Trump: 'I will totally accept' election results... 'if I win'
Trump's caveat threatens to undermine the sanctity of the most fundamental democratic exercise.
Supreme Court may face 'Doomsday scenario'
Legal experts call it the worst-case scenario: The day after the election arrives and the outcome turns on a dispute in one state.
What Trump said vs. what Trump said he said
4 of Donald Trump's statements from the debate stage in Las Vegas didn't seem to match up with existing video.
The soul-crushing 2016 campaign
Not long ago, there was a degree of grace and civility to politics. In this toxic presidential campaign those elements have vanished. And it was plain for all to see in the third and final debate Wednesday night.
Reality Check: Who told the truth and who didn't
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met Wednesday for their final debate, and CNN's Reality Check Team spent the night analyzing their claims.
Donald Trump: The master of 'disaster'
Like he does in the campaign trail, 'disaster' was one of Donald Trump's favorite words at Wednesday's debate to describe some of the issues discussed.
Could Trump legally challenge the election?
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested Wednesday night that he might not accept the results of the November 8 presidential election -- and that he would "look at it at the time."
CNN anchor, Conway spar over rejecting election results
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and CNN's Chris Cuomo get into a heated debate over Donald Trump's recent comments regarding accepting the outcome of the 2016 election.
McCain to Trump: Concession is the American way
John McCain, the failed 2008 Republican nominee, has some advice for Donald Trump.
Clinton & Trump drop one-liners at the final debate
In the third and final debate Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump came prepared with one-liners up their sleeves.
STD rates reach record high in United States
There were more reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases last year than ever before in the United States, according to the latest STD surveillance report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Duterte announces split with US: 'America has lost'
It's a message he's been hinting at for months. And on a state visit to China Thursday, Rodrigo Duterte left no room for doubt.
Russian fleet sails past UK coast
A fleet of Russian warships and fighter jets, including the flagship aircraft carrier the Admiral Kuznetsov, has reached the North Sea and is headed for the English Channel, the UK's Ministry of Defence told CNN in a statement.
Thousands of gay men in UK to be pardoned
Tens of thousands of gay and bisexual men who were convicted of now-abolished sexual offenses in Britain will be posthumously pardoned, the government announced Thursday.
What life is like in Mosul under ISIS
"I can't talk to you," the woman in the black headscarf insisted. "They'll kill my relatives." Adamant, she refused our entreaties for an interview.
Exploring ISIS tunnels near Mosul
Troops are discovering tunnels dug by ISIS throughout the region as the battle for Mosul continues. CNN's Arwa Damon takes a walks through one of these tunnels.
Who won the debate?
CNN commentators and guest analysts offer their take on Wednesday night's final presidential debate.
Opinion: The trouble with Trump's word choices
It's not as if Donald Trump erupted with any actual slurs in the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday night. Not exactly. But the Republican presidential nominee did manage to produce a trifecta of pitilessly dismissive ways of referring to no fewer than three groups of people.
Clinton super PAC has best fundraising month of campaign
Hillary Clinton's top-dollar super PAC enjoyed its best month of the campaign in September, a spokesman said Thursday.
In a hole, Trump keeps digging
Donald Trump used the third and final presidential debate to dig himself into a deeper hole that only increases the threat to his presidential prospects.
The final presidential debate in 90 seconds
With the election weeks away, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump got into it one last time in their final presidential debate.
Bill de Blasio on Trump: 'This is what fascists do'
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim the presidential election is rigged is reminiscent of a fascist.
CNN / ORC poll says the debate winner is ...
Hillary Clinton won the final presidential debate, topping Donald Trump by a 13-point margin according to a CNN/ORC poll of debate watchers, giving Clinton a clean sweep across all three of this year's presidential debates.
Poll: Trump and Clinton tied in Ohio
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a virtual tie in the battleground state of Ohio, according to a Suffolk University poll released Thursday.
Clinton on border wall: Trump choked
During the third presidential debate, Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump choked during his meeting with Mexico because he never brought up the border wall that has been the center of his immigration policy.
Trump's campaign manager walks away mid-interview
Donald Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, abruptly ended an interview with CNN's Dana Bash on Wednesday night just as the correspondent sought to further question Trump's remark during the final presidential debate that he would "keep you in suspense" on whether he would concede if he lost the election.
Was the moderator the real debate winner?
