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Morning Briefing for the Capital Region & HV: April 26, 2024



Good morning, New York. Here’s what you need to know today.

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A cold start in the 20s and 30s doesn’t last long today. We have ample sunshine and milder weather kicking in this afternoon, with highs in the 50s and 60s. Expect a clear night ahead with lows in the upper-to-mid-30s before sun to clouds on Saturday.

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Around New York

1. Small businesses continue to face uncertainty in New York

A recent study by the National Federation of Independent Business says small business optimism has reached its lowest point since 2012, and ranks New York last among the 50 states for economic outlook. To make it in business, it takes hustle. It also takes something people want and lots of hard work.

2. Prosecutors, survivors speak out about N.Y. court’s overturning of Weinstein rape conviction

Sexual assault survivors aimed harsh criticism at the New York State Court of Appeals for overturning the 2020 rape conviction of Harvey Weinstein. The court on Thursday voted four to three to overturn the Hollywood producer’s conviction of first-degree criminal sexual act and third-degree rape and grant him another chance in court.

3. Teaching kids how to recognize and control the triggers of asthma

Asthma is the most chronic childhood illness and the top reason kids are missing school. It’s why the American Lung Association is visiting schools across the state and country with its Open Airways Program. On Thursday, Albany College of Pharmacy students met with students at Giffen Elementary School in Albany to help keep kids out of the hospital and in classroom.

Around the Nation

1. Live Updates: Cross-examination kicks off in Trump hush money case

2. In battleground Pennsylvania, Biden and Trump run very different campaigns

3. Biden administration announces new wetlands protections after Supreme Court decision

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