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More than 20 bodies found in debris of an elementary school amid widespread damage, fallen buildings

Hours after an earthquake drill, the real thing struck
Initially, Ricardo Ramos thought it was a drill when the ground began to shake on Tuesday. This was the day for it, after all.

Witness: Rumble kept increasing
Adrian Wilson, who experienced the magnitude-7.1 earthquake in Mexico firsthand, talks to Brooke Baldwin about the experience.

Photos show quake's destruction in Mexico

Reporter's tale of swaying on airport runway as the city shakes
When the earthquake hit, I was on a moving plane on the runway at Mexico City airport. I felt the plane tilt and sway as if it would crash to the ground. Looking out the window, I saw the entire airport swaying and people fleeing the building in droves.

Thousands flee as buildings sway
A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the central Mexican state of Puebla leveling buildings as far away as the capital, about 75 miles away. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Trump tweets: God bless people of Mexico City
A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the central Mexican state of Puebla, leveling buildings as far away as the capital, about 75 miles away.

No US President has spoken to the world like this

Watch leaders react to Trump's address
UNGA delegates donned their best poker faces during President Trump's sometimes biting speech in New York on Tuesday.

Exclusive: Mueller team's focus on Manafort spans 11 years
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team is reaching back more than a decade in its investigation of Paul Manafort, a sign of the pressure Mueller is placing on President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman.

Mueller's office interviewed Deputy AG Rosenstein about his role in Comey firing
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over the summer about his role in President Donald Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Opinion: What Trump fears most
The latest twist in the investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia is that Paul Manafort, former head of the campaign, was wiretapped under secret court orders before and after the election -- including while he was working with Trump. The revelation more or less stops there.

Maria gains power as it nears Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria, making its first landfall as a Category 5 storm, has blasted Dominica with "widespread devastation," according to the prime minister of the Caribbean island nation.

First on CNN: An inside look Sen. Menendez's vacation spot in the Dominican Republic
Federal prosecutors in Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial have painted a posh picture of the New Jersey Democrat living beyond his means on white sand beaches at resorts in the Dominican Republic, all thanks to his friend and co-defendant, Dr. Salomon Melgen.

Jimmy Kimmel on health care bill: Sen. Cassidy lied 'right to my face'
Jimmy Kimmel didn't pull any punches when it came to the Senate's new health care bill and U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, saying that Cassidy lied "right to my face."

Watch Kimmel's exchange with lawmaker
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel argued the Sen. Bill Cassidy's new health care bill fails the "Kimmel Test" -- a reference to the comedian's emotional late-night monologue about how the Affordable Care Act carried protections that helped save his son from a congenital heart defect.

McCain bucked his party once on health care. Will he do it again?
Sen. John McCain bucked his party -- and his President -- in the most extraordinary fashion this summer.

The real work on health care bill is underway
Republican senators departed Washington Tuesday with the fate of their last-ditch proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act still hanging in the balance.

Bannon orders Breitbart to step up negative coverage of Trump-backed candidate

Governor: Trump-ites are cave dwellers
Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA), in an interview with Politico, gave a statement that inferred the term "Trump-ite" refers to someone who would "dwell in deep, dark caves."

Melinda Gates: VC industry needs to clean up act

Chipotle's recovery hopes melt with 'gritty' queso
Chipotle's queso is shaping up to be another disappointment for the struggling fast food chain.

NFLer suspended indefinitely after going AWOL

The NFL is a mess right now

MLB breaks record for most home runs in a season

Why Ric Flair's greatest legacy is his daughter

NHL veteran diagnosed with leukemia

Late night roasts Trump's Clinton tweet
Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O'Brien poke fun at President Donald Trump retweeting an edited video of him hitting a golf ball into Hillary Clinton's back, causing her to fall.

A 'family curse': First insomnia, then death
"Look, I'm so sorry to do this to you on your birthday," Hayley Webb, a television reporter in Australia, recalled her mom saying in 2012. "I have six months to live."

Singer seen on video hours before suicide
Chester Bennington's wife shared a video of him on Twitter taken 36 hours before his death.

