Democrats frame choice between hope and dystopia
The Democratic A-list on Wednesday cast Donald Trump as a threat to the American dream -- and Hillary Clinton as the nation's only chance to save it.
Miss Obama's speech? Watch it now
President Barack Obama used his Democratic National Convention speech to make the case that Hillary Clinton is the best person to be president and that she will build on his time in office.
Clinton's 4 challenges tonight
Hillary Clinton's allies did everything in their power to set up her big moment Thursday night.
See Clinton join Obama on stage
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton joined President Barack Obama on stage after he gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Trump: Just kidding on Russia hacking
Donald Trump says he was only kidding when he appeared to encourage Russian intelligence agencies to find Hillary Clinton's thousands of deleted emails.
Trump ghostwriter: Working with him was a mistake
Former Donald Trump ghostwriter Tony Schwartz says he regrets working on "The Art of the Deal," and never envisioned Trump running for president.
Clinton's sore spot and why it matters
Hillary Clinton hasn't even said anything about the Trans-Pacific Partnership recently -- and yet, in 24 hours, she became embroiled in a new controversy about her stance on the deal.
How Obama made Republicans jealous
President Barack Obama gave a forceful speech at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday that left many conservative voices opposed to Donald Trump imagining what could have been.
Opinion: Damn straight, Mr. President
Rather than take a well-earned victory lap, President Barack Obama showed a steely resolve as he ruthlessly dismantled Donald Trump, writes Paul Begala.
DNC speeches: Do the claims add up?
The Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia on Wednesday for the third night of its convention, and CNN's Reality Check Team put the speakers' statements and assertions to the test.
Kaine impersonates Trump
At the Democratic National Convention, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine impersonates Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and says he is not trustworthy.
MH370 captain's simulator had course plotted
The home flight simulator belonging to the MH370 pilot had a route plotted into it which ended in the Indian Ocean, officials have confirmed.
14 set for firing squad execution
Indonesia is set to execute more drug convicts this week, according to the country's Attorney General.
Pope Francis falls during service
While holding Mass in Czestochowa, Poland, Pope Francis stumbled and fell. Members of clergy quickly came to his aid, and the service was not interrupted.
Ford's darkest day in 5 years
Ford just waved a caution flag on American car sales. The No. 2 U.S. auto maker warned on Thursday of a growing list of global risks and suggested the previously-roaring American market may have peaked.
Germany's Merkel stands by refugee policy
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday described recent attacks in Germany and across Europe as "shocking, depressing and terrifying," but refused to back down on her open-door refugee policy that has attracted criticism following three recent assaults in the country.
Freddie Gray cops suing prosecutor
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is going from prosecutor to civil defendant in connection with the case of the death of Freddie Gray.
Opinion: Was Gray case a political prosecution?
Danny Cevallos: If the prosecutor had probable cause to prosecute police officers in Baltimore, why did she drop the three remaining cases before trial?
Glowing sea blob confounds scientists
Scientists from the E/V Nautilus research vessel were stumped when they spotted a strange purple blob on the ocean floor off the coast of California.
Officer gun deaths up 78%
The shooting deaths of three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday pushed the number of law enforcement fatalities past a tragic benchmark.
Second French church attacker identified
French officials identified the second man involved in the deadly attack on a Catholic Church in Normandy as Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean.
Is terror in Europe the new normal?
A new normal shrouds Europe now.
'All supply lines' cut off by army
People in Aleppo are hungry and terrified as the Syrian army tightens its grip on the rebel-held eastern section of the city, resident and photojournalist Karam Al Masri told CNN.
Skytyping, wing walking and other aerial feats
From wing walking to skytyping, the 2016 EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, showcases some of the best that aviation has to offer.
Get your ticket: 5th largest Powerball jackpot
There's another record-breaking jackpot up for grabs.
Has Zika begun to spread in U.S.?
Health officials in Florida are now investigating four possible non-travel-related cases of Zika virus, the state Department of Health said Wednesday.
Whole Foods struggles
J.K. Rowling slams web site for using her image
J.K. Rowling denounced a web site that is using her name and image to pitch a workshop that promises best-seller success.
Best and worst convention entrances, exits
Both the Republican and Democratic National Convention showcased drama, but here are the best and worst convention entrances and exits. Jeanne Moos has the good, the bad and the awkward.
Is this the superbug killer?
