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Trump vs. Trump's Cabinet

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:49:51 GMT

Day by day, President-elect Donald Trump is building a White House Cabinet and staffing a new government. But if his first round of choices are any indication, he's going forward without a blueprint -- relying on instincts and personal relationships over any grand design scheme or ideology.(image)

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29 killed, 166 wounded in Istanbul blasts

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 07:47:07 GMT

The explosions, one large blast followed by a smaller one, occurred after a football game, CNN Turk reported.(image)

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Video captures sound of explosion in Istanbul

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:10:59 GMT

A CNN crew captured the sound of one of the explosions that rocked Istanbul. CNN's Natalie Allen reports.(image)

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US Defense Secretary makes unannounced visit to Iraq

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 06:53:07 GMT

Defense Secretary Ash Carter made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Sunday, where he will get an update on the push to seize the city of Mosul from ISIS, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.(image)

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Republican wins US Senate seat from LA

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 05:27:35 GMT

CNN projects Republican John Kennedy has won Saturday's US Senate runoff election in Louisiana.(image)

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US says it killed French ISIS operative

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:28:14 GMT

A French ISIS operative suspected of enabling a terrorist attack on a tourist beach in Tunisia was killed by a US drone strike in late November, according to the Pentagon.(image)

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Somalia: Car bomb leaves at least 8 dead

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 07:53:57 GMT

At least eight people have died, while 15 have sustained injuries, after a car bomb exploded in Somalia on Sunday morning.(image)

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Trump criticizes CIA over Russian hacking reports

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:23:14 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team slammed the CIA Friday, following reports the agency has concluded that Russia intervened in the election to help him win.(image)

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Is Trump backtracking on 'draining the swamp'?

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 02:02:25 GMT

Is president-elect Trump really 'draining the swamp' with his wealthy cabinet choices? Jeffrey Lord and Robert Reich weigh in with Anderson Cooper.(image)

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CNN host, RNC strategist clash over CIA intel

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:13:39 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team slammed the CIA, following reports the agency has concluded that Russia intervened in the election to help him win.(image)

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Louisville's Lamar Jackson wins Heisman Trophy

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 03:47:57 GMT

The race for the Heisman is finally coming into focus -- and just in time.(image)

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Army ends Navy's 14-year streak

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 01:09:35 GMT

Army vs. Navy football is one of the greatest rivalries in college sports.(image)

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Fallen U.S. Marshall honored before Army Navy game

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 03:19:42 GMT

As a family grieves, a father is remembered by a touching gesture from the U.S. Navy football team and others. CNN's Coy Wire reports.(image)

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'Days of Our Lives' star dies

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:28:04 GMT

Joseph Mascolo, the actor who portrayed archvillain Stefano DiMera on the NBC soap opera "Days of Our Lives," died this week at 87 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, the network said.(image)

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Nigeria church collapse kills 50 worshippers

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 07:23:17 GMT

As many as 50 people were killed after a church in Uyo, Nigeria, collapsed on worshippers, officials said.(image)

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Venezuelan president called a 'Grinch' after government toy seizure

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 04:08:13 GMT

Venezuelan officials have confiscated nearly 5 million toys from a toy distributor, accusing the company of planning to sell them at inflated prices during the Christmas season.(image)

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Dylann Roof, with a laugh, confesses 'I did it'

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:16:59 GMT

Dylann Roof confessed almost immediately to the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, according to an FBI video shown Friday at his murder trial in Charleston, South Carolina.(image)

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See Dylann Roof's chilling confession

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:14:08 GMT

Dylann Roof wasted no time confessing to the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, according to an FBI video shown at his murder trial in Charleston, South Carolina.(image)

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Snow and ice for much of US

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:12:03 GMT

Over 20 million Americans are under some kind of winter weather warning, watch or advisory this weekend -- thanks in part to a swath of cold air pushing into much of the country.(image)

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ExxonMobil CEO leads list to be secretary of state

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:01:11 GMT

ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson is the leading candidate for Secretary of State in a Donald Trump administration, multiple sources familiar with the transition process tell CNN on Saturday.(image)

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Ex-CIA operative calls for new election

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:14:07 GMT

Former CIA Operative Robert Baer says if the CIA can prove that Russia interfered with the 2016 election then the US should vote again.(image)

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Dwayne Johnson surprises military family

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:03:07 GMT

While on "The Tonight Show," actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson decided to give a military family a surprise for the holidays.(image)

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The week in 38 photos

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:51:24 GMT

Take a look at 38 photos of the week from December 2 through December 8.(image)

