A federal judge revoked Paul Manafort’s bail and sent him to jail to await trial, citing new charges that he had tried to influence the testimony of two of the government’s witnesses after he had been granted bail.

During an interview on the White House lawn with “Fox and Friends” co-host Steve Doocy, Trump sounded off on the inspector general’s report on the 2016 election, how attentive North Koreans are to Kim Jong Un and much more.

Trump also unleashed blizzard of tweets and engaged in a typically freewheeling encounter with reporters on the White House driveway, during which he attacked the FBI, congressional Democrats, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Canada’s prime minister, football players, the media, the special counsel and other favorite targets.

Rudy Giuliani claimed Trump will breeze to reelection in 2020 if Democrats nominate a “mentally deficient idiot” like former VP Joe Biden.

In one of his most forceful attacks on the special counsel yet, Giuliani claimed the Russia investigation could get “cleaned up” with pardons from Trump in light of Manafort being sent to jail.

A federal judge refused to grant Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, an immediate restraining order against the attorney for adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

The final steel girder on the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge spanning the Hudson River was scheduled to be set in place today, which would’ve been the late former governor’s 86th birthday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised the state Public Service Commission Friday for fining Charter Communications $2 million, saying the company has made false claims about the build out of its Spectrum cable network in New York.

A day after his son, Dante, wrote in the Daily News about how the specialized high school exam fostered racism at Brooklyn Tech, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio reflected on his son’s experience in the school system he now runs.

NYC Council President Corey Johnson is an iced coffee fanatic and a dancing fiend who readily admits his is “addicted to Donna Summer.”

De Blasio cast doubt on whether the 19 kids confirmed to have contracted lead poisoning in public housing between 2010 and 2016 got it from their apartments, contradicting findings by his own administration and the federal investigators.

Actress Natalie Portman appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and slammed her former Harvard classmate Jared Kushner, calling him a former friend who has become a “supervillain.”

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli reports that Brooklyn is booming when it comes to job growth — with employment since the end of the Great Recession growing faster in the borough than the rest of the city, the state and the nation.

Top executives at Long Island public companies got a median pay raise of about 5.6 percent in 2017 — even as some highly paid executives took multimillion-dollar pay cuts, according to newly compiled data.

Brian Flynn, a NY-19 Democratic candidate, released a TV ad touting support for “Medicare for All” and criticizing top opponents for not doing so. But in 2011, he seemed to question whether government should pay for improved health care coverage.

For the second time this week, a black bear was caught roaming through Haverstraw and will be relocated to the Catskills.

A heat wave is coming.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public events scheduled as of yet.

The state Legislature is not in session.

President Donald Trump receives his daily intelligence briefing at noon, and otherwise has no other events scheduled.

At 10 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will appear live on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” and will take questions from listeners.

Also at 10 a.m., Marty Markowitz, vice president of borough promotion and engagement at NYC & Co., will kick off “Flushing’s World Fair,” a three-day expo, Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, Phoenix Ballroom (2nd Floor), 135-20 39th Ave., Flushing, Queens.

At 11 a.m., de Blasio will deliver remarks at the street naming and plaque dedication ceremony honoring FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo, Corner of Boston Roas and 169th Street, the Bronx.

Also at 11 a.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli releases an economic report on Brooklyn, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fisher Studio, 321 Ashland Pl., Brooklyn.

Also at 11 a.m., MTA LIRR President Phil Eng joins Brooklyn elected officials to discuss the new “Atlantic Ticket” temporarily offering a fare reduction between stations in Brooklyn and eastern and southeastern Queens as part of a field study, Atlantic Terminal, Flatbush and Atlantic avenues, Brooklyn.

At 11:30 a.m., GOP LG candidate Julie Killian will march with public school parents and students, “panicked” at the de Blasio to change longstanding admissions criterion for specialized New York City high schools, from Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., to City Hall via the Brooklyn Bridge.

At noon, state Sen. Jeff Klein and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz demand immediate passage of the Vehicle Ramming Prevention Act, 250 Broadway, 19th floor, Manhattan.

At 12:30 p.m., LG Kathy Hochul announces “major state support” for the Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship Fund, McKinley Vocational High School, 1500 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.

At 1 p.m., Killian and GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro hold a press conference to demand the merit-based admissions process remains, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 3 p.m., Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott welcomes NYC Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer to the library’s Broadway branch for Drag Queen Story Hour, 40-20 Broadway, Queens.

Also at 3 p.m., Assemblyman Sean Ryan will join Hamburg Town and Village leaders to break ground on the final phase of the library rehabilitation project at the Hamburg Public Library, 102 Buffalo St., Hamburg.

At 4 p.m., National Action Network leaders hold a press conference and demonstration to call on retailers to stop selling synthetic marijuana, corner of Third Avenue and 149th Street, Bronx.

At 5 p.m., LG candidate and Brooklyn NYC Councilman Jumaane Williams attends the Syracuse Juneteenth Festival, Clinton Square, 161 W. Genesee St., Syracuse.

At 6 p.m., DiNapoli attends the Special Olympics New York 2018 State Summer Games, Siena College, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville.


Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, called for special counsel Robert Mueller to be suspended and for two Justice Department officials to “redeem themselves” following a report critical of the agency’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

“Mueller should suspend his investigation, and he should go see Rod Rosenstein, who created him, and the deputy attorney general and Attorney General Sessions, who should now step up big time to save his department,” Giuliani, the former NYC mayor, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

The White House refused to comment on whether Rudy Giuliani has become too much of a “distraction” to serve as Trump’s lawyer. “Not today or tomorrow or at any point ever going to comment on Rudy Giuliani’s love life,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

The report that had much of Washington buzzing seemed to validate the president’s claim of a “deep state” conspiracy out to get him, but also undercut his narrative, because no evidence was found that the FBI actually tried to stop Trump from winning in 2016.

The report, which criticized former FBI Director James Comey for his flamboyant handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation sent an angry thrill through the ranks of Democrats and her allies, but offered scant relief to loyalists.

