NBA superstar's cousin killed in crossfire
Nykea Aldridge was pushing a stroller down a South Side Chicago street Friday afternoon when several men started shooting at each other.
-- And Trump links her death to black vote
Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that tragedies like the death of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin are one of the reasons African-Americans will vote for the Republican nominee.
General's 'swinger lifestyle' revealed
Army Major General David Haight was removed from his key post after allegations of sexual impropriety. Experts say his alleged actions could have put US national security at risk. CNN's Elise Labott reports.
Man arrested in killing of nuns
A man has been arrested in the stabbing deaths of two nuns whose bodies were found this week in their home in rural Mississippi, authorities said.
Yellowstone worker falls to death
A worker at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is dead after falling off a cliff, park rangers said.
Italy earthquake: Grieving nation begins burying dead
Italy began the painful task of burying its dead Saturday following a massive earthquake -- as aftershocks rattled the heart of the country and the death toll climbed to 290.
Survivor: 'We've lost everything'
Residents and rescue workers in Amatrice, Italy react to the devastation of earthquakes that killed over 250 people and reduced much of the town to rubble.
Doctor: I wrote Trump's bill of health in 5 minutes
The doctor who has produced the only public medical record about Donald Trump during his presidential campaign reportedly said he spent only five minutes writing it.
Weapons tester rips F-35
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is drawing sharp criticism from the Pentagon's top weapons tester, who warns the aircraft is "on a path of failing to deliver" its full combat capability.
Scientist simulates black hole in lab
Haifa-based scientist Jeff Steinhauer has simulated a black hole in his laboratory, and it might be the breakthrough that helps celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking win the Nobel Prize. CNN's Ian lee reports.
AP report on Clinton botched -- other media says
The Associated Press is still standing by its story and has yet to correct its tweet, despite near unanimous agreement among other journalists that the tweet, at least, was false.
Big campaign rallies equal big win -- right?
It's the most deceptive sign in politics.
400 pages show how far Ailes went to trash enemies
The memo is dated January 5, 2012. "To: Interested Parties." "Re: Gabriel Sherman." It has all the markings of "opposition research" about a political enemy — which is precisely how Ailes viewed Sherman.
Miners kill minister rather than talk, Bolivia says
Bolivian miners kidnapped and fatally beat a government minister who was seeking talks with them following weeks of protests, authorities say.
Tourist trapped in cabin for month
An emotional Czech tourist, who was trapped for a month in a hut after her partner died in a New Zealand national park, has thanked her "heroes" for rescuing her.
Mom: My daughter is a heroin addict
The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. CNN's Rachel Crane speaks to a drug addict about the outbreak.
Britney Spears does 'Carpool Karaoke'
Britney Spears and James Corden sang "Toxic" during a "Carpool Karaoke" segment on CBS's "The Late Late Show."
Uber is bleeding money
Uber may be the most valuable privately held company in the world, but that doesn't mean it's making money.
Gov. LePage leaves profanity-laced voicemail for lawmaker
Maine Gov. Paul LePage left an expletive-laced voicemail for a state lawmaker that goaded him to "prove that I'm a racist" after a series of controversial comments once again put the governor in the news.
Dolly Parton on 2016 candidates: 'They're both nuts'
Country music legend Dolly Parton might be undecided on whom to back in the presidential race, but there's one thing she's certain of.
Fallon, Streisand parody Trump
Barbra Streisand appeared on Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" to promote her new album. She did a duet with Alec Baldwin, who actually sings on the album, and sang with Fallon's "Donald Trump."
Rescuing the furry victims of Louisiana's flooding
Peanut Butter and her five puppies huddled under a porch for days as floodwaters rose in Livingston, Louisiana.
First look at sunken WWII-era aircraft carrier
Scientists were able to use remotely operated vehicles to explore the USS Independence for the first time in 65 years.
Clinton's slams Trump's divisive rhetoric
The speech that Hillary Clinton delivered on Thursday was the one that many Democrats had been waiting for.
Republicans outraged over reported delay of Clinton meeting schedules
Republicans expressed outrage Friday night after a report said the State Department will not be able to produce all of Hillary Clinton's daily schedules during her time leading the State Department until well after Election Day.
A president's best friend: His dogs
The presidents' furry friends have been the source of adoration, humor and drama during their time as first dogs in the White House, from President Barack Obama's Portuguese water dogs Bo and Sunny to Franklin D. Roosevelt's beloved Scottish terrier Fala.
