Deadly quake hits mountain region in central Italy
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit southeast of Norcia, Italy, according to the United States Geological Survey.
Witnesses recount horrors of Italy's deadly quake
A 6.2-magnitude quake hit central Italy killing at least 37 people. Witnesses describe the devastation.
Photos: Quake aftermath
Five things you should know today
Good morning. It's Wednesday and the big story this morning is the devastating earthquake in central Italy where the death toll keeps rising by the hour. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.
Turkey launches anti-ISIS offensive in Syria
Turkey has launched a military operation against ISIS in the north of Syria, Turkish state media has reported.
How healthy is Trump, really?
As Donald Trump and his allies attempt to raise dubious questions over Hillary Clinton's health, the Republican nominee has invited new scrutiny into his own medical history.
Trump: There could be 'a softening' on immigration stance
Donald Trump says there could be a "softening" in his hardline immigration proposals -- though he did not provide detail and his campaign so far has yet to offer a coordinated message on whether there's been a shift in policy.
Report: North Korea tests submarine missile
North Korea test fired a submarine-based ballistic missile from the East Sea on Wednesday, said South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Keilar to Trump supporter: I'm telling you how it is
During an interview, Donald Trump supporter and Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy had a heated exchange with CNN's Brianna Keilar.
Obama's flood tour too late for some
President Barack Obama will touch down in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Tuesday to tour the flood-ravaged city that quickly became a political football.
Obama on floods: This is not a photo-op issue
President Obama speaks in Baton Rouge about the devastating flooding that hit Louisiana, killing 13 people and damaging more than 60,000 homes.
US swimmer apologizes for 'serious distraction'
James Feigen has become the third US swimmer to apologize for his actions and give a detailed account of what transpired in the Rio gas station incident.
Thermal scan shows F-35 fighter jet inflight
Lockheed Martin's F-35B Lightning II made its the international airshow debut at the Farnborough airshow. It was all captured on a thermal camera.
McCain's comments imperil Bergdahl case
Defense attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sought to have charges against their client dismissed Tuesday, arguing that comments made by Sen. John McCain could prevent a fair trial.
Brock Turner judge recuses himself in child porn case
The judge at the center of a controversial sentence involving Brock Turner, a former Stanford student convicted of sexual assault, has recused himself from making a decision in another sex case.
A clue in Prince's death could have big consequences
In an important new clue, investigators probing Prince's death have found that pills found at his compound at Paisley Park were mislabeled, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The newspaper cited a source who said the pills contained fentanyl -- the drug that killed the performer -- but were wrongly labeled as hydrocodone. The pills may have been mislabeled by a pharmaceutical manufacturer, or the pills may have been illegally manufactured and obtained illegally.
Brain-eating amoeba victim survives
A 16-year-old Florida teen has survived a rare brain-eating amoeba, according to Florida Hospital for Children.
Lun Lun the giant panda is expecting
Panda-monium: It's twins, again!
Botched execution survivor asks SCOTUS to halt 2nd try
Death row inmate Romell Broom, whose execution was botched in 2009 by the state of Ohio, is asking the US Supreme Court to halt a second try at taking his life, according to court documents.
FBI probes suspected Russian hack of New York Times
Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter.
Deficit to climb for the first time since 2009
The Congressional Budget Office now projects this year's deficit will rise to $590 billion, or 3.2% of the economy. That's up from $438 billion, or 2.5% of GDP in 2015.
Trooper kills deaf man, family seeks answers
Days after his deaf and speech-impaired brother was shot and killed by a North Carolina state trooper, Sam Harris wonders whether the shooting happened because his sibling's disabilities led to a misunderstanding.
2 teen suicide bombers found; 3 on loose
A boy stands shaking in the street. Fear etched across his face. Two men flank him on either side as a third rips through the boy's Barcelona football shirt to reveal what appears to be an explosive belt.
Zion Harvey: Transplanted hands are 'amazing'
Zion Harvey sometimes puts on baseball glove or swings a bat -- just like many 9-year-olds.
The new birthers: Debunking Clinton health conspiracy
From Donald Trump and his top surrogates to the right-wing media and its engine rooms of outrage in the blogosphere, Hillary Clinton's opponents are ramping up efforts to sow doubt over the candidate's health.
1,500 Americans wash up in Canada
You can call this drama "Gone With the Wind," "Whatever Floats Your Boat," or "Oh, Canada!"
