Good morning and happy Thursday! Here’s the news:

Happening today:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli are in Puerto Rico for the Soros Conference.

At 8:30 a.m., Sen. Liz Krueger’s office will hold a roundtable for older adults in New York City. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, New York City.

At 1 p.m., Mayor de Blasio will make an announcement. SER de Puerto Rico, 500 Cale Baez, Urb. Perez Moris. Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.

Also at 1 p.m., Senate Republicans will hold a news conference outlining concerns with criminal justice law changes. Senate Republican Conference Room 315, State Capitol, Albany.

At 5:45 p.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will deliver remarks at Sen. Tim Kennedy’s blanket drive. Resurgence. 55 Chicago St., Buffalo.

At 7:45 p.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will highlight workforce development efforts. Northland Workforce Training Center. 683 Northland Ave., Buffalo.


A new digital ad backed by progressive groups takes aim at the “Long Island Six,” the half-dozen Democratic senators from Long Island, most of whom won their seats just last year from Republicans.

Federal agents including representatives of the FBI, Department of Housing and Urban Development and IRS, have all left Buffalo City Hall after removing evidence from offices there Wednesday.

Federal investigators also questioned the Buffalo city planning chief at his home.

Shannon Tahoe has been named the acting state education commissioner following the departure of MaryEllen Elia.

State funding for the U.S. Census outreach effort in 2020 remains in limbo.

The city of Buffalo’s budget is facing something of a reckoning after it siphoned off its reserves.

A fundraiser for Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis will be hosted by the ex-wife of a reputed mobster.

As the state considers moving toward a system of publicly financed campaigns, Gov. Cuomo is racking up campaign cash at a series of fundraisers this season.

Complaints of anti-semitic hate crimes in New York City subways are seeing a sharp rise.

Loree Sutton, the former veterans commissioner, is considering a run for New York City mayor in 2021.

Turnout in New York City was less than 20 percent as voters cast ballots in mostly local elections where there was little competition.

The Daily News estimates Mayor de Blasio has spent more than 1,200 hours working from his car — emitting greenhouse gases along the way.

Technology problems at the Erie County Board of Elections led to a delay in the election results from early voting.

Queens District Attorney-elect Melinda Katz is pledging changes to the office after she narrowly won a Democratic primary against a progressive challenger.

Even though he has changed his permanent residence, President Donald Trump will be back in the city for the Veterans Day Parade on Monday.

Criminal justice law changes are coming with a price tag for prosecutors — a price tag Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he doesn’t need to pay.

The NYPD’s highest-ranking black official says he is “disappointed” to have been passed over the commissioner’s post.

Police in New York City say gang-related crimes are up for murders and shootings.

Newly re-elected Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone says he was given a mandate by voters to enact an agenda of government reform and economic development in his third term.

Democrat Madeline Singas, the re-elected Nassau County DA, says she will focus on gangs, drugs and sex-trafficking in her next term.

Republicans clawed back to make some gains in Nassau County on Election Day.

Erie County Democrats feel like they are in a good position for 2020 after County Executive Mark Poloncarz’s re-election.

The Americans who were killed in Mexico by suspected cartel killers have links to the Capital Region group NXIVM.

A large armored vehicle was spotted on a Queens street on Wednesday, accompanying an Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation, a source told NY1.

In 2021, New Yorkers will experience ranked-choice voting in local primary and special elections for the first time, and knowing the winner might soon take longer than expected.

The electric scooter craze has created some new problems, including people using them while drunk.

Most drivers around Albany are very familiar with the construction work happening around Exit 3 on the Northway. Gov. Andrew Cuomo cut the ribbon Wednesday on the completed Albany International Airport Transportation Corridor.

After the race was called on Tuesday night, it’s still too soon to declare a winner in the Utica Mayoral race. Absentee ballots still need to be counted, and could determine who comes out on top.

The Brooklyn district attorney has released a list of cops who are deemed to have credibility problems.

Tuesday’s shift of political power in Monroe County government isn’t really a surprise, according to a political analyst.

For some election day has come and gone, but for a number of races, a winner has yet to be officially declared. Among those is the Troy mayoral race as results show Mayor Patrick Madden won the three-way battle to hold office, yet, Independent Rodney Wiltshire has yet to concede.

The Rev. Thomas Connery, who died in a storm last week, was remembered by parishioners and community members.

For the first time in nearly 30 years, a Republican has been elected as Mayor of Canandaigua, unseating longtime Democratic Mayor Ellen Polimeni who served for 28 years.

Computer and printer maker HP Inc. said Wednesday it had received a “proposal” from copier maker Xerox and has had conversations “from time to time” with the company about a potential business combination.

The radical independent radio station WBAI was set to return to the airwaves at midnight.

James Donald is being urged to his sell his controlling stakes in the Knicks and Rangers.

In national news:

A top Ukraine diplomat says former Mayor Rudy Giuliani spearheaded the push for investigations of Democrats.

President Trump wanted Attorney General Bill Barr to hold a news conference to insist no laws were broken.

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says he was pleased with the results in the off-cycle elections and what they could mean for the party in 2020.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley has broken with her fellow “squad” members in Congress to endorse Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s bid for the presidency.

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is running for his seat in the U.S. Senate from Alabama.

The United States has charged former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia.

Prosecutors alleged at the trial of Roger Stone that he lied to Congress because telling the truth would have looked bad for the president.

From the editorial pages:

The Daily News writes supporters of Medicare for All should learn from the struggles faced by proponents of single-payer in New York.

Greg David writes in Crain’s New York that Gov. Cuomo’s worsening budget problems will have a widespread impact.

The Times Union calls Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin a “thug” for trying to pressure Republican Tom Reale out of the mayor’s race in Troy.

The Buffalo News lays out the challenges newly re-elected Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz will face in his next term.

Newsday writes there are plenty of major proposals for Long Island that incoming elected officials will have to shape.

From the sports pages:

The Knicks were creamed by the Detroit Pistons — is it anyone’s doubt the team won’t win 20 games?