Originally Posted by MicroNix
Try adding the "Yahoo! News" widget to one of your screens and hit the refresh symbol at the lower right of the widget. Then click one of the stories from the widget and hit the configure button on the upper right of the news screen. Now make sure that the "Auto Refresh" is set to something other than "None".
If you've already done that, you can try going into Settings > Application Manager > All > Yahoo! News and hit the "Clear data" button. A lot of times that will take care of odd behavior in apps.
I first tried using the "clear data" method first and that didn't really do anything. Then I put the Yahoo! News widget on one of my panels and updated the settings with my preferred news categories and changed the auto-update frequency from "none" to "every 3 hours" that seemed to do the trick. I even deleted the widget off my panel afterwards and the news still updated successfully.
Thanks for your help!