Yahoo! Originals

  • Fast and faithful: Churches offer drive-thru Ash Wednesday

    Louisiana has drive-thru windows for daiquiris and beer — so why not for repentance too? That’s right, a New Orleans-area Methodist church offered its faithful “drive-thru ashes” for Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lent holy season.

    Yahoo News44 mins ago
  • View

    Supermassive black holes (26 photos)

    Known black holes in galaxies near and far. (Reuters) Find more news-related pictures on our photo galleries page and follow us on Tumblr

    Yahoo News
  • View

    Water crisis in Flint, Michigan (95 photos)

    The crisis began in 2014 when a state-appointed emergency manager switched Flint from Detroit water to Flint River water to save money. The corrosive water caused lead to leach from old pipes. Flint returned to the Detroit system in October after elevated lead levels were discovered in children. …

    Yahoo News
  • View

    Photos of the day – February 9, 2016 (27 photos)

    A man feeds seagulls on a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India; during the carnival of Alsasua young Momotxorros dressed in skins and horns roam the streets of Alsasua in Spain during Carnival; and a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio scuffles with a man dressed as a…

    Yahoo News
  • Florida man charged with tossing live alligator into Wendy’s drive-thru

    Gators are serious business in the Sunshine State, as a Florida circuit court judge reminded everyone Tuesday. Joshua James, 24, made his initial appearance before Judge Joseph Marx one day after being arrested for tossing a live alligator through the drive-thru window of a Wendy’s restaurant.

    Yahoo News
  • View

    Carnival in Brazil (46 photos)

    Dancers -- some nearly naked, others in elaborate costumes -- strutted into the final round of the Rio Carnival's samba championship Monday, capping a wild party that has helped Brazilians forget about Zika and other worries. The six last samba schools were preening their spectacular feather…

    Yahoo News
  • View

    Photos of the day – February 8, 2016 (28 photos)

    Revellers of the Mocidade samba school perform during the carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Nepalese devotee women take a holy bath after offering prayers in Pashupathinath Temple premise during the month-long Swasthani Bratakatha festival, devoted to goddess Shree…

    Yahoo News
  • View

    Year of the Monkey celebrations (41 photos)

    On February 8, the lunar new year will ring in the Year of the Monkey, or more precisely, the Fire Monkey, a sign that's associated with ambition and adventure. Here's how some of the biggest Chinatowns in the world will mark the occasion. (AP) Find more news-related pictures on our photo galleries…

    Yahoo News
  • View

    Strong earthquake rocks Taiwan (56 photos)

    Two survivors — one found shielded under the body of her husband — were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building on Monday, two days after a powerful quake that killed at least 36. Taiwan's Eastern Broadcasting Corp. reported that Tsao Wei-ling called out "Here I am" as…

    Yahoo News
  • View

    Photos of the day - February 7, 2016 (38 photos)

    A participant is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea, waves crash against a lighthouse as the wind blows at around 100 kph (62 mph), in Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France and a Malaysian ethnic Chinese woman takes a souvenir photograph of…

    Yahoo News
  • View

    Photos of the day - February 6, 2016 (37 photos)

    A woman wearing a carnival costume poses in Piazza San Marco in Venice, a woman takes video of Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a campaign event and the peloton pass by the Dubai Crocodile Park during the Business Bay Stage Four of the Tour of Dubai are some of…

    Yahoo News
  • View

    Alien planet (12 photos)

    These landscapes are out of this world! They may look like scenes from a science fiction film, but these panoramas are in fact from our present-day planet. Thanks to plenty of salt minerals and heavy elements in the soil, the Dallol volcano in Ethiopia produces brilliantly colored pools of water at…

    Yahoo News
  • View

    Photos of the day - February 5, 2016 (32 photos)

    A bus passes street decorations with Chinese zodiac animals ahead of the Lunar New Year in Singapore, a worker uses an election sign to brush the snow off of other signs in a snow storm in Manchester, New Hampshire and models present creations by designer Alejandro Santizo during the International…

    Yahoo News
  • View

    Major crane collapse in New York City (38 photos)

    A massive construction crane collapsed in New York City amid falling snow Friday morning. The crane reportedly toppled over around 8:30 a.m. on Worth St. near Church St. in the lower Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca. It crushed a row of parked cars and slammed against buildings – strewing…

    Yahoo News
  • Major crane collapse in New York City: 1 dead, several injured

    A construction crane toppled over in lower Manhattan Friday morning, killing at least one person.

    Yahoo News
  • Ben Carson, Mannatech and me

    During the media scrutiny last year of the relationship between Dr. Ben Carson and Mannatech, the controversial Texas-based dietary supplement company, multiple news organizations breathlessly pronounced that Mannatech’s products are snake oil.

    Yahoo News
  • Family of murdered ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller speaks out

    The family of American hostage Kayla Mueller, murdered by ISIS a year ago, suggests they are preparing to go public with “the heartbreaking story” of their attempts to ransom her from the Islamic State.

    Yahoo News