A man stands by the wreckage of a van hit by an air strike in Yemen's southern port city of Aden March 31, 2015. Air raids by a Saudi-led coalition again hit Houthi militia targets across Yemen on Monday night. REUTERS/Anees Mansour

Yemen pleads for help

ADEN - Saudi troops clashed with Houthi fighters in the heaviest exchange of cross-border fire since the start of Saudi-led air strikes, while Yemen called for rapid intervention on the ground.  Full Article 

Wall St. retreats but S&P, Nasdaq post quarterly gains 4:51pm EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks ended down on Tuesday in a retreat from the previous session's sharp rally as energy shares declined and the dollar edged up, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq registered their ninth straight quarterly rise.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks before signing a disapproval of S. J. Resolution 8, a joint congressional resolution that would block a National Labor Relations Board rule allowing faster union elections, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Obama lifts hold on U.S. military aid to Egypt

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that he would lift a hold on U.S. military aid to Cairo, targeting the aid toward equipment used for counterterrorism, border security and Sinai security.  Full Article 

Andreas Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in Hamburg in this September 13, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Foto-Team-Mueller

Flight school knew of crash pilot's depression

BERLIN - The pilot who crashed a plane last week, killing 150 people, told officials at a Lufthansa training school in 2009 that he had gone through a period of severe depression.  Full Article 

Supporters of presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressive Congress party celebrate in Kano March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Genuine democracy? Nigeria has a chance

LONDON - The victory of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari in Nigeria's presidential election could mark a turning point toward genuine democracy for the country, improving the image and moral standing of Africa's troubled giant.  Full Article | Related Story 

Dan Demeglio, race and sports book supervisor, cashes a 200-to-1 future bet for Doug O'Neill, trainer of Kentucky Derby winner 'I'll Have Another', at the Primm Valley Casino in Primm, Nevada June 25, 2012. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus

Three tax loopholes for the middle class

NEW YORK - Mitt Romney's legendary tax deduction for his horse may sound like the ultimate boondoggle of the super rich. Ditto for paying the nanny as a corporate employee. But there are some tax loopholes that are within the average person's reach.  Full Article 

Slideshow: Solar France

A general view shows solar panels to produce renewable energy at the photovoltaic park in Les Mees, in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, southern France March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

The solar farm of the Colle des Mees, the biggest in France, consists of 112,780 solar modules, representing 200 megawatts of power.  Gallery 


Celebration in Nigeria as opposition challenger Buhari beats Jonathan

Celebration in Muhammadu Buhari’s hometown as the news sets in that he’s won the presidential election my more than two million votes, according to a Reuters tally. Gavino Garay reports.