Lower three trying to get noticed
Democratic presidential candidates are just a few hours away from squaring off for their long-awaited first debate, with the top contenders, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, bracing for a face-to-face clash after months of circling each other from a distance.
Shadow boxing likely to give way to direct jabs
Gergen: Are you listening, Hillary?
Sam Snead, a golf legend for some four decades, used to caution players: "Forget your opponents; always play against par." Hillary Clinton might heed that advice Tuesday night as she enters the first Democratic debate, hosted by CNN.
Wish you were here! The best travel photos
See the best travel photos from around the world.
What a shot! 39 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 39 amazing sports photos from October 6 through October 12.
5,500-mile trip across the Gulf Coast
O'Malley aligns with Sanders on Syria
Martin O'Malley cast Hillary Clinton as overly hawkish for calling for a no-fly zone over Syria on Sunday.
What newsmakers want to know
Final moments of MH17 revealed
[Breaking news update posted at 7:25 a.m. ET]
Clinton vs. Sanders: A study in styles
Seeing the two leading Democratic contenders on the campaign trail is a vastly different experience.
Bloodshed rises in Jerusalem
Israeli-Palestinian tensions escalated as four violent attacks reverberated across the nation Tuesday morning.
Top debate moments in past 50 years
A trip through some of the top moments when presidential candidates from John F. Kennedy to Donald Trump took the stage.
6 things to watch tonight
Five Democratic presidential candidates are about to try their luck at the first Democratic debate of the 2016 election in Las Vegas on Tuesday night.
Trump says he'll live-tweet debate
The Republican presidential front-runner, whose colorful tweets have made almost as much news as the real estate mogul has made in person, is planning to make sure his voice heard during tonight's debate.
Who picks the winner?
Watch the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET live on CNN and CNNgo; join the conversation at #DemDebate.
Jennifer Lawrence done with nice
Watch out, Hollywood: It's no more Miss Nice Jennifer Lawrence.
Why is Playboy giving up nudity?
Hikers fall 28 feet in bridge collapse
Four hikers fell about 28 feet into a river after the cable on a suspension bridge collapsed in New Zealand.
See Boeing Dreamliner built in hyperspeed
Take a behind-the-scenes look inside Boeing's factory as a 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft is built.
Putin says he's protecting the world
After four years and 250,000 deaths, the Syrian civil war is getting even more complicated. And now the U.S. and Russia are stepping up their roles in the country -- though on opposing sides.
Russian, U.S. jets eyeball each other
Two Russian and two U.S. aircraft came within visual range of each other -- separated by just 10 to 20 miles -- over Syria Saturday, according to the anti-ISIS coalition.
Families release fatal crash video
The families of two men killed in a fatal car crash while driving under the influence released a video recorded moments before the crash in an attempt to prevent future tragedies.
Psychologists sued over CIA torture
Two psychologists who designed and helped oversee the CIA's harsh interrogation program are now facing a lawsuit filed on behalf of three former CIA prisoners who allegedly were tortured at "black site," or secret, prisons.
Clinton taunts Trump at his hotel
Hillary Clinton stopped at a union rally outside Donald Trump's hotel on the Strip here, taunting the Republican front-runner on the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate.
You won't believe how fast this train can go
The Japanese Maglev train crushed its own world record by traveling at 374 miles per hour for nearly 11 seconds. Check out the train in action.
USC Football -- Scrambling to Save Recruits ... Please Don't Go!
It's DEFCON 1 at USC -- with several members of the football program reaching out the school's top recruits in the hopes they can talk the kids into sticking with the Trojans ... despite the P.R. nightmare. One of the recruits SC is hoping to…
Scott Storch -- I Graduated From Debt U!!!
