Matt and Sweat started escape plan in January, D.A. says
Graphic photo of Richard Matt | Opinion: Cops did things right | FBI probes prison | Escape timeline
U.S. reaches World Cup final
Photos | Who are the top World Cup Twitter stars? | U.S. team: Extroverts bent on revenge
U.S., Cuba to reopen embassies
The United States and Cuba on Wednesday plan to officially seal the renewal of diplomatic ties begun last year, announcing the reopening of embassies in Washington and Havana for the first time in more than half-a-century, two senior administration officials told CNN on Tuesday.
Fire breaks out at S.C. church
A fire broke out at the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, on Tuesday. Up to 50 firefighters fought to extinguish the blaze, a fire official said.
Clinton emails: What Obama aides knew
President Barack Obama's top aides, including David Axelrod, communicated with Hillary Clinton at her private email address while she was secretary of state, new records show.
Jeb Bush worth about $22M
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is worth as much as $22 million, his campaign said Tuesday.
Black ballerina leaps to top spot
American dancer Misty Copeland, a cultural phenomenon outside the dance world, has been promoted to the highest rank of the American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African-American female principal dancer in the company's 75-year history.
Tunisian killer chased in video
Video filmed during the attack on the Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba shows what authorities say is gunman running on the beach immediately after shooting tourists.
For some officials, faith overrules same-sex marriage ruling
Photos | Justices: Fight over gay rights not over | Will same-sex marriage make U.S. healthier?
Affleck and Garner to divorce
One day after their 10-year anniversary, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner confirmed they are filing for divorce.
Why celebs can't R.I.P.
Wonders of the universe
Bristol, Kim -- who else is pregnant?
How much sugar is in that food?
Trading cookies and candy for yogurt and granola bars may not be as healthy as parents believe. In fact, some food marketed to children and parents contains more sugar than desserts on grocery shelves.
Nuns: Go away, Katy Perry
Katy Perry's music has won her millions of fans around the world. But the pop megastar's charms have yet to sway one key group: A handful of Catholic nuns in Los Angeles.
Dung-covered art breaks record
7 movies from '70s to binge watch
Been digging CNN's "The Seventies?" While the series takes a week off for Independence Day, why not spend part of your holiday weekend binge-watching some of that decade's best films? We've made it easy with a list of seven essential '70s films available you can stream on Netflix to tide you over until "The Seventies" returns on July 9.
CDC warns of pool parasite
A new report suggests that outbreaks in swimming pools of the parasite cryptosporidium increase each year. CNN affiliate KSAT reports.
Four wives, a death and a disappearance
Wife 'fooled,' but in love
Drew Peterson is in prison after being found guilty of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Now, he's getting ready to go on trial again. Watch "Married to a Murderer: The Drew Peterson Story" Tuesday at 9pm ET.
What happened to Stacy Peterson?
Drew Peterson is in prison after being found guilty of murdering his third wife. His fourth wife vanished without a trace. Watch "Married to a Murderer: The Drew Peterson Story" Tuesday at 9pm ET.
What's streaming on Hulu, Netflix, more in July
We're feeling hot, hot, hot.
The man behind the rainbow flag
Gilbert Baker was overwhelmed when he saw the White House lit up like a rainbow.
Swimmers race like mermaids
This 'half a dog' is world's ugliest canine
World's Ugliest Dog to get makeover. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports Quasi Modo is dogged by fans as she takes Manhattan.
Quirky things about life at State
Conservatives help liberals win at SCOTUS
Cruz: I'm not part of the 'Washington cartel'
Sen. Ted Cruz rejected the idea that he was once part of the "Washington cartel" he now castigates, saying Tuesday he has always considered himself a conservative even if not a "firebrand."
U.S. boosts security ahead of July 4th
U.S. law enforcement officials are boosting security measures ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, authorities said Tuesday.
Military options open as Iran talks near end
Why Joe Biden should run
Amy Schumer is no Donald Trump
The PC police are at it again, in hot pursuit of yet another comedian. This time they're chasing Amy Schumer, the wildly popular comedian and host of Comedy Central's hit show, "Inside Amy Schumer." She stars in a new Judd Apatow comedy movie, opening in a few weeks, titled "Trainwreck."
How a week changed Obama's legacy
Robert Redford: I agree with the Pope
On Monday, I'll have the honor of addressing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and representatives from 193 countries gathered at U.N. headquarters in New York to call for immediate action on global climate change.
Is Donald Trump the new Palin?
50,000 honeybees removed from home
Honey leaks down the brick wall of a home where about 50,000 honeybees are living. CNN affiliate CBC News reports how a beekeeper is removing the insects.
Trailer for Chris Farley film is a tearjerker
Buzzfeed has released a trailer for a new documentary that chronicles the life of the late comedian Chris Farley.
Sad news for couple battling rare cancers
"Never give up" couple battling rare cancers: Mom loses fight, dad still in treatment hoping to survive to raise girls.
