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Stir over “top secret” papers


The “top secret” documents seized by FBI agents at former president Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago home were:

  • declassified by Trump himself, or
  • were claimed to have already been returned to the government.

The New York Times reports that an attorney stipulated that any classified documents had already been returned, while the former president claims that any documents in his residence had had their status reclassified under his authority as president.

At the same time, federal authorities are warning they have received numerous threats of violence in the wake of the raid.

Stabbing attack was “preplanned”


The attack on author Salman Rushdie on Friday in New York State was “preplanned,” according to the prosecutor.

The Associated Press reports that the attorney for Hadi Matar, 24, accused of the stabbing of the author of “The Satanic Verses,” pleaded his client not guilty.

Rushdie is hospitalized with serious injuries. He has suffered liver damage and severed nerves in an eye and an eye, and was hooked up to a ventilator.

Rushdie’s comments about the Islamic prophet Mohammed, published in 1988, angered some clerics who called for his death.

Sports: Dodgers, Angels, Rams all win

The Los Angeles Dodgers won their 12th straight game on Saturday, defeating the Kansas City Royals 13-3. They hit six home runs and had 16 hits in the victory. The Blue Crew is now 78-33 and leads the National League West by 17 games.

In Anaheim, the Los Angeles Angels rallied with two runs in the bottom of the ninth and two more in the bottom of the 11th to defeat the Minnesota Twins, 5-3. Taylor Ward won it with a walk-off two run homer in the 11th.

With the win -– their fourth in five games – the Angels are 50-64, a few percentage points out of third place in the AL West.

In an NFL “pre-season” game at SoFi Stadium, the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 29-22. Reserve QB Bryce Perkins led the way for the winners, passing for two scores and running for one more.

Weather: Hope you have some A/C

The forecast for daytime temperatures in the West Orange County says that daytime highs in the low 90s and high 80s will persist for the next four or five days, with overnight lows in the high 70s. All of that will be under sunny skies.

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