Scott Storch just learned how NOT to blow through a $70 mil fortune ... he successfully completed debt education school. The judge in Storch's bankruptcy case ordered him to take a course in financial management. Storch -- who's…
Hayden Panettiere Getting Treated for Postpartum Depression
Hayden Panettiere has checked herself into a treatment center for postpartum depression ... TMZ has confirmed. The "Nashville" star, who gave birth to daughter Kaya, back in December of 2014, says, "When [you're told] about postpartum depression…
SD Chargers WR -- Mouth Full of Diamonds ... 300 Stones In Custom Grill
Tough loss last night ... but here's something that might cheer up SD Chargers WR Keenan Allen -- his brand new fancy GRILL -- complete with 14k gold and roughly 300 DIAMONDS!! TMZ Sports spoke with Avo at A Image Jewelry -- who's made grills…
Selena Gomez -- Happy No Bra Day! (PHOTO)
You don't get a day off on National No Bra Day, but you do get to see Selena Gomez without hers. Selena celebrated the annual quasi-holiday, in observance of breast cancer awareness ... by stepping out in NYC with a distinct lack of…
Dancing's Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- 'Hope Solo's a Sh**ty Person'
Maksim Chmerkovskiy HATES Hope Solo -- and is now blasting his former "Dancing with the Stars" partner as a "sh**ty person" and a liar who made his life a living hell. Maksim and Hope were partners on the show back in 2011 -- and left on…
Suge Knight -- Sneaks Courtroom Birthday Message To Son
Suge Knight pulled a fast one in court Tuesday ... waiting for the TV camera to move in his direction and seizing the opportunity to wish his 6-year-old son Legend happy birthday. Suge's appearance in his murder case was routine, but as the…
USC's Pat Haden -- Haven't Spoken with Sark Since Firing
USC athletic director Pat Haden says he spent 2 hours trying to call Steve Sarkisian yesterday to personally inform him he was fired ... but Sark never answered his phone ... so he went public instead. Haden just spoke to the media ... and…
USC President -- WE'RE NOT FIRING PAT HADEN
USC is standing behind Pat Haden -- with the president of the university saying he will NOT be firing the athletic director's ass in the wake of the Steve Sarkisian drama. Haden's been in the crosshairs of several critics this week -- who…
Flavor Flav -- Avoids Slammer For Speeding To Mom's Funeral
Flavor Flav won't have to do time for racing to his mother's funeral. We broke the story ... Flav was pulled over in New York back in January 2014 doing 79 in a 55 mph zone. When cops pulled him over they discovered his license had been suspended 16…
Donald Trump to Host SNL
Donald Trump will host "Saturday Night Live" ... and the big winner is NBC. Trump will front SNL on November 7th ... which NOT coincidentally is smack in the middle of sweeps. Trump has been a ratings magnet ... CNN got its best rating in history…
Steve Spurrier -- I'm Not a Good Coach Anymore ... 'Recruiting Liability'
Steve Spurrier says he's "resigning" as the head coach at the University of South Carolina because the team sucks ... and he thinks it's his fault ... and he wants to "get out of the way." Spurrier just explained himself at a news conference --…
T.I. -- There's No Way I'm Voting for Hillary Clinton ... Chicks Are Too Emotional (VIDEO)
9:40 AM PT -- T.I. is already issuing a mea culpa. He says, "My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended." Hillary Clinton can't be leader of…
Donald Trump -- I'm Not Gonna Use 'Dream On,' Even Though I Can
Donald Trump says he has every right to use Steven Tyler's anthem, "Dream On," but he'll shelve the song because that's what Steven wants and the Aerosmith singer is a big, big fan. Trump tells TMZ, he's read the cease and desist letter from Tyler's…
Shia LaBeouf to Austin Cops -- You Can't Arrest Me, 'Silly Man' ... I'm in the Military!!
Shia LaBeouf went on a drunken, profane rant at the Austin cop who busted him, referring to the officer as a "silly man" ... while threatening to attack him. According to police docs, the officer initially stopped LaBeouf because he and a group of…
USC Football -- Starting Players Considering Transferring
It's not just recruits USC needs to worry about losing -- the parents of several current players, including starters, have told us they are "re-evaluating" whether or not to stay at SC next season following the Steve Sarkisian saga. …
Henry Cavill -- Super Dog Walker Goes Commando (PHOTO)
Henry Cavill attempted to take his dog for a low-key walk in London, while sporting a commando sweatshirt -- not that low-key is possible for him ... with that face, and the whole Superman thing. BTW, hands-free removal of dog poop. Now that…
Boxer Amir Khan -- Mayweather 'Chickened Out' ... Refuses to Fight Me
Boxing superstar Amir Khan has a pretty insulting message for Floyd Mayweather -- Cluck. Cluck. Cluck. The 28-year-old champ is seriously pissed off at Floyd -- and Manny Pacquiao -- calling them both out for refusing to fight him in the ring…
Ronda Rousey -- Confirms Relationship with UFC Star ... 'It's True'
Turns out, Travis Browne was telling the truth ... the UFC star really is in a full blown relationship with Ronda Rousey -- so says Ronda herself. After Browne went public about it yesterday ... saying Ronda is his woman and he's her man ...…
NFL's Josh Gordon -- I'm Busting My Ass ... for NFL Return
Josh Gordon has been hittin' the weights ... hard ... killing himself to get ready for his NFL comeback in 2016 -- and judging by the footage of his workouts, dude looks ready to go. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver was suspended for the…