Missing the derailment: Providence or dumb luck?
"i think the Amtrak i just got off just crashed in philly."
3 dead after record rains
More than 300 homes swept away in San Marcos, Texas by wind and rain.
Carter: Iraqis had 'no will to fight'
Defense Secretary Carter says Iraqis aren't outnumbered, but don't seem to have the will to fight. FULL STORY
Zelizer: Iraq isn't going away
Iraq isn't going away anytime soon.
John Nash, inspiration for 'A Beautiful Mind', dies in crash
Nash's genius and his struggle with schizophrenia inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind." FULL STORY
Comedy great dies at 85
Comedy great Anne Meara, one half of the comedy team "Stiller & Meara," died at 85 on Saturday, her family said.
Russia bans 'undesirable' NGOs
Non-governmental organizations working in Russia awoke Sunday to a new reality -- that they operate now under a law that allows the government to prosecute them on the grounds they are 'undesirable.'
Protests after cop acquitted in Cleveland
Police arrested demonstrators in downtown Cleveland following the acquittal of a police officer charged in the 2012 shooting death of two unarmed people. FULL STORY
A girl, two earthquakes and a change in fate
Sometimes, life takes twists so fortuitous that they seem inevitably predetermined. That may be the case for Maya Gurung, a 10-year-old girl suffering in post-earthquake Nepal.
Duchovny vs. Manson: What to watch this week
It's summertime in TV land, which means reality shows and game shows. But there's still some intriguing scripted programming out there.
Mother found pushing dead toddler on swing
Police found a mother pushing a dead baby in a swing at a Maryland park. Police say she was there possibly all night. CNN affiliate WJLA reports.
Man pronounced dead, stuns medical examiner crew
A man with a medical condition was pronounced dead after the Milwaukee Fire Department arrived at his apartment. Minutes later, he started breathing.
Actress, 37, too old to romance 55-year-old
Here we go again, Hollywood.
New way to celebrate Fleet Week: Selfies with sailors
It was only a matter of time before social media infiltrated Fleet Week New York, the annual celebration of sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen leading up to Memorial Day.
Elephant grabs camera, takes excellent 'elphie'
Plenty of tourists have snapped a selfie of themselves posing with an elephant during their travels. Even U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has done it.
Tour America with Anthony Bourdain
If you don't plan to skip town this Memorial Day, take a tour around the country with "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown."
Don't call us potheads
So you want to work at a cannabis club?
Caitlin McGuire, owner of BCC, explains how to be a good cannabis club employee. "High Profits" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Learn the basics of cannabis consumption
Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire of BCC outline various ways to consume cannabis products. "High Profits" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Know your weed words
Learn more cannabis terminology from the stars of CNN's "High Profits," which airs Sundays on CNN at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Is Breckenridge a party town or 'Disneyland'?
Residents of Breckenridge, Colorado, disagree on how to sell their town's image. "High Profits" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Why more women are going 'Wild'
What became of jet-set playgrounds
171 mugshots of arrested bikers
A fight broke out among rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas, on Sunday, May 17, leaving at least nine people dead. The sheriff's office has begun releasing mugshots of the people arrested.
The week in 40 photos
Get it straight: Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day
Who are you remembering?
This Memorial Day, CNN is honoring the men and women who died serving their country. Share your photos, stories and memories of the veterans you've lost by posting on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #CNNRemembers.
U.S. marks Memorial Day
Pentagon welcomes military kids who lost parent
Kids who had a family member that passed away while serving their country got to visit the Pentagon. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
A general's apology to dead soldiers
Memorial Day 1945 was a somber time for most Americans, and 70 years later it still carries with it a special poignancy. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had been dead just over a month, and while the war in Europe had concluded, it was too early to begin celebrating victory over the Axis powers. The fighting in the Pacific, where the battle for Okinawa had begun in April and would last through most of June, was still taking a heavy toll.
Clinton emails called 'witch hunt'
Julian Castro labeled the House Republican-led investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails a "witch hunt" and a "sideshow" from dealing with America's most pressing problems.
Lawmaker: ISIS making gains
Iraq's lack of national unity in the fight against ISIS threatens to splinter the country into several parts, a defense expert and two members of Congress said Sunday.
