5 things to know for May 9: Ukraine, Inflation, Covid-19, Baby formula, Inmate escape

CNN — Protesters have been gathering across the US for several days to voice their opposition to the possible overturning of Roe v. Calf. And over the weekend, the situation got even more personal when dozens of demonstrators showed up at Supreme Court justices’ homes. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to … Read more

Russia presses Ukraine assault as Putin marks Victory Day

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces pushed forward Monday in their assault on Ukraine, seeking to capture the crucial southern port city of Mariupol as Moscow celebrated its Victory Day holiday. Determined to show success in a war now in its 11th week, Russian troops pummeled a seaside steel mill where an estimated 2,000 Ukrainian … Read more

Russia-Ukraine was: Azovstal troops say ‘surrender not an option’ | Russia-Ukraine was news

The pledge comes as the most senior Russian government official yet to set foot in Mariupol welcomes the ‘restoration of peace’ in ‘liberated’ cities. Ukrainian fighters holed up in underground bunkers in a vast steel mill in the southeastern city of Mariupol have pledged to continue to fight until the end as Russian forces kept … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war: G7 leaders pledge to further isolate Moscow | Russia-Ukraine was news

Group of Seven leaders have committed to phasing out dependency on Russian energy, including by banning imports of Russian oil. Leaders of the Group of Seven have committed to phasing out their countries’ dependency on Russian energy as they announced fresh sanctions as part of an “unprecedented” package of coordinated sanctions to punish Russia over … Read more

Survivors of Russian strike on eastern Ukrainian school describe harrowing experience

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House in Washington, DC on May 4. (Ting Shen/Bloomberg/Getty Images) US President Joe Biden and the leaders of the G7 met virtually with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday and discussed further actions the US and its allies are taking to punish Russia for its unprovoked … Read more

Dozens feared dead in bombing of Ukrainian school

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — More than 60 people were feared dead Sunday after a Russian bomb flattened a school being used as a shelter, Ukrainian officials said, while Moscow’s forces kept up their attack on defenders inside Mariupol’s steel plant in an apparent race to capture the city ahead of Russia’s Victory Day holiday. UN … Read more

Luhansk school shelter bombing: 60 people feared dead in Russian bombing, Ukrainian official says

CNN — About 60 people are feared dead after a Russian aircraft dropped a bomb on a school in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, where civilians were sheltering on Saturday afternoon, a Ukrainian official said. Serhiy Hayday, head of the Luhansk regional military administration, said the school building was destroyed. “The explosion happened inside the building. Rescuers … Read more

Recombinant COVID variants: What is Omicron XE? | Doctor’s Note

Since abandoning all COVID safety measures and relying on the government’s “Living with COVID-19” strategy, the United Kingdom has seen a surge in the number of people becoming infected with the virus. Although numbers are coming down now, they remain at relatively high levels. This new wave is thought to be driven by the BA.2 … Read more

Patriotism, unease mix as Russia marks Victory Day in WWII

Red Soviet flags and orange-and-black striped military ribbons are on display in Russian cities and towns. Neighborhoods are staging holiday concerts. Flowers are being laid by veterans’ groups at monuments to the Great Patriotic War, as World War II is known in the country. At first glance, preparations for Monday’s celebration of Victory Day, marking … Read more

Ukraine evacuates civilians from steel plant under siege

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces fired cruise missiles at the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa on Saturday and bombed a defeated steel mill in Mariupol, hoping to complete their conquest of the port in time for Victory Day celebrations. Ukraine announced that all women, children and older adults had been evacuated from the mill, … Read more