Singer opens up about battle with disease
Pop star Avril Lavigne talks about her fight against Lyme disease
Shock as water stunt goes horribly wrong
Escape artist Spencer Horsman nearly drowned while rehearsing a stunt for a new show with Criss Angel. WJZ reports.
House cat faces off with mountain lion
Tom Mabe captured the moment when his cat had a stand off with a mountain lion in Colorado.
Historic stadium goes up in flames
Civic Stadium in Eugene, Oregon, was destroyed in a fire. KPTV reports.
Will Ferrell's awkward best man surprise
One couple got quite a surprise when Will Ferrell was carried out of their wedding after professing his love for the bride.
She never expected this on a Florida vacation
A family visiting a resort in Florida says bed bugs brought their vacation to a sudden halt. WESH's Amanda Ober reports.
Paris Hilton suing prankster?
Paris Hilton may sue over plane crash prank. Unless she was in on it. CNN's Jeanne Moos says "NOT FUNNY."
Escapee's mother speaks out after son's capture
CNN's Erin Burnett speaks to David Sweat's mother, Pamela Sweat, about her son's escape from Clinton Correctional Facility and his capture 23 days later.
Exonerated death row inmate dies a year after release
Exonerated death row inmate Glenn Ford who spent nearly 30 years on death row for a crime he didn't commit, has died. CNN's Brooke Baldwin has more.
Why celebs can't R.I.P.
People we lost in 2015
Remembering those who died in 2015.
Joe Cocker: One of entertainment's nicest guys
Renowned character actor dies Christmas Eve
You may not know his name, but anyone who watches movies and television knows the squat, tough-faced character actor Charles Durning, who died on Christmas Eve, according to his family.
'Eight Is Enough' father dies at 86
Dick Van Patten, the seemingly ubiquitous actor perhaps best known for his starring role as the father on the 1970s series "Eight Is Enough," has died. He was 86.
Life on the Marshall Islands
In the middle of the Pacific there's a place where no one has the luxury of denying climate change exists. People in the Marshall Islands are living it.
House washes away, woman wakes up floating
Where do you go when your country vanishes because of climate change? John Sutter visits the Marshall Islands to find the surprising answer.
Picturesque beaches face catastrophe
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner gives an impassioned reading of 2 Degrees, a poem about climate change and the threat it poses to the Marshall Islands.
EPA boss: Climate change could kill thousands
Like Hawaii's coral reefs?
A transient way of life
The week in 43 photos
Take a look at 43 photos of the week from June 19 through June 25.
Before he was the 'Terminator'
Before he was the "Terminator" or the 38th governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger was an obsessive teen bodybuilder from Austria who saw pumping iron as a ticket to fame and fortune.
Look at me! 27 selfies of the week
Take a look at 27 selfies of the week from June 17 through June 23.
Take toughest film quiz ever
CIA: We really need minorities
Suspect in student murder found
For a grieving father, the long quest for justice is one step closer to being over.
'Family Feud' answer turns heads
Actor Anthony Anderson's mother had a very interesting answer to a very strange question on ABC's "Celebrity Family Feud."
Pope Francis to visit 9/11 memorial
Pope Francis will lead an ecumenical meeting for peace at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York during his first trip to the United States in September, according to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Rick Astley gets 'Uptown' funky
Oh, hey, Rick Astley!
Fmr. Miss USA: Trump wasn't talking about Mexicans
CNN's Brooke Baldwin talks to a former Miss USA over presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent comments about Mexican immigrants.
$30 for a sandwich?
Forget the debate over whether it should come with or without a fried egg.
Best U.S. seaside escapes
Drowsy port towns aren't trying to make it big.
Tourist attraction may collapse into sea
It looks as if someone has made a cut in a wedding cake, but no one is celebrating.
