Rescuers race against time searching for quake survivors
The 6.2-magnitude earthquake badly damaged villages in a mountainous rural area of central Italy, a popular vacation spot.
Photos: Quake aftermath
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit southeast of Norcia, Italy, according to the United States Geological Survey.
Blasts, gunfire at American University in Kabul
People are trapped at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul after reports of gunfire and blasts.
Reporter: Fires are burning on campus
A blast and gunshots have been heard at the American University of Afghanistan complex in Kabul, according to eyewitnesses. Fires are burning on the campus, said Tarek Mahjari, a reporter for Tolo News who reported the details in a phone interview with his employer. Ambulances, security forces and search and rescue teams are en route to the university. The blast occurred at 7:50 p.m. local, when students were gathering and eating together. Officials tell CNN that it is too early to comment.
Iraqi soldiers sense weakening ISIS
The Iraqi Army Humvees barreled across the Nineveh province moonscape toward the town of al-Qayyara, the next front line in the military quest to dislodge ISIS from the sprawling city of Mosul.
Earth-like planet discovered orbiting Sun's neighbor
A planet named Proxima B has been discovered orbiting the closest star to our Sun. It may be the closest possible home for life outside of the solar system.
Obama names newest national park site
On the eve of the National Park Service's centennial, President Barack Obama named Maine's Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday as the newest national park site.
Army pulls training slide naming Clinton a 'threat'
The US Army said Wednesday it was a mistake for a local unit to identify Hillary Clinton as a potential threat during a training presentation and has halted the practice.
Witnesses recount horrors of Italy's deadly quake
A 6.2-magnitude quake hit central Italy killing at least 37 people. Witnesses describe the devastation.
How to help Italy earthquake victims
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Italy early Wednesday. Rescuers are still searching for victims, and relief groups are mobilizing.
The deal with the Clinton Foundation
The Clinton Foundation is under intensifying scrutiny as Republicans accuse it of being a corrupt and opaque institution.
Keilar to Trump supporter: I'm telling you how it is
During an interview, Donald Trump supporter and Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy had a heated exchange with CNN's Brianna Keilar.
On cue, hurricane season heats up
Tropical activity in the Atlantic peaks between mid-August and mid-October. Right on cue, we've seen two named storms develop in the past 10 days.
Obama on floods: This is not a photo-op issue
President Obama speaks in Baton Rouge about the devastating flooding that hit Louisiana, killing 13 people and damaging more than 60,000 homes.
Dr. Gupta looks at Trump's health records
As Donald Trump and his allies attempt to raise dubious questions over Hillary Clinton's health, the Republican nominee has invited new scrutiny into his own medical history.
How healthy is Donald Trump?
As Donald Trump's campaign attempts to raise doubt about Hillary Clinton's health, the Republican nominee faces scrutiny about his own physical fitness. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
See Hillary Clinton laugh off health questions
Hillary Clinton told Jimmy Kimmel, "Take my pulse ... Make sure I am alive," as she laughed off health questions. CNN's Jeanne Moos dissects oddball claims.
Trump: I may soften on immigration
Donald Trump says there could be a "softening" in his hardline immigration proposals -- though he did not provide detail and his campaign so far has yet to offer a coordinated message on whether there's been a shift in policy.
US swimmer apologizes for 'serious distraction'
James Feigen has become the third US swimmer to apologize for his actions and give a detailed account of what transpired in the Rio gas station incident.
Brain-eating amoeba victim survives
A 16-year-old Florida teen has survived a rare brain-eating amoeba, according to Florida Hospital for Children.
Wozniak to Apple: Keep headphone jack
Apple's co-founder has a warning for the company: Keep the headphone jack.
'Law & Order' actor dies
Steven Hill, best known for playing District Attorney Adam Schiff on NBC's "Law & Order," has died, his son Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Hill confirmed to CNN. He was 94.
Analysis: Big clue in Prince's death
Pills containing deadly opioid Fentanyl, which killed Prince, were mislabeled, according to a newspaper report; whoever provided them to the performer could face a long prison sentence, says Danny Cevallos
Meteorologist on climate: I shifted
Although climate change is thought of as simply a political football, it has been a heated topic among meteorologists for years. I, for one, have changed my conclusion over time on whether humans are responsible for the increased heat content of the Earth.
Scared seal hides on boat from killer whales
A seal narrowly escaped being eaten by some hungry killer whales. The mammal jumped onto the back of a tour boat to escape the swarming pod of orcas.
EpiPen cost soars, but it's not the only one
On a hot and sticky summer day in Manhattan, Nicole Levin was leaving a dentist appointment when it happened.