Chris Wallace delivers sterling performance as debate moderator
5 takeaways from the final debate
In the last third of the final debate, Donald Trump fell apart.
Most intense day of fighting since Mosul offensive began
An Iraqi-led coalition of forces launched the operation to free Mosul on Monday with more than 100,000 people closing in on the strategic city, seen as the cultural capital of ISIS's envisaged caliphate, or so-called Islamic State.
Russian linked to theft of 117M passwords
A Russian citizen arrested in Prague was wanted in connection to the theft of 117 million LinkedIn passwords and login credentials, the social networking firm confirmed.
Report: ISIS developing drones for chemical attacks
Terrorist groups like ISIS are looking for new ways to employ drone technology that could one day deliver chemical weapons or unleash similar catastrophes, according to a new report.
Judge gives dad who raped daughter a 60-day sentence
A judge who imposed a 60-day jail sentence plus probation on a Montana man who repeatedly raped his 12-year-old daughter has become the latest jurist to face the wrath of the public for his actions on the bench.
This is how Silicon Valley throws a fashion show
Silicon Valley has it all -- money, tech, drones, risk-takers. Throw fashion into the mix and you get a show highlighting the ingenuity and idiosyncrasies of the startup world.
North Korea missile launch fails, US says
A failed North Korea missile launch was detected on Thursday morning, according to U.S. Strategic Command.
Protests over rape, killing of girl, 16
Thousands of people wearing black clothes braved the torrential rain in Buenos Aires to protest the rape and killing of a 16-year-old girl in Argentina.
Piles of mail dumped in woods
The United States Postal Service has launched an investigation after residents in Georgia reported seeing a worker dumping several bins of mail in the woods.
Postal worker caught on camera
Waiting for the mailman to bring you something? Well, you might be waiting awhile for it if you live in one Atlanta suburb.
Is Nintendo Switch the future of gaming?
Nintendo has revealed new gaming console called Switch -- a part mobile, part home console unlike anything we've quite seen before.
Mars lander lost during descent
The European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed the Schiaparelli spacecraft, which was expected to land on Mars on Wednesday, has been lost.
Cleveland Indians advance to World Series
The Cleveland Indians advance to the World Series, shutting out the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 Wednesday to win the American League Championship Series.
One day she learns CPR. Next day she saves a life.
Good thing Danette Purvis paid attention in that CPR class she took. She ended up putting those new skills to work to save a man's life the very next day.
39 years after band's tragic plane crash
On this day 39 years ago, a plane crash claimed the lives of three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd. See some classic photos of the legendary Southern rock band.
How your mouth is linked to your migraines
Your vision starts to blur. You see flashing lights. You feel that familiar throbbing pain in your head grow stronger and stronger.
Tiger Woods casts doubt on major record chase
He has always insisted he would break Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 major titles, but it seems Tiger Woods is now not so sure.
Rafael Nadal ends season due to injury
Rafael Nadal has prematurely ended his 2016 season in a bid to fully recover from a wrist injury that has hindered him this year.
Michelle Obama shines in Versace
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House for their final state dinner.
Cher on her signature tweets
Cher tweets exactly what's on her mind and she's not sorry.
New US nuclear plant goes live
The Tennessee Valley Authority is celebrating an event 43 years in the making: the completion of the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.
Where is Libya five years after Gadhafi's death?
Moammar Gadhafi died five years ago today -- ignominiously pulled from a drainage pipe and executed by a young fighter whose parents had likely been children themselves when the Libyan dictator first came to power in 1969.
700-year-old banknote found in ancient head
It's not every day you get to hold a 700-year-old banknote in your hands.
Hillary Clinton mocks Donald Trump's experience
During the third presidential debate, Hillary Clinton says she wants voters to compare her past 30 years of experience in government to Donald Trump's past 30 years as a businessman and TV star.
CNN contributor: 'You can't polish this turd'
CNN contributor Van Jones offered his assessment of Wednesday's third presidential debate, doing so in colorful fashion.
Trump Jr.: Candidacy is a 'step down'
Donald Trump's eldest son said Wednesday night that his father's unlikely pursuit of the presidency represented a "step down" from the Republican nominee's business career.
Reality Check: What candidates said about abortion
Donald Trump claimed Wednesday night that Hillary Clinton would allow abortions so late doctors could "rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby."
