Heather Sells

HeatherSells

Heather Sells covers a variety of issues for CBN News ranging from immigration and religious liberty to human trafficking, privacy issues and food.

She has reported on the border crisis in McAllen, Texas; human trafficking in Brazil and backyard chicken farming in Brooklyn, New York.

Recently she traveled to Colorado to report on the legalization of marijuana and as well as Miami to interview children whose parents have been deported.

She also closely follows the debate over marriage, student privacy, youth trends, Latino politics, Common Core, higher education, the prolife movement and anything related to urban agriculture and the local food movement.

Heather joined CBN News in 2005 after working in local news markets across the country. She graduated from Wheaton College with a B.A. In political science and from the University of Illinois-Springfield with an M.A. In Public Affairs Reporting.

Heather lived in Honduras from 2001-2002, volunteering with a church and several non-profit organizations. She currently serves on the Young Life Committee of Chesapeake, Virginia. Heather lives in Chesapeake with her husband and three children.

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My Stories

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Obama: Ebola Crisis a 'National Security Priority'

Thousands of American military personnel are headed to West Africa as the U.S. ramps up its response to the Ebola crisis.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Missouri RFID Ban Highlights Nation's Privacy Fears

Student privacy advocates are hailing a new law in Missouri that bans school districts from tracking students using radio frequency technology.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Only the Beginning: 20K More Ebola Cases Expected

The Ebola epidemic has already killed more than 2,000 people in West Africa, making it the biggest outbreak ever -- and the World Health Organization warns it's only the beginning.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Solidarity: Obama, Cameron 'Won't Be Cowed' by ISIS

The White House has not ruled out air strikes against ISIS in Syria, and the U.K. has signalled interested in joining a nearly month-long U.S. airstrike campaign in Iraq.  

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Targeting Sex Buyers: No More Sacrificing Our Kids

An estimated 100,000 American children are trafficked every year in the commercial sex industry. Experts believe one of the best ways to reduce these numbers is to shut down demand.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cousin Says US Jihadi Killed in Syria 'Lost His Way'

Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American man recruited by ISIS, has been killed in Syria. He is one of two Americans to reportedly die this week while fighting for the jihadist Army.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ferguson Like a War Zone as Residents Urge Peace

Violence continued to escalate in Ferguson, Missouri, overnight, as more people are calling for peaceful protests and church leaders are calling for prayer.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Husband of Ebola Patient Able to Visit His Wife

SIM missionary David Writebol was finally able to see his wife, Ebola patient Nancy Writebol, on Sunday.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wanted: Young Farmers to Grow America's Food

As many of America's farmers are aging out, young farmers are needed, fast. One answer may be found at Polyface Farm, which offers a highly sought after internship on alternative farming.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Nation Mourns Death of Comedic Actor Robin Williams

America is mourning the death of actor and comedic genius Robin Williams. The Hollywood icon died in an apparent suicide Monday at the age of 63.

Monday, August 11, 2014

How Money Walks: States That Do This are Wealthier

Growing research shows two important variables influence the prosperity of certain states. Author Stephen Moore addresses those factors in his new book.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Iselle Slams into Hawaii, Julio On Its Heels

Hawaii is facing a double hit from two storms. Tropical Storm Iselle slammed into the big island overnight with heavy rains, powerful winds and high surf.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Keeping Faith: Missionary 'Refused' to Flee Liberia

Nancy Writebol is the second U.S. missionary to contract Ebola while in Liberia. CBN News traveled to Writebol's hometown to learn why she went.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

House Votes to Sue Obama for 'King-Like Authority'

House lawmakers voted to sue the president, saying he has exceeding his authority by deciding unilaterally how to implement Obamacare and other federal laws.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cartels, Traffickers Exploiting Border Kids Crisis

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will send 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border in the next month to combat criminals trying to cross into the U.S. illegally.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Texas Town May Predict the Future of Fracking

Denton, Texas, voters will now decide whether to allow fracking on new wells. If they reject it, they'll be the first city in this top oil producing state to say no.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Border Crisis: Why Are the Kids Coming to America?