Carter: Iraqis had 'no will to fight'
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his first comments since the key town of Ramadi fell to ISIS, blamed the weak state of Iraq's military as one major reason for the city's fall, in an exclusive interview on CNN's "State of the Union" aired Sunday.
Kasich 'proud' of protests
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is hailing Cleveland example of how a city can peacefully protest during times of racial unrest, in this case in the wake of the acquittal of a white police officer who shot and killed two black unarmed motorists.
DOJ to review Cleveland shooting
The Department of Justice announced Saturday that it will review the 2012 shooting of an unarmed black couple by a white police officer in Cleveland.
Senate lets NSA spy bills die
Opponents of the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data successfully blocked multiple attempts in the Senate early Saturday morning to extend the expiring law that authorizes the program.
Carson tops straw poll
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson handily won the Southern Republican Leadership Conference straw poll on Saturday, the first major survey to take the temperature of the Republican presidential field in the south.
Duggar a common sight on stump
Joshua Duggar, the eldest son of the TLC hit reality show "19 Kids And Counting," admitted to "inexcusable" actions as a teenager amid a shocking report outlining multiple allegations of child molestation.
Donor presses Rubio on gay unions
In public and behind closed doors, 2016 Republican presidential candidates are being put on the spot on an increasingly tricky issue: same-sex marriage.
Is Fox News bad for the GOP?
Conservative historian Bruce Bartlett joins Brian Stelter to discuss what he calls the "self-brainwashing" of Republican voters by Fox News.
First lady's workout is a knockout
As part of her "Gimme Five" fitness campaign, first lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of five exercises for her followers to try.
'Game of Thrones' loses famous fan
HBO's "Game of Thrones" lost a viewer Tuesday morning: Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill.
See Johnny Depp's radical makeover to play mobster
Johnny Depp goes bald and blue-eyed for role of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.
Police video shows moment plane crashes on interstate
New video from a police dash cam shows a plane crash on a busy interstate just north of Atlanta, killing all four people aboard.
Crane fights off two tigers at zoo
A crane that stumbled into a tigers' den bravely fights off two tigers that are on the prowl.
Starbucks worker loses it when customer does this
Isn't the customer always right? This Starbucks employee didn't think so, and let the customer know. A video of the incident has since gone viral.
What the heck is that? 10 newly discovered species
An international committee of taxonomists selected their top 10 favorite new species for the annual list by State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Look at me! 28 selfies of the week
Happy when it rains: On the road with caravan crowd
Squeezing a large family into a tiny box on wheels and dragging them to a remote rain-swept field doesn't sound like much fun.
China's homeowners who refused to budge
Is your city one of the fittest?
Regardless of where you live in the United States, one trend seems to be clear: The more pedestrian-friendly the city, the healthier its residents, according to a recent report released by the American College of Sports Medicine.
Not just prunes: Foods to get you regular
Constipation isn't the most glamorous of topics — but having it sure isn't fun. For one, it's extremely common, afflicting 42 million people in the United States. Each of us has different bathroom habits, but most experts say that three or fewer bowel movements per week could indicate a problem. And although constipation can be caused by medical conditions (hypothyroidism, inflammatory bowel disease), medications (painkillers, antidepressants), and other factors that may be out of your control, for most of us, it's caused by what we're eating — or, rather, not eating, says Elizabeth Blaney, MD, gastroenterologist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. The average American gets just 15 grams of fiber a day, though experts recommend at least 25. Most of us don't drink enough water, either, which also contributes to constipation. Get things moving again with the 15 foods that follow.
Top 10 U.S. beaches for 2015
An hour's drive from Oahu's famous and often-crowded Waikiki Beach is a local's delight.
Best sunscreens of 2015 you're not using
Who's the worst at protecting their skin from the sun and skin cancer, men or women? Men are, according to the latest study on sunscreen use by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Only 14.3% of men said they regularly used sunscreen.
Memories of an encounter with an IED
Hearing the news about Ramadi last week made me light-headed. Made the usual ringing in my ears more pronounced.
Be honest: ISIS fight will be a long one
Despite months of an American-led bombing campaign, the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has conquered the Iraqi city of Ramadi. It is a major setback, and it should compel policymakers to assess whether our strategy -- which in the near term boils down to containing and disrupting ISIS while we bolster stable governance in Iraq -- is working. What it should not do is prompt half-baked calls for inserting more American troops into Iraq.
