Luke Stoddard Nathan, @lukestdnathan
What happened to the DoJ?—Financial Times
A new book by ProPublica journalist Jesse Eisinger argues that the Department of Justice has gone soft on corporate crime.
The recently released PFM Group report recommended doing so.
Cops: Man kept deer on second floor of home—Times Union
DEC issued the Jamestown man a ticket.
This seems like the definitive county-executive-phone-throwing story.
Katie Cusack, @katiecusackk
Hey Schenectady County: Fireworks are banned—Times Union
Residents are fearful of illegal use of the popping, colorful explosives damaging their homes and keeping them up at night.
County sales taxes, mayoral control of schools and a new name for the Tappan Zee make the cut in the Assembly. Senate will assess today.
Italian ports are overloaded with African migrants crossing the Mediterranean in rescue boats and ask their EU counterparts for help. Spain will discuss the matter and France has declined to comment.
Iraq army seizes ruins of Mosul mosque from ISIL — Al Jazeera
The Islamic State stronghold in Raqqa, Syria is also reported to be close to falling.