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Yahoo News: Breaking, Local & US

Yahoo News: Breaking, Local & US

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Breaking headlines, local news and weather updates, all on the Yahoo News app

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    1. Get the top news of the day and follow developing stories in a news feed tailored just to your interests
    2. View news articles from all the major networks: Yahoo, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, Fox News, the Associated Press, Reuters, Time, HuffPost & more
    3. Smart technology takes note of what you read the most and keeps curating your news feed accordingly

    Reviewed by Kaylin on October 12, 2018

  • Okay, too many video only articles. Dec 16, 2017

    By NYJMM
    The recent changes seem to throw a lot of video at readers in articles. Many times I like to just read article,then maybe watch associated video. Would be nice to be able to pause the video. Video uses a lot of data and even though many have unlimited plans the data is slowed down after a certain amount of data usage.
  • Hate how they list x # comments but then nothing Aug 2, 2021

    By fraustypawz
    Why do they show x # (120 comments) but when you click comments, you get that notice about it being suspended? I keep thinking someday ... If other platforms show them? I read with interest the story from ER doctor the excuses from those who won’t/didn’t vaccinate. There was interview on tv of 4 nurses that refuse to get the vaccination. I don’t doubt the surge/lack of ICU beds, but when members of your own community don’t /refuse to vaccinate, you can’t blame the rest of us for this confusion.
  • Variety and less biased Jan 21, 2020

    By joeshazam
    Yahoo offers a much broader look at the news with many articles about human interests and not just political views about every aspect of life. Yahoo news is more enlightening and less anger. I like the news Yahoo offers. It is one of approximately 15 news feeds so I am able to see many viewpoints of what is happening in United States , from around the World.
  • Sep 19, 2021

    By Rita Conlan
    I like the layout and how easy it is to pick the news I want to read.
  • Former Microsoft News user, happy to switch Aug 9, 2021

    By bslack24
    I previously used the Microsoft News app because it was a clean interface with minimal ads and allowed me to select which feeds I would like to view. Sadly they tried to make their app a one size fits all design and stuffed every bit of Bing functionality into the app. Yahoo News has a great clean design and is easy to use.
  • Sep 19, 2021

    By Carolyn Suiter
    Enjoy seeing variation of music and dance. Also news.
  • Keeps me up to date on news Oct 28, 2018

    By Laura of oz
    I don’t have a lot of time to watch all the news so I really love getting the important things that come across my screen. That way I can tap on it and it takes me to to whole story. Even if it’s not all that important it does keep me in touch with what’s happening in our country and our world around us.
  • Got worse with last update! Nov 23, 2017

    By 61Espo
    Yahoo updated the app last week and now my I phone shows 75 notifications that used to disappear when you opened the app and read the stories! Fix this please! I don't need to be looking at this little red for all if the time showing 75 notifications when there aren't any there!
  • Aug 13, 2021

    By Aaron McClain
    It does not let me remove news feeds only add to them. If I want less fox or less CNN and huffpost...I can't get rid of the ridiculous partisan news companies.
  • Okay, too many video only articles. Dec 16, 2017

    By NYJMM
    The recent changes seem to throw a lot of video at readers in articles. Many times I like to just read article,then maybe watch associated video. Would be nice to be able to pause the video. Video uses a lot of data and even though many have unlimited plans the data is slowed down after a certain amount of data usage.
  • Hate how they list x # comments but then nothing Aug 2, 2021

    By fraustypawz
    Why do they show x # (120 comments) but when you click comments, you get that notice about it being suspended? I keep thinking someday ... If other platforms show them? I read with interest the story from ER doctor the excuses from those who won’t/didn’t vaccinate. There was interview on tv of 4 nurses that refuse to get the vaccination. I don’t doubt the surge/lack of ICU beds, but when members of your own community don’t /refuse to vaccinate, you can’t blame the rest of us for this confusion.
  • Variety and less biased Jan 21, 2020

    By joeshazam
    Yahoo offers a much broader look at the news with many articles about human interests and not just political views about every aspect of life. Yahoo news is more enlightening and less anger. I like the news Yahoo offers. It is one of approximately 15 news feeds so I am able to see many viewpoints of what is happening in United States , from around the World.
  • Sep 19, 2021

