Obama comes face to face with his troops at town hall
President Barack Obama came face to face with the human cost borne by the military's 9/11 generation on Wednesday during a CNN presidential town hall moderated by Jake Tapper.
The CNN presidential town hall in under 2 minutes
Highlights from President Obama's town hall in Fort Lee, Virginia moderated by Jake Tapper.
Obama chides Congress for overriding 9/11 bill veto
President Barack Obama told CNN's Jake Tapper Wednesday that members of Congress made a "political vote" by overwhelmingly voting to override his veto of a measure that allows families of those killed during the 9/11 terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.
Teacher and 2 children shot at SC school
At least two children were shot Wednesday at an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina, Anderson County EMS Director Scott Stoller told CNN.
Protesters gather in Calif. in case of unarmed man shot by officers
Protesters have gathered near the scene of an officer-involved shooting in El Cajon, California.
Oil prices surge on production cut deal
A global glut of oil supply caused oil prices to crash over the last two years. And OPEC nations, led by Saudi Arabia, have refused to lower production until now.
Meet the housewife who 'cooked the heads' of ISIS fighters
"Shut up and stay still," the woman in black fatigues and a black headscarf snapped over her shoulder at the armed men behind her as she sat down for an interview.
Aleppo teeters but no sign of US action
As Aleppo teeters on the brink of falling to Syrian regime forces, there is no consensus in the Obama administration on what, if any, action to take to help the beleaguered opposition with which the US is allied, several American officials have told CNN.
Trump angry at allies conceding he lost debate
Donald Trump is angry that his aides and advisers have conceded to reporters -- largely without attribution -- that the Republican nominee struggled in his first presidential debate.
Opinion: Trump doubles down on fat shaming
Donald Trump has a message for the American people: No fat chicks.
Is the topic of weight Trump's go-to defense?
Where Donald Trump came up with the vision of a 400-pound hacker during the first presidential debate is anyone's guess -- but it isn't the first time he has used weight as a topic of mockery.
Why do police shoot to kill?
From Ferguson and North Charleston to Tulsa and Charlotte, fatal police shootings seem to be happening with alarming regularity.
FBI director: Hackers 'poking around' voter systems
The FBI director is telling states to make sure they are on top of their voter registration systems, saying would-be hackers are "poking around."
'Ballot selfies' get federal court blessing
New Hampshire voters will be free to snap and share their votes this year after a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a statewide "ballot selfie" ban was unconstitutional.
Army tweet calls Trump a liar
The US Army issued an apology Wednesday after its official Twitter account posted a tweet saying Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump "lies once every 3 minutes, 15 seconds."
Creator of 'All My Children' dies at 93
Agnes Nixon, a woman who brought years of drama to daytime TV as the creator of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," has died. She was 93.
Trump supporter verbally attacks CNN reporter
CNN's Randi Kaye speaks to Donald Trump supporters gathered at the airport in Melbourne, Florida.
Obama defends Kaepernick's anthem protest
President Barack Obama said at a CNN presidential town hall Wednesday that he respected Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand during the national anthem.
Restaurant turns Kaepernick jersey into floor mat
James Perry got an unexpected welcome as he walked into Krossroads Rock and Country Bar.
MH17 report: Missile fired from pro-Russian separatist village
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine by a Buk missile brought in from Russia to a pro-Russian area of eastern Ukraine, the head of the Dutch National Detective Force, Wilbert Paulissen said Wednesday.
MH17 downed by missile brought in from Russia
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a Buk missile brought in from Russia to a pro-Russian area of eastern Ukraine, according to the head of the Dutch National Detective Force.
Trump peddles Google conspiracy theory
Donald Trump on Wednesday touted a long-debunked conspiracy theory that the most popular internet search engine suppresses negative headlines about his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
Miss Universe strikes back at Trump
Former "Miss Universe" Alicia Machado struck back Tuesday against insults hurled at her by Donald Trump, saying that he was "aggressive" and "really rude."
Former 'Miss Universe' speaks out
Former "Miss Universe" Alicia Machado said Trump called her "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping." She talks to CNN's Anderson Cooper about how the presidential nominee treated her.
