Senator indicted on bribery, other charges
A defiant Sen. Robert Menendez asserted his innocence and pledged to fight federal corruption charges, which he said were politically motivated and "intended to silence me." FULL STORY
Robert Menendez's career
A look back at the New Jersey senator's work and life.
Menendez: 'I have always conducted myself appropriately'
New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez responds to the news that the Justice Department will bring criminal charges against him. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
Californians get mandatory water restrictions
"We're in a new era," Gov. Jerry Brown said. "The idea of your nice little green grass getting lots of water every day, that's going to be a thing of the past." FULL STORY
NCAA: We're not responsible for education
After years of making the case that the education of athletes is paramount, the NCAA now says it has no legal responsibility to make sure education is actually delivered.
Educators guilty of cheating
All but one of 12 defendants charged with racketeering and other crimes in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal were convicted Wednesday.
Governor won't sign religious freedom bill
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he does not plan to sign the version of the "religious freedom" bill that lawmakers sent him and calls on the state Legislature to make changes. FULL STORY
Germanwings crash witness: I'll never fly again
CNN's Karl Penhaul speaks to an Alpine shepherd who witnessed Germanwings Flight 9525 crash and says he'll never fly again.
7 missing in avalanche
Three people are dead and at least seven others remain unaccounted for after an avalanche Wednesday in the French Alps, an official in the Hautes-Alpes prosecutor's office said.
Tsarnaevs, police no strangers
Some of the women in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's family have had their own brushes with the law.
Yoga guru: I don't need to rape
In a CNN exclusive, Bikram yoga creator Bikram Choudhury reacts for the first time to allegations of rape or sexual assault by six of his former students.
Research changes date Anne Frank died
First wife of John Lennon dies
Cynthia Lennon, who married John Lennon when he was a struggling musician and was there when he rose to fame with the Beatles, died Wednesday, according to a post on the website of her son Julian.
Inside Mike Tyson's abandoned mansion
Opinion: Humans don't deserve executions
On May 28, 2014, some 7,000 people gathered in a stadium in China's northwestern Xinjiang region. But they had not come to watch the local football team or any other grand sporting event. Instead, the authorities paraded scores of prisoners dressed in orange jumpsuits. Armed soldiers guarded the exits. In the patently unfair, open air trial that followed, 55 people were found guilty of a range of offenses linked to violent attacks in the region and jailed. Three were sentenced to death.
Police: Getty grandson died of natural causes
Andrew Getty, one of the heirs to billions of oil money, appears to have died of natural causes, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said.
April Fools' Day: The best and worst pranks
NYPD cop in Uber video faces suspension
A New York police detective assigned to the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force with top-secret security clearance has been placed on modified assignment, and faces suspension, reassignment or loss of his clearance after an incident with an Uber driver Monday that was captured on video, officials said.
Iran plane buzzed Navy copter
An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that top Iranian commanders might not be in full control of local forces, CNN has learned.
Scientology documentary: Fact or fiction?
In HBO's documentary film "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," former Scientology members talk about the inner workings of the church. But the church calls "Going Clear" propaganda. CNN's Stephanie Elam takes a look.
Painting elephant's death draws criticism
Officials at the Oregon Zoo report they euthanized an 8,000-pound elephant who was known for his paintings. Some blame the zoo for his injuries and death. KOIN reports.
World's oldest person dies
Misao Okawa, the world's oldest person according to Guinness World Records, has died at the age of 117.
A real 'Fault in Our Stars' couple
Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell hospitalized
Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Southern California.
A fashion makeover for hospital gowns
Adam West, Burt Ward to reprise Batman roles
The skies over Gotham City might become bright once again in 2016, with Adam West and Burt Ward promising a return to their career-high roles of Batman and Robin as part of an upcoming animated project next year.
This 'punk rocker' frog can shape-shift
The mutable rainfrog, dubbed "The Punk Rocker," is the first discovered vertebrate with the ability to transform from smooth to spiny skin.
