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Biden’s surprise visit to Kyiv

U.S. PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN in Kyiv with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday (White House photo).

In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday made an unannounced visit to Kyiv to meet with President Volodymyr as the anniversary of Russia’s invasion nears.

“One year later, Kyiv stands,” said Biden. “And Ukraine stands. Democracy stands. The Americans stand with you, and the world stands with you,” according to the Associated Press.

The trip was made by train, going from Poland to Ukraine and back. Biden met with U.S. Embassy staff and Zelenskyy, who said “Our negotiations were very fruitful.”

Another big quake hits Turkey

ANOTHER QUAKE hit Turkey on Monday (Shutterstock).

An earthquake measured at 6.3 magnitude struck Turkey Monday evening (local time), two weeks after two major quakes hit that nation and Syria, killing at least 46,000 people.

According to The New York Times, at least three people were killed and 213 wounded in the aftermath of the latest shock, with more casualties expected.

Also in the news  … A suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of Catholic Bishop David O’Connell of Los Angeles. Carlos Medina, 65, was arrested at his Torrance home,

Sports: Ducks lose but pick up a point

The Anaheim Ducks, still last in the NHL Pacific Division, lost 4-3 to the Florida Panthers Monday night but at least picked up a point because the loss came in overtime.

The Ducks jumped out to a 2-0 first quarter lead on goals by Mason McTavish and Frank Vatrano. Panthers rallied for two goals in the second period to knot the score at 2-2.

Dmitry Kulikov gave Anaheim the lead again at 12:51 of the third period, but Ryan Lomberg tied it up for Florida at 14:09.

That sent it into OT and Carter Verhaeghe tallied for the Panthers at 1:42 to give the home team the win.

The Ducks are now 17-22-7, worth 41 points. The Panthers are 29-25-6 (64 points) and in fourth place in the NHL Atlantic Division.

Weather: Late winter weather on its way

The best way to look at it may be: “Hey, we need the rain.” The West Orange County area is in for its share in the next few days. Tuesday will be partly cloudy with a 24 percent chance of rain.

The daytime high should be 65 with  an overnight low of 46. Wednesday is predicted to be mostly sunny with winds up to 20 miles an hour. The daytime high should be 57 with an overnight low of 47.

The rain is predicted to return on Thursday with a 70 percent chance of light rain, coupled with a high of 54 (47).

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