HER HISTORIC MOMENT
As she makes history by accepting her role as the first female nominee of a major political party, Clinton will offer herself as the epitome of steady leadership to a nation that is anxious and looking for reassurance.
Key moments in Clinton's acceptance speech
On Thursday, Hillary Clinton accepted her parties nomination and immediately turned her attention to her Republican opponent.
Muslim soldier's dad to Trump: Read the constitution
The father of a Muslim-American soldier who was killed in the Iraq War delivered a passionate appeal at the Democratic National Convention for voters to support Hillary Clinton, accusing Republican Donald Trump of sacrificing "nothing" and "smearing the character" of religious minorities like his family.
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10 takeaways from the Democratic convention
Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night, casting herself as a uniter working for the common good and Donald Trump as a divider stoking fear for political gain.
DNC speeches: Are the claims truthful?
The Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia on Thursday for the fourth night of its convention, and CNN's Reality Check Team put the speakers' statements and assertions to the test.
Faces from the floor on Hillary's big night
The women in the crowd at the DNC reacting to Hillary Clinton's historic speech.
2 weeks, 2 conventions in 150 seconds
After eight days of Conventions, we look back at the dancing, chanting, balloons and speeches.
Trump says he'd like to 'hit' DNC speakers 'so hard'
Donald Trump, after hearing speeches at the Democratic convention this week, said Thursday he wanted to "hit a number of those speakers so hard, their heads would spin."
Clinton criticizes Trump for saying he can fix it alone
At the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton criticizes Donald Trump by saying not to believe anyone who says "I alone can fix it."
Dems follow up, honor fallen officers
Democrats honor fallen officers at convention
Memorable lines from DNC's final night
The final night of the Democratic National Convention highlighted Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's commitment to public service, as well as the sacrifice of American soldiers and immigrants.
FBI chief: Success against ISIS means more terror
Battlefield success against ISIS may produce more terrorism for the West, FBI Director James Comey warned this week.
China cracks down on Great Wall brick thieves
The Great Wall is disappearing, brick by brick, and Chinese authorities have had enough.
Shadow convention: Dems in a different light
The quadrennial national political conventions are tightly scripted affairs designed to sell the voting public on an idealized version of the party and its candidates for high office. In Philadelphia this week, Democrats are seeking -- with varying success -- to present a vision of unity behind Hillary Clinton, who will accept the party's presidential nomination on Thursday night.
Terror group cuts ties with al Qaeda
Syrian jihadist group Jabhat al Nusra has announced it is severing ties with al Qaeda and changing its name to Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, according to a video statement from leader Abu Mohammad al-Golani.
Inside the world's deepest blue hole
Plummeting to depths of 300m (987ft), researchers say this sinkhole in the South China Sea is the deepest in the world.
Glowing sea blob confounds scientists
Scientists from the E/V Nautilus research vessel were stumped when they spotted a strange purple blob on the ocean floor off the coast of California.
How much Kunis, Kutcher paid for wedding rings
Actress Mila Kunis tells Conan O'Brien that she bought her wedding bands from Etsy for under $100.
Charges dropped in Chandra Levy murder
A judge on Thursday dismissed murder charges against a man accused in the death of Chandra Levy, a Washington, D.C., intern whose 2001 disappearance created national headlines.
Opinion: Hackers put U.S. election at risk
Russia has attacked the U.S. in cyberspace in an attempt to influence our national election, many experts have concluded. We need to take this national security threat seriously and both respond and defend, despite the partisan nature of this particular attack.
Why you should look at the sky tonight
The night sky is lighting up this summer.
Ailes' dirty mouth helped oust him
The former Fox News chief, who stepped down last week amid sexual harassment allegations, regularly makes coarse and derogatory statements about women, homosexuals, Jews and racial minorities, several sources who have met with him said.
Trump: Just kidding about Russia
Trump says he was only kidding when he appeared to encourage Russian intelligence agencies to find Clinton's thousands of deleted emails.
Big GOP super PAC goes quiet
A super PAC that intended to spend millions on behalf of the Republican nominee has quietly gone dormant now that Donald Trump is leading the GO,P another sign that the Republican ticket is being deprived of the cash that it needs to compete.
Trump, Clinton to get intel briefings despite outcry
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will receive their government intelligence briefing within days, even as each party argues the other's nominee is not worthy of receiving sensitive information, a US intelligence official familiar with the process confirmed to CNN Thursday.
Trump ghostwriter: Working with him was a mistake
Former Donald Trump ghostwriter Tony Schwartz says he regrets working on "The Art of the Deal," and never envisioned Trump running for president.