Analysis: What the CIA told presidents
In the last few weeks the two presidential nominees have received their initial intelligence briefings. Although the experience must have been different for each -- it was Donald Trump's first, whereas Hillary Clinton is an experienced intelligence consumer -- they were both recipients of a product authorized by President Barack Obama, the intelligence community's most important customer and the official who more than anyone else controls how intelligence is shared inside and outside the US government.
Officer didn't know he was shot
While responding to a domestic violence incident, a California police officer was struck by gunfire, but his badge prevented the bullet from hitting him.
The week in photos
Take a look at 33 photos of the week from August 19 through August 25.
What barrel bombs do to children
Aleppo's children continue to become victims of the bloody Syrian conflict.
Obama creates huge sanctuary in home state
President Barack Obama is expanding a national monument off the coast of his native Hawaii, establishing the largest protected marine sanctuary in the world, the White House announced Friday.
Paul Wolfowitz 'might have to vote' for Hillary Clinton
Former Bush administration official Paul Wolfowitz said he is considering voting for Hillary Clinton in an interview in which he lambasted Donald Trump as dangerous.
Girl, 5, killed in Philippine's new drug war, HRW says
A 5-year-old girl has become the youngest reported victim of the war on drugs in the Philippines, according to Human Rights Watch.
Man steals truck, hits plane
A man who breached a security gate at a Nebraska airport, stole a truck near the taxiways and rammed it into a parked Southwest Airlines plane was detained and taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation, police said Friday.
Trump CEO charged with domestic violence in 1996
Donald Trump's newly appointed campaign chairman, Steve Bannon, faced multiple charges, including one for misdemeanor domestic violence, stemming from an incident involving his ex-wife more than 20 years ago.
Kaine: Trump 'pushing' KKK values
Tim Kaine assumed the role of Hillary Clinton's attack dog Friday, saying Donald Trump embraces "Ku Klux Klan" values.
What is the alt-right movement?
Hillary Clinton is highlighting the Trump campaign's ties to a far right-wing movement called "alternative right." CNN's Brian Stelter reports.
A blow to ACLU: WI voter ID law stands through election
A federal appeals court declined Friday to hear an appeal before a full panel of judges on the court to Wisconsin's voter ID provision before November.
Branson: 'I thought I was going to die'
Richard Branson says he's happy to be alive after a harrowing bike crash earlier this week.
See Iranian boats swarm US Navy destroyer
Iran makes more dangerous moves toward US ships. What's behind it? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
Amtrak's getting $2.45B, Biden announces
Vice President Joe Biden announced Friday a $2.45 billion loan to Amtrak from the Department of Transportation, the largest loan in the department's history.
Trump to CNN: 'Bad dudes' are out
In an exclusive interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump talked about his plan to build a wall and said he will remove all of "the bad dudes" when he takes office.
'My brother is gone': 11 children die by barrel bomb in Syria
Two deadly attacks hit Aleppo Thursday, activists said. The strikes came amid Russia's agreement to a 48-hour ceasefire.
A new first in sexually-transmitted Zika
A man who had no idea he had Zika has given the virus to his female partner during sex, the Centers for Disease Control announced today. It's the first documented case of a person with no symptoms sexually transmitting the virus to a partner who had not traveled to an area of active Zika circulation.
French court suspends burkini bans
French mayors do not have the right to ban burkinis, the French Council of State ruled Friday, suspending the bans already in place in a number of French cities and towns.
Thermal scan shows F-35 fighter jet in flight
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.
Italy quake: More than 2,000 living in camps
A series of aftershocks rattled rescuers and residents racing to find survivors following a massive earthquake that killed 250 people in Italy.
An Arctic voyage -- in a kayak built for two
Two men have set out in a kayak, eager to become the first travelers in centuries to reach Scotland from the Arctic Circle.
5 reasons to watch MTV's VMAs
The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards happen Sunday. But let's be honest, the VMAs are more about jaw dropping moments than music videos and Moon Man trophies.
Fed chief: Rate hike odds have strengthened
Janet Yellen signaled that a rate hike this year is still on the table.
Video captures dramatic shootout at gas station
Surveillance video captured two men exchanging gunfire at a gas station in Atlanta. One woman was injured in the shootout.
US couple founded African baseball team by accident
Every Saturday, a well-worn horse field in the Zambian capital of Lusaka transforms into a baseball diamond. Sure, the donated bases have seen better days, there's no catcher's gear to speak of and the southpaws have to make due with one left-handed glove, but it's something. It's actually something quite amazing.
