Ohio lawmakers approve 'heartbeat' abortion bill
Ohio state lawmakers have passed a controversial "Heartbeat Bill" that would ban abortions from the moment the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected -- which usually occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy.
Powerful quake kills 97
At least 25 people were killed in an earthquake that struck Indonesia's Aceh province Wednesday morning according to the head of the Aceh Red Cross.
'Ghost Ship' manager: I'm so sorry
Derick Almena, the manager of the "Ghost Ship" warehouse, got emotional during an interview with NBC's "Today" but refused to answer questions about who was responsible for the fire that killed at least 36 people in Oakland.
Oakland fire: Many complaints filed about warehouse
The city of Oakland received repeated complaints over three decades about the "Ghost Ship" warehouse, which was gutted last week by a fire that killed at least 36 people.
US aircraft carrier readies for ISIS fight
On August 8, 2014, jets carried out the first American airstrikes against ISIS.
President-elect lays out military plan
Focus will be on destroying ISIS, not toppling regimes
Trump takes flak for picking Flynn
Donald Trump has pointed to his hiring chops as a key asset, but he is already facing calls to rescind a job offer to one of his top national security picks.
Pence pressed on clearance for Flynn's son
CNN's Jake Tapper repeatedly presses Vice President-elect Mike Pence on a security clearance request for the son of retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for national security adviser.
Van Jones: Both political parties kind of suck
It's been one month since the historic US election, and Van Jones wants the country to come together. But first he wants to explain "The Messy Truth" about the political climate in the United States.
Van Jones to Trump supporters: Help me understand
Van Jones sits down for dinner with life-long Democrats who voted for Donald Trump.
Trump claims credit for $50B investment
President-elect Donald Trump is claiming credit for a $50 billion investment in the United States by a Japanese tech conglomerate -- a deal he says wouldn't have happened without him.
Apple supplier in talks to invest in US
Former Heisman winner found dead in park
Rashaan Salaam, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1994 while at the University of Colorado, was found dead in a park in Boulder. He was 42.
Syrian regime forces seize most of Aleppo
Syrian government troops now control most of the neighborhoods in the old city of Aleppo after days of fierce fighting against rebel forces.
Obama hands off legacy on terror to sharp critic
A commander in chief who prizes nuance and restraint put his legacy in the war on terror Tuesday in the hands of a brassy successor who embodies gut-check leadership.
White supremacist's appearance draws ire at Texas A&M
When Richard Spencer arrives at Texas A&M on Tuesday, bringing his message of white supremacy, he'll do so against the wishes of university officials.
Kangaroo puts pup in chokehold, so owner does this
A man on a hunting trip punches a kangaroo to save his dog. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports the kangaroo can't believe what hit him.
Madonna twerks during 'Carpool Karaoke'
Madonna works on her twerk during "Carpool Karaoke" on "The Late Late Show with James Corden." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports that her buns get roasted by one critic.
Rebuilding the war machine
Day of infamy: Attack on Pearl Harbor
On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Navy launched a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. More than 2,000 Americans were killed amid the bombings, which destroyed a significant number of US battleships and airplanes. In a speech to Congress the following day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called the day of the attack "a date which will live in infamy." Shortly thereafter, Congress passed a declaration of war against Japan, casting the United States into World War II.
The first use of the atomic bomb
Atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. The devastation led to Japan's surrender and brought an end to World War II.
How Scalia replacement could shape the high court
The late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia was known for dissenting opinions on social issues like abortion rights and gay marriage, remarking that he liked "to tell the majority to take a walk."
Meet Trump's think tank
Clues about the ideas that could emerge from the Trump administration are in a stately building on Massachusetts Avenue, a few blocks from Capitol Hill.
Source: Security clearance requested for Flynn Jr.
Officials from President-elect Donald Trump's transition team attempted to distance themselves Tuesday from Michael G. Flynn -- the son and former top aide to his father, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who is Trump's pick for national security adviser and was involved in the transition effort.
Head of airline in Colombia plane crash detained
The head of LaMia Airlines -- the charter carrier that was transporting Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense before their plane crashed in Colombia last week -- has been apprehended by authorities, according to a Bolivian state media report.
Trump: Cancel order for new Air Force One
Donald Trump wants to cancel a government order for a new Air Force One.
Trump says he sold all his stocks in June
Trump sold "all" of his holdings in June, according to Jason Miller, the transition team's spokesman on a call with reporters Tuesday.
