A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction to stop the Trump administration’s policy of having some asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their case is under consideration.

President Trump moved to sweep out the top ranks of the Department of Homeland Security a day after pushing out its secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, accelerating a purge of the nation’s immigration and security leadership.

Secret Service Director Randolph Alles, a retired Marine Corps major general who was appointed two years ago, is on his way out the door in the wake of Nielsen’s departure.

Trump has for months urged his administration to reinstate large-scale separation of migrant families crossing the border, while Nielsen resisted, setting her at odds with the president.

Also out: Ron Vitiello, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Services. Vitiello, Nielsen and Alles were all viewed as allies of John Kelly, the president’s former chief of staff and his first Homeland Security secretary, who left late last year after months of tension with Trump.

Alles denies he was fired.

The Air Force is zeroing in on military bases to potentially house Trump’s proposed U.S. Space Command, with the short list of contenders located in Colorado, Alabama and California.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s communications director, Mike Casca, is leaving City Hall to work on his federal political action committee, the latest sign that de Blasio is leaning toward a run for president.

De Blasio’s longest-serving press secretary, Eric Phillips, is leaving for a job in the private sector. Freddi Goldstein, who handles communications strategy for First Deputy Mayor Dean Fuleihan, assumes the $185,000-a-year press secretary job.

Corporate lobbyists are raising an increasing amount of money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at a time when the House Democrats’ campaign arm is taking fire from the left for its effort to freeze out primary challengers.

Smallville actress Allison Mack has pleaded guilty to charges related to her involvement with a controversial self-help group, NXIVM, described as having a secret society of “masters” and sexually subservient “slaves” within it.

Mack sobbed as she took responsibility in federal court in Brooklyn for recruiting women into the organization by telling them they were going to become members of a female mentorship group.

Actress Felicity Huffman and a dozen other wealthy parents swept up in the far-reaching college admissions scandal have agreed to plead guilty after being charged in scheme, according to court records.

Stanford University has kicked out a student whose application allegedly contained false information as fallout continues from the sweeping college admissions cheating scandal that has ensnared top universities across the country.

Former NJ Gov. Chris Christie teed off on the current NJ governor, Phil Murphy, for failing to fight Cuomo over congestion pricing.

A new limit on state and local tax deductions isn’t forcing taxpayers to leave New York, New Jersey and California despite claims from some Democratic politicians that the federal tax overhaul is causing a mass exodus of wealthy residents, according to Moody’s Investor Service.

Trump’s latest effort to reboot progress on the Keystone XL oil pipeline is facing another lawsuit, this one contending he does not have the power to issue such a permit.

Peter Bauer, executive director of Protect the Adirondacks, writes about the need for a High Peaks plan, ASAP. “The three-million-acre Forest Preserve in New York State is finest state lands system in the U.S., but it does not enjoy the finest management in the country.”

An overconfident former Queens Rep. Joe Crowley reportedly opted against using negative ammunition against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez because he believed that he had the Democratic primary locked up and didn’t want to look weak in a race he was expected to walk away with.

The cost of providing health care has outpaced growth in spending, foundation aid, and inflation for school districts, a report from the Association of School Business Officials found.

The measles lawsuit that halted Rockland County’s emergency declaration included a diverse mix of parents who cited academic, financial and religious hardships connected to keeping unvaccinated children at home.

The New York City Department of Health is threatening yeshivas in Williamsburg with violations and possible closure if non-vaccinated students are allowed to attend classes during the current measles outbreak.

Here are the main sticking points in the debate over legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use in New York.

Now that the state Thruway Authority has removed the toll booths from the Grand Island bridges, a group of Western New York lawmakers wants them to get rid of the tolls altogether, arguing the tolls have outlived their usefulness.

As they await statewide action to eliminate cash bail, NYC Council members are looking for ways to reduce the financial burden on families of incarcerated people – including a bill that would do away with fees levied on people paying bail with credit cards.

The state Conservative Party launched an online petition to keep Brinks truck driver Judith Clark behind bars.