Melania Trump's website taken down amid controversy
Melania Trump announced Thursday that she took down her website, acknowledging that it contained inaccuracies.
Pope Francis falls during service
While holding Mass in Czestochowa, Poland, Pope Francis stumbled and fell. Members of clergy quickly came to his aid, and the service was not interrupted.
Autistic man reunites with caretaker shot by police
The North Miami behavioral therapist shot by police last week as he tried to calm a man with autism in his care was back in a Florida hospital on Thursday.
Civilians hungry, afraid and trapped
Syrian and Russian forces are to open humanitarian corridors for people to flee the besieged city of Aleppo, both countries' state media reported Thursday, the day after Syria's army announced it had encircled the city and cut off rebel supply routes.
Aleppo siege: Why this is significant
Syrian and Russian forces are to open humanitarian corridors for people to flee Aleppo, the day after Syria's army announced that it had encircled the besieged city -- cutting off supply lines and creating relief sites to distribute food and medicine to civilians.
MH370 captain's simulator had course plotted
The home flight simulator belonging to the MH370 pilot had a route plotted into it which ended in the Indian Ocean, officials have confirmed.
Cancer found in million-year-old fossil
Cancer may not be so modern after all.
This little penguin just made a big splash
This is the story of a little penguin that's creating a big splash.
NC GOP apologizes to Tim Kaine over tweet
The Republican Party of North Carolina offered an "unqualified" apology Thursday to Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine over a tweet that appeared to question the Democratic vice presidential nominee's patriotism.
Clinton's sore spot and why it matters
Hillary Clinton hasn't even said anything about the Trans-Pacific Partnership recently -- and yet, in 24 hours, she became embroiled in a new controversy about her stance on the deal.
Trump and Clinton children are friends
Even as their parents are competing against each other for the presidency, Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton are friends. CNN's Amara Walker reports.
Google's 'moonshot' projects lost $859M
Google's most extreme bets are starting to generate more sales -- but at a great cost.
Lava from Hawaiian volcano reaches ocean
The Big Island of Hawaii is getting a little bigger as lava from the Kilauea Volcano flows into the Pacific Ocean.
World's deepest underwater sinkhole found
Scientists have discovered what's being described as the world's deepest underwater sinkhole in the South China Sea, China's state broadcaster CCTV reported.
What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu in August
How is the summer almost over already?
Chipotle will now make burgers
The struggling restaurant chain known for its burritos announced plans on Thursday to open a burger restaurant called Tasty Made this fall in Lancaster, Ohio.
Why carry your luggage when it can carry you?
Now you can ride your suitcase. CNN's Jeanne Moos took a test drive on a motorized suitcase.
'Cosby' star on her messy marital split
Pregnant "Cosby Show" star Keshia Knight Pulliam is speaking out about the end of her brief marriage.
Historic hug: Obama passes the baton
Obama harnessed the rhetorical skills that catapulted him to the White House dismissing Trump in withering terms and establishing Clinton as his political heir.
Watch Obama's speech
President Barack Obama used his Democratic National Convention speech to make the case that Hillary Clinton is the best person to be president and that she will build on his time in office.
Opinion: Damn straight, Mr. President
Rather than take a well-earned victory lap, President Barack Obama showed a steely resolve as he ruthlessly dismantled Donald Trump, writes Paul Begala.
Opinion: Obama shows he's out of touch
It was an important night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Day one was an unequivocal disaster, marked by chaos, disorder and division. Day two was clearly better, but drew some concern among Democrats that there was too much attention paid to diversity, and not enough attention paid to jobs and national security.
Indonesia executes 4 accused of drug crimes
Indonesia is set to execute more drug convicts this week, according to the country's Attorney General.
Indonesia defends use of capital punishment
Indonesia's foreign ministry is defending its use of capital punishment as a deterrent against drug trafficking ahead of a planned firing squad execution.
Opinion: NBA decision about more than a game
As a husband, father and artist living and working in the state of North Carolina, I am caught in a storm between my city and my state.
They flew faster than a bullet
For the first time in 40 years, the fastest jet flight crew in the world reunited with the once super-secret spy plane that put them in the history books.
5 'wow' moments at America's aviation Woodstock
While the rest of America has been watching the presidential conventions, avgeeks from around the world have been rocking a kind of aviation Woodstock.
Skytyping, wing walking and other aerial feats
From wing walking to skytyping, the 2016 EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, showcases some of the best that aviation has to offer.
Who was the better law professor -- Bill or Hillary?