Reality Check: Trump's claims of 'large scale' voter fraud
As the campaign lurches into its final three weeks, Donald Trump has turned up the rhetoric, attacking his opponent, Hillary Clinton, the news media covering the campaign and, most controversially, the process used to select the next president.
CNN reporter caught in exchange of gunfire
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh got caught up in gunfire between Iraq forces and ISIS outside of Mosul.
Do you mukbang? The new form of social eating
A couple sit together for breakfast, their plates piled high with vegan sausages, broccoli and rice, what they consider a typically vegan meal.
200 Kurdish militia killed in Turkish air raid
A Turkish air raid has killed as many as 200 Kurdish militia north of the Syrian city of Aleppo, Turkish state media reported.
Tesla building self-driving cars
Duck causes a stir by flying on a commercial flight
Duck ducks into airplane window seat. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on Stinkerbutt, the duck that flew coach.
'Half-headed' man arrested -- again
A man who was a viral sensation a few years ago because he has half a head is back in the news.
Fourth arrest in death of Olympian's daughter
Police have arrested a fourth man in the weekend shooting death of Trinity Gay, the teen daughter of Olympic track star Tyson Gay.
Celebs like you've never seen them
"The camera is such an incredible weapon. It's like a gun pointed right at your face," says photographer Marc Hom.
Apple's rumored Mac event set for October 27
If you were disappointed Apple didn't say more about its Mac computers at its big press event last month, you're in luck.
Mastodon skeleton unearthed in Michigan
Researchers from the University of Michigan led an excavation that unearthed the most complete ice age mastodon skeleton in Michigan since the 1940s.
A talking, electric, self-driving bus
Self-driving cars are unlikely to reach the public until the next decade, but a self-driving bus will be serving - and talking to - US citizens within a year.
Scientists confirm genetics of schizophrenia
Creating an effective treatment for schizophrenia requires a better understanding of its biology, of the genes that cause it. Using technology to illuminate chromosomes, scientists confirmed the underlying genetics of this mental disorder. The identified genetic disruptions occur at a crucial time in brain development.
Caramel M&M's to hit shelves in 2017
Engineers and scientists at Mars Chocolate developed new techniques to fill M&M's with soft caramel.
Derrick Rose, 2 others cleared in civil rape case
NBA star Derrick Rose and two other men were cleared Wednesday by a federal jury in a civil rape case.
Formerly conjoined twins now in recovery
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been following the story of conjoined twins Jadon and Anias and had a chance to catch-up with their parents.
Josh Brown -- Officially Off the Hook in Domestic Violence Case
Despite all of the new information that's come to light, prosecutors in King County, Washington have officially decided to NOT move forward with charges against NY Giants kicker Josh Brown. TMZ Sports obtained official documents in which…
Rick Pitino -- Apologizes For Prostitution Scandal ... But I'm Innocent (VIDEO)
Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino says he and the university APOLOGIZE for the prostitution scandal that rocked the program ... but insists he did NOTHING wrong. Pitino just spoke with the media to address NCAA charges that he…
Jim Carrey -- Late GF's Mom Says No More Lies ... You Had STDs!!
Jim Carrey exposed his late girlfriend to herpes, chlamydia and Hepatitis A by hiding it and continuing to have unprotected sex with her ... according to new docs filed by her mom. Cathriona White's mother, Brigid Sweetman, claims she has…
Paulina Gretzky -- Workin' Dat Pole ... Hot Nightclub Dance Party (VIDEO)
You're welcome, America ... here's video of Paulina Gretzky werking and twerking on a stripper pole at a nightclub ... and it's as divine as you think it is. Not sure what else we can say here ... you know she's married to PGA star Dustin…
NFL on Josh Brown -- Cops Wouldn't Release Documents to Us ... 'It's Unfortunate'
The NFL just issued a statement on the new Josh Brown documents from his domestic violence case -- saying the league repeatedly tried to get the info, but cops refused to hand over the information. "NFL investigators made repeated…
Kim Kardashian Robbery -- Security Footage Surfaces of Thieves' Getaway (VIDEO)
Kim Kardashian's Paris robbers were captured on street-side cameras as they made their escape with millions of dollars worth of her jewelry. The video shows the 5 alleged robbers, 3 on bicycles and 2 on foot, start approaching Kim's apartment…
Steve Smith -- Blasts Josh Brown ... You Deserve a Beatdown!
