Trump calls on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's emails
Clinton's campaign said Trump's comments amounted to encouraging "a foreign power to conduct espionage."
Donald Trump directly addresses Russia
During a press conference, Republican Nominee Donald Trump discussed the email hack of the DNC, and addressed Russia directly.
'Little doubt' Russia hacked DNC
There is "little doubt" Russia is behind the hack of Democratic National Committee emails, a US official told CNN on Wednesday.
Albright: Trump presidency would be gift to Putin
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says a Donald Trump presidency would be "a gift to Vladmir Putin," claiming that Trump's rhetoric aligns with Putin's attempts to "disrupt Europe."
Charges dropped against officers in Freddie Gray case
Prosecutors are dropping charges against the remaining Baltimore officers who were facing trial in connection with Freddie Gray's death.
Freddie Gray prosecutor: I'm not anti-police
Shortly after being elected last year, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said prosecutors in her troubled city had the "toughest job in America."
Reagan shooter set to be released
A federal judge on Wednesday granted John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, "full-time covalescent leave" from St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
Pope on priest murder: World's at war, but...
Pope Francis said Wednesday that "the world is at war" as he addressed the slaying of a Catholic priest by radical Islamists in France, but he stressed it was not a war of religion.
Opinion: Is the world's 'Long Peace' over?
The scent of chaos hangs heavy in the air. Donald Trump evokes it in Cleveland. Islamic State sows it in Nice, Brussels, Paris, Orlando. Britain is immersed in it after Brexit, while the EU struggles to prevent its onset amid mounting crises of migration and political legitimacy. Ukraine and Syria are being torn apart by it, and Turkey looks fragile after a failed coup.
Sanders gets emotional
Sen. Bernie Sanders got emotional when his brother, Larry, cast the Democrats Abroad delegation's votes in favor of Bernie Sanders during the Democratic National Convention roll call.
Mad scramble to clear Russians for Games
In a last-minute effort to declare which Russians are eligible to attend the Olympics in Rio, the governing bodies of two dozen sports have been scrambling to clear eligible competitors with the start of the Games just days away.
Mom beats daughter live on Facebook
"You wanna try me, right?"
HIV-positive man paid to have sex with kids is arrested
A Malawian man who bragged about having sex with underage girls to mark their passage into adulthood has been arrested, authorities say.
Howard Dean re-enacts scream
Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean reenacts a moment from his famous 2004 campaign speech.
A 'boring' man introduces himself as VP pick
Tim Kaine, the self-described "boring" Virginia senator, will give the speech of his life Wednesday as he introduces himself to the country as Hillary Clinton's running mate at the Democratic National Convention.
What to expect from Obama's DNC speech tonight
President Barack Obama's three Democratic convention speeches have, in succession, launched his national career, thrust him into the Oval Office and secured him a second term. On Wednesday, he'll work during his fourth marquee convention address to ensure those earlier efforts weren't for naught.
Bill Clinton's love letter to his wife
Hillary Clinton is calling on her biggest advocate Tuesday night.
Opinion: Will his best effort help her?
Traditionally, the spouses of major-party nominees get a speaking slot at the national convention to humanize the candidate. Former presidents speak to remind the faithful of their history. Bill Clinton falls into both categories, but he had a far more difficult task in closing out the second night of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday night; he needed to find a way to knit the party back together again.
Bill O'Reilly: White House slaves were well fed
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly responded to first lady Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention, where she described what it's like to wake up every morning in a house built by slaves.
The last gasp of Bernie Sanders 2016
Tuesday was going to be a historic day and California Democrats weren't taking any chances.They didn't want Hillary Clinton's moment spoiled. So the early delegates -- Clinton supporters -- surrounded the microphone to crowd out the boisterous supporters of Bernie Sanders.
Trump backs $10 min. wage
Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would support raising the federal minimum wage to $10 an hour, a departure from his previous assertion that wages are "too high."
Ferrera: According to Trump, I'm probably a rapist
At the Democratic National Convention, actresses Lena Dunham and America Ferrera opened by talking about Donald Trump and declaring their support for Hillary Clinton.
Clinton makes history as nominee
Hillary Clinton will shatter another glass ceiling on Tuesday when she becomes the first female presidential nominee of a major party in the nation's 240-year history.
Photos: Female firsts in politics
From suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the first woman to run for Congress, to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, take a look back at some female firsts in politics.
What Democrats got right and wrong at the DNC
The Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia on Tuesday for the second night of its convention, and CNN's Reality Check Team put the speakers' statements and assertions to the test.
Ice Bucket Challenge leads to breakthrough
Throwback to 2014, the year of the Ellen DeGeneres Oscar selfie, Pharrell's giant hat, and the Ice Bucket Challenge. These fads "broke the internet" (a phrase also coined in 2014) dominating social media feeds across the globe.
