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Tesla restarts its solar-panel business, offers rental plans

Aug. 18, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Tesla is trying to spark its solar-panel business by letting consumers rent rooftop systems rather than buy them. Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk announced the offering in a series of tweets Sunday. The company will allow residents of six states to rent solar-power systems starting at $50...

Today in History

Aug. 17, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2019. There are 136 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 17, 1987, Rudolf Hess, the last member of Adolf Hitler's inner circle, died at Spandau Prison at age 93, an apparent suicide. On this date: In 1863, federal batteries...

Tweet could get Elon Musk in trouble with regulators _ again

Jul. 31, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Once again, Tesla CEO Elon Musk could be in hot soup with U.S. securities regulators, this time for tweeting a forecast for solar roof production. At 8:54 p.m. Monday, Musk responded to a Twitter question about progress on roof manufacturing by saying he hopes to make about 1,000 per week...

Tesla posts $408M loss in 2Q, causing stock to plummet

Jul. 24, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla lost $408 million in its latest quarter as it struggles to prove it can make money selling electric cars at mass-market prices. The setback announced Wednesday had already been telegraphed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Still, it underscored Tesla's ongoing challenges and helps explain...

GM's Cruise delays autonomous ride service beyond 2019

Jul. 24, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' Cruise autonomous vehicle unit is backing off plans to start a self-driving ride service by the end of this year, with its CEO saying more time is needed to make sure it runs safely. Cruise CEO Dan Ammann, in a blog post on Wednesday, said the company still plans to deploy...

Famous tech YouTuber has side gig as Ultimate Frisbee pro

Jul. 23, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Professional Ultimate Frisbee players need to have second jobs to make ends meet. Marques Brownlee's day job just happens to be more lucrative than most. Brownlee, who plays for the New York Empire in the American Ultimate Disc League, is a tech YouTuber. His channel has 8.9...

Moon back in NASA's court 50 years after 1st lunar landing

Jul. 21, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Fifty years after humanity's first lunar footsteps, the moon is back in NASA's court. The White House wants U.S. astronauts on the moon pronto — by 2024, a scant five years from now. The moon will serve as a critical proving ground, the thinking goes, for the real prize...

Space-tourism biz Virgin Galactic going public after merger

Jul. 9, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Richard Branson's space-tourism venture, Virgin Galactic, is planning to go public, creating the first listed human spaceflight firm. Virgin Galactic said Tuesday it is merging with Social Capital Hedosophia, whose CEO, Chamath Palihapitiya, will become chairman of the combined entity. The...

Tesla's car deliveries rebound, but challenges still abound

Jul. 2, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

Tesla delivered more electric cars in the second quarter than any three-month period in its history, alleviating concerns that demand is waning for its stylish vehicles as tax incentives in its main U.S. market begin to phase out. Despite the heartening news Tuesday, Tesla still hasn't proven it can consistently...

Today in History

Jun. 28, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 28, the 179th day of 2019. There are 186 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On June 28, 1978, the Supreme Court ordered the University of California-Davis Medical School to admit Allan Bakke (BAHK'-ee), a white man who argued he'd been a victim of reverse...