Sport

Golf: Johnson surges into share of lead in San Antonio

(Reuters) - Zach Johnson shot a blistering seven-under-par 65 to jump into a tie with Ryan Moore on nine-under 135 after the second round of the Texas Open on Friday.

World

At least three dead, including police officer, in Nicaragua protests

MANAGUA (Reuters) - Protests in Nicaragua over changes to social security have led to the deaths of at least three people, including a police officer, the Red Cross said on Friday, heaping pressure on the leftist government of President Daniel Ortega.

United States

Trucker in deadly Texas migrant case given life sentences

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The driver of a truck packed with migrants, 10 of whom died due to sweltering Texas heat in July, was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty in October to federal human smuggling charges.

World

Twenty dead in air strike in southwestern Yemen: residents

DUBAI (Reuters) - Twenty people were killed in an air strike by a Saudi-led coalition in southwestern Yemen on Friday, residents said.

United States

New York banning cars from Central Park starting this summer

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's Central Park will kick out cars this summer after more than a century, returning its roads to walkers, runners and cyclists, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday.

Politics

Democrats sue Russia, Trump campaign for alleged 2016 election conspiracy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic Party sued the Russian government, U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they carried out a wide-ranging conspiracy to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Business

PSA union solidarity frays as Opel workers resist cuts

FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters) - Planned job cuts at carmaker Opel will save enough cash to meet owner PSA Group's turnaround targets, the works council chief said on Friday, as Opel workers' rejection of further concessions began to draw criticism from other

United States

U.S. woman gets life sentence for Canada mall shooting plot

TORONTO (Reuters) - A U.S. woman has been sentenced to life in a Canadian prison for her role in an aborted Valentine's Day mass shooting at a shopping mall in 2015, local media reported on Friday.

World

No time for golf as Merkel braces for tough talks with Trump

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces difficult talks next Friday with U.S. President Donald Trump at a time when Washington and Berlin are at odds over a range of issues from trade to Iran, her transatlantic coordinator said on Friday.

Sport

Soccer: Wenger to leave Arsenal at end of season - club statement

LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will leave the club at the end of season, the Frenchman said in a statement issued by the Premier League club on Friday.

World

Woman dies in fire at care home in northeast London

LONDON (Reuters) - A woman died in a fire at a care home for people with learning disabilities in northeast London on Friday.

Business

GM Korea and union to talk again on Friday, seek to stave off bankruptcy

SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors' South Korean unit and its labor union are set to hold another round of wage talks on Friday afternoon, keen to stave off a threat by the U.S. automaker to seek bankruptcy for the loss-making unit.

World

China challenged Australian warships in South China Sea: Australian media

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian warships were challenged by the Chinese military in the disputed South China Sea earlier this month, the Australian Broadcasting Corp reported on Friday, citing Australian defense officials.

Business

GM Korea, union fail to reach agreement before Friday deadline

SEOUL (Reuters) - Wage talks between General Motors' South Korean unit and its labor union ended without an agreement on Thursday, a day before the deadline the company had set for filing for bankruptcy.

Business

As GM mulls options for unit, how does bankruptcy work in South Korea?

SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors has said its loss-making South Korean operation would file for bankruptcy if its union failed to agree to cut labor costs by Friday, heaping pressure on workers and the South Korean government to approve a rescue plan.

Sport

Golf: DeChambeau surges to halfway lead at Hilton Head

(Reuters) - Bryson DeChambeau birdied four of his final six holes to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Friday, a career-best seven-under 64 moving him ahead of Ian Poulter (64) and Kim Si-woo (65).

Politics

Republican-led House panel orders interviews with Pruitt aides at EPA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican-led House of Representatives committee wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Friday to demand interviews with five top aides, including his security chief.

United States

Trump to lift legal threat to states that permit marijuana use

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will lift his administration's plans for a possible crackdown on states that have legalized marijuana after talks with a Colorado senator, the White House said on Friday, an action that undercuts U.S. Attorney

Entertainment

Hearing loss causes Huey Lewis to call off 2018 concerts

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rock group Huey Lewis and the News have called off performing this year after singer Huey Lewis on Friday said he has lost most of his hearing and cannot "hear music well enough to sing."

Health

EpiPen shortages seen in Canada, UK but U.S. supply intact

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mylan N.V.'s emergency allergy antidote EpiPen is in short supply in Canada and Britain, but remains available in the United States, the treatment's manufacturer said on Friday.

World

UK police arrest man on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts

(Reuters) - British police said on Friday that they arrested a man on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts in London.

Entertainment

Comcast will add Netflix to cable bundles in U.S.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comcast Corp , the leading U.S. cable television provider, will offer new video packages that include subscriptions to Netflix Inc's movie and TV streaming service, the companies announced on Friday.

Business

Citigroup profit rises 13 percent on consumer banking, lower taxes

(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc reported a 13 percent increase in quarterly profit on Friday, driven by lower taxes and higher consumer banking revenue.

World

Bus crash near Bulgarian capital kills six and injures more than 20

SOFIA (Reuters) - Six people were killed and at least 20 others including a child were injured when a bus overturned on a highway near the Bulgarian capital, the health ministry said on Friday.

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