Lucid Motors says its latest fundraising round is ‘going well’ amid rumors of Ford sale

The Silicon Valley-based electric-car startup, Lucid Motors is said to be entertaining a possible sale to Ford Motor Company, Bloomberg reported on Monday. The publication, citing people familiar with the matter, said Lucid approached Ford about a possible sale, and that Ford rebuffed the suggestion. Lucid is currently raising money in a Series D round. A Lucid Motors spokesperson declined to comment on any takeover talks or the company’s current Series D, but said that the fundraising effort was “going well.” The company is backed by Venrock, which is the same venture capital firm that led Apple’s Series A round in 1978. Business Insider reported in February that Lucid Motors’… Read More

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Watch the First Trailer for Bachelor in Paradise Following Season 4 Controversy

Bachelor in Paradise is back and PEOPLE has the first look! In the exclusive first trailer of the show, which premieres during Monday’s broadcast of Rachel Lindsay‘s season of The Bachelorette, Bachelor Nation gets a glimpse of what to expect in the fourth season and there’s a thinly veiled reference to the scandal involving Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson that upended production in June. “The sun had almost set. Summer was almost ruined. Paradise was almost lost,” the voiceover says. “Until it wasn’t.” Though the sneak peek did not mention or show Olympios, 24, and Jackson, 31, the footage did show contestants Robby Hayes (Bachelorette season 12), Amanda Stanton (Bachelor… Read More

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Farm to honour Tom Brady with corn maze in his image

PLYMPTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts farm is honouring Tom Brady with a corn maze designed in his image. Sauchuk’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in the town of Plympton said Sunday that its 10th corn maze will feature the New England Patriots‘ star quarterback. The maze will open Sept. 16. The design has been unveiled on the farm’s Facebook page . Boston.com reports the crops won’t be fashioned into the shape of Brady until closer to the farm’s opening day. Farm owner Scott Sauchuk plants and grows the corn, which he says is a 90- to 100-day process. A company will then spend one day chopping the corn into the… Read More

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Recent College Grad? You Should Move Here.

There are few things more thrilling than getting that first pay check from your first real job after college. Seeing an (often expensive) degree pay off literally can be tremendously rewarding. However, that glow can start to dim after your first few post-grad billing cycles, especially if you’re living on your own. After Uncle Sam claims first dibs, the bites come from every possible direction: your rent, any student loan debt, groceries, and transportation. Even a non-matinee movie starts to feel like a luxury after a while. To figure out where people might have the best running start, ZipRecruiter recently released a list of the 20 best job markets for… Read More

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Yankees’ Greg Bird to have ankle surgery, miss six weeks

MINNEAPOLIS — New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird will have ankle surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss the next six weeks. After a strong spring training, Bird hit just .100 with one home run in 19 games to start the season. He was placed on the disabled list on May 2 with a bone bruise on his right ankle. After one rehab assignment was shut down when the pain resurfaced, Bird visited several doctors to determine a course of treatment. Bird missed all of last season while recovering from shoulder surgery. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says the team is hopeful he could return to the field in… Read More

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Why The Internet Is So Obsessed With Chris Evans' Dog

Chris Evans, one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s many, many Chrises, caused some undue stress for his fans over the weekend. After the actor’s very adorable tweet about how much he missed his adopted pup, Dodger, went viral, many of his followers believed that the dog had passed away. Turns out, Dodger is very much alive — and Evans’ followers can’t get enough of the fuzzy guy. PopSugar reports that Evans’ latest dog-related tweet has him channeling Caesar Milan, projecting a canine narrative onto a photo of Dodger with an outstretched paw. “Excuse me, are u busy? Could I interest u in chasing squirrels with me outside? Or perhaps u… Read More

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Jennings’ shoulder is OK, but Lulay still set to start Friday for Leos

The news about Jonathon Jennings’ wounded shoulder probably couldn’t be much better for the B.C. Lions. After an MRI, the Leos’ star pivot appears to be in clear. Jennings told reporters Monday at the team’s training facility in Surrey that his range of motion was already better than a day before. Head coach Wally Buono said he was “relieved” at the news. The Lions host the Blue Bombers on Friday; Travis Lulay is slated to start. The veteran put up the best-ever performance by a backup on Saturday, after he came in early in the game in relief of Jennings. Lulay threw for 436 yards after relieving Jennings, who hurt… Read More

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Fiancé of Minnesota Woman Shot and Killed Speaks Out

The fiancé of Justine Damond, an Australian yoga instructor who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer on Saturday, said his family was “utterly devastated” by her death on Monday. “We lost the dearest of people and are desperate for information,” Don Damond said in a statement. “Piecing together Justine’s last moments before the homicide would provide small comfort as we grieve this tragedy.” Damond was joined by his family while standing in front of his Fulton home, according to the Minnesota Star Tribune. He told reporters that Justine had called 911 to report “what she believed was an active sexual assault occurring nearby.” “Sadly, her family and I… Read More

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Medical startup VerAvanti raises $5M to prevent strokes and recognize heart problems

VerAvanti wants to make it easier to detect and prevent strokes and heart attacks. (Bigstock Photo) A startup just down the road from Microsoft’s global headquarters in Redmond, Wash., has landed a $5 million funding round to build products designed to prevent strokes and deal with heart problems. Gerald McMorrow, VerAvanti founder and CEO. (VerAvanti Photo) VerAvanti was founded in 2013 by Gerald McMorrow and Russell Garrison, who sold their previous company Verathon in 2009 and ran it for another three years. Up until this round, McMorrow was funding the company himself, but he declined to say how much he put in. This new funding round comes from family and… Read More

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Utah Jazz sign Jonas Jerebko

Jonas Jerebko is officially a member of the Utah Jazz. The Jazz on Monday announced that they have signed the free agent forward who most recently spent two seasons with the Boston Celtics. The team doesn’t disclose terms of contracts, but Jerebko’s deal is reportedly worth $8.2 million over two years. We've officially signed @JonasJerebko! Details: https://t.co/EzYlmsIYw0 Welcome, Jonas!!! pic.twitter.com/SaP0Lwwi4m — Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) July 17, 2017 I grew up a fan of the @utahjazz and now its official! Cant wait to join this amazing organization. Time to go to work #TakeNote pic.twitter.com/xQJKHnahP5 — Jonas Jerebko (@JonasJerebko) July 17, 2017 Utah originally agreed to the deal with the 6-foot-10, 231-pound… Read More

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