North Korea abruptly postponed high-level talks with South Korea to protest a joint South Korean-United States Air Force drill, and warned that the historic summit meeting between North Korea’s leader and President Trump next month could be jeopardized.

Uber and Lyft no longer will require people who have filed cases alleging sexual assault or rape against the ride-hailing companies or its drivers to take their claims to forced arbitration.

Trump gave an update on first lady Melania Trump’s health, saying he expects she’ll be out of the hospital by the end of the week.

A person familiar with the thinking of former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says he’s mulling an AG run as an independent, free from ties to either the Republicans or the Democrats.

Cynthia Nixon vowed to convene a Moreland Commission to investigate government corruption if elected — the latest in a slew of examples that she is using her campaign for governor to advance policy proposals that troll her primary opponent, Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

As opponents of a proposed trash incinerator in the Finger Lakes region rallied at the state Capitol, Cuomo announced he is not in favor of the project and is confident a state siting board will reject it.

According to former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Trump is eating his hamburgers with only half a bun in the interest of cutting calories. (For the record, Giuliani not only approves, but sometimes does the same thing himself).

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said the NYPD would have a plan within 30 days to slash arrests for marijuana possession, though he did not provide any details about how enforcement would change.

Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is still mulling a potential run for governor.

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is asking fellow investors in Wynn Resorts to vote their shares for the NY pension fund’s request that the company disclose its direct and indirect political spending, which will be voted on at Wynn’s annual meeting tomorrow.

Officials reiterated their position that a morbid joke an aide made about Arizona Sen. John McCain is not the sort of thing that warrants an apology. This decision led some to wonder what sort of situation would.

Former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto “traded their office for money, plain and simple,” a federal prosecutor said in closing arguments marking the tail-end of the one-time elected leaders’ 10-week-old corruption trial.

Mike Bloomberg has plopped down $1.5 million to help elect former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as California’s next governor, giving the money to a pro-charter school PAC.

This year more than 29 million people will die without a known clear cause – a real-life, real-world problem that billionaire philanthropist Bloomberg wants fixed.

Former FBI Director James Comey told the Long Island Association that Trump is unethical, saying the president, who fired him a year ago last week, only makes decisions based on, “What does this do for me. How does it help me get what I want.”

Washington County Democrat Don Boyajian is ending his NY-21 bid and launching a campaign for the state Assembly in the 107th Dsitrict, according to his campaign.

The Associated Press unveiled a new project to supplant traditional exit polling — beginning with the 2018 midterm elections – by combining traditional, probability-based polling with an online, opt-in survey of voters in targeted states.

A Nassau judge ordered the former North Hempstead Democratic chairman Gerard Terry jailed while he awaits sentencing for tax fraud next month.

RIP Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist and novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattan’s moneyed status-seekers. He died today in a Manhattan hospital at the age of 88.

Former NYC Councilman Dan Garodnick has a new job.

Geraldo Rivera and his brother are boating on the Erie Canal. (Yes, you read that right).