Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement after 30 years as a moderate swing vote on the Supreme Court poses a real threat to abortion rights in the United States, advocates and constitutional scholars agree. But exactly how that threat will play out is uncertain.
White House aide Stephen Miller, who is behind Trump’s harsh position on immigration, had immigrant great-grandparents, including one who flunked his naturalization test on his first try.
Harvard University, because it is accused of admitting too few Asian-American students, and New York’s most selective public schools, because the city’s mayor thinks it is admitting too many. As admissions at the nation’s most competitive schools become evermore competitive — Harvard admitted 4.59 percent
Abortion foes have a plan to bring a case to the Supreme Court that could overturn Roe v. Wade. Their strategy involves going through the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers states from Arkansas to the Dakotas and is one of the most conservative in the nation.
Most of the women in House primary races Tuesday were victorious. But a close analysis of the results suggests that most of their wins came in districts in which they will be the likely underdogs in November.
Women are running for, and winning, political offices in unprecedented numbers. But making a real difference in government is a bigger challenge.
The man arrested in the van attack on a Toronto sidewalk reportedly posted messages on Facebook about hating women because they rejected him — the hallmark of those who call themselves “incel,” for “involuntarily celibate.” But does that make the attack terrorism?
Esther Roberts stands in her friend’s field in Somers, Wis., which sits directly across the road from the massive Foxconn development site in Pleasant Prarie, WIs. At the moment when Esther Roberts decided to run for elected office, she was standing far from her home in Somers, Wisc., amid a sea of
Americans who never joined Facebook aren’t worried about their data being misused — because they never provided it.
Every woman running for office this year is expected to have an opinion about Donald Trump. For Republicans in particular, that’s not that easy.
Voters and candidates are wrestling with gender issues in the wake of Trump’s victory. Some men are pushing the envelope on aggressive masculine posturing on the campaign trail, while women have to navigate a course between advancing feminine issues and projecting strength.
He's 47 and has lived in America since 1993, holding a job and raising two children. Harry Pangemanan is also a Christian, who fears deportation to Indonesia, where Christians have been persecuted and even killed by Muslim extremists. He took sanctuary in a church for months, but now his fate is
Once, rumors of a president's affair with a porn star would have led to a spate of stories about his wronged wife. That hasn't been the case with Melania Trump in the wake of reports that Stormy Daniels was paid to keep quiet about her affair with Trump. What changed?
On the anniversary of the Women's March, a group of 10 women from Louisville, Ky., look back on how it did and did not change them in the year that followed.
Time magazine dubbed 2017 the year of the silence breakers, as powerful men who misused their power were brought down by the women they’d wronged.
School shootings didn’t begin, or end, with Sandy Hook. Yahoo News looks at the aftermath of four of these tragedies and the lives they changed.
Americans are developing a shortened attention span in the wake of tragedies. Like Israelis, they have learned the routines of national grief, and move on quickly. But is that really healthy?
Years of whispered gossip exploded onto the public arena this week, first on the front page of the New York Times, and then in the pages of the New Yorker. As with O’Reilly and Ailes before him, it was not the facts of his actions that led to Weinstein’s downfall — for years their companies had been
Larry Koser Sr. lived in his ranch house in Houston for 26 years, raising his children and accumulating memories. Flooded out by Harvey, he returned a day later with his son — in kayaks — to salvage what he could. Now as he starts the long process of recovery, Yahoo News is documenting what it takes
When Hurricane Harvey flooded the Alley Theatre in downtown Houston — and the homes and cars of crew and cast members — everyone assumed that the season would be mostly lost. But they weren’t reckoning with the resilience and determination of the leaders and staffers of the historic institution.
The House Appropriations Committee voted not only to defund the implementation of Death With Dignity, which had been expected by proponents, but to rescind the new law completely.