Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Albany.

The federal corruption trials of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos continue in Manhattan.

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

At 8 a.m., NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton will speak at a breakfast meeting of the Citizens Budget Commission, The Harvard Club (the Cambridge Room, 2nd Floor), 35 West 44th St., Manhattan.

Also at 8 a.m., Crain’s New York Business hosts a healthcare summit, Sheraton New York Times Square, 811 Seventh Ave., Manhattan.

At 8:30 a.m., Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney makes announcement regarding NY-22, where she ran unsuccessfully in a GOP primary against Rep. Richard Hanna in 2014, Broome County Court House, 92 Court St., Binghamton.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network holds a Women’s Summit, House of Justice Auditorium, 106 W. 145th St., Manhattan.

Also at 9 a.m., the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission holds ribbon cutting ceremony at the Falchi Building to celebrate the opening of its new licensing facility, 31-00 47th Avenue (between 31st Street and 31st Place), 3rd Floor, Queens.

At 10 a.m., Cuomo addresses students at the Harvard Kennedy School, hosted by Center for Public Leadership, Cambridge, MA. (This event is closed to members of the press).

Also at 10 a.m., Manhattan DA Cy Vance, NYC Public Advocate Tish James, state Sens. Bill Perkins and Adriano Espaillat and others announce “Clean Slate” warrant forgiveness event, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Harlem office, Harlem State office Building, 163 W. 125th St., Manhattan.

At 10:30 a.m., the Assembly will hold a public hearing to review and evaluate the budget of the Division of Veterans’ Affairs and its existing efforts to connect veterans with available services and benefits, Roosevelt Hearing Room C, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany.

At 10:30 a.m., JCOPE meets, 540 Broadway, Albany.

At 11 a.m., Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi and Assembly colleagues, officials of the state Association of Small City School Districts, and Local School District Administrators will unveil letters of support from a number of school districts to Cuomo and legislative leaders in support of A.5463./S.4988, the Small City Successful School Act, Legislative Office Building, LCA Room (130), Albany.

At 11:30 a.m., NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray makes an announcement regarding maternal health, Bellevue Hospital Atrium, 462 1st Ave., Manhattan.

Also at 11:30 a.m., parents and advocates call on Cuomo to reinvest in services for individuals with developmental disabilities and stop closure of state OPWDD facilities, outside Cuomo’s NYC office, 633 Third Ave., Manhattan.

Also at 11:30 a.m., Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, will join Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, Peter King, along with US Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer, for a press conference announcing its support for the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, House Triangle, East Front of the US Capitol, Washington, DC.

At noon, hundreds of upstate New Yorkers from Finger Lakes Racetrack and the Oneida Nation will unite in opposition to the “job-killing” Lago Casino at a rally, the Well, Legislative Office Building, 198 State St., Albany.

Also at noon, Sen. David Carlucci will be joined by the Mental Health Association of New York State and the Mental Health Association of Rockland to urge Cuomo to sign bill S.623A into law, creating the Mental Illness Anti-Stigma Fund, MHA of Rockland, 140 NY-303, Valley Cottage.

At 12:50 p.m., Tenney makes an announcement regarding NY-22 and 2016, Mid-York Press, Inc., 2808 NY-80, Sherburne.

At 4 p.m., LG Kathy Hochul will deliver remarks at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Women in the Public Sector Series, East End, Student Dining Hall, New Building, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 West 59 St., Manhattan.

Also at 4 p.m., Tenney makes an announcement regarding NY-22 and 2016, Union Station, 321 Main St., Utica.

Also at 4 p.m., the NYC Department of Homeless Services and advocates administer “Wrapped in Love” blanket distribution to families in shelter and their programs, St. Paul’s Church, 113 E. 117th St., Manhattan.

At 6 p.m., Republican Mark Assini will announce his intentions about whether to run for NY-25 again in 2016, mounting a re-match against Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter, IACC 150 Frank Dimino Way (off Manitou Road), Rochester.

At 6:30 p.m., Sen. Daniel Squadron, Reps. Nydia Velazquez and Maloney, NYC Public Advocate Tish James, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and others will host a town hall with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to address ways to improve bus service in local neighborhoods, Manny Cantor Center, 6th Floor, 197 East Broadway, Manhattan.

At 7 p.m.,B rooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosts public forum on the rollout of Verizon FiOS in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Borough Hall, community room, Brooklyn.

Also at 7 p.m., Sen. Rob Ortt and Niagara County Community College host Small Business Development Seminar, NCCC, G Building, 2nd Floor, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd., Sanborn.

Also at 7 p.m., Sen. Marty Golden hosts Sandy town hall and community meeting, P.S. 277, 2529 Gerritsen Ave., Brooklyn.


President Barack Obama ruled out a shift in strategy in the fight against the Islamic State despite the deadly attacks in Paris, saying that putting more US troops on the ground as sought by his political critics “would be a mistake.”

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giualiani called ISIS an “Obama creation.”

Republican Long Island Rep. Pete King says the president “lives in a politically correct, delusional state about ISIS.”

Republican Western New York Rep. Chris Collins and Assemblyman Christopher Friend cited the threat of terrorism when they called on Cuomo to reject additional refugees from the war-torn Middle Eastern nation of Syria.

Republican Rep. Chris Gibson said the US “should immediately suspend its Syrian displaced person support program until we know more about what happened in Paris and until we can assure the safety and security of our people.”

