Officer pulls baby from hospital rubble
A gas explosion leveled part of a maternity hospital in Mexico City, killing a nurse and two babies in the blast. Dozens were injured.
Fates of captives remain unknown
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New weather system to drop inches of snow
The clipper system is to hit between early Friday and late Saturday. Clipper systems swoop down from western Canada to the east.
Ex-Gitmo detainee may be talking with militants
One of the five detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has attempted to return to militant activity, several U.S. officials tell CNN's Barbara Starr.
Protesters approach Henry Kissinger during hearing
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain had harsh words for protesters who shouted criticism at Henry Kissinger at a hearing.
Conflict also about ISIS, oil, nukes, global terror
While regional politics are at play, numerous other major factors are as well. Here's a look at what's happening between Israel and Hezbollah.
Suge Knight in fatal hit-and-run
Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Compton, California, on Thursday, according to his lawyer's office.
'Dragon' dinosaur unearthed
Paleontologists have discovered a 50-ft "dragon" dinosaur species in China that may have roamed the earth 160 million years ago in the Late Jurassic period.
N. Korea ramping up nukes?
CNN's Brian Todd investigates reports that North Korea is restarting its nuclear bomb program and Kim Jong Un is potentially visiting Russia.
Taliban behind deadly attack
The Afghan Taliban have claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed 3 American contractors at a military base attached to the Kabul airport.
Man climbs Niagara Falls
Most visitors to Niagara Falls consider it a place for romance. Ice climber Will Gadd thinks of the famous falls as a spot for adventure.
Charge in killing of Fox exec
A convicted drug dealer who's already behind bars has been charged in the May 2012 slaying of a Fox executive.
Plane wobbled, stalled, crashed
Investigators into the crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 say things went wrong in a time span that may have been as short as three minutes, 20 seconds.
UK intercepts Russian bombers
Two UK Royal Air Force jets intercepted a pair of Russian bombers flying over the English Channel near British airspace this week, the British defense ministry said Thursday.
Ex-cab driver on Most Wanted Terrorists list
In under three years Liban Haji Mohamed has gone from driving a cab in Washington, D.C., to a spot on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list.
'The Shining'-esque machete attack caught on cam
An attempted murder is caught on camera, along with a confession. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports on the Idaho machete attack.
'Fresh Off The Boat' tweet causes backlash
ABC's "Fresh Off The Boat," the first sitcom to feature an Asian American family in two decades, has run into renewed controversy a week before its debut.
Eddie Murphy returns to SNL after 30 years
Author of 'Thorn Birds' dies
The Australian author of the bestselling novel "The Thorn Birds" has died.
Divers begin recovery of Civil War ship
The deepening of the shipping channel in Savannah, Georgia, won't be dredging up just mud and sand.
Gunman storms Dutch TV station
A gunman stormed a Dutch CNN affiliate on Thursday and demanded to be put on air. He was arrested by police.
Andy Murray's fiancee unleashes volley of abuse
It turns out that it isn't just the players who let the tension of the Australian Open get to them. Kim Sears, the fiancee of finalist Andy Murray, was caught on camera mouthing off -- apparently about his semifinal opponent, Czech player Tomas Berdych.
Man finds his stolen dog during pet search
Deciding to move on after his beloved German Shepherd was stolen from his backyard 18 months ago wasn't easy for Richard Brower.
Ridiculist: Driver pulled over for eating burger
A driver in Georgia was ticketed for distracted driving after an officer observed him indulging in excessive deliciousness.
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Protest interrupts Muslim Day at Texas Capitol
The "Texas Muslim Capitol Day", an event organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, was interrupted by protesters.
Shiver me timbers! Medical tools used on pirates found
Oscar winner comes out
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Bill Nye tackles deflategate
Bill Nye the Science Guy explains the science behind DeflateGate. For more go to funnyordie.com.
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Beantown vs. the Emerald City. Snow vs. rain. Tea vs. coffee.
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'Zombie cat' found alive five days after burial
It's like a plot line ripped from the scripts of "The Walking Dead" -- if the show's cast were made up of cats and took place in Florida.
