Charlene Aaron

Charlene Aaron

Charlene Aaron serves as a general assignment reporter and helps anchor for the CBN News Channel. She has covered a variety of social issues such as abortion in the black community and eating disorders in kids.

Prior to joining CBN News in 2003, she was a personal letter writer for Dr. Pat Robertson.

Charlene attended Old Dominion University and Elizabeth City State University. She lives in Elizabeth City, N.C. with her two children.

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My Stories

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

IRS Workers Owing Back Taxes Awarded Bonuses

The IRS paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, according to a new government report.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Father, Son Use Athletic Apparel to Share Gospel

A Virginia father and son have been inspired to start a Christian athletic apparel brand called God's Armor, Inc. Its mission is to encourage believers to live boldly for Jesus everyday.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Ukraine PM: Russia Plotting to Dismember Us

Pro-Russia protesters stormed government buildings in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, demanding referendums be held on whether to join Russia.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Atlanta Archbishop Apologizes for Lavish Home

Days after Pope Francis removed a German bishop for his lavish lifestyle, Archbishop of Atlanta Wilton Gregory is apologizing for his new home.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Deadly 8.2 Earthquake Displaces Thousands in Chile

A powerful earthquake struck off northern Chile Tuesday, setting off a small tsunami. Five people died and more than 80,000 have been displaced.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Wash. Church a 'Beacon of Healing' after Mudslide

The Oso Community Chapel held Sunday services for the first time since last week's mudslide. Church members have been working non-stop to help with relief efforts.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Washington Mudslide Rescuers Face Daunting Task

Rescue workers in Washington state found themselves wading through mud so thick geologists say it's like adding hundreds of pounds on each leg.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

From Jesus to Bieber, NY Pastor Makes Church Trendy

Every Sunday thousands flock to Hillsong Church in NYC, but it's not your typical church. It is complete with strobe lights and an unconventional leader -- Carl Lentz. 

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Lingering Winter Hurting Many Small Businesses

It's been one of the worst winters in years as most of the country has struggled with snow, ice, and record-breaking cold. Forecasters say it's not over yet.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Californians Fear Flash Flooding, Mudslides

California is getting drenched with desperately needed rain after one of the worst droughts in years.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hollywood Gets Religion at Movie Guide Awards

Hundreds of celebrities came out to celebrate faith and family friendly movies and TV shows at the 22nd annual Movie Guide Awards in Hollywood.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

'God's Purposes Working' as Tada's Oscar Nod Revoked

Many see the Academy's move as bigotry against the song and message. But Tada said she is hopeful that good will come from the controversy.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Southeast Braces for Second Crippling Snow Storm

The Southeast is bracing for another winter storm, with substantial snow and ice expected to cripple the region.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Investors Hope for Turn-Around after Market Plunge

Investors are hoping for a better day on Wall Street, following Monday's 326-point drop of the Dow Jones industrial average.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Finger Pointing Begins after Storm Cripples Atlanta

The blame game has begun in Atlanta after a rare snow and ice storm brought Georgia's capital city to a screeching halt.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas! Needy Kids Get Unexpected Gifts

Gifts are a huge part of Christmas, something underprivileged kids must often go without. But Orphan's Promise changed that for one group of students.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

ABC News's Paula Faris Talks Openly about Her Faith

Recently, ABC News correspondent Paula Faris spoke openly with CBN News about the challenges of working in secular news and the grace to overcome them.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Powerful Storm Making Thanksgiving Travel Tough

A powerful winter storm system is dumping heavy rain and snow across a large part of the country.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Re-homing Orphans a Dangerous Internet Practice

What happens when parents say they can't take care of the child they adopted? For some orphans, it means falling into a dangerous Internet exchange market.

Friday, November 22, 2013

GOP Calls Filibuster Rules Change a 'Power Grab'

The GOP says by weakening the rules on filibusters of presidential appointees Democrats overturned 200 years of legislative restraint, setting a dangerous precedent.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Stunts and Salvation: Biker-Style Evangelism

A biker church in Virginia is offering bikers a new way of life while sharing their love for God and the open road.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Romney: Obama Wasn't Honest about Obamacare Pledge

The White House continues to push Obamacare even as it scrambles to fix the health care website. Meanwhile, Republicans are upping their attacks on the rollout.

Friday, October 11, 2013

A Deal Near? GOP Plan Opens Door to Debt Talks

While there are still no plans to re-open the government, both sides seem ready to talk after a successful meeting.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Park Service Abuses Spark New 'Battle of Yorktown'

In the same place where America fought its final battle of independence, one businessman is refusing to bow to pressure to close up shop during the shutdown.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Clock Ticking Down on Government Shutdown

In a 54-46 vote, the Senate swatted a second measure back to House Speaker John Boehner after stripping out a provision delaying Obamacare for a year.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Churches Help CO Flood Survivors Clean Up, Rebuild

Many Colorado flood survivors are turning their attention to cleanup and rebuilding. And local churches in Boulder County are banding together to help.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Christmas Comes in September for Retailers this Year

Christmas is more than three months away, but some retailers are trying to jump start the holiday season earlier than ever.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

President Obama Turns to Congress on Syria Strike

The White House is gearing up for the biggest foreign policy vote since the Iraq war, arguing new evidence shows Syria used sarin gas in a deadly attack.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Kid Genius Graduates College at 14, Credits God

This fall kids across the country are heading back to school. But 14-year-old Thessalonika Arzu-Embry is the exception. She's preparing to graduate -- from college.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Back from the Dead: Man's Faith 'Stronger Than Ever'

Thirty-seven-year-old Tony Yahle is thankful he could attend church services with his family this weekend.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Deceptive Practices among Top 10 Consumer Gripes

The Consumer Federation Association released its annual top 10 list of consumer complaints for 2012 and, unfortunately, some industries listed are repeat offenders.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Living Donor: 'Two Kidneys Means One to Spare'

Have you ever wondered why God gave us two kidneys when we only need one?

Monday, August 05, 2013

Calif. Bust Highlights Dangers of Sex Trafficking

Two men have been arrested after allegedly forcing two underage girls into prostitution in Santa Ana, Calif.  The case reveals how much U.S. teens are at risk.

Monday, July 29, 2013

'Recycling' Human Capital, One Inmate at a Time

Each year more than 700,000 prisoners are released from the country's prisons. Many struggle to find work and return to crime. But one man wants to change that.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Royals 'Delighted' to Introduce George Alexander Louis

The third-in-line to Great Britain's throne finally has a name: George Alexander Louis.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Detroit Officials Defend Bankruptcy Decision

Detroit officials say Motor City needs a second chance to restructure and get past a financial crisis 60 years in the making.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

One By One, Countries Deny NSA Leaker Asylum

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is beginning to feel the long reach of the U.S. government.

