What early voting reveals in 12 battleground states
Hillary Clinton's campaign has reason for optimism in several swing states -- and appears to have turned Arizona into a battleground -- as millions of Americans vote early.
This first-time voter has a secret
Devon Leasure, a born and bred conservative going to school in the battleground state of Florida, shares why she and her friends are voting for Trump.
Opinion: The US is changing, Gingrich
Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House and former professor of history, showed a lack of leadership and a dated knowledge of current American realities in his now-viral exchange with Megyn Kelly.
Two quakes hit Italy within hours
A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit central Italy Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.
These women escaped ISIS but lost everything
Choose that ideology or face the wrath of ISIS: Those were the only options.
Women recount horror of life under ISIS
In a refugee camp close to the Iraqi city of Mosul, several women now recover from their time under ISIS. These are their stories.
Where Trump needs to win to get to 270
Donald Trump's campaign raised eyebrows with its announcement of a Friday rally in Lisbon, Maine -- his fourth trip to the state since June.
CNN Poll of Polls: Clinton holds steady lead
Hillary Clinton's lead in the national horserace has held steady despite some flashes of tightening in state polls over the last week, according to CNN's most recent Poll of Polls.
What (more) we've learned about Clinton's circle from email hack
When it comes to the Hillary Clinton brand, as she once wrote, it takes a village.
Migrants torch shelters ahead of camp closing
French officials have said they will officially close the migrant camp known as "The Jungle" by nightfall Wednesday and will begin bulldozing the settlement.
Apple delays its AirPods launch
Apple is delaying the launch of AirPods, its wireless earbuds designed for the iPhone, saying on Wednesday that the accessory is not quite ready for prime time.
Suspect in Oklahoma killing posts to Facebook
Michael Dale Vance Jr. seems to be relishing his notoriety as fugitive since he allegedly shot two Oklahoma police officers October 23.
Russia unveils 'Satan 2' missile
A Russian missile design company has unveiled the first image of a new weapon in Russia's arsenal: the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, nicknamed "Satan 2."
Inside Russia's internet 'troll factory'
CNN's Matthew Chance tracked down a woman who says she worked as a Russian sponsored internet troll to spread false information online.
Trump says he'll spend $100M+ by Election Day
Donald Trump told CNN Wednesday he is prepared to open up his wallet and donate considerably more to his campaign in the closing days of the race.
Trump praises Gingrich after Megyn Kelly interview
Donald Trump's isn't the only one who has had a troubling past with women. CNN's Kyung Lah takes a look at Trump surrogates' controversies with women.
Defense won't seek cash back from service members
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Wednesday he is suspending "all efforts to collect reimbursement" from improperly awarded enlistment bonuses given to some member of the California National Guard, following outrage from veterans and their families over attempts to recover the money 10 years after it was disbursed.
Pilot accused of operating aircraft while intoxicated
A 38-year-old SkyWest Airlines pilot was arrested in South Dakota Wednesday for allegedly operating an aircraft while intoxicated, police said.
Coach speaks out on noose incident at high school
The black Mississippi high school football player who had a noose placed around his neck by a former teammate is handling the situation well, his coach said Wednesday.
Hillary Clinton might shatter the glass ceiling ... literally
Hillary Clinton has spoken about breaking through the glass ceiling all campaign long, so it's no wonder why she chose a glass convention center for her election night party.
Opinion: Donald Trump is back to being a punchline
Finally, Donald Trump is getting back to something he does really well: being a punchline.
Police find man locked up in dark basement
Police in Brazil discovered a man that may have been locked in his family's basement for 15 years.
He was allegedly held captive by family for 15 years
Police in the Brazilian city of Guarulhos say they have discovered a man who may have been kept captive by his family for at least 15 years.
The 2016 Top 10 CNN Heroes
Meet 10 everyday people doing extraordinary things to help their communities. Our CNN Heroes.
Microsoft unveils sleek computer, Windows 10 updates
Microsoft fans longing for a Surface desktop computer may not have to wait much longer.
Here's how much college will cost you this year
College tuition keeps going up, rising faster than inflation and family income.
Trump's Hollywood star vandalized
Los Angeles police are looking for the man who destroyed Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star with a sledgehammer and a pick ax.
See images of the damage
Los Angeles police are looking for the man who destroyed Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star with a sledgehammer and a pickaxe.
