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Russian missiles hit Odesa

UKRAINIAN FORCES are now doggedly defending their redoubt in Mariupol(Shutterstock).

Russian missiles struck the strategic port city of Odesa on Monday, in what Ukrainian officials say is an effort to interdict the supply lines of food and weapons coming into their country.

Associated Press reported that seven missiles were fired into the city, hitting a shopping center and a warehouse, killing one person and injuring five others.

There’s speculation that the bombardment of Odesa was an attempt to get the Ukrainians to divert troop from other areas to meet that challenge.

In Mariupol, Ukrainian defenders are hanging on and successfully stopping the attacks by Russian troops despite being low on food and medical supplies.

Another Marcos wins presidency

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos Senior, has apparently been elected president of The Republic of The Philippines by a wide margin. According to United Press International – with nearly 98 percent of precincts reporting – Marcos Jr. winning with 58.7 percent of the vote. His nearest opponent has 28 percent.

His father was driven from power by the People Power movement in 1986.

Sports: Detmers no-hits Tampa Bay

MIKE TROUT hugs Reid Detmers after pitching a no-hitter in the Angels’ 12-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

In Anaheim, the Los Angeles Angels got a no-hitter from rookie pitcher Reid Detmers (2-1) as the Halos beat the Tampa Bay Rays 12-0.

He struck out two batters and walked one.

The win allowed the Angels (21-11) to stay one game ahead in the American League West race over the streaking Houston Astros who won their eighth straight game, beating the Minnesota Twins, 5-0.

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-1 on Tuesday on the road. The Blue Crew (now 20-8) had 15 hits, seven of which went for extra bases.

Justin Turner went 4-for-5 and drove in four runs for the winners. Edwin Rios had three hits, including a two-run home run.

With the win, the Dodgers lead the National League West by two games over the San Diego Padres.

In the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 in overtime. Adrian Kempe scored 1:12 into OT to give the visitors a 3-2 edge in the series. He scored another goal and had an assist.

Game six is on Thursday back in Los Angeles.

Weather: Wake up to the sun

The forecast for the West Orange County area is for sun and lots of it Wednesday through Friday. Tomorrow’s high is expected to be 71, with an overnight low of 51. Thursday will warm to 80 (54) and Friday to 84 (60).

Business: Musk would reinstate Trump at Twitter

Billionaire Elon Musk says that if he becomes the new owner of Twitter, he would re-instate former President Donald Trump as a participant in the messaging app.

Twitter banned Trump in 2020 over concern his “tweets” were inciting violence.” Musk, the founder of Tesla, has called the decision to deny Trump access was “morally wrong and flat out stupid.”


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