With the hiring of Rudy Giuliani and two other lawyers, the President adds star power to his bare-bones team that's up against Mueller
President Donald Trump, stung by reports that he couldn't attract top-notch lawyers, personally pushed for former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to add a dose of star power to his bare-bones legal team, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Opinion: Calling Giuliani is a last resort
Bringing Rudy Giuliani on to President Donald Trump's legal team all but guarantees the White House circus becomes a three-ring affair.
Sessions reportedly said he'd consider resigning if Trump fired Rosenstein
Attorney General Jeff Sessions told White House counsel Donald McGahn he would have considered leaving if President Donald Trump fired Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the Russia probe, The Washington Post reported Friday.
Justice Dept. watchdog looking into Comey's handling of memos
The Justice Department's internal watchdog has interviewed multiple individuals who saw copies of former FBI Director James Comey's memos recounting his conversations with President Donald Trump prior to Thursday's widespread release, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.
CNN anchor: Trump spent the night in Moscow
CNN's Anderson Cooper lays out a timeline that shows evidence of Donald Trump spending at least one night in Moscow in 2013, despite claims that he did not.
Comey: 'No sense' for Trump to fire Mueller
On ABC's "The View," former FBI Director James Comey talks about whether President Trump would risk firing the man in charge of the Russia investigation.
'Smallville' actress charged with sex trafficking
Actress Allison Mack, best known for her role as Clark Kent's clever confidant Chloe on CW's "Smallville," was indicted on Friday on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy, according to a statement released by the Justice Department.
Dance music superstar Avicii dead at 28
Grammy nominated Swedish DJ Avicii died Friday, his publicist confirmed to CNN.
CDC expands warning to all romaine lettuce
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its warning about an E. coli outbreak connected to romaine lettuce to cover all forms of romaine, including whole heads and hearts of romaine grown in the Yuma, Arizona, growing area. A previous warning was limited to chopped forms of romaine, including salads and salad mixes.
Feds say 'overwhelmed' mailman stashed 17,000 pieces of mail
A postal worker in Brooklyn was charged after law enforcement officials discovered more than 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail in his possession, according to a criminal complaint.
DOJ investigating wireless carriers
Outrage after 'morality police' physically confront woman
An amateur video shows a member of the "morality police" physically confronting a woman in Iran. The video went viral, triggering a response from the Iranian government.
FAA orders jet engine inspections after fatal Southwest flight
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered new inspection requirements for engines similar to the one that failed earlier in the week on a Southwest Airlines flight, resulting in a passenger's death.
No one in her school would walk out with her. So her dad did
Delilah Matrese is only 10 but she's very passionate about currents events.
Legendary surfer rescues stranded family
Surfing legend Laird Hamilton has helped dozens of people and animals from floods in Hawaii.
Former lawyer for Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal cooperating with Cohen probe
Keith Davidson, the lawyer at the center of agreements with two women paid to keep silent about alleged affairs from more than a decade ago with Donald Trump, is cooperating with the probe into the President's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, Davidson's spokesman said Friday.
N. Korea suspending nuke and missile tests
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the regime no longer needs nuclear tests or intercontinental ballistic missile tests, state-run KCNA reported Saturday.
Candidate: 'Misogynist-in-chief' drives us
A record number of women are running for office in the 2018 midterm elections. CNN's Kyung Lah learns many of them say they're fueled out of frustration with President Donald Trump.
Missouri gov. indicted on felony charge
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Friday on a felony charge of computer tampering relating to his campaign's alleged procurement of a nonprofit donor list without the charity's knowledge.
Tapes shows Trump as master of long con
Former Forbes reporter Jonathan Greenberg shared an audio recording from 1984 of President Trump posing as his vice president of finance John Barron and talking about Trump's finances to get on the Forbes 400 list.
Democrats file suit alleging Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks conspired to interfere in 2016 campaign
The Democratic National Committee is suing the Trump campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and several relatives and associates of President Donald Trump alleging a grand conspiracy that harmed Democrats through WikiLeaks' publication of internal party emails during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Opinion: Trump, master of the long con
If you listen to the tapes of Donald Trump pretending to be John Barron pressuring Jonathan Greenberg, then a reporter at Forbes magazine, you can hear the sound of the world's greatest long con.
