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

President Donald Trump receives his daily intelligence briefing in the morning, then greets and participates in a bilateral working lunch with the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In the afternoon, after the Uzbekistan president departs, Trump will participate in a photo opportunity with the White House News Photographers Association award recipients, and host the California Sanctuary State Roundtable.

The state Legislature is in session, and interviews for potential short-term replacement AGs continue in the morning.

At 8:20 a.m., Dutchess County Executive and GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro will be a guest on the Keeler Show WIBX 950 AM.

At 9 a.m., state legislators and survivors of solitary confinement unveil a replica solitary confinement cell and call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to spend 24 hours in solitary confinement, Legislative Office Building, Albany.

At 9:45 a.m., Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor launches a public petition to deny parole to cop killer Anthony Bottom, Assembly Lobby, third floor, state Capitol, Albany.

At 11 a.m., the state Senate is in session, Senate Chambers, state Capitol, Albany.

Also at 11 a.m., NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and Councilwomen Carlina Rivera and Helen Rosenthal announce a new initiative to help level the playing field for women, Blue Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

At noon, PEF holds an informational picket and press conference to highlight the severe long-term shortage of healthcare workers at Stony Brook University Medical Center, 101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook.

Also at noon, Sens. Chris Jacobs and Rob Ortt hold a public hearing on the third party financing of lawsuits, Van Buren Hearing Room, (Hearing Room A), LOB, Albany.

Also at noon, advocates will join Food Allergy Research & Education to raise awareness and support for several bills that address different aspects of the inclusion, safety, and emergency preparedness for New Yorkers with food allergies, LCA Room (130), LOB, Albany.

Also at noon, NYC Councilman Rafael Espinal holds a press conference to launch the 12th Annual Dance Parade and Festival, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 2 p.m., NYC Public Advocate Letitia James makes an announcement, Brooklyn Historical Society Great Hall, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn.

At 6 p.m., Queens Rep. Joseph Crowley holds a night of action, Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Queens.

Also at 6 p.m., State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia will make remarks during the “Saving Lives Through Education” forum on mental health education, Jacobi Conference Center, Building 4, 2nd Floor, 1400 Pelham Parkway South, the Bronx.

Also at 6 p.m., NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza will attend the Haitian Creole Family Conference, a native language conference that provides families with resources and information in an interactive and culturally responsive environment, Erasmus High School Educational Campus, 911 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn.

At 6:30 p.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and McCray will attend the opening night of the 25th Annual New York African Film Festival, Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St., Manhattan.

At 7 p.m., actress Rosie O’Donnell holds a fundraiser for congressional candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley, 44½ Hell’s Kitchen, 626 10th Ave., Manhattan.

At 8 p.m., LG Kathy Hochul is a guest on “Capital Tonight.” (Interview will be pre-taped).

At 8:25 p.m., Hochul delivers remarks at the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation Gala, Russo’s on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach, Queens.


Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA, appeared to have secured the votes to be confirmed after she declared the agency should not have undertaken its interrogation program in which Qaeda detainees were tortured after the Sept. 11 attacks – something she refused to do at her confirmation hearing last week.

Trump and his legal team are planning to use the one-year anniversary this week of Robert Mueller’s appointment to ratchet up pressure on the special counsel to close his investigation, according to former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Jay Goldberg, a longtime lawyer for Trump who represented the president during his 1992 divorce from Ivana Trump, said the president should not have hired Giuliani.

Trump met a deadline to file his annual ethics statement – a document that could shed light on his net worth and his financial relationship with Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress.

A senior North Korean official said Pyongyang isn’t interested in a summit with the U.S. focused solely on denuclearization and accused Washington of trying to “impose on our dignified state the destiny of Libya or Iraq.”

The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general will launch another investigation into Scott Pruitt’s use of multiple email accounts.

A state representative, an Air Force veteran and two high-powered lawyers — all women — won Democratic House primaries yesterday in Pennsylvania, where a record number of women ran for House seats in a year of intense political enthusiasm among female Democrats.

Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which were among four states holding primaries.

With political leaders and editorial boards recommending that she serve out the remainder of former state AG Eric Schneiderman’s term, which ends in December, the acting AG and former state solicitor general, Barbara Underwood, seemed the prohibitive favorite to get the Legislature’s approval as interviews got underway yesterday.

“It’s an understatement to say that none of us expected to be here today for this purpose, but we are here after deeply disturbing allegations that stunned me and many others and that caused the prior attorney general to resign,” Underwood said. “The result is that this office is vacant at a critical time for our state.”

NYC City Advocate Letitia “Tish” James has decided to run for state attorney general. She began telling people of her plans in recent days, created a statewide campaign committee on Tuesday, and is set to hold a kickoff rally today.