Scientists searching for a solution to ever-resistant, infection-causing bacteria may have found an answer much closer to home than expected -- up our noses.
FDA to reevaluate gay blood ban
The Food and Drug Administration is officially reconsidering its blood donation policy, which currently restricts men who have had sex with other men in the past year from giving blood.
Keshia Knight Pulliam on her messy marital split
Pregnant "Cosby Show" star Keshia Knight Pulliam is speaking out about the end of her brief marriage.
When Kennedy won the nomination
The 1960 Democratic National Convention was a pivotal week in American politics. John F. Kennedy won the nomination over Lyndon B. Johnson and several other challengers.
Why you should look at the sky tonight
The night sky is lighting up this summer.
Exploring newly discovered planets
For a craft that was launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope continues to provide us with awe-inspiring firsts. This time, researchers pointed its venerable lens in the direction of Earth-size planets beyond our solar system to give us the first glimpse into their atmospheres, according to a new study.
Boeing could kill production of iconic 747
After years of lackluster sales, Boeing has warned it could stop producing its legendary 747 jumbo jet if orders do not pick up.
Flying at 200 feet in an open-air plane
Matt Tisdale's Air Cam doesn't fly as high, or as fast, as most planes, but he says it's one of the most relaxing planes to fly, and it has a great view.
Why Jupiter's atmosphere is so hot
Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the humungous storm that has roiled the gas giant for up to 300 years, also heats the planet's atmosphere to scorching temperatures, new findings show.
What was mystery light in the sky?
Bright, long streaks of light soared across the sky from Utah to California, stunning residents who got an unexpected show Wednesday night.
Simon opens up about 'imbalance' with Garfunkel
It is one of the enduring mysteries in pop history: why did one of the most popular and impactful musical partnerships of modern times break up after just five years?
The female wrestlers breaking taboos
Black Dandyism: When dressing got political
Dressing, especially for black men, can be political. That's according to a new exhibit at London's Photographers' Gallery, "Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity".
Latinos disappointed with Clinton VP pick
For many Latinos, 2016 was supposed to be the year they'd see one of their own on the presidential ballot. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio did their best on the Republican side and for a while Hilary Clinton kept their hopes high until she picked Tim Kaine to be her running mate.
7 arrested after breaching fence at DNC
Seven protesters who breached the outer perimeter fence surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia were arrested Wednesday night, according to the Secret Service.
'Jason Bourne' back to play the hits
Much like its title character, "Jason Bourne" is an efficient automaton of a movie, stripping away any pesky qualifiers -- "Identity," "Supremacy," "Ultimatum" -- and getting down to what the whole exercise is about in the bare-bones title.
Can an app make you mindful?
Traveling: It should be a chance to unwind, but often it just winds you up.
Turning pollution into paint
Air Ink, a brand new concept by India-based Graviky Labs, uses polluted air to create paint and ink.
Obama: Trump lacks 'basic knowledge'
President Obama takes aim at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying he doesn't have "basic knowledge" of the world.
Opinion: Secret to the Clintons' marriage
Tuesday night, Bill Clinton took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to make the case for another Clinton: the former U.S. Secretary of State-- and his former First Lady -- Hillary Clinton, as the next President of the United States.
T-shirt that offended Walmart
Twenty-one years ago, Ann Moliver Ruben designed a T-shirt with a simple empowering message: "Someday a woman will be PRESIDENT!"
Opinion: Democrats are funnier
With all due respect to Scott Baio, there's little doubt about which 2016 convention will end up as the more entertaining. Over the first two nights in Philadelphia, we've seen performances from celebrity guests like Paul Simon, Demi Lovato and Alicia Keys. We've seen appearances from stars like Elizabeth Banks and Meryl Streep.
Toddler revived; missile flies: U.S. military in July
More than 1.3 million people serve in the five branches of the U.S. armed forces. Add in civilian employees from the U.S. Department of Defense, and you get the world's largest employer: 3.2 million employees, according to the World Economic Forum.
Look at me! 15 must-see selfies from July
Take a look at some selfies taken by celebrities during the month of July.
High-end horses: The ultimate jet setters
When the world's best athletes travel they receive first class treatment from expedited security to special meals to extra legroom. The same is true for the four-legged world of top show jumping horses.
Race pits classic yachts against modern rocketships
Her wooden spars gleam in the St. Tropez sunshine and water laps gently at her classic curves -- a far cry from her life as a houseboat on a Dutch canal.
