Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public events or interviews yet announced.

At 8 a.m., Assemblyman David Weprin speaks at state Sen. Leroy Comrie’s legislative breakfast, Alvista Towers, 147-36 94th Ave., Queens.

At 9:15 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul keynotes a Mentoring Matters conference, Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons, 5795 Lewiston Rd., Niagara University.

At 10 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will appear live on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show,” and take calls from listeners.

At 11 a.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli makes his tax returns available to the media for review, 110 State St., 15th floor, Albany.

At noon, Rep. Elise Stefanik will participate in a visit and tour of the Washington County 911 Communications Center, 383 Broadway, Fort Edward.

At 1 p.m., Assemblyman Charles Lavine attends Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas’ criminal justice conference, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, 121 Hofstra University, Hempstead.

At 1:45 p.m., Hochul breaks ground on four downtown revitalization initiatives with Mayor Billy Barlow, 148 Water St., Oswego.

At 3 p.m., the state Complete Count Commission holds a public hearing to prepare for the 2020 census, Suffolk County Legislature, William J. Lindsay County Complex, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown.

At 3:30 p.m., Hochul highlights accomplishments in the 2019-20 state budget, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Weiskotten Hall, Room 1159, 766 Irving Ave., Syracuse.

At 6 p.m., Lavine joins Nassau County Legislator Josh Lafazan and other officials to advocate for increased service on the Long Island Rail Road’s Oyster Bay line, 201 McCouns Lane, Glen Head.


Reacting to the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Hillary Clinton said: “I think it’s clear from the indictment that it’s not about punishing journalism. It’s about assisting the hacking of the military computer to steal information from the United States government…he has to answer for what he has done.”

Clinton made it clear that she believed Assange’s arrest was justified, saying: “Look, I’ll wait and see what happens with the charges and how it proceeds, but he skipped bail in the U.K.”

While speaking to a crowd in New York, Clinton said that her life in politics was more like “Game of Thrones” than “Veep” or “The West Wing.”

President Trump’s top aides considered an idea to pressure immigration agencies to release apprehended migrants into so-called sanctuary cities represented by Democratic lawmakers.

Former FBI Director James Comey said he knew of no electronic surveillance aimed at the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election, defending the bureau after Attorney General William Barr asserted a day earlier that the bureau spied on the campaign as part of the Russia investigation.

Herman Cain’s chances to win confirmation to the Federal Reserve plummeted as at least four Republican senators indicated they would not back President Trump’s choice to fill a Fed seat.

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Weheeler, a former coal lobbyist, defended big energy infrastructure projects and said that climate change is not his highest priority.

While the EPA announced that it considers GE’s dredging of PCB contamination from the upper Hudson River complete, it held off on deciding whether the work has been effective.

The EPA’s decision to issue an initial certificate of completion led to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Attorney General Letitia James quickly announcing that the state will sue the EPA, and a chorus of criticism from environmental groups and Democrats.

“Time and again the Trump administration puts corporations and polluters’ interests ahead of public health and the environment,” Cuomo said. “Since the EPA has failed to hold GE accountable for fulfilling its obligation to restore the river, New York State will take any action necessary to protect our waterways.”

Global warming has been linked to heavier rainfall, making record-breaking flooding more likely. But HUD, which oversees hundreds of thousands of subsidized at-risk properties across the nation, does not currently have a universal policy against paying for housing in a designated flood zone.

Two state Senate Democrats – Kevin Parker and Alessandra Biaggi – reportedly engaged in a shouting match behind closed doors, highlighting the shifting dynamics in Albany between new and veteran lawmakers, though Parker does have a history of anger management issues.

Secretary to the governor Melissa DeRosa said that the $30 billion Gateway Project, which would rehabilitate Amtrak infrastructure linking New York and New Jersey, is a federal responsibility, and the state would not attempt to start building its centerpiece—a new tunnel—without assistance from Washington.

Some Democrats are having second thoughts about blocking a Republican-sponsored bill that would have expanded a scholarship program for the kids of fallen or injured vets.

The top Republican in the state Senate, Minority Leader John Flanagan, is calling for an investigation of Democratic Sen. James Skoufis for alleged pay-to-play politics — which could get complicated since Skoufis chairs the Investigations Committee.

With a congestion pricing plan on the line in the state Legislature, nobody spent more on lobbying in New York last year than Uber, the app-based car service, according to a report issued yesterday.

Most employers in New York City would no longer be able to force job applicants to take drug tests for marijuana use, under a bill overwhelmingly approved this week by the City Council.

When NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an emergency health order requiring measles vaccinations, he said it was necessary to curtail the measles outbreak in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. But as health officials plunged into Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood to enforce the mandate, tensions only escalated.

Cuomo discussed what the recently approved state budget means for Long Island during a speech hosted by the Long Island Association at Stony Brook University.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez scorched Republicans for having the gall to accuse a Muslim congresswoman of trivializing terrorism while they’re at the same time refusing to support reparation payments for survivors of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

A retired FDNY firefighter who survived 9/11 said he was recently snubbed by Dan Crenshaw, the Texas congressman who’s drawing heat for accusing a Democratic lawmaker of downplaying the terror attack.

The Manhattan DA’s office had graphic and detailed evidence of pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s depravity when a prosecutor inexplicably argued for leniency during his 2011 sex offender registry hearing.

A physician who branded multiple women with the initials of Keith Raniere and television actress Allison Mack is the target of an investigation in which state officials have quietly waged a court battle to compel eight people associated with NXIVM to testify.

New statewide use-of-force reporting requirements for police officers could make New York less safe, according to a Republican state senator.

De Blasio announced that he has signed an executive order requiring city agencies to stop buying “one-use” plastics, such as plates, utensils and straws, and replace them by the year’s end with “compostable” materials.

The de Blasio administration’s bumbling tech czar, Samir Saini, previously held a similar job in Atlanta — which was crippled by a cyberattack shortly after he left for the Big Apple.

The mayor couldn’t explain why his administration ignored a warning from the feds a year ago about a bug that disrupted the city’s in-house wireless network last week, saying only that government is made up of “human beings” who sometimes “make mistakes.”

More than 100 parents rallied at Queens Borough Hall last night against de Blasio’s plans to eliminate the single-test requirement for admission into the city’s top high schools.

The flood-the-zone strategy of Purdue Pharma’s sales force, in which doctors and pharmacies were visited nearly half a million times between 2006 and 2017 to promote OxyContin and other opioid painkillers, was among the new disclosures in court papers filed by James as part of her lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors and eight members of the Sackler family.

The notorious Podolsky brothers are still collecting millions to house the homeless after selling 21 buildings to the city for $173.5 million — $30 million over the appraised value.

New York City’s first subway station opened in 1904 under City Hall with luxuries that today’s subway riders can hardly imagine. Here’s a look at the station today.

Two New York congressmen have asked the FBI to investigate the deaths of a Westchester couple who died after an apparent car wreck while vacationing in the Dominican Republic.

The uproar over a so-called “clean” Chinese food restaurant, Lucky Lee’s, which opened on Monday in Manhattan, has become the latest front in the debate over cultural appropriation and cultural arrogance, following controversies involving, among many others, Dolce & Gabbana and Miley Cyrus.

A former employee with the city’s Human Resources Administration accused of stealing more than $300,000 intended for needy New Yorkers — and spending some of the money to put a “supernatural curse” on her ex — has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

The names of an additional 27 Catholic priests accused of misconduct emerged this week in leaked Buffalo Diocese documents showing that a review board examined allegations against the priests.

Bishop Richard J. Malone in a recent interview called for Catholics “to see where we’ve failed, turn to God for forgiveness and mercy, and move on.” But a group of influential Catholics at Canisius College say there’s no moving on until the diocese comes clean about the true scope of abuse.

When Erie County disciplined David Reid and two of his co-workers, it was not done in retaliation for his race discrimination claim, a federal court jury decided.

Mayor Ben Walsh’s proposed tax increase would mean Syracuse taxpayers wouldn’t get a STAR tax credit this year, which could more than triple the total impact of the tax hike for many homeowners.

Town of North Greenbush officials are planning to hire an in-house engineer to end speculation the building department coordinator — a builder himself — is compromised.

The New York State Police and state University Police are investigating after a SUNY Polytechnic Institute student was found seriously injured Saturday night in her dorm room.

The Adirondack Wildlife Refuge’s escaped bears are roaming in the woods outside Wilmington.

The superintendent of Levittown schools says the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” which sparked protests outside high schools in Levittown and Huntington last weekend because of content the demonstrators condemn as racist, will never be shown in the district again.

The deep-pocketed parents charged in the sweeping nationwide college admissions scam are now being accused of trying to beat the system in another way, with some of their attorneys are pushing to get a new judge assigned to their case.

The City of Chicago filed a civil complaint against actor Jussie Smollett trying to recoup the cost of his complaint to police that he’d been the subject of a racist and homophobic attack.

Smollett, who had 16 felony disorderly conduct charges against him in Chicago in February that were then dropped last month, has been spotted vacationing in Hawaii.