Monday, June 24, 2013

'Yes Jesus!' Nick Wallenda Conquers Grand Canyon

Daring aerialist Nick Wallenda completed an historic 1,500-high tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon in just 22 minutes Sunday.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Retirement Crisis: Americans Living Longer, Saving Less

When it comes to growing old in America, there's good news and bad news. Millions will live to see retirement -- but their savings will not sustain them.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Republicans Skeptical of Sweeping Immigration Bill

Lawmakers are close to striking an immigration deal that will open a path to citizenship for up to 11 million undocumented immigrants. But Republicans are skeptical.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Pastor Choco among Time's 'Most Influential People'

Pastor Choco grew up in a rough Chicago neighborhood and his future didn't look promising. Then at 14 years old, his life turned around and he found his destiny.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Deadly Colo. Fires Destroy Homes, Force Evacs

The deadly wildfires in Colorado are the worst in the state's history. The fast moving flames have devoured nearly 16,000 acres and destroyed 360 homes.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Experts Fear New Killer MERS Virus Heading for US

The world's leading health officials are frantically studying a new mystery virus called MERS in an effort to avoid a serious outbreak.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

American Idol Finalist Devin Velez on God, Idol and Singing

Devin shares his heart for God, his passion for music, what he’s most looking forward to on the American Idol tour.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Search Underway after Deadly Texas Twisters

Entire neighborhoods are still cordoned off in North Texas Friday as rescue teams search for survivors in wake of 16 deadly tornadoes.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Colorado Christians Answering the Prayers of Orphans

Each year thousands of children enter America's foster care system and state workers are often overwhelmed, but a growing number of Christians are getting involved.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Ariel Castro Charged in Ohio Women's Kidnapping

Ariel Castro, a former school bus driver, has been charged in kidnapping and rape of three Cleveland women - Michele Knight, Gina DeJesus, and Amanda Berry.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Boston Marathon not Suspects' Original Target

Authorities say the surviving Boston Marathon suspect, Dzhokhar "Johar" Tsarnaev, told investigators that the original target was a Boston Fourth of July celebration.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Gun Laws Spark Debates Nationwide

In light of the deadly Sandy Hook massacre, tough new guns laws are popping up across the country.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Chavez 'Heir' Wins Venezuela Election, Recount Demanded

The socialist revolution in Venezuela may continue after a razor-thin special presidential election.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Jackie Robinson Biopic Bittersweet Tale of Courage

"Hero" is a word we often hear in sports, but heroism isn't always about the achievement on the field.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Walmart Rolling Back Prices at the Pump

Walmart is now rolling back prices at the pump. Commuters in 21 states can now save as much as 15 cents a gallon until July 7.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Colton Dixon: I Used 'Idol' to Reflect God's Glory

Singer Colton Dixon said people who question why a Christian would be on a show called "American Idol," may be taking it a little too seriously.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pope Francis Makes Mark as 'The People's Pope'

Pope Francis officially becomes the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics on Tuesday.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Christians Dominate 'American Idol' This Season

Season 12 of American Idol has its share of Christian contestants.

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI Makes Final Public Appearance

Tens of thousands gathered in St. Peters Square in Rome for Pope Benedict XVI's final public appearance ahead of his official resignation on Thursday.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Second Round of Brutal Weather Blasts Heartland

The second blizzard in less than a week is slamming the country's heartland, affecting around a dozen states.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Determined to Serve: Black Doctors in the Civil War

During that Civil War, many freed blacks enlisted in the Union Army, including several doctors. Little is known about these brave men but there is a move to change that.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pope Benedict Resigning at the End of February

Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he will resign Feb. 28, the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Private Missions Restoring Hope to NYC's Homeless

When Hurricane Sandy hit, thousands were forced from their homes. But shelters have been providing a place to sleep long before this crisis. They're also restoring hope.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Midwest, East Coast Wake up to Ice Box Temps

Residents from the Dakotas to the East Coast are bundling up Wednesday as extreme cold temperatures grip a third of the country.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Doctors Struggle to Keep up with Flu Epidemic

The season has not even hit its peak and doctors and hospitals are already overwhelmed. The vaccine is now in short supply as many Americans fight this year's virus.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Lecrae Tops Hip Hop Charts with Gospel Message

Hip hop artist Lecrae used to spout the negative lyrics glamorized on the rap scene. But after committing to Christ, he now makes music from a different perspective.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Search on for State Sec. after Rice Drops Candidacy

Ambassador Susan Rice announced she is withdrawing her name as a candidate for secretary of state. Now the search is on for who will fill the top spot.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Pot, Gay Marriage Votes Spur Complex Legal Dance

What happens when state laws collide with the government? That scenario unfolded in Maryland and Washington state this week over pot and gay marriage. 

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Gabby Douglas: Grace, Gold, and Leaps of Faith

Gymnast Gabby Douglas became the darling of the 2012 Summer Olympics, but her journey contained many bumps. She shares her story with CBN News.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Islamists Hijacking Egypt's Constitution?

Turmoil in Egypt continued Friday after Islamists that make up the assembly approved a new constitution. They're calling the move an illegal power grab.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hurricane Sandy's Devastation Deeper than Katrina

The devastation from Superstorm Sandy will cost New York and New Jersey $71 billion and the cleanup and recovery will take years.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Outreach Yields Harvest in Tough Bronx Neighborhood

The Bronx community of Hunts Point has long been plagued by poverty and crime. But a local church is refusing to allow darkness to reign in their community.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Americans Elect a Divided Congress

The same voters who gave President Obama another four years also elected a divided Congress as Democrats retained control of the Senate and Republicans the House.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Job Seekers Dropping Out of the Workforce?

With U.S. unemployment now below 8 percent, some suggested the job market is improving. But others say many jobs seekers have simply given up looking for work.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Court Allows Sick Woman to Remove Life Support

A New York appeals court ruled Friday that a terminally ill woman's wish to be removed from life support will be granted.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

'See You at the Pole' Calls for Spiritual Awakening

Students across the nation asked God to bring spiritual awakening to their campuses and the country at the 22nd annual "See You at the Pole" prayer rally.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

'Idol's' Dixon Releases First Single 'Never Gone'

Former American Idol contestant Colton Dixon's first single, "Never Gone," hit iTunes Tuesday night and is quickly climbing the charts.

