World leaders gather to pay final respects to Shimon Peres
Why is Gary Johnson still running for president?
Gary Johnson is the new punching bag of the 2016 campaign.
Johnson has 'Aleppo moment' again
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson was asked by MSNBC's Chris Matthews during a town hall forum to name his "favorite foreign leader." He struggled on live TV yet again.
N. Korea flood survivors homeless, sick
One month after devastating floods ravaged North Korea's northeast, aid agencies have warned that many survivors are homeless and at risk of disease as winter looms.
Aleppo's final hours?
As an estimated 10,000 Syrian-led ground troops amass east of Aleppo, the US is considering a tougher response to Russia over its support for the Assad regime and its role in the bombardment of the city, senior administration officials told CNN.
Wells Fargo illegally repossessed service members' cars, US says
The Justice Department said the illegal repossessions took place from 2008 to 2015. The first complaint came from an Army National Guardsman in North Carolina who said the bank seized his car while he was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.
Focus is rail safety in deadly NJ train crash
It happened without warning, without time for passengers to realize they were barreling headlong into a deadly tragedy, without time for commuters standing on the station platform to flee.
Dramatic video captures destruction after train crash
A New Jersey Transit train crashed into a platform in Hoboken Thursday morning, leaving multiple people injured.
Trump says he admires Germany's Merkel, then rips her
Asked to name a world leader he admires and would like to emulate, Donald Trump on Thursday pointed to the foreign head of state he has most vigorously criticized on the campaign trail.
Video released shows officers shooting 6-year-old
A Louisiana judge released body cam video Wednesday showing officers firing multiple rounds into a car, unknowingly striking and killing a 6-year-old boy.
See the body cam footage
Newly-released body cam footage shows police officers fatally shooting a 6-year-old boy after firing several rounds into the car in which he was sitting. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.
Official: US to sharpen military edge in Asia
The US will "sharpen our military edge" in the face of Chinese territorial expansionism and other regional threats as it embarks on the next phase of its pivot to Asia, the US defense secretary said Thursday,
5-year-old trapped under collapsed building
A 5-year-old Syrian girl is rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building after an airstrike in Aleppo. She is the only survivor of the attack. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.
Opinion: Not into Hillary? I wasn't either
I have been adamantly opposed to Donald Trump's candidacy from the first time he glided down the escalator at Trump Tower and descended into the pits of the worst parts of rhetoric against humankind by calling Mexican immigrants drug dealers and rapists. It is because of that moment -- and so many thereafter -- that I never believed this reality star had a legitimate chance or frankly that he was serious about running for president.
Lawsuit: Trump wanted unattractive female employees fired
Donald Trump wanted to fire female employees he considered unattractive and replace them with better-looking women at a golf resort he owned, according to court documents from a 2012 lawsuit.
What's the deal with Trump and women?
Donald Trump's controversial remarks on women, before and during the 2016 campaign, have taken a toll on his image among female voters.
'Raise your hand if you're not a Christian conservative'
Donald Trump, touting the support he's received from evangelicals in this battleground state, called on his supporters at a rally here to identify themselves as "Christian conservatives."
Police: Man killed by officer pointed vaping device
He pulled a vape smoking device from his pocket and pointed it at police before one officer fatally shot him and another discharged a Taser, police said.
Lady Gaga playing the Super Bowl
Opinion: Where children die, but the world does nothing
"If you think thousands of Yazidis stuck on a mountain is terrible, wait until Aleppo falls." Those words came from an Obama administration official focused on Syria policy. Back in 2014.
Ohio man could be linked to 5 deaths
A homeless Ohio man who was charged with two murders last week could now be linked to the slayings of up to five different women.
Mayor urged to quit after racist posts
The mayor a small Pennsylvania borough is being pushed to resign by other municipal officials following racist Facebook pictures West York Mayor Charles Wasko apparently posted over the summer, including ones aimed at the first family.
Opinion: I'm black and I'm afraid of black men
I've been afraid of black men.
9/11 bill: Buyer's remorse in Congress
Top congressional leaders from each party expressed buyer's remorse Thursday about a controversial new law that was enacted over President Barack Obama's objections that allows 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia.
Diabetes: 'Artificial pancreas' OK'd
The Food and Drug Administration approved a so-called artificial pancreas Wednesday. The first-of-its-kind device, the size of a cell phone, monitors and treats patients with type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes.
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.
Zelizer: How smart is Trump on taxes?
