Police officers block off the scene of a a shooting incident where a gunman killed two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car before turning his weapon on himself in New York December 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Liam Quigley

Gunman kills two NYC police officers

NEW YORK - A gunman ambushed and fatally shot two New York City police officers and then killed himself, police said, and a social media post indicated it may have been in revenge for the police chokehold death of an unarmed black man.  Full Article 

North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion 20 Dec 2014

SEOUL/WASHINGTON - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States. | Video

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 

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 

An employee wraps gifts in the toy section of the Galeries Lafayette department store as holiday season shopping starts in Paris November 17, 2011. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

How to win friends and family while regifting

NEW YORK - There are plenty of delicate subjects during the holiday season, but one of the touchiest could be regifting. Plenty of us do it, but avoid talking about it for fear of offending friends and family.  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