President Donald Trump prides himself on being the great disrupter, but when he arrives in London tomorrow for a state visit, it’s not clear how much more he can shake up a country that is already convulsed, divided and utterly exhausted by the long debate over its departure from the European Union.

Asked if he was disappointed that while in the UK next week he won’t be able to see Meghan Markle, who did not say nice things about him during the 2016 election, Trump replied: “I didn’t know that she was nasty.” And the Internet promptly exploded.

Trump has denied calling Markle, “nasty” despite the comments being recorded.

The Sun: “She said she’d move to Canada if you got elected. It turned out she moved to Britain.” Trump: “Well, that’ll be good. There are a lot of people moving here. So, what can I say? No, I didn’t know that she was nasty.”

The US-born former actress had accused Trump of being “divisive” and “misogynistic” during his campaign. He said he hadn’t been aware of her comments until asked about them by The Sun newspaper.

The president is set to arrive in the UK tomorrow morning after an overnight flight from Washington, DC, with an entourage that is expected to include First Lady Melania Trump and all four of his adult children, along with their spouses.

Trump’s upcoming state visit to the United Kingdom could not come at a worse time in British politics.

Trump subverted diplomatic norms by rattling an already precarious political situation in the UK prior to his arrival: He suggested that the next prime minister of Britain “walk away” from trying to reach a deal to withdraw from the EU and that the far-right populist Nigel Farage be sent in to negotiate.

The Virginia Beach city employee who killed 12 people Friday afternoon at a municipal office building had submitted his resignation hours earlier, the local authorities said.

A move by House Democratic leaders to thwart party members from mounting primary challenges to incumbents, even in safe Democratic districts, could have the unintended consequence of arresting the party’s shift toward a more female and racially diverse caucus, one of its most striking achievements of the last election.

Mexico’s president suggested he was open to tightening immigration controls following a threat from Trump to impose tariffs if the US’s southern neighbor doesn’t put an end to illegal immigration to the States.

Trump reportedly pushed ahead with plans to impose tariffs on Mexico over the objections of several top advisers, including his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, opting to side with hard-line officials who were advocating the move.

The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It’s a vast expansion of the Trump administration’s enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors.

Trump says that Jerry West, the pro basketball great, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Nervous NYC restaurant and bar owners fear the latest high-profile push by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to raise the minimum wage for tipped employees will, if enacted, trigger more industry layoffs even as businesses introduce labor-saving technology and streamline their services.

Ocasio-Cortez’s brief return to bartending drew crowds and considerable media attention, demonstrating both the perks and challenges of her overnight success and popularity.

Ocasio-Cortez bashed US foreign policy during a private meeting with Bronx community leaders, prompting two military veterans to storm out.

Since 2017, when Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, moved to Kalorama, a luxe neighborhood for D.C. elites, paparazzi hired by The Daily Mail have staked out their teal-blue front door.

Two rainbow flags were deliberately set on fire outside an LGBT+ bar in Manhattan on Friday evening, in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime.

“I am disgusted by the burning of a Pride flag outside an LGBTQ bar in Harlem early yesterday morning,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement posted on Twitter. “Rather than divide New Yorkers, this despicable act will only strengthen our commitment to tolerance, equality and justice for every individual.”

Earlier today at the Celebrate Israel Parade, Cuomo announced he will take a trip to Israel in solidarity with the Jewish community following the end of the legislative session.

Amid a record-setting nationwide measles outbreak driven largely by New York cases, the state ordered a Long Island school to accept unvaccinated kids into its classes and after-school activities.

NYC lawmakers are gearing up to fight the Health Department’s ban on the cannabis oil CBD, saying the compound should be treated the same as pot in the debate over legalization.

Lawmakers at the state Capitol are having intensive, ongoing negotiations over a sweeping bill to legalize the cultivation, distribution, taxation, sales and consumption of marijuana in New York. But with questions about whether that will lead to the full-scale legalization, another option is possible: baby steps.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio got his very first endorsement for president of the United States from the mayor of Orangeburg, SC, pop. 13,000.

