Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office has not yet released his public schedule for the day.

The state Legislature is not in session.

At 5:30 p.m., President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence attend a reception in honor of Gold Star Families.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray bring his 2020 presidential campaign to South Carolina (very briefly) this weekend. They’re due back in NYC Saturday night.

At 9 a.m., NYC Councilwoman Margaret Chin joins NYC Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mitchell Silver for a groundbreaking, Seward Park, East Broadway and Essex Street, Manhattan.

Also at 9 a.m., state Sen. Rachel May will host the first annual State of the Youth rally with Community Partnership V.O.I.C.E. (Violence Overcome by Involving Community Effort), Great Room, Gordon Student Center, Onondaga Community College 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse.

Also at 9 a.m., state Assemblyman David Weprin delivers remarks at Queensborough Community College’s commencement ceremony, 222-05 56th Ave., Queens.

At 9:30 a.m., Girls for Gender Equity gathers to issue an urgent call to New York City and the Department of Education regarding the issue of sexual violence and harassment in public schools, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 10 a.m., “The Brian Lehrer Show” features NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, WNYC.

Also at 10 a.m., the state Assembly Health Committee holds a public hearing on rural health care services, Hearing Room C, Legislative Office Building, second floor, Albany.

At 11 a.m., a rally is held to call on de Blasio to increase funding for the Source of Income Unit at CCHR to help homeless New Yorkers find housing, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

Also at 11 a.m., state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli attends the LGBT Network ground opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, LGBT Network Next Generation Community Center, 125 Kennedy Dr., Hauppauge, Long Island.

At noon, Rep. Carolyn Maloney joins census experts and community advocates in response to the revelation of documents showing that a Republican gerrymandering expert was the driving force behind the Trump Administration’s push for a citizenship question, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 1 p.m., NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will interview Laura McQuade, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood NYC, live on Instagram to discuss the abortion bans becoming law in a number of states around the country.

At 1:45 p.m., state Sen. John Liu, Assembly members Nily Rozic and Edward Braunstein and others announce a new early voting site in northeastern Queens, Korean Community Services, 203-05 32nd Ave., Queens.

At 6 p.m., state Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon hosts a housing workshop to discuss rent stabilization and legislation to strengthen tenants’ rights, Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn.


President Donald Trump vowed to impose a 5 percent tariff on Mexican goods until that country stops immigrants from entering the U.S. illegally, brandishing a weapon used against a widening group of countries and jeopardizing a new North American trade agreement.

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani straight-up accused former Vice President Joe Biden of bribing the Ukrainian president to make an investigation into his son go away.

Giuliani also dared Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before Congress.

Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea are reportedly forming a production company to pursue film and television projects, making a foray into Hollywood after decades in the public eye.

The former secretary of state, who had that high-profile problem with an email server in her basement, will serve as a keynote speaker at the Cyber Defense Summit 2019, the cybersecurity company FireEye announced.

With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to rule on whether the citizenship question added to the U.S. Census is legal, explicit information has emerged that demonstrates the Trump administration added the question specifically to advance Republican Party interests.

Republicans have been successfully leveraging the Supreme Court balance of power as a major campaign issue to ignite their base since the 1980s. For Democrats, the 2020 election may mark the first in modern times that they unite around the high court as a driving force in a presidential election.

The White House’s directive to hide a Navy destroyer named after Senator John McCain during Trump’s recent visit to a naval base in Japan was driven, administration officials said, by a fear of bad visuals — the name of the president’s nemesis clearly visible in photographs of him.

A number of prominent African-American lawmakers, including Rep. Maxine Waters of California, the powerful chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, are leading the charge to impeach the president, as they hear from constituents back home.

Among those still holding out on impeachment: Upstate Rep. Anthony Brindisi.

The U.S. government now owns a Trump Tower condo compliments of Paul Manafort. A federal judge granted the Justice Department’s request to seize the choice piece of New York City real estate that was formerly owned by Manafort, Trump’s ex-campaign manager.

According to federal data, nearly half of all voters who voted in person in 2016 signed in at their polling place using an electronic poll book. That’s up from 27 percent just one presidential election prior. Experts warn the systems have security and reliability issues.

After seven years and two previous vetoes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill decriminalizing so-called “gravity knives” in New York.

Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio blew off a solemn dedication ceremony for a memorial to those who died from toxic exposure to Ground Zero — and got blasted by first responders and their families.

Advocates of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in New York are preparing a final push on state lawmakers, though the chances of enacting such a measure this year remain uncertain.

With both houses of the state Legislature firmly in Democratic control, tenants are rallying for reversal of provisions in state rent laws that let landlords increase rents above the hikes on renewed leases permitted by the city Rent Guidelines Board.

