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Nine dead in Texas shooting

NINE PEOPLE are dead in a shooting at an outlet mall in Texas. (Shutterstock).

At least eight people are dead in a mass shooting at an outlet mall in Texas. A ninth – believed to be the gunman – was killed by police.

According to the Associated Press, the incident took place Saturday at the shopping center in Allen, about 25 miles north of Dallas.

Police say that video revealed that a man – who has not been identified – stepped out of an automobile outside of the center and began shooting at people walking along a sidewalk.

A police officer present on another assignment engaged the gunman and fatally shot him, but not before he had shot at least 17 people, including some critically wounded.

Patriot shoots down Russian missile

Russia has boasted that its new “hypersonic” missile would be impossible or very difficult to shoot down.

LAUNCH of a Patriot missile (Wikipedia).

But on Thursday night, an American-made Patriot missile shot one down, reports the Ukrainian military.

According to The New York Times, the Kinzhal missile was intercepted over the capital city of Kyiv by the Patriot, which was operated by Ukrainian forces.

Russian President Vladimir Putin had claimed that the Kinzhal supersonic missile “is invincible against all existing and prospective missile defense” systems.

“God Save the (New) King!”

A crowd of over 2,000 people shouted “God Save the King!” after King Charles III was officially crowned as Great Britain’s ruling monarch in Westminster Abbey.


“I come not to be served, but to serve,” said the king, 74 years old. He is the oldest person in British history to ascend to the throne.

Guests included First Lady Jill Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and eight former and current prime ministers.

Also in the News … A new bill restoring supporters of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to control of the board of an agency with power over Disney expansion and operations was signed into law on Friday by DeSantis.

Angels lose, Dodgers, Lakers win

The Los Angeles Dodgers kept the National League West lead with a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.

With the win, the Blue Crew is 20-14, a half-game ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks (19-14). Chris Taylor’s two-run home run in the top of the fourth was the decider.

Dustin May (4-1) got the win, pitching six innings and giving up no earned runs. He struck out six batters and walked just one.

The Los Angeles Lakers bounced back from Thursday’s loss and thumped the Golden State Warriors 127-97 on Saturday.

Now leading the NBA Western Conference semifinal series two games to one, the Lake show was sparked by Anthony Davis with 25 points and 13 rebounds. LeBron Davis and Lonnie Walker each had 21 points. Stephen Curry had 23 to lead the Warriors.

Game Four will be Monday.

The Los Angeles Angels’ five-game winning streak came to an end in Anaheim as the Halos fell 10-1 to the Texas Rangers. With the loss, the team is 19-15 and falls into second place in the American League West.

The score was 3-0 until Texas scored seven runs in the ninth to turn the game into a rout.

Brandon Drury’s ninth inning home run was the only Angel score.

Weather:  Ups and downs and …

Weather for the West Orange County area will have a fair amount of variety for the next few days. While the skies will be partly cloudy – mostly – through Thursday, daytime temperatures will vary from 66 to 71. Sunday should have a daytime high of 69 with an overnight low of 54. That will jump to 71 on Monday, then slip to 66 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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