Good morning and happy Tuesday. We’re getting a heat wave, maybe, later this week.

Happening today:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany, with nothing public planned at the moment.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is meeting privately with the mayor of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

At 11 a.m., Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie will join Assemblywoman Judy Griffin to visit Operation S.P.L.A.S.H. (Stop Polluting Litter and Save Harbors), 202 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport.

Also at 11 a.m., NYS Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball and the Finger Lakes Land Trust will celebrate the conservation of 700 acres of farmland on the sixth-generation Brock Acres Farm. The Commissioner will also announce a major milestone reached in the number of acres of farmland protected in New York State under the State’s Farmland Protection program. Brock Acres Farm, 2291 Brace Rd., Canandaigua.

At 11:30 a.m., Heastie visits Otto’s Sea Grill 271 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport.

At 12:30 p.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will deliver remarks at the New York State Economic Development Council Conference, 1 Pace Plaza, New York City.

At 1 p.m., Heastie visits Rockville Centre Fire Department, 103 Maple Avenue, Rockville Centre.


The manual recount in the Democratic race for Queens district attorney is finally underway.

A united show of defiance in the face of racist comments from the leader of most powerful nation on earth. In a short press conference, Representatives Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ocasio-Cortez responded.

After days in seclusion, some residents of the Port Richmond neighborhood finally ventured outside Monday.

In three separate media appearences on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was asked a variation of the same question about his one-time rival, Mayor Bill de Blasio: Will he use his emergency powers as governor to suspend the mayor from office?

Mayor de Blasio sat down with Errol Louis to respond to criticism that he was on the presidential campaign trail during Saturday’s blackout in midtown.

The mayor also discussed his first fundraising numbers for his presidential campaign and President Trump’s immigration raids.

It will likely take several weeks to determine the exact cause of Saturday night’s blackout in Manhattan, which left more than 70,000 customers in the dark at its peak.

When the weather gets nice, the sound of dirt bikes and all terrain vehicles ring out across Albany and city officials are now looking to crack down on them.

It’s Amazon Prime Day, but many homeowners in Schodack say they aren’t shopping — as the proposed Amazon distribution facility is moving forward. Some homeowners are still working to stop the online retailer from moving in.

Legal sports betting is set to come to the Capital Region this week. Rivers Casino in Schenectady is still waiting for the final approval, but is confident its new sports betting lounge will be open for business Tuesday morning.

Local governments that want to raise property taxes next year will be limited to two percent increases, according to a determination set last week by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

During a 2012 meeting at JFK Airport in New York City, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, D, said state officials indicated they wanted to move in the direction of a new professional football stadium in downtown Buffalo.

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia next month will step down from the post she has held since 2015, her office confirmed on Monday.

State Police are investigating a crash that involved a trooper in western New York on I-90.

In just six months, revamp efforts will begin on the Boulevard Mall.

Developers of The Kingstonian in Uptown Kingston recently caught a planning mistake about six months after they first applied to build the massive project, and they are now trying to fix it, according to several people familiar with the project.

Gold Star families were recognized in Newburgh on Monday, as a portion of State Route 300 was renamed in honor of those who died in the line of duty and their family members.

In national news:

After a series of tweets led to a heated exchange between Democrats and President Trump, the two sides are now debating competing visions of America.

The president’s latest public provocation is being met with exhausted and faded resistance from some Republicans who have been critical of him in the past as he remains strong with his own party.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized a fallback plan from the White House for increasing the debt limit, which is putting pressure on late-stage budget talks.

The Trump administration plans to move 80 percent of Department of Interior employees out of Washington, but some are worried this will lead to the dismantling of the Bureau of Land Management.

Five candidates are standing out in the packed Democratic presidential primary field when it comes to the latest fundraising numbers.

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is leaning heavily on deep-pocketed donors.

Hollywood A-listers and tech executives are leading Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s donor list.

Trump in 2016 lashed out at “so-called Christians” when he fumbled a question about the Bible.

White House advisor Kellyanne Conway defied a congressional subpoena and skipped an oversight hearing called by Democratic lawmakers.

From the editorial pages:

The Times Union writes the president’s tweets critical of “the squad” represent a new low for him.

The New York Post writes President Trump’s tweets were “a gift” to Democrats.

Bob McManus in The Post writes how Mayor de Blasio is bad for New York City, he helps Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s own standing.

The Daily News questions why homeless shelters in Brooklyn are deemed so expensive.

From the sports pages:

The Rays topped the Yankees 5-4.