B.B. King's daughters believe he was 'murdered'
Family members allege foul play in blues legend's death, but initial autopsy report doesn't back the claims.
B.B. King, the Beale Street Blues Boy
B.B. King died Thursday, May 14, in Las Vegas, according to his daughter Patty King. Two weeks earlier, it was announced that King was in home hospice care after suffering from dehydration. He was 89.
Teen dies in Texas flooding on way home from prom
At 18, Alyssa Renee Ramirez's accomplishments read like a list of many teenagers' dreams: Homecoming queen. Student council president. Cheerleader. Star athlete.
Waterspout lifts bounce house
Three children were injured on Monday when a waterspout came onshore and lifted the inflatable bounce house they were in, authorities said.
FBI probes threats against planes
Law enforcement scrambled on a busy long weekend travel day to ensure airplanes were secure after at least 10 threats were phoned in threatening flights.
Pressure cooker in car on National Mall destroyed
A pressure cooker in a parked car on the National Mall aroused the suspicions of Capitol Police in Washington on Sunday, and they called out a bomb squad to do away with it.
13 dead in tornado strike
In six seconds, a tornado ripped through the border city of Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, with a ferocity that officials said hasn't been witnessed in more than 100 years.
Heatwave claims 700 lives
More than 700 people have lost their lives in the past week in a sustained and severe heatwave in India.
NFL player fired after arrest
The Chicago Bears fired defensive end Ray McDonald on Monday after his arrest on domestic violence and child endangerment charges in Santa Clara, California.
Senator, aide wed after scrutiny
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran married his long-time aide, Kay Webber, over the weekend in a private ceremony in Gulfport.
5 things to know for your new day
Flood waters hit Texas and Oklahoma. B.B. King's daughters say their dad was poisoned. And the FBI investigates holiday weekend plane threats.
Boko Haram hacks 10 to death
Boko Haram militants hacked 10 people to death in a Friday raid on a village in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, a local government administrator said Monday.
Iraqi soldier recalls battle with ISIS over Ramadi
Flanked by friends on a busy downtown Baghdad street, Asa'ad al-Yassiri pulls out a tattered piece of paper. It's his medical release from the Iraqi military, allowing him leave for a bullet wound to his left arm.
Federer furious after boy's selfie attempt
From world leaders to celebrities of all degrees of fame, taking a selfie with fans has become an accepted part of life.
Rock star: I'm 'obsessed' with Taylor Swift
Fresh off his performance with his band the Foo Fighters on David Letterman's final show, Dave Grohl kept the good times rolling this weekend.
Mom, son stolen in '73 reunite
It was a hug kept on hold for more than 41 years. The hug of a mother and son whose lives were abruptly separated four decades ago.
TLC yanks Duggars' reruns after outrage
Will the show go on?
Racist letter to family: 'You don't belong here!'
A Long Island family found a note in their mailbox telling them they are not welcome in the community due to their race. WABC's A.J. Ross reports.
Mother found pushing dead toddler on swing
Police found a mother pushing a dead baby in a swing at a Maryland park. Police say she was there possibly all night. CNN affiliate WJLA reports.
Why Ireland said 'yes' to same-sex marriage
Considerable surprise has been expressed around the world about the fact that traditionally conservative and Catholic Ireland approved same-sex marriage in a referendum May 22 by a majority of nearly two to one.
Where is Nepal aid? Here's the answer
"Where is the aid?" I get asked this question from the media during almost every major disaster we respond to. The Nepal earthquake, which took place a month ago on Monday, has been no different.
She was way more than Ben Stiller's mom
I wondered if Anne Meara joked about this with her son after he had his first big break: "Over 60 years in show business, and I can just see my obituary, 'Mother of Ben Stiller dies!' "
Vanishing stories, vanishing country
You're probably heard climate change will cause stronger storms, drier droughts and possibly mass extinctions. But one of the clearest -- and far-less-talked-about -- injustices of climate change is that it threatens to disappear entire countries.
India's Modi: One year in, how'd he do?
In politics and life, expectation is everything.
Why more women are going 'Wild'
What became of jet-set playgrounds
Who were bikers in big Waco brawl?
A fight broke out among rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas, on Sunday, May 17, leaving at least nine people dead. The sheriff's office has begun releasing mugshots of the people arrested.
