There's big bucks in marijuana. Is America ready?
In one day of "recreational" sales, Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire brought in $47,000. FULL STORY
The quick-hit history of medical marijuana
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the many uses of medical marijuana throughout history.
Is marijuana as safe as -- or safer than -- alcohol?
Looks like the ongoing debate about marijuana legalization in the United States has reached a new high: President Barack Obama's White House.
Obama: 'This is embarrassing'
The Senate majority leader holds up Loretta Lynch's nomination over an unrelated bill. FULL STORY
State OKs nitrogen executions
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill on Friday that would allow the state to perform executions with nitrogen gas if lethal injection is ruled unconstitutional or becomes unavailable.
Counterterror sweep nabs 5
Five young men were arrested Saturday in Melbourne, Australia, in what police called a major counterterrorism operation.
Can Bush shake name's shadow?
Possible 2016 candidate must, for better or worse, deal with family White House legacy. FULL STORY
O'Malley hits Clinton flip-flop
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a newly confrontational tone towards Hillary Clinton on Thursday, suggesting her recent shifts on hot-button policy issues like gay marriage showed a lack of principles.
What if they gave a test and no kids came?
Since one of my daughters is taking the public school state tests for the first time this year, I thought I paid fairly close attention to the debate surrounding the tests themselves, and the concern that schools are too focused on "teaching to the test."
Woman goes off on ranting bully
An Australian woman is being praised for defending a Muslim couple who were being verbally harassed. CNN's Rosemary Church reports.
Peers want Dr. Oz fired, call him 'a quack'
Talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against a group of doctors who accuse him of "manifesting an egregious lack of integrity" in his TV and promotional work, and who call his faculty position at Columbia University unacceptable.
Atomic blast guinea pig seen on ocean floor
A former U.S. Navy aircraft carrier that survived a Japanese torpedo strike and was a massive guinea pig for two atomic bomb blasts looks remarkably intact at the bottom of the Pacific, according to federal researchers who surveyed the wreck last month with an underwater drone.
ESPN reporter: I'm on TV; you're in a trailer
ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry for a week after a video of her video berating a towing company employee surfaced Thursday.
'Batman v Superman' trailer released
A day after it was leaked online (and swiftly removed), director Zack Snyder has released what he calls the "not blurry, not pirated" teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice via Twitter.
Victim's family: Don't give Tsarnaev the death penalty
The appeals process would just prolong their agony, Bill and Denise Richard say. FULL STORY
Cops: Parent choked out teacher in class
Police say a parent walked into a middle school and choked a teacher until she was unconscious. CNN affiliate WCBS reports.
Repair shop: No to gay folks, yes to gun owners
A Michigan car repair shop owner says openly gay people are not welcome at his business. And gun owners are.
Single moms battling 'The Big C'
Nearly 12 million parents in the United States currently are raising kids on their own.
The week in 40 photos
World's coolest new buildings?
Architecture website Architizer has just announced the winners of its 3rd annual A+ Awards, highlighting the best new building designs from around the world.
Gruesome treatments from medicine's past
A thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion has been shown to be effective in fighting the modern-day superbug MRSA. But what about some of the more gruesome medical practices used to treat people throughout history?
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Last rare male rhino under guard
Hernandez juror: I saw cruelty
The trial took an emotional toll, a juror said in the jury's first nationally televised interview. FULL STORY
Solar plane stuck in China
The Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane attempting to fly around the world without using a drop of fuel, has been grounded by the weather in China.
Soccer star most abused on social media is ...
Liverpool's Italian striker Mario Balotelli is most abused player in report highlighting 134K discriminatory social media posts.
U.S. Navy testing swarm 'locust' drones
The U.S. Navy is developing small, inexpensive drones that operate in "swarms" after being deployed.
Coast Guard touts record-setting drug busts
The offloading of tons of cocaine, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, was used as a backdrop to announce record-setting drug busts in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Lady Antebellum tour bus catches fire
Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott's tour bus caught fire on a Texas freeway Thursday morning, but everyone on board was safely evacuated.
U.S. women, you won't be happy with this
Imagine countries where women and girls have it worst. The U.S. probably doesn't come to mind. But there are surprising ways in which the U.S. lags behind.
Internet in knots over 'Cheryl's birthday' problem
When is Cheryl's birthday? Meet the Singapore logic problem that's gone viral.
Shipwreck yields $50M in silver
It took more than seven decades, but England finally got its delivery of tons of silver coins.
NHL's Jarret Stoll -- Erin Andrews' BF Busted for Coke and Ecstasy
L.A. Kings superstar Jarret Stoll -- boyfriend of Erin Andrews -- was arrested in Vegas on suspicion on drug possession ... for allegedly bringing cocaine and ecstasy to a Vegas pool party. According to local reports, 32-year-old Stoll was busted…
Conor McGregor -- Insane Feats of Strength ... On Santa Monica Beach
Here's UFC fighter Conor McGregor ... showing off some pretty insane core strength on the rings on the beach in Santa Monica. Now go to the gym.