Friday, September 21, 2012

White House on Hot Seat over Libya Consulate Attack

For the first time the White House called the Libya consulate assault a "terrorist attack" with possible links to al Qaeda. The admission has raised new questions.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Program Offers Prostitutes Jail or New Life

Prostitution is big in Dallas. Many of those arrested return to the streets after a short stay in jail. But authorities say they have a plan to shut this revolving door.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Academy Preps New Generation to Change America

Several young people travelled to Austin recently to attend the Patriot Academy. It's goal is to equip them with the tools they need to bring America back to its founding principles.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Heart of Texas: Dallas Churches Welcome Refugees

Dallas is a key destination for refugees. Several churches there have rolled out the welcome mat to those who are making America their new home.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Identity Swiped! Guarding against High-Tech Scams

When it comes to shopping, swiping a credit or debit card is often the way to pay. But every year, thieves are coming up with new ways to rob consumers of their identity.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Beck's Restoring Love Rally Calls for Servanthood

Thousands of Americans gathered at Glenn Beck's Restoring Love Conference for the purpose of rebuilding the country by serving one another.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Dead Sea Scrolls on Display at Seminary in Dallas

Discovered in Israel in 1947, the scrolls date as far back as 150 BC. Now, visitors can see the ancient scrolls at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Dallas.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wildfire Continues to Menace Colorado Neighborhoods

More than 30,000 Colorado residents have been forced to evacuate their homes.  Most were given just five minutes to grab what they could and get out.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Counterterrorism Now a New York State of Mind

In the years since 9/11, the New York City Police Department has implemented state of the art measures to keep the city's 8.2 million resides safe from terrorism.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Boy Scouts Board Member Says 'End Gay Ban'

James Turley, a member of the Boy Scouts of America's National Board, said he will work from within to change the ban on gay troops and leaders.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Churches Fight On to Hold Services in NYC Schools

Churches in New York City brought their case to court Friday, fighting for the right to use public schools for Sunday services.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

NYC Seeks Soft Drink Ban to Combat Obesity

Citing the contribution sugary beverages make to obesity in the U.S., Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the buck and the big Dr. Pepper stops with him.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Southeast, West Battle Tropical Storms, Fire

Severe weather is still hammering many parts of the country Tuesday, with Tropical Storm Beryl drenching the Southeast. 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Female Vets Fight Personal Wars of Homelessness, Abuse

Once a problem mostly for male vets, homelessness is growing among females leaving the military. They also face unique emotional issues like military sexual trauma.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pakistani Christian Acid Victim Starts Over in US

At the age of 16, Julie Aftab's life changed when she was brutally attacked in Pakistan after refusing to renounce her faith in God.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ron Luce: War Vet Who Saved Daughter 'True Hero'

The Marine responsible for saving the life of the daughter of Teen Mania founder, Ron Luce, is being hailed as a hero.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Cameroon Orphans Blessed with a New Home

Children in Cameroon often sing and dance in their villages, but the uplifting songs hide a sad reality all across the country: many of them are homeless orphans.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Remembering Prison Fellowship's Chuck Colson

Religious and political leaders are remembering the life and ministry of Prison Fellowship Ministries founder Chuck Colson,  who passed away Saturday.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Faith-Based Office a Farce or Vital to Economy?

While some faith leaders have praised the White House the Faith-Based office, some conservatives say it's become hostile toward religious charities.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Zimmerman Charged with Murder in Martin Death

George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murdering an unarmed black teen, makes his first appearance before a judge Thursday.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Romney Sets Sights on Pa. after Three-State Sweep

Mitt Romney tightened his grip on the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday night, sweeping primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Florida Teen's Death Triggers Federal Investigation

An unarmed black teenager was recently shot dead in Florida while walking home. Thousands are calling his death a hate crime, while others say it was self-defense.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mexico Quake Tops 7.4, Spares Lives

A massive 7.4 earthquake shook central Mexico Tuesday, injuring at least 11 people and damaging hundreds of homes.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Heat Wave, Storms Mark Spring's First Day

On the first day of spring Tuesday, residents across the U.S. were experiencing everything from record heat to tornadoes to massive snowstorms.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Solar Flares Could Disrupt Communications, GPS

The Earth took a direct hit from the largest solar storm in five years early Thursday after a massive cloud of charged particles was hurled from the sun.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Milk's Favorite Cookie, the Oreo, Turns 100

Fans young and old are celebrating the century birthday of this chocolate cookie icon. Nabisco sold its first batch of the Oreo cookies in 1912.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Google's New Privacy Policy Under Fire

Your online browsing habits are now even more personal, because the search engine Google changed its privacy policy.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Student: Ohio School Shooting Suspect was Bullied

An FBI spokeswoman says five students were injured when a shooter described as a classmate opened fire at an Ohio high school.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tentative Deal Reached on Payroll Tax Cuts

Negotiators say they've agreed on a tentative deal that could be ready for President Obama to sign by the end of the week.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Native Translators Labor in Love for Cameroon

Some 340 million people don't have a Bible in their own language. In Cameroon, more natives are stepping in to help translate the Scripture into their own language.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

'Red Tails' Shows Faith, Spirit of Tuskegee Airmen

"Red Tails" highlights the story of the black fighter pilots who fought the Germans in the air during World War II, and racial discrimination on the ground at home.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Alaskan Town Buried Under 20 Feet of Snow

While much of the country hasn't felt much like winter yet this season, conditions in one Alaskan town may be a sign of what's soon to come.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Eugenics: America's Past Genocide of Poor Minorities

Elaine Riddick is one of thousands of minorities sterilized in the name of "eugenics," or selective breeding that took place in the U.S. for nearly 50 years.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Vets Work to Improve Baltimore's Toughest Areas

The effort -- known as Operation Oliver -- is to improve one of Baltimore's toughest neighborhoods by refurbishing homes, playgrounds and removing trash.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Homeless Student Stays Determined Despite Odds

College students often complain about a lack of money, but Wisconsin student Betty Ann Rochelle knows the reality of poverty.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Military Widow: Spouse's Remains Tossed in Landfill

A New Jersey widow's search for the remains of her husband led to a shocking discovery.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

African's Tragedy-Stricken Kids Find Hope in Song

Each year, kids from some of Africa's poorest countries try out for the African Children's Choir. For them, it's a way to escape the hopelessness they face at home.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Ceremony Honors America's Fallen Military Heroes

One organization is making sure that these brave men and women and their families are honored and remembered for a lifetime.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Many Companies Reinstate Workers 401k Match

Hundreds of companies across the country are giving their employees back a benefit they took away during the recent recession, just in time for Christmas.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Travelers, Families Will Dig Deep This Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving is shaping up to be the most expensive ever. And it's not just travel costs that are up.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Couple's Adoption Scam Story Lesson for Others

Adopting a child is often an emotional and vunerable process for a couple. A growing number of scam artists are ready to prey on those emotions for financial gain.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Forbes Releases Top Cities for Working Moms

Forbes Magazine recently examined the best cities for working mothers and their families to call home.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Hard Times Café? High Prices Squeeze Restaurants

Soaring food prices have many Americans saying no to dining out. Now many restaurants are working hard to win them back.

 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hold the Whiskey! Church Holds Service in Bar

One Monday night a month, NorthStar Church holds a service called "Church at the Joe" inside the Cotton Eyed Joe nightclub in Knoxville, Tenn.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Violent Flash Mob Epidemic a Spiritual Issue?

