Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public events announced as of yet.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray are in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the Somos Conference.

At 9 a.m., the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be cut down at the home of Shirley Figueroa and Lissette Gutierrez in Wallkill.

At 11 a.m., Queens Borough President Melinda Katz hosts her annual Veterans Day observance ceremony, Helen Marshall Cultural Center, Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Queens.

Also at 11 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul delivers remarks at the grand opening of the Aurora Village Addiction Treatment Facility for Women, 6298 Inducon Dr., East Sanborn.

At 2 p.m., Hochul announces the expansion of the eWIC Nutrition Program for Women and Children Wegmans, 1955 Empire Blvd., Webster.

Also at 2 p.m., community activist Tony Herbert kicks off his campaign for NYC public advocate, corner of Mother Gaston Boulevard and Sutter Avenue, Brooklyn.

At 3:30 p.m., NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez attends the Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City ceremony to commemorate the expansion of its mentoring program in Washington Heights, P.S. 173 Harbor Heights, 306 Fort Washington Ave., Manhattan.

At 5 p.m., MoveOn holds a protest demanding that the acting US AG, Matthew Whitaker, recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation, Times Square, Manhattan.

At 6 p.m., Assemblyman Dan Quart and New York City Councilman Keith Powers host the panel, “Should we Bail on Bail?”, P.S. 198 The Straus School, 1700 Third Ave., Manhattan.

Also at 6 p.m., de Blasio will deliver remarks at Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie’s Soros conference Welcome Reception: A Night at the Museum, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, 299 Avenida José de Diego, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Also at 6 p.m., IndivisibleNY19 members plan to hold a protest outside outgoing Republican Rep. John Faso’s office to protest the firing of US AG Jeff Sessions, 721 Broadway, Kingston.

At 7 p.m., Assemblywoman Amy Paulin speaks at the Compassion & Choices NY partners event, “Choices & Conversations at Life’s End,” JCC of Mid-Westchester, 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale.


A defiant President Trump vowed to go after Democrats who said they would launch a number of investigations against him after gaining control of the House in the midterm elections, saying “two can play that game.”

At the president’s request, Attorney General Jeff Sessions tendered his long-expected resignation in a letter delivered via Chief of Staff John Kelly.

A day after Democrats recaptured the House, Representative Nancy Pelosi, the longtime party leader, promised to work with Trump and Senate Republicans on issues where they could agree, while vowing the new majority would assert itself when necessary. But the firing of Sessions tested her resolve.

Congressional Democrats warned of a “constitutional crisis” if Trump’s ouster of Sessions in any way affects the Russia probe being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general, is a GOP insider and former U.S. Attorney from Iowa who made two failed bids for public office and has openly criticized Mueller.

Pelosi declared that she was confident that her newly ascendant colleagues would elect her speaker, as she moved aggressively to hold off a challenge to her leadership that could fracture the party. Oddly, she has Trump’s support, despite what he may have said on the campaign trail.

There were historic firsts across the country on Tuesday night, as voters chose from a set of candidates that was among the most diverse ever to run in the United States. Native American, Muslim and African-American women, and L.G.B.T. candidates, were among those who broke barriers.

Queens Democratic Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to the House at the age of 29, is preparing to enter the establishment, but hopes not to be changed by it.

As many as 11 people – including an officer – were shot late yesterday when a suspect opened fire in a crowded Southern California bar.

The Trump administration accused CNN reporter Jim Acosta of “placing his hands on a young woman” – a White House intern – and yanked his credentials after he refused to turn over the microphone during a testy press conference with the president.

Acosta called the accusation a lie,” and his fellow White House press corps members immediately came to his defense.

Trump refused to answer a follow-up question from Acosta, who persisted in his attempt to ask the president about the Russia investigation into interference in the 2016 presidential election, calling the reporter a “rude, terrible person” after he yanked the mic back from the intern who tried to take it from him.

Singer John Legend ripped Trump for his performance during his first media appearance following the midterms, calling the president a “f—ing embarrassment.”