Could climate change help Clinton win millennials?
Donald Trump's rejection of climate science has Hillary Clinton's campaign -- and her environmentalist allies -- sensing a fresh opportunity to reach millennial voters.
Opinion: Will Saudis seek revenge for Congress' veto override?
Once upon a time, there was a kingdom where the ruling family called the American president by his first name and where the royals' every demand was met unquestioningly in the interest of mutual profit and security in a most insecure region.
US could send more troops to Iraq
The US and Iraq have agreed on a plan that could send 500 or more additional US troops to Iraq in the coming days to assist Iraqi forces in the battle to retake Mosul from ISIS.
What would Cyberdyne do? Tech giants try to ease AI fears
Facebook (FB, Tech30), Amazon (AMZN, Tech30), Google (GOOGL, Tech30), Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) and IBM (IBM, Tech30) have formed a new nonprofit to establish best practices for the development of AI technology in partnership with academics and ethics experts.
Report: Lapses allow gun sales to prohibited buyers
Shortcomings at federal and state agencies allow sales of firearms to people prohibited from buying them, a Justice Department inspector general probe found.
'NCIS' showrunner dead at 50
Gary Glasberg, the executive producer, writer, and showrunner behind CBS's global hit "NCIS," has died. He was 50.
Dean: Something funny was going on with Trump
Howard Dean claimed, with no evidence, that Donald Trump's sniffling at the debate could be due to cocaine use -- a comment that's being ripped as way out of bounds, even by those in his own party.
Could Trump reverse Obama's regulations on day one?
Experts and veterans of the executive branch say there's a big gap between what is theoretically possible and what is realistically doable.
The debate in under 2 minutes
The best moments from the highly anticipated first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Senate passes bill to avoid government shutdown
The Senate cleared a bill Wednesday to fund the government and the federal response to Zika, avoiding a potentially embarrassing government shutdown just weeks before the election.
CIA Director: Strong likelihood of terror activity in US
The director of the CIA said Wednesday despite the government's best efforts, the likelihood of terrorist activity in the United States is strong.
Flake jokes Trump will throw him in Gitmo
GOP Sen. Jeff Flake thinks he'll have a new place to call home if Donald Trump wins the presidency.
Most of the world breathes polluted air, WHO says
Almost everyone on Earth now breathes polluted air, according to an air quality map released Tuesday by the World Health Organization.
Astronaut Scott Kelly: We're ready for Mars
Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly chats with CNN Correspondent Rachel Crane about the possibility of people exploring Mars.
Child care now costs more than in-state college tuition
Most parents with young children work outside the home. So they need an affordable, high-quality, easily accessible place to leave their kids while they work.
Little kidney stone? Ride a roller coaster, says study
When you're trying to pass a kidney stone, you're probably not thinking, in your cloud of agony, "Darn it! I should have ridden a roller coaster."
Obama: Why I won't say 'Islamic terrorism'
President Barack Obama has taken a lot of criticism from political opponents over his rhetoric when it comes to terrorism. But on Wednesday at a CNN presidential town hall, he was asked to defend why he refuses to say "Islamic" terrorism to a Gold Star mother.
Obama: We are working to decrease veteran suicides
With tears in her eyes and holding her microphone with a shaky hand, Amanda Souza told President Barack Obama about her husband who committed suicide after not treating PTSD caused by his deployment.
Summit to decide future of iconic species
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international regulatory treaty between 182 member states. It was formed in 1973 and regulates the international trade in over 35,000 wild species of plants and animals.
Nigerian President removes aide who plagiarized Obama
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has removed a speechwriter who caused him national embarrassment after he plagiarized US President Barack Obama.
Candidates hurl insults and glasses during debate
Candidates hurl glasses at each other during live debate brawl. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the blow-by-blow.
Study: Racial bias might start as early as preschool
Implicit bias is an uncomfortable subject for many people, especially those who believe they don't have any racial bias. But we all have it. We're just not always aware of it and how deeply rooted it can be.
