Intense fighting continues in and around the embattled city of Bahkmut in east Ukraine as both sides are suffering many dead and wounded.
The invaders managed to seize most of the land around the city, but not the city itself.
Rumors of a “strategic withdrawal” of Ukrainian forces persist but a denied by the government.
Insulin prices may plunge
Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly will reduce prices for many older insulins and move toward capping the costs that patients pay for those prescriptions.
For example, the price of one 10-milliliter of one popular insulin will drop from $274.70 to $66.40.
Also in the news … Four space travelers will be returning to earth after more than four months in the International Space Station. The four – two Americans, one Japanese astronaut and one Russian cosmonaut – will return on the SpaceX Dragon Endurance spacecraft, according to United Press International.
Sports: Lakers bounce back with win
Point guard Dennis Schroder had 26 points (along with six assists) to lead the Lakers to the win. Austin Reaves and Troy Brown each scored 19.
With the win, LAL is 30-33 and only a few percentage points out of the playoff field.
The Anaheim Ducks are hosting the Washington Capitals at Honda Center. Midway through the second period, the game is tied 1-1.
Check back later for the final results.
Weather: Back to the 60s
The West Orange County area is in for a mild warming trend as the sun returns – sort of – and daytime temperatures climb into the low and mid-60s for the coming week. Thursday will be sunny with a daytime high of 61 and an overnight low of 42. Friday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high of 61 and a low of 45. The weekend looks like 61 and 60 with partly cloudy skies.
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