* Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended the removal of documents from State Archives, saying they should have been private, but former Gov. Eliot Spitzer slammed the conduct, the New York Times writes:

* Union workers increased campaign contributions to mayoral candidates compared with four years ago, a sign organized labor will exert more influence in the 2013 race to City Hall, the Wall Street Journal reports:

* A prosecutor asked a jury to convict Councilman Larry Seabrook in closing arguments of a corruption retrial, saying he collected gasoline sales receipts to help launder $50,000 in illegal payoffs, the Post says:

* Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested on CNNs Pierce Morgan Tonight that the citys cops should go on strike to spur the nations leaders to advocate for gun control, the Daily News writes:

* The Metropolitan Transit Authority is doubling its security team on city buses to catch fare cheaters who the authority says is cheating the system out of $50 to $100 million per year, the Journal notes:

* Parents of people with disabilities charged that staff at two state treatment centers in Brooklyn and Albany abused and neglected those in their care, according to two lawsuits filed this month, the Times reports:

* An administrator with the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct will recommend Bronx Judge Lee Holzmans removal from the bench as a result of hearings into charges of misconduct, the Times writes:

* The states 68 percent tax rate on casinos has hauled in $620 million in gambling revenues over the first half of the year, nearly double what Las Vegas and Atlantic City contributed to their home states, the Post reports:

* A Rensselaer County couple engaged to be married are running against each other for the Assembly on the Democratic and Working Families Party lines, the Albany Times Union reports: