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Bannon guilty of contempt

STEVE BANNON, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, has been convicted on contempt of Congress charges (Wikipedia).

Steve Bannon was convicted Friday of contempt of Congress by a federal jury for defying a subpoena to testify before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

He also was found guilty of refusing to provide documents to the committee

According to The Associated Press, Bannon faces a maximum sentence of two years in federal prison. The minimum sentence is 30 days per count.

Bannon served briefly as an adviser to former president Donald Trump and has been a political ally. His lawyer promised to appeal the verdict to a federal court.

Ukraine, Russia make grain deal

Russia and Ukraine, two nations locked in a bloody and expensive war, have agreed on one thing: the export of grain.

RUSSIA AND Ukraine have made a grain expert deal Shutterstock).

According to The New York Times, an agreement was signed Friday allowing 20 million tons of barley, wheat and other grains to be moved out of ports on the Black Sea.

Ukraine’s harvests are a major supplier to Africa and other areas; the agreement is said to have headed off a major supply crisis.

Also on Friday, the U.S. announced it was sending $270 million in weapons and other help to Ukraine, including high-tech rocket launchers.

Also in the news … Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Friday allowing private citizens to sue people who make, sell or distribute firearms banned in California. It’s similar to a Texas law allowing private citizens to sue abortion providers or patients.

Sports: Halos in ATL, Dodgers host Giants

The Los Angeles Angels begin the “second half” of the 2022 season today in Atlanta against the Braves.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, who beat the San Francisco Giants 9-6 on Thursday at home, will resume their series today at Chavez Ravine.

Weather: More of the same

If you liked today’s weather, you probably will enjoy the rest of the week as well. The forecast for the West Orange County area is for partly cloudy skies with daytime highs in the low 80s and high 70s through the weekend and on into next week.

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