United States

U.S. appeals court blocks Indiana 'selective' abortion law

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday declared unconstitutional an Indiana law signed by then-Governor Mike Pence that banned women from having abortions because of the gender, race or disability, including Down's syndrome, of their fetuses.

World

Mexico leftist opens up 22-point lead in presidency race: poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has widened his lead in the race to win the July 1 presidential election, opening up a gap of 22 percentage points, a poll by newspaper Reforma showed on Wednesday.

Sport

As driving career ends Patrick remains driven

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Danica Patrick may soon no longer be a race car driver but the only woman to win an IndyCar race remains as driven as ever as she speeds toward one last Indianapolis 500 and the end of a ground-breaking career.

Finance

St. Louis Fed study questions college as the great race equalizer

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Shavondra Britton had a pretty typical high school experience.

Sport

Cycling: Cavendish to return from injury in Tour de Yorkshire

(Reuters) - British sprinter Mark Cavendish will return to action at next month's Tour de Yorkshire after recovering from injuries sustained during a crash in March, race organizers Welcome to Yorkshire said on Wednesday.

Sport

Motorcycling: Pedrosa will try to race in Austin after surgery

(Reuters) - Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa will try to race in the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas, this weekend after undergoing wrist surgery only last week.

Sport

Motor racing: Rear gunner Raikkonen shoots for podium

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Kimi Raikkonen's hopes of a strong result in the Chinese Grand Prix appeared dashed after Ferrari compromised his race to help Sebastian Vettel, but in the end the Italian team had to count on the Finn to salvage a podium in a contest

World

Without Lula, right wing and green candidates lead Brazil's presidential race: poll

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Environmentalist Marina Silva and right wing politician Jair Bolsonaro would be leading candidates in Brazil's presidential election if jailed former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is unable to run, according to an opinion poll

United States

Philadelphia police investigates arrest of two black men in Starbucks

(Reuters) - The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating an incident captured on widely circulated videos this week in which officers arrested two black men as they sat in a Starbucks coffee shop and other patrons objected that the men were doing n

Technology

China lays out self-driving rules in global race: China Daily

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has laid out national guidelines for testing self-driving cars as it looks to keep pace with the United States in a global race to develop autonomous vehicles, the China Daily newspaper reported on Friday, citing the country's i

Politics

Florida Republican Governor Scott launches Senate run

(Reuters) - Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott on Monday kicked off his campaign for the U.S. Senate, challenging Democrat Bill Nelson in a race expected to be among the most competitive contests to decide which party controls Congress.

Health

In key Kentucky House race, healthcare anxieties loom large

BEREA, Kentucky (Reuters) - Andy Barr, a Republican lawmaker representing central Kentucky, won his last three elections promising to repeal and replace Obamacare. This year, his Democratic challengers for Congress in Kentucky's sixth district are betting

Sport

Golf: Cool day to start of heated race for Green Jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) - Unusually cool weather greeted spectators as they filed into Augusta National for what many expect will be a heated battle between Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed for the U.S. Masters Green Jacket on Sunday.

Sport

Cycling: Sagan wins Paris-Roubaix

ROUBAIX, France (Reuters) - World champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the Paris-Roubaix cycling classic race over 257km on Sunday.

Sport

Athletics: Lonyangata leads Kenyan 1-2-3 in Paris marathon

PARIS (Reuters) - Paul Lonyangata led home a Kenyan 1-2-3 at the Paris marathon on Sunday as he won the race for the second year in a row.

Sport

Mercedes' Hamilton simply hoping for progress in Bahrain GP

MANAMA (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton went into the Bahrain Grand Prix favorite to make up for the win that was snatched away from him in Formula One's season opener in Australia, but the best the Briton is now hoping for in Sunday's race is simply a respecta

Politics

Minnesota's ex-Governor Pawlenty seeks another term

(Reuters) - Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty on Thursday said he would run this year for another term, shaking up a competitive race and boosting chances the state's leadership could turn Republican.

Politics

Liberal judge Rebecca Dallet wins Wisconsin Supreme Court race: AP

(Reuters) - Liberal judge Rebecca Dallet cruised to victory in race to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court for a 10-year term, the Associated Press reported late on Tuesday.

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