The Pentagon briefing was a striking change in tone from the public response of the Trump administration
The US troops attacked in Niger were on their way back to their operating base when they were ambushed by 50 ISIS fighters, according to Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, who provided a timeline of the attack on Monday.
Ex-mayor rips Trump's call to Gold Star widow
Michael Nutter, the former mayor of Philadelphia, criticizes President Donald Trump's phone call to the grieving widow of a US soldier killed during an ambush in Niger.
White House explains why condolence letters were expedited
The Trump administration did expedite some condolence letters to families of fallen soldiers after President Donald Trump said he had contacted every family of a fallen soldier, a White House official said Monday, blaming the lag on bureaucratic issues that delayed letters being sent out to families.
Analysis: Donald Trump just hit a new low
Calling the widow of an American soldier killed in action is, emotionally speaking, absolutely gut-wrenching. Knowing that nothing you will say can bring true comfort. Knowing a life -- and likely many lives -- have been altered forever. Facing down pure loss and pure grief.
Myeshia Johnson: Trump's call made me cry
Widow reveals new details about Trump's call
The widow of a soldier killed in Niger appears on "Good Morning America" and says US President Trump "couldn't even remember his name."
Don Lemon's open letter to Trump: Enough
CNN's Don Lemon reads an open letter he penned to President Donald Trump and Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson.
Stephen Hawking's thesis crashes Cambridge website
For the first time ever, influential British scientist Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis is available to the public -- if you can get the web page to load.
Analysis: McCain's cold revenge on Trump
In an interview with C-SPAN about the Vietnam War that ran over the weekend, Sen. John McCain said this:
Opinion: What happened when Trump showed me his foot
President Donald Trump is the most famous bone spur victim in the world. I should know -- I saw his foot when I questioned him about the real reason for his deferment from the military during the Vietnam War. And that's why I have little doubt about whom Sen. John McCain was talking in his C-SPAN interview on Sunday.
Congressional watchdog calls on Trump to act on climate change
A government report released Monday is sounding an alarm over the threat of climate change, and the government's response.
EPA pulls scientists out of climate change conference talk
The Environmental Protection Agency has canceled speaking appearances by three of its scientists set to speak at a Rhode Island conference Monday.
Analysis: Comey confirms he's 'Reinhold Niebuhr'
President Donald Trump fired his FBI director, in part, for being a "showboat," which didn't ring true given James Comey's reputation as a standup G-Man and his commitment, even in the midst of his own political peril, for antagonizing both sides of the aisle.
Top general: ISIS becoming 'global challenge'
Gen. Joseph Dunford warned in a news conference that ISIS is becoming a "global challenge" and trying to establish a physical presence outside Iraq and Syria. CNN's Arwa Damon spoke to ISIS fighters about what's next for the terror group.
Analysis: Trump's taxes are the big story no one is talking about
A week ago today was the last chance to file your 2016 federal income tax returns -- a time which, in the past, has occasioned the president to release a portion of his own taxes.
Wanted: 1,000 new Delta flight attendants
Dad killed by rock thrown off overpass
Five teenagers from Michigan have been charged with second-degree murder after being accused of throwing a rock off an overpass that killed a man, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office.
Bill O'Reilly is 'mad at God'
Billionaire spends $10M to impeach Trump
Democratic mega-donor and billionaire Tom Steyer is spending more than $10 million on a national TV ad campaign calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment. He tells CNN's Fredericka Whitfield why he believes it is money well spent.
'Trump' football sign sparks racial furor
A high school football sign in West Virginia featuring President Trump's name drew controversy and was called "sickening racism" by an employee of a predominantly African-American school. The students who drew the sign say they were not intending to offend anyone.
ESPN ends talk show after just one episode
Drivers must pay $28 just to enter this city
Ace pitcher may dump Cubs for $100M deal
'Sex and the City' star: We've 'never been friends'
That "Sex and the City" sequel is really not going to happen.
Megyn Kelly speaks out against Bill O'Reilly
Football coach says he's getting death threats
Mark Cuban may run in 2020 as a Republican
Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban tells Fox News Channel that if he were to run for president in 2020, it would be as a Republican candidate.
