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Did airlines fix ticket prices?
The Justice Department has sent subpoenas to several major airlines as part of an investigation into "possible unlawful coordination" to limit capacity increases, and thereby keeping ticket prices high, a department spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Storm blamed in church fire
Federal investigators suspect lightning may have caused the fire at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, senior officials in the FBI said Wednesday morning.
China to try Iowa-killing suspect
The man charged with killing a student at Iowa State University will face trial in China and not be extradited to the United States, an Iowa prosecutor says.
Man who saved hundreds of children from Holocaust dies
Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of children from the Holocaust, has died at the age of 106, British media reported.
The smudge on the Declaration of Independence
It's one of the nation's most important founding documents but the Declaration of Independence -- the document that paved the way for the creation of the United States -- hasn't always been treated with the care you might expect.
What gunman told beach worker
Abdul Ali Ladhari and his friends waited 45 minutes before the police finally arrived. He's sure, he says, because he watched every minute drag by on his phone, unwilling to believe that help still hadn't come.
Hotel workers chase killer on beach
Video filmed during the attack on the Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba shows what authorities say is gunman running on the beach immediately after shooting tourists.
Just 1 airline left with no bag fees
Nobody likes paying airline bag fees. And for U.S. passengers, things are about to get worse.
First look at 'Rocky' spinoff 'Creed'
Rocky Balboa is back -- sort of.
Affleck and Garner to divorce
One day after their 10-year anniversary, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner confirmed they are filing for divorce.
Scouts evacuate White House lawn
It started as a dream night for fifty Girl Scouts, who got to be the first scouts in history to camp out on the South Lawn of the White House
Girl Scouts reject $100K gift
It's not every day the Girl Scouts or any non-profit is handed a $100,000 pledge.
See some wonders of the universe
The first Arab supercar
Magnificent structures on the verge of destruction
Go see them now, before it's too late: threatened by neglect, the elements, changing architectural trends or ruthless developers, these outstanding buildings are all fighting a hard battle for survival.
The opulent legacy of the Cartier panther
There's something about the panther that seems to exude luxury. Perhaps it's the way they move. The elusive feline somehow suggests confidence and desirability at once.
'Airplane!' celebrates 35 years
An anniversary? What's that?
The Rolling Stones as kids
"Exhibitionism," a gallery opening in London in 2016, will feature childhood pictures of the Rolling Stones and many more unseen artifacts of the band.
Efron shows off his selfie 'swag'
Should Paris Hilton sue prankster who did this?
Paris Hilton may sue over plane crash prank. Unless she was in on it. CNN's Jeanne Moos says "NOT FUNNY."
Hillary Clinton vs. a fax machine
U.S.-Cuba diplomatic ties reestablished
Clinton raises $45M for primary fight
Conservatives help liberals win at SCOTUS
Cruz: I'm not part of the 'Washington cartel'
Sen. Ted Cruz rejected the idea that he was once part of the "Washington cartel" he now castigates, saying Tuesday he has always considered himself a conservative even if not a "firebrand."
Were Amy Schumer's jokes racist?
Can Texas say no to same-sex marriage ruling?
Most people guessed how the Supreme Court was going to rule in Obergefell v. Hodges. And last Friday, the court made things official: It announced a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. What suspense remains centers on the reaction of same-sex marriage opponents. How much room do they have to resist the Supreme Court's decision?
Why Iran deal is a nightmare
If you scan the headlines, you may have seen that I've written a new book, "Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide." Clearly, it has touched a nerve.
Space will be the battlefield of World War III?
"This is the Chinese navy. This is the Chinese navy. Please go away quickly."
Is Donald Trump the new Palin?
Sad reason millionaire is selling classic car collection
Henrik Frederiksen has collected classic cars since the age of 18, he now has sixty cars, most predating WWII.
Why Ted Cruz watched porn with Justice O'Connor
How GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz tells CNN's Jake Tapper how he came to be watching hardcore porn with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
Couple married for 75 years die together
A San Diego couple married for 75 years die in each other's arms. CNN affiliate KGTV reports.
Traffic stop turns into surprise of a lifetime for mom
A soldier enlists police in Hanson, Massachusetts, to help him surprise his mom when he comes home for a visit. CNN affiliate WCVB reports.
Alarm interrupts anchors on live TV
See how "Live! with Kelly and Michael" anchors Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan cope with a surprise interruption in the show's studio on live television.
Trailer for Chris Farley film is a tearjerker
Buzzfeed has released a trailer for a new documentary that chronicles the life of the late comedian Chris Farley.
