Grace Lee Whitney, who played Yeoman Janice Rand in the original "Star Trek" series and a handful of movies based on the series, died Friday. She was 85.
"May the 4th be with you" went from a pun to a hashtag to a holiday
It's not just a pun. "May the 4th be with you" is a full-fledged unofficial holiday, "Star Wars Day." Actually, as far as Lucasfilm and Disney are concerned, it's quite official. So why this day, and what is there to do other than watch it trend on Twitter? (After all, it's apparently important enough to send hardcore fans into a tizzy when they feel it's been mistreated.)
All six Baltimore police officers who face charges in connection with the death of Freddie Gray
Nations first Black female attorney general
Loretta Lynch was sworn in as the new U.S. attorney general on Monday, replacing Eric Holder. Lynch, the country’s first African American woman to serve in the role, had her nomination held up for more than five months over politicking in the Senate.
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 know anyway), there is no Batman present.
When Bruce Jenner told ABC's Diane Sawyer and the world on Friday night that "Yes, for all intents and purposes, I'm a woman," the declaration wasn't particularly surprising. Paparazzi have been stalking the former Olympic champion for months, breathlessly documenting his increasingly feminine appearance down to his lip gloss, pierced ears and French manicure.
A 17-year-old teen who has been living at Connecticut Children's Medical Center since December while being forced to have chemotherapy to treat Hodgkin's lymphoma has completed treatment and left the hospital Monday, according to her attorney, Josh Michtom.
A Columbia University student who was accused of rape is suing the New York City school for allowing his accuser to publicly brand him a "serial rapist" According to the lawsuit, Paul Nungesser was cleared of responsibility in Emma Sulkowicz's 2013 rape claim, as well as others that came to light after Sulkowicz went public with her allegations in various media interviews.
Freddie Gray, Walter Scott, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, John Crawford, Jonathan Ferrell, Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin ... Emmett Till. What do we have to do to stop these senseless fatal attacks upon black male bodies? Police body cameras, indictments, guilty verdicts and even DOJ reports are not enough. These slayings are the result of the way in which the black body has been historically perceived in this country, especially the black male body.
Until recently, if you sat in church on Sunday mornings, pollsters could predict where you stood on same-sex marriage. What a difference a decade makes. In 2003, when the Massachusetts Supreme Court became the country's first to legalize same-sex marriage, less than 30% of religiously affiliated Americans supported gays' and lesbians' right to wed.
When I do the math, one particular consequence of having children later in life hits me squarely in the face. I had my first daughter at 39. If she has kids when she's older like I did -- let's say she gives birth the same age I was -- I will be a whopping 78 when I become a grandmother. 78!
New Orleans, like Las Vegas, is a party town, known more for the madness of Mardi Gras and frivolity of the French Quarter than pretty much anything else. But monkey business isn't the only kind of business going on in the Big Easy.
Look for spectacular shooting stars this week as the annual Lyrid meteor shower light up the nighttime sky. Although the meteor shower started Thursday and goes through Saturday, the best times to view the shooting stars will be Wednesday into Thursday before dawn.
"Do you use toilet paper?" That's the question 26-year-old Anamarie Shreeves receives most often. It's not exactly a typical question, but Shreeves, who lives in Atlanta and is the site manager for the nonprofit Keep Atlanta Beautiful, lives what some may consider an atypical lifestyle: She creates almost no waste.
He's been part of a wildly popular superhero team since its very beginning. But there's something we never knew about Bobby Drake, aka Ice Man of the X-Men. Wednesday's issue of "All-New X-Men" No. 40 reveals the truth: Bobby is gay.
New York state authorities have issued a health alert following a dramatic spike in hospital visits for synthetic marijuana-related emergencies. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that more than 160 patients in nine days have been rushed to hospitals across the state for adverse reactions to synthetic cannabinoid, known as "spice" or "K2."
She's one of the hottest and most successful Latinas in Hollywood, but now Sofia Vergara is playing defense in a legal battle initiated by her ex-fiance: He wants to keep the two frozen embryos from their relationship, both female. The 42-year old actress and star of the hit TV sitcom "Modern Family" split from businessman Nick Loeb in May 2014.
A Transportation Security Administration committee concluded that full screening of airport employees nationwide would not lower the overall risk to the public, according to a report released Monday.
It didn't seem like a fair fight. On one side were hulking football players and pro wrestlers, competing as teams of two to eat as many pounds of steak as they could, combined, in one hour. On another was a lone 124-pound mother of four.
Canadian actor Jonathan Crombie, who co-starred in the "Anne of Green Gables" TV movies, died this week at age 48. Crombie died Wednesday from complications of a brain hemorrhage, "Anne of Green Gables" producer Kevin Sullivan said.
Bahamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp, best known for the 1988 party anthem "Just Got Paid," died this week in Jamaica. The singer is believed to have drowned at a beach in Montego Bay on Thursday, the Jamaica Constabulatory Force said in a press release.
A source with knowledge of the condition of Bobbi Kristina Brown tells CNN that the 22-year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston remains in the same neurological state that she has been in for over 12 weeks.
Here you go, galaxy. The Force is back. At an emotional event in Anaheim, California, director J.J. Abrams and the "Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens" cast showed off for the audience and then capped the presentation with the trailer for the new film.
