top headlines today

Dynamic news at your fingertips

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
CNN.com - Top Stories
CNN.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.

  • Obama: Firm response for nuclear test
    President Obama arrived in Seoul, South Korea, Friday to news that North Korea may be counting down to a nuclear weapons test.


  • Who's speaking at graduation?
    It's that time of year when colleges around the country announce the people who will offer the last lesson to soon-to-be graduates: the commencement speakers.


  • Chicago violence
    If you read the headlines out of Chicago this past Easter weekend -- more than 40 shot, including nine killed -- you might be surprised to learn that the city's homicide rate is still trending downward, according to the police chief.


  • SOS
    The first clue was a boat floating in the ocean with no one on board.


  • NCAA
    Another proposal for change is surfacing at the NCAA.


  • Cliven Bundy
    Cliven Bundy -- the Nevada rancher turned conservative folk hero for bucking the federal government's attempts to stop his cattle from grazing on public land -- admits he doesn't understand the bipartisan uproar over his comments suggesting blacks might have been better off under slavery.


  • Flight 370
    The Bluefin-21's initial search is nearing its end. As the underwater sonar device plunged into the Indian Ocean for its 13th mission Friday, authorities are focusing on what they will do if it comes up empty.


  • Why terror group kidnaps girls
    The kidnapping of scores of girls from a Nigerian school shows the capabilities of the Islamist group Boko Haram and the government's thus far unsuccessful attempts to stop them.


  • Bluefin search 95% done
    The Bluefin-21's initial search is nearing its end. As the underwater sonar device plunged into the Indian Ocean for its 13th mission Friday, authorities are focusing on what they will do if it comes up empty.


  • North Korea ready for nuke test?
    North Korea has completed all of the preliminary steps required to conduct a nuclear test, a South Korean government official said.


Donate

Enter Amount:


RBS sees bonus plan blocked
Russia 'destabilising' Ukraine - US
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Lifestyle quiz to secure a mortgage
San Diego Navy base on lockdown after pellet gun shooting
Tu-95 bombers: Brits scramble jets after Russian bombers approach
US warns Putin on Ukraine: Stop 'provocation' or face 'grave' consequences
Fracking: In apparent first, family gets courtroom victory in health case
Obama: Firm response for nuclear test
Who's speaking at graduation?
Chicago violence
SOS
Metals Stocks: Gold rises along with tensions in Ukraine
Earnings Watch: Updates, advisories and surprises
MarketWatch First Take: Microsoft CEO sees ‘gold rush’ in the cloud
After Hours: Microsoft, Baidu pop; Visa, Pandora drop after hours
NPR News: 04-24-2014 7AM ET
ArtsBeat: ‘Zero Motivation’ and ‘Point and Shoot’ Take Top Prizes at Tribeca Film Festival
Theater Review: ‘Cabaret’ Opens, With Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams
Alternative to Pap Test Is Approved by F.D.A.
On Baseball: Missing on Mound: A Dab of Discretion
Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels; Russia starts drill near border
Obama wraps up Japan visit after security pledge but no trade deal
In Cairo, one family's story shows rise of radical threat
Empty spaces mark Korean school tribute for missing ferry victims
Nigeria's grief over the abducted school girls is uniting our country
Ukraine: government troops move against pro-Russia separatists - live
Ofcom should be looking again at Putin's TV news channel
Monty Python's reunion to hit big screens in live simulcast
Obama visits South Korea amid ferry disaster - USA TODAY
Missing flight MH370: Live updates as US official says search for plane will take ... - Mirror.co.uk
Nevada Rancher Defends Remarks, Loses Supporters - NPR