They went from lunch counter to chain gang
A South Carolina judge threw out the convictions of the Friendship Nine, who were jailed in 1961 after a sit-in protest in Rock Hill, South Carolina, during the civil rights movement.
Opinion: No headscarf, no scandal
Let's put an end to the discussion about Michelle Obama. She did absolutely nothing wrong, and the claim that her attire and performance created a firestorm in Saudi Arabia is false.
Planet-like body has rings 200 times as large
In 1610, Galileo first spotted enormous Saturn's gigantic rings. More than 400 years later, astronomers have in a sense dwarfed that discovery with a similar first.
Boston Marathon finish line kept clear in blizzard
As more than 2 feet of snow fell in Boston, someone took it upon himself to keep the city's historic, tragic landmark visible.
Storm pounds Northeast states
The winter storm has passed for most of the Northeast, leaving behind feet of snow, as well as these amazing photos.
ISIS links release of terrorist to lives of 2 hostages
Jordan says it will release Sajida al-Rishawi if ISIS frees a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot. | WHO IS SHE?
But predictions of group's demise are unrealistic
U.S. officials months ago said the fall of Kobani to the brutal terrorist group seemed inevitable. This week, Kurds celebrated victory on the city's streets.
Opinion: Constitutional principles in the balance
CNN's legal analyst writes that defense lawyers have to think creatively to protect their clients' rights in these high-profile cases.
Threats against airliners spike
There has been a spike in online threats made against airlines since Jan. 17, when a bomb threat was made against a flight between Atlanta and Raleigh, according to a U.S. official.
Justices hold up 3 executions
In a one-sentence order, the Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a stay of execution to three inmates bringing a challenge to Oklahoma's use of the drug midazolam as a part of its lethal injection protocol.
Actor charged with voyeurism
An American actor living in Canada has been arrested on voyeurism charges in Toronto, police said.
Testing Tesla 'insane mode'
The YouTube channel DragTimes published a clip of passengers reacting to Tesla's "insane mode" which can accelerate a car from 0 to 70 mph in a few seconds.
Xmas tree started deadly fire
A dry Christmas tree likely fueled a raging fire that destroyed a 16,000-square-foot Annapolis, Maryland, mansion, killing four children and their grandparents, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.
Machete attack seen on cam
An attempted murder is caught on camera, along with a confession. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports on the Idaho machete attack.
Police: Mom cut kids' throats
A young mother in Washington state has been charged with attempted murder after authorities say she cut her children's throats in an attempt to keep them quiet.
See handcuffed woman flee at 100 mph
A handcuffed woman led officers on a chase after she stole a police car. CNN affiliate WPXI has more.
Police: Parents feared apocalypse, killed family
The mysterious deaths of five Utah family members in their Springville home baffled authorities at first.
'We Are the World' at 30: Where are they now?
Thirty years ago Wednesday, more than three dozen stars -- many fresh from the American Music Awards -- checked their egos at the door and piled into a recording studio to record "We Are the World."
All-female 'Ghostbusters' cast chosen
The all-new, all-female Ghostsbusters are here.
Mom angry at anti-vaxxers
It's an unseasonably warm day in Oakland, California, a perfect morning for Jennifer and Dave Simon to take their baby, Livia, out for a walk. But her stroller sits idle, and Livia is stuck inside the house -- as she has been for nearly a month.
Does this photo prove jockey cheated?
After a questionable race photo surfaced, veteran jockey Roman Eric Chapa was accused of cheating and has been charged with unlawful influence on racing.
Opinion: What $889 million could buy
Here comes spendageddon!
The most backed Kickstarter campaign ever
Curious kittens exploding are the Internet's new potato salad meets "Reading Rainbow" with a guest appearance by Veronica Mars, meaning this card game is seriously winning the hearts of Internet users and party game lovers alike.
Oscar winner comes out
Brooke Shields at the dentist? 31 selfies of the week
Escaping the 'world's biggest cemetery'
When a fellow prisoner asked Anita Lasker-Wallfisch what she did before Auschwitz, Anita told her she played the cello. "Fantastic," the other prisoner said. "You'll be saved." Watch "Voices of Auschwitz" Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.
Map: Nazi death camps
The names of some Nazi concentration camps live in infamy: Bergen-Belsen, where Anne Frank died.
Photos: Liberation of Auschwitz
Photos: Super Bowl MVPs
Media to Marshawn Lynch: 'Why do you have to be a jerk?'