GOP strategist slams Trump: 'Stink of guilt' all over him
Commenting on the release of James Comey's memos, former Rudy Giuliani aide Rick Wilson mocks President Donald Trump for his remarks about Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Top enlisted soldier says he has 'no concerns' about transgender service members
The US Army's top enlisted soldier says he has never heard of any problems resulting from transgender persons serving in the military, echoing the sentiments of the top officer, the Army chief of staff. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon on Friday, Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey said, "I agree with the chief we haven't heard any issues or concerns, and I personally have not had any issues or concerns."
Surging oil prices rattle Trump
Monarch renames Swaziland to avoid confusion with Switzerland
The king of Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarch, has changed the name of his country to the "Kingdom of eSwatini" to mark the 50th anniversary of independence -- and to avoid confusion with Switzerland.
Aaron Rodgers becomes part owner of Bucks
MLBer hospitalized after collapsing in dugout
Ex-NFL player gets $2.8 million for baseball card
Never-before-seen video of Prince rehearsal
Prince's estate released previously unseen footage from the icon's rehearsals in 1984.
Ex-QB drops 100 pounds
Death of McMaster's father 'suspicious'
Philadelphia police are investigating last week's death of H.R. McMaster's father as "suspicious," the department told CNN on Thursday.
Is MoviePass too good to be true?
LA Fitness apologizes after profiling allegation
LA Fitness has apologized to a member of one of its gyms in New Jersey after he was asked to leave and felt that he and a friend were racially profiled.
See robot build IKEA chair in minutes
With a little trial and error, this robot assembled an IKEA chair in just over 20 minutes.
All-Star guard nowhere to be found in playoffs
They fled Puerto Rico. Now they're homeless.
With no running water, no power and no school for her kids, Carmen "Millie" Santiago fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean last fall. Like thousands of evacuees, she landed here in central Florida. And, like hundreds, she's still stuck in a motel.
Former pro athletes talk about performing while high
Opinion: Beyond legalizing pot
April 20 is a day of celebration for marijuana enthusiasts. The origin of 420 dates back to the early 1970s, when 4:20 p.m. marked the time that high school students in Marin County, just north of San Francisco, would regularly meet to consume marijuana. As people across the United States light up to mark the occasion, it is important to reflect on the ongoing legacy of marijuana criminalization and its widespread impact on black and brown communities.
Analysis: A high for marijuana legalization
Marijuana in the past was considered taboo in American culture and politics. Just check out the "Saved by the Bell" episode, "No Hope With Dope."
Meghan Markle had to take a citizenship test. Could you pass it?
Why everyone at Coachella looks the same
Last weekend, Coachella, the internationally renowned festival, opened in Indio, California. It's here in the desert that, for the last 19 years, the world's most celebrated musicians have taken the stage, but also where summer fashion trends are perpetuated.
New NASA images take you 4,000 light-years away
NASA released a new image and a virtual tour of the Lagoon Nebula, a celestial body 4,000 light-years away.
Images show a glimpse of life at Prince's sprawling compound
Images just released show Paisley Park as a colorful, eclectic space that was the beloved home of Prince, where the superstar had relaxed, recorded music and threw parties.
Getting to work could soon be a lot easier
Getting fired was the best thing that happened to this billionaire
How fruit juice got boxed out of the health craze
A surprising victim of the opioid crisis
There's a new victim of the opioid crisis -- and this one has four legs.
James Comey's unforgivable error
Cuba's new President: Rebranding repression
Do not believe all those headlines claiming that Cuba is beginning a "new era." Yes, it's true that, as of Thursday, Cuba has a new President and that, for the first time in decades, his name is not Castro. For now, however, not much more than the presidential letterhead is changing.
Tennessee's legislature is acting like it's still 1968
The ISIS bride problem: Don't take it out on the children
Navigating the line between innocence and complicity, between knowing and ignorance, between willing agent and unwitting victim -- that is the work of those charged with figuring out what responsibility ISIS wives from overseas bear as the rule of the terrorist group winds down.
