Top cop declines to defend department
The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is avoiding CNN's questions about his department and his future there in the wake of a scathing federal report that uncovered rampant racism. FULL STORY
Obama: Ferguson abuse 'not an isolated incident'
President Obama said Friday that although he doesn't think the abuses of power in Ferguson are "typical" of America, there are individuals and possibly whole departments in American law enforcement that may struggle to prevent prejudice in their ranks.
What the feds say about 'Hands up, don't shoot'
"Hands up, don't shoot" is now about more than the shooting that killed Michael Brown, but it's also not an accurate representation of the incident that sparked nationwide protests, federal investigators concluded in a report released Wednesday.
Father testifies he left dying son to save daughter
Bill Richard knew his son wasn't going to make it after a bomb at the Boston Marathon finish line tore him apart. But the father of three told his wife he couldn't stay by 8-year-old Martin's side. FULL STORY
Mob fatally beats rape suspect
In an unusual public raid in India, thousands stormed a jail and dragged out a rape suspect before beating him to death on the streets, authorities said Friday.
U.S. air superiority threatened?
As U.S. Air Force fighter jets and bombers carry out airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Air Force officials are waging a campaign of their own on Capitol Hill.
Harrison Ford crashes plane
It appears Harrison Ford is battered, laid up in a hospital, but not in mortal danger.
Gigantic crater opens here ...
Massive craters are appearing in one of the most remote places on earth. CNN's Lynda Kinkade reports on this deepening mystery.
ISIS throws gay men off roofs
Syrians have been thrown from high buildings and beheaded by ISIS because of their perceived sexual orientation. Arwa Damon documents some of the cases. FULL STORY
Iraq: ISIS razed site of ancient city
The destruction of Nimrud comes a week after a video showed ISIS militants using sledgehammers to obliterate centuries-old artifacts in the Mosul Museum.
Police: Driver slams into 5
At least four people were injured Friday when they were run over by a car near border police headquarters in Jerusalem, Israeli police said.
So much for smooth Clinton run
Hillary Clinton's biggest challenge to a smooth launch of her 2016 campaign is a familiar one: Herself.
MH370: 21st-century tech might have solved it
A year later, it still sounds impossible: A sophisticated $270 million airliner carrying 239 people disappears, leaving very few clues about where it went.
9 other planes that vanished from skies
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 joins a long list of planes that have seemingly vanished in-flight. Here are some of the most notorious plane disappearances in history.
'Top Gun' carrier makes final journey
The aircraft carrier USS Ranger, which saw action in the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm and had appearances in the movies "Top Gun" and "Star Trek IV," is on its final journey, a five-month cruise at the end of a tow cable from Bremerton, Washington, to a scrapyard Texas.
Alaska GOPer's homelessness solution: Wolves
Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young offered an innovative proposal for addressing the problem of homelessness in America on Thursday: Release the wolves.
1 billion risk hearing loss from loud music
By listening to music at 'normal' level, or hanging out in loud bars, nightclubs, and music and sporting events, you can permanently affect your hearing.
Lost city found in jungle
Archaeologists searching for a lost city in the jungles of Honduras have discovered the urban remains of what they believe is a vanished ancient civilization, National Geographic reports.
Lion opens car door, terrifies family
A family in South Africa was stunned when a lion in a safari park opened their car door with his teeth.
Is your penis size 'normal'?
It's the personal health question most men want answered more than just about any other: how do I measure up?
Opinion: 'Why we need moody bitches'
Modern women are suffering from an energy crisis. Competing in the workplace, caring for aging parents and trying teenagers, and busier than ever, we use anything we can to duct-tape our lives and ourselves together: comfort foods, alcohol, energy drinks, and an expanding array of antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds, painkillers and amphetamines. All in an effort to maintain our unnatural pace.
Laser weapon melts truck engine from mile away
Lockheed Martin successfully tested its new laser prototype by burning a hole in a truck engine from more than a mile away.
Divers bring up 400 items from Civil War ship
'Seinfeld' actor dies
Daniel von Bargen, the talented character actor perhaps best known for playing George Costanza's imbecilic boss Mr. Kruger during the last season of Seinfeld, has died. He was 64.
