A teddy bear from the Quebec police is pictured at a makeshift memorial for two officers who were fatally shot, in the Brooklyn borough of New York December 25, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Police poorly equipped for social media threats

SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES - Law enforcement agencies lack the resources to monitor social media for threats, resources that could have prevented the murder of two New York City cops.  Full Article 

Wall St. hits records in broad, thinly traded rally 11:08am 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 

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Airstrike targets Islamic State in Syria

CENTCOM releases video of an airstrike against three buildings belonging to Islamic State near Aleppo, Syria. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).