Friend: Istanbul victim was trying to rescue son from ISIS
A doctor who was one of dozens of people killed at Istanbul's airport was trying to rescue his son from ISIS, a friend said.
Alleged planner of Istanbul attack ID'd
The alleged organizer of the Istanbul airport massacre is a well known militant who served as a top lieutenant in ISIS' war ministry, a U.S. official said.
U.S. and Russia to cooperate?
The Obama administration is considering a plan to coordinate strikes against terrorist groups in Syria with Russia if Moscow agrees to use its leverage with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop bombing U.S.-backed rebels, U.S. officials said Thursday.
Bergen: Why Russians are fighting for ISIS
Russians are the largest group of foot soldiers in the group from a non-Muslim majority country and they have also played a leadership role in the organization, write Peter Bergen and David Sterman
Brexit: The week that brought Britain to its knees
A week ago, Brits were waking up to news the country had voted for "Brexit." The seven days since have seen a political and social whirlwind across the UK.
Priest killed while picking flowers
A Hindu priest was hacked to death at his temple in Bangladesh's southwestern district of Jhenaidah early Friday, police said.
Feds: Stop driving these Hondas now
Nearly 70 million airbags in U.S. cars have been or will be recalled as part of a massive safety scandal enveloping Takata since 2014.
Workers to strike at Trump Taj Mahal casino
Antarctic ozone layer is gradually healing
The Antarctic ozone layer, which shields the Earth from harmful ultraviolet rays, shows encouraging signs that it's beginning to heal, according to research published in the journal Science.
Hubble spots dramatic auroras on Jupiter
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of glowing auroras over Jupiter just days before NASA's new Juno spaceship arrives to orbit the gas giant.
Giant spaceship heads into the unknown
A spinning, solar-powered spacecraft as wide as a basketball court will arrive at Jupiter on July 4 to study the giant planet and to take the highest-resolution images of Jupiter in history.
Barn fire kills 7,000 young turkeys
A barn fire at a Massachusetts turkey farm killed 7,000 young birds, devastating the company's potential Thanksgiving business, farm officials said Thursday.
Navy: Failure at every level for ships captured by Iran
A report found that the 10 sailors captured by Iranians in January suffered from "failed leadership" at all levels on a mission that was plagued by mistakes from beginning to end.
Christie being vetted for Trump VP, source says
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- a former Donald Trump rival turned top defender -- is being vetted as a possible running mate for the presumptive Republican nominee, a source confirmed to CNN on Thursday.
Bill Clinton meeting causes headaches for Hillary
A meeting this week between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton is creating headaches for Hillary Clinton's campaign.
Poll: Clinton extends lead over Trump
Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by six points, 44% to 38%, in a Fox News poll of registered voters released Wednesday.
Sorority sister gets life for killing baby
An Ohio court sentenced 21-year-old Emile Weaver to life in prison without parole for the killing of her newborn child in April 2015.
Rio gets bailout 36 days before Olympics
Rio de Janeiro finally got a federal bailout, with nearly a month to go before the Olympic Games start here.
Racist outburst on UK tram caught on camera
Three people were arrested after a video surfaced online of an alleged racial abuse incident on a Manchester tram
Nancy Grace leaving HLN
Nancy Grace is leaving her network home of the past 12 years.
The best of Nancy Grace
From arguing with 2 Chainz about marijuana to the Casey Anthony verdict, a look at some of Nancy Grace's big moments.
Hong Kong's future: Young guns versus old guard
Hong Kong police are on guard ahead of protests Friday to mark 19 years since the handover of the territory from British to Chinese rule.
The tragic paradox of Obama's presidency
President Barack Obama was delivering a speech before a joint session of Congress when a white lawmaker jabbed his right index finger at Obama and called him a liar.
Trump rips rivals who broke pledge
Donald Trump on Wednesday said his former Republican primary rivals who have refused to support him in November should be barred from running for public office again.
New trial for accused killer in 'Serial' podcast
A Baltimore judge has granted a new trial for Adnan Syed, whose murder conviction was the focus of the first season of the popular "Serial" podcast.
Pulse nightclub gives $28K to out of work employees
After a gunmen murdered 49 people at the Orlando gay club earlier this month, a fund intended to aid Pulse employees has raised more than $50,000. About $28,500 of that was given out to 38 people on Thursday. (The club has 45 part-time and full-time employees.)
