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Trump liable for sex abuse: jury


Former president Donald Trump was found liable on Tuesday for the sexual abuse of a a woman, awarding her $5 million.

According to the Associated Press, a New York City jury issued a split verdict. They rejected the claim by columnist E. Jean Carroll that Trump had raped her in 1996.  But it did agree with the charge of sexual abuse.

Additionally, the juror agreed that Trump had defamed her by denying her allegations.

Trump replied on his social media site that the verdict was a “disgrace” and more of a “witch hunt.”

Santos facing prosecution?


Rep. George Santos, a Republican congressman from New York, has reportedly been charged by federal prosecutors.

The New York Times is claiming that Santos, 34, 

is under scrutiny for alleged violations of campaign finance laws and other offenses.

Santos has been in the news recently when it was revealed that he had misstated his education, his ethnicity and career. He was elected in November 2022 and has resisted demands that he resign.

Also in the news … A meeting between President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday did not result in a deal on raising the federal debt ceiling.

Sports: Angels lose, Dodgers win

One powerful swing of Martin Maldonado’s bat was enough to propel the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim on Tuesday night.

Trailing 1-0 after four innings, the Astros took the lead on Maldonado’s two-run home run off Angels starter Shohei Ohtani and hung on for the win. With the loss, the Halos are 20-17 and remain in second place in the American League West, two games back of the Texas Rangers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were in Wisconsin to play the Milwaukee Brewers and prevailed by the score of 6-2 and improved the team’s record to 22-15, still in first in the National League West.

The Blue Crew hit three home runs, including a leadoff home run by Mookie Betts in the first inning

Weather: It will be (mostly) sunny

The forecast for Wednesday in the West Orange County area is for mostly sunny skies, with a daytime high of 69 and an overnight low of 67. Partly cloudy conditions will return on Thursday with a high of 72 (56). Friday will be similar but with a high of 77 (59).

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