Yahoo! Originals

  • View

    Hurricane Odile (12 photos)

    Hurricane Odile barreled into the Mexican beach Mecca of Baja California early on Monday, lashing luxury resorts and ripping trees from their roots as tens of thousands of tourists hunkered down in shelters. (Reuters) Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr

    Yahoo News5 mins ago
  • View

    Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look (10 photos)

    Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks — so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth. Self-injury is one of the most difficult behaviors associated with autism and other developmental or intellectual…

    Yahoo News20 mins ago
  • America's gay marriage battle goes global

    Starting in 2012, the leader of the most prominent American anti-gay marriage organization unexpectedly began adding a ton of stamps to his passport.

    Yahoo News
  • Why won’t Rand Paul admit he’s changed his mind?

    Rand Paul has trouble admitting that he's changed his mind. This could be a serious problem if he runs for president.

    Yahoo News
  • Katie Couric explains why Scotland wants independence

    On Sept. 18, Scotland will head to the polls to vote on the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill.

    Yahoo News with Katie Couric
  • View

    Photos of the day - September 14, 2014 (23 photos)

    A sailing boat can be seen beneath a whale-shaped kite during the annual Festival of the Winds at Sydney's Bondi Beach, a man wearing a kippah listens to speakers during an anti-Semitism demo at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate and Korean Ssireum wrestlers fall to the ground during an exhibition fight on…

    Yahoo News
  • #GoodellMustGo banners fly above NFL stadiums

    A women's rights group flew banners above several NFL stadiums on Sunday calling on its commissioner, Roger Goodell, to resign over his handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

    Yahoo News
  • Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he may run for president as a Democrat

    The longest-serving independent in the history of the U.S. Congress may run for the White House as a Democrat.

    Yahoo News
  • View

    Crews battle California wildfire (12 photos)

    Hundreds of firefighters battled both flames and triple-digit temperatures Saturday as they sought to contain a wildfire that forced people to flee about 30 homes near Southern California's Cleveland National Forest. The fire, which burned through about 2 ½ square miles of dry canyon brush, was…

    Yahoo News
  • View

    Photos of the day - September 13, 2014 (30 photos)

    Visitors walk in front of a painting dated 1990 and showing the Socialist fraternal kiss between former GDR leader Erich Honecker and former Soviet Union leader Leonid Brehnev in Berlin, actors perform during the opening ceremony of the European Special Olympic Summer Games in Brussels and Pope…

    Yahoo News
  • View

    Tent tourist (10 photos)

    A happy camper has shown he has the world at his feet by capturing a series of breath-taking mountain views from his tent. Russian Photographer Oleg Grigoriev, 35, travels with little more than a tent and his camera taking snaps of the mountainous terrain of central Asia and Eastern parts of…

    Yahoo News
  • View

    Staten Island ship graveyard (24 photos)

    One of the largest marine scrap yards on the East Coast, the Witte Marine Scrap Yard is located on Arthur Kill Road in Rossville. Now officially known as the Donjon Iron and Metal Scrap Processing Facility, the scrap yard was opened in 1964 by J. Arnold Witte Sr. The scrap yard is known for its…

    Yahoo News
  • Sotloff's parents told they could be prosecuted for paying ransom to IS

    The parents of murdered journalist Steven Sotloff were told by a White House counterterrorism official at a meeting last May that they could face criminal prosecution if they paid ransom to try to free their son, a spokesman for the family told Yahoo News Friday night.

    Yahoo News
  • View

    Photos of the day - September 12, 2014 (19 photos)

    An Indian woman carries her child on her back and works in a paddy field on the outskirts of Gauhati, India - Oscar Pistorius arrives to North Gauteng High Court on September 12, 2014 in Pretoria - South Africa and Shi'ite fighters from Mahde Army launch rockets during heavy fighting against…

    Yahoo News
  • Scottish Independence Vote

    On Sept. 18, Scotland will head to the polls to vote on the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill. To understand this vote for sovereignty and secession from the United Kingdom, it's helpful to take a look back at the history of the relationship between England and Scotland.

    Yahoo News with Katie Couric
  • College President Will Face Off Against Students in Video Game Challenge for Free Textbooks

    Most colleges encourage students to study hard and to avoid most time-consuming distractions in order to focus on their studies while on the path to a degree. The president of Columbia College in Columbia, Mo., however, is using a popular distraction to drum up school spirit and encourage…

    Trending Now
  • 10 Questions: Syria

    This week President Barack Obama presented his strategy for confronting the growing threat of the Islamic State, or IS, in Syria. While many of us first heard about the brutal group of terrorists this summer, it's been around for a while and is actually a splinter from what was known as al-Qaida in…

    Yahoo News with Katie Couric