Clinton herself responded to the report using just three words.

Trump used his family foundation to further his 2016 campaign, pay legal settlements and promote his businesses, the state attorney general Barbara Underwood alleged in a lawsuit filed yesterday, adding to the president’s legal problems.

The suit, which seeks to dissolve the foundation and bar Trump and three of his children from serving on nonprofit organizations, was an extraordinary rebuke of a sitting president, and culminated a nearly two-year investigation.

Trump predictably did not react well to the legal action, attacking Underwood’s predecessor Eric Schneiderman — who resigned amid allegations that he physically abused four women.

The president’s bigger problem might be the IRS, to whom Underwood referred her findings of alleged misuse by the Donald J. Trump Foundation, a nonprofit charity, for political and business purposes for further investigation.

In a brief, unanimous ruling, New York’s highest court rejected Trump’s bid to delay the defamation lawsuit brought against him by former “The Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the administration’s detention of nearly 1,500 immigrant children by citing the Bible. (Actually, U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions employed that tactic first).

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he’s not comfortable with the Trump administration policy that separates children and parents at the southern border, as congressional Republicans face increasing pressure to address concerns about vulnerable families being torn apart.

Longtime Trump personal attorney and confidant Michael Cohen has asked a California judge to sign off on a gag order preventing Stormy Daniels’ publicity-loving lawyer from talking about his legal woes.

Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early today, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.

An immigration bill pitched as a compromise between conservative and moderate Republicans would make sweeping changes to the immigration system while establishing a special visa program that would give young undocumented immigrants the chance to become citizens based on factors like employment and education.

AT&T announced it had completed its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner, shortly after the Justice Department said it would not seek an injunction to stop the deal.

A New York regulator, the PSC, threatened to revoke its approval of Charter Communications Inc.’s takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc., saying Charter had failed to hit goals for expanding broadband service that were a condition of the deal.

Republican candidate for governor Marc Molinaro is accusing Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of violating a ban on political events on school property, filing complaints with JCOPE and with officials in New York City over several recent press events held by Cuomo at local schools.

After its approval by the state Senate yesterday, a bill to establish a commission to investigate misconduct by prosecutors is expected to be voted on by the Assembly early next week.

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A highly anticipated report from the Justice Department’s inspector general criticizes former FBI director James Comey for his actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation and includes new text messages from FBI personnel conveying political opposition to Trump.

The report, by the department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, does not challenge Comey’s decision not to prosecute Clinton, or conclude that political bias at the FBI influenced that decision.

In a tweet, Comey called the report’s conclusions “reasonable,” even though he disagrees with some of them, and thanks the IG’s office for its work.

John Podesta, Clinton’s former campaign chair, excoriated Comey, saying there is “good evidence” that his actions in the final days of the 2016 presidential race “blew the election” for Democrats.

Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal attorney, is facing mounting pressure from two active federal investigations, contending with skyrocketing legal bills and planning to change lawyers in the near future, and also feeling neglected by the president.

Stormy Daniels’s attorney Michael Avenatti has accused Trump of “stupidity” for not helping pay Cohen’s legal fees, and for hiring “walking disaster” Rudy Giuliani onto his legal team.

Steve Bannon, 10 months removed from the job of chief strategist to the president and five months after his ouster from the arch-conservative news site Breitbart News, is betting that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can disrupt banking the way Trump disrupted American politics.

Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow says that “of course” he will return to work at the White House in the coming days after recovering from a heart attack.

The Erie County Water Authority board voted this morning to fire its executive director, Earl L. Jann Jr., after determining that the terms of his employment contract are invalid.

Neil Garfinkel, best know as REBNY’s in-house legal eagle, has been appointed to the New York State Real Estate Board by Cuomo.

Could online sports betting violate New York’s gaming pacts with Indian nations? Maybe.

State Police quietly removed from a news release references to whether a 10-year-old boy from Connecticut was wearing a seatbelt before a Sunday crash in Schoharie County that took his life.

Al Jurczynski, the former Mayor of Schenectady, is driving for Uber.

Cuomo announced that the SUNY Board of Trustees has extended its offer for in-state tuition for the 2018-19 academic year to students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have been displaced by Hurricanes Maria and Irma.

Charter Communications, the parent company of Spectrum cable, was ordered by New York regulators to pay a $2 million fine for not building out its cable network and expanding high-speed internet service.

Rep. Brian Higgins of Buffalo said that he will not back House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California for another term as the chamber’s top Democrat, calling her “aloof, frenetic and misguided.”

Three Syracuse hospitals had significantly worse than average patient infection rates in 2016, according to the state Health Department.

What difference will it really make if Buffalo moves its school board elections from May to November? Research from California, where nearly all school elections are held in November, suggests it could matter a great deal in some years – not much in others – depending on which November you’re talking about.

Cuomo today announced that New York is now home to 1,005 craft beverage manufacturers operating in 60 counties across the state.

Here and Now

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public events scheduled as of yet.

The Legislature is in session in Albany.

At 8:30 a.m., the SUNY board of trustees and its committees meet, SUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th St., boardroom, Manhattan.

At 9 a.m., state Sens. Robert Ortt and Catharine Young, Assembly members Aileen Gunther and Angelo Santabarbara and others rally for increased employment opportunities for New Yorkers with disabilities, The Well, Legislative Office Building, Albany.

At 9:45 a.m., state Sens. Joseph Griffo, Chris Jacobs and Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner will be joined by other legislative colleagues to push for legislation that would implement term limits on all elected state offices, LCA Press Room, Room 130, Legislative Office Building, Albany.

At 10 a.m., “The Brian Lehrer Show” features NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson and others, WNYC.

At 10:30 a.m., the PSC will hold its next regular session, 19th Floor Board Room, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany.

At 11 a.m., the state Senate is in session, Senate Chambers, state Capitol, Albany.

Also at 11 a.m., “The Capitol Pressroom” features NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, WCNY.

