Elon Musk denies report that James Murdoch is the top choice to replace him as Tesla’s 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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Father, son charged in connection with Salt Lake killing

SALT LAKE CITY — Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against a man accused of fatally shooting another man, and against his father for allegedly trying to help his son get away. Robert Anthony DeHerrera, 24, of Kearns, whose nickname is “Reckless,” according to court documents, is charged with murder, a first-degree felony; obstructing justice and possession of a weapon by a restricted person, second-degree felonies; and drug possession, a third-degree felony. Bail was set at $1 million. Robert Landen DeHerrera, 66, who is listed in court records as homeless, was charged with obstructing justice, a second-degree felony. On Sept. 26, the younger DeHerrera was in a car with two other… 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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Hoax led to lockdown at Pleasant View school

PLEASANT VIEW, Weber County — A Pleasant View charter school was placed on lockdown Wednesday because of a school shooting threat. But police say the report was a hoax, and may have even been a case of swatting. Wednesday afternoon, Weber County emergency dispatchers received a text on their 911 system from someone claiming there was an active shooter at Capstone Classical Academy, 3885 N. Route 89, a charter school. Because of the threatening text, officers from several surrounding agencies responded to the school, said Pleasant View Police Sgt. Corey Clark. When they arrived, the school was in lockdown mode with all students hiding in their locked classrooms and the… Read More

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U. tissue engineering research paving way to ‘printable’ human organs

SALT LAKE CITY — The ability to create, from scratch, a custom-matched organ to replace a failing liver, pancreas or heart could be a lot closer than most people think. University of Utah researcher Robert Bowles has hit a benchmark in his work to recreate tendon and ligament tissue using stem cells harvested from fat tissue and a modified 3D printer. While a far cry, on a complexity basis, from the organs that pump and filter blood or create necessary stomach enzymes, the work Bowles and his team are doing is advancing a quest that is drawing increasing interest, and hundreds of millions in private and public investment. Bowles, who… Read More

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Constitution Party candidate attacks Mitt Romney in television ad, calls him a ‘fraud’

SALT LAKE CITY — A television ad attacking Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney started this week, but it’s not his Democratic opponent going on the offensive. Constitution Party hopeful Tim Aalders, who considers himself the only conservative Republican in the race, questions Romney’s credentials. The ad says that Romney admits he is a “progressive.” “Like many of my fellow conservatives, I am frustrated that a state as conservative as Utah could nominate a fraud like Mitt Romney. The fact that Mitt Romney could be our next U.S. Senator and work against what President Trump is trying to do is not what Utah wants,” Aalders said in a statement. The… Read More

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The gift of sleep: Salt Lake emergency shelter receives new mattresses

SALT LAKE CITY — Nine-year-old Chase Hansen has always had a perceptive eye for those who are suffering, his dad says. Years ago, as a small child, Chase was walking with his family downtown and asked “what was going on with some of these people who looked sad,” John Hansen said of his son. The boy’s concern for the well-being of those who are less fortunate has only grown, and since 2016, Chase has been spearheading something he and his dad call Project Empathy, an undertaking in which they and other volunteers invite a homeless person to a conversation over lunch. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Chase Hansen, 9-year-old CEO of… Read More

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