EpiPen alternative returning soon
Pharmaceutical company Kaleo said Wednesday that it will reintroduce its compact epinephrine autoinjector to the US market in the first half of 2017. Auvi-Q can be used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, by delivering epinephrine to help relax muscles, open airways and reduce swelling triggered when the body has an allergic reaction.
Timberlake not in trouble for voting selfie
It turns out the selfie Justin Timberlake took is "Not a Bad Thing."
World's scariest walk to school
The world's most terrifying school run is about to get a little less hair raising.
Wife pleads for husband's re-election in hilarious ad
A political ad unlike any other; CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the wife who begs voters to take her hubby.
Singer and NFLer expecting baby
Ciara and Russell Wilson wasted no time starting a family.
'We lived off rats and birds'
Somali pirates have released 26 hostages held for nearly five years in terrible conditions. Three died during the ordeal. One of the survivors tells CNN of his desperate struggle.
Lady Gaga does 'Carpool Karaoke'
Lady Gaga sang and drove during a "Carpool Karaoke" segment on CBS's "The Late Late Show with James Corden."
Hillary Clinton lets loose on the campaign trail
With a lead in the polls and a birthday to celebrate, Hillary Clinton has been letting loose.
Donald Trump: That's 'a very rude question'
With less than two weeks until the 2016 presidential election, CNN's Dana Bash asked Donald Trump about where, and how, he's spending his final days as a candidate.
Newly released interview audio shows new side of Trump
Newly released audio from an interview with Author Michael D'Antonio shows a new side of Donald Trump. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
Racism in medicine is an 'open secret'
What happened on a hot summer day two years ago still shakes Dr. Emily Whitgob to the core.
Indians fan gives up seat and saves Kenny Lofton's day
Former Cleveland Indians star Kenny Lofton experienced one of the biggest benefits of sports fandom.
Clinton's New Hampshire lead shrinks
Hillary Clinton's edge over Donald Trump is dwindling in New Hampshire, a new Monmouth University poll shows.
Trump leads Clinton in new Florida poll
Donald Trump has a 2 percentage point edge over Hillary Clinton in Florida, according to a new poll released Wednesday, as both presidential campaigns blanket the critical swing state in a full sprint to Election Day.
Giuliani: 'Obamacare is Obama fraud'
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani called the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's signature health care law, "Obama fraud" and an example of a "Democratic program" championed by Hillary Clinton.
Indiana: A perfect storm for voter fraud debate
In the final weeks of the campaign as Donald Trump fuels questions concerning voting irregularities, a case in Indiana -- the home turf of the GOP running mate Mike Pence -- perfectly frames the current debate on voter fraud.
Photos show part of Saturn going gold
A hexagon jet stream in Saturn that used to be blue has been photograpphed by NASA in gold.
Dog waits for evicted owners to come home
A dog left behind after his family moved out of their Detroit home gets a new chance at life.
Kim Kardashian is back
Filming on "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" has resumed, three weeks after an armed robbery of Kim Kardashian that put the show on hold.
What's happened since the Cubs won a World Series?
It's been a long time since the Chicago Cubs won a World Series. It was 1908, and the president was Theodore Roosevelt, an advocate of speaking softly and carrying a big stick.
1993 yearbook prediction goes viral
A Chicago Cubs fan predicted in his 1993 yearbook that the team would win the 2016 World Series.
ISIS suicide squads head to Mosul
Fighters have been seen rigging bridges with explosives
Mediterranean migrant deaths reach record level
This year has become the deadliest yet for migrants crossing the Mediterranean bound for Europe, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday.
Miss Iceland quits after being told to lose weight
Miss Iceland has quit an international beauty pageant after she was allegedly told to lose weight.
Can your body kill cancer?
There was another big win in the advancement of immunotherapy treatments for cancer this week.
2 kids were on ride that killed 4 adults
Two children survived a deadly ride malfunction at Australia's largest theme park, which killed four people on Tuesday.
CNN commentator gets sarcastic using 'air violin'
During a panel discussion, CNN political commentator Ana Navarro mocked conservative columnist Kayleigh McEnany after she made a sarcastic remark regarding millennials.
