Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial.
WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazetteabout local parents and teachers organizing as many children as they can to "refuse" to take the state math and English language arts tests this year.
Today: spotty freezing drizzle or light sleet early then a slight chance of rain showers today, otherwise mostly cloudy with a few peeks of sunshine, breezy and milder with highs in the upper 30s and low 40s.
Police have already closed some streets and issued parking restrictions in downtown Albany as thousands of people head to the state Capitol for an education rally.
The Albany Police Department says about 500 buses from across the state are expected to begin arriving near the Capitol around 7 a.m. for Wednesday's "lobby day" being held by the group Families for Excellent School. The charter school advocates say they expect several thousand people to attend the rally, scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m.
Officials say bus passenger drop-offs are expected to continue throughout the morning commute.
Police began shutting down some downtown streets Tuesday evening. Others are being closed starting at 7 a.m. and won't reopen until 7 p.m. No parking restrictions are in effect for some downtown streets and roads until 8 p.m.
In the NBA, Cleveland topped Boston 110-79, Sacramento crushed New York 124-86, Charlotte edged the Lakers 104-103, Atlanta won against Houston 104-96, Utah beat Memphis 93-82, Chicago defeated Washington 97-92, and it was Denver over Milwaukee 106-95.
Just months after narrowly winning a second term, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s approval rating is floundering. That’s according to a new poll from Vermont Digger and the Castleton Polling Institute.