Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no interviews or public events yet announced.

The state Legislature is in session.

NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will travel to Albany today call for passage of the housing justice package before the Legislature.

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence travel from D.C. to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where they will visit the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, and tour flooded areas and meet with impacted families before returning home.

At 7:30 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul is a guest on Fox 5 “Good Day New York” with Rosanna Scotto and Lori Stokes.

At 9 a.m., NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and others attend the dedication of The Spur, the last section of the original High Line to be converted into public space, 10th Avenue and 30th Street, Manhattan.

Also at 9 a.m., Hochul delivers remarks at an at Eid al-Fitr celebration, Andalusia Islamic Center, 380 Walnut St., Yonkers.

At 9:30 a.m., the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission holds a public hearing on the proposed designation of six buildings associated with the history of the LGBT community as individual landmarks, Landmarks Preservation Commission, 1 Centre St., 9th Fl., Manhattan.

Also at 9:30 a.m., Williams will join a coalition of New Paltz Elected Officials to discuss the need for housing justice measures to be enacted and the impact rent regulation and tenant protections would have around New York, 10 Main St., #312, New Paltz.

Also at 9:30 a.m., State Sen. Jim Tedisco and his Corgi, Gracie, Senator Monica R. Martinez and Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal will join with their legislative colleagues, law enforcement and hundreds of pet owners and animal advocates to hold the 9th Annual NYS Animal Advocacy Day, The Well, LOB, 198 State St., Albany.

At 10 a.m., state Sen. Kevin Thomas conducts a public hearing about his recently sponsored New York Privacy Act, Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany.

Also at 10 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will attend and deliver remarks at the NYPD Medal Day Ceremony, One Police Plaza, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., the state Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities and the Senate Committee on Health hold a public hearing on suicide and suicide prevention, Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, second floor, Albany.

At 11:05 a.m., the state Board of Regents meets, 89 Washington Ave., Albany.

At 12:15 p.m., tenants and members of the Upstate-Downstate Housing Alliance stage a major civil disobedience and demand that elected leaders pass the nine bills that make up the “universal rent control” platform, Million Dollar Staircase, state Capitol, Albany. (Williams will attend).

At 2 p.m., de Blasio holds a media availability on crime statistics, Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, 179 Wilson Ave., 1st Fl., Brooklyn.

At 3 p.m., the state Senate is in session, Senate chamber, state Capitol, Albany.

At 5:30 p.m., tenants of the Fulton Houses public housing development in Chelsea hold a press conference before NYCHA’s community meeting, NYC Lab School, 333 W. 17th St., Manhattan.

At 8 p.m., NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray will deliver remarks at the Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, Prospect Park Bandshell, 141 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn.


A federal judge has ruled against Democrats who sought to temporarily stop the president from using military funds for a border wall.

Judge Trevor N. McFadden of the US District Court for the District of Columbia, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, ended the president’s court clashes with the House when he ruled that the Democrat-controlled chamber could not show that it had suffered the sort of injury that gave it standing to sue.

The US Justice Department issued a withering rebuke to assertions that a Republican political operative helped draft the department’s request to place a citizenship question on the 2020 census, a decision whose legality the Supreme Court is likely to decide within weeks.

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, who is on maternity leave after the birth of her first child with her husband, Prince Harry, was a no-show at the Buckingham Palace banquet for Trump’s state visit to England.

Trump today plans to attend a business round table at St. James’s Palace in the morning, followed by a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain at her office at 10 Downing St., and a joint news conference.

Jeremy Corbyn will lead a protest of thousands raging against Trump in London today after the British labor leader snubbed the president at a formal banquet hosted by the Queen.

A London museum is reportedly considering acquiring the inflatable blimp depicting Trump as a crying baby holding a cellphone.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas dismissed rumors of his impending retirement, saying he has “no idea where this stuff comes from.”

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand, New York’s junior U.S. senator, defended her call for former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken to resign, saying that credible allegations of sexual misconduct are “not too high a standard.”

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, who once said “we would be a more unified country” without Fox News, is now courting the network to join one of its town halls to boost his floundering presidential campaign.

The president of the nation’s largest anti-abortion advocacy group said it would spend $41 million in the 2020 cycle to re-elect Trump and “pro-life” members of Congress while advocating for more abortion restrictions at the state level.

The federal government is stepping up its scrutiny of the world’s biggest tech companies, leaving them vulnerable to new rules and federal lawsuits.

Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort will reportedly be moved from a federal prison lockup in Pennsylvania to Rikers Island later this week.

George Nader, a one-time Trump campaign intermediary who figured in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, was arrested on child pornography charges and detained after a hearing in Brooklyn federal court.

The House passed a $19.1 billion disaster-aid package with a bipartisan majority, sending the legislation to the president’s desk after months of wrangling delayed the typically uncontroversial funding.

Walmart Inc. said it is seeking to attract high school students by offering them a low-cost path to a college degree and will expand an education program it started a year ago – in a new bid to draw workers in a tight labor market.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is jumping into the hotly contested Queens District Attorney’s race and holding a fundraiser for local machine favorite, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, putting him at odds with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is backing public defender Tiffany Caban.

State lawmakers in one house at least – the state Assembly – are moving to vote next week on a measure that would allow immigrants in the country illegally to obtain a New York driver’s license.

The issue brought the incoming state Republican Party chairman, Nick Langworthy, to the Capitol yesterday. He said New Yorkers are “outraged” that the driver’s license issue will be among the final major topics to be considered by lawmakers this year.