James, an attorney with a degree from Howard University, is expected to face a crowded Democratic field in the Sept. 13 primary. But she won’t have to contend with Rep. Kathleen Rice, of Long Island, who announced she would be running for re-election instead of AG this fall.

Faced with fresh evidence of the racial disparity in marijuana enforcement across New York City, Manhattan’s district attorney said he will largely stop prosecuting people for possessing or smoking marijuana.

The move by District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. came the same day that Mayor Bill de Blasio promised that the city’s police department would overhaul its marijuana enforcement policies in the next 30 days. Brooklyn’s district attorney also said he would scale back prosecutions.

Legal pot could be a $3 billion industry in New York — and pour up to $772 million in tax money into state and city coffers, according to a new report by NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office.

De Blasio compared Trump’s policies to the wolf at New York’s door in a meeting last night with Democratic lawmakers in D.C.

A federal prosecutor told jurors during closing statements in the bribery case against former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano that his relationship with corrupt businessman Harendra Singh was “not a friendship,” but rather a :”business.”

A federal judge rejected ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s long-shot request to throw out all charges against him, effectively clearing the way for his case to go to trial.

Mount Vernon Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, who chairs the Racing and Wagering Committee, said he wants to bring back NYC’s scandal-scarred Off Track Betting Corp. as part of any deal to legalize sports betting following Monday’s US Supreme Court ruling.

A bill being drafted in the NYC Council could sound a death knell for online home-sharing services in the Big Apple, by requiring Airbnb and its competitors to provide the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement with the addresses of all their listings.

A prime suspect in last year’s WikiLeaks breach has been identified – a 29-year-old former CIA software engineer who had designed malware used to break into the computers of terrorism suspects and other targets – but was charged with possessing child porn, not for this.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon upped the rhetorical ante with a promise to impanel a new Moreland Commission, a century-old mechanism that lets the governor “examine and investigate” almost any part of state government, on the very first day of her very first term (if she wins).

After a sticky, summer-like day, a powerful front bore down on the Tri-State Area, bringing with it rain, hail, and heavy wind. The inclement weather was also blamed for at least two deaths due to fallen trees in Orange County.

The storms produced widespread wind damage from upstate New York through the metro area, and across Long Island and Connecticut, snarling train service and knocking out power to tens of thousands of people.

Cuomo declared a state of emergency in Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, and Sullivan Counties as they continue to recover from several severe thunderstorms, and deployed 125 members of the New York National Guard to further assist communities with recovery efforts.

Cuomo put off a planned trip to Israel amid ongoing violence on the Gaza border, and a spokeswoman said he would travel there “in the coming weeks” when the situation has improved.

The governor announced that state agencies will expand tick-control programs, widen efforts to educate people about tick-borne diseases, and even develop better tests for the diseases, which are difficult to diagnose.

Bills in the state Assembly and Senate to restore the Tappan Zee name to new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge are moving forward and could reach the floor in their chambers by the end of May.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made her first visit to a New York City school while in office, touring an Orthodox Jewish school for girls on the Upper East Side. She plans to see a boys’ yeshiva today, and her decision to skip public schools in the nation’s largest district upset some public-school advocates.

Evidence in the case against alleged sex cult leader Keith Raniere and his accused sidekick, “Smallville” actress Allison Mack, will include not only victims of sex trafficking and forced labor but of “human smuggling” and “alien harboring” as well.

School budget votes are in. Get them here, here and here.

A proposal in front of the Syracuse Common Council this week would provide body cameras for 100 city cops this year, free of charge.

The Erie County Water Authority ranked eighth worst among the 88 largest water providers in the country on a customer satisfaction report by J.D. Power. The Water Authority’s ranking has fallen each year for the last three years that this customer survey has been conducted.

The MTA has found its voice, and she is Queens native Velina Mitchell. Officials have picked one of their own, an announcer at the Rail Control Center, to be the newest transit oracle.

Rachel Niegelberg, of Trumansburg, had to settle for second place in the semifinal game of this year’s “Jeopardy” Teachers Tournament broadcast last night.

Health officials in suburban New York say they’ve confirmed that the illness that shut down a Westchester County diner last week was the highly contagious norovirus.

Although Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding will take place Saturday at Windsor Castle oceans away, there is an upstate connection: The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, who was ordained in Buffalo, will join two British ministers in officiating the service.

RIP Mary Sansone, the 101-year-old maverick Italian godmother of New York politics who founded the New Era Democratic Club in Brooklyn with her husband, Zachary, and created the Coalition of Italian-American Organizations. She passed away Monday.