The unlikely godfather of ISIS
ISIS, perhaps the most feared terrorist group in the world, traces its short history to a man who was a prison gang leader, a high school dropout and an alleged teenage pimp.
Bergen: Why ISIS chose Islam's holiest month to attack
Peter Bergen says an ISIS spokesman called for attacks during the holy month in late May and there have been many in the Middle East along with some inspired by ISIS in the West
Istanbul: A too-recent reminder
This morning I stood outside Istanbul airport reporting on a complex attack, which bore all the hallmarks we've come to associate with the deadly ambitions of ISIS.
Video shows attacker detonating bomb
Surveillance video from inside Istanbul's Ataturk Airport appears to show one of the attackers falling to the ground then detonating a bomb. CNN's Clarissa Ward reports.
Air Force official: Targeting of ISIS could be better
The Air Force's intelligence chief gave the US-led airstrikes targeting ISIS a failing grade in an exclusive interview with CNN.
Brexit front man deserted by bandmates?
It's been almost a week since the British public went to the polls and set in motion one of the most traumatic periods in the country's recent history.
EgyptAir 804: Smoke alert verified
The flight data recorder on doomed EgyptAir Flight 804 indicates possible lavatory and avionics smoke before the plane plummeted into the Mediterranean Sea, the nation's civil aviation ministry said Wednesday.
Cops: Why mom shot daughters
Christy Sheats called a family meeting with her husband and two daughters on Friday in the living room of their Fulshear, Texas home.
Amb. Stevens' sister: Don't blame Clinton for Benghazi
The sister of the U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in Benghazi said she doesn't blame Hillary Clinton for Chris Stevens' death, instead pointing to Congress for under-budgeting the State Department.
Poll: Clinton extends lead over Trump
Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by six points, 44% to 38%, in a Fox News poll of registered voters released Wednesday.
Is Warren part Native American?
From "Lyin' Ted" Cruz and "Lil' Marco" Rubio to "Crooked Hillary" Clinton, Donald Trump has consistently conjured up demeaning nicknames for his campaign foes.
Trump rips GOP rivals who broke pledge
Donald Trump on Wednesday said his former Republican primary rivals who have refused to support him in November should be barred from running for public office again.
Trump supporter mocks Warren with chant
During the pre-program of Donald Trump's rally in Bangor, Maine, radio talk show host Howie Carr used a mock Native American Indian tribal chant when speaking about Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Opinion: Make UK the 51st state
Can we all just calm down for a second? Can we stop making a tempest in a Twinings teapot? Yes, with the "Brexit" vote, the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. Yes, the British pound lost value as a result of this news. Yes, world markets fell in response to this uncertainty.
Racist outburst on UK tram caught on camera
Three people were arrested after a video surfaced online of an alleged racial abuse incident on a Manchester tram
These canned foods a BPA risk
There has been an ongoing debate about just how much of the industrial chemical Bisphenol A (or BPA) lurks in canned foods and whether it poses a health risk.
Is Sotomayor the new Scalia?
On the losing end of a 5-3 decision regarding police searches without a warrant, Sonia Sotomayor last week unleashed a withering dissent. With direct references to Ferguson, Missouri, and a reading list of black authors including Ta-Nehisi Coates and W.E.B Du Bois, Sotomayor took the majority to task for ignoring the realities on the ground.
Teens fired after asking about their unequal pay
A teenager says she was fired from her job, after asking her boss why she didn't make as much as her male coworker hired the same day.
Toyota recalls 1.4 million cars
Toyota is recalling 1.4 million cars worldwide for a problems with exploding airbags.
Shark gives 'virgin birth'
A leopard shark at the Reef HQ Aquarium in Australia has given birth to three offspring without contact with a mate.
Biden outlines Cancer Moonshot efforts
Cancer is still the No. 2 killer of Americans. It has been for decades, and Vice President Joe Biden wants that to change now.
Ex-Colts running back dies in shooting
Former Indianapolis Colts running back Zurlon Tipton died of an accidental gunshot wound. He was 26.
Powerball winner builds fire station for town
Mark Hill personally knows the importance of emergency responders: On two separate occasions, his father's life was saved by volunteer firefighters.
Mega Millions $415 million jackpot is 3rd largest
Tuesday was the 32nd consecutive drawing that failed to produce a winner. As a result, the jackpot has swelled to become the ninth biggest of all time, including Powerball and Mega Millions prizes.
Lisa Marie Presley divorcing fourth husband
Lisa Marie Presley is reportedly ending her 10-year marriage to musician Michael Lockwood.
