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Honorary Alaska 'mayor,' Stubbs the cat, dies at 20

<b>(CNN) —</b> In today's political climate, catty politicians claw for every vote, but the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, was different. His ability to unite through cuddles and his fondness for naps made him remarkable, and this mayor -- Stubbs the cat -- also proved that opposable thumbs aren't necessary …

Cats

Official: This is a mass casualty situation

Chief Charles Hood with the San Antonio fire department speaks with CNN's Fredricka Whitfield about bodies being found in a tractor-trailer.

News (U.S.)

San Antonio victims deserve our compassion, not condemnation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Early Sunday morning, a horrific scene unfolded in the parking lot of a San Antonio Walmart. A call from a Walmart employee led to the discovery of dozens of alleged undocumented immigrants packed inside an 18-wheeler.<p>Authorities said at least nine people died, and more than a dozen were …

Immigration

Democrats seek to unify under a new economic agenda

<b>(CNN) —</b> Democrats will soon unveil an economic agenda that leaders hope will bring progressives and moderate Democrats who voted for President Donald Trump together, creating a united front ahead of next year's midterm elections.<p>The plan is a three-pronged approach that focuses on improving wages, …

Elections

Hospital treating baby Charlie Gard is receiving death threats

<b>(CNN) —</b> The London hospital where baby Charlie Gard is being treated for a rare genetic disorder has been receiving death threats.<p>"The GOSH community has been subjected to a shocking and disgraceful tide of hostility and disturbance," Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Chairman Mary MacLeod said …

Charlie Gard

Official: White House team reaches out on Jerusalem crisis

<b>(CNN) —</b> The White House is reaching out to international leaders to quell the crisis in Jerusalem, a senior administration official confirmed to CNN on Sunday.<p>White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, was leading the effort to work with Israelis, Palestinians …

World Leaders

Christian man prays with Jerusalem Muslims as religious tensions flare

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> Nidal Aboud stood out as one among many. As the men around him bowed, he made the sign of the cross. As they chanted their prayers, he read the Bible to himself. And as they said "Allahu Akbar" -- God is greatest -- he stood silently and respectfully.<p>He was the only Christian …

Israel

What 'SNL' got wrong in its Spicer satire

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thanks to "Saturday Night Live,' we have two versions of Sean Spicer. There's the sympathetic one who Melissa McCarthy plays hilariously on the late-night show. And then there's the Spicer who has defended many of Donald Trump's outrageous claims with false statements and outright lies.<p>The …

Donald Trump

What's the real story on President Trump and Russia?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The news about President Donald Trump and Russia just keeps on coming. After the President had to deal with the fallout from his son's controversial June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer, we keep learning that there were more and more people in the room. The meeting is beginning to feel …

Donald Trump

'Dunkirk' wins weekend box office, 'Girls Trip' surprises

"Dunkirk" won at the box office and "Girls Trip" surprised.<p>Christopher Nolan's World War II epic beat expectations this weekend, bringing in estimated $50.5 million in North America. Overall, the film brought in $105.9 million worldwide.<p>Box office analysts pegged the Warner Bros. film starring Tom …

Movies

Kellyanne Conway: Russia is 'not a big story'

Kellyanne Conway, sparring with CNN's Brian Stelter on Sunday, said the media is too focused on Russia.<p>The senior counselor to President Trump insisted reporters are unfair to the administration because they spend too much time on Russia to the exclusion of other issues facing the country.<p>"You look …

Donald Trump

Huckabee Sanders: White House supports sanctions bill

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A day after congressional negotiators announced an agreement on a Russian sanctions bill, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the administration was also on board.<p>However, White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said in an interview on CNN's …

World Leaders

What Trump's team is saying on pardons

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's new communications director and a member of his legal team said Sunday that Trump has no need to use his pardoning power as it relates to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.<p>But, according to communications director Anthony …

Donald Trump

Metal detectors escalate Jerusalem tension

Tensions have escalated between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem, following a weekend of violence and Israeli authorities installing metal detectors and security cameras at one of the city's holiest sites.

