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Goggia outpaces Vonn to win women's downhill gold

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:13pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Zany Italian Sofia Goggia denied Lindsey Vonn the chance to reclaim the Olympic downhill gold with a winning run that perfectly mixed aggression and control in the marquee event of women's Alpine skiing at the Pyeongchang Games on Wednesday.

Final version of Trans-Pacific trade deal released, rules pushed by U.S. on ice

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:03pm
WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of the Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing economies was released on Wednesday, signaling the pact was a step closer to reality even without its star member the United States.

North Korea canceled planned meeting with Pence

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:21pm
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (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.

Exclusive: Japan to buy at least 20 more F-35A stealth fighters - sources

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:05pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan plans to buy at least 20 additional F-35A stealth fighters over the next six years, some or all of which it may purchase directly from Lockheed Martin Corp in the United States rather than assemble locally, three sources said.

Philippines 'concerned' as U.S. intelligence tags Duterte a threat to democracy

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 8:53pm
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is taking seriously the U.S. Intelligence Community's report tagging the firebrand leader a threat to democracy in Southeast Asia, his spokesman said on Wednesday.

Video of gun owner's assault on an AR-15 goes viral after Florida mass shooting

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 8:40pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A video of a man cutting his semi-automatic weapon in half has gone viral following last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, prompting a social media movement decrying easy access to high-powered assault rifles.

North Korea canceled planned meeting with U.S. VP Pence: Pence's office

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 7:10pm
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.

Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks,' considers other steps after Florida shooting

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:18pm
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.

Supreme Court snubs challenge to California gun waiting period

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:26pm
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.

Mueller ups pressure on Trump campaign aides with new charge

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:25pm
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.

Survivors of Florida school shooting launch gun control push

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:18pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Dozens of students and parents from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff members died in a shooting rampage boarded buses on Tuesday for a trip to the state capital Tallahassee to push for a ban on assault rifles.

Judge denies AT&T access to White House correspondence on Time Warner deal

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:10pm
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

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:06pm
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

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:39pm
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.

VW bid to delay first U.S. diesel emissions trial rejected

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 2:51pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (Reuters) - A Virginia state court judge on Tuesday rejected a request by the U.S. unit of Volkswagen AG to delay several of the company's trials over excess emissions because of "inflammatory" comments made by a lawyer representing car owners that it fears will prejudice the jury.

Bitcoin nearly doubles in value from year's low hit in early February

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 2:38pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin hit a three-week high on Tuesday and has surged nearly 100 percent from its lowest level this year, as its recovery continued after South Korea's financial regulator eased its stance on cryptocurrencies, weeks after it considered shutting down digital currency exchanges.

Lawyer charged with lying in U.S. probe of Russia election role

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:20pm
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 criminal charges against a lawyer for allegedly lying to the FBI.

AT&T loses bid for White House communication about Time Warner deal

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:15pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request by AT&T Inc to compel the U.S. Justice Department to disclose any records of communications between the White House and government lawyers that detail President Donald Trump's views on the company's proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner Inc .

Walmart halts Dow's six-day rally; S&P edges higher

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:50pm
(Reuters) - A steep fall in Walmart shares put the skids on the blue-chip Dow's six-day winning streak, but gains in Amazon and technology stocks propped up the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq.

More bombs hit Syria's Ghouta after heaviest death toll in years

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:19pm
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.

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