The flash mob craze has taken a dangerous turn, with a recent nationwide trend of violent "flash robs." Many say the issue runs deeper than just mob mentality.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Unlikely Foes: Ohio Heartbeat Bill Splits Pro-Lifers

Ohio Lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban abortion once a heartbeat is detected. The bill is even creating division among pro-lifers.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

White House Pitches Postal Service Rescue Plan

With the Postal Service on the brink of default, the White House is set to propose a plan that would give the agency a three-month extension on its financial obligations.

Monday, September 05, 2011

A Weakened Lee Still Poses Flooding Threat

Tropical Storm Lee has been downgraded to a tropical depression. But the storm still poses a flooding threat as it makes its way toward the Southeast. 

Friday, September 02, 2011

Grassoline? TN Hopes to Fuel Up on Switchgrass

Tennessee lawmakers are hoping a cost effective way to turn switchgrass into ethanol will make the Volunteer State a pioneer in the global fuel market.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

NH Firefighters Save Dad, Kids from Flooded River

A New Hampshire father is grateful that he and his two young daughters are alive after they were rescued from the rain-swollen Merrimack River.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Caution: Storing Meds Improperly Can be Hazardous

When we medicine, we expect it to work. But experts warn if medications aren't stored properly, not only will they stop working - they could become dangerous.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Planned Parenthood Fights for Gov't Funds

Planned Parenthood is facing funding cuts across the country. Several states have already voted to defund the abortion provider.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

GOP Likely to Use Market Turmoil as 2012 Ammo

Many analysts believe that with the economy in a slowdown and markets whipsawing daily the GOP has a good shot at unseating President Obama in 2012.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

U.S. Stocks Rise after Worst Drop Since '08

Despite the Dow's rise, economists are still concerned the world may soon fall into a recession.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Tropical Dud? Don Fails to End Texas Drought

Texans were hoping that Tropical Storm Don would put an end to the state's nine-month drought. But Don came and went and the heat and drought continue. 

Friday, July 29, 2011

GOP Debt Bill Fails to Win Over Dems

As promised, Democrats in the Senate quickly struck down the GOP legislation approved by the House Friday to raise the nation's debt limit.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fed Up! Congress Flooded with Debt Debate Calls

On Tuesday, the Capitol Hill switchboard was near capacity with a high volume of calls from angry citizens demanding a solution to America's debt crisis. 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Norway Suspect a 'Conservative Extremist?'

The confessed killer is being described as a Christian who represents the 'new far-right.'  But CBN News Reporter Dale Hurd says that's far from the truth.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Not Old Yet: Boomers Take Marketplace by Storm

Baby boomers are now considered the most powerful consumers in the marketplace. CBN News explored why the tables have turned for the older generation.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mission Complete: Shuttle Landing Marks End of Era

Atlantis returned from the International Space Station in triumph Thursday, bringing an end to NASA's 30-year shuttle journey.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Murdoch Denies Culpability in Hacking Scandal

Rupert Murdoch denied any wrongdoing as UK lawmakers tried to get to the bottom of a phone hacking scandal that's threatened to topple his media empire.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Doctor: Obese Kids Should be Removed from Home

A highly respected obesity expert at Harvard University has proposed a controversial theory on how to fight the growing childhood obesity epidemic.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Deadly Heat Sweeps East Coast, South, Midwest

Temperatures in 15 states are soaring above 100 degrees, with heat advisories and warnings in effect for at least 23 states.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Debt Showdown Heads Back to White House

President Obama has invited leaders of both parties back to the White House for budget talks with one request -- "leave ultimatums at the door."

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Search Continues for Missing American Boaters

Mexican rescuers are searching for seven missing Americans whose boat capsized off the Baja California coast early Sunday morning.

Friday, July 01, 2011

'Boarders for Christ' Draws Kids to Gospel, God

Recently skaterboarders around the globe celebrated the 9th annual Go Skate Day. In Hampton, Va., some used it as an opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Obama: I've Met My Commitments to Gays

The president touted his accomplishments on behalf of the gay and lesbian community, including doing away with the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy.

Monday, June 27, 2011

General's Wife Wages War against Predatory Lenders

Military families are often the target of predatory lenders. But help is on the way from one top military wife who knows the financial strain put on military personnel.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Faith Community Laments NY Gay Marriage Vote

Traditional marriage supporters believe New York's legalization of same-sex marriage could have a national impact.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Muslim Converts Arrested in Seattle Terror Plot

Two converts to Islam were in police custody Friday morning in connection with a foiled terror plot on a military recruiting center in Seattle.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Obama Set to Unveil Afghan Withdrawal Strategy

The president is expected to call for the withdrawal of about 10,000 troops in less than a year's time, in a primetime address to the nation Wednesday night.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Time Running Out for N.Y. Gay Marriage Battle

Monday is the last day of the legislative session and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging lawmakers to legalize same sex marriage before it ends.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Senate Grills Defense Chief on Pakistan Arrests

Pakistan recently detained the man who owned the safe house used by the CIA to monitor Osama bin Laden, evoking outrage from U.S. lawmakers.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cash-Strapped Iowans Trade Guns for Gas

While gas prices eased in May, they're still higher than last year. The pain at the pump has one Iowa police station cashing in with an event called "Gas for Guns."

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Congress Returns to Work; Weiner Heads to Rehab

As Congress returns to work Monday, Rep. Anthony Weiner is taking what he calls "a short leave of absence" to get psychological treatment.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Midwest, East Coast Heat Wave Turns Deadly

The spring heat wave across the Midwest and East Coast has claimed the lives of at least eight people.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Virtual Flirting: Cheating or Harmless Interaction?

Rep. Anthony Weiner's recent admission of exchanging racy photos and messages online has many people asking, Is this really cheating?

Monday, June 06, 2011

Yemen Upheaval Making Way for al Qaeda Haven

The sudden departure of U.S.-allied Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has left Yemen in disarray, bad news for the war on terror.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Heat Wave! Hot Temps Scorch the East Coast

The season's first heat wave has much of the East Coast sweating, with temperatures expected to top 90 degrees in many places.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Course Teaches Christians Biblical Entrepreneurship

Living as a Christian in today's society can be a challenge. But mirroring Christ in any business venture can be even more of a challenge

Friday, May 27, 2011

In or Out? GOP Hopefuls Draw Out Suspense

The 2012 election is just two years away. President Obama is already in, but some potential GOP hopefuls have yet to make up their mind about entering the race.