Court docs show trouble at Ghost Ship before fire
As investigators sift through the debris of the charred Oakland warehouse that became a mass grave for at least 36 people, court documents obtained by CNN provide an unsettling glimpse of life in the facility before it caught fire Friday evening.
'I'm going to die mom:' Oakland fire victims' final texts
As a raging fire consumed a warehouse in Oakland, California on Friday night, those trapped inside appeared to prepare themselves for death. They huddled together, shielding each other. They sent text messages to their loved ones, messages that would be their last goodbyes.
Ben Carson is back -- and so are his controversies
Ben Carson is back -- and so are the controversies and contradictions that have dominated his time in politics.
Opinion: Ben Carson is unqualified to be HUD secretary
It's fitting that President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Dr. Ben Carson as his nominee for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. One man uniquely unqualified for the job he is about to undertake wants another one in a similar position, each with the ability to cause great harm to the most vulnerable Americans because of his over-inflated sense of self.
Why they're staying: A win for Standing Rock, but not a victory
The sweet taste of victory has already begun to sour at the Oceti Sakowin Camp just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Angela Merkel calls for full-face veil ban in Germany
German chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a ban on full-face veils in the country, during a speech at her party's conference on Tuesday.
American CEOs are thrilled with Trump
There is perhaps no greater compliment CEOs can give Trump than this: U.S. businesses now expect to hire more workers and sell more stuff in the next six months because executives are optimistic about Trump's agenda.
Lady Gaga: I suffer from PTSD
Lady Gaga visited a center for homeless LGBT youth and revealed that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Suspect charged in Joe McKnight shooting death
Days after the suspect in the fatal shooting of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight was released, sparking allegations of racial bias by police, the Jefferson Parish sheriff announced Tuesday that Ronald Gasser was back in custody, charged with manslaughter.
SeaWorld cuts jobs in wake of attendance drop
SeaWorld Entertainment, which saw a sharp dip in attendance this year, will eliminate about 320 jobs, the company announced Tuesday.
Supreme Court sides with Samsung in Apple patent case
The Supreme Court sided with Samsung (SSNLF) on Tuesday and unanimously reversed an earlier appeals court ruling that the company must pay $399 million to Apple (AAPL, Tech30) for patent infringement.
Chris Rock is going on tour
Chris Rock is coming to a venue near you.
Beyoncé vs Adele: Grammy nominations revealed
Nominations for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards are scheduled to be announced Tuesday on "CBS This Morning."
Twitter's most talked-about topics of the year
It was the year of the Olympics, the election ... and Pokemon Go.
Pollster: Christie approval worst we've seen in 20 years
Things just keep getting worse for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Fast facts about Chris Christie
Here's a look at the life of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Cop dies after car plunges into sinkhole
A sheriff's deputy in San Antonio, Texas, died after her car fell into a giant sinkhole while she was on her way to work.
Libyan forces grab last ISIS swath in Sirte
Libyan forces in the coastal city of Sirte wrested the last city district from ISIS control, a spokesman for the military operation fighting ISIS said.
Inside Disney World's new private cabanas
Disney World's new luxury private cabanas include electronic charging stations, a mini fridge and desserts
Ikea significantly expanding paid parental leave
Mom fights back against anti-Clinton meme using daughter's picture
When a photo of her 4-year-old daughter posing with Hillary Clinton was turned into a disturbing meme, Jennifer Jones said she was in shock.
Mom on meme: I felt like I failed my daughter
A South Carolina mom fights back against internet trolling after a photo of her daughter with Hillary Clinton becomes a vicious meme.
Parents spend as much time on screens as their teens
If you think your tween or teen spends too many hours online, you might need to look in the mirror before you dish out screen time criticisms. According to a new survey, parents spend as much time plugged in each day as their teens and three hours more per day than their tweens.
Obama's last words on torture
President Barack Obama plans to provide a final summation of his national security record Tuesday, reaffirming his counterterrorism strategy even as his successor has threatened to reverse course on many of Obama's priorities.
Texas elector says he will not cast his vote for Trump
A Texas elector said Monday that enough is enough -- he will not cast his vote for President-elect Donald Trump as part of the Electoral College process on December 19.
Trump supporters: The media 'lies, deceives'
CNN's Alisyn Camerota sits down with the Donald Trump supporters who she continually checked in with throughout the election, asking them their opinions of the media.
Trump to interview ExxonMobil CEO for secretary of state
President-elect Donald Trump is interviewing ExxonMobil (XOM) Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson on Tuesday to consider him for the secretary of state position, according to one Trump aide.
