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UK military investigates hacks on Army social media accounts

Jul. 04, 2022 07:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British military authorities are trying to find out who hacked the army’s social media accounts over the weekend, flooding them with cryptocurrency videos and posts related to collectible electronic art. The investigation was launched after authorized content on the...

Tesla's 2Q sales drop amid supply chain, pandemic problems

Jul. 02, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla's sales from April through June fell to their lowest quarterly level since last fall as supply chain issues and pandemic restrictions in China hobbled production of its electric vehicles. The company on Saturday disclosed it sold more than 254,000 cars and SUVs...

Musk meets pope, uses Twitter to announce the audience

Jul. 02, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose $44 billion bid to buy Twitter remains in limbo, used the social media platform to announce he had met with Pope Francis. “Honored to meet @Pontifex yesterday,” Musk tweeted of the Friday afternoon audience, alongside a photo showing Musk,...

Slightly fewer Americans apply for jobless claims last week

Jun. 30, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, reflecting a robust job market despite rising job cuts in some sectors of the economy that have cooled in recent months. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending June 25 ticked down to...

Today in History: June 28, Treaty of Versailles is signed

Jun. 28, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2022. There are 186 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY’) was signed in France, ending the First World War. ...

Musk vows fast fix for new "money furnace" Tesla factories

Jun. 23, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

Tesla CEO Elon Musk described the electric automaker's factories in Austin and Berlin as “money furnaces” that were losing billions of dollars because supply chain breakdowns were limiting the number of cars they can produce. In a May 30 interview with a Tesla owners club that...

Elon Musk's daughter granted legal name, gender change

Jun. 23, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge has approved a request by Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s adult daughter to change her name and gender on her birth certificate. Vivian Jenna Wilson filed the petition in Los Angeles County Superior Court the day after turning 18 in April. ...

Space chief hopes for 'Kennedy moment' from European leaders

Jun. 22, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Josef Aschbacher recalls gazing at the night sky above his parents' Alpine farm when he was 7, trying to comprehend what he had just seen on the family's black-and-white TV set: the landing of NASA's Apollo 11 on the Moon. More than half a century later, Aschbacher...

Kellogg, Spirit Airlines rise; Acadia, ODP fall

Jun. 21, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Tuesday: Tesla Inc., up $60.83 to $711.11. CEO Elon Musk reportedly confirmed that the electric vehicle maker will cut its salaried workforce by about 10%. Kellogg Co., up...

Elon Musk's $44 billion Twitter deal gets board endorsement

Jun. 21, 2022 09:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter's board has recommended unanimously that shareholders approve the proposed $44 billion sale of the company to billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, according to a regulatory filing Tuesday. Musk reiterated his desire to move forward with the acquisition last...