    By Rita Conlan
    I like the layout and how easy it is to pick the news I want to read.
  • Former Microsoft News user, happy to switch Aug 9, 2021

    By bslack24
    I previously used the Microsoft News app because it was a clean interface with minimal ads and allowed me to select which feeds I would like to view. Sadly they tried to make their app a one size fits all design and stuffed every bit of Bing functionality into the app. Yahoo News has a great clean design and is easy to use.
  • Sep 19, 2021

    By Carolyn Suiter
    Enjoy seeing variation of music and dance. Also news.
  • Keeps me up to date on news Oct 28, 2018

    By Laura of oz
    I don’t have a lot of time to watch all the news so I really love getting the important things that come across my screen. That way I can tap on it and it takes me to to whole story. Even if it’s not all that important it does keep me in touch with what’s happening in our country and our world around us.
  • Got worse with last update! Nov 23, 2017

    By 61Espo
    Yahoo updated the app last week and now my I phone shows 75 notifications that used to disappear when you opened the app and read the stories! Fix this please! I don't need to be looking at this little red for all if the time showing 75 notifications when there aren't any there!
  • Aug 13, 2021

    By Aaron McClain
    It does not let me remove news feeds only add to them. If I want less fox or less CNN and huffpost...I can't get rid of the ridiculous partisan news companies.
  • MissyGranny Dec 30, 2017

    By DnLRArk61
    I Love Yahoo! I especially luv that you keep me up to date on all the latest Science news. In as much as I am a gluten for all types. I went to college to study Forensic Science but was bitten by the Sociology bug. Soci allow me to combine many favorite disciplines including Data Management, which I had work history in. Thanks Yahoo! For keeping me in the loop morning to night old friends.
  • Aug 31, 2021

    By Collin Thompson
    Does anybody edit these articles? There are literally entire paragraphs written twice with different verbiage and all kinds of grammatical errors. Most of articles are fairly short reads. Someone should take the time to review and edit the articles before publishing them.
  • Glitches to different story when clicked Dec 18, 2017

    By Olliesgirl
    The app often opens an entirely unrelated story when when I’m trying to follow a different headline. Then when I go back, I can’t find the story I was originally interested in reading. It also switches articles. Often, when I’m in the middle of reading a long story it will suddenly switch to a different article with no way to get back to the story I was reading. The only option is to spend 5-10 scrolling through the feed hoping to find the headline again. This is especially annoying when I’m 15 minutes or more deep into a long read article.
  • Aug 3, 2021

    By Steven Trudell
    I use yahoo mail and get forced notifications of bs news stories so I decided to download just so I can rate how bad it is. I have noticed yahoo news is a cess pool of bad propaganda and even better, they removed the comment section to express how bad the articles are. If you ever think for yourself this is not the new outlet for you. I expect better. So cringe
  • New version is annoying Jun 17, 2020

    By Un-origin
    There was nothing wrong with functionality of the old version. This update has made stories not load. It's also slow, choppy and unreliable. The main page doesn't seem to work very well. Update: the app continually freezes opening and closing articles to the point where I close and reopen it. Frustrating and annoying. I’ve almost stopped using it in favour of just going through safari. The web is more up to date and no issues with responsiveness.
  • Aug 8, 2021

    By Sergio pi
    I just installed this app and it already sucks I tried to edit my feed and unselected category and I just get the spinning Arrow circle like it's waiting waiting waiting also I get articles in my top stories that I'd have not selected as part of my feed. obviously if I didn't select them as part of my feed I don't want them in my top stories which you can't unselect that you're stuck with the top stories and the Yahoo 360. There's more problems to speak of but I hit the character limit
  • Jul 26, 2021

    By Wes Sawyer
    Feels like propaganda. Every story seems to lean hard left, and they took away the comment section so people can't refute whatever yahoo decides to post. The comments were supposed to be "temporarily suspended", but it's clearly become permanent. Very one sided app. I want a news app that simply reports the news (which is why I dont watch Fox news or MSNBC). I'm done with it.
  • Negativity News Jan 19, 2019

