Why are young women drawn to ISIS?
Schoolgirl, doctor, blogger: The women of ISIS aren't all stereotypical "jihadi brides." FULL STORY
Photos: Behind the burqa
Dozens of women have left their homes in the West to join ISIS. So what do their social media posts reveal about who they are and why they made the move?
5 Dennis Hastert mysteries
The former House speaker's indictment raises many questions. Here are the top five. FULL STORY
FIFA re-elects Blatter amid scandal
Blatter won a fifth term as FIFA's president after his sole rival conceded. FULL STORY
Cuba taken off U.S. terror list
The United States officially removed Cuba from its list of countries that sponsor terrorism on Friday, setting the two nations up for a full renewal of diplomatic ties.
Man: I saw Holloway buried
Jurriën de Jong says he kept silent for years because of his own crimes -- and out of fear. FULL STORY
$50K reward for missing boy
Oregon boy Kyron Horman vanished nearly five years ago, and local authorities are not giving up on him.
'Draw Mohammed' rally today
An ex-Marine is organizing a rally today outside this Arizona mosque. FULL STORY
Obama poster's maker loses hope
Shepard Fairey says he's run out of hope for President Barack Obama.
ACLU: Pregnant woman's arrest 'horrifying'
An officer's body cam video shows what the ACLU alleges was a wrongful arrest and the wrestling to the ground of an eight months pregnant black woman after she got into an argument with a white woman outside a school in Barstow, California.
Racist Dr. Seuss drawing for sale
A California auction house is selling an early drawing by Dr. Seuss that's sure to disappoint the parents and children who adore his later work. The 1929 color illustration for "Judge" magazine depicts a blatantly racist scenario and uses a slur to describe black people. It's being auctioned for a minimum bid of $20,000.
U.S. detects Chinese artillery on disputed isles
China has placed artillery pieces on one of the islands it is manufacturing in contested waters in the South China Sea, a U.S. official told CNN Friday. The story was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.
Lasers target multiple passenger airplanes
Laser pointers that the FAA says can temporarily blind pilots targeted four commercial passenger jets near Farmingdale, New York. CNN's Rene Marsh reports.
'Friday' actor and comedian dies
Actor and comedian Reynaldo Rey died Thursday of complications from a stroke, his manager said.
Taylor Swift 'fine' with not being 'overtly sexy'
Taylor Swift says she's "fine" with her generally squeaky-clean image.
Lindsay Lohan is off probation after 7 years
The actress completed her community service for a reckless-driving conviction, closing the book on a series of criminal cases that had derailed her career.
Dog found with muzzle taped shut
It's a heart breaking and painful condition for any animal to be in and it begs to ask the question: who would do this?
Chinese astronaut asks U.S. to open space station
Nie Haisheng says it's time for Congress to lift the ban on Chinese astronauts. FULL STORY
Art pioneer once expelled for doodling
Growing up in India, Adarsh Alphons was expelled from school for doodling. He continued drawing in class at his new school, but there he got a different reaction.
Yes, Putin, this IS America's business
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of meddling in FIFA's affairs -- and he's right. We are. And we should be.
IRS data theft is tip of the iceberg
The Republican Hunger Games
Is it just me, or are some Republican candidates behaving a tad aggressively these days?
Why is this war hero being investigated?
Lt. Col. Jason Amerine, a Special Forces war hero who played an instrumental role in the overthrow of the Taliban in the months after 9/11, is under investigation over a purported unauthorized disclosure relating to a U.S. hostage held overseas that was made to U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's office.
220,000 dead. Why are we just talking?
Almost a year on from their dramatic seizure of Mosul, Iraq's second city, the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continue to expand the frontiers of their stronghold in the Middle East.
The week in 39 photos
Grand opening of Golden Gate Bridge
The child workers of Bangladesh
Like many little girls, Popy likes stuffed animals. The 8-year-old carries her teddy bear everywhere -- even to work, where she sorts garbage at a dumping ground in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Images show cruelty of slave masters
In front of a white building, with a Belgian flag flying high in the yard, a black man in a striped t-shirt and shorts is being strangled with a chain.
