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Brooklyn assemblywoman accused of pocketing Sandy money, other schemes

An assemblywoman in Brooklyn is accused of stealing tens of thousands in public funds, including money meant to help victims of Hurricane Sandy rebuild, then allegedly told witnesses to lie to the FBI about it, according to an 11-count indictment ...

Trump says he won’t sign DACA bill unless Congress overhauls immigration system

President Donald Trump says he won’t sign legislation protecting hundreds of thousands of young people brought to the country illegally as children unless Congress agrees to overhaul the legal immigration system.

Fire and fury threat renewed between Trump and Kim Jong-un

Rather than a cooling of antagonism between the U.S and North Korea, the new year has brought a fresh round of provocation and bluster.

The first step: de Blasio announces Rikers Island jail closure

A “major step” toward shuttering Rikers Island will come this summer as the George Motchan Detention Center (GMDC), which houses about 600 men, will become the complex’s first jail to close.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers the State of the State Address

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address in Albany.

Councilmember Inez Barron announces her candidacy for City Council speaker

“I am running as a candidate for speaker of New York City Council,” City Councilmember Inez Barron announced at a first day of Kwanzaa—Umoja—unity rally Tuesday night.

Schneiderman: We’ll sue the FCC over net neutrality repeal

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that he’s suing the Federal Communications Commission over its decision to repeal net neutrality rules last week.

Mayor de Blasio signs legislation creating online voter registration

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed legislation allowing for the creation of an online system to make voter registration easier for New York City residents.

US Sen. Cory Booker faces death threats

The police presence at the Newark home of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker was stepped up after the Democratic politician was on the receiving end of a death threat.

Three Women’s March figures endorse Williams for Council speaker

Although he’s not considered a front-runner for the seat, New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams got a significant endorsement for Council speaker.

Republican tax bill passes both House and Senate

Congressional Republicans delivered an epic overhaul of U.S. tax laws to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, bringing generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans while providing smaller cuts for middle- and low-income families.

Taxes will rise for everyone earning under $75,000 within a decade under Republican plan

Congress’ official tax analyst says while the Republican tax bill would mean an average initial reduction for all income groups, average taxes would rise for everyone earning under $75,000 by 2027.

Voices cry for Cuomo to sign ‘Lavern’s Law’

A bill that could potentially save New York patients some pain is sitting on the governor’s desk not signed.

State Sen. Brian Benjamin moves forward with campaign promise to close Rikers

State Sen. Brian Benjamin recently hosted a community forum in Harlem on the effects Rikers Island has on the community.