Protesters gather after Calif. officer fatally shoots man
Protesters have gathered near the scene of an officer-involved shooting in El Cajon, California. A police officer shot a black man who appeared to threaten him Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
MH17 downed by missile brought in from Russia, probe finds
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine by a Buk missile brought in from Russia to a pro-Russian area of eastern Ukraine, the head of the Dutch National Detective Force, Wilbert Paulissen said Wednesday.
Shimon Peres, Israel's warrior for peace, dies
Shimon Peres, the Israeli elder statesman who shared a Nobel Prize for forging a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, has died.
Pivotal moments of a big life
CNN's Oren Liebermann looks back at former Israeli leader Shimon Peres' service and what he means to Israel.
204 bodies recovered from capsized migrant boat
A total of 204 bodies have been recovered from the migrant boat that capsized off the coast of Egypt last week, a local official was quoted by state media as saying.
Miss Universe strikes back at Trump
Former "Miss Universe" Alicia Machado struck back Tuesday against insults hurled at her by Donald Trump, saying that he was "aggressive" and "really rude."
Former 'Miss Universe' speaks out
Former "Miss Universe" Alicia Machado said Trump called her "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping." She talks to CNN's Anderson Cooper about how the presidential nominee treated her.
Clinton knits together Obama coalition
Hillary Clinton had a question for the energetic, young and diverse crowd she greeted at a North Carolina rally Tuesday: "Did anybody see that debate last night?"
The debate in under 2 minutes
The best moments from the highly anticipated first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
What's Obama's legacy with military?
President Barack Obama sits down with CNN's Jake Tapper and a military audience to talk about national security, veterans' issues and foreign policy challenges Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET.
Trump sniffles, Clinton shimmies, Internet wins
Trump sniffles, Hillary shimmies and the internet laughs. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
Wells Fargo CEO forfeits $41M
How Syrians use messaging app to inform the world
Conditions in the embattled rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo are getting worse each day. There's no way in or out. Residents in the city are increasingly desperate to tell the world what's happening -- and many have turned to WhatsApp.
Pepe the Frog designated a hate symbol by ADL
Beloved internet meme Pepe the Frog has gone through various incarnations over the years, reflecting a range of emotions.
Girl's tears over police shootings silence City Hall
A young girl climbed up a step ladder to stand at the podium before a tense Charlotte City Council meeting.
Hear what she told the city council
Zianna Oliphant collected herself and delivered her message loud and clear to a tense audience at a recent Charlotte city council meeting.
Details emerge in Keith Scott shooting
It's been a week since a Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott.
3-parent baby technique produces a boy
Not everyone is rejoicing following the birth of a seemingly healthy three-parent baby earlier this year, which is detailed in study published in a scientific journal Tuesday. The baby boy was born on April 6 in Mexico, having been conceived using a technique called spindle nuclear transfer.
Aleppo hospitals hit as ground battles rage
Two hospitals in eastern Aleppo have been bombed "out of service", staff and activists said, as airstrikes continued to pound rebel-held parts of the city.
Could Trump reverse Obama's regulations on 'Day One'?
Pledges for "Day One" are a staple on the presidential campaign trail, and Donald Trump has made his fair share, promising to roll back a suite of President Barack Obama's administration rules and regulations.
Typhoon causes 35-foot waves
Typhoon Megi made landfall in Taiwan with massive waves, extreme winds and remarkable rainfall totals.
Most of the world breathes polluted air, WHO says
Almost everyone on Earth now breathes polluted air, according to an air quality map released Tuesday by the World Health Organization.
Summit to decide future of iconic species
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international regulatory treaty between 182 member states. It was formed in 1973 and regulates the international trade in over 35,000 wild species of plants and animals.
Kids review the presidential debate
A group of middle-schoolers in New Jersey, all members of their school's student council, were dismayed by the performances of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the first showdown of this most unusual presidential campaign.
Clinton blasts Trump over treatment of beauty queen
Hillary Clinton criticized Donald Trump over his treatment of Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who claims Trump called her "Miss Piggy."
Why Madonna, Katy Perry got nude
Madonna is re-inventing what it means to be nakedly political in an eyebrow-raising post to her social media accounts Wednesday, in which she uses a nude photo to back Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Serena Williams: 'I won't be silent' on police violence
Serena Williams has expressed her fears and frustration about police violence against African Americans, writing on Facebook that she "won't be silent."
Kardashian-Jenner spat over party?
For once a tweeting celeb is not claiming to have been hacked.
