Good evening, Capital Region and Hudson Valley. We're wrapping up the day for you with some of the most important stories you need to know and your weather outlook.

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Clearing skies and cold overnight with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Look for some afternoon clouds Wednesday with highs ranging from the mid-40s to low-50s.

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Today's Big Stories

1. Busloads of upstate New Yorkers depart for pro-Israel rally in Washington, D.C.

Authorities are on high alert due to what's expected to be an unprecedented rally in support of Israel on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Thousands of people, including those from across upstate, are gathering on the National Mall to show solidarity with Israel and demand the release of hostages held by Hamas.

2. 'Outraged' Hochul dispatches team to investigate Amtrak interruptions

Saying she was outraged over the disruption in Amtrak service, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Tuesday that she had directed senior leasders of her administration to investigate the cause of the problems. 

3. Bill aims to excuse caregivers from jury duty in New York

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara recently introduced legislation that would make life easier for caregivers. The bill will excuse full-time caregivers across New York State from jury service, something that could keep the caregiver occupied for days, weeks or even months.

4. Staff shortages challenge day care providers, parents

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there's 100,000 fewer child care workers than there were before the pandemic. Here's what may be causing the shortages. 

5. U.S. consumer inflation eased in October as cheaper gas slowed overall price increases

Tuesday's report from the Labor Department showed that lower gas prices helped cool overall inflation, which was unchanged from September to October, down from the 0.4% jump the previous month. Compared with a year ago, consumer prices rose 3.2% in October, down from 3.7% in September.

6. Men's life expectancy falls to 73, research says

Men’s life expectancy fell to 73 years, and is now almost six years shorter than it is for women, according to new research published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It was the second straight year of life expectancy declines, following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your Notes for Wednesday

  • The 107.7 WGNA Secret Star Acoustic Jam takes the Proctors stage, 7 p.m.
  • Singer-songwriter Brian Fallon, best known from the band The Gaslight Anthem, plays Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 7:30 p.m.
  • The Shaker Heritage Society of Albany hosts the Shaker Holiday Market at the 1848 Meeting House, 25 Meeting House Road, Albany, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.