During Monday's presidential debate, one of the most beneficial moments for Hillary Clinton came during the discussion about Donald Trump's tax returns.
Palestinian leader to attend Shimon Peres' funeral
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is to attend the funeral of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres on Friday, Abbas' office said.
Amanpour: Will peace be buried with Peres?
Reacting to the news that her 93-year-old former boss had died, former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni raised the issue on everyone's mind: she was worried "peace would be buried with Shimon Peres."
Lawmakers: Wells Fargo a 'criminal enterprise'
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf, seeking to rebound from a disastrous appearance before the Senate, is once again attempting to quiet the outrage in Congress over his bank's creation of fake accounts.
Opinion: Don't let Wells Fargo execs get away with it
Wall Street executives may have to pay a fine or give back some of their gains but they're kept almost entirely free from serious consequences for their wrongdoing, writes Jonathan Tasini
Police: Teen allegedly called grandparents before opening fire
A minute before a teen allegedly opened fire at an elementary school playground in South Carolina, he called his grandparents' cellphone, sobbing and mumbling unintelligibly, authorities say.
SC shootings: The heroes who helped save lives
When a teen allegedly opened fire at an elementary school playground in South Carolina, wounding three people, quick action by teachers and emergency responders helped save lives, authorities say.
Why police shoot to kill
From Ferguson and North Charleston to Tulsa and Charlotte, fatal police shootings seem to be happening with alarming regularity.
Emergency smartphone alerts getting an upgrade
Your smartphone's emergency alerts are getting an upgrade.
Study: Removing both ovaries speeds aging
A surgery recommended to women as a way to prevent ovarian cancer is unethical in many cases, say Mayo Clinic researchers.
Famed arctic explorer's ship raised after 85 years
A ship that once belonged to famed Norwegian arctic explorer Roald Amundsen has been recovered after almost a century immersed in the icy depths of Cambridge Bay in Canada.
US farmers 'begging for workers'
American farmers say they are facing a severe worker shortage.
First in the world, the Americas are free of measles
An effort spanning two decades has resulted in a global first: The Americas have eliminated measles, the World Health Organization said this week. The battle was won through mass vaccination to prevent the viral disease, which can cause severe health problems including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death.
Iraqi 'housewife' says she's beheaded 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.
ISIS wants her dead
A self-described housewife, Wahida Mohamed has been fighting ISIS, and before that Al-Qaida, for years. She says they've tried to kill her many times but she keeps fighting. CNN's Ben Wedeman has more.
Air rage on the rise
The next time you're battling over an armrest or silently enduring that toddler kicking the back of your seat, remember that it could be worse. Much worse.
How these prosecutors are fighting against heroin
The short, scarce breaths had all but stopped by the time the paramedics arrived.
'Modern Family' hires transgender child actor
"Modern Family" has cast 8-year-old Jackson Millarker, who is transgender, as Lily's friend Tom on the show. The actor made his debut on an episode titled, "A Stereotypical Day."
Kate and William snubbed in Canada
Canada may have rolled out the red carpet for Prince William and Kate Middleton's visit, but that didn't stop the royal couple from being snubbed by some.
Typhoon causes 35-foot waves
Typhoon Megi made landfall in Taiwan with massive waves, extreme winds and remarkable rainfall totals.
'SNL's' new Donald Trump is ...
Alec Baldwin becomes Donald Trump. CNN's Jeanne Moos previews the return of "SNL" with a new Donald.
Michelle Obama slams Donald Trump at rally
At a campaign event in Philadelphia the first lady had some words for Donald Trump on her husband's birth place, Trump's Tweets & even his tax returns.
Why is China buying up the global supply of donkeys?
Gelatin produced from donkey hide is a key ingredient of one of China's favorite traditional remedies, known as ejiao, which is used to treat a range of ailments from colds to insomnia.
'Brutally honest' Christie may take over Trump debate preps
Some of Donald Trump's advisers are discussing an overhaul in how he prepares for his second face-off with Hillary Clinton, and one option being floated internally is asking Chris Christie to take a leading role to get the Republican nominee ready.
Why Trump is mad at his allies
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.
Trump on Miss Universe: I saved her job
Donald Trump says that he saved former Miss Universe Alicia Machado's job by criticizing her weight.
Opinion: Critical issue the first debate missed
As America decides on its next president, two critical domestic issues are at stake -- the economy and health care. In their first debate, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spoke at length on one: the economy. But how much time was devoted to the other? Absolutely none. Unless you consider Donald Trump's possible symptoms -- sniffling, fatigue, dehydration -- which suggest that his own health may have been partially compromised.
