Latest Elon Musk News

Tesla robot walks, waves, but doesn't show off complex tasks

Oct. 01, 2022 09:45 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An early prototype of Tesla Inc.'s proposed Optimus humanoid robot slowly and awkwardly walked onto a stage, turned, and waved to a cheering crowd at the company's artificial intelligence event Friday. But the basic tasks by the robot with exposed wires and...

Kurdish exiles back Iran protests but deny organizing them

Sep. 30, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

SULIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Dara Qureshi scrolls through the contacts on his phone, each name an alias for activists across the border in neighboring Iran, where protests have been raging for two weeks. Qureshi, a member of one of many Iranian Kurdish opposition parties exiled in...

Musk and Twitter CEO Agrawal were briefly pals, texts show

Sep. 30, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Newly disclosed text messages between Elon Musk and Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal showed that the two men briefly bonded in the spring over their love of engineering — at least until Musk publicly tweeted this message early on April 9: ‘ Is Twitter dying? ’” ...

In court brief, Musk says the SEC is unlawfully muzzling him

Sep. 28, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Securities regulators are unlawfully muzzling Tesla CEO Elon Musk, violating his free speech rights by continually trying to enforce a 2018 securities fraud settlement, Musk's lawyer contends in a court brief. The document, filed late Tuesday with the federal...

Attorneys for Musk, Twitter argue over information exchange

Sep. 27, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Tuesday ordered attorneys for billionaire Elon Musk to create a log of certain documents that relate to former Twitter security chief Peiter “Mudge” Zatko but not directly to Zatko's whistleblower complaint against the social media giant. ...

Musk, Twitter CEO delay questioning ahead of October trial

Sep. 26, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk won a reprieve from questioning by Twitter lawyers Monday, according to several press reports. The billionaire had been scheduled to give a deposition in his high-stakes court fight with Twitter over whether he has to follow through with his agreement...

US allows tech firms to boost internet access in Iran

Sep. 23, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — American tech firms will be allowed to expand their business in Iran, where most internet access has been cut off in response to anti-government protests, the Treasury Department said Friday. Iran has been cracking down on demonstrators protesting the death of...

Musk to seek exemption from Iran sanctions for Web access

Sep. 20, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elon Musk's hope to operate his satellite internet firm in Iran requires permission from the Treasury Department, which said Tuesday it welcomes applications to support internet freedom in the country that is largely isolated from Wwestern economies. The Tesla...

College photos, memorabilia of Elon Musk auctioned for $165K

Sep. 15, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — College photos of Tesla CEO Elon Musk and memorabilia from his girlfriend at the time sold for $165,000 at auction, a Boston auction house said Thursday. Boston-based RR Auction said it was a collection of never-before-seen photos and memorabilia from Musk's college...

A new space race? China adds urgency to US return to moon

Sep. 15, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just rocket fuel propelling America's first moonshot after a half-century lull. Strategic rivalry with China's ambitious space program is helping drive NASA’s effort to get back into space in a bigger way, as both nations push to put people back on the moon and...