The 2020 Democratic candidate told Shane Gillis that he prefers comedy that doesn't take cheap shots
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang jumped into the controversy over the racist comments by a new Saturday Night Live hire, calling them "cheap shots."
Shane Gillis defends his comedy
New "Saturday Night Live" cast member Shane Gillis has issued a statement in response to criticism over racially insensitive comments he made as part of his podcast.
New 'SNL' cast member in hot water for bigoted comments
Comedian Shane Gillis, slated to join the latest season of "Saturday Night Live," is under fire for offensive remarks.
'Saturday Night Live' adds 3 cast members, including show's only Asian American series regular
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" has added comedians Chloe Fineman, Shane Gillis and Bowen Yang as featured players for the upcoming 45th season.
Watch Andrew Yang crowd surf during event
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang literally rode a wave of support during an AAPI candidate forum.
Leslie Jones bids 'Saturday Night Live' farewell
Leslie Jones made her departure from "Saturday Night Live" official Tuesday, posting her farewell on Twitter.
US blames Iran for attacks on Saudi oil field
• Attack knocks out half of Saudi oil capacity
• Yemen's Houthi rebels claim 'large-scale' drone attack
• US, UK, France and Iran may be complicit in Yemen war crimes, UN says
Eric Holder cautions against prosecuting Trump after he leaves office
10-year-old girl contracts brain-eating amoeba while swimming
A weekend swim left a young girl fighting for her life when she contracted a brain-eating amoeba with a 97% fatality rate.
Panic breaks out after reports of a shooter at a movie theater in Virginia
Reports of a possible shooter at a mall in Virginia sparked panic Saturday night as people hid in stores and officers searched for a gunman. Hours later, police said they'd found no evidence of a shooting inside the Ballston Quarter mall in Arlington.
At least 22 people injured in deck collapse at New Jersey beach house
At least 22 people were injured Saturday evening after a deck collapsed at a home in Wildwood, New Jersey, according to representatives for area hospitals.
Argument among parents at youth football game ends in gunfire
A woman and a girl were injured in a shooting at a youth football game in Fort Worth, Texas, a police spokesman said.
This is the prison where Felicity Huffman wants to serve her 14-day sentence
• Opinion: Felicity Huffman is a role model for how to own up to your crimes
• Here's what she said at her sentencing
Seventy-six people arrested outside Microsoft store in New York
Seventy-six protesters were arrested Saturday afternoon for blocking traffic in Manhattan, a New York Police Department spokesman said.
Cupp: Want to beat Trump? Don't do this
CNN's SE Cupp reviews the ABC Democratic debate, pointing out that if Democrats want to prioritize beating President Donald Trump in 2020, they're no longer acting like it.
Former NFL player accused of destroying his business to make it look like a hate crime
A former NFL player is facing criminal charges after he allegedly destroyed his business near Atlanta to make it look like a hate crime burglary, police said.
Emotional veteran opens up to Sanders
During a town hall with Sen. Bernie Sanders in Nevada, a veteran who said he was suffering from Huntington's Disease told the 2020 candidate he was going to take his own life over his nearly $140,000 in medical debt. If you or a Veteran you know is in crisis, connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
NFL star pays tribute to his 'best friend' after his girlfriend dies just weeks after giving birth to their daughter
Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith paid tribute to his girlfriend, who died in a car accident Wednesday, on social media, saying, "God has a plan for all of us we can't understand."
Couple files for divorce after fertility clinic sperm mix-up
A New Jersey couple, who conceived through in vitro fertilization, are suing their fertility clinic after a DNA test said there's a 0% chance the man is his daughter's biological father.
This med student was given last rites before finding a treatment that saved his life
It was just after Christmas in 2013 and David Fajgenbaum was hovering a hair above death.
Teenager who told staff about his allergy died after eating burger, coroner rules
A teenager who died after eating a birthday meal at British burger chain Byron had told staff about his allergy to dairy, but was misled into thinking his order was safe to eat, a coroner has found.
Tyson Fury defeats unbeaten Otto Wallin in Las Vegas
Tyson Fury took down the undefeated Otto Wallin in their heavyweight boxing fight Saturday night.
Neymar's day: Booed for 90 minutes, then a stunning winning goal
After a tumultuous offseason, Brazilian superstar Neymar made his season debut with Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday. He was met by raucous booing from the home fans in Paris before scoring a stunning, winning goal.
School took away boy's cheesy breadsticks on his birthday. It didn't go over well.