Former President Bill Clinton's personal reflections of his wife in his "I met a girl" speech at the Democratic National Convention utilized a series of anecdotes to span Hillary Clinton's entire biography. Some of the earliest memories he shared were of the times early in their relationship when he tried repeatedly to persuade her to marry him.
Kaine impersonates Trump
At the Democratic National Convention, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine impersonates Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and says he is not trustworthy.
Election 2016: A referendum on liberal democracy?
Sometimes, the real historical stakes of a political moment are barely evident to contemporaries; it is only in retrospect that we recognize its true importance. In the years before the French Revolution, for example, the adherents of the ancien régime did not understand how radically the old aristocratic order was about to be challenged. In the run-up to World War I, neither statesmen nor ordinary people realized they were on the brink of the bloodiest catastrophe humanity had suffered to date.
Girl killed by zoo elephant
A seven-year-old Moroccan girl has died after a zoo elephant threw a rock at her.
Home surveillance camera shows lurking intruder
A home surveillance camera captured an intruder inside a Chicago couple's home watching them as they slept.
Ford's darkest day in 5 years
Ford just waved a caution flag on American car sales. The No. 2 U.S. auto maker warned on Thursday of a growing list of global risks and suggested the previously-roaring American market may have peaked.
Is terror in Europe the new normal?
A new normal shrouds Europe now.
French media stop publishing terrorist images
How should the media report terror attacks? It's a question many in France have been asking after an 86-year-old priest was killed this week -- the latest victim in a slew of terror attacks in the country.
Musk's push for autopilot unnerves Tesla employees
Even before Tesla reported the first known death of a driver using its autopilot feature, some employees worried the car company wasn't taking every possible precaution.
Germany's Merkel stands by refugee policy
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday described recent attacks in Germany and across Europe as "shocking, depressing and terrifying," but refused to back down on her open-door refugee policy that has attracted criticism following three recent assaults in the country.
Freddie Gray cops suing prosecutor
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is going from prosecutor to civil defendant in connection with the case of the death of Freddie Gray.
Opinion: Was Gray case a political prosecution?
Danny Cevallos: If the prosecutor had probable cause to prosecute police officers in Baltimore, why did she drop the three remaining cases before trial?
DNC speeches: Do the claims add up?
The Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia on Wednesday for the third night of its convention, and CNN's Reality Check Team put the speakers' statements and assertions to the test.
Latinos disappointed with Clinton VP pick
For many Latinos, 2016 was supposed to be the year they'd see one of their own on the presidential ballot. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio did their best on the Republican side and for a while Hilary Clinton kept their hopes high until she picked Tim Kaine to be her running mate.
This shirt once offended Walmart
Twenty-one years ago, a Walmart store in Florida pulled shirts from its shelves, saying they were "offensive." The shirts had a simple, empowering message: "Someday a woman will be PRESIDENT!"
'Legally Blonde' Actor -- Not So Sweet 16 ... Files for Divorce
Oz Perkins -- the actor Reese Witherspoon bitch-slapped in "Legally Blonde" -- is calling it quits on his marriage after 16 years. Oz, the son of late acting legend Anthony Perkins ... just filed for divorce from Sidney Perkins. According to the…
'Superboy': 'Memba Him?!
Gerard Christopher is best known for playing the high-flying Clark Kent -- opposite Stacy Haiduk as Lana Lang -- in the late '80s action show "Superboy." Guess what he looks like now!
