The U.S. dropped the “mother of all bombs” — the largest conventional bomb in the American arsenal — on an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan today, the Pentagon said, unleashing a munition so massive that it had to be dropped from the rear of a cargo plane.

Trump signed legislation aimed at cutting off federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other groups that perform abortions, a move cheered by conservatives who have clamored to impose curbs on reproductive rights.

Florida health inspectors found more than a dozen violations at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago during a Jan. 26 check of the Palm Beach, Florida estate.

Police officials believe Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam committed suicide, though an investigation into her sudden death is continuing.

The state Appellate Division’s Third Department has upheld a lower court ruling denying an East Rochester man’s request that the state annul the de facto ban on the natural gas drilling technique known as hydrofracking

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are petitioning the FDA to ban a chemical that’s likely to cause cancer from consumer and kid’s products like shampoo, shower gels and lotions.

In a surprise appearance at Rep. Adriano Espaillat’s town hall in Washington Heights last night, Schumer vowed to battle Trump’s plans to ramp up security along the southern border and to aggressively prosecute those who enter the country without authorization – moves the senator asserted would break apart families.

Sen. John DeFrancisco says a task force on improving the state fair didn’t include a $15 million gondola among its recommendations to the governor, though that’s now being planned.

Rep. Claudia Tenney, who ended her first successful campaign for Congress with $252,000 in debt, has started the new year by raising $275,000, her campaign said today.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who has not always seen eye-to-eye with Cuomo, will not seek re-election in 2018

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said in a recent interview that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton should be doing “visible charitable work” during her time off the public stage.

Clinton aide Huma Abedin is reportedly seeking $2 million for a book about her failed marriage to former Rep. Anthony Weiner and her role in the 2016 campaign.

A sculptor is suing Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan for moving his bronze re-creation of a huge sycamore tree that once stood in the churchyard.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren opted not to run for president in 2016 in part because her husband warned her the race would be far more grueling than her 2012 Senate bid, she writes in a book scheduled for release Tuesday.

Demonstrators protesting immigration policy outside Trump Tower were arrested.

The Hempstead Town Board will hold a public hearing on April 25 to hear residents’ thoughts on raising the legal age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21 in the town. If the change is approved, the town could become the second in Nassau County to take this action.

After he was victorious in keeping his position of village justice in Lake Placid – a position that voters recently chose not to dissolve – William Hulshoff is asking for a major raise.