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Missiles strike Kyiv, kill two

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

A Russian missile attack struck the Ukrainian capitol of Kyiv on Sunday, killing at least two persons and wounding others.

According to The Associated Press, the missiles hit residential buildings. President Joe Biden called the assault “barbarism.”

The attack came as Western leaders prepared to convene to discuss further measures to assist Ukraine to resist the Russian invasion. 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed that all those who participated in attacking civilian targets would be held responsible for having committed “war crime(s).”

He promised that his nation would defeat Russia if it received the right weapons in a timely fashion and stronger sanctions against Moscow.

Court ruling heats up abortion struggle

THE AFTERMATH of end of Roe. v Wade (Shutterstock).

The ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling creating national abortion rights has launched a frenzy of activity on both sides of the issue.

According to The New York Times, pro-life groups pushed for restrictive laws or outright abortion bans in states without them, and pro-choice groups are pressing for federal legislation which could restore at least some of the aspects of Roe v. Wade.

A poll by CBS News/You Gov. taken after the ruling indicated that 59 percent of those polled disagreed with the court’s action and 41 percent approved.

Women disapproved more strongly, by a margin of 67 percent to 33 percent.

Sports: Angels win, Dodgers trail

The Los Angeles Angels shook off Saturday’s close loss and won a tight game Sunday, defeating the Seattle Mariners in Anaheim by the score of 2-1.

Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth, the Halos got a solo home run by Luis Rengifo and an RBI single by David McKinnon.

Jose Suarez (1-2) picked up the win by pitching six strong innings. He gave up five hits and one earned run. He struck out two batters and walked none.

The win improves the Angels’ record to 35-40 and moves them back into third place in the American League West past the M’s (34-40).

In the eighth inning of the game between the Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers in Atlanta the Braves lead 2-0.

Weather: Things really warm up

SUNNY some of the time …

The partly cloudy weather we’ve had for the week in the West Orange County area has been pleasant, and there will be more of it Monday with a daytime high of 92 and an overnight low of 67. 

Tuesday will see full sunny skies and a slight decrease in heat to 89 for the daytime high with an overnight low of 67.

Wednesday will be sunny (87/67) as well as Thursday (85/65).


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