Orlando Bloom -- I'm with HER ... All Access with Katy Perry at DNC (PHOTOS)
Katy Perry had an A-list escort to the DNC stage Thursday night. Orlando Bloom was right by her side in the moments before Katy stepped out to perform her hits, "Rise" and "Roar" ... just ahead of Hillary Clinton's intro in Philly's Wells Fargo…
Ronda Rousey -- Not Preggo
Ronda Rousey is NOT with child ... despite rumors perpetuated by rival UFC fighter Cris "Cyborg" Justino, so says UFC prez Dana White. Earlier today, Cyborg went to Twitter and wrote, "I keep hearing the rumor @RondaRousey is expecting and no…
Kim Zolciak & Kroy Biermann -- Our Daughter's Dating A Pro Athlete ... So Freakin' What? (VIDEO)
Reality star Kim Zolciak and her NFL husband Kroy Biermann say they have the perfect advice for their daughter Brielle ... who's dating a professional athlete. He's just a regular dude ... don't sweat it. We got the couple -- family in tow --…
Bella Thorne & Dane Cook -- Yeah, We're Together ... But Not Like That (PHOTOS)
Bella Thorne and Dane Cook looked like two peas in a pod hitting the town Wednesday night ... but we're told the hangout was strictly business. Sources close to the pair tell TMZ ... Thorne, 18, and Cook, 44, are working on a new movie together and…
Joe Jonas -- Ache By The Ocean ... Trains MMA With Combat Legend (VIDEO)
Heads up, guys ... yet another Jonas brother is proving he could kick the hell out of you ... 'cause TMZ Sports has video of Joe Jonas getting some hardcore MMA training with a legend in the sport. Joe posted a video of him training with Cung Le…
Usher -- Ping-Pong Master on 6th Ave (VIDEO + PHOTOS)
Usher's just the latest celeb to piss off drivers on NYC's 6th Ave ... only this time it was for the sake of ping-pong. The R&B superstar obviously needs to work on his serve -- as you can see -- after getting into a quick match with…
Phaedra Parks -- Bombing Suspect Is Former Client
Phaedra Parks has history with the man who allegedly threatened to blow up her law office, because she was once his manager and lawyer ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to Terrence Cook -- aka Drama -- tell us Phaedra managed his music career back…
Justin Timberlake -- Face Slap Culprit Was Bombed ... Cops Say (MUG SHOT)
The overzealous fan who slapped Justin Timberlake on a golf course was beyond drunk at the time of the incident, according to cops. TMZ obtained the Douglas County Sheriff's report which says Keith Weglin's BAC was 0.18% when he got to…
Joe Morgan -- Oakland Mansion for Sale ... Is that a Carpeted Bathtub? (PHOTO GALLERY)
The Oakland mansion built by baseball legend Joe Morgan is up for sale -- again -- complete with a tennis court, sauna, game room ... and a CARPETED BATHTUB! The 5,008 square foot home -- with 4 beds and 3.5 bathrooms -- was built back in 1980…
Robbie Keane -- I Hooked Up My Gas Samaritan ... FREE GALAXY TIX!! (VIDEO)
ATTENTION SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ... if you see LA Galaxy star Robbie Keane out of gas on the side of road ... help him out ... 'cause it just might net you some free Galaxy tickets. We got Robbie out in L.A. and talked to him about the little mishap…
Lindsay Lohan -- Baby Bump ... or Breakfast Burrito? (PHOTO GALLERY)
Lindsay Lohan's definitely showing ... mixed signals. She's still hanging with friends on a yacht in Sardinia, Italy ... and this time we see what appears to be a bump ... of sorts. You'll recall Lindsay went on a social media tirade -- and…
Denard Robinson -- Lucky I Didn't Kill Anyone ... In Bizarre Pond Crash
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson says he's "blessed" that he didn't hurt or kill anyone when he crashed his car into a pond earlier this month ... saying, "The situation could have been a lot worse." Robinson spoke with…
'Training Day' -- Gang Member Types Answer the Call ... 'That's All Me Right There!!' (VIDEO)
A bunch of gangstas invaded Burbank Wednesday armed with ... headshots. As TMZ reported ... Central Casting put the call out for "gang member types" for the upcoming CBS adaptation of the movie "Training Day" ... and more than a few OGs answered…
John Hinckley Jr. -- History of Deception During Previous Releases
Prosecutors strongly objected to John Hinckley Jr.'s release from a psychiatric hospital due to the fact he lied about his whereabouts multiple times when he was temporarily released in recent years. Federal Judge Paul Friedman wrote a 103 page…
New England Patriots -- Lineman DEVOURS 2 Pound Steak ... Wins $5k for Charity! (PHOTO GALLERY)
File Under: EXTREME MEAT SWEATS!! Here's New England Patriots defensive end Jabaal Sheard lining up in front of a 2 POUND monster steak Tuesday -- in what may have been the most delicious charity challenge of his career. Sheard hit up…
Keshia Knight Pulliam -- I Want the House and My 'Cosby' Money
Keshia Knight Pulliam is demanding the Atlanta home she and Ed Hartwell shared, her pre-marriage possessions and everything she made during their marriage. In new divorce docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Keshia's asking for all assets she acquired…
Glen Rice Jr. -- Accused of Beating Ex-NCAA Player ... AK-47 Found
Ex-NBA player Glen Rice Jr. allegedly beat up a former NCAA hoops player so badly, he broke the guy's jaw and knocked a tooth out ... this according to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports. We broke the story, Rice was arrested on July…
Mary J. Blige -- Files For Divorce From Husband/Manager
Mary J. Blige just pulled the plug on her marriage to her husband/manager ... filing for divorce to end her 12 year marriage, TMZ has learned. Blige just filed docs seeking to end her union from Martin "Kendu" Isaacs -- who she married back in…