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When President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska was one of several Republicans in Washington voicing concern. As details unfolded throughout the week, Sasse, who sits on the Judiciary Committee, continued to call the timing of the firing "troubling," though he maintains there is not yet a need for an independent investigation or special prosecutor to look into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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Six companies have agreed to pay nearly $4.2 million to New York state to settle allegations that they illegally sold tickets to concerts and other events. 

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the legal settlements Thursday.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses former FBI Director James Comey's firing, Michael Flynn invited to a Senate hearing, and Secretary of Education Betsy Devos being booed at a historically black college.

NBA:

Avery Bradley scored 25 of his playoff career-high 29 points while the Boston Celtics dominated the first half of a 123-101 drubbing of Washington. Bradley hit four 3-pointers and shot 12-for-19 overall as the Celtics took a three-games-to-two lead in the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals. Al Horford delivered 19 points on 8 of 9 shooting and had seven assists and six rebounds for the Celts.

Boston guard Isaiah Thomas has been fined $25,000 for inappropriate language toward a fan during the Celtics' Game 4 loss at Washington. The NBA announced the fine yesterday.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, the Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com about a slew of Democrats lining up to take on freshman Republican Congressman John Faso in New York's 19th Congressional District.

The president fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Domenico Montanaro and GOP Rep. Chris Stewart, member of the House Intelligence Committee, about the decision. Stewart tells Inskeep that Comey had lost confidence "frankly on both sides of the aisle. ... It was probably appropriate to make a change."

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President Donald Trump is criticizing Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for comments the New York Democrat made in response to the firing of FBI Director James Comey. 

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about Schenectady's vote to repeal the use of legal fireworks in the county and GE's hopes to expand an old battery factory.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 10, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds today. Highs near 60.

Partly cloudy tonight. Lows in the lower 40's.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow. Highs in the lower to mid 60's.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the firing of FBI Director James Comey, radical protesting, and Congressman John Faso at WAMC's studios yesterday.

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NBA:

Danny Green scored seven of his 16 points in overtime as the San Antonio Spurs downed the Houston Rockets, 110-107 to take a 3-2 lead in the NBA's Western Conference semifinals. Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 15 rebounds in 38 minutes before sitting out much of the fourth quarter and all of overtime with an ankle injury. James Harden had 33 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Rockets, who host Game 6 on Thursday.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Congresswoman Elise Stefanik's taped town hall last night, Sally Yates on Michael Flynn yesterday, and an increase of military personnel in Afghanistan.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about a televised town hall event on Mountain Lake PBS in New York's North Country and the investigation involving Rensselaer County DA Joel Abelove after his cell phone was seize.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 9, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy today with a few passing sprinkles or showers. Highs in the lower 50's.

Mostly cloudy tonight. Lows in the mid to upper 30's.

Some morning sun, then mostly cloudy tomorrow. Highs near 60.

NBA:

The Golden State Warriors finished a four-game sweep of Western Conference rival Utah, defeating the Jazz 121-95 in Salt Lake City. The Warriors and the team they lost to in last year's championship series, the Cleveland Cavaliers, have coasted through the playoffs, with each going undefeated in two 4-0 series sweeps in the quarter- and semi-finals.

Houston faces San Antonio tonight at 8 p.m. in Game 5, the series is tied at 2 games apiece.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Centrist Emmanuel Macron's win over right-wing nationalist Marine Le Pen and the U.S. Senate's approach to healthcare.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 8, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy, breezy and unseasonably cool today with scattered showers. Highs near 50.

Cloudy with a few showers tonight. Lows in the mid 30's.

Mostly cloudy and cool tomorrow with a few showers. Highs in the lower 50's.

NHL:

In the Stanley Cup playoffs, Nashville bested St. Louis 3-1 to win the series 4-2 and advance to the conference finals and it was Edmonton over Anaheim 7-1 to bring the series to a final game 7.

Tonight Washington faces Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the passage of the GOP healthcare bill in the House, Trump's executive order allowing religious groups to become political, and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's feelings on an all Democratic legislature. 

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 5, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Rain tomorrow.  Breezy and cool with the chance of a thunderstorm late in the day. Highs in the mid 50's.

More rain and possibly a thunderstorm tonight.  Areas of fog. Lows in the lower 50's.

Mostly cloudy, breezy and milder tomorrow with scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Highs near 70.

"Emmanuel Macron was never a kid like the others," says French journalist Anne Fulda, who has just written a biography about the presidential contender titled Emmanuel Macron, un jeune homme si parfait, translated as "a young man so perfect."

Macron loved to read and existed slightly in his own world, she says. He always felt at ease and mixed easily with adults. Macron's most formative relationship growing up was with his grandmother.

The House of Representatives is debating the GOP bill to repeal and replace the key pillars of President Obama's health care law. This is the same bill that was pulled from the House floor just over a month ago when it was clear Republicans didn't have the votes to pass it. Now, they think they do, and the House is on track to vote on the bill early Thursday afternoon.

WAMC's Political Observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a vote on a healthcare bill to repeal Obamacare expected in the House today, FBI Director James Comey tells Senators he feels 'mildly nauseous' over the idea that he swayed the election, President Trump makes his first trip back to New York today, and more.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Sunshine, followed by increasing clouds today.  Highs in the lower to mid 60's.

Thickening clouds tonight.  Rain moves in after Midnight and toward sunrise. Lows in the mid to upper 40's.

Rain tomorrow.  Breezy and cool. Highs in the mid to upper 50's.

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Update on the latest in sports:

NBA PLAYOFFS-ROCKETS-SPURS

Spurs rebound to beat Rockets 121-96, but lose Parker

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 34 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame the loss of Tony Parker to beat the Houston Rockets 121-96 on Wednesday night and even the Western Conference semifinals at one game apiece.

WAMC's Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the alleged Russian connection to the Trump Administration and Michael Flynn becoming a possible scapegoat in the investigation, former Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton makes some of her most candid remarks about President Trump, FBI Director James Comey, and her own responsibility in her failed election bid, and Late Night Host Jimmy Kimmel's emotional speech about his sons's congenital heart disease surgery, pre-existing conditions, and why Democrats and Republicans she be able to agree that a national healthcare plan should cover pre-existing conditions.

Immigration advocates claim that about half of the most lucrative startups in America were founded by immigrants. But it's complicated for a foreigner to start a company in America — there's no such thing as a startup visa.

That's why some entrepreneurs are "hacking the system" through a workaround that started as an experiment in Massachusetts and has expanded to five other states.

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Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers your WAMC regional weather forecast:

Mostly cloudy, windy and cool with a passing shower today. Some late day sun.  Highs in the mid to upper 50's.
Clear and chilly tonight.  Lows in the mid to upper 30's.

Sunshine, followed by increasing clouds tomorrow.  Highs in the lower to mid 60's.

AP-Sports Right Now/1845
Update on the latest in sports:

NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE

Thomas torches Wizards as Celtics go up 2-0...Warriors take opener

UNDATED (AP) — What does Isaiah Thomas do following two days of dental procedures? How about a 53-point effort that led the Boston Celtics to a two-games-to-none lead in the second round of the NBA playoffs.

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