Apple's best day in 2 years
Apple stock spiked over 7% on Wednesday, on track for its best day since April 2014. If it surges 9% or more by the end of day, it'd be the biggest advance since at least 2008.
Bet you haven't seen these Han Solo audition tapes
Bill Hader, Melissa McCarthy and even rapper 50 Cent mock an audition as a young Han Solo for the movie "Star Wars." Watch more Conan here.
More Colorado kids in hospital for pot since legalization
As freedom to buy and use pot in Colorado has expanded, so has the number of children who've needed medical treatment for accidental exposure to marijuana, a study reports.
Black Lives Matter cases: After the protests
The protests happen with such frequency, the images seem like deja vu: Demonstrators flooding city streets, demanding an end to excessive police force and chanting "black lives matter."
Children stung by terror: Stop the hate
They are teenagers and young adults. Yet in their short lives they each have been touched by terror.
YouTube star's videos prompt kidnap fears
Relax, Marina Joyce fans. She's OK.
Japan knife attack suspect wrote of wanting to kill
The suspect in a stabbing spree in a facility west of Tokyo that left 19 people dead wrote of his "ability to kill" disabled people.
Inside the Israeli company racing to the moon
CNN's Oren Liebermann takes a look inside Space IL, the Israeli company that wants to put a rover on the moon as part of Google's Lunar XPRIZE competition.
Olympian: Doping scandal 'will taint everything we see' in Rio
More than half the planet tuned in to watch the last Olympics in London in 2012, with as many as 3.6 billion people apparently turning on their TV sets.
Oprah reteams with DuVernay for 'A Wrinkle In Time'
Oprah Winfrey is reportedly going to team up with her "Selma" director again.
Beyoncé, Adele lead MTV video awards nominations
Okay, VMAs, let's get in formation.
Kristen Stewart: 'I'm really in love with my girlfriend'
Notoriously private Kristen Stewart is opening up about her love life.
Man wins island resort in $49 raffle
An Australian man has won the raffle of a lifetime, taking home an entire Pacific island resort for the price of a $49 ticket.
Dance group: Trump broke contract
In January, the USA Freedom Kids rocketed to viral fame after performing at a Donald Trump rally in Pensacola, Florida. But undisclosed after the red, white and blue performance of "Freedom's call" was a brewing resentment from the group's manager toward the Trump campaign.
Elizabeth Banks mocks Trump's convention entrance
At the Democratic National Convention, actress Elizabeth Banks mocks Donald Trump's dramatic entrance from the Republican National Convention.
Obama on Trump win: 'Anything's possible'
Barack Obama has long insisted that Donald Trump will be defeated in November. But these days, the President won't rule anything out.
Opinion: Breaking the ultimate glass ceiling
Hillary Clinton has become the first woman nominated by a major party for president of the United States. CNN asked a group of illustrious women to weigh in on the meaning of this moment. The opinions expressed in these commentaries are theirs.
Opinion: Why Clinton foreign policy won't be Obama 2.0
The Democratic National Convention is in full swing, and anyone (like me) who thought it would be dull turned out to be in for a surprise.
Opinion: Will mothers' voices echo with voters?
American political conventions are, at their heart, stages for telling stories. We've heard many of these over the last several days, by Republicans and Democrats. From the former group, we've listened to stories of a nation that's broken and in crisis, its citizens threatened by foreigners and each other. "I alone can fix it," says Donald Trump, this nation's savior.
Assange: 'More material' on U.S. elections coming
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday his whistleblowing website might release "a lot more material" relevant to the US electoral campaign.
Trouble sleeping? This may be why
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen talks about several things that could be disrupting your sleep cycle -- and how to get a better night's sleep.
Crazy, cool experimental planes
Would you like to ride a "motorcycle in the sky"? That's how one pilot describes an experimental plane he built himself.
Inside Tesla's huge Gigafactory
Out in the desert, just off Electric Avenue east of Sparks, Nevada, over 1,000 workers are building what will be the largest building in the world in terms of its footprint over the ground.
Deadly standoff at French church
According to French media, a hostage has been killed in a standoff in a church in the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in France's Normandy region. CNN's Jim Bittermann has more.
Dr. Dre briefly detained by police
Dr. Dre was briefly detained and issued a citation outside his home Monday morning after police received a call from a motorist who alleged he had been threatened with a gun, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirms to CNN.
This Duggar daughter is getting married
The Duggar family just keeps growing.
TV psychic 'Miss Cleo' dies
Youree Dell Harris, better known as "Miss Cleo" the pitchwoman for the Psychic Readers Network, died Tuesday of cancer, according to an attorney for her family.