Also at 11 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will deliver remarks at the grand opening of the New York Botanical Garden’s Edible Academy, 2900 Southern Blvd., the Bronx.

At 11:25 a.m., Dutchess County Executive and GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro will be a guest on BuzzFeed NEWS AM-to-DM with Ben Smith, 111 East 18th St., Manhattan.

At 11:30 a.m., three NYC library presidents and CEOs hold a panel discussion on building the future of the 21st-century library, The Union League Club, 38 E. 37th St., Manhattan.

Also at 11:30 a.m., Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen joins the family that lost child in a drowning to issue pool safety warnings, Newbridge Road Park, 2600 Newbridge Road, Bellmore.

At 1 p.m., NYC Councilman and LG candidate Jumaane Williams joins Connect for the Ninth Annual NYC Father’s Day Pledge Against Violence press conference for safe families and peaceful communities, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

Also at 1 p.m., the NYC Charter Revision Commission holds an issue forum on campaign finance, New York University, D’Agostino Hall, 108 W. Third St., Manhattan.

At 2 p.m., the NYC Council continues its stated meeting, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at 2 p.m., Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo will join representatives from New York State and SSP America at the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) to announce a public naming contest for the new casual diner near Concourse A and new sports bar near Concourse B, 1200 Brooks Ave., Rochester.

Also at 2 p.m., artist, economic, writer and leader Janet Berl Burman will announce her candidacy fin the 53rd Senate District, challenging Democratic Sen. Dave Valesky, 1646 James St., Syracuse.

At 4 p.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the LGBTQ community raise a rainbow flag at the Bronx County Building in celebration of Pride Month, corner of East 161st Street and the Grand Concourse, Bronx.

At 5 p.m., tenants and homeless New Yorkers march for stronger rent laws and increased state investment in permanent affordable housing for homeless New Yorkers, beginning at the New York Public Library at 476 Fifth Ave. and ending at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s New York City office at 633 Third Ave., Manhattan.

At 6 p.m., a fundraiser for state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli features Speaker Johnson, Eventi Hotel, 851 Sixth Ave., Manhattan.

Also at 6 p.m., NYC Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, state Sen. Jose M. Serrano and Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner host the Fifth Annual Housing Conference, Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx.

At 6:30 p.m., Diaz Jr. is honored at the Ridgewood Democratic Club’s Annual Dinner, Riccardo’s By The Bridge, 2101 24th Ave., Queens.

Also at 6:30 p.m., Commissioner Fidel F. Del Valle of the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings co-hosts the informational forum “How to Respond to Summonses from NYC Enforcement Agencies” with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and NYC Councilman Peter Koo, Queens Library, 41-17 Main St., Queens.

At 7 p.m., Spectrum News NY1 hosts a live debate between Rep. Dan Donovan and challenger Michael Grimm, College of Staten Island, Lab Theater, 800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island.


In a report set for release this afternoon, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog is expected to criticize the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, stepping into a political minefield while examining how a determinedly nonpartisan law enforcement agency came to be entangled in the 2016 presidential race.

The report — by Inspector General Michael Horowitz — is widely expected to criticize James Comey, the former FBI director, for his public statements in July 2016 and October 2016 about the federal investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email while she was secretary of state.

Trump brushed off questions about North Korea’s history of deadly violence with Kim Jung Un at the helm and praised him instead.

Secretary of State Pompeo, in Seoul to debrief South Korean officials on Trump’s summit with Kim, noted “there’s a lot of work left to do,” but predicted that it was possible for North Korea to take “major” nuclear disarmament steps within the next two years – before the end of Trump’s first term.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her deputy Raj Shah are reportedly planning to leave their posts in the coming months.

…responding to that report, Sanders wondered in a tweet if the outlet that ran it, CBS News, knows “something I don’t about my plans for the future.”

The president’s legal team is already assembled in Washington, eager to sit down with their client to game out the next major move in anticipation of a meeting with the special counsel Robert Mueller either later this week or next week.

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani revealed that he’s been dating a political operative from Louisiana, Jennifer LeBlanc, 56, who had previously denied a relationship between herself and the former NYC mayor.

Queens Rep. Joe Crowley collapsed while protesting Trump’s immigration policies not far from the White House. He had his blood pressure checked at a nearby hospital and is now “fine,” according to his office, which said he suffered from “heat exhaustion.”

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon is struggling to close a large gap between her and her primary opponent, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as the race continues to unfold, according to a new Siena poll.

Nixon said she would raise taxes on high-earners and businesses to pay for her $7.4 billion education plan to expand access to college and boost spending on K-12 education.

Republican Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan says Cuomo isn’t seriously considering the Senate’s proposal to increase funding for school security upgrades and armed security officers, and is playing politics with school shootings.

Flanagan maintained the governor “has been both disengaged and disinterested in doing the people’s business, content instead to govern by photo ops and press releases.”

A retired NYPD officer convicted of misusing city resources to benefit a NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio donor was all smiles after he was sentenced to two years’ probation and 180 hours of community service tied to a corruption probe that rocked the NYPD when it was announced two years ago.

First-year NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson has allocated $5 million more to his favored nonprofits than his predecessor did last year.

A Manhattan federal judge questioned the de Blasio administration’s temerity in suing oil and gas companies for ruining the planet, when the city keeps using their products in its cars.

Lawyers for five major oil companies asked the judge to dismiss the city’s lawsuit, arguing they shouldn’t be held responsible for damages the city says are caused by climate change.

State Assembly members passed a bill to toughen New York’s notoriously weak child sex trafficking laws, agreeing to punish anyone over the age of 21 who intentionally promotes or profits from the prostitution of minors with a felony sex trafficking charge that carries up to 25 years behind bars.

A “privately financed” venue for the New York Islanders at Belmont has been touted by Cuomo as a “win-win-win,” but it comes with open-ended public costs.

Anti-corruption legislation passed by the Senate and supported by members of the Assembly on both sides of the aisle is not likely to pass this session, according to Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.