CDC warns of swimming pool parasite
A new report suggests that outbreaks in swimming pools of the parasite cryptosporidium increase each year. CNN affiliate KSAT reports.
House cat spied THIS outside, but didn't flinch
Tom Mabe captured the moment when his cat had a stand off with a mountain lion in Colorado.
She never expected this on a Florida vacation
A family visiting a resort in Florida says bed bugs brought their vacation to a sudden halt. WESH's Amanda Ober reports.
Escapee's mother speaks out after son's capture
CNN's Erin Burnett speaks to David Sweat's mother, Pamela Sweat, about her son's escape from Clinton Correctional Facility and his capture 23 days later.
Exonerated death row inmate dies a year after release
Exonerated death row inmate Glenn Ford who spent nearly 30 years on death row for a crime he didn't commit, has died. CNN's Brooke Baldwin has more.
This 'half a dog' is world's ugliest canine
World's Ugliest Dog to get makeover. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports Quasi Modo is dogged by fans as she takes Manhattan.
A narrow escape from Everest
Diving deep into a spiritual journey
Jonathan Sunnex is part of a small group of elite free divers who plunge hundreds of feet underwater, all on a single breath of air.
She talks to the elephants
It turns out elephants stomp the ground for a reason. Behavioral ecologist Caitlin O'Connell discovered a way elephants speak, using underground vibrations.
He catches creatures of the deep
90% of the ocean is 600 feet or deeper. Meet Edd Brooks, a man on a mission to discover what creatures call the deep ocean home.
Life on the Marshall Islands
In the middle of the Pacific there's a place where no one has the luxury of denying climate change exists. People in the Marshall Islands are living it.
House washes away, woman wakes up floating
Where do you go when your country vanishes because of climate change? John Sutter visits the Marshall Islands to find the surprising answer.
Picturesque beaches face catastrophe
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner gives an impassioned reading of 2 Degrees, a poem about climate change and the threat it poses to the Marshall Islands.
EPA boss: Climate change could kill thousands
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38 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 38 amazing sports photos from June 23 through June 29.
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Take a look at 43 photos of the week from June 19 through June 25.
Before he was the 'Terminator'
Before he was the "Terminator" or the 38th governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger was an obsessive teen bodybuilder from Austria who saw pumping iron as a ticket to fame and fortune.
Take the toughest film quiz ever
CIA: We really need minorities
Suspect in student murder found
For a grieving father, the long quest for justice is one step closer to being over.
'Family Feud' answer turns heads
Actor Anthony Anderson's mother had a very interesting answer to a very strange question on ABC's "Celebrity Family Feud."
Pope Francis to visit 9/11 memorial
Pope Francis will lead an ecumenical meeting for peace at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York during his first trip to the United States in September, according to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Singer opens up about battle with disease
Pop star Avril Lavigne talks about her fight against Lyme disease
$30 for a sandwich?
Forget the debate over whether it should come with or without a fried egg.
Best U.S. seaside escapes
Drowsy port towns aren't trying to make it big.
Tourist attraction may collapse into sea
It looks as if someone has made a cut in a wedding cake, but no one is celebrating.
Meet the world's ugliest dogs
James Harden -- Targeted At Elite Nike Camp ... Dominates
James Harden had a HUGE target on his back at an elite Nike event in L.A. this weekend -- but we're told he DESTROYED all comers ... including some of the top high school and college players in the country. Harden -- along with NBA…
Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner -- Career Explosion Torpedoed Marriage
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are getting divorced NOT because of his drinking and gambling, but because he's become such hot property in Hollywood, she felt neglected ... so say some well-placed sources. There are clearly 2 views on the…
Emmitt Smith -- Bails On Miss USA ... In Wake of Trump Backlash
NFL legend Emmitt Smith is now distancing himself from Donald Trump ... backing out as a judge in the upcoming Miss USA pageant after Trump trashed Mexicans. Smith was one of 5 celebrity judges that was scheduled to participate on the…
NFL's Brandon Spikes -- Guilty In Maybach Hit & Run ... Avoids Jail
Ex-New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has pled GUILTY in his hit and run case stemming from a June crash in his Maybach ... but he won't do one single minute behind bars. Instead, Spikes has been ordered to pay more than $2k in…