Best selfies of the week
People with Down syndrome sit for portraits
Icelandic photographer Sigga Ella wanted to show that people with Down syndrome are more than a chromosomal abnormality. They are diverse and they're unique, just like everyone else in the world.
Holding on to tradition
2015 Sony World Photography Awards
A glimpse of life on the reservation
Growing up in Germany, everything Felix von der Osten learned about Native Americans came from the books of 19th-century German writer Karl May.
Uplifting cards handed out to strangers in Detroit
Cards with messages like "Never give up" are being handed out to strangers in Detroit, but no one knows the group of girls doing it.
Living to 100 is easier here
Ikaria is known as the island where people forget to die. Bill Weir catches up with some of the extraordinary people living on the Greek island.
Hot shots: U.S. military's best photos
Selena: 20 years after her death
New 'Daily Show' host criticized for tweets
Trevor Noah is already facing heavy criticism from the Internet community less than 24 hours after being named Jon Stewart's replacement as host of "The Daily Show."
World's tallest hotel planned for tiny village
World's most visited palaces, castles
How it works: Shadowless skyscraper
A game-changing architectural concept was recently put forward by the London branch of NBBJ architects.
McCartney's ex targets ski speed record
Imagine traveling down a ski slope at 200km/h. Now imagine doing so on one leg.
Misstep almost sends Obama tumbling
President Obama managed to avoid embarrassment and a bruise or two when he recovered quickly after stumbling while deplaning from Air Force One.
Opinion: 'Daily Show' missed an opportunity
As a person-of-color, African-American, veteran minority journalist and longtime enthusiast of all things "Daily Show," I am of course as happy, proud and thrilled as the wife of a successful Apollo astronaut over the impending ascension of Trevor Noah, the biracial comedian from South Africa, to Jon Stewart's anchor chair on what's believed by many to be the most trusted half-hour of news and information in America.
What's 'true' about the cross that killed Jesus?
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A list of events happening in the ATL.
Jeremy Renner Strikes Settlement Deal with Estranged Wife
Jeremy Renner was finally able to put an end to the weirdest custody/support battle in recent memory ... his estranged wife has agreed to a settlement, which Jeremy was willing to do all along. The settlement includes both custody and child support…
Rich Homie Quan -- I Didn't Beat Anybody ... I Was Too Busy Getting Drunk
Rich Homie Quan says he couldn't have beat a Miami security guard senseless, and he has the perfect alibi -- he was getting wasted. RHQ gave us the ole Shaggy defense ("It wasn't me") at LAX Wednesday afternoon ... and while he's certain he…
Kenny Smith -- Honoring Dean Smith ... With UNC Dinner at Final Four
Kenny "The Jet" Smith says he's not exactly going to honor his former UNC coach's last wishes ... 'cause even though he got Dean Smith's $200 check, he refuses to spend the money. You know the back story, the legendary basketball coach…
Boxer Marvin Jones -- Dropping My Cell Phone in the Ring Cost Me the Fight!
It seems like a joke to everyone who saw it -- 'cause it was hysterical -- but boxer Marvin "Papi Gallo" Jones says dropping his cell phone from his trunks during a fight ... cost him the bout! Jones was fighting Friday night in Florida…
The Game -- SUSPENDED From B-Ball League ... For In-Game Sucker Punch
The Game got slapped with much more than a foul for socking a basketball opponent -- 'cause the hoops league just suspended the rapper until cops and the D.A. decide his fate. TMZ Sports broke the story -- the rap star walloped a player during…
Indiana Pizza Place -- Forced to Close Doors After Refusing to Cater Gay Weddings
Memories Pizza -- the first Indiana business to declare it would refuse LGBT business -- got blasted on the Internet and by phone, but the owner says there's been a huge misunderstanding ... sorta. Kevin O’Connor tells TMZ he's had to…
Lil Wayne -- Puts Bad Luck House on the Market
Miami Beach house listing: nine bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, 15,000 sq. ft., one swatting, one random prostitute, and one crazy guy who hangs around ominously outside. So maybe Lil Wayne's real estate agent didn't mention every one of those…
Damon Dash's Rap Ex -- Cops Called In Nasty Custody War
Rap mogul Damon Dash's ex-wife had the cops waiting for him at his house because her kid has been AWOL from school ... and she claims there's a more serious issue ... he's an abusive stoner with a history of domestic violence. According to…
Darren Sharper -- College Teammate Outraged ... Boot Him from Our Hall of Fame!
