A former top adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign pleaded guilty to fraud and lying to investigators in the special counsel inquiry into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and will cooperate with the investigation.

The White House went on lockdown today after a vehicle struck a security barrier near the iconic building, the Secret Service said.

As teachers returned today to a high school where a shooter killed 17 people, Florida’s governor, Republican Rick Scott, proposed banning the sale of firearms to anyone younger than 21 as part of a three-point plan to prevent gun violence.

Gov. Rick Scott and top state lawmakers proposed the most significant move toward gun control in Florida in decades, in defiance of the NRA, though some of their ideas fell short of what student advocates pleaded for after one of the deadliest school shootings in American history.

Following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, 71 percent of Americans, including 58 percent of gun owners, agree the laws governing the sale of firearms need to be stricter, according to a new Marist poll. This is up from 64 percent in October 2017.

Trump disparaged the armed sheriff’s deputy who was present during the Florida shooting but stayed outside the building, calling him a coward.

Trump took a thinly veiled swipe at cancer-stricken Arizona Sen. John McCain during a speech at an annual gathering of conservatives — without mentioning him by name.

Citigroup is preparing to issue $330 million in refunds after the bank discovered it had overcharged nearly two million credit card accounts on their annual interest rates, a spokeswoman said.

A state Assembly delegation, on a mission to Israel this week, came under attack by Palestinian protesters while visiting Ramallah yesterday. The group was mistakenly identified as an official U.S. delegation.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. will be imposing new sanctions on Russia within weeks.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, is featured on a billboard looming above Times Square.

Cuomo wants you to be able to take the train – Metro-North, specifically – to Woodbury Common.

Former Rep. Richard Hanna unloaded on the woman who holds his old House seat, Rep. Claudia Tenney, saying she is a “pariah to the Republican Party” and has “made herself a Democratic fundraiser” with her controversial views and comments.

Thanks to a consortium of public radio stations, Gothamist is coming back.

Gothamist’s sister New York news site DNAinfo, which had a more straight-news focus than the often irony-laced take of Gothamist, is not coming back, though WNYC will maintain its archives.

Cuomo was miffed over the City of Newburgh’s decision to put the state on notice of a civil lawsuit of its contaminated water in Washington Lake,
saying the focus should be on the polluters, most notably, the federal government.

Sake, a Japanese drink brewed from rice, will be manufactured in a new $28 million brewery in Hyde Park, near Poughkeepsie.

A recent study from Seedo, which manufactures a plant cultivation device, found that more pot is consumed in New York than in any other city on earth.