Monday, July 06, 2015 10:56

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...
California Mom Christy O'Donnell Fights to Die on Her Own Terms
A terminally ill single mom who has been given months to live is fighting the state of California for the right to die. Now, a judge has ordered an expedited review of her suit, which will be heard later this month.
Terror expert throws 'cold water' on concerns of a July 4 attack
Terror expert Michael O'Hanlon: Be alert, but security officials are being overly cautious
Terror expert throws ‘cold 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 “dubious” 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. “I'm not famous anymore” himself, and this time he isn't screaming out motivational quotes, he's freestyle rapping. Sans shirt, of course.
Who came up with leap seconds and why do we have them?
MIT professor explains who comes up with "leap seconds" and why they're implemented.
WATCH: Guy's epic failed attempt to cut a watermelon with a sword
Ever wonder what would happen if you tried to cut a watermelon with a sword? The correct answer is, nothing good.
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.
Stunning scenes of London
Tourists at Trafalgar Square. (Photograph by Nick Jackson/Mercury Press/Caters News)
Twitter users eviscerate ‘Fifty Shades of Grey' author E.L. James in Q&A
Critics crashed the “Fifty Shades of Grey” author's social media event, co-opting the #AskELJames hashtag with messages slamming the author for a series they say romanticizes abuse and glorifies rape culture.
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)
Sources: LaMarcus Aldridge to sign $80 million contract with Spurs
Star free-agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge has agreed to sign a four-year, $80 million maximum contract with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
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)
Federal regulations on campus sexual assault take effect, just in time for 2015 school year
The increasingly public fight against campus sexual assault reached a watershed this week, as a set of major federal regulations aimed at combating the nationwide problem quietly went into effect.
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)