Brexit backer: I don't want to be UK PM
The race to become Britain's next prime minister took a surprise twist Thursday.
Pentagon drops ban on transgender troops
The Pentagon said Thursday it was ending the ban on transgender people being able to serve openly in the U.S. military.
Teens fired after asking about their unequal pay
A teenager says she was fired from her job, after asking her boss why she didn't make as much as her male coworker hired the same day.
Israeli-American girl fatally stabbed
A 13-year-old Israeli-American girl was stabbed to death in her bedroom Thursday morning in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said.
CNN to host town hall with House Speaker Ryan
CNN is set to host a town hall with House Speaker Paul Ryan in New York City on Tuesday, July 12, just days before the Republican National Convention.
Why is this building being censored?
German architect Ole Scheeren has been transforming Asian skylines with his signature geometric style for over a decade.
Nike dress causes stir at Wimbledon
When it comes to the rules about clothing at Wimbledon, it sounds so easy: stick to predominantly white.
Hollywood grande dame to celebrate 100th birthday
She was pretty and demure, and usually played sympathetic heroines with ladylike airs in a movie career that spanned three decades.
More plastic than fish in oceans?
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has become the stuff of legend. This hotspot of marine waste, created by the spiral currents of the North Pacific Gyre, has been described as a floating trash island the size of Russia.
New research: Malaria vaccine effectiveness fades
The United States eradicated malaria by spraying mosquito breeding grounds with DDT in 1951, roughly two decades after most of Western Europe eliminated the disease.
Holocaust escape tunnel discovered
The Jewish prisoners used spoons and their bare hands to dig the tunnel in Lithuania's Ponar forest during World War II, hoping it would lead them to freedom.
What's the No. 1 killer of Americans?
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer, followed by cancer. But the CDC has good news about mortality in the U.S.
Body parts found near Olympics site
With just 38 days to go before the Rio Olympics kicks off, the situation in the host city just went from bad to worse.
Message in a bottle: 'This is Hell'
The handwritten letter relays a desperate message: "S.O.S. Please help me."
What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon in July
Admit it: It's too hot to go outside.
Miss Teen USA ditches swimsuits
After 33 years, the teenage beauty pageant decided to get rid of its swimsuit competition.
Dad hilariously re-creates daughter's sexy selfies
"You're so hot!"
Millions of dollars found in buckets
Authorities found millions of dollars stashed inside buckets hidden in attic walls, along with drugs and a gun, during a search of a home in the Miami area.
Americans spend half a day staring at a screen
The average American spends nearly half a day staring at a screen.
Google wants a smart crib for your baby
A description of the invention states that various sensors and cameras will be embedded into different parts of the smart crib to keep track of things like the weight and movements of a child, as well as the room's temperature or carbon monoxide levels.
Dear Facebook, more news please?
You recently changed your algorithm to make posts by friends and family appear higher in news feeds, which basically means news feeds won't have as much actual "news" prioritized in them.
Apple wants to block your phone camera
Apple really doesn't want you to record videos where it's forbidden.
Is your hand sanitizer safe?
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are everywhere these days, and the Food and Drug Administration wants to know more about them. It requested more scientific evidence Wednesday to prove that hand sanitizers are both safe and effective.
Michael Phelps qualifies for record fifth Olympic Games
Michael Phelps qualified for a record fifth Olympic Games by claiming victory in the 200m butterfly at the U.S. Swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska.
Reluctant singer stuns with anthem
An impromptu song at Lincoln Memorial gives goose bumps. CNN's Jeanne Moos introduces us to the latest viral singing sensation.
Warren: I'll be Hogworts professor
There's an American school of witchcraft and wizardry in Massachusetts, according to "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants her to know she's very available for a top teaching gig -- with some lessons from her duels with Donald Trump.
Surprising summer threats to your dog
Summertime means fun in the sun, and dog owners often include their pets in outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, camping and running in the park or even on the beach.
Samantha Bee skewers Trump, Brexit
Late night host Samantha Bee took shots at Donald Trump over his recent comments about the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom.
College grads are getting nearly all the jobs
Got a college degree? Then it's much more likely that you could land a job in the economic recovery.
