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ALBANY, N.Y. — In New York state government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making his fifth visit to Puerto Rico following last year's devastating hurricanes. The Democrat will travel there Monday, joined by a group of state university students, labor leaders and elected officials who will participate in rebuilding projects. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 400 words by noon.


BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump is asserting that his former personal lawyer's taping of their private phone conversations is "totally unheard of & perhaps illegal." Trump is responding to the revelation that attorney Michael Cohen made a secret recording of their discussion about a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with Trump. That conversation took place weeks before Trump's November 2016 election. Trump tweets: "The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!" His lawyer has said the payment was never made. By Zeke Miller. SENT: 130 words, PHOTOS. Developing.


— BROOKLYN-COMMUNITY GARDENS: New York state will spend $3.1 million on community gardens in Brooklyn.