The White House invoked executive privilege, claiming the right to block lawmakers from the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller on his Trump-Russia probe and escalating the battle between President Donald Trump and Congress.

The assertion – Trump’s first use of the secrecy powers as president – came as the House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote this morning to recommend the House of Representatives hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena for the same material.

Trump fired back at the New York Times after the newspaper obtained his tax returns from 1985 to 1994 showing his businesses lost more than $1 billion during that timespan, calling the story a “fake news hit job.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son has a name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Three members of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s family are forcefully denouncing his anti-vaccine views, arguing that the lifelong Democrat “is part of a misinformation campaign that’s having heartbreaking — and deadly — consequences.”

State Sen. Liz Krueger believes she can get enough votes to pass legalization of marijuana for adult recreational use, but she needs the governor’s assistance.

Drawing inspiration from Stormy Daniels, AKA the Manhattan Madam, Roger Stone sought to help pay for his legal defense with a strip club appearance – though he kept his own clothes on while signing autographs, including some on stripper’s behinds.

On May 1, Ithaca began offering childcare at all city Council and commission meetings, something Mayor Svante Myrick does not believe anyone else has done yet.

NYC Councilman Robert Holden, a Democrat, is pushing back against Cuomo’s support of a bill that would ban ICE agents from making arrests around the state’s courthouses without a warrant signed by a judge.

The two students accused of opening fire on classmates at their Denver high school have been revealed as an 18-year-old boy and a young girl – as authorities say the 18-year-old student who was shot dead was due to graduate in just three days.

The MTA’s bus schedules are out of whack with riders’ needs, thanks to data that’s “full of holes,” according to a new state audit from the state comptroller’s office.

A lawsuit has ensnarled the Town of Hempstead, its former supervisor and a retired sanitation worker in a yearslong legal battle over First Amendment rights, an alleged political vendetta and a feral cat colony at a landfill in Oceanside.

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Cuomo announced applications were now being accepted for the 6th annual 43North startup competition.

The Long Island Rail Road’s first new trains in nearly two decades are set to roll out this month, providing what officials say will be improved amenities, comfort and safety to weary commuters.

Through more than four hours of testimony during a legislative hearing Wednesday on how sports betting might work in New York State, stakeholders – from the NFL to upstate casinos to NHL players – all had their own ideas.

Federal agents, the NYPD and the Bronx District Attorney have announced the largest cocaine seizure in New York City in recent years after a year-long investigation.

Former top Cuomo aide Jim Malatras, currently head of the Rockefeller Institute, has a new job as president of SUNY Empire.

A fire that officials said apparently began on the kitchen stove raced through a three-bedroom apartment in Harlem. Six people were trapped inside – two adults and four children ages 3 to 11. None of them would survive.

New York legislators are moving closer to a change in the state’s laws that would allow state prosecutors, including New York Attorney General Letitia James, to bring charges against individuals pardoned of federal crimes by Trump.

Erie County government ended 2018 with millions in surplus money – much more than usual. But county legislators are not seeing eye to eye with how County Executive Mark Poloncarz wants to spend it.

For the first time in his 25-year tenure, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz could face a Democratic primary challenger in the 81st Assembly District from law clerk and former Oliver Koppell aide George Diaz Jr.

Internet giant Amazon, recently dissed by NYC, unveiled its first New York location for Amazon Go, its cashierless, brick-and-mortar convenience store concept that has already been tested in 11 other cities.

Comedy star Amy Schumer has revealed the name of her and husband Chris Fischer’s newborn son: Gene Attell Fischer. The middle name appears to honor fellow comedian Dave Attell, who, like Schumer, was raised in Rockville Centre, Long Island.