Enrique Iglesias -- Arrested for Driver's Seat Switcheroo
Enrique Iglesias got busted trying to slip out of the driver's seat of his ride when cops pulled him over recently -- possibly because he knew he had a suspended license ... just a guess. According to Miami police, Iglesias was driving a white…
ESPN's Michelle Beadle -- College Tennis Player Called Me a 'Slut' ... School Apologizes
ESPN's Michelle Beadle is calling for the University of Texas at San Antonio to punish a sophomore tennis player ... after he called her a "slut" on social media. Beadle had been tweeting about the San Antonio Spurs ... when Gio Carrillo…
‘Pitch Perfect’ Star – Dope Freestyle … About His Dog’s Crap
Score one for the Treblemakers! "Pitch Perfect" star Utkarsh Ambudkar ripped a freestyle rap that was totally the s**t, because that's what it was about ... his dog's crap to be exact, and it was near…
Bobbi Kristina -- Family, Not Oprah Took Heroic Steps to Save Her
Bobbi Kristina's family is pissed over reports that Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry orchestrated a Hail Mary to save BK's life ... when they had nothing to do with it. Sources close to the Houston and Brown families tell TMZ ... it…
Boxer Peter Quillin -- Calls B.S On Bob Arum ... You're Lying About Al Haymon
Boxer Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin says Bob Arum is spewing LIES about him in Arum's $100 MILLION lawsuit against Al Haymon -- with Quillin saying Haymon is not the monster Arum is making him out to be. As we previously reported, Arum's Top Rank…
Rick Ross -- Tired of Jail ... Asks Judge for Bail (PHOTO)
Rick Ross finally has his day in court ... after sitting in a Georgia jail for 7 days. Ross -- who's visibly tired -- didn't have the option of bailing out ... the judge has treated this as a no-bail case because the rapper faces kidnapping and…
NeNe Leakes -- Calling Out Liars … For ABC Game Show
NeNe Leakes, who became famous as a truth teller, will now decide who's telling the truth on primetime TV, and Betty White's gonna help her. We've learned NeNe will be one of the stars on the reboot of ABC's "To Tell the Truth," once a huge…
Flo Rida -- I'm Bailing from Miss USA, Too
Flo Rida has joined the Miss USA exodus, telling TMZ he won't be performing at the upcoming pageant. The rapper wouldn't be specific as to why he won't perform ... he made no mention of Trump or the controversy over the Prez candidate's statement…
Pacquiao vs. Mayweather -- Promoter Sues Manager for $100 Mil ... He's 'Rigging Boxing'
Manny Pacquiao's manager Bob Arum is declaring war on Floyd Mayweather's promoter -- claiming the guy is "rigging the boxing industry" ... and taking aim at everyone, including Jay Z ... this according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports. …
NBA Prospects -- Twitter Can Hurt Our Careers ... 'Don't Be Stupid'
Don't be a dumbass when it comes to posting on social media ... 'cause it could seriously hurt your career ... so say two NBA prospects who are heeding the lessons of the Larry Nance Jr. drama. Michigan State star…
Jennifer Garner -- 'Fed Up' with Ben's Gambling, Drinking
Jennifer Garner reached her breaking point with Ben Affleck's drinking and gambling and that's why she pulled the plug on their marriage ... sources connected with the couple tell TMZ. Our sources (not surprisingly) have two views of what happened…
Donald Trump -- Blasts Macy's for Supporting 'Illegals' ... After Clothing Line Yanked
Donald Trump's clothing line has been hung out to dry by Macy's -- but he's firing back at the company for caving to pressure, and claiming it backs illegal immigration. Macy's made it short and sweet, saying it doesn't "believe the…
'Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia' Star -- Hey, I'm Famous ... Please Bust Me!
Sue Bob White -- who stars in the documentary "The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia" -- learned a 'no duh' lesson ... don't name-drop yourself to cops, when you have outstanding warrants! Sheriff deputies in Martin County, Kentucky tell…
Robert Griffin III -- #IBelieve In Women's Team ... We're Good Friends Now
A super embarrassing moment on social media paid dividends for Robert Griffin III -- 'cause the NFL star says he's "good friends" with the U.S. women's soccer team now, after a mix-up back in 2012. RG3 was out at…
G-Unit Rapper Kidd Kidd Arrested -- Cops Hunt Him Down at Concert
Kidd Kidd was scheduled to perform Tuesday night at the XXL 2015 Freshman Class concert at the Best Buy Theater ... a show that hypes up and coming rappers. The NYPD has been on the hunt for Kidd Kidd since February,…
NBA's Anthony Davis -- $145 MILLION Steak Dinner ... With Alvin Gentry
Steak tastes A LOT better right after you sign a $145 MILLION contract -- just ask Anthony Davis, who got dinner with his new coach moments after inking the deal ... and TMZ Sports has the video. David and New…