Opinion: Bridge deserves a better name
There were three Selma to Montgomery marches in March 1965, and Rosa Parks had missed the first one. Parks, whose act of civil disobedience sparked the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955, moved to Detroit two years later for safety reasons. Death threats, in Alabama, were too much for her to endure.
'That blow smashed his skull'
C.T. Vivian, Joanne Bland and Clark Olsen recount their experiences during the Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama. Read more at CNN.com/selma.
The week in 34 photos
Look at me! 33 selfies of the week
Swarms you've never seen before
'Unparalleled': Charles Moore's photos of the civil rights movement
Conan gives fake CNN report
Conan gave a fake CNN report from a rooftop in Havana. See more from Team Coco.
'Walking Dead' star licks his fans
"Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus tells Conan why his last name has become Urban Dictionary slang. Watch more at TeamCoco.com.
Opinion: Two jobs and still living in a shelter
The cost of living is so high in Silicon Valley, California, that parents can work full time -- and still not be able to house their families.
Circus to stop using elephants
Oldest known human jawbone found
Dog found shot, bleeding, tied to railroad tracks
Cabela's not a cat, but the young pit bull mix apparently had a few lives to spare.
Dramatic bus crash captured on camera
A bus driver in Michigan says he fell asleep at the wheel, and woke as he crashed into a line of cars.
Opinion: Dems have to defend Hillary Clinton
They were not-so-affectionately dubbed the "bed-wetters" by then-Obama senior adviser David Plouffe. The definition: Democrats who run to the hills every time there's a bump in the road. The Chicken Littles. The woe-is-us crowd.
NYC public schools to have Muslim holidays off
New York City public schools will now observe two Muslim holidays, officials announced Wednesday, making the district -- the nation's biggest -- one of the few to put Islamic holy days on its calendar.
Petco worker fired after vid of rough grooming
A Petco employee has been fired after a viral video appears to show the worker "roughing up" one of the dogs on the grooming table. WSB reports.
Navy's newest crew: 'The Three Presidents'
The U.S. Navy doesn't just do stuff "for fun," says the command master chief of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, but what 30% of the ship's crew will be up to over the next year or so can at least be termed pretty cool. And it will certainly be unprecedented.
Ferguson police report: Most shocking parts
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said the city "must do better" to address racism after a stunning Department of Justice report revealed a range of abuses committed against African American residents by the city's police force.
Opinion: Dress isn't only allusion in Clinton portrait
Artists who take risks always risk a backlash.
Richard Sherman -- Plays Second Fiddle ... To Insane Street Violinist
Harrison Ford Crash VIDEO -- Eyewitnesses Cry, 'I Hope He's Gonna Make It!'
Three guys who were near the Santa Monica Airport freaked out as they watched Harrison Ford's plane go down seconds before it crashed. It appears at least 2 of the men were movers, who were blocks from the airport when they looked up and saw…
Boxer Keith Thurman -- FLUTE TO KILL
What does boxing superstar Keith Thurman have in common with Ron Burgundy? They both LOVE the flute! With the 26-year-old preparing for his big NBC "Fight Night" bout against Robert Guerrero, Keith told "Premier Boxing Champions" he's getting…
Harrison Ford -- VIDEO Of Takeoff ... 40 Seconds Before Crash
TMZ has obtained video of Harrison Ford's WW2 vintage plane, rumbling down the Santa Monica Airport runway ... just seconds before Ford realized something was seriously wrong with the aircraft. A pilot who was taxiing to the runway spotted Ford's…
Chris Brown Wanted a Baby for Years ... With Karrueche Tran!