As thousands of migrant kids flood U.S. borders, CBN News traveled to the epicenter of this surge to find out what's pushing them to make the dangerous journey.

Friday, July 11, 2014

College Soccer Team Uses World Cup to Witness

One U.S. women's soccer team is using the World Cup to put on a show of their own. 

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Rick Perry: Border Crisis a 'Failure of Leadership’

The politics over immigration is coming to a head in Texas as President Barack Obama meets with his chief critic, Gov. Rick Perry.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

'Army of Christians' Ready to Help Migrant Children

Although churches have worked with the Obama administration for weeks, they've not received guidance on how they can help the kids flooding the U.S. border.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Boom or Bust? Brazilians Divided over World Cup

The World Cup is the biggest sporting even in the world and it kicks off Thursday in Brazil. Locals have been sharply divided, with many saying it was a big mistake.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Islamist Siege of Iraq City 'Disaster' for Mideast

In a major defeat for Iraq's government and a victory for Islamic insurgents, al Qaeda overran Iraq's second largest city as overwhelmed security forces collapsed and deserted their posts.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Obama Caps Repayments for More Student Borrowers

President Barack Obama will allow millions more student loan borrowers to tap into the Federal "pay as you earn" program, he announced Monday.

 

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Hero or Villain? More Questions over Bergdahl Swap

There will be no hero's welcome in Hailey, Idaho, for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier who was freed in exchange for five Taliban leaders.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Avoid Retirement Crisis: Know How to Plan

Experts note that America's culture of spending and instant gratification often keep people from real retirement planning. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Carbon Caps Bad for 'Anyone Who Pays Electric Bill'

President Barack Obama's ambitious $8 billion plan to cut power plant emissions will likely take a huge toll on U.S. workers, the GOP and industry groups warn.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

California Shooter's Family Tried to Prevent Rampage

The parents of Eliot Rodger, the 22-year-old man who went on a killing rampage in California Friday, said they tried the prevent their son's killing spree but were too late.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Questions Rise over Upcoming Ukraine Elections

The legitimacy of a presidential vote is in question just three days before the election. Ukrainians also have new concerns about their safety after a pro-Russia insurgent attack.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Houston Heats Up over Proposed Gay Ordinance

A racially diverse coalition of Houston churches is hoping to defeat a proposed ordinance that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Clinton 'Pre-Campaign' in Full Swing for 2016 Bid?

As Hillary Clinton's "pre-campaign" gains speed, Republicans are also mobilizing, making clear some of the ways they'll go after Clinton, starting with her age and health.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Southern California Wildfires a Case of Arson?

Wildfires flared up again in Southern California. The fires have driven tens of thousands of people from their homes and caused more than $20 million in damage.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Pres. Obama Will Meet with Syrian Opposition Leader

President Barack Obama will meet with Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba during his current visit to Washington, the White House said Tuesday.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Veterans Admin. in Hot Water over Hospital Deaths

Purple Heart recipient Ralph Nicastro died after waiting 15 months to see a specialist at the Veterans' Administration hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, about a lump on his neck.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Boko Haram Threatens to Kidnap More Young Women

Three weeks after kidnapping hundreds of girls from a school in Nigeria, the terrorist group Boko Haram is threatening to attack abduct more young women.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Tracking Kids: School Data a Double-Edged Sword

Schools across the country use technology to track student data. But many worry that personal information collected on their kids could someday be used against them.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Ukraine Says Russia Keen on Starting WWIII

Russian fighter jets have flown into Ukrainian airspace several times, even as tens of thousands of Russian troops continue to mass along the Ukrainian border.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Popes John, John Paul Installed as Saints

Pope Francis oversaw an historic canonization Sunday. Two popes, Pope John the XXIII and Pope John Paul II, became saints in the Catholic Church.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rising Food, Gas Prices Put Squeeze on Consumers

A government report shows food prices jumped last month and there's concern the trend may continue.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Crew Member: Ferry Tragedy Could've Been Prevented

A crew member said the ship's officers spent a half hour trying to stabilize the ferry before telling passengers to get off, something that may have cost lives.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Clearing the Smoke: Real Costs of Legal Pot

Tax revenue is behind a growing nationwide push to legalize pot, with many hoping to cash in on the craze. But there's new concern about unexpected costs.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Death Certificate Used to Steal Woman's Identity

Identity theft, one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, can include credit card fraud, government identity theft and medical identity theft. 

