Bombs reportedly hit mourners of kids killed by earlier bomb
At least 16 people died when two barrel bombs struck as mourners attended a wake for children killed in a separate barrel bombing in Aleppo, a Syrian monitoring group said.
Big campaign rallies equal big win -- right?
It's the most deceptive sign in politics.
$3 million seized at border
Border Patrol agents in California hit a jackpot this week in terms of cash seizures: $3 million.
What is the alt-right movement?
Hillary Clinton is highlighting the Trump campaign's ties to a far right-wing movement called "alternative right." CNN's Brian Stelter reports.
Engine explodes during flight
A Southwest Airlines flight from New Orleans to Orlando was forced to make an emergency landing when one of the engines failed, the airline said.
Rhymefest's angry tweet draws Chicago police apology
Grammy- and Oscar-winning artist Rhymefest took to Twitter on Saturday to denounce what he described as "disgusting" treatment by the Chicago Police Department when he tried to report an armed robbery.
Trump links death of Dwyane Wade's cousin to black vote
Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that tragedies like the death of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin are one of the reasons African-Americans will vote for the Republican nominee.
Quake survivor: 'We've lost everything'
Residents and rescue workers in Amatrice, Italy react to the devastation of earthquakes that killed over 250 people and reduced much of the town to rubble.
Drug kingpin's nephew gunned down
Gunmen killed the nephew of a Sinaloa cartel leader in the latest attack against relatives of people linked to the drug organization.
2 missing after plane crashes into lake
Two people are missing after a small plane crashed in Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans, authorities said.
Holy Hell: Inside a Hollywood cult
The mysterious Buddhafield religious sect has attracted more than 100 followers since it began in the 1980s. That includes filmmaker Will Allen, who took these portraits of leader Michel before leaving the group amid allegations of abuse. Allen's film "Holy Hell" debuts on CNN on Sept. 1.
Doctor: I wrote Trump's bill of health in 5 minutes
The doctor who has produced the only public medical record about Donald Trump during his presidential campaign reportedly said he spent only five minutes writing it.
Scientist simulates black hole in lab
Haifa-based scientist Jeff Steinhauer has simulated a black hole in his laboratory, and it might be the breakthrough that helps celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking win the Nobel Prize. CNN's Ian lee reports.
The week in photos
Take a look at 33 photos of the week from August 19 through August 25.
'Making a Murderer:' Steven Avery's lawyer wants new DNA tests
A lawyer for Steven Avery, the subject of the controversial 10-part docuseries "Making a Murderer, " filed a motion Friday in a Wisconsin court, asking to get key evidence in the case so it can be tested with new methods.
'Dark twin' of the Milky Way galaxy discovered
Welcome to the dark side of the universe. In a direct contrast with the beautifully bright Milky Way galaxy, a "dark twin" called Dragonfly 44 has been discovered 300 million light-years away in the Coma constellation, according to a new study.
General's 'swinger lifestyle' revealed
Army Major General David Haight was removed from his key post after allegations of sexual impropriety. Experts say his alleged actions could have put US national security at risk. CNN's Elise Labott reports.
Mosquito repellent now a theme park necessity
It probably was only a matter of time, but mosquito repellent has joined hand sanitizer as a must-have health accessory at Florida theme parks.
Yellowstone worker falls to death
A worker at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is dead after falling off a cliff, park rangers said.
Britney Spears does 'Carpool Karaoke'
Britney Spears and James Corden sang "Toxic" during a "Carpool Karaoke" segment on CBS's "The Late Late Show."
Awkward setting for Kerry, and more of the week in politics
Take a look at the week in politics from August 21 through August 27.
Man arrested in nuns' deaths
A man has been arrested in the stabbing deaths of two nuns whose bodies were found this week in their home in rural Mississippi, authorities said.
Cafe terror attack planner killed, police say
Bangladeshi police killed one of the "suspected masterminds" of the July terror attack in Dhaka after an hourlong battle, authorities said.
Italy earthquake: Grieving nation begins burying dead
Italy began the painful task of burying its dead Saturday following a massive earthquake -- as aftershocks rattled the heart of the country and the death toll climbed to 290.
Turkey helps rebels take Syrian town
Turkey flexed its military muscle across the border in war-torn Syria this week by helping rebels retake the border town of Jarablus from ISIS, marking a decisive win for the Free Syrian Army.
AP report on Clinton botched -- other media says
The Associated Press is still standing by its story and has yet to correct its tweet, despite near unanimous agreement among other journalists that the tweet, at least, was false.
Mom: My daughter is a heroin addict
The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. CNN's Rachel Crane speaks to a drug addict about the outbreak.
