Trump declared that Wednesday will be a national day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday night at his home in Houston, Texas at the age of 94.

The New York Stock Exchange said it will suspend normal trading on Wednesday, and will observe a minute of silence to honor Bush on Monday.

Bush’s death came less than eight months after his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, passed away.

“I love you, too,” were Bush’s last words. He said them to his son, former President George W. Bush, on speakerphone.

Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will attend a funeral service for Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.

Bush, after a state funeral in the nation’s capital, will be buried on the grounds of his presidential library at Texas A&M University alongside his beloved wife of 73 years and the couple’s 3-year-old daughter, Robin, who died in 1953.

That town, Kennebunkport, Me., lowered its flags to half-staff on Saturday to honor the death of its most famous summer resident.

After the death of the man he beat for the White House, Bill Clinton remembered a famous letter left in the Oval Office and said: “I just loved him.”

“I like you,” the first President Bush wrote to NYT columnist Maureen Dowd, after he was out of office. “Please don’t tell anyone.” The two of them had a long relationship of correspondence.

The father of a student killed in the Parkland, Fla., high school mass shooting remembered Bush for eviscerating the NRA in a fiery resignation letter from the pro-gun group.

Clinton and his wife, Hillary Clinton, issued a formal statement about Bush’s passing.

Though he never visited Western New York during his four years as president, Bush came to the area at least seven times between 1980 and 2000 as presidential candidate, vice president and former president.

The G-20 summit in Argentina on Friday was a political minefield for Trump, who avoided Vladimir Putin and exchanged only a brief pleasantry with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman while cozying up to more amenable leaders.

The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth.

Longtime Trump advisor Roger Stone said that there is “no circumstance” under which he would testify against the President “because I’d have to bear false witness against him.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson, renowned astrophysicist and host of the popular television show “Cosmos” “is being investigated by National Geographic networks amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie told a state commission that he’s open to restricting outside income for lawmakers as part of a deal to get them their first pay raise in 20 years — but questioned whether the panel has the power to impose such a restriction.

The National Action Network agreed to pay its activist preacher president, the Rev. Al Sharpton, $531,000 for his “life story rights for a 10-year period,” according to the non-profit’s latest tax filing, which was obtained by The NY Post.

The week before Thanksgiving, Rep.-elect Anthony Brindisi delivered the news in a private meeting to Nancy Pelosi: He won’t support her historic bid to regain the House Speaker’s post, and there’s nothing that will change his mind.

The head of the federal Housing and Urban Development’s New York office, Lynne Patton, said she plans to move into a New York City Housing Authority apartment for the month of January to “fully understand” public housing.

An NYPD detective has been suspended for using another cop’s body camera to shoot an X-rated video of his privates.

A NYC engineer had an unusual excuse when he was busted running personal errands with a government van — he’s been doing it for 28 years.

New York City will erect a statue of Rep. Shirley Chisholm, a political trailblazer who was the first black woman to serve in Congress and the first woman to seek the Democratic nomination for President.

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation’s opioid epidemic.

In the face of climate change skepticism by the Trump administration, progressives, led by Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are joining forces behind an ambitious plan to wean the U.S. off fossil fuels, boost renewable energy jobs and build a “smart” power grid.

America’s Democratic Governors voted to make Gov. Andrew Cuomo the next vice chair of the National Governors Association. Montana Governor Steve Bullock is serving as chair of the bipartisan organization through next July.

The Manhattan DA’s office once went to bat for billionaire pervert Jeffrey Epstein, after botching a review of his sex crimes and swallowing his lawyers’ claim that
“there are no real victims here,” records obtained by the NY Post show.

The president of SUNY Downstate Medical University, Wayne J. Riley, is a public employee. But Riley also made between $250,000 and $350,000 last year from HCA Healthcare, the nation’s largest for-profit hospital company, records show — an usually high amount of outside income for a state worker.

The New York State Education Department has failed to take sufficient steps to secure its computer information systems for more than a year, which could leave students’ personal data at risk of hacking, according to state auditors.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse will publish a list tomorrow of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor in the diocese since 1950.

Two men accused of bribing NYPD brass and bragging of their law-enforcement links weren’t connected enough to know the current and past police commissioners, the de Blasio administration says in a court filing.

Some ultra-Orthodox Jewish families have yanked their children out of yeshivas, and risked being shunned by their communities, to give their kids a chance at a better secular education.

Just 37 percent of New York City middle school students last year received the health education lessons mandated by state law – a class every day for a semester, adding up to 54 hours – according to city records.

Kings County Hospital has the longest wait of any of the city’s 11 public hospitals operated by the cash-strapped NYC Health + Hospitals Corp.

Three NYC taxi owners and five other professional drivers have died by suicide over the last year. It has prompted a flurry of legislation to improve working conditions for drivers.

Steven Aiello and Joseph Gerardi, top executives with COR Development in Syracuse, knew they faced prison for their convictions in the “Buffalo Billion” bid-rigging case. But federal prosecutors in Manhattan also want them punished for extensive conduct in the separate Joseph Percoco bribery case.

The TU’s Casey Seiler laments the death of the late state Sen. Jose Peralta, and notes the resulting GoFundMe campaign to help covers funeral costs brought about a rare positive and generous moment in politics.

Health advocates have rallied around the Public Health Protection Act, the most sweeping anti-smoking legislation seriously considered by the Erie County Legislature in over a decade.

Just weeks before leaving office, Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove has fired one of his top aides.

A dredging project that will allow boats to dock in the Syracuse Inner Harbor next year has had an unintended consequence: Garbage buried in the muck has returned to the surface.

Only one thing riles Staten Islanders more than hiking the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge toll to an eye-popping $19: interfering with their ability to complain about it.

The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, a long-time favorite of confectionery cravers at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, might soon serve its last fresh-made sundaes and shakes. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. is expected to announce a new operator as early as next week.

Eccentric Staten Island attorney Richard Luthmann was accused in a criminal indictment of creating fake Facebook pages and Twitter accounts, impersonating City Councilwoman Debi Rose and others in order to influence local elections.

PATH riders might not notice a difference to their daily commute, but the rail system linking New Jersey and New York City has become the first in the region to install a federally mandated safety system.

Decades into the 21st century, the Rockettes remain a nostalgic institution, evoking a time when white women had the spotlight but were expected to stayed in line.

Western New York appears poised to escape the worst effects of a changing climate – even though warmer weather will transform the region in the coming decades.

State Liquor Authority commissioners issued stern warnings to the big Rochester-based grocery chain and the five stores operated by various Wegmans family members during a Nov. 19 agency board meeting to assess more than $1 million in fines.

Rensselaer County has reached a new four-year contract with its largest employee union before the current agreement expired, said a spokesman for County Executive Steve McLaughlin.