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President threatens to reject plan passed by Congress over a lack of a DACA fix and money for a border wall
President Donald Trump threatened Friday to veto the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress just after midnight, citing concerns the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Congress passes $1.3 trillion spending bill
It's unclear whether the Senate can pass a $1.3-trillion spending package that will increase funding for the military and domestic spending and will keep the government funded through the end of September ahead of a shutdown deadline Friday night.

Trump: I'm considering vetoing spending bill
President Donald Trump threatened Friday to veto the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress just after midnight, citing concerns on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Idaho senator holds up vote over rivalry with deceased governor
As Congress raced toward another spending deadline, most were watching Sen. Rand Paul's objections to a proposed spending plan. But another Republican was creating more headaches for GOP leaders: Sen. James Risch of Idaho.

Rand Paul live-tweets the omnibus spending bill
Sen. Rand Paul doesn't like Congress' omnibus spending bill, and he wants you to know it.

Congress blocks DeVos agenda in spending bill
Some significant proposals championed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump were rejected in the $1.3 trillion spending bill that's making its way through Congress.

Analysis: Interview with Playboy model tests Trump's vow of silence
The question now is whether President Donald Trump can hold his tongue -- or his tweets -- amid a gathering storm of televised allegations and court gambits about his sexual conduct.

McDougal on photo with Melania: I tried to keep my distance
Former Playboy model Karen McDougal describes meeting Melania Trump in an exclusive interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper.

France supermarket hostage-taker shot by police
Police in the southern French town of Trebes are responding to an "ISIS-inspired" incident at a supermarket, according to CNN affiliate BFM TV, citing a local prosecutor.

John Bolton replaces McMaster as national security adviser
President Donald Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster has agreed to resign, a White House official announced on Thursday.

Bolton hits 'munchkin' for leaks
President Trump's incoming national security adviser, John Bolton, told Fox News that foreign leaders can't be open in conversation if "some munchkin in the Executive branch" is leaking talking points with the president.

Analysis: This White House just keeps not telling the truth
Seven days before national security adviser H.R. McMaster "resigned," President Donald Trump insisted that reports that McMaster was on his way out as part of a broader staff shakeup were totally and completely wrong.

Opinion: Playboy model shows more honesty than Trump
In this, the era of Trump, it is no surprise that the former Playboy model who told of an affair with the man who became president has shown herself to be more honest, empathetic, courageous, and decent than the President of the United States.

Iranians hacked thousands of US professors, Justice Dept. says
The Trump administration alleged Friday that Iranian government-linked hackers broke into the accounts of roughly 8,000 professors at hundreds of US and foreign universities, as well as private companies and government entities, to steal massive amounts of data and intellectual property.

Rare look at new F-35 Lightning jet
CNN's Ivan Watson reports aboard the USS Wasp and gets a look at the new F-35 Lightning jet in action.

This trial could change the media industry

Conway: 'Get with the program or get out'
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway's warning to those who want to work in the White House is simple: "Get with the program or get out."

Elizabeth Warren spars with Ben Carson: This should get you fired
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tells HUD Secretary Ben Carson that his "unwillingness" to do his job is a bigger scandal than the HUD's recent furniture purchases.

Wall Street tries to shake off trade war fears

China plans to slap tariffs on US imports

More than 140 whales die on a beach
More than 140 short-finned pilot whales died after a mass stranding on a beach in Western Australia on Friday.

Garbage patch on the Pacific Ocean is now three times the size of France
A huge, swirling pile of trash in the Pacific Ocean is growing faster than expected and is now three times the size of France.

Opinion: Only 117 years 'til this asteroid (possibly) hits Earth
Chicken Little was right. In a very literal sense, the sky is falling. Not today and not tomorrow, but eventually. NASA has announced that on September 22, 2135 (which happens to be a Thursday, if you need to check your schedule), there is a small chance an asteroid a third of a mile across (named Bennu) will slam into the Earth with an impact energy equivalent to the currently deployed arsenal of US nuclear ballistic missiles.

Jennifer Garner reveals saxophone skills
Jennifer Garner posted a video on Instagram of herself playing the saxophone to wish Reese Witherspoon a happy birthday.

Thursday's Sweet 16 winners and losers

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding invitations are embossed in gold
Kensington Palace says invitations for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding are in the mail.