    By Heartland Soybean Joe
    I personally feel that the entire News media including Yahoo has gone to feeding more and more negative news to the American public! There’s so much positive good news to report but not reported. The small percentage of negative things from all aspects of daily life are reported as if this is the way all Police officers are, its the way all airlines are, a particular car manufacturer has so unsafe cars, nothing in politics are done productivity ... I can go on and on. If your wandering I was a registered Democrat now switching parties. I’ll just go with what does get done, not sit with a party that obstructs and complains.
  • Aug 1, 2021

    By Tom Nicolaides
    Horribly biased news feed. For example. Opinion pieces from New York Times and Washington Post presented as "breaking news." A waste of time.
  • Won’t go to landscape anymore!!! Nov 27, 2017

    By Cybrarian-WI
    I don’t know what happened, what update did this, but all of a sudden when Newsroom opens it switches from landscape (which I keep my iPad locked in) to portrait and then that mucks everything up. Can’t see parts of the sty and have difficulty scrolling. And I’m still not a fan of Yahoo not just taking us to a browser - I preferred that. At least it seems like it consistently is taking us always to the app rather than half the time to a browser, half the time to the app. I’m not a fan though. The app opens up much more slowly than my browser did.
  • Sep 14, 2021

    By LuAnn Davis
    You said you stopped comments temporarily, but here we are months later and still unable to comment. Please bring back the comment section. I enjoyed hearing other people's opinions. Sure there were those that were obnoxious, but that's just life. Bring back the comments.

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  • img Expert
    1. Get the top news of the day and follow developing stories in a news feed tailored just to your interests
    2. View news articles from all the major networks: Yahoo, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, Fox News, the Associated Press, Reuters, Time, HuffPost & more
    3. Smart technology takes note of what you read the most and keeps curating your news feed accordingly

    Reviewed by Kaylin on October 12, 2018

  • Variety and less biased Jan 21, 2020

    By joeshazam
    Yahoo offers a much broader look at the news with many articles about human interests and not just political views about every aspect of life. Yahoo news is more enlightening and less anger. I like the news Yahoo offers. It is one of approximately 15 news feeds so I am able to see many viewpoints of what is happening in United States , from around the World.
  • Sep 19, 2021

    By Rita Conlan
    I like the layout and how easy it is to pick the news I want to read.
  • Former Microsoft News user, happy to switch Aug 9, 2021

    By bslack24
    I previously used the Microsoft News app because it was a clean interface with minimal ads and allowed me to select which feeds I would like to view. Sadly they tried to make their app a one size fits all design and stuffed every bit of Bing functionality into the app. Yahoo News has a great clean design and is easy to use.
  • Keeps me up to date on news Oct 28, 2018

    By Laura of oz
    I don’t have a lot of time to watch all the news so I really love getting the important things that come across my screen. That way I can tap on it and it takes me to to whole story. Even if it’s not all that important it does keep me in touch with what’s happening in our country and our world around us.
  • Got worse with last update! Nov 23, 2017

    By 61Espo
    Yahoo updated the app last week and now my I phone shows 75 notifications that used to disappear when you opened the app and read the stories! Fix this please! I don't need to be looking at this little red for all if the time showing 75 notifications when there aren't any there!
  • MissyGranny Dec 30, 2017

    By DnLRArk61
    I Love Yahoo! I especially luv that you keep me up to date on all the latest Science news. In as much as I am a gluten for all types. I went to college to study Forensic Science but was bitten by the Sociology bug. Soci allow me to combine many favorite disciplines including Data Management, which I had work history in. Thanks Yahoo! For keeping me in the loop morning to night old friends.
  • Aug 30, 2021

    By Christine Fey
    Great place to find news from various sources, centralized in one place.
  • Good work in keeping free thought alive! Sep 20, 2017

    By TheTruthPrevails
    It's good that you provide an open forum for voicing opinions! But some stories seem too tabloid! America has no concept of reality left! To decipher reality from fiction! Can you better screen your stories? Otherwise people do complain about Yahoo! But they still use it like an addiction! Keep up the good work in keeping free thought alive!
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By Angela Carlson
    Recent update (July 2021) makes it keep crashing. One star this month...
  • Less than professional and highly left leaning Sep 7, 2019

