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Judge T.S. Ellis said he's under US Marshal protection and denied media requests to disclose jurors' names

Manafort jury not likely to reach verdict Friday
The jury in the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort returned to court Friday morning for its second day of deliberations, as the President said Manafort is a "very good person" and called the trial "very sad."

Trump: Manafort trial is very sad
As the jury deliberates, President Trump called the Paul Manafort trial "very sad" and said that Manafort was a "very good person."

A woman attending the trial has been knitting throughout. She's made four blankets so far.

Prosecutors: Manafort case all about 'lies'
Prosecutors made their final pitch to the jury laying out that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort repeatedly lied in order to keep more money.

Manafort's lawyer appreciates Trump's support

Trump says he'll probably strip DOJ official's clearance 'very quickly'
President Donald Trump said Friday that he would likely strip the security clearance of a Justice Department official "very quickly," opening a new front in his battle with figures related to the special counsel investigation into his campaign and Russian election interference.

Ex-intel officials: Trump trying to 'stifle free speech' by revoking Brennan's clearance
Over a dozen former senior intelligence officials -- a group that includes officials who served under both Democratic and Republican presidents -- are denouncing President Donald Trump's decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance as "ill-considered" and "unprecedented."

Trump: I've never respected Brennan
As he departed the White House for Marine One, President Trump made comments about John Brennan from the South Lawn.

Retired admiral: You have embarrassed us
Retired Adm. William McRaven, the man who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, issued a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, defending the former spy chief as "one of the finest public servants I have ever known."

6 in 10 say Trump too friendly toward Russia
Four in 10 Americans see Russia as an enemy of the United States, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, the largest share to say so since CNN polls began asking the question in 1999. And nearly 6 in 10 say Donald Trump has been too friendly toward Russia.

DC mayor taunts Trump after cancellation of military parade
President Donald Trump sought to cast blame Friday for the cancellation of his planned military parade on Washington city council officials, saying they had inflated the cost.

Analysis: The Trump military parade was always a really bad idea
On Thursday night, the Pentagon said that it was shelving the much-ballyhooed military parade in Washington -- until at least next year. On Friday morning, President Donald Trump tried to explain why.

Conway: Obsession with Trump is weird
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway comments on CNN's report that Trump is considering stripping more security clearances soon.

Mormons don't want you to call them Mormons anymore
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is embarking on a rebranding effort of sorts.

Hours before his arrest, Watts pleaded for his family's return
Nearly 24 hours before Chris Watts was arrested in the disappearance of his pregnant wife and young daughters in Colorado, he stood outside his house and publicly pleaded for their safe return.

Video shows Shanann Watts tell husband about pregnancy
Video shows the Colorado woman Shanann Watts telling her husband Chris Watts about her pregnancy. Chris Watts has been charged with murdering Shanann and their two daughters.

Pennsylvania clergy sex abuse hotline 'lit up'
The clergy sex abuse allegations in Pennsylvania have prompted robust feedback from survivors, the state attorney general's office says.

Inside the fire tornado that killed a firefighter
The winds raged, as fast as 165 mph, uprooting trees and ripping off roofs. Windows on firefighting bulldozers shattered as gusts inside the vortex hurled debris, rocks and embers. Temperatures inside likely exceeded 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit.

Bird's-eye view shows deadly fire tornado
Videos released with an official report on the California wildfires show a massive funnel of smoke and flames in a populated area.

Anti-Semitism is so bad in Britain that some Jews are planning to leave
Mark Lewis, a famed libel and privacy lawyer, is leaving Britain. Worn down by years of anti-Semitic abuse and death threats, he has decided enough is enough.

Police use Taser on 87-year-old woman cutting dandelions with a knife
An 87-year-old grandmother using a knife to cut dandelions in the woods near her rural Georgia home last week was taken down by a police Taser and arrested, according a police report.