Friday, April 04, 2014

Army: Fort Hood Shooter 'Mentally Unstable'

The Army says it has good reason to believe that unstable mental health is the reason Spc. Ivan Lopez shot 19 people at the Fort Hood base in Texas. 

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Skeptics Question Apocalyptic Climate Change Report

Global warming is making it harder to feed the world, according to a new United Nations report on climate change. But not all in the scientific community agree.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Russia Build-Up Sparks Fears of Full Scale Invasion

Russia's military build-up along Ukraine's borders have many Western leaders wondering whether Moscow is planning another incursion into Ukraine.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bake or Else! Wedding Vendors Face Threats to Liberty

Baker Jack Phillips joins a number of wedding vendors who say they'd rather lose their business than violate their beliefs by serving gay weddings.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Crimea Annexation 'Robbery on International Scale'

Russian President Vladmir Putin formally signed a treaty Tuesday, annexing Crimea into Russian territory -- a move Ukraine called "robbery."

Thursday, March 13, 2014

New Lead Widens Search for Missing Malaysia Jet

The search for a missing Malaysian plane is widening once again as searchers pursue a new lead.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A New Generation: Cuban Vote Up for Grabs?

For years, the GOP has relied on the Cuban vote in Florida. But the younger generation doesn't appear to share the same party loyalty as their Cuban-born parents.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Obama Warns Crimea Vote a Violation of Int'l Law

President Barack Obama is condemning a referendum for Ukraine's Crimea to become part of Russia. The vote is expected to take place March 16.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Poll Spotlights White House Disconnect on Economy

There appears to be a huge disconnect between what the White House is saying about the economy and what Americans are experiencing.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Deportation Fallout: Suffering Children Left Behind

Whether or not lawmakers reach a deal on immigration reform this year, one group is likely to suffer: the children of those deported.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Gay Marriage Rulings Hurting Voter Confidence?

Virginia is the latest in a wave of states to have a judge overturn its voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Deep South in Crosshairs of 'Historic' Storm

Millions from the Deep South to the mid-Atlantic are preparing again for extreme weather. Forecasters say snow and ice could cripple cities and endanger lives.

Friday, February 07, 2014

In the Shadow of Reagan's 'Time for Choosing'

Ronald Reagan explained what was at stake in a now-famous speech urging the public to elect Sen. Barry Goldwater as president.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Evangelical Group: Common Core 'Biblical Justice'

The fight over national education standards intensified Wednesday with the endorsement of a national evangelical organization.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Cost-Cutting College: Education's Future

For years, American families have accepted soaring tuition costs. But the recession has forced universities and students to see cost-cutting as a new way of life.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Egypt Vote a Final Blow to the Muslim Brotherhood?

Early results Thursday suggest Egyptian voters overwhelmingly approve of their new constitution.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Predator Haven? Church Tackles Child Sex Abuse

Instead of a sanctuary, child sexual abuse experts say church can be dangerous for kids and provide a friendly environment for predators.

Friday, January 03, 2014

Northeast Blizzard Not Letting Up Anytime Soon

Dangerous winter weather in the Midwest and Northeast is blamed for at least 11 deaths, thousands of canceled flights, and difficult travel on roads and highways.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Judge: NSA Spying on Americans 'Orwellian'

Rebuking the Obama administration's spy program, a federal judge ruled the NSA's collection of American phone records is unconstitutional.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Child Soldiers: Syria Conflict 'Beyond Imagination'

United Nation's Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the Syrian conflict has deteriorated "beyond all imagination" this year.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Gay Man, Evangelical at a Bar: Beyond Culture Wars

The Journey church recently rented a night club in St. Louis for an evening of calm discussion over the red-hot topic: Marriage. They billed the event: "A Gay Man and An Evangelical Walk Into a Bar."

