President Donald Trump said he issued an executive order today grounding all Boeing 737 Max jets, following the second major crash within five months.

Boeing Co. is making an extensive change to the flight-control system in the 737 MAX aircraft involved in October’s Lion Air crash in Indonesia, going beyond what many industry officials familiar with the discussions had anticipated.

Trump has rejected GOP measure that would change the law on future emergency declarations, eliminating what appears to be the final last-ditch attempt to avoid the Senate publicly rebuking him on his border wall declaration.

Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, has been ordered to serve a total of seven and a half years in prison after a second federal judge added more time to his sentence, saying he spent a “significant portion of his career gaming the system.”

In addition, Manhattan grand jury has indicted Manafort on charges of residential mortgage fraud and other state crimes, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said.

Outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb released the agency’s much-anticipated policy restricting e-cigarette sales, designed to tighten sales and eventually remove from the market many of the fruity flavors he’s blamed on fueling “epidemic” levels of teen use.

Actress Lori Loughlin was taken into custody by the FBI in Los Angeles after she, fellow movie star Felicity Huffman and 48 others were charged in a $25 million college admissions scam that has prompted repercussions from Hollywood to the boardrooms of major companies.

The daughter of a CEO whose parents allegedly paid big bribes to get her into Georgetown “gloated” about being fed the answers to her SATs, according to prosecutors.

The CEO in question, Manuel Henriquez, he founder and now-ex-chief of California-based Hercules Capital, “voluntarily stepped aside” a day after he and his wife Elizabeth were arraigned on charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

William “Rick” Singer, the man who ran the nationwide college admissions scam by funneling money through his “purported charity” to bribe college officials, also used his charity’s money to donate sizable amounts of money to his son’s university.

The NYC Council plans to scrutinize First Lady Chirlane McCray’s $850 million “ThriveNYC” mental health initiative with a special hearing being announced today by Speaker Corey Johnson.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is headed to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire this weekend, said he won’t quit his day job if he decides to pursue the 2020 Democratic nomination.

There’s not enough proof that ex-state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver committed a crime by sending a doctor $500,000 in taxpayer research grants in return for the names of people sick with mesothelioma, one of his lawyers argued.

Cuomo today announced the launch of a groundbreaking school funding transparency website, which he characterized as “the latest step toward a more open and equitable education system.”

Four NYC Council members are currently being investigated by its Standards and Ethics Committee for “disorderly behavior,” with the assumption that one of those members is Bronx Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. The committee members met privately today to discuss the fourth case.

A moody Rudy Giuliani grumbled, hollered and cussed his way through a contentious Manhattan divorce court hearing today, and the judge blasted both the ex-mayor and his soon-to-be-third-ex-wife for turning the split into a “circus.”

Giuliani’s bitter divorce may be heading for a long and “unpleasant” trial, an exasperated judge said, as the former New York City mayor bickered with his soon-to-be ex-wife over issues including how to share their house on Long Island this summer.

“Despite his successes — and there have been some — Cuomo may see his future political prospects determined by two of the most mercurial names in business today — Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk.”

Both the state Senate and the Assembly have rejected Cuomo’s sweeping proposals to dramatically increase oversight of the state’s limousine industry following the tragic Oct. 6 limousine crash in Schoharie that killed 20 people.

Police were called to Gracie Mansion this morning to wrangle an unwanted visitor — a raccoon that had nestled itself under backyard patio furniture, police and sources said.

Albany County wants to join a growing number of governments across the state and country that are banning single-use plastic bags to reduce the amount of plastic that winds up in landfills and oceans.

The Niagara Falls chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will mark Ireland’s feast day tomorrow with the 37th annual “World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade” – a mere 352 feet long.

Bringing new meaning to: “On the lam(b).”