Official: Co-pilot's girlfriend surprised by what he did
The girlfriend of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz knew he had psychological issues but "did not know the extent of the problems," a European government official says. FULL STORY
Opinion: Let's be honest about what this was
Suicide has made the news again, even though we won't call it that. Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed a plane into the Alps, taking his own life and the lives of 149 others.
Who was Patrick Sondenheimer?
Investigators haven't said much about the captain, but they've emphasized that it seems he did everything he could to try to get back into the cockpit after he was locked out. FULL STORY
Blogger hacked to death
When American writer Avijit Roy was hacked to death on a Dhaka, Bangladesh street in full view of horrified onlookers, blogger Washiqur Rahman doubled down.
Detainees offer glimpse inside ISIS
Sameem Sulaiman gives an exclusive interview to CNN but never looks up, unwilling to speak directly to a woman. Like Sulaiman, Ammar Ali Khalil is open about the violence he helped perpetrate. FULL STORY
Prisoner grabs gun, escapes in hospital gown
A Virginia prisoner managed to escape from a hospital room early Tuesday after grabbing a security guard's gun and running off in a hospital gown, authorities said.
Firefighter falls into ball of fire
Cell phone video captured the moment a California firefighter fell through the roof of a burning building. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
Airstrikes kill 40 at refugee camp
A Saudi-led coalition continued airstrikes against Shiite Houthi rebels, who have captured key parts of Yemen and ousted that country's President, and who could spread Iran's influence in the region. FULL STORY
2 men dressed as women try to ram NSA gate
The two men who officials say tried to ram the main gate at NSA headquarters were dressed as women, according to a federal law enforcement official. FULL STORY
Huge power outage hits Turkey
A massive power outage hit Turkey on Tuesday, blacking out out broad swathes of the country and affecting air traffic control in the country's airspace.
Indiana law unleashes firestorm
Gov. Mike Pence unleashed a firestorm on Indiana last week when he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Deal or not, Iran's a winner in nuke talks
Deal or no deal in the Iranian nuclear talks, Tehran is already behaving like it's made a killing.
Coyote spotted on top of New York City bar
One wily coyote made its way to the roof of a bar in Queens, New York, on Monday morning.
Hernandez fiancee: Box I tossed had pot smell
Shayanna Jenkins, the fiancee of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, revealed for the first time Monday she suspects marijuana was in a box she was instructed to remove from the couple's home the day after the slaying of Odin Lloyd in 2013.
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.
Mom's tough-love punishment goes viral
An Alabama mother's tough-love punishment is getting rave reviews on social media. WMBA reports.
Boston bombing jurors weep
Prosecutors presented gruesome testimony about how a bomb Dzhokar Tsarnaev placed at the Boston Marathon tore through the bodies of 8-year-old Martin Richard and 23-year-old Lingzi Lu. FULL STORY
5 things to start your day
The co-pilot in the Germanwings crash was once suicidal. The backlash against Indiana's "religious freedom" law grows. And "The Daily Show" gets a new host.
Obama misses step while getting off plane
President Obama managed to avoid embarrassment and a bruise or two when he recovered quickly after stumbling while deplaning from Air Force One.
Child, 4, found alone on bus at 3 a.m.
4-year-old Annabelle is back home with her parents after leaving the house in the middle of the night to go buy a slushie. HLN's Melissa Knowles reports.
The skyscraper that casts no shadow
An architecture firm has designed skyscrapers they claim will increase the amount of light that reaches the ground.
38 amazing sports photos
Did they really say this to Justin Bieber's face?
"Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber" featured Kevin Hart, Jeff Ross, Natasha Leggero, Pete Davidson, Martha Stewart, Shaquille O'Neal, Snoop Dogg and Ludacris.
2015 Sony World Photography Awards
Hot shots: U.S. military's best photos
Wait, he's HOW old?
$193M monastery with bulletproof rooms
Girls behind bars tell their stories
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.
