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A startup focused on developing general-purpose humanoids has attracted investments from Jeff Bezos, Nvidia Corp., and other major tech companies in its most recent funding round amid the rapidly expanding artificial intelligence bubble. 

Landslides, water rescues and flash flooding were all reported throughout the Golden State on Monday. California faces a continued threat of heavy rain on Tuesday, which will only exacerbate flooding concerns for the already-waterlogged state.