Tesla CEO Elon Musk was sued on Thursday by the Securities and Exchange Commission for making ‘false and misleading’ claims to investors. The lawsuit is a result of Musk’s August tweet about taking Tesla private. The SEC asked a federal judge to prevent Musk from serving as officer or director of a public company.
Seven men were arrested on suspicion of planning an extremist attack in the Netherlands on Thursday. Authorities carried out a month-long investigation after the Dutch intelligence tipped off the Police about the plot. The attack was planned for a large event to cause multiple casualties. Authorities believe the terror plot would have been performed with AK-47 guns, grenades, and a car bomb.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed Israel identified a ‘secret atomic warehouse’ in Tehran, Iran which contains nuclear and radioactive materials. Netanyahu made his claim at the UN General Assembly on Thursday and called for new sanctions against Iran. Netanyahu used satellite images of the supposed nuclear warehouse to support his claims.
The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh took place on Thursday, with Kavanaugh claiming his innocence and accuser Christine Blasey Ford saying she is ‘100%’ certain of her allegations. The hearing took nearly nine hours with a vote on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination scheduled for Friday morning.
China voted against the UN creation of a body to prepare human rights abuse evidence against Myanmar, saying the Rohingya issue should not be ‘internationalized.’ Evidence will be gathered by the UN for ‘fair and independent criminal proceedings.’ Canada voted to strip Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship due to the Rohingya crisis.
All 47 passengers and crew were rescued from an Air Niugini flight that crashed into the sea in Micronesia on Thursday. The Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Committee will send a team to the site crash. The plane was involved in another incident earlier this year. The cause of the crash remains unclear.