Courteney Cox: Aniston not part of Brangelina drama
Courteney Cox was not amused by the Jennifer Aniston-Brangelina memes.
Be careful searching for Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer may be very funny, but she can be bad for your computer's health.
Woman in hijab to appear in Playboy
A Muslim-American journalist Noor Tagouri will appear in Playboy magazine's October issue wearing a hijab, a decision that has elicited praise in some quarters and provoked condemnation in others.
These cuisines could help you live longer
Going on vacation could help you uncover the secret to a long and healthy life -- if you pick the right destination.
What the most challenged books say about us
It used to be that sex and offensive language were the most frequently cited reasons for attempts to remove books from schools and libraries. And, anything to do with Harry Potter.
Opinion: Why Israel will miss Shimon Peres
Interviewing the late former Israeli President Shimon Peres on the occasion of his 90th birthday, I asked him what it takes to be a good leader.
Photos: The life of Israel's Shimon Peres
Shimon Peres served as a constant force for generations in Israeli politics.
How Clinton prepared to turn Trump's attacks back on him
When Donald Trump tried to score points by saying that Hillary Clinton had spent days off the campaign trail to prepare for Monday night's debate, Clinton -- having spent days off the trail to prepare -- had a ready reply.
Don't click on that Brad Pitt obit! He's alive, and it's a hack
Attention Facebook users: Brad Pitt isn't dead, and clicking on that post could give a hacker control of your account.
65 tons of chicken nuggets recalled
Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling more than 130,000 pounds of cooked chicken nuggets because they may contain hard plastic, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service said Tuesday.
'Modern Family' casts transgender actor
"Modern Family" is truly living up to its name.
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber split
Another longstanding Hollywood couple have taken fans by surprise with their breakup.
Trooper drives grieving man 100 miles after traffic stop
On one of the worst days of Mark E. Ross' life, he got some help from the last person he'd expect.
Typhoon turbine could power Japan for 50 years
"Typhoons are normally nothing but a disaster," says Atsushi Shimizu.
Meet the nuclear cattle of Fukushima
Some families have at least one relative who's either odd or eccentric. Others boast family members of a more unusual kind.
Donald Trump's trouble with women -- an incomplete list
As Hillary Clinton on Monday night reeled off a litany of insults he had leveled against women through the years, including some nasty nicknames for a former Miss Universe, Donald Trump leaned into his microphone and asked repeatedly, "Where did you find this? Where did you find this?"
Are these the world's most inspirational buildings?
A well-designed building has the power to inspire those who witness or use the space. But where do architects go when they're in need of inspiration?
Apps can help keep track of your kids online
As kids become more independent, we want to foster their sense of responsibility and give them room to prove themselves. But it can be difficult to navigate this natural separation, especially when kids are doing who-knows-what on their devices. There are constant questions: Where are they? Who's contacting them? What are they doing online? Since tweens and teens are often tight-lipped about their lives, it can be tricky to get clear answers.
What a shot! 41 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 41 amazing sports photos from September 20 through September 26.
Did Prince George snub Justin Trudeau?
Royal tot refuses high five, leaves Canadian Prime Minister hanging. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on Prince George's first "snub."
Will and Kate take the kids to Canada
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting Canada with their two young children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Two brothers turned $5 into thriving juice business
They started out selling cups of lemonade at their college, but now two brothers have built a company in Nigeria which distributes its juice in over 650 locations in 18 states in Africa's largest economy.
New on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu in October
Fall into your couch, bed or wherever you like to chill, because things are cooling off.
5 travel hacks airlines don't want you to know
Frequent fliers know that in the competitive world of modern airlines, it takes a skilled player to spot the good deals among the gimmicks.
Nudist park is planned for Paris
Nudists in Paris will soon be able to shed their clothes without fear of arrest, as city council members have approved plans for an official park for naked people.
Ancient instrument came to define Mozambican jazz
"Man, sometimes it takes you a long time to sound like yourself."
18 states ask DHS for help securing elections
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate hearing Tuesday that 18 states have taken up his agency's offer to help improve cyber security for their election systems, in the wake of suspected breaches blamed on Russian hackers.
Party issues anti-immigrant spray
A Danish anti-immigration party faces an international backlash after handing out "Asyl-spray" with an aim of protecting citizens against migrant attacks.
Bergen: What the debaters failed to say
The first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had plenty of energy and substance when it came to issues of the economy and trade, but it did not have enough substance when it came to the key issue of how the president will act as commander in chief.
