Widespread outage darkens Internet
A number of popular websites like Amazon and Netflix were down for some users on Friday morning in what appears to be a massive DDoS attack.
Trump walks off interview
Donald Trump cut an interview with WCMH short when he was asked about criticism over his treatment of minorities and women.
London City Airport evacuated
London City Airport was evacuated on Friday after a number of passengers reported feeling unwell, police said. "Officers have attended and are currently on scene," London's Metropolitan Police said. "The London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade have also been called. The cause of the incident is not yet known, the airport has been evacuated as precaution."
LinkedIn hacking suspect indicted
ISIS executes hundreds of residents
The Iraqi city of Kirkuk has been hit by multiple attacks by ISIS fighters, sources said Friday. Images broadcast on local television showed what appeared to be dead or injured fighters on the street. The attack comes as Iraqi and Kurdish forces battle ISIS militants in Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul. Oil-rich Kirkuk has been the site of previous attacks by ISIS militants. Kirkuk is 235 miles north of Baghdad.
Trump joked about Melania's RNC speech
During the Al Smith charity dinner, Donald Trump joked that his wife Melania gave the exact same speech as Michelle Obama, and said he doesn't understand why people "get on her case" about it.
Trump's foe in Utah isn't Clinton
Utah isn't supposed to be a swing state.
Opinion: Trump's cowardly rejection of democracy
As the countdown to the November 8 election proceeds, one major party candidate continues his jihad against American democracy, twisting the knife ever deeper not just into himself and his unhinged quest for the most powerful position on the planet but into the very heart of our body politic. And his surrogates defend his doing so by deliberately misapplying what happened 16 years ago in Bush v. Gore, a case in which I represented Vice President Gore both as lead counsel in all the briefs filed on his behalf in the Supreme Court and as the oral advocate in the first of the two Supreme Court arguments in that fateful case.
Feds: NSA contractor's secret theft 'breathtaking'
A federal judge has ordered the detention of a former National Security Agency contractor accused of stealing a large amount of sensitive intelligence information. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
NFL 1-game ban renews rage
When New York Giants kicker Josh Brown's one-game suspension for an alleged domestic violence incident was announced two months ago, it drew sharp criticism.
White House: 'Filipino Mike Pence' tries to walk back Duterte's comments
The White House said Friday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's announcement of his country's "separation" from the US was "offensive," as Duterte doubled down on his intent to turn away from Washington on foreign policy.
Crackdown on Airbnb
New huge dinosaur species discovered
About half the length of a basketball court, Savannasaurus lived 95 million years ago and is the latest dinosaur species to be found in Australia.
Wait -- read this before posting your kid's photo
Yes, "sharenting" is a thing, and many parents do it.
Baby 'born' twice from same womb
Margaret Boemer went for a routine ultrasound while pregnant with her third child. During the scan, doctors saw a tumor growing from her baby's tailbone.
See the Orionid meteor shower tonight
Meteor fans: this is one of your nights.
Wonder Woman named UN ambassador
Apparently, it takes a superhero to advocate for the rights of women.
The week in 32 photos
Take a look at 32 photos of the week from October 14 through October 20.
Report: AT&T in talks to buy Time Warner
Time Warner's stock soared nearly 10% Friday on reports that telecom and media giant AT&T may make a takeover bid for the company.
Schilling asks Tapper: Why do Jews vote Democrat?
Curt Schilling threw CNN's Jake Tapper a curveball Friday when he asked why many Jews support the Democratic Party.
Khan asks if his fallen son would fit in Trump's America
An emotional Khizr Khan asks Donald Trump in a new Clinton campaign ad whether his son, a US solider who was killed in Iraq in 2004, would "have a place in your America?"
Why are Russian warships in British waters?
Russia is believed to be sending a massive naval task force, with warships from its Northern, Baltic and Black Sea fleets, to the Mediterranean Sea in preparation for what could be a major escalation in the conflict in Syria.
Opinion: Can Ryan and the GOP be saved?
If you are religious, say a prayer for Paul Ryan. He is torn between the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and the moderates, between his brain and his heart.
Clinton and Trump bring their bitterness to a charity dinner
No one would confuse Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for happy warriors.
Best moments from Al Smith dinner in 2 minutes
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took turns roasting each other at the 2016 Al Smith dinner.
The year late night picked a side
Since Donald Trump joined the presidential race, late night hosts have pulled out the stops to take him on.
