When Russia makes a move, the world takes notice
Here's a look at the Russian President's busy week -- and why the actions matter. FULL STORY
Photos: The cult of Vladimir Putin
Hastert indictment: 5 mysteries
Federal investigators say Dennis Hastert lied to the FBI about $3.5 million he paid to an undisclosed person to "cover up past misconduct."
Man: I saw Holloway buried
Jurriën de Jong says he kept silent for years because of his own crimes -- and out of fear. FULL STORY
$50K reward for missing boy
Oregon boy Kyron Horman vanished nearly five years ago, and local authorities are not giving up on him.
'Draw Mohammed' rally today
An ex-Marine is organizing a rally today outside this Arizona mosque. FULL STORY
ISIS claims Shiite mosque blast
An explosion outside a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia on Friday killed at least four people, the Arab nation's official Saudi Press Agency reports.
Blatter to FIFA: Your fault, too
Members of soccer's world governing body, FIFA, will vote Friday for their new president amid a corruption scandal that has rocked the organization and led for calls for the dismissal of Sepp Blatter, its longtime leader.
Obama poster's maker loses hope
Shepard Fairey says he's run out of hope for President Barack Obama.
ACLU: Pregnant woman's arrest 'horrifying'
An officer's body cam video shows what the ACLU alleges was a wrongful arrest and the wrestling to the ground of an eight months pregnant black woman after she got into an argument with a white woman outside a school in Barstow, California.
Racist Dr. Seuss drawing for sale
A California auction house is selling an early drawing by Dr. Seuss that's sure to disappoint the parents and children who adore his later work. The 1929 color illustration for "Judge" magazine depicts a blatantly racist scenario and uses a slur to describe black people. It's being auctioned for a minimum bid of $20,000.
'Soul-Sucking Dementor' wasp buzzes to fame
Branding can get you everywhere, even if you're just a bug. Boy, does the "Ampulex dementor" wasp know it. Over a year ago, officially, no one was aware that it even existed.
Living room becomes 'gigantic washing machine'
The ferocious Blanco River surged into the Perez family's vacation home, blowing the door off its frame.
Dog found with muzzle taped shut
It's a heart breaking and painful condition for any animal to be in and it begs to ask the question: who would do this?
Chinese astronaut asks U.S. to open space station
Nie Haisheng says it's time for Congress to lift the ban on Chinese astronauts. FULL STORY
'Friday' actor and comedian dies
Actor and comedian Reynaldo Rey died Thursday of complications from a stroke, his manager said.
Five things to start your day
FIFA is electing a president in the middle of a scandal. It's a tie again at the National Spelling Bee. And Vladimir Putin is especially busy these days.
11-year-old graduates, goes to Harvard
An 11-year-old girl has just graduated from high school and is now on her way to Harvard. CNN affiliate KTVK reports.
Taylor Swift 'fine' with not being 'overtly sexy'
Taylor Swift says she's "fine" with her generally squeaky-clean image.
Art pioneer once expelled for doodling
Growing up in India, Adarsh Alphons was expelled from school for doodling. He continued drawing in class at his new school, but there he got a different reaction.
Yes, Putin, this IS America's business
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of meddling in FIFA's affairs -- and he's right. We are. And we should be.
Welcome to the new space world order
China by virtue of the ambition of its space program stands out.
The Republican Hunger Games
Is it just me, or are some Republican candidates behaving a tad aggressively these days?
Why is this war hero being investigated?
Lt. Col. Jason Amerine, a Special Forces war hero who played an instrumental role in the overthrow of the Taliban in the months after 9/11, is under investigation over a purported unauthorized disclosure relating to a U.S. hostage held overseas that was made to U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's office.
220,000 dead. Why are we just talking?
Almost a year on from their dramatic seizure of Mosul, Iraq's second city, the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continue to expand the frontiers of their stronghold in the Middle East.
The week in 39 photos
Grand opening of Golden Gate Bridge
The 'fallen stars' of Bangladesh
Like many little girls, Popy likes stuffed animals. The 8-year-old carries her teddy bear everywhere -- even to work, where she sorts garbage at a dumping ground in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Images show cruelty of slave masters
In front of a white building, with a Belgian flag flying high in the yard, a black man in a striped t-shirt and shorts is being strangled with a chain.