Cuomo said although he supports lifting the cap to allow more charter schools to open in New York City, a proposal to allow that to happen won’t pass the Legislature before the Albany session ends on June 19.

Cuomo says he doesn’t believe it’s feasible for lawmakers to legalize recreational marijuana this year.

Cuomo is making a last-minute push to permanently assign cases where someone dies following an encounter with a member of law enforcement to the state Attorney General’s Office for an investigation, rather than a local district attorney.

Cuomo has an end-of-session wish list, and it includes a four-point women’s justice agenda.

In an instant, de Blasio went from saying he had “a lot of respect” for the monitor overseeing the New York City Housing Authority to accusing the federally mandated watchdog of getting it all wrong in a scathing critique of the mayor’s handpicked agency chief.

Albert Alvarez, the ex-chief of staff for former NYC Council Majority Leader Joel Rivera and a former Council candidate, pleaded guilty to stealing public funds by accepting straw donations, authorities said.

In just over two months, all health insurance policies in New York will be required to cover screenings for maternal depression.

The MTA’s inspector general announced she was investigating Long Island Rail Road derailments that shut down service to the South Fork during much of Memorial Day weekend.

NYC Councilman Carlos Menchaca, a fit 38-year-old Brooklyn Democrat with an infectious smile, moonlighted as a model last year, according to his financial disclosure report.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Sr. has defined his borough presidency – and plans to build his upcoming run for mayor – around economic and housing development.

An online job posting for a Manhattan school district specifically sought “teachers of color” amid an alleged push by Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza to combat “toxic whiteness” in Big Apple public schools.

More than a dozen black and Hispanic students who graduated from NYC’s specialized high schools from 1975 to 1995 described the schools as oases for smart children from troubled neighborhoods, but said they were anguished that the schools have since lost nearly all of their black and Hispanic students.

The prosecutorial conduct commission is on hold – perhaps indefinitely – after DAs who were challenging it in court reached a deal with the governor and three of the four legislative leaders.

State authorities have posted notice that they are reviewing election results in the Eastport-South Manor school district, where a $96.5 million budget was reported approved last month by local voters under an unusual balloting arrangement.

Fresh off their living-wage victory, NYC airport workers are petitioning Albany for healthcare and paid leave benefits that also would extend to other transportation employees.

The quarreling owners of the luxury NoMad Hotel in Manhattan have come together to stop a foreclosure auction of the property that was scheduled for Thursday.

As regulators revamp the way utilities pay homeowners for the solar power they feed the grid, they’re mulling a monthly charge to support clean-energy and efficiency programs. It would amount to about $6 a month, but clean-energy advocates warn it could still erode solar’s fiscal advantage.

Capital Region Democratic Assembly members Phil Steck and John McDonald have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a ban on outside income that could prevent many from serving in the Legislature.

Sometime next year, if all goes to plan, New Yorkers will be able to view a new publicly available Parent Dashboard that will allow them to easily access a wealth of data about their kids’ schools including class sizes, test scores, safety, graduation rates and social climate in a given building.

A Long Island man who threatened to kill two United States senators in retaliation for their support for Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Nassau legislators failed to override County Executive Laura Curran’s veto of a Republican bill that would have put the question of whether to switch to an elected county tax assessor before voters in November.

Thousands of commuters have tried out the MTA’s new fare payment system, which involves tapping a smartphone, smartwatch or other devices with digital wallets, or a contactless bank card against a screen, during the first weekend of a very limited pilot, the authority said.

New York is poised to become the first state in the nation to ban declawing cats. The legislation is scheduled for a vote by state lawmakers today as part of Animal Advocacy Day in the Capitol.

Complaints to the de Blasio administration provided no relief, so a Manhattan resident with no legal training sues companies to stop them from making noise. It’s working.

How can the police tell if you’re driving while high? It’s not simple. Since there’s no breath test, like there is for alcohol, law enforcement agencies rely on specially trained officers, known as “drug recognition experts,” who know how to spot the tell-tale signs of impaired driving.

Ulster County Legislator David Donaldson says it would be “insane” and a conflict of interest for lawmakers to appoint Acting County Executive Adele Reiter to the position of interim comptroller.

City of Albany residents are divided over dense development proposals.

More than 200 people attended a forum for the four candidates running in the Democratic primary for mayor last night. The event was much milder than the previous week’s debate.

A man who alleges a St. James priest sexually abused him decades ago is pushing the Diocese of Rockville Centre to release a list of clergy members credibly accused of assaulting minors.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he continues to believe the Buffalo Bills need a new stadium.

Maryvale becomes the next district to wade into the endless debate about how and whether to keep the omnipresent mobile communication device out of the hands and attention spans of students.

The upstate goats working to eradicate weeds at Riverside Park are a little too good at their job, and so some of them have been “fired.”

As part of a pilot project with Let’s Goat Buffalo, six goats are now spending their days eating away the knotweed and poison ivy at Como Lake Park in Erie County.

Lawrence Leathers, 37, a elebrated jazz drummer known for his crisply swinging style, was found dead on Sunday in a Bronx stairwell, and two people were charged with assault in connection with his death, the police said.

The NYPD’s beekeepers took a swing at Major League Baseball when they ripped the league and San Diego Padres for killing a swarm of bees on the field during a game Sunday instead of rescuing them.