In the earnings announcement released yesterday, Tesla reported a net income was $22 million, or $0.14 per share due on a total revenue of $2.3 billion. On August 29, Musk sent an email to all employees revealing that the company was on the verge of being profitable and implored them to build, sell, and deliver every vehicle possible and to cut all unnecessary expenses. When this practice was publicly brought to Musk’s attention on Twitter, he put a stop to it in a company-wide email.
Islamic State group fighters are trickling out of Iraq's Mosul as the jihadists suffer heavy casualties, the general overseeing American military operations in the region told AFP on Thursday. Army General Joseph Votel, head of the US military's Central Command, said groups of half a dozen or fewer IS fighters have been seen slipping out of the city as US-backed Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerga forces close in. Some of them dump weapons and try to look like civilians, making it hard for coalition drones and planes to track them, Votel said, but some presumably are headed toward Raqa, the IS group's Syria stronghold.
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio to stand trial in December on a criminal contempt charge of violating the terms of a court ruling against the controversial sheriff in a 2007 racial profiling case. The latest court order setting Arpaio's trial date for Dec. 6 means that the six-term Maricopa County sheriff will be spared from facing the contempt charge in court until well after his bid for re-election on Nov. 8. Under contempt proceedings approved by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, Arpaio is accused of disobeying the terms of a 2011 court injunction barring his officers from stopping and detaining motorists based solely on suspicion that they were in the country illegally.
The Associated Press-GfK poll on the 2016 campaign was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 20-24. It is based on online interviews of 1,546 adults, including 1,349 registered voters and 1,212 likely voters, who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel. GfK provides internet access to participants who don't already have it.
For the last few years, Ferrari has followed a model-release schedule that's roughly as regular as the tides—which makes predicting when future models will show their beautiful faces rather predictible. For starters, we know almost certainly that the car will be a mid-cycle refresh of the existing F12berlinetta, not a full-blown replacement model.
Last week's major cyberattack, which affected millions of computer users, was probably the work not of a foreign government but of a non-state actor, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Tuesday. "But I wouldn't want to be conclusively definitive about that yet," Mr. Clapper added, during an interview at the Council on Foreign Relations think tank offices in New York. Since the White House has recently accused Russia of carrying out a politically motivated hack on the Democratic National Committee, some might be relieved to learn the latest incident seems to be largely apolitical, despite its proximity to the American presidential elections.
It has been little more than two weeks since the daddy of 8-year-old Vanessa Vega went off to work like any other day. Palm Springs Police officer Jose Gil Vega was shot to death, along with colleague Lesley Zerebny, on Oct. 8. Then came Monday - time for Vanessa to go back to fourth grade, where everyone knew her father was dead and probably everyone wondered what to say to the little girl.
Toyota Motor Corp. (ticker: TM) announced Wednesday a recall of approximately 5.8 million cars in countries across the world due to possible faulty Takata Corp. air bag inflators, reports Reuters. These inflators have a chemical compound that could
At least 3,800 migrants and refugees have perished this year while trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, the highest ever toll ever on the perilous route, the UN said Wednesday. "We can confirm that at least 3,800 people have been reported dead or missing in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year, making the death toll in 2016 the highest ever recorded," UN refugee agency spokesman William Spindler told AFP in an email, as the figures passed last year's mark of 3,771. Last year, more than a million people reached Europe via the Mediterranean, but crossings so far this year remain below 330,000.
A boy wades through a flooded cemetery as the country prepares for the traditional honoring of the departed every Nov. 1 known as All Saints Day, at Masantol township, Pampanga province north of Manila, Philippines; people sit on a wall draped by a Venezuelan
George Stephanopoulos goes one on one with Donald Trump in an exclusive interview at his new Washington, D.C., hotel. The element of surprise I've been hearing about Mosul now for the three months we'll attack we'll attack meaning Iraq's gonna attack but with us okay. Brutal attack why do they have to talk about it don't talk about an element of surprise general George patent.
By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament awarded its Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought on Thursday to two Iraqi Yazidi women who were held as sex slaves by Islamic State militants and now campaign for human rights. Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar were among thousands of women and girls abducted, tortured and sexually abused by Islamic State fighters after the militants rounded up Yazidis in the village of Kocho, near Sinjar in northwest Iraq, in 2014.