Twitter users, including many journalists, were quick to challenge White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ claim that Acosta had touched the intern, slamming the White House’s decision to yank the reporter’s press credentials.

Fans are roasting Beyoncé for her 11th-hour endorsement of Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke on Tuesday, with some even blaming her for the Texas Democrat’s loss to Sen. Ted Cruz.

Longtime members of New York’s congressional delegation are about to cash in on the Democratic takeover of the House.

A day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo won re-election to a third term, he and frequent political foe NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is a lame duck due to term limits, sought to publicly tamp down their tensions.

Cuomo won just six out of 50 counties Upstate: Albany, Erie, Monroe, Onondaga, Tompkins and Ulster, while his Republican opponent, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, carried 44 counties Upstate, plus three Downstate counties: Dutchess, Orange and Putnam.

After years of battling with the Senate Republicans, de Blasio hailed the Democratic takeover of the chamber in Albany as a “whole new ballgame,” specifically mentioning election and campaign finance reforms as well as “finally getting a solution for the MTA.”

Cuomo said he doesn’t expect Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who will become the first woman ever to head a New York state legislative conference, and her fellow Democrats will make the same mistake of forgetting their suburban and upstate members like their predecessors did a decade ago the last time they controlled the chamber.

The governor vowed to move quickly to pass reforms blocked by Republicans: tighter ethics laws, early voting, the Dream Act, gun safety legislation and strengthening the state’s abortion law.

Perhaps most notably, Cuomo said he would close the so-called LLC loophole, which allows almost unlimited amounts of cash to flow to campaigns — including his own — through multiple limited liability companies.

Cuomo also threw down the gauntlet to state lawmakers, saying: “Legislative jobs should be full time…with restrictions on outside income.” (It’s possible this could be linked to the first legislative pay raise since January 1999).

Despite moving to the left during the campaign, Cuomo said he will continue to govern as a centrist. “We are going to be the most aggressive state in terms of progressive measures and the most intelligent and aggressive in terms of economic development, etc.,” he said. “I’ll put my economic record against any Republican and I’ll put my progressive record against any Democrat. And that will continue.”

Senate Republicans are already discussing who will replace outgoing Majority Leader John Flanagan as head of their smaller, minority conference – it will likely be someone from upstate, and Binghamton Sen. Fred Akshar has been mentioned.

Sen. Simcha Felder, the conservative Brooklyn Democrat who was the swing vote that kept Republicans in charge of the evenly-split Senate, is no longer all-powerful. He declined to comment on his future plans.

De Blasio acknowledged a potential new Amazon headquarters in Long Island City will put pressure on infrastructure and transportation, but said the benefits outweigh any potential problems.

Queens Sen. Mike Gianaris, who represents Long Island City and will soon become the second most powerful Democrat in the Senate, said he would oppose giving “gobs of money” to Amazon to open a headquarters there.

Google is reportedly planning a major expansion in New York City, adding space for more than 12,000 additional workers – an amount nearly double the search giant’s current staffing in the city.

Cuomo’s spokesman Richard Azzopardi confirmed that state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos is planning to leave the job he has held since 2015. Prior to his appointment, Seggos advised the governor on environmental policy as his deputy secretary for the environment.

One day after the election, highway crews began removing many of the controversial I Love NY highway signs as part of the state’s deal with federal highway regulators to avoid a $14 million penalty.

The de Blasio administration revealed its long-awaited waste franchising proposal, ushering in what could be the most significant reform of the city’s commercial waste industry since the 1990s — when a city-led commission began removing organized crime from the industry.

Nearly every private garbage truck inspected by the NYPD during a week-long crackdown had to be taken off the streets over dangerous infractions, officials said.

The head of New York City’s Board of Elections, Michael Ryan, defended his agency, saying long waits on Election Day were the result of high turnout that reached presidential election year levels, voting machines on their last legs and two-page ballots.

Ryan admitted there are no assurances that future voting — including a 2020 presidential race with likely epic turnout — would go any smoother than the this week’s debacle of monster lines, busted machines and late polling-site openings.

