News New indictment filed against former Trump campaign aides Manafort and Gates 2018-02-22T16:49:44.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday filed a new indictment against former Trump campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, according to court records. Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security being shoved aside 2018-02-22T16:31:28.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a federal agency who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being removed from his post by Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House. Trump emphasizes arming teachers as response to school shootings 2018-02-22T16:30:22.000000000-05:00 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. Air strikes again hit Syria's Ghouta, U.N. considers ceasefire resolution 2018-02-22T16:23:44.000000000-05:00 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. U.S. judge denies Manafort's request to modify his bail terms 2018-02-22T16:06:18.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, lost a bid on Thursday to modify the terms of his bail, after a federal judge said his proposal to pledge certain properties as collateral was "unsatisfactory." States refile lawsuits to block repeal of U.S. net neutrality 2018-02-22T15:57:21.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia on Thursday refiled legal challenges intended to block the Trump administration's repeal of landmark rules designed to ensure a free and open internet from taking effect. Pence rallies conservatives with call to fight hard at 2018 elections 2018-02-22T15:47:50.000000000-05:00 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... Intel did not tell U.S. cyber officials about chip flaws until made public 2018-02-22T15:22:53.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Intel Corp did not inform U.S. cyber security officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet Inc notified the chipmaker of the problems, according to letters sent by tech companies to lawmakers on Thursday. 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. 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.