Happy Valentine’s Day!

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City, where he will be making an announcement at 11 a.m. According to advocates, he’s planning to sign the Child Victims Act into law.

At 9:30 a.m., the NYC Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises meets, Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

At 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing meets, 250 Broadway, 14th floor Committee Room, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., the NYC Council Committee on General Welfare meets jointly with the Committee on Higher Education, 250 Broadway, 14th floor Committee Room, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., the NYC Campaign Finance Board holds a public meeting, Joseph A. O’Hare S.J. boardroom, 100 Church St., 12th floor, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will deliver remarks at a rally against anti-Semitism, Kingsway Jewish Center, 2902 Kings Hwy., Brooklyn.

At 10:30 a.m., state Sen. Todd Kaminsky holds his Climate & Community Protection Act hearing to discuss the bill to fight climate change, Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th floor, Manhattan.

At 11:45 a.m., the NYC Committee to Support Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr. rallies on his behalf, New York City Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr.’s office, 2347 Lafayette Ave., the Bronx.

At noon, advocates for people with developmental disabilities, led by the #bFair2DirectCare campaign, hold a rally to urge Cuomo to provide a living wage to direct care workers, Duffy Square, 47th Street at Seventh Avenue and Broadway, Manhattan.

At 2 p.m., state Sen. John Liu, NYCCouncilman Paul Vallone and Assemblyman Daniel Rosenthal call on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to release details on the proposed homeless shelter for College Point, 127-03 20th Ave., Queens.

At 5 p.m., “Driving Forces,” hosted by Jeff Simmons and Celeste Katz, features Rep. Yvette Clarke, WBAI 99.5 FM.

At 6 p.m., de Blasio will participate in an armchair discussion with Symone Sanders, political strategist and CNN political commentator, at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum hosted by Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, MA.


As he inched closer to reluctantly accepting a bipartisan spending compromise without the money he demanded for his border wall, President Donald Trump offered no acknowledgment that his pressure tactics had failed even as aides sought to minimize the damage by tamping down criticism on the right.

The House voted to end American military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, a defiant and rare move to curtail presidential war powers that underscored anger with Trump’s unflagging support for Saudi Arabia even after the killing of a Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi.

In a New York Times expose, singer-songwriter Ryan Adams is accused of demanding sex from female musicians he mentored and, when rejected, retaliating with verbal and emotional abuse and harassment.

Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Brock Long said he is stepping down from the department he has headed up the past two years.

Paul Manafort lied repeatedly to investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller, a federal judge in Washington ruled, all but ensuring the beleaguered ex-Trump campaign chairman is going to face serious prison time.

The findings breach Manafort’s plea agreement with federal prosecutors and will likely hurt his chances of receiving a reduced sentence next month, US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said.

Judge Jackson is scheduled to sentence Manafort next month on two conspiracy counts, and he is also awaiting sentencing for eight other counts in a related fraud case.

Freshman Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar ripped Trump as a hypocrite after he called on her to resign over controversial comments about Jewish influence on American politics — claims she has since apologized for.

Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slapped back at former Starbucks CEO and billionaire Howard Schultz for calling her proposed 70 percent marginal tax rate for the country’s wealthiest “punitive.”

In the latest allegations of staff mistreatment against Democratic presidential hopeful Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a new report says she tried to exact revenge on employees who sought new jobs by calling their bosses to have their offers rescinded.

The White House Twitter czar oversaw workers he knew were undocumented immigrants while managing Trump’s tony Westchester County golf club, ex-employees say — and the New York attorney general is looking into the allegations, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Opportunity, the longest-lived roving robot ever sent to another planet, explored the red plains of Mars for more than 14 years, snapping photos and revealing astonishing glimpses into its distant past. But NASA announced that the rover is dead.

Victims of sexual harassment and abuse by state officials and staff provided harrowing accounts of their experiences working in the state Legislature as they testified before a panel of rapt lawmakers at the Capitol in Albany yesterday.

Eight former legislative staffers — seven women and one man — detailed how they were subjected to unwanted misbehavior and how the Assembly’s leadership and its top staff worked to discredit and silence them.

“Since leaving, I have suffered from PTSD, depression, and anxiety,” former legislative aide Chloe Rivera said. “Employees should never be forced to choose between their privacy and their rights, or the rights of other workers, to have safe and harassment-free workplace.”

Also testifying: Elias Farah, a Buffalo attorney who brought a complaint against then-Assemblywoman Angela Wozniak, an Erie County Republican, for workplace retaliation. Wozniak was admonished in 2016 by the Assembly for having a brief relationship with Farah, a member of her staff, and then for retaliating against him after he ended the relationship.

State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon testified on the new regulations written by her agency after the agreement between the governor and the legislative leaders. She said they are a “game changer,” but questioning from senators and Assembly members revealed significant holes in those policies.

