On August 21st, millions of Americans will witness the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States since 1918. Yahoo News will be providing live coverage of this historic celestial event from 11 a.m. ET to 3 p.m. ET.
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. The percentage of people dying from heroin tripled nationally between 2010 and 2015. At the center of the opioid crisis is Middletown, Ohio, a blue-collar city that’s struggling to find solutions as the epidemic takes hold of the city’s resources financially and mentally.
Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., a decorated Marine Corps veteran, has quickly made a name for himself as an outspoken critic of President Trump. In a wide-ranging conversation with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Moulton spoke about his decision to run for office, his views on President Trump and the future of the Democratic Party. Before making his run for the House of Representatives, Moulton served four tours in Iraq, which would earn him both the Bronze Star and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for Valor.
Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga spoke to University of Texas System chancellor Adm. William McRaven on the future of the U.S. effort in Afghanistan, President Trump’s reaction to the Russia investigation and U.S.-Russia relations. Adm. William McRaven says the Russians ‘may be giggling a little bit’ at the U.S. Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga spoke to University of Texas System chancellor Adm. William McRaven about how the Russians view their role in international affairs.
When Nina Riggs died in February at age 39, she left behind a literary legacy. “I was just blown away because she not only was letting me read it in real time, so I was getting to see myself develop as a character and our children develop as characters in her book, but the things she was writing about were in real time,” John Duberstein, Nina’s husband, told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric. “The book is just such an amazing, amazing legacy she left for us,” Duberstein said.
FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate intelligence committee regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The Cleveland Clinic is ahead of the game when it comes to technology. While there, she got to participate in a demonstration of the HoloLens, which is a technology developed by Microsoft that allows medical students to train on a hologram instead of a cadaver. The Cleveland Clinic teamed up with Case Western Reserve University to launch this technology, and they’ve been blown away by the results.
The city of Cleveland is having a major comeback. After hosting the Republican National Convention and winning an NBA championship in 2016, many residents who fled the “mistake by the lake” are now returning with great pride for their city. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric visited Cleveland for her series “Cities Rising: Rebuilding America” and spoke to some of the people and organizations helping to bring the city back.
Cleveland is reinventing public education. When Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric visited the city as part of her series “Cities Rising: Rebuilding America,” she saw the transformations firsthand. In 2012, nearly 75 percent of Cleveland schools were failing.
Former second lady Jill Biden has a new role as board chair for the nonprofit group Save the Children. In an interview with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, Biden and Save the Children president and CEO Carolyn Miles spoke about the organization’s new report, which details the harsh realities for many vulnerable children worldwide. “What we found was many children around the world, 700 million in fact, 1 in 4 were missing their childhoods for a whole variety of reasons,” Miles said.
On Thursday, June 1, 2017, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric spoke with Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) about his new book “Al Franken: Giant of the Senate” as well as President Trump’s decision to back out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Shortly after, his family founded the Travis Manion Foundation inspired by those five words. “We took those five words and we’ve really tried to build a national movement around them,” Ryan Manion, Travis’ sister and president of the Travis Manion Foundation told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga. Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld feels a connection to the Travis Manion Foundation, having served in the military himself.
House hopeful Gianforte's alleged assault on a journalist: Montana Governor Bullock weighs in Description: On Thursday, May 25, 2017, Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric talks with Governor Steve Bullock (D-Mont.). The two discuss Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte who was charged with misdemeanor assault Wednesday after Gianforte allegedly attacked a journalist at a rally in Bozeman.
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld joins Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga to discuss the state of the country, the policies of President Trump, and his involvement with the Travis Manion Foundation
On Thursday, May 25, 2017 Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric spoke with Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) about rising concerns regarding an opioid addiction epidemic in his state and around the country. The two also discuss the ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election as well as other news of day.
On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga talks with Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE). The two discuss Sen. Sasse’s new book, “The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance,” as well as his take on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the subsequent investigations as to who was involved.
President Trump’s first foreign trip while in office continues as he meets one on one with Pope Francis on Wednesday, May 24. The two outspoken leaders have sparred in the past on immigration issues, most notably when candidate Trump was on the campaign trail.
On Monday, May 22 at 11am Eastern, Lawfare Editor in Chief and Senior Brookings Fellow Benjamin Wittes joins Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga and Yahoo News Deputy Editor Daniel Klaidman. They discuss former FBI director James Comey, his potential to testify, as well as other elements of Russian interference in the 2016 election and how it is impacting the current administration.
On Thursday, May 18, 2017, Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga and Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff discuss new revelations regarding Michael Flynn, the ousted former National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump.
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Yahoo News Deputy Editor Daniel Klaidman talks with Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.; Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff; Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.; and political author and journalist Jonathan Darman. The group discusses the implications of the James Comey memo wherein the former FBI director noted that President Trump asked him to back off the investigation into former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn.
On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matthew Olsen joins Yahoo News Deputy Editor Daniel Klaidman and Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff. The three discuss President Trump’s decision to divulge classified information to the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and the Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak.
Vanita Gupta, the former principal deputy assistant attorney general and acting head of the Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division under President Obama, spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about Attorney General Sessions rolling back Obama- era guidance on sentencing, the firing of FBI Director James Comey and President Trump’s newly created Election Integrity Commission.
On Thursday, May 11, Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga spoke with Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., about President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.
On Wednesday, May 10 at 12pm Eastern, in the wake of the abrupt firing by President Trump of FBI Director James Comey, Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga talks with Yahoo Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff, Yahoo News Deputy Editor Daniel Klaidman, and political consultant Karen Finney, assessing the reasoning and potential fallout of this historic decision.
On Tuesday, May 9, former Secretary of State and national security adviser Condoleezza Rice spoke with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about the current state of politics, her legacy in Washington and her new book, “Democracy: Stories From the Long Road to Freedom.”