Hispanics are obsessed with the election
According to Google, searches for the phrase "registrarse para votar" have surged 2200% in the last week. For comparison sake, the English equivalent "register to vote" has gone up only 430% in the same timeframe. It's unclear how much these spikes compare to previous presidential elections.
Holt walks a fine line at debate, and wins praise
In this fractured, partisan era, no presidential moderator can please everyone. Some people want the moderator to play fact-checker, some people want the candidates to be left to their own devices. Only so many questions can be asked, and different statements warrant different kinds of follow-ups.
Dem cell phones hacked, too?
The FBI has asked to examine the cellphones of a small number Democratic Party staffers as it investigates a possible hack of cellphones, law enforcement and Democratic Party sources told CNN Tuesday.
The Fed is under attack, but still massively profitable
The Federal Reserve has been under attack recently, most prominently by Donald Trump. But what doesn't get a lot of attention is the massive profit it earns for U.S. taxpayers.
Obama nominates first Cuba ambassador in over half-century
President Barack Obama on Tuesday tapped the highest-ranking US diplomat in Cuba as the first ambassador to the island in more than 50 years. But deep opposition among some senators means it's nearly impossible he'll be confirmed before the President leaves office.
Opinion: Who won the debate?
CNN commentators and guest analysts offer their take on Monday night's presidential candidate debate. The opinions expressed in these commentaries are solely those of the authors.
Trump touts debate performance in Florida rally
Donald Trump told his supporters Tuesday night that he was "holding back" during his first debate against Hillary Clinton because he "didn't want to do anything that embarrassed her."
Trump supporter verbally attacks CNN reporter
CNN's Randi Kaye speaks to Donald Trump supporters gathered at the airport in Melbourne, Florida.
CNN's Reality Check Team vets candidates' claims
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed Monday in their first head-to-head debate of the general election season, and CNN's Reality Check Team put their statements and assertions to the test.
Clinton: Trump called climate change a Chinese hoax
During the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump thinks global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
Democrats block government funding bill
Senate Democrats blocked Tuesday a Republican bill to fund the government and battle Zika because it did not include money for Flint, Michigan, to address the city's drinking water crisis.
Trump: Glad I held back on Bill's indiscretions
Donald Trump told CNN's Dana Bash on Monday night that he's "happy that I was able to hold back on the indiscretions with respect to Bill Clinton."
Opinion: What the debate told us
Debates rarely change things; they confirm impressions.
NFL's Mike Tolbert -- Pays Car Shop $3,900 In Coins ... Cops Called In Bill Dispute
Here's a jerk move -- Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert paid an auto shop $3,900 IN COINS after feuding with the owner over the price of a new motor. It all started when Tolbert went to Motion Lab Tuning to get some work done -- but MT…
Jay Glazer -- If Alvarez Beats McGregor ... The Money Will Come! (VIDEO)
Eddie Alvarez shouldn't worry about his cash flow in his UFC 205 matchup with Conor McGregor -- 'cause if he beats the Irishman, HE'LL BE RICH ... so says Jay Glazer. Conor ripped into Alvarez at the UFC 205 media event Tuesday -- clowning…
Rob Kardashian -- Family Scared for His Life ... After Massive Weight Gain
Rob Kardashian has given up on life again, retreating to the confines of his home and gaining all his weight back ... so claim members of his family who are worried his life is now in danger. Our Kardashian sources say ... Rob and Blac Chyna…
Lena Headey to Ex-Husband -- U.S. Schools Suck ... Our Kid Stays In The U.K.
Lena Headey says she won't be returning her son to L.A. anytime soon -- father's wishes be damned -- because the American education system sucks. Headey's ex-husband, Peter Loughran, claims in new legal docs Lena agreed to return…
Curt Schilling -- Dead Serious About Political Career ... Eyes White House in 2024 (VIDEO)
President Curt Schilling??? It's possible ... because the ex-MLB superstar tells TMZ Sports he's 100% serious about launching his political career ... starting with a senate run in Massachusetts in the VERY near future.
Hayden Panettiere -- Most Expensive Dog Sitter Lawsuit EVER ... SETTLED
Hayden Panettiere better think twice the next time she pawns off a couple dogs for 6 years ... at least that's the takeaway after she settled up with her former dog sitter. You'll recall Tia Brooks sued Hayden back in July in a bizarre case.…
Tokio Hotel Guitarist -- Run, Run, Run from My Wife ... Files for Scheidung
Tokio Hotel guitarist Tom Kaulitz doesn't want to love the woman who loves him back anymore -- he's calling it quits with his wife ... TMZ has learned. Tom, the twin brother of lead singer Bill, just filed divorce docs -- obtained by TMZ -- to part…
Guess Who This Flower Child Turned Into!
