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Tesla Motors surprises with 3rd-quarter profit
Electric car maker Tesla Motors posted its first quarterly profit in three years on Wednesday, giving investors reason to cheer after months of doubt. Tesla's shares have fallen in recent weeks as some ...
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.
More Republicans expect Clinton to win U.S. election than Trump: poll
By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) - More Republicans now think Democrat Hillary Clinton will win the presidency than Donald Trump, 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.
2 studies point to lack of campaign substance on newscasts
NEW YORK (AP) ? Two studies of U.S. news coverage suggest that this is a presidential campaign with little substance ? unless groping women, tax returns and email servers are your idea of major issues.
Jury convicts man of killing 4 tied to Omaha medical school
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) ? A former doctor was convicted Wednesday in the revenge killings of four people, including the 11-year-old son of a faculty member he blamed for his firing 15 years ago from an Omaha medical school's pathology residency program.
Police: Oklahoma man wanted for violent crimes had hit list
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ? An Oklahoma man who has been on the run since Sunday, wanted in a string of killings, shootings and carjackings, likely intends to attack several people linked to a sexual assault case against him, authorities said Wednesday.
NASCAR limits number of lower tier races for veterans
IS executes dozens of prisoners near Mosul, officials sayBy Stephen Kalin and Michael Georgy ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have in recent days executed dozens of prisoners taken from villages the group has been forced to abandon by an Iraqi army advance on the city of Mosul, officials in the region said on Wednesday. Most of those killed were former members of the Iraqi police and army who had lived in areas under Islamic State control south of Mosul, Abdul Rahman al-Waggaa, a member of the Nineveh provincial council, told Reuters. The militants forced them to leave their homes with their families, and took them to the town of Hammam Al-Alil, 15 km (9 miles) south of Mosul, where the executions took place, he said in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish region, east of Mosul.
Hackers: emails show ties between Kremlin, Ukraine rebelsMOSCOW (AP) ? A group of Ukrainian hackers has released thousands of emails from an account used by a senior Kremlin official that appear to show close financial and political ties between Moscow and separatist rebels in Eastern Ukraine.