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Tesla plans to lay off 10% of workforce after dismal quarterly sales, multiple news outlets report

Apr. 15, 2024 17:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — After reporting dismal first-quarter sales, Tesla is planning to lay off about a tenth of its workforce as it tries to cut costs, multiple media outlets reported Monday. CEO Elon Musk detailed the plans in a memo sent to employees. The layoffs could affect about...

The Chiefs' Rashee Rice, facing charges from Texas car crash, will participate in offseason work

Apr. 15, 2024 16:54 PM EDT

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that wide receiver Rashee Rice, who is facing charges that include aggravated assault as a result of a sports car crash in Texas, would participate in the team's voluntary offseason program beginning this week. Dallas police allege that Rice, the...

‘Civil War’ declares victory at the box office, toppling 'Godzilla x Kong'

Apr. 15, 2024 09:38 AM EDT

Alex Garland’s provocative “ Civil War ” didn’t only ignite the discourse. The film also inspired audiences to go to the cinemas this weekend where it surpassed expectations and earned $25.7 million in ticket sales in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday. ...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 15, 2024 07:16 AM EDT

Austin American Statesman. April 10, 2024. Editorial: Austin Community College’s visionary free tuition will benefit students and Texas Free speech clashes. Admission disputes. And over it all there is the endless buzz of anxiety about debt. Too often, Texas higher...

Biden administration agrees to provide $6.4 billion to Samsung for making computer chips in Texas

Apr. 15, 2024 07:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has reached an agreement to provide up to $6.4 billion in direct funding for Samsung Electronics to develop a computer chip manufacturing and research cluster in Texas. The funding announced Monday by the Commerce Department is part of a...

Chase Elliott drives backward after Texas win that could get him going in the right direction again

Apr. 15, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Chase Elliott drove backward on the track after an emotional victory that could really get the 2020 Cup champion headed in the right direction again. It was a lot of relief for the 28-year-old driver who is part of NASCAR's winningest team, and a tribute to...

Chase Elliott ends 42-race winless streak with overtime victory in NASCAR Cup race at Texas

Apr. 14, 2024 21:06 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Chase Elliott had to get through a few extra laps after 18 months since last winning a race. Elliott pulled ahead and cleared Ross Chastain on the first lap after the second restart in overtime Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, ending a 42-race winless...

Sam Mayer makes last-lap pass and wins Xfinity race in Texas by .002 seconds over Ryan Sieg

Apr. 13, 2024 17:27 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Sam Mayer made a last-lap pass and held on to win by a matter of inches and less than a second ahead of Ryan Sieg at Texas Motor Speedway in one of the closest finishes in NASCAR Xfinity Series history on Saturday. Mayer was high against the outside wall...

William Byron is back in Texas with more big wins since getting Hendrick's 300th there last fall

Apr. 13, 2024 13:43 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — When William Byron first met Rick Hendrick a decade ago, the teenager who had learned racing on a computer wasn't all that confident how things would work out as he revealed his goal to drive one day for the NASCAR team owner. There is certainly no lack of...

Kyle Larson is on the pole for the 3rd NASCAR Cup race in a row, this time in Texas

Apr. 13, 2024 13:24 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Larson will be the pole sitter for the third NASCAR Cup race in a row after a fast lap of 190.369 mph in qualifying Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. This is the 250th pole ever for Hendrick Motorsports and the team's fourth in a row. That stretch...