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Is the grain deal in danger?

A DEAL FOR the export of grain from Ukraine may be in danger (Shutterstock).

A deal between Ukraine and Russia to allow the export of grain announced on Friday may already have unraveled.

According to Reuters, Russian missiles today struck the port of Odessa, from which the wheat and barley would sail.

While Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called the attack “barbarism,” military sources say the damage was not significant and that the exports will resume.

In other news, two Americans as well as a Canadian and a Swedish man were killed in an attack by Russian tanks. They were volunteers helping to defend Ukraine from the invaders.

Big wildfire near Yosemite

Fifteen square miles have been burned in a large wildfire today near Yosemite National Park.

According to The Associated Press, the blaze has prompted the evacuation of thousands of people living in the area.Ten structures have been destroyed or damaged. Over 400 firefighters are in action battling not just the flames but also the heat, dry vegetation and low humidity.

Sports: Teams test streaks today

The two Los Angeles-Orange County baseball teams are each riding a streak, but in different directions. The Dodgers have won six in a row and the Angels lost four.

Dodgers will again take on the Giants with Julio Urias (1-1) making the start for LAD. Alex Wood (6-7) will take the mound for the Giants.

The Halos will try again against the Braves with Patrick Sandoval (3-5) making the start for the Orange County team. Kyle Wright (11-4) will pitch for the Braves.

Weather: Straight sevens for July

The forecast for the remainder of July and all the way through in August is for daytime highs in the 70s for West Orange County. Sunday will see the thermometer peak at 78 and drop to 65 at night. There will be clouds in the morning and sun in the afternoon.

Partly cloudy conditions will prevail for the remainder of the week and beyond. The expected daily high is 77 (lows 62 to 65) through Thursday.

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