Elon Musk is denying a report that James Murdoch is the top choice to be Tesla’s new chairman (TSLA)

Elon Musk just denied a report that James Murdoch is top choice for the next chairman of Tesla. The FT has reported that Murdoch, the CEO of 21st Century Fox was favored for the role, but Musk pushed back via Twitter. “This is incorrect,” the Tesla CEO tweeted, without elaborating. Musk has been forced to vacate the role as part of a settlement with the SEC that is also seeing him pay a $20 million fine over his abortive effort to take Tesla private. Elon Musk has denied a report that James Murdoch is the top choice to be the next chairman of Tesla. On Wednesday, The Financial Times reported… Read More

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The Atlantic Daily: Rapidly Intensifying

What We’re Following Planet Earth: Hurricane Michael, which made landfall Wednesday in one of Florida’s poorest regions, is the strongest recorded hurricane to hit the Panhandle. (It was only a month ago that Some research shows that by 2021, there will be almost as many personal-assistant bots on the planet as people. Judith Shulevitz considers what will happen if these voice-activated assistants like Amazon’s Alexa go from mere tool to teacher to confidant to informant. (Illustration by Roberto Parada)Evening Read Teenagers can be destructively cruel to each other on Instagram, sometimes even creating new accounts solely to bully someone: “I’ve had at least 10 hate pages made about me,” said… Read More

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Bank robber who used toy gun joins his partner in prison

They torched their getaway car in a state park after the third heist – which led police to them The second of two robbers who used a toy revolver during a South Jersey bank robbery spree in late 2016 is going to prison for 78 months, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. Nathan L. Wallace, 29, of Vineland, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Camden. He’d previously pleaded guilty to three counts of bank robbery for the crime spree, which started with a carjacking. His partner, Quintin L. Jones, 36, also of Vineland, was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison last month for his role in the crimes. He… Read More

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Capitals’ Wilson granted ‘non-roster player’ status during suspension

Tom Wilson has been granted “non-roster player” status by the NHL as the Washington Capitals forward serves a 20-game suspension for an illegal hit to the head, according to Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post. This means the Capitals can activate defenceman Michal Kempny off injured reserve without having to send another player down as Wilson would not take up one of the team’s 23 roster spots – Wilson’s average annual salary of $5,166,666 will, however, still count towards his team’s cap during this time, as pointed out by CapFriendly. When Raffi Torres was suspended in 2015, the San Jose Sharks were also granted Non-Roster Player status throughout his 41… Read More

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2 massive healthcare deals just got approved by the DOJ — and they will change healthcare as we know it (CVS)

The US Department of Justice has now cleared two healthcare megamergers, after CVS Health and Aetna’s $69 billion merger got the green light from the agency on Wednesday. In September, the agency also cleared Cigna’s $67 billion merger with Express Scripts. The acquisitions, once officially closed, will redraw the healthcare industry as we know it, giving health plans a lot more control over who’s paying for prescription drugs. The US Department of Justice has now cleared two healthcare megamergers, after CVS Health and Aetna’s $69 billion merger got the green light from the agency on Wednesday. In September, the agency also cleared Cigna’s $67 billion merger with Express Scripts. The… Read More

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Peggy McCay, Beloved Days of Our Lives Star, Dead at 90

Peggy McCay, a veteran actress best known for her long-running role on Days of Our Lives, passed away on Sunday from natural causes. She was 90 years old. The very sad news about this soap opera icon was shared on Facebook by her co-star and close friend, Deidre Hall. Wrote Hall as confirmation: Our dearest Peggy McCay has left us. She was a friend, an activist and a real scrapper!! I remember meeting her at the bedside of a dear, very ill friend. I backed her up as she ferociously took on doctors and nurses to make sure he had the very best care. She fought that hard for all… Read More

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