Sep 29, 2017

Elon Musk wants to go to any city on earth in under an hour

Ina Fried, author of Login

Elon Musk's vision for a colony on Mars. Photo: Elon Musk via Instagram

Elon Musk outlined his latest vision for going to Mars, showing the rocket he hopes will travel to the red planet as early as 2022, with possible manned missions by 2024. The same rockets, he said, could transport people from any city on earth to any other city in under an hour.

The bottom line: Hugely optimistic timelines are a Musk trademark, so take it with a grain of salt. Still, who else dreams this big?

Here are some tweets from Musk and SpaceX, along with a concept video of earth-to-earth travel.

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Teenager killed after shots fired at protesters in Detroit

Detroit police during protests on Friday night. Photo: Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images

A 19-year-old man was killed on Friday night after shots were fired into a crowd of demonstrators in downtown Detroit who were protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, per AP.

Details: The teenager was injured when shots were fired from an SUV about 11:30 p.m. and later died in hospital, reports MDN reports, which noted police were still looking for a suspect. Police said officers were not involved in the shooting, according to AP.

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In photos: Protesters clash with police nationwide over George Floyd

Police officers grapple with protesters in Atlanta. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray as the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd spread nationwide on Friday evening.

The big picture: Police responded in force in cities ranging from Atlanta to Des Moines, Houston to Detroit, Milwaukee to D.C. and Denver to Louisville. In Los Angeles, police declared a stretch of downtown off limits, with Oakland issuing a similar warning.

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Supreme Court sides with California on coronavirus worship service rules

The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the court's liberal justices, to reject a challenge to California's pandemic restrictions on worship services.

Why it matters: This is a setback for those seeking to speed the reopening of houses of worship, including President Trump.