Ex-MVP stuck on bad team that owes him $192M

Billionaire CEO is on a mission to save Toys 'R' Us

Roseanne Barr and Kimmel talk Trump
Roseanne Barr and John Goodman appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to discuss the reboot of the show "Roseanne" and Barr's decision to make her character a Trump supporter.

Fan sends chocolates to Tiger's doctor

$1386 & up: Barcelona & Costa Brava 8-day trip

Bomber showed no remorse in confession video, lawmaker says
The Austin bomber showed no remorse in a 25-minute "matter-of-fact" confession video that he recorded hours before he blew himself up, Texas Rep. Michael McCaul said.

Bombings weren't labeled 'terrorism.' Here's why
A man terrifies a city for weeks, detonating explosive devices that kill two people. Then, when cornered by police, he blows himself up with one of his bombs. The acts of a terrorist in some Middle Eastern nation? No, the acts of a "very challenged young man" in Texas.

Opinion: It's too early to say whether 'troubled young man' is the wrong term
The Austin, Texas, serial bomber, 23-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt, was, according to Austin Police Chief Brian Manley, a "very troubled young man."

19 days of terror end with a bomber's final explosion
For 19 days, exploding packages terrorized Austin residents as police frantically searched for the elusive bomber.

Receipts and internet searches used to ID suspect
The clues were in the receipts.

He makes more as a model than he does as UFC fighter

His wife's diet advice transformed this soccer star

QB puts NFL dreams on hold for 2-year mission

LeBron has already told us where he's going next

Researchers finally solve mystery of 'alien' skeleton
A mummified skeleton discovered in Chile's Atacama Desert 15 years ago doesn't look like anyone you've ever met. In fact, some would say it looks, well, alien.

Obama welcomed with Maori nose-rub
Former President Barack Obama got up close and personal with some native New Zealanders.

Watch T. rex burst into flames at dino park
An animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex at a dinosaur park in Colorado caught on fire due to electrical issues, according to the park.

Luxury cruise ship sliced in half
Why build a bigger cruise ship when you can just cut one in half and add an extra 15 meters to the middle?

GE's $24 billion buyback boondoggle

8 tax-filing mistakes to avoid

Navarro: Next up in Trumpworld: wet t-shirt contest
In this week's episode of "As the Trumpworld Turns," a porn actress, a former Playboy Playmate and a reality TV "Apprentice" walked into a bar ... and served the President of the United States a little of his own medicine.

Scottish comedian's Nazi-salute dog video was awful. But it wasn't a crime
A Scottish comedian was literally convicted of a crime for making a joke.

Why I'm marching on Saturday ... in a wheelchair
On Saturday, people across the nation -- young and old, from big cities and small towns, of all races, religions and creeds -- will take to the streets to say we have had enough. As part of March for Our Lives, we will show the world that Americans will no longer stand for gun violence, which ravages communities and devastates lives on an almost daily basis.

Everyone hates cellphones. Why they're all wrong
In a nation as divided as ours, it is difficult to find a topic that most people agree on -- but concern regarding our (over)use of cellphones is one of them.

The pandemic that threatens women globally
The #MeToo campaign has shed light on sexual harassment and assault in shocking ways. The legal and political fallout, from Harvey Weinstein to convicted US Olympics doctor Larry Nassar, marks a shift in our culture. But noticeably absent from the conversation is how to support women's health and reduce violence against women and girls (VAWG).

Trump sticks two thumbs in China's eye
Donald Trump is poised to stick a second thumb in the eye of China and its newly ordained President for life, Xi Jinping. On Thursday, it was $50 billion worth of ill-advised tariffs against a country fully able to retaliate with a devastating tariff war of its own. Last week, the first thumb was in the form of a simple two-line note from the White House. Sandwiched between three congressional bills renaming post offices, Trump signed into law the Taiwan Travel Act, which encourages "visits between officials of the United States and Taiwan at all levels."

Astonishingly easy way to save on your mortgage

Managing psoriatic arthritis at work

Fastest way to pay off $10,000 in credit card debt

McDougal says Trump tried to pay her after sex
Karen McDougal, who reportedly signed an agreement in 2016 compelling her silence about an affair with President Donald Trump years prior, is scheduled to appear on CNN Thursday night.