What's streaming on Netflix, Hulu next month
Spelling bee's top 5 moments
Vanya Shivashankar, 13, of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, of Chesterfield, Missouri, tied as winners of the National Spelling Bee on Thursday. Shivashankar correctly spelled the word "'scherenschnitte" and Venkatachalam correctly spelled the word "nunatak."
Giant kangaroo stalks Australian suburb
A massive kangaroo has been spotted in an Australian community measuring over 6 feet 6 inches. Nicky Haydon from affiliate Seven News has more.
Bill Clinton: 'I'm officially Ebola-free'
Former President Bill Clinton said at a United Nations event Thursday that he underwent Ebola screening from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after a recent visit to Liberia, but that he was never exposed to the deadly virus.
Congress flocks to see Taylor Swift
There's plenty of bad blood between Republicans and Democrats in Congress, but on July 13, one woman will bring them together: Taylor Swift.
Obama meets ISIS victim's family
President Barack Obama met Thursday with the family of an American killed by ISIS, visiting the parents and sister of journalist Steven Sotloff during a trip to Miami.
Everything 2016 in 2 minutes
New Quinnipiac poll finds no GOP hopeful would beat Hillary Clinton, even though the same poll finds 53% say Clinton is untrustworthy.
Pataki makes bid for POTUS
George Pataki, the Republican who won the governorship three times in heavily Democratic New York, is running for President in 2016.
China, U.S.: No backing down
The standoff between the U.S. and China over disputed territory in the South China Sea is escalating into a war of words and renewed pledges of military maneuvers in the area.
Poll: 5 GOPers tie for 2016 lead
The race for the Republican nomination for President is more wide open now than perhaps ever before, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll, with five GOP hopefuls all tied with the same amount of support.
ISIS is winning -- how to stop it
ISIS has had a successful month. But taking a city and holding it are two different things. FULL STORY
Graham retires from Air Force
Lindsey Graham is leaving the Air Force Reserves -- even though he "wouldn't leave if they weren't making me," he says.
Clinton wins voter with scripture
Hillary Clinton is a lifelong Methodist, but you wouldn't know that by listening to most of her speeches. She rarely speaks -- at least at any length -- about her faith.
Flooding puts Cruz in bind on climate
The heavy flooding that's overwhelmed Texas and killed more than 30 people has put Sen. Ted Cruz in a bind on climate change.
Will Duggar scandal hurt GOP?
Guests Ben Ferguson and Marc Lamont Hill debate the impact the Duggar scandal will have on GOP politics.
4 ways Periscope is shaking up media
It's May 2, and in London, the Duchess of Cambridge has entered St. Mary's hospital to give birth to her second child. CNN Royal Correspondent Max Foster is waiting just outside in a crowded press area. He can't do much on TV until the baby is born. Instead, he turns to his phone -- clamped to a mini-tripod perched atop a trash bin -- and chats with thousands of royal fans via livestreaming app Periscope.
The invention that changed music forever
"Do you believe in life after love?" Cher used to sing. And if you've ever heard that song, you might now have an earworm in your head.
NBA star's daughter takes over press conference
Most valuable toddler steals the show. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the thin line between adorable and annoying.
Climber goes where 'rescue is impossible'
Mike Libecki is a first ascent addict. He has 60 expeditions under his belt -- all of them to places where very few humans have ever set foot.
Flight attendant investigated for these photos
A Chicago flight attendant for Spirit Airlines is being investigated after taking photos on the tarmac at O'Hare airport. WLS has more.
Feminist yearbook quote goes viral
A lesbian California teenager used the gender pay gap as the basis for her yearbook quote, and a tweet of it has been retweeted more than 10,000 times.
Look at me! 26 selfies of the week
Mary Ellen Mark's prom portraits
Recently active volcanoes
Homeowners who refused to budge
Killing in the heartland; heartbreak in China
A Chinese family chooses rural America for their daughter's college education. And thus she becomes part of a new wave of Chinese students to call Iowa home. But her unsolved death has shattered the one-child couple. And the last person to see her alive, her Chinese boyfriend, has disappeared.