Chris Brown's been jonesin' to be a daddy for a long time, and tried to get Karrueche Tran to be the baby mama -- but before there was a bun in the oven, she wanted a ring on her hand. Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... Chris and Karrueche had…
Steve Francis -- Chain Recovery Engineered By Rap God
Steve Francis doesn't just have the Sauce Twinz to thank for the return of his chain -- it was ultimately engineered by J. Prince ... one of the most powerful men in hip hop, TMZ Sports has learned. We broke the story ... the NBA legend was…
Madonna -- Sky's The Limit ... In Epic Tel Aviv Penthouse
Kabbalah has led Madonna to the Holy Land ... the Material Girl is designing a massive two-story mega-retreat perched atop a soaring Tel Aviv skyscraper. Sources close to the deal say Madge's nearly 2-year wait is over and she is finalizing the…
Harrison Ford -- Plane Crashes ... Actor Seriously Injured (VIDEO UPDATE: Paramedics Treat Harrison)
Corey Feldman -- This One Goes Out to Corey Haim (AUDIO)
It took him 5 years, but Corey Feldman is finally ready to honor his BFF Corey Haim in song -- recording a tribute to him to mark the upcoming anniversary of his death. The song is called "Remember 222" and will be released March…
Little Joshua in 'Life Is Beautiful': 'Memba Him?!
Giorgio Cantarini is best known for playing the oblivious little boy Joshua -- opposite Roberto Benigni as his father Guido -- in the 1997 drama "Life Is Beautiful." Guess what he looks like now!
NFL's Eric Decker -- 'I'm Workin' On My Skills' ... For Wife's Music Video
You haven't seen the last of Eric Decker playing fake guitar in his wife's music videos ... at least according to Jessie James who tells us she's all about giving her hubby EVEN MORE screen time. Just one problem ... the NY Jets receiver…
Jacksonville Jaguars Marqise Lee -- Bum Knee Cost Me Millions and My Insurance Co. Won't Pay Up
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee's insurance company is adding financial insult to injury -- refusing to pay up after a blown knee made him drop in the NFL draft ... so now he's suing. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ…
'Street Outlaws' Driver -- Murder Charges in Street Racing Accident
Izzy Valenzuela -- who appeared on the Discovery channel show "Street Outlaws" -- was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of murder for his role in a street racing accident. According to the L.A. County D.A.'s Office, Valenzuela was…
'Storage Wars' Star to A&E ... Pay Up or I'm OUT!!
The A&E hit show "Storage Wars" could lose one of its biggest stars ... because of guys who are younger, cheaper and hungrier. Sources connected to "Storage Wars" veteran Darrell Sheets tell us the network is going to cut his pay in half, from…
Mo'Nique -- Blackballed or Not ... I'm Not Afraid of Lee Daniels (TMZ Live)
Mo'Nique just did something remarkable ... fearlessly speaking out about her feud with Lee Daniels -- one of the most powerful directors in Hollywood -- for claiming she's been blackballed. The 2010 Oscar winner for Best Supporting…
Lil Wayne -- Lurker Told Cops Wayne Invited Him to Miami Beach Mansion
The plot thickens in last weekend's scare at Lil Wayne's Miami Beach mansion ... the guy who was lurking around Wayne's house told cops he was there at Wayne's invitation, but Wayne wasn't even there. TMZ broke the story ... cops were called…
Shaquille O'Neal -- I'm Roasting Justin Bieber
He's burned Kobe ... He's burned Barkley ... and now Shaquille O'Neal has his sights on Justin Bieber -- 'cause he's been tapped to be an official flamethrower at the Comedy Central Roast. Shaq -- along with stars like Snoop Dogg, Ludacris,…
NY Giants' Larry Donnell -- IMPOSTOR PRANKS MSNBC ... 'F**k Her Right in the P***y'
MSNBC thought it had the very first interview with NY Giants tight end Larry Donnell ... who was on board the Delta flight that skidded off the runway in NY earlier today. They were wrong. Instead, they had an impostor ... who pulled a…
Kendall Jenner -- Nearly Trampled After Paris Fashion Show (VIDEO)
Kendall Jenner drew crowds in Paris that rivaled Charles Lindbergh ... well, maybe not exactly, but pretty close. Kendall was leaving the Balmain Fashion Show where she had just walked the runway and when she left it was next to impossible to…
Kurt Busch -- No Criminal Charges ... In Domestic Violence Case (Update)
10:47 AM PT -- Busch's ex-GF also issued a statement saying she's "disappointed that full justice was not served here." 10:30 AM PT -- Busch just issued a statement saying, "I am grateful that the prosecutors in Delaware listened, carefully…