Baidu shares are down more than 10% in after-hours trading today after the Chinese search-engine titan reported third-quarter earnings that were twice what analysts had projected, but said that the next quarter will fall short of expectations.

The company said that, in the fourth quarter, revenue will rise to $3.52 billion, short of the $3.76 billion that analysts have forecast, Reuters reports. In the third quarter, Baidu said its adjusted earnings were $3.89 a share, compared with analyst exceptions of $1.96.

Baidu is part of the Big Tech circle of global companies that are perceived to be building dominant positions in the technologies of the future, including artificial intelligence.

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Louisville officer: "Breonna Taylor would be alive" if we had served no-knock warrant

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Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, the Louisville officer who led the botched police raid that caused the death of Breonna Taylor, said the No. 1 thing he wishes he had done differently is either served a "no-knock" warrant or given five to 10 seconds before entering the apartment: "Breonna Taylor would be alive, 100 percent."

Driving the news: Mattingly, who spoke to ABC News and Louisville's Courier Journal for his public interview, was shot in the leg in the initial moments of the March 13 raid. Mattingly did not face any charges after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said he and another officer were "justified" in returning fire to protect themselves against Taylor's boyfriend.