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Florida Megachurch Pastor Commits Suicide

News reports indicate that Florida megachurch founder Isaac Hunter has taken his life. 

Monday, December 09, 2013

South Africa Prepares Epic Memorial for Mandela

South Africa is preparing an epic tribute to former president Nelson Mandela as tens of thousands, world leaders, plan to attend Tuesday's memorial service.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Are American Students Really that Dumb?

New international test scores show American students lagging behind in math and performing about average in science and reading. But critics say there's no reason for alarm.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Frustration Continues as Obamacare Site Keeps Failing

President Barack Obama has begun a new push to reshape public perception regarding his health care law while working behind the scenes to fix its problems.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

For 200 Years, Students Lead Way for Missions Outreach

Americans have answered the call to spread the Gospel since the country's founding, and it's been students leading the charge from the very beginning.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Religious Liberties at Stake in Obamacare Challenge

The Supreme Court will hear challenges from two Christian-owned companies opposing required birth control coverage in Obama's health care law.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Winter Storm Wreaking Havoc on Holiday Travel

Holiday travelers up and down the East Coast are facing a tough trip this Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan's Death Toll Could Top 10,000

The death toll in the Philippines is climbing, with the government now saying Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 3,600 people in the central Philippines.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Waiting Game: US Filipinos Pray for Loved Ones

For the 3 million Filipinos living in the United States, hoping for news about the devastation in their homeland is a painful waiting game with no end in sight.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Governor Elections a Peek at Current Voter Attitudes

The outcome from Tuesday's election could provide clues for mid-term elections next year as both parties are closely watching the governor's races in New Jersey and Virginia.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Pressure Mounts to Delay Obamacare Implementation

The White House is facing more pressure from the GOP and Democrats to delay the implementation of Obamacare in the wake of the disastrous rollout.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Gay Marriage Movement Expands to More States

Thousands gathered at the Illinois state capitol to urge lawmakers to back traditional marriage, even as a smaller crowd of pro-gay activists showed up.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Student: Scrapped RFID 'Huge Weight off Shoulders'

Sophomore Andrea Hernandez is relieved over her school's decision to shut down a controversial program that tracked students using radio frequency technology.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

US Drone Strike Investigations Point to Civilian Deaths

The U.N. and two high-profile human rights groups are calling on the Obama administration to investigate reports of civilians killed and injured by drone attacks.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Air Force Sgt. Won’t Drop Faith Discrimination Claim

An Air Force sergeant isn't backing down from his claim of religious discrimination - even though the Air Force says the allegation is false.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Parents Protest National Common Core Standards

A new set of national education standards known as the Common Core has many parents concerned. Critics say it strips away local control and was poorly designed.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

White House Will 'Likely Sign' GOP Debt Proposal

House Speaker Boehner says he'll propose a temporary fix that would extend the debt limit for six weeks -- a move the White calls an "encouraging sign."

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Lax Gun Laws, Security Gaps: Is America Safe?

In the wake of the Navy Yard shooting, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering two separate reviews of security at U.S. Defense facilities world-wide.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The School Revolution: Fixing Our Broken Education

There's grave concern as less than one-quarter of U.S. students meet "college ready" standards. Former presidential candidate Ron Paul has a radical fix.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New LGBT Protection Law Criminalizing Believers?

A new LGBT protection law in San Antonio has critics saying the ordinance protects sexual minorities while criminalizing biblical beliefs.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Divine Gouda: When Nuns, Prayer, and Cheese Meet

It's a business model you won't see anywhere else: thirteen women who make artisanal Gouda cheese that sells out every year. Their secret ingredient? Prayer.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

World Leaders Resisting Obama's Push to Strike Syria

The Obama administration is making the case that military action is needed against Syria as many world leaders and members of Congress remain skeptical.

