Former Vice President Joe Biden will run for president in 2020, a senior Democratic lawmaker told The Hill – a move that will shake up the crowded Democratic primary field and make him the clear front-runner for his party’s nomination against President Trump.

Biden hinted at a 2020 presidential bid today, telling a crowd at a conference of the International Association of Fire Fighters to save their energy because he “may need it in a few weeks.”

Federal investigators searched the personal electronic devices and online accounts of Rep. Chris Collins’ closest associates as they put together an insider trading case against the congressman, prosecutors said in newly filed court papers.

College coaches and two Hollywood actresses are among dozens indicted in a sweeping admissions bribery case unsealed in federal court today.

TV actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were some the people charged with paying bribes to get their kids into top universities in a widespread college admissions scam.

“Shameless” actor William H. Macy may have avoided getting busted along with his wife, Huffman, in a college-admissions bribery scheme because they decided not to pay $15,000 to illegally boost their younger daughter’s SAT test scores.

NXIVM President Nancy Salzman is scheduled to plead guilty to an undisclosed crime tomorrow in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, signaling a major victory in the Justice Department’s criminal prosecution of the organization’s leaders.

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro’s Saturday night show has already lost at least three corporate advertisers after she said on her March 9 broadcast that Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar is “Sharia-compliant” because she wears a traditional hijab head covering.

Televangelist Pat Robertson tried to dismiss Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez because she once worked as a bartender, then claimed she had “no particular education to speak of,” though she graduated with honors from Boston University.

Hillary Clinton will raise money for the Democratic National Committee along with DNC Chairman Tom Perez at an intimate dinner fundraiser in Washington later this month.

A state Assembly bill to ban charity gun raffles is not scheduled for a vote and lacks a Senate companion bill. Yet local gun owners say they are still alarmed by what they see as an all-out assault on their right to own weapons.

Members of the St. Lawrence County Legislature voted 11-1 in favor of a resolution opposing the bill, which would prohibit firearms as prizes in any games of chance.

Cuomo today received the report by the state Taskforce on Maternal Mortality and Disparate Racial Outcomes, which aims to improve maternal outcomes, address racial and economic disparities and reduce the frequency of maternal mortality and morbidity in New York.

The state AG’s office released a report on its investigation into the death of Trevyan Rowe, a Rochester teen who died one year ago, determining he was “failed at every level.”

Cuomo was in Buffalo to announce millions of dollars that will be invested in the city’s east side.

Two borough presidents want NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to reset his goal of shuttering Rikers Island because the neighborhoods slated to get replacement jails “were not consulted during the development of the plan.”

Offers of free periods of HBO or Showtime and rebates of up to $150 are showing up in Spectrum customer bills this month under a settlement with New York over allegations the cable company was not delivering the “blazing fast” internet speeds it advertised.

The effort to bring e-scooters to the streets of New York got a jolt today from star sprinter Usain Bolt.

A massive Verizon Wireless texting outage affected “a ton of customers” on the East Coast today, the company announced.

A former rival has been tapped to lead New York City Public Advocate-elect Jumaane Williams’ transition team, and she’s promising that activists will be heard in the halls of power – despite the office’s tight budget.

Three skiers have died at the Hunter Mountain ski area in less than two months after using new trails.

The NYC Parks Department is proposing a rule that would ban feeding any animals in parks.

Prime riverfront property with a view of the Albany skyline is shovel-ready for a proposed $200 million development, city of Rensselaer officials said.