Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Twin South Africans Arrested in Terrorist Plot

Twin South Africans Arrested in Terrorist Plot by David Firester

The Arrest 

On Saturday, July 7, twin brothers from South Africa, Brandon-Lee Thulsie and Tony-Lee Thulsie, were arrested for planning attacks on the U.S. embassy and other Jewish institutions. The brothers, each twenty-three years of age, were apparently planning on joining ISIS following their attacks. Two other coconspirators were arrested as well. At the time of the arrest, police found stockpiles of ammunition and grenades in one suspect’s home. The elite police unit, known as the Hawks, that conducted the arrest confiscated the suspects’ computers and mobile phones.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Chrysler adding jobs while other brands are hurting

David Firester

Read automotive news headlines and it seems like bad news is the talk of the town. Recalls, autopilot issues, and brands hemorrhaging cash both here and abroad. But at least one American brand is reporting good news this week. Fiat Chrysler is investing over a billion dollars to upgrade two Midwest auto plants, creating upwards of 1,000 jobs in the process. Good thing, since the company lost about that many jobs earlier this year.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Did Tesla mislead shareholders regarding death of customer using autopilot feature

David Firester

On May 7th, Joshua Brown became a highway fatality. Unfortunately, people die in car accidents way too often, but there was an interesting twist about this accident. It happened in Brown’s Tesla Model S while driving on a Florida highway in autopilot mode. Elon Musk said Tesla immediately reported the accident to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration pursuant to their established protocols. The NHTSA however, did not make an announcement about opening an investigation into the incident until the end of June.