Ukrainian troops reook a wide swath of territory from Russia on Monday as part of a lightning advance that forced Moscow to make a hasty retreat. Also in the news: The ‘Succession’ creator drew parallels to King Charles III when accepting the Emmy for outstanding drama series and a look at how inflation could be gradually easing.
Here’s Tuesday’s news.
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Ukrainian forces break through to Russian border
Ukrainian troops continued to pile unrelenting pressure on retreating Russian forces on Tuesday, seeking to hold on to their sudden momentum that has produced major territorial gains. Fresh yellow-and-blue flags fluttered from the tallest buildings left in partly destroyed towns around Ukraine’s second city, Kharkiv, while Ukrainian soldiers inspected charred Russian tanks. The Russian Defense Ministry acknowledged the setback in a map that showed its troops pressed into a narrow patch of land on the border with Russia — a tacit admission of big Ukrainian gains. Read more
Emmys 2022: ‘Succession,’ ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘The White Lotus’ win big
The 74th Emmy Awards included emotional acceptance speeches, some bad dancing and an overall uplifting tone Monday night. For the second year in a row, “Ted Lasso” walked away with the trophy for outstanding comedy series — and a tease about a season 3. “Squid Game” actor Lee Jung-jae became the first Asian actor to win lead actor in a drama series at the Emmys. “Euphoria” star Zendaya won her second Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for the HBO hit. And “Succession,” which earned a whopping 25 nominations, earned the night’s final award: outstanding drama series. Here’s our full recap of the night.
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Feds may see signs of painful inflation is gradually easing
The government is expected to report Tuesday that the acceleration in US prices slowed in August compared with a year ago for a second straight month. Economists have forecast that the report will show that prices jumped 8.1% from 12 months earlier, down from a four-decade high of 9.1% in June and 8.5% in July. Sharply lower gas prices are behind much of the decline, along with the costs of used cars, air fares and clothing. click here to read our analysis on the July inflation report.
- Housing and health care: While the price of goods may be stabilizing, service costs remain high, fueling inflation.
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin goes to London
A line has already formed to view Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin when she lies in state in London, even though that won’t start till Wednesday evening. The queen’s coffin will then be moved from Buckingham Palace on Wednesday to the Houses of Parliament to lie in state until a state funeral at Westminster Abbey on Sept. 19. On Tuesday, King Charles III and Camilla will visit Northern Ireland, where they will meet politicians and faith leaders and attend a service of remembrance at St. Anne’s Cathedral. Read more
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Channeling abortion momentum, Democratic women push for upsets in Senate elections
Democratic women are hopeful that the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade will fuel their path to the Senate in the midterm elections, even in traditionally Republican states. Reproductive rights could upset expectations this fall as voters have been galvanized by the defeat of an anti-abortion ballot measure this summer in Kansas, the potential for new federal restrictions in a Republican-run Congress and the implementation of state laws curtailing abortion access. Read more
One thing to know: States that have Senate races on the ballot this fall have seen a double-digit surge in new women voters compared to new male voters.
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