How Clinton handled Trump could energize undecided women
After 30 years in the spotlight, Hillary Clinton finally found the balance on gender that has bedeviled her throughout her career during the debate at Hofstra Monday night.
The debate in under 2 minutes
The best moments from the highly anticipated first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Opinion: Who won the debate?
CNN commentators and guest analysts offer their take on Monday night's presidential candidate debate. The opinions expressed in these commentaries are solely those of the authors.
6 takeaways from the debate
Hillary Clinton stepped onto the debate stage Monday night determined to show that only one candidate is ready to be president.
Girl's tears over police shootings silence City Hall
A young girl climbed up a step ladder to stand at the podium before a tense Charlotte City Council meeting.
Hear what she told the city council
Zianna Oliphant collected herself and delivered her message loud and clear to a tense audience at a recent Charlotte city council meeting.
18 states ask DHS for help securing elections
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate hearing Tuesday that 18 states have taken up his agency's offer to help improve cyber security for their election systems, in the wake of suspected breaches blamed on Russian hackers.
Democrats block government funding bill
Senate Democrats blocked Tuesday a Republican bill to fund the government and battle Zika because it did not include money for Flint, Michigan, to address the city's drinking water crisis.
2 bomb attacks in Germany
Two separate bomb attacks took place in the German city of Dresden Monday night, according to Saxony police. One of the attacks targeted a mosque while the second targeted the International Congress Center of Dresden.
Party issues anti-immigrant spray
A Danish anti-immigration party faces an international backlash after handing out "Asyl-spray" with an aim of protecting citizens against migrant attacks.
Trump: I'm 'smart' for paying no taxes
Hillary Clinton attacks Donald Trump about not paying taxes in their first presidential debate.
Ex-Israeli PM Shimon Peres is ailing
The health of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres has deteriorated, Israel's interior minister said Tuesday, two weeks after Peres suffered a stroke.
Bergen: What the debaters failed to say
The first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had plenty of energy and substance when it came to issues of the economy and trade, but it did not have enough substance when it came to the key issue of how the president will act as commander in chief.
Trump repeatedly interrupts Clinton
Donald Trump had a lot to say during Monday night's presidential debate, and a lot of it came while Hillary Clinton was speaking.
Holt walks a fine line at debate, and wins praise
In this fractured, partisan era, no presidential moderator can please everyone. Some people want the moderator to play fact-checker, some people want the candidates to be left to their own devices. Only so many questions can be asked, and different statements warrant different kinds of follow-ups.
Trump: Clinton doesn't have the stamina to be president
During the first 2016 presidential debate, Donald Trump says that Hillary Clinton doesn't have the stamina to be president and has "bad experience."
CNN's Reality Check Team vets candidates' claims
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed Monday in their first head-to-head debate of the general election season, and CNN's Reality Check Team put their statements and assertions to the test.
The Fed is under attack, but still massively profitable
The Federal Reserve has been under attack recently, most prominently by Donald Trump. But what doesn't get a lot of attention is the massive profit it earns for U.S. taxpayers.
65 tons of chicken nuggets recalled
Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling more than 130,000 pounds of cooked chicken nuggets because they may contain hard plastic, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service said Tuesday.
Trump: Glad I held back on Bill's indiscretions
Donald Trump told CNN's Dana Bash on Monday night that he's "happy that I was able to hold back on the indiscretions with respect to Bill Clinton."
Clinton camp: She's ready if Trump talks infidelity
Hillary Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook said the Democratic candidate will be prepared if Donald Trump mentions her husband's past affairs at the next debate.
Opinion: What the debate told us
Debates rarely change things; they confirm impressions.
'You live in your own reality,' Clinton tells Trump
Hillary Clinton showed up at the debate of the century and delivered.
The most memorable debate one-liners
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump exchanged a series of quick jabs during the first presidential debate at Hofstra University Monday night in Hempstead, New York.
Jihadist gets 9 years for destroying ancient shrines
The International Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced Islamic militant Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi to nine years of imprisonment for destroying ancient shrines in Mali.
US: ISIS did not use mustard agent in base attack
The American-led military coalition against ISIS said Tuesday that a final laboratory test of the weapon ISIS fired at a US-Iraqi base in northern Iraq last week did not contain a mustard agent as earlier believed.
Trooper drives grieving man 100 miles after traffic stop
On one of the worst days of Mark E. Ross' life, he got some help from the last person he'd expect.