El Cajon shooting: Key questions
Plenty of questions surround Tuesday's shooting death of a black man by police in Southern California -- a killing that authorities say happened after the man raised his hands in a threatening "shooting stance" toward an officer.
Opinion: Economy won't zoom until we unleash entrepreneurs
We're holding back America's strongest economic asset by making life more difficult for job-creating entrepreneurs, writes Andrew Tisch
Amy Schumer first female comedian to make Forbes list
Comedian and actress Amy Schumer became the first woman to make it on the Forbes list of highest paid comedians.
'Luke Cage' brings cool to Marvel's new Netflix series
As superhero team-ups go, Marvel and Netflix continue to make a pretty powerful pair. Enter, on the heels of "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones," "Marvel's Luke Cage," which closely adheres to that gritty formula and should win its own loyal legion of fans behind Mike Colter's imposing presence in the title role.
New on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu in October
Fall into your couch, bed or wherever you like to chill, because things are cooling off.
Usain Bolt takes on Owen Wilson, James Corden
James Corden, joined by Owen Wilson and "The Late Late Show" staff, raced Usain Bolt in an attempt to take "the fastest man in the world" title.
Opinion: For Cuban Americans, Fernandez's story is ours
His story is almost over.
Kaepernick: Make America great for the first time
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick didn't hold back Tuesday when he was asked by CNN about the first presidential debate.
Samsung washing machine owners warned
Samsung, maker of the troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, has another problem on its hands.
Election 2016: Should it really be about 'The Enabler' vs 'The Cheater'?
Marriage is rarely perfect. And it is certainly not effortless.
First lady: Vote for an adult
First Lady Michelle Obama tore into Donald Trump Wednesday, telling Hillary Clinton supporters, "We need an adult in the White House."
Opinion: Temperament matters
Among the highlights of Monday night's presidential debate was Republican nominee Donald Trump's assertion that not only does he have "much better judgment" than his opponent, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, but that he also has "a much better temperament ... I think my strongest asset, maybe by far," he said, "is my temperament. I have a winning temperament. I know how to win."
Onlookers stop filming cop to help make arrest
Onlookers who thought they were filming police brutality in Plano, Texas, ended up running to a struggling detective's aid to help him make an arrest.
Shimon Peres, Israel's warrior for peace, dies
Shimon Peres, the Israeli elder statesman who shared a Nobel Prize for forging a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, has died.
Elizabeth Warren still furious with Wells Fargo CEO
Elizabeth Warren continues to be stoked about the Wells Fargo scandal. She wants CEO John Stumpf to step down and return all the money he made while Wells Fargo was creating fake accounts.
Pete Rose asks HOF to make him eligible
Pete Rose isn't giving up on his quest to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Chelsea Clinton pans Trump comment about dad
Chelsea Clinton said Donald Trump's threat to bring up her father's marital infidelities during a presidential debate is a "distraction from his inability to talk about what's actually at stake in this election."
NYC mayor: Trump wrong on stop-and-frisk
Once again during Monday night's presidential debate, Donald Trump -- a man with zero law-enforcement experience -- misled the American people about crime in New York City. According to Trump, the overuse of stop-and-frisk policing is what made New York City the safest city in America.
Cop drives man 100 miles after sister dies
After initially pulling him over for speeding, a state trooper gives Mark Ross a ride home after the man's sister was killed in a car accident.
Pepe the Frog designated a hate symbol
Beloved internet meme Pepe the Frog has gone through various incarnations over the years, reflecting a range of emotions.
3-parent baby technique produces a boy
Not everyone is rejoicing following the birth of a seemingly healthy three-parent baby earlier this year, which is detailed in study published in a scientific journal Tuesday. The baby boy was born on April 6 in Mexico, having been conceived using a technique called spindle nuclear transfer.
See Obama's best private moments
Pete Souza is Chief Official White House photographer. Known for his coverage of Obama's administration, he first worked for government in the Reagan years.
What ISIS left behind
In August 2014, Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters set out on a mission to help Yazidi people trapped on Mount Sinjar.
Capturing unguarded moments with Obama
Chief official White House photographer Pete Souza is known for his coverage of President Obama's administration, but he first worked for government in the Reagan years.