Teenagers sold for sex
Canada's indigenous population is very small -- just 4% of the population -- yet more than 50% of all sex trafficking victims in Canada are indigenous. The reasons are complicated and varied but are ultimately rooted in a legacy of poverty, racism and abuse.
Syrian military, Kurdish fighters reach ceasefire in Hasaka
Syrian military forces and Kurdish fighters have agreed to a ceasefire in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka, according to Syrian state media and a London-based monitoring organization.
Elizabeth Smart: Porn made my living hell worse
Elizabeth Smart speaks out about the role pornography played in her kidnapping in 2002. Her kidnapper was sentenced to life in prison.
Trump's controversial $200 million get
For Trump, his brief period as an activist investor of sorts was a lucrative turn in his career but also a controversial one.
Scared seal hides on boat from killer whales
A seal narrowly escaped being eaten by some hungry killer whales on Monday.
Trump tactic may have cost thousands their jobs
A CNN investigation reveals that Donald Trump engaged in a controversial but legal practice known as greenmailing. It may have cost thousands their jobs.
Trump goes on offense over Clinton Foundation, emails
Hillary Clinton leads in the polls nationally and in key battleground states, but the flood of stories regarding her private email server and donations to the Clinton Foundation demonstrate the former secretary of state won't be able to completely outrun voter skepticism -- or Donald Trump.
Carville: People will die if Clinton Foundation folds
Democratic strategist James Carville tells Anderson Cooper that "people are going to die'' if the Clinton Foundation is forced to shut down.
300 officers suspected of drug trade
The top police officer in the Philippines said Tuesday that 300 of his officers were suspected of involvement in the drug trade and would be brought to justice.
Safety or prejudice? County fights mosque plans
Eleven years ago, when Mohammad Islam decided to open his mosque, he built his modest house of worship inside a ranch house on a quiet street in Doraville, Georgia.
Diners banned after 'we only tip citizens'
A Latina waitress received a racist note instead of a tip from a couple having lunch in downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia.
A longer commute could add to your waistline
If someone told you their journey to work took them one hour, how would you react?
BuzzFeed splits news, entertainment
Staking its future on video, BuzzFeed has announced that it will split into two units: a new, video-focused BuzzFeed Entertainment Group and BuzzFeed News.
Amy Schumer, other celebs open up in memoirs
Amy Schumer is being praised for her candid new memoir, "The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo"
Researchers: No more than 6 teaspoons of sugar for kids
Mary Poppins may need to find a new tactic to make the medicine go down.
Campaign's Trump Tower rent spikes
Donald Trump's campaign is defending its reasoning for more than quadrupling what it pays to rent office space in the Republican presidential nominee's namesake tower, saying the higher rent comes from occupying more space.
Poll: Clinton up big on Trump in Virginia
Hillary Clinton has a big lead over Donald Trump in Virginia, according to a new poll released Tuesday, which shows the Democratic nominee with a 16-point advantage in the state.
Hillary Clinton flexes presidential muscles
On "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" presidential nominee Hillary Clinton succeeded in a challenge by Jimmy Kimmel when she flexed her muscles by opening a jar of pickles.
Stars pay big to hobnob with Clinton
Hillary Clinton is picking up cash - and snapping playful photos with former N'Sync members -- during a fundraising blitz in California this week.
Poll: Trump ahead in red Missouri by one point
Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton by a single percentage point in Missouri, according to a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday.
US service member killed in Afghanistan
A US service member was killed Tuesday by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, NATO coalition authorities said.
ISIS defeated by 2017?
The Iraqi Army Humvees barreled across the Nineveh province moonscape toward the town of Qayyarah, the next front line in the military quest to dislodge ISIS from the sprawling city of Mosul.
NASA finds missing spacecraft
Despite almost two years of silence, NASA never stopped searching for its long lost spacecraft STEREO-B.
Tesla's new model as fast as Ferrari or Porsche
The company announced Tuesday that a new battery will allow its Model S to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds -- making it the fastest production car in the world.
Americans say 'Sorry about Lochte' before leaving Rio
As US swimmer Ryan Lochte is dropped by Speedo and other sponsors, Americans apologize for the Olympian's behavior before leaving Rio. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
Bill Nye: Climate change caused floods
As Louisiana tries to dry out and start rebuilding after last week's catastrophic flooding, Bill Nye has an ominous message: It's going to happen again.
Melania Trump: Take it back or I'll sue
Melania Trump has threatened to sue The Daily Mail, Politico and at least eight other news outlets for defamation, her lawyer says.