Badges save officers struck by bullets
Officers take an oath to protect and serve, but sometimes they are the ones that need protecting.
Weapons tester rips F-35
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is drawing sharp criticism from the Pentagon's top weapons tester, who warns the aircraft is "on a path of failing to deliver" its full combat capability.
Miners kill minister rather than talk, Bolivia says
Bolivian miners kidnapped and fatally beat a government minister who was seeking talks with them following weeks of protests, authorities say.
Fallon, Streisand parody Trump
Barbra Streisand appeared on Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" to promote her new album. She did a duet with Alec Baldwin, who actually sings on the album, and sang with Fallon's "Donald Trump."
Busker for the homeless gets karmic thumbs-up
On a rainy August afternoon, Chris Leamy sat on a pavement and waited for passersby to drop a dollar or two. But the 29-year-old isn't homeless. With a guitar in hand, he sits by homeless people in New York City and tries to help them boost their gains by playing a few tunes.
400 pages show how far Ailes went to trash enemies
The memo is dated January 5, 2012. "To: Interested Parties." "Re: Gabriel Sherman." It has all the markings of "opposition research" about a political enemy — which is precisely how Ailes viewed Sherman.
War-weary nation asks: Is this really peace?
Many Colombians have known nothing but a time of conflict between the government and the guerrillas of FARC.
Uber is bleeding money
Uber may be the most valuable privately held company in the world, but that doesn't mean it's making money.
Tourist trapped in cabin for month
An emotional Czech tourist, who was trapped for a month in a hut after her partner died in a New Zealand national park, has thanked her "heroes" for rescuing her.
Gov. LePage leaves profanity-laced voicemail for lawmaker
Maine Gov. Paul LePage left an expletive-laced voicemail for a state lawmaker that goaded him to "prove that I'm a racist" after a series of controversial comments once again put the governor in the news.
Dolly Parton on 2016 candidates: 'They're both nuts'
Country music legend Dolly Parton might be undecided on whom to back in the presidential race, but there's one thing she's certain of.
Rescuing the furry victims of Louisiana's flooding
Peanut Butter and her five puppies huddled under a porch for days as floodwaters rose in Livingston, Louisiana.
Maternal deaths double in Texas
The good news is that maternal mortality rates are declining worldwide. The bad news? The situation for women in the United States is a glaring exception. And in Texas, where clinics serving women have shuttered and their health interests have been battled all the way up to the US Supreme Court, the rate of pregnancy-related deaths more than doubled over the course of two years.
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.
Clinton's slams Trump's divisive rhetoric
The speech that Hillary Clinton delivered on Thursday was the one that many Democrats had been waiting for.
Republicans outraged over reported delay of Clinton meeting schedules
Republicans expressed outrage Friday night after a report said the State Department will not be able to produce all of Hillary Clinton's daily schedules during her time leading the State Department until well after Election Day.
A president's best friend: His dogs
The presidents' furry friends have been the source of adoration, humor and drama during their time as first dogs in the White House, from President Barack Obama's Portuguese water dogs Bo and Sunny to Franklin D. Roosevelt's beloved Scottish terrier Fala.
Analysis: What the CIA told presidents
In the last few weeks the two presidential nominees have received their initial intelligence briefings. Although the experience must have been different for each -- it was Donald Trump's first, whereas Hillary Clinton is an experienced intelligence consumer -- they were both recipients of a product authorized by President Barack Obama, the intelligence community's most important customer and the official who more than anyone else controls how intelligence is shared inside and outside the US government.
What barrel bombs do to children
Aleppo's children continue to become victims of the bloody Syrian conflict.
Obama creates huge sanctuary in home state
President Barack Obama is expanding a national monument off the coast of his native Hawaii, establishing the largest protected marine sanctuary in the world, the White House announced Friday.
Paul Wolfowitz 'might have to vote' for Hillary Clinton
Former Bush administration official Paul Wolfowitz said he is considering voting for Hillary Clinton in an interview in which he lambasted Donald Trump as dangerous.
Girl, 5, killed in Philippine's new drug war, HRW says
A 5-year-old girl has become the youngest reported victim of the war on drugs in the Philippines, according to Human Rights Watch.
Man steals truck, hits plane
A man who breached a security gate at a Nebraska airport, stole a truck near the taxiways and rammed it into a parked Southwest Airlines plane was detained and taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation, police said Friday.
Could humans live on newly discovered exoplanet?
Astronomers are thrilled with the discovery of a new planet. Why does this matter? Prof. Michael Shara tells CNN's Jonathan Mann.
