A policeman stands guard at the scene of a shooting where two New York Police officers were shot dead in the Brooklyn borough of New York, December 20, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Gunman kills two NYC police officers

NEW YORK - A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers and then killed himself, police said, after a social media post indicated he may having been seeking revenge for the death of an unarmed black man during an arrest attempt.  Full Article 

U.S.-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Iraq, three in Syria 9:22am EST

WASHINGTON - U.S.-led forces attacked Islamic State targets on Sunday with 13 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, the U.S. military said.

Cast member Matt Damon poses with Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. and Chairman of SPE's Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, at the world premiere of 'Elysium' in Los Angeles, California August 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Hollywood’s bitter civil war

Of all the revelations in the hacked Sony emails, the biggest may be the apparently fraught relationship between movie executives and the stars they promote.  Commentary 

A woman with an umbrella walks along the shoreline of Lanikai Beach during a brief sunrise sunshower in Kailua, Hawaii. REUTERS/Lucy Pemoni

The best places to retire

Reuters has teamed up with Zillow to give you the power to customize a list of your best places to retire. Learn how to use our interactive tool to help you determine the cities and towns that meet your criteria.  Video | Graphic 

Staff member Maria Regla, 60, smokes a hand-rolled cigar at a hotel in Havana December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

Cuba's cigars get a foot in door of U.S. market

HAVANA - Americans have been filing into the cigar shop at the Hotel Nacional in Havana ever since U.S. President Barack Obama announced he would restore diplomatic ties with Cuba and start dismantling economic sanctions,   Full Article 

Old blocks are seen at a residential district as the Grand Lisboa casino (L) is seen in the background in Macau in this October 11, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/Files

China tightens grip on Macau as dissent rises

MACAU - Macau's gambling take, which makes up 80 percent of its revenues, has suffered the biggest decline since the industry was liberalized in 2001. This is partly because Xi's sweeping crackdown on corruption has scared off high-rollers.  Full Article