Opinion: 14 things decent men can do in response to #MeToo
On Sunday, the Internet was suddenly flooded with #MeToo, as women of all ages and backgrounds shared achingly painful stories of sexual harassment and assault. And among those posts, I heard my male friends -- good, decent men -- asking: How can I help?
Linebacker is voted homecoming queen
Olympic gymnast reveals miscarriage
Former US Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson East posted an emotional video showing her and husband, Andrew East, experiencing a miscarriage only days after learning they were pregnant.
'Nude Mona Lisa' could be work of da Vinci
Researchers in Paris are investigating a sketch that could be a work by Leonardo da Vinci. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.
Is Janet Jackson banned from the Super Bowl?
Timberlake returns to Super Bowl after 'wardrobe malfunction'
4 unforgettable Super Bowl halftimes
From phallic symbols to "Nipplegate," Super Bowl halftime shows often go beyond just music.
O'Reilly doesn't dispute payment but vows 'shocking information'
Bill O'Reilly: Horrible what I went through
Bill O'Reilly is going on the offensive to defend himself after the latest bombshell about sexual harassment allegations against him. His former Fox News colleague Megyn Kelly isn't having it. CNN's Brian Stelter has more.
Gretchen Carlson: O'Reilly revelation is horrifying
Megyn Kelly email slams Bill O'Reilly
NBC's Megyn Kelly revealed an email she wrote in 2016 criticizing then-colleague Bill O'Reilly's response to the Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal.
Why Justin Bieber's torso is in the news
When it comes to Justin Bieber, some fans want more skin, not less.
What a shot! 32 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 32 amazing sports photos from October 17 through October 23.
Letterman quotes Twain in defining 'patriotism'
Comedy legends came out to honor David Letterman, the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. It was a night filled with political commentary, and some saved their best lines for President Donald Trump.
Artists prepare for $90M funeral
Preparations for the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej's cremation have been underway for the past year. In an old and cluttered studio outside Bangkok, sculptor Chatmongkol Insawang has been hard at work.
Millennials are shaking up these 7 industries
Millennials tend to be more entrepreneurial than previous generations, studies suggest. And some have already created businesses that are shaking up age-old industries.
Amazon's next target? Etsy-styled arts and crafts
Is there any part of the retail world that Jeff Bezos doesn't want to dominate?
Target will offer free shipping for holidays
The retailer has a new set of plans to compete with rivals Walmart and Target this holiday season.
Beauty line has cult following thanks to this
Emily Weiss was writing reviews of beauty products. Then she realized she could create her own.
Why McCain's remarks can burn Trump
John McCain may be battling, as he has described it, a "very poor prognosis" of brain cancer, but he's still a fighter.
Guess who loses with Trump's tax plan?
Doctor: Senator's health raises tough question
At 79, Thad Cochran isn't the oldest United States senator, but his age-related health condition is putting him in an unwelcome spotlight.
How Trump has made Tillerson's job even harder
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's ambitious five-country trip this month will be anything but easy, largely thanks to his boss President Donald Trump, who has compromised the standing of the United States in the world.
Why terrorist threats will survive ISIS defeats
Last week, the American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced that it had taken Raqqa, the Syrian city, which had served as ISIS' capital. The taking of the city is the latest in a series of substantial military blows to ISIS' fortunes. However, Americans should not expect the fall of Raqqa to have a substantial effect on the jihadist threat at home.
Is this why Carter is defending Trump?
Jimmy Carter and Donald Trump make an unlikely pair. For Trump and his conservative base, Carter's presidency was defined by American decline. During the 2016 election, Carter said that Trump's campaign had "tapped a waiting reservoir... of racism."
Do this before your next mortgage payment (it's genius!)
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Trump awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam army medic
President Donald Trump will for the second time of his presidency award the Medal of Honor during a ceremony Monday at the White House.
General: We owe families explanation on Niger
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford says the Pentagon owes the American people an explanation of exactly what happened in Niger that left four US service members dead.