Serena Williams learned her sister's killer was free minutes before losing match

A mysterious satellite worrying experts
US military analysts are concerned by Russian military satellites exhibiting strange behavior. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

ESPN won't broadcast anthem before NFL games

Super Bowl-champion QB injures shoulder

Opinion: Teachers donating sick days is a symptom of a wretched system
Donating sick and vacation days may seem like a thoughtful way to have a colleague's back, but it's also a spotlight on a gaping need to fix an utterly broken system.

See hospitalized girl's viral plea to Drake
A 10-year-old girl awaiting heart surgery stepped out of her wheelchair and did the "KiKi challenge" to try and get Drake's attention.

Race to pump all the oil out of Texas

Suicide survivor gets historic face transplant
A suicide attempt left her without a face. Now she is on the cover of National Geographic as the youngest face transplant recipient in US history.

Escape from the Mayo Clinic: How CNN reported the story
Since CNN published the "Escape from the Mayo Clinic" stories, Mayo Clinic issued several responses that are critical of CNN's reporting. Mayo's responses misrepresent several facts.

Forget your 401k if you own a home (Do This)

How Trump could ruin Elon Musk's big plan

Musk: If you know of someone who can do better as Tesla CEO, they can have the job right now

Tesla's stock falls after tearful interview

Could Elon Musk lose control of Tesla?

Who is Tesla's COO? (It's a trick question)

The final days of Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin's life ended with the legendary singer comforted by loved ones, her family and friends say.

Aretha's granddaughter posts home video
Victorie Franklin, Aretha Franklin's granddaughter, shared video of the "Queen of Soul" singing and playing the piano in March 2018, months before she passed away.

Tribute concert in the works 'months' before death
Aretha Franklin's life and legacy will be honored with a tribute concert later this fall.

What it was like to work with Aretha Franklin
LaJoyce Brookshire has one word for what it was like to work for Aretha Franklin.

Sea turns red with blood after whale hunt
Images of a whale hunt in the Faroe Islands 200 miles north of Scotland have sparked renewed anger from conservationists and animal activists.

The week in 25 photos
Take a look at 25 photos of the week from August 9 through August 16.

Kids buckled in power car that burst into flames
A mother pulled her two young children to safety just before their toy electric car burst into flames.

Low-carb diets shorten your lifespan, study finds
A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health.

3 reasons you're not making more money at work

Corporate America is raking in fat profits. Will it last?

4 things you can do to be recession-ready

Stop calling them 'Russian troll farms'

Scientists battle to explain the universe
In human history, there have been many interesting and epic feuds -- the Hatfields and McCoys, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, or the Notorious B.I.G and Tupac. Many of us love to read in tabloids or history books about the salacious details of how the bad blood came to be.

Trump's all-about-me approach warps presidency
Does anyone believe President Donald Trump's claim, issued via press secretary Sarah Sanders, that he wanted only to protect the country when he revoked former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance?

Here's who will be hurt by New York's cap on Uber and Lyft
New York City's recent decision to place a one-year cap on new for-hire vehicle licenses is a sad example of government favoritism for the yellow taxi industry against fair-market competitors like Uber and Lyft. This will hurt poor and minority riders and entrepreneurs, and subject New Yorkers, like myself, further to the subway system's depressing 70,000 delays per month.

Hezbollah is a terror group. Wake up
Hezbollah's announcement of its impending "victory" in Syria may be a reaction against US sanctions against Iran, but the threat it poses is no less real.

Aretha: The undisputed Queen of Soul

Trump is picking on the wrong guy
President Trump is picking on the wrong guy if he thinks the revocation of John Brennan's security clearances is going to intimidate or silence him. The man who is in many ways the architect of the war on militant jihadists is not going to be easily bullied.

How to pay off your house ASAP (it's so simple)

Japanese Billionaire's prediction will give you goosebumps

Fly practically free with these 4 travel cards

The Point: Just how many secret tapes does Omarosa actually have?
On Thursday afternoon, with the furor over Omarosa Manigault Newman's tell-all memoir of her year in the White House slightly fading, reality TV's favorite villain struck again.