One of Darren Sharper's ex-college teammates is "appalled" that his alma mater William & Mary has NOT removed him from the school's hall of fame after Sharper's rape conviction ... and he's demanding action, asap. We spoke with former lineman…
Reggae Artist Mavado -- Screw Philippe Chow ... Follow Me to P.F. Chang's, Black People!
Reggae star Mavado is shoving Philippe Chow's apology right back in its face -- and calling for the entire black community to drop Chow and choose Chang ... as in P.F. Chang's. Mavado tells TMZ the famed NY restaurant's attempted apology was filled…
Mark Cuban -- Derek Jeter's Restaurant Move is Risky ... But He Can Pull It Off
Derek Jeter just got some major props from one of the most respected guys in the business world -- Mark Cuban ... who tells TMZ Sports Jeter's newest endeavor could be a real money maker. FYI -- Jeter is reportedly opening a brand new…
Andrew Getty -- Serious Medical Condition Made Worse By Ex-Girlfriend
Andrew Getty -- who died Tuesday -- claimed his ex-girlfriend stressed him out to the point where she endangered his life. Getty obtained a restraining order just 2 weeks ago, claiming he was diagnosed in 2013 with a serious medical condition that…
One Direction -- We're Still Talking to Zayn Malik ... But Planning for Foursome
Four is the magic number for One Direction, because the band has no plans to add a fifth member following the Earth-shattering departure of Zayn Malik. Sources close to Simon Cowell and the record label tell TMZ ... the band is moving forward with…
Cynthia Lennon Dead -- John's First Wife Dies from Cancer
John Lennon's first wife Cynthia Lennon ... died at home in Spain after a short battle with cancer. She was 75. Cynthia and John got married in 1962 .. while she was pregnant -- and she gave birth to Julian Lennon in 1963. He is her only child,…
Dolph Lundgren -- Drago Would Crush Manny & Floyd ... 'They're Too Short'
There would be no Hollywood movie ending if Ivan Drago were to fight Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao ... so says Dolph Lundgren who claims the "Rocky IV" villain would CRUSH both dudes. Dolph was out in Hollywood -- signing some pretty…
Andrew Getty -- Stomach Issues May Have Triggered Death
Andrew Getty -- the grandson of J. Paul Getty -- was having severe stomach problems and had an appointment to see a doctor, which unfortunately came a day too late. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Getty was taking meds for his…
Chrissy Teigen -- $87k for Mayweather Tix?! ... Too Rich for My Blood
Cross another couple of stars off the ringside list for the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight -- because Chrissy Teigen says there's no way in hell she and John Legend are paying $87k for tickets! We broke the story ... a high end NY ticket…
Manny Pacquiao -- CELEB TRAIN KEEPS ROLLIN' ... Works Out w/ Mickey Rourke
Another day, another huge star at Manny Pacquiao's L.A. training camp -- this time, Mickey Rourke swung by for a workout ... and TMZ Sports has the footage. Rourke -- sportin' a camouflage vest and some tight white bike shorts -- hit up Wild…
Tara Reid -- Scars DJ for LIFE! (TMZ TV)
Tara Reid met a guy on her plane ride from Miami and they really hit it off! They also hit the bottle be pretty hard ... and then headed straight to a tattoo parlor! What happened next ... was a very slurry situation.
Karrueche Tran -- I'm Not Dating Klay Thompson ... 'I Don't Even Know Who That Is'
Chris Brown's ex-GF Karrueche Tran is not rebounding with an NBA superstar -- telling TMZ Sports the rumors about her and Klay Thompson are complete B.S. There were rumblings that Tran hooked up with the Golden State Warriors shooting guard…