Congressman: 'A lady needs to be told when she's being nasty'
Republican Rep. Brian Babin on Thursday defended Donald Trump calling Hillary Clinton "a nasty woman" at the final presidential debate, saying "sometimes a lady needs to be told when she's being nasty."
Oprah to those who don't 'like' Clinton: 'She's not coming over to your house'
Oprah Winfrey has a strong message for undecided voters in a new interview with TV host T.D. Jakes: "There really is no choice, people."
Opinion: The weaponization of hacked emails
This campaign season has introduced a dangerous new precedent -- foreign interference in an American presidential campaign and the weaponization of hacked emails.
Find a penny, pick it up. It could be worth $1,000
If you spot a penny on the ground during your walk today, you may want to stop and pick it up.
Ethan Hawke on starring in westerns: 'I'm finally old enough' to play a cowboy
It's the year of the western for Ethan Hawke.
Bill Murray holds White House press conference
Actor and comedian Bill Murray surprised the White House press corps Friday by making an unexpected appearance in the White House briefing room.
Bride drops 110 pounds before wedding
A young bride named Haley Smith is sharing her inspiring weight loss story with a growing Instagram audience.
These are the women covering the election
We complain a lot about social media and the way it treats us in politics, whether you're voting Republican, Democrat or None of These Awful People for president this year. But the truth is, social media is the best thing ever to happen to politics and journalism.
Tough choice: Be a bad mom or a bad reporter
Twenty-one days to Election Day, the eve of the final presidential debate, and once again I felt like I was choosing between being a bad mom or a bad reporter.
Trump's religious faith: a no-guilt gospel
Trump's attempts at public religion have been awkward, at best.
Russian request to monitor vote gets a 'nyet'
Louisiana has said "nyet" to a Russian request to send its diplomats to monitor polling stations on Election Day, according to a letter from a state official provided to CNN.
Opinion: The growing threat from Russia
Since the formation of NATO in 1949 the defense of Europe and the free world has depended on the absolute certainty that whatever president is occupying the White House, the United States will come to the aid of a NATO member if attacked. Any doubt about the American commitment, and the credibility of NATO's doctrine of collective defense, is holed below the waterline.
Comatose Baton Rouge officer's family waits, hopes
Nick Tullier's mother leans over her son lying in a hospital bed and whispers, "I know you can hear me." Her finger caresses his forearm and she whispers again, "I know you can hear me."
Calais Jungle camp demolition begins Monday
French authorities will Monday begin clearing "The Jungle," the makeshift refugee camp at Calais, giving the thousands of people living there the option to seek asylum in France or to return to their country of origin.
Opinion: Walls to keep out immigrants help terrorists
We live in a world at a crossroads. The conflicts in Syria rage on, seemingly impervious to the various attempts to resolve them -- a horrifying staging ground for broader US-Russian tensions, and the front line of terror groups' battles for territory.
Obama emails in WikiLeaks dump
Correspondences with Barack Obama's over his personal account before he was president are among John Podesta's emails in the latest document dump hack published by WikiLeaks on Thursday.
UN official: Aleppo bombing a crime
The top UN human rights official called the siege and bombardment of eastern Aleppo "crimes of historic proportions" on Friday, and accused all parties of violating international humanitarian law in Syria.
Cops: Video shows Kim Kardashian robbers on bikes
A new video appears to show what police say are the suspects in the Kim Kardashian robbery.
39 years after band's tragic plane crash
On this day 39 years ago, a plane crash claimed the lives of three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd. See some classic photos of the legendary Southern rock band.
What could be lost if Philippines dumps the US?
The Philippines has long been the United States' staunchest ally in Asia. But for how much longer?
How Trump's rigged election claim may be seen by world
He's claimed the US presidential election is "rigged" and refused to confirm if he will accept the result if he's beaten -- but has anyone else dared to tread the same path as Donald Trump?
3-year-old has seizure, cop jumps into action
Officer Chase Miller revived a young boy who stopped breathing.
Shailene Woodley pens essay about pipeline arrest
Shailene Woodley is sharing the story of her arrest.
Bike lock fights thieves by making them sick
Every year, 1.5 million bicycles are reportedly stolen every year, it seems clear that no matter how strong a bike's lock is, a determined thief can break it. But now there might be a new sheriff in town: a lock that makes would-be thieves sick.
Officer nearly crushed by her own patrol car
A Wisconsin police officer looked up just in time to see a pickup truck plowing toward her empty police cruiser.
Why she put a price on her virginity
At one of Nevada's infamous legal brothels, a 20-year-old woman recently signed up for work -- but not to have sex.
