News Top court snubs challenge to California gun waiting period 2018-02-20T12:05:08.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases that is intended to guard against impulsive violence and suicides. South Korea launches WTO trade challenge against U.S. duties 2018-02-20T12:02:49.000000000-05:00 GENEVA (Reuters) - South Korea has launched a wide-ranging complaint at the World Trade Organization to challenge the U.S. use of anti-subsidy and anti-dumping duties, citing their use on steel and transformers, a WTO filing showed on Tuesday. More bombs hit Syria's Ghouta after heaviest death toll in years 2018-02-20T12:01:39.000000000-05:00 BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-government forces pounded Syria's eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, killing at least 66 people after the enclave's heaviest one-day death toll in three years, a monitoring group said. Florida teens travel to state capital demanding action on guns 2018-02-20T12:00:43.000000000-05:00 PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Busloads of Florida students headed on Tuesday to the state capital Tallahassee to call for a ban on assault rifles, pressing on with protests after a shooting rampage at a high school that killed 17 teens and educators. S&P, Dow falter after six days of gains as Walmart weighs 2018-02-20T11:51:38.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - A steep fall in Walmart's shares put the skids on the S&P 500 and the Dow's six-day winning streak, but gains in Amazon and technology stocks kept the Nasdaq in positive territory. Walmart profit drops, online sales growth slows in holiday quarter 2018-02-20T11:41:01.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. retailer Walmart Inc on Tuesday reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and posted a sharp drop in online sales growth during the critical holiday period, sending its shares tumbling more than 9 percent. More bombs fall on Syria's Ghouta after heaviest toll in years 2018-02-20T11:32:40.000000000-05:00 BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-government forces bombarded Syria's eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, killing at least 49 people, after the heaviest one-day death toll there in three years on Monday, a war monitoring group said. New corruption cases entangle Netanyahu aides 2018-02-20T11:27:33.000000000-05:00 JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police alleged on Tuesday that Benjamin Netanyahu's former spokesman tried to bribe a judge to drop a fraud case against Netanyahu's wife, the latest corruption investigation encircling the long-serving prime minister. Mueller charges lawyer with false statements in Russia probe 2018-02-20T11:05:45.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. special counsel who is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has charged an attorney with lying about his communications with Rick Gates, a former aide to Donald Trump's campaign. Thomson Reuters says CEO Jim Smith to make full recovery after arrhythmia incident 2018-02-20T10:46:58.000000000-05:00 TORONTO (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp said on Tuesday Chief Executive Officer Jim Smith is in stable condition after an arrhythmia incident on Feb. 12 and is expected to be released from hospital within the next two weeks.