Tesla drops its lawsuit against Alameda County over lockdown order

Tesla drops its lawsuit against Alameda County over lockdown order

Tesla voluntarily dismissed its lawsuit against Alameda County “without prejudice,” according to documents filed in a California court Wednesday — but the company did not provide any reasoning for why it was dropping the suit. The electric carmaker sued the county on May 9th, amid Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s war of words with county officials … Read more

Trump ouster of inspectors general threatens coronavirus stimulus watchdog

Trump ouster of inspectors general threatens coronavirus stimulus watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s purge of several internal watchdogs at U.S. agencies could hobble anti-fraud oversight for the $3 trillion in federal relief measures aiding businesses, state governments and others hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a meeting on “opportunity zones” in the Cabinet Room of … Read more

Sony CEO Promises Compelling Lineup of PS5 Games

Sony CEO Promises Compelling Lineup of PS5 Games

Every year brings with it a slew of new games, and with it comes a renewed sense of excitement and anticipation. The year of new generation consoles, however, is something else altogether. Apart from the announcements regarding the consoles themselves, everyone eagerly awaits the spectacle of new-age games. Unfortunately, this year has been quite an … Read more

Republicans issue subpoena in Biden probe

Republicans issue subpoena in Biden probe

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Wednesday voted to subpoena a Democratic consulting firm in a major escalation of their probe into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s role in Ukraine. The Senate Homeland Security Committee voted along party lines, 8-6, to subpoena Blue Star Strategies, which represented Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings … Read more

Tesla drops lawsuit against Alameda County over Fremont factory reopening – News Brig

Tesla drops lawsuit against Alameda County over Fremont factory reopening – TechCrunch

Tesla has officially dismissed a lawsuit filed earlier this month against Alameda County that sought to force the reopening of its factory in Fremont, California. The dismissal, which was granted Wednesday, closes the loop on a battle between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and county health and law enforcement officials. The lawsuit filed May 9, hours after Musk … Read more

Swedish antibody study shows long road to immunity as COVID-19 toll mounts

Swedish antibody study shows long road to immunity as COVID-19 toll mounts

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A Swedish study found that just 7.3 percent of Stockholmers developed COVID-19 antibodies by late April, which could fuel concern that a decision not to lock down Sweden against the pandemic may bring little herd immunity in the near future. FILE PHOTO: A billboard informing about the importance of social distancing, to … Read more

Astronomers may have witnessed a planet’s birth

Astronomers may have witnessed a planet's birth

Scientists believe they have observed a planet being formed for the first time. In a study published in Astronomy & Astrophysics today, a team of astronomers explain how they captured images of a young star, AB Aurigae, 520 light-years from Earth. In a massive disc of swirling gas and dust around the star, they detected … Read more

Apple-Google contact tracing tech draws interest in 23 countries, some hedge bets

Apple-Google contact tracing tech draws interest in 23 countries, some hedge bets

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google, the companies announced on Wednesday as they released the initial version of their system. FILE PHOTO: 3D printed coronavirus model and Google logo are placed near an Apple … Read more

U.S. CDC reports 1,528,235 coronavirus cases, 91,664 deaths

U.S. CDC reports 1,528,235 coronavirus cases, 91,664 deaths

A healthcare professional takes blood to test for antibodies at Mt. Sinai Hospital as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 1,528,235 cases of the new … Read more