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch continues to refuse to talk to media ahead of the Super Bowl.
Opinion: NFL woes tainting game?
The "no fun" label for the NFL over its restrictions on touchdown celebrations is the least of the league's worries, says Mike Downey.
Backstage at a traveling circus
Girl, 8, saves rhinos with chocolates
Even two-tonne, spike-horned, armor-skinned rhinos need a helping hand sometimes.
'Shake It Off' cop strikes again
"Shake It Off" cop dances with handcuffed women. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the sequel.
'SNL' tackles Deflategate
"Saturday Night Live's" "Tom Brady" and "Bill Belichick" offer their explanation on the controversy over deflated footballs used by the New England Patriots.
Meet 9 mental wellness warriors
How do you know they won't kill again?
When Bill Stokes visits a cafe near the state Capitol, he admires one man behind the counter. To him, Chuck Petrucelly represents a life saved.
35 amazing sports photos
Asteroid flyby yields startling discovery
A treat is in store for sky watchers Monday, as a large asteroid will fly close to Earth.
Fantastic or no? 'Fantastic Four' rebooted
When you think of the "Fantastic Four," you likely don't think of grim, dark imagery.
'Millipede town' moves to avoid being swallowed
A huge hole has opened up in the earth. Thousands of people will soon be packing their belongings and moving on. In some cases, whole buildings will be dismantled brick by brick and carted off to a safer location.
Student suspended after altercation with teacher
A fight between a teacher and a student is caught on camera. CNN affiliate WPIX reports.
Fans call to #BoycottHershey after import ban
Chocolate buffs are clamoring for the Hershey Co. to "gimme a break" after the chocolate manufacturer reached a settlement with an importer to stop distributing British-made candy bars.
Alleged Russian spy lamented job not like 007's
The men would sometimes say they needed to meet to exchange tickets, but they never seemed to end up actually attending or discussing a sporting event or a concert.
Sam Smith will pay Tom Petty for hit song
Tom Petty has been given a songwriting credit for Sam Smith's hit song "Stay With Me."
Opinion: Nudity doesn't shock us anymore
In Paris on Thursday, fashion designer Rick Owens gave audiences quite a show when he sent male models down the runway wearing clothes with peepholes that offered a glimpse of the guys' formerly private parts.
Epic season for whale watchers
As gray whales make their annual migration from Alaska to Mexico, California whale watching companies are reporting record numbers of whales being sighted.
'Doctor Who' star turns evil for Netflix series
Skier learning to live again after horror crash
Saturday's downhill at Kitzbuhel is the jewel in the World Cup calendar, the winner meriting legendary status in the alpine annals.
Missing spacecraft found after 11 years
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Kevin Hart -- Gettin' His Swole On ... With UT Football Team
Kevin Hart might be a man of the tiny variety but he proved his heart is as big as Texas Wednesday ... invading the UT locker room and working out with some of the biggest beasts in college football. Hart is in Austin on a promotional tour for…
Kenny G -- The Best Football Player I Ever Golfed With Was ...
Renowned golfer and occasional saxophonist Kenny G knows how to swing the crooked stick, and in all his golf-playing days ... one NFL star stands out above the rest. Our photog spotted Kenny in New York City Wednesday afternoon ... and he…
Aaron Rodgers -- Surprise Hang Out Sesh With Military Kids
Not even a Chicago Bears fan could hate this video of Aaron Rodgers paying a surprise visit to four kids ... who lost a parent in the military. Grab the Kleenex. The Green Bay Packers quarterback met with 3 sisters -- Alexis, Starr and Kylee --…
Lil Wayne Sues Birdman's Cash Money -- I Want Out!
Lil Wayne has made good on his promise to go after Cash Money ... because he's filed a lawsuit asking a judge to end his contract with Birdman's label.According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Wayne says Birdman and company violated the deal by…
TMZpp -- Hilarious Parallel Parking Videos
We went off road for today's Parallel Parking Challenge. Our photog Charlie went up in the Hollywood Hills hiking area to watch how people park their cars before hitting the trail. So you think being fit makes you a better driver?
Lindsay Lohan -- I Showed Troubled Youth The Right Path ... and I Got Credit!