    By Beto4dogcatcher
    Can’t seem to hire actual professional journalists so most of their stories come from other websites, then they filter those for mostly nonsense. Very little news, but I like to read the comments. Lots of seriously mental people commenting on stuff they are clueless about. Gets entertaining.
  • Okay, too many video only articles. Dec 16, 2017

    By NYJMM
    The recent changes seem to throw a lot of video at readers in articles. Many times I like to just read article,then maybe watch associated video. Would be nice to be able to pause the video. Video uses a lot of data and even though many have unlimited plans the data is slowed down after a certain amount of data usage.
  • Sep 19, 2021

    By Carolyn Suiter
    Enjoy seeing variation of music and dance. Also news.
  • Aug 18, 2021

    By Andrew Cardinal
    I think it's a good way to look at many different parts of the news by looking at many different news places then you can probably think about what's going on
  • Forum for the misinformed. Feb 8, 2019

    By SOGQ
    I’m so glad to be able to read a story that may or may not be entirely worthwhile and then endure the comments of the legions of lemmings whose ability to read, and think is limited by the amount of FOX CABLE NEWS they watch. The only thing good that comes out of these comments is the knowledge that the USA has so many frightened and gullible people in it.
  • Aug 21, 2021

    By Karen Eck
    Always Details to support information in a real time environment! Excellent for in the know Have not foind anything better! Thank you Yahoo News!
  • Stop with Kardashian articles Nov 16, 2018

    By Rio Gojo Lane
    Appreciate the News app but exhausted with Kardashian articles. Social media has made them relevant and rich. Look at the comments of users 90% negative. They do not deserve their success. Can’t act, sing, dance or do anything considered the arts. It’s a shame that these people get the attention and pay that they do. Negative role models for ALL young women.
  • Sorta review! Nov 7, 2018

    By Rubicon3 (Rubi3)
    These days it’s difficult if not impossible to figure out where HONEST, unbiased news can be found...one has to pick and choose carefully if you don’t want to be led around by the brainwashed nose. Yahoo does a fair job combining good, bad and indifferent news, most of which is pretty credible though. However, I do wish they’d settle on ONE format and go with it!!
  • I really don’t like the new format. Dec 18, 2017

    By 19691996
    I really don’t like the new format. In fact, it is so annoying I’m going to delete the app. I liked it before. But these stupid picture articles with the annoying music in the background is just too much. I just want to be able to read an article like a normal person.
  • Good news app Oct 4, 2017

    By JordanPeee
    I like this app for getting my daily news. My only complaint is that you cannot fully customize the news categories that appear in your feed. For example, I would prefer if my feed didn't have politics or entertainment articles showing up.
  • Error message showing Sep 12, 2020

    By Frustrated user11
    I actually enjoy reading the news from this app But after the bug fixes last week, it now shows “Sorry, something went wrong, try again” when swiping up or down to look for more articles
  • Hate how they list x # comments but then nothing Aug 2, 2021

    By fraustypawz
    Why do they show x # (120 comments) but when you click comments, you get that notice about it being suspended? I keep thinking someday ... If other platforms show them? I read with interest the story from ER doctor the excuses from those who won’t/didn’t vaccinate. There was interview on tv of 4 nurses that refuse to get the vaccination. I don’t doubt the surge/lack of ICU beds, but when members of your own community don’t /refuse to vaccinate, you can’t blame the rest of us for this confusion.
  • Aug 13, 2021

    By Aaron McClain
    It does not let me remove news feeds only add to them. If I want less fox or less CNN and huffpost...I can't get rid of the ridiculous partisan news companies.
  • Aug 31, 2021

    By Carla Southwell
    Difficult to navigate if yo just want to read they highlights and POI. Deceptive ads ARE present
  • Text too small Aug 24, 2019

    By Angivan
    The text size in the Yahoo News app is too small for me, it causes eye strain. I’m only 52! Another reviewer was told there is a “Tt” button to adjust it, but I don’t see one. Also, it would be helpful when you are notified of a reaction to your comment to be taken directly to it instead of having to locate your comment. And also to have a link to the original article for reference or at least the headline of the story. Thanks.
  • Aug 3, 2021

