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Enormous 1,300 lb haul of ancient Roman coins unearthed in Spain

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 1,300 pounds (590kg) of bronze Roman coins dating to the 3rd century A.D. have been unearthed by construction workers digging a trench in Spain.<p>The ancient coins were found in 19 amphoras, a type of Roman jug, in Tomares, a town in Seville province.<p>Lola Vallejo, Tomares Urban …

Spain

Donald Trump's new target: Bernie Sanders supporters

<b>(CNN) —</b> With the Republican presidential nomination within his grasp, Donald Trump is courting an unlikely group of voters: Bernie Sanders supporters.<p>The GOP front-runner has ratcheted up his rhetoric against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in recent weeks, calling her a "crooked" …

Bernie Sanders

How a golf caddie became Trump's campaign confidant

<b>(CNN) —</b> Daniel Scavino was working a high school job cleaning golf clubs at the Briar Hall Country Club in New York's Hudson Valley when a man who would change his life pulled into the parking lot in a stretch limousine.<p>The visitor was business mogul Donald Trump, who, at that time in 1990, was …

Donald Trump

William and Kate 5 years on

The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary on April 29, 2016. Here's what we've seen of their married fairy-tale life so far.

Wedding Anniversary

Looking for answers on UFOs, aliens

<b>(CNN) —</b> About 41 years ago, a man said he was abducted by a UFO while returning home from work in Arizona.<p>His name is Travis Walton, and he reappeared five days after his alleged abduction on November 5, 1975.<p>He's just one of the people featured in the upcoming photo book, "Phenomena," which is an …

Area 51

Oklahoma legislature will fix sodomy law, lawmaker says

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Oklahoma lawmaker is promising to close what he called a "court-created loophole" in state law that blocked the prosecution of a teenager accused of sexually assaulting a drunken girl two years ago and set off cries of protest around the nation.<p>"I am horrified by the idea that we would …

Law

The company behind 'American Idol' has filed for bankruptcy

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The producer of "American Idol" has filed for bankruptcy less than a month after the show's final episode aired.<p>Core Media Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, saying it has not yet found a way to replace revenue earned from "American Idol."<p>The show was …

Entertainment

Florida officer fired for hitting handcuffed woman, authorities say

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Florida police officer has been charged with battery and fired for repeatedly striking a handcuffed woman in custody, authorities said.<p>Officer Akinyemi Borisade, 26, has worked with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for a year, Undersheriff Pat Ivey said.<p>The incident started Wednesday …

American South

North Korea sentences American to 10 years hard labor

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea has sentenced a South Korean-born American citizen to 10 years of hard labor for subversion and espionage, a North Korean official told CNN.<p>Prosecutors were seeking a 15-year hard labor sentence for Kim Dong Chul for committing "offenses in a scheme to overthrow the socialist …

Asia

Protesters take to streets after Trump rally in California

<b>Costa Mesa, California (CNN) —</b> Scores of protesters took to the streets Thursday night outside a Donald Trump campaign event here, drawing out police officers in riot and tactical gear and on horseback who sought to disperse the crowd.<p>The crowd gathered in the streets outside the OC Fair & Event …

American West

Green Beret who beat Afghan official over alleged child assault to stay in Army

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. Army has reversed a decision to discharge a Green Beret for kicking and body slamming an Afghan police commander accused of sexually assaulting a boy.<p>The Army said in a statement Thursday night that Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland's status has changed, which allows him …

Afghanistan

Yale's mistake on John Calhoun

<b>(CNN) —</b> I am generally not a fan of the fashion for demanding the removal from buildings of the names of people of the past whose views about disadvantaged groups wouldn't pass muster with enlightened folk today. Yet Yale University, in refusing student protesters' demand that a residential college …

Robert E. Lee

Can Prince's death spark key discussion on opioids?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Last year Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker floated a tough new law he hoped would curb the state's growing opioid epidemic, a societal crisis the state shares with the rest of the country.<p>The idea: Emergency rooms can hold patients against their will if doctors determine someone is in the …

Opioids

Florida zoo releases timeline of tiger attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> Palm Beach Zoo officials on Thursday released a timeline of a tiger's fatal attack on a zookeeper and defended the decision to tranquilize the animal, rather than shoot to kill.<p>It took rescuers at the Florida zoo more than 10 minutes to reach 38-year-old Stacey Konwiser on April 15, …

Animals

North Korean military moves: What can the U.S. do?