Paul Ryan braces for Trump fallout
Top House Republicans are moving to quiet dissent over Speaker's Paul Ryan's rocky relationship with Donald Trump as some on the far right of the GOP conference are threatening to stir up trouble in leadership elections next month.
Megyn Kelly and Newt Gingrich clash during interview over sex
Newt Gingrich faced off with Fox News host Megyn Kelly over Donald Trump's fall in the polls and sexual assault allegations.
In final months of his presidency, Obama unloads on GOP
Obamacare woes will linger
Next administration to inherit intractable health care issue
Michael Moore: Days of white men running the show are over
Filmmaker Michael Moore says Donald Trump supporters see the Republican nominee "as their human Molotov cocktail."
Developer on VR sex assault: 'My heart sank'
The 'magician' saving children from life on the streets
Andy Stein shifts on the balls of his feet, leans against a wooden railing, and fidgets.
Tony Blair: World must act on Islamist extremism
To defeat Islamist extremism we need to come to a common agreement, with a clear perspective, on what is the cause of this global threat.
How ISIS poisoned Iraq's air
ISIS leaves behind toxic waste after igniting explosives inside a mountain of sulfur that sent poisonous fumes into the air. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
Opinion: Trump and Clinton make Obama look good
Barack Obama will probably leave office on a high. His weekly average approval rating now stands at 54%. Given the state of the economy and America's troubles overseas, the likely explanation is that voters are contrasting him favorably with the election candidates.
Haunted house performers tell all
Ever wonder who is behind the mask at a haunted house? CNNMoney talked to some of the actors who deal in scares.
Space travel is a pain in the back
A six-month stay on the International Space Station can be a pain in the back for astronauts. While they may gain up to 2 inches in height temporarily, that effect is accompanied by a weakening of the muscles supporting the spine, according to a new study.
Look at me! 15 must-see selfies from October
Take a look at some selfies taken by celebrities during the month of October.
Philippines' leader on foreign troops: 'I want them out'
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday that he wants foreign troops to leave his country, possibly within the next two years.
College voters take sides in battleground states
Imagine this is your first election. The first time you have a real voice and your choices are Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. You think, "Really?"
Kevin Gates -- 6 Months in Jail for Kicking Female Fan (VIDEO)
Kevin Gates is gonna do time for the crime of unloading a brutal kick on one of his fans ... after she tugged at his shorts. The rapper was found guilty of battery in the 2015 incident during a Florida club gig. The judge sentenced him to 180…
Charlie Sheen -- Goes Full 'Wild Thing' ... For Epic Indians Pump Up Vid
This is pretty damn freakin' awesome ... Charlie Sheen just delivered the most epic pump up video in Cleveland Indians history ... going full Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn to fire up the tribe faithful. Sheen -- who played Vaughn in the epic 1989…
Taylor Hicks -- Midair Emergency ... I Thought I Was Going to Die (VIDEO + PHOTOS)
Taylor Hicks says his life flashed before his eyes when his private plane blew one of its engines midair ... and owes his life to the skills of his amazing pilot. The "American Idol" champ tells us he was flying from Tennessee to Alabama Wednesday…
Larsa Pippen -- No Ring? No Problem ... Still Got My Booty Shorts! (PHOTO GALLERY + VIDEO)
Here's Larsa Pippen -- we don't know what's in her future but we know what's behind her ... THAT ASS! Just days after her split from Scottie Pippen, Larsa was showing off her insane physique on her way into a nail shop near her home in Fort…
Michael Phelps -- Secretly Married for Months (DOCUMENT)
Michael Phelps tied the knot with Nicole Johnson months ago, but they kept it under wraps ... TMZ Sports has learned. We've learned the couple has been married since June 13th. The ceremony went down in Paradise Valley, AZ, where they just…
Lena Headey -- Son Must Return to the US of A
Lena Headey violated her custody agreement with her ex-husband by keeping their son in the U.K., and a judge has just ordered her to come back to L.A. with the kid. Ex-hubby Peter Loughran was in court Wednesday when the judge made it…
NFL's DeMarcus Ware -- COPS CATCH BURGLARY SUSPECTS ... Super Bowl Ring Recovered
3:10 PM PT -- Sources close to Ware tell TMZ Sports DeMarcus believes the burglary was an "inside job" ... committed by suspects who "work in the apartment building." Great news for DeMarcus Ware -- cops say they have captured the two men suspected…
Courtney Stodden -- Crazed Clown on the Loose!! (PHOTO GALLERY + VIDEO)
Courtney Stodden's Halloween spirit is what nightmares are made of. Courtney's clearly riffing off the clown crisis that's ravaged America ... only in her case some simple black tape, fishnet stockings and colorful balloons did the trick. Oh ... and…
'RHONY' Star Jules Wainstein -- Estranged Husband Sued ... Allegedly Made Big Bucks Off Her Apt.