Jefferson Sharpnack tells CNN's Ana Cabrera how his hot lunch was taken away from him at school on his birthday due to an unpaid balance on his account. When his grandmother realized some other children were in the same boat, she helped spark a change in policy.
An Ohio gamer is sent to prison over a 'swatting' call that led to a man being killed
An Ohio video gamer who played a role in a hoax phone call that led police to kill a man in Kansas was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison, authorities said.
Watch the Backstreet Boys surprise Down syndrome group
After a Down syndrome community group in Louisville created a remake video of the Backstreet Boys hit song "I Want It That Way," the band planned a special surprise.
9/11 newborn stuns delivery doctors
Little Christina Brown brought some joy to a somber day in America's history. CNN affiliate WREG has the story of the unbelievable coincidence of the September 11 newborn delivered at 9:11 p.m., weighing 9 pounds, 11 ounces.
Even by Cam Newton's standards, his most recent post-game outfit was a head-turner
Most of the NFL's Week 2 games won't be played until Sunday, but it's a good bet Cam Newton has already worn the most talked-about outfit of the week.
Report: MLB warns players that sexual performance enhancing drugs may contain prohibited ingredients
Major League Baseball reportedly has warned its players that over-the-counter sex supplements could contain banned ingredients that would result in failed performance enhancing drugs tests.
Football players step in when classmate is bullied for his clothes
A freshman in Tennessee said his first few weeks of high school were a nightmare because he was being bullied for wearing the same clothes every day. Two football players noticed and decided to help out.
Toronto Raptors are selling a team-branded hijab
The Toronto Raptors are making history once again.
Two-time Super Bowl champion retires
Air Force shows off test of 6,599 mph hypersonic sled
Watch the Air Force test a hypersonic sled at speeds of 6,599 miles per hour.
Watch moment toddlers run to hug each other
Michael D. Cisneros posted a Facebook video showing his 26-month-old son Maxwell and 27-month-old Finnegan running to give each other a hug, saying "With all the racism and hate going on I just think it's a really beautiful video."
Trump takes heat for 'flaming' dancer tweet
Trump makes a "flaming" flub and takes the wrong trail. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
Watch Jimmy Fallon and J.Lo have a dance-off
Jimmy Fallon and J-Lo danced to 21 songs in 4 minutes on NBC's "The Tonight Show."
Putin builds war chest as Kremlin digs in for the next crisis
In the latest display of deepening cracks in the West's formerly unified economic campaign against Russia, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters Monday that "the time is right" for reconciliation in EU-Moscow relations.
Solid gold toilet stolen from palace in the wee hours
A toilet made entirely of 18-carat-gold has been stolen from Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England, the stately home where former prime minister Winston Churchill was born.
Watch epic flash dance form at a wedding party
At Taylor and Isaiah Green-Jones' wedding, they surprised their guests with a choreographed flash dance.
Before the Internet, his cat photos ruled the world
Long Island City tries to move on after Amazon HQ2 debacle
If you walk around Long Island City on any given day, you'll see cranes everywhere and new apartment buildings popping up seemingly overnight. Improvements are being made to multiple subway stations. And new businesses are opening, including a liquid nitrogen ice cream shop and a dance studio for kids.
Lamborghini could revolutionize electric supercars
Lamborghini's newest supercar, the $2 million Sián hybrid, will be the fastest and most powerful Lamborghini ever made. But it also represents a small step toward what Lamborghini hopes will be the future of electric cars.
Cannabis industry calls for legalization and regulation to snuff out underground vapes
The recent rash of vaping-related illnesses and deaths could represent a crisis for the legal cannabis industry, which relies on vaping for an estimated quarter of its business in some states.
What getting rid of tobacco taught CVS
This month marks the five-year anniversary of our removal of tobacco from all our stores, and it remains a source of great pride for CVS Health. Without question, going tobacco-free was a bold, purpose-led action that significantly impacted our bottom line, but it was the right decision for our brand, our business and the health of the country.
Felicity Huffman is a role model for how to own up to your crimes
Wealth, privilege and celebrity will not be keeping Felicity Huffman, 56, out of jail. Apologizing and accepting responsibility, however, will certainly shorten the length of time she stays there. Judge Indira Talwani made the right call in imposing a 14-day sentence based on Huffman's role in the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal. She is also required to perform 250 hours of community service, pay a $30,000 fine, and be subject to supervised release for one year.
