Good morning and happy Monday to all!

Happening today:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with nothing public planned.

At 10 a.m., New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will speak a New York City Council meeting on reducing gun violence. Council Chambers, City Hall, New York City.

Also at 10 a.m., Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente will announce a new economic development initiative. theINCubator, 326 Broad St., Utica.

At 11 a.m., Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan will unveil the renaming of New Scotland Avenue between Holland and Madison avenues in recognition of James Barba’s contributions to the city.

At 12:30 p.m., Williams will speak at a rally in support of paid personal time legislation, City Hall Park, New York City.

At 1 p.m., New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray will deliver remarks, City Hall Steps, New York City.

Also at 1 p.m., Sen. Jim Tedisco will speak at the Fulton County Board of Supervisors meeting as it votes on a resolution opposing the license plate replacement program.

At 5:15 p.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will deliver remarks at an event honoring Stan Lundine, Robert H. Jackson Center, 305 E 4th St., Jamestown.

At 6 p.m., Williams will appear on the Housing Justice For All radio show, WHCR.

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

Headlines:

New York City Mayor de Blasio traveled to Puerto Rico this weekend as part of his presidential campaign.

Hofstra University will not apply to host a 2020 presidential debate after being used to host three consecutive events.

Despite the objections of New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, the de Blasio administration is getting ready to spend $43 million on a new ferries.

Winning nearly half of the overall vote total, New Yorkers have picked a license plate depicting Niagara Falls, the Adirondack mountain range, and the New York City skyline. The plate was one of five potential designs put to New Yorkers for a replacement program mired in controversy over the last several weeks.

Jimmy Vielkind: What started as a light-hearted story about picking the next plate design morphed into a political headache for the governor’s administration.

Councilman Ruben Diaz, Sr. is considered a frontrunner for the seat held by retiring Rep. Jose Serrano, potentially making the socially conservative Democrat a neighbor to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

A Bronx judge refused to hire an aide to Bronx Democratic Chairman Marcos Crespo. He was later demoted.

A vandal using a makeshift banjo repeatedly bashed the Wall Street bull statue while cursing President Trump, leaving a gash in one of the horns.

The developer of an Amazon distribution center in Rensselaer County says too much is at stake to not go forward with the project.

The Cuomo administration is urging New Yorkers to stop vaping as people around the country have become sick.

An anti-smoking group is spending $1 million to sway New York City Council members on e-cigarettes amid growing public health concerns.

How the trade war has negatively affected the business of a lumber mill in central New York.

State lawmakers are starting to tackle concerns that have been raised surrounding facial recognition technology.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to make things simpler for New York primary voters and consolidate the state’s two primaries.

The governor says the state will oppose efforts surrounding the Constitution Pipeline: “Any we can challenge it, we will.”

Regulators are considering cuts to stripped bass fishing in areas that are considered over fished.

The plane that crashed into a home in Union Vale last month, killing two people, had engine problems moments after takeoff, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

This Wednesday marks 18 years since the deadly terror attacks on September 11, in 2001. To commemorate the day, there are many events planned not only around the country.

Nearly 18 years after the horrific attacks on September 11 killed thousands, first responders gathered in Utica on Saturday to climb in their honor.

The Albany Water Department (AWD) says there is a possibility for residents to see a pinkish tint in their water Saturday, depending on their location in the distribution system.

Saturday, Spectrum News visited thoroughbred racehorses who are trading in the track to make new acquaintances with Old friends at Cabin Creek.

The sudden shutdown of a Clifton Park payroll company is impacting employees of businesses in the Capital Region and nationwide. Gov. Cuomo’s administration is investigating.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is pushing for an expansion of the federal flood insurance program.

Monroe County Clerk and Democratic candidate for County Executive Adam Bello called for a moratorium and commission to develop ideas for zoning requirements and limit e-cigarette use.

On an overcast Saturday, thousands of Western New Yorkers flooded Canalside to raise awareness about preventing suicide during the 13th annual Out of the Darkness walk in Buffalo.

Hundreds of protesters were stationed outside the Troy Rensselaer County Correctional facility on Sunday, calling for an end to the 287G program.

Rivers Casino in Schenectady was packed on Sunday with NFL fans ready to legally bet on games in New York state for the first time.

In national news:

President Donald Trump will be hosting a Keep America Great rally in North Carolina on Monday.

The president revealed he secretly planned to meet with the president of Afghanistan and Taliban leaders, only to have the summit called off.

The decision to not hold the meeting with Taliban leaders revealed fissures within the administration.

Former South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford will challenge President Trump in a Republican primary.

Congress is back in Washington, with issues ranging from spending to calls for new gun control on the table.

The top brass at the Air Force is investigating reports of personnel staying at resorts owned by the president.

Sen. Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican, is urging the president to set clear guidelines for gun control legislation.

Three Democrats — former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — continue to hold the top three spots in a poll of the party’s presidential field.

Biden and Warren this week will finally meet on the debate stage.

Democrats in Congress are broadening an inquiry into the possible impeachment of the president to include corruption allegations.

From the editorial pages:

Newsday urged state education officials to not “dumb down” the high school regents diploma in New York by de-emphasizing the tests.

The Daily News faulted President Trump for taking a risky bet on holding a meeting with Taliban leaders at Camp David.

The New York Post faults de Blasio and public education officials for placing restrictions around a charter school’s expansion in Queens.

From the sports pages:

The Jets, in classic Jets fashion, blew a 16-0 lead in the fourth quarter to the Buffalo Bills.

The Dallas Cowboys steamrolled the non-existent Giants defense.

The Yankees tied a franchise record for most team homers in season, belting three against the Red Sox at Fenway.

The Mets dropped a home game to the Phillies, 10-7.