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Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime confidant and former personal attorney, is likely to cooperate with federal investigators, as his lawyers are expected to leave the case.

White House junior staffer Andrew Giuliani was up for a promotion after Trump dined with his dad, Rudy, at Mar-a-Lago — but instead the younger Giuliani lost his access to the West Wing after top presidential aides objected.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will spend nearly $6 million to protect religious and nonprofit schools and other cultural institutions in Brooklyn, and another $2.1 million on Long Island.

Cuomo’s push to pass a “red flag” gun bill has picked up a powerful opponent: The National Rifle Association, which is urging members to contact lawmakers in the closely divided Senate and push for its defeat.

Vice President Mike Pence and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will host a $30,000 per ticket dinner tonight to benefit the election campaigns of Reps. John Katko, Claudia Tenney and 20 other vulnerable House Republicans.

Learn all about Alain Kaloyeros, AKA Dr. Nano or “Dr. K” – the man at he center of the next federal corruption trial on tap in New York.

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s massive South Williamsburg rental complex has launched leasing on hundreds of its units with studios asking from a pricey $2,350/month. (There are some affordable units, too).

In the wake of a scathing state Authorities Budget Office report on the Erie County Water Authority, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn has asked his Special Investigations and Prosecutions Bureau to investigate whether any crimes were committed there.

After a lengthy First Amendment battle against Cuomo’s administration, the Wandering Dago food truck is making a comeback, and has returned to the Empire State Plaza.

Associated General Contractors of New York, Empire State Subcontractors Association and other trade groups sent an angry letter to Howard Zemsky, president and CEO of Empire State Development Corp.

Following two separate attacks on a gay man and a transgender woman in less than a week, about 60 people, including LGBTQ activists and allies, gathered in Jackson Heights, Queens, earlier this week to stand against the recent homophobic and transphobic violence in the community.

Juanita Perez Williams has opened a 13-point lead over Dana Balter in the Democratic primary in NY-24 according to a Spectrum News/Siena College poll published today.

Takeout joints across the Big Apple will have to find an alternative to using styrofoam cups and other single-use containers by Jan. 1, when the city will start enforcing a ban that was upheld in court last week.

The state Assembly’s Republican minority called for passage of bills that could make economic development programs more transparent, an issue the GOP and even some fellow Democrats have hammered Cuomo over as he seeks re-election to a third term.

Syracuse and Buffalo have the dubious distinction of being included on a list of the 50 top worst cities to live in. (Rochester just barely missed making the cut, too).

Rep. Ro Khanna, a progressive California Democrat, has partially pulled his endorsement of House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley, of Queens, after being skewered by liberals on Twitter, and is now “co-endorsing” both Crowley and his primary challenger, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Billionaire Tom Golisano will not get a goose poop tax break after all.

An audit from state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli revealed that state taxpayers shelled out $1.28 billion for unnecessary Medicaid managed care premiums to cover patients who already had private insurance.

Court fines for DWI and bail fees are down, while handicapped parking fines are up so far this year in Erie County, according to a report by the Erie County comptroller’s office. There could be budget issues ahead, if the downward trends continue.

A property tax increase and additional state aid could help the city of Yonkers avoid hundreds of layoffs.

A case of Powassan virus, a tick-borne illness, has been confirmed in Columbia County – the first confirmed case in the state this tick season.

A new report gives Buffalo and Erie County high marks as a tourism destination, but underscores the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center’s shortcomings in drawing events and visitors.

Here and Now

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Nassau County and New York City, where he will visit and make announcements at two yeshivas – schools for Orthodox Jewish students.

The state Legislature is in session in Albany.

President Donald Trump is back at the White House after his historic summit with the North Korean leader in Singapore.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is in the city with no public events scheduled.

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray will be in Washington, D.C. for public events and meetings on Capitol Hill.

At 8 a.m., New York Nonprofit Media hosts its fourth annual Nonprofit OpCon, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, 1 W. Fourth St., Manhattan.

From 9 a.m. to noon, the state attorney general’s office hosts a gun buyback in Niagara Falls, 520 Hyde Park Blvd.

At 9:15 a.m., Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon announces her vision and goals for the future of education in the state, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers St., Manhattan.

At 9:30 a.m., Assembly members Jaime Williams and Crystal Peoples-Stokes will host an Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Workshop, organized by the Standing Committee on Governmental Operations and the Subcommittee on Emergency Response/Disaster Preparedness, Hearing Room C, LOB, Albany.

At 10 a.m., Cuomo makes an announcement, Hebrew Academy of Five Towns and Rockaways, 44 Frost Lane, Lawrence.

Also at 10 a.m., teaders of African immigrant communities hold a press conference to call on New York City to revoke the license of Bronx trash hauler Sanitation Salvage, Bronx County Courthouse steps, 851 Grand Concourse, the Bronx.

Also at 10 a.m., Westchester County Executive George Latimer makes a “major announcement” regarding the Sprain Ridge Pool, 149 Jackson Ave., Yonkers.

At 10:30 a.m., McCray will participate in a live, on-stage interview with Washington Post online anchor Libby Casey at the Washington Post Live event, “Mental Health and Well-Being in America,” 1301 K Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Also at 10:30 a.m., Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and his conference members will be joined by government reform groups to call for the passage of transparency bills with regard to the state’s economic development programs, back of the Assembly chamber, 3rd Floor, state Capitol, Albany.

At 11 a.m., state Sen. John DeFrancisco, Assemblyman Nick Perry and others hold a press conference to highlight the need for a state Commission on Prosecutorial Misconduct, Room 130, Legislative Office Building, Albany.

Also at 11 a.m., City’s First Readers announce the launch of their new campaign, “Read the City!,” City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 11:30 a.m., Cuomo makes an announcement, Magen David Yeshiva, 2130 McDonald Ave., Brooklyn.

At 1 p.m., Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell and other Assembly members call for repeal of New York’s Police Secrecy Law, outside third floor state Senate Chambers, state Capitol, Albany.