McDougal: Trump was sweet, respectful
Karen McDougal tells CNN's Anderson Cooper that the man people see on TV is not the man she knew Donald Trump to be.

Picking Bolton signals a more hawkish turn
John Bolton promised President Donald Trump that "he wouldn't start any wars" if he were hired to be the third national security adviser at the White House in just 14 months -- a claim that generated skepticism across Washington.

Parkland students arrive in Washington ahead of March for Our Lives
Students who survived last month's deadly school shooting in South Florida are in the nation's capital Friday, ready for face-to-face meetings with lawmakers a day ahead of a massive teen-led march for gun control.

Sad in the spring? Allergy-mood link is real
You know spring has sprung when hundreds of people daily turn to Twitter to vent about their itchy eyes, dripping nose and uncontrollable sneezing and coughing.

How to succeed at intermittent fasting
"Intermittent fasting," a dieting approach that involves cycling between periods of eating and abstaining from food, has been trending in diet circles. This is in part because reports claim that celebrities such as Beyonce, Hugh Jackman, Ben Affleck and Nicole Kidman are doing it but also because increasingly more research reveals that the eating pattern may promote weight loss and improve overall health.

Live bee sting acupuncture proves deadly
Once a month for two years, a 55-year-old woman in Madrid had gone for acupuncture therapy using live bee stings. Apitherapy -- the medicinal use of bee hive products, including honey, pollen and bee venom -- was the woman's go-to treatment for stress and contractures, a tightening of her muscles that caused stiff joints.

'Isle of Dogs' scratches quirky itch
Director Wes Anderson makes his second foray into stop-motion animation with "Isle of Dogs," a movie filled with enough competing influences to resemble a dog's breakfast, yet which contains so many pleasing elements as to overcome its somewhat scattershot narrative.

Bill Murray's hope for Parkland students
Bill Murray thinks the students of Parkland, Florida have the capability to enact powerful change.

Celine Dion cancels shows for ear issues
Unlike her heart, three weeks of Celine Dion's Las Vegas shows won't go on.

Fred Savage accused of on-set harassment
A costume department employee who worked on the now-canceled Fox series "The Grinder" has accused actor Fred Savage of harassment, discrimination and assault and battery.

The filmmakers behind the movies of the moment

6 classic journeys from 'The Golden Age of Travel'

Grab a bucket. It's maple syrup weekend!
Is there anything more wonderful than a stack of buttermilk pancakes dripping with golden maple syrup?



 TMZ Video

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Takes Out Full Page Newspaper Ad For L.A. Galaxy Fans, 'You're Welcome'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants all of L.A. to know it's a privilege to have him grace the Galaxy with his presence ... taking a full page newspaper ad to tell fans "you're welcome." News became official on Thursday that the Manchester United superstar was…

Kourtney, Kendall, Kylie and Lamar Odom All Under the Same Roof Again
Lamar Odom had a close encounter with his former in-laws -- Kourtney, Kendall, and Kylie -- when they all hit up the same Bev Hills hot spot. Kourtney and Kendall arrived first Thursday night at Mr Chow ... and Kylie showed up…

Sacramento Kings Game Delayed By BLM Protest After Unarmed Man Killed By Police
Thursday's Sacramento Kings game was delayed by protesters who formed a human chain in front of Golden 1 Center in Sacramento to protest a police killing of an unarmed black man. The Kings were set to take on the Atlanta Hawks, but the game got off…

Massive Blaze On Set of Bruce Willis, Ed Norton Movie Kills Firefighter
A huge building fire on the set of Bruce Willis and Ed Norton's movie cost a firefighter his life Thursday night. The shoot was going down in Harlem when the 5-alarm fire broke out just before 11 PM. Norton is directing and co-starring with Willis…

Aubrey O'Day: I Had a Sexual Relationship with Donald Trump Jr.
Aubrey O'Day is telling close friends she absolutely had a sexual relationship with Donald Trump Jr. for months, but she strongly believes it has nothing to do with Trump's divorce. Sources closely connected to O'Day tell TMZ, she had an affair…

Florida 'Hot Cop' Cast for 'Survivor'
One of the Florida "hot cops" who went viral last year is getting another 15 minutes of fame courtesy of CBS' reality TV -- and we know what you're thinking ... it ain't THAT "hot cop." Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that Officer Daniel…

