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Josh Allen threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another in leading the Bills to a 30-23 victory over the Raiders. Allen was brilliant in the first half, finishing 15 of 20 with two touchdowns before sustaining a shoulder injury.

The U.S. Supreme Court opens a new court term Monday, while across the street at the Capitol, Republicans are seeking to jam through, before the Nov. 3 election, President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the court.

Trump offered Barrett the nomination just two days after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. And since then, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has been leading the GOP charge to get Barrett confirmed before Election Day.

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The coronavirus can be very serious for anyone at any age but is especially concerning for a man of President Trump's age, 74.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus. 

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Oct 2, 2020

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about how the Ports of Albany and Coeymans are positioning themselves to potentially strike it big in the offshore wind industry

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Oct 2, 2020

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

Mostly cloudy with the chance of showers today. More sunshine later in the day, with highs in the upper 50s to around 60.

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Well, somebody had to avoid a loss. The Denver Broncos have their first victory following a 37-28 decision over the winless New York Jets at the Meadowlands. Brandon McManus put Denver ahead to stay by drilling a 53-yard field goal with 3:08 remaining following a facemask call that prolonged the drive.

"The fact that the Afghans are sitting across the table for the first time in 42 years is a moment of hope and opportunity," U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad tells NPR. "But this moment is not without its own challenges."

Peace talks began in Doha, Qatar, last month between the Afghan government and the Taliban, even as deadly violence in Afghanistan continues.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul about how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted child care in the state, and more.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock examines how groups like the Proud Boys are responding to President Trump's refusal to condemn white supremacy during Tuesday's presidential debate. 

The Miami Heat had another fourth-quarter comeback in them during Game 1 of the NBA Finals, but it came after the Los Angeles Lakers emptied their bench. The Lakers have the edge in the series after dominating the second and third periods of a 116-98 win over the Heat.

The coronavirus pandemic is taking a heavy economic toll on Asian Americans.

From Vietnamese nail salons to Cambodian donut shops, Asian-owned businesses have struggled. And Asian American workers have gone from having the lowest unemployment rate in the country to one of the highest.

Jerry Raburn lost his job at a mortgage servicing company in Southern California in March, just six months after he started.

"The business decreased dramatically, and based on seniority, I was let go," said Raburn, who came to the U.S. from Thailand when he was 8 years old.

At the end of a dirt road in New York's Adirondack Mountains, endurance athlete Alyssa Godesky switches on her headlamp. It's 4 a.m. when Godesky begins what will be the first of three and a half days of scrambling up rocky trails and bushwhacking through thick forests.

Godesky is one of thousands of runners chasing down speed records in the mountains since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. With all the major races canceled this year, more athletes are measuring themselves against the clock, attempting to set what are known as Fastest Known Times.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Tuesday's bitter debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. 

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about the National Transportation Safety Board's final report on the Schoharie limousine crash that killed 20 people in 2018. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Sep 30, 2020

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

Cloudy and breezy with showers this morning, then increasing sunshine. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. 

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Gleyber Torres and Brett Gardner each homered and drove in three runs as the Yankees blew out the Indians in Game 1 of their AL Wild Card Series, 12-3. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his predictions for Tuesday's debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. 

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that some laid-off teachers with the Albany City School District are being brought back as substitutes. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Sep 29, 2020

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

Increasing clouds and humid with showers developing this afternoon and possibly a thunderstorm. Highs in the mid 70s.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning are the champions of bubble hockey. Brayden Point scored his playoff-best 14th goal, and the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 to win the Stanley Cup and finish off the NHL playoffs staged in quarantine during the pandemic.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a New York Times report revealing that President Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017, and nothing over 10 of the last 15 years due to financial losses. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Sep 28, 2020
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about how the new school year and young New Yorkers are fueling the coronavirus pandemic in the state. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Sep 28, 2020

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

Mostly cloudy and humid with a few scattered showers today. Highs in the upper 70s.

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The Miami Heat are going to the NBA Finals. Bam Adebayo scored a season-high 32 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Heat closed out the Eastern Conference Finals in six games, rallying for a 125-113 win over the Celtics. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power, should he lose November's election. 

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Sep 25, 2020

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about Hudson Virtual Tours, a 3D modeling company in Troy, New York that's seeing a boost in activity during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Sep 25, 2020

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

A mix of sun and clouds today. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.

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In one sense, the Los Angeles Lakers are one win away from a berth in the NBA Finals after taking a 3-1 series lead against the Denver Nuggets. In another sense, the Nuggets have the Lakers right where they want them. Anthony Davis scored 34 points and LeBron James had 26 in the Lakers' 114-108 victory over the Nuggets in the Western Conference finals. 

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