Central New York Republican Rep. John Katko said the U.S. should move forward with accepting 10,000 refugees from Syria, but only after setting up a rigorous screening program.

Across the country, more than 20 governors say they’re against the plan to resettle Syrian refugees.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not addressed the issue, but his opinion will have no bearing on whether refugees are placed in New York. Resettlement is a two year process that doesn’t involve the state or local governments.

Erie County has seen only a trickle of 18 Syrian refugees – the most of any New York county – yet it is at the center of this contentious debate.

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner has not changed her stance about welcoming Syrian refugees to Syracuse in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Nor should she, according to an executive at one of two agencies that resettle refugees in the city.

The Paris attacks have underscored the extent to which NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio relies on the NYPD, an unlikely position for a liberal Democrat elected with promises to stop police abuses, but who has worked to shed a perception that he is antipolice.

Lobbyist Richard Runes, who represented the real-estate firm that helped former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver line his pockets testified that Glenwood Management’s entanglement with the ex-Albany powerhouse was like “holding a tiger by the tail.”

Silver’s attorneys argued in court that his corruption trial could turn into “a trial within a trial” when the government introduces details about the assemblyman’s failure to disclose the scope of his outside income.

In the coming week, Silver’s attorneys must decide if they will mount a defense and if their client will testify.

After more than six hours of deliberations, jury selection is not complete in the corruption trial of former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam.

A prosecutor at the Skelos trial told the judge that one of the defendants had sought to discuss a possible plea deal in the federal bribery and extortion case. “There was a request to initiate some discussions by one of the defendants,” he said. “There was a response by the government, and there’s been nothing further.”

The two largest daily fantasy sports sites – FanDuel and DraftKings – remain in limbo after their bid for a protective order against AG Eric Schneiderman failed in court late yesterday.

Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer has introduced a bill that would legally declare fantasy sports to be games of skill. The bill would exclude any fantasy or simulation sports game or education game or contest meeting certain conditions from the definition of “contest of chance.”

Jim Malatras, a top Cuomo aide, has written a letter opposing the federal relicensing of the Indian Point nuclear facility because of its proximity to New York City and the deterioration of the aging plant.

In a letter sent yesterday to Alcoa chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld, Cuomo said the company’s decision to idle the Massena West smelter and close the Massena East facility was “shocking.”

“For years, New York state has gone to great lengths to keep Alcoa’s operations running in Massena,” Cuomo wrote. “More specifically, we have given tens of millions in benefits over the past several years — doing everything we can to ensure that hundreds of people — many of whom have devoted their working lives to the company — could keep their jobs and livelihoods intact.”

Entergy’s plans to close the FitzPatrick nuclear power plant has shaken residents in Scriba – a community that relies on the plant’s hundreds of jobs.

A state-backed survey soliciting detailed critiques of the Common Core has drawn responses that are largely supportive of the standards, according to the state Education Department.

State Regents are weighing a proposed $2.4 billion hike in school aid for the coming year – the biggest potential increase since the 2008 economic downturn – partly as a means of helping districts cope with a looming freeze on property taxes.

Long Island could lose nearly 23,400 jobs and pay $54.4 million more in property taxes if the state minimum wage is raised to $15 per hour, according to a new study from the Long Island Association.

The de Blasio administration began its latest campaign to warn New Yorkers about the dangers of synthetic marijuana, with new advertisements in homeless shelters, at bus stops and on phone kiosks saying that the drug is “zero percent marijuana and 100 percent dangerous.”

A new effort in the South Bronx aims to reduce teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases by helping fathers and sons talk openly at home about sex.

New York officials overpaid nearly $5 million to a Manhattan hospital after an 8-year-old Medicaid patient died, then demanded a “shocking” refund from the child’s family to fix their accounting error, new court papers show.

A New York company that makes tree-shaped automotive air fresheners has claimed that an Ohio company has infringed on its design.

De Blasio walked into a buzz saw of criticism after announcing the creation of a privately funded group to spruce up Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.

Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide Huma Abedin said her boss is “often confused” and needs plenty of guidance to understand the schedule, according to fresh emails from the candidate’s time as secretary of state released yesterday.

Members of the Senate Democratic leadership have raised questions about an inquiry led by Sen. Charles Grassley into Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, highlighting what one staff member called a “fishy” coincidence: that a former aide to Grassley now works for the State Department’s inspector general.

Onondaga County could be doubling its income if County Executive Joanie Mahoney had picked another company to manage three of its parking lots in downtown Syracuse, Comptroller Bob Antonacci said.

A decade after the City of Buffalo stopped funding Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, Mayor Byron Brown is giving the BNE $50,000 to help promote the city as a good spot for retailers, housing and medical development.

Emerson School of Hospitality, a Buffalo high school known for feeding the public as much as educating students, has set out to replicate its recipe for success.

Yogi Berra will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House announced. It is the highest honor a U.S. civilian can receive. Other honorees include: Hall of Fame centerfielder Willie Mays; the late New York Rep. Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress; Barbra Streisand; Steven Spielberg; composer Stephen Sondheim; violinist Itzhak Perlman; Gloria and Emilio Estefan; and James Taylor.

An outside review of allegations of mismanagement at Carnegie Hall has concluded that while its executive and artistic director, Clive Gillinson, clashed with the hall’s former chairman, financier Ronald O. Perelman, Mr. Gillinson didn’t prevent the board of trustees from exercising proper oversight, Carnegie officials said.