Airline acknowledges Lubitz mentioned depression
Years before he was at the controls of a plane that slammed into the French Alps, Andreas Lubitz told the airline that he'd had a "previous episode of severe depression," Lufthansa said Tuesday. FULL STORY
Opinion: Let's be honest about what this was
Suicide has made the news again, even though we won't call it that. Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed a plane into the Alps, taking his own life and the lives of 149 others.
Arkansas lawmakers pass religious freedom bill
Gov. Asa Hutchinson is to announce Wednesday whether he will sign a bill similar to a new Indiana law that opponents say opens the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians. FULL STORY
Indiana governor: Law smeared
Gov. Mike Pence promises to modify Indiana's controversial religious freedom law to make clear that it does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. FULL STORY
NYPD member caught on camera ranting at Uber driver
NYPD is investigating cell phone video which shows one of their own ranting at an Uber driver through his car window.
Iraqi forces retake city from ISIS
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory after his forces reached the center of Tikrit aided by U.S.-led airstrikes and a coalition made up of mostly Shiite militiamen backed by Iran. FULL STORY
Prosecutor, gunmen killed
Two gunmen who took a prosecutor hostage in Istanbul on Tuesday were killed in a shootout with police after a standoff that lasted for hours.
Iran plane buzzed Navy copter
An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that top Iranian commanders might not be in full control of local forces, CNN has learned.
Pats owner: Hernandez 'said he was innocent'
Two days after Odin Lloyd was found dead, New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez looked into the eyes of team owner Robert Kraft and said he was innocent, Kraft testified Tuesday in Hernandez's murder trial.
Iran talks: 'Several difficult issues' remain
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Boston bombing: Defense rests
The defense in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested Tuesday afternoon after presenting only four witnesses.
New 'Daily Show' host faces criticism for tweets
Trevor Noah is already facing heavy criticism from the Internet community less than 24 hours after being named Jon Stewart's replacement as host of "The Daily Show."
Report: Grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty dead
Andrew Getty, the 47-year-old grandson of J. Paul Getty, died Tuesday in his home in Hollywood Hills, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Inside Mike Tyson's abandoned mansion
A look inside former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson's former mansion that includes five bedrooms, a full sized pool and tiger cages.
Give kids alcohol if you want them to drink later
If you've already allowed your kids to take a little sip of your beer or wine from time to time, you probably won't be pleased when you hear the findings of a new report.
Opinion: What about Indiana's other bad law?
An Indiana jury sentenced a woman who says she had a miscarriage to 20 years in prison.
Medieval potion kills superbug
It might sound like a really old wives' tale, but a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion for eye infections may hold the key to wiping out the modern-day superbug MRSA, according to new research.
Another blogger killed in brutal attack
When American writer Avijit Roy was hacked to death on a Dhaka, Bangladesh street in full view of horrified onlookers, blogger Washiqur Rahman doubled down.
Obama misses step while getting off plane
President Obama managed to avoid embarrassment and a bruise or two when he recovered quickly after stumbling while deplaning from Air Force One.
Judge accused of joking about racist frat chant
New Mexico District Court Judge Fred Van Soelen is accused of making offensive jokes while on the bench about a viral racist video. CNN affiliate KRQE reports.
The skyscraper that casts no shadow
An architecture firm has designed skyscrapers they claim will increase the amount of light that reaches the ground.
Fourth baby orca born this season
Spring is in the air and underwater -- especially off the coast of British Columbia.
People with Down syndrome sit for portraits
Selena: 20 years after her death
Did they really say this to Justin Bieber's face?
"Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber" featured Kevin Hart, Jeff Ross, Natasha Leggero, Pete Davidson, Martha Stewart, Shaquille O'Neal, Snoop Dogg and Ludacris.
Adam West, Burt Ward to reprise Batman roles
The skies over Gotham City might become bright once again in 2016, with Adam West and Burt Ward promising a return to their career-high roles of Batman and Robin as part of an upcoming animated project next year.
Wait, he's HOW old?
$193M monastery with bulletproof rooms
World's tallest hotel planned for tiny village
World's most visited palaces, castles
McCartney's ex targets ski speed record
Imagine traveling down a ski slope at 200km/h. Now imagine doing so on one leg.
Opinion: 'Daily Show' missed an opportunity
As a person-of-color, African-American, veteran minority journalist and longtime enthusiast of all things "Daily Show," I am of course as happy, proud and thrilled as the wife of a successful Apollo astronaut over the impending ascension of Trevor Noah, the biracial comedian from South Africa, to Jon Stewart's anchor chair on what's believed by many to be the most trusted half-hour of news and information in America.
Anger over Foxx's Bruce Jenner joke
Some viewers of the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday night took to social media to vent about the opening monologue, saying one controversial joke crossed the line.
Worst, best foods to eat when you're sick
Broccoli, beer and chocolate are bad, while pretzels, salmon and avocados are good, depending on the symptoms.
Is the Dead Sea dying?
Check out world's tallest and fastest giga coaster
A theme park in North Carolina unveils Fury 325, the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster.
What's 'true' about the cross that killed Jesus?
Joni Mitchell -- Legendary '60s Singer Hospitalized
Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell -- who's synonymous with the Woodstock generation -- was rushed to a hospital after a 911 call from her home Tuesday. Sources tell us paramedics went to 71-year-old Mitchell's Los Angeles home around 2:30 PM. We're…
Andrew Getty -- J. Paul Getty's Grandson Dead ... Ex-Girlfriend Detained
The grandson of J. Paul Getty was found dead Tuesday and TMZ has learned his ex-girlfriend is currently being detained as a possible witness/suspect. Cops tell us they are handling this as a death "under suspicious circumstances." We're told he…
NFL Star DeAndre Levy -- Insane Wing Walking Video ... Dude's a Maniac!
