House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said that there “certainly is” justification for launching impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but cautioned that the public first must agree that it’s warranted.

“The American people right now do not support it because they do not know the story,” Nadler said. “They don’t know the facts. We have to get the facts out. We have to hold a series of hearings, we have to hold the investigations.”

US Attorney General William Barr disagreed with former special counsel Robert Mueller’s lack of a definitive conclusion on whether Trump committed obstruction of justice regarding matters related to the Russia probe.

Nadler said that he will call Mueller to testify before Congress, explaining that television viewers needed to see it, as most Americans didn’t read the full Mueller report on his Russia probe.

Two of America’s largest dollar store chains warned that rising tariffs due to escalating trade tensions between Washington and Beijing would hit U.S. shoppers, after reporting strong quarterly sales that sent their shares up about 6 percent.

The state Democratic Party’s effort to make pre-primary enrollment easier might have hit a snag with the state Board of Elections, which thinks legislation is required to make this change.

The F.D.A. has been skeptical of the rapidly growing cannabis industry, but it is under increasing pressure from Congress to ease the path to market for cannabis-derived products.

At this point, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand isn’t focused on winning the 2020 Democratic primary. She’s worried about surviving the next few months. Her biggest problem: fundraising.

New York City Transit head Andy Byford ripped the delinquents who caused pandemonium during today’s morning-rush when they set off a firecracker on a Manhattan train, calling them “mindless idiots.”

The CDC: “If these outbreaks continue through summer and fall, the United States may lose its measles elimination status. That loss would be a huge blow for the nation and erase the hard work done by all levels of public health.”

The New Jersey house that Tony Soprano called home is listing for sale 20 years after its television debut, with a “starting price” of $3.4 million.

Rochester Democratic Assemblyman David F. Gantt is recovering at home after being involved in a car crash last night on Central Park that injured several people. Police did not specify which vehicle Gantt was in, or if he was driving.

Presidential candidates and state lawmakers are all debating whether to remove penalties for prostitution, a proposal that used to be taboo in most political circles.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, ahead of a presidential campaign trip to South Carolina this weekend, named just one issue when asked by WNYC radio host Brian Lehrer what his “top priorities” are for the end of the legislative session in Albany: The rent laws.

Heineken International is the latest company to pull its sponsorship from the Fresno Grizzlies after the California minor-league baseball team showed an inflammatory video likening Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and other “enemies of freedom” during a Memorial Day game.

Lake Ontario has reached the record-high level set just two years ago, and was likely to exceed that today.

The Niagara Wheatfield Senior High School student who attended school throughout this entire academic year with the girl he raped was removed from school today, according to a statement on the district website.

But the number of hunters in WNY – the majority of whom are white men in their late 40s and early 50s – is shrinking at a rapid rate, according to data provided by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

The Museum of Broadway, presented by Untitled Theatricals and Rubik Marketing, is expected to open in Times Square in 2020.

The sale of the “cool Colonial crib” shared by the governor and Sandra Lee was picked up by….TMZ.