Amid the worst measles outbreak in more than two decades, New York City health officials have issued 123 civil summonses to people found to be noncompliant with an April emergency order requiring unvaccinated people in parts of Brooklyn to get the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.

There have been more measles cases in the United States the first five months of 2019 than there were in all of 1992, when the last large outbreak occurred, federal health officials said, in part because of the spread of misinformation about vaccines.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has certified as complete the Title V air permit application filed by Competitive Power Ventures for the company’s Valley Energy Center in Wawayanda.

An anti-Semitic message was found on a banner in front of the Jewish Children’s Museum in Crown Heights. Cuomo directed the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to assist the NYPD in the investigation.

The post-it note with “Hitler is Coming” scrawled on it was found on a billboard that was designed for visitors to leave positive messages at the Crown Heights museum at about 8 p.m., cops said.

New York could become just the fifth state in the union to ban gay and trans panic defenses in court if legislation in Albany becomes law by the end of June. But as so often occurs, what would seem like legislation set to sail to easy passage may be undone by bickering and dysfunction.

Carolina Pokorny, a former federal prosecutor, was confirmed as the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s watchdog, telling state lawmakers that she would root out fraud at the troubled agency.

NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s denials of anti-white bias at the Department of Education will be “proven to be lies,” said the lawyer representing three executives in a $90 million suit.

The manager of a NYC community board under fire for buying a $26,000 SUV with public funds defended the purchase, insisting the vehicle was needed to get around Brooklyn for business.

The New York City Board of Elections agreed to dramatically increase the number of early polling sites across the five boroughs preceding the Nov. 5 election — heeding complaints that it’s initial plan was inadequate for voters.

Two top NYC councilmen are demanding the agency that regulates the private trash hauling business to shut down the operation owned by William Formica, the Staten Island power player implicated in the cover-up of a murder.

A member of the NXIVM cult who was allegedly held captive in a room with only a pad of paper and a pen for two years became so desperate that she created a “newspaper” covering her own captivity and failing health, she testified in Brooklyn federal court.

De Blasio’s $2.7 billion streetcar plan to connect the Brooklyn and Queens waterfronts appears headed on a road to nowhere.

The NYPD has a secretive “Rap Unit,” and also a special bee unit, with two officers who handle swarms.

Long Island Rep. Kathleen Rice has proposed a bill to crack down on drunk driving that would require all new cars sold in the U.S. to contain a device to detect a driver’s blood-alcohol content. She said the fingertip or breath technology is within reach and worth the price.

Linda Lacewell is poised to be confirmed as the state’s next superintendent of the Department of Financial Services after her nomination sailed through the Senate Finance Committee yesterday afternoon. Despite her background as a top Cuomo administration aide, lawmakers had nothing critical to say about her.

Longtime Buffalo businessman Louis Ciminelli has formally filed an appeal of his conviction last year as part of the Buffalo Billion scandal that eventually resulted in the massive RiverBend solar manufacturing facility being awarded to Ciminelli’s construction firm.

The state’s rollout of sports wagering at upstate casinos isn’t expected to be slowed down by the recently completed public comment period on proposed regulations.

Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns was back in front of the media again criticizing legislation that would put driver licenses in the hands of undocumented immigrants. For the first time, he had the county comptroller, Stefan Mychajliw, standing shoulder to shoulder with him.

The Lockport City School District on Monday will become the first in the country to launch a facial recognition system that it says will keep kids safe in the wake of mass shootings across the country.

The State Department of Health has issued a rare emergency order to shut down a Town of Tonawanda adult care facility that has been repeatedly cited for failing to properly provide medications to residents and unsafe living conditions.

Connecticut’s Democratic legislative leaders reached a handshake agreement with Gov. Ned Lamont on a two-year budget that doesn’t raise income-tax rates and closes a $3.7 billion deficit.

Coney Island touts itself as the birthplace of the amusement park. Among its lesser-known distinctions, the Brooklyn boardwalk district is one of the first stops for new rides that later go on to grace other U.S. theme parks.

A Niagara-Wheatfield High School senior was allowed to remain in school for nine months despite charges of raping a classmate last year, a fellow student said. Students reportedly are planning a walkout today at noon to protest the district’s handling of the case.

After failing to get clear support from state leaders on the idea of a regional jail, Greene County is moving forward with building a 48-bed jail in Coxsackie.

Jeff Glor — who was ignominiously ousted as the anchor of “CBS Evening News” after just a year and a half in the job — has decided to stay with the network, and will take on multiple roles.

Oregon is awash in pot, glutted with so much legal weed that if growing were to stop today, it could take more than six years by one estimate to smoke or eat it all.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in an unprecedented eight-way tie this morning when the competition’s moderators ran out of words for the contestants after 20 rounds.