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The next CNN SuperHero

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:57:58 GMT

Over the past decade, CNN Heroes has recognized hundreds of remarkable individuals who have worked tirelessly to make the world a better place.(image)

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Knife-wielding teen shot at school

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:48:15 GMT

A 14-year-old boy was shot by a school police officer after swinging two knives at his classmates in Reno, Nevada.(image)

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Patti Smith stands in for Bob Dylan at Nobel ceremony

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:13:54 GMT

Bob Dylan was notably absent Saturday to accept his Nobel Prize for literature, but his words and music still rang out with a passionate performance by Patti Smith in his stead.(image)

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Trump's controversial 'Apprentice' role

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:02:57 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump plans on doing double-duty, taking office and remaining an executive producer on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice." CNN's Sara Sidner has the details.(image)

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Trump on 'lock her up' chant: 'Now we don't care'

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:36:41 GMT

Donald Trump said Friday he doesn't care about prosecuting Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, after attendees at his rally chanted "lock her up."(image)

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Colbert mocks Trump's administration picks

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 01:58:14 GMT

Stephen Colbert mocks President-elect Donald Trump's administration picks, Jimmy Kimmel makes fun of Hillary Clinton and more on CNN's Late-Night Laughs.(image)

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Opinion: Should Americans worry about Trump's generals?

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:16:33 GMT

Ever since George Washington, America's first military hero, retired twice to Mount Vernon -- willingly giving up first command and then power -- civilian control of the military has been a cherished US tradition. And by making an elected President commander in chief -- and giving Congress the power not just to declare war but to appropriate the resources for it -- the Constitution has reinforced that critically important precedent.(image)

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Secret Santa pays off $46K in layaway at PA Walmart

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:11:02 GMT

Not all Christmas surprises come in large packages. Some of the biggest ones can come in the simplest phone call.(image)

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Supreme Court deliberations on execution kept quiet

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:32:22 GMT

Late Thursday night as briefs and orders ricocheted through the clerk's office, the Supreme Court struggled again, at the last minute, with the death penalty.(image)

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Colombian President accepts Nobel Peace Prize

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:28:22 GMT

Half his country may not support his efforts at peace, but Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos now has a Nobel Peace Prize for pursuing a deal to end the longest-running war in the Americas.(image)

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ISIS gains ground in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:34:58 GMT

ISIS is reportedly making inroads in the central Syrian city of Palmyra -- nearly a year after government forces recaptured the ancient city from the terror group, according to the activist-run Palmyra Coordination Committee.(image)

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Official: US almost caught ISIS leader

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:18:08 GMT

A senior US military official tells CNN that the US forces got "tantalizingly close" to catching ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. CNN's Brian Todd reports.(image)

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Opinion: No outrage over Russia's hack of the US election?

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:34:01 GMT

Now we know: Russia was apparently trying very hard to get Donald Trump elected, and the two parties reacted very differently to that fact.(image)

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The 12 must-have tech gifts of 2016

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:14:21 GMT

We get it. Everyone wants an iPhone 7, a 4K TV and a new laptop. At least according to the Consumer Technology Association, which says those items are the year's most sought after.(image)

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Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom divorce final

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:39:04 GMT

A Los Angeles judge has finalized the divorce of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom.(image)

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One Direction star's mom dies at 43

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:30:13 GMT

Johannah Deakin, the mother of One Direction member Louis Tomlinson, has reportedly died.(image)

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Airman's remains returned 10 years later

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:41:07 GMT

An Air Force fighter pilot was killed in Iraq in 2006. Now his remains are finally returning home. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.(image)

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Bulgaria: Train carrying gas explodes; 5 dead

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:30:49 GMT

A cargo train carrying propane-butane derailed and then exploded in a northeastern Bulgarian village early Saturday, killing five people and injuring at least 27, the country's Interior Ministry said.(image)

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Trump TV deal may include $$ from brands

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:39:27 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump's financial arrangement with "Celebrity Apprentice" could provide him with a cut of the money generated by NBC's product integration deals for the show, a source says.(image)

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John Kerry given France's highest honor

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:42:20 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke Saturday of the need for the world to stand firm against authoritarian populism and for the rule of law as he received France's highest decoration.(image)

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Lionel Messi scores two to end Barcelona's losing streak

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:46:10 GMT

More than a month since last tasting victory in La Liga, Barcelona finally ended its winless run with a comfortable three points over struggling Osasuna.(image)

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Spy chief opens up about James Bond

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:43:58 GMT

Alex Younger, the head of Britain's foreign spy service MI6, made a rare appearance to speak out about global terrorism and to dispel myths about his agency.(image)

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13-minute 'struggle' during lethal injection

