Need2Know: Wednesday News Roundup

August 8, 2018

These are the headlines you Need2Know:

  • Ohio’s Special Election: The election for a House seat in Ohio is still too close to call. The 12th district near Columbus is considered a Republican stronghold, so if the Democrat Danny O'Connor beats Republican Troy Balderson ー or comes really close ー it may signal a shift for the November midterms. Balderson was leading by less than 2,000 votes. For more as this story develops, click here.

  • First Muslim Woman in Congress? Michigan state representative Rashida Tlaib won the Democratic primary Tuesday, and no Republicans are running in November's midterm election. For more, check out CNN.

  • Elon Musk’s ‘Private’ Venture The CEO wants to take Tesla private if his company's stock reaches $420 per share. Musk made the announcement via Twitter during Tuesday’s trading, and some media outlets wondered if his account was hacked. But he was serious: Tesla closed up 11 percent at nearly $380 once trading resumed after a temporary halt. For more on Musk's plans and what investors are saying, click here.

  • New Rule Rattles NFL: As they run and tackle their way through the second week of the National Football League's preseason, players and coaches are concerned that the league's new helmet-contact rule is removing a key physical element of the game. The rule, which prohibits players from leading with their helmets to make contact, applies to running backs, offensive and defensive linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs. For more on player the story, read this.

Cheddar's Jill Wagner gets into the latest.

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