Iran's President warns Trump not to ruin deal
Iran will not permit Donald Trump to tear up its nuclear deal with the United States, President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday.
US returning land to Japan
The US military this month will return to Japan's government more than 9,800 acres of land it has held since World War II, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Tuesday.
U.S. trade deficit grows at fastest pace in 19 months
The U.S. trade deficit grew at the fastest pace in 19 months, rising a sharp 18% in October from September to $42.6 billion.
Trump could bring a new kind of diversity to Supreme Court
President-elect Donald Trump is making one thing clear about the Supreme Court: He wants to do more than just solidify the conservative bent on the bench.
Will Trump keep his promises to women who voted for him?
One of the biggest surprises of the election is how well Donald Trump did among women, especially white women.
Trump and China on collision course
In speaking on the telephone with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen and lashing out at China on Twitter over the weekend, President-elect Donald Trump did more than bewilder leaders in Beijing and the White House.
Mystery surrounds Aleppo girl's Twitter account
A 7-year-old Syrian girl, who captured the world's attention with heartbreaking Twitter posts about the bombing of Aleppo, has reappeared on social media after her account was deleted
Opinion: Who will be Donald Trump's real first lady?
When former Vice President Al Gore emerged from his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, he made sure to tell reporters that he met with Ivanka Trump first but spent "the bulk of the time" with her father.
UK may only have 18 months to conclude Brexit deal
The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has warned Britain it may only have 18 months to strike an exit deal from the bloc.
World leaders: That was then
The five world leaders stand close together, all firmly at the helm of their respective nations, which together could lay claim to leading the free world.
'Pizzagate' led man to brandish gun in restaurant, police say
The world wide web provides easy access to the truth -- but makes it equally easy to wall off the facts and soak up fictions instead.
Guy to Muslim cop: 'I'll cut your throat'
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he's "sick to my stomach" over an incident in which a Muslim off-duty NYPD officer was reportedly threatened over the weekend by a man who said, "I will cut your throat, go back to your country."
Biden leaves door open for 2020 run
Vice President Joe Biden told reporters that he may not be going anywhere just yet, leaving the door open to a presidential run in 2020.
Tech giants setting up terrorism content database
What a shot! 39 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 39 amazing sports photos from November 29 through December 5.
French Interior Minister appointed PM
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has been appointed prime minister, the Elysee Palace said Tuesday.
Kardashian Sisters -- Crush Blac Chyna's Biz Dreams ... You'll Never Be One of Us
Just because Blac Chyna's marrying a Kardashian doesn't mean she can get in the club -- the Kardashian sisters are going to war to block her from cashing in on the family name. According to docs obtained by TMZ ... Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney's…
Shaq -- CALL ME SHAQ-A-CLAUS ... I Know Where To Get Hatchimals! (VIDEO)
You want Hatchimals? Shaq will get you Hatchimals. In case you don't know what Hatchimals are (good for you) ... they're the HOTTEST Xmas gift on the planet right now.
Klay Thompson -- Praised By NBA Dad ... 'I Was In Awe' During 60 Point Game (AUDIO)
Klay Thompson's 60 point explosion didn't go unnoticed by his NBA pops ... who says he was awestruck watching his son burn the Indiana Pacers Monday night and filled with fatherly pride. TMZ Sports spoke with Mychal Thompson -- Klay's dad and…
Jamie-Lynn Sigler's House -- My Hollywood Hills Buyer Is Stylin' (PHOTO)
Jamie-Lynn Sigler is handing over the keys to her home to fashion blogger and TV host Louise Roe ... and possibly banking nearly half a million while she's at it. Jamie-Lynn sold the 3 bedroom, 3 bath home this month for $2.025 million.…
Guess Who This Blonde Little Boy Turned Into!
Before this smirking mini-man was flashing a smile for the Hollywood cameras, he was just another happy kid in Las Vegas, Nevada. Can you guess who he is?
