Data Visualizations: Thanksgiving Travel
Almost 50 million people will travel over 50 miles to be with loved ones this Thanksgiving. These travelers have much to be thankful for, given that gas prices for the holiday week are at their lowest levels since 2008. However, air travelers beware: for those taking flight from California and Florida, the average delay is longer than a half hour.
Bomb attack in Tunisia
A man walks past the bus that exploded Tuesday in Tunis, Wednesday Nov.25, 2015. Tunisia's president declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital Tuesday after an explosion struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard, killing at least 12 people and wounding 20 others. (AP Photo)
Almost 16 million worldwide on HIV treatment
Nearly 16 million people around the world are now on HIV treatment, the United Nations AIDS program announced Tuesday. Since the peak of the epidemic in 2000, the rate of new HIV infections has dropped by about 35 percent. The UN report found that 35 countries bear the burden of 90 percent of HIV infections, meaning continued focus on these countries will have the greatest future impact.
How Do Governors Impact Abortion Access in Their State?
Although legalized since the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, abortion is far from a settled issue in the United States. While the topic pops up on the national level as a rallying cry during presidential debates and campaigns, the real action takes place on the state level.
President's Fmr. Top Intel General: The President is â€śwrongâ€ť on ISIS Strategy
Retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, Michael Flynn, President Obama's former Defense Intelligence Agency director, spoke to Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga on â€śYahoo News Live.â€ť They discussed the expanding ISIS threat in the wake of the Paris attacks and the Obama administration's strategy against the terrorist group.
French airstrikes in Syria
This photo released on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows a French army Rafale fighter jet taking off from the deck of France's aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle, in the Mediterranean sea. The French Defense Ministry says it has launched its first airstrikes from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, bombing Islamic State targets in the Iraqi cities of Ramadi and Mosul...
Data Visualizations: Syrian Refugees in the US
In light of the recent attacks in Paris linked to ISIS terror groups in Syria, debate has sparked in the U.S. over whether or not Syrian refugee immigration is a threat to national security. The following series of visualizations to summarize the issue that highlight the opinions of state Governors towards Syrian immigration, states with the most Syrian refugees, immigration over time, and recent refugee admissions by country of origin...
States With the Biggest Heroin Problem
America has been fighting a war on drugs for decades, and the fight continues to this day. The primary target of today? Heroin. No other drug has risen in popularity more. In the past decade, heroin overdoses in the United States have skyrocketed, and the trend is showing no signs of slowing down.
Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on the Issues You Care About
With a little less than a year to go until Election Day, 2016 style, the field of nominee-wannabes continues to get smaller. But with 18 people running for president, it's still a crowded field. How do you know which person lines up best with your views on the most important issues?
Photos of the day â€“ November 23, 2015
Carolyn Spray holds one of her many Poinsettia plants ready to be dispatched for the Christmas season at the Pentland Plants garden centre on November 23,2015 in Loanhead, Scotland. The garden center grows around 100,000 poinsettias, a traditional Christmas house plant. The Midlothian business supplies a host of garden centres and supermarkets across Scotland and the north of England in time for Christmas...
From Spending to Celebrating: Holiday Season by the Numbers
Do you remember what the holidays felt like when you were a kid? School projects took a festive turn, cookies and sweets were just a little bit sweeter, subtle hints about the gifts you wanted weren't quite subtle enough. Everything seemed wondrous for a brief, special time. Unfortunately, being an adult means that sense of magic is likely replaced with an emotion fit for the Grinch: stress.
The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters
The United Nations released a report Monday titled, "The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters," which indicated that weather-related natural disasters have become increasingly frequent. The report notes that between 2005 and 2015, there were on average 335 weather-related disasters per year, accounting for nearly one per day. The figure is nearly double the amount of weather-related natural disasters reported from 1985 to 1994...
The doomsday ideology of ISIS
ISIS' claim that the apocalypse is nigh is a powerful recruitment tool, not unlike an â€śAct now! 24 hours only!â€ť sales pitch.
Photos of the day - November 22, 2015
A pro Independence demonstrator gestures - four fingers symbolizing the four bars of the Catalonian flag, during a demonstrations to show public support for the Parliament of Catalonia, in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy made his first visit to the regional capital of Catalonia on Saturday following his administration's legal push to halt an effort secessionist regional parties to declare independence from Spain by 2017...
Midwest snow and cold
A man holds a kid as he walks on the side walk during a snowstorm, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Prospect Height, Ill. After the first winter storm of the season dropped more than 10 inches of snow at numerous locations across the northern suburbs and cancelled hundreds of flights at O'Hare, the end is in sight - but not until after more snow falls. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
In this photo taken Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, and released by Eleven Media Group, people look over an area covered by a landslide at Phakant jade mine, Kachin State, Myanmar. The landslide near the jade mine in northern Myanmar killed a number of people and left many missing. (Eleven Media Group via AP)