Of the 40 million slaves in the world, one in four are children
More than 40 million people were estimated to be victims of modern slavery in 2016 -- and one in four of those were children.

Sex trafficking survivor working to end 'The Game'
Elle Snow laces up her combat boots, prepared once again, to go to war with "The Game."

I was raped 43,200 times
Karla Jacinto is sitting in a serene garden. She looks at the ordinary sights of flowers and can hear people beyond the garden walls, walking and talking in Mexico City.

Fighting modern slavery on Florida farms
Immokalee, Florida, used to be ground-zero for modern-day slavery in US agriculture. Today, slavery is all but eradicated on Florida farms.

School brings hope to child slaves in India
Sitara isn't sure how old she is. Her mother thinks 13; she reckons 15.

Family rescued from slavery in the Amazon
The Brazilian government is cracking down on ranchers who abuse their workers. CNN's Shasta Darlington met one family celebrating their newfound freedom.

How iconic 'Whose streets? Our streets!' chant has been co-opted

Opinion: STL protests show sickness and cure
I first sat down to write a piece like this three years ago, when my city, St. Louis, was wracked with the initial convulsions of what would later be known simply as "Ferguson."

Police accused of controversial 'kettling' tactics
Demonstrators have taken to the streets of St. Louis to protest the recent not-guilty verdict in the case of a former police officer accused in a fatal shooting.

Somber day at Georgia Tech after violent protests against student killing
Georgia Tech's campus didn't bear any scars Tuesday from a violent night that left a police vehicle torched and three people, at least one of them a student, in handcuffs.

Why do police shoot to kill?
Another fatal police shooting has added ammunition to the national debate over whether police are too quick to use deadly force.

Inside a gated US compound in Saudi Arabia
Women behind the wheel of a car, residents drinking alcohol and baseball as a regular pastime: It doesn't sound like the Saudi Arabia of the world's imagination.

It's been called the 'Hawaii of China,' but it may be the new Dubai
The dancing begins almost as soon as the sun sets on Sanya, in southern Hainan.

Kanye West and Miley Cyrus concerts wouldn't be the same without her
British stage designer Es Devlin's career began in 1997 with small theater productions held in function rooms above pubs. Since then her work has dramatically transformed stages and stadiums around the world.

WWI German U-boat found off Belgian coast
A sunken German WWI U-boat has been discovered in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium.

Slam dunk for Adidas as sales top Nike's Jordan line
Adidas now sells more sneakers in the U.S. than the legendary Michael Jordan does for Nike. It's a changing of the guard in the athletic apparel world -- and Wall Street has taken notice as well.

Pension fund now worth $1,000,000,000,000
Norway's giant pension fund is now worth over $1 trillion. Yes, 1 followed by 12 zeros.

'SNL' is staying live coast to coast this season

Sam Adams founder: I lived my father's American dream
When Jim Koch quit his high-paying consulting job to become a brewer, his father did not approve.

The last thing we need is a July 4th military parade
Inspired by his attendance at this year's Bastille Day parade in Paris, President Trump has apparently decided we need a similar military parade here in Washington of the Fourth of July.

Doctor: Don't be fooled by GOP health bill
There's perhaps no clearer snapshot of the disconnect in D.C. than a week in which a small group of Democratic senators comes out swinging for a single-payer healthcare system, only to be blindsided by the news that a far larger pool of Republican senators are coalescing around yet another effort -- the disastrous Graham-Cassidy bill -- to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

'Rocket man' is awkward Dad Trump's attempt to be cool
What do you do if you have just a single catchphrase -- like, say, "You're fired!" -- and you need something fresh, something resonant, to hold the public's interest? If you are President Trump, you borrow a song title from Elton John -- "Rocket Man" -- and start using it as a nickname for North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un even though it doesn't make any sense at all and makes you sound like someone's awkward dad trying to be cool.

Why Hillary Clinton is irrelevant
Hillary Clinton's latest allegations of Russian interference in the election gives the plot a personal spin.