Friday, August 30, 2013

President Obama: No Boots on the Ground in Syria

There is human and satellite evidence to prove Syria used a chemical nerve agent in attacks on its people, the Obama administration announced Friday.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mubarak Out, Is Egypt Returning to Old Regime?

The military-backed Egyptian government ignited more tension Thursday with by releasing ousted President Hosni Mubarak from prison.

 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lower Tax States Proving Less Really Is More

A new look at federal taxpayer information shows clearly that Americans are fleeing states with higher taxes for states with low tax rates. Will high tax states take notice?

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Russia Grants NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Asylum

Russia is now officially harboring one of the most wanted men in the United States: former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ex Gays Show Pride, Seek Equal Protection under Law

A new twist in the battle over sexuality in our culture: a group of ex-gays is asking the Supreme Court for equal protection under the law.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Texas, NC Bans Herald Growing Pro-Life Sentiment

Along with pro-life Texas and North Carolina legislation, public attitudes appear to be shifting -- and  pro-life politicians are seizing the moment.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Texas Abortion Supporters: 'The Fight's Just Begun'

Texas Republican lawmakers finally managed to pass tough new abortion restrictions. But opponents say the fight's just begun.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Exodus Shutting Down So 'Church Can Do Its Job'

The ex-gay ministry Exodus is closing its doors after 37 years. Its president, Alan Chambers, recently spoke with CBN News about what's happened and what's next.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Lawmakers: Why Didn't Boston PD Know of Tsarnaev?

Boston bomb suspect Dzhokzar Tsarnaev, 19, faced the court for the first time since being charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in two April 15 bombings.

Friday, July 05, 2013

California Fireworks Show Blast Injures Dozens

Dozens of spectators were injured in Simi Valley, Calif., Thursday when a malfunction just two minutes into the show sent fireworks flying into the crowd.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Fourth of July Sees Nationwide Security Increase

In the largest security increase since the Boston bombings, law enforcement and Homeland Security have joined forces to keep Americans safe this Fourth.

Monday, July 01, 2013

'We're Devastated': Ariz. Mourns Firefighters' Deaths

Arizona is mourning the loss of 19 firefighters who died Sunday battling a wildfire near Prescott. It's the greatest loss of firefighters in the U.S. since 9/11.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Faith Community Braces for Impact of Gay Rulings

The Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage have set the Christian community on edge, causing many to wonder how they'll impact religious freedom.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

NSA Leaker Crisscrosses Globe to Avoid US Capture

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is seeking political asylum after hopscotching across the globe.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Traditional Marriage Movement Gaining Steam

A recent poll shows 72 percent believe gay marriage is inevitable. But a traditional marriage movement has entered the game, and it is gaining steam.

 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

NSA Leaker's Latest Revelations Put US on Defense

The FBI director tried to erase any perception of the NSA leaker as a hero and paint him instead as someone who's severely damaged the country.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

NSA Whistleblower Vows to Fight US Government

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told the South China Morning Post that he is not hiding from justice but "revealing criminality."

Friday, June 07, 2013

Removing the Stigma: Mental Illness in the Church

Suicide kills more people than murder or car crashes, yet it's rarely discussed in the Church. But tragedies in two prominent Christian families are changing that.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Trickling Exodus Underway after Boy Scout Vote

Churches are starting to opt out of the Boy Scouts, and plans for an alternative group are unfolding. What's not clear is how many faith-based troops will leave.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Tough Times Force Colleges to Re-Invent Themselves

Faced with rising costs and poor job prospects, prospective college students are re-evaluating their future and many schools are re-inventing their offers.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Flooding, Snow Plague Midwest, Northeast States

For millions in the Midwest Monday the focus is not so much celebrating Memorial Day but coping with severe weather, from Iowa all the way down to Texas.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

London Beheading Part of a Wider Terror Plot?