Bourdain: 'I woke up to a London blinking in shock'
The London (and England) show is another example of my crew and I heading out to do one thing and, due to a sudden change in circumstances, finding ourselves doing something else entirely.
3-way split on election but they're still friends
From all the media hype, you'd expect these three men (who live in battleground state Ohio) to cuss each other out or start a WWE-worthy slugfest. Heck, Clinton and Trump didn't even shake hands before or after the final debate. But these guys in Ohio are buddies.
#TooYoungToVote but not too young to hope?
During this most unusual of presidential campaigns, I've had the pleasure of spending time with tweens and teens who may be #tooyoungtovote, but who are not too young to be focused on the issues they care about most.
Did Clinton reveal classified intel?
The Twitterverse was aflame in the hours after Wednesday night's debate with questions about whether or not Hillary Clinton divulged classified information about the country's nuclear arsenal.
Poll: Which candidate Israelis strongly favor
Almost twice as many Israelis prefer Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump, bucking the recent trend of Republican presidential candidates winning more support than Democrats, according to a new poll.
Bizarre Tinder death trial comes to an end
In 2014, Warriena Wright fell to her death from her Tinder date's 14th-floor apartment balcony on Australia's Gold Coast. Her date, Gable Tostee, was charged with murder and manslaughter.
An Airbnb for those who need it the most
Amr Arafa can't help but feel nervous.
Thousands of teachers take a BLM stand
Thousands of Seattle teachers made for an inspiring sight when they wore Black Lives Matter shirts en masse to reinforce their commitment to black students in their public schools.
Firefighter races to car accident, son is the victim
It's every parent's worst nightmare, but it was even worse for Randy Peterson.
Wild weather means less wine
Extreme weather could be putting your favorite bottle of wine at risk.
Colorado pot potency getting higher
More than two years after Colorado began selling marijuana for recreational use, cannabis consumers have access to pot that is more potent than ever.
New calls for Chicago mayor to quit over 2014 killing
Two years have passed since a Chicago police officer shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, leading to reforms and fueling national conversation about police use of deadly force.
Chemical spill in Kansas spurs warnings
A chemical spill in Atchison, Kansas, Friday sent a plume of fog into the air and spurred warnings from officials.
6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Japan
A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck Japan on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey.
Jesus statue gets unexpected makeover
A statue of a baby Jesus in a Canadian church got an unexpected makeover, giving onlookers reason to do a double-take. And for good reason.
Sweden opens first neutral cemetery
Sweden has opened its first neutral cemetery, free of any religious symbols, to cater to the country's large number of atheists.
Clues into how dinosaurs crossed continents
How did the dinosaurs cross from South America to Australia?
The soul-crushing 2016 campaign
Not long ago, there was a degree of grace and civility to politics. In this toxic presidential campaign those elements have vanished.
L.A. Sparks -- We Raged After WNBA Championship ... Strip Club Next??? (VIDEO)
THE CHAMPS HAVE RETURNED!!! The WNBA champion Sparks made their triumphant return to L.A. moments ago -- so, we had to ask the obvious question ... HOW'D YOU CELEBRATE????? Clubs? Yes. Boozing? Absolutely. Strippers??? Not exactly ... at least not…
Curt Schilling -- Nazis & Islam ... 'There's a Long Standing Connection' (VIDEO)
Curt Schilling says he's NOT anti-Muslim -- just anti-extremism -- but insists there's a "long-standing connection between Islam and the Nazi party." Yeah, there's a lot to digest here. The former MLB superstar just appeared on CNN to…
Richard Simmons -- Slimmons Studio Closing
Richard Simmons' famed exercise studio Slimmons is closing for good ... TMZ has learned. The reclusive Richard hasn't been seen in public for more than 2 1/2 years, and it eventually took a fatal toll on his studio, where he was once a fixture.…
Model Anel Peralta -- Knit's Never Cold On SoCal Beaches (PHOTO GALLERY)
Model Anel Peralta's solution for hitting the beach deep mid-Autumn ... knitwear!! Although she's barely wearing her sweater. Don't worry, Nel managed to keep warm by busting out a volleyball for a little bump set sesh. Chick's definitely got…
Tom Gores -- Pistons Owner Buys $100 Million Mansion!!! (PHOTO)
