Republicans may be on verge of losing U.S. Senate majority: aides
By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican Party's two-year run in the majority of the U.S. Senate is at serious risk and may well end on Nov. 8, senior congressional aides said on Wednesday, blaming Donald Trump as a drag on down-ballot Republican candidates. With 13 days to go before elections, several Senate aides from both parties privately warned of trouble for Republicans. "Things are not good ... the Senate is gone," said one Republican aide who asked not to be identified in order to candidly discuss the turbulent outlook for the 2016 campaign. ...
Tesla surprises with profit in third quarter
Electric carmaker Tesla on Wednesday announced a profit for the third quarter and said it sees more positive results ahead as it ramps up production of new models. The better-than-expected results, with only its second profitable quarter as a public company, lifted Tesla shares 5.5 percent in after-hours trade on Wall Street. Company founder Elon Musk said in a letter to shareholders he expects profitability in the fourth quarter too as Tesla expands its global sales and refines its self-driving technology that is being offered -- but not activated -- on its vehicles.
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French authorities declare the Calais migrant camp empty
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.
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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.