Opinion: For 'Jihadi John,' poverty not to blame
The White House has said that terrorism is rooted in poverty but, argues CNN's national security analyst, anti-West jihadists often come from money and are well-educated. FULL STORY
Missing Canadian teenagers may have link to ISIS
Authorities in Canada have opened an investigation into the whereabouts of at least four teenagers, who may have traveled to the Middle East in order to join ISIS, a police source says. FULL STORY
Report: 'Jihadi John' says he was harassed in UK
Mohammed Emwazi was detained in Tanzania in 2009 and by counterterrorism officials in Britain in 2010, according to the Washington Post. By 2012, he was in Syria. FULL STORY
Report: 9 dead after shootings
Nine people are dead after shootings in south-central Missouri, the Houston Herald newspaper in Missouri reported Friday morning, citing Texas County (Missouri) Sheriff James Sigman.
What color's the dress? It is ...
Overheard in the CNN newsroom: "Choose your answer wisely. Our friendship hangs in the balance."
Llamas go free; Internet goes crazy
Picture a mix of your favorite movie car chase and a trip to the zoo.
Kanye West apologizes to Beck
Kanye West is on an apology spree.
Biker: Putin a 'gift from God'
A Russian biker gang, known as the Night Wolves, back President Putin and have been hit with U.S. sanctions because of it. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.
Police: Mexican cartel boss held
Mexican authorities have detained Servando Gomez, leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, federal police told CNN En Español on Friday.
Rocker sentenced for sex abuse
British former pop star Gary Glitter on Friday was sentenced to 16 years in prison for child sex abuse offenses he committed more than three decades ago.
Has Israel lost the Dems?
Is the Democratic party over for Israel?
Hoyer calls McCarthy a 'coward'
Tempers flared on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday night when the No. 2 House Democrat, Rep. Steny Hoyer, called House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy a "coward."
Catwoman comes out
Catwoman has been an arch-nemesis for Batman for 75 years, becoming an antihero over time and spinning off into her own comic book series.
United to pilots: Fix behaviors now
United Airlines sent a scathing memo to its pilots warning that alarming behavior of its flight teams must stop now.
Soccer jersey deal worth reported $62M a year
It's a club that has recently been embroiled in an unsavory racism controversy but that hasn't deterred a leading Japanese tire manufacturer deciding that Chelsea are the right fit for a shirt sponsorship deal.
FIFA: Qatar too hot for this soccer tournament
First the World Cup, now its little brother: FIFA has announced that the Qatari summer will be too hot to hold the Confederations Cup in 2021, and the tournament will thus be moved.
1,000-pound woman loses over 800 pounds
Mayra Gonzalez has lost over 800 pounds since she lied to prosecutors in 2008, telling them she rolled onto her nephew and killed him, in an effort to protect her sister. The capital murder charges against Gonzalez were dropped and she began a journey to reclaim her health.
6 years in prison for maid abuse
A Hong Kong housewife has been sentenced to six years in prison for abusing a young Indonesian worker she kept prisoner in her home.
South Korea legalizes adultery
South Korea's Constitutional Court has overturned a law that made adultery a crime, saying it violates the constitutional right to pursue happiness. FULL STORY
What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon and others
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5 things to start your day
"Jihadi John" is unmasked. ISIS trashes antiquities. And adultery is now legal in South Korea.
Lupita's $150,000 dress stolen
The pearls?! The swine!
1000-year-old mummified monk hidden in statue
A golden statue of a sitting Buddha, smuggled from a temple in China to a market in the Netherlands, revealed an extraordinary secret -- a 1000-year-old mummified monk.
5 ways to screw up the new 'Alien' movie
It's hard to believe it's been 36 years since the first "Alien" extraterrestrial beastie burst out of John Hurt's chest and into moviegoers' nightmares.
Republican falls over during pot debate
Former Governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson, falls over during pot debate at CPAC.
Why Taylor Swift took viral bikini photo
The week in 32 photos
Video shows Hernandez dancing hours before killing
About an hour and a half before Odin Lloyd was shot to death, the suspect in his killing, Aaron Hernandez, was captured on video dancing at a gas station south of Boston.
4 reasons you should really learn to cook
When clients ask nutritionist Joy McCarthy for one easy diet change, her answer is always the same: Start cooking your own food.
Police chief reveals JonBenét Ramsey details
Mark Beckner, the former Boulder, Colorado police chief who investigated JonBenét Ramsey's death, revealed more than he intended to on Reddit.
