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is Tesla going ‘up in smoke’ ?

Elon Musk came under scrutiny Friday for appearing to smoke marijuana in a podcast interview. The fallout sent stock prices tumbling Friday morning. File Photo by Joe Marino-Bill Cantrell/UPI | License Photo Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Another high-level Tesla official has left the electric automaker, amid struggles to meet production goals and negative publicity surrounding founder Elon Musk.Chief [...]

2018-09-08T11:38:14+00:00September 8th, 2018|

Train strike destroys semi trailer on Virginia road

By Ben Hooper  (0) Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A Virginia driver captured video of the moment a train struck a semi-trailer, smashing the vehicle in half. The video shows a tractor-trailer stopped on the tracks Thursday on a Chester road with the crossing arm down and the railroad warning lights flashing. The truck driver and a [...]

2018-09-07T21:37:07+00:00September 7th, 2018|

Chinese village beset by giant mass of soap suds

Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A Chinese village was left with a giant mass of soap suds when a person cleaning plastic bottles let too much soap go down a drain. Video filmed this week at a village in the Nanning City area of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region shows villagers examining the giant mass of soap [...]

2018-09-07T21:32:32+00:00September 7th, 2018|

North Carolina mayor, wife found dead in home; suspect held

Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a man Friday who they believe killed the mayor of a small eastern North Carolina town and his wife. A Leggett, N.C., town commissioner told WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C., that authorities found Mayor Gary Skelton and his wife, Jackie Dawn Skelton, dead in their home Thursday night during a [...]

2018-09-07T21:26:56+00:00September 7th, 2018|

U.S. official: Syrian forces could be preparing chemical weapons for attack on Idlib

James Jeffrey, U.S. special representative for Syria, warns that pro-government forces in Syria are preparing to use chemical weapons against Ibib. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Syrian forces are closing in on the last rebel stronghold in Idlib, raising concerns that millions of civilians could be caught in the crossfire. James [...]

2018-09-07T15:45:07+00:00September 7th, 2018|

British Airways: 380,000 fliers will be compensated for data breach

British Airways on Friday said it was targeted by hackers in recent weeks, and promised to compensate about 380,000 customers who were affected. File Photo by Monika Graff/UPI | License Photo Sept. 7 (UPI) -- British Airways promised compensation on Friday to about 380,000 customers affected by a data breach this summer. The airline said Friday it's investigating "theft [...]

2018-09-07T15:32:35+00:00September 7th, 2018|

Kansas man charged with murder of girlfriend on board Carnival cruise ship

Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A Kansas man was arrested and charged for the murder of his girlfriend while they were on board a Carnival cruise ship earlier this year, the Justice Department announced Thursday. Eric Newman, 53, was charged with second degree murder of Tamara Tucker, 50. According to the indictment, on or around Jan. 19, Newman [...]

2018-09-07T15:26:45+00:00September 7th, 2018|

Florence loses steam as it nears Bermuda, could hit U.S. East Coast

Tropical Storm Florence, formerly a Category 1 hurricane, is expected to strengthen and impact Bermuda and the Carolinas by the weekend. Photo courtesy NOAA Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Hurricane Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm Friday as it moved toward the U.S. East Coast, but the National Hurricane Center said it expects the storm to [...]

2018-09-07T15:19:54+00:00September 7th, 2018|

Atlanta Mayor prohibits ICE from placing detainees in city jail

Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an executive order on Thursday that will prevent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from holding detainees in the city's jail. The executive order also requires that all detainees currently in the Atlanta City Detention Center be transferred out of the facility "Atlanta will no longer be [...]

2018-09-07T15:09:36+00:00September 7th, 2018|

Nigeria seeks peace amid deadly land, identity conflicts

Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Violent clashes over land have claimed thousands of lives in Nigeria and identity-based conflicts have increased ahead of a pivotal 2019 election. More than 1,300 people have been killed in the escalating conflict from January to June 2018 as attacks between nomadic Fulani herders and native farmers have shifted from spontaneous [...]

2018-09-07T15:02:43+00:00September 7th, 2018|