Menendez's trial by the numbers
To fully capture the scope of the federal bribery case against Sen. Bob Menendez, CNN will update this list each week with new totals derived from the past week's court proceedings.
Case cracked: Comey reveals secret Twitter account
Former FBI Director James Comey revealed his secret Twitter account Monday with a tweeted picture from Iowa.
Bush cracks up Obama at hurricane relief concert
Breast cancer genetics revealed: 72 new mutations discovered
Judge overturns record verdict in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder trial
Judges in two separate cases have ruled in favor of pharma giant Johnson & Johnson, overturning large financial judgments awarded to plaintiffs who believe the company's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder products caused their ovarian cancer. One award was to a California woman for $417 million, and another was to an Alabama woman for $72 million.
What happens in a mother's brain when her baby cries
The mother and baby relationship may be more complex than previously thought. A new MRI study finds that mothers' brains are hardwired to comfort crying babies.
John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh get engaged
Uncle Jessie is getting married!
Kim Cattrall: 'Never been friends' with 'SATC' cast
That "Sex and the City" sequel is really not going to happen.
Hollywood speaks on James Toback allegations
There are some harsh words being bandied about in Hollywood since numerous women accused screenwriter and director James Toback of sexual harassment.
Renée Zellweger to play Judy Garland in biopic
The actress is set to star as Judy Garland in a movie about her life 30 years after the success of "The Wizard of Oz."
The 24-year-old pilot taking off on Instagram
The best things to see, do and eat in Saint-Tropez
From parties to the plages, there's no better metaphor for sun-kissed fun than Saint-Tropez.
Kendall Jenner Buys Charlie Sheen's Old Beverly Hills Mansion
Kendall Jenner is moving to Beverly Hills, and she's cozying up in Charlie Sheen's old digs ... which could spell trouble if she doesn't lock up. Sources tell us Kendall recently purchased Charlie's old mansion in Bev Hills for a cool $8.5 million.…
'Love & Hip Hop' Star Hazel-E Says Letter Proves She Got Axed Over Homophobic Rant
Hazel-E says she has proof "Love & Hip Hop Hollywood" only dumped her because of her homophobic social media post -- despite producers claiming she was fired beforehand. Sources connected to Hazel-E tell TMZ ... she got a letter…
L.A. Rams Coach: Yeah, Jared Goff's Killing It
The Rams have returned to L.A. after stomping the Cardinals in London ... and as you'd expect, head coach Sean McVay was in a GREAT mood! WARNING: Our photog was SUPER excited (big Rams fan) and fanboy'd out a little too hard when talking…
Tiger Woods Can Still Win Another Major, Says Vijay Singh
One of Tiger Woods' biggest rivals on the links thinks the golf superstar can still chase Jack Nicklaus' 18 majors ... telling TMZ Sports he believes "everyone" is pulling for him to make a HUGE comeback. Vijay Singh -- the world's top-ranked…
Ted Cruz to Trump: Release the JFK Files, My Fam's Got Nothing to Hide!
