Trial Begins For Alabama Officer In Encounter That Paralyzed Indian Man

The federal trial of a Madison Police Department officer accused of using excessive force on an unarmed Indian man began in Huntsville Tuesday.Madison Police Department officer Eric Parker is charged with violating the civil rights of Sureshbhai Patel, an unarmed 57-year-old Indian man, during a daytime confrontation in February. The encounter was caught on a police cruiser dash cam video. Patel is seen being forcefully swept off his feet and slammed to the ground, causing severe injuries.The...
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Minority Rules: Capitol Hill Vote Tactics Displayed In Iran Deal

Congress votes on President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran this month. Most lawmakers have said they oppose the deal, yet he has a good chance to win.That is because the deal will be considered under rules that favor him, even if only a minority supports him in Congress.That's the backdrop that led to a question I posed to the president in a recent interview: "Are you entirely comfortable going forward with a historic deal knowing that most of the people's representatives are against it?"...
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Hillary Clinton emails, Supreme Court on Kim Davis, and the nuclear accord with Iran.

CNR Changchun

The world’s largest maker of passenger rail cars is planning to break ground this week on a new factory in western Massachusetts.

Governor Charlie Baker is among the officials scheduled to speak Thursday at the ceremony to mark the start of construction on a $60 million 200,000 square foot factory on Springfield’s east side. 

CNR-MA, a subsidiary of Chinese government-owned Changchun Rail Vehicles, purchased the 40 acre site for $12 million, according to spokesperson Lydia Rivera.

For a second day, thousands of stranded migrants, including refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, have camped out at the main train station in Budapest.

As we've reported, the Hungarian government was allowing the migrants to leave without a passport check but, yesterday, they barred the migrants from boarding trains that were headed toward Western Europe.

Reporting from the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Joanna Kakissis tells our Newscast unit that the train station has become the latest flashpoint in this migrant crisis. She filed this report:

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

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

Mostly sunny, hot and humid today. Highs near 90.

Partly cloudy tonight with areas of fog.  Low in the mid 60's.

A mix of sun and clouds and humid tomorrow with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Highs in the mid to upper 80's.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about the sentencing of a Canadian trucker in the death of a trooper in Montgomery County.

The family of a mentally ill man who died after Albany police subdued him with a stun gun has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and the three police officers involved in the fatal confrontation last April.


In baseball, in the American League, the Blue Jays remain atop the AL East with a 1 ½ game lead over New York after the Yankees beat Boston 3-1, Toronto topped Cleveland 5-3 in 10 innings, Tampa Bay crushed Baltimore 11-2, Minnesota beat the White Sox 8-6, Detroit edged Kansas City 6-5, Seattle bested Houston 7-5, and it was the Angels over Oakland 6-2.

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