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For first time, Californians ordered to cut water
"We're in a new era," Gov. Jerry Brown said. "The idea of your nice little green grass getting lots of water every day, that's going to be a thing of ......
California's historic drought
Grappling with severe drought, California officials have approved statewide emergency water restrictions. Are you using too much water?
Santa Monica proposes limits for daily water usage. CNN's Dan Simon documents his daily use and is way over the limit. U.S. senator indicted
Federal prosecutors are expected to charge Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez on Wednesday with using his Senate office to push the business interests of......
11 educators guilty in school cheating scandal
All but one of 12 defendants charged with racketeering and other crimes in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal were convicted Wednesday.
Ark. governor sends back religious freedom bill
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he does not plan to sign the version of the "religious freedom" bill that lawmakers sent him and calls on the state ......
7 missing in avalanche
Three people are dead and at least seven others remain unaccounted for after an avalanche Wednesday in the French Alps, an official in the Hautes-Alpe......
Germanwings crash witness: I'll never fly again
CNN's Karl Penhaul speaks to an Alpine shepherd who witnessed Germanwings Flight 9525 crash and says he'll never fly again. Co-pilot's depression known
Lufthansa confirmed co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had battled depression in the past. Meanwhile, reports emerged of cell phone video showing the flight's fi......
Terrorists out of Tikrit; now liberators are feared
Potential booby traps are political as well as physical. Officials are concerned about what Iran-backed Shiite militiamen involved in the liberation m......
All-nighter at Iran nuclear talks
International talks to reach a preliminary agreement on Iran's nuclear program have run past their Tuesday deadline and into another day, deepening un......
Tsarnaevs, police no strangers
Some of the women in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's family have had their own brushes with the law. Yoga guru: I don't need to rape
In a CNN exclusive, Bikram yoga creator Bikram Choudhury reacts for the first time to allegations of rape or sexual assault by six of his former stude......
Research changes date Anne Frank died

First wife of John Lennon dies
Cynthia Lennon, who married John Lennon when he was a struggling musician and was there when he rose to fame with the Beatles, died Wednesday, accordi......
Inside Mike Tyson's abandoned mansion

Opinion: Humans don't deserve executions
On May 28, 2014, some 7,000 people gathered in a stadium in China's northwestern Xinjiang region. But they had not come to watch the local football te......
Iran plane buzzed Navy copter
An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that......
Scientology documentary: Fact or fiction?
In HBO's documentary film "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," former Scientology members talk about the inner workings of the church.......
Scientists take the stink out of body odor
Sweaty people around the world may one day sing the praises of scientists at the University of York. Grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty dead
Andrew Getty, the 47-year-old grandson of J. Paul Getty, died Tuesday in his home in Hollywood Hills, the Los Angeles Times reported. Painting elephant's death draws criticism
Officials at the Oregon Zoo report they euthanized an 8,000-pound elephant who was known for his paintings. Some blame the zoo for his injuries and de......
World's oldest person dies
Misao Okawa, the world's oldest person according to Guinness World Records, has died at the age of 117. Adam West, Burt Ward to reprise Batman roles
The skies over Gotham City might become bright once again in 2016, with Adam West and Burt Ward promising a return to their career-high roles of Batma......
April Fools' Day: The best and worst pranks

A real 'Fault in Our Stars' couple
Late one night on Facebook, a girl with cystic fibrosis messaged a boy with cystic fibrosis, and both their lives were changed forever. Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell hospitalized
Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Southern California. A fashion makeover for hospital gowns

This 'punk rocker' frog can shape-shift
The mutable rainfrog, dubbed "The Punk Rocker," is the first discovered vertebrate with the ability to transform from smooth to spiny skin. Best selfies of the week

Holding on to tradition

2015 Sony World Photography Awards

A glimpse of life on the reservation
Growing up in Germany, everything Felix von der Osten learned about Native Americans came from the books of 19th-century German writer Karl May.
Uplifting cards handed out to strangers in Detroit
Cards with messages like "Never give up" are being handed out to strangers in Detroit, but no one knows the group of girls doing it. How it works: Shadowless skyscraper
A game-changing architectural concept was recently put forward by the London branch of NBBJ architects. Hot shots: U.S. military's best photos

Selena: 20 years after her death

New 'Daily Show' host criticized for tweets
Trevor Noah is already facing heavy criticism from the Internet community less than 24 hours after being named Jon Stewart's replacement as host of "T......
World's tallest hotel planned for tiny village

World's most visited palaces, castles

McCartney's ex targets ski speed record
Imagine traveling down a ski slope at 200km/h. Now imagine doing so on one leg. Misstep almost sends Obama tumbling
President Obama managed to avoid embarrassment and a bruise or two when he recovered quickly after stumbling while deplaning from Air Force One.
Opinion: 'Daily Show' missed an opportunity
As a person-of-color, African-American, veteran minority journalist and longtime enthusiast of all things "Daily Show," I am of course as happy, proud......
What's 'true' about the cross that killed Jesus?


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