What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon in July
Admit it: It's too hot to go outside.
Game-changing helium field found
Helium may best be known as the lighter-than-air gas used to fill party balloons, but it's also key to medical applications like MRI scans and for nuclear power.
O'Donnell reignites feud with Trump?
Hear Rosie O'Donnell's new insult aimed at Donald Trump. CNN's Jeanne Moos wonders if their feud has reignited.
Clinton leads in battleground states
Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump across the board in a new poll of battleground states.
Trump: I didn't invite Mike Tyson
Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that he didn't invite "Iron" Mike Tyson to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, dismissing a report that he wanted the former heavyweight champ at the event.
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders sound alike on trade
The two presidential candidates agree on many of the same things when it comes to trade deals.
The truth about Trump and trade
Donald Trump once again trashed NAFTA and U.S. trade policies that he said have cost millions of Americans their jobs.
I'm a Latina 'Trump girl'
Miriam Cepeda is probably one of few -- a 24-year-old Latina and a self-proclaimed "Trump girl" on the South Texas border -- and she wants you to know it.
Facebook tweaks how you share
Facebook is making a subtle change.
Windows 10 getting major update soon
The free "anniversary update" on August 2 will give users a slew of updated tools for browsing, gaming and security.
For men, Viagra, but for women ...
Michelle Weber says that when her boyfriend wanted to take Viagra, his insurance paid for it, no questions asked.
Army approves the right to bare arms
Just in the nick of time!
West Virginia floods: How to help
Massive flooding has devastated parts of West Virginia, killing 23 people and damaging or destroying more than 1,200 homes.
Upset victory: Win for Cruz, tea party
A tea party-backed candidate won the Republican nomination in Colorado's Senate race Tuesday night, completing a stunning upheaval in one of the most chaotic races this cycle that could help Democrats in November.
Iowa farmer replicates Wimbledon court
Mark Kuhn turned his Iowa cornfield into a real-life field of dreams for tennis lovers. He turned acres of his farm into a full-size replica Wimbledon court.
Romanians start adopt-a-Brit campaign
For millions of Britons who voted to remain, the idea that EU membership advantages are due to be revoked has left many heartbroken -- even, in a sense, homeless.
EU leaders meet to discuss next step after Brexit
European head's of state and government officials gather in Brussels to discuss the next steps after the Brexit vote. CNN's Erin McLaughlin reports.
5 days on, where Brexit stands
On Tuesday night, outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron dined with European leaders for a "last supper" in Brussels to address the momentous implications of Britain's vote to leave the EU.
Brexit: Truth, myths and media 'neutrality'
One week after the Brexit referendum, many people who voted to leave the EU last Thursday -- patriotic, decent people -- have been telling me things like, "I voted Leave in protest and never thought we'd win." Another told me: "Why didn't we know about all the risks? Why didn't the media warn us?"
Samantha Bee skewers Trump, Brexit
Late night host Samantha Bee took shots at Donald Trump over his recent comments about the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom.
NFLer looking to leap into Olympic history
Marquise Goodwin isn't your average Olympian.
World's top employers for new grads
Think of it as a popularity contest for companies: Every year research firm Universum Global ranks the most desirable employers, based on where undergraduate students around the world say they'd most like to work after graduation.
10 of history's most iconic hairstyles
From Angela Davis' afro to Brigitte Bardot's bouffant, these hairstyles made history.
15 must-see selfies from June
Take a look at some selfies taken by celebrities during the month of June.
Sharapova attends Harvard
She might be serving a two-year doping ban, but tennis star Maria Sharapova won't be twiddling her thumbs during that enforced sabbatical after enrolling for a course at the prestigious Harvard Business School.
Miss Teen USA ditches swimsuits
After 33 years, the teenage beauty pageant decided to get rid of its swimsuit competition.
How did airport attackers get past security?
The deadly assault by three suicide bombers on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport once again shows the difficulty in averting terror attacks.
Understanding Turkey's deadly catalog of enemies
Tuesday's violent bombing at Istanbul Ataturk Airport is just the latest in a series of fatal terrorist attacks targeting Turkey.
A look at terror groups in Turkey
Two terror organizations have left Turkey reeling from recent attacks. CNN's Nima Elbagir talks about the PKK and ISIS.
Opinion: Attack vengeance will be like rain from hell
The suicide bombing at Turkey's Ataturk Airport is a symbolic attack at the heart of Istanbul.
Judge: Cuban group must leave U.S.