Holy Week around the world
Christians around the world are observing Holy Week, which marks the last week of Lent and the beginning of Easter celebrations.
The biggest 'Price is Right' fails
From George Gray's treadmill fall to a fridge door that just won't shut, here are some epic fails from the set of "The Price is Right."
Check out the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster
A theme park in North Carolina unveils Fury 325, the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster.
World's most visited palaces, castles
Is the Dead Sea dying?
Women's sports: All the work, none of the buzz
Last month, my husband and I took our daughters to a Columbia University women's basketball game. We live nearby, had already attended a men's game and were excited for our girls, one of whom plays basketball, to watch college women in action.
Tiger Woods drops out of golf's top 100
For the first time in his illustrious career, Tiger Woods is no longer considered one of the world's top 100 golfers.
Inmates forced to fight like gladiators here?
Several San Francisco sheriff's deputies are being investigated for allegedly conducting and betting on inmate fights. CNN affiliate KRON reports.
Rarer -- and cuter -- than a panda
Secrets abound in new 'James Bond' trailer
James Bond's latest mission has been revealed in the first trailer for "SPECTRE" which was released Friday.
What's 'true' about the cross that killed Jesus?
'SNL' impersonates Robert Durst of 'The Jinx'
Kate McKinnon portrayed Robert Durst, a real estate heir accused of murder by police, during a skit on "Saturday Night Live."
Eat cereal and live a long time
There's good news for those of you who wake up to a bowl of cereal every morning, especially if your go-to choice is high in fiber. Hidden in that favorite box may be a prize better than a plastic toy. It just might hold the key to a longer life, according to a new study.
Terrence Howard's Ex-Wife -- He's Screwing Me Royally Over 'Empire'
Terrence Howard owes his ex-wife $508,000 and counting ... so she claims, and she's gunning for a payday. Michelle Ghent claims Terrence has been hiding assets and grossly undervaluing what he makes a month to avoid his spousal support obligations.…
Muhammad Ali -- 'TEAM PACQUIAO'
"The Greatest" has picked a side in the fight of the century -- with Muhammad Ali's daughter telling TMZ Sports, "My dad is Team Pacquiao all the way!" We spoke with Rasheda Ali -- who's very close with her dad -- and she tells us, "My dad really…
The Game -- He Threatened to Shoot Me ... Hoops KO Was Self Defense (VIDEO)
TMZ obtained video of The Game unloading a punch on an opposing player during a pick-up basketball game -- but we're told the guy threatened to unload a gun in Game's ass before the fight. Sources connected to Game tell us the rapper says the…
'CSI' Star Jon Wellner Divorce -- My Wife Should Quit Acting And Get A REAL Job
"CSI" star Jon Wellner has called it quits on his marriage after 7 years, and says it's time his wife gave up on her acting, got off her ass and started working. According to the divorce docs ... Jon says his wife, Whitney Wellner, hasn't made it…
'Jerry Springer' Producer Jill Blackstone -- Cops Believe Sister's Death Wasn't Suicide ... It was Murder
"Jerry Springer" producer Jill Blackstone did not carry out her sister's wish to end her life -- she murdered her ... at least that's what law enforcement now believes. Our law enforcement sources say Wendy Blackstone -- who was deaf and partially…
Amber Rose & James Harden -- Entering The Friend Zone ... Let's Not Get Serious
Amber Rose and James Harden have decided to put their bangship on hold ... mutually deciding to enter the desolate and barren void known as the FRIEND ZONE ... TMZ Sports has learned. James and Amber had been rumored to be seeing each other ... with…
French Montana -- I Was Just Sippin' Ciroc on Diddy's Sea-Doo
French Montana was not under the influence of alcohol when he was photographed drinking Ciroc from the bottle while cruising on one of Diddy's Sea-Doos ... so claim people close to the rapper. As we previously reported ... French was in Miami Beach…
Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao -- Broker Selling Ringside Seats ... For $87,000 Each!!
