North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) smiles as he gives field guidance at the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang December 20, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA

North Korea wants joint Sony hack probe with U.S.

SEOUL/WASHINGTON - North Korea said 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, even as the U.S. stood by its assertion that Pyongyang was to blame.  Full Article 

Two New York police officers killed, gunman dead: NY Times 5:56pm EST

- A gunman killed two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car on Saturday and then turned his weapon on himself, the New York Times reported.

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 

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