Here's CRAZY video of NFL linebacker DeAndre Levy ... WING-WALKING on a bi-plane ... while only relying on a tiny little safety rope in case he slipped during the flight. Again, this video is NUTS!!! Levy is no scrub ... the Detroit…
Philippe Chow Restaurant -- We Love Black People, Including Mavado
Philippe Chow restaurant has finally responded to Reggae star Mavado's claim that he was treated like crap because he's black ... the restaurant's response ... they happily cater to lots of black people all the time. TMZ broke the story ... Mavado…
UFC 189 Presser -- Drunk Irish Guy Takes Mic ... Trash Talks Jose Aldo
Two CLASSIC moments at the UFC 189 media event in Ireland moments ago -- when two fans hijacked the mic and started talking SMACK right to Jose Aldo ... and IT'S HILARIOUS!!! FYI -- Dana White opened up the event for questions from the media (and…
Farrah Abraham -- Backdoor Porn Days Be Damned ... Little Girls Look Up to Me Now! (VIDEO)
Farrah Abraham is an example to young women on what NOT to do -- and yet pre-teen girls are flocking to her like she's a modern day Mother Teresa. Apologies to Mother Teresa's spirit. Abraham and her sparkling resume -- teen mom,…
Disney Exec David Neuman Sues Sexual Accuser -- You Extorted Me with False Claims
David Neuman, the former Disney exec who was accused of being part of a Hollywood sex ring that preyed on an underage boy ... has filed suit against his accuser, claiming it was all an extortion plot to shake down rich, gay entertainment honchos.…
Mike Tyson -- Abandoned Mansion Sold to Church ... For $750k Steal!
The price was right for Mike Tyson's former Ohio palace to get snatched up by a fledgling church ... which got a very sweet deal for the 58-acres -- and we've learned Tyson will have an open invitation. Pastor Nick Dejacimo with The Living Word…
Pro Golfer Jason Dufner -- Marriage Lands in the Rough ... Hot Wife Files for Divorce
Totally sucky news for average looking guys -- former PGA champ Jason Dufner's smoke show of a wife is becoming his smoke show EX-wife ... after she filed divorce papers. Amanda Dufner filed the docs in Alabama on March 16 ... citing…
Selena ... Her Murder as Big as JFK Assassination
Selena's murder 20 years ago today was every bit as big as the death of John Lennon, Elvis Presley and the assassination of John F. Kennedy ... so claims the estate of the former Tejano music queen. Selena's estate claims in new legal docs her…
Amber Rose and Blac Chyna -- This Is How We Do It ... Amateur Gynecology
Amber Rose and Blac Chyna let their fingers do a lot more than walking outside a Hollywood nightclub -- in fact, we can't really say what they were doing ... because we're too classy. The ex-stripper BFFs left the Ludacris album release party…
Jose Canseco's 18-Year-Old Daughter Busted for DUI
Jose Canseco's model daughter isn't a model citizen ... she just got busted for DUI. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Josie Canseco was pulled over around 1 AM on the corner of La Cienega and Melrose (right in the heart of Hollywood) after cops…
Rob Gronkowski -- I Wanna Bang that Chick from 'Wolf of Wall St.'
It's nice to set goals ... and for Rob Gronkowski, his newest target is to nail the hot chick from "Wolf of Wall Street." Gronk's appearing on Wednesday's season premiere of "The Jim Rome Show" ... and explained that he's wanted to bone Margot…
Jay Glazer -- NFL Overreacted On Falcons ... Chill, It's Just Crowd Noise
Jay Glazer says the NFL went WAY TOO HARD on the Atlanta Falcons -- claiming a $350k fine and a docked 2016 draft pick was a crazy overreaction for illegally piping crowd noise into their stadium during games. The "NFL on FOX" star was leaving…
The Game -- Oh Crap!!! I Punched a Cop
The Game picked the wrong guy to sock in the mouth during a basketball game ... TMZ has learned his victim is an LAPD officer. Law enforcement sources tell us the guy who got into it with the rapper during the hoops game over the weekend is a rookie…
Dave Chappelle -- Drunken Idiot Arrested After Throwing Banana Peel
Dave Chappelle was the victim of a drunken racist attack during a New Mexico show -- a guy in the crowd threw a banana peel at him ... then got thrown in jail for it. Santa Fe cops busted Christian Englander after he hit Chappelle in the leg with…
Terrence Howard -- Ex-Wife Is Biggest 'Empire' Fan ... Said His Wallet (TMZ TV)
Terrence Howard’s ex-wife Michelle watched "Empire" closer than most fans because if Terrence earns over a certain amount he has to fork over a huge check. And you guessed it ... his $125k/episode is way over the amount. Translation…
'Gypsy Sisters' -- Star's Stepson Stabbed to Death
Rocky Stanley -- the stepson of "Gypsy Sisters" star Nettie Stanley -- was stabbed to death Monday night after an altercation in the parking lot of a YMCA. According to Kingsport PD in Tennessee, 22-year-old Rocky (whose real name is Huey) was…
Barry Sanders -- Custody Laws Favor Moms ... Dads Often Get Screwed
Barry Sanders is on a crusade for fathers' rights -- claiming dads often get the shaft in custody wars because the laws were written "in a time when mothers were the primary caregiver." The NFL Hall of Famer wrote about the issue on his blog --…
Marlon Wayans -- N-Word Has Come a Long Way ... But It's Still Not Right for 'Empire'
Count Marlon Wayans among those who believe the world is not ready for the N-word on "Empire," because what big company wants to be associated with that? Wayans was leaving the gym Monday afternoon when our photog asked him about the topic that…