U.S. President Barack Obama responds to a question after his end of the year press conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Obama vows response over Sony cyber attack

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama vowed to respond to the cyber attack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in.  Full Article | Video 

North Korea proposes joint probe with U.S. into Sony cyber attack: KCNA 5:46am EST

SEOUL - North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the United States on the cyber attack against Sony Pictures, calling the charge by the FBI that it was behind the attack "slander", state media said on Saturday.

An oil pump jack pumps oil in a field near Calgary, Alberta, July 21, 2014. Pump jacks are used to pump crude oil out of the ground after an oil well has been drilled. REUTERS/Todd Korol

Why oil could drop as low as $20 per barrel

How low can it go -- and how long will it last? The 50 percent slump in oil prices raises both those questions and while nobody can confidently answer the first question, the second is pretty easy.  Full Article 

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton smiles during her remarks at a campaign rally for Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, Democratic nominee for Maryland governor, at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland October 30, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

With Cuba, Obama hands Hillary Clinton a gift

WASHINGTON -President Obama's plan to reach out to Cuba has the power to solidify support for Democrats among increasingly influential Latino voters and appeal to voters in farm states like Iowa eager to do business in Havana.  Full Article 

Salawati, an Acehnese survivor of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, smiles as she speaks to her customers in Jakarta November 29, 2014. REUTERS/Pius Erlangga

'The memory of the tsunami still exists'

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - A decade after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which killed 226,000 people around the region, thousands have gradually rebuilt their livelihoods from scratch with the help of billions of dollars in aid.  Full Article 

A protester reaches for a tear gas canister during a second night of protests in Ferguson, Missouri November 25, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Ferguson wants peace, but anger still simmers

FERGUSON, Mo - More than four months after a white police officer killed an unarmed black teenager and sparked nationwide demonstrations over the way police in the United States interact with the black community, anger still simmers in the city of 21,000 mostly black residents.  Full Article 

A couple walks along the rough surf during sunset at Oahu's North Shore December 26, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Find your dream retirement town

Florida? Hawaii? Reuters has teamed up with Zillow to give you the power to customize a list of your best places to retire.  Video | Full Article