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Puerto Rico says Hurricane Maria killed 55 people, but funeral homes claim the storm caused nine times that many deaths
People on this part of the island knew Quintín Vidal Rolón for two things: his white cowboy hat, which he seemed to wear every day of his 89-year life; and his beat-up Ford pickup truck, which he'd been driving for at least 50 years.
11/20/2017 11:28 PM
Americans haven't forgotten about Puerto Rico, poll finds
Two months ago today, Hurricane Maria made direct landfall in Puerto Rico, devastating the island and wiping out the power grid and transportation infrastructure for its millions of residents.
11/20/2017 11:17 PM
Hurricane Maria's uncounted dead
Puerto Rico says the hurricane killed 55 people, but funeral homes claim the storm caused nine times that many deaths. We went there to investigate.
11/20/2017 08:45 PM
Scenes of devastation across Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico when it made landfall September 20. Over a week later, the island is still pleading for help.
09/29/2017 08:29 PM
New accuser: Franken groped me in 2010
A woman says Sen. Al Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010, telling CNN that he grabbed her buttocks while taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair.
11/20/2017 02:53 PM
Star White House reporter accused of sexual misconduct
11/20/2017 07:55 PM
White House open to Roy Moore in Senate
The White House isn't saying that President Donald Trump supports Roy Moore. But Trump's aides are openly acknowledging something close: They need Moore's Republican vote in the Senate.
11/21/2017 12:32 AM
Trump rips NFL star over anthem protest
President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch early Monday morning.
11/20/2017 11:27 PM
Trump: I should have left UCLA players in jail
President Donald Trump on Sunday shot back at Lavar Ball, the father of one of the UCLA basketball players arrested in China, for belittling the President's role in the students' release.
11/20/2017 03:53 PM
White House: UCLA tweet was rhetorical
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump's tweet to the father of one of the UCLA basketball players arrested in China, insisting the President's response was "rhetorical."
11/20/2017 09:09 PM
Trump voter: I'd believe him over Jesus
During a panel with Trump voters, one supporter said he likes that the President's cabinet is filled with millionaires and that he would take the President's word even if Jesus were to contradict it.
11/20/2017 12:27 PM
GOP senator slams Trump on hot mic
President Trump tweeted a response to Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake's comments. Flake was caught on a hot mic saying the GOP is "toast" if it becomes the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump.
11/20/2017 12:49 AM
Justice Department sues to block AT&T-Time Warner deal
11/20/2017 11:14 PM
AT&T CEO: CNN sale a non-starter
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson addresses the Justice Department's decision to file a lawsuit to block AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, the parent company of CNN.
11/20/2017 11:00 PM
CBS suspends Charlie Rose after 8 women accuse him of sexual harassment
11/20/2017 11:18 PM
Argentine navy possibly detects noises from missing sub
Argentina's navy on Monday possibly detected noises from the country's missing submarine. The sonar systems of two ships picked up noises sounding like tools being banged against the hull of a submarine, according to a senior US Navy official familiar with the Navy's assistance in the search for the vessel.
11/20/2017 09:51 PM
US names N. Korea a state sponsor of terror
President Donald Trump, in the latest demonstration of increased tensions on the Korean Peninsula, placed North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.
11/20/2017 09:17 PM
Keystone XL pipeline clears key hurdle
Nebraska officials voted Monday to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to cross the state -- marking a key step toward the completion of the Keystone Pipeline network.
11/20/2017 09:29 PM
Charles Manson dies at 83
11/20/2017 07:16 PM
Zimbabwe's Mugabe just won't go
11/20/2017 08:52 PM
The world's strangest (non) coup
From the moment it began -- with an army spokesman in military fatigues sitting at a TV desk insisting that he was not announcing a military takeover -- Zimbabwe's political crisis has not played out like any ordinary coup. Indeed, its leaders have been at paints to insist it was not a coup at all.
11/20/2017 06:46 PM
Uber tries to make it less annoying to find your driver
11/20/2017 02:27 PM
How decades of bad decisions broke GE
11/20/2017 05:57 PM
Opinion: Dear senators, don't bankrupt our country
Dear Sens. Susan Collins, Bob Corker, Jeff Flake, Ron Johnson, John McCain and Lisa Murkowski:
11/20/2017 08:35 PM
7-foot-3 son of NBA legend chooses Oregon
11/21/2017 12:39 AM
Former NFLer dies after car accident
11/21/2017 12:39 AM
Boy who asked for Christmas cards dies
Jacob Thompson, 9, passed away after a battle with neuroblastoma. He had an early Christmas celebration and received over 40,000 Christmas cards from people all over the world.
11/20/2017 09:15 PM
0-10 Browns prove NFL 'Moneyball' doesn't work
11/21/2017 12:39 AM
Pink denies shading Christina Aguilera
Pink and Christina Aguilera are so good.
11/20/2017 11:29 PM
Tesla Roadster might fly
11/20/2017 06:43 PM
Report: Weinstein had secret 'hit list'
According to reports by The Guardian and The Hollywood Reporter, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein crafted a so-called hit list of people, allegedly targeted by Weinstein, to cover up sexual harassment allegations. Matthew Belloni has the details.
11/20/2017 02:11 AM
Georgia Dome imploded in 12 seconds
The only facility in the world to host the Olympics, Super Bowl and Final Four has been reduced to rubble.
11/20/2017 05:44 PM
Review: Google Pixel Buds falls short
11/20/2017 04:30 PM
Is Trump's bizarre plane story true?
CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with, on President Trump's claim that former President Obama "never got to land" in the Philippines. More at
11/17/2017 12:40 PM
Late-night comics treat the Trump presidency as a crisis
11/21/2017 12:39 AM
How Trump changed late night TV
CNN's Brian Stelter shows how President Trump has become "the most mocked man in America." Watch "Late Night in the Age of Trump" on CNN.
