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New professional women’s hockey league will launch in 6 cities
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New professional women’s hockey league will launch in 6 cities

For the first season, each team will play 24 regular season games starting in January 2024. The league says subsequent seasons will begin in November and include 32 games. An expansion is also possible in the future, he said. In its final season, the PHF had teams in Boston; buffalo; Simsbury, Conn.; East Rutherford, New Jersey; Richfield, MN; Montreal; and Toronto. With the start of the new championship, Buffalo and Connecticut lose their teams, while Ottawa gains one. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said his league is reluctant to get involved in women's hockey as long as the split continues. Stan Kasten, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who serves on the new league's board of directors, said the NHL has provided advice. “The NHL has supported us fantastically,” he s...
Live updates: Israeli attack kills dozens of people in the former school where civilians had taken refuge
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Live updates: Israeli attack kills dozens of people in the former school where civilians had taken refuge

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened further military action against Hezbollah in Lebanon on Wednesday, amid growing talk of another full-scale war, even as Israel battles Hamas in the Gaza Strip.Two days after Hezbollah militants fired a barrage of rockets and explosive drones from Lebanon into northern Israel, setting off several fires, Netanyahu visited soldiers and firefighters in the area and said the Israeli army was ready to strike . “Whoever thinks they can harm us and that we will respond by sitting on our hands is making a big mistake,” he said, according to the Israeli government. “We are prepared for very intense action in the north. One way or another we will restore security in the north." Other Israeli officials have threatened war in Lebanon against Hezbol...
The transplanted pig kidney is removed from the patient
Health

The transplanted pig kidney is removed from the patient

In April, Ms. Pisano became the second person to receive a kidney transplant from a genetically modified pig. Hers was a particularly complicated case: she suffers from heart and kidney failure and she received the organ only eight days after receiving a mechanical heart pump. Ms. Pisano was at risk of dying without a heart pump, a device implanted in patients who need a heart transplant. But there is a critical shortage of available human donor kidneys, and her heart disease has made her ineligible to receive one. She is the first known heart pump patient to receive an organ transplant of any type, NYU Langone Health officials said. Patients with kidney failure are usually ineligible to receive a heart pump due to the high risk of death. The first patient to receive a kidney from a ge...
The United States leads the way in antitrust investigations into Nvidia, Microsoft and OpenAI
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The United States leads the way in antitrust investigations into Nvidia, Microsoft and OpenAI

For months, Nvidia, Microsoft and OpenAI have largely escaped the brunt of the Biden administration's regulatory scrutiny. But things started to change when generative AI, capable of producing human-like text, photos, video and audio, hit the scene in late 2022 and created a frenzy in the industry. Regulators have recently signaled that they want to get ahead of developments in artificial intelligence. In July, the FTC launched an investigation into whether OpenAI had harmed consumers through data collection. In January, the FTC also launched a broad investigation into strategic partnerships between tech giants and AI startups, including Microsoft's investments in OpenAI and Google and Amazon's investments in Anthropic, another young AI company . artificial intelligence. However, the ...
In the former Soviet states, tug of war between East and West
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In the former Soviet states, tug of war between East and West

De Waal of Carnegie Europe said that while Georgia wants to stay out of the conflict in Ukraine, it “sees the war blowing more in Russia's direction. It is leaning more towards Russia as it seeks to remain non-aligned.” The Georgian government, while officially aspiring to join the European Union, a goal widely supported by the population, has used the fear of Russian retaliation to justify its refusal to join the European sanctions against Moscow. The ruling Georgian Dream party, Turmanidze said, would never say it was siding with Russia against Ukraine because “it would be political suicide,” given public hostility towards Moscow. But it has adopted measures, particularly a controversial foreign influence law that sparked weeks of street protests, that “are Russian-style,” he added. M...
Switching from iPhone to Android is easy
Technology

Switching from iPhone to Android is easy

Apple announced that later this year it will improve messaging between iPhone and Android users by adopting advanced communications services, a standard that Google and others built into their messaging apps years ago. Texts sent between iPhone and Android will remain green, but images and videos will be higher quality. Losing your Apple wallet For iPhones, the reference app for making mobile payments in shops is Apple Wallet and for Android users the equivalent app is Google Wallet. The experience of using each wallet app was identical: I loaded my credit cards and the Clipper card for Bay Area Rapid Transit. The Justice Department's criticism of Apple Wallet centers on how Apple gives its app access only to the iPhone's payment chip, preventing competing wallet services from using...
Crisis in the Middle East: Israel launches offensive in central Gaza after deadly attack on a shelter
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Crisis in the Middle East: Israel launches offensive in central Gaza after deadly attack on a shelter

As dawn broke on Thursday, Haitham Abu Ammar combed through the rubble of the school that had become a refuge for him and thousands of other displaced Gazans. For hours he helped people piece together the limbs of those they loved.“The most painful thing I ever felt was picking up those pieces of meat with my hands,” said Mr. Abu Ammar, a 27-year-old construction worker. “I never thought I would have to do something like this.” Early Thursday morning, Israeli airstrikes hit the school compound, killing dozens of people - including at least nine militants, the Israeli army said. Throughout the day, corpses and mutilated limbs recovered from the rubble were wrapped in blankets, piled on truck beds and taken to Al Aqsa Martyrs' Hospital, the last major medical facility still operating in ce...
Some things are more important than history
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Some things are more important than history

He didn't care that it was a no-hitter. He just wanted the Yankees to win. More than five hours after we arrived at Yankee Stadium, my 9-year-old son Wes had waited in line for an hour in a rainstorm, picked up his coveted (replica) 1998 Yankees World Series ring, and he convinced me to buy it. a t-shirt, visited the Gluten Free Grill twice, mourned Jasson Domínguez's season-ending injury, cheered Aaron Judge so loudly his voice was getting hoarse, and brushed off every single mention I made of Corbin Burnes, the starter for the Milwaukee Brewers, was playing an incredible game. While rain delayed Sunday's game between Milwaukee and the Yankees by just 15 minutes, soggy conditions persisted through the first inning and Burnes, the 2021 National League Cy Young Award winner, rocked the Y...
FDA panel evaluates MDMA therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder
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FDA panel evaluates MDMA therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder

What is the framework for approval? In 2017, the FDA granted “breakthrough” status to MDMA-assisted therapy. Status, the recognition of a drug's therapeutic promise, aims to shorten regulatory times. The original application was sponsored by the nonprofit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, which earlier this year created a for-profit entity, Lykos Therapeutics, to commercialize MDMA if it gained approval. FDA approval. The request presents an unusual challenge for the FDA, which typically does not regulate drug treatments associated with talk therapy, an essential part of Lykos' regimen for treating post-traumatic stress disorder. On June 4, an expert advisory panel will review Lykos' clinical data, along with public comments and staff analyses, to make recommendatio...
18 arrested during Israeli nationalist flag march through East Jerusalem
Politics

18 arrested during Israeli nationalist flag march through East Jerusalem

“We need revenge,” said one protester, Noam Goldstein, 15, a high school student from a small Israeli settlement near the West Bank Palestinian city of Hebron. “They committed attacks against us, so we must be avenged. That doesn't mean we have to kill every last one of them." But he added: “I want all this land to be ours.” After Israel's founding in 1948, Jerusalem was divided in two: Israel controlled the city's western neighborhoods, while Jordan controlled the largely Palestinian east Jerusalem. During the 1967 Middle East War, Israel captured East Jerusalem and later annexed it, a move not recognized by most countries, which still consider it occupied territory. Tensions inflamed by the annual demonstration to commemorate the seizure of power helped spark an 11-day confl...