Good morning and happy Tuesday!

Happening today:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is yet to release a public schedule. Mayor Bill de Blasio is in New York City and has nothing public planned.

At 10 a.m., Activists will release a new report showing how several prominent Wall Street funds continue to exploit Puerto Rico’s debt crisis after Ricardo Rosselló’s ouster from power. 300 Park Avenue, Manhattan.

Also at 10 a.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will deliver remarks at the Safe Horizon press conference to bring awareness to the Child Victims Act. W 47th Street and Broadway, New York City.

At 10:40 a.m., Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will bike from downtown Brooklyn to lower Manhattan with cyclist advocates tomorrow morning, then will hold a press conference on street safety after another cyclist was killed Sunday. 1 Centre Street South Entrance, New York City.

At 11:45 a.m., Hochul will highlight workforce development in tech at the Future Ready Labor Internship. Accenture Midtown. 1345 Avenue of the Americas. New York City.

At 12:30 p.m., Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie will join Assemblyman Patrick Burke on a tour of New Era Field, Front Gate, 1 Bills Drive, Orchard Park (the event in closed press).

At 1:30 p.m., Heastie will a media availability. Front Gate New Era Field, 1 Bills Drive, Orchard Park.

At 2 p.m., Heastie will have a tour of Lackawanna City Hall, 714 Ridge Road, Lackawanna.

At 2:30 p.m., Heastie will visit the Blackthorn Restaurant & Pub, 2134 Seneca Street, Buffalo.


The apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan on Saturday is placing the troubled lockup in the national spotlight.

Epstein reportedly died by suicide using a bed sheet that was available in his cell.

The FBI searched the island Epstein owned as part of a post-death investigation.

An overarching question after Epstein’s death is what becomes of his shadowy fortune. Some of his victims are likely to sue to gain some form of compensation from the estate.

Reps. Jerry Nadler and Chris Collins are launching a bipartisan investigation into Epstein’s death at the Manhattan federal jail.

Epstein, who was accused of running a sex trafficking ring composed of girls, viewed sex with teenage girls as a “cultural aberration.”

More prominent people are suggesting Epstein didn’t act alone in his own death.

CNN anchor and brother of Gov. Andrew Cuomo was caught on video flying into a rage after a man called him “Fredo.”

The Trump administration announced Monday it was moving forward with one of its most aggressive steps yet to restrict legal immigration: Denying green cards to many migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers, or other forms of public assistance.

Public Health Solutions, located on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, with a second location on Flatbush Avenue, has taken steps to shut its doors next month after losing federal funding to provide abortion and other family planning services.

Around 7 a.m., the new NYCHA administrator arrived at headquarters to start his new gig as the new chair of the city’s scandal-plagued housing authority.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ate, played and stumped his way through the Iowa State Fair — a rite of passage for any presidential candidate.

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is not sold a proposal that would mandate paid vacation time, saying it could be a small business killer.

Black and Latino New Yorkers continue to compose the vast majority of fare evasion arrests, according to a new report.

The FDNY says it has suffered a possible data breach and more than 10,000 people may be affected.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer took a swing through upstate New York to urge financial support for the burgeoning hemp industry.

An internal review found a police sergeant in Troy lied about the circumstances surrounding a fatal shooting in 2016.

New York health insurance premiums are set to grow in 2020 and insurers are blaming rising costs as well as the return of a federal tax for higher premiums.

Attorney General Letitia James is calling for the dismissal of a lawsuit by President Donald Trump challenging the state law that allows Congress to access his state tax returns.

A sexual harassment lawsuit filed a former legislative aide against former Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak and the state has been settled for $125,000.

Gov. Cuomo’s plan to “reimagine” the state canal system is causing some wariness in western New York.

The conversation surrounding affordable health care continues in the Capital Region as a few people today had the chance to sit down with Rep. Paul Tonko to discuss solutions and improvements to the system.

Regional leaders in Lockport have big plans for $10 million in funding the state awarded it late last year.

Environmentalists in Binghamton are raising concerns about the possibility of gel-fracking in New York State.

A mechanical aquatic weed harvester is stirring up controversy on Honeoye Lake. Residents lined up about nine boats on Monday to prevent the weed harvester from being used. The machine clears vegetation in the lake that hinder residents and their boats — worried that it can stir up sediment and other debris.

New Progressive Cathedral Church of God in Christ is celebrating 100 years as a church family in Western New York.

Law firms across the country have been preparing to file lawsuits on behalf of childhood sexual abuse victims. As part of the Child Victims Act, a one-year period opens Wednesday for the victims to sue individuals, organizations or institutions like churches and schools.

The cost of taking a showering and watering your lawn on Long Island can swing wildly by water district, a report found.

Who keeps a half million dollars worth of jewelry in a rental car? Alex Rodriquez, that’s who.

A Secret Service officer reportedly shot his own finger off in a Manhattan hotel.

In national news:

President Trump’s public policies and rhetoric — on issues like race and even plastic straws — appears driven toward amping up his base ahead of the 2020 election.

The Trump administration moved to weaken protections for endangered species.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is making Medicare-for-all a centerpiece of his presidential campaign.

The video game industry is in the crosshairs of the White House after the suspect in the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas made reference to the game Call of Duty in his manifesto.

Thousands of Central American migrants seeking asylum continue to arrive at the Southern Border of the United States, with many of them fleeing from the Northern Triangle nations of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

With consumers nationwide receiving tens of billions of robocalls each year, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are considering legislation aimed at tackling the spam call problem.

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said America would gladly welcome a “no deal” Brexit.

Republicans in Texas are increasingly bracing for Democratic gains in 2020.

From the editorial pages:

The New York Post writes the scrutiny is on for the new boss at the New York City Housing Authority.

The Post also took the de Blasio administration to task over failing to listen to pubic input on women’s statues.

The Times Union writes that raids on businesses that employ immigrants as well as workplace changes by the federal government are a form of cruelty.

Newsday says the questions surrounding the death of Jeffrey Epstein deserve answers.

From the sports pages:

Simon Biles is arguably the most successful athlete of the decade, earning her sixth all-around title.

Gleyber Torres of the Yankees has utterly humiliated the Baltimore Orioles this season.