'House of Cards' season 2 in under 2 minutes
Binge watching season 3? Forgot what happened in season 2? We recap the Netflix series 'House of Cards' in under 2 minutes.
Hot rod frenzy
Look at me! 23 selfies of the week
Hot rod frenzy
As highly skilled divers, the Badjao can walk along the seafloor
She trained this dog to read
Dog trainer Maureen Ward says she can teach dogs to read, as WAVE's Connie Leonard reports.
Ice caves form on Lake Michigan
WPBN's Mara Thompson shows us the winter wonders formed in northern Michigan.
Weir: Cannibals, a volcano and a god named John
Wonder in Vanuatu
Go inside an exploding volcano
Bill Weir gets so close to an active volcano that he paid off a witch doctor to ensure his safety. The Wonder List is on CNN Sundays at 10p ET/PT.
Air Force resurrects 'Ghost Rider' from Boneyard
2,500 train cars dumped in sea
Usually dumping metal into the ocean is a bad thing, but for once throwing disused items into the sea is working out for the greater good.
'Top Model' contestant slain
Mirjana Puhar, a recent contestant on "America's Next Top Model," was found dead in a triple homicide Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to police reports.
Iran blows up fake USS Nimitz
Iran blasted its mock-up of a U.S. aircraft carrier during naval drills on Wednesday, swarming the target with 100 speedboats armed with rockets, shoulder-launched missiles and mortars as well as striking it with cruise missiles, according to reports from Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency.
Howard: Marriage failure, parenting success
It's a neurological disorder that causes involuntary movements and noises -- known as tics -- but for leading goalkeeper Tim Howard, Tourette's syndrome was the making of him.
Rare birth: Baby born encased in amniotic sac
We all know that every baby is special, but Silas Philips pulled off a rare feat right out of the womb.
Who built mystery tunnel near sports venue?
A big hole in the ground discovered near a venue for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto has stumped authorities looking into it.
Home explodes into pieces on camera
Fifteen people were injured, including six firefighters and seven gas company employees, during a home explosion, officials said. CNN affiliate KYW reports.
Plot thickens in 'road rage' case
There are now questions about whether the murder of a Nevada mother could have been part of a drug deal gone bad. OutFront: Clark County DA Steve Wolfson.
Wife of 'Sniper' knew 'something was up'
After eight days of testimony, the murder trial in the "American Sniper's"death has not answered the question that still haunts the families of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. FULL STORY
Grumpy TSA agents coming to your airport?
Congress has just 12 days until Department of Homeland Security funding runs out, and House Speaker John Boehner this weekend said he was "certainly" willing to let that happen.
#TheDress -- Blue/Black, White/Gold ... Sales are Through the Roof!!!
The company behind #TheDress has put the debate to bed -- it's blue and black -- and the hubbub has done wonders for its business ... thanks to the hashtag hysteria. #TheDress phenomenon began after a woman posted a photo of her mother's…
Kanye West -- Don't Mention Taylor Swift or Beck to Jurors ... They'll Hate Me!!!
Kanye West wants to block Taylor Swift and Beck again ... but this time the stage is a courtroom. Kanye's lawyer wants a judge to prohibit a photog, who's suing the rapper for assault, from making any reference to the two infamous interruptions at…
Reggie Bush -- I'm Not Quitting Football ... Just Because I Got Cut
It sucks to be released ... no doubt ... but Reggie Bush tells TMZ Sports he's not giving up on the NFL just because he got cut by the Detroit Lions. Just 24 hours after the Lions announced the move, Bush was out at Madea in Beverly Hills ...…
Kardashians -- E! Isn't Paying $100 Mil ... But Close
Reports the Kardashians have scored $100 million from E! for 4 more seasons are NOT true ... they're only getting a measly $80 mil ... TMZ has learned. NBCUniversal called the $100 mil story "grossly inaccurate." But our sources connected with…
Terrell Owens -- If Trump Runs for Prez ... GET ME A JOB!