Rockets, rescue, ribbons: U.S. military in July
More than 1.3 million people serve in the five branches of the U.S. armed forces. Add in civilian employees from the U.S. Department of Defense, and you get the world's largest employer: 3.2 million employees, according to the World Economic Forum.
Testing of new Alzheimer's drug disappoints, but...
The latest round of testing for a new Alzheimer's drug didn't produce the results researchers hoped for, but a small number of patients did see some benefit from the medication.
Cockroach milk: Protein drink you didn't know you're missing
A little cockroach milk with those cookies? Chock full of protein, the insect milk may someday be transformed into a food supplement worthy of human consumption, new research indicates.
Cops buy truck to protect and serve .... ice cream
Now this is a sweet bit of community policing.
Americans wary of gene-editing, brain chips
Designer babies, brain-boosting chips and "superhuman" synthetic blood may sound like science fiction, but due to advances in biomedical technologies, they could soon be a reality.
This is where the tallest people live
On average, we're taller than our predecessors thanks to better nutrition and health, according to new research released Tuesday .
New 'Notebook Air' looks an awful lot like a MacBook
Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi has unveiled its first-ever laptop -- a sleek machine with solid performance specs and an attractive price.
Obama: 'Possible' Putin trying to sway vote
President Barack Obama on Tuesday wouldn't rule out the possibility that Russian President Vladimir Putin could be attempting to tip the US presidential election toward Donald Trump.
Aaron Rodgers wishes 'Bachelorette' suitor brother well
Aaron Rodgers is happy to talk football, but "The Bachelorette" not so much.
College safety officer accused of murder, carjacking
An Oregon community college security guard has been charged with murder after allegedly running over a woman on campus and disposing of her body, according to authorities and court documents.
Rights group: Turkey detainees tortured, raped
As a human rights group tells it, this is what witnesses say is happening to some of the thousands arrested after this month's failed coup in Turkey: captured military officers being raped by police; hundreds of detained soldiers beaten; some withheld food, water and access to lawyers for days.
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Syria
A suicide bombing killed 48 people, including women and children, Wednesday in northern Syria, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Opinion: DNC puts disability issues front and center
Every election cycle, as candidates traverse the country with messages carefully tailored for every possible cross-section of the population, there's at least one voting bloc that's consistently ignored: people with disabilities. It's a puzzling oversight, given that by some measures, more than one in five Americans has a disability, a number that will only continue to grow as the baby boomers age.
Look at me! 15 must-see selfies from July
Take a look at some selfies taken by celebrities during the month of July.
Cape Verde's lost slave history uncovered
Founded by Portuguese colonialists, the island nation of Cape Verde draws its influences from both Africa and Europe. Small, diverse and laid back, the archipelago nonetheless has a dark past.
Opinion: Could Pokemon Go save a city's economy?
Twenty miles away from the demilitarized zone with North Korea lies the seaside town of Sokcho, South Korea. It's a kind of boom town, with a fresh influx of both tourism and industry.
HBO cancels 'Project Greenlight'
L.A. Clippers -- Blake Griffin Punch Victim ... 'No Longer Works For Team'
The L.A. Clippers equipment staffer who was punched in the face by Blake Griffin during a fight in Toronto earlier this year is off the team -- and will NOT be back for the '16/'17 season ... TMZ Sports has learned. We spoke with a rep for the…
L.A. Reid -- Bel-Air's Newest Fresh Prince (PHOTO GALLERY)
L.A. Reid is putting Will Smith's 'Fresh Prince' Bel-Air mansion to shame after he snapped up a multi-million dollar crib fit for a king in the same neighborhood. The music executive -- and one-time host of "The X Factor" -- just bought a…
Calvin Harris -- No Kanye Collab ... I Don't Need the Taylor Swift Backlash
Calvin Harris doesn't have any plans to collab with Kanye West because he knows that would play like a serious diss to Taylor Swift, which he's not trying to do ... TMZ has learned. We spoke to sources on both sides who tell us Calvin and Kanye…
Black Keys Drummer -- Our Best Pre-Game Pump Up Song Is ... (VIDEO)
Pre-game songs can be HUGE for a pro athlete. So, when we saw The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney (a HUGE Cavs fan) ... we asked if his band had one jam that would be perfect to pump up LeBron James. Check out the clip ... then add the song…
Kylie Jenner -- My Ass Tattoo Is Crazy
Kylie Jenner's new booty ink is insane -- at least if you're taking it literally. Kylie now has the words "before sanity" inked in red across her buttcheek ... TMZ has learned. Our sources tell us Kylie got the urge to add some new meaning to an old…
Tyrese -- I Didn't Mean to Diss Jay Z (PHOTO + VIDEO)
Tyrese wants to make it abundantly clear -- he was NOT calling out Jay Z, DJ Khaled and Future as hip-hop stars not doing enough for their community ... despite a post that seems that way. The singer tells TMZ…
Harlem Globetrotters -- Another Insane Shot ... From 110-Foot Swing! (VIDEO)
Hoisted 100 feet in the air ... hitting speeds of 60 mph ... and SINKING THE SHOT?!?? That's exactly what Harlem Globetrotters star Bull Bullard did at the Wildwoods boardwalk in Jersey this week (they're in town to play a few games) ... and, of…
Rajon Rondo -- Praises Teammate Dwyane Wade ... We're Gonna Help Black Kids! (VIDEO)
Rajon Rondo is pumped to have Dwayne Wade in Chicago -- not just on the court -- telling TMZ Sports he's super excited about teaming up with DW to mentor young black men in the community. Don't get it twisted, Rondo says he's fired up about…
Jennifer Garner -- Who, Me Pregnant? (VIDEO + PHOTO)
Jennifer Garner faced the rumors about being pregnant head-on ... and she had the sweetest response. We're just not sure what she meant by it. 44-year-old Jennifer was leaving Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica when photogs asked her to…
Andy Cohen -- 'God Bless the NBA' ... For Moving All-Star Game Outta Charlotte (VIDEO)
Bravo honcho Andy Cohen is giving an extra "mazel" to the NBA Commish Adam Silver -- praising the guy for "having the balls" to move the All-Star game out of Charlotte over a local anti-LGBT law.
Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas -- We Haven't Forgotten Our Disney Roots!!! (VIDEO)
Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas went back in time performing "This Is Me" Tuesday night at the Washington D.C. concert stop on the Future Now tour. The song is from the Disney Channel OG movie "Camp Rock," which launched both Demi and Joe's careers about…
Lady Gaga -- In The Mood ... For A Surprise Show (VIDEO)
Lady Gaga crashed the stage at a ritzy jazz club for a surprise worth WAY more than the price of an Old Fashioned. Gaga flew under the radar in the audience at Rose Bar's jazz night Tuesday in NYC ... that is, until she grabbed the mic. We're told…
Jerry Heller -- Even I'm with Dre ... '**** tha Police' for Malibu Search (VIDEO)
Jerry Heller -- former N.W.A. manager and longtime foe of Dr. Dre -- is calling BS over the rap mogul's run-in with police in Malibu. We got Jerry in Bev Hills and the way he sees it ... the controversy over Dre getting handcuffed really is black…
Bernie Ecclestone's Daughters -- Bodyguarded In Bev Hills ... After Mother-In-Law Abducted (VIDEO)
Bernie Ecclestone's family isn't taking any chances after the Formula One boss' mother-in-law was abducted in Brazil -- his daughters are now rollin' with a full security detail, TMZ Sports has learned. Tamara and Petra Ecclestone took their…
Kobe Bryant -- Retired Life In The Fast Lane ... Shreds The Track In Sick Ferrari (VIDEO)
Retired life is going by fast for Kobe Bryant ... really fast ... like almost at a breakneck speed ... check out the Mamba TEARING IT UP whipping a sick Ferrari on a closed course. Kobe was in Maranello, Italy for his Mamba Mentality European Tour…
Cristiano Ronaldo -- Rich Shames Conor McGregor ... You Don't Have a Jet? (VIDEO)
Ever wonder what rich guys talk about in private? Money. Jets. Jennifer Lopez. At least, that's how it went down between Conor McGregor and Cristiano Ronaldo ... with the soccer superstar scoffing at Conor when he joked about overtaking him…
Kim Kardashian & Blac Chyna -- We're 2 Peas & a Baby Bump Again (VIDEO + PHOTO)
Kim Kardashian and Blac Chyna look to be back to BFF status as they came together for business and family pleasure in San Diego. BC joined Kim, Kris, Khloe and Kourtney Tuesday night for the opening of a new DASH…
Ezekiel Elliott -- Accuser Takes Case to City Attorney ... Investigation Underway
Ezekiel Elliott's not out of the woods yet ... because his accuser in the domestic violence case has gone to the city prosecutor -- which has launched a full investigation into her allegations. We broke the story ... Elliott's ex-girlfriend…
Nate Diaz -- Bieber Called For Truce in Nightclub ... 'I Don't Want No Problems!' (VIDEO)
Nate Diaz just gave the blow-by-blow on how Justin Bieber put an END to their famous celebrity beef back in March -- and the whole thing is pretty hilarious. Of course, the two had gone back and forth on social media after the McGregor fight…
Keshia Knight Pulliam -- Bring On Paternity Test ... I've Got Nothing to Hide
Keshia Knight Pulliam is positive Ed Hartwell is the father of her unborn child, and she's down to prove it to him. Keshia was completely blindsided by the ex-NFL player's divorce petition earlier this week ... according to a source close to…