News Air strikes hammer Syria's Ghouta for fifth day, U.N. mulling ceasefire resolution 2018-02-22T13:40:50.000000000-05:00 AMMAN (Reuters) - Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near Syria's capital for a fifth day running on Thursday as the U.N. Security Council considered demanding a 30-day ceasefire across the country to allow emergency aid deliveries and medical evacuations. Trump emphasizes arming teachers as response to school shootings 2018-02-22T13:16:59.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday emphasized that he wants to see trained teachers able to carry concealed guns to ward off potential school shooters, and said he has recently spoken with the National Rifle Association about his ideas. Groups refile lawsuits to block net neutrality reversal 2018-02-22T13:14:09.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Web browser developer Mozilla Corp and video-sharing website Vimeo Inc said on Thursday they had refiled legal challenges intended to block the Trump administration's repeal of landmark net neutrality rules from taking effect. Iran hints at seaborne reactors while respecting nuclear deal 2018-02-22T13:00:40.000000000-05:00 VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has fired a diplomatic warning shot at Washington by raising the prospect of building nuclear reactors for ships while staying within the limits set by its atomic deal with major powers, a U.N. nuclear watchdog report showed on Thursday. Toys are not us: Target investors 2018-02-22T12:50:45.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Target Corp should hold off on plans to cash in on a perceived advantage in toys after the collapse of Toys "R" Us, several of the company's investors told Reuters, worried it could eat up capital desperately needed in an Amazon-dominated retail world. Pence rallies conservatives with call to fight hard at 2018 elections 2018-02-22T12:49:27.000000000-05:00 NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence rallied thousands of conservative activists on Thursday to fight back against a Democratic drive to take over the U.S. Congress in 2018 elections, calling a Republican victory at the midterm votes crucial to advancing President... Lawsuit says race motivated Trump to end immigrant protections 2018-02-22T12:16:48.000000000-05:00 BOSTON (Reuters) - A group of Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants on Thursday filed a lawsuit claiming that the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to terminate the protections that allowed them to remain in the country was racially motivated. Brazil's defense minister says SpaceX, Boeing interested in launching from Amazon base 2018-02-22T12:09:36.000000000-05:00 BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's defense minister said on Thursday that SpaceX, Boeing and other companies have expressed interest in launching rockets from the South American nation's Alcantara military base near the equator, and that a delegation of interested parties visited the site late last ye... NRA chief attacks anti-gun 'elites' after Florida school shooting 2018-02-22T12:02:25.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, calling them Democratic elites who are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to chip away at the country's constitutionally guaranteed gun rights. U.S. judge in Russia probe orders sealed hearing in Gates case 2018-02-22T11:55:12.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has ordered a closed hearing for Friday in the Russia probe case of Rick Gates, a former campaign aide for President Donald Trump, according to a court filing on Thursday.