Candidates hurl insults and glasses on live TV
Candidates hurl glasses at each other during live debate brawl. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the blow-by-blow.
Muslim woman to appear in Playboy wearing hijab
Noor Tagouri is a 22-year-old journalist who will be featured in Playboy magazine's October issue. Her choice of dress for her photo shoot is causing quite a stir on social media.
Amnesty: Sudan used chemical weapons in Darfur
The Sudanese government has been accused of using chemical weapons against the people of Darfur, according to a report released by Amnesty International on Thursday.
Obama picks envoy to Havana as Cubans await change
President Barack Obama this week nominated the first US ambassador to Cuba in more than 50 years, capping a multi-year process to open a new diplomatic relationship with Havana.
Pakistani, Indian troops clash, 2 die
Two Pakistani soldiers were killed after an exchange of fire with Indian troops across the de-facto border between the two countries in the disputed region of Kashmir, Pakistan's military said.
Opinion: Why is India's Modi going on the offensive?
India's reported "surgical strike" across the border into Pakistani-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday brings India-Pakistan relations to their lowest point in almost a decade.
8 cool travel jobs hiring right now
Lighthouse keeper, big-cat caretaker and Santa's postal elf: Recruiters are seeking globe-trotting adventure-seekers hoping to spice up their resume
Female CEOs hit record high
America hit a milestone in 2016: The most female CEOs ever. There are now 27 women at the helm of S&P 500 companies.
'Empire' praised for taking on police brutality
"Empire" waded into #BlackLivesMatter Wednesday night and the hit Fox series is being hailed for it.
Josh Gordon says he'll enter rehab
Preschool teacher by day, MMA fighter by night
I came into this world a fighter.
'Luke Cage' is music to Cheo Coker's ears
When "Luke Cage" showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker was a student at Stanford University in the early 1990s, he and some friends would DJ parties.
Sandra Oh returning to TV
Two years after she hung up her scrubs on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," Sandra Oh is headed back to the network for a new role on "American Crime."
Medieval castle made of trash
Just 30 minutes outside Buenos Aires is a medieval village made with recycled materials that sits atop what was once a landfill.
Bourdain on Nashville: We left 'damaged but happy'
We've done a few music-centric episodes, but this one is epic.
To improve health, cities are changing their streetlights
In response to recent guidance by the American Medical Association against the use of powerful LED lights, cities such as Phoenix; Lake Worth, Florida; and 25 towns in Connecticut are now opting for street lamps with lower color temperatures, meaning less blue light emission.
Photos from the NJ train crash
A section of roof lies on the platform after a New Jersey Transit train crashed at the Hoboken station on Thursday, September 29. One person was reported dead, and dozens of others were injured.
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt -- Settlement Negotiations Full Steam Ahead
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been in the throes of settlement negotiations almost from the start ... but it got rocky early on when Brad pulled the plug ... sources familiar with the case tell TMZ. Our sources say both sides wanted a quick end…
Chris Brown Accuser -- Beauty Pageant Struts to Chris Brown's Hit Song! (VIDEO + PHOTOS)
The woman who claims Chris Brown pulled a gun on her got a hysterical assist from Breezy in her quest to win a beauty pageant. Baylee Curran was a contestant in the Miss Greater Inland Empire Pageant -- it's a prelim for Miss California -- and…
Tyga -- Beware the Repo Man ... This Time for His Mama's Ride! (PHOTO)
Tyga's about to have a new battle with an old foe -- the repo man -- and this time his poor mother could end up suffering. A woman in Orange County has filed docs against the rapper claiming she acted as a middleman on a Range Rover lease for Tyga's…
'Bachelor' Nick Viall -- Drops Anchor For One-On-One Date (PHOTOS + VIDEO)
Get ready to judge Nick Viall's skills as the new 'Bachelor' -- we got the first photos and videos of him on a one-on-one date, and it looks like he just might avoid becoming a 4 time loser. We got Nick in action with a blonde named Danielle. He's…
John Cena -- I Haven't Been Offered 'Live with Kelly' Job ... But I'd Take It! (VIDEO)
With Kelly Ripa still hunting for a Michael Strahan replacement, John Cena tells TMZ Sports he'd definitely be the man for the job ... all producers have to do is ask.
