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.
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.
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.
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)
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.