Ricky Martin -- Beefcake Beach with My Fiance and My Tramp Stamp (PHOTO GALLERY)
Ricky Martin and his new fiance -- Swedish stud Jwan Yosef -- turned their private beach in Mexico into muscle beach ... complete with some serious-ish ink. 44-year-old Ricky showed off his tan, ripped bod and clearly has no problem rocking a Speedo…
Hailee Steinfeld -- Autograph Hound Needs Ambulance After Lamest Shove Ever (VIDEOS)
One Hailee Steinfeld autograph seeker got an ambulance ride from LAX, but video of the incident makes it seem like he might deserve an Oscar. Our photog was on the scene as Hailee walked to her car, and the autograph seeker persistently buzzed…
Stevie J -- Preggo Joseline Is Evil and Violent ... Needs Serious Mental Help
Stevie J got his ass beat by a super pregnant Joseline Hernandez -- according to docs he just filed -- and now fears for his life if she doesn't get mental help, stat. The "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star says Joseline showed up…
Tony Gonzalez -- Cam Thought He Was Bigger Than The Team ... Just Follow The Rules, Dude (VIDEO)
Tony Gonzalez isn't buying Cam Newton's missing shirt excuse ... telling TMZ Sports Newton's tie-less controversy had less to do with wardrobe and more do with plain old entitlement. We got Gonzalez out at LAX and asked him what he thought of…
Miss Bumbum 2016 -- Brazil's Newest 'Best Ass' (PHOTO GALLERY)
Brazil has no shortage of great asses, but they do crown their best ... and 2016 has its winner. Meet Erika Canela ... all of Erika Canela. The 20-year-old model took 1st place last month at Miss Bumbum -- a Brazilian pageant where more than 17…
Marshawn Lynch -- Probably Donated $2,400 to Oakland Fire Victims (PHOTO)
Marshawn Lynch is raising money to help the families of the Oakland Ghost Ship fire victims ... and it seems he's putting his money where his mouth is. Beast Mode tweeted out a link to a Generosity.com page run by his Fam 1st Family Foundation…
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney -- Some Exes Don't Talk ... We're Different (PHOTO)
Sorry Little Monsters, Lady Gaga and ex-fiance Taylor Kinney are not back together -- despite a pic of him with her mom -- the exes are just doing the conscious uncoupling thing. Gaga and Kinney called it quits in July after 5 years…
Al Sharpton -- Blasts Sheriff In McKnight Case ... Over N-Bomb News Conference (VIDEO)
Rev. Al Sharpton just UNLOADED on the Sheriff in the Joe McKnight shooting investigation -- saying the guy's I.Q. needs to be questioned after dropping the n-bomb on live TV. Sharpton ripped into Sheriff Newell Normand -- basically giving a…
Rashaan Salaam -- Heisman Winner Dead at 42 ... Body Discovered In Park
3:17 PM PT -- Cops now suspect Salaam's death was suicide and say a note has been recovered at the scene. Officials have still not released the cause of death. Ex-Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam -- a superstar running back for the…
Oakland Fire -- Brawls and Death Threats Alleged Involving Commune Leader (VIDEO)
Derick Ion Almena's Oakland art commune had a ton of problems before the tragic fire ... including brawls and death threats, according to docs -- hardly the rosy picture Almena's tried to paint. In docs, obtained by TMZ, 2 men tried to get…
Shannen Doherty -- Husband's Turn to Sue Managers Over Cancer ... You Ruined Our Love Life
Shannen Doherty's husband isn't ready to let her biz managers off the hook for her breast cancer diagnosis -- he's filed his own lawsuit, on the heels of Shannen settling hers. Kurt Iswarienko says the managing team destroyed his sex life with…
'Django Unchained' Actress -- Leaking Audio Was Unethical ... Commission Rules
The cop who cited a "Django Unchained" actress for having sex in public has been called out for leaking audio of the incident, and it's gonna cost him some dough. The L.A. Ethics Commission ruled Tuesday former LAPD Sergeant Jim Parker broke city…
Ezekiel Elliott & Dak Prescott -- Monday Night Clubbin' ... Poppin' Bubbly While Cash Flies (VIDEO)
You win, you celebrate ... at least if you're Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. The Dallas Cowboys superstars hit up So & So's in Dallas on Monday -- where they celebrated their 11-1 record by popping bottles of champagne while clubgoers…
Cruz Beckham -- Jumps into Music Like Mom ... Signs With Justin Bieber's Manager
Justin Bieber 2.0 is coming in the form of David and Victoria Beckham's 11 year-old son, Cruz ... who's just signed on the dotted line with Biebs' manager, Scooter Braun ... TMZ has learned. Cruz already seemed like a natural when…
Drew Brees -- Arrives To Will Smith Murder Trial ... With Ex-Saints Teammates
Will Smith's ex-Saints teammates, including Drew Brees, are in the courtroom as proceedings began in his murder case. Witness testimony in the second degree murder case against Cardell Hayes began Tuesday ... and Brees and Steve Gleason were on hand…