Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public events scheduled.

The jury is deliberating in the retrial on federal corruption charges of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

President Donald Trump late this morning attends a roundtable with automaker CEOs. In the afternoon, he will deliver remarks on lowering drug prices, after which he will meet with the Secretary of State.

At 8:30 a.m., Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. hosts the 20th Annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast, featuring keynote speaker state Department of Financial Services Superintendent Maria Vullo, Villa Barone Manor, 737 Throgs Neck Expressway, the Bronx. (LG Kathy Hochul will also attend and speak).

At 10 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio appears live on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show,” and takes questions from listeners.

At 11 a.m., Rep. Nydia Velázquez attends the Cypress Hills Local Development Corp.’s ribbon-cutting, 137 Jamaica Ave., Brooklyn.

Also at 11 a.m., Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, CUNY Chancellor James Milliken and others speak at the CUNY School of Law commencement, Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Queens.

Also at 11 a.m., Assemblywoman Monica Wallace and Mary Travers Murphy, executive director of the Family Justice Center, discuss bills passed by the state Assembly to empower domestic violence victims to leave their abuser, Family Justice Center, Main Court Building, 438 Main St., Suite 201, Buffalo.

At 11:05 a.m., Dutchess County Executive and GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro is a guest on Melody Burns radio show, Talk 1300 & 98.7 FM.

At 11:30 a.m., Westchester County Executive George Latimer, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and others discuss the county’s efforts around the recently passed Crohn’s and Colitis Fairness Act, Hastings Tea Room, 245 Main St., White Plains.

At noon, NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza will visit a dual language Mandarin class, participate in a mindful meditation session, and surprise a Big Apple Award winner at PS 163 in Queens, 159-01 59th Ave.

Also at noon, Assemblywoman Didi Barrett tours the Hawthorne Valley Farm in Ghent and announces a grant to help the farm procure a new yogurt filler machine. 327 Co Rd 21C, Ghent.

At 12:30 p.m., Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, Rep. Carolyn Maloney and others host a luncheon honoring three notable Queens women, George’s Restaurant, Kaufman-Astoria Studios, 3412 36th St., Queens.

Also at 12:30 p.m., Army Veteran Max Rose, a Staten Islander and Democratic Candidate in NY-11, will unveil his plan to defeat the opioid and heroin epidemic that has plagued Staten Island, South Brooklyn, and the rest of the country, sidewalk outside of 57 Bay St., Staten Island.

At 1:30 p.m., Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Nydia Velázquez, NYC Councilman Carlos Menchaca and others celebrate the reactivation of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, Sunset Park Waterfront, 81 39th St., Brooklyn.

At 2 p.m., NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, state Sen. Brian Kavanagh, Assemblywoman Deborah Glick and others cut the ribbon on the newly reconstructed Father Fagan Park, 190 Sixth Ave., Manhattan.

Also at 2 p.m., Hochul delivers remarks at the Hill-Rom/Welch Allyn expanded facility ribbon cutting ceremony, 4341 State Street Rd., Skaneateles Falls.

At 6 p.m., Molinaro will be attending the Monroe County Conservative Dinner, Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 Main St., Rochester.

At 7 p.m., NYC Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr., state Sen. Luis Sepulveda and others celebrate the Eighth Abrazo Garifuna Banquet in New York, Maestro’s Caterers, 1703 Bronxdale Ave., the Bronx.


A White House official made light of Arizona Sen. John McCain’s battle with brain cancer during an internal meeting, saying his opinion on the president’s pick tp lead the CIA “doesn’t matter (because) he’s dying anyway.”

President Trump announced in a tweet that he will meet face-to-face with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore next month – on June 12, specifically.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney supports the revival of enhanced interrogation programs that allowed the use of torture in the wake of the Sept. 11th attacks.

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani resigned from his law firm after his partners got fed up with his bloviating defense of Trump during a series of over-the-top media appearances.

The defense attorney for former state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman predicted that her client would avoid prosecution despite the abuse charges leveled by four women.

“Eric appreciates the serious allegations that have been made against him and we will respond to them appropriately at the proper time,” read the brief statement from lawyer Isabelle Kirshner. “While we are confident that this investigation will result in no criminal charges, should charges be brought, we intend to defend our client vigorously.”

Her statement was released shortly after Nassau County DA Madeline Singas, appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to act as special prosecutor and investigate Schneiderman, promised to leave “no stone unturned” in her investigation of the ex-AG, a two-term Democrat whose hopes for a third term disappeared as the scandal exploded.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. dropped his objections to having a special prosecutor take over his investigation Schneiderman, saying he lashed out at Cuomo in part because he was frustrated at losing control of the probe.

Barbara D. Underwood is seeking to remain as the state’s acting attorney general until the end of 2018 and to continue as a buffer against some of Trump’s most controversial policies. She has the governor’s support.

Though he still didn’t seem terribly happy about the turn of events, Vance pledged to support Singas in her investigation, saying, “Justice for victims of crime in Manhattan is my top priority, and it always will be,” and adding: “We’re all going to work together.”