AOC attack ad was a complete failure
Many Republicans must have thought it was a bold and brilliant move to place an attack ad on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, known as AOC, during the third Democratic debate on Thursday. But the content of the ad drew attention to serious shortcomings in today's Republican Party, and the context in which it was aired only highlighted it as a perverse lie.
Alyssa Milano: I met with Ted Cruz. This is why
Let me start by saying this: I don't want to take away all guns. In fact, I can't think of a politician or gun violence prevention advocate who has suggested repealing the Second Amendment. However, I do believe it should be really, really, hard — if not impossible — for certain people to get their hands on certain guns.
'She Said' shifts the ground beneath our feet
The epilogue to "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement" is written around a scene that would land on the cutting room floor even of a feminist dream film.
How NFL formed policies for Antonio Brown case
The Ray Rice incident changed everything about how the National Football League handles domestic and sexual assault.
How to combat the anti-vaxxer message
On a recent day in my pediatric practice, I met a bouncing toddler and her parents. They, like my wife and I, are both working professionals. We shared the struggles of modern parenting -- getting our kids to bed on time, then ready in the morning so we can get them to childcare or school and ourselves to work, and then starting it all over again the next day.
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Speaker of UK House of Commons vows to stop Johnson 'robbing a bank' with no-deal Brexit
John Bercow, the outgoing Speaker of the UK House of Commons, has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson against ignoring the law and implementing a no-deal Brexit on October 31, a move that he compared to "robbing a bank."
CRISPR tool used on HIV patient for first time
The 27-year-old patient's prospects were bleak. In May 2016, he found out he had AIDS. Two weeks later, he was told he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Houthi rebels claim drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities
Yemen's Houthi rebels are claiming responsibility for an overnight drone attack against Saudi Arabia's oil facilities. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the "large-scale" operation.
Hong Kong protesters have a new anthem
Mid Autumn Festival is typically celebrated with lanterns, lion dances and mooncakes, but this year Hong Kong is adding a more recent tradition: protests.
A revival in one of Europe's poorest areas
Cornwall's last tin mine closed 20 years ago. Now growing demand for metals from ethical sources could spark a revival in one of Britain's most deprived regions.
Ohio day care workers charged after 5-year-old endures 'extreme bullying,' police say
Two employees of a day care in Ohio were arrested after failing to stop the "extreme bullying" of a 5-year-old girl in their care, police said.
A GM strike could come as early as Sunday. But a union scandal makes negotiations harder
The United Auto Workers union and General Motors are locked in difficult labor negotiations, and a late night Saturday deadline looms for a new contract -- or a strike.
CDC's case count of vaping-related lung illnesses went down, but not for reasons you might think
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday there are 380 confirmed and probable cases of lung disease associated with vaping across 36 states and the US Virgin Islands. Six deaths have been confirmed in six states: California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, and Oregon.
She was found dead at a beach in 1972. DNA helped police identify a suspect
An 11-year-old girl went on a bike ride on Thanksgiving Day in 1972. The next day her body was found dumped on a rocky beach near the Pacific Ocean in Southern California. She'd been raped and strangled.
Photoshoot of New York's skyline will last until 2045
When Joseph DiGiovanna was looking for an apartment to buy in Weehawken, New Jersey, the most important thing for him was the view.
Fashion photographers reveal their secrets
Hours on end confined to two feet square, teetering atop a box amid screams, shouts and sometimes violence. And you might not even walk away with anything usable. It's no life, working in the photographer's pit.
New York like you've never seen before
For photographer Landon Nordeman, finding beauty in the everyday is a full-time job. So, it's no surprise that his hometown of New York provides an endless source of creative and personal inspiration.
Designs of the Year shortlist revealed
The world's first gender-neutral synthetic voice, New York's new cultural center The Shed, and Uber's colorful Jump electric city bicycles are among the nominees for the 2019 Beazley Designs of the Year, an established annual award and exhibition run by London's Design Museum.
Norway's $40 billion 'floating tunnel'
With majestic glaciers, fjords and mountains, Norway is famous for its dramatic natural landscape.
The world's tallest unoccupied building
In 1987, ground was broken on a grand new hotel in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. The pyramid-shaped, supertall skyscraper was to exceed 1,000 feet in height, and was designed to house at least 3,000 rooms, as well as five revolving restaurants with panoramic views.
The new network shows to watch
The major networks were once the centerpiece of the fall in terms of pop culture. Now, they're just one more group crying for attention, in a fourth-quarter that will see an onslaught of streaming and cable fare and the launch of studio-backed streaming service Disney+ as well as Apple TV+.