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:28:49 GMT

An Alabama death row inmate who challenged the constitutionality of the state's execution procedures coughed and heaved for about 13 minutes during his execution by lethal injection Thursday night, reported.(image)

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Kerry urges Russia, Syria to seek ceasefire in Aleppo

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:54:44 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday called for Russia and the Syrian regime to take steps toward finding a political solution to the conflict in Syria, urging a ceasefire and saying the fall of Aleppo would not mean an end to war.(image)

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The painstaking process of sweeping ISIS from Mosul

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:27:05 GMT

Wrapped in a blanket and wearing pink sandals, a little girl sobs in fear as she walks down the street, gunfire blasting at the end of the road.(image)

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First preserved dinosaur tail found

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:25:10 GMT

A Chinese paleontologist made a "once in a lifetime" discovery of a dinosaur tail preserved in amber at a market in Myanmar.(image)

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Dems back down; shutdown averted

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:44:25 GMT

A threat of a government shutdown ended Friday evening, according to top Democratic senators, who conceded they lacked the support to block a funding bill that must pass by midnight to avert a potential crisis.(image)

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After the fires, Gatlinburg reopens for business

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:08:20 GMT

The Smoky Mountains resort town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, had a message Friday for the world: We are open -- and back in business.(image)

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Fire victim's girlfriend finds lost photo

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:08:11 GMT

The girlfriend of Griffin Madden, who died in the Oakland warehouse fire, asked social media to help her find a missing photo of the couple.(image)

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Senator: Missing US journalist alive in Syria

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:58:38 GMT

The Obama administration has "high confidence" that missing American journalist Austin Tice is alive in Syria, Sen. John Cornyn said Friday.(image)

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Muslim NPR reporter says she was harassed

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:49:25 GMT

Describing what it was like to cover the presidential campaign as a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf, NPR reporter Asma Khalid said Friday that it was an experience that left her in tears at times.(image)

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Holiday ads in 2016 promote tolerance, togetherness

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:15:17 GMT

There is an unspoken list of requirements for blockbuster holiday ads: Adorable children, a tender piano score, a moment of crystallizing melancholy and maybe a cute dog.(image)

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Military: 50,000 ISIS fighters killed

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:17:39 GMT

As many as 50,000 ISIS fighters have been killed since the war against the terror group began, a senior US military official told CNN.(image)

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Lawrence panned for 'disrespectful' Hawaii story

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:23:04 GMT

Jennifer Lawrence has long endeared herself to the public by being "cool" and "down-to-earth," what with her fry eating and face planting and all manner of quirky hijinks.(image)

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African-American woman kicked out of store

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:03:13 GMT

Kimberly Houzah posted a Facebook Live video that captured the moment she was kicked out of an Alabama Victoria's Secret when another African-American woman was caught shoplifting.(image)

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Opinion: The anti-labor secretary

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:42:30 GMT

Apparently, lightning does strike twice: President-elect Donald Trump once again has named someone to his Cabinet who stands in almost comic opposition to the work they would be tasked with leading -- and to the promises Mr. Trump made to the American people.(image)

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See little boy's amazing transformation

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:33:56 GMT

Ryan Morse was on the brink of death while at a Bulgarian orphanage, but David and Priscilla Morse gave Ryan a new chance at life.(image)

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Trump: No Cabinet post for Rudy Giuliani

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:55:33 GMT

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani will not serve in Donald Trump's incoming administration, the President-elect announced Friday.(image)

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Trump takes intel briefings only once a week

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:10:15 GMT

Donald Trump is getting a Presidential Daily Brief on average only once a week, according to a US official with knowledge of situation.(image)

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Jennifer Aniston: I knew I was funny when ...

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:11:14 GMT

Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman sat down to discuss their upcoming comedy, "Office Christmas Party." The duo talked about why the self-professed best friends love working together, and Aniston told CNN the moment she realized she was funny.(image)

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This president won't accept election results

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:06:25 GMT

After his defeat in the December 1 election, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh declared his "total rejection" of the results and called for his country to vote again.(image)

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How executions go wrong

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:15:09 GMT

CNN's Alexandra Field looks at the most common forms of execution used in the U.S. and how they can go wrong.(image)

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Flynn: Arabic signs on border guide 'radicalized Muslims'

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:51:52 GMT

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's pick to be his national security adviser, claimed in an August radio interview that Arabic signs were present along the United States border with Mexico to guide potential state-sponsored terrorists and "radicalized Muslims" into the United States.(image)

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'Modern Family' star sued by her own eggs

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:33:08 GMT

"Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara is in a battle over her frozen embryos after a right-to-live lawsuit has been filed against her.(image)

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