Dems sleeping in the woods for Sanders
Even scorching heat and calamitous thunderstorms that rocked the mid-Atlantic coast this week didn't stop Bernie Sanders' die-hard supporters from traveling to Philadelphia to protest the Democratic National Convention, where many have spent the week sleeping in tents in nearby campgrounds.
Actress: I love my girlfriend
Notoriously private Kristen Stewart is opening up about her love life.
Sanders gets emotional
Sen. Bernie Sanders got emotional when his brother, Larry, cast the Democrats Abroad delegation's votes in favor of Bernie Sanders during the Democratic National Convention roll call.
California wildfire turns deadly
A wildfire that has raged in central California for nearly a week intensified under hot weather and has killed one person.
Officers' charges dropped in Freddie Gray case
Prosecutors are dropping charges against the remaining Baltimore officers who were facing trial in connection with Freddie Gray's death.
Mom beats daughter live on Facebook
"You wanna try me, right?"
Reagan shooter set to be released
A federal judge on Wednesday granted John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, "full-time covalescent leave" from St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
Mad scramble to clear Russians for Games
In a last-minute effort to declare which Russians are eligible to attend the Olympics in Rio, the governing bodies of two dozen sports have been scrambling to clear eligible competitors with the start of the Games just days away.
HIV-positive man paid to have sex with kids is arrested
A Malawian man who bragged about having sex with underage girls to mark their passage into adulthood has been arrested, authorities say.
Bill Clinton's love letter to his wife
Hillary Clinton is calling on her biggest advocate Tuesday night.
Opinion: Will his best effort help her?
Traditionally, the spouses of major-party nominees get a speaking slot at the national convention to humanize the candidate. Former presidents speak to remind the faithful of their history. Bill Clinton falls into both categories, but he had a far more difficult task in closing out the second night of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday night; he needed to find a way to knit the party back together again.
The last gasp of Bernie Sanders 2016
Tuesday was going to be a historic day and California Democrats weren't taking any chances.They didn't want Hillary Clinton's moment spoiled. So the early delegates -- Clinton supporters -- surrounded the microphone to crowd out the boisterous supporters of Bernie Sanders.
Trump backs $10 min. wage
Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would support raising the federal minimum wage to $10 an hour, a departure from his previous assertion that wages are "too high."
Albright: Trump presidency would be gift to Putin
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says a Donald Trump presidency would be "a gift to Vladmir Putin," claiming that Trump's rhetoric aligns with Putin's attempts to "disrupt Europe."
'Little doubt' Russia hacked DNC
There is "little doubt" Russia is behind the hack of Democratic National Committee emails, a US official told CNN on Wednesday.
Usain Bolt -- I HAVE ARRIVED ... Touches Down In Rio (PHOTOS)
Behold ... BOLT IS IN BRAZIL!!! The fastest man EVER landed in Rio Thursday morning -- and greeted the fans with an "I am here" pose. Bolt was greeted by fans and media -- but didn't say a word ... just gesturing with his hands before being…
Drake & Kanye West -- Taylor Swift Can't Talk S*** Anymore! (VIDEO)
Drake opened the door ... Kanye West stepped through it, and then took a few pot shots at Taylor Swift. Drake brought Kanye out as a surprise guest during his Chicago concert Wednesday night, and he immediately went in on the Taylor beef -- "All I…
Brandon Marshall -- Calls Out Antonio Brown ... I'll Bet My Porsche I'm Better Than You! (VIDEO)
This could get awesome!!! Now that Ryan Fitzpatrick has reportedly re-signed with the Jets, Brandon Marshall is getting all sorts of cocky ... betting HIS PORSCHE that he'll have more receiving yards this year than Antonio Brown. The NY…
Hilary Duff -- Urgent Warning from Cops ... Obsessed Fan Trying to Propose
Hilary Duff could get a marriage proposal any day now, but it's coming from a scary individual who is driving all over town searching for her. We've learned Bev Hills police already reached out to Hilary's people to warn them about the man. Law…
Clayton Kershaw's Wife -- 'It's Killing Him to Sit On Sidelines' (VIDEO)
No one knows Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw better than his wife, Ellen -- who tells TMZ Sports the injured pitcher is "giving it everything he has" to get back in the rotation THIS season. Ellen -- along with several other Dodger wives and…
Pope Francis -- Takes a Spill ... Watch That Step! (VIDEO)
You gotta feel for Pope Francis -- he went down hard in the middle of Mass Thursday morning in Poland. The Pontiff appeared to miss a step as he was walking down from the altar. He had a few priests spotting him, and they helped him back to his…
Fergie -- Strapped & Loaded (PHOTOS)
Fergie served up a tall, hot glass of MILFshake -- the perfect DNC after-party, we're thinking. Fergie performed her new track "M.I.L.F. $" Wednesday night during The Creative Coalition's Benefit Gala in Philly. 41 years old and still a…
Julian Edelman -- Model Files Paternity Docs ... I'm Preggo with Your Kid!
