Good morning and happy Tuesday! The mugginess continues.

Happening today:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo travels to Niagara County and Lake Ontario today.

At 6:50 a.m., New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will appear live on CNN.

At 8:30 a.m., New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will appear on Democracy Now!

At 9:45 a.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will tour the Center for Safety & Change and highlight efforts to combat domestic violence. 9 Johnsons Lane, New City.

At 10:30 a.m., Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will appear on CNN Newsroom.

At 10:45 a.m., Williams will appear on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show.

At 11 a.m., Hocul will announce opening of Foundations Recovery Center. 25 Smith St., Nanuet.

At 11:30 a.m., Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy will hold a press conference, LCA Pressroom, Room 130, Legislative Office Building.

At noon, Gov. Cuomo will make an announcement, Wilson Tuscarora State Park, 3371 W Lake Road, Wilson.

At 3 p.m., Assemblyman Ron Kim and NYCHA residents will celebrate improvements made to a playground and basketball court. Bland Playground, 40th Road, Flushing.

At 7 p.m., Hochul will deliver remarks at the Aurora Games Opening Ceremony. Times Union Center, 51 S Pearl St., Albany.

Headlines:

Five years after the death of Eric Garner, New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill announced Monday that the officer at the center of the case will be fired from the department.

The commissioner said police officers make “split-second, life-and-death choices” as the department grappled with what to do.

Not even two hours after the police commissioner announced the firing of Daniel Pantaleo on Monday, the head of the uniformed police officers’ union let loose.

Mayor Bill de Blasio called PBA President Patrick Lynch “reprehensible” and someone you shouldn’t believe. The feeling is mutual, Lynch said.

Elected officials are split over the firing of Pantaleo.

After five years of demanding accountability for her son’s death, Gwen Carr sent strong message to NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, keeping the focus on her family’s loss.

Criminal justice advocates say the firing of Pantaleo is only the beginning of an effort to hold police more accountable.

Mayor de Blasio joined Errol Louis to discuss the firing of Daniel Pantaleo for his role in the death of Eric Garner.

The mayor also talked about the progress of divesting pension funds from the fossil fuel industry and talk about his presidential campaign as he prepares for a CNN town hall.

Court papers show Jeffrey Epstein signed his will to leave behind his $600 million fortune two days before his death in a federal jail.

The head of the U.S. prison system was removed in the wake of Epstein’s suicide.

Two members of the Proud Boys were convicted for a brawl near a GOP club in Manhattan.

A decade ago, New York began a long climb out of a deep recession. Today, fiscal watchdogs say the state is not completely ready to handle the next one.

New York City is on pace to draw a record 67 million tourists this year.

An audit by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office the state lost track of vehicles for years.

Gov. Cuomo in a radio interview blasted a Times Union editor for a column he said was “ignorant and insensitive.”

Joe Rabito, a longtime official in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, has been named interim director and chief information officer at the state Office of Information Technology Services.

Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse will appear in federal court in Binghamton on Tuesday afternoon to change his plea in connection with an indictment on wire fraud and false statement charges.

By April 2020, your license plate could look very different. The state is planning for a new design, but what it looks like is in your hands.

The license plate replacement will come with a mandatory $25 fee for those with blue and white plates.

The labor union 32BJ is using its clout to improve maternity care.

Severe weather thrashed most of Central New York this weekend, causing major flooding on Utica’s Arterial Highway.

Lightning is believed to have been the cause of a fire at the historic church attended by Harriet Tubman.

A dispute between an East Rochester man and teenager is getting some attention on social media. Video shared online shows a white man telling a black teenager that he’s part of the KKK, then spraying the boy with a hose.

Bankruptcy is an option for those accused under the Child Victims Act as more claims are expected to be filed.

For four state lawmakers, telling their stories of abuse was entwined with the push for the Child Victims Act.

There are now three Republican candidates officially in the 2020 race for New York’s 27th Congressional District. The latest, current state Senator Rob Ortt, won’t speculate on how many more might join in the coming months.

From the national pages:

In a sign the Trump administration is concerned about a recession, there is talk of a payroll tax cut in Washington, a move meant to stimulate the economy.

President Trump is calling for a large interest rate cut and once again criticized the chairman of the Federal Reserve.

If there’s a recession on next year, which of the 2020 Democratic candidates would benefit most from the downturn?

States are planning an anti-trust investigation of major technology firms, dovetailing Department of Justice plans to review the business practices of Apple and Facebook.

Planned Parenthood said it would refuse to comply with a new federal rule that forbids referrals to doctors who can perform abortions and will withdraw from a federal family planning program.

President Trump backed away from previously stated support for background checks for gun purchases.

From the editorial boards:

The New York Times writes the firing of Officer Daniel Pantaleo provides a measure of justice to the Garner family.

The New York Post says there’s a chance “to move past cop hating” after Daniel Pantaleo was fired by the NYPD.

The Daily News writes the firing of the head official at the U.S. Bureau of Prisons is only a band-aid for a broader problem.

The Times Union writes the two-way deal between Gov. Cuomo and Comptroller DiNapoli to restore oversight powers falls short of what good-government demand.

From the sports pages:

RIP Al Jackson, a star of an otherwise low team for the Mets franchise.

The Red Sox’s Chris Sale’s season is officially done.

The Aurora Games kick off today in Albany.