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Officials Scramble To Contain Coronavirus Outbreaks In South Korea, Iran And Italy

Updated at 4:10 p.m. ET As coronavirus prevention and control measures continue in China, new outbreaks of the respiratory disease COVID-19 in South Korea, Italy and Iran have health officials on high alert over the global spread of an illness that has infected nearly 77,000 people in China, with more than 2,400 deaths tied to the virus. In a meeting with Communist Party leaders on Sunday, Chinese President Xi Jinping called the epidemic "severely complex," noting that efforts to control the...

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Judge Rejects Roger Stone's Attempt To Remove Her From His Case

The U.S. district judge presiding over Roger Stone's case swatted down his request to disqualify herself over further proceedings because of alleged bias. In a strongly worded order issued Sunday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson dismissed the Stone defense team's claims, arguing that the motion to have her recuse herself lacked "any factual or legal support." "At bottom, given the absence of any factual or legal support for the motion for disqualification, the pleading appears to be nothing more...

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Options For East-West Rail To Be Discussed At Springfield Meeting

Westchester Legislators To Consider Paper Bag Fee

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With New York state’s ban on single-use plastic bags taking effect March 1, Westchester County legislators will consider whether to implement a fee on paper bags.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the coronavirus outbreak, General Electric, and reports that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won Saturday's Democratic caucuses in Nevada. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

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Yancey Roy
Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about reports that the Albany Jewish Community Center was closed and searched Sunday after it received a bomb threat via email. 

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A bomb threat was reportedly emailed to the Albany Jewish Community Center Sunday. About 100 people were evacuated from the center on Whitehall Road as police swept the building. No dangerous materials were found, and the center reopened at its normal scheduled time Monday. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Paul Caiano

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

Mostly sunny today. Highs in the lower-to-mid 50s.


The Washington Capitals have regained sole possession of first place in the NHL's Metropolitan Division by knocking off the suddenly-cold Pittsburgh Penguins. The Caps own a two-point lead over the Pens after T.J. Oshie scored the go-ahead goal with 9:20 left in Washington's 5-3 victory against Pittsburgh.

The Trump administration is coming under fire for its handling of certain government records.

Historians and activists charge that the White House has failed to keep notes of the president's meetings with foreign leaders, including with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and that other papers, including records of alleged abuses of undocumented immigrants, could be destroyed.

She was in medical school. He was just out of prison.

Sarah Ziegenhorn and Andy Beeler's romance grew out of a shared passion to do more about the country's drug overdose crisis.

Ziegenhorn moved back to her home state of Iowa when she was 26. She had been working in Washington, D.C., where she also volunteered at a needle exchange. She was ambitious and driven to help those in her community who were overdosing and dying, including people she had grown up with.

Sudeep Taksali, an orthopedic surgeon, became worried that his 8-year-old daughter had already grown taller than his 12-year-old son. And sometimes she had an attitude that seemed more fitting for a teenager too. Something seemed wrong.

Taksali and his wife, Sara, realized their daughter had grown 7 inches in two years and she was showing signs of puberty. They took her to the doctor, who referred her to a pediatric endocrinologist for a work-up.

Even on one of the coldest days of winter, there's a lot of bare flesh on display at Oxbow Tattoo in Easthampton, Mass. It's where artist Eric Talbot, who's been drawing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the franchise since the late 1980s is about to ink his first full-color Ninja Turtle tattoo.

"I have two greens that I'm considering," Talbot says as he follows a stencil outline on his client's arm. "But I'm not going to just have a flat color. "I'm working colors together like I do with my traditional art."



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