Model Lexi Vixi -- Goes Full Vixen ... In Tiny Lace Bikini (PHOTO GALLERY)
Lexi Vixi isn't afraid to mix things up on the beach in SoCal ... and wearing a swimsuit that looks more like lingerie is solid proof. The ridiculously fit model beat the recent heatwave by dropping her tank top and short shorts and taking a…
Guess Who This Rockin' Kid Turned Into!
Before this rockstar-in-training was taking center stage in Hollywood, she was just another jammin' gal in New York City. Can you guess who she is?
Blac Chyna -- Sends Out Rob's Number ... Now No More 'Bitches' Can Text Him (VIDEO + PHOTO)
Blac Chyna just pulled the ultimate move to ensure Rob Kardashian won't have any more "bitches" texting him ... blasting out his number to millions of people. Chyna posted a tweet Thursday night giving the world her soon-to-be hubby/baby daddy's…
Lady Gaga -- It's Official ... I'm Doing Super Bowl Halftime!!
Lady Gaga has been promoted from the National Anthem at last year's Super Bowl ... to headlining Super Bowl LI in February ... the NFL has confirmed. The timing couldn't be more perfect for Gaga ... who is launching a new album in October. Gaga…
NY Giants Co-Owner Steve Tisch -- I Support Ben McAdoo ... After Odell Beckham Criticism (VIDEO)
NY Giants head coach Ben McAdoo just got a vote of confidence from his boss Steve Tisch -- who says he strongly believes Ben and Odell Beckham can work out their issues after OBJ's week 3 outburst. Beckham seemed upset after McAdoo said…
Gladys Knight -- My Son Tried to Blackmail Me with Medical Information
Gladys Knight says her son stooped so low in their legal battle, he attempted to extort his own mother if she didn't cut him a break. The R & B legend has been fighting Shanga Hankerson over the chicken & waffles joints that bear her…
Olympic Legend John Carlos -- Warns Shaq Over Kaepernick Criticism ... You're On the Wrong Side of History (VIDEO)
U.S. Olympic legend John Carlos -- who famously raised the black power fist at the '68 Games -- is warning Shaquille O'Neal about criticizing Colin Kaepernick's protest ... saying he's going to wind up on the wrong side of history. Earlier…
NFL's Josh Gordon -- Back to Rehab
Cleveland Browns superstar Josh Gordon is headed back to rehab ... the team just announced.
Ryan Lochte -- Who Needs The White House? I'm Making Green!! (PHOTO GALLERY)
While the rest of the Team USA Olympians were yukking it up with President Obama at the White House Thursday, Ryan Lochte was raking it in ... shooting a commercial with his new sponsor. The Olympic swimmer and "Dancing With the…
Derrick Rose Judge -- Shoots Down Pseudonym Appeal ... 'This Is Not a State Secrets Case'
The judge in the Derrick Rose rape case reaffirmed his decision and will NOT allow the accuser to use a pseudonym during the trial ... saying, "This is not a state secrets case." As we previously reported, the accuser had asked the judge to…
Jon Voight -- Google Conspiracy is Legit ... Trump's Getting Sabotaged!! (VIDEO)
Jon Voight must be a Yahoo! search guy, because he agrees with Donald Trump ... Google's working for Hillary Clinton. The actor and Trump supporter tells us at LAX ... the tech company's not alone in trying to keep Trump out of the White House ...…
Kylie Jenner -- Leaked Number Off Limits ... For a Whole Year!
Kylie Jenner's phone number was shut down after Rob Kardashian leaked it -- and it won't be up for grabs again 'til next September ... TMZ has learned. A rep for Verizon -- where Kylie had her phone plan -- tells us it's going beyond its usual…
Rory McIlroy -- Misses Putt ... But Heckler Drains It! (VIDEO)
Rory McIlroy was upstaged by a heckler in the gallery at the Ryder Cup Thursday morning -- when the golfer missed a putt multiple times ... and an American heckler came out and showed him how it's done! Rory was doing a practice round at Hazeltine…
President Obama -- Crackin' Jokes with US Olympians ... I Don't Want 'Phelps Face' (VIDEO)
More jokes from President Obama ... this time, POTUS was busting out the zingers with the Team USA Olympians ... crackin' on everything from his gymnastics skills to "Phelps face." It all went down at the White House ... where Obama and gold medal…
Manny Pacquiao -- 'I Tried All Kinds of Drugs' ... Before I Became a Champ
Manny Pacquiao says he's no stranger to drug use -- admitting that he tried "all kinds of drugs" before he became a boxing champion. Pacquiao was talking about Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and his plan to crack down on drug…