Your best refinance rates for April 2018
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Results are in: Best travel credit cards of 2018
Woman lost 2 sons in one night to opioids
"Everything just kind of seemed like a blur that day," Becky Savage said. "Your mind is not really meant to process something that extreme."
Diving deep on one breath could be in their DNA
The Bajau people of Southeast Asia, known to many as "sea nomads," are renowned for their amazing diving abilities.
Man's second face transplant is a world first
A man in Paris has become the world's first to successfully receive two facial transplants.
Why does smoking pot give you the munchies?
If you smoke or eat pot, you might have encountered the "marijuana munchies," or the desire for salty, sweet or fatty carbohydrate-rich foods when using the drug.
Superbugs found in study of New York house mice
House mice don't carry door keys, but they can freely enter any residence in New York City, from low-rent studios to penthouse suites.
4/20: Some celebs to roll with
Stars light up the night. And sometimes they just light up.
Ariana Grande releases new single
Ariana Grande is back.
'Scandal' fights its last battle
The following contains spoilers about the "Scandal" series finale.
Amy Schumer takes on self-esteem issues
Amy Schumer exhibits a gentler, vulnerable side in "I Feel Pretty," a movie whose underlying messages about body image and self-esteem -- a source of pre-release controversy -- at times exist somewhat uncomfortably with the obligation to allow its star to play up the silliness. The net result is a mildly likable movie that, in comedy terms, won't win any pageants.
'Westworld' remains easy to admire, harder to like
"Westworld" remains a hugely ambitious series, painted on a sweeping, star-studded canvas that continues to expand in the second season. Yet the first half of that run repeats the show's more impenetrable drawbacks -- playing three-dimensional chess, while spending too much time sadistically blowing away pawns. The result is a show that's easier to admire than consistently like.
A slew of hurricanes couldn't knock out these national park treasures
New Maldives hotel lets you live underwater
A luxury Maldives resort is about to take the sleeping under-the-sea phenomenon to a whole new level.
Stand-up airplane seat design revealed
Fed up with limited leg room onboard airline cabins?
Japan's deep corridor of snow
One of the world's wildest mountain drives, Japan's Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route has reopened to tourists for another season.
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A list of events happening in the ATL.
Singer Roberta Flack Rushed to Hospital from Apollo Theater
"Killing Me Softly" singer Roberta Flack's performance at the Apollo Theater was cut short Friday night as she was taken by ambulance to a hospital ... TMZ has learned. Roberta was performing a charity concert for the Jazz Foundation of America when…
Avicii Smiling with Fans in His Final Days
Avicii engaged dozens of his fans at a luxury resort during his final days, and it appeared he was still loving his rock star life. These pics were taken within the last 6 days at the same resort in Muscat, Oman ... where Avicii was apparently on…
UFC's Kevin Lee Says He Woulda Beat Conor's Ass If He Attacked His Bus
Conor McGregor's lucky UFC star Kevin Lee wasn't in the bus he attacked -- 'cause if he was, K-Lee says he would've gone full Dark Knight on his ass!! "It would have been totally different -- totally different story," Lee told TMZ Sports. "I would…
Man Breaks into Taylor Swift's NYC Pad, Takes a Shower
Taylor Swift had a real life version of Goldilocks play out in one of her homes, as an intruder got way too comfortable after breaking into the place. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Roger Alvarado allegedly climbed up a ladder, smashed a…
Julius Randle Cares About His Own L.A. Future, Not LeBron's
Julius Randle says you can jam it with all the questions about LeBron James on the Lakers ... because there's one Lakers future he's much more interested in ... HIS OWN. Randle is coming off a career season with the Purple & Gold, but being…
NY Gym Apologizes to Jermell Charlo, Insists They're Not Racist