    By Bruce Wong
    No font adjustment available. Fonts are too small and my system fonts are large...
  • Featured articles freeze when scrolling Sep 10, 2017

    By Lucky79706
    This app always has a few bugs but the latest has been SUPER frustrating! When you try to scroll through the featured articles, the app starts stalling or not responding at all. Only way around it is to force shut down the app and reopen, hoping that the featured article you were trying to click on is still there when you go back in. Please fix!!!!
  • Video Problems Apr 1, 2019

    By Logging me out
    I use this app to watch the news and normally do not have problems , however this time I wanted to watch a video that is part of an article and it tells me: “due to license restrictions, this video cannot be play on a tablet. To view the video, use a mobile phone instead “. I am using a mobile phone, not a table...I am using using the app that installed on my iphone.
  • News Room Jan 28, 2018

    By SlayKing900
    App does a good job bringing Content I want to Read to ME! I wish IT could FILTER or drop authors that routinely provide Hit Pieces versus News! I Only want to Read unbiased News! NewsWeek, CNN, VOX and other feeds routinely provide Hit pieces that have no value other than feeding negative emotions based ON writers bias! No facts! In the future I Will move to News provider WHO can filter to real News such as WSJ, CNBC and FOX if both sides are shown for opinion pieces!
  • Has Potential With Some Much Needed Updates Dec 19, 2017

    By Ehong33234
    Needs to add these features to upcoming (hopefully soon) updates: 1. Videos need to be either transcribed in the article or offer closed captioning. Just throwing a video up with no reading option is isolating half of your app users who are reading in bed or can’t have the volume on. 2. When a user is reviewing their own comments (posts), there’s no way to Re-read the article you commented on. See notifications should allow a swipe left to view article or swipe right to see comment(s). 3. Search function is a joke 4. Give option to bookmark or favorite an article 5. Allow reputation points for posts
  • News should be informative not biased. Jan 3, 2019

    By zib60
    After reading many user reviews I didn’t think there was any more to add, lots of negative reviews are warranted and the few positive ones are few and far in between. Take this from a long time user of yahoo, news article should be clearly written , unbiased and without leaning towards one side of the other no matter what the issue, particularly politics. We the readers are the ones who judge contents of stories and decide what is fact and what’s fiction, fake new. Liberal biased reporting will continue to push yahoo readers to other outlets, I wanna read truthful fact filled articles, not hearsay and opinion filled blabber. At the point of no return.
  • New version is annoying Jun 17, 2020

    By Un-origin
    There was nothing wrong with functionality of the old version. This update has made stories not load. It's also slow, choppy and unreliable. The main page doesn't seem to work very well. Update: the app continually freezes opening and closing articles to the point where I close and reopen it. Frustrating and annoying. I’ve almost stopped using it in favour of just going through safari. The web is more up to date and no issues with responsiveness.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Tc6349
    Yahoo News is not an unbiased reporter. To much of the same old left fear mongering. Won't read it any longer.
  • Updated interface horrible Nov 26, 2017

    By Alternativebest
    Used this app regularly to get access to basic news. Recently updated the layout that was poorly made. The top trending articles gives you almost no information with some pictures. The normal articles itself you must “continue reading” to read the full article which then changes the format of the article and makes you lose your place. Updates made no improvements.
  • Too many videos Dec 11, 2017

    By clare_here
    The app used to be a good way to catch up on written news. Now there’s only a headline or another sentence plus a video. It takes forever to load an article even without a video because there are more headline-type pictures and very little content. If you like getting all your news videos then enjoy. I’m switching to another app that gives me written, detailed, news.
  • What a disappointment Aug 4, 2019

    By fatblog
    I downloaded the apps in hopes of filtering out the items that are useless to me. Alas even though they let me pick my general areas of interest, stories about Celebrities still seep into my feed. There is no simple option to block...say PopSugar. I have to say this app seems to be more about Yahoo! Tracking what news I’m reading than giving me control over filters on my news.
  • Keeps closing as I am reading comments Apr 16, 2018

