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Settlement in Fox News case

A SETTLEMENT was reached in the Fox News defamation suit (Shutterstock).

A settlement of $787.5 million was reached on Tuesday in Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against Fox News.

According to the Associated Press, the network agreed to the deal – half of what Dominion was asking – in order to avoid having to go to trial in which its falsehoods about the 2020 election being “rigged” in favor of Joe Biden would have been further revealed.

It also allowed Fox personalities to  avoid being called to testify in court on the matter.

“The truth matters. Lies have consequences,” said Justin Nelson, attorney for Dominion.  In a statement, Fox News commented, “We are hopeful that our decision to resolve this dispute … allows the country to move forward from these issues.”

The New York Times reported that while other news outlets were giving wide coverage to the settlement, Fox News devoted six minutes to the story.

Four killed in Maine shooting

A suspect has been arrested in connection with two incident near Portland, Maine in which four people were killed and three wounded.

According to USA Today, four bodies were found in Bowdoin on Interstate 295. Police say they have arrested Joseph Eaton, 34, a resident of that city.

Sports: Wins over New York, New York

Shohei Ohtani homered and drove in two runs as the Los Angeles Angels (9-8) beat the the New York Yankes  5-2 Tuesday night.

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Mets 5-0 to square their record at 9-9. They’re in second in the National League West.

The Los Angeles Clippers lost 123-109 to the Phoenix Suns in Game Two of the NBA Western Conference playoff series. Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points in a losing cause.

Weather: You’re getting warmer …

The thermometer will be slowly showing that summer-like weather is coming to the West Orange County area. The forecast for Wednesday is calling for mostly sunny skies and a daytime high of 70 with an overnight low of 50. Thursday will be warmer with mostly sunny skies and a high of 81(56). Sun will dominated on Friday with a high of 89(61).

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