Oakland, Calif., is a city in renaissance. One of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country, it has recently become a tourist destination and a hub for tech companies seeking an alternative to San Francisco’s high prices and Silicon Valley environment. The reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors’ hot streak has united old and new neighbors in an unflinching Oakland pride. But Oakland was not always a destination of choice: Violence once marked it as the most dangerous city in the country, and its police department has a checkered past due to its use of excessive force.
Less than one year ago, the LGBT community and their supporters around the country celebrated the historic Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry in all 50 states. Now in the middle of LGBT Pride month, Jim Obergefell, the man at the center of that movement and one of the plaintiffs in the case, finds himself feeling “utter devastation and heartache” after this weekend’s terrorist attack in Orlando.
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.
I spoke with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni about the state of the 2016 election, the campaign strategies of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and what this all means for America.
Media mogul and writer Arianna Huffington thinks America is in a sleep crisis. She also thinks Donald Trump is a “clear and present danger” to the country. Huffington spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric on “Yahoo News Live” about both of those topics, as well as her new book, “The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time.”
On Tuesday, I sat down with Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor and former DNC chair, to talk about the state of the 2016 election and how aspects of it compare with his outsider candidacy in 2004.
When it comes to the legalization of marijuana in the United States, the landscape of marijuana in the United States is changing. According to a Gallup Poll,…
“The last few days have been really, really sad for me, because we’ve seen this powder keg develop over time,”
Rep. Gwen Moore told me when I traveled to Milwaukee after violent protests erupted in the city following the recent shooting death of an African-American man who, according to police, was armed. Watch our complete interview.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent decades weighing in on issues most important to her — such as gender and religion — and in our new interview, she weighed in on the current election, the state of the court and controversy surrounding the national anthem.
On Thursday, July 21, 2016 Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric is joined by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the Republican National Convention. The two discuss the state of the Republican Party, Donald Trump’s momentum, and more.
On Monday, June 13, 2016, Timothy Edgar, a senior fellow in international and public affairs at the Watson Institute, and Yahoo Senior Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff join Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric on Yahoo News Now to discuss the attack in Orlando over the past weekend and what information has come to light since the tragedy occurred.
In the wake of President Obama’s private visit with the families of those killed in the the terrorist attack at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric interviews Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and SWAT Commander Capt. Mark Canty, who was in charge of 44 officers during the operation and led the final assault team. They will discuss meeting with the president, the night of the attack, and the controversy surrounding why it took police three hours to enter the nightclub and how the city is coping in the aftermath of the mass shooting.
On Tuesday, June 14, 2016 President Obama delivered a statement to the press. The president spoke about the Islamic State group as well as the tragedy in Orlando. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric talks with Yahoo Chief White House Correspondent Olivier Knox as well as the Heritage Foundation’s Vice President of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies Jim Carafano regarding the president’s remarks.