11/20/2017 11:57 AM
Opinion: Comedians should be thanking Trump
This first Thanksgiving under President Donald Trump is going to be very challenging for some. This month, Trump's approval rating hit a new low and a majority of Americans believe our nation is on the wrong track. Add to that, many of those critical of Trump are dreading the prospect of being trapped at a Thanksgiving gathering with that pro-Trump uncle who responds to every political point with, "But what about Hillary Clinton..."
11/20/2017 03:59 PM
Meet a comic who plays Trump's 'inner self'
11/20/2017 07:55 PM
Why America loves politics and comedy
08/09/2017 11:20 PM
Meet the first interstellar visitor to our solar system
On October 19, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii spotted something strange zooming through our solar system. It turned out to be a visitor from beyond our solar system, and it's unlike anything astronomers have seen before.
11/20/2017 09:33 PM
Opinion: Donald Trump is LaVar Ball -- with nuclear weapons
President Donald Trump versus LaVar Ball: It's Toddler-in-Chief versus Dad Toddler.
11/20/2017 10:18 PM
Spit test may diagnose concussion in kids
A saliva test may someday be able to diagnose a concussion and predict how long symptoms last, according to a study published Monday in the JAMA Pediatrics.
11/20/2017 11:31 PM
Black Friday: Your ultimate holiday shopping guide
11/20/2017 05:42 PM
Watch plane buzz cop car in crash
A small plane was forced to attempt an emergency landing on Interstate 4 after experiencing engine trouble over Clearwater, Florida. Neither the pilot nor his passenger were injured.
11/20/2017 05:58 PM
Queen Elizabeth's anniversary portraits
New portraits of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, were released Monday to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.
11/20/2017 01:45 PM
Her startup is changing people's fitness routines
09/19/2017 08:56 PM
Top 100 Best Jobs in America
05/09/2017 06:13 PM
The newspaper ad that changed everything
In March 1960, The New York Times published a paid ad from a group supporting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., setting off a chain of events that would change the role of the press in America and help shape our public discourse for decades.
11/20/2017 12:52 PM
It's too soon to cheer Australia's move on gay rights
11/20/2017 07:56 PM
Macron, Trump and Putin would all like to see Merkel go
11/20/2017 08:26 PM
What Trump won't tweet
11/19/2017 04:07 PM
Do we love our guns more than our children?
When I was 12, in the sixth grade in El Cerrito, California, one of my classmates brought a gun to school. She was a bright fellow student -- flamboyant, funny, sometimes moody -- occasionally in trouble, fun to play kickball with. I still remember her throaty laugh. I also remember the awful day while we stood on the play yard, as she pulled a gun out of her backpack and pointed it at a group of sixth-grade girls, threatening to shoot.
11/18/2017 03:22 PM
Facebook's 'send nude photos' plan
11/18/2017 11:59 PM
Mortgage rates just plummeted. Lock in now!
11/21/2017 12:39 AM
9 exercises for people with COPD
11/21/2017 12:39 AM
3 cards charging 0% interest until 2019
11/21/2017 12:39 AM
Obama 'Hope' poster creator reflects on politics in the age of Trump
11/20/2017 07:21 PM
Trump: N. Korea is a state sponsor of terror
President Donald Trump has announced North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism.
11/20/2017 05:11 PM
Publicist who set up Trump Jr., Russian lawyer meeting says he's ready to talk to Mueller
The British publicist who set up a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between a Russian lawyer and several members of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign team says he's open to speaking with special counsel Robert Mueller and denies he was part of Moscow's meddling in last year's election.
11/19/2017 08:59 PM
First female mayor of New Orleans elected
New Orleans voters elected LaToya Cantrell as mayor Saturday, making her the first woman to hold that position in the city's 300-year history.
11/19/2017 01:33 PM
Child that asked for Christmas cards dies after cancer battle
Jacob Thompson, the boy who got thousands of Christmas cards from charmed fans this fall, has died after a long battle with cancer.
11/20/2017 08:13 PM
'Wonder' is real life for these two families
Before age 10, Auggie Pullman never attended a mainstream school. He never sat in a classroom smelling of chalk and stale schoolbooks, listening to children's chatter echoing off the walks.
11/20/2017 01:39 AM
Trader Joe's recalls salads over plastic, glass fears
Trader Joe's has recalled some of its packaged poultry salads over concerns they may contain pieces of glass or hard plastic.
11/20/2017 10:37 AM
American Music Awards: The winners list
Oh what a night the 2017 American Music Awards turned out to be.
11/20/2017 04:18 PM
Pixar's lively 'Coco' hits the right notes
Pixar gets back to its roots with "Coco," which wraps two universal themes -- pursuing one's dreams, and how we remember loved ones -- in a colorful, culturally specific package. As the animation powerhouse has increasingly turned to the comfort of sequels, this look at the afterlife represents a lively original concept, one that powers through its flat patches with a whole lot of heart.
11/20/2017 03:23 PM
Using Simpsons to explain how Asians are overlooked
Hollywood has offered up few Asian American stars. But one of its most well-known is a cartoon: Apu from The Simpsons.
11/19/2017 03:14 PM
Denzel Washington's 'Roman J. Israel'
Denzel Washington, the producer, has developed a knack for finding great roles for Denzel Washington, the actor -- last year in "Fences" (which he also directed), this year in "Roman J. Israel, Esq." Washington's quirky performance shines brightly, but in a movie that otherwise doesn't present an especially strong case for rushing out to see it.
11/16/2017 09:56 PM
Lunchtime in 'the city of geeks'
11/17/2017 07:22 PM
Inside a family-run cannabis company
11/21/2017 12:39 AM