Santorum: Paul is wrong on health care bill
On Monday, Senator Rand Paul said the Graham-Cassidy bill will not repeal Obamacare. This is the same faulty argument I heard from a few self-proclaimed principled conservatives in 1996 when we successfully challenged President Bill Clinton to keep his promise to end welfare as we know it. They said we promised in the election to end welfare -- not, as Senator Paul now puts it, to "rearrange the furniture a bit."

Lowest refinance rates in 2017 have arrived

10 household triggers for COPD

3 cards charging 0% interest until 2019

What's in the latest Obamacare repeal bill?

Trump lays out 'America First' policies at UN
President Trump's speech to the United Nations General Assembly made clear to the world and the American public that the President is sticking firmly to his "America First" vision of US foreign policy. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

Voting commission member calls for hard-liner's resignation after email
A member of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is calling on a voter fraud hard-liner to resign from the panel after a controversial email he sent about the panel's makeup became public.

Opioid crisis took this 8-year-old's father away
It all started with pain killers after a dentist appointment. Now, Drake, a 32-year-old from Columbus, Ohio has struggled with opioid abuse for more than a decade.

Popular toy can pose serious eye risk, doctors warn
Just about everyone who's played with a projectile toy has gotten a version of the warning "You'll shoot your eye out!"

Fluoride exposure linked to lower IQ in kids, study says
Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says.

When caring for a sick pet becomes too much
It was a difficult season of loss for Sean Owens' family.

Shakira shows her inner rocker to Trevor Noah on 'Carpool Karaoke'
Trevor Noah and Shakira are two rocking peas in a moving pod in this week's "Carpool Karaoke: The Series."

Who wowed on 'Dancing With the Stars'?
Season 25 of "Dancing With the Stars" kicked off Monday night with an all-new cast, and as quick as you could say "Tom Bergeron," some celeb couples had risen above the rest.

When Kim Kardashian plans to stop posing nude
Kim Kardashian West believes there is an age limit to posing nude.

Lady Gaga manages image in Netflix documentary
Backstage looks at celebrities are fraught with peril -- especially one as aware of the image she creates and projects as Lady Gaga. That's why a feature-length Netflix documentary devoted to a year in her life, "Gaga: Five Foot Two," never quite feels as spontaneous or illuminating as the access would suggest, unless you're totally gaga about Gaga.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the greats
As of Sunday night, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is officially something of a hoarder of Emmy superlatives.



 TMZ Video

Guess Who This Tot in a Tux Turned Into!
Before this fancy little man was topping the charts, he was just another dapper little dude growing up in Chicago, Illinois. Can you guess who he is?

Taylor Swift Music Video Director Gets Restraining Order Against Ex-Employee
Taylor Swift's fave director -- who did her latest music video along with her "Bad Blood" vid -- has some bad blood with a former employee who now has to stay 100 yards away and stop harassing him online ... according to new legal docs. "Look What…

Chris Brown Strikes Settlement in Vegas Battery Case
Liziane Gutierrez, the woman Chris Brown allegedly attacked in his Vegas hotel room for taking a pic of him, made off with some loot after the two settled her lawsuit against him. We're told a settlement became official today. The question ... how…

'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town' Songwriter's Family Sues Over Grinch-Like Practices
The family of the guy who wrote "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" says they've been getting nothing but lumps of coal, when they should've been cashing in big on the holiday classic. The tune was written by Haven Gillespie way back in the 1930s.…

Enes Kanter Blasts Back After Kevin Durant's Anti-Thunder Tweets
Enes Kanter is standing up for the OKC Thunder after his former teammate Kevin Durant ripped the organization on Twitter ... saying K.D. is dead wrong. As we previously reported, Durant tweeted that he hated playing in OKC because he didn't like his…

Liza Minnelli Shoots Down Rumors, Proves She Can Still Sing!
Liza Minnelli is putting an end to the rumors she might never sing again, and she's doing it in the most awesome way! We got Liza Monday night leaving Craig's, and asked straight-up ... if her famous pipes are still in working order? Broadway…

Too Short Loved Marshawn's Dance, Hell Yeah It Demoralized Jets!
Pissed off at Marshawn Lynch dancing on the Jets' grave? DON'T BE, says legendary Oakland rapper Too Short -- cause Beast Mode was just gettin' down the only way he knows how. "It's pretty normal where we're from," Short told us…

