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Ukraine, Russia trade attacks

RUSSIA AND Ukraine are still at war (Shutterstock).

The battle of missiles between Russia and Ukraine is continuing as the two nations exchange volleys.

According to the Associated Press, Ukraine launched more missiles at Sevastapol in Russian-occupied Crimea, following Friday’s attack on a headquarters building of the enemy’s Black Sea fleet.

Those attacks came after Russian missiles struck Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.

Ukraine has made slow gains in its counteroffensive to recover territory seized by Russia, but has yet to break through very deeply.

Ophelia drenches the East Coast

TROPICAL STORM Ophelia has made landfall (Pexels photo).

Tropical Storm Ophelia is slamming the East Coast as it makes landfall in North Carolina.

United Press International is reporting that the storm touched the coast at Emerald Isle as weather forecasters issued warnings of “life-threatening storm surge inundation” over areas of North Carolina and Virginia.

Ophelia may continue to move north all the way to New Jersey and Maryland bringing heavy rain and flooding.

Sports: Halos, Dodgers win shutouts

Jo Adell’s homer to center field in the fourth inning was all the offense the Los Angeles Angels needed on Saturday to defeat the Minnesota Twins 1-0 at Target Field.

That’s especially true as starter Kenny Rosenberg (2-2) pitched five outstanding innings, yielding five hits and no runs. He struck out five Twins and walked two.

Carlos Estevez picked up his 31st save by pitching a perfect ninth and striking out two batters.

With the victory, the Halos are 70-85. They’ll play the Twins on Sunday at 11:10 a.m. with Tyler Anderson (6-6) getting the start.

• The Los Angeles Dodgers also had a shutout victory, defeating the San Francisco Giants 7-0 at Chavez Ravine.

Clayton Kershaw (13-4) pitched five sharp innings, yielding just two hits and no runs. He struck out five and walked two as the Blue Crew improved to 95-59 and clinched a first round bye in the playoffs.

J.D. Martinez was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. It was his 31st homer of the year.

The teams will play again on Sunday with Lance Lynn (12-11) making the start for the home team.

Sports: Bruins fall, Trojans triumph

Plagued by three turnovers – including one  “pick six”– UCLA (now 3-1) lost 14-7 to 11th-ranked Utah (4-0).

Bruin quarterback Dante Moore completed 15 of 35 passes for 234 yards with one TD and one interception.

• Caleb Williams passed for three touchdowns and ran for two more as USC (4-0) held off a stubborn Arizona State team in Tempe by 42-28 on Saturday.

The Sun Devils matched the Trojans nearly score for score, and trailed by only 35-28 with a little over eight minutes to play.

USC will take on Colorado next.

Weather: Climb to peak, and then …

Our West Orange County area weather will continue to warm through Wednesday, and then start to cool on Thursday, all under partly cloudy skies. 

Sunday’s daytime high should be 78 with an overnight low of 60. Monday is forecast to be 78 (58) and Tuesday to be 79 (61). 

Wednesday will see a peak of 82 (62), followed by a dip to 77 (63) on Thursday.

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