At 1:30 p.m., the SUNY Board of Trustees and its committees meet, SUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th St., boardroom, Manhattan.

At 3 p.m., the state Senate is in session, state Senate Chambers, state Capitol, Albany.

At 3:30 p.m., NYC Councilmen Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides, alongside labor leaders, protest the Durst Organization’s hiring of RNC Industries, a concrete contractor with a troubling history in the New York City, Queens Plaza Park, 41 Street and Northern Boulevard, Queens.

At 4 p.m., the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board holds its monthly board meeting, 100 Church St., Manhattan.

At 5 p.m., the NYC Rent Guidelines Board holds a public hearing, Saint Francis College, Founders Hall, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn.

At 5:30 p.m., state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan attends a reception in honor of state Senate candidate Jeff Pravato, Fort Orange Club Library, 110 Washington Ave., Albany.

At 6:30 p.m., NYC Councilman Donovan Richards briefs the community on the new 116th Precinct coming to Rosedale, St. Clare’s Catholic Academy, 241st Street between 137th and 138th avenues, Queens.

Also at 6:30 p.m., NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza attends a town hall meeting of District 15’s Community Education Council, PS 24, 427 38th St., Queens.

From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., a rally will be held for former Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm, who is running in the GOP primary for his old seat, L&B Spumoni Gardens, 2725 86th St., Brooklyn.


President Trump deepened his wager on North Korea’s leader, arguing that their rapport would bring the swift demise of that country’s nuclear program. Still, a joint statement signed by the two after their meeting — the first ever — was as skimpy as the summit meeting was extravagant.

Trump gave Kim Jong-un a significant concession: no more military drills between the United States and South Korea, a change that surprised South Korea and the Pentagon.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders thanked Dennis Rodman for his “positive” comments and being “helpful” in bringing Trump and Kim together.

New York lawmakers offered some words of praise for Trump meeting with Kim, but for the most part they reserved judgment in the absence of details.

A federal judge approved the blockbuster merger between AT&T and Time Warner, rebuffing the government’s effort to stop the $85.4 billion deal, in a decision that is expected to unleash a wave of corporate takeovers.

Michael Cohen, the longtime attorney and personal fixer to Trump, has been telling friends he expects to be indicted and arrested any day now, possibly opening up his top client to legal complications.

Trump attorney and former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani said the Palestinian Authority is a “murder machine” run by a “renegade group of terrorists and thieves” and is not worthy of being given a state.

Giuliani is vehemently denying reports that his separation from his wife Judith Nathan was caused by an alleged affair with Dr. Maria Rosa Ryan, whom he insists is just a “friend.”

Rep. Mark Sanford, a vocal critic of Trump, lost his South Carolina congressional seat hours after the president injected himself into the bitter Republican primary by stoking memories of the incumbent’s public extramarital affair seven years ago.

The political committee formed by former President Barack Obama is preparing to mobilize for the 2018 midterm campaign, targeting more than two dozen congressional races and several key state elections with a program aimed at turning out Democratic-leaning voters.

New York is poised to prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning booths. The proposed rule passed the state Senate yesterday after passing the Assembly in April, and now heads to the governor’s desk.

The New York state Assembly has voted to eliminate the requirement for cash bail in most criminal cases. It now moves to the Senate, where it’s expected to face significant opposition in the Republican-led body.

With the clock ticking down toward the end of the state Legislature’s session, Senate Democrats and traffic safety advocates demanded that Brooklyn Sen. Simcha Felder stop being the “roadblock” to renewing and expanding New York City’s speed camera program.

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan released his own version of a bill that would overhaul teacher evaluations, but it has strings attached that will make it hard for some lawmakers to accept, and looks to be a non-started in the Assembly.

Flanagan says Cuomo isn’t seriously considering the Senate’s proposal to increase funding for school security upgrades and armed security officers, and is instead attacking Republicans for not backing his own proposals with “extraordinary disdain” for anyone who disagrees with him.

New York’s highest court limited the amount of time prosecutors have to bring fraud cases under the Martin Act — the powerful tool often used to police wrongdoing on Wall Street.

Accused Nxivm sex cult leader Keith Raniere will remain behind bars for now, a judge ruled.

Republicans in the state Assembly are joining a government reform group in calling for more transparency in New York’s economic development programs.

An Uber driver who kicked a lesbian couple out of his cab for kissing had his license suspended from the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission.

NYCHA residents were not surprised by the news that federal investigators had documented systemic neglect and malfeasance in managing the city’s 325 public housing developments. Now, they’re angry it took so long to recognize their plight, but hopeful things will soon improve.

…not all residents are satisfied by the development, asking a judge to reject the settlement of a suit that accuses the New York City Housing Authority of hiding dangerous and disgusting conditions from federal inspectors.

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Following the historic summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, congressional Republicans expressed both measured support and skepticism, while Democrats criticized the president for ceding too much to Kim.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, for example, dismissed Trump’s sitdown with Kim as nothing more than “a reality show summit.”

On paper, there is nothing Trump extracted from North Korea’s leader that Kim’s father and grandfather had not already given to past American presidents. In fact, he got less, at least for now.

A federal judge approved the blockbuster merger between AT&T and Time Warner, rebuffing the government’s effort to block the $85.4 billion deal, in a decision that is expected to unleash a wave of takeovers in corporate America.

Larry Kudlow, the director of Trump’s National Economic Council, spent the morning calling friends who said they expected him to return to his White House job after recovering from a mild heart attack that landed him in the hospital yesterday.

The White House says Kudlow is expected to make a “full and speedy” recovery.

Trump’s hardline trade adviser Peter Navarro backed off from his over-the-top attack on Justin Trudeau, in which he said there was “a special place in hell” for the Canadian PM for daring to criticize the president’s policies.

Apple quietly changed its App Store rules last week to limit how developers harvest, use and share information about iPhone owners’ friends and other contacts.

NXIVM has suspended all operations and planned events, according to a message on its website.