John McCain admits soft spot for Britney Spears
Sen. John McCain has a reputation for being a tough political player but he let his guard down Thursday when he admitted having a soft spot for American pop princess Britney Spears.
Barbra Streisand sings duet with Alec Baldwin
As Barbra Streisand proved earlier this week, when she calls, her famous friends answer. And on Thursday, she recruited "30 Rock" actor Alec Baldwin for some musical backup on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."
US blood supply should be screened for Zika, FDA says
The Food and Drug Administration has recommended screening the entire US blood supply for the Zika virus, it announced today, noting that screening donated blood is already underway in Florida and Puerto Rico.
Can anti-mosquito insecticide cause birth defects?
Miami officials have begun spraying an anti-mosquito insecticide to combat the growing Zika virus threat, but whether the chemical is safe for humans remains hotly debated. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Residents, rebels allowed to leave besieged Syrian city
Buses packed with people rumbled past bombed-out buildings in the Damascus suburb of Daraya on Friday.
Opinion: Italy quake highlights our vulnerability
The Amatrice earthquake gives us a chance to have a conversation today, a conversation that regrettably is always a day late.
'Blue family' steps up for son of fallen cop
The very first day of school for a child is always hard. But it was even harder than usual for 4-year-old Jackson Scherlen, who started pre-K this week without his father.
Top exec due to testify found dead
A top executive at a South Korean company facing a corruption investigation was found dead early Friday just hours before he was due to be questioned by prosecutors.
The mislabeled pill that's killing people
They might as well be playing Russian Roulette.
65 pounds of heroin seized
Ensconced in the axle of a painted-over tractor trailer, the more than 65 pounds of heroin were smuggled across the Mexican border with Texas and transported across the country to a house nestled in the woods 30 miles north of New York City.
Britney Spears is everywhere ...
You might be thinking you're suddenly seeing Britney Spears all over the place lately -- and you're right. The 34-year-old pop star is making a comeback in a major way. The latest, a new album, "Glory," dropped late Thursday night.
1 year since news crew was killed on air
On Friday morning the Roanoke, Virginia television station WDBJ will mark the one year anniversary of Alison Parker and Adam Ward's deaths with a moment of silence on the air.
Trigger warnings, safe spaces: Your guide to the new school year
If it's been a while since you went to college, or you tend to avoid Internet shouting matches, you may have missed the latest debate roiling higher education in recent years.
Photos: Destruction, death in Italian quake
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit southeast of Norcia, Italy, according to the United States Geological Survey.
2 charged in death of hero teen
A 15-year-old jumped on top of his friends to shield them from a spray of gunfire. Zaevion William Dobson's selfless act was his last.
Pistorius prosecutors lose appeal for harsher sentence
A South African judge on Friday rejected a request by prosecutors seeking to appeal Oscar Pistorius' six-year sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Two Mississippi nuns found dead
Two nuns were found dead Thursday in a home in Holmes County, Mississippi, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth announced.
An eye-popping response to Trump's attack
Watch woman react with hilarious shocked face to Trump "bigot" attack. Jeanne Moos goes behind Trump's back.
Robo-Kanye Lords Over Kardashian Brood ... And A Bunch of Dummies (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Worry not ... the Kardashians are still alive and well, and so is Taylor Swift, Donald Trump and Chris Brown. They're all silicone and part of Kanye's big L.A. art exhibit. Problem was ... Kanye was in NYC. The art exhibit features the life size…
Colin Kaepernick -- Sits During Anthem ... 'I'm Not Going To Show Pride In A Country That Oppresses Black People'
Colin Kaepernick is defending his action to stay seated during the national anthem Friday night, saying he's got no desire to support a country that oppresses minorities. Kaepernick has taken a TON of heat since the pregame ceremony against…
Ariana Grande -- My New Dude's A Total Looker
Ariana Grande and Mac Miller are already starting to keep a safe distance from one another. The new couple were out in NYC Friday night -- and one thing's for sure -- if Mac was trying to be incognito, it didn't work. We're guessing the two…
Jeezy -- Man Shot & Killed At Nightclub Event (VIDEO)
A man was shot to death at nightclub where Jeezy was hosting ... and the suspects are still at large. Reports say Virginia Beach police responded to a call around 1:30 AM to Club Embassy for a shooting ... once they arrived, they discovered a…
Diddy & Cassie -- A Little BDay Cake Makes It All Better (VIDEO)
If there was any doubt Diddy and Cassie were actually back on good terms -- let it be put to rest -- because the two spent her bday together. In a video from Cassie's 30th Friday night, you can see an overly-excited Diddy shouting happy birthday to…
Paris Hilton -- I Feel Bad Kim and I Burned Tara Reid
Paris Hilton has regrets over humiliating Tara Reid in one of the most epic videos in the history of TMZ. It's the 10-year anniversary of Paris and an unknown -- Kim Kardashian -- sauntering into Hyde nightclub in WeHo, as Paris' former BFF and…
Attention TMZ Users ... Hot Body Photo Gallery ... Featuring YOU!!!