 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fringe Christian Group: 'Christ to Return May 21'

A fringe Christian group is predicting Jesus Christ will return on Saturday, May 21, and that's caused a big discussion in the Christian community.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

'Golden Age' Delivers Food, Meds to Needy Seniors

When one Virginia pastor learned of the poverty facing the elderly community, he went on a mission to feed as many hungry seniors as possible.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Al-Qaeda Releases Bin Laden Tape, Picks Leader

Two weeks after bin Laden's death, al Qaeda has released an audio recording of their leader praising the revolutions sweeping the Arab world.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Flooded La. Towns Evacuated, Residents Pray

One day after the Army Corps of Engineers began opening floodgates in Louisiana, many towns known for their Cajun culture were virtually empty Monday.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Obama Offers Rationale for 'Risky' Bin Laden Raid

President Obama said he knew the operation would be risky, but getting Osama bin Laden outweighed all of the risks.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Decision to Seal Bin Laden Pics Gets Mixed Reaction

The White House's decision to withhold photos of Osama bin Laden's dead body has drawn a mixed reaction from the families of 9/11 victims and others.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Families Have Mixed Emotions on bin Laden’s Death

The news of Osama bin Laden's death brought joy and celebrations across the nation. But for families of 9/11 victims, there were mixed emotions.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

U.S. Kills Osama bin Laden Decade after 9/11 Attacks

In a televised statement to the nation late Sunday night, President Obama declared '"justice has been done," but admitted the fight against terrorism is far from over.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dozens of Twisters Cut Deadly Path across South

A wave of tornadoes that began Wednesday and continued their path of devastation into Thursday have left more than 200 dead in five southern states.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

State of Emergencies Declared Over Brutal Storms

A state of emergency has been declared in Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee on day two of severe storms that have killed at least 11 people.

Friday, April 22, 2011

'Hunger All Star' Shares Journey to Faith

Tyson Foods' "Hunger All Star" Valerie Brown recently talked to CBN News about her rocky journey from poverty to becoming a secure woman of faith.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gas Theft on Rise as Pump Prices Climb

Crooks aren't just driving off without paying for gas -- they're targeting individual cars and even businesses.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wildfires Burn Texas from 'Border to Border'

The blazes have been burning across the state for weeks, forcing federal firefighters and officials from several U.S. agencies to join efforts.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

White House Optimistic Despite Dour S&P Report

The White House is downplaying Standard & Poor's warning that it may downgrade its outlook on U.S. government debt. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Political Victory? More Budget Battles Loom

While Friday's $38.5 million budget deal has resolved the immediate threat of a government shutdown, bigger battles still loom ahead.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

FAA: Another Controller Caught Napping on the Job

Another air traffic controller has been caught sleeping on the job, The Federal Aviation Administration revealed in testimony before a House panel. 

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Rising Food Prices Fueling Global Problems

Global food prices have hit an all-time dangerous level, creating shortages and greater demand around the world, tough news for many still struggling economically.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Rep. Ryan Rolls out 2012 Budget Proposal

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan has announced plans for blockbuster legislation for fiscal year 2012.   

Friday, April 01, 2011

Libyan Rebels Set Conditions for Cease-Fire

Libyan rebels say they would agree to a cease-fire only if Moammar Gadhafi's military forces stand down and allow for peaceful protest against his government.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

As West Targets Gadhafi, Syrian Leader Grows Bold

While the West frets about Libya, Syria’s President Bashar Assad took a triumphal pose in facing down the protests that threaten his family's 40-year regime. 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Dangerous Breach Suspected at Japan Nuke Plant

A possible breach has been detected in the reactor core of one unit of the damaged Japanese Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Libyan Air Strikes Costly for U.S. Taxpayers

The U.S. military's involvement in the crisis in Libya has already cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Pro-Life Leaders Mourn Black Genocide

The pro-life leaders said the abortion industry has been using abortion for "population control" and their target is African Americans.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

U.S. Authorities Arrest Saudi Student in Bomb Plot

A college student from Saudi Arabia has been arrested and charged with planning a terror attack on America.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

U.S. Condemns Pirates' Killing of Americans

The U.S. has strongly condemned the killing of four American citizens by Somali pirates. It has urged the world to bring the maritime criminals to justice.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Abortion Scandal: Changing a Culture of Death

Shock over appalling conditions at a Philadelphia abortion clinic have led to sweeping changes. Pro-life leaders say the changes are long overdue.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Texas Church Arsonist Asks God's Forgiveness

One of two men convicted for last year's string of east Texas church fires is asking forgiveness from his victims -- and God.

 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sub-Zero Temps Follow Snow in Okla., Ark.

Another powerful blizzard howled through the nation's midsection Wednesday, piling up to 2 feet of new snow on parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Abortion Pill Accidentally Given to Expectant Mom

After a Colorado pharmacist accidentally gave a pregnant woman a prescription for an abortion pill, her unborn baby's life may be at risk.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Winter Storm Causes Headaches Across the South

A large part of the South remained in winter's icy clutches on Friday as snow, sleet and freezing rain was expected from Texas into Louisiana and further east.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Calif. City Approves Mosque Construction

The city of Temecula, Calif., will be home to a new Islamic mosque.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Activists 'March for Life' in Washington, D.C.

Activists gathered on the National Mall, Monday, for the "March for Life" to stand against the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

House Debate Begins on Repeal of 'Obamacare'

The start of the debate process fulfills a campaign promise by House Republicans who said they received a mandate from the voters to do away with the law.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Pro-Life Groups Rally at Va. Capitol

Pro-life groups across Virginia have called on their state lawmakers to implement tougher restrictions on abortion facilities in the Commonwealth.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Court Says Cross on Federal Land Unconstitutional

The memorial cross at the center of a 22-year legal battle was ruled unconstitutional on Tuesday by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Consumers Unfazed by Blizzard, Unemployment

The big boom of post-Christmas shopping just keeps going, and it's happening despite the big blizzard and a high unemployment rate.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Relentless Rain Forces Evacuations in California

Several western states have been pounded by heavy rain for the last six days and forecasters have warned that the most intense in a series of storms is on the way.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

'Lost Boy' Seeks Progress for Sudan

One victim of a civil war in Sudan is doing all he can to help his country move forward.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Jobless Benefits Expire as Lawmakers Fail to Act

Congress failed to extend jobless benefits, meaning millions of Americans have lost or will lose funds meant to help them get back on their feet.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Alcoholic Whipped Cream Causes Concern

Critics say mixing alcohol with something that's considered dessert is not a good idea.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Has Reality TV Become Too Violent?

Authorities are questioning whether reality shows have become too violent after the recent arrest of a 20-year-old reality star for assaulting her fiancé.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Guiding Them Home: Adopting Fostered Youth

More than 400,000 children are currently in America's foster care system.  Stuck in this system for years, many may never know a loving home. But hope is eternal -- and it is rising for some of these kids.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Obama Gets No Trade Deal, Defends U.S Decisions

President Barack Obama has found himself on the defensive as some countries accuse the U.S. of making bad economic decisions.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Agents Bust Multi-State Sex Trafficking Ring

Investigators have dismantled a multi-state sex trafficking ring that victimized young girls. The 29 suspects behind the ring are immigrants from Somalia.

Monday, November 08, 2010

'Wii-Hab' Just What Doctor Ordered for Therapy

Most people don't normally associate video games and senior citizens. But at one Fla. hospital, gaming has proven to be a perfect fit for improving seniors' health.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Airport Pat Downs a Little Too 'Hands-On'?

