President Trump lashed out at Robert Mueller in a trio of tweets, claiming he’s a “conflicted prosecutor gone rogue” and harming the “Criminal Justice System” — a day after the special counsel dumped a plea deal for Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort for lying to the feds.

U.S. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, of Texas, indicated that GOP senators could get behind voting on legislation aimed at protecting Mueller. But it would come at cost: More appointments for judges put forth by Trump.

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow fled from the White House press podium after being confronted with a difficult question about Trump’s recent decisions on Saudi Arabia.

Former U.S. Sen. Al Franken is staying silent in the face of attacks on his former colleague, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has been shunned by major Democratic donors and criticized heavily online after calling for Franken’s resignation last year in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.

The NRA, the nation’s leading gun-rights organization, saw its income drop by $55 million last year, after a record-breaking 2016 in which the group and its political affiliates spend unprecedented sums to elect Trump.

Lu Guang, an award-winning Chinese photographer and resident of New York, has gone missing while visiting China, his wife says.

Tom Arnold was questioned by the Secret Service last month for messages that could be perceived as threats against the president.

Pegula Sports & Entertainment has hired a consultant to look into stadium options for both the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres. And everything is on the table.

State Sen. Fred Akshar launched an online survey regarding Sen. Kevin Parker’s legislation that would require New Yorkers to submit to social media and search engine history checks prior to purchasing a firearm.

A private garbage hauling company that had its license temporarily suspended after killing two people now has active contracts with NYCHA and the NYC Council.

New York State Police say a trooper, Jeremy VanNostrand, has died from injuries suffered in an accident at a trooper station in the Mohawk Valley.

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the megahit Nickelodeon cartoon series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” died at the age of 57 after battling ALS.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney could lose out on a key Democratic leadership post after being hospitalized this week with a bacterial infection that his staff described as “an urgent but temporary medical condition.”

Former New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito officially announced that she is running for public advocate, launching her bid with a video promoting her progressive bona fides and accomplishments.

The company that does business as Bottini Fuel pleaded guilty to falsifying business records and agreed to pay more than $3 million in criminal restitution and civil damages, according to state officials.

Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who is mulling a 2020 White House run, was in Rhode Island to learn more about a medication assisted treatment program for opioid addiction.

Motorized e-bicycles and e-scooters would be legalized in New York City through legislation set to be introduced in the City Council tomorrow. Mayor Bill de Blasio last year launched a ticketing and confiscation blitz on the same throttle e-bikes the legislation would legalize.

State Sen. Jose Peralta, who died suddenly last week of apparent septic shock, was laid to rest this morning in Queens, the borough he represented.

Two New York State Thruway Authority toll collectors made more than double their annual earnings in overtime in 2017. They were among the 50 Thruway workers who earned the most in overtime, many over $30,000, in 2017.

Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter apologized publicly for a comment she made comparing the town’s tax increase for homeowners to “a couple of lattes at Starbucks.”

Why the communities that “lost” out on the Amazon HQ2 contest shouldn’t feel bad…

Zephyr Teachout tweeted out a photo of her new baby.