Ex-Playmate Karen McDougal Cries Over Alleged Trump Affair, Says They Were in Love
Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal got emotional talking about her relationship with Donald Trump, and although she admits she knew it was wrong ... she says the 2 were in love. The 1998 Playboy Playmate of the Year sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper…

The Game Pushes Slovenian Fan After Selfie Attempt
One of The Game's fans tried to take a selfie with him while the rapper was mid-song during a concert in Slovenia, and it was the exact opposite of Justin Timberlake's feel-good Super Bowl moment. Game's currently in Europe on a 45 city…

Troy Aikman Says Josh Rosen's One Of The Best QB Prospects, Ever!
Troy Aikman says UCLA star Josh Rosen ain't just one of the best QB's in this year's NFL draft -- he's one of the best QB prospects he's seen, EVER.  We got Aikman in Beverly Hills after he dropped sweat at a SoulCycle class (get it,…

Guess Who This Brown-Eyed Girl Turned Into!
Before this curly-haired cutie was acting in an award-winning television show, she was just another gal growing up in New York City. Can you guess who she is?

Mel B Wears Futuristic Full-Body Jumpsuit to 'America's Got Talent' Taping
Mel B's all about putting a scare into the fashion world these days ... this time with a full-body outfit from some time in the distant future. The Spice Girls singer was on her way to judge "America's Got Talent" in rainy Pasadena Thursday when she…

Senator Cory Booker Says Trump and Biden Should Snowball Fight it Out
Senator Cory Booker thinks President Donald Trump and Joe Biden should take a cue from his own icy duel with Senator Jeff Flake ... and that, he thinks, could be a battle for the ages.  We got the New Jersey Dem on Capitol Hill…

Buffalo Bills Zay Jones Will Not Be Charged for Window Smashing After Bloody Arrest
Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones will NOT be charged with vandalism after the bizarre incident where he got naked, argued with his brother ... and allegedly smashed out a 30th floor window. The L.A. County D.A. tells TMZ Sports ... there was…

Senator Dean Heller Says Vegas Stadium Building Need 800 lbs Of Dynamite Daily
Get ready for your daily testosterone injection ... 'cause U.S. Senator Dean Heller from Nevada is about to tell the world how he's helping to build the Raiders' new home ... and it involves blowing stuff up. We got Heller in D.C. and he told…

Kevin Sorbo Says ThunderCon is Trying to Kill His Freedom of Speech
'Hercules' star Kevin Sorbo's says he's being silenced and he suspects it's all being done for a shameless publicity stunt. ThunderCon, a comic convention in Thunder Bay, Canada, recently rescinded Kevin's invitation for the October event. It…

Jacquees Hints at Legal Action, Claims Arresting Officer Used 'Excessive Force'
Jacquees might be gearing up for a potential lawsuit against Miami Beach PD after one of its officers got rough with him during a traffic stop ... according to Jacquees himself. The singer recorded a video for his fans, and addressed what he calls…

Legendary Pennsylvania Jockey Dies After Headfirst Fall in Horse Racing Accident
Jose Flores, a Pennsylvanian jockey who earned $64 MIL in his storied career, is dead at 57 after a headfirst fall during a race Monday in Philly. Flores suffered major head and spine injuries as a result of the accident ... and was pulled off life…

Toys 'R' Us Founder Charles Lazarus Dead at 94
Charles Lazarus, the man who founded Toys 'R' Us in 1948, has died, just days after the company went belly up. After Lazarus returned from WWII, he realized quickly the baby boom generation was ripe for a cool, interactive toy superstore. Barbie…

Owen Wilson and Date Dance Away After Setting Off Fire Alarm with Cigarette in Bar
Owen Wilson might need another cigarette after this -- there's footage of the actor carelessly leaving the scene of chaos he just created ... after lighting up a cigarette inside a hotel and causing a mass evac. The actor and his mystery date were…

Donald Trump's Brother Says POTUS Is a 'Great Sportsman'
Was Donald Trump REALLY a baller athlete growing up ... or was it all just a bunch of fake news?? TMZ Sports spoke with Donald's younger bro, Robert, about POTUS' skills on the field ... and he admits that while he's a good athlete himself,…

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