The U.S. is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir Putin and a demonstration of how the Trump administration is using new authorities to deploy cybertools more aggressively.

President Trump accused The New York Times of committing a “virtual act of treason” by publishing the above story saying his administration has been targeting Russia’s power grid as part of an ongoing operation to counter cyber threats.

Trump’s campaign has decided to purge some of its pollsters after a leak of dismal internal polls for the president that he denied existed.

Trump said he did not order the White House counsel to fire special counsel Robert Mueller because that “didn’t work out too well” for former President Nixon during Watergate.

Jon Stewart ripped Mitch McConnell, saying the U.S. Senate Majority Leader has never acted with compassion when it comes to securing health-care funding for 9/11 first-responders.

Trump needled the “never Trumpers” on the fourth anniversary of him and First Lady Melania Trump descending the escalator at Trump Tower to announce his bid for the presidency.

Men, women and children from central Africa are showing up at U.S. borders after embarking on a dangerous, monthslong journey. Their arrival at points both north and south is confusing immigration officials and overwhelming local officials and on profits.

Across the country, education leaders have warned that Trump administration immigration policies that prevent parents from letting their kids attend classes for fear of deportation could send school budgets into tailspins.

Trump on Saturday resumed his 3,675-mile feud with the mayor of London, calling him “a disaster” who should be turned out of office after a spate of stabbings in Britain’s capital.

Secret Service agents stopped a person trying to cross a White House security barrier on Friday night.

In preparation for the three final days at the state Capitol, the weekend was busy with negotiations, vote-wrangling and last-minute tweaks for the unfinished agenda, which includes marijuana legalization, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, stricter sexual harassment standards, the Green Light bill, and expanded limo safety measures.

There could be new marijuana legalization language released by tonight, as three-way talks occurred throughout Saturday.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio weighed in on the pot debate today, saying: We have a small window to legalize marijuana the RIGHT way.”

One of the biggest sticking points was the effort by several legislators to make sure the heavily regulated marijuana industry would benefit poor neighborhoods with racial minorities, the groups that were most targeted in criminal enforcement of marijuana laws.

A lawsuit filed against Trump by a former campaign staffer who claimed that he “forcibly kissed” her in 2016 has been thrown out of a Florida federal court.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly trespassing in the Queens office of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and barricading himself inside a closet.

Douala Hashi, 31, allegedly argued with security on the ground floor of the Jackson Heights building just before 5 p.m. Saturday and ran up to the third floor, where he refused to leave, according to police. He’s facing a series of charges.

Ocasio-Cortez turned up the heat on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to push ahead with an impeachment probe of Trump.

A United Airlines jet skidded off the runway at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey leading FAA to temporarily halting all travel in an out of one of the nation’s busiest airports Saturday afternoon.

David Bellavia’s life is about to change. He will stand before Trump at the White House on June 25 and receive the nation’s highest military decoration – the Medal of Honor. Will he heed the president’s call to run for Congress in NY-27 if asked?

At a fund-raiser earlier this month on Long Island, Cuomo and Jay Jacobs, the leader of the state Democratic Party, met with five suburban senators and told them that voting for the Green Light bill would be politically perilous, according to two people familiar with the conversation.

A judge has ordered the NYPD to release videos from a 2017 fatal shooting, saying that keeping police footage from the public flies in the face of the key goal of the body-worn camera program: transparency.

With each successive budget, de Blasio and City Council leaders have spent more taxpayer money, hiring more workers and increasing city services, and this year is no different, despite warnings of revenue drops: The budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, which begins July 1, weighs in at $92.8 billion.

The new spending plan slashes $20 million from first lady Chirlane McCray’s embattled “Thrive NYC” mental health initiative, with more than half of the money redirected to hiring licensed social workers to serve public schools.

A Pennsylvania man arrested on Saturday on charges he set fire to a Brooklyn rabbi’s home had the words “Never let go of the HATRED — KILL Rabbi Max” tattooed on his forearm, and was said to have had a long-running grudge against the rabbi, the police said.

NXIVM leader Keith Raniere and his inner circle paid to get banking information on critics and New York politicians, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

NYC’s skyline is changing, with more luxury high-rises being built to give wealthy residents better views.