The NY-19 race promises to be among the most bruising contests in the nation, with the Democratic Party — its eyes on seizing the House in November — eager to dislodge Republican Rep. John Faso. The trouble is, the Democratic primary is very crowded.

GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro slammed Gov. Andrew Cuomo for steering a $1 million state grant to luxury automaker Cadillac to spruce up its office building space in lower Manhattan, and said the company should return the money.

Cuomo told reporters that he’s running for reelection on his record, and for the second consecutive day exaggerated some of his accomplishments over two terms in office.

Cuomo, former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Ray Halbritter and others contributed to a new book of essays reflecting on the American immigrant experience.

NY-24 candidate Dana Balter touts her pro-choice views while questioning the position of her Democratic primary foe, Juanita Perez Williams, in a new TV ad released by her campaign.

Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon did something her opponent hasn’t bothered to do in more than seven years as governor of New York — visit a mosque.

Former NYC Rudy Giuliani had an affair with a married New Hampshire hospital administrator before the mayor-turned-presidential lawyer and his wife separated, multiple sources told The NY Post. (He denies the affair occurred; his estranged wife does not).

Schumer urged the FEMA administrator to award the City of Newburgh a third grant that would prevent the layoffs of nine firefighters this summer.

New York state officials say cashless tolling will begin by the end of this year at the Thruway Authority’s toll barriers in the lower Hudson Valley.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand joined “The Daily Show” once again to continue her advocacy to finally professionalize the military justice system.

Just in time for summer tourist season, Brewery Ommegang is reopening its cafe and visitors center after a 6-month, $2 million renovation.

Tesla is cutting about 9 percent of jobs across the company, billionaire Chief Executive Elon Musk said, as it seeks to reduce costs without endangering the critical ramp up of production of its Model 3 sedan.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s school bus tour pushing his red flag bill continues, with stops at high schools in White Plains (9 a.m.), and Ellenville (11:30 a.m.) LG Kathy Hochul will attend both events.

The state Legislature is in session in Albany.

At 8 a.m., Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon and others speak at a panel discussion on sexual harassment in the workplace, Hearst Media Center, 645 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville.

At 8:15 a.m., Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan holds a $500-a-head breakfast fundraiser, Fort Orange Club, 110 Washington Ave., Albany.

At 9 a.m. , the NYC Board of Correction meets, 125 Worth St., second floor auditorium, Manhattan.

At 9:30 a.m., Success Academy Charter Schools CEO Eva Moskowitz demands that the de Blasio administration honor the promises it made to allow Success Academy Lafayette Middle School to open in a public school building, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

Also at 9:30 a.m., NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez holds a press conference calling to restore press parking permits and establishing a residential parking system, City Hall Park, Manhattan.

At 10 a.m., state Sen. Catharine Young holds a press conference on the School Bus Camera Safety Act, state Capitol, Room 124, Albany.

Also at 10 a.m., NYC Councilman Donovan Richards and other City Council members support crucial police and fire pension equalization legislation, City Hall Park, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., Dutchess County Executive and GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro holds a press conference in front of Cuomo’s Manhattan office, 633 Third Ave.

Also at 10:30 a.m., Westchester County Executive George Latimer holds a golf fundraiser, Leewood Country Club, 1 Leewood Drive, Eastchester.

Also at 10:30 a.m., environmental, public health, and children’s advocates will join with legislative leaders to release a new report: Tell Me More: Missing Information on Harmful Chemicals in Children’s Products and urge action on legislation to protect children from harmful chemicals, outside the state Senate chambers, 3rd Floor, state Capitol, Albany.

At 11 a.m., state Sens. Phil Boyle and Tony Avella, Assembly members Felix Ortiz and Steve Englebright, and others call for legislation to protect children from harmful chemicals, state Capitol, third floor, outside of Senate Chambers, Albany.

Also at 11 a.m., state Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and state Sen. Jose Peralta call for the passage of legislation that would expand and extend the NYC school zone speed camera program, outside the glass doors by the state Senate stairs, state Capitol, Albany.

At 11:20 a.m., the New York State Board of Regents meets, Regents Room, 89 Washington Ave., Albany.

At 11:30 a.m., Sens. Brian Kavanagh, Martin Malave Dilan and fellow Democratic conference members call for passage of the Loft Law cleanup before the session ends, outside Senate lobby, 3rd Floor, state Capitol, Albany.

At noon, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, other elected officials and subway riders will attend a rally to celebrate Fair Fares funding in the budget, Fulton Street Subway Station, Manhattan.

At 1 p.m., state Sen. Martin Golden honors actor John Travolta in a welcome back celebration, Lenny’s Pizza, 1969 86th St., Brooklyn.

Also at 1 p.m., NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson and many council members rally to call on de Blasio to build senior housing as well as fix and fund NYCHA in the fiscal year 2019 budget, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

Also at 1 p.m., the NYC Charter Revision Commission holds an issue forum to discuss election administration, voter participation and voting access, 125 Worth St., second floor auditorium, Manhattan.

At 3 p.m., the state Senate is in session, Senate Chambers, state Capitol, Albany.

At 5:15 p.m., Hochul highlights Women in Power at the Women’s Collaborative of Long Island’s Women’s Leadership Conference, Crest Hollow Country Club, 8325 Jericho Turnpike, Long Island.

At 5:35 p.m., Molinaro 570 SYR Radio with Bob Lonsberry.

At 6 p.m., state Sen. Phil Boyle holds a $250-a-head fundraiser, Bongiorno’s Restaurant, 23 Dove St., Albany.

This evening, de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray will host a dinner for business and civic leaders at Gracie Mansion, Manhattan.


President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit by signing a document in which Trump pledged “security guarantees” to the North and Kim reiterated his commitment to “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

The leaders also offered lofty promises, with the American president pledged to handle a “very dangerous problem” and Kim forecasting “major change for the world.”

At a signing ceremony alongside Kim, Trump called the document “pretty comprehensive” despite its lack of specifics.