Lindsay Lohan got credit for 18 hours of community service for doing meet and greets with fans who went to see her London play ... and that's why the prosecutor is furious.It's pretty stunning ... Community Service Volunteers in London…
Kevin O'Leary -- Courtney Loves Making Money ... And So Do I
Kevin O'Leary and Courtney Love definitely made a connection -- not romantically, but financially -- during their marathon dinner date Tuesday night.Mr. Wonderful came on TMZ Live to reveal their nearly 4-hour meal was all about money and music.…
Ludacris -- I Got Full Custody of Our Daughter
Ludacris just got what he was after in family court ... the judge just gave him primary physical custody of his 1-year-old daughter.The decision comes after baby mama Tamika Fuller bitterly testified Luda didn't want the baby when he found out she…
Katy Perry's Boobs -- Now Super Bowl Prop Bet ... Cleavage or No Cleavage!?
Katy Perry's boobs could make you A LOT of money -- because they've just become the focal points of a new Super Bowl prop bet ... TMZ Sports has learned. The cyber-gambling site BetOnline.ag is offering up a bet -- where you can place money on…
Bruce Jenner -- You Can Watch My 'Journey' on TV
Bruce Jenner is shooting a docuseries about his life changes that will air on television ... TMZ has confirmed.We're told the footage has been shot over the last few months and chronicles what Kim has described as Bruce's "journey." We're told…
Andrew Lincoln -- My Fans Are Living for the 'Dead' (TMZ TV)
"Walking Dead" star Andrew Lincoln might be the king of celebrity autographs -- because the guy signed for an endless number of fans who greeted him at LAX.But what really puts him on top ... is how much cash those fans can rake in by hawking…
Nanny Sues Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon -- Their Kids Liked Me Too Much
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon may be getting divorced, but they're still attached because they're being sued by a former nanny who claims she was fired because she showed too much affection to their twins.Simonette DaCosta claims in a new lawsuit --…
Lindsay Lohan -- Doctor Says She Ain't Lyin' ... She Has Chikungunya
Lindsay Lohan wasn't lying when she said she picked up the chikungunya virus while vacationing in Bora Bora ... because her doctor says that's exactly what was ailing her. Lindsay's lawyer, Shawn Holley, told us as she left the courthouse, the…
Baltimore Ravens Player -- WANTED MAN ... Arrest Warrant Issued
Baltimore Ravens safety Will Hill is wanted by NJ officials -- after allegedly stiffing his baby mama out of more than $16k in child support ... TMZ Sports has learned. According to official documents obtained by TMZ Sports, the 24-year-old is…
Lindsay Lohan -- Pisses Off Prosecutor ... Greeting Fans Doesn't Count As Community Service!!
Lindsay Lohan shook a bunch of fans' hands after her play in London, and thinks that should count toward her 240 hours of community service -- but prosecutors say NOT SO FAST, LiLo.Lindsay's attorney Shawn Holley showed up in court Wednesday…
Taryn Manning -- Orange is the New Black for Stalker ... 'Cause She's Goin' to Jail
Taryn Manning will be stalker-free for the foreseeable future because the woman who's been harassing her for months will be spending some time in the pokey.Jeanine Heller -- who has now famously been in a bizarre battle royale with her former close…
Kim Kardashian -- Dodges Ticket for Banging ... An Illegal U-Turn
Kim Kardashian's made her share of wrong turns (we're looking at you Kris Humphries), but the latest got her in trouble with cops ... temporarily, anyway.Kim got pulled over for making an illegal U-turn in Calabasas on Tuesday ... as she was leaving…
Super Bowl Security -- FBI, Secret Service, Cops ... We're All Working Together
Several high-powered law enforcement agencies want everyone to know -- they're all working TOGETHER to protect the Super Bowl. The NFL just issued a statement saying reps from the following agencies are on board: -- Department of…
Courtney Love -- Hooks a Shark ... Date or a Deal with Kevin O'Leary?
Courtney Love and "Shark Tank" maven Kevin O'Leary enjoyed dinner together Tuesday night in West Hollywood, but the question is ... who was pitching who?Love and Mr. Wonderful were inside the restaurant for nearly four hours and when they made their…
Gordon Ramsay -- GUNS OUT ... In the 'Bu
Gordon Ramsay is JACKED, SON!!! The "Hell's Kitchen" chef was out in Malibu on Tuesday ... strollin' around in his workout gear after a triathlon training session -- flexin' a serious pair of guns. Turns out, 48-year-old Ramsay is a…