Schneiderman had a paint-spattered maintenance worker at his swank Upper West Side apartment building run interference with the media yesterday morning as he scurried into a waiting SUV.

The state Democratic Party has given $8,900 in contributions from ​Schneiderman to a domestic-abuse charity. But the Working Families Party, which got $24,500 from the former AG, is going to use the cash to support women candidates.

Cuomo will be heading back to Israel in the near future, perhaps as early as next week, as part of a “solidarity” mission following a recent attack by Iranian forces.

The governor has already made multiple trips to Israel since he took office in January 2011, the last in March of 2017 when he visited the Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem.

In a landmark ruling, the Federal Election Commission approved a request from Liuba Grechen Shirley, a Long Island Democrat running for Congress, to use money collected from campaign donors to pay for child care services while she is campaigning.

A Manhattan judge has ordered an artist booted from her $1,500-a-month Tribeca loft and is making her pay a record-setting $185,000 fine for illegally renting it out on Airbnb.

The Share Better Education Fund, an anti-Airbnb group bankrolled largely by the hotel industry, is paying for anti-Airbnb robocalls featuring NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer.

Manhattan Democratic Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal introduced a bill that would outlaw all high school shooting sports programs in the state — including air rifle teams and archery clubs — on the premise that they feed into a gun and shooting culture that could lead to violence.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that he pressed for the renomination of attorney Kathleen Sweet to be Buffalo’s first female federal judge, but that the Trump White House insisted on nominating John L. Sinatra Jr. – a Republican being pushed by Rep. Chris Collins – for the judicial vacancy instead.

Officials at the The Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC are scrambling to come up with an extra $4 million after federal officials pulled the plug on an anticipated grant for a mental-health program already underway.

New Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s own experiences with prejudice have informed his polarizing battle against classroom segregation, he told The NY Post in an exclusive interview this week.

Donovan Richards, chairman of the NYC Council Public Safety Committee, called on the NYPD to end its refusal to release precinct-level use-of-force numbers.

Employees at the Trump Soho hotel — when it was still partly owned by the president — called a black co-worker a “monkey” and threatened her with a boxcutter, according to a 2014 lawsuit reinstated by a Manhattan appeals court.

A California man suspected of accessing and defacing numerous military, government and business websites, including that of West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center and the New York City Comptroller’s Office, was arrested on computer fraud charges.

When investigators reported in 2015 that 10,000 migrant construction workers employed at NYU’s campus in Abu Dhabi had not been paid money they were owed, and were subject to substandard working conditions, the university vowed to reimburse the workers and provide regular updates on its compliance with labor standards. Three years later, thousands of workers may still be owed millions.

The NYC Health Department said that there had been a 13 percent decrease from 2016 to 2017 in the number of kids under age 6 with blood lead levels at or below what the Centers for Disease Control considers safe.

In many quarters in NYC, the ubiquitous plastic straw has suddenly become a pariah for the harm it can do to the environment, though it hasn’t been based outright (yet), and has been replaced by a paper version.

State Senate Republicans proposed legislation that would compensate victims of child sex abuse with public money in lieu of payoffs from perpetrators or institutions where the crimes may have occurred.

Five home health aides and two nonprofit advocacy groups have sued the state Labor Department and its commissioner, Roberta Reardon, seeking to throw out the state’s emergency regulations that allow home health care aides to be paid for just 13 hours of a 24-hour shift.

Embattled but confident, Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove has begun his re-election campaign for a second term with the first goal of securing the county Republican Committee endorsement on May 19.

Mark Thomas announced that he will retire May 30 as the Western New York regional director of New York State Parks. He’s held the post since 2007. The parks’ capital facilities manager, Mark Mistretta, will succeed him.

The state has taken another step in moving SUNY Polytechnic Institute and its affiliated economic development projects past the corruption scandal that erupted under the leadership of former President and CEO Alain Kaloyeros.

It will take many years and billions of dollars to fix aging municipal sewer systems that spill sewage into waterways after it rains, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli warned.

Two Theta Tau brothers have accepted Syracuse University’s proposed punishments for their involvement with offensive videos of a fraternity event.

State agriculture officials late last month expanded the list of foods that registered home cooks can sell from their kitchens, allowing jams, breads, soup mixes, cake pops and more to be hawked online – as long as the customer also lives in New York state.

There have been two small earthquakes within 100 miles of Rochester during a five-day period, which is actually not all that unusual.

Anchor Bar, which claims to have invented Buffalo wings nearly half a century ago, is launching its first-ever location in New York City.

The state is asking residents for help this year in controlling the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species discovered for the first time in New York in 2017.

Bloomberg Philanthropies is investing $43 million in more than 200 small and midsize cultural organizations in seven cities — Atlanta; Austin, Tex.; Baltimore; Denver; New Orleans; Pittsburgh; and Washington.

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, ex-wife of disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner, has bonded with another woman whose spouse went through a high-profile sex scandal: Harvey Weinstein’s soon-to-be-ex-wife, Georgina Chapman.