Meet the world's ugliest dogs
Caitlyn Jenner -- Check Me Out on Broadway!!! (PHOTO)
Caitlyn Jenner made a very sexy splash on Broadway Tuesday night ... and she's giving Kim a run for her money. Caitlyn went with transgender actress Candis Cayne to the Broadway show, "An American in Paris." It's the first time Caitlyn -- who…
UFC's Paige VanZant -- Basically Confirms She's Dating UFC Star
Paige VanZant doesn't seem to be afraid of anything ... except when it comes to confirming that she's OFFICIALLY dating a fellow UFC fighter -- though it's pretty obvious it's on and crackin'. VanZant was…
Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner -- No Prenup, No Money Problems
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner did not build a financial wall between them before getting married, because we've learned there is no prenup ... and get this, he's not that much richer than her. Multiple informed sources tell TMZ, Ben and Jen's…
Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner Getting Divorced
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are ending their 10 year marriage ... TMZ has learned. We're told the couple, whose anniversary was yesterday, will file for divorce. Although they will file for divorce, it won't be done immediately. They are working…
NHL's Mike Richards -- NHL Notified About Oxycodone Drama ... At Canadian Border
NHL officials have been notified that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigation into ex-L.A. Kings player Mike Richards involves the prescription drug oxycodone ... multiple sources tell TMZ Sports. Our sources say Richards was stopped…
Donald Trump -- SUES UNIVISION for $500 MILLION ... Blames Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump just sued Univision for $500 million for pulling the plug on the Miss USA pageant. TMZ broke the story ... Trump promised he'd go after the network, claiming he has an iron-clad, 5 year deal in which it promised to run the beauty…
'Simpsons' Creator Matt Groening Sued By Hispanic Nanny Claims Discrimination
"The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening has been sued by his former nanny, who claims he has it out for Hispanics, even though Matt's wife is Hispanic. Tania Cardona claims in a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Matt and his wife treated employees "like…
UFC's Dana White -- Jon Jones Is 'Getting His Head Straight' ... C.M. Punk Looks Phenomenal
Good news for the UFC ... its biggest star is finally "getting his head straight" ... and a former WWE superstar is looking like an "absolute stud" during his transition into MMA ... so says Dana White. First, Jon…
A-Rod Ball Catcher -- Getting 'Scary' Threats ... 'Cause I Won't Return Ball
Zack Hample ... the guy who caught A-Rod's 3,000th hit ... tells TMZ Sports that since snagging the lucky ball he's been dogged by people making "scary" threats for him to return the ball to the Yankees stud. Hample ... a notorious ball hawk who…
Miss USA We're Beggin' NBC ... Save The Sash!!!
Miss USA organizers are trying to entice NBC to reverse their decision to ax the pageant, with the help of 51 beautiful women. Sources who run the pageant tell us, they're now scrambling to find a TV home just 2 weeks before the contest. They…
Blac Chyna -- I'm Still Not Banging Boxer BF ... 'He's A Muslim'
Blac Chyna's still not banging her boxer/boyfriend J'Leon Love ... and this time the reason for the sexual time-out is down right holy. Chyna was leaving Ace Of Diamonds strip club in L.A. Monday night when we…
NeNe Leakes -- Don't Count Me Out of 'RHOA' Just Yet
NeNe Leakes isn't done with "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" ... TMZ has learned producers want her to come back in a reduced role, and she's game. Our sources say, although NeNe made it seem she was gone for good, the show's producers are still…
‘Young & The Restless’ Star Victoria Rowell -- Soap Opera Is Racist But I Still Want Back On
Former ‘Young & The Restless’ star Victoria Rowell is trying to get back on the soap opera even though she says the show's honchos and co-stars are racist. Rowell, who played Drucilla Winters for 14 seasons on the CBS soap…
The Game -- I Dropped $400,000 On Lakers Floor Seats!
The celebrities are finally feelin' the Lakers again -- especially The Game who tells TMZ Sports he just dropped $400,000 on courtside seats!!!! Game was leaving Playhouse nightclub in Hollywood this week when someone…
Surf Legend Laird Hamilton -- Don't Poo In the Ocean ... It Attracts Sharks!
Great brown could lead to Great White ... so says surf legend Laird Hamilton who tells TMZ Sports he has a strict NO AQUAPOO policy ... because sharks could be drawn to log fish. Bottom line ... when nature calls,…
Journey Drummer Deen Castronovo -- Charged with Raping Wife
Deen Castronovo's recent arrest for domestic violence is much worse than we thought ... he's now been charged with rape ... TMZ has learned. The Journey drummer had been arrested earlier this month for domestic violence related charges involving his…
Sean Penn -- Charlize Who? Gives Minka Kelly Birthday Dinner of a Lifetime
Sean Penn and Charlize Theron called it quits just 2 weeks ago, and he's already doing his laundry with another hot chick. These pics were taken last Tuesday at French Laundry, the uber-fancy/delicious/exclusive restaurant in the Napa Valley. Sean…
Caitlyn Jenner Creates Big Apple Frenzy (PHOTOS/VIDEO)
Caitlyn Jenner stepped out with new best friend Diane Sawyer Monday night in NYC, and she has the paparazzi eating out of the palm of her hand. It's pretty incredible ... the flurry of questions Bruce Jenner faced over the last few years are all…
Shia LaBeouf -- Insane Patriotism At Mt. Rushmore (VIDEO)
Shia LaBeouf displayed raging patriotism over the weekend at Mount Rushmore. Shia's fellow tourists tell us, they thought they he was just a random crazy until they got close ... then realized the guy without…
Slim From 112 -- They Want to Strip Me of my 'Magic Mike' Royalties
"Magic Mike XXL" has been a dream come true for a huge '90s R&B group ... problem is, one of the lead singers isn't gonna see any of those dollar bills. The group 112 is going to have a resu-erection with its song "Anywhere," which is featured…