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Students who walked out of their Montgomery County, Maryland, schools protest against gun violence in front of the White House in Washington, U.S., February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Laws have failed: Survivors demand action on guns

Survivors of last week's deadly Florida high school shooting poured into the state capital, Tallahassee, to demand that lawmakers restrict sales of assault rifles, and hundreds of students joined scattered sympathy protests around the United States.

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Supreme Court declines to broaden whistleblower protections

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to broaden protections for corporate insiders who call out misconduct, ruling they must take claims of wrongdoing to the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to be shielded against retaliation.

Syria's Ghouta residents 'wait to die' as more bombs fall

Residents of Syria's eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their "turn to die" on Wednesday, amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by pro-government forces on the besieged, rebel-held enclave near Damascus.

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