'Black-ish' Star Jenifer Lewis Settles with LA Fitness Over Trainer Ripoff
Jenifer Lewis, the grandma on "Black-ish" just lined her pocket with $13,000 courtesy of LA Fitness after suing over a crooked gym employee. Lewis claimed in a lawsuit she met an LA Fitness front desk manager at the West L.A. club. She says they got…

Ryan Phillippe's Ex-Fiancee Filed Harassment Report, He Called Me a 'Whore'
Ryan Phillippe's former fiancee went to the LAPD last March to file a harassment report against the actor ... TMZ has learned. We've learned Paulina Slagter went to the Hollywood division of LAPD on March 26 and filed an "Annoying or Harassing…

Mexico Rocked by 7.1 Earthquake, Buildings Collapsing and Exploding
Central Mexico is trembling after a devastating 7.1 earthquake that's leveled dozens of buildings to nothing but rubble. The powerful quake struck Tuesday afternoon in the central Mexican state of Puebla, but it was felt nearly 100 miles away in…

Miami Dolphins Suspend Lawrence Timmons for Going AWOL
The Miami Dolphins have suspended Lawrence Timmons indefinitely after the star linebacker went missing from the team hotel this weekend ... and now he stands to lose MILLIONS.  TMZ Sports broke the story ... the Dolphins filed a missing persons…

Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish Do Lunch Together with Extortion, Cheating Scandal Looming
Kevin Hart and his wife, Eniko, are presenting a united front ... just days after he publicly apologized to her for the sexually charged video at the center of an alleged extortion plot. The couple went out for lunch Tuesday in Woodland Hills -- the…

Serena Williams Thanks Mom for Teaching Her 'Power of a Black Woman' in Letter
New mom Serena Williams just penned a powerful letter to her own mother -- thanking Oracene Price for showing her how to be a strong, black woman in a world filled with ignorance and hate.  "I'm not sure how you did not go off on every…

Billy Bush, Wife Split After 20-year Marriage
Billy Bush and his wife of 20 years have called it quits ... TMZ has confirmed. A rep for Billy tells TMZ ... the former "Today" co-host and Sydney Davis are "separated for the moment to evaluate their life together." The rep goes on to say,…

Mariah Carey Sued For Stiffing Christmas Choir Singers
Mariah Carey went full Scrooge on a bunch of Christmas choir singers -- allegedly skipping out on nearly $70k in payments to the group -- and now they're suing. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Carey hired Broadway Inspirational Voices in…

Kevin Durant Regrets Bashing OKC Coach On Twitter, Denies Secret Account
Kevin Durant says it was "childish" and "idiotic" to slam his former OKC Thunder coach and teammates on Twitter this week ... but insists he was NOT trying to do it from a secret 2nd account.  KD just addressed the situation at TechCrunch…

Ryan Phillippe Hires Lawyer to Sue Ex-GF Over Domestic Violence Claims
Ryan Phillippe has hired a high-powered civil litigator to go after the woman claiming he beat her up ... and he's using the "Taylor Swift" model of lawsuits ... TMZ has learned. Sources connected with Ryan tell us, Ryan's plan is to file either a…

Drake's OVO Crew Member's Murder Captured on Video
The murder of one of Drake's longtime friends was caught on video, and cops just released it. Anthony Soares was gunned down last week in Toronto by 2 men. The video shows Soares standing in his apartment lobby when the 2 hooded men run up from a…

David Hasselhoff's Ex-Wife Says She Deserves His Alimony for Work She Did During Marriage
David Hasselhoff must continue paying alimony to his ex-wife, because she's earned it after 16 long years of working for him behind the scenes ... according to her, anyway. A rep for Hasselhoff's ex, Pamela Bach, tells TMZ ... she worked hard…

Wayne Rooney: No Driver's License? No Problem! I Got Chauffeur Money!
With his driving privileges officially suspended, Wayne Rooney did what any mega-rich star would do to get to soccer practice ... he hired a driver.  Check out a stone-faced Rooney riding shotgun on his way to Everton F.C.'s training facility…

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