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A fourth UFO is shot down

AIR FORCE Brigadier General Pat Ryder briefs the press on Friday (Dept. of Defense photo).

A fourth unidentified flying object was shot down Sunday by a U.S. fighter jet, this one over Lake Huron.

According to the Associated Press, defense officials were even willing to consider the possibility of some of the objects being from another world.

“I haven’t ruled out anything at this point,” said Gen. Glen VanHerck, leader of NORAD (North American Air Defense Command) and U.S. Northern Command.

To deepen the mystery, Chinese officials said Sunday they had spotted a UFO over their waters near a major naval base and were poised to shoot it down, according to Fox News.

The quake bad news continues

AN ESTIMATED 23,000 people have died as a result two quakes that hit Turkey and Syria (Shutterstock).

Statistics released on Sunday show that over 33,000 people have been killed by two earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria last week.

According to United Press International, most of those dead are from Turkey: estimates from Syria put the fatalities there at around 2,500.

Also in the news … Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, is expected to announce on Wednesday, Feb. 15 that she will seek the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

Sports: Chiefs rally to win Super Bowl

PATRICK MAHOMES (Flickr/202019).

After trailing by 10 points at halftime, the Kansas City Chiefs scored three times in the fourth quarter and won Super Bowl LVII on Sunday by 38-35 over the Philadelphia Eagles.

The winning play was a 27-yard field goal by Harrison Butker in the game’s closing seconds at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Patrick Mahomes, recently named MVP of the NFL, completed 21 of 27 passes for 182 yards and three touchdowns.

He also ran for 44 yards for the Chiefs. Mahomes was named MVP of the game.

Jalen Hurts of the Eagles was impressive as well, completing 27 of 38 passes for 304 yards and one TD and running for 70 yards and three touchdowns.

Weather:  Baby it’s cold outside!

Mother Nature is giving us a taste of Mother Winter in the West Orange County area with daytime temperatures in the 60s right though the rest of February and nighttime lows that dip into the 30s.

The forecast for Monday under partly cloudy skies is for a high of 64 with a low of 51. Tuesday is colder with a high of 61 and a low of 38. Things warm up a trifle on Wednesday with sunshine and a high of 64 (41).

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