• In 2016, Ted Cruz dreams of a 2012 replay

    Ted Cruz

    From Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate

    Ted Cruz's team thinks they already beat Jeb Bush -- three years ago.

    That's when Cruz, a young lawyer with a thin resume but political talent, elbowed his way through a crowded field with just enough cash and just enough endorsements to topple an est...

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    By Ted Schleifer
  • Migrants to Europe

    Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

    Migrant crisis: Europe distraught, divided

    "These are not 'quotas,' they are human lives."

    That was one sentence in a Facebook post by the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, protesting what she described as the Spanish government's "pathetic" response to the migrant crisis now gripping much of Eur...

  • Beyonce wears Mensah


    The man who dresses Beyonce

    Samuel Mensah had the world at his feet. An economist by trade, he was the director of an international investment fund as well as an adviser to the African Union and various governments, advocating for the adoption of technology as a solution overco...

  • Boeing 777-9X

    Boeing Co. via CNN

    Dreams, wings unfold with 777X airliner

    Big rumblings are going on at America's airplane capital -- the Boeing Co. aircraft factory north of Seattle.

    Engineers are moving forward with building the world's biggest twin-engine jetliner.

    They're calling it the 777-9X, the first aircraft of th...

  • Sacramento ball field


    3 shot, 1 killed near Sacramento college campus

    Three people have been shot and one of them has died on the campus of a Sacramento community college, according to several news reports.

  • burglary death


    11-year-old shoots, kills teen during break-in

    An 11-year-old left at home to defend himself and his 4-year-old sister staved off several home invasion attempts before finally shooting and killing a 16-year-old intruder, police say.

    Police officers arrived after 2 p.m. Thursday to the home on Hall...

  • Stephen Rankin

    WAVY, Portsmouth Police Department, family photos

    Virginia cop indicted in teen's death

    A grand jury has indicted Portsmouth, Virginia, police Officer Stephen Rankin on a first-degree murder charge related to the shooting of an unarmed teen in a Walmart parking lot, according to public Virginia court records.

    William Chapman, 18, was fat...

  • Map of Malaysia

    CIA via wikimedia

    At least 15 die after boat sinks off Malaysia

    At least 15 people have drowned and dozens more remain missing after a boat carrying at least 70 people capsized off the coast of western Malaysia on Thursday morning.

    Thirteen of the dead were women, according to First Admiral Mohd Aliyas Hamdan fro...

  • Obese men fat belly


    Double mastectomies for men on the rise

    An increasing number of women in the last decade have been deciding to have both their breasts removed after being diagnosed with cancer in a single breast. It now seems that more men are also opting to have this type of double mastectomy, according ...

  • Hands up shooting


    Attorney: Texas man hit deputy with blunt end of knife

    The man shot dead by police last week outside his Texas home had hit one of the officers with the butt end of a knife, the lawyer for the family of Gilbert Flores said Thursday.

    But Thomas Henry said experts the family has working on the case have "se...

  • Biden at podium


    Biden: Family biggest factor in 2016 decision

    Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he "would not hesitate" to run for president if he concludes that he can launch a "viable" campaign and that his family can make it through a presidential bid following the recent death of his son.

    "If I can...

  • Business suit and tie


    Stress at work is as bad as secondhand smoke

    Workplace stress isn't just annoying -- it's as bad for your health as secondhand smoke, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard Business School and Stanford University.

    "When you think about how much time individuals typically spend at wo...

  • Trump Bush

    Jonathan Alcorn/Getty Images, Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

    Bush vows to 'fight back' against Trump

    A fiery Jeb Bush ramped up his rhetoric against presidential rival Donald Trump Thursday night in yet another show of force as the former Florida governor changes tactics to go after the Republican front-runner.

    Taking questions from voters at a Veter...

  • Don Allen

    Abilene Police Department via CNN

    2 arrested in Texas officer's death

    Texas authorities arrested two suspects Thursday evening in connection with the death of an off-duty Abilene police officer.

    Violetta Walter, 30, and Phillip Walter, 29, have been arrested on suspicion of first-degree felony murder. Each is being held...

  • Illinois search

    CNN, WBBM, WGN, WLS, Facebook

    Video might hold clue to officer's killing

    Police may soon have "significant" evidence to announce in this week's killing of an Illinois police officer, including footage from a home security video system in the area of the shooting, an official said Thursday.

    Any video in the area could help ...

  • Janet Yellen


    This jobs report is very important. Here's why

    Friday is a big day for the U.S. economy.

  • Donald_Trump Pledge

    Trump signs RNC loyalty pledge

    Donald Trump has signed the pledge.

    The Republican presidential front-runner met privately with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Thursday afternoon, and soon after, came out to the lobby of Trump Tower to declare that he has sign...

  • Ex-major leaguer tweeted about Muslim extremists and Nazis

    Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

    ESPN benches Curt Schilling for the rest of MLB season

    Curt Schilling's suspension from helping ESPN broadcast the Little League World Series was extended Thursday to include the big leagues.

  • Tim Scott South Carolina

    Office of Senator Tim Scott via CNN

    Tim Scott defends use of 'all lives matter'

    South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott said it is not his problem that Black Lives Matter activists find the phrase "all lives matter" offensive.

  • Kim Davis protesters, supporters

    Sonia Moghe/CNN

    Judge orders defiant Kentucky clerk to jail

    Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis was given a second chance: She didn't have to issue same-sex marriage licenses herself; she merely had to agree not to interfere with five deputy clerks who had told the federal judge they'd issue them in her s...

  • Dylann Roof in court

    Death penalty sought in Charleston killings

    A prosecutor in South Carolina said Thursday she'll seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, accused of killing nine people during a prayer meeting at a historic African-American church.

    "This was the ultimate crime and justice from our state calls...

  • Pentagon

    U.S. Air Force

    Army chief orders safety review at facilities

    The secretary of the Army has directed an immediate review of safety procedures at all Defense Department labs and facilities involved in the handling of toxic agents, such as anthrax, the Pentagon said Thursday.

  • recalled sausage patties

    Johnsonville via CNN

    Pork sausage patties being recalled

    Almost 90,000 pounds of frozen pork sausage patties are being recalled because consumers found small pieces of metal in the meat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Thursday.

  • King cobra

    Florida Department of Fish and Wildlife via CNN

    King cobra on the lam in Orlando

    A word of advice to the people of Orlando: Before you step outside Thursday or send your pet out into the backyard, take a little extra time to look around first.

    Especially if you live near the 4800 block of North Apopka Vineland Road.

    There's a king...

  • Police car with emergency lights on

    Scott Davidson/Wikimedia Commons

    Mass. Police: Officer shot his own patrol car

    A police officer lied when he said somebody shot at his patrol car, causing it to crash and catch fire, said Millis, Massachusetts, police Sgt. William Dwyer on Thursday.


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