Secret force risks lives to target ISIS, bring hope to ordinary people
The graffiti artist works under cover of darkness, spraying the letter M on walls across Mosul.
'She's alive': Girl rescued from Italy quake rubble
Rescuers are still combing through the rubble in several small towns and villages in central Italy Thursday, a day after a strong earthquake shook the region and left more than 200 people dead.
Witnesses recount horrors of Italy's deadly quake
A 6.2-magnitude quake hit central Italy killing at least 37 people. Witnesses describe the devastation.
Photos: Destruction, death in Italian quake
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit southeast of Norcia, Italy, according to the United States Geological Survey.
'No excuses': Clinton explains emails, charity
Hillary Clinton sharply refuted Wednesday Donald Trump's attacks on the Clinton Foundation, which have included claims that she used public office for personal gain.
Sexton: Was Hillary Clinton's time for sale?
There's the appearance of impropriety, and then there's the outright selling of government favors. Hillary Clinton's ties to the Clinton Foundation while secretary of state have always appeared dubious and unethical. Now, with the revelations by The Associated Press that suggest donors to the Clinton Foundation received special access, Clinton's defenders will have to address allegations that Madame Secretary was, in effect, selling her official time to the highest bidders.
See Iranian vessels speed towards US destroyer
A US Navy official told CNN four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels conducted a "high-speed intercept" of the USS Nitze in waters near the Strait of Hormuz Tuesday, deeming the incident "unsafe and unprofessional." CNN's Elise Labott reports.
Opinion: With burkini ban, France acts like Iran
Editor's Note: Ruwan Rujouleh is a Middle East analyst at the Centre on Religion and Geopolitics, an initiative of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. The views expressed in this piece are solely those of the author.
The success that made North Korea's Kim happy
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un considers Wednesday's test firing of a submarine-based ballistic missile the "greatest success and victory," the country's state-run news agency reported.
Trump aide: Immigration change? What change?
Donald Trump's campaign tried to downplay the Republican nominee's stance on immigration, insisting Thursday that "nothing has changed as far as the policies."
Woman reacts to Trump calling Clinton a 'bigot'
At a rally, Donald Trump said, "Hillary Clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future."
Donald Trump: 'I want to do this my way'
Donald Trump offered a frank assessment of his campaign's strategy for the general election, saying in an interview that "I'm finding that I do better with voters, do better in the polls, when I'm on message."
Obama won this state twice. Clinton struggles there
Donald Trump continues to trail in key swing states, but that has not been the case in Nevada, a state that helped him clinch the Republican nomination.
Opinion: EpiPen price hike is a warning
How much profit should drug companies make? The question might seem a little abstract, something that belongs in a business journal. But it's one that is increasingly affecting all of us. That was abundantly clear in the wake of the latest price hike controversy to hit the headlines.
EpiPen cost to go down for some, drug firm says
Mylan announced a series of steps Thursday it says will make its EpiPen more affordable for some patients.
Video captures dramatic shootout at gas station
Surveillance video captured two men exchanging gunfire at a gas station in Atlanta. One woman was injured in the shootout.
Why there were 52 heroin ODs in 1 city in 2 days
The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country.
Opinion: Putin should try hand at Middle East peace
Aaron David Miller says reports that Putin might try to broker peace shouldn't disturb the U.S; he says the Russian leader would only court failure
Video shows Starbucks flattened by tornado
A man recorded a Starbucks blowing over during a tornado in Kokomo, Indiana.
Can anti-mosquito insecticide cause birth defects?
Miami officials have begun spraying an anti-mosquito insecticide to combat the growing Zika virus threat, but whether the chemical is safe for humans remains hotly debated. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Time capsule: National park visitors since 1980
This year marks 100 years since the National Park Service was created. American photographer Roger Minick has been photographing tourists at national parks across the nation since 1980. Take a look at images from his "tourist time capsule."
Clinton goes back to Cali for $19M in 72 hours
Hillary Clinton raised over $19 million during a three-day, nine fundraiser swing through California this week, putting the former secretary of state on pace to make August the largest fundraising month of her 2016 campaign.
Building collapses during Facebook Live
CNN correspondent Barbie Nadeau was nearing the end of a Facebook Live Wednesday afternoon in Saletto, Italy, answering a viewer's question about the condition of the city's roads, when a building collapsed directly behind her.
Woman plunges from zip line, dies
A 59-year-old woman died after falling about 40 feet from a zip line ride at a Delaware state park.
Hope Solo banned for 'cowards' comment
Opinion: New planet -- how likely is life?