Aretha Franklin and U.S. Presidents
"The Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin met with many U.S. Presidents throughout her career. The legendary singer passed away on Thursday, August 16, at age 76.

Rep. John Lewis: Franklin a 'great spirit'
Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) tells CNN's John King about memories he has of Aretha Franklin during the Civil Rights movement. He says that the world has lost a "beautiful soul" and "great spirit."

Democrats threaten to sue for Kavanaugh documents
Senate Democrats are threatening to sue for documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's record, the latest escalation in a partisan battle over the court.

CDC graphic novel foreshadows outbreaks in California, Michigan

The man bringing rap music to the deaf community
As A$AP Rocky's "Praise the Lord" begins blaring through the speaker, Matt Maxey smiles. "Turn it up," he says, pointing his finger to the sky. Maxey is animated, kinetic. But he isn't just dancing; he's bringing the song to life. Every move has meaning.

Families fear chemicals in their tap water
It's been about three weeks since Tammy Cooper last drank water from her tap. That's when she saw a warning on Facebook for residents of her small Western Michigan town to stop drinking the water.

Life expectancy drops in the US, rises in Australia
Life expectancy fell across the majority of high-income countries, signaling a collective and simultaneous decline among affluent nations for the first time in decades, a new study finds.

Contact lens found in woman's eyelid after 28 years
Calling all contact lens users: Do not panic. (Shuddering is fine.)

Time has come for 'The Last Sharknado'
Proving even bad things must come to an end, the "Sharknado" franchise breathes its last -- at least for now -- with its sixth installment, "The Last Sharknado: It's About Time." Ridiculous even by the title's standards, this loud, obnoxious time-travel parody perhaps appropriately underscores the limits of gluttony -- embodied in this case by NBC Universal's hunger for synergistic profits.

Priyanka Chopra debuts her ring
It looks like Nick Jonas did good.



 TMZ Video

Aretha Franklin Honored by Pink's Hot Dogs
How's this for a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T? One of Aretha Franklin's favorite joints paid tribute to the late singer with a gigantic banner making it crystal clear ... she'll never be forgotten.  Hollywood's famous Pink's Hot…

Ben Affleck Has Dinner at Nobu Malibu with Playboy Model, Not Lindsay Shookus
Ben Affleck's latest sighting shows all the signs of a bachelor lifestyle, which has us wondering ... has he broken up with GF Lindsay Shookus? Ben was spotted Thursday night leaving Nobu Malibu rocking a very casual single-guy look -- loose…

Cristiano Ronaldo Sings Like a Choir Boy in Juventus' New Player Initiation
Cristiano Ronaldo ... welcome to the team, newbie!! Here's the newest member of Juventus FC standing on top of a chair and singing his heart out ... all part of the team's new player initiation ritual.  Before the International soccer…

Pro Golfer Drops Pants In Front Of Gallery, Makes Par!
They say there are no pictures on a golf scorecard ... which is a good thing -- 'cause one of Andrew Johnston's pars on Friday would have featured A GIANT BUTT if they did!! The pro golfer was on the 12th tee at the Nordea Masters when he shanked…

Champ Bailey On Hall of Fame, I Won't Pull a Terrell Owens
Champ Bailey thinks he's no doubt a first-ballot Hall of Famer ... but the ex-NFL corner says he won't pull a Terrell Owensif he doesn't get in on the first try. The legendary Broncos DB joined the Talk of Fame Network and revealed there's just no…

Aretha Franklin's Death Certificate Shows Cause of Death Was Pancreatic Cancer
Aretha Franklin died as the result of pancreatic cancer ... according to her death certificate. The doc says the Queen of Soul died at 9:50 AM on August 16, 2018. The death certificate also says Aretha will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in…

ESPN Not Airing National Anthem on 'Monday Night Football'
The President of ESPN says the network will NOT air the national anthem -- and the drama that goes along with it -- during the 2018 season of "Monday Night Football."  "We generally have not broadcasted the anthem and I don't think that will…

