Before the Beatles played six songs in two sets before 73 million Americans on the Feb. 9, 1964, Ed Sullivan Show, the secret was already out. The group’s biggest hit at the moment — “I Want to Hold Your Hand” — was just leaked, played relentlessly on local radio and spread virally (before that was a thing) across the United States.
David Renwald’s patience in freezing temperatures and snow in Yellowstone National Park in January paid off. His photograph captured a coyote sitting among grass poking from the snow in a moment that evokes seclusion, concentration and calm.
Tales from this week’s storm that dumped three inches of snow on metro Atlanta, iced roads, forced the cancellation of almost 800 flights, caused roughly 1,200 accidents, injured at least 130 people, killed two, wrecked countless commutes and stranded thousands in local schools and business.
Yahoo News invited voters to react and respond to President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address. Here are lightly edited excerpts we received shortly after his speech ended.
Jobs, the economy, health care, Iran, the environment, education, Syria, gun control, gay marriage, domestic spying, marijuana… The list of topics President Barack Obama could tackle in his State of the Union address seems to grow each day.
Hillary Clinton cautions that opportunities for American women could vanish if the United States does not prioritize their economic advancement.
Just 13 percent of Americans, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, pat Congress on the back and say, “Good job!” It’ll thus be disgruntling for many voters to see most of the 435 U.S. House of Representatives members celebrate their re-election come November. Indeed, historical House re-election rates hover around 90 percent, not dropping below 85 percent since at least 1964.
Charleston, W.V., residents — about 300,000 near the state capital without access to clean water since a chemical spill on Thursday from the Freedom Industries plant into the Elk River — share their apprehension in first-person accounts with Yahoo News on Friday.
Bridgegate? Or just water under the bridge? That’s what Yahoo News asked New Jerseyans and Chris Christie constituents on Thursday after the governor first fired his deputy chief of staff and then pondered at a lengthy news conference why some in his administration would have orchestrated the shutdown of lanes in Fort Lee near the George Washington Bridge. We asked residents: Does this affect their views of their governor? How will this impact the 2016 presidential race?
In our latest photography contest, Yahoo News and Flickr are accepting your photos of winter scenes. Possibilities include shots of wintery landscapes and streetscapes, snow sports, newsworthy storm photography or anything you think best showcases the season’s splendor.
Matt Holland begged for super powers. Susan Durham sought a fresh start. Caden Anderson just needed his father. Their wishes exemplify how, for each of us, Christmas is intensely personal and, when we peer back at holiday seasons past, we recall different details and memories.
Social media and smartphone apps — that same ubiquitous tech we routinely pillory for pushing us further apart and damaging our relationships — are somewhat ironically helping us forge local communities again.
In 2013, Americans helped those who suffered tremendous loss after tragedies and disasters. And this year saw plenty of need: continued Sandy cleanup, the Boston bombings, western U.S. wildfires, Midwestern tornadoes, the Texas fertilizer plant explosion, the typhoon in the Philippines and more.
Areas further east are bracing for the frigid blast as the storm creeps into the Southern plains, the Tennessee Valley and the Northeast later this week. Yahoo News is collecting anecdotes from residents in the storm’s path. Below are lightly edited excerpts from stories they shared with us this week.
Pumpkin-carver extraordinaire Mark Ratliff upped his game when he tired of Halloween trick-or-treaters seeing his simple designs and lamenting: “I saw this pumpkin two blocks over.”
Significantly farmland — its largest cities are Hamilton with 62,447 residents, and Springfield with 60,608 — Ohio's 8th Congressional District eschews the Cincinnati and Dayton metro areas, and it provides an incumbent like John Boehner plenty of political flexibility for his stances in Congress and re-election bids back home.
A judge told prosecutors in the Aurora theater massacre case Monday to pick up the pace cutting down the staggering number of possible witnesses in the murder trial of James Holmes.
Twenty-two percent of Americans, Gallup says, back the tea party. That’s down from 32 percent shortly after the 2010 midterm elections, when the GOP captured the U.S. House. Half of respondents said they neither support nor oppose the tea party, or simply have no opinion.
Yahoo asked Americans to respond to President Barack Obama’s address to the United Nations and pinpoint one specific international issue they’d like the country to focus on. Here are excerpts from thoughts shared with us this morning.
When GOP leadership announced this week the U.S. House would vote Friday on legislation to provide stopgap funding to the government while simultaneously stripping money from the Affordable Care Act, the move found mixed support among Republican constituents.
In this video, Frederick, Colo., resident Keith Alderman captured the surge of the St. Vrain River in northern Colorado on Friday, as the usually placid creek rose significantly from its normal levels after heavy and lingering rain.
About 8.1 percent of American workers commute 60 minutes or more. Nearly 600,000 full-time workers endure what the Census dubs "megacommutes" — when we’re stuck on the road for 90 minutes and 50 miles.
Like many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who shared their thoughts with Yahoo News on Wednesday, Camwell believes the prelude to strikes against Bashar al-Assad for alleged chemical weapons use on Damascus residents on Aug. 21 mirrors America’s rush to war against Saddam Hussein a decade ago.