Tesla’s Musk Says Stress, Overwork Taking Heavy Toll

Electric car maker Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has admitted in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll in what he calls an “excruciating year.” In the newspaper’s account of the interview, published Friday, Musk said he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes […]

Slain Colorado Mother Painted Rosy Picture Of Married Life

(AP) – Shanann Watts painted a rosy portrait of her family on Facebook, calling her husband and the father of her two young daughters her “rock” and writing that he was “the best dad us girls could ask for.” But that idyllic image was shattered Wednesday when her husband, 33-year-old Christopher Watts, was arrested on […]

Former US Security Leaders Blast Trump For Yanking Clearance

(AP) – Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking former CIA chief John Brennan’s security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. Trump said he’d had to do “something” about the “rigged” federal probe of Russian election interference. Trump’s admission that […]

Trump’s Military Parade Delayed Until At Least 2019

(AP) – The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won’t happen in 2018. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said Thursday that the military and the White House “have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019.” The announcement came several hours after The Associated Press reported that […]

Body Of Missing Colorado Woman Found

(AP) – Authorities say they have found the body of a pregnant Colorado woman reported missing this week and believe they know where the bodies of her two children are. The announcement Thursday came a few hours after police said they had arrested 33-year-old Christopher Watts in the disappearance of his 34-year-old wife, Shanann, and […]

Overdose Total Hits 76 In Connecticut Park Near Yale

(AP) – Officials say the number of victims from a rash of overdoses on a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has risen to 76 in New Haven, Connecticut. The overdoses were reported over a 24-hour period and investigators are trying to determine what exactly sickened the victims.  People started falling ill Wednesday morning, mostly […]

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Dies At 76

(AP) – Aretha Franklin’s music quickly climbed the iTunes’ charts following her death on Thursday.  Her “30 Greatest Hits” album hit the No. 1 spot, replacing Nicki Minaj’s new album, while “Respect” reached No. 2 on the songs’ charts. More songs from Franklin, including “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Think,” “Chain of […]

Brennan Says Trump Is Trying To Silence Critics

(AP) – Former CIA Director John Brennan says he believes President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russians and that the president revoked his security clearance to “silence others who might dare to challenge him.” In an opinion piece published in The New York Times on Thursday, Brennan cited press reports as evidence that Trump’s […]

US Newsrooms To Trump: We’re Not Enemies Of The People

(AP) – Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii are pushing back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press. The Boston Globe, which set the campaign in motion by urging the unified voice, had estimated that some 350 newspapers would participate Thursday. […]

Jury To Begin Deliberating In Manafort Financial Fraud Trial

(AP) – Jurors are set to begin deliberations in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort. The case against the former Trump campaign chairman is the first courtroom test for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The verdict, in the hands of 12 jurors beginning Thursday morning, will provide a measure of the special counsel’s […]