What's streaming on Netflix, Hulu next month
Brooke Shields is HOW old?
View pictures of celebrities turning 50 in 2015.
Giant kangaroo stalks Australian suburb
A massive kangaroo has been spotted in an Australian community measuring over 6 feet 6 inches. Nicky Haydon from affiliate Seven News has more.
Bill Clinton: 'I'm officially Ebola-free'
Former President Bill Clinton said at a United Nations event Thursday that he underwent Ebola screening from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after a recent visit to Liberia, but that he was never exposed to the deadly virus.
Congress flocks to see Taylor Swift
There's plenty of bad blood between Republicans and Democrats in Congress, but on July 13, one woman will bring them together: Taylor Swift.
Obama meets ISIS victim's family
President Barack Obama met Thursday with the family of an American killed by ISIS, visiting the parents and sister of journalist Steven Sotloff during a trip to Miami.
Everything 2016 in 2 minutes
New Quinnipiac poll finds no GOP hopeful would beat Hillary Clinton, even though the same poll finds 53% say Clinton is untrustworthy.
Pataki makes bid for POTUS
George Pataki, the Republican who won the governorship three times in heavily Democratic New York, is running for President in 2016.
China, U.S.: No backing down
The standoff between the U.S. and China over disputed territory in the South China Sea is escalating into a war of words and renewed pledges of military maneuvers in the area.
Poll: 5 GOPers tie for 2016 lead
The race for the Republican nomination for President is more wide open now than perhaps ever before, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll, with five GOP hopefuls all tied with the same amount of support.
ISIS is winning -- how to stop it
ISIS has had a successful month. But taking a city and holding it are two different things. FULL STORY
Graham retires from Air Force
Lindsey Graham is leaving the Air Force Reserves -- even though he "wouldn't leave if they weren't making me," he says.
Clinton wins voter with scripture
Hillary Clinton is a lifelong Methodist, but you wouldn't know that by listening to most of her speeches. She rarely speaks -- at least at any length -- about her faith.
Flooding puts Cruz in bind on climate
The heavy flooding that's overwhelmed Texas and killed more than 30 people has put Sen. Ted Cruz in a bind on climate change.
Will Duggar scandal hurt GOP?
Guests Ben Ferguson and Marc Lamont Hill debate the impact the Duggar scandal will have on GOP politics.
NBA star's daughter takes over press conference
Most valuable toddler steals the show. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the thin line between adorable and annoying.
Climber's scary fall caught on camera
Mike Libecki is a first ascent addict. He has 60 expeditions under his belt -- all of them to places where very few humans have ever set foot.
Flight attendant investigated for these photos
A Chicago flight attendant for Spirit Airlines is being investigated after taking photos on the tarmac at O'Hare airport. WLS has more.
Feminist yearbook quote goes viral
A lesbian California teenager used the gender pay gap as the basis for her yearbook quote, and a tweet of it has been retweeted more than 10,000 times.
What a shot! 40 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 40 amazing sports photos from May 19 through May 25.
Mary Ellen Mark's high school prom portraits
Soaring above deserts on a 'leaf blower'
Several years ago, in Gadhafi-controlled Libya, George Steinmetz found himself hidden in a kind of "safe house" where he was assembling his personal aircraft.
Look at me! 26 selfies of the week
Killing in the heartland; heartbreak in China
A Chinese family chooses rural America for their daughter's college education. And thus she becomes part of a new wave of Chinese students to call Iowa home. But her unsolved death has shattered the one-child couple. And the last person to see her alive, her Chinese boyfriend, has disappeared.
'Foxcatcher': The crazy du Pont next door
Add a fake nose, a few tics and mad acting skills and Steve Carell is John du Pont, the Boo Radley of my childhood.