Jules Wainstein's ex tried to pull a fast one by renting out an NYC apartment he had no business hawking because SHE owns it ... according to a new lawsuit, but he denies any wrongdoing. Michael Wainstein is being sued by Jonathan Sheffer -- a…
NBA's Morris Twins -- Sued For Alleged Basketball Court Beatdown
Marcus and Markieff Morris have been sued by a man who claims the NBA star twin brothers beat him to a bloody pulp during a 2015 incident ... and now he's messed up physically and emotionally. The man behind the lawsuit is Erik Hood --…
Barbara Corcoran -- GOLF PRODUCTS ARE LOSERS ... Stop Pitching Me That Crap! (VIDEO)
"Shark Tank" star Barbara Corcoran has a message for young entrepreneurs -- GET OUT OF THE GOLF GAME!!! Barbara was out in NYC when we asked her to name the most OVER PITCHED idea she's been asked to fund -- and it took all of two seconds for her…
'Live With Kelly' -- Guess Who We're Bringing Back!!!
The dude who won the social media contest to co-host with Kelly Ripa is coming back, and he's in the running to become her permanent host ... TMZ has learned. Sources connected with the production tell us, Richard Curtis "blew everyone away" with…
Trump Star Vandal -- I'm Not Afraid of Donald or the Cops! (VIDEO)
James Otis is the guy who says he took a pickax to Donald Trump's star on the Walk of Fame, and he tells TMZ ... he's ready and willing to go to jail for the crime. Otis was totally open with us about what he did and why. He says he attacked…
Coolio -- Pleads Guilty to Gun Possession ... But Judge Digs His 'Do
Coolio pled guilty to possession of a concealed weapon but will avoid jail time ... TMZ has learned. The rapper was in an L.A. court Wednesday where he was placed on 3 year probation and ordered to 45 days of community service. He must remain…
Jose Fernandez Crash -- Boat Driver Was Boozed Up ... Officials Say
The boat crash that killed Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and 2 other men is now a homicide investigation -- as officials believe the person who was driving the boat was boozed up. TMZ Sports has obtained the search warrant affidavit…
Amber Rose -- Cancels Halloween Bash ... I'm Too Pooped to Party (PHOTOS + VIDEO)
Sorry, party people ... Amber Rose ain't down to rage for the 5th time in less than a week ... so she just pulled the plug on her Halloween event. The party was supposed to happen Wednesday night at a mystery location -- Amber's invite…
Derek Jeter -- Reunites With Yankees Studs ... At Massive NYC Bash (PHOTO GALLERY + VIDEO)
Derek Jeter got the band back together in NYC Tuesday night -- well, a couple of guys from the band -- when he reunited with some of his old Yankees teammates at a MASSIVE celebrity party. Numba Two kicked it with CC Sabathia,…
Karlie Kloss -- Geeks Out in $10 Mil Bev Hills Crash Pad (PHOTO GALLERY)
Model Karlie Kloss makes a living off her face, but it's her brains that helped her score a $10 million Beverly Hills home. Kloss was in town shooting "Bill Nye Saves The World" -- she's a correspondent for the upcoming Netflix series, and very…
Uma Thurman -- Baby Daddy Forcing Her to Choose ... Movie or the Kid
Uma Thurman is stuck between a rock and a hard place ... if she shoots a movie she won't see her daughter. That's the predicament she's in, thanks to her baby daddy. Uma's ex-fiance, Arpad Busson, just filed legal docs asking a judge to…
Scottie Pippen's Wife to Cops -- 'HE SCARES ME' ... Broke Phone During Argument
Larsa Pippen told police she was "scared" of Scottie Pippen during an Oct. 4th argument at their home -- in which the NBA star broke his own cell phone out of frustration ... TMZ Sports has learned.