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea's attempted missile tests Thursday are just the latest in a string of muscle-flexing and trash-talking provocations out of Pyongyang.<p>U.N. officials gathered later Thursday to address North Korea's behavior, which Pentagon officials say has led to levels of tension in Asia …

Military

Spate of shootings by children leaves kids, mother dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> The .40-caliber gun stashed under the driver's seat slipped backward on the car floor, right into the reach of Patrice Price's 2-year-old son.<p>The toddler picked up the gun and pulled the trigger, police say, killing his mother.<p>Though the tragedy may seem shocking, it happens with alarming …

Kids

Texting cop a victim of thought police?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Let's take out the pitchforks and torches. Grab the rope so we can lynch former San Francisco police officer Jason Lai. What was his sin? Is he on the growing list of police officers who have taken the life of a fellow citizen? No. Did he falsify evidence? No. What did he do? He used …

Text Messaging

What do you call 12 police officers stuck in an elevator? Internet gold

<b>(CNN) —</b> When the brothers in blue need rescuing, who do they call? The fire department, of course.<p>A dozen police officers were trapped ina stalled elevator inside a Kansas City, Missouri, police academy on Wednesday. The academy staff reached out to the Kansas City Fire Department,who were quick to …

Elevators

Who is Kelly Ripa's next partner on 'Live'?

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Michael Strahan will co-host "Live with Kelly and Michael" for two more weeks, but Kelly Ripa and her viewers are already thinking about who's next.<p>Who will succeed Strahan? It is one of the most coveted jobs in television -- and the show's owner, ABC, is under enormous pressure to …

Kelly Ripa

Who inherited these superstars' estates?

From Prince to Whitney Houston, learn the whopping value of each estate, and who inherited what.

Whitney Houston

Prince's will saga: dramatic but not surprising

<b>(CNN) —</b> As the entire world knows, Prince died last week at the age of 57, leaving behind an estate worth millions of dollars, along with music and other intellectual property of inestimable value.<p>Amazingly enough, Prince also died without a will.<p>Before you express too much astonishment that …

Law

Man in animal suit shot outside Baltimore TV station

<b>(CNN) —</b> He wore either a hedgehog or panda onesie. The fake explosives were fashioned from wires and chocolate bars wrapped in foil, police said. His face was hidden behind sunglasses and a surgical-type mask.<p>It's unclear what possessed the 25-year-old man to walk into a Baltimore television news …

TV

Schools change bathroom policy after transgender student fights back

<b>(CNN) —</b> A South Carolina school district is updating its policy to allow transgender students to use restrooms consistent with their gender identity.<p>The news comes one week after a transgender student threatened legal action against Horry County Schools for suspending him for using the "wrong" …

Transgender

The nifty 'perks' of having a #WomanCard

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have recently introduced us to a nifty new rewards system: The Woman Card.<p>Trump has said the only thing Clinton has going for her is the woman's card. Clinton has fired back, saying she is proud of it.<p>We're not going to get into the politics of it (we have …

Donald Trump

Verizon offers union its 'last, best and final offer'

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Verizon has put forward its "last, best and final offer" to striking workers.<p>In a statement released Thursday, Verizon said that it had met with union leaders and presented them with a contract after more than 10 months of negotiation.<p>The news comes more than two weeks after 36,000 …

Unions

What is naloxone?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The drug naloxone is sometimes called a "save shot" or a "rescue shot" because of its ability to bring someone back from an overdose. Brand names for naloxone are Narcan and Evzio. It has long been used in hospitals and by emergency medical technicians, but there is now a movement to expand …

Opioids

Amazon shares soar on fourth straight profitable quarter

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The days of Amazon as the perennial money loser appear to be over. The new, profitable Amazon looks like it's here to stay.<p>Amazon on Thursday announced its fourth-straight profitable quarter, backed by way better than expected retail sales and robust growth in its cloud …

Amazon

If Hillary Clinton were a man

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Tuesday night, Donald Trump argued that, "If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she'd get 5% of the vote. ... The only thing she's got going on is the women's card."<p>My immediate reaction? I threw the plum I was eating at the TV, then tweeted, "If Hillary were a man, she'd have …

Democrats

Astronomers fire up powerful lasers for space exploration

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the kind of laser show you'd expect from the Death Star, only there are four of them.<p>A powerful set of lasers was turned on for the first time this week at the European Space Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile's remote Atacama Desert.<p>The new Four Laser Guide Star Facility was …

Lasers

What is the North Korea Workers' Party congress, and why does it matter?

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea has announced the opening date of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea's Seventh Congress, a rare and potentially significant gathering.<p>The party hasn't held one since 1980, and that one peaked with the announcement that Kim Jong Il, the father of the country's current leader, …

Government