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U.S: “Oath Keepers” wanted war

THE JAN. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump (Shutterstock).

Leaders of the “Oath Keepers” group of right-wing extremists were planning an armed revolt to prevent Joe Biden from becoming president, jurors were told Monday by federal prosecutors Monday at the opening of a sedition trial for Stewart Rhodes.

The Associated Press reports that the group, led by Stewart Rhodes, was prepared on Jan. 6, 2021 to “go to war” to keep Donald Trump in the White House.

“Their goal was to stop, by whatever means necessary, the lawful transfer of presidential power, including by taking up arms against the United States government,” said U.S. Assistant Attorney Jeffrey Nestler.

Sedition carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

Ukraine still regaining lost territory

A major counteroffensive by Ukrainian forces continues to push back Russians from territory they had conquered early in the war.


According to The New York Times, the invaders are “on the run” as Ukrainians push back in the east and south, even liberating areas “annexed” by Russia following a widely-mocked “referendum” stage-managed by President Vladimir Putin’s regime.

The next objective is believed to be the city of Lysychansk in the Donas region. Even Putin seemed to concede that its not clear who controls what.

“In terms of the borders,” said a Moscow spokesman, “we’re going to consult with the population of these regions.

Sports: Rams lose to 49ers 24-9

The Los Angeles Rams (2-2) suffered another loss to San Francisco 49ers (2-2) in an early NFC West showdown Monday by the score of  24-9.

Matthew Stafford passed for 264 yards and no TDs and was intercepted once and lost a fumble. Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 239 yards and one score for the home team.

BASEBALL: In the final week of the 2022 regular season, the Los Angeles Angels (now 74-86) saw their seven-game winning streak snapped when they lost 5-4 to the Oakland A. The Halos built an early 4-0 lead, but the A’s rallied to tie the score and score the winning run in the 10th.

The Los Angeles Dodgers (now 110-50) lost at home 2-1 to the Colorado Rockies

Weather: Fog, sun and Eighties

The forecast for the West Orange County area for Tuesday is sunny skies with a high around 83 during the day with patchy fog at night with a low of 65, according to the  National Weather Service. Wednesday should have patchy fog before 11 a.m. followed but mostly cloudy skies eventually turning sunny, with a high of 82. Overnight the high should be around 65 with some fog and clouds.

Thursday will be similar with a high of 83 (65).  

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