De Blasio’s approval rating among city voters took a hit after he launched a long-shot run for the White House this month, according to a new poll.

The New York City Housing Authority’s new federal monitor, Bart Schwartz, said in a blistering letter that the agency is already breaking its promises to clean up lead paint and – once again – is not telling the whole truth.

Black and Latino men had often been questionably arrested and charged under New York’s unusual ban on gravity knives, but in another demonstration of New York’s surging progressive wing’s influence, the knives were made legal.

The state Education Department won’t be appealing a court ruling that halted a plan for academic inspections of non-public schools such as Jewish yeshivas, Catholic schools and private academies.

The New York City Parks Department may have shut minority- and women-owned businesses out of city contracts because of sloppy record-keeping, according to a new audit from New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

Ramping up its public-relations blitz against the specialized-high-school admissions test, the de Blasio administration enlisted current and former city students to blast the polarizing exam in a 22-minute YouTube video posted Friday to the official NYC Mayor’s Office account.

A bill that would give Brooklyn residents who regularly cross the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge a discount similar to Staten Islanders has passed the state Senate.

A man jumped to his death from the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on Saturday night, officials said, marking the third time in a month that someone has leaped from the span.

Medical researchers in northeastern China have found a new fever-causing virus carried by ticks, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

A Bronx school superintendent promoted to a new top position by Chancellor Richard Carranza was feted with a lavish party organized by subordinates at a cost of $111 a head from 400 guests, including employees under her control.

NYC’s scandal-scarred tech agency was overcharged millions for an electronic procurement system, according to an investigative watchdog.

John O’Hara, a Brooklyn gadfly who says he was targeted by Democratic party bosses, has won a round in his $25 million federal lawsuit claiming he faced malicious prosecution on a bizarre “illegal voting” charge.

A delivery worker who logged approximately 84 hours a week for five years at a Chinatown takeout joint still hasn’t seen a penny of the $328,000 wage theft settlement a judge ordered his former boss to pay out two years ago, court records show.

Owners of one of the first hybrid cargo vessels ever built hope to develop a shipping route from Connecticut to Long Island, easing truck traffic on congested roadways.

An internal State Police investigation is probing allegations that a longtime investigator assigned to the Catskill barracks has for years been removing parts from guns stored in an evidence locker there.

Nearly two years after Cuomo signed a relief bill providing tens of millions of dollars for shoreline homeowners saddled with damage from that year’s record-high water levels, thousands of homeowners along the south shore are still waiting for those funds, and the lake is flooding once again.

Cuomo is throwing his weight behind two pieces of legislation assisting LGBTQ New Yorkers during the final weeks of the legislative session, which concludes June 19.

On Saturday visitors enjoyed new perspectives of the breathtaking landscapes that inspired the Hudson River School artists while taking their first stroll on the newly unveiled Hudson River Skywalk.

After three years of snipping, $4.1 million worth of deer vasectomies have trimmed Staten Island’s randy herd down – by a grand total of 316 animals.

The scheduled reopening of the former Groveland Annex this fall as a youth detention facility could preserve some of the jobs expected to be lost with the closing of Livingston Correctional Facility.

There are 327 employees at Livingston Correctional Facility who will be affected by the closure. Thomas Mailey, a DOCCS spokesperson, said there are “a variety of options for staff to transition to other facilities or stage agencies and continue their employment with the state.”

Private sector job growth is growing in New York state, but the rate of growth is less than the national rate and job growth is still lagging in the state’s rural areas compared to the New York City area.

The clergy sex abuse scandal is costing the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo more than the $17.5 million paid to childhood victims of abuse through a special compensation program. Giving at area Catholic parishes is down since last August and is likely to result in a budget shortfall at the diocese and cuts to ministries and services.