Destruction in the Middle East

A pump jack is seen at sunrise near Bakersfield, California October 14, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Oil prices surge after Saudi air strikes in Yemen

LONDON - Brent crude surged after Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies began air strikes in Yemen, but oil pared earlier gains of nearly 6 percent to trade back below $58 a barrel.  Full Article | Video 

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the board of the Federal Security Service (FSB) in Moscow March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/Ria Novosti/Kremlin

Western spies plot before polls: Putin

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin accused Western spies of plotting to undermine his rule and "destabilize" Russia before elections by using public organizations for their own goals.  Full Article 

A Chevrolet logo is seen on a car in Caracas January 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Chevy Malibu challenged with aggressive goals

DETROIT - The largest U.S. automaker is telling suppliers a redesigned version of the midsize sedan will deliver a long-awaited sales jolt.  Full Article 

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Supermassive black hole detector unveiled

Construction of the world's largest and most powerful observatory designed to detect and analyze gamma rays has been completed in Mexico. Scientists hope to use the observatory to learn more about the supernovas and black holes that produce them.  Video | Full Article 

Video: Protests in Afghanistan after lynching

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Women in Afghanistan have found a voice to demand change after the brutal lynching of a woman falsely accused of burning the Koran.  Video 

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Indiana permits needle exchange as HIV cases skyrocket

Governor Mike Pence declares the recent HIV outbreak in rural Indiana a "public health emergency" and authorizes a short-term needle-exchange program. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz speaks during the company's annual shareholder's meeting in Seattle, Washington March 18, 2015. REUTERS/David Ryder

Top CEOs, by their salaries

The average realized pay for S&P CEOs was $15.9 million last year. A look at which executives benefited from the bullish market.  Full Article