No. 1 killer: Cancer is catching up to heart disease
More Americans die from heart disease, but cancer is rapidly gaining ground as the No. 1 killer.
First look at sunken WWII-era aircraft carrier
Scientists were able to use remotely operated vehicles to explore the USS Independence for the first time in 65 years.
Community rallies behind gay neighbors
When a Natick, Massachusetts, couple returned from vacation last week, something personal was missing from their house.
Town fights plans for mosque
Islamophobia in the US has surged in the form of campaign rhetoric and confrontations. It's also happening through the quiet use of another tactic: zoning laws.
Turkey launches anti-ISIS offensive in Syria
Turkey has launched a military operation against ISIS in the north of Syria, Turkish state media has reported.
McCain's comments imperil Bergdahl case
Defense attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sought to have charges against their client dismissed Tuesday, arguing that comments made by Sen. John McCain could prevent a fair trial.
Clinton to receive intel briefing Saturday
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is expected to receive her intelligence briefing Saturday morning near her home in New York at the FBI offices in White Plains, according to a US official.
Miranda Lambert cries over concert sign
During a concert in Hartford, Connecticut, the audience carried on singing for Miranda Lambert after a soldier's sign made her emotional.
Submarines' secrets revealed in leak
The Indian government is investigating the leak of more than 22,000 pages of documents that reveal secret data about its new high-tech fleet of submarines.
51 amazing photos from the Olympics
Take a look at 51 amazing Olympic photos from August 15 through August 21.
Go ahead, make Idris Elba James Bond
Seriously Hollywood, what more do you need to prove that Idris Elba is James Bond?
Lun Lun the giant panda is expecting
Panda-monium: It's twins, again!
Is bat cave hiding the new Ebola?
It is a slow and cumbersome descent hindered by head-to-toe protective suits. A wooden ladder dips down the side, as two researchers in white suits and respirators make their way into Grootboom cave in South Africa.
Report: North Korea tests submarine missile
North Korea test fired a submarine-based ballistic missile from the East Sea on Wednesday, said South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Thermal scan shows F-35 fighter jet inflight
Lockheed Martin's F-35B Lightning II made its the international airshow debut at the Farnborough airshow. It was all captured on a thermal camera.
Thousands of fish die in Yellowstone River
An unprecedented fish kill has closed nearly 100 river miles of the Yellowstone River in Montana, as officials try to contain a parasite that is killing thousands of whitefish.
He picked the wrong 91-year-old to rob
The elderly man probably seemed like a good target, but a would-be robber flat out picked the wrong guy.
Diners banned after 'we only tip citizens'
A Latina waitress received a racist note instead of a tip from a couple having lunch in downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Gary Johnson: 'Embrace immigration'
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson isn't buying comments from Donald Trump Tuesday that "there could certainly be a softening" of the Republican presidential nominee's stance on immigration
Opinion: Cold War immigration test
Last week, Donald Trump made headlines when he detailed his latest immigration proposal: an "ideological test" for immigrants. But while he was right to look to the Cold War for insights on today's ideological struggle, his focus on the exclusion of communists misses the point. Instead, he would have done better to focus on a more effective pillar of the Cold War: accepting vast numbers of refugees from areas controlled by our enemies.
New Tesla goes from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds
The company said Tuesday that a new battery will allow its Model S to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds -- making it the fastest production car in the world.
Is this the world's largest pearl?
One of the world's largest and most valuable pearls was left forgotten under a bed for more than 10 years, its owner told CNN.
World's highest and longest glass bridge opens
The six-meter wide bridge stretches 430 meters over a 300-meter-deep valley between two cliffs. Visitors reportedly lined up for hours to cross.
Zion Harvey: Transplanted hands are 'amazing'
Zion Harvey sometimes puts on baseball glove or swings a bat -- just like many 9-year-olds.
Long commute? Could be a health risk
If someone told you their journey to work took them one hour, how would you react?
Why 'House of Cards' actor still roots for Doug Stamper
In the roughly five minutes Michael Kelly lingered in the hallway at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, four people approached him to tell them how much they loved his work on "House of Cards."
Man fails at jumping off rooftop to impress date
Police say a University of Pittsburgh student got stuck between two buildings when he tried to jump from one to the other to impress a date.
Tiger's Ryder Cup role may be...
He may no longer be the force he once was but Team USA is hoping Tiger Woods can help it hunt down Europe's top golfers at next month's Ryder Cup.
