More Republicans expect Clinton, rather than Trump, to win U.S. election
By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) - More Republicans now think Democrat Hillary Clinton, rather than Donald Trump, will win the presidency, as their party's candidate struggles with difficulties including allegations of sexual misconduct and his suggestion he may not honor the outcome of the election. A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday and conducted from Oct. 20 to Oct. 24 found that 41 percent of Republicans expected Clinton to win the Nov. 8 election, versus 40 percent who picked Trump. Among Trump's supporters, 49 percent in the latest poll said they believed Trump would win, down from 67 percent who felt that way at the beginning of the month.
Tesla turns profit, Musk says no new capital needed for Model 3
Tesla Motors Inc reported its first quarterly net profit in more than three years on Wednesday, buoyed by nearly $139 million in sales of clean car credits, and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company turn a profit again in the fourth quarter. The tech billionaire said the automaker could still raise capital to "account for uncertainty ... and de-risk the business," however. The third quarter profit and a leaner capital spending plan could help grease the wheels for Musk if he does seek to tap the markets for cash.
AP-GfK Poll: Clinton appears on cusp of commanding victory
NEW YORK (AP) ? Hillary Clinton appears on the cusp of a potentially commanding victory over Donald Trump, fueled by solid Democratic turnout in early voting, massive operational advantages and increasing enthusiasm among her supporters.
The Latest: Clinton's turnout operation dwarfs Trump's
2 quakes rattle Italy, crumbling buildings and causing panic
ROME (AP) ? A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people.
Mass protest in Venezuela demanding end of 'dictatorship'
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) ? Anti-government protesters jammed the streets of Venezuela's capital on Wednesday on the heels of a decision by congress to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro, whose allies have blocked moves for a recall election.
Tense standoff at Dakota Access protest encampment
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) ? The prospect of a police raid on an encampment protesting the Dakota Access pipeline faded as night fell Wednesday, with law enforcement making no immediate move after protesters rejected their request to withdraw from private land.
Indians plan short rest for pitchers against Cubs
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said Wednesday he will use three starting pitchers on short rest against the Chicago Cubs in the World Series in quest of the team's first title since 1948. Indians right-hander Corey Kluber, who struck out nine and scattered four hits in six scoreless innings for a 6-0 victory to open the best-of-seven showdown, would pitch game four Saturday in Chicago and game seven if necessary next Wednesday. Right-handers Trevor Bauer, who cut his right little finger working on a drone and left in the first inning in an American League finals game at Toronto, and Friday game three starter Josh Tomlin will also have to pitch later on short rest as well.
Fears for dozens of children after France's 'Jungle' cleared
France's infamous "Jungle" was cleared of thousands of migrants in a massive operation that wrapped up Wednesday, but aid groups said dozens of unaccompanied children were not guaranteed a bed for the night. "Unregistered minors are wandering around, lost, wondering where they will spend the night," said Samuel Hanryon, spokesman for Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The warning came as the abandoned slum outside the port of Calais smouldered from countless fires set by departing migrants, causing many to flee without their possessions.
Judge rejects claim to Prince estate from woman and girlCHASKA, Minn. (AP) ? A Minnesota judge says a woman and girl who claim to be Prince's niece and grandniece will not be considered heirs of his estate.