ISIS video shows boys executing prisoners
ISIS has released a video online showing five young boys killing five prisoners.
Trump CEO charged with domestic violence in 1996
Donald Trump's newly appointed campaign chairman, Steve Bannon, faced multiple charges, including one for misdemeanor domestic violence, stemming from an incident involving his ex-wife more than 20 years ago.
Kaine: Trump 'pushing' KKK values
Tim Kaine assumed the role of Hillary Clinton's attack dog Friday, saying Donald Trump embraces "Ku Klux Klan" values.
A blow to ACLU: WI voter ID law stands through election
A federal appeals court declined Friday to hear an appeal before a full panel of judges on the court to Wisconsin's voter ID provision before November.
Branson: 'I thought I was going to die'
Richard Branson says he's happy to be alive after a harrowing bike crash earlier this week.
See Iranian boats swarm US Navy destroyer
Iran makes more dangerous moves toward US ships. What's behind it? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
Amtrak's getting $2.45B, Biden announces
Vice President Joe Biden announced Friday a $2.45 billion loan to Amtrak from the Department of Transportation, the largest loan in the department's history.
Trump to CNN: 'Bad dudes' are out
In an exclusive interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump talked about his plan to build a wall and said he will remove all of "the bad dudes" when he takes office.
'My brother is gone': 11 children die by barrel bomb in Syria
Two deadly attacks hit Aleppo Thursday, activists said. The strikes came amid Russia's agreement to a 48-hour ceasefire.
A new first in sexually-transmitted Zika
A man who had no idea he had Zika has given the virus to his female partner during sex, the Centers for Disease Control announced today. It's the first documented case of a person with no symptoms sexually transmitting the virus to a partner who had not traveled to an area of active Zika circulation.
French court suspends burkini bans
French mayors do not have the right to ban burkinis, the French Council of State ruled Friday, suspending the bans already in place in a number of French cities and towns.
Thermal scan shows F-35 fighter jet in flight
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.
Italy quake: More than 2,000 living in camps
A series of aftershocks rattled rescuers and residents racing to find survivors following a massive earthquake that killed 250 people in Italy.
An Arctic voyage -- in a kayak built for two
Two men have set out in a kayak, eager to become the first travelers in centuries to reach Scotland from the Arctic Circle.
5 reasons to watch MTV's VMAs
The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards happen Sunday. But let's be honest, the VMAs are more about jaw dropping moments than music videos and Moon Man trophies.
Fed chief: Rate hike odds have strengthened
Janet Yellen signaled that a rate hike this year is still on the table.
Video captures dramatic shootout at gas station
Surveillance video captured two men exchanging gunfire at a gas station in Atlanta. One woman was injured in the shootout.
US couple founded African baseball team by accident
Every Saturday, a well-worn horse field in the Zambian capital of Lusaka transforms into a baseball diamond. Sure, the donated bases have seen better days, there's no catcher's gear to speak of and the southpaws have to make due with one left-handed glove, but it's something. It's actually something quite amazing.
John McCain admits soft spot for Britney Spears
Sen. John McCain has a reputation for being a tough political player but he let his guard down Thursday when he admitted having a soft spot for American pop princess Britney Spears.
Charlie Sheen -- Brooke and Denise Accept Radical Reduction in Child Support
Charlie Sheen is in such financial trouble ... his ex-wives have agreed to slice their child support payments in half, for fear if he goes to court the payments would be reduced to next to nothing ... TMZ has learned. Sources familiar with the…
Ryan Lochte -- I'm a Professional Thief Magnet
Rio's the least of Ryan Lochte's legal issues because he says he's also fallen victim to a bunch of crooks right here in the U.S.A. -- chronically, in fact, and it's cost him more than $100k. TMZ has learned Lochte told cops his car was broken…
Gay Bachelor -- Cast Member Reveals He's HIV Positive
One of the 13 suitors trying to hook up with TV's first gay bachelor is HIV positive, and even though producers were aware, they kept the cast in the dark ... TMZ has learned. We're told Robert Sepulveda Jr. -- the "Finding Prince Charming"…
WWE Star Enzo -- I Body Slammed Victor Cruz ... In HS Football Game (VIDEO)
What happens when a future NFL star meets a future WWE star on a high school football field? According to WWE star Enzo, an NFL player took a ring-style body slam ... and he claims he delivered one of those to none other than NY Giants WR Victor…
'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' -- Slay Some BBQ, Catch Some ZZZs (PHOTO GALLERY)
The gas station where Leatherface did his handiwork is about to reopen for biz, but this time it's gonna be a motel and BBQ joint ... yummy! The key location where "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" was filmed is now an establishment simply called The…
Fat Joe -- I'd Give $5 Mil for A Knicks Championship ... Really (VIDEO)
Sorry, Spike ... hip-hop star Fat Joe is officially the biggest freakin' Knicks fan in the world ... 'cause he says he'd give up FIVE MILLION DOLLARS if it meant his squad could take home the Larry O'Brien. We got Joe out in NYC and…
Pregnancy Guru's Child -- What To Expect When ... You're Getting Divorced
The woman who wrote THE quintessential guide to pregnancy apparently couldn't pass on the same wisdom for marriage -- 'cause her kid just filed for divorce. Emma Bing -- daughter of Heidi Murkoff, who authored "What To Expect When You're Expecting"…
Celebrity Scramble -- Guess Who!