Larry Schwartz, Cuomo’s handpicked enforcer on the MTA board, failed to meet the May 15 deadline revealing his outside employment, income and holdings — the only one of 19 board members to ignore the legally mandated submission.

The Albany County comptroller is probing allegations of widespread patronage, abuse by Albany County Executive Dan McCoy.

Real estate developers are slamming a slew of tenant protections that passed the Legislature last Friday, predicting the new laws will impede the Capital Region’s economic development.

One of the beneficiaries of the expanded rent bill now before Cuomo may be the wealthy hubby of model Emily Rataj­kowski — a filmmaker worth millions who has shafted his landlord out of $100,000 and counting.

About 400 bills have been given final passage by both houses and have either been sent to Cuomo for his consideration or will be later this year. That number will grow considerably as lawmakers enter the whirl of the final week of the session. Many were approved with little or no floor discussion.

The union representing New York’s correctional officers wants state lawmakers to pump the brakes on efforts to change the use of solitary confinement.

NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s new protégé, Abram Jimenez, used sexual innuendo in front of students, and quit a former job after thousands of dollars meant for kids’ clubs vanished.

Carranza has hired a longtime Walt Disney World executive as the Dept. of Education’s first-ever $142,000-a-year “chief experience officer.”

Carranza is a thin-skinned divider obsessed with “ethnicity rather than efficacy,” according to a nine-member, bipartisan coalition of NYC and state pols who on Saturday demanded the mayor fire him if his “contentious rhetoric” continues.

A police officer killed himself on Staten Island, the third cop to do so in the past nine days, the NYPD said.

Rep. Antonio Delgado’s first congressionally mandated financial disclosure form, released Friday along with those of his 434 House colleagues, shows student debt ranging between $50,001 and $100,000 from his days at Harvard Law School in the early 2000s.

A top official for RUPCO, a significant builder of city of Kingston affordable housing, says rent control is probably a good idea.

The owner of a plot of land in Queens wants to sell it for millions of dollars or develop it. Others want to memorialize one of the city’s first communities for former and freed slaves.

Residents of liberal Park Slope, Brooklyn are angrily ramping up their battle to block two towering new homeless shelters in their midst — but other locals are blasting them as hypocrites.

The marathon swimmer who disappeared near the George Washington Bridge during a 120-mile race on the Hudson River is an internationally recognized AIDS researcher and former professor at the University of North Carolina.

Pride has been stepped up on Roosevelt Island. The city’s largest gay pride “flag” was unveiled Saturday to the delight of visitors at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park, where a 12-by-100 foot staircase was painted like a rainbow.

Vowing that police perjury “will not be tolerated,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart has appointed a high-ranking supervisor to work with the district attorney’s Conviction Integrity Bureau to root out any ethical problems in prosecutions, and said she will fire any police officer who deliberately lies under oath.

The Diocese of Rockville Centre is holding off on releasing a list of clergy members accused of sexual abuse, a decision that shows the delicate balance of speed and accuracy.

Putman County Court Judge James Reitz, 57, was in his courtroom Friday morning when he was stricken by what turned out to be a fatal heart attack. Court officers performed CPR and used a defibrillator to try to resuscitate him before he was taken to a hospital.

Earlier this month, New York’s highest court granted former employees of Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna the right to sue the manufacturers of the coke ovens they worked on or near.

Christopher Morgan, a West Point cadet killed during a training exercise, has been laid to rest at the academy’s cemetery.

A viral video of a forceful traffic arrest during a loud music investigation has ignited more than anger in Syracuse. Police Chief Kenton Buckner wants residents to know he’s listening.

The cool, soggy spring mixed with nearly 14,000 people who took part last week’s J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Buffalo to leave behind the worst damage to Delaware Park in the race’s 39-year history, a top parks official said.

All the rain is bad for crops, but – unfortunately – good for mosquitos.

An Adirondack farm, a Niagara Falls church and a Schenectady apartment hotel are among 18 properties and districts nominated for the New York state and national registers of historic places.

Some Ragu pasta sauces are being recalled because the sauce may contain plastic fragments.