'Foxcatcher': The crazy du Pont next door
Add a fake nose, a few tics and mad acting skills and Steve Carell is John du Pont, the Boo Radley of my childhood.
The killer and the scholar: An unlikely friendship
A few months ago, Kelly Gissendaner wrote a letter to a pen pal across the Atlantic. She told him the state of Georgia was about to fix a date for her execution. One evening soon, she would be strapped to a gurney, needles would be inserted into her arm, and poison would course through her veins until she was dead.
The 13th Juror: An insider's guide to the Tsarnaev trial
No cameras are allowed at the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. But CNN's Ann O'Neill will be there every day. Think of her as The 13th Juror, bringing insights here weekly.
CNN's best bloopers
35 years of CNN
Blitzer: The world was watching
It didn't take long for me to appreciate CNN's worldwide reach and impact.
CNN homepage through the years
A look at how CNN's homepage has evolved through the years.
Azerbaijan's thirst for sporting power
Yes, Amy Schumer is everywhere
'Ugly' vegetables: Trendy, tasty, and good for you
Move over, kale. Americans are expanding their veggie horizons. 2015 is the year of the warty, hunchbacked and spiney.
Historic Gay Head Lighthouse on the move
Precariously perched Gay Head Lighthouse is on the move in Martha's Vineyard. Fortunately, the move is not a widely feared fall off a cliff.
Tattoos last, but for some, so does the pain
A new study suggests people suffer infections, itching and chronic complications for their body art.
Pearl Harbor memorial closed after accident
The USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, will be closed to visitors until at least June 4 after a dock to the memorial that sits atop the sunken battleship was damaged in an accident Wednesday, the National Park Service says.
Mob burns teen girl alive
A large crowd stands by as a teenage girl -- beaten and bloodied -- writhes on the ground, her body engulfed in flames.
Actor arrested on DUI charges
Oscar-nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested on Monday night on suspicion of drunken driving in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
'Jeopardy!' answer is hilariously wrong
See this great answer from "Jeopardy!" contestant Choyon Manjrekar.
Sweet 16th birthday is ruined when this happens
You won't believe how this girl's sweet 16th birthday was ruined on this edition of the RidicuList.
Justin Bieber -- I'll Make Love to ... A Newly-Engaged Couple (VIDEO)
Justin Bieber is apparently taking his rendition of "I'll Make Love to You" on tour ... because he performed it again Thursday night, but this time it was just for a freshly-engaged couple. Bieber was leaving The Grove…
Wayne Gretzky -- Paulina Was a Great Hockey Player ... 'Til She Quit
Paulina Gretzky isn't just another pretty face ... she was a MONSTER on the hockey rink -- until she unexpectedly quit ... so says her legendary father Wayne Gretzky. Wayne was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood…
'Brokeback Bachelors' -- NAKED Showers Together … But NO Sword Fights
The so-called 'Brokeback Bachelors' – aka JJ and Clint -- may not be gay, but they do enjoy water sports ... as in showers. Naked. Together. As we first reported, the new ‘Bachelorette' promo baits viewers into thinking…
'Dual Survival' Star Joe Teti -- Attacks Dog Over Cat-astrophe
One of the stars of Discovery's "Dual Survival" injured or killed a dog on the set during the final episode ... this according to multiple sources connected with the production. Our sources say Joe Teti, a former Green Beret, was shooting one…
Arnold Schwarzenegger -- Son Graduates High School ... Arnold MIA
Arnold Schwarzenegger's son, Joseph Baena, donned a cap and gown Thursday as he graduated Frontier High School in Bakersfield, California ... but dear ol' dad was MIA. Mildred -- Baena's mother/Arnie's former maid -- posed for pics with her son, who…
Jermain Taylor -- Brutal Photos of Alleged Beating Victim
TMZ Sports has obtained photos of the man who claims he was brutally attacked by ex-boxing champ Jermain Taylor in a rehab facility earlier this month ... and it's clear, dude got pummeled. As we previously reported, officials in Arkansas…
The Abbey -- Lights, Camera … Gay Bar!!!
