News : Offbeat

First crack at Musk could give top Tesla funds an edge

Friday  01:10,   17 august 2018
reuters

<p>Information about Elon Musk's efforts to take Tesla Inc private is scarce. But some small investors wonder if top funds have an edge.</p>In a blog post on Monday, the Tesla chief executive said he would sound out some of his largest[...]
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Judge rules against Trump attempt to delay Obama water rule

Friday  01:01,   17 august 2018
thehill

A district court judge issued a ruling Thursday that overturns the Trump administration's delay of the implementation of the Clean Water Rule. The decision put a nationwide injunction on the administration's suspension rule, reinstating the[...]

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig suspended 2 games, fined

Friday  01:00,   17 august 2018
msn

Los Angeles outfielder Yasiel Puig has been suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed fine for fighting and inciting a bench-clearing incident against San Francisco. Major League Baseball announced the sanctions Thursday, two days after the[...]

Financial issues plagued Chris and Shanann Watts 3 years before alleged killings

Friday  00:35,   17 august 2018
9news

The Watts filed for bankruptcy in 2015Chris and Shanann Watts jointly sought Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in June 2015 after amassing more than $70,000 of debt for unpaid credit cards, medical bills and student[...]

SEC reportedly investigating whether Elon Musk tried to hurt short-sellers with his 'funding secured' tweet

Friday  00:25,   17 august 2018
businessinsider

The Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly investigating whether Tesla CEO Elon Musk was attempting to hurt the company's short-sellers when he tweeted about taking the company private, The Wall Street Journal reports. The agency is[...]

Revoke my security clearance, too, Mr. President

Friday  00:11,   17 august 2018
msn

I know John Brennan. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, honesty and character.Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or[...]

How Dangerous Are Italy’s Bridges? Even After Genoa, No One Knows

Friday  00:10,   17 august 2018
nytimes

No central authority tracks or enforces maintenance of Italy’s aging transportation network — and that is a big problem, experts say.ROME — Amid predictions that the death toll may rise in the bridge collapse in Genoa, experts warned on Thursday[...]

New Mexico compound: Body of young boy identified as Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj

Thursday  23:55,   16 august 2018
cnn

Authorities have identified the body of a young boy found at a New Mexico compound as Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, a missing 3-year-old who was allegedly abducted by his father in November, according to the state's Office of the Medical Investigator. [...]

Huge pod of pilot whales herded out of fjord after leader is rescued

Thursday  23:45,   16 august 2018
bnqt

A kayaker and local legend successfully rescued a beached pilot whale believed to be the massive pod's leader, enabling local officials to herd the hundred or so pilot whales out of the Kolgrafarfjörður fjord on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in west [...]

Why a Free Press Matters

Thursday  23:45,   16 august 2018
theatlantic

America’s Founding Fathers, after breaking free from monarchical subjugation, were determined to construct a government of checks and balances on absolute concentrated power. So they created a federal system that differentiated between state and[...]

Google clarifies it tracks users who pause location history

Thursday  23:25,   16 august 2018
msn

Google has changed a help page that erroneously described how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off. The change comes days after an Associated Press [...]

ACLU of Georgia accuses county of making it harder for black people to vote

Thursday  23:17,   16 august 2018
thehill

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia is accusing one of the state's counties of trying to make it harder for African-Americans to vote.The ACLU chapter made the allegation this week amid objections from multiple civil rights[...]

Commander who oversaw Bin Laden raid: It'd be 'an honor' for Trump to revoke my clearance

Thursday  23:17,   16 august 2018
thehill

The admiral who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden said Thursday he'd consider it "an honor" for President Trump to revoke his security clearance in a show of solidarity with former CIA Director [...]

J.C. Penney or Sears: Which will head out the door first?

Thursday  23:10,   16 august 2018
investorplace

Both JCPenney and Sears are doomed to fail, but recent numbers imply that JCP could actually be the first to go under.Load[...]

Let's reaffirm the pivotal, undeniable role of a #FreePress

Thursday  23:00,   16 august 2018
lohud

The notion that reporters are enemies of the people is not only absurd, but the opposite of the truth. Most journalists go into the business because they are curious and skeptical of everything. It's this skepticism — a desire to ask questions [...]