Johnny Kemp Dead -- 'Just Got Paid' Singer Dies Mysteriously
Johnny Kemp -- the guy who sang the 80s party anthem "Just Got Paid" ... died Thursday at the age of 55. Originally from the Bahamas, Kemp died while vacationing in Jamaica. He was reportedly found floating on a beach in Montego Bay. It's…
Michael Lohan's Desperate 911 Call ... I'm Being Attacked By My Wife!!!
Michael Lohan hysterically called 911 as his infant and toddler screamed in the background ... pleading for cops to come and arrest his wife. TMZ broke the story ... Kate…
Suge Knight's Big Break ... Victim Blames Himself for Death
Suge Knight has got a powerful weapon ... not a gun, and not a car. It's the guy he ran over who lived and told cops he was responsible for the other victim's death. Cle Bone Sloan told LAPD officers the same day…
UFC's Paige VanZant -- Bikini Showdown ... At 'Fight Night' Weigh In
UFC badass Paige VanZant stripped down to her hot pink bikini ... and got face-to-face with Felice Herrig moments ago ... for some half-naked smack talk before they square off tomorrow. It all went down in New…
Don King -- Undergoes Kidney Surgery ... Get These Stones Outta Me!
Legendary boxing promoter Don King is recovering from kidney stone surgery ... TMZ Sports has learned. A rep for the World Boxing Commission confirmed King was hospitalized ... after doctors located several kidney stones in the…
David Beckham -- I'm 52 Times Cooler Than My Son! (VIDEO)
Brooklyn Beckham is developing quite a following on social media, but he's nowhere close to his father David ... which pops was sure to remind him of ... in the most embarrassing way possible. The video's…
Oprah -- I Won't Be Conned!!!
You get a lawsuit, and YOU get a lawsuit ... the Florida couple who thought they could pull a fast one on OWN by pretending they were Oprah Winfrey's assistants, employees and even family members are about to find out in court why that was a very…
Britt McHenry -- Invited to Give Anti-Bullying Speech ... to 1,000 Students
ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has been invited to partner up with the minor league baseball team in her hometown -- to give an anti-bullying speech to 1,000 elementary school kids ... TMZ Sports has learned. After ESPN suspended McHenry for a…
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Quadruple Bypass at Alma Mater
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar underwent emergency heart surgery -- a quadruple coronary bypass at UCLA Medical Center ... and it sounds like he came through with flying colors. The hospital says the hoops Hall of Famer was admitted earlier this week, and had…
Floyd Mayweather -- Scoffs at Conor McGregor ... That Guy's a Joke
Floyd Mayweather doesn't give a single DAMN about Conor McGregor -- telling TMZ Sports the UFC fighter is a joke ... who's using his name to try to get some cheap publicity. Earlier this week, McGregor said he'd DESTROY Mayweather in a fight…
Tim Tebow's Parents -- We're Praying for Aaron Hernandez
Aaron Hernandez will be on the receiving end of some serious prayers from Tim Tebow's parents ... so says a rep for the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association. FYI -- Aaron and Tim were teammates at the University of Florida ... and Tim…
Video Vixen K Diamond -- I Was Held Hostage in a Lyft!!!
1:15 PM PT -- A rep for Lyft tells TMZ drivers are obligated to return belongings to passengers and that it is against policy for a driver to request cash from passengers for any reason. They have not yet received a formal complaint about the…
Nicki Minaj -- Don't Be Bitter About My Glitter (TMZ TV)
Nikki Minaj posted a picture of the crazy diamond ring her BF Meek Mill gave her -- and then got Insta-blasted by Floyd Mayweather’s girlfriend ... who has the same ring! Then Meek started ripping into Floyd's GF…
ESPN Reporter Britt McHenry -- Obesity Group Pissed ... Over Anti-Fat Crack
A powerful obesity group is lashing out at ESPN's Britt McHenry -- demanding she PERSONALLY APOLOGIZE to the tow truck worker she berated over her physical appearance. The Obesity Action Coalition -- a leader in the big person community --…
Kim Richards -- Watching Reunion Show Drove Her to Drink
Kim Richards just broke from stress when she was arrested early Thursday at the swanky Beverly Hills Hotel. Sources very close to Kim as well as sources connected with "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" tell TMZ, she was unable to cope with some…
Simon Cowell -- Zayn Who??? One Direction's Better Than Ever
Maybe Zayn Malik should've left One Direction long ago ... is what you might think after hearing the group's producer Simon Cowell gush about the new foursome. Simon's been mum about Zayn's departure, but finally spoke…
Run DMC Co-Founder -- I'm Over Football ... Hockey's My Jam!
The reign of the NFL is over ... long live HOCKEY ... so says one of the founding member of Run DMC. Darryl McDaniels. Darryl says he used to be a HUUUGE football fan -- until he saw the NY Rangers play. …
Russell Wilson -- Hardcore Beach Training ... With Richard Sherman
The Seattle Seahawks stormed the beach in Hawaii this week ... for a full, hardcore workout session on the sand ... in front of a bunch of normies trying to relax on the sand. It's pretty cool -- imagine you're on a lounge chair with your pina…