Latest Elon Musk News

Despite Musk's Trump endorsement, X remains a go-to platform for Democrats

Jul. 22, 2024 19:06 PM EDT

A week after Elon Musk endorsed Donald Trump for president, President Joe Biden's team used Musk's social media platform X — in addition to more neutral spaces such as Facebook and Instagram — to announce he is ending his reelection campaign. It's a testament to how ingrained...

Southern California school district sues Gov. Newsom over new gender-identity law

Jul. 17, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school district involved in an ongoing legal battle with the state over the district's gender-identity policy sued Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday over a new law banning districts from requiring that parents be notified of their child's gender...

Elon Musk says he's moving SpaceX, X headquarters from California to Texas

Jul. 16, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Billionaire Elon Musk says he's moving the headquarters of SpaceX and social media company X to Texas from California. Musk posted on X Tuesday that he plans on moving SpaceX from Hawthorne, California to the company's rocket launch site dubbed Starbase in...

California needs a million EV charging stations — but that’s ‘unlikely’ and ‘unrealistic’

Jul. 16, 2024 11:21 AM EDT

California will have to build public charging stations at an unprecedented — and some experts say unrealistic — pace to meet the needs of the 7 million electric cars expected on its roads in less than seven years. The sheer scale of the buildout has alarmed many experts and...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to confirm delay in Aug. 8 robotaxi unveil event to make design change

Jul. 15, 2024 16:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday appeared to confirm a report that the company's much-ballyhooed event to unveil a robotaxi will be delayed beyond its scheduled Aug. 8 date. Musk didn't give a new date for the event, but in a posting on X, the social media site he owns,...

SpaceX rocket accident leaves company's Starlink satellites in wrong orbit

Jul. 12, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket has failed for the first time in nearly a decade, leaving the company’s internet satellites in an orbit so low that they're doomed to fall through the atmosphere and burn up. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Thursday...

European Union says X's blue checks are deceptive 'dark patterns' that breach its social media laws

Jul. 12, 2024 13:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union said Friday that blue checkmarks from Elon Musk's X are deceptive and that the online platform falls short on transparency and accountability requirements, the first charges against a tech company since the bloc's new social media regulations took effect. ...

Judge who nixed Musk's pay package hears arguments on massive fee request from plaintiff lawyers

Jul. 08, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge heard arguments Monday over a massive and unprecedented fee request by lawyers who successfully argued that a massive and unprecedented pay package for Tesla CEO Elon Musk was illegal and should be voided. Attorneys for a Tesla stockholder...

NASA taps Elon Musk's SpaceX to bring International Space Station out of orbit in a few more years

Jun. 26, 2024 20:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA has awarded SpaceX an $843 million contract to build the vehicle that will bring the International Space Station out of its longtime orbit of Earth when its operating lifespan ends in a few more years. SpaceX, a privately held company controlled by technology...

RH, MSC Industrial fall; Adobe, Progressive rise, Friday, 6/14/2024

Jun. 14, 2024 16:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Friday: Adobe Inc., up $66.57 to $525.31. The design software company raised its earnings forecast for its fiscal year. RH, down $47.32 to $229.73. The...