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Drones rain down on Ukraine

“KAMIKAZE” drones are inflicting damage in Ukraine (Shutterstock).

Russia is raining “kamikaze” drones on civilian targets in Ukraine, causing casualties and damaging infrastructure.

The Associated Press is reporting that at least four persons in Kyiv were killed . The “suicide” devices are allegedly manufactured in Iran, which is friendly to Russia.

Ukrainian forces claim they shot down at least 13 drones on Monday.

In an unrelated event, a Russian military jet crashed near the Russian port of Yeysk, killing four people and wounding 15 others. Those on the plane ejected and parachuted to safety.

New poll gives GOP a slight edge


The latest New York Times/Siena poll shows a slight shift in voter preference from Democrats to Republicans.

Likely voters surveyed showed 49 percent preferring a Republican candidate in the November mid-term election, while 45 percent wanted the Democrat.

That’s a change from the previous polls showing Democrats up by one. The biggest issue moving the needle seems to be the economy, specifically inflation.

Sports: Chargers win in overtime

Dustin Hopkins hit a 39-yard field goal in overtime to give the Los Angeles Chargers a 19-16 victory over the Denver Broncos Monday night at SoFi Stadium.


The victory improved the Bolts’ record to 4-2, tied with the Kansas City Chiefs for first in the AFC West.

Denver jumped out to a 10-0 first quarter lead, but the Chargers tied the score at 16, helped by three field goals by Hopkins.

Justin Herbert passed for 238 yards for the home team. Russell Wilson threw for 188 yards and a touchdown for the visitors.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: North Carolina is the top-ranked team in the pre-season AP Top 25 for college basketball.

Following Tar Heels in the top 25 are Gonzaga, Houston, Kentucky, with Kansas and Baylor tied for fifth. UCLA is eighth.

The Los Angeles Chargers are hosting the Denver Broncos at SoFi Stadium. Check back for final results.

Weather: Getting warmer, then …

Summer hasn’t let go of us quite yet. The West Orange County area should see temperatures rise for the next two days before falling back into the 70s by the weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, Tuesday should see sunny skies with a daytime high of 85 and an overnight low of 67. Wednesday will peak at 90 (67) under mostly sunny skies.

The thermometer is expected to chill a bit on Thursday to 84 (64), then tumble to 76 (62) on Friday.

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