The lighthouse that a group of Cuban migrants scaled in an attempt to reach the United States isn't "dry land," a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
Lawmakers urge FDA to lift blood ban for gay men
Two Democratic lawmakers joined the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and others Tuesday in urging the Food and Drug Administration to change its blood donation policy.
Actor tells Black Lives Matter critics to 'sit down'
During his acceptance speech at the BET Awards, Actor Jesse Williams spoke in opposition to Black Lives Matter critics.
Walmart offering month of free shipping
Walmart's Amazon Prime competitor just got more competitive.
Vodafone may leave UK over Brexit
Britain's vote to leave the European Union may cost it the world's second-largest telecom company.
New York pol quotes wrong 'Hamilton'
A former investment banker who challenged Rep. Jerrold Nadler for his U.S. House seat and lost in the Tuesday primary confused a quote from the popular Broadway musical "Hamilton" and attributed it to the real founding father.
World's largest uncut diamond goes on sale
"Lesedi La Rona," a 1,109-carat diamond found in Botswana, is expected to sell for $70 million at an auction on June 29, 2016.
McEnroe: 'Milos Raonic can win Wimbledon'
He may not have coached for over 20 years, but tennis great John McEnroe has seen enough of big-serving world No.7 Milos Raonic to believe the 25-year-old American is capable of winning Wimbledon.
Lena Dunham slams Kanye video
Lena Dunham, the creator of the HBO series "Girls," is blasting Kanye West's new "Famous" music video as "sickening" while calling out the rapper for his misogynistic portrayal of women.
Kellogg's is opening a cereal cafe
Kellogg's is raising the stakes in the all-day breakfast wars. A new cafe in New York City will feature dishes made entirely from its cereals.
Fix for getting ALL the shampoo from the bottle?
New plastic coating could get ALL the shampoo from the bottle.
Can you get Zika twice?
Once you've had Zika, can you get it again? Scientists don't think so, but it's never been proved. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin say they are one step closer to answering that question after studying how the virus affects rhesus macaque monkeys.
Train yourself to become a morning exerciser
You plan a workout for the evening, but then something comes up -- a happy hour, a deadline for work, or maybe even a Tinder date. And there goes your exercise for the day. If this keeps happening to you, there's a logical solution: shift your workout schedule to the morning.
To improve your memory...
Scientists have unlocked new secrets for boosting memory retention: One involves breaking a sweat, and the other involves taking a snooze.
How I got a pilot license in 12 days
As an eight-year-old boy who dreamed of flying, the best I could do was obsessively play "Pilotwings" on my Super Nintendo.
Louis Tomlinson -- Baby Mama Keeping Me from My Son ... I Want Joint Custody
Louis Tomlinson has had it with his baby mama denying him access to his child, so he's now going to court to seek joint custody ... TMZ has learned. Sources familiar with the situation tell us Briana Jungwirth has been "inconsistent" in giving…
Kyrie Irving -- My Yacht Party Wasn't Racist ... I Love Black Women (VIDEO + PHOTOS)
Kyrie Irving says allegations that his yacht party was a "No Black Girls Allowed" event is complete BS -- calling the rumors complete "nonsense." The Cleveland Cavs star came under fire from social media trolls who saw the footage of Kyrie on a…
NBA Rookie Demetrius Jackson -- Orders Custom Suit ... With My Face On It!!! (PHOTOS)
NBA rookie Demetrius Jackson has gone next level with his wardrobe personalization -- ordering up a sick custom jacket ... WITH HIS OWN FACE INSIDE IT!! The Boston Celtics rook -- 45th pick in the draft -- hit up Ge Wang at ESQ Clothing…
Fetty Wap's Baby Mama -- Your Fame Whoring is Putting Our Kid at Risk
Fetty Wap's baby mama is railing on the rapper, claiming he's put their daughter squarely in the crosshairs of Internet trolls who are now on the attack. Masika says she and Fetty had a very specific deal to keep 3-month-old Khari out of the…
Michael Jordan -- I Jet Ski, Bro ... But Get Me a Helmet!!! (PHOTO GALLERY)
Who jet skis with a helmet? Michael Jordan ... that's who. The NBA legend jumped on a watercraft off the coast of Italy and shredded the waves around some cool cliffs and caverns ... but he made sure to protect his billion dollar brain. …
Team USA's Hoops Star -- I'M NOT AFRAID OF ZIKA ... I'm Getting That Gold Medal! (VIDEO)