Mercedes-Benz will tell you that the big story with the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 and E63 S is the amount of power flowing from its engine. All due respect to the three-pointed star, but its P.R. people are wrong on this one. No, the big story here is that
If the German-owned British automaker is truly looking to launch a new car that can compete with the like of the beloved, established Porsche 911, then Bentley needs to bring its testing A-game. On the bright side, that more...relaxed pace gives us a better chance to see this baby Bentley's sexy lines.
An Afghan woman immortalised on a celebrated National Geographic magazine cover as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl was arrested Wednesday for living in Pakistan on fraudulent identity papers. The haunting image of Sharbat Gula, taken in a Pakistan refugee camp by photographer Steve McCurry in the 1980s, became the most famous cover image in the magazine's history. Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Gul for fraud following a two-year investigation on her and her husband, who has absconded.
A Wisconsin city clerk raised concerns about opening an early voting site on the state university’s Green Bay campus in part because she feared it would encourage more Democratic-leaning students to vote, a move that some say could suppress the vote along partisan ties. As early voting becomes a more popular choice for people across the nation, political parties have tried to strategically use or block the option, which tends to appeal most to low-income voters who don’t necessarily have flexible schedules or time to wait in line to vote on one designated day. In theory, early voting strengthens a democracy by increasing participation.
Astronauts may have no trouble moving heavy objects in the weightlessness of space, but that doesn't mean that the experience isn't hard on their backs. Astronauts on long-duration spaceflights routinely report back pain, both during and after the flight. In a new study, researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to observe the spines of six NASA astronauts before they landed, at the time of landing and about two months after they had spent upward of seven months on the International Space Station.
Delta Air Lines has launched a new feature that allows flyers to track their luggage using a map view. The map then automatically zooms to airport view. Push notifications will sync with the app later this year and offer Delta customers updates on their checked baggage.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Thursday that it has confirmed 140 cases of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone overheating or catching fire. Samsung's President Shin Jong-kyun apologized at a meeting with shareholders, saying the company
White House hopeful Hillary Clinton said the proposed mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner "raises questions and concerns" and merits further study. AT&T and Time Warner, home of CNN and HBO, have said the proposed $108.7 billion deal will benefit consumers as they gird for anti-trust challenges from politicians and regulators. "It raises questions and concerns, and they should be looked into," Clinton told reporters Wednesday.
By Andrew Cawthorne and Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with protests that drew hundreds of thousands but also saw unrest leading to dozens of injuries and arrests. The government blamed opposition activists clashing with security forces on a highway out of Caracas. The police force of Miranda, whose governor is opposition leader Henrique Capriles, confirmed the death but did not link it to protesters.
By Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi ZURICH (Reuters) - Progress in closing the global workplace gender gap is slowing dramatically, according to a World Economic Forum study, with a notable exception in Rwanda, a country still emerging from the aftermath of genocide that has become the world's leader on equal pay. "Progress towards parity in the key economic pillar has slowed dramatically with the gap now larger than at any point since 2008," WEF said when releasing its 2016 Global Gender Report on Wednesday. While high-income countries showed the narrowest gender gaps, low-income countries on average performed just as well as their upper-middle-income peers.
The acquisition of SolarCity (SCTY) is likely to have a "neutral" impact on Tesla's fourth quarter, said Elon Musk Wednesday. Although the Tesla CEO — and SolarCity chairman — told analysts and reporters on a conference call that they should take the statement with a "grain of salt," he said SolarCity could be at least "neutral" and possibly "a cash contributor" to Tesla's financials. Tesla's proposed acquisition of SolarCity has generated a fair amount of controversy and criticism from those who say the deal would not be a good use of Tesla's cash and would distract from Tesla's core automotive business.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service wants to see if the multitalented African pouched rat can help combat wildlife crimes by sniffing out illegally trafficked animals, such as the pangolin. The rats, also known as Gambian pouched rats, were once imported to the U.S. as an exotic pet.
While much is known about US cyber-war and -espionage capabilities thanks to the massive data leaks of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, Russia's capacity for such is much more obscure. Mr. Vyarya, a young Russian programmer, was a team member at Qrator, a leading Russian cybersecurity company that specializes in mitigating the effects of distributed denial-of-service [DDoS] attacks. According to his account, given to the independent Russian online news service Medusa, the company was approached by an intermediary from Russia's Ministry of Communications looking for a specialist to help with a particular problem.