U.S. airports are implementing full-body pat downs as an alternative to the new high-tech full body scanners.  But some say the pat down is more invasive, calling them "X-rated."

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Report: Teen Heroin Addiction Rising

A disturbing report on the rise of heroin use by teenagers in America's suburbs has some parents and educators worried.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Appeals Court Stays Military Gay Policy for Now

A federal appeals court granted a freeze on a judge's order requiring the military to allow openly gay troops.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Crystal Cathedral Megachurch Files for Bankruptcy

The Crystal Cathedral is just one among many mega churches that continue to suffer from the recession and reduced charitable giving.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Wednesday Rescue Likely for Chilean Miners

The 33 Chilean miners who have been trapped underground for more than two months could be freed within days.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Faith-Based Prison Dorm Setting Women 'Free'

Volunteer missionaries say they have witnessed the most hardened criminals being transformed into faithful followers of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Intel Officials Uncover Terrorist Plot in Europe

Intelligence officials in several countries have intercepted a credible terror threat to carry out a series of major, coordinated series of commando style terror attacks.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mo. High School Outlaws Dirty Dancing

Students at one Missouri high school who want to attend school dances this year must first sign a contract.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Troops Continue Offensive in Taliban 'Green Zone'

Thousands of U.S. and Afghan troops have launched a major combat offensive in the Kandahar region of Afghanistan.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Gov't Officials: Homegrown Terrorists Troubling

Terrorism experts say al Qaeda's threat to America has grown more complex over the past year because of a push to recruit and radicalize U.S residents.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Panel Hears Craigslist, Kid Prostitution Connection

At the House Judiciary Committee hearing, lawmakers heard how the Internet has greatly expanded child prostitution and child sex trafficking in America.

Monday, September 13, 2010

San Bruno Residents Return to Charred Homes

Residents started to return to their California neighborhood on Sunday after it was decimated by a gas explosion last week.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Mooch No More! Get a 'Debt-Free' Education

Zac Bissonnette is walking proof that needing a boatload of money to get a quality college education is a classic con game.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Hermine Floods Parts of Texas, Heads North

Flood warnings were put in place Wednesday across Texas as remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine slowly moved through the state.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Category 4 Earl Forces Coastal Evacuations in NC

Hurricane Earl gained strength late Wednesday to a Category 4 storm with 135 mph winds, after being downgraded to a Category 3 earlier in the day.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Triple Threat of Storms Loom in Atlantic

The height of hurricane season has arrived with three storms churning in the Atlantic Ocean.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Remembering Hurricane Katrina 5 Years Later

Five years after Hurricane Katrina, the Crescent City still hasn't recovered. New Orleans neighborhoods still have many damaged and empty houses.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

First Muslim University Opens in U.S.

Classes are now underway at the first Muslim university in the country.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Not Forsaken: Reaching Sex Slaves in Mid-America

Sex trafficking is a growing problem in this country and even in the heartland. But a coalition of ministries is stepping up to combat the problem.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Author Debunks Lies About Teenage Sex

Gerard Henry, author of Seductive Delusions: Exposing Lies About Sex, warned that teen sex has damaging effects on more than just a student's grades.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Recovery Fears Rise with Plunging Home Sales

A new report shows home sales fell 27 percent in July - the steepest one-month drop since figures were first compiled in 1968.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Calif. Deploys Nat'l Guard Troops to Mexican Border

Army National Guard troops have completed their training and are ready to be deployed on California's border with Mexico.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Political Candidates Chime In on NYC Mosque Debate

After President Barack Obama gave his opinion on the Ground Zero mosque plans, candidates in election races from North Carolina to California are staking out their positions.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Toe-Typed Message Leads to Woman's Rescue

A Georgia woman who was tied up during a home invasion was freed after she sent a message for help using her feet, according to local police.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Judge Overturns CA Prop 8 Barring Gay Marriage

California's voter-approved law barring gays from state-recognized marriage has been struck down by a federal court.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

U.S. Braces for Fallout from Afghan War Leak

The intelligence leak has threatened raise questions around the world about Washington's ability to protect military secrets.

Friday, July 23, 2010

'Hidden Homeless' Find River of Refuge

Today's tough economy has forced many people to live in pay-by-the-week motels. A pastor and his church believe they have been called to restore their hope.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Testing Begins on BP's New Cap for Oil Leak

Testing on a new, tighter cap on the oil gusher on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico begins on Tuesday to see if the device can finally stop the leak.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Federal Court Rejects Offshore Drilling Ban

A federal appeals court in New Orleans, La., rejected the Obama administration's effort to reinstate a deepwater drilling moratorium on Thursday.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pro-Life Groups Rally Against Va. Abortion Clinic

Pro-life groups gathered in front of a new Planned Parenthood clinic in Virginia Beach, Va. to raise their voices together opposing abortions.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ariz. 'Shultz' Wildfire Now 10 Percent Contained

Fire crews battling the so-called Schultz fire northeast of Flagstaff, Ariz. have made some progress, bringing 10 percent of the 10,000-acre wildfire under control.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Christian Speaker Spreads Gospel in Public Schools

A former drug addict and born-again Christian shares the power of faith at public high school assemblies.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Flash Floods Swamp Okla., Midwest

In Oklahoma, 59 counties have been declared disaster areas and at least 50 people were rescued from Monday's deadly flash floods.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Crews Find Body of 20th Flood Victim in Ark. River

After a weekend of intense searching, a 20th body was found Monday after Friday's deadly flash flood of the Little Missouri River in Arkansas.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Spill Numbers Worsen, La. Calls for Drill Ban Lift

The government has now estimated the oil from the broken British Petroleum well has been spilling out at 20,000 to 50,000 barrels a day.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Christian Leaders Tackle Immigration Reform

When it comes to the issue of immigration reform, there's no shortage of opinions or passions -- not only from politicians, but also from the pulpit.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Obama to Meet Families of Gulf Spill Victims

President Barack Obama will offer condolences at the White House on Thursday to the families of the 11 workers killed in the Gulf oil rig disaster.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

'Honor and Remember Flag' Dad Tours U.S.

The father of a soldier killed in Iraq has begun a cross country trek to gain support for the adoption of a symbol to recognize all fallen American soldiers.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

NY School Sued After Teen Suspended Over Rosary

A judge on Tuesday ordered Oneida Middle School in Schenectady, N.Y. to reinstate 7th grader Raymond Hosier who was suspended for wearing rosary beads.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Senate Ok's Largest Finance Bill Since 1930s

The measure includes the most changes in the rules governing big banks to ever pass a congressional body since the Great Depression.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Adoption: Fulfilling Families through Saving Kids

Some 800,000 children pass through the foster care system in the U.S. each year. But a growing number of Christians are stepping up to do something about it.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

BP Makes Headway on Spill, Hearings Continue

More than three weeks after the leak began, BP crews have finally been able to contain some of the oil gushing into the Gulf.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Kids at Risk: Bullying in the New Millennium

Bullying is an age old problem. Today it has had new and deadly consequences.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

European Airlines Return to Skies, Backlog Continues

Airliners were gradually returning to the skies over Europe Wednesday, but analysts say it will take a while to clear the backlog and get travelers home again.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Texas School District Brings Back the Paddle

In an age where the notion of corporal punishment has become increasingly taboo, some parents ask, "Should I spank my kids?" One school district says "yes."