Opinion: Remembering Mika and Syria's tragedy
The first and last time I saw Japanese journalist Mika Yamamoto was on the day before she was killed in Aleppo four years ago this month.
Bilinguals are more attractive?
Want greater success in your career and your love life, as well as a healthy brain long into old age? Try learning a second language
Tiniest ever luxury hotels
Offering a blend of function and style, reinvented capsule hotels attract both locals and foreigners in search of fashionable accommodation.
Could this animal be the superhero of the ocean?
Researchers have observed humpback whales defending smaller sea animals from killer whale attacks.
Botched execution survivor asks SCOTUS to halt 2nd try
Death row inmate Romell Broom, whose execution was botched in 2009 by the state of Ohio, is asking the US Supreme Court to halt a second try at taking his life, according to court documents.
Zellweger: There's nothing 'negative' about aging
Renee Zellweger doesn't understand the fascination with her appearance.
How should you talk to loved ones about weight?
What are the magic words to use when a loved one's weight is rising dangerously high? Unfortunately, there are none.
Angry man cuts neighbor's tree, then...
Oh, karma. You always seem to show up at just the right time.
A three-week plan to eat less meat
Cutting down on animal protein does more than slash calories -- it lowers your cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as your risks of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The vegetables, legumes, and whole grains that will replace the meat help shield you from developing these chronic diseases, too. "Plants are nature's pharmacy," says Kate Geagan, RD, author of Go Green Get Lean ($5, amazon.com). "They're brimming with protective nutrients and antioxidants that you just can't get from animals." You don't have to go full vegetarian -- our plan ups your plant protein without depriving you of that Saturday-night steak.
Elizabeth Smart: Porn made my living hell worse
Elizabeth Smart speaks out about the role pornography played in her kidnapping in 2002. Her kidnapper was sentenced to life in prison.
FBI probes suspected Russian hack of New York Times
Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter.
Deficit to climb for the first time since 2009
The Congressional Budget Office now projects this year's deficit will rise to $590 billion, or 3.2% of the economy. That's up from $438 billion, or 2.5% of GDP in 2015.
Trooper kills deaf man, family seeks answers
Days after his deaf and speech-impaired brother was shot and killed by a North Carolina state trooper, Sam Harris wonders whether the shooting happened because his sibling's disabilities led to a misunderstanding.
Grand slam smashes batter's own windshield
A minor league baseball player in St. Louis, Missouri, was surprised to find out he smashed his own car's windshield when he hit a grand slam during a game.
Teenagers sold for sex
Canada's indigenous population is very small -- just 4% of the population -- yet more than 50% of all sex trafficking victims in Canada are indigenous. The reasons are complicated and varied but are ultimately rooted in a legacy of poverty, racism and abuse.
Carville: People will die if Clinton Foundation folds
Democratic strategist James Carville tells Anderson Cooper that "people are going to die'' if the Clinton Foundation is forced to shut down.
Kevin Durant & DeAndre Jordan -- Bikinis, Bottles & Zero Shirts ... Victory Turn Up In Greece (PHOTO GALLERY + VIDEO)
Here are Kevin Durant & DeAndre Jordan enjoying the spoils of their Olympic victory ... with a world champion day party turn up sesh in Mykonos. After absolutely pummeling Serbia in the gold medal game, the guys headed over to…
TMZ Live: Leslie Jones: Hacked!
