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Sep 27, 2018

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:     

A mix of sun and clouds and cooler today with lower humidity.  Highs in the mid to upper 60s.  

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The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers are the latest teams to clinch playoff berth. And there's a new leader in the National League West.

The Cubs squandered a 6-1 lead before Albert Almora Jr. provided a walk-off single in the 10th inning to push Chicago past the Pirates, 7-6. Jason Hayward slammed a two-run homer and Javier Baez picked up his NL-leading 111th RBI with a run-scoring single.

Starling Marte extended the game with a two-run double off Justin Wilson in the ninth before the Cubs stopped a two-game skid and stayed a half-game ahead of Milwaukee in the NL Central.

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Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Trump's speech to the UN General Assembly Tuesday. Dr. Chartock also discusses the ongoing Senate confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

When 49 people died during the Pulse nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016, it was, at the time, the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. But an investigation by public radio station WMFE and ProPublica finds that, if paramedics and firefighters had been allowed inside Pulse earlier that night, the death toll may not have been so high.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about a revitalization grant received by Amsterdam, New York.  The pair also discuss the settlement reached in an excessive force lawsuit against the Schenectady Police Department.

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WNYT

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:     

Early morning fog, then mostly cloudy, breezy, warm and humid with a few showers during the day, possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the late afternoon and evening. Some of the storms could be severe.  Highs near 80.

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The Houston Astros claimed their second straight AL West crown with a little help from Chris Herrmann and the Seattle Mariners.

Herrman slammed a two-run, walk-off homer in the 11th inning to complete Seattle's comeback in a 10-8 triumph over the Oakland Athletics. The A's had an 8-5 lead until Denard Span laced a two-run double in the eighth, one inning before Kyle Seager's RBI single extended the game.

Marcus Semien homered for the Athletics, who were eliminated from the division race and fell 2 ½ games behind the Yankees for the first AL wild card.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's interview with Fox Monday. Dr. Chartock also discusses the 2018 gubernatorial race in New York.

It's a terrifying weapon: a nuclear-powered cruise missile that can fly anywhere on the planet, possibly spewing radioactivity as it goes. In March, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his nation had successfully tested just such a machine.

But new satellite imagery of a remote Russian test site suggests that the missile may not be working as well as claimed.

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:     

Cloudy with rain today, possibly heavy at times.  Breezy in the mountains.  Highs in the lower 60s.

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The Colorado Rockies have moved up in the National League wild-card race following their lopsided win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Rockies pitcher Jon Gray lowered his ERA to 4.91 by holding the Phils to a run and four hits over seven innings of a 10-1 rout. Gray blanked the Phillies until Rhys Hoskins slammed his 33rd home run of the season in the top of the seventh, after the Rockies had built a 9-0 lead.

David Dahl slammed a two-run homer and Gerardo Parra went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Gray got into the mix with a bases-loaded walk during Colorado's five-run third.

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Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the expected testimony of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser on Thursday. Dr. Chartock also discusses a New York Times article and the possibility of a "blue wave" in November's elections in New York.

The Trump administration says it wants to move to a "merit-based" immigration system — one that gives priority to immigrants who speak English and are highly educated.

But critics say that rhetoric is at odds with the administration's actions.

"Show me any policy that's come out so far that has actually made it easier for highly skilled immigrants," says Doug Rand, who worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Barack Obama.

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WNYT

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:     

Sunshine, giving way to increasing high clouds during the afternoon today.  Highs in the mid 60s. 

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the race for governor of New York.

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It finally happened. The 19-game winless streak is over. The Cleveland Browns have their first victory since December 2016, and their rookie quarterback led them to victory.

The Browns trailed 14-0 near halftime before first overall pick Baker Mayfield entered the game and rallied Cleveland to its first win in 635 days, 21-17 over the New York Jets.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Beth Smith-Boivin, the Executive Director and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association Northeastern New York Chapter, about the Walk To End Alzheimer's happening Saturday, September 22nd, at Siena College in Loudonville, New York.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a New York Times editorial regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the abuse allegation against him.  Dr. Chartock also discusses today's sentencing of Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about the ongoing controversy surrounding the former Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Otsego, N.Y.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:     

Early morning fog, otherwise a mix of sun and clouds today. Highs in the lower 70s.  

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David Price had another rough night in the Bronx as the Red Sox failed for the second straight game to clinch the AL East.

The Yankees staved off elimination by crushing the first-place Red Sox, 10-1. Luke Voit homered twice off Price and was 4-for-4 with three RBIs and four runs scored. Rookie Miguel Andujar slammed his 25th home run and Aaron Hicks had three RBIs, including a two-run triple.

Price was rocked for six runs - four earned - and five hits over 5 1/3 innings. He is 15-14 with a 4.90 ERA in 42 games lifetime against the Yankees.

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Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about a dirt bike stunt in a Schenectady, New York grocery store. The pair also discuss the Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge in Schenectady.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:     

Early morning fog, otherwise a mix of sun and clouds today. Highs in the lower to mid 70s.  

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Kim Rivers, a board member for the Elizabeth Freeman Center, which provides leadership and services to address domestic and sexual violence in Berkshire County. The pair also discuss tomorrow's Walk A Mile fundraiser.

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