Miss America Cara Mund Says Org Bullied, Silenced Her in Favor of Gretchen Carlson
1:37 PM PT -- A rep for Miss America tells us, "The Miss America Organization supports Cara. It is disappointing that she chose to air her grievances publicly not privately. Her letter contains mischaracterizations and many unfounded accusations. We…

Bobbi Kristina's Friend, Max Lomas, Who Found Her in Bathtub Has Died from OD
Max Lomas -- the close friend of Bobbi Kristina who found her lifeless in a bathtub -- has died and suffered the same fate as her -- a drug overdose ... TMZ has learned. A law enforcement source in Mississippi tells TMZ Max was at a friend's home…

Jalen Ramsey's Trash Talk Could Make Jags Better, Says Asante Samuel
Jalen Ramsey's scorched-earth trash talk on nearly every QB in the NFL could actually make the Jaguars a BETTER team ... so says ex-NFL star Asante Samuel.  Samuel -- a 2-time Super Bowl champ (who will be on the Hall of Fame ballot next year)…

Stevie Wonder Gets Emotional Remembering Last Words to Aretha Franklin
Stevie Wonder choked back tears during an interview in which he revealed his last words to Aretha Franklin before she died. Stevie joined "CBS This Morning" Friday and almost immediately got emotional when asked about his…

Reggie Bush Says Drew Brees Will Retire This Year If He Wins Super Bowl
Reggie Bush says Drew Brees will call it a career after this season only if the Saints do one thing ... WIN THE SUPER BOWL!! There's been a lot of talk about Brees' potential retirement lately -- the dude does turn 40 in January -- so, we went to…

Deontay Wilder Confronts Tyson Fury In Belfast, Real Or Fake?
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury just nearly came to blows after Fury's weigh-in in Belfast ... the question is -- do the guys REALLY want smoke or was it all for show? Or both? Fury is set to take on Italian rumbler Francesco Pianeta in Belfast…

Stormy Daniels Bails on 'Celebrity Big Brother' at the Last Minute
Stormy Daniels is persona non grata in the UK ... 'cause she's getting torn to pieces after bailing on "Celebrity Big Brother" after allegedly demanding and not getting more dough, but her lawyer's calling BS. Stormy was supposed to make her…

LaVar Ball Was Adamant His JBA Players Get Paid
LaVar Ball's JBA league is now facing allegations from a former player that he got stiffed out of his full paycheck ... but, just last week, LaVar was adamant he's paying ALL of his guys.  Brandon Phillips -- who played for the L.A. Ballers…

Bethenny Frankel's Boyfriend's Last Words Help Explain Trump Tower Death
Bethenny Frankel's late boyfriend, Dennis Shields, was able to utter a few words to EMTs and police before he died -- and they paint a clearer picture of how he passed. Sources say Dennis told the responding EMTs and cops he'd taken some of his…

Tiger Woods In Chipping Contest With Two PGA Stars, Guess Who Won?!
Tiger Woods just can't get a win these days ... 'cause the golf legend faced off with two other PGA Tour stars in a chipping contest earlier this month AND TOOK ANOTHER L!! TMZ Sports has the video ... Tiger, Matt Kuchar and Bryson DeChambeau…

Three Philadelphia Eagles Players Stay In Tunnel For National Anthem
The demonstrations in the NFL continued in Foxboro on Thursday night -- where three Philadelphia Eagles players stayed inside the tunnel during the national anthem.  Malcolm Jenkins, Michael Bennett and De'Vante Bausby stood quietly in the…

Aretha Franklin's Family Planning Open Casket Public Viewing at Detroit Museum
8/17 -- The celebration will be a 4-day event. Her body will lie in state for 2 days at the Charles H. Wright museum, and her funeral will be held at Greater Grace Temple -- just for close friends and family. 8:39 PM PT -- Family sources tell us…

Young Thug Arrested for Felony Gun Possession After Album Release Party
5:48 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us as they were leaving, a member of Thug's crew ran into a police cruiser, prompting the vehicle search which uncovered the weapons. Young Thug was busted by cops after they allegedly found the rapper and…

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