The week in 40 photos
Tour America with Anthony Bourdain
If you don't plan to skip town this Memorial Day, take a tour around the country with "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown."
What to see in the Mississippi Delta
Miami's many flavors
Pictures of Anthony Bourdain's visit to Miami on "Parts Unknown."
Living in abandoned auto plant
Anthony Bourdain explores the Packard Plant with one and only resident, Al Hill.
Heroin takes over small-town America
Anthony Bourdain travels to Massachusetts where heroin use is rising in small town America. Watch Parts Unknown Sundays 9pm ET on CNN and CNNGo.
Senator marries longtime aide
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran married his long-time aide, Kay Webber, over the weekend in a private ceremony in Gulfport.
Clintons mark Memorial Day in N.Y.
Bill and Hillary Clinton had two goals during Monday's Memorial Day parade in Chappaqua: Honor the men and women who lost their lives at war and not talk about the 2016 campaign.
Obama notes milestone Memorial Day
President Barack Obama observed during remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday that this year is the first Memorial Day in 14 years "that the United States is not engaged in a major ground war."
Iwo Jima vet's Memorial Day poetry
For more than half a century, Joe Bruni stayed silent about the "hellish day on the bloody sulfuric sands" that took his childhood friend at Iwo Jima.
Clinton emails called 'witch hunt'
Julian Castro labeled the House Republican-led investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails a "witch hunt" and a "sideshow" from dealing with America's most pressing problems.
Lawmaker: ISIS making gains
Iraq's lack of national unity in the fight against ISIS threatens to splinter the country into several parts, a defense expert and two members of Congress said Sunday.
Carter: Iraqis had 'no will to fight'
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his first comments since the key town of Ramadi fell to ISIS, blamed the weak state of Iraq's military as one major reason for the city's fall, in an exclusive interview on CNN's "State of the Union" aired Sunday.
Carson tops straw poll
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson handily won the Southern Republican Leadership Conference straw poll on Saturday, the first major survey to take the temperature of the Republican presidential field in the south.
Duggar a common sight on stump
Joshua Duggar, the eldest son of the TLC hit reality show "19 Kids And Counting," admitted to "inexcusable" actions as a teenager amid a shocking report outlining multiple allegations of child molestation.
Is Fox News bad for the GOP?
Conservative historian Bruce Bartlett joins Brian Stelter to discuss what he calls the "self-brainwashing" of Republican voters by Fox News.
First lady's workout is a knockout
As part of her "Gimme Five" fitness campaign, first lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of five exercises for her followers to try.
'Game of Thrones' loses famous fan
HBO's "Game of Thrones" lost a viewer Tuesday morning: Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill.
U.S. Air Force confirms electromagnetic pulse weapon
Boeing has developed a weapon that can target and destroy electronic systems in a specific building.
North Korea's elite enjoy luxury housing
Professors and scientists are among the North Korean elite treated to a variety of perks, paid for by Kim Jong Un's regime. CNN's Will Ripley reports.
Think Johnny Depp looks like this? Think again
Johnny Depp goes bald and blue-eyed for role of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.
Large bird lands in tigers' pen, but then ...
A crane that stumbled into a tigers' den bravely fights off two tigers that are on the prowl.
What the heck is that? 10 newly discovered species
An international committee of taxonomists selected their top 10 favorite new species for the annual list by State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Look at me! 28 selfies of the week
Happy when it rains: On the road with caravan crowd
Squeezing a large family into a tiny box on wheels and dragging them to a remote rain-swept field doesn't sound like much fun.
China's homeowners who refused to budge
2015's high-profile graduation speakers
Colleges across the country are announcing their commencement speakers: the entertainers, politicians, military leaders, business executives and famous alumni who will be sharing a last few words of wisdom with graduating students.
Bon Jovi gives Rutgers grads a very special gift: a song
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi gave Rutgers University grads another reason to smile at their graduation.
Michelle Obama: I was held to different standard
Michelle Obama gave an impassioned and personal commencement speech Saturday on the trials she's faced as the first African-American first lady of the United States, saying she was held to a different standard than other candidates' wives during the 2008 campaign because of her race.
Controversial commencement speakers
Students protested these commencement speakers' invitations.