West Hollywood's most famous gay bar is ready for even more exposure ... and we're not talking about the dancers in banana hammocks -- The Abbey is getting its own reality TV show. Sources tell TMZ a production company is currently…
Guess Who This Baby in a Bonnet Turned Into!
Before this capped little kid was a busy Hollywood actress she was just another sweet infant sportin' some serious headwear in Oak Park, Illinois. Can you guess who she is?!
Jay Z & Beyonce -- Black Rage Over Whiteout at Tidal Offices
Jay Z's office photo at Tidal is kinda like playing Where's Black Waldo? -- and Jay Z is Waldo. The pic popped up on Beyonce's website this week, and shows Jay and Bey mugging with a few dozen staffers at the HQ for the streaming service -- and the…
Cody Simpson -- Over Gigi Hadid ... 'Single Life is Pretty Sweet' (VIDEO)
Cody Simpson isn't crying his baby blues out over his split from supermodel Gigi Hadid. Our photog caught the Aussie pop singer with a gang of pals – hot, young females included -- in Hollywood Wednesday…
Dad from 'Friday' Reynaldo Rey Dead -- Dies from Stroke Complications
Reynaldo Rey, longtime comedian and character actor, died early Thursday morning in Los Angeles ... TMZ has learned. Rey was famous for his movie roles in "Friday," "White Men Can't Jump," and "Harlem Nights." He also appeared in tons of TV shows…
Mark Cuban -- Warren Buffett Is My Homeboy (Video)
Mark Cuban and Warren Buffett are more than just billionaire "Entourage" co-stars ... they're also friends in real life who get ICE CREAM together. Cuban just appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" to talk about…
Chris Brown -- Baby Mama Says He Cheaped Out On Royalty's Birthday
Chris Brown's daughter Royalty got a phone call from her dad on her first birthday ... but a source close to his baby mama says that's it. Sources close to Royalty's mom, Nia Guzman, tell TMZ ... Brown didn't show up…
Wale -- Bryce Harper Is My Cousin
Hip-hop superstar Wale just revealed a super awesome branch of his family tree ... telling TMZ Sports Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper ... is his actual cousin. Wale was out in L.A. when we decided to do a…
Harrison Ford -- Look Up in the Sky, It's Me Flying Again ... FORE!! (PHOTOS)
Attention golfers in the Santa Monica area ... Harrison Ford is back in the air -- taking off in the cockpit of a chopper. Two months after seriously injuring himself in a plane crash ... Ford went back to the Santa Monica Airport…
Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez -- Together Again for God ... But Not for Each Other
Slow down, Jelena fans -- yes, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez hung out Wednesday night ... but they are not dating again. Not yet anyway. The reunion of everyone's favorite on-again/off-again set the Internet on fire,…
Allen Iverson -- I'LL SOCK YOU OUT ... I'm Back In Endorsement Game
Allen Iverson's endorsement drought is finally over -- the ex-NBA superstar just landed a brand new deal with a sock company ... TMZ Sports has learned. Iverson was one of the most marketable guys on the planet during his heyday -- but lost a…
NBA's John Wall -- Kicked Off Plane In Vegas ... After Altercation
NBA superstar John Wall was kicked off an American Airlines flight in Las Vegas this week ... after someone in his crew allegedly threatened another passenger ... TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us ... the Washington…
Walk Off the Earth Singer Sarah Blackwood -- United Airlines Booted Me 'Cause My Kid Was Crying
United Airlines has a problem with crying infants according to alternative rocker Sarah Blackwood ... who says she was kicked off a flight because her 1-year-old son got fussy -- but the airline claims the kid was a safety risk. Sarah --…
President Obama -- J.R. Smith Can't Outshoot Steph Curry
President Obama just took a stand on the NBA Finals ... saying there's no way J.R. Smith has a chance to outshoot Steph Curry ... despite the fact Smith has been ON FIRE in the playoffs. Obama went to Twitter to answer some questions ... when…