Good news, America -- one of the best basketball players in the country says she's NOT SCARED of Zika -- and will absolutely travel to Rio to lock up that gold medal at the 2016 Olympics. We spoke with WNBA superstar Angel McCoughtry --…
Tank -- Back off Justin Timberlake People ... He's Not the Problem (VIDEO)
Tank thinks Justin Timberlake has gotten a raw deal from people on Black Twitter, who skewered him for responding to some of the things Jesse Williams said at the BET Awards. The R&B singer appeared on "TMZ Live" Wednesday, and said Justin had…
Walgreens -- DJ Sues ... Your Earplugs Screwed My Hearing
A DJ claims Walgreens sold him defective earplugs and the results were catastrophic. Joseph Alpern says in a new lawsuit he bought the plugs in 2013 because he was about to start working at a Brooklyn club known for its powerful sound system. Alpern…
The Oscars -- New Members Are Mostly Minorities ... But #OscarsStillSoWhite
The Oscars added 683 new members to its voting body Wednesday ... in the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite bruhaha, and while nearly half of the new class are minorities, it barely put a dent in the overall white and male demo. According to the…
Lolo Jones -- I'M NOT RETIRING ... Gunning For 2020 Games (VIDEO)
Team USA track star Lolo Jones has officially pulled out of the 2016 Olympics in Rio due to injury -- but says she's still determined to win a medal ... in 2020. Jones made a video statement explaining that she isn't quite recovered from the hip…
Kevin Sorbo -- Jesus Would Vote for Trump (VIDEO)
Kevin Sorbo is not a big fan of either presidential candidate, but between Hillary and Trump, he says ... "I'm with him." Kevin was at LAX when he got into a contentious conversation with our photog, who suggested the reputed Middle…
'Little Women: LA' Star -- I'm a Regular Baby Making Machine
"Little Women: LA" star Jasmine Arteaga Sorge and her husband, Chris, are expecting their second child ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to the couple tell us ... Jasmine is nearing the end of her first trimester. No word on whether it's a boy…
Wiz Khalifa Sued -- You Stiffed Us For More Than $2 Mil!!
The man who discovered Wiz Khalifa says the rapper owes his company more than $2 million after not ponying up big chunks of dough. Rostrum Records -- founded by Benjy Grinberg -- claims in a new lawsuit it had a deal with Wiz for a 15% cut of…
Thon Maker's H.S. Coach -- Passport PROVES He's Really 19 ... See For Yourself! (PHOTO)
Thon Maker's former high school coach believes the NBA rookie's PASSPORT will help end the debate over Thon's real age ... so he posted it on social media. In the days and weeks before he was drafted 10th overall, skeptics claimed the…
Isaiah Austin -- Reunites with Baylor Teammate ... At Famed L.A. Strip Club (VIDEO + PHOTO)
Ex-college basketball superstar Isaiah Austin had a great week in L.A. -- hitting up some big parties ... with his former Baylor teammate Quincy Miller. TMZ Sports has footage of the two hangin' out at Ace of Diamonds on Monday night -- the…
Justin Bieber -- Dodges Big Probation Problem By Hours
Justin Bieber narrowly escaped a situation that could have landed him in jail ... TMZ has learned. We broke the story, Justin's lawyer, Shawn Holley, went to court at 8:30 AM June 9th and got a judge to end Bieber's probation in the egging case. As…
Fashion Designer Jeremy Scott -- Snags James Bond House (PHOTO GALLERY)
Jeremy Scott, the creative director of the Moschino fashion line who's made a good living designing colorful getups for Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and other celebs, is about to become the proud owner of the house featured in an epic James Bond…
Hugh Hefner to Cosby Accuser -- Dragging Me Into Your Suit is a Sham
Hugh Hefner's no rapist enabler ... so dragging his name into Bill Cosby's sexual assault case is ABSURD ... so claims Hef in new legal docs obtained by TMZ. The Playboy magazine founder just asked the judge to dismiss him from Chloe…
NFL's Matt Stafford -- Couples Beach Vacation ... With Matt Ryan (PHOTO)
They're rivals on the field ... but Matt Stafford and Matt Ryan are on the same team when it comes to vacationing! The Detroit Lions QB and the ATL Falcons QB just wrapped up a couples vacation with their smokin' hot wives in the…
Shareef O'Neal -- Colleges Love Me ... Check Out the Recruiting Letters! (PHOTO)
Shaquille O'Neal's son is in high demand -- the 16-year-old high school hoops star just got a brand new wave of letters from colleges hoping to land the 6'9" phenom. Everyone knows ... Shareef O'Neal has become one of the most high profile…