Not just prunes: Foods to get you regular
Constipation isn't the most glamorous of topics — but having it sure isn't fun. For one, it's extremely common, afflicting 42 million people in the United States. Each of us has different bathroom habits, but most experts say that three or fewer bowel movements per week could indicate a problem. And although constipation can be caused by medical conditions (hypothyroidism, inflammatory bowel disease), medications (painkillers, antidepressants), and other factors that may be out of your control, for most of us, it's caused by what we're eating — or, rather, not eating, says Elizabeth Blaney, MD, gastroenterologist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. The average American gets just 15 grams of fiber a day, though experts recommend at least 25. Most of us don't drink enough water, either, which also contributes to constipation. Get things moving again with the 15 foods that follow.
Top 10 U.S. beaches for 2015
An hour's drive from Oahu's famous and often-crowded Waikiki Beach is a local's delight.
U.S. marks Memorial Day
A bald eagle stands guard and other social media salutes
For those who have lost a loved one in the military, the point of Memorial Day is not barbecues and storewide sales.
Teen climber survives deadly Everest avalanche
When the wall of snow came roaring down the mountain, 17-year-old Matt Moniz jumped behind a boulder with his climbing partners, unsure whether he would survive.
Comedy great dies at 85
Comedy great Anne Meara, the quick-witted half of the comedy team "Stiller & Meara," died at 85 on Saturday, her family said.
WWII plane has mid-flight emergency
During an air show to commemorate V-E Day, one pilot had quite the scare over Washington.
6 scientifically proven ways to quit smoking
For more than 50 years we've known that smoking can kill you.
'The Rock' surprises superfan at wedding
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson surprises a superfan with this wedding.
Kelly Rutherford gets temporary custody of kids
Actress Kelly Rutherford, who played Lily van der Woodsen on "Gossip Girl," has been granted temporary sole custody of her two children in a protracted dispute that sparked an online petition.
Cannes 2015: The winners and losers
Comeback stars, the darlings of the festival, standing ovations and incessant booing: the Festival de Cannes has delivered entertainment on and off screen for an astounding 67 years.
Mass graves of migrants found
Mass graves of refugees caught up in the human-trafficking trade have been found in northern Malaysia near the border with Thailand, authorities said Sunday.
Elephant grabs camera, takes excellent 'elphie'
Plenty of tourists have snapped a selfie of themselves posing with an elephant during their travels. Even U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has done it.
10 items you've been eating incorrectly
How to avoid cooking mistakes preventing you from extracting the most vitamins and minerals from the foods you eat.
Kris Jenner -- I'm About to Become the ONLY Momager in Hollywood
Kris Jenner is so cunning she now wants a legal lock on the very name that has been sometimes used to disparage her ... momager! We found out Kris has filed legal docs to trademark the name "momager" in the world of entertainment, which means…
Bobby Flay's Wife -- Screw You And The Horse You Rode In On
Bobby Flay's estranged wife says Bobby is so gross he gave her a racehorse as an anniversary gift and pocketed more than a hundred thousand dollars in purses. Stephanie March claims in her divorce case Bobby bought her "Dad's Crazy" back…
G-Unit's Jack Thriller -- Step Up Your Game, 40 Glocc ... Or I'll Beat the Bitch Outta You
Rapper 40 Glocc's mama does not want to see this video -- his celeb boxing opponent Jack Thriller recorded a trash talking video laced with threats that go way beyond the boxing ring. Thriller -- who hosts 50…
Maddie Ziegler -- We’re Movin’ On Up Thanks To My Fancy Footwork
Maddie Ziegler must be cashin’ in on all those Sia videos … or at least her family is because they’re upgrading to a huge, million dollar custom-built home, complete with Maddie’s very own dance hall. The Ziegler's 4-bedroom,…
Birdman -- The Feds Squeezed Me For $2 Million!! Okay, I Owed it to 'Em ...
Lil Wayne and the IRS have something in common -- they both wanted millions from Birdman -- but only one of 'em got the Cash Money honcho to cough up the dough, and Weezy's not the one smiling. The music mogul was slapped…
Guess Who This Sweet Swimmer Turned Into!
Before this bathing little beauty was taking a dunk as a big time athlete he was just another cute kid chillin' poolside in Oklahoma City. Can you guess who he is?!
