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Legal setback in Ga. for Trump

A GEORGIA JUDGE rejected a legal challenge to investigation into alleged interference by Donald Trump in the 2020 Georgia presidential election (Shutterstock).

Former president Donald Trump suffered another setback in his efforts to stop an investigation into allegations of attempts to reverse his loss in Georgia in the 2020 presidential election.

United Press International is reporting that Judge Robert McBurney of the Fulton County Superior Court rejected a request from Trump’s lawyers to disqualify District Attorney Fani Willis on the grounds of political bias and to reject a report by a special grand jury as ‘unconstitutional.”

The judge rejected the requests on the grounds that no indictments have been made and therefore Trump had no standing to challenge the proceedings.

U.S. Space Command stays in Colorado


The U.S. Space Command headquarters will remain in Colorado and not move to a new location in Alabama.

According to the Associated Press, President Joe Biden made the decision to reverse former president Donald Trump’s intention to move it from Colorado to Huntsville, Alabama.

The commander of the Air Force, parent organization of the U.S. Space Force and Space Command, wanted the move to Alabama, but supporters of staying in Colorado noted that any new facility wouldn’t be ready until 2030.

“Pee-Wee Herman” actor dies

The star of the camp TV program and movie series with “Pee -Wee Herman” is dead at the age of 70. Paul Reubens succumbed to cancer.

The Pee-Wee character wore white loafer shows, a red bow tie and a too-tight gray suit and was popular with both children and adult audiences until his arrest in 1991 for indecent exposure.

Angels beat Atlanta Braves, 4-1

The Los Angeles Angels continued their hot streak on Monday, beating the best team in baseball – the Atlanta Braves – 4-1 and posting their 10th win in 13 games.

Powered by three home runs and backed by a strong pitching performance by starter Chase Silseth (3-1), the Halos are now 56-51 and in third place in the American League West, five games out of first and three games out of a wild card playoff spot.

Home runs were hit by newcomer Randal Grichuk – just acquired from the Colorado Rockies, along with former Angel C.J. Cron – and Chad Wallach and Luis Rengifo.

Shohei Ohtani, who was named American League Player of the Week for the third time this season, went 2-for-3 along with a walk and reached first when hit by a pitch.

Silseth pitched five innings, giving up just three hits and one earned run. He struck out four batters and walked none.

On Tuesday the Angels will send Patrick Sandoval (6-7) to the mound.

The Angels did receive some bad news on Tuesday that Taylor Ward, hit in the face by a pitch on Saturday, will be out for the remainder of the season.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a travel day on Monday and will start a home series on Tuesday hosting the Oakland A’s.

Weather: Back to the 70s?

Yes, the forecast for our West Orange County area calls a brief visit to the 70s, but otherwise varying daytime highs in the 80s. 

Tuesday’s outlook is for a high of 83 with an overnight low of 68 with morning clouds and afternoon sun. Wednesday will be a tiny bit cooler – 81 (64) – with partly cloudy skies. Thursday will see a drop to 78 (63) with partly cloudy skies, but after that the thermometer climbs back to 81 (64).

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