The killer and the scholar: An unlikely friendship
A few months ago, Kelly Gissendaner wrote a letter to a pen pal across the Atlantic. She told him the state of Georgia was about to fix a date for her execution. One evening soon, she would be strapped to a gurney, needles would be inserted into her arm, and poison would course through her veins until she was dead.
The 13th Juror: An insider's guide to the Tsarnaev trial
No cameras are allowed at the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. But CNN's Ann O'Neill will be there every day. Think of her as The 13th Juror, bringing insights here weekly.
CNN's best bloopers
35 years of CNN
Blitzer: The world was watching
It didn't take long for me to appreciate CNN's worldwide reach and impact.
CNN homepage through the years
A look at how CNN's homepage has evolved through the years.
'Soul-Sucking Dementor' wasp buzzes to fame
Residents flee Japan volcano
Residents of the Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu have been urged to evacuate to get out of the path of an erupting volcano.
Yes, Amy Schumer is everywhere
'Ugly' vegetables: Trendy, tasty, and good for you
Move over, kale. Americans are expanding their veggie horizons. 2015 is the year of the warty, hunchbacked and spiney.
Historic Gay Head Lighthouse on the move
Precariously perched Gay Head Lighthouse is on the move in Martha's Vineyard. Fortunately, the move is not a widely feared fall off a cliff.
Tattoos last, but for some, so does the pain
A new study suggests people suffer infections, itching and chronic complications for their body art.
Pearl Harbor memorial closed after accident
The USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, will be closed to visitors until at least June 4 after a dock to the memorial that sits atop the sunken battleship was damaged in an accident Wednesday, the National Park Service says.
Mob burns teen girl alive
A large crowd stands by as a teenage girl -- beaten and bloodied -- writhes on the ground, her body engulfed in flames.
Actor arrested on DUI charges
Oscar-nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested on Monday night on suspicion of drunken driving in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
'Jeopardy!' answer is hilariously wrong
See this great answer from "Jeopardy!" contestant Choyon Manjrekar.
Sweet 16th birthday is ruined when this happens
You won't believe how this girl's sweet 16th birthday was ruined on this edition of the RidicuList.
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A list of events happening in the ATL.
Kelly Rutherford -- Not So Fast ... Custody Victory Hits Snag
"Gossip Girl" star Kelly Rutherford's victory in her child custody battle with her ex has proven to be short-lived ... because a judge undid the ruling ... leaving the kids in Monaco with their father. A California judge sided with Rutherford last…
Plaxico Burress -- No Prison ... In Tax Evasion Case
Plaxico Burress is NOT going to prison for tax evasion -- despite the fact he was facing an entire DECADE behind bars ... TMZ Sports has learned. As we previously reported, officials in Mercer County, NJ charged the ex-NFL star with two tax…
Ed Sheeran -- Let's Talk About Sex ... I Do a Lot, But I Don't Suck Out Farts
Attention ladies, Ed Sheeran loves going down south, he's just not into the deep, deep south ... if ya catch our drift -- and if you don't, we mean he doesn't eat ass. Yes, seemingly innocent looking Ed got down and…
USC Baseball -- Standing By Pitcher ... In Sex Tape Lawsuit
The University of Southern California is standing behind one of their baseball players who was sued by a woman in a sex tape lawsuit ... TMZ Sports has learned. The accuser -- a former USC student -- filed a lawsuit against Vahn Bozoian, Sean…
Lil Wayne -- Arrest in Tour Bus Shooting ... Suspect Tied to Young Thug
Lil Wayne's tour bus was allegedly shot up by a guy who has very close ties to Wayne's rival, Young Thug ... TMZ has learned. Atlanta PD got an arrest warrant for the suspect, Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, on May 21 ... and he's been charged with…
Harrison Ford -- Co-Pilots Chopper to Perfect Landing (VIDEO)
Harrison Ford showed no fear during his return to the skies, and possibly stuck a helicopter landing ... not far from where he crash landed a plane a couple months ago. As we told you ... Ford got back in a cockpit…
Sly Stallone -- Boxer Earns Role In 'Creed' ... After Brutal Real-Life Fight
This is a pretty great story ... A real-life pro boxer earned himself a role in Sylvester Stallone's upcoming "Creed" movie ... all because producers were super impressed with the way he fought during a FEROCIOUS 2014…
Boxer Jermain Taylor -- I Have Mental Problems
Boxer Jermain Taylor is adamant he's NOT a criminal -- and blames his recent string of bizarre and troubling behavior on mental illness. Taylor appeared in an Arkansas courtroom moments ago in connection with an incident at an MLK Day parade…
Sarah Michelle Gellar & Selma Blair -- Awesome Intentions!! Sucking Face While Reese Witherspoon Watches
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair recreated their epic "Cruel Intentions" make out scene last night -- and it was just as epic ... 16 years later. Reese Witherspoon made it a full reunion -- but she kept her tongue in her mouth -- as…
Shaq -- Nastiest Pedicure Ever?!
