News Survivors of Florida school shooting launch gun control push 2018-02-20T20:34:36.000000000-05:00 PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Dozens of students and parents from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff members were slain in a shooting rampage boarded buses on Tuesday for a trip to the state capital of Tallahassee to lobby for a ban on assault-style rifles. North Korea canceled planned meeting with U.S. VP Pence: Pence's office 2018-02-20T20:10:55.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. North Korean officials canceled planned meeting with Pence: Pence's office 2018-02-20T20:04:42.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials earlier this month during the Winter Olympics in South Korea but the North Koreans canceled the meeting, Pence's office said on Tuesday. Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks,' considers other steps after Florida shooting 2018-02-20T19:18:39.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to ban an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute as he considers additional firearms restrictions after last week's school shooting in Florida. Mueller ups pressure on Trump campaign aides with new charge 2018-02-20T18:44:31.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former Trump campaign aides to cooperate in his probe into possible collusion with Russia, unsealing a criminal charge against a lawyer for lying to Mueller's investigators. Supreme Court snubs challenge to California gun waiting period 2018-02-20T17:26:01.000000000-05:00 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. Judge denies AT&T access to White House correspondence on Time Warner deal 2018-02-20T17:10:38.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge on Tuesday denied AT&T Inc's request to see White House communications that might shed light on whether U.S. President Donald Trump pressured the Department of Justice to try to block the wireless carrier's purchase of Time Warner Inc . More bombs hit Syria's Ghouta, death toll highest since 2013 2018-02-20T17:06:49.000000000-05:00 BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-government forces pounded the rebel-held district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday, in a surge of violence that a war monitor said had killed at least 250 people since Sunday night. FCC reversal of net neutrality rules expected to be published Thursday: sources 2018-02-20T16:39:04.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to publish on Thursday its December order overturning the landmark Obama-era net neutrality rules, two sources briefed on the matter said Tuesday. Walmart holiday-quarter profit drops, online struggles spook investors 2018-02-20T16:07:54.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Inc , the world's biggest retailer, on Tuesday posted a sharp drop in profit and online sales growth during the critical holiday period and forecast annual profit at the lower end of expectations.