New Yorkers voted in greater numbers on Tuesday than they did in the 2014 midterms, but turnout fell well short of Election Day 2016.

NY-27 Democrat Nathan McMurray continued to press his challenge against Republican Rep. Chris Collins of Clarence, insisting that outstanding ballots will decide the close race that the Democrat appeared to concede only 17 hours earlier.

McMurray has called for a recount, but what effect, if any, will that request have on what happens now? At this point, there won’t be any changes to what the Erie County Board of Elections does, which is the process it undertakes in the wake of every election, Republican Elections Commissioner Ralph M. Mohr said.

There appears to be no doubt that the surge of voter interest in this midterm election, combined with a contentious Assembly contest in a large swath of the district, heavily contributed to apparently preserving the NY-27 seat for the GOP.

NY-22 Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney and her Democratic opponent, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, prepared for an election battle that may last an additional week or more as the number of absentee ballots cast in the race continued to grow.

Almost no Republicans appeared immune to the Northeast’s shifting political winds, no mater how they positioned themselves.

The unexpected victory of Max Rose in NY-11, which encompasses Staten Island and a sliver of southern Brooklyn, now means that the current president cannot count a single Republican in the House from New York, the city that invented him.

Lawyers for the New York attorney general got a dressing-down from a Manhattan state judge for seeking his recusal in a climate-change securities fraud suit against Exxon Mobil Corp.

Incumbent Michael “Mickey” P. Kearns claimed victory over endorsed Democrat Angela Marinucci in the race for Erie County Clerk, but county Democrats have not conceded the race.

Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon said he is accepting resumes from individuals hoping to be appointed county comptroller, assuming that current Comptroller Bob Antonacci leaves Jan. 1 to become a state senator.

More than 500 write-in votes were cast in the race for 1st Ward councilman in Lackawanna, but it probably won’t be enough for anyone to catch Democrat John Ingram, who tallied nearly 90 percent of the vote in Election Day polling.

The seizure-prone Staten Island woman who had been charged with fatally striking two Park Slope kids in a crosswalk left behind a suicide note saying she couldn’t “do this anymore,” law enforcement sources told The NY Post.

The investigation of the 2014 police chokehold death of Eric Garner has dragged on for so long that witnesses, including the city medical examiner, don’t remember their grand jury testimony in the case, according to a new court filing.

A de Blasio donor on trial for allegedly bribing cops was profiting off his powerful connections, including charging a family money to facilitate getting a relative out of jail, a witness testified.

Meet the man who scouts for the Christmas tree that graces Rockefeller Center every holiday season.

A jury has been selected for the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord known as “El Chapo.” Seven women and five men were selected Wednesday as jurors in the case against Joaquin Guzman. The trial is set to begin Nov. 13 with opening statements in federal court in Brooklyn.

Anti-Semitic attacks are increasing even as other crime in New York City continues to drop, police said.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran will veto amendments to her 2019 budget after a state Supreme Court justice denied her request for a temporary order to stop the spending plan from taking effect, her spokesman said.

The NYC correction officer union is demanding an investigation into the teenage Rikers inmate who was caught on camera wailing on a guard and then bailed out just a week later.

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani is grimacing at the idea of continuing to pay support for his estranged wife, Judith — insisting that he’s tapped out because he’s working pro bono as Trump’s lawyer.

A Columbia University fraternity brother is suing over his expulsion from the Ivy League school amid accusations he raped a female student — claiming he shouldn’t be held accountable because he was too drunk.

Niskayuna school officials faced questions from a packed auditorium of parents and students, some yelling through frustrated tears, at the high school after two lockdowns that were prompted by threatening notes this week.

Tesla Inc. named Australia telecommunications official Robyn Denholm as its new chairman, replacing Chief Executive Elon Musk as the head of the board with a relative outsider who will face the difficult task of overseeing the maverick billionaire.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and city Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder are feuding over a pig roast.

It remains unclear exactly where it’ll fall, but there’s potential for “significant lake snows” in Western New York as early as next week, the National Weather Service said.