Protests spread across U.S.

FERGUSON, Mo - As Ferguson grew more quiet, police arrested scores of people in cities around the United States who were protesting a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager.  Full Article 

S&P 500 ends at record high boosted by tech shares 4:43pm EST

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday boosted by tech shares, with the S&P 500 and Dow industrials closing at records, while the energy sector was once more the largest weight on the market as crude prices continued to flirt with multi-year lows.

Then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich (left) and Dmitry Firtash, one of Ukraine's richest men, in 2012, at the opening ceremony of a new sulphuric acid plant in Crimea. The friendship between the two men benefited both, as well as Moscow. REUTERS/Mykhailo Markiv

Putin allies funneled billions to Ukraine oligarch

Over the past four years, Russia has lent billions of dollars and sold vast quantities of cheap gas to Dmitry Firtash, an influential Ukrainian businessman with interests in industry and media.   Full Coverage 


Smart ways to be charitable in retirement

Strategies for making the most of your donations - from how to grow the money you plan to give to how to withdraw it from your retirement accounts with minimal tax implications.  Video 

Cars make their way on a highway in New Jersey November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Storm threatens to foil Thanksgiving travel

A storm expected to blast the East Coast with rain and snow through Thursday morning is threatening to snarl traffic for millions and impede air travel ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Full Article | Video 


Video shows police shooting of 12-year-old boy

CLEVELAND - Cleveland officials released a video of the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy, which shows the boy pointing a pellet gun around a park before police arrive.  Full Article 

Pro-Russian separatists from the rebel Interior ministry attend an oath-taking ceremony in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, October 25, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Russian troops giving 'backbone' to rebels

KIEV - Russian forces are still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the backbone of separatist rebels fighting the Kiev government, NATO's top military commander said.  Full Article 

Syrian rebels fight on two fronts - Islamic State and government

Amateur video shows fighting between the Syrian rebels and IS militants in Kobani, as rebel forces take the fight to government forces in other parts of Syria. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.