Harrison Ford -- Back in Pilot Seat ... and It's Electric! (PHOTO)
It ain't the Millennium Falcon, but hey ... it's baby steps for Harrison Ford, who was back at the stick -- of a Tesla last week. It's the first time photogs have spotted Ford out in public since he ditched a plane on a Santa Monica golf course back…
Justin Bieber -- 'I'll Make Love to You' (VIDEO)
Justin Bieber killed it in Hollywood Sunday night, with an awesome impromptu performance. The Biebs was at the W Hollywood Hotel Jazz Night by Jin&Quinn, when he got up on stage and performed Boyz II Men "I'll Make…
Ray McDonald Mug Shot -- Allegedly Hit Woman Holding a Baby ... Bears Cut Him Loose (PHOTO)
Ray McDonald's latest arrest came after an early morning dispute at his home with a woman who was holding a baby ... according to Santa Clara PD. TMZ Sports obtained McDonald's mug shot ... taken after police responded to his Santa Clara home…
Chicago Bears Ray McDonald -- New Domestic Violence Arrest ... 2nd in Less Than a Year
Former 49ers star Ray McDonald has been arrested in Santa Clara, CA for alleged domestic violence and child endangerment. There are reports McDonald was taken into custody at the home of his former 49ers teammate Justin Smith. As for the child…
John Salley --SMOKE WEEEEED ... Legalize It In NBA!!!
If Kevin Durant wants to smoke weed for medical reasons, he should be able to BLAZE UP without fear of punishment from the NBA ... so says 4-time NBA champ John Salley. John is a HUUUGE proponent of medical marijuana --…
Tyson Beckford Tells Chris Brown ... Your Threats Don't Scare Me
Chris Brown had a meltdown Sunday after Tyson Beckford dared to post a pic of himself with Karrueche Tran, but Tyson made it clear, he's not scared one bit. It started Sunday when Chris saw the pic, then posted a flurry of tweets, saying among other…
Chris Weidman and Floyd Mayweather -- Two Champs Hangin' in Vegas (PHOTO)
UFC champ Chris Weidman mixed fun with mixed martial arts this weekend, mugging with Floyd Mayweather at a Vegas pool after his title victory. Chris didn't look the worse for wear after his 1st round submission against Victor Belfort at UFC 187.…
Chris Brown -- Baby Mama Claims Deadbeat Dad ... He Says She's Money Hungry
Chris Brown is at war with his baby mama, who claims he's stopped paying the measly $2,500 a month in child support, and now she's gunning for 6 times that. Multiple sources connected with the couple tell TMZ, Chris has been paying baby…
Will Smith -- Lightly Battered after 'Suicide Squad' Shoot (PHOTO)
"Suicide Squad" has taken its toll on Will Smith, who looked pretty banged up early Monday morning. The chromed-domed superstar was leaving the set in Toronto when he mugged for a fan and clearly proved he does at least some of his own stunt work.…
Michelle Rounds to Rosie -- I Want Full Custody … Of Our Baby Pictures
Rosie O’Donnell's divorce has gotten so bitter it's gone from fighting in divorce court to battling over the rights to Instagram. Michelle Rounds is on the attack, claiming she took a picture of their daughter, Dakota, and Rosie had the…
Naomi Campbell: Good Genes Or Good Docs?
Naomi Campbell puts the super in supermodel. Here's a 27-year-old version of the British babe at in Los Angeles back in 1997 (left) and 18 year later ... the activist and author -- who celebrated her 45th birthday earlier this week -- at a gala in…
Warren Sapp -- Ex-Hookers Schooled Me On the Street Life
Warren Sapp graduated from the school of hooker hard knocks -- as part of his amazing plea deal in his Phoenix prostitution bust -- and TMZ Sports found out the curriculum. Sapp got the solicitation charge dropped from the Super Bowl weekend arrest…
'Bad Grandpa' Wedding Couple -- Adios, Jackass ... Wife Files For Divorce
Perhaps having 'Bad Grandpa' star Johnny Knoxville trash your wedding isn't the best starting point -- just ask the movie's producer, whose marriage is now in ruins. According to the docs, 2 years after Jarrod Brom's wedding was featured…
TMZ's Beachin' Baby Photo Contest -- Final 5!
The salty snapshots have been narrowed down to five in our annual Beachin' Baby Photo Contest ... but vote wisely because one of them is shore to score and it's up to you to pick the pic!Which of these beachin' photos should score the $250…