Hillary Clinton said that if elected president, she would vigorously enforce the nuclear pact with Iran while challenging Tehran’s influence in the Middle East and its human rights record at home, and she would not hesitate to use military action if necessary against the regime.

NYC Public Advocate Tish James told City & State the “egos” and “ridiculous” feuding behavior of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are hurting city residents because the two refuse to work together.

Federal agents arrested prominent Long Island restaurateur Harendra Singh at his home at dawn this morning on multiple criminal charges – including bribing a former Town of Oyster Bay employee with a total of $50,000 in cash and a $36,000 luxury-car lease, according to a federal indictment.

The NYC Board of Health voted unanimously to require chain eateries to put salt-shaker symbols on menus to denote dishes with more than the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium. That’s about a teaspoon.

The board also relaxed the rules surrounding the controversial ultra-Orthodox Jewish practice of metzitzah b’peh – a ritual the Bloomberg administration had required a consent form for because it can transmit the herpes virus to the infant.

About 65,000 4-year-olds were expected to start public prekindergarten in New York City today. That marks a jump from last year but falls short of de Blasio’s previously stated goal of about 70,000 children in the program this fall.

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia kicked off a new school year in Western New York, spending the day visiting schools in Sweet Home and Niagara Falls.

Republican Reps. John Katko and Elise Stefanik are among nearly two dozen House members who agreed to privately share their legislative strategy with a Republican political group supporting their re-election.

L Brands subsidiary Bath & Body Works has agreed to end on-call scheduling practices for all U.S. stores next month, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced.

Stephen Colbert opened big on his first night at the helm of CBS’ “The Late Show.” In Nielsen’s 56 overnight metered markets, which cover about 70 percent of U.S. TV households, the hourlong-plus telecast averaged a 4.9 household rating/13 share.

Adam Roberts, a 23-year-old recent college graduate and fan of former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, is challenging disgraced former Assemblyman Micah Kellner for the unpaid office of Democratic Party district leader in Thursday’s primary.

Don Peebles, the real estate mogul threatening to run against Mayor Bill de Blasio, owns homes in Florida and Washington, D.C. But the Democrat insisted during an “Inside City Hall” interview last night the real place he hangs his hat in is New York City.

A bill proposed by Assemblyman Charles Lavine, a Long Island Democrat, would make apple crumb the official state pie.

New York City has a major man deficit – there are 100,000 fewer college-educated men than there are women.

NetChoice praised Cuomo for “standing up to the taxicab monopoly” (and the NYC mayor) during the battle over Uber.

A proposed new 60-mile transmission line would carry power from wind farms in upstate New York, along with Canadian hydropower, to Vermont.

Nine Long Islanders have won tickets from Sen. Chuck Schumer to be on the west lawn of the Capitol for Pope Francis’s address to Congress on Sept. 24. (He gave out 100 pairs of tickets, all told).

Cuomo’s support of letting Puerto Rico declare bankruptcy could strain his relationship with hedge funders who have a lot of money invested in the island and would like to get it back.

If New York opens the door to legalized online poker, there will be no shortage of gambling interests trying to get a piece of the action.

US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has new glasses, but is still blind in one eye after injuring himself while exercising at home this past New Year’s Day.

A judge has dismissed counts against two men accused in the criminal case centered on Monroe County’s use of local development corporations.

The proposed Lago casino plans to submit more than 3,000 pages of environmental reports after an appeals court in July tossed the initial environmental review approved by a town board, putting the project on hold.