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Hillary Clinton has not held a single press conference since the start of 2016, triggering charges that she's trying to duck questions from reporters on the campaign trail.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jesse McKinley, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Times about one of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s economic development programs, a Film Hub, where he found vacant studios, lawsuits and little action.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 26, 2016

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

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms possible this morning, then increasing sunshine with lower humidity this afternoon.  Highs in the mid to upper 80's.

Mostly clear tonight. Lows near 60.

Mostly sunny tomorrow.  Highs in the mid 80's.

MLB:

In baseball, in the American League, Tampa Bay edged Boston 2-1, the Angels oubled up Toronto 6-3, Texas blanked Cleveland 9-0, the White Sox beat Seattle 7-6, and it was Detroit over Boston 2-1.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 25, 2016

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

Partly sunny, breezy and humid today with the chance of a shower or thunderstorm.  Highs in the mid 80's

Scattered showers and storms tonight. Also areas of fog. Lows near 70.

A shower or thunderstorm possible early tomorrow, then increasing sun and breezy.  Highs in the mid to upper 80's.

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Jude Abbadessa was 5 for 5 with six RBIs to lead Endwell, New York past Bowling Green, Kentucky 13-10 on Wednesday night for a place in the U.S. championship game of the Little League World Series.

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The head of the New York state parks department is joining local officials to mark the restoration of a historic building at a Colonial-era site in the Mohawk Valley.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about an investigation that found three different drugs in a man's system after he crashed his boat in Lake George last month, which all led to a young girl's death.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 24, 2016

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

Mostly sunny and warmer today.  Highs in the mid 80's.

Partly cloudy tonight. Lows in the mid 60's.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm.  Highs in the mid 80's.

The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

The quake-hit Italian city of Amatrice is famed as the birthplace of one of the most famous Roman dishes: spaghetti all'amatriciana, a hearty dish of pasta made with bacon-like bits of cured pork jowl, pecorino cheese and tomato.

Amatrice, in fact, was due to have its annual festival honoring its namesake food on Aug. 27-28 in the historic center now rendered to rubble.

MLB:

In baseball, in the American League, Boston beat Tampa Bay 2-1 to remain atop the AL East, the Yankees bested Seattle 5-1, Oakland topped Cleveland 9-1, Detroit won against Minnesota 8-3, and it was Toronto over the Angels 7-2.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about PCB's in the Hudson and chip manufacturing in the Capital Region.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 23, 2016

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

Mostly sunny and milder today.  Highs near 80.

Mostly clear tonight. Lows in the mid 50's.

Mostly sunny tomorrow.  Highs in the mid 80's.

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MLB:

In baseball, in the American League, Boston tripled up Tampa Bay 6-2, moving them into a tie with idle Toronto for first in the AL East. Seattle won against the Yankees 7-5, and it was Cleveland over Oakland 1-0.

If you want a peek into the history of drugstores, there's the History of Pharmacy Museum at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, in Tucson, Ariz.

A hand-carved wood prescription counter helps recreate the look of a small-town pharmacy in the 1800s. And some of the old-timey medicines give you a sense of what the place must have smelled like.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the state of immigration and Donald Trump and Ken Lovett's newest column.

Olympics:

The Rio Olympics are officially over following a closing ceremony that was a bit more subdued than the opener. The athletes danced, smiled and took selfies as they entered the stadium and walked around the arena's floor during the flag procession. Simone Biles had the honor of carrying the U.S. flag for the ceremony after winning four gold medals. Once the Olympic cauldron's flame was extinguished, the stadium turned into a samba-fueled Carnival-like party. Athletes got up from their chairs and danced alongside the costumed performers and a giant float featuring birds.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock speakes with WAMC's David Guistina about Ryan Lochte and his fellow olympic swimmers lying about being robbed at gunpoint, Donald Trump says he has regret over things he's said, and New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli defends his staff after Governor Cuomo criticized an audit by the Comptroller's office.

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Bolt, Eaton win gold...Swimmer's story not holding water

RIO DE JANIERO (AP) — Usain Bolt's speed, Ashton Eaton's athleticism and Ryan Lochte's allegation were among the highlights during the Rio Olympics on Thursday.

Dick Van Dyke Is Still Going Strong At 90

Aug 19, 2016
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Good morning. I'm David Greene. So if you happened to be at this Denny's in Southern California the other day, you would have been treated to this.

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THE VANTASTIX: (Singing) Chitty chitty bang bang.

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

Mostly sunny today.  Highs in the mid to upper 80's.

Mostly clear tonight. Lows in the lower 60's.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow with a bit more humidity.  Highs in the upper 80's.

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The new Ben-Hur opens today, which can't help but put moviegoers in mind of the 1959 MGM blockbuster. That classic starred Charlton Heston and won a pile of Oscars.

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WAMC’s Political Observer Dr. Alan Chartock speaks with WAMC's David Guistina about Brazil pulling two U.S. swimmers off a plane with doubts about their robbery story, Donald Trump's new campaign chief and whether it's a sign he'll remain aggressive, and more.

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