The casket of Rafael Ramos arrives at Christ Tabernacle Church carried by a New York Police Department honor guard in the Queens borough of New York December 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Mourners to gather for slain New York policeman

NEW YORK - Hundreds of mourners were due to gather at a New York City church to pay their respects for one of two policemen shot by a gunman who said he was avenging the killings this summer of unarmed black men by white officers.  Full Article 

Wall St. hits records in broad rally, volume light 12:56pm EST

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with major indexes hitting records and on track for a second straight weekly advance, though trading was light with many traders still out for the Christmas holiday.

Ten years on, Asia mourns tsunami victims

A boy throws a rose into the sea near a monument for victims of the 2004 tsunami in Ban Nam Khem, a southern fishing village destroyed by the tsunami, December 26, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - Survivors of Asia's 2004 tsunami and relatives of its victims gathered along Indian Ocean shorelines for memorials to mark the disaster's 10th anniversary.  Full Article 

People look at Microsoft Surface computers as they shop at a Best Buy in the Manhattan borough of New York, December 24, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Electronics weak, travel strong in holiday sales

Consumers spent on lodging and restaurants during the holiday season, while sales of electronics were flat, reflecting an ongoing shift toward spending on "experiences" rather than goods.  Full Article 

Rubin Carias holds a poster of the film "The Interview" starring actors Seth Rogen and James Franco as he attends the Christmas Day screening of the movie in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles, California December 25, 2014. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

'The Interview' grosses a paltry $1 million

LOS ANGELES - Sony Pictures comedy "The Interview" grossed more than $1 million in limited release at the U.S. box office on Dec. 25, well below original expectations before the film was pulled from wide release.  Full Article 

People walk past the Playstation and Xbox booths at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California June 10, 2014.  REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

Xbox Live back up, PlayStation still down

Microsoft's Xbox Live was back up, while Sony's PlayStation Network remained offline for a second day after a hacker group claimed responsibility for attacking the two Internet gaming services.  Full Article 

An employee counts Russian rouble banknotes at a small private shop selling home appliances in Krasnoyarsk December 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Russia forecasts economic slump

MOSCOW - Slumping oil prices have put Russia's economy on course for a sharp recession next year, as authorities scaled up their bailout for the first bank to succumb to the recent ruble crisis.  Full Article 

Four out of five Olympic rings light up during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray

The year in 60 seconds: 2014

A multimedia showcase of some of 2014's top stories; spanning the globe from conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East and Pakistan to the Ebola outbreak and demonstrations across the United States.  Video