Girl, 8, saves rhinos with chocolates
Even two-tonne, spike-horned, armor-skinned rhinos need a helping hand sometimes.
'Shake It Off' cop strikes again
"Shake It Off" cop dances with handcuffed women. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the sequel.
'SNL' tackles Deflategate
"Saturday Night Live's" "Tom Brady" and "Bill Belichick" offer their explanation on the controversy over deflated footballs used by the New England Patriots.
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How do you know they won't kill again?
When Bill Stokes visits a cafe near the state Capitol, he admires one man behind the counter. To him, Chuck Petrucelly represents a life saved.
Miss Universe loss overshadows winner
Actor charged with voyeurism
An American actor living in Canada has been arrested on voyeurism charges in Toronto, police said.
'We Are the World' at 30: Where are they now?
Thirty years ago Wednesday, more than three dozen stars -- many fresh from the American Music Awards -- checked their egos at the door and piled into a recording studio to record "We Are the World."
Asteroid flyby yields startling discovery
A treat is in store for sky watchers Monday, as a large asteroid will fly close to Earth.
See handcuffed woman flee at 100 mph
A handcuffed woman led officers on a chase after she stole a police car. CNN affiliate WPXI has more.
'Millipede town' moves to avoid being swallowed
A huge hole has opened up in the earth. Thousands of people will soon be packing their belongings and moving on. In some cases, whole buildings will be dismantled brick by brick and carted off to a safer location.
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Sam Smith will pay Tom Petty for hit song
Tom Petty has been given a songwriting credit for Sam Smith's hit song "Stay With Me."
Brace yourselves -- we're landing sideways
Planes attempt to land in dangerous cross-winds at Birmingham International Airport, UK.
Skier learning to live again after horror crash
Saturday's downhill at Kitzbuhel is the jewel in the World Cup calendar, the winner meriting legendary status in the alpine annals.
Missing spacecraft found after 11 years
Super Bowl XLIX -- Horny Fans Burning Up Tinder
There will be tons of scoring OFF the football field in Arizona this weekend ... cause TMZ Sports has learned that the dating app Tinder is BLOWING UP with randy pigskin fans looking for some tight ends.We spoke to our Tinder sources (we have them)…
Stolen Beverly Hills Dog -- Hilary Duff & Celeb Posse Scour City
Hollywood's all about who you know ... even for dogs, because Hilary Duff, Lance Bass, George Lopez and others are tearing up the town to find a Beverly Hills icon -- who happens to have 4 legs. Owner Julia Cohen says her pooch --…
Scooter Braun -- Droppin' Epic Bachelor Pad Before Fatherhood
Scooter Braun kissed bachelorhood goodbye last year ... and now he's ready to cash out on his ultimate bachelor pad to the tune of nearly $12 million. Braun's 5,300 sq. ft. former man palace is cavernous ... no doubt Justin Bieber…
Ty Dolla $ign & YG -- They 86'd Me with a Kick to the Head ... Fan Claims
Rappers Ty Dolla $ign and YG allegedly beat down a guy for cramping their VIP style inside an Australian nightclub Sunday night.The rappers performed at Eve Nightclub in Melbourne ... where police say a clubgoer is accusing them…
'Ooh Aah ... Just a Little Bit' Singer Gina G: 'Memba Her?!
Gina G gained international fame after her song "Ooh Aah ... Just a Little Bit" on her Fresh! album went to the top of the charts back in 1997. Guess what she looks like now!