One of the best properties in all of Los Angeles just sold ... for a cool $100 mil, TMZ has learned. Detroit Pistons' owner Tom Gores snagged the Holmby Hills estate Thursday. The place is spectacular ... 30,000 square feet, 10 bedrooms, 20…
Tory Lanez -- Shots Fired Near Tour Bus, Angry Fans Blame Singer (VIDEO)
The after-party for a Tory Lanez concert went to hell when gunshots rang out next to the Canadian hip-hop star's tour bus -- and fans turned on him in the aftermath. Law enforcement tells us the incident went down just after 2 AM in…
Larsa Pippen -- I'm Not Bangin' Future ... We're Just Friends
Future is NOT the reason Larsa Pippen and Scottie are calling it quits ... this according to sources connected to Larsa. Fact of the matter is ... people have spotted Larsa and Future hanging out recently in Miami -- and with Scottie filing…
Taylor Swift -- Judge Seals Groping Photo
Taylor Swift just got what she wanted from a judge, who agreed with her that the photo of a DJ allegedly groping her at a concert will be kept from the public until the case goes to trial. Taylor filed legal docs, claiming the photo was…
Bill Murray -- Crashes White House Briefing ... GO CUBBIES!!! (VIDEO)
Ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the President of the Un ... BILL MURRAY! Bill took over the podium in the White House's press briefing room on Friday -- but instead of talking politics, he was all about the NLCS ... and explained why…
Josh Brown -- Done with the Giants ... Report Says
The NY Giants will move Josh Brown off the team roster and onto the Commissioner's exempt list by Friday afternoon ... this according to ESPN. It's not the same as firing Brown -- he'll basically be in NFL purgatory -- but the network is…
Elon Musk -- Strikes 2nd Divorce Settlement
Elon Musk and his on-again-off-again-on-again-off-again wife have settled their divorce case ... TMZ has learned. Elon and Talulah Riley submitted legal docs Wednesday informing the judge they have reached a full settlement in their divorce…
Stevie J -- Judge Treats Him Like a Child for Skipping Child Support
Stevie J's a grown ass man who now has to live like a teenager who's been grounded. The "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star's been ordered to get his ass home by 10:30 PM every night. The judge in his child support case slapped him with the curfew as…
Scottie Pippen -- Files for Divorce ... From 'Real Housewives' Star
11:52 AM PT -- TMZ Sports has obtained the divorce docs in which Scottie says the couple has a prenup in place. Pippen also wants Larsa to receive child support for their 4 kids -- though the amount is yet to be determined. 11:32 AM PT…
Justin Bieber -- My Purpose is to Bitch You Out (VIDEO)
Justin Bieber went from telling his fans their lives had meaning to unbridled contempt for them ... and it happened in a matter of seconds. Justin was performing in the UK Thursday and tried to go deep but his fans wouldn't shut up.…
Taylor Swift -- My Groping Pics Will Get People Off ... Don't Release Them!
Taylor Swift thinks the pics of a DJ allegedly groping her will get people all hot and bothered ... so much so she wants the judge in the case to seal them. Taylor made the pitch in legal docs in her lawsuit against radio DJ David…
NY Giants Coach -- 'We're Not Gonna Turn Our Backs On Josh Brown'
NY Giants head coach Ben McAdoo says the organization will NOT cut ties with Josh Brown -- despite disturbing new details in his domestic violence case. "We’re not going to turn our back on Josh," McAdoo said ... "He’s a teammate and a…
Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton -- Famous Boobs at Roast Steal Show ... Totally by Accident (PHOTO)
While Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went HAM on each other during the NYC roast/charity dinner ... they were also getting upstaged by a pair of famous boobs that were expertly placed. The Internet was rightfully distracted by Maria Bartiromo's…
Aaron Rodgers -- The Dude Abides ... Rocks Lebowski Sweater After Packers Game (PHOTO)
Obviously, he's not a golfer. Here's Aaron Rodgers -- rocking the sweater from "The Big Lebowski" at the Packers post-game news conference Thursday night. He must also hate the Eagles.
T.I. -- Atlanta's Not the Worst Sports City ... BLASPHEMY!!! (VIDEO)
It's been called the "Worst Sports Town in America" and one of the most miserable sports cities of 2016 ... but T.I. has a message for the ATL haters -- SHUT YOUR DAMN MOUTHS!!! Look, it ain't us ... everyone from ESPN to the NY Times have weighed…
Donald Sterling -- Hotline Bling with Mystery Blonde (PHOTOS)
Donald Sterling went looking for stuff older than he is -- but he did it with a chick quite a bit younger than him. The 82-year-old ex-Clippers owner was cruising antique shops in Bev Hills Thursday with a hot blonde on his arm and his…