A high-end NY-based "hospitality service" says it has the very first authentic ringside seats to the Mayweather vs.Pacquiao fight ... and they could be yours for $87,500-a-pop!!! TMZ Sports spoke with Oren Partner -- the head of Precision…
Destiny's Child -- Battle for Center Stage at Reunion (TMZ TV)
It finally happened ... all the Destiny’s Child members coming together for the first time in -- well, not that long actually, but it was still awesome! So awesome that Beyonce even surrendered that coveted middle spot! Just for a few…
Rapper Kevin Gates -- Not One, But Two Fights with Girls!
It's bad enough rapper Kevin Gates got into it with a couple of girls during his show Sunday night in Michigan -- he then fought with a different girl during the same show! Gates -- probably as well known for having sex with his cousin as he is for…
Houston Texans Cheerleaders -- Hot Hopefuls Twerk It Out ... For Spot On The Squad
Roughly 1,000 of the hottest chicks in Texas went down to Houston this weekend ... to try out for a spot on the Texans cheerleading squad ... and TMZ Sports has pics from the smokin' hot audition. There are 35 spots on the squad -- and…
Michael Strahan -- Body-to-Body Contact Sports with New Girlfriend
Michael Strahan has hooked up again ... and showed off his pretty chick in St. Barts. The athlete/commentator/talk show host/rich person was ready to flaunt his relationship while vacationing with 2 other couples -- including fellow ex-NFLer Tony…
Robin Williams -- Judge Tells Widow & Kids ... Squash Property Beef Out of Court
Robin Williams' children and his widow have 11 days to settle their war over his personal items ... before a judge weighs in on the dispute. During a hearing in San Francisco today ... the judge urged both parties to meet outside court -- possibly…
Michael Jordan's Ex-Teammate -- I WAS BETTER THAN MJ ... In Ping Pong & Pool
Michael Jordan's greatness apparently doesn't extend to frat-house pastimes ... cause his ex-teammate Ron Harper tells TMZ Sports he DOMINATED his airness ... at ping pong & pool. Harper was MJ's teammate on the Bulls from '95 to '98 when…
Justin Bieber -- Not My Tempo ... Treats Sushi House To Drum Seshi
Justin Bieber loves fish sticks ... to keep the beat ... Sunday night JB and his crew knocked out some off the cuff table jams at a Miami sushi spot using nothing but chop sticks and table tops. Our sushi sources tell TMZ ... Biebs and about 22 of…
Burt Jenner -- Jamie Foxx's Bruce Jokes ... Desperate Attempt to Stay Relevant (VIDEO)
Burt Jenner doesn't have a problem with Jamie Foxx mocking his dad, because in Burt's mind Jamie's career is on the way down and he's just trying to imitate Kevin Hart to stay relevant. Bruce Jenner's oldest son arrived at LAX Monday, and our…
Mike Tyson -- Abandoned Mansion to Become Church
The insane over-the-top Ohio mansion where Mike Tyson lived and partied in the '80s and '90s is getting a complete makeover ... in Jesus' name. The mansion is insane -- featuring marble EVERYWHERE, a hot tub with mirrored ceiling, indoor pool,…
Aaron Hernandez's Fiancee -- He Cheated on Me ... And I Let It Go!
Aaron Hernandez essentially had a hall pass to cheat on his fiancée whenever he pleased ... because she says she knew all about it ... but decided to look the other way. Shayanna Jenkins testified for the second day at Hernandez's…
Rob Kardashian -- Rolling Out and About Again (PHOTO)
Rob Kardashian -- who hasn't been seen for months -- emerged from his Calabasas home this weekend to run a few errands with friends. It's hard to get a good look, but what you see is clear ... he looks about the same. Rob famously went into…
Dog the Bounty Hunter -- In Dogfight Over Fugitive's Arrest
Dog the Bounty Hunter is so into dogs, he allegedly tried to buy one off a fugitive ... while his cohorts were kicking in the guy's front door to haul his ass off to jail ... but Dog's lawyer says the fugitive is lying about him wanting to buying…