Before this doll-faced cutie was making her mark in the modeling world, she was just another perfectly posed little lady growing up in Los Angeles, California. Can you guess who she is?
Mary J. Blige -- My Prenup's Way More Solid than My Marriage
Mary J. Blige wants to make it absolutely clear that her prenup is solid as a rock ... but her estranged husband begs to differ. The singer's lawyer, Gary Fishbein, filed docs asking the judge to give her prenup the stamp of approval. She's worried…
Conor McGregor -- Eddie Alvarez Is a Moron ... Shoulda Asked for More Money! (VIDEO)
Conor McGregor just went off on Eddie Alvarez -- claiming the guy's an idiot for agreeing to fight him at UFC 205 without signing a fat ass new contract. You gotta watch the video ... McGregor goes off about how everyone in the UFC is trying…
Miranda Kerr -- Snapchat Specs Are All the Rage (VIDEO)
Being engaged to the CEO of a giant tech company has its perks -- just ask Miranda Kerr ... who says she's already had a go at wearing Snapchat Spectacles. We got the Victoria's Secret Angel at LAX where she gave us her take on her fiance…
CM Punk -- Called Out By 'Howard Stern' Legend ... I'll Whoop Your Ass!! (VIDEO)
If CM Punk's looking for another MMA fight, there's already an opponent lining up -- Beetlejuice from "The Howard Stern show." Beet was out in NYC where he explained why he'd bust Punk up worse than Mickey Gall. In fact, BJ also called out…
Justin Bieber -- Getting Snotty with Front Row Fans (VIDEO)
Justin Bieber gave some lucky fans a DNA sample when he uncorked a sneeze during his concert in Finland. Justin was doing his hit, "What Do You Mean?" ... when the countdown started on his snot rocket launch. Y'know how it is when you just…
Ex-LSU Star Jacob Hester -- LSU 'Disrespected' Les Miles ... 'Should've Finished Season'
A former LSU football star is standing up for Les Miles ... telling TMZ Sports the decision to fire his old coach was 'disrespectful' and 'shocking.' We spoke to Jacob Hester, who played under the Mad Hatter for three years in Baton Rouge, and…
Kylie Jenner -- Jail Time for Gate Crasher
The guy who rammed Kylie Jenner's security gate just copped a plea deal, but he's still getting some time behind bars ... TMZ has learned. According to court docs, the Kyliegate perp was sentenced to 10 days in L.A. County Jail after pleading…
Brad Pitt -- Death Hoax Story Could Kill Your Computer (PHOTO)
Brad Pitt is alive and well, and if you click on a story claiming otherwise ... it could expose your phone, computer or other device to hackers. Facebook is warning users not to click on what appears to be a FOX News report about Brad's death.…
Jerry Jones -- Jay Z's the Real Deal ... 'I See What Beyonce Sees In Him' (AUDIO)
Sounds like Jerry Jones has a man crush on Jay Z -- praising the guy as one of the coolest people he's ever met ... and saying, "I see what [Beyonce] sees in him." Jones called into 105.3 The Fan Tuesday morning when the conversation turned to the…
'Empire' Star Ta'Rhonda Jones -- 50 Cent Needs Hugs ... and a Shrink's Couch (TMZ LIVE VIDEO)
Cookie's assistant on "Empire" proved she's got her back in real life too by taking a jab at 50 Cent's mental health ... on the heels of him trash talking Taraji P. Henson. Ta'Rhonda Jones, who plays Porsha on the show, came on "TMZ Live" to…
Nick Jonas' Island Girl -- ¡Bella Venezolana! (PHOTO GALLERY)
Nick Jonas is burnin' up Hawaii with big help from a Venezuelan beauty. We found out Sarah Duque Lovisoni is the model/actress Nick's been hanging with in Honolulu while he shoots "Jumanji." Check out the pics ... Sarah can wear the hell out of…
RG3 Divorce Docs -- No Chance We Reconcile ... 'Conflict of Personalities'
Robert Griffin III is making it clear ... his marriage is dead -- claiming in divorce docs there is ZERO chance of a reconciliation. The Cleveland Browns QB filed for divorce from his college sweetheart Rebecca Liddicoat earlier this month --…