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Musk suggests Tesla's new chairwoman won't rein him in

Dec. 10, 2018 6:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismissed the idea that the company's new chairwoman can exert control over his behavior. Robyn Denholm, an Australian telecommunications executive, was appointed chairwoman of Tesla's board last month, replacing Musk of as part of a securities fraud settlement with U.S....

Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station

Dec. 5, 2018 5:10 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Christmas turkey rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake. The SpaceX booster missed its landing zone on the ground after liftoff, however, and ended up in the sea just a couple of miles...

Calif. police use Tesla system to halt sleeping man's car

Dec. 4, 2018 5:07 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Autopilot system on a Telsa Model S may have helped the California Highway Patrol stop the car after its driver fell asleep on a freeway. Similar systems, now offered by nearly all automakers, use cameras and radar to detect objects in front of them and automatically keep a safe distance...

Reused rocket takes off carrying 64 satellites

Dec. 3, 2018 8:52 PM EST

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket carrying 64 small satellites lifted off from California on Monday, marking the first time the same Falcon 9 rocket has been used in three space missions. The rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, arcing over the Pacific Ocean west of Los...

The Latest: SpaceX lands rocket's first stage on ship

Dec. 3, 2018 2:15 PM EST

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a SpaceX rocket launch from California (all times local): 11:10 a.m. For the third time, SpaceX has successfully launched and landed the same first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket. The spacecraft carrying dozens of small satellites lifted off Monday from...

Startups, old-line automakers aim to take bite out of Tesla

Nov. 26, 2018 4:49 PM EST

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — In a renovated old cash register factory in suburban Detroit, 300 engineers are toiling away on an all-electric pickup truck and an SUV that they hope can take on Tesla. All of them work for Rivian, which on Monday will unveil the two vehicles ahead of the Los Angeles Auto...

New lander will add to humans' long fascination with Mars

Nov. 24, 2018 3:37 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In our solar system family, Mars is Earth's next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia. The attraction is sure to grow with Monday's arrival of a NASA lander named InSight. InSight should provide our best look yet at Mars' deep interior, using a...

New Tesla chairwoman's biggest challenge is controlling Musk

Nov. 8, 2018 5:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Australian telecommunications executive Robyn Denholm brings much-needed financial and auto industry expertise to her new role as Tesla's board chairwoman, but her biggest challenge is whether she can rein in a CEO with a proclivity for misbehavior. Denholm, who has been a Tesla board member...

10 Things to Know for Today

Nov. 8, 2018 6:56 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. 13 DEAD AT CALIFORNIA COUNTRY DANCE BAR The dead include a sheriff's sergeant and the gunman after a shooting inside the crowded Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks on "college night." 2. FATE OF...

Tesla says Robyn Denholm of Australia's Telstra appointed as chair of its board, replacing Elon Musk.

Nov. 8, 2018 2:49 AM EST
BANGKOK (AP) — Tesla says Robyn Denholm of Australia's Telstra appointed as chair of its board, replacing Elon Musk. .