The countdown of photo galleries that our Yahoo readers liked the best this year! Check back in as we’ll be counting down the top 10 until New Year’s Eve.
Hurricane Irma, which left 22 people dead, turned St. Barts, St. Martin, Anguilla and the Virgin Islands from vacation paradises to chaotic nightmares.
A new batch of photos has been released illustrating 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue's face-lift, which kicked into high gear earlier this summer when President Trump began a 17-day working vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J.
A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing 58 people and injuring 489 others — as tens of thousands of concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives
One week after Harvey slammed into southeast Texas as a Category Four hurricane, rescuers were still searching by air and by boat for people trapped in flooded homes.
Neighborhood after neighborhood underwater. Submerged highways. The cities of coastal Texas in crisis.
Trump has returned to one phrase — "witch hunt" — time and again — and repackaged with typical Trumpian hyperbole. “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” Trump tweeted last May after ex-FBI director Robert Mueller was appointed as Justice Department special counsel to oversee the probe.
A visual guide of the biggest news stories and some important stories you may have missed in 2017.
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.
As 2016 draws to a close, Yahoo News is looking back on the icons we said goodbye to along the way.
As Trump made his announcements, country by country, photographers documented how the world leaders reacted to the U.S. commander in chief’s address. Click through the slideshow to see their faces.
Yahoo photographer Gordon Donovan returns to the sites of famous 9/11 photos and shows what's there now.
Following the march in New York City, protesters left behind thousands of signs around Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower.
Join us in remembering a group that includes political icons, rock ’n’ roll legends, beloved sitcom stars and the last man to walk on the moon.
Among the unheralded winners of 2017 are political scientists, some of whom could spend the rest of their careers trying to explain Donald Trump’s rise and significance. Two of them, Michael Barber and Jeremy C. Pope of Brigham Young University, saw in Trump’s ever-shifting, ideologically flexible views “a unique opportunity” to test a crucial question in American politics: “To which do people give a higher priority: their ideology or their partisan affiliation?” They ask, Why is it that Republicans, self-described defenders of American values and interests, “became four times more likely to view Vladimir Putin favorably” from 2014 to 2016? What changed is that the Republican Party nominated someone who boasted about the mutual admiration he shared with the Russian dictator, illustrating Barber and Pope’s finding that “group loyalty” and “social identity” are more important in shaping voters’ views than their professed ideology.
Donald Trump in 2017 moved from being a chaos candidate to a chaos president. He shoots for the moon (literally), routinely says things that aren’t true, and often makes pledges that generate enormous attention but very little follow-through. Many of his signature policy efforts have been tied up in or blocked by the courts, his campaign is under investigation by the FBI, and his approval rating is at historic lows for a first-year president.
Trump’s executive-order counteroffensive carries more than mere symbolic value and represents a dramatic policy shift that will impact the nation and the world for years to come.
While never quite admitting error, the White House has had to issue a number of clarifications and elaborations, on matters both serious and trivial. Here are a few of the occasions in 2017 when White House officials had trouble keeping their stories straight. President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on May 9, while Comey’s agency was investigating the Trump campaign for possible collusion with Russia.
If 2016 was the year conspiracies started to go mainstream on the right, 2017 was the year they exploded across the spectrum.
Rescue workers and volunteers help residents make their way out of a flooded Houston neighborhood following Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 29. The catastrophic flooding in Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey was the backdrop for plenty of dramatic boat rescues in August. Both groups used Facebook to organize and coordinate their street-by-street searches.
Now that 2017 is coming to a close, however, we thought it would be useful to look back on the year with some perspective and highlight some of the most important stories that didn’t get the attention they deserved the first time around — usually because America was too distracted by whatever that was over there.
A year of erratic U.S. rhetoric and steadily escalating diplomatic and economic pressure has failed to convince North Korea to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, leaving the frustrated Trump administration to reconsider its options going into 2018 as the world wonders whether it’s on the edge of war. “We’re not committed to a peaceful resolution — we’re committed to a resolution,” President Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, told BBC News this week. “We want the resolution to be peaceful, but as the president said, all options are on the table. And we have to be prepared, if necessary, to compel the denuclearization of North Korea without the cooperation of that regime,” McMaster said.
After years of neglecting state legislative races, Democrats are now energized to contest even strongly Republican districts in 2018, hoping to take control of key statehouses as redistricting looms.
The best animal photographs captured this past year were at times arresting, charming and inspiring. The silhouette of stag deer through the early morning mist of Richmond Park in London, a mother giraffe caring for her 3-day-old baby in Opel Zoo outside Frankfurt, Germany, and flocks of seagulls circling a man’s boat on the Yamuna River in New Delhi were all captivating for their own reasons and rank among the best animal pictures of 2017. (AP/Reuters/Getty)
Tom Perez, the head of the Democratic National Committee, sees organizing as central to rebuilding the party.
Christmas marked 96 days since Jesse Vazquez’s house on Calle Alameda in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, lost power in Hurricane Maria. The small generator his children brought him from New York back in October, when Yahoo News accompanied them on their journey, has since been supplemented with a larger one.
Paul Ryan, as 2017 wound down, looked like a man who had dodged a meteor strike. The Republican House speaker from Wisconsin, in fact, looked like a man who had been relieved of a great weight at his weekly press conference in the final days of his party’s push to pass a massive tax cut through Congress. Most days were consumed with the tweet-inspired chaos that has become the norm in Donald Trump’s Washington.
One year into his first term, however, Trump’s pledge to root out Washington corruption has not exactly yielded the quick and easy results his slogan promised. Perhaps as a result, a new poll finds a sharp jump over the past 12 months in the number (44 percent) of Americans who think that most or all of the officials in the current administration are corrupt. A man holds up a “Drain the Swamp in Washington DC” sign as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at the airport in Kinston, N.C., Oct. 26, 2016.
While American journalists have faced threats of assault and in some cases, actual assault, it is in other countries where local journalists have paid the ultimate price for their profession.
People across Puerto Rico struggled to dig out from the devastation left by Hurricane Maria.
“Politically, this is an unambiguous win for Kevin McCarthy and House Republicans, who were expected to get nothing.”
“It reminds voters why they liked Biden in the first place and might be inclined to vote for him in November 2024.”
“In political terms, maybe nobody ‘won’ because the whole thing was just futile, stupid, and dangerous.”
“The second that Joe Biden agreed to negotiate with House Republicans on the debt ceiling, the results were going to be bad.”
“Whether the deal is good or bad is irrelevant. It’s the only deal. The alternative is chaos.”