A group of Senate Democrats, including several 2020 contenders, have introduced legislation that would prevent President Trump from using disaster relief funds to finance a wall along the southern border.

The president lashed out at former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe for his “many lies” and suggested McCabe and other top Justice Department officials acted illegally when they allegedly discussed using the 25th Amendment to oust Trump.

Since announcing his 2020 bid earlier this month, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker has talked in personal terms about racism — his parents’ struggle with housing discrimination in the 1960s, for example — and the need to have “honest conversations” about race.

New York Timothy Cardinal Dolan held a press conference to reaffirm the archdiocese’s “commitment to helping pregnant women in need” while remaining opposed to abortion amid Cuomo’s backing of the state’s Reproductive Health Act.

New York City doesn’t want people to have their hairstyles held against them, and it has unveiled novel anti-discrimination guidelines.

Under new guidelines, released by the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the targeting of people based on their hair or hairstyle, at work, school or in public spaces, will now be considered racial discrimination.

Morgan Creek Digital has scored what it says is probably the first investment in the crypto asset universe from a U.S. pension fund.

Boeing has emerged as one of the major corporate donors helping fund former President Barack Obama’s library and museum in Chicago. The aerospace giant gave $10 million to the project ahead of Obama’s address to managers at a five-star Scottsdale resort in early January.

Obama does not see it as his role to settle the 2020 Democratic nomination, and prefers to let the primary unfold as a contest of ideas. Michelle Obama, the former first lady, reportedly also has no plans to endorse a candidate.

Though he won’t formally endorse anyone, Obama has been meeting with would-be Democratic presidential nominees, and offering them advice. He has reportedly pushed candidates to counter Trump’s dystopian vision of America and go after the voters who are increasingly abandoning the Democratic party.

Although they are still in the early stages of building out their 2020 presidential campaigns, campaign officials with nine of the top 10 2020 hopefuls say they are prioritizing protections against sexual harassment and misconduct much more than those in the past.

The Rev. Al Sharpton said actor Jussie Smollett should face “accountability to the maximum” if it’s found the actor staged an attack he claimed was perpetrated by men yelling racist and homophobic language.

The Buffalo News sides with Cuomo in the debate over who’s to blame for the death of the Amazon deal, writing: “Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins made decisions that all but guaranteed the project would fail. It was unfortunate leadership.”

A 20-week-old fetus was discovered this morning under a tree in Brooklyn across the street from a park and a junior high school, police said.

For the fourth winter in six years, Buffalo has topped 100 inches of snowfall.

Alec Baldwin, who won an Emmy for playing Trump in a recurring guest role on “SNL,” questioned if Trump’s tweet complaining about the actor’s most recent appearance on the show “constitutes a threat” to him and his family.

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Technology Assessments (MGH-ITA) estimate that restricting access to prescription opioids will have minimal effects on the opioid overdose epidemic, which they project to increase in the future.

Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams, a NYC public advocate candidate, as a driving record that’s worse than previously reported.

Currently there is no expungement procedure in New York, and the governor’s office has indicated he prefers sealing when it comes to low-level marijuana convictions – should recreational use become legal. But advocates say expungement would remove ambiguity.

Daniel Casale, a town councilman, who also serves as a Rensselaer County legislator and a state Senate aide, was charged with drunken driving after he was stopped by a deputy for driving without his headlights on, according to the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office and court records.

The Town of Tonawanda police chief has temporarily shut down the department’s SWAT team after two recent episodes that left one member charged with driving while intoxicated and another under investigation by the Erie County District Attorney’s Office.

A Central New York man was the top hunter and won $2,280 in the 12th Annual Statewide 3-Day Coyote Contest hosted by the Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs of Sullivan County.

The US sailor famously photographed planting a kiss on a woman in Times Square at the end of World War II died Sunday at the age of 95.

Duchess Meghan Markle is in New York City for her baby shower.