Amazon promises 100,000 deals for Prime Day
Amazon is at it again. It has scheduled its second annual Prime Day sale for July 12.
3-D tech opens up a world of art for the blind
3D Photoworks creates tactile art for the blind to experience in museums
Ex-NFL player accidentally kills self
Former Indianapolis Colts running back Zurlon Tipton died of an accidental gunshot wound. He was 26.
Strawberries and cream -- a Wimbledon tradition
What two things are quintessentially English and as cosy as America and apple pie?
Asteroids could threaten Earth
The threat of deadly asteroids hitting our planet is real, according to Asteroid Day, an organization hoping to stop a future catastrophe.
How Iceland's heroes inspired a nation
He's just won a presidential election -- now he's targeting the European Championship finals.
Shark gives 'virgin birth'
A leopard shark at the Reef HQ Aquarium in Australia has given birth to three offspring without contact with a mate.
Lindsey Vonn can't get a date
Lindsey Vonn wants to start a family but says she needs to find a guy first.
World's most extreme custom cars
The world's most daring one-of-a-kind cars aren't always made in the rarefied autos plants of Europe.
Actor tells Black Lives Matter critics to 'sit down'
During his acceptance speech at the BET Awards, Actor Jesse Williams spoke in opposition to Black Lives Matter critics.
Duterte inaugurated as Philippines president
Rodrigo Duterte has been sworn in as the Philippines' 16th president, but the traditional "honeymoon" stage for the tough-talking, anti-crime crusader has already soured.
From teen pimp to father of ISIS
ISIS, perhaps the most feared terrorist group in the world, traces its short history to a man who was a prison gang leader, a high school dropout and an alleged teenage pimp.
Stevens' sister blames Benghazi on ...
The sister of the U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in Benghazi said she doesn't blame Hillary Clinton for Chris Stevens' death, instead pointing to Congress for under-budgeting the State Department.
Lisa Marie Presley divorcing again
Lisa Marie Presley is reportedly ending her 10-year marriage to musician Michael Lockwood.
I'm a Latina 'Trump girl'
Miriam Cepeda is probably one of few -- a 24-year-old Latina and a self-proclaimed "Trump girl" on the South Texas border -- and she wants you to know it.
Dina Lohan -- Hell Week in Hospital Bed With Mystery Illness (PHOTO)
Lindsay Lohan will have to celebrate her 30th birthday without Dina Lohan ... who's holed up in a hospital and doctors have no idea what's wrong with her. Sources close to Dina tell us she was taken to the hospital last Friday after…
UFC Champ Michael Bisping -- Brock Lesnar Will LOSE At UFC 200 ... BY KNOCKOUT (VIDEO)
UFC champ Michael Bisping says Brock Lesnar is gonna get Debo'd at UFC 200 ... KNOCKED THE F*** OUT ... 'cause MB thinks Mark Hunt is too much for Lesnar to handle in his first fight back. We got Michael out in L.A. and asked his opinion on the…
Ludacris -- Treats Wifey Like a True G (VIDEO)
Ludacris is such a baller he gave his wife her own holiday and celebrated the occasion with a brand spankin' new Benz! Luda shocked his wife, Eudoxie, with a 2016 AMG G63 on the set of 'Fast 8' Thursday in Atlanta ... as he masterfully orchestrated…
Amber Rose -- I Can't Hear You ... I've Got $20,000 in my Ears!!!
Amber Rose just dropped the kinda cash rappers blow on one night in a strip club but, with all due respect to strippers -- what she bought shines way more than ass. Amber went shopping for some new bling and decided on a baller pair of…
Guess Who This Lil Luau Lady Turned Into!
Before this hula girl was was saying aloha as an Academy Award winner, she was just another flower crowned cutie channeling her inner-Islander in Sacramento, California. Can you guess who she is?
