Tiger Woods Is Back. Will Sponsors Buy In?

Supported by Business Day Tiger Woods Is Back. Will Sponsors Buy In? In the past few weeks, Tiger Woods has made a seemingly improbable comeback on the golf course. But can his image rebound the same way off it?
That is the question that brands and advertisers are posing as Mr. Woods returns to the Masters on Thursday for the first time since 2015, while playing his best golf in years. The past month has brought swelling television ratings and overcrowded, rowdy galleries for Mr. Woods’s PGA Tour appearances. When he finished in a second-place tie at the Valspar Championship in early March — at one point sinking a 44-foot birdie putt that had the crowd screaming — the television ratings for the final round were the highest for a non-major tournament since 2013. For a time, the streaming service of PGA Tour Live crashed because of “unprecedented traffic.”
All this is evoking memories of the unprecedented fan interest that made Mr. Woods one of the most recognized — and influential ..

Britons Accused of Being Islamic State ‘Beatles’ Call Beheadings ‘Regrettable’

Britons Accused of Being Islamic State ‘Beatles’ Call Beheadings ‘Regrettable’ Photo Alexanda Kotey, center, and El Shafee Elsheikh, right, at a Kurdish security center in Kobani, Syria, are accused of being part of a murderous Islamic State cell dubbed “the Beatles” because of their English accents. Credit Hussein Malla/Associated Press KOBANI, Syria — Two British detainees in Syria who are accused of being part of a murderous Islamic State cell denounced the United States and Britain as “hypocrites” and complained they would not get fair trials because they were reportedly stripped of their citizenship.
The men, El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey, were part of a group with two other British jihadis that was nicknamed “the Beatles” by captives because of their English accents, officials say.
The two were captured by Syrian Kurdish fighters in January in eastern Syria as Islamic State forces were routed and are being held in an undisclosed location, but they were taken to a Kurdish ..

Tesla Says Crashed Vehicle Had Been on Autopilot Before Fatal Accident

Supported by Business Day Tesla Says Crashed Vehicle Had Been on Autopilot Before Fatal Accident Photo A fiery crash killed a Tesla driver last week in California. Tesla said its Autopilot feature had been turned on before the crash. Credit KTVU, via Associated Press Tesla said on Friday that its semiautonomous Autopilot feature had been turned on before a fiery crash of a Model X sport-utility vehicle that killed the driver last week in California, raising more questions about the safety of the company’s self-driving technology.
This is the second fatal crash in which the Autopilot system had been engaged, including a 2016 crash in Florida that killed a Tesla driver. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluded that the Florida crash did not result from a flaw in the system, but the agency found that the system lacked safeguards to prevent its misuse.
Federal investigators are looking into the crash in California, which occurred March 23.
The company said in a sta..