H.W. Bush’s service dog, Sully, visited the Capitol Rotunda where the late president is lying in state, taking a lap around the coffin with his tail wagging.

Fact-checkers at the Washington Post gave Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “four Pinnochios” for posting a claim on Twitter about out-of-control Pentagon spending.

Job growth continues to be strong in New York City but remains sluggish in Upstate New York, officials at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said.

A top FDNY chief is pitting himself against the agency’s lone high-ranking woman in a bitter power struggle that may cost him his job.

The federal government says it has broken through a logjam that delayed almost $5 million in aid to Syracuse nonprofits that help battle poverty in the city.

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg hit out at climate-change denier Trump as he made fun of his frenetic tweeting.

The NYPD is adding a fleet of crime-fighting drones to its ranks, rolling out 14 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as part of it’s latest technology “evolution.”

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is running for district attorney. She joined a growing field of Democrats in the race to succeed the longtime incumbent DA, Richard Brown, who is not expected to seek another term in November 2019, making way for a Democratic primary in September.

Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa, 64, was hit in the face by a teenager, knocking out one of his teeth , on a Manhattan street.

New York’s property tax exemption on certain farm buildings will be extended another 10 years.