Israel

Scaramucci: Trump still doesn't accept intelligence conclusion on Russia

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Newly minted White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that President Donald Trump still does not accept the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election.<p>"He basically said to me, …

World Leaders

Longtime Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak heads home

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak left the United States for Russia on Saturday after concluding his tour of service as ambassador to the US, a spokesman for the Russian Embassy said,<p>The move was part of a rotation that had been planned for some time, according to the embassy's …

Russia

Netflix's 'Stranger Things' Season 2 trailer is full of thrills

<b>(CNN) —</b> The gang on "Stranger Things" may have rescued their friend from the Upside Down in Season 1. But the lives of the people of Hawkins, Indiana, are anything but right-side up when the new season begins.<p>The first full trailer for Season 2 debuted Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con.<p>Set to Michael …

Netflix

Rand Paul cautions Trump not to pardon family

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says that President Trump most likely has the power to pardon himself, but he would caution against it.

Rand Paul

Scaramucci to WH staff: Leaks need to stop

Anthony Scaramucci, the incoming White House Communications Director, outlines his new communications strategy for the Trump administration, which includes meeting with the White House's communications staff to inform them that internal leaks need to stop.

Anthony Scaramucci

Scaramucci: Trump unsure of Russia meddling

CNN's Jake Tapper presses White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci about a source that still doubts Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

World Leaders

Scaramucci wrote 'America deserves better' than 'unbridled demagoguery' in early 2016 op-ed aimed at Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, wrote a scathing column in early 2016 aimed at then-GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, warning that the abandonment of "common decency out of primeval fear" echoed some of the worst examples of US history.<p>"Unbridled …

Donald Trump

Berlin gay pride revelers mark legalization of same-sex marriage

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thousands of marchers flooded the streets of Berlin for the annual Christopher Street Day parade on Saturday in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.<p>No doubt this year's event will be particularly sweet for those celebrating pride as it comes just weeks after German …

LGBTQ

UAE eases restrictions on Qatari media group

The United Arab Emirates is lifting restrictions on some Qatari media.<p>Channels owned by Qatar-based BeIN Media were back on the air in the UAE this weekend after being unblocked by local telecoms service providers<b>.</b><p>That's good news for sports fans and cartoon lovers. BeIN holds the regional TV …

Middle East

Poles outraged over controversial bill take to the streets

<b>Warsaw, Poland (CNN) —</b> Thousands of chanting and flag-waving protesters took to the streets in this Polish capital Sunday evening to demonstrate against a controversial bill putting the Supreme Court under government control.<p>In a rally at the Presidential Palace, demonstrators wielded Polish and …

World News

Colorado father arrested in connection with 2012 killing of 13-year-old son

<b>(CNN) —</b> The father of a missing Colorado 13-year-old was arrested Saturday in connection with the boy's 2012 death, the La Plata County Sheriff's Office said.<p>A grand jury had issued an indictment for Mark Redwine after establishing probable cause in connection with the killing of his son, Dylan …

Crime

9 people dead after sweltering tractor-trailer found at San Antonio Walmart

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least nine people are dead after a phone call from a Walmart employee led to the discovery of dozens of undocumented immigrants severely injured in the back of a tractor-trailer in Texas early Sunday, according to federal authorities.<p>More than 100 undocumented immigrants may have been …

Crime

Princes William and Harry recall their last words with Princess Diana

<b>(CNN) —</b> Prince William and Prince Harry have spoken of their regret at the brevity of their final phone call with their mother, Princess Diana, just hours before her 1997 death in a car crash in Paris.<p>In a new documentary set to release on Monday by ITV in Great Britain and HBO in the United …

Royal Family

Father indicted in missing son's death

The father of a missing 13-year-old was arrested in connection with the boy's 2012 death, according to the La Plata County, Colorado, Sheriff's Office.

Crime

Jeff Sessions had a totally terrible week

<b>(CNN) —</b> Everyone knew President Donald Trump wasn't happy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling into the 2016 election. No one -- until this week -- knew just how unhappy he was.<p>"Sessions should have never recused himself, …

Jeff Sessions

90 hospitalized during Chance the Rapper concert

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 90 people were hospitalized in Connecticut during a concert headlined by musician Chance the Rapper, authorities said.<p>Hartford Police officers made 50 underage drinking "referrals" at the event Friday night, Deputy Chief Brian Foley tweeted.<p>He described it as a "busy night, saying …

Chance the Rapper