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Writers strike may be over

THE WRITERS GUILD may have a deal that ends’ their strike (Shutterstock).

A tentative deal has been reached between the writers’ union and major Hollywood studios on Sunday.

The Associated Press is reporting that the Writers Guild of America issued a statement on an agreement. The contract deal must still approved by the union’s board and members of the union.

Details of the deal were not revealed. At issue were the effects of the shift toward streaming services and possible implications of artificial intelligence.

The writers’ strike started in May and was the longest since 1988, according to the AP.

NASA gets a package from space

Seven years after being launched into space, the OSIRIS-REX space mission paid off with a chunk of interplanetary rock on Sunday morning. 

The New York Times is reporting that the capsule which parachuted into a Utah desert near Salt Lake City, includes a piece from Bennu, an asteroid.

NASA scientists expect the prize will include new information about the formation of planets, as well as emergence of life forms.

Sports: Chargers edge Vikings. 28-24

The Los Angeles Chargers avoided an 0-3 start with a dramatic come-from-behind  28-24 win over the Minnesota Vikings Sunday on the road.

Justin Herbert completed 40-of-47 passes for 405 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. Keenan Allen caught 18 passes for 215 yards and threw a 49-yard touchdown pass.

The winning play came with 3:15 to play when Herbert hit Josh Palmer with a 30-yard touchdown pass. The Bolts (1-2) preserved the win when Kenneth Murray intercepted a pass at the Charger goal line with 12 seconds to play. 

Sports: Angels fall, Dodgers win in 10

Once again, the Los Angeles Angels couldn’t hold on to a lead. On Sunday at Target Field, the Halos led 3-2 after five innings, but were outscored 7-0 after that to lose 9-3 to the Minnesota Twins and see their record slip to 70-86.

The Angels actually outhit their opponents 11-10 but did little of that in the last four innings. Brandon Drury’s two-out double in the third brought in two runs.

Chris Taylor singled in Armed Rosario in the winning run as the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-2 victory in the 10th inning at Dodger Stadium.

The first two Dodger runs came on a two-run home run James Outman, who homered in the second inning. The Blue by Crew is now 96-59.

Weather: Nearing the 80s

The coming week for our West Orange County area is a climb to 80 and then a descent back to the 70s, all under partly cloudy skies. Monday’s daytime high will be 78 with an overnight low of 60. Tuesday will be a high of 80 (61), followed by Wednesday’s 82 (62). But after that it’s a descent to 70 (61) by Saturday.

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