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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at the Republican National Convention in ClevelandBy 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.

2016-10-26 17:53:38 -0400

Following the announcement of building self-driving technology into all of its electric cars, Tesla reports a growth in revenue of 145 percent from a year ago to $2.3 billion nowElectric 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.

2016-10-26 17:51:28 -0400

This photo provided by The Museum of Modern Art in New York shows the original set of 176 emojis, which the museum has acquired. The emojis were a gift to the museum from the phone company, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone. (Shigetaka Kurita/NTT DoCoMo/Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art)NEW YORK (AP) — Back in the day, before cars could drive themselves and phones could send stickers and animations, a Japanese phone company released a set of 176 emojis.

2016-10-26 17:49:32 -0400