Several US citizens were among the at least 207 people killed in a series of devastating blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told the State Police to increase its presence at Easter Sunday services across New York after the Sri Lanka attack.

President Trump kept up his attacks on Democrats on Easter morning and blasted special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election as a “hit job.”

Trump’s legal team, through a combination of bluster, legal precedent and shifting tactics, managed to protect their client from a potentially perilous in-person interview during Mueller’s probe. Now they’re taking a victory lap.

Top Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway said the investigation found the president committed no crime – and even predicted another term for him.

Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the American public had a “right to know” about Hillary Clinton even though the information came from Russians hacking into the Democratic National Committee’s computers during the 2016 elections.

Top House Democrats said they will decide soon whether to pursue impeachment against Trump, while Giuliani argued that it would have been okay for the president to have accepted Russia’s help during the election.

“That’s going to be a very consequential decision and one that I’m going to reserve judgment on until we have a chance to deliberate about it,” California Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said of impeachment.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren threw her support behind left-wing efforts in Congress to impeach Trump, making her the first major Democratic 2020 candidate to do so.

Warren said that if elected president, she’d sign an executive order on her first day in office to end drilling offshore and on public lands – a move that would reverse Trump’s most notable energy policies and halt the soaring rate of drilling permits granted on federal lands.

A day after celebrating the release of the Mueller report as “a good day,” Trump struck a defiant tone, unleashing tweets saying claims in the report by former administration officials that he tried numerous times to stop or influence the probe were “total bulls–t.”

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plans to visit Kentucky — despite a local Congressman rescinding her invitation to his state.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand channeled her inner diva at a Des Moines gay bar, where she posed and palled around with a drag queen while campaigning for president.

Trump criticized New York Democrats on Twitter, asserting they blocked a bill expanding access to college tuition for military families after they approved aid for “illegal immigrants.” PolitifactNY deemed this statement “true.”

The Democratic National Committee has appointed Nellwyn Thomas as its new Chief Technology Officer and Kat Atwater as its deputy CTO – the first woman in history to serve in this role.

The Republican National Committee raised $15.5 million in March and spent almost as much — $13.5 million — as the committee prepares for the campaign for Trump’s reelection.

Rogert Stone has fallen on hard financial times since he was arrested on federal charges late last year, he’s making money by giving paid speeches – even though a judge forbade him from discussing his case in public – including at a Richmond, Virginia strip club next month, despite opposition from local activists.

Sen. Mitt Romney says he’s “sickened” by the dishonesty the Russia investigation found in the Trump White House, but the president fires back that Romney should have put the same energy into running for president in 2012 that the Utah Republican has tapped in criticizing him.

The $1 billion raised to help rebuild fire-ravaged Notre Dame has sparked outrage among Paris’ yellow vest protesters, who say the vast sum could be better spent fighting poverty.

A federal judge late Friday delivered a significant setback to the Trump administration’s policy of promoting coal, ruling that the Interior Department acted illegally when it sought to lift an Obama-era moratorium on coal mining on public lands.

Greg Craig, a former Obama White House attorney, will go on trial this summer for allegedly lying about his lobbying work for Ukraine.

Charlie Joyce, oil and gas supply executive and major GOP donor from Allegany County, may be the most influential New York Republican you never heard of. He recently stood next to Trump as the president signed an executive order easing regulations on energy pipelines.

Trump’s new trade deal with Canada and Mexico won’t have much of an impact nationwide, but it would give a boost to some industries that are especially important to the Western New York economy.

Despite ending the fiscal year on a comparatively positive note, tax receipts in New York declined by 4.7 percent compared to last year, according to a report from the state comptroller’s office.

Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last month staved off an even steeper drop.

The cash-strapped MTA’s latest fare increase kicked in at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. Weekly unlimited-ride MetroCards rose by 3 percent from $32 to $33, while the cost of a 30-day unlimited pass climbed by 5 percent from $121 to $127.

Cattaraugus County lawmakers are expected to add their voices next Wednesday to those opposed to New York state allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.

NJ Transit and PATH may not get a piece of New York City’s congestion pricing pie, said toll experts debating that plan, because they believe not many Jersey drivers will ditch their cars and get on a crowded train or bus.

New Yorkers broadly support the state’s plastic bag ban that will take effect a year from now, but uncertainty remains about who the law will affect, and how.

A mere two months into his administration, de Blasio was calling in favors that landed him on the FBI’s radar, including a phone call de Blasio made in February 2014 regarding a political ally who was then released from police custody.

NYC officials are seeking to rein in developers by proposing rules that would apply unusually large mechanical spaces toward a building’s height limit.

Cuomo rolled up to the annual New York International Auto Show Saturday morning in a Roush Mustang, flanked by comic actor Tracy Morgan.

The woman slain in a horrific Brooklyn ax murder was at least two months pregnant, her anguished friends and family members said.

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is suing de Blasio and NYCHA to try to block a controversial planned Upper East Side high-rise, half of which would be dedicated to affordable housing.

NXIVM co-founder Keith Raniere is scheduled to stand trial alone next month after the last of his five co-defendants — Seagram’s liquor fortune heiress Clare Bronfman and Kathy L. Russell, a longtime bookkeeper for NXIVM — pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges on Friday.

The effort to legalize driver’s licenses for immigrants who are in the country illegally is being taken to Long Island next week. The New York Immigration Coalition and several other immigrant rights groups are leading the effort.

Here are some key things to know about the public campaign finance commission created in this year’s state budget and the political lay of the land.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is going dry, at least to a greater extent than before. The school has adopted an alcohol-free policy for dormitories as well as fraternities and sororities, which comes amid an almost year-long crackdown on Greek life.

Five scandal-scarred police officers who were forced out of the NYPD during a federal bribery investigation have received a settlement of more than $1 million from New York City.

Republican Suffolk Legislator Kevin McCaffrey criticized Conservatives for political horse-trading for jobs when Democrats gave Conservative Tom Gargiulo their ballot line to run against him in November, but his aide might have benefited from that same party.

Reports show traffic stops in the Capital Region triggered two dozen immigration arrests in two years.

A photograph of Trump inside the Manhattan Friars Club has been defaced with pink lipstick.

Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it.

With China’s market for recyclables closed, public and individual efforts to generate less waste in New York are facing obstacles.

Tiger Woods, who reclaimed his legacy by winning the Masters, returns to Long Island in about three weeks to face his rivals on a course where he has both triumphed and been felled by missteps and pain: the arduous Bethpage Black.

Kate Smith’s family said they are “heartbroken” that the Yankees and Flyers distanced themselves from the “God Bless America Singer” after learning she sang two racially insensitive songs in the 1930s.