Beto O’Rourke and other Democrats think Biden could win Texas — and upend American politics

Beto O’Rourke and other Democrats think Biden could win Texas — and upend American politics

Donald Trump; Joe Biden; Texas Donald Trump and Joe Biden | Texas Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images For Republicans, the ultimate nightmare in presidential races would be Democrats flipping Texas and turning it into a blue state. Texas, with its 38 electoral votes, has been reliably Republican for decades — and a Democrat hasn’t carried … Read more

Air Force Two, carrying Vice President Mike Pence, returns to airport after hitting bird on takeoff

Air Force Two, carrying Vice President Mike Pence, returns to airport after hitting bird on takeoff

WASHINGTON – Air Force Two, the airplane used to fly the vice president, was struck by a bird as it took off from a New Hampshire airport Tuesday evening, forcing it to return safely to the nearby airport, according to two senior administration officials speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss details of the vice president’s travel. The bird … Read more

The DOJ is reportedly narrowing the focus of its antitrust case against Google to the company’s search dominance

The DOJ is reportedly narrowing the focus of its antitrust case against Google to the company's search dominance

U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Secretary of State Pompeo hold joint briefing about the International Criminal Court in Washington Reuters The Department of Justice is narrowing the focus of its antitrust case against Google to the company’s dominance of internet searches, The New York Times reported Tuesday.  The decision to focus only on search reflected … Read more

$25,000 Tesla ready ‘in about three years’

$25,000 Tesla ready 'in about three years'

Tesla car grille close-up Tesla founder Elon Musk has announced technology that he says will make Tesla batteries cheaper and more powerful. At a live presentation that Mr Musk labelled ‘Battery Day’ he also teased the possibility of a $25,000 (£19,600), fully-autonomous Tesla “in about three years time”. “This has always been our dream to … Read more