4 dead, hundreds injured as typhoon hits
Typhoon Megi slammed into the coast of northeast Taiwan on Tuesday, injuring dozens and leaving almost a million homes without power.
Massive waves, wind, slam Taiwan
Typhoon Megi made landfall in Taiwan with massive waves, extreme winds and remarkable rainfall totals.
NC spent more on protests than flood, governor says
As demonstrators took to the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, last week over the fatal police shooting of Keith Scott, residents of the northeast region of the state contended with troubles of their own that went largely unnoticed by the rest of the country.
NC not only state blocking body cam video access
Just because an officer videotapes a controversial encounter doesn't necessarily mean you'll ever get to see it.
Wells Fargo employees hit back with suit
Six former Wells Fargo employees filed a class action lawsuit on Monday in federal court against the bank seeking $7.2 billion or more for workers nationwide who were fired or demoted after refusing to open fake accounts.
Clinton: Trump called climate change a Chinese hoax
During the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump thinks global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
Pence appears at odds with Trump on climate change
Donald Trump's and his running mate appeared to be on different pages Tuesday on whether climate change is man made.
Words people looked up during the debate
As presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded barbs, viewers headed to the dictionary to look up headscratching words like "braggadocious."
Obama may face 1st veto override
The Senate will vote Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to give victims and families of the 9/11 terrorist attacks the legal right to sue Saudi Arabia for any purported role in the plot, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday.
Obama: Trump lacks necessary 'preparation,' 'temperament'
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the presidential debate showed Donald Trump "doesn't have the preparation, the temperament or the core values of inclusion and making everybody have opportunity that would take our country forward."
Debate pro: Trump's very thin skin
On Monday night we witnessed the most hyped and highly anticipated American presidential debate in history. And it didn't fail to disappoint in demonstrating the stark contrasts between the candidates.
Tim Kaine shows off his harmonica skills
Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine went head-to-head in a harmonica battle with Jimmy Kimmel.
From domestic slave to Dem. Convention
In July, Ima Matul got a standing ovation when she spoke at the Democratic National Convention, broadcast live across the United States. It was a remarkable achievement. Almost 20 years earlier she had been living as a domestic slave, trapped in a house in Los Angeles, where she was threatened, abused and beaten.
Russia: If MH17 was shot down, Ukraine did it
Just days before the release of a report into the investigation into the fate of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, Russia's defense ministry released radar data which, it alleges, shows that if the plane was shot down, it was done so by Ukrainian forces.
Thousands evacuate Cedar Rapids
Thousands of Iowans are taking no chances in advance of what could be one of the worst floods in the state's history.
Water plumes on Jupiter's moon?
Could a second celestial object in our solar system host living organisms?
Rob Kardashian tweets Kylie Jenner's cell number
For once a tweeting celeb is not claiming to have been hacked.
'Modern Family' casts transgender actor
"Modern Family" is truly living up to its name.
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber split
Another longstanding Hollywood couple have taken fans by surprise with their breakup.
Drake's 'Views' breaks Apple Music record
Drake is certainly enjoying the view.
Ex-official: Christie knew about bridge
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was informed about the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 as they were happening, according to the testimony Tuesday from a former Port Authority executive.
Trump: 400-pound man could've hacked DNC
During the first presidential debate, Donald Trump put out various theories as to who may have hacked the DNC.
Why was Trump sniffling so much?
The first face-to-face confrontation between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump proceeded more or less as expected with the presidential candidates perspiring over their different views of the economy, taxation laws and foreign policy.
Former Miss Universe said Trump called her Miss Piggy
Hillary Clinton was making a point about Donald Trump and women at the first presidential debate when she brought up Alicia Machado, the former Miss Universe who says Donald Trump insulted her.
Clinton blasts Trump over treatment of beauty queen
Hillary Clinton criticized Donald Trump over his treatment of Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who claims Trump called her "Miss Piggy."
Biggest blunders made in past debates
CNN's Gloria Borger looks back at past debate mistakes among former presidential candidates.
James: Scary to think of my son getting pulled over
LeBron James has three children. And while his oldest, LeBron Jr. just started the sixth grade, that hasn't stopped the Cleveland Cavaliers forward from thinking about what it could be like if he was old enough to drive.