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Justin Bieber & Sofia Richie -- She's Legal, Baby! (PHOTOS)
Justin Bieber isn't dating a kid anymore -- his new girl, Sofia Richie, is now the BIG 1-8. Justin and Sofia got their juice on Tuesday in North Hollywood, the day before she officially became a woman ... in age, anyway. They hadn't been…
Boxer James Kirkland -- Arrested In Texas ... In Child Support Case (MUG SHOT)
Boxer James Kirkland -- a former WBO super welterweight champ -- was arrested in Austin, TX earlier this month in connection to a child support case ... TMZ Sports has learned. We've confirmed ... Kirkland was taken into custody by the Travis…
Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Sued -- Your Concert Cracked My Spine
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are being sued by 17 concertgoers who were injured when a front row railing collapsed at their New Jersey concert earlier this month. You'll recall ... at least 40 people were hurt -- several had to be hospitalized -- when…
Diddy -- Cheers for Drake ... Beef Dead & Buried (PHOTOS + VIDEO)
Diddy showed up on Drake's turf ... sitting in the crowd at one of his concerts, and proving the two have truly waved the white flag in their feud. Diddy had one of the best seats in the house at Drake and Future's Summer 16 stop in Greensboro,…
SNL's Leslie Jones -- Hacked in the Worst Way ... Nude Photos Released
Leslie Jones has been horribly violated by a hacker who got into her website and posted all of her identification, including driver's license and passport ... and naked photos. Jones has been dogged by haters since "Ghostbusters" was released and…
Doc Gooden -- Church and Medication ... Helped Me Beat 'Massive Depression'
Doc Gooden says he fell into a "massive depression" after his mother died back in July -- but says he's now feeling great thanks to church and the right medication. The ex-Mets pitcher sat down with Brandon Steiner in the wake of Darryl…
Tamar Braxton 911 Call -- My Husband Bit Me Right in the Ritz! (AUDIO)
Tamar Braxton's domestic dispute with her husband got so down and dirty, he bit into her hand ... according to a friend who called police. TMZ obtained the 911 call made Sunday from the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta -- the caller immediately tells the…
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti -- Happy Kobe Day ... Here's How to Celebrate! (VIDEO)
Wednesday will officially be declared "Kobe Bryant Day" in Los Angeles ... 'cause it's 8/24 (his two jersey numbers) ... and even the Mayor of L.A. is pumped about it. Bryant will be honored at L.A. City Hall later today -- but before that…
Skip Bayless -- Mike Tyson Sat In Kanye's UFC Seats ... Guess What Happened Next (VIDEO)
What happens when you get to your cageside seats at UFC 202 -- and Mike Tyson's sitting in 'em??? That's the question Kanye West had to ask himself when that happened to him at the Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz fight in Vegas this past…
Ryan Lochte -- Phelps Got a 6-Month Suspension ... And He Could Have Killed Someone
Ryan Lochte is going to get punished by the USOC ... but sources connected with the 4 swimmers don't think it's fair for the organization to annihilate them to appease those who are out for blood. Lochte's lawyer, Jeff Ostrow, tells TMZ he has…
Jon Jones -- Goes Upside Snoop's Head ... With Spinning Elbow! (VIDEO)
Jon Jones gave Snoop Dogg a private backstage MMA lesson in Albuquerque Tuesday night -- complete with a spinning back elbow tutorial ... and the whole thing was caught on video. Snoop invited the UFC star to his dressing room before his show…
Kylie Jenner -- Stepping Up as Stepmom (PHOTOS)
Kylie Jenner is arguably stepping up as Tyga's now longtime GF and helping him raise his child ... the other scenario -- she's pissing off baby mama Blac Chyna something fierce. Kylie took 3-year-old King Tuesday to play a round of miniature…
50 Cent -- Gets Prison Letter from Drug Lord ... Make My Life a Movie (PHOTOS)
50 Cent just got tapped by infamous drug lord Big Meech -- considered hip-hop's Pablo Escobar -- to make a movie about his life, and 50's got prison letters to prove it. The rapper posted the letter Meech sent him, shouting out Fiddy's TV…
Hailey Baldwin -- Hey Justin ... Eat Your Heart Out!!! (PHOTO)
Hailey Baldwin's looking a whole lot more grown and sexy than any other teen Justin Bieber might be seeing these days. The 19-year-old flaunted her model figure Tuesday night in a crop top at the UGG Classic Street event in NYC ... her…
U.S. Swimmer Jimmy Feigen -- Brazil Extorted Me ... For King's Ransom
Team USA swimmer Jimmy Feigen says Brazilian officials tried to shake him down following the gas station incident in Rio ... demanding more than $46,000 to let him leave the country. Feigen just spelled out the situation in a statement through…
Affluenza Mom -- Now Doing Time ... Behind Bar (PHOTO)
Tonya Couch, the mother of the "affluenza" teen who fled to Mexico with her son, is back on her feet -- especially during happy hour -- tending bar. We've learned Ethan Couch's mom is slinging drinks at the Honky Tonk Woman Saloon in Azle, TX.…
'Bachelor in Paradise' Josh Murray -- Nick Viall Won't Answer the Phone
The beef between "Bachelor in Paradise" stars Josh Murray and Nick Viall is so real, Nick hasn't returned Josh's phone calls since season 3 wrapped ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to production tell TMZ ... when 'BiP'…
Keshia Knight Pulliam's Husband -- Georgia Fire Sale Days After Filing for Divorce (PHOTO)
Ed Hartwell curiously unloaded his Georgia mansion for an enormous loss just two days after blindsiding Keshia Knight Pulliam with divorce papers. We've learned Hartwell sold the 6 bedroom, 8,000 square foot home for $690k ... he'd had it on…