What really motivates biker gangs
Even after spending five years as a private government informant infiltrating three of America's deadliest biker gangs -- the Vagos, Mongols and Outlaws -- I remained perplexed by members' single-minded motivation for warring with rival gangs to acquire turf. What was it that made them want to extend their reach to a new town, city or state? Or try to expand nationally and globally, form new chapters and ultimately just try to protect the almighty "Patch"?
The best (and worst) of working for Letterman
For the first 13 of his 33 years on the late-night airwaves (does anyone still say "airwaves"?), I was a writer for Dave Letterman. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. The best because working with Dave was endlessly entertaining. He was and is the smartest, funniest, quickest and most oddly original utterer of sentences in our vast republic.
The fall and rise of lawyers
The American legal profession has faced a tsunami of bad news since 2008. White-shoe, corporate law firms have faced waves of layoffs or even shuttered their doors. While the very top firms are rolling again, the 50 years of explosive growth that started in the 1960s are now a memory.
Vaginal exam lawsuit raises tricky questions
Last Thursday, two students at Orlando's Valencia College alleged in a lawsuit that instructors forced them into submitting to weekly transvaginal ultrasound exams performed by fellow students as part of their training.
Will this be his last breath?
Teen climber survives deadly Everest avalanche
When the wall of snow came roaring down the mountain, 17-year-old Matt Moniz jumped behind a boulder with his climbing partners, unsure whether he would survive.
From the Himalayas to the Caribbean meet the next wave of explorers tackling challenges on land, sea and air.
Catholic Ireland OKs same-sex marriage
Ireland has become the first country to legalize same-sex marriage through popular vote. FULL STORY
Texas hunter bags his rhino
In January 2014, Corey Knowlton bid $350,000 for a permit to hunt and kill a black rhino in Namibia.
40-pound woman's desperate plea goes viral
Rachael Farrokh, 37, weighs roughly 40 pounds, suffering from a severe form of anorexia for more than 10 years.
Must-see movies you never saw
"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." "You had me at 'hello.'" "I'll have what she's having." "Say 'hello' to my little friend!" "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."
Supermodel breastfeeds on magazine cover
#NormalizeBreastfeeding is trending after ELLE Australia put out a cover of model Nicole Trunfio breastfeeding her baby.
13 breathtaking buildings that seem to defy gravity
Top 10 U.S. beaches for 2015 are ...
An hour's drive from Oahu's famous and often-crowded Waikiki Beach is a local's delight.
America's best BBQ is ...
There's more than one bone of contention in the great finger-lickin' barbecue debate. Pork or beef? Vinegar- or tomato-based sauce? No sauce -- or maybe something mustard-based?
Ben Stiller's Mom Dies -- Anne Meara Dead at 85
Actress and comedian Anne Meara -- who famously co stared with her husband Jerry Stiller for more than 60 years -- has died at the age of 85. Anne's family, including her son Ben Stiller released a statement on Sunday regarding her…
James Harden -- Officially Under Lil B's Spell ... The Curse Is On!
