Church fire in Greeleyville, S.C.
Fire crews try to control a blaze at the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina in this June 30, 2015 handout photo. The African-American church, which was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan 20 years ago, was the scene of another blaze on Tuesday, officials said, though the cause was not immediately clear. The fire comes amid a rash of fires that have erupted at black churches across the U...
Terror expert throws âcold water' on concerns of a July Fourth attack
Some U.S. officials have expressed concern about the potential threat of a terrorist attack this July Fourth weekend. But in an interview with Yahoo News and Finance anchor Bianna Golodryga on Tuesday, senior Brookings Institution fellow Michael O'Hanlon said he's âdubiousâ about whether there's actually any reason to worry.
Obama to announce U.S., Cuba deal to reopen embassies
President Barack Obama will announce on Wednesday that the United States and Cuba have reached an agreement to resume diplomatic relations and reopen embassies shuttered after the 1959 revolution that swept Fidel Castro to power.
Photos of the day - June 30, 2015
A boy is tossed on the mud during the Asar Pandhra festival in Pokhara valley, west of Nepal's capital Kathmandu, June 30, 2015. Farmers in Nepal celebrate the festival to mark the commencement of rice crop planting in paddy fields. (REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)
Shia LaBeouf wows the Internet with his freestyle rapping skills
Oh, Shia LaBeouf, what would the Internet ever do without you? A new video making the rounds online features Mr. âI'm not famous anymoreâ himself, and this time he isn't screaming out motivational quotes, he's freestyle rapping. Sans shirt, of course.
3,000 people attend a cat funeral
Tama the cat, who died of heart failure at age 16 (that's about 80 in human years) is credited with saving a Japanese railway line from financial ruin.
Bianna Golodryga: Chris Christie announces presidential run
Republican Governor Chris Christie launched a campaign for the White House Tuesday morning from the gymnasium of his former high school in Livingston, New Jersey. Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga hosted a conversation about his presidential aspirations with Baruch College professor Brian Murphy and Yahoo News' Olivier Knox and Liz Goodwin.
Photos of the day - July 5, 2015
Britain's Prince William, Kate the Duchess of Cambridge, their son Prince George and daughter Princess Charlotte in a pram arrive for Charlotte's Christening at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
America celebrates Independence Day
Fireworks explode behind a United States flag during a Fourth of July celebration at State Fair Meadowlands, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Obama speechwriter reveals secret same-sex marriage at White House
During a special presentation of the popular live storytelling podcast The Moth at this year's Aspen Ideas festival, former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett shared a story about how, years before gay marriage would become legal nationwide, he secretly performed a same-sex marriage at the White House.
Photos of the day - July 4, 2015
Britain's Christopher Froome strains as he crosses the finish line of the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 13.8 kilometers (8.57 miles), with start and Finish in Utrecht, Netherlands, Saturday, July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Photos of the day - July 3, 2015
A long exposure of lightning flashing behind wind turbines near Wardenburg, Germany, during a morning thunderstorm early on July 3, 2015. Heavy summer thunderstorms have caused damage in many parts of Lower Saxony. (Sven Koopmann/Photoka/EPA)