After Kim and Trump signed the document, Trump was asked about a possible invitation of Kim to the White House, and said he “absolutely” would extend such an invite.

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman openly wept on television in a live interview from Singapore as Trump and Kim met for the first time, and he said that he hopes to soon visit the White House.

Conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Ohio’s strict method of removing infrequent voters from the rolls, a process that challengers of the law say disproportionately affects poor and minority voters.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made it all but impossible for asylum seekers to gain entry into the United States by citing fears of domestic abuse or gang violence, in a ruling that could have a broad effect on the flow of migrants from Central America.

Even after they ascended to top White House positions, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner continued to benefit from an extraordinary number of investment deals carried out by the companies they once ran, ethics filings released yesterday showed.

Chief White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow was rushed to a Washington hospital after suffering a “very mild heart attack,” according to officials.

Trump’s attacks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – and his aides’ vociferous defense of them – have ignited an outcry among U.S. allies, but Western New York’s two Republican members of Congress – Tom Reed and Chris Collins – aren’t exactly among those crying.

Former President Bill Clinton, who made headlines last week for saying he did not owe Monica Lewinsky a personal apology, defended former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and said “norms have changed” in terms of “what you can do to somebody against their will,” during an interview Judy Woodruff on PBS “News Hour.”

Ending a more than eight-year odyssey to bring sports betting to New Jersey, Gov. Philip Murphy signed a bill that legalizes wagering, with gambling set to start on Thursday — just in time for the start of the World Cup.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Corey Johnson, the City Council speaker, shook hands on a $89.2 billion city budget that included a major concession by the mayor to provide funding for discounted subway and bus fares for some of the poorest New Yorkers.

The federal government delivered a withering rebuke of NYCHA, accusing officials of systematic misconduct, indifference and outright lies in the management of the nation’s oldest and largest stock of public housing.

NYCHA officials worked harder to cover up the squalid conditions tenants are forced to endure — including lead paint, vermin, broken elevators and no heat — than it did to fix any of those dangerous problems, the feds charged.

Alternating between defensiveness and ​anger, de Blasio tried to paint a rosy picture of the imposition of a federal monitor on the city agency that for decades has mismanaged the upkeep of public housing.

In the wake of a $2 billion consent decree between the city and the feds to repair deplorable public housing conditions, Cuomo has quietly dropped his push for a state monitor to oversee NYCHA.

The mayor is driven to a gym several times a week, but a low-level city worker is paying a $1,000 fine for making just two trips in a city vehicle to his own workouts.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is riding a school bus around New York state to highlight his proposal to allow parents or teachers to petition a judge to remove guns from the homes of troubled students, and ratcheting up the pressure on GOP state senators to pass it.

Cuomo launched the tour yesterday with stops on Long Island and in the Bronx, joined by local officials and NYC Public Advocate Tish James, the Democratic nominee for state attorney general.

The tour continues today, with stops scheduled at high schools in White Plains and Ellenville. Also scheduled is a stop at the bus company, Logan Bus Co. Inc & Affiliates, the largest privately-owned school transportation company in the state, that is transporting Cuomo and LG Kathy Hochul.

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The eyes of the world upon them, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un headed into their historic summit balancing the elusive promise of peace against the specter of a growing nuclear threat.

Yet even before they met, Trump announced plans to leave 15 hours early, flying back Tuesday night instead of Wednesday morning, raising questions about whether his aspirations for an ambitious outcome had been scaled back.

Trump’s first post-summit interview is expected to be with his friend and confidant, Fox News host Sean Hannity, who is already in Singapore.

NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman doesn’t have an invitation, but he’s obviously still excited to be part of the historic summit – he touched down early Tuesday morning in Singapore.

Ex-President Barack Obama has in recent months met with at least nine prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, former VP Joe Biden and former Gov. Deval Patrick – but not Cuomo or U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand – pulling them in for one-on-one sessions at his Washington office.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to backlash online after he ate at a Chick-fil-A over the weekend, saying he “completely forgot about” the fast food chain CEO’s perspective on gay marriage.

Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change – though not right away – following the official demise today of Obama-era internet protections.

For years NYC officials have lied to cover up squalid conditions in public housing, authorities said in announcing that the de Blasio administration has agreed to pay $2.2 billion to settle a federal probe into the horrendous living conditions in the Big Apple’s housing projects.

A judge has thrown out a criminal indictment against Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove, who was accused of lying to a grand jury and mishandling a fatal police shooting.

To hear Gov. Andrew Cuomo tell it, his popularity took a hit when he led New York to pass a law legalizing same-sex marriage in 2011. The polls tell a different story.

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan said his caucus will review Cuomo’s proposal that allows courts to temporarily take guns from people deemed dangerous.

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently pledged $375 million over the next five years to improve education in the United States – something on which a lot of money has been spent to date with only modest results. Will this effort be different?

A group advocating for affordable housing is warning legislative leaders that a bill expanding the use of prevailing wage requirements could prevent future projects.

Former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, lost their bid to have their upcoming retrial on corruption charges moved out of state, after they made the request under the notion of prejudicial pretrial publicity.

Tioga Downs, the full-service casino west of Binghamton, announced it will partner with Betfair US to run its sports book when – and if – sports betting officially comes to New York.

Cuomo is fundraising on Nixon’s turf by holding a Best of Broadway Gala with performances by the casts of hit shows such as “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Mean Girls” and “Kinky Boots.”

What will StreetEasy’s lucrative Premier Agent program look like after New York State regulators issue their final guidance for agent advertising online?

Richard Sherwood, a lawyer and former Guilderland town justice, admitted his role in the embezzlement from trust funds he was supposed to protect and promised to pay back $10.6 million.

Computer chip maker GlobalFoundries will reduce its international workforce by 900 positions in the coming weeks, a move that an industry analyst calls overdue.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Nassau County at 9 a.m. to makes an announcement in Plainview, (50 Kennedy Dr.), with LG Kathy Hochul in attendance, and then he’ll be in NYC.