As if being down 3 games to zero wasn't hard enough -- Houston Rockets star James Harden now has to contend with the so-called "Based God curse" ... which is now officially on him, according to Lil B. The rapper tells TMZ Sports…
'Gossip Girl' Star Kelly Rutherford -- Awarded Temporary Custody of Her Kids
Kelly Rutherford has finally won a battle in her 3 year war to get her kids back from her ex-husband, and on U.S. soil -- at least in a California court, but it reams to be seen if Monaco will honor the deal. On Friday a California judge…
Mama June -- Bring 'Honey Boo Boo' Back Or I'll Sue for a Million Bucks
Mama June has given TLC an ultimatum -- either put "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" back on the air, or she'll sue the network for treating her far more harshly than the Duggar family. Mama June's lawyer tells TMZ, he gave the network the demand…
Byron Allen -- President Obama ... 'White President in Black Face' (VIDEO)
TV mega-mogul Byron Allen trashed President Obama Saturday night, essentially calling him an Uncle Tom, accusing him of not acting "like a black man." Allen, a major TV producer who often programs for minority…
'Beautiful Mind' -- Inspiration for Movie Killed in Taxi Crash
The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who was the inspiration for Russell Crowe's character in "A Beautiful Mind" is dead, along with his wife, after a fatal taxi crash. John Forbes Nash, Jr. and his wife Alicia were in the back of a cab on the New…
Kris Jenner -- Hammered for NOT Using N-Word
Kris Jenner is actually being criticized for NOT using the n-word. Kris congratulated Kim and Kanye on their 1-year anniversary Saturday, reminiscing about the uber-fancy wedding in Florence following a blow-out party in Versailles. Kris…
Kim Richards Proud Mother at Daughter Brooke's Wedding
Kim Richards was front and center for her daughter's wedding Saturday in Cabo, but it's just a night out before returning to rehab. Kim's daughter Brooke married Thayer Wiederhorn, the heir to the Fatburger fortune ... yeah, we were surprised too…
Benzino & Althea Eaton -- Getting Marriage Counseling ... And it Pays TOP Dollar
Althea Eaton and Benzino's non-stop drama cost them their "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" gigs -- but it also helped them score $200k to appear on "Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars." Sources close to the show tell TMZ that the powder keg lovebirds…
WWE Superstars ... Wedding Crashers
Forget groomsmen .... A Syracuse couple got what they were after Saturday night when 3 huge wrestlers from the WWE barreled into their wedding reception. Roman Reigns, R-Truth and Jimmy Uso (none the groom) were at a bar in the hotel when they heard…
Gloria Govan -- Dear, Matt Barnes ... Quit Blowing Our Kids' Money!!
Matt Barnes' nasty habit of getting heavily fined by the NBA is pissing off his estranged wife Gloria Govan, who says he's blowing thousands upon thousands that's supposed to be going to their kids. The ex "Basketball…
Tom Brady -- New Family Dog ... I'll Be Cleaning Up Scooby's Doo (PHOTO)
Tom Brady isn't wallowing in his woes over Deflategate .... he's paper training his puppy. Tom and Giselle are the proud parents of Scooby, who will join their 2 kids and another dog, Lua. Giselle posted the pic on Instagram.
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone -- In the Market for Each Other ... Again (PHOTO)
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone did what people who aren't together rarely do ... grocery shop. Andrew and Emma were at Ralphs in Malibu Saturday lookin' all domestic. It's the first time they've been seen together since their heavily-rumored…
Chris Brown -- I'm Going Back To Vegas, But There are Strings Attached
Chris Brown will be allowed back in the Vegas hotel where he brawled during a basketball game ... but there are serious strings attached. Brown wants to spend part of the Memorial Day weekend at The Palms, but the hotel has reservations. You'll…
Stars Bustin' Out -- Happy Mammar-ial Day!
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NHL Legend Mike Bossy -- My Super Rare Puck Is On eBay ... And I Want It Back!!
NY Islanders Hall of Famer Mike Bossy is eyeing a legendary NHL puck on eBay, but refuses to pay a dime -- 'cause in his mind he's the rightful owner, and he's pissed someone's trying to sell it off. Here's the deal ... in 1981,…
'Bachelorette' Contestant -- Warns 'Rape Joke' Guy ... You Mess with Kaitlyn, You Mess with Canada!
Freshly booted 'Bachelorette’ contestant Shawn Evans wants Ryan McDill to man up and apologize for his drunken banter -- including the "rape" comment -- or he’s taking matters into his own hands. Evans…
Too Short -- I Wanted the Clippers to Win ... So I Could Watch Them Lose! (VIDEO)
Revenge is a dish best served by Steph Curry, at least according to rapper Too Short ... who is bummed the L.A. Clippers got bounced from the playoffs before his Golden State Warriors could get a shot at them. Too Short…
Kim Richards -- Mother of the Bride Is Ready to Take That Walk
Kim Richards is watching her daughter Brooke Brinson walk down the aisle in Cabo San Lucas -- putting her recent rehab stay and Bev Hills arrest behind her ... at least for a day. Kim and her sister Kyle Richards were seen gathering around Brooke…
Mark Wahlberg -- 'Tom Brady's the Jimmy Butler of Football'
Mark Wahlberg's going ALL IN to recruit NBA star Jimmy Butler to his beloved Boston Celtics -- comparing Tom Brady to HIM!!! Mark and the Chicago Bulls stud were hanging out in Beverly Hills together yesterday -- when…