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Russias flee and surrender


Russian soldiers are fleeing and surrendering in big numbers as a Ukrainian counter-offensive is reclaiming large areas that had been seized earlier in the war.

According to The Associated Press, Ukrainians have pushed the invaders all the way back to the border in some places, and so many Russians are giving up that space to hold the new prisoners of war is becoming hard to find.

The blue-and-yellow flag of Ukraine was raised at more than 20 towns in 24 hours and a total of 2,300 square miles have been liberated in the east and south of the nation since the offensive began a little over a week ago, according the the Ukrainian government.

“Lasso” and “Succession” top Emmys

The 74th Emmy Awards for television handed out the statues to some familiar and some new TV shows Monday night:

Among the winners:

  • Best Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)
  • Best Drama Series: “Succession” (HBO)
  • Best Actress, Comedy: Jean Smart, “Hacks.”
  • Best Actor, Comedy: Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso.”
  • Best Actress, Drama: Zendaya, “Euphoria.”
  • Best Actor, Drama: Lee-Jung-jae, “Squid Game.”

Kenan Thompson hosted the broadcast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Sports: Angels edged; Dodgers romp

On Monday night the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim returned to their recent habit of losing one-run games, in this case falling to the Cleveland Guardians in Ohio, 5-4.

Mike Trout and Matt Duffy each drove in two runs for the Halos (61-80), but the home team won it with a run in the seventh when Amed Rosario doubled in Steven Kwan.

Reid Detmers pitched five rocky innings, giving up six hits and four earned runs. He struck out three batters and walked two. Aaron Loup (0-5) was tagged for the loss.

The Los Angeles Dodgers (97-63) were locked in a scoreless tie with the Arizona Cardinals through six innings, but the Blue Crew scored three runs each in the seventh and ninth innings to post a 6-0 win. Mookie Betts had three RBIs, including a three-run home run in the ninth. He now has 34 homers for the season.

Ty Anderson (15-3) got the win, working seven shutout innings. He struck out two and walked two

Weather: A little bit cooler

The West Orange County area will get a whiff of autumn weather this week as the thermometer dips – briefly – into the 70s. The National Weather Service is predicting that we’ll have mostly sunny weather on Tuesday with daytime high of 81 and a overnight low of 67. Wednesday should cool slightly to 78 during the day (overnight 63), with Thursday at 79 (64), all with sun.

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