    By I can't seem to find a nicknam
    Stupid thing keeps crashing while I’m in the middle of writing comments. It’s annoying enough when it keeps scrolling unexpectedly while I’m reading the comments, but it’s much worse when it keeps on closing the story for the comments that I am reading. Also, every forth story is advertising. No ability to filter out crap like sports.
  • Aug 31, 2021

    By Collin Thompson
    Does anybody edit these articles? There are literally entire paragraphs written twice with different verbiage and all kinds of grammatical errors. Most of articles are fairly short reads. Someone should take the time to review and edit the articles before publishing them.
  • Glitches to different story when clicked Dec 18, 2017

    By Olliesgirl
    The app often opens an entirely unrelated story when when I’m trying to follow a different headline. Then when I go back, I can’t find the story I was originally interested in reading. It also switches articles. Often, when I’m in the middle of reading a long story it will suddenly switch to a different article with no way to get back to the story I was reading. The only option is to spend 5-10 scrolling through the feed hoping to find the headline again. This is especially annoying when I’m 15 minutes or more deep into a long read article.
  • Aug 3, 2021

    By Steven Trudell
    I use yahoo mail and get forced notifications of bs news stories so I decided to download just so I can rate how bad it is. I have noticed yahoo news is a cess pool of bad propaganda and even better, they removed the comment section to express how bad the articles are. If you ever think for yourself this is not the new outlet for you. I expect better. So cringe
  • Aug 8, 2021

    By Sergio pi
    I just installed this app and it already sucks I tried to edit my feed and unselected category and I just get the spinning Arrow circle like it's waiting waiting waiting also I get articles in my top stories that I'd have not selected as part of my feed. obviously if I didn't select them as part of my feed I don't want them in my top stories which you can't unselect that you're stuck with the top stories and the Yahoo 360. There's more problems to speak of but I hit the character limit
  • Jul 26, 2021

    By Wes Sawyer
    Feels like propaganda. Every story seems to lean hard left, and they took away the comment section so people can't refute whatever yahoo decides to post. The comments were supposed to be "temporarily suspended", but it's clearly become permanent. Very one sided app. I want a news app that simply reports the news (which is why I dont watch Fox news or MSNBC). I'm done with it.
  • Negativity News Jan 19, 2019

    By Heartland Soybean Joe
    I personally feel that the entire News media including Yahoo has gone to feeding more and more negative news to the American public! There’s so much positive good news to report but not reported. The small percentage of negative things from all aspects of daily life are reported as if this is the way all Police officers are, its the way all airlines are, a particular car manufacturer has so unsafe cars, nothing in politics are done productivity ... I can go on and on. If your wandering I was a registered Democrat now switching parties. I’ll just go with what does get done, not sit with a party that obstructs and complains.
  • Aug 1, 2021

    By Tom Nicolaides
    Horribly biased news feed. For example. Opinion pieces from New York Times and Washington Post presented as "breaking news." A waste of time.
  • Won’t go to landscape anymore!!! Nov 27, 2017

    By Cybrarian-WI
    I don’t know what happened, what update did this, but all of a sudden when Newsroom opens it switches from landscape (which I keep my iPad locked in) to portrait and then that mucks everything up. Can’t see parts of the sty and have difficulty scrolling. And I’m still not a fan of Yahoo not just taking us to a browser - I preferred that. At least it seems like it consistently is taking us always to the app rather than half the time to a browser, half the time to the app. I’m not a fan though. The app opens up much more slowly than my browser did.
  • Sep 14, 2021

    By LuAnn Davis
    You said you stopped comments temporarily, but here we are months later and still unable to comment. Please bring back the comment section. I enjoyed hearing other people's opinions. Sure there were those that were obnoxious, but that's just life. Bring back the comments.
  • Going downhill Apr 7, 2021

    By drM3zzanin3
    This app used to have useful news. Now each article is choked with a summary section that is usually exactly the same as the first 3 paragraphs afterwards, an exact copy. Then there are only a couple more paragraphs before the article ends and does not contain the full article most of the time before auto- loading the next article. There are also many duplicate articles on the main feed. The feed is twice as long as it needs to be. It’s just too much work to try and dig through and get useful information from this app anymore.

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