Friday, April 16, 2010

Preserving Values at 'Awakening 2010'

Those in attendance at Awakening 2010 in Lynchburg, Va., gathered together to advance shared values because of increasing threats to their faith and freedom.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gov’t Panel: President’s Mortgage Program Not Working

A new report by the Obama administration's own watchdog group found that the White House's plan to help struggling homeowners has come up short.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Unemployed Seek Gov't Programs for Assistance

Those who can't find work are becoming desperate, seeking help anywhere they can find it.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Church Makes Difference One Dress at a Time

With budgets tight at home, some families have to cut back on extras, like prom.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Record Flooding Swamps New England

Days of torrential rain in New England have ended, but meteorologists say some rivers won't return to their banks until the weekend.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Heavy Flooding Drenches Rhode Island

Forecasters say the drenching rain is winding down in the Northeast, but the worst of the widespread flooding is yet to come.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Major Flooding Threatens East Coast

Flood warnings are in effect in several states as a second major storm in less than a month drenches the East Coast.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Too Good to be True? Job-Seekers Beware

As 15 million Americans are currently unemployed, there are also plenty con artists preying on them.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Obama Retools Health Care Plan

President Obama is unveiling his revised blueprint for health care reform Wednesday.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Companies Work to Make Smoke-Free Environment

A growing number of employers in the U.S. are refusing to hire people who smoke.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Student Refuses Assignment on the Devil

A North Carolina student was threatened with a failing grade if she didn't complete an assignment she said violated her Christian beliefs.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

George Washington Carver: Master Inventor, Artist

Carver fell in love with the wonders of nature - a passion that earned him a nick name that lasted a lifetime.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Christian Leaders Rally to De-Fund Abortion Provider

Christian leaders from across Virginia are fighting to keep taxpayer dollars out of the hands of Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading abortion provider.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Will Credit Card Act Do More Harm Than Good?

New credit card rules set to take effect this month are designed to give responsible consumers a break. But some question if they'll do more harm than good.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Schools Take Steps to Keep Students Warm

Some school districts are doing what they can to keep their students warm during the unusually cold winter.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Senate to Review 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee will take up the politically charged topic of gays in the military Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Finding Hope for Haiti's Orphans

Thousands of children left orphaned by the devastating earthquake in Haiti are now left with no one to care for them.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Snow, Ice, Power Outages in Southern Plains

Winter storm warnings or watches were posted in 17 states Friday from the southern Rockies to the southeast.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Miami's 'Little Haiti' Students Use Art as Therapy

One elementary school in Miami, Florida is providing students with a creative way of coping with the disaster.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Families Say Students on Haiti Mission Trip Safe

A message sent via the social networking Web site Facebook has a group of Florida parents giving thanks.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

CA Atty General: Director Drugged Elderly Residents

Prosecutors claim nursing home director Gwen Hughes chemically restrained residents who annoyed her.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Winter Weather Stuns The Sunshine State

The extreme temperatures have been a huge problem for crops in Florida, as snow flurries have been spotted as far south as Orlando.

Friday, January 08, 2010

MI Man Dies after Rescuing Couple from Lake

Family and friends say he died doing what he loved most - fishing and helping those in need.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Obama: Anti-Terror 'Buck Stops with Me'

President Obama is taking blame for the intelligence breakdown that allowed the botched bombing attempt Christmas Day.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Cold Weather to Stick Around, Threatens Fla. Crops

Winter has just begun, and the deep freeze that has swept over much of the country may be sticking around for a while.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

U.S. Embassy Reopens in Yemen

The U.S. embassy in Yemen has reopened after a two-day closure, which was prompted by a terrorist threat.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Cyber-Shoppers - Beware of 'Free' Online Trials

Many cyber-shoppers are learning the hard way that free online trials can actually cost a lot of money.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Consumers 'Tweet' Their Way to Christmas Bargains

With social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter great holiday bargains are now just a mouse click away.

Monday, November 30, 2009

It's Okay. Wish Me a Merry Christmas

Two Christmases ago, Ashley Tartar became a frustrated shopper after retailers continually wished her "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas."

Monday, November 23, 2009

Singles Adoption: A Tough Question for the Church

The question of whether singles should adopt seems to be a wavering issue for the church.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Revelations Emerge in Ft. Hood Shootings

New information has come to light about the man accused of killing 13 people.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Chapel on Wheels Gives Couples New Option

Just when you think you've seen every kind of wedding ceremony, something like a chapel on wheels comes along.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lost & Found: Hunter Says It's a Miracle He's Alive

When 39-year-old Travis McMahan decided to go hunting, he only planned to be gone for a couple of hours, so he saw no need to take gloves, food or water.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

CDC: Swine Flu Fatalities Top 4,000

Federal health officials now say 4,000 or more Americans likely have died from swine flu - about four times the estimate originally reported.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

'Honor and Remember' Flag for Fallen Heroes

There's a new flag designed by a proud father to recognize those who have paid the ultimate price.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Age Just a Number for Granny Globetrotters

They travel the state of Texas competing in basketball tournaments for ladies 80 and over -- but they have the spunk of 20-year-olds.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Lawmakers Gear Up for Health Care Battle

While leading Democrats are hoping to bring a $1.2 trillion health care bill to the House floor for a vote, opponents are rallying to challenge the measure.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wife's Survival: Truth on 'Down Low' Living

LaJoyce Brookshire was married to a man she thought was her very own Prince Charming. But then discovered a veiled side of him.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pastors Speak out at D.C. Gay Marriage Hearings

Hundreds of people are stepping up to make their voice heard, including local pastors who are calling on city leaders to leave the issue up to the voters.

Monday, October 26, 2009

U.S. Cities Cut Costs by 'Going Green'

All across the U.S., a growing number of cities are looking for ways to cut costs, with some turning to the environment for savings. 

Friday, October 16, 2009

Winter Weather Chill Surprises East Coast

It's only the middle of October, but millions of Americans woke up to weather that felt more like December.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Autistic Boy Hailed a Hero for Cub Scout Skills

A 10-year-old autistic boy in Houston, Texas, is being hailed as a hero for his quick thinking and Cub Scout skills that helped to save his teachers life.