Calling all hotties!!! Gotta body that don’t quit?!? Wanna show the world??? Send us your best beach bod pics or sexy selfies and let the people decide! 18 or over and no nudes! Be sure to check back Labor Day Weekend to see all the hot…
Dwyane Wade -- Cousin Shot & Killed Pushing Baby Stroller
Dwyane Wade's cousin, a 32-year-old mother of 4, was killed in Chicago Friday in what the NBA star is calling an "act of senseless gun violence." Nykea Aldridge was pushing a baby stroller in Chicago's Parkway Gardens neighborhood when two men…
Reggaeton Star J Balvin -- Survives Plane Crash
Reggaeton star J Balvin is lucky to be alive after a small plane he was traveling in went down just after takeoff. The plane was leaving the Bahamas Friday when the wreck happened. A rep for the singer says he was not injured and at this time…
V Live Strip Club -- Strippers Go Cray at Chi-Town Casting Call (VIDEO)
Get those dollar bills ready, Chi-Town ... it's about to go down next week when V Live Chicago opens its doors, and TMZ has video of the wannabe strippers looking to twerk the poles. We're told over 1,300 people poured into the Hard Rock Hotel for…
What's the Big Frigin' Difference?!
Things are looking bright in these almost identical Hailey Baldwin pics ... Study the stylish photos and see if you can find the differences between these two summertime shots. **HINT -- There are THREE differences in the above…
Britney Spears -- Flaunts it Before VMAs (PHOTO)
Britney Spears is deploying her super hot body in an all-out media blitz ... before the eve of a huge appearance at the VMAs and right after the rollout of her new album. We got the cover of "Flaunt" magazine, which is about to come out, the day…
Yung Joc -- Everyone Needs to Do What I Did ... Relax (VIDEO)
Yung Joc knew exactly what he was doing when he let his hair down ... he got skewered on social media, but it's all paying off. The rapper was leaving Wood Ranch in L.A. Friday night when our photog asked why he did the do. YJ's plan worked…
Conor McGregor -- Spends A Fortune On Custom Suits ... Stylist Tells All (PHOTO GALLERY)
It takes 60 HOURS and thousands of dollars to make every single custom suit for Conor McGregor ... and the guy has DOZENS of 'em ... so says his personal custom suit guy (yeah, he's got one). We spoke to the UFC guy's longtime wardrobe guru David…
Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge
Ryan Lochte's been hammered into the ground, but enough's enough, right? And Casper THINKS he'll get back with J Lo. So we gotta ask ...
Michael Bolton -- I Got You Covered with My Songs!!! (VIDEO)
Michael Bolton's music is right for every occasion ... says Michael Bolton. We got the singer leaving Il Pastaio in Bev Hills, and our photog asked for a very special playlist. -- Girlfriend's going off to grad school ... Play Michael Bolton --…
JLO -- Bustin' Out in NYC (PHOTO)
Jennifer Lopez still has affection for ex-BF Casper Smart, but she's sure making him feel bad. JLo was out and about in NYC Friday, just after posting this "Protect your heart." And she did ... barely.
UFC's Bruce Buffer -- Hey J Lo, Give Casper a Break ... It Was a GREAT Fight! (VIDEO)
UFC ring announcer Bruce Buffer is going to bat for his boy, Casper Smart -- asking Jennifer Lopez to give him a pass for blowing off a NY fundraiser to be Octagon-side at UFC 202.
Kim Zolciak -- I Scored Double-Digit Karats! (PHOTO)
Kim Zolciak's left arm is getting a serious workout thanks to the 11 karats worth of ice her husband just put on her for their 5th anniversary. Kroy Biermann slipped the new diamond on her a few months early, but you know Kim's not complaining. The…
Texans WR Jaelen Strong -- I'm Going to Drug School ... Thanks to Weed Arrest
Get your trapper keeper ready ... 'cause Houston Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong is going back to school -- DRUG SCHOOL -- as part of the deal he cut in his weed arrest case. As we previously reported, the former Arizona State standout…