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7.8 magnitude earthquake slams Nepal

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force early Saturday, killing at least 777 people -- and probably more -- in Nepal's capital city, authorities said.

Historic buildings in Kathmandu lay in rubble on the ground. The injured were being …


Earthquake triggers avalanches at Mt. Everest


Massive damage reported in parts of Nepal

Columnist C.K. Lal shares an eyewitness account from Nepal following a massive earthquake that hit in the region.


'Bravest woman,' killed in Pakistan

Her second floor cafe on a dusty industrial road was painted with dashes of psychedelic colors. And Sabeen Mahmud surrounded herself there with books, people, and discussions on technology, human rights and women's entrepreneurship.

Introducing others to Jimi Hendrix, street art, and talking …


Witness: 'The earthquake swung me, I hit a wall'

CNN's Manesh Shrestha reports from Nepal where a powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake has hit, causing damage.


Witness: 'Houses have cracked and fallen'


Powerful earthquake hits Nepal

A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal less than 50 miles from the capital of Kathmandu.


Escaping Yemen with a boatload of refugees

It didn't look like much, but we'd been told it was typical of the kind of craft ferrying the route between Djibouti and Aden.

Better, everyone advised, to be low key, even if low key meant faded lights and three water pumps chugging at all times.

The wooden vessel was called Mecca — after the holy …

Middle East

Next for Jenner: Reality show on E!

Bruce Jenner will follow up on his extraordinary interview with Diane Sawyer by further sharing life as a transgender woman in a reality TV series for the E! cable channel.

The eight-episode series will debut on July 26. "A series title will be announced at a later date," the channel said in a press …

Reality TV

Bruce Jenner interview: 'Yes, for all intents and purposes, I'm a woman'

Bruce Jenner, who has spent his entire adult life in the public spotlight, has secretly spent his entire life as a woman. Now the secret is out.

"Yes, for all intents and purposes, I'm a woman," Jenner told Diane Sawyer in an interview televised on ABC on Friday night.

Jenner said he has the "soul of …

Bruce Jenner

Memo: Violations benefited reserve deputy

An internal inquiry by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office in 2009 concluded that Reserve Deputy Robert Bates was shown special treatment and that training policies were violated regarding his role with the agency.

Bates is the volunteer deputy who fatally shot suspect Eric Harris instead of stunning …


Bruce Jenner: I have the 'soul of a female'

Bruce Jenner

'Raymond' actor Sawyer Sweeten kills himself

Sawyer Sweeten grew up before the eyes of millions as a child star on the endearing family sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond." Early Thursday he committed suicide, his sister Madylin Sweeten said in a statement.

He was 19.

"This morning a terrible family tragedy has occurred," Madylin Sweeten said in a …

Michael Barone

Magma expanse under Yellowstone supervolcano

As tourists stroll between Yellowstone's 300 active geysers, taking selfies in front of thousands of bubbling, boiling mud pots and hissing steam vents, they are treading on one of the planet's greatest time bombs.

The park is a supervolcano so enormous, it has puzzled geophysicists for decades, but …


Working in the Capitol, sleeping on the street

For Charles Gladden, home is a makeshift bed on a sidewalk next to D.C.'s McPherson Square Metro Station.

He sleeps with his shoes by his side, and a few blankets to keep him warm.

Gladden wakes up before sunrise, when he and the other homeless men and women here are kicked out, before the bustle of …

Dana Bash

15 buffalo shot after a day of chase in upstate New York

Fifteen buffalo were shot and killed on Friday after a day on the loose in upstate New York.

The chase, which took farmers and police officers from five jurisdictions through forests and over the Hudson River, ended with "snipers" from the animals' farm gunning down the buffalo from the side of the …

Upstate New York

America's transgender moment

It's only April, but 2015 may be remembered as the year the term "transgender" fully entered mainstream consciousness.

In January, President Obama condemned the persecution of "people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender," becoming the first president to utter the word in a State of the …


Italy: Suspects discussed Vatican attack

Italian authorities launched a "vast anti-terrorism operation" Friday, going after suspects associated with al Qaeda who allegedly had discussed a range of targets, including the Vatican.

Wiretaps and other intelligence revealed that the group -- some of whom had direct contact with Osama bin …


First look: Jared Leto is the Joker

You can call him... Joker.

We've seen a few teases so far, but on Friday night, director David Ayer gave us the first full look at Jared Leto as the Joker.

The Clown Prince of Crime will appear in 2016's "Suicide Squad," the first movie featuring the best-known comic book villain, where (as far as we …

Jared Leto

Classic 'Dark Knight Returns' gets new sequel

The Dark Knight returns... again.

"The Dark Knight Returns," published in 1986, is widely credited for resurrecting Batman in pop culture, something we've seen referenced in everything from 1989's "Batman" to the "Dark Knight" trilogy and the upcoming "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice."

Now …


Wounded vets: Fraternities disrespected us

The University of Florida and Emory University are investigating allegations that Zeta Beta Tau fraternity members disrespected wounded war veterans last weekend at Panama City Beach, Florida, by spitting, urinating and pouring beer on them.

"They actually spit on me and my service dog as well, and …

Fraternities and Sororities

Starbucks computer glitch means free drinks

Starbucks stores across the U.S. and Canada were hit by a computer glitch Friday and some stores responded by giving away free drinks until the system was fixed.

A supervisor in a New York City Starbucks on Spring Street said they can't ring up sales or accept credit cards. He declined to be …


3 found guilty in Florida A&M hazing death

The last three defendants prosecuted in the hazing death of Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion were convicted Friday of manslaughter and hazing with the result of death, reported CNN affiliate WFTV.

A jury deliberated about 2½ hours before returning guilty verdicts against Benjamin McNamee, 25; …


Did volunteer deputy pay to be a cop?

Robert Bates was a volunteer deputy who'd never led an arrest for the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.

So how did the 73-year-old insurance company CEO end up joining a sting operation this month that ended when he pulled out his handgun and killed suspect Eric Harris instead of stunning him with a …


Police: Freddie Gray didn't get timely care

Freddie Gray did not get timely medical care after he was arrested and was not buckled into a seat belt while being transported in a police van, Baltimore police said Friday.

Police Commissioner Anthony Batts told reporters there are no excuses for the fact that Gray was not buckled in as he was …


Inside the fight to free Warren Weinstein

In 2011, al Qaeda took Warren Weinstein hostage. Then, about a year later, his family paid money to his captors, said a Pakistani source who was in regular contact with the kidnappers.

It did not lead to the American aid worker's release, and he was inadvertently killed in an anti-terror strike in …


Victims mean more than bomber's middle finger

It's the image we'll always remember: the Boston Marathon bomber flipping the bird.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, already well on his way to being the most hated man in Boston, raised his middle finger to a surveillance camera in his cell at the federal courthouse on July 10, 2013. Later that day, he was …

U.S. Attorneys

Barack Obama has one mean wit

Here's some advice: If you've crossed Barack Obama in the last year, you might want to stay home on Saturday night.

The President is sharpening his sword ahead of the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, and past targets like Donald Trump, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell know how deep Obama's …

Barack Obama

Deputy goes to lunch instead of answering 911 call

CNN affiliate WFTX reports that a deputy was fired for going to lunch instead of answering a medical emergency 911 call. The woman who made the call died later.

Time Warner

Look at trees in a different way

It all started by looking up.

During an expedition through the Brittany region on the west coast of France, photographer Fabien Le Coq noticed an unusual tree. He positioned himself at the base of the tree and turned his camera upward, filling the frame with the trunk and its spindly branches.

"I'm …