Morning Read: Cuomo Rebuffed On Occupy Wall Street; Bloomberg Defends Israel Over Shalit; Senate GOP Shrinks

Gov. Cuomo asked Albany Mayor Jerry Jenkins to shut down the local Occupy Wall Street encampment, but the mayor refused.

Mayor Bloomberg defended Israel’s swap of Palestinian prisoners for Gilad Shalit at a news conference in Jerusalem.

A number of local members of the New York House of Representatives are running low on campaign funds.

Greg Meeks owes the city nearly $12,000 in unpaid water bills.

Joe Lieberman has been consulting with Republican candidates looking to replace him in the U.S. Senate.

Universities vying for an applied sciences campus in New York City are engaged in a public relations war as they try to out-green one another.

Federal prosecutors have ended their five-year investigation into Senator Robert Menendez’s relationship with a nonprofit agency in Union City, N.J. Read More Morning Read: Cuomo Rebuffed On Occupy Wall Street; Bloomberg Defends Israel Over Shalit; Senate GOP Shrinks