Ancient Roman coins found in ruined Japanese castle
When archeologist Hiroyuki Miyagi heard that a bunch of ancient Roman and Ottoman coins had been unearthed from the ruins of an old castle in Okinawa, he initially thought it was a hoax.
Teen suspended after posting this photo
When Hazel Juco posted a photo to social media showing discolored water in her high school's bathroom, she was suspended.
Sex is a workout, and other weight loss myths
The estimated annual health care costs related to obesity are over $210 billion, or nearly 21 percent of annual medical spending in the United States. Americans spend $60 billion on weight loss products each year, trying everything from expensive meal replacement products to do-it-yourself programs on the latest cell phone apps. We gather weight loss advice, voluntarily or involuntarily, from news outlets, social media and just about everyone.
What a shot! 41 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 41 amazing sports photos from September 20 through September 26.
Did Prince George snub Justin Trudeau?
Royal tot refuses high five, leaves Canadian Prime Minister hanging. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on Prince George's first "snub."
Will and Kate take the kids to Canada
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting Canada with their two young children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
New on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu in October
Fall into your couch, bed or wherever you like to chill, because things are cooling off.
How fungi kill millions globally
What do you think of when you hear the word fungi? Mushrooms? Athlete's foot? General mold?
These are the best companies for working moms
The arms race for better benefits at large employers has improved work life balance for thousands of workers, and one group in particular -- new parents.
Consider waiting to get flu shot
The pharmacy chain pitches started in August: Come in and get your flu shot.
Why Chinese buyers spend millions on this stone
To the untrained eye it's a simple piece of jewelry -- but don't let its modesty fool you.
Is pineapple pen the new Gangnam Style?
So if you have a pen, and combine it with a pineapple, what do you have?
How an A-list photographer captures sharks
Marvel's go-to film photographer, Michael Muller, has shot blockbuster movie posters (including "Captain America: Civil War" and "Deadpool" this year alone), platinum-selling album covers for the likes of Rihanna and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and campaigns for Nike, Speedo, Sony and HBO, among others.
No one else in White House has this kind of access
Chief official White House photographer Pete Souza is known for his coverage of President Obama's administration, but he first worked for government in the Reagan years.
High school football player dies after injury
A high school football player in Ohio died after sustaining an injury during a game.
England's new soccer manager caught in sting
Sam Allardyce's reign as coach of England's soccer team has ended after just 67 days following an undercover sting by a British newspaper.
Justin Bieber -- Getting Snotty with Front Row Fans (VIDEO)
Justin Bieber gave some lucky fans a DNA sample when he uncorked a sneeze during his concert in Finland. Justin was doing his hit, "What Do You Mean?" ... when the countdown started on his snot rocket launch. Y'know how it is when you just…
Ex-LSU Star Jacob Hester -- LSU 'Disrespected' Les Miles ... 'Should've Finished Season'
A former LSU football star is standing up for Les Miles ... telling TMZ Sports the decision to fire his old coach was 'disrespectful' and 'shocking.' We spoke to Jacob Hester, who played under the Mad Hatter for three years in Baton Rouge, and…
Kylie Jenner -- Jail Time for Gate Crasher
The guy who rammed Kylie Jenner's security gate just copped a plea deal, but he's still getting some time behind bars ... TMZ has learned. According to court docs, the Kyliegate perp was sentenced to 10 days in L.A. County Jail after pleading…
Brad Pitt -- Death Hoax Story Could Kill Your Computer (PHOTO)
Brad Pitt is alive and well, and if you click on a story claiming otherwise ... it could expose your phone, computer or other device to hackers. Facebook is warning users not to click on what appears to be a FOX News report about Brad's death.…
Jerry Jones -- Jay Z's the Real Deal ... 'I See What Beyonce Sees In Him' (AUDIO)
Sounds like Jerry Jones has a man crush on Jay Z -- praising the guy as one of the coolest people he's ever met ... and saying, "I see what [Beyonce] sees in him." Jones called into 105.3 The Fan Tuesday morning when the conversation turned to the…
'Empire' Star Ta'Rhonda Jones -- 50 Cent Needs Hugs ... and a Shrink's Couch (TMZ LIVE VIDEO)
