Russia, Kyiv, Juan Herrera discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News


26 a trusted electrical industry partner for over 130 years Good evening Thanks for listening in Juan Herrera is our producer the top story we're following for you tonight Russia says it's destroyed tanks and Kyiv donated by Western Allies A claim a Ukrainian official denies It comes as air strikes by Russia targeted western military supplies for Ukraine Life has started to feel almost normal in Ukraine's capital the thick black plumes of smoke rising over Kyiv as it awoke this morning were a stark reminder this is a city still at war The mayor vitali Klitschko said the explosions had taken place just to the east of the center in the danuki and districts That's BBC News Ukraine correspondent Joe inwood from Kyiv Russia's president warning that any western deliveries have long range rocket systems to Ukraine would prompt Moscow to hit quote objects we have not struck yet The cryptic threat comes days after the United States announced plans to deliver $700 million of security assistance to Ukraine Russia is keeping up its blockade of Ukraine's black seaports Hampering them from exporting grain exports to countries that really need them Where leaders say if Russia keeps up this blockade the grain shortages can turn into a catastrophe The shortages themselves are becoming more dire especially in the places that really rely on Ukraine and that's Egypt that Sudan that's most of the Horn of Africa as well as West Africa and parts of South Asia Meredith Wilson of emergent risk international says the plan to export grain by rail from Ukraine to Western Europe isn't working The real ways themselves aren't compatible Wilson says this blockade affects the U.S. Food prices themselves are going to stay where they are They're not going down anytime soon Not only the agriculture issue but also the continued rise in oil prices So the inflation is just across the board but taking all that grain off the market has made it that much worse Liz Anderson WTO news Back in business that plant in the Midwest that was shut down for months after contaminated baby formula more from CBS News correspondent Wendy Gillette The nation's largest producer of baby formula Abbott nutrition's plant and Sturgis Michigan is operating once again The factory was closed down for four months following a recall After four babies who drank formula from the plant developed bacterial infections two of them died The reopening came under new restrictions set by the FDA an agency under investigation for its handling of the lead up to the plant closure and recall The shutdown made a nationwide baby formula shortage across the country worse almost 74% of shelves are empty The first name tropical storm of our Atlantic hurricane season is getting a little stronger The national hurricane center says tropical storm continue conditions expected on Bermuda late tonight or early tomorrow morning meantime Miami is still drying out from the reign of received in the last two days from a system named Alex but Miami's mayor says they're resilient When other cities get hit with hurricanes they are devastated oftentimes because they have not spent the kind of money that we spend upgrading our capital needs So I think we're a sort of a believe it or not a bellwether for the rest of the country and the world Total rainfall expected to reach between 8 and 16 inches in South Florida to Tennessee now where three people were killed more than a dozen injured in a shooting in Chattanooga Tennessee near a nightclub more than 14 other people were either shot or suffered other injuries the place chief in that city says three people were hit by cars as they tried to flee from bullets Several people who were hurt remain in critical condition apparently there were multiple shooters the police chief says it was an isolated incident while there's no ongoing public safety threat right now but so far no arrests have been made Philadelphia officers there are still looking for a suspect believe still at large for shooting late last night that injured more than a dozen people and claimed four lives At least several people started shooting into a huge crown crowd in downtown Philly So far no arrests Philadelphia mayor calls the shooting quote beyond devastating I love police inspector DF pace as officers were in the area and heard gunfire South street his manned by numerous police officers This is standard deployment for Friday and Saturday nights weekends.

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