Don Lincoln says the finding of a relatively close by exoplanet is exciting, but the chances that life exist there are somewhat slim.
'Queen of knitwear' who designed for stars dies
French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel, who was known as the queen of knitwear in fashion circles, died Thursday at the age of 86 due to complications from Parkinson's disease, her daughter and French President François Hollande announced.
13 killed at American Univ. of Afghanistan
People are trapped at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul after reports of gunfire and blasts.
Why Turkey sending tanks into Syria is significant
More than 80 ISIS targets were attacked in the first hours of "Operation Euphrates Shield" early Wednesday, officials say, as Turkish armor and warplanes targeted a key ISIS-held town across its border with Syria.
The deal with the Clinton Foundation
The Clinton Foundation is under intensifying scrutiny as Republicans accuse it of being a corrupt and opaque institution.
Twister roars through Kokomo
Three tornadoes touched down Wednesday afternoon in Indiana, causing damage in at least one city, according to the National Weather Service.
El Faro data recorder details crew's final moments
Almost 26 hours of audio recordings have been recovered from the doomed El Faro cargo ship's data recorder, shedding light on the ship's final moments.
Sanders to discuss next moves for 'Revolution'
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to fill in his supporters on his next moves Wednesday night during a livestream address to his supporters.
Miami Beach mayor: We need a Zika bill
With the number of Zika cases in the United States growing, the mayor of Miami Beach, Florida, says he's frustrated that Congress still hasn't passed a bill to help combat the virus.
General in Bergdahl case rejects claims he can't be fair
The Army general who oversaw the filing of charges against Bowe Bergdahl rejected on Wednesday defense claims that he can't be fair and called being impartial a "duty."
Dr. Gupta looks at Trump's health records
As Donald Trump and his allies attempt to raise dubious questions over Hillary Clinton's health, the Republican nominee has invited new scrutiny into his own medical history.
Lochte on 'Dancing with the Stars'?
Olympian Ryan Lochte is "in talks" to join season 23 of "Dancing With The Stars," a source familiar with the situation confirmed to CNN.
Cher blasts Donald Trump
Cher nukes Trump. Trump supporters bombard Cher. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the take down.
Steffi to Serena: Break my record, please
Steffi Graf and Serena Williams played each other twice and walked away with a win each. But when it comes to winning grand slams, Graf is rooting for Williams to break her Open era record of 22 major singles titles at this month's US Open.
Remembering Aaliyah 15 years after her death
August 25 is a tough day every year for celebrity stylist Derek Lee.
Obama names newest national park site
On the eve of the National Park Service's centennial, President Barack Obama named Maine's Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday as the newest national park site.
Hollywood's highest-paid actor is ...
One actor is crushing the competition as Hollywood's highest paid man in the business.
Homeless woman wins $100,000 fight with Social Security
An 80-year-old homeless woman will receive $100,000 from Social Security after they stopped sending her checks years ago.
World's largest aircraft crash lands
The 300-feet long Airlander 10 nosedived on its return to an airfield north of London after spending more than an hour and half in the air.
Police force woman to remove part of clothing
Armed police officers forced a woman at a Nice beach to remove some of her clothing as part of the French city's controversial ban on the burkini.
Firefighter describes life after historic face transplant
Patrick Hardison can now drive his children to school in the morning. He can swim in a pool, run his fingers through his hair and blink his eyes.
Maternal deaths fall across globe, rise in US
The good news is that maternal mortality rates are declining worldwide. The bad news? The situation for women in the United States is a glaring exception. And in Texas, where clinics serving women have shuttered and their health interests have been battled all the way up to the US Supreme Court, the rate of pregnancy-related deaths more than doubled over the course of two years.
Meteorologist on climate: I shifted
Although climate change is thought of as simply a political football, it has been a heated topic among meteorologists for years. I, for one, have changed my conclusion over time on whether humans are responsible for the increased heat content of the Earth.
Teen allegedly killed friend and burned her body
If only Joe Alvarado had intervened when 15-year-old Moriah Gonzales was killed just a few feet away from him.
Opinion: Italy's earthquake is sadly no surprise
The news of another strong and deadly earthquake in Italy on Wednesday morning sadly comes as no surprise to seismologists.
How to help Italy earthquake victims
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Italy early Wednesday. Rescuers are still searching for victims, and relief groups are mobilizing.
On cue, hurricane season heats up
Tropical activity in the Atlantic peaks between mid-August and mid-October. Right on cue, we've seen two named storms develop in the past 10 days.
