House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top House Democrats condemned anti-Semitism and called on freshman Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar to apologize for tweets many viewed as anti-Semitic. They did not say whether Omar would be disciplined or lose committee assignments.

Omar issued a statement saying her intention “is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole” and said she “unequivocally” apologized. But she also reaffirmed “the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC, the NRA or the fossil fuel industry.”

President Trump headed to El Paso, Texas for a rally to champion his border wall with Mexico even as a demonstration is planned by angry residents and Democratic lawmakers who denounce his claim that walls reduce violent crime.

While in El Paso, Trump will engage in his most direct conflict with a possible rival — former Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a native of the city that shares a border with Mexico.

The dust-up between Inc. founder Jeff Bezos and National Enquirer parent American Media LLC has raised questions about the media company’s connections to Saudi Arabia.

Millions of Americans filling out their 2018 taxes will probably be surprised to learn that their refunds will be less than expected or that they owe money to the Internal Revenue Service after years of receiving refunds.

California Sen. Kamala Harris called for the legalization of marijuana at a federal level, making her the latest 2020 contender to weigh in on an issue that has become front-and-center as the presidential campaign season begins. “Listen, I think it gives a lot of people joy,” she said. “And we need more joy.”

Newly minted 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota, is winning praise from Republican senators, with several describing her as “respectful” and “responsible” and calling attention to her willingness to compromise.

Attorneys for the Donald J. Trump Foundation accused the New York attorney general’s office of political motivation in its civil lawsuit against the nonprofit, citing recent comments made by Letitia James, who took office in January.

Testifying at a joint legislative budget hearing, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio called it “mission critical” for the city to land one of Amazon’s second headquarters and the tens of thousands of jobs the company promises to create.

Nate McMurray, who narrowly lost to GOP Rep. Chris Collins in a bitter congressional contest last year, will not run for re-election as Grand Island supervisor this fall, though he’ll finish out the term and is keeping his options open for a rematch with Collins.

Randall Terry, an outspoken opponent of abortion who founded Operation Rescue and brought hundreds of people to Buffalo in 1992 during the “Spring of Life” protests, embarked on a 20-city tour throughout the state of New York this week. “I want people to think of Andrew Cuomo as a god-hating, left-wing baby-killer,” he said.

The National Transportation Safety Board’s initial report on the Oct. 6, 2018, limousine crash that killed 20 people in Schoharie County was released, but it contains little information not already known to the public.

The NYC Council held a hearing on what caused December’s “Astoria Borealis” – a malfunction at a Con Edison substation in Queens that sent out a blue light that could be seen for miles.

The state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services today announced the launch of the “Know the Facts” campaign – an effort to dispel myths, provide facts, and raise awareness about addiction services in New York and to help direct people to addiction services and help.

Upstate lawmakers sent a message to their downstate colleagues: If you don’t want Amazon, we’ll take it.

One-time restaurateur Harendra Singh testified in the corruption retrial of former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and his wife, Linda Mangano, that any food tastings Linda Mangano did at his business weren’t part of her employment duties in what the prosecution says was a bribe to the politician disguised as a “no-show” job.

Hillary Clinton has been counseling prospective 2020 candidates, including Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Kamala Harris, on their bids for the White House.

WNY labor leaders are looking to MLB to help save some 200 jobs at a cap factory in Derby, much like the league did for hundreds of workers making uniforms in Pennsylvania less than tow years ago.

East Hampton Town has passed a law banning the intentional release of balloons, a move intended to cut down on litter and protect the wildlife that often ingests them.