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Sports
7:19 am
Mon September 3, 2012

WAMC Sports News

Andy Roddick--announcing his retirement last Thursday--will have at least one more match at the US Open
Frank Franklin AP

New York's lead over Baltimore in the AL East race is down to two games following the Orioles' 8-3 victory over the Yankees. O's first baseman Mark Reynolds had his second two-homer game of the weekend series in the Bronx. The Yankees beat Baltimore on Saturday 4-3. The Yanks are 19-23 since opening a 10-game division lead on July 18.

Boston went 0-2 over the weekend, losing to Oakland 7-1 on Saturday, 6-2 yesterday.

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WAMC News
6:56 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Morning Weather with WNYT's Paul Caiano

WNYT's Paul Caiano delivers his morning forecast. 

Books News & Features
4:41 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Super Man, Wonder Woman: The New Power Couple

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Originally published on Mon September 3, 2012 6:15 am

Dating can be difficult at the best of times, but if you're the Man of Steel it's near impossible — until now. The latest edition of Justice League gives Superman a romantic break by pairing him up with Wonder Woman. According to Justice League writer Geoff Johns, the relationship will definitely cause tension around the office.

Election 2012
4:04 am
Mon September 3, 2012

In Convention Run-Up, Obama Targets Three States

President Obama waves as he walks on stage during a campaign stop on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder on Sunday.
David Zalubowski AP

Originally published on Mon September 3, 2012 5:01 pm

President Obama holds a Labor Day campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio, on Monday, and then flies to Louisiana to inspect the damage from Hurricane Isaac. The Toledo rally is part of a long weekend of campaigning, leading up to the Democratic National Convention, which starts Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C.

The president held a rally with thousands of students at the University of Colorado over the weekend. Just five days earlier, he'd been at Colorado State. Obama is hoping to harness the cross-state rivalry between the schools in the service of his re-election campaign.

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Around the Nation
4:04 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Charlotte Braces For Democratic National Convention

A view of the skyline of Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday. Preparations for the Democratic National Convention are under way around Charlotte, where the party is expected to nominate President Obama to run for a second term.
Mladen Antonov AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon September 3, 2012 4:56 pm

Delegates, journalists and protesters are beginning to fill the streets of Charlotte, N.C. The city has a lot riding on the Democratic National Convention, which gets under way Tuesday.

Hundreds of protesters paraded around the downtown area of Charlotte — which residents call Uptown — gathering in front of Bank of America headquarters.

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Around the Nation
4:03 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Fears About Shariah Law Take Hold In Tennessee

Originally published on Mon September 3, 2012 8:53 am

It's getting tougher to be a Republican in some parts of the country while also fully accepting the practice of Islam.

In Tennessee, an incumbent in the U.S. House found herself on the defensive after being called soft on Shariah law, the code that guides Muslim beliefs and actions. And the state's governor has been forced to explain why he hired a Muslim.

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Business
12:48 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Bernanke Defends His Efforts To Lift Economy

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with the latest comments from Ben Bernanke

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Hudson Valley News
7:50 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Officials Call for Federal Funds to Help Rebuild Forge Hill Bridge

From left, New Windsor Supervisor George Green, Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun and Rep. Nan Hayworth listen as County Executive Edward Diana speaks at the site of the collapsed bridge
Hank Gross

 

Elected officials called out to the New York State Transportation Department to expedite the process of funding a partial rebuild of the Forge Hill Bridge in the Town of New Windsor on Thursday, which has been closed from storm damage since Tropical Storm Irene hit almost exactly one year ago.

The designing and rebuilding of the bridge, which includes adding abutments to the road surface, is expected to take about two years and cost roughly $2 million, which will be 80 percent funded by the Federal Highway Administration, and 20 percent by Orange County.

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Hudson Valley News
7:42 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Protesters Rally Outside Hayworth Fundraiser

"Mid Hudson Valley 99%ers" march
Hank Gross

While Republican incumbent for New York's 19th Congressional District Nan Hayworth celebrated the presidential nomination of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on Thursday evening with a fundraiser in Newburgh, protesters against the policies and practices of the GOP formed outside bearing signs and slogans.

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Sports
7:20 am
Fri August 31, 2012

WAMC Sports News

Thousands of former NFL players are suing the NFL over concussions incurred during play.
Sharon Ellman AP

The Mets couldn’t close a three-game sweep of the Phillies, slipping 3-2 last night. The Mets will spend the weekend in Miami.

In the AL, Albert Pujols hit an early two-run double and the Los Angeles Angels swept their season series with Boston for the first time with a 5-2 victory over the Red Sox

The Orioles took the White Sox 5-3 yesterday. Baltimore sits just 3 games behind the Yankees in the AL East, Yanks were off yesterday the two will start a three-game series in New York tonight.

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