Tesla turns profit, Musk says no new capital needed for Model 3


SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – 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 could turn a profit again in the fourth quarter.

Democrats ask judge to sanction Republicans over Trump


(Reuters) – The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday asked a U.S. judge to hold the Republican National Committee in contempt of court over allegations that Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to intimidate minority voters.

To applause and boos, Kerry urges Congress to ratify Pacific trade pact


CHICAGO (Reuters) – Failure to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal would be a major setback for U.S. interests in Asia as Washington seeks to deepen alliances in the region, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday, urging Congress to ratify the pact.

Islamic State holds up Iraqi army south of Mosul


QAYYARA/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – Islamic State fighters kept up on Wednesday their fierce defense of the southern approaches to Mosul, which has held up Iraqi troops there and forced an elite army unit east of the city to put a more rapid advance on hold.

Trump touts urban policy following detour to open new hotel


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in an appeal on Wednesday to African-Americans and working-class voters, promised “21st century” banking industry reforms and tax changes to spur job creation and investment in blighted communities.

More Republicans expect Clinton, rather than Trump, to win U.S. election


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.

Venezuela protests against Maduro escalate, dozens injured


CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with protests that drew hundreds of thousands but also saw unrest leading to dozens of injuries and arrests.

Exclusive: Casino mogul Adelson says no certainty over Las Vegas stadium for NFL’s Raiders


TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson said he is prepared to walk away from a deal to build a stadium that would help relocate the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas if terms offered by the team do not improve.

Asia shares extend losses, dollar off highs


TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares extended losses on Thursday after disappointing earnings from technology giant Apple dragged on Wall Street, while the dollar remained shy of this week’s nearly nine-month highs.

Dog waits for evicted owners to come home


A dog left behind after his family moved out of their Detroit home gets a new chance at life. See original post