Choices dwindling for Obamacare
Many consumers may find they have few choices when shopping on the Obamacare exchanges for 2017.
Grand slam smashes batter's own windshield
A minor league baseball player in St. Louis, Missouri, was surprised to find out he smashed his own car's windshield when he hit a grand slam during a game.
Baby born in US with Zika-related complications
Throughout her pregnancy, Maria Mendoza, who currently lives in Miami, anguished about her baby's health.
US buys $20 million in surplus cheese
The United States currently has a massive cheese stockpile. And Uncle Sam is stepping in to help buy up the excess.
Man pays women's burkini fines
As several politicians across Europe try to outlaw outfits worn by some Muslim women, one businessman is fighting back with his checkbook.
Duggar daughter is pregnant again
Jessa and Ben Seewald aren't waiting long to give their nine-month-old son Spurgeon a sibling.
'Law & Order' actor dies
Steven Hill, best known for playing District Attorney Adam Schiff on NBC's "Law & Order," has died, his son Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Hill confirmed to CNN. He was 94.
McDonald's recalls fitness trackers after burns
McDonald's Step-It activity wristbands are being recalled due to risks of skin irritation or burns, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.
Ramen is the new currency in prison
Cigarettes have long been the king of currency at prisons, but there's a new commodity worth even more: ramen noodles.
Earthquake witness: It felt like the bed was on rollers
American Michael Gilroy describes experiencing an earthquake in central Italy.
Aly Raisman asked on date by NFL player
US Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman was asked on a date by Oakland Raiders tight end Colton Underwood during an interview.
51 amazing photos from the Olympics
Take a look at 51 amazing Olympic photos from August 15 through August 21.
World's highest and longest glass bridge opens
The six-meter wide bridge stretches 430 meters over a 300-meter-deep valley between two cliffs. Visitors reportedly lined up for hours to cross.
A black voter on Trump: What we have to lose
Donald Trump is making his pitch to African-American voters in these terms: "What the hell do you have to lose?"
Can Israel swing the election Donald Trump's way?
Less than three months before the US presidential election, it isn't looking good for Donald Trump.
Biden: Trump shouldn't be 'taken seriously' on NATO
Vice President Joe Biden reaffirmed the Obama administration's "ironclad" commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization during a visit to Latvia Tuesday, dismissing Donald Trump's disparaging statements about the alliance.
Harambe memes prompt zoo to delete Twitter accounts
The Cincinnati Zoo has deleted its Twitter accounts after being bombarded for weeks with memes, jokes and protests against the death of Harambe the gorilla.
Ryan Lochte -- Phelps Got a 6-Month Suspension ... And He Could Have Killed Someone
Ryan Lochte is going to get punished by the USOC ... but sources connected with the 4 swimmers don't think it's fair for the organization to annihilate them to appease those who are out for blood. Lochte's lawyer, Jeff Ostrow, tells TMZ he has…
'Bachelor in Paradise' Josh Murray -- Nick Viall Won't Answer My Calls
The beef between "Bachelor in Paradise" stars Josh Murray and Nick Viall is so real, Nick hasn't returned Josh's phone calls since season 3 wrapped ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to production tell TMZ ... when 'BiP'…
Keshia Knight Pulliam's Husband -- Georgia Fire Sale Days After Filing for Divorce (PHOTO)
Ed Hartwell curiously unloaded his Georgia mansion for an enormous loss just two days after blindsiding Keshia Knight Pulliam with divorce papers. We've learned Hartwell sold the 6 bedroom, 8,000 square foot home for $690k ... he'd had it on…
Ed In 'Mulholland Drive': 'Memba Him!?
Vincent Castellanos is best known for playing Ed -- friend to Joe, the hired hitman played by Mark Pellegrino -- in David Lynch's 2001 thriller, "Mulholland Drive." Guess what he looks like now!
Affluenza Mom -- Now Doing Time ... Behind Bar (PHOTO)
Tonya Couch, the mother of the "affluenza" teen who fled to Mexico with her son, is back on her feet -- especially during happy hour -- tending bar. We've learned Ethan Couch's mom is slinging drinks at the Honky Tonk Woman Saloon in Azle, TX.…
The Kardashians -- Judge Orders Sisters' Face Down
Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian just scored a legal victory against the beauty company that was plastering their mugs all over the Internet to hawk a cosmetic line. TMZ broke the story ... the girls sued Haven Beauty -- which bought a failing…
Blac Chyna Sued -- Your Friend, Your Car, Your Problem
Blac Chyna sent a woman to the hospital ... at least according to a woman who has now filed suit against the the future Mrs. Kardashian. TMZ broke the story ... Chyna's friend, Paige Addison, was tooling around in Chyna's BMW back in November…
Ariana Grande Sued -- Your 'One Last Night' Is Just An ALL NIGHT Rip-off (AUDIO)
If the hook in Ariana Grande's hit song, "One Last Time," sounds familiar that's because she jacked it from a song that came out 2 years earlier ... according to a new lawsuit. Songwriter Alex Greggs says he wrote, and holds the copyright on…
Nate Diaz Blew Up My Vape Pen Biz ... But I Can't Cash In On It!!