The state Legislature is in session in Albany.

The New York State Board of Regents will meet today and tomorrow in Albany.

President Donald Trump is in Singapore, where he will have bilateral meetings and a working lunch with that country’s prime minister, and later participate in a meet-and-greet with the U.S. Embassy in Singapore

At 11 a.m., Cuomo and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hold a press conference to announce legislation proposed for Gun Violence Awareness Month, Evander Childs High School Campus, front steps, 800 E. Gun Hill Rd., the Bronx. (Hochul also attends).

Also at 11 a.m., Rep. Nita Lowey holds a press conference announcing federal funding to sustain campus-based child care for low-income students at Westchester Community College, Virginia Marx Children’s Center, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla.

At noon, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and New York City schools Chancellor Richard Carranza host the 2018 Education Summit, George Washington Education Campus, 549 Audubon Ave., Manhattan.

Also at noon, Rep. Grace Meng, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, New York City Councilman Peter Koo and others announce an informational event, How to Respond to Summonses from New York City Enforcement Agencies, Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., Queens.

Also at noon, NYC Council members, including Debi Rose, rally to urge the mayor and City Council to adopt a budget that stops proposed cuts to summer camp and after-school programs, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

Also at noon, Rep. Dan Donovan and former Rep. Michael Grimm hold their first debate, WABC.

At 3 p.m., the state Senate is in session, Senate Chambers, state Capitol, Albany.

Also at 3 p.m., the state Department of Financial Services holds a public listening session to gather input about practices in the bail bond industry, Department of Financial Services, One State Street Plaza, sixth floor, Manhattan.

At 3:30 p.m., state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, New York City Councilman Paul Vallone and others hold a rally to call for the passage of legislation and increase funding to improve school safety, 42-40 Bell Blvd., Queens.

At 5 p.m., the NYC Rent Guidelines Board holds a public hearing, Hostos Community College Main Theatre, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx.

Also at 5 p.m., DiNapoli speaks at the Manhasset Bay Protection Committee’s 20th Anniversary, Inspiration Wharf Boat, Port Washington.

At 6 p.m., NYC Councilman Andy King, and members of the council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus, celebrate African-American Music Appreciation Month with an awards ceremony, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 6:15 p.m., Brewer attends the Public Theater’s Gala reception, Delacorte Theater, Central Park, 81 Central Park W., Manhattan.

At 6:45 p.m., NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray will deliver opening remarks at the City and State New York Pride Power 50 reception, The Mezzanine, 55 Broadway, Manhattan.

At 7 p.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will make his usual weekly appearance on NY1’s Inside City Hall with Errol Louis.

Also at 7 p.m., Carranza throws the first pitch at Yankee Stadium, 1 E. 161st St., the Bronx.

At 8 p.m., Brewer attends CityMeals 33rd Annual Chefs’ Tribute Tasting Event, Rockefeller Center Courtyard, 45 Rockefeller Plaza, Manhattan.


President Trump started his day in Singapore today by taking to Twitter to blast the Canadian Prime Minister and slammed NATO just after meeting with the US allies at the G7 in Quebec.

Trump escalated a bitter clash with some of America’s closest allies, lashing out through his advisers at Canada’s prime minister in unusually personal terms and leaving himself with a diplomatic crisis as he arrived in Asia to negotiate a nuclear agreement with North Korea.

Trump’s top economic adviser Larry Kudlow charged Canada’s prime minister “stabbed us in the back” at the G-7 meeting, saying Trump pulled out of a joint communique with allies because the “betrayal” threatened to make him look weak going into a North Korean nuclear summit.

After Trump’s parting shots against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the day he left the Group of 7 summit meeting in Quebec, the country reacted with uncharacteristic outrage and defiance at a best friend’s nastiness.

Up to 40 state Democratic parties could be implicated in an alleged scheme to illegally funnel some $84 million to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Federal prosecutors have dropped one of the three charges remaining against Syracuse-area developer Steven Aiello in the upcoming bid-rigging trial of former SUNY Polytechnic Institute CEO and founding president Alain Kaloyeros.

Heading into the final days of the legislative session, Gov. Andrew Cuomo will make a final push for passage of a “red flag” bill designed to make it easier to keep firearms out of the hands of those feared to be dangerous to themselves or others.

Former Cuomo top aide Joe Percoco, awaiting sentencing for his conviction on three federal corruption charges, got permission from a judge to travel upstate last week with his daughter for her team sporting event. A source tells the DN he was in Syracuse, where he dined at a popular local Italian restaurant – ironically known for its ziti.

Justify’s emergence as the only undefeated Triple Crown champion after Seattle Slew and the 13th horse overall to complete the rare sweep went from a feel-good story to one awash in controversy.

Manhattan’s usually colorful Puerto Rican Day Parade was muted yesterday by black and gray flags and t-shirts commemorating those who died in Hurricane Maria and protesting the federal government’s alleged dismal response to the devastation.

Moments before taking his place in the annual Puerto Rico parade, Cuomo charged that the weak federal response to victims of Hurricane Maria is because of an inherit racism coming from the White House.

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon blamed rival Cuomo for causing woes in Puerto Rico, but then she skipped the Parade in Manhattan, instead traveling to Rochester to campaign.

Nixon joined disability rights groups in Rochester following her endorsement last week by Disability Action for America, and called for better wages for home health aides.

Despite widespread upset on the part of New York’s elected officials – especially Cuomo – over the federal tax reform law, the issue so far appears unlikely to drive voters to the polls this fall.

After being dealt a major blow from Staten Island’s Democratic Party, Assemblyman Matthew Titone secured an endorsement from Cuomo for the Staten Island Surrogate’s Court judgeship post Sunday.

Americans die because federal spending on suicide prevention has flatlined over the last five years, even as more and more people are killing themselves, according to U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who noted federal suicide-prevention grants to state governments have been unchanged at $35.43 million a year since 2013.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline says calls have spiked since the apparent suicides of chef-turned-author-and-TV-host Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade.

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