Baltimore Ravens superstar Steve Smith is coming out swingin' at NY Giants kicker Josh Brown -- saying the guy needs his ass beat down after new domestic violence details came to light. "You know what if your ex-wife was my daughter yo ASS…
Charlie Sheen & Ashton Kutcher -- Back On the Same Team ... Bro Out At Dodgers Game (PHOTO GALLERY)
What beef??? Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher came face-to-face at Dodger Stadium Wednesday night -- but there was no rivalry, just love ... and beer. Remember, the two got off to a rocky start when Ashton took over for Sheen on "Two and a Half Men"…
DJ Porter Robinson -- Helter Shelter ... Mobbed in Japan!!! (VIDEO)
Porter Robinson almost didn't make it out of Tokyo's busiest intersection alive after premiering his new -- and super dope! -- anime video on one of its Jumbotrons. The Shibuya mob is insane and just looking at Porter in the crowd can give…
Josh Brown -- Arrives to NY Giants Practice ... Team Mum On Disturbing New Details
It's still business as usual for NY Giants kicker Josh Brown -- who just arrived to practice despite disturbing new information in his domestic violence case. So far, neither Brown nor the Giants have addressed the media about the new police…
New Donald Trump Accuser -- He 'Touched My Breast' at U.S. Open (VIDEO)
Donald Trump allegedly ogled and then groped a woman at the U.S. Open in 1998, and she came forward today ... with Gloria Allred by her side. Karena Virginia held a news conference Thursday in NYC to recount the story of her…
Vince Neil -- No Jail In Vegas Hair Pull Case (VIDEO)
Vince Neil just got lucky in Las Vegas ... he struck a deal to avoid jail time for yanking a woman to the ground by her hair in a casino. Neil's lawyers, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, appeared in court for him Wednesday and pled guilty…
Minnie Driver's Neighbor War -- Would Be a Great Movie ... 'The Bitch & the Gentleman' (PHOTO + VIDEO)
Minnie Driver's nasty war with a neighbor landed her on the witness stand in an L.A. court, but outside the neighbor struck back with some jabs of his own. Minnie and Daniel Perelmutter have been at each other's metaphorical throats for years now.…
Ludacris -- I Control My Baby Mama's Baby Pics
Ludacris has the final say when it comes to what his baby mama can and can't post on social media about their 3-year-old ... so says an ATL judge. In docs filed Wednesday in the rapper's child custody case with Tamika Fuller ... the judge said Luda…
Vanilla Ice's Wife -- I Wanna Stay in the Crib, You Gotta Pay
Vanilla Ice's estranged wife wants to make a clean sweep in their divorce. Laura Van Winkle wants to keep the Wellington, FL home she's been living in with their 18 and 16-year-old daughters and she's asking for child and spousal support ...…
NBA's Paul Millsap -- Car Crash 911 Call ... 'The Motorcycle's On Fire!' (AUDIO)
TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 call made after Paul Millsap's Rolls-Royce collided with a motorcycle this week -- with the witness describing a fiery scene as people tried to help the injured biker. We broke the story ... the Atlanta Hawks…
Floyd Mayweather -- I'm Ready for My Close-Up ... Gets Role In Jamie Foxx Flick (VIDEO)
Floyd Mayweather ... actor??? Yep ... and it's all thanks to Jamie Foxx.
Ciara -- Drops Libel Case ... I'm Too Successful to Sue Future for Defamation
Ciara has a legal problem that actually serves her well ... she can't win her defamation lawsuit against baby daddy Future because she's raking in so much money professionally, she has no damages. Ciara's lawyer, Larry Stein, just filed legal…
Sofia Richie & Paris Hilton -- Me and Tobey? ... 'Are You F****** Joking??' (VIDEO)
Sofia Richie bobbed and weaved her way around "dumb questions" Wednesday night -- specifically whether she's a homewrecker in the breakup of Tobey Maguire's marriage -- with an assist from new coach Paris Hilton. We got Sofia and Paris…
Cleveland Indians Pitcher -- Hey, Blue Jays ... Suck On THESE BOOTS!!! (PHOTOS)
Cleveland's first order of business after winning the ALCS??? TROLL THE BLUE JAYS!!! After they punched their ticket to the World Series, Indians pitcher Ryan Merritt stuck it to Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista who warned that he'd be…