Ted Cruz says he really hopes President Trump releases ALL of the secret JFK assassination files -- so everyone can see once and for all if his father was REALLY involved in the plot. President Trump himself has previously suggested Ted's dad…
Mexican Soap Star Eduardo Yanez Sued for Slapping the Hell Out of Reporter
Eduardo Yanez won't get away clean for slapping a Univision reporter -- not if the reporter gets his way in court ... TMZ has learned. Paco Fuentes is suing Yanez for the red carpet attack that went viral nearly 2 weeks ago. In the lawsuit,…
Eric Bolling Fires Back at Bill O'Reilly About NYT Statement Over Son's Death (UPDATE)
3:56 PM PT -- O'Reilly is apologizing to Eric, and says "The message I tried to send was that allegations harm kids. Nothing more." Ex-Fox News Channel anchor Eric Bolling is firing a warning shot to his old co-worker Bill O'Reilly for…
Bruce Springsteen's Getting Jersey Strong for Broadway Run
Baby, Bruce was born to puuuuuump ... up ... in the only gym he could possibly walk into with his head held high. Yes, Bruce Springsteen was working on his fitness Monday morning by cruising into a Jersey Strong gym ... 'cause it's only right. As…
UFC's Sage Northcutt Wrestles HUGE Bodybuilder in China
UFC rising star Sage Northcutt ain't afraid of no man ... even if that man is a heavyweight MONSTER that outweighs him by about 100 pounds. Irish bodybuilder Blessing Awodibu posted a video of his grappling match with Super…
Katy Perry Fulfilled Her Wedding Crasher Dreams for 15 Minutes in St. Louis
Katy Perry got her 15 minutes of fame this weekend ... in the wedding crashing world, that is. Katy stumbled upon a wedding reception Saturday at a Four Seasons Hotel she was staying at in St. Louis -- where she was performing the next day. We're…
Wizards' Marcin Gortat to LaVar Ball: John Wall's Gonna 'Torture' Lonzo
Marcin Gortat thinks it's hilarious LaVar Ball said his Wizards should be afraid of Lonzo Ball ... telling LaVar that his teammate, John Wall, is gonna "TORTURE" the rookie. The Big Baller Dad issued a warning to the Wiz…
David Beckham's Beach Bod Belongs on 'Baywatch'
David Beckham's beach bod is unlike any dad bod you've ever seen ... you're welcome. The 42-year-old -- cool dad status in full effect -- hit up Malibu Sunday with a bunch of his kids to cool off after a blistering weekend in Los Angeles. A little…
NFL's Nigel Bradham Dodges Bullet In Loaded Gun Case
Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham just a caught a huge break -- prosecutors have officially let him off the hook for bringing a loaded gun into an airport. TMZ Sports broke the story ... Bradham was arrested at Miami International Airport…
'Walking Dead' Star Jeffrey Dean Morgan: L.A. Dodgers Can Use Lucille
The Dodgers might have an even BIGGER advantage in the World Series -- because 'Walking Dead' star Jeffrey Dean Morgan says he's willing to loan his beloved barbed wire bat to Kiké Hernandez. JDM -- whose character, Negan, has been using…
Blue Ivy Carter Busts a Move at Cousin's Birthday Party!!!
Blue Ivy Carter has a knack for stealing the spotlight ... whether it's ballet dancing or dabbing ... and this video does not disappoint. Blue was at Solange Knowles' son's 13th birthday party over the weekend ... and when Big Sean's "Bounce…
I'm a Big (Fake) Klay Thompson Fan, Says Ex-Kings Star Hedo Turkoglu
Fake Klay Thompson's making fans outta real-life NBA ballers -- 'cause ex-Kings star Hedo Turkoglu says he's on the bandwagon! "It is ridiculous. It is funny, though," Hedo told TMZ Sports in the Beverly Hills. FYI, a prankster that looked A…
Mel B Tossed My Baby Pics and Clothes, Claims Stephen Belafonte
Mel B coldly boxed up and tossed out her estranged husband's stuff ... according to Stephen Belafonte, who's not taking it well. Stephen says Mel packed up 10 boxes of his belongings, which he picked up on Oct. 4 -- but he was shocked at what was…
DJ Khaled Gives Asahd $100k Diamond Watch for 1st Birthday
DJ Khaled is hooking up his famous son, Asahd, with 2 things for his 1st birthday -- a sick diamond-studded watch, and a ton of patience ... 'cause he can't even wear the watch yet. Khaled's wife, Nicole Tuck, commissioned Haute Living -- which…
Janet Jackson NOT Banned from Super Bowl Halftime, NFL Says
Well, this is interesting ... If Justin Timberlake wants Janet Jackson in his halftime show, he can have Janet Jackson ... because there is NO official ban barring her from performing at Super Bowl 52, TMZ Sports has learned. After the…
LeBron Throws Baller 'Moana'-Themed Party For Daughter's 3rd Birthday
Imagine "My Super Sweet 16" ... for a 3-year-old!! That's how things went down for LeBron James' daughter, Zhuri -- who got an AWESOME "Moana"-themed bash this weekend ... complete with singers and bouncy houses!!! There was hula…