No. 1 killer: Cancer is catching up to heart disease
More Americans die from heart disease, but cancer is rapidly gaining ground as the No. 1 killer.
Ukrainian President: Putin wants all of my country
On the day of his country's 25th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is warning that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants "the whole Ukraine" to be part of the "Russian Empire."
Jon Gosselin is upset about his twins
Mady and Cara Gosselin are teens now and speaking out about their estranged relationship with their father.
Miranda Lambert cries over concert sign
During a concert in Hartford, Connecticut, the audience carried on singing for Miranda Lambert after a soldier's sign made her emotional.
Who can fill Usain Bolt's shoes?
Usher calls for more historical films about blacks
Usher Raymond wants Hollywood to take more risks when it comes to telling stories about African Americans. He believes his role in the upcoming boxing drama "Hands of Stone" is a start.
Clock running out on challenges to voting rights cases
Battles over voting rights are heating up in states that could play a critical role in the November election.
FARC-Colombia peace deal finalized
Negotiators seeking to end the five decades old bloody insurgency in Colombia, one of the world's longest-running conflicts, said Wednesday in Havana that they had reached a final peace deal.
US swimmer apologizes for 'serious distraction'
James Feigen has become the third US swimmer to apologize for his actions and give a detailed account of what transpired in the Rio gas station incident.
Army pulls training slide naming Clinton a 'threat'
The US Army said Wednesday it was a mistake for a local unit to identify Hillary Clinton as a potential threat during a training presentation and has halted the practice.
Trump slams Clinton's celebrity supporters
At a rally in Tampa, Florida, Donald Trump criticized celebrity supporters of Hillary Clinton calling them "celebrities that aren't very hot anymore."
McCain tries to hold on in the Year of Trump
Sen. John McCain is instantly recognizable to everyone in the foyer of the Swift Transportation office in Phoenix.
Keilar to Trump supporter: I'm telling you how it is
During an interview, Donald Trump supporter and Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy had a heated exchange with CNN's Brianna Keilar.
Wozniak to Apple: Keep headphone jack
Apple's co-founder has a warning for the company: Keep the headphone jack.
'Law & Order' actor dies
Steven Hill, best known for playing District Attorney Adam Schiff on NBC's "Law & Order," has died, his son Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Hill confirmed to CNN. He was 94.
He picked the wrong 91-year-old to rob
The elderly man probably seemed like a good target, but a would-be robber flat out picked the wrong guy.
Analysis: Big clue in Prince's death
Pills containing deadly opioid Fentanyl, which killed Prince, were mislabeled, according to a newspaper report; whoever provided them to the performer could face a long prison sentence, says Danny Cevallos
Community rallies behind gay neighbors
When a Natick, Massachusetts, couple returned from vacation last week, something personal was missing from their house.
Boxer Jose Benavidez Jr. -- Shot In Arizona ... 'Expected to Live'
Undefeated boxing prodigy Jose Benavidez Jr. -- who's 25-0 as a pro -- was shot while out on a walk in Arizona early Tuesday morning ... but we're told he's expected to survive. FYI, the 24-year-old Top Rank fighter is a rising star in the…
Larry King -- My Wife and I Will Work Things Out (VIDEO)
Larry King is not giving up on his marriage in the wake of reports his wife strayed. We got Larry in Bev Hills Thursday morning leaving Brooklyn Water Bagel ... which he owns. Larry was locked and loaded with a response to the stories that have…
J Lo/Casper Breakup -- And You Thought UFC 202 Was a Big Fight ...