'Harry Potter' Star Robbie Coltrane -- Hagrid Hospitalized After Flight
"Harry Potter" star Robbie Coltrane got off a plane Thursday and was immediately hospitalized after suffering severe flu-like symptoms during the flight ... TMZ has learned.A rep for Coltrane -- who played Rubeus Hagrid -- tells us the actor…
Chris Pratt -- Killer Choice for the Next Indy (TMZ TV)
Fresh off a hunting trip, Chris Pratt got hammered at LAX about the hottest casting topic in Hollywood: Is he getting fitted for one of those Indiana Jones fedoras???He addressed the rumors, and let's just say ... there's a good chance he's got a…
Stephen A. Smith -- Fires Back at Josh Gordon ... 'Your Letter's Pathetic'
Stephen A. Smith just UNLOADED on Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon -- saying the letter he directed at Stephen, Charles Barkley and Cris Carter is "pathetic," "small minded" and "ignorant."As we previously reported, Gordon ripped the media…
Suge Knight -- Hit And Run In Compton ... Victim Dead
9:30 PM PT -- Cops found Suge's truck abandoned in a parking lot in the Westwood section of L.A. It's been impounded, but still no sign or word from Suge or his attorney.8:15 PM PT -- Cops just had a press conference ... and believe two…
Broncos' DeMarcus Ware -- We Get Free Pizza at Practice ... Courtesy of Peyton Manning
Another perk of having Peyton Manning as a teammate -- FREE PIZZA!!!According to Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware, Peyton ain't stingy when it comes to his Papa John's hookup ... and often sends pies to the workplace. As you…
TMZpp -- Hilarious Parallel Parking Videos
Today's parallel parking challenge is a spiritual experience. Our photog Charlie thinks he can guess the driver's religion based on how they pull into a tight space. Sound ridiculous? Watch and see.
Scientology Attacks Hit Flick ... Our Main Accuser's a Liar!
The Church of Scientology is on the attack against the director of a documentary eviscerating the org., claiming the guy who made the most indicting claims is a known liar. A rep from Scientology tells TMZ ... the man featured in the movie who…
Jagged Edge Singer Arrested ... Allegedly Shoved Engagement Ring Down Fiancee's Throat
Jagged Edge singer Kyle Norman probably won't be meeting his fiancée at the altar, because he's been accused of beating her ... and attempting to make her swallow her own engagement ring.The singer was arrested early Thursday morning in…
STL Rams' Jared Cook -- I Don't Regret 'Hands Up' ... The People Needed Us
St. Louis Rams tight end Jared Cook says he has NO REGRETS about the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture he did while coming out of the tunnel before a NFL game this season ... telling TMZ Sports he was sending a message from the entire STL…
Diddy -- Not Again ... Kids Get Swatted
LAPD rushed to the home of Diddy's kids in response to a death threat and gunfire call ... but it may just be a bad comeback for "swatting."Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops got a call early Thursday AM that a disturbing…
NFL's Mike Evans -- MANZIEL SHOULD START NEXT YEAR ... Don't Give Up On Him
Tampa Bay Bucs superstar Mike Evans has a message for the Cleveland Browns -- stop messing around and give Johnny Manziel the starting QB job already. Evans -- who played with Johnny at Texas A&M -- touched down in Phoenix moments ago ...…
Benzino -- I Don't Fly With a Strap ... It Was an Accident
It may be difficult to mistake a MAC-10 for a MacBook Pro ... but former "Love and Hip Hop" star Benzino says his recent airport arrest was just a tech inspired accident.Benzino tells us he stores his gun at home in a laptop bag -- unsafe, we know…
Josh Gordon -- Yes I Boozed ... But I'm Not An Alcoholic
Cleveland Browns superstar Josh Gordon admits he chugged 4 drinks on a private jet to Vegas after the team's final loss this season ... but insists he's NOT an alcoholic. Gordon just spilled his guts in an open letter to several high profile…
Aaron Hernandez -- Alleged Gun-Toting Video ... From Day Of Odin Lloyd Murder
It could be the closest thing to a smoking gun ... prosecutors just played video in court showing Aaron Hernandez holding what they claim is a firearm in the hours after he allegedly killed Odin Lloyd. Prosecutors say the footage was taken…
Shanna Moakler -- I'm Riding With the Hells Angels ... Travis, Beware
Travis Barker has good reason to be worried about a run-in with Shanna Moakler's biker boyfriend ... turns out he's a Hells Angel.TMZ has learned the boyfriend Moakler allegedly threatened to let loose on Barker ... is in the club's San…