Friday, October 16, 2009

U.S. Economy Shows Signs of Life

Several months after President Barack Obama first proposed his $787 billion recovery plan, the economy is showing small signs of recovery.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Apartment Tells Residents 'No Flags Allowed'

For residents at the Oaks Apartments complex in Albany, Washington, flying a flag of any kind is against the rules -- even the American flag. It's an issue that has many residents fuming.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

N.C. Ministry Gives Life to Afghan Children

The war in Afghanistan has lasted eight years and some of those affected most are the Afghan children.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Swine Flu Vaccine Available This Week

Flu season is here and after months of planning and testing, the first batches of H1N1 swine flu vaccine become available this week.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Powerful Quakes Strike Samoa, Indonesia

In an unfortunate coincidence, two separate earthquakes struck both Indonesia and America Samoa, with the quakes occurring within a day of each other.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Iran Conducts Third Round of Missile Tests

The tests come just days after the Islamic republic revealed it had a second secret nuclear facility.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Vaccine Helps Prevent HIV Infection

For the first time, an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the AIDS virus.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Southeast Floods Block Highways, Death Toll Rises

The death toll in Georgia continued to climb Tuesday as rescuers found the body of a 15-year-old boy in the Chattooga River on Tuesday morning.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thinking Debt Settlement? Read the Fine Print

Tight economic times have some people turning to companies that promise to reduce or eliminate debt. While some of these programs are legitimate, some could leave you even deeper in debt.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Colo. Man Suspected as Al Qaeda Operative

FBI agents raided the home of a Colorado man, whom they believe is an al Qaeda operative. 

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sept. 11 Survivor: My Life Has Totally Changed

On Sept. 11, 2001, Sujo John was working in World Trade Center Tower 1 when American Airlines Flight 11 tore through his building.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Victims, Heroes Remembered on 9/11 Anniversary

Memorial ceremonies were held across the country Friday, as Americans remembered the eight anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in Washington D.C. and New York City.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Gay Curriculum in Calif. Schools Sparks Lawsuit

A lawsuit has been filed by a group of angry parents against a California school district over a gay-friendly curriculum.

Monday, August 24, 2009

'Cash for Clunkers' Comes to an End

Cash for Clunkers, the popular government-backed car-buying incentive program, is set to end Monday night, even as car dealers hope the sales momentum it created lasts through the Fall.

 

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Actress Mentors Youth at Inner City Camp

Dawnn Lewis is best known for her roles in sitcoms but for the past 14 years, she has taken on a more important role -- acting coach and mentor to inner city kids.

Monday, August 17, 2009

White House Willing to Drop Public Option?

The Obama administration has indicated it might be willing to drop the public option to its health insurance plan -- a compromise that many see as a political necessity.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Federal Deficit Hits All-Time High, Moving Higher

New numbers show the highest federal deficit ever at $1.27 trillion.  That number plus the debate over health care reform has packed out town hall meetings across the country.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Lasting Marriages: The Keys to Making it Work

It's a sad fact that more than half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce, but what are the keys to the marriages that do last?

Monday, August 03, 2009

What's It All About?

At 16 years old, Nathan Johnson had everything going for him. Good looks. A ton of friends. And a bright future as the kicker at his Tennessee high school. But Nathan didn't live for the fame of football or a spotlight on the stage.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Congress Moves to Ban Texting While Driving

Currently, 14 states and the District of Columbia outlaw the practice. But if this new legislation passes, texting while driving could be illegal in every state.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Resigns... Now What?

Sarah Palin may have resigned as Alaska's governor -- but no less from the national spotlight.

Friday, July 17, 2009

A Lesbian's Deliverance

After 29 years as a gay activist, former lesbian magazine publisher Charlene Cothran stunned the homosexual community when she announced she had become a Christian.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Booker T: Lifting the Veil of Ignorance

Tuskegee University was founded in 1881 by a former slave - a man who went on to become the most influential American educator of his time.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Gospel Heritage: The Roots of African-American Spirituals

Every February, millions of Americans celebrate Black History. Part of that history includes the role faith played in the lives of African-American slaves.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

ACLU, Religious Groups Question Jail Censorship

Officials allegedly cut out Bible references from a letter a woman wrote to her son who is an inmate in a Virginia jail.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Churches Give Practical Guidance in Hard Times

Two North Carolina churches are spreading the gospel in a very practical way.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Obama: U.S., Russia Not Destined to be Adversaries

A meeting between President Barack Obama and Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin was seen as a first step towards warming strained U.S-Russian relations.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Honor Flag Symbolizes Soldiers' Sacrifice

Millions of service men and women have laid down their lives for our freedom and one man is on a mission to see that their sacrifice is never forgotten.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Parents Get Schooled on Online Safety

It used to be that parents worried more about their kids when they were away from home, rather than when they all alone in their rooms.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Major Military Operation Under Way in Afghanistan

The U.S. military launched a new joint offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan after it was announced a solider went missing on Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Slain Christian Aid Worker Honored for Service

Christian aid worker Chris Leggett is being remembered as a man who deeply loved the people he served.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Honduran President Exiled From Country

The president of Honduras has been ousted and forced from the country by his own military. 

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Obama Extends Benefits to Gay Couples

On Wednesday Obama issued a presidential memorandum extending government benefits to partners of gay federal employees.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

DWT Offense: Driving While Texting?

A new problem on America's highways is called DWT or Driving While Texting.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

A New Weapon in the Fight for the Unborn

The battle over abortion has been going on for more than 35 years. Now there's a new weapon in the pro-life movement to save the lives of the unborn

Friday, May 29, 2009

CA School District OKs Gay-Lesbian Curriculum

A California school district has voted to mandate a new curriculum that requires children as young as five years of age be taught about gay and lesbian couples.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

'No TV' Campaign Brings Families Together

The summer TV season is beginning and once again we're reminded that too much TV isn't good for kids.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Man Seeks to 'Honor and Remember' Fallen Heroes

There's a new flag designed by a proud father to recognize those who have paid the ultimate price.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Netanyahu Faces Pressure to OK Palestinian State

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Capitol Hill Tuesday, where he will likely to face questions about his resistance to a Palestinian state.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Babies Born Out-of-Wedlock on the Rise

The government reports four out of 10 babies born in the U.S. in 2007 were born to unwed mothers.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Missionary Hospital Ship: Mercy for Africa

It's the maiden voyage for the Africa Mercy, a converted ferry that recently entered service as the world's largest privately-run hospital ship.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

More Unwed Mothers Having Babies

The government reports that 40 percent of the babies born in the U.S. in 2007 were born to unwed mothers.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Parents Sue School District Over Lesbian's Talk

A group of 31 parents claim the woman shared her personal views of homosexuality with students without their knowledge.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Career Counselor Gives Job Search Tips

Many people have lots of questions about how to find a job. Career Counselor Dr. Susan K. Thompson says a general life assesment is a good place to start.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Workshop Encourages Good Stewardship

With home foreclosures at a record high and more lay-offs announced almost daily, Americans are looking for help. Many see the country's financial crisis as the perfect time to teach people financial lessons -- God's way.