It's time to put your star spotting skills to the test and see if you can figure out the smokin’ hot model hiding in this pear-shaped pic.
Justin Bieber & Sofia Richie -- Besos de Cumpleaños en Cabo (PHOTO GALLERY)
Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie are celebrating her 18th birthday with a lot of swapping spit, cuddling and even a little nudity. The two are down in Cabo ... and it's clear to see, there's an awful lot of chemistry between the new couple.…
Colin Kaepernick -- Sits During Anthem ... I'm Not Gonna Show Pride To A Country That 'Oppresses Black People'
Colin Kaepernick is defending his action to stay seated during the national anthem Friday night, saying he's got no desire to support a country that oppresses minorities. Kaepernick has taken a TON of heat since the pregame ceremony against…
Robo-Kanye Lords Over Kardashian Brood ... And A Bunch of Dummies (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Worry not ... the Kardashians are still alive and well, and so is Taylor Swift, Donald Trump and Chris Brown. They're all silicone and part of Kanye's big L.A. art exhibit. Problem was ... Kanye was in NYC. The art exhibit features the life size…
Ariana Grande -- My New Dude's A Total Looker
Ariana Grande and Mac Miller are already starting to keep a safe distance from one another. The new couple were out in NYC Friday night -- and one thing's for sure -- if Mac was trying to be incognito, it didn't work. We're guessing the two…
Lance Bass -- New 'NSYNC Album? ... Fat Chance ... JT's Just Too Big
Lance Bass delivered another crushing blow to anyone hoping to hear new music from 'NYSNC any time soon ... and it's all because Justin Timberlake is just way too famous. Bass, one of the 5 original members of the boy band is set to appear on this…
Jeezy -- Man Shot & Killed At Nightclub Event (VIDEO)
A man was shot to death at nightclub where Jeezy was hosting ... and the suspects are still at large. Reports say Virginia Beach police responded to a call around 1:30 AM to Club Embassy for a shooting ... once they arrived, they discovered a…
Diddy & Cassie -- A Little BDay Cake Makes It All Better (VIDEO)
If there was any doubt Diddy and Cassie were actually back on good terms -- let it be put to rest -- because the two spent her bday together. In a video from Cassie's 30th Friday night, you can see an overly-excited Diddy shouting happy birthday to…
Paris Hilton -- I Feel Bad Kim and I Burned Tara Reid
Paris Hilton has regrets over humiliating Tara Reid in one of the most epic videos in the history of TMZ. It's the 10-year anniversary of Paris and an unknown -- Kim Kardashian -- sauntering into Hyde nightclub in WeHo, as Paris' former BFF and…
Attention TMZ Users ... Hot Body Photo Gallery ... Featuring YOU!!!
Calling all hotties!!! Gotta body that don’t quit?!? Wanna show the world??? Send us your best beach bod pics or sexy selfies and let the people decide! 18 or over and no nudes! Be sure to check back Labor Day Weekend to see all the hot…
Dwyane Wade -- Cousin Shot & Killed Pushing Baby Stroller
Dwyane Wade's cousin, a 32-year-old mother of 4, was killed in Chicago Friday in what the NBA star is calling an "act of senseless gun violence." Nykea Aldridge was pushing a baby stroller in Chicago's Parkway Gardens neighborhood when two men…
Reggaeton Star J Balvin -- Survives Plane Crash
Reggaeton star J Balvin is lucky to be alive after a small plane he was traveling in went down just after takeoff. The plane was leaving the Bahamas Friday when the wreck happened. A rep for the singer says he was not injured and at this time…
V Live Strip Club -- Strippers Go Cray at Chi-Town Casting Call (VIDEO)
Get those dollar bills ready, Chi-Town ... it's about to go down next week when V Live Chicago opens its doors, and TMZ has video of the wannabe strippers looking to twerk the poles. We're told over 1,300 people poured into the Hard Rock Hotel for…