Donald Trump already has supporters for his 2016 White House run ... including Terrell Owens -- who tells us ... if Trump's hiring a staff, HE WANTS A JOB! The "Celeb Apprentice" star appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" on Reelz .. and…
Sen. Ted Cruz -- I'm Going on a 'House of Cards' Binge (VIDEO)
Sen. Ted Cruz plans to inhale this weekend ... Season 3 of "House of Cards." Cruz was leaving the Conservative Political Action Conference in D.C. when our photog asked him about the show, which dropped at midnight. The senator from Texas told…
La Toya Jackson -- Engagement Off
La Toya Jackson was out to dinner with the man we thought was her fiancé, but it turns out ... they called off their engagement and didn't tell anyone. They seemed serious as they left Mastro's Thursday night. La Toya chimed in from the…
Courtney Love -- Fake Nirvana Song Is So Bad ... It's a Crime
Courtney Love hates Nirvana's latest release because it's not theirs ... there's no way it's Kurt Cobain singing -- and she's siccing her lawyers on whoever's responsible for the fake song. Sources tell TMZ ... Love caught wind of the…
'American Idol' Josh Gracin -- Nothing to Lose in Divorce ... But Half His Music
It's a good thing "American Idol" Season 2 finalist Josh Gracin is a country singer -- he just got a ton of inspiration by losing half his music rights in his divorce ... which was just finalized. According to divorce docs ... the exes divvied…
5-Hour Energy Sued -- Ad Was a Shot to My Hacky Sack ... Says World Record Holder
5-Hour Energy DOES NOT give you power to capture the hacky sack world record, according to the current title holder ... who's suing the company for making it look like someone took his belt. Ted Martin -- the hacky Guinness World Record holder…
Guess Who This Little Soccer Stud Turned Into!
Before this pint-sized Pelé was a famous international athlete he was just another cool little kid posing for his soccer photos in Kettering, Ohio. Can you guess who he is?!
Jason Collins -- Back Off Michael Sam ... 'Dancing' Doesn't Mean He's Over Football
Michael Sam's decision to join "Dancing with the Stars" does NOT mean he's throwing in the towel on his NFL career ... so says his friend Jason Collins who says he can't wait to watch the guy kill it in the ballroom. Sam's been taking heat from…
Jennifer Lawrence and Harvey Weinstein -- Showdown with Famed Director David O. Russell
Famed director David O. Russell went on a tear against Jennifer Lawrence and Harvey Weinstein during the filming of the movie "Joy" ... this according to an eyewitness on the set. We're told there was a loud argument Tuesday on the Boston set…
Lupita Nyong'o -- My Pearl Oscar Gown Got Jacked! (TMZ TV)
Lupita Nyong'o's pearl Oscar dress got a ton of attention at the award show -- and also back in her hotel room ... where someone stole the damn thing! The gown's worth $150K, but you might see it on Craigslist for $99 soon ... if cops can't find it.
KoRn -- Ex Drummer Sues Band ... You Shucked Me!
David Silveria took a temporary break from drumming for KoRn -- and when he tried to rejoin the metal band, they turned him away ... so now he's suing. According to the docs ... Silveria says his leave in 2006 was merely a hiatus, and he…
Kim Kardashian -- Nothing Says 'Thank You' ... Like My Ass in a Thong
Major props to Kim Kardashian's Instagram minions -- because without them ... you wouldn't be staring at her bare ass cheeks right now. Kim uploaded a shot of herself sporting a thong -- ass-side up, of course -- to her Instagram account to…
Dez Bryant's Mom -- I Love My Son, He Loves Me ... Someone's Trying to Sabotage Us
Dez Bryant's mom says she's buried the hatchet with her son over the 2012 domestic violence incident and loves him very much -- but says she's convinced someone is trying to use Dez's past to sabotage his NFL future. TMZ Sports spoke with a…
Wrestling Legend Rey Mysterio -- Splits With WWE ... After #FreeRey Campaign
Wrestling legend Rey Mysterio is done working for the WWE ... TMZ has learned his contract expired Thursday, and both sides have decided to part ways. A rep for WWE tells us, "Rey Mysterio is no longer under contract with WWE."…
Rick Ross -- I'm Still Gunning for Dolphins Ownership
Rick Ross says he still wants to be Tha Boss of the Miami Dolphins ... telling TMZ Sports he "can't wait" for team officials to invite him to become a minority owner. As we previously reported, Ross met with the Dolphins last year -- and said…
Justin Bieber -- Back to the Hills ... of Beverly, That Is (PHOTOS)
Call the moving trucks -- Justin Bieber's settling into ANOTHER new mansion ... and he'll once again be balling in Beverly Hills. Bieber just moved into the 5 bedroom, 6 bath crib that has a couple of things we know he loves -- sweeping city…