Posts by Katie Couric

  • Streisand reveals mystery ladykiller

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric6 days ago

    You may have seen the adsproclaiming “I kill one woman every minute” and the teasers saying things like "I don't care about your hair color.  I don't care about the color of your skin.  I'll take you all." Now, in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Barbra Streisand has revealed the identity of this mysterious, number one ladykiller: heart disease.

    Since 1984, heart disease has killed more women than any other cause, killing more women than every type of cancer combined. And yet, far too many women are unaware of the threat, let alone the symptoms.  To combat this awareness problem, Barbra Streisand has createdthe #Iamtheladykiller campaign.

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  • Duet with son highlight for Streisand: 'I had to sing with him'

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric14 days ago

     

    By Brad Marshland

    Within just a few weeks of the 50th anniversary of Barbra Streisand's first No. 1 album, "People," which topped the charts in October 1964, Streisand has set a new record with her 10th No. 1 album — becoming the only artist to have had a No. 1 album in each of the past six decades.

    This new album, "Partners," features duets with some of the world's greatest vocalists — Babyface, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Billy Joel, John Legend, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Blake Shelton, Stevie Wonder, even Elvis Presley. And yet, for Streisand, perhaps the most thrilling part of this creative work was recording a duet with her son, Jason Gould.

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  • TV Legend Norman Lear: 'Even This I Get To Experience'

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric16 days ago

     

    By Deborah Grau

    The name Norman Learmay not be well-known to the millennial crowd, but just a few decades ago he was synonymous with groundbreaking network television. He created sitcom hits that used humor to shine a light on issues previously thought too taboo for TV.

    Shows such as "All in the Family," "Maude," "The Jeffersons" and "Good Times" — each week, the themes were about racism, civil rights, class struggles, homophobia, women's liberation and more — challenged the way Americans viewed each other and the world around them. In 1999, President Bill Clinton honored Lear with the National Medal of Arts. "Norman Lear has held up a mirror to American society and changed the way we look at it," Clinton said.

    Now at 92 years young, Lear reflects on his life and career in his first autobiography,"Even This I Get to Experience."He opens up about growing up during the Depression with his father in prison, and he tells backstage tales of his classic shows that redefined television sitcoms.

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  • Matt Damon: 'You will never solve poverty without solving water and sanitation.'

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric23 days ago

    By Deborah Grau

    In 2007 he was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, but these days, Matt Damon is getting noticed for something far less sexy. "Probably the least sexy thing is water," says Damon. "But, you know, it's a huge issue for women and girls, and they're the ones affected the most. And, as a father of four girls, I feel it personally."

    Damon learned the severity of the problem during a trip to Africa in 2006. When he returned home, he made it his mission to help people in developing countries have access to safe water and sanitation. "You will never solve poverty without solving water and sanitation. It cannot be done," says Damon. He partnered up with Gary White, an engineer and water specialist, to form the nonprofit organization Water.orgin 2009.

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  • Hong Kong's 'umbrella revolution' explained

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric26 days ago

    By Katie Brinn

    The scene in Hong Kong over the past week has gone from chaos to calm and back again, as tensions grow and pro-democracy throngs clash with pro-China demonstrators.

    It all started on Sept. 26, when hundreds of students gathered in a courtyard in Central Hong Kong, demanding an end to Chinese oppression and control.  China’s modern history with Hong Kong has been complicated, to say the least. For more than 150 years, Hong Kong belonged to Britain.  Then in 1997 Britain handed the thriving metropolis back to China in a political deal called “One Country, Two Systems,” which allowed Hong Kong to maintain some of the freedoms and independence mainland Chinese people do not have, such as freedom of the press and the right to assemble. The people of Hong Kong would even be allowed to elect their own leader in 2017.

    But this summer China started to backpedal. It announced to Hong Kong that those elections could proceed only if the Chinese government selected all the candidates. To the people of Hong Kong, that meant they wouldn’t have much control over their own government after all.

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  • What is the Khorasan group?

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric1 mth ago

    By Kaye Foley

    There's a new name in terror — the Khorasan group.

    On Sept. 22, the U.S. and allies launched airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State militants. But the U.S. went on a solo mission that night as well, witheight separateairstrikes against the Khorasan group.

    So who are these guys? Well, Khorasan actually stems from a familiar foe.

    It is a small network of an estimated 50 or so al-Qaida veterans who set up shop in Syria, benefiting from the cover of civil war and the protection of the Syrian al-Qaida affiliate al-Nusra Front. Although the group was brought to public attention in the past week, Attorney General Eric Holder said in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric the U.S. has been watching Khorasan for two years.

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  • Researcher Claims Food Allergies Could Be Caused By Antibiotics

    Katie Couric at Katie Couric News Video1 mth ago

    By Gabe Noble

    Giovanni Cipriano was an ordinary 14-year-old high school freshman who had a passion for baseball and had just made the honor roll. One quiet night, as he snacked on trail mix and watched a movie with his mother, his throat began to incessantly itch. Unbeknown to Giovanni and his mother, there were peanuts in the mix, which he had been allergic to since he was 18 months old. His mother gave him a double dose of Benadryl and frantically rushed to the hospital.

    "I took his hand and I said, 'Don’t worry, we’re here.' And when I grabbed his hand, he was cold and his body was blue," Giovanni’s mother, Georgina told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga from her home in Long Island, NY. The anaphylactic reaction led to a coma, and he died several weeks later.

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