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10k Ukraine civilians hurt, dead

DAMAGE TO a residential area in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine in February (Shutterstock)

The latest official casualty count in the Ukraine-Russia war indicates that nearly 

10,000 Ukrainian civilians have been killed or injured since the outbreak of hostilities in February.

According to United Press International, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights reported on Friday that at least 4,509 civilians have died and 5,585 wounded.

That count is considered to be low because of delays in reporting the corroboration.

On the battlefield, Russian forces continue to press their attacks in the eastern region of Donbas, with street-fighting persisting in Severondonetsk, a key industrial center.

CDC backs vaccines for infants

Following on Friday’s recommendation from the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday recommended vaccines for children as young as six months to combat the spread of coronavirus.

According to The New York Times, the Moderna and Pfizer=BioNTech vaccines have even authorized and should be available within a week or two.

Angels win first of 2; Dodgers back in 1st

Two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning propelled the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-2 win over the Mariners in Seattle on Saturday. Mike Trout’s home run proved to be the game-winner. Patrick Sandoval had a strong start for the Halos, working six innings and yielding just four hits and one run. He struck out five batters and walked two. With the win, the Angels are 31-36 and still third in the American League West.

In the second game of the double-header, the Angels are leading 3-0 in the eighth inning.

Back in LA, the Los Angeles Dodgers (40-24) regained first place in the National League West with a 7-1 win over the Cleveland Guardians. The Blue Crew had five extra base hits, including a home run by Trea Turner, his ninth of the season.

Julio Urias (4-6) got the win, going six innings and giving up just two hits and no runs. He struck out six and walked two.

Weather: Bringing the heat

The summer is on its way for the West Orange County area. Sunday will be sunny with a daytime high of 81 and an overnight low of 59. The thermometer will spike to 91 on Monday with an overnight low of 62. Tuesday will be a bit cooler (83/62) and Wednesday a bit warmer at 86 (65).

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