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General Motors and Cruise won approval on June 2, 2022 to start operating self-driving taxis like this in San Francisco for a fee.

GM’s Cruise to go commercial in ‘historic’ decision in California

General Motors and Cruise will be the first companies in the world to operate a commercial taxi service of self-driving cars. In a unanimous vote Thursday, the California Public Utilities Commission approved Cruise’s final application to start the ride-sharing business in San Francisco. Cruise will use a fleet of 30 driverless all-electric Chevrolet Bolts to …

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First potential human-to-human transmission of monkeypox detected in the United States

The first potential cases of human-to-human transmission of monkeypox in the United States this year have been detected. This weekend, four cases were spotted in total – including two in California and one each in Colorado and New York. That brings the US tally to 14 infections in eight states, with most infections in gay …

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Box Office: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Debuts at Stratospheric $124 Million

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (Variety.com) — Tom Cruise may have pulled off one of the most daring stunts of his career: tricking audiences into going to the movies for something that doesn’t involve superheroes. “Top Gun: Maverick” scored blockbuster ticket sales in its opening weekend, grossing $134 million from a record 4,732 North American theaters. …

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A UCLA research team found that Selzentry was able to limit cognitive decline in rats and is ready to begin human trials

$9-a-pill drug used to treat HIV patients could help reverse memory loss

Nine-dollar-a-pill drug used to treat HIV patients could help reverse memory loss in older adults, study finds little tweak to start Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles said the drug would be moved to human trials to determine if it could boost the recall. The drug works by turning off a gene that …

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As California is hit by a new wave of coronavirus, is it time to start wearing masks? Limit gatherings?

As California faces a new resurgence of the coronavirus, what should residents consider doing to protect themselves from infection? Unlike previous waves of the pandemic that were marked by set limitations on what people could do and how businesses could operate, officials did not demonstrate a broad appetite for further restrictions unless hospitalizations s considerably …

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The latest: Nick Jonas, 29, and Priyanka Chopra, 39, were pictured kissing in Los Angeles on Sunday after their newborn daughter Malti's 100-day stay in an intensive care unit newborns.

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra steal a kiss at a softball game in Los Angeles during a parenting break

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra steal a kiss at a softball game in Los Angeles during a break from parenting duties after their baby girl Malti’s 100-day stay in NICU By Adam S. Levy for Dailymail.com Published: 7:48 p.m. EDT, May 15, 2022 | Update: 7:48 p.m. EDT, May 15, 2022 Nick Jonas and Priyanka …

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Bay Area health workers recommend masking indoors; the region has the highest infection rate in California

Bay Area health workers recommend masking indoors; the region has the highest infection rate in California On Friday, twelve Bay Area health workers recommended that people wear masks indoors amid a new surge of COVID cases and hospitalizations. The Bay Area now has the highest COVID infection rates in California, fueled by omicron subvariants, according …

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