As expected, President Donald Trump vetoed a congressional resolution that rescinded his national emergency declaration at the U.S. Mexico border, wielding the power for the first time in his presidency to save a top priority.

Officials said that one man in his late 20s had been charged with murder in connection with the New Zealand mosque shootings, and that two explosive devices were found attached to a vehicle that they had stopped.

New York State Police and the NYPD have ramped up security outside mosques and Muslim community centers following the New Zealand shooting spree that claimed 49 lives.

A person claiming responsibility for the mass shootings at a pair of mosques in New Zealand described himself as a “regular white man” in a 74-page manifesto, which is also full of anti-immigrant rhetoric and an examination of his far-right ideologies.

New Zealand is re-examining its gun laws — namely those surrounding military-style rifles and high-capacity magazines – in the wake of the shootings.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ripped into the NRA after the New Zealand attacks, writing on Twitter: “What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?”

Former Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourkewho officially announced his 2020 presidential bid yesterday, responded to Trump’s mocking of his hand movements by suggesting that voters are seeking “to rise above the pettiness” in political discourse.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is in New Hampshire again today and tomorrow, and then will be taking her 2020 presidential campaign back to Iowa.

Top members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are calling on the Department of Homeland Security inspector general and the FBI to investigate the Trump Organization’s hiring of undocumented workers and allegations of mistreatment.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders cut his head on a glass shower door this morning and received seven stitches, his campaign announced. But the 2020 candidate was given a “clean bill of health” and will attend all of his previously scheduled campaign events over the next couple days.

In state government, Joseph Percoco had many official and unofficial titles over the years. Right-hand man to Gov. Andrew Cuomo was the constant. This morning, Percoco got a new title: Inmate Number 78132-054.

Fifty-one women and young girls are suing the United States Olympic Committee, for failing to prevent sexual abuse by former coaches and national team doctor Larry Nassar, who is in prison for sexually abusing underage gymnasts.

In an extremely rare act of bi-partisanship, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is joining New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez in justly calling on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the Trump administration’s nuclear negotiations with Saudi Arabia after reports found that senior White House officials pushed for the sale of nuclear technology to the oil-rich nation.

Workers rights advocates say the Cuomo administration is dragging its feet on tipped wage reform.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says that in theory, his and the governor’s congestion pricing plan should not force outer borough commuters to pay a toll twice, but said ultimately that decision will need to be made by the state Legislature.

De Blasio made an unannounced visit to participate in a discussion about anti-Semitism hosted by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, as group commonly known as AIPAC comes under scrutiny within the Democratic Party.

During an appearance on MSNBC, de Blasio implied that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ high-profile affair was a factor in the e-tailer’s decision last month not to move forward with a planned campus in Queens.

Nassau County will pay more than $5.4 million to a nonprofit housing developer to settle a 14-year-old lawsuit charging the county with discriminating against minorities by not offering housing opportunities to people with low and moderate incomes.

With hundreds of jobs on the line and less than three weeks left until a contract expires, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on Alcoa and the New York Power Authority to finalize an agreement that would keep Alcoa in Massena.

The man accused of mailing pipe bombs to critics of Trump is expected to plead guilty next week in federal court in Manhattan, the court’s docket shows.

A Hudson Valley teen is trying to put the “Tappan Zee” name back on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, and was recently honored by the Tappantown Historical Society for his efforts.