is reconsidering its plan to bring 25,000 jobs to a new campus in New York City following a wave of opposition from local politicians, according to two people familiar with the company’s thinking.

Amazon has yet to build or lease any space in Long Island City and isn’t expected to receive full approval from local governments until 2020. That makes walking back a deal relatively easy.

USA Today says losing HQ2 “would be very bad news for New York,” adding: “As prosperous as the city is, its economy remains overly dependent on financials services. Building up its thriving, but still small, tech industry would help its quest for diversification.”

“I’ve never seen a more absurd situation,” the governor said at an unrelated event on Long Island.

Federal prosecutors are reportedly reviewing the National Enquirer’s handling of its story about Jeff Bezos’ extramarital affair to determine if the company violated an earlier cooperation deal with prosecutors.

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker said it was “deeply concerning” to him how CNN appeared to have advance knowledge of a raid on the home of political operative Roger Stone.

The New York State Common Retirement Fund posted an estimated return, net of fees, of -7.2 percent, for the three months ended Dec. 31, the third quarter of its fiscal year.

A small group of House Democrats and Republicans will head to Camp David this evening at the invitation of Trump’s acting chief of staff, former Rep. Mick Mulvaney to discuss any possible areas of bipartisan agreement on legislative matters.

A second woman has come forward accusing Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault.

A company owned by Keith Schiller, Trump’s former longtime bodyguard, has received $225,000 from the Republican National Committee for security consulting since he left his job as White House director of Oval Office operations in September 2017.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he’s planning to decide by the end of the month whether he’ll seek the presidency in 2020 after openly contemplating a Democratic White House bid since late last year.

A new John Jay College of Criminal Justice report examined misdemeanor marijuana possession arrests from 1990 to 2017, breaking out data on New York City, upstate cities and the rest of the state. The analysis found wide disparities in arrest rates among race, gender and age groups.

Five years ago, Norman Seabrook was one of the most politically powerful figures in New York City, the longtime leader of the 20,000-member union representing correction officers. Today, he was sentenced to 58 months in prison, the final chapter in a remarkable fall from grace that began when federal prosecutors started asking questions about his handling of the union’s funds.

Beginning Presidents’ Day Weekend, hikers in the Adirondacks will see state Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers and Adirondack groups on trails trying to reduce the number of search-and-rescue incidents.

Trump’s campaign has spent nearly $100,000 of donor money to pay legal bills to the firm representing Jared Kushner, the latest campaign finance records show.

The MTA hid the extent of the subway crisis for years with phony statistics and misleading remarks so riders wouldn’t know just how bad the system was, a report from NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer says.

The Grand Hyatt New York — Donald Trump’s first big Manhattan real estate windfall — will be torn down as part of a deal with developers to buy the Midtown hotel.

State Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins traveled to Buffalo to reassure upstaters that the Queen City – and other communities north and west of Albany – matter to her and her downstate-dominated conference.

A Manhattan federal judge has denied the request of former top Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco to stay out of prison pending his appeal. He must surrender to federal custody March 1 to begin serving his six-year prison tern after being convicted on bribery charges.

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, a Hamburg resident and member of the state Independence Party, confirmed she is “weighing her options” and contemplating challenging Democratic Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz for the county executive’s seat this year.

Chris Bragg: Over the past two months, a slew of taxpayer-funded public officials, including Cuomo administration spokespeople, open records officers, and top advisers to the governor, have declined to directly answer a basic, factual question about the administration’s record-keeping system.