New England Patriots star Julian Edelman may have pulled a Tom Brady ... allegedly knocking up a smokin' hot lady ... and then moving on to date a world-famous supermodel.
'Shark Tank's' Scrub Daddy Sues -- You're Sponging Off Our Customers!
The company behind Scrub Daddy -- the most successful product ever pitched on "Shark Tank" -- is accusing a man of tricking customers with a knockoff sponge. Scrub Daddy says Brian Reaux's attempt to push "Scrub 'N EZ" will confuse faithful Scrub…
Joakim Noah -- I Took Some Crack in Ibiza (PHOTO GALLERY)
Brand new Knicks star Joakim Noah is already taking a bite of the big apple, and it's very, very juicy.
Waka Flocka & Lil Scrappy -- Here's How We Handle Chick Issues ... and Bachelor(ette) Parties (VIDEO)
Waka Flocka and Lil Scrappy won't be writing a relationship advice column any time soon, but they have some entertaining takes on relationships. We caught up with them and their ladies in ATL and asked how they handle spats at home. Check out the…
Chad Johnson -- Moving On & Moving Out ... Puts FL Pad on Market (PHOTO GALLERY)
Ex-NFL star Chad Johnson wants a fresh start in a new pad, and he's getting the ball rolling by selling his sweet Florida crib. Chad put his 6,824 square foot property on the market this week -- 6 bedrooms, 7 baths in the gated community of…
Guess Who This Smiling Stud Turned Into!
Before this grinning little guy was lighting up Hollywood with his million dollar smile, he was just another photogenic kid growing up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Can you guess who he is?
Kimbo Slice's Son -- I Fight Even Harder Now ... To Honor My Dad (VIDEO)
Kimbo Slice's son says he wants to honor the memory of his late father by fighting his ass off in his MMA debut ... telling TMZ Sports, "I go harder now. It means more to me now." As we previously reported, 24-year-old Kevin Ferguson Jr. is set to…
NFL's Dak Prescott -- Found Not Guilty ... In Mississippi DUI Case
Finally, some GOOD NEWS for a Dallas Cowboys player -- rookie QB Dak Prescott was just found NOT GUILTY in his DUI case ... TMZ Sports has learned. Prescott -- a star QB at Mississippi State -- was pulled over for speeding on March 12th around…
Oprah Winfrey -- Came in Like a Wrecking Ball ... Chicago Studio Demolished (VIDEO)
The building where Oprah Winfrey gave away hundreds of cars, and Tom Cruise famously leaped on the couch is a big pile of dust now, and from its ashes ... Big Macs will rise. Harpo Studios in Chicago was demolished this week as O shifts…
Dr. Dre -- D.A. Rejects Gun Case After Citizen's Arrest
Dr. Dre just emerged victorious in the showdown with that guy who accused him of pulling a gun ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us the L.A. County District Attorney has already rejected the case for insufficient evidence. As we…
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Hit With $900k Judgment ... In Auction House War
Bad news for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... the NBA legend has been ordered to pay more than $900k to a famous auction house for backing out of a deal to sell a bunch of his memorabilia ... TMZ Sports has learned. Kareem had been at war with Julien's…
Donald Trump -- 'Apprentice' Theme Now Off Limits ... O'Jays Fire Off Warning
The '70s classic "For the Love of Money" should no longer be associated with Donald Trump ... if The O'Jays get their way. Of course, the song has been the 'Apprentice' theme for years now -- but soul music legends, The O'Jays just sent a cease…
Kim Zolciak -- Botox Confessions During Daughter's TMZ Photog Trial (VIDEO + PHOTO)
Kim Zolciak's daughter, Brielle, could have a career as a TMZ photog ... at least based on this video of her hammering mom with plastic surgery questions. Kim and the fam were at LAX when we decided to give Brielle a trial run behind the…