Jennifer Lopez broke up with Casper Smart because he snubbed her by passing on a fancy Hamptons charity event in favor of hanging with his boyz at UFC 202 ... TMZ has learned. Sources connected with the former couple tell us ... J Lo told Casper it…
Maurice Jones-Drew & Ike Taylor -- Run 'Ninja Warrior' Course ... Aren't Terrible (VIDEO)
Gotta hand out props when props are due ... and Maurice Jones-Drew and Ike Taylor deserve some for getting as far as they did on the "American Ninja Warrior" course. The ex-NFL stars hit up Universal Studios Hollywood yesterday and put their…
Kanye West -- The Stage Is All Mine At VMAs ... Beware
Kanye West will have free reign over the stage at this weekend's MTV VMAs and show producers are expecting something big ... they just have no idea WHAT it will be. A source close to production tells us MTV honchos are giving 'Ye 4…
Chris Rock -- GF Flaunts Him and a Ring, But ... (PHOTO)
Chris Rock's GF definitely made it look like he's ready to get married again ... to her, but we're told it just ain't so. Megalyn Echikunwoke and the comedian took a pic where she put her left hand -- and ring finger -- in the spotlight. It was…
'Live With Kelly and Michael' Sued -- I Fell into Their 'Trap'
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan's TV studio was a dark and dangerous place -- and not only because of their feud -- according to an audience member who says she had a trippy and painful experience. The woman, named Judith, says her January 2014 visit…
Johnny Depp -- I'll Honor Amber's Charity Pledge and Send the Checks
Johnny Depp is heaping praise on Amber Heard for promising to donate her $7 million divorce settlement to charity ... and he's so moved he's sending the checks directly to the 2 organizations she personally picked. Amber announced after striking her…
Jeff Ross -- Peyton Manning's Gonna Kill at the 'Roast' ... Here's Why. (VIDEO)
Peyton Manning's got one HUGE obstacle to overcome if he wants to slay at the "Comedy Central Roast" of Rob Lowe -- but Jeff Ross says the QB is already showing serious promise. "Athletes are funny, but they don't always take a joke well,"…
Leslie Jones -- FBI On the Case
The FBI is now on the hunt for the hackers who violated SNL's Leslie Jones ... TMZ has learned. Sources familiar with the situation tell us, the FBI is developing a strategy for tracking down the person or people who hacked into her iCloud and cell…
Ex-'LHHNY' Star Nya Lee -- Moon Over Miami ... In Broad Daylight (PHOTO GALLERY)
Nya Lee's got some holes in her swimsuit game -- but photogs didn't mind it a bit when she hit the beach in Miami. The former "Love & Hip Hop: New York" star made headlines earlier this year when she converted to Islam. During her photo shoot on…
Justin Bieber & Sofia Richie -- Someone's Falling Hard for Her (VIDEO)
Sofia Richie's easily amused ... at the expense of a couple of paps who were clearly head over heels for her. We got Sofia out at 1 AM Thursday leaving The Nice Guy ... sans the Biebs. But the night had just begun for her, and an hour later she…
'Empire' Sued by Juvie Prisoners ... You Blocked Us From School & God
A couple of kids are trying to take down "Empire" -- or at least take some of the show's money -- for stopping them from getting an education ... behind bars. The kids are teenage juvenile detention center inmates in Chicago ... and they say their…
Drake -- Hits Half-Court Shot ... From His Back!!! (VIDEO)
Here's Drake taking some time away from destroying Meek Mill's life to display some athletic skill ... hitting a half-court shot WHILE LAYING ON HIS BACK. We're assuming it went down in Atlanta because Drake is on tour there ... and the court…
Post Malone -- I Witnessed Usain Bolt's Pimpness ... Ultimate Ladies Man (VIDEO)
When Usain Bolt was getting his swerve on in a London nightclub this weekend, rapper Post Malone was RIGHT THERE partying alongside him ... and tells TMZ Sports, "It was awesome!" Bolt has been on a tear with the ladies this past week --…
Leslie Jones -- Hackers Will Only Make Her Funnier ... Says 'Ghostbusters' Co-Star (VIDEO)
The sick criminals behind the cyber-attack on Leslie Jones are sadly mistaken if they think they're gonna break her ... according to her "Ghostbusters" nemesis. Adam Ray was the voice of Slimer, but he's also a good friend of…
Taylor Swift -- No Tom Foolery in NYC (VIDEO)
Taylor Swift surfaced at a NYC restaurant ... not Tom Hiddleston. Taylor and Tom have been on the outs after only 2 months of dating ... according to some reports, so it's interesting she hit up a vegan restaurant with Todrick Hall, a YouTube…
Team USA's DeMar DeRozan -- I Wasn't Digging 'Flotel' ... We Wanted Olympic Village! (VIDEO)
Not everyone on Team USA was thrilled with the super swanky floating hotel the squad stayed on in Rio ... DeMar DeRozan says he HATED the digs ... and would've rather shacked up in the Olympic village. In case you forgot ... Team USA basketball…
Frances Bean Cobain -- Hubby Wants FAT Allowance ... You Left Me Broke!
Frances Bean Cobain's estranged husband says he won't have a penny to his name without her ... so he's asking a judge to make her pay up. Isaiah Silva is requesting spousal support, and according to the docs he wants a ton of it -- nothing less…
Jadakiss -- Drops Big Bucks for Little Stripper (VIDEO)
It's not the size of the stripper, it's the motion of her ass while werkin' it for Jadakiss that counts ... if you're a tiny stripper in a West Virginia club. It all went down after Jadakiss' recent appearance at Lust Gentlemen's Club. We're…