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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu September 18, 2014

9/18/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative reporter, Rosemary Armao and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
House ISIS Vote
Times Poll on Obama Security Plan
Times Square Security
Debtor Rules
Health Stories

Politics
8:04 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Pro-Cuomo Ad Criticized For Editing Opponent's Son Out Of Picture

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

This election season seems to feature more than the usual amount of negative ads in New York, with television spots painting opponents in a dark light. But an ad that criticized a candidate’s choice of a football team may have backfired when controversy arose over a picture that was altered to cut out his son.

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WAMC News
7:44 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box and Scottish independence.

World News
7:26 am
Thu September 18, 2014

One Activist Hopes For Independence In Scotland

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Voters are heading to the polls in Scotland today to vote on whether to break from the United Kingdom. One passionate supporter of independence is Lindsay Jarrett, who suffers from a lung disease and made headlines by climbing and hanging a “Yes” sign on the cliffs near Edinburgh Castle. Jarrett says she is confident the referendum will pass.

Weather
6:20 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

A mix of sun and clouds today.  Highs in the upper 60's.

Clear and very cool tonight with areas of frost. Lows in the upper 30's.

Sunny but cool tomorrow.  Highs in the lower 60's.

Sports
6:14 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Sports Report: LA Angels Clinch AL West Title

MLB:

In Major League Baseball, in the American League, the Los Angeles Angels have clinched the AL West title as C.J. Wilson retired his first 14 batters and combined with two relievers on a one-hitter in a 5-0 shutout of Seattle. C.J. Cron smacked a three-run homer in the Angels' five-run seventh. The Angels actually wrapped up the division when Oakland blew a 1-0 lead in the ninth inning of a 6-1 loss to Texas.

Elsewhere the Yankees edged Tampa Bay 3-2, Baltimore topped Toronto 6-1, and Cleveland blanked Houston 2-0. Kansas City beat the White Sox 6-2 and lead the AL Central with a half game over Detroit who fell to Minnesota 5-4.

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New England News
2:26 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Rowland Declines To Take Stand In Conspiracy Trial

Former Conn. Gov. John Rowland (R-Conn.)
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A judge has set closing arguments for Thursday in the federal trial of former Connecticut Governor John Rowland.

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New England News
8:23 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Berkshire County Man's Animal Cruelty Charges Dismissed

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A judge has dismissed more than 30 counts of animal cruelty against a Berkshire County man who was breeding cats, ruling that authorities' search of his properties violated his constitutional rights.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Congressman Bill Owens Joins Democrat Aaron Woolf To Discuss Congressional Campaign

Bill Owens (left)/Aaron Woolf (right)
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New York Congressman Bill Owens held a conference call this morning with fellow Democrat Aaron Woolf, who is seeking to replace the retiring Owens. The two criticized the Republican challenger in the 21st Congressional District race and called on her to support bills to enhance economic opportunity.

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New England News
6:40 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Prosecution Rests In Veiovis Trial; Closing Arguments Expected Friday

Caius Veiovis
Credit Berkshire District Attorney's Office

Closing arguments in the last of three separate trials that have captivated the region involving the murders of three Berkshire County men are expected by the end of the week.

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