One year after it was perpetrated, the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls by a jihadist group in Nigeria remains a crime almost too horrifying to comprehend: Hundreds of teenaged girls, just finishing school, destined perhaps for significant achievement—kidnapped, never to be seen again.
It's official. New York's highly anticipated One World Observatory will open to the public on May 29, 2015. Sitting on levels 100-102 of the One World Trade Center -- the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere -- it's vying to become the city's hottest new tourist attraction.
Kanye West has settled a lawsuit with a paparazzi photographer he assaulted -- and the two have shaken on it. The photographer, Daniel Ramos, had filed the civil suit against West after the hip-hop star attacked him and tried to wrestle his camera from him in July 2013 at Los Angeles International Airport.
Debates on climate change can break down fairly fast. There are those who believe that mankind's activities are changing the planet's climate, and those who don't.
Actress Mindy Kaling's brother says that he posed as a black man years ago to get into medical school and that the experience opened his eyes to what he calls the hypocrisy of affirmative action.
By Hope King
Welcome to Watson's test kitchen the artificial-intelligence machine built by IBM.
Another author confirms that it is hers
The late author/poet Maya Angelou was well-known for her many thought-provoking quotes, but it appears that one that was used for her stamp is not actually hers.
By Melanie Hicken
All the quarters, dimes and other coins forgotten by busy travelers at airport security checkpoints last year added up to a big chunk of change for the federal government.
After his last tour in Iraq, it took master gunner Shane Garcie about six weeks to notice he'd changed. "Your brain is throwing parties because you're home, you're alive," says Garcie. "So, it doesn't settle in right away."
It sounds like the plot for a science fiction movie.Someone has a horrific accident and winds up in the hospital, brain dead and on life support. Doctors approach the family about organ donation, but instead of saving as many as eight lives, the family is asked to donate the whole body to save just one individual. Perhaps a quadriplegic with a mind that outmatches their malfunctioning body.
"Jake the dog and Finn the human. The fun will never end. Adventure Time." begins the dreamy theme song intro to the strangely addictive Cartoon Network TV show that's centered around psychedelic characters like the Ice King, Marceline the Vampire Queen and, of course, Jake and Finn.
When it comes to our children's happiness, we modern day parents will go to unbelievable -- yes, sometimes certifiably insane lengths -- all to make our little ones happy.
Blue Bell ice cream has temporarily shut down one of its manufacturing plants over the discovery of listeria contamination in a serving of ice cream originating from that plant.
Actress Taraji P. Henson apologized Friday for claiming her son was racially profiled during a traffic stop in Southern California last year. The Glendale Police Department released dash cam video of the encounter, which contradicted her son's claims.
The Walking Dead's" season-long plotline involving a group that headed north from Atlanta all comes to a head in a 90-minute season finale on Sunday night. It's been a season in which Sonequa Martin-Green's character, Sasha, stood out: She's on the verge of insanity after the deaths of her brother and many friends.
Angelina Jolie took the stage Saturday at Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards and delivered a message of hope to anyone who's ever felt out of place. In her first public appearance since revealing that she underwent a second preventative surgery to lower her risk of cancer, Jolie attended the show with her children, Shiloh and Zahara.
Some viewers of the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday night took to social media to vent about the opening monologue, saying one controversial joke by Jamie Foxx crossed the line.
Nearly 60% of children between the ages of 3 and 11 are exposed to second hand smoke
There is a growing body of evidence that children's exposure to smoking increases their risk of heart disease as an adult.
The director general for Doctors Without Borders calls the outbreak "tragic and avoidable"
A year ago, when Dr. Stephane Hugonnet was dispatched to Guinea to investigate a series of unexplained deaths, he had little idea that he'd be contending with an outbreak that would quickly spread from a small southern rainforest village, across borders, and around the world.
It's a portable piece of technology providing seemingly bottomless access to a drug craved by more than 1 billion people worldwide -- nicotine. That craving is caused by smoking tobacco but is now being increasingly satisfied by e-cigarettes and the trend to "vape" instead of smoke.
Airbnb may be the poster child of the peer-to-peer movement, with more than 800,000 hosts and a valuation in excess of $13 billion.
Lethan injection remains the primary method for executions in the state
Utah's governor signed a bill Monday that brings back firing squads as a potential way to execute some death row prisoners.
The Pueblo Chemical Depot is set to begin destroying the United States' largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons this week in southern Colorado. Here are nine things to know about these chemical weapons and how we got here:
Two University of Oklahoma students were expelled Tuesday for their alleged "leadership role" in a racist chant by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members, a decision that President David Boren says speaks to his school's "zero tolerance" policy for such "threatening racist behavior."
he measure, "Flags and decoration adjustment for inclusivity," banned all flags in lobby
Student leaders at the University of California-Irvine vetoed a resolution on Saturday that would have banned hanging flags of any nation, including America's Stars and Stripes, in the lobby of student government offices, amid widespread criticism from students and alumni.
By Eliott C. McLaughlin CNN News Wire
The Ferguson Police Department has demonstrated a pattern of racial discrimination, the Justice Department said Wednesday. But while some experts say the numbers alone tell only part of the story, the 102-page report merely reaffirmed many residents’ beliefs.
By Ben Brumfield CNN News Wire
When searching for a hidden stash, an obvious place to check is the mattress.