Good morning! For many of us, it’s back to work after a long holiday weekend. The Spectrum News politics team is back and we’ll be giving you updates throughout the day.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany, with nothing public planned for now.

At 10 a.m., Rep. Joe Morelle will hold a news conference announcing an appropriations package for opioid addiction prevention, treatment and recovery initiatives. ROCovery Fitness. 1035 Dewey Ave. Rochester.

At noon, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will join the DEC and local officials to meet with business owners and tour Riverwalk, 200 Riverside Dr., Clayton.

Also at noon, gun rights advocates will hold a press conference on the dismissal of the first conviction under the SAFE Act, Chautauqua County Courthouse, 3 North Erie St., Mayville.

At 12:30 p.m., Mayor de Blasio will hold a media availability on crime statistics, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 Saint Nicholas Ave., New York City.

At 1 p.m., Hochul will visit the Spicer Marine Basin, 4067 NY-12, Clayton.

At 1:30 p.m., Assemblywoman Nily Rozic and Sen. John Liu will be joined by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and advocates to announce the renewal of the city’s Green Roof Tax Abatement Program, Booth Memorial Avenue and 141st St., Queens.

Also at 1:30 p.m., Hochul will take a boat tour of Lake Ontario shoreline, departing from Spicer Marine Basin, 4067 NY-12, Clayton.

At 2:45 p.m., Hochul will brief the press on flood mitigation efforts along Lake Ontario shoreline, Spicer Marine Basin, 4067 NY-12. Clayton.

At 7 p.m., de Blasio will appear live on NY1’s Inside City Hall.


The U.S. women’s soccer team claims its fourth back-to-back World Cup title after beating the Netherlands 2-0, and New York City is planning a ticker tape parade.

A confrontation between the NYPD and a cyclist in Manhattan was caught on camera. The cyclist says he was bumped off his Citi Bike by a police vehicle on Friday.

Mayor Bill de Blasio looked to raise his profile with black voters Saturday while speaking at the Essence Festival in New Orleans.

De Blasio spoke at an education event in Houston Friday night. The mayor championed his efforts to get rid of what he calls “high-stakes testing” in the city.

The Democratic primary for Queens district attorney is headed to court. The campaigns of Tiffany Cabán and Melinda Katz are fighting over the validity of about 114 affidavit ballots lacking information about party affiliation.

The news Albany County could stop selling flavored tobacco products ignited some feedback from residents and consumers.

There’s a petition for Kevin Richardson, one of the Central Park 5, to receive an honorary degree from Syracuse University.

An audit by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli identifies more than $12 million in cost overruns at new I Love NY rest areas and welcome centers.

With a week to go until the Boilermaker Road Race, some runners got to experience the course a little early.

The owner of the Shadow Lake Golf Course is suing the town of Penfield. He claims the moratorium the town put on redevelopment is unconstitutional.

Tall Ships event organizers see the festival in Buffalo as a sign the waterfront’s future is bright, but they also want it to remind people of its rich maritime past.

Cracks in the pavement throughout Erie County roads show just how volatile this year’s winter was.

The fire department building used for the last 34 years in Tivoli was destroyed by a fire — just before the department was set to celebrate 100 years of service.

Records show that recent hires in the de Blasio administration have further widened the gender pay gap in his office.

As he takes control of the state Republican Committee, Nick Langworthy is surrendering his less well-known job as a political consultant.

In national news:

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has used facial recognition technology to scan driver’s licenses photos in a search for undocumented immigrants.

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with luring teen girls into his mansion in Manhattan and abusing them.

Epstein has numerous connections to the wealthy and famous in the United States — including President Donald Trump.

As the citizenship question case drags on for the U.S. Census, the Department of Justice is replacing its team of lawyers.

An appeals court decision on the Affordable Care Act could upend the health care law — and also create some political havoc for Republicans.

Tensions are flaring between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and some liberal lawmakers over her comments directed at a handful of Democrats who had pushed back against a border funding bill.

Billionaire Tom Steyer, an activist who has funded a campaign pushing for the president to be impeached, has told friends he will run for president.

From the opinion pages:

The Times Union writes there should be end to the secrecy surrounding investigations of police-involved deaths and injuries of civilians.

The Daily News writes that “arrogant” missteps by progressives is threatening the timetable for closing Rikers Island.

Newsday editorializes that any overhaul of the MTA must put riders first.

From the sports pages:

If you haven’t heard, the Women’s US Soccer Team are champs… again.

Yankees lost to the Rays 2-1.

The Mets dropped another game to the Phillies, 8-3.