Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, agreed to cooperate with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, as part of a deal in which he pleaded guilty to reduced charges stemming from consulting work he did for pro-Russia political forces in Ukraine.

A woman, who has not come forward publicly, is accusing U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of assaulting her when they were in high school in the early 1980s, according to a source familiar with the allegations, which were relayed in a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein earlier this summer.

The woman alleged that, during an encounter at a party, Kavanaugh held her down and attempted to force himself on her. She also claimed Kavanaugh and a classmate of his, both of whom had been drinking, turned up music to conceal the sound of her protests, and that Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand.

Kavanaugh “categorically” denies these allegations.

Voter turnout in the Democratic gubernatorial primary election was more than double what it was 2014 — with more than 1.5 million voters casting ballots across the state. All told, nearly 27% of registered active Democrats went to the polls.

Cynthia Nixon drew 512,585 votes, at last count, in the primary against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, nearly tripling the number of votes that Zephyr Teachout received in the 2014 primary. But Nixon was trounced, by almost the identical percentage that Teachout lost by four years ago.

Edward-Isaac Dovere: “It turns out that campaigning through the sets of ‘The Late Show’ and ‘The Daily Show,’ while insisting your candidacy isn’t about being a celebrity or seeking national attention, isn’t effective.”

Hours before the polls closed last night for the Democratic state attorney general primary, Republican candidate Keith Wofford kicked off a hefty $3.25 million statewide television ad campaign.

Former top Cuomo aide Joe Percoco wants you to know he’s sorry for soliciting more than $300,000 in bribes from two companies with business before the state. He said so in a letter late yesterday – the same day as his ex-boss fended off a primary challenge – to U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni of the Southern District of New York – who is set to sentence him next Thursday.

A mayor and two former government officials in Puerto Rico face public corruption charges in separate cases that involve a total of $8 million in federal and local funds, authorities said.

Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s ex-campaign manager Bradley Tusk on Cuomo’s old school approach – which was very successful – to this primary campaign: “I would argue his view of the world is fairly outdated. But in terms of executing that approach, he’s as good as it gets.”

New York primary voters who tossed out a group of Democratic state senators in yesterday election sent a clear message to their party: There’s no room to work with Republicans in Albany in the age of Donald Trump.

SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson, heading into her 2nd year as leader of the 64-campus system, is focused on making college possible for more students, boosting completion of degrees and building a talented and sufficient workforce.

Erie County GOP Chair Nick Langworthy says he will work with the seven other GOP county chairs from NY-27 at a state committee meeting in Albany on Tuesday to perhaps finalize the date they’ll select someone to run in Rep. Chris Collins’ place.

Democratic state AG primary winner Tish James, the NYC public advocate, did not carry a single upstate county, but won anyway due to a strong showing in NYC.

Nearly four years ago, state Assemblywoman Addie Jenne tried to get money from a not-for-profit for a man she now describes as a “close friend,” who now faces a variety of criminal charges resulting from an alleged burglary.

Mount Vernon Vernon Richard Thomas appeared in Westchester County Court today on charges of grand larceny and making false statements.

Elisa Streeter, an evening anchor who has been a mainstay at WTEN News10 ABC in Albany for more than 30 years, is retiring at the end of the year.

The three leading local media companies serving the five boroughs of New York City along with Long Island and Westchester have now become one.

The New York State Canal Corp. is preparing for possibly heavy rainfall from Hurricane Florence next week.

The Diocese of Buffalo has hired a new communications director.

The European paradox is alive and well.