Cookie's assistant on "Empire" proved she's got her back in real life too by taking a jab at 50 Cent's mental health ... on the heels of him trash talking Taraji P. Henson. Ta'Rhonda Jones, who plays Porsha on the show, came on "TMZ Live" to…
Nick Jonas' Island Girl -- ¡Bella Venezolana! (PHOTO GALLERY)
Nick Jonas is burnin' up Hawaii with big help from a Venezuelan beauty. We found out Sarah Duque Lovisoni is the model/actress Nick's been hanging with in Honolulu while he shoots "Jumanji." Check out the pics ... Sarah can wear the hell out of…
RG3 Divorce Docs -- No Chance We Reconcile ... 'Conflict of Personalities'
Robert Griffin III is making it clear ... his marriage is dead -- claiming in divorce docs there is ZERO chance of a reconciliation. The Cleveland Browns QB filed for divorce from his college sweetheart Rebecca Liddicoat earlier this month --…
Lawrence Taylor -- Charges Elevated In DUI Case ... Faces More Jail Time
Lawrence Taylor's DUI case just went from bad to worse -- because he was just hit with more severe charges ... and now faces QUADRUPLE the jail time ... TMZ Sports has learned. Taylor was arrested on Sept. 2nd in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida…
Ryan Lochte Protesters -- Now Starring in Dancing with the Judge
The protesters who bum-rushed Ryan Lochte on "Dancing With the Stars" could end up behind bars now that prosecutors are hitting them with 2 charges. We've learned the L.A. City Attorney's Office is charging Sam Sotoodeh and Barzeen Soroudi with…
Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna -- Secret Breakup Leads to Fight with Sisters ... Kylie's Digits Leaked
Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are seriously on the outs, and Kylie Jenner got caught in the cross fire when she planned a baby shower for Rob sans Chyna ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to the Kardashians tell us Rob…
Marco Rubio -- Senate Tribute To Jose Fernandez ... 'He Was The American Dream' (VIDEO)
Marco Rubio took over the Senate floor Tuesday morning in D.C. to pay tribute to Jose Fernandez -- calling the late MLB star "the pride of Miami." Senator Rubio admitted he never met Fernandez personally -- but felt connected to the pitcher because…
Justin Theroux -- I Feel Bad for Brangelina
Jennifer Aniston's husband is speaking out about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce, saying he can relate to what's going on in their household right now. Justin Theroux didn't shy away from the topic, telling Business Insider ... "As a…
Tom Brady & Gisele -- Hot Bikini Shots On a Boat ... Who Needs the NFL?!? (PHOTO GALLERY)
Tom Brady doesn't need Rob Gronkowski -- he's already got the best tight end in the business!! While the rest of the Patriots are preppin' for the Bills ... Tom was boating around Italy with Gisele ... who was showing off her insane physique in a…
Lindsay Lohan -- Pulls an Angelina ... Visits Syrian Refugees (PHOTO GALLERY)
Turkey has opened its borders for the Syrian refugee crisis and Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay visited a hospital near Istanbul Sunday, and shed a few tears while comforting an injured father and his kids who escaped the ISIS-torn city of Aleppo. Something…
Shaun White -- Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Is Bogus ... Accuser Wants Headlines
Shaun White has fired back in his sexual harassment case -- claiming his accuser (a former bandmate) is full of crap and just looking to grab a few headlines.
Presidential Debate -- Best Coverage Award ... 'Thanks a Lot, Bitch' Reporter (VIDEO)
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's first presidential debate coverage was largely predictable and even boring -- but Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett rose above the fray to go viral with 4 simple words. Check out the vid ... Halkett got caught in…
UFC Champ Threatens Trump -- Keep Ferguson Outcha Mouth ... Or I'll Put My Fist In Yours (VIDEO)
UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley has a major problem with Donald Trump talking about Ferguson, MO -- warning the GOP nom to shut his mouth about his hometown ... or else. Woodley's beef is based on the fact that Trump has never been to…
UFC's Herb Dean -- 'Big Country' Was Wrong ... Stoppage Was Perfect (VIDEO)
UFC ref Herb Dean says he spoke with fellow ref "Big" John McCarthy after he was kicked in the Octagon by Roy "Big Country" Nelson ... and says there's a damn good reason he didn't fight back. Nelson went after McCarthy after knocking out…
MLB's Yu Darvish -- Brother Convicted In MLB Gambling Ring ... Millions of Dollars
The brother of MLB superstar Yu Darvish has been convicted of running a multi-million dollar gambling ring that centered around Major League Baseball games ... officials say. Authorities in Japan say 27-year-old Sho Darvish was taking hundreds of…