Demi Lovato -- I'm Putting My Butt On the Tanline (PHOTO GALLERY)
Demi Lovato made sure the rays caught all her good parts while lounging poolside in Miami. We'd say she looked bent out of shape over her recent breakup with longtime BF Wilmer Valderrama, but these pics prove otherwise. Everyone wins when…
'Serial' Convict Adnan Syed -- Granted New Trial in '99 Murder Case
Adnan Syed -- whose '99 murder conviction was documented on the popular "Serial" podcast -- was just granted a retrial by a Maryland judge. Syed won his motion Thursday after a judge ruled his original lawyer failed to cross-examine an expert…
Kendall Jenner -- I'm a WeHo Girl Now ... Thanks to Emily Blunt and John Krasinski (PHOTO GALLERY)
Kendall Jenner is moving to the heart of West Hollywood ... right above the epicenter of the Sunset Strip ... TMZ has learned. Our real estate spies tell us ... Kendall has just bought the home of Emily Blunt and John Krasinski for $6.5 million. It…
Ralphie May -- To The Rescue ... Saves Choking Baby (PHOTO)
Comedian Ralphie May saved a choking toddler's life at the Spokane airport Thursday after stepping up and giving the kid the Heimlich. A witness tells us Ralphie was sitting inside the airport's food court when the kid's mother began screaming at…
Charles Barkley -- I Tried to Save Johnny Manziel ... I Failed.
Charles Barkley says he confronted Johnny Manziel about his drinking and drug use during a chance encounter in Vegas -- but despite his best efforts, he just couldn't get through to the QB. Barkley appeared on 97.5 "The Fanatic" and said he ran…
Trevone Boykin -- Cuts Sweet Deal in Bar Fight Case ... Gets Anger Management
Seattle Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin owes his lawyer a high five -- 'cause he just cut a great deal in his Alamo Bowl bar fight case ... TMZ Sports has learned. Boykin was initially charged with misdemeanor assault with bodily injury for…
Eddie George -- Herschel Walker Taught Me '2-Inch Punch' ... Demos On TMZ Photog! (VIDEO)
Eddie George is trying to get on Bruce Lee's level ... 'cause he's mastereing the "2-inch punch" -- and tested it out on a TMZ photog! Here's the backstory ... George got an MMA tutorial from Herschel Walker in between takes at a "Heisman…
Disney Star Debby Ryan -- Pleads No Contest in DUI Case
Disney Channel superstar Debby Ryan is walking away from her DUI arrest without a day of jail time, but she'll be on probation for 3 years ... TMZ has learned. Debby pled no contest to reckless driving. In addition to the probation,…
'Ghostbusters' -- We're the Ones You Call for a Lyft (VIDEO)
"Ghostbusters" fans can roll up to the club in full Peter Venkman swag ... for a couple days anyway. Ecto-1 replicas will be on call to Lyft riders July 1st and 2nd, but you gotta request GhostMode. It's similar to what Lyft did with…
Prince Played on a Mobb Deep Track ... WHO KNEW? (VIDEO)
Here's one to blow your mind -- Prince and Snoop Dogg together on the same song! It actually happened back in the '90s when Mobb Deep was recording "Thou Shall Not Kill." Prince was never supposed to be on the track, but strange things happen in…
O.J. Simpson -- Man Convicted In Missing Heisman Caper
The man who contacted USC claiming he had the school's copy of O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy has been sentenced in the missing Heisman caper ... and will NOT do any jail time. The story is bizarre ... Lewis Starks had claimed he bartered for…
J.R. Smith -- My Wife Loves My Body ... Rockin' My Tatted Tee! (PHOTO)
Everyone seems to love the J.R. Smith tatted tee shirts ... including his own wife -- who rocked J.R.'s body to a prestigious golf course in Ohio Thursday.
D-Wade, Lebron & CP3 -- Yacht Dance Party (VIDEO)
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul are all partying on a yacht off the coast of Spain -- and having a BLAST! Check out footage from the dance party the superstars posted online -- it's pretty great.
T.I. to Nick Jonas -- Let's See What You Can Do!!! (VIDEO)
Nick Jonas is no bitch ... fearlessly accepting a direct challenge from T.I. Nick and Demi Lovato's tour made a Wednesday night stop in the ATL. That's T.I.'s territory and he surprised everyone when he joined Nick onstage with mic in…
Bill Cosby -- I Wasn't 'Dating' Chloe Goins ... She Has NO Case
Bill Cosby accuser Chloe Goins has no clue what it means to be in a "relationship" with someone -- and that's one reason Cosby wants her sexual assault case thrown out of court. TMZ obtained new docs Cosby's attorneys filed refuting…