Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch once authored a book opposing assisted suicide and euthanasia. With Gorsuch now up for confirmation, the husband of the late Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill woman who fought for the right to die in 2014, is speaking out. “If Neil Gorsuch, or anyone in his position, had seen firsthand what ‘medical aid in dying’ is, he would probably have a much different opinion,” Dan Diaz told me. “And what he wrote in his book would be significantly different had he known my wife, Brittany.”
In an exclusive interview, I spoke with Deborah Ziegler, author of the new book “Wild and Precious Life.” She recounts her personal and profound journey after learning her only child, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, leader of the minority Democrats, told me that he believes his Republican colleagues are concerned but “afraid” to speak out against President Trump. Schumer also discussed his meeting with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, his reaction to the removal of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., from the House floor, and why he thinks top Trump adviser Steve Bannon should leave the White House.
She’s a groundbreaking celebrity in Afghanistan; at the ripe-old age of 6, she’s breaking down boundaries on television and speaking to children there about education, exercise and peace. She just made her silver screen debut and has already met with the country’s first lady.
Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain stopped by Yahoo News to talk about her latest movie, “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” the true story behind it and how to bring change to Hollywood.
On Tuesday, March 15th, at 3pm Eastern, Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton joins Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric to discuss the open letter he wrote to Donald Trump.
Elizabeth Banks is everywhere. Her IMDB page has over 70 credits for a diversity of roles on both the silver screen and television. She is dressed to kill as Effie Trinket in the “Hunger Games” series, her pitch was perfect in the blockbuster sequel, “Pitch Perfect 2,” which she also directed, and now Elizabeth Banks is getting Oscar buzz for her role as the wife of Beach Boy Brian Wilson in “Love & Mercy.”
On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared from the public eye. He stopped teaching his classes at his Los Angeles studio, Slimmons. He didn’t return phone calls, emails or messages from his friends or fans. On the third anniversary of Simmons’ disappearance, Dan Taberski launched the podcast, “Missing Richard Simmons.” I sat down with Taberski to discuss the fitness icon’s incredible career success, his uncanny ability to connect with people and why the mystery of Simmons’ disappearance and his desire to find him is so important.
It’s a sobering statistic. A new American Cancer Society study found that members of Generation X and millennials face up to four times the risk of colon and rectal cancer as baby boomers. From the mid-1980s through 2013, colon cancer rates in adults aged 20 to 39 increased by one to two percent per year, according to the findings. For adults aged 40 to 54, rates increased by 0.5 to one percent annually from the mid-1990s through 2013.
I spoke with Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, and Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, director of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Alan Gross, an American contractor held captive by the Fidel Castro regime for five years, was released in 2014 when President Obama reopened diplomatic relations with Cuba. Gross stopped by Yahoo News to talk about the death of the former Cuban leader and said Castro’s legacy is “brutality.” He also compared President-elect Donald Trump to Castro, saying, “He’s off his rocker. He’s a megalomaniac of the same ilk as Fidel Castro, only he’s not as well read.”
Jazz Jennings — an award-winning activist, author, and reality star — has been sharing her experiences as a transgender girl since she was 6 years old. In her latest book, “Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen,” she tells her story from childhood to the start of her teen years. It’s out now, and Season 2 of her docuseries, “I Am Jazz,” premieres on TLC on June 8.
Senator Tim Kaine told me about the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election as well as the revelations from Rep. Devon Nunes about alleged communications collection of President Trump prior to the inauguration.
In an exclusive interview in Moscow, Edward Snowden told me that former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus — under consideration to be President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state — disclosed “information that was far more highly classified than I ever did” and yet never “spent a single day in jail.