Here's Shaquille O'Neal taking his monster foot to the beauty shop yesterday for some heavy duty nail work ... hope you're not eating while watching this. As Shaq sat down to get nailed, he Instagrammed -- "My toes bout to be on FLEEK." The…
Justin Bieber -- I'll Make Love to ... A Newly-Engaged Couple (VIDEO)
Justin Bieber is apparently taking his rendition of "I'll Make Love to You" on tour ... because he performed it again Thursday night, but this time it was just for a freshly-engaged couple. Bieber was leaving The Grove…
Wayne Gretzky -- Paulina Was a Great Hockey Player ... 'Til She Quit
Paulina Gretzky isn't just another pretty face ... she was a MONSTER on the hockey rink -- until she unexpectedly quit ... so says her legendary father Wayne Gretzky. Wayne was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood…
'Brokeback Bachelors' -- NAKED Showers Together … But NO Sword Fights
The so-called 'Brokeback Bachelors' – aka JJ and Clint -- may not be gay, but they do enjoy water sports ... as in showers. Naked. Together. As we first reported, the new ‘Bachelorette' promo baits viewers into thinking…
'Dual Survival' Star Joe Teti -- Attacks Dog Over Cat-astrophe
One of the stars of Discovery's "Dual Survival" injured or killed a dog on the set during the final episode ... this according to multiple sources connected with the production. Our sources say Joe Teti, a former Green Beret, was shooting one…
Arnold Schwarzenegger -- Son Graduates High School ... Arnold MIA
Arnold Schwarzenegger's son, Joseph Baena, donned a cap and gown Thursday as he graduated Frontier High School in Bakersfield, California ... but dear ol' dad was MIA. Mildred -- Baena's mother/Arnie's former maid -- posed for pics with her son, who…
Jermain Taylor -- Brutal Photos of Alleged Beating Victim
TMZ Sports has obtained photos of the man who claims he was brutally attacked by ex-boxing champ Jermain Taylor in a rehab facility earlier this month ... and it's clear, dude got pummeled. As we previously reported, officials in Arkansas…
The Abbey -- Lights, Camera … Gay Bar!!!
West Hollywood's most famous gay bar is ready for even more exposure ... and we're not talking about the dancers in banana hammocks -- The Abbey is getting its own reality TV show. Sources tell TMZ a production company is currently…
Guess Who This Baby in a Bonnet Turned Into!
Before this capped little kid was a busy Hollywood actress she was just another sweet infant sportin' some serious headwear in Oak Park, Illinois. Can you guess who she is?!
12 Skin Filled Photos Lena Dunham Shared On Social Media!
Lena Dunham has never been shy about letting it all hang out on "Girls" -- and it's no different on social media ... where she puts her body on display on the regular, whether you like it or not!Check out 12 times Lena's body just could not be…
Jay Z & Beyonce -- Black Rage Over Whiteout at Tidal Offices
Jay Z's office photo at Tidal is kinda like playing Where's Black Waldo? -- and Jay Z is Waldo. The pic popped up on Beyonce's website this week, and shows Jay and Bey mugging with a few dozen staffers at the HQ for the streaming service -- and the…