Jermell Charlo has gotten an apology from the upscale NY gym he was kicked out of on Thursday night -- but the gym insists he was NOT racially profiled. As we previously reported, Charlo -- a world champion boxer -- was turned away from Life…
Prince's Counterfeit Vicodin Pills Contained Mixed Bag of Drugs
Fentanyl wasn't the only drug found in Prince's stash of counterfeit Vicodin pills -- in fact, they were laced with so many drugs ... there's no way he could have known exactly what he was taking when he popped one. According to law enforcement,…
DJ Avicii Dead at 28
Avicii -- one of the most famous DJs in the world -- has died. His rep says Avicii died in the Middle Eastern country of Oman. Details surrounding his death are still unclear. Avicii's real name is Tim Bergling. He was born in Sweden.…
Adrien Broner Would Murder Tekashi69, Says Tyron Woodley
Tekashi69 needs to be careful ... because if his feud with Adrien Broner turns into a REAL fight, Broner would knock his ass out in ONE PUNCH -- so says Tyron Woodley. Tyron was trying REALLY hard to warn Tekashi on "The Hollywood Beatdown"…
Mel B Says Her Ex is Trying to Steal the Glory for Daughter's Therapy
Mel B says Stephen Belafonte is trying to pull a fast one by making it look like he decided to get their daughter into therapy, and she adds his brainwashing allegations are desperate. According to new legal docs ... Mel B says she reached out to…
Former 'Smallville' Star Allison Mack Arrested for Sex Cult Ties
2:45 PM PT -- Mack entered a plea of not guilty and was ordered detained by the judge. There will be a hearing to determine her bail on Monday. 12:25 PM PT -- Mack has been indicted on sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and…
Athletes Remember Avicii
The death of Avicii has rocked the world of sports -- with several athletes who were fans of his music paying tribute to the DJ. Golf superstar Annika Sorenstam -- who, like Avicii, is Swedish -- tweeted, "Sad news that Swedish artist @Avicii…
Music World Rocked by Famed DJ Avicii's Death
Avicii's death is absolutely shocking to his friends and fans around the world. Moments after the news broke he was found dead in Oman ... social media was flooded with reactions to the Swedish DJ's passing. From his peers in the world of EDM to the…
Former MSNBC Anchor Thomas Roberts Donates $25k from Hosting Trump's Miss Universe
Thomas Roberts got paid $25k to co-host Donald Trump's 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, but now he says he doesn't know where that money came from ... so he's giving it away to a good cause. The former MSNBC anchor was being honored…
Meek Mill Outraged Over Prison Release Delay, Wants Fair Treatment
8:50 AM PT -- Meek tells TMZ ... he's thankful 3 other people's cases were dismissed at the urging of the Philly D.A., and says there are 105 more cases like theirs and his involving the same corrupt cop. Meek feels his case should have been…
Odell Beckham Trades Shots with Shawn Mendes In Rap Battle
Before Odell Beckham hit the gym with Dez Bryant -- he hit the stage with Shawn Mendes for a rap duel on "Drop the Mic" ... and it's pretty great. The NY Giants star went after Shawn's whiteness ... a lot ... with some lines that…
Austin Rivers Says Blake Griffin Is Happy in Detroit, 'Fresh Start for Him'
The Clippers shipped Blake Griffin's ass out to Detroit, but Blake's getting the last laugh … 'cause he's 100% "happy" in the Motor City -- so says Austin Rivers. "It's a fresh start for him. He's been here for a long time," Rivers…
Kim Kardashian West Launching New Lingerie, Intimates and Shapewear Line
Kim Kardashain West is wasting no time in getting back into the clothing industry after announcing the end of DASH -- she's already hard at work on her own lingerie, intimates and shapewear line. Sources close to KKW tell us for the last…
Saquon Barkley's Little Bro Is a Freak Athlete, Too!
Saquon Barkley has a little bro ... and it's clear freak athletic talent runs in the family! The top RB in the draft was working out with his high school sophomore brother, Ali Barkley -- and showing off their insane bounce. Ali…
Nick Gordon Hit with New Charge for Violating Court Order
Nick Gordon's been officially charged for breaking the conditions of his bond by hanging out with his girlfriend ... after he'd been arrested for hitting her. The State Attorney's Office in Seminole County, FL just announced the charge against…