Top Stories

Subscribe to Top Stories feed Top Stories
The latest news and headlines from Yahoo! News. Get breaking news stories and in-depth coverage with videos and photos.
Updated: 20 hours 52 min ago

Honduran woman in migrant caravan gives birth in US

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 01:42

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Honduran woman affiliated with a caravan of Central American migrants gave birth on U.S. soil shortly after entering the country illegally amid growing frustration about a bottleneck to claim asylum at official border crossings.


USA Gymnastics, reeling from abuse claims, files for bankruptcy

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 01:21

The organization's chairwoman, Kathryn Carson, cited the lawsuits in the decision to seek protection from creditors in federal bankruptcy court in Indianapolis. "Our organization is a financially solid going concern but for the hundred lawsuits that we do have out there," Carson said on a conference call with reporters. Nassar was sentenced to up to 300 years in prison in two different trials in Michigan last February after more than 350 women testified about abuse at his hands, including Olympic champions Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber.


George H.W. Bush returns to Houston church he spent 50 years worshipping for final goodbye

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 22:19

George H.W. Bush, the nation's 41st president, was a member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston for more than a half century.


Alyssa Milano Rips Betsy DeVos' Campus Sexual Assault Rules In Dr. Seuss Spoof

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 21:49

Actress and Me Too activist Alyssa Milano has slammed Betsy DeVos' new Title


Utah hate crime law under scrutiny after tire shop beating

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 21:18

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The recent beating of a young man and his father at their Salt Lake City tire shop by an attacker who told police he targeted them because they were Mexican is renewing criticism of the state's hate crime law, which one prosecutor is calling unusable.


The Latest: PG&E gives timeline for restoring services

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 20:18

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on some residents being allowed to return to Paradise, California, after the devastating wildfire. (all times local):


Pantone's 2019 color of the year isn't just a pretty pink

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 20:13

Pantone announced its 2019 color of the year on Wednesday and it's "Living Coral." Following last year's activism-inspired "ultra violet" champion, this year's reigning color, Pantone 16-1546 or "Living Coral," is described as representative of both our changing social media-drenched environment and our physical one. SEE ALSO: Watching YouTubers use paint-by-numbers kits is wildly soothing On one hand, the color is described as signifying a need for support, caring, and love within an often negative social media landscape. "'Living Coral' embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment," reads the optimistic statement. "In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy." On the other hand, with human-induced climate change a rather hot global topic, especially its potentially devastating effects on coral reefs, it's a fitting time for the color. "Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature," reads Pantone's statement. "Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, Pantone Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color." Yes, it's a stunning color, often found in coral reefs. But with reefs threatened by ocean acidification and coral bleaching caused by human-induced climate change, their colorful existence is set to transform. When marine scientists intentionally pumped carbon dioxide-infused seawater across a patch of Australia's Great Barrier Reef to show just how screwed coral reefs really are, what colour appeared in the water? Looks close to "Living Coral" to us. Marine scientists distributed carbon dioxide-infused seawater across the Great Barrier Reef to simulate how acidic the oceans will likely be in the next few decades.Image: AARON TAKEO NINOKAWA  WATCH: Meet the man biking on water to save the planet — Mashable Originals


Scientists Discover 180-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Blubber From ‘Sea Monster’

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 20:06

Scientists have found 180-million-year-old blubber from a true sea monster, the ancient ichthyosaur, according to the BBC. The fossilized specimen is very well-preserved, and it’s already answering some questions about this Jurassic-era sea creature. The discovery has led scientists to confirm that the ichthyosaur was warm-blooded, which is rare in reptiles.


Animal Shelter Says Starved Great Dane Ate Its Own Foot To Survive

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:31

A severely starved dog chewed off his own foot to survive, a South Carolina


When You’re Ready For A Baby And Your Partner Is Not

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:31

Kelsie, a 29-year-old from Kansas City, Missouri, savored the honeymoon stage


Bush and Trump: The contrast that went unspoken but was impossible to miss at the funeral

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:29

Analysis: The contrast between the 41st president and the 45th on almost every front went unspoken at Bush's funeral, but it was impossible to miss.


Wisconsin Republicans Approve 82 Scott Walker Appointees In 1 Day

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 17:27

Republicans in the Wisconsin state Senate rushed to approve 82 of Gov. Scott


Death-row inmate awaits court rulings, clemency decision

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 16:07

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee death row inmate was waiting Wednesday to see whether the U.S. Supreme Court or the governor would halt his Thursday execution in the electric chair.


Why I Struggle Memorializing George H.W. Bush As A Liberal Woman With A Disability

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 15:43

I'm a staunch liberal woman who believes strongly and unapologetically in


Aston Martin Converts a Classic DB6 to Electric Power, But Don't Worry, It's Reversible

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 15:37

It's part of the company's plan to "future proof" its valuable older models with a zero-emissions powertrain.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacks Congress over staff salaries and unpaid internships

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 15:09

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has admonished Congress for failing to pay interns and their congressional staffers an decent wage. Ms Ocasio-Cortez—a democratic socialist hailing from New York—tweeted that she visited a dive bar in Washington DC where she met with several bartenders, managers, and servers who were currently working for House or Senate offices, indicating that, as Capitol Hill staffers, they shouldn't’t have to work a side gig to make ends meet. The 29-year-old lawmaker, who became the youngest women elected into Congress last month, said it was “unjust” for her fellow lawmakers to get paid a livable wage while depending on the aid of unpaid interns and overworked underpaid staffers.


Photos: State funeral for former President George H.W. Bush held in Washington, D.C.

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:56

The nation bade farewell Wednesday to the man who was America’s 41st president and the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime.


Pages