The governor said he continues to believe that the rules he created are the “most aggressive anti-sexual harassment laws in the nation,” but added: “Anything else we can do on sexual harassment, we will do. I’m very eager to sign legislation that furthers that cause.”

Cuomo insists the president “gets it” regarding the financial damage the SALT deduction cap is doing to New York, but hasn’t pledged to do anything about that problem.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio won a legal battle in his bid to corral hansom cabs inside Central Park over the objection of a horse owner who sued to keep equines on the nearby streets where they’re more visible to potential ride hails.

NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez fled a press conference at City Hall after a reporter tried to ask about his embattled colleague, Ruben Diaz Sr.

NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson says he’s not high on the Health Department’s recent ban on bars and restaurants serving food and drinks containing cannabidiol, or CBD, an ingredient found in pot that’s been touted as a stress-beater.

The New York City Council voted overwhelmingly to dissolve the committee overseen by Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr., stripping him of his leadership position in a sharp rebuke of the homophobic remarks he made about the council and his colleagues.

Johnson, the openly-gay speaker of the NYC Council, became teary-eyed during a hearing at which he apologized for “having a blind spot” in promoting Diaz Sr., who now claims the Council is controlled by gays.

Cities that were shunned in Amazon.com Inc’s search for a secondary corporate headquarters are revisiting their bids in case one of the actual winners, New York City, rejects the corporate giant due to opposition from local politician.

The robbery suspect who touched off a police shooting that took the life of an NYPD detective was hit with charges including murder and manslaughter.

The suspect, Christopher Ransom, 27, of Brooklyn, was wounded by police officers and quickly arrested. In a final, terrible twist, the gun he had carried turned out to be fake, the police said. Lethal in appearance, but harmless.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio canceled a campaign-style trip to New Hampshire — part of a wink-wink flirtation with a potential presidential run — after the tragic “friendly-fire” death of a police detective, Brian Simonsen.

De Blasio said there will be a “full review” of the incident in which Simonsen was killed.

Jona Rechnitz, a de Blasio donor who is out on $500,000 bail pending his sentencing for bribing cops, wants a judge to allow him to travel to Hong Kong for a jewelry show later this month, according to new court documents.

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster will not seek a fourth term. Dyster, who has held the city’s top office since 2008, announced his decision in a letter that was read to the Niagara Falls Democratic Committee last night as they began their 2019 endorsement meeting.

H. John Mye III became a symbol of the professional and nonpolitical direction the Erie County Water Authority was taking when he was hired this year as its new executive director. He lasted four days, resigning due to the fact that the job was “not a good fit.”

Former Binghamton resident Randall Terry, who became known nationally after he founded the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue more than three decades ago, visited the city briefly for a protest against recently-enacted state abortion rights legislation.

The TU endorses taxpayer funding for a campaign finance system.

A Connecticut judge has ruled that InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must submit to sworn depositions in the defamation suit brought by members of eight families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook massacre of 2012.

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre a year ago renewed the national debate on guns and school safety, turned some victims’ parents and surviving students into political activists and at least temporarily ended the local sheriff’s career.

A Long Island district has approved armed security in its schools.

Roman Catholic bishops in New Jersey named nearly 200 priests who have been found credibly accused of sexually abusing a child. The disclosure is just the latest reported in recent weeks by dioceses and religious orders across the country as law enforcement officials examine the church’s response to an epidemic of abuse.

Spring Valley Mayor Alan Simon has been disbarred as an attorney after 50 years for the ranting, threatening behavior that got him stripped of his robes as a judge.

Skeletal remains of as many as 11 people believed to have died during the Revolutionary War have been uncovered at a construction site in upstate New York, a lawyer for the couple who owns the property told The Associated Press.

Emily Wemmer, a Sandy Creek high school principal under fire for social media comments she made about the community and treatment of girls, is still an administrator in the district, district officials said.

A top staffer in Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh’s administration is leaving City Hall and will be replaced with a seasoned local executive.

Threats were made against a conservative student organization at SUNY Oswego after the group set a table in a student center that supported a wall at the southern border of the United States, according to a university spokesman.

Javier Da Silva was in the United States illegally when he allegedly stuffed Valerie Reyes’ body into a suitcase and dumped it in Greenwich, Connecticut, officials said.

Two Republican town council members in Milton who wanted to keep their seats on the board have been rejected by the town’s GOP committee.

The L train shutdown may not be proceeding as previously planned, but as the MTA prepares to implement scaled-back repairs to the Canarsie Tunnel, it’s finally releasing more details about what those could look like – and they could well be disruptive in their own right.

Lyndon LaRouche Jr., the political extremist who ran for president in every election from 1976 to 2004, including a campaign waged from federal prison, has died. He was 96.