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Missile barrage hits Ukraine

RUSSIA launched many missile attacks on Ukraine on Monday (Shutterstock).

Stung by the partial destruction of a strategic bridge linking to Crimea, Russian forces launched a barrage of missiles at Ukraine on Monday, killing civilians and leaving many people without water or electricity.

According to the Associated Press, the attacks were aimed at targets all across Ukraine and that many civilian locations were hit, wounding almost 100 people.

President Vladimir Putin claimed his nation’s forces had targeted military command resources and power infrastructure

The New York Times reports that the attacks were prompted in part by domestic pressure in Russia to respond to not only the attack on the Kerch bridge, but also to quiet critics who are upset about the failure of the nation’s military to conquer the smaller Ukrainian army.

Biden promises help against missiles

President Joe Biden on Monday promised to supply Ukraine with “advanced air defense systems” to protect that nation against the kind of Russian aerial assault that struck on Monday.

According to United Press International, Biden made the promised in a call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and called Russian attacks “senseless.”

Sports: Dodgers open post-season Tuesday

The Los Angeles Dodgers, favored to win another World Series title, will start their journey in that direction Tuesday when they open the National League Division Series at home against the San Diego Padres.

Julio Urias (17-7) will make the start for the Blue Crew, while the visitors will send Mike Clevinger (7-7) to the mound. The telecast will be on Fox Sports 2 with a 6:37 p.m. start. 

The Anaheim Ducks will start their 2022-23 campaign on Tuesday at home at Honda Center hosting the Seattle Kraken at 7 p.m.

Weather: Rain possible, clouds likely

Those clouds up there over the West Orange County area aren’t there just for looks. The National Weather Service forecasts there’s slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday with daytime highs from 77 to 79. Cloudy, then sunny days will follow in the mid- to high 70s.

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