HIV infections are falling, but most people at risk are not getting PrEP

The CDC said new HIV infections fell by 12% between 2017 and 2021. But there are deep racial disparities that threaten to thwart US efforts to reduce new infections, officials said. Only 11% of blacks and 21% of Hispanics who are at high risk of contracting the virus have received drugs to prevent HIV infection. … Read more

The John Wick Franchise Surpasses $1 Billion at the Global Box Office

Lionsgate’s “John Wick” franchise, consisting of four films starring Keanu Reeves in the lead role, topped $1 billion at the global box office. The step comes as the studio’s parent company explores strategic alternatives to separate its film studio and cable and streaming business, Starz. Lionsgate releases its quarterly results on Thursday. Keanu Reeves stars … Read more

In Cannes, Harrison Ford bids farewell to Indiana Jones

CANNES, France (AP) — Like the Cannes Film Festival the crowd stood in rapturous applause, a visibly moved Harrison Ford stood on stage, trying to keep his emotions in check. The warmth of the audience and a clip reel that had just played had Ford rattling. “They say when you’re about to die you see … Read more

CDC urges vaccination to prevent summer surge

The CDC has urged those most at risk of mpox to get vaccinated. The CDC’s call for people at risk to get up to date on their vaccines comes after a cluster of at least 21 cases of mpox was reported in the Chicago area this month. Many people who caught mpox in the Chicago … Read more

Disney World’s Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser is closing

Ouannii, a Rodian musician, is aboard the Halcyon with galactic superstar Gaya. disney Disney World’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a two-day hotel experience, is closing and will make its final voyage in September after being open for just over a year. The experience blends elements of the company’s resorts, cruise lines and theme parks into … Read more

Unusual rains in drought-stricken northern Italy kill 6 and cancel Formula 1 Grand Prix

ROME (AP) – Unusual rains on Wednesday in a drought-stricken region of northern Italy caused rivers to swell on their banks, killing at least six people, forcing the evacuation of thousands and prompting officials to warn that Italy needs a national plan to combat climate change-induced flooding. Heavy rain and flooding also forced Formula 1 … Read more