Nate Diaz gave an upstart vape pen company a HUGE BOOST when he lit up after UFC 202, and now the biz is struggling to meet the high demand. Tru Vape Oil's founder, Derek Hodslo, says his phone and computer haven't stopped blowin'…
Sugar Ray Leonard -- Usher Was Fantastic As Me ... Dude Nailed The Love Scenes (VIDEO)
Sugar Ray Leonard is heaping praise on Usher's performance in the new Roberto Duran movie ... saying Usher was "fantastic" at portraying him ... specifically in the love scenes. We got Leonard out at LAX and asked him about the new…
OPI Nail Polish Mogul -- Bank Account On Fleek!! Gets $15 Mil for Mansion (PHOTO GALLERY)
The lady who helped make OPI king queen of the nail polish game just put a fresh coat of cash on her pockets ... by unloading her Bev Hills palace. Miriam Schaeffer -- ex-wife to OPI founder, George Schaeffer, and a former exec…
Hillary Clinton -- Gets Goofy with Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel (PHOTOS)
Hillary Clinton got mugged at a Hollywood fundraiser ... with the help of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. The luncheon was held at Justin and Jessica's home, and hosted by the two of them, Scooter Braun and wife Yael Cohen, Tobey…
NFL's Devin Hester -- I'll Be Back In NFL ... 14 Teams Want Me
Devin Hester ain't hanging up his cleats just yet ... telling TMZ Sports he definitely plans to be in the NFL next year ... and nearly half the league is interested. The 3-time All-Pro return specialist was released by the Atlanta Falcons this…
Antonio Cromartie -- New Colts Cash Well Spent ... Pays Off Back Child Support
Antonio Cromartie took his $3 million deal from the Colts and immediately used it to settle a child support dispute with a baby mama ... and avoided a possible arrest in the process. Cromartie was delinquent on child support payments to Rosemita…
Model Mara Teigen -- No Boys Allowed At My $50k Bday Bash (PHOTO GALLERY)
Model Mara Teigen's new mystery boyfriend footed the $50,000 bill for her 22nd birthday, and the luxurious event had everything you'd want at an all-chick celebration ... except pillows. Mara's party went down Sunday at the Beverly Hills Hotel in…
Magic Johnson -- I Hope Kobe's the Next 'Magic' ... 'Keep Doing Great Things' (VIDEO)
Magic Johnson says he's rooting hard for Kobe Bryant to kill it in the business world -- saying he hopes Mamba becomes the next ex-NBA star to make it BIG off the court. Kobe just announced that he launched his own $100 million venture…
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- More Athletes Should Run for Office ... 'They Have the Popularity' (VIDEO)
Steve Largent did it ... so did Heath Shuler and Jack Kemp -- and now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is calling on MORE pro athletes to run for political office. The NBA legend recently appeared on "SI Now" and made the case for Dwyane Wade to run for…
Meek Mill -- Tried to Block Drake from Philly Turnup
Meek Mill tried to set up a full blockade of Drake in Philadelphia, but the plan blew up in his face ... TMZ has learned. Sources in both rappers' camps tell us Meek had Sunday night marked down on his calendar -- knowing full well Drake was…
Lenny Dykstra -- If Mickey Wants A Fight ... He Better Kill Me (AUDIO)
More VIOLENT THREATS in the Mickey Rourke vs. Lenny Dykstra beef ... this time coming from Lenny, who says if the two actually brawl ... IT WILL BE TO THE DEATH!!! Nails called in to the 'Drew and Mike' podcast Monday and responded to vicious and…
Nipsey Hussle -- My Chain Is Dope ... Seriously, Light It Up (PHOTO GALLERY)
Nipsey Hussle never has to worry about running outta chronic as long as he's wearing his new 100 percent smokable gold chain. Nipsey's new piece is every stoner's dream ... 100 grams of weed rolled into joints with gold papers, and then…