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FBI kills man who allegedly threatened to kill Joe Biden


FBI agents shot and killed a man on Wednesday who had made violent threats against President Joe Biden.

According to the Associated Press, the man – identified as Craig DeLeeuw Robertson, 74 – was fatally wounded in a confrontation with federal agents at his home in Provo, Utah, as they sought to serve an arrest warrant.

The FBI told news organizations that Robertson was armed when agents arrived. They said that he had posted online messages that – with Biden making a visit to Utah – he was going to begin “cleaning the dust off the M24 sniper rifle” and put on camouflage gear.

It is a felony to make threats against the president and the FBI agents who were investigating those threats.

Winds push wildfires in Hawaiian islands

LAHAINA waterfront (Wikipedia).

“Paradise” is burning as huge wildfires rage against the west side of Maui and on the big island of Hawaii, killing at least six people and driving thousands of people to flee.

United Press International is reporting that the blazes are being pushed by Hurricane Dora’s winds and the situation is worsened by a major drought in the islands.

Major damage has been done to the town of Lahaina. Some people jumped into the surf to escape the flames.

An emergency has been declared and the National Guard has been activated to help with evacuation and relief work.

Biden bans some investments in China

U.S. v. CHINA (Shutterstock).

An executive order prohibiting certain American investments in China was signed by President Joe Biden on Wednesday.

The New York Times is reporting that the ban could increase tensions with China, which has aggressively sought to increase its economic and military standings in the world and especially in the Pacific Rim.

The order prohibits more investment into technology that could be used to support and improve the Chinese military.

Sports: Ohtani back on the mound


Los Angeles Angels’ two-way star Shohei Ohtani will be back on the pitcher’s mound tonight (Wednesday) as the Angels try to win two in a row against the San Francisco Giants and square their record at 58-58.

Tuesday’s win snapped a seven-game losing streak by the Halos.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, winners of seven of eight games this month, are in Arizona, taking on the Diamondbacks.

Check back later for final results in our Sports Final.

Weather: Did the rain surprise you?

Our West Orange County area got some unexpected light rain on Wednesday and we may get some wet stuff on Thursday as well. The forecast for that day is for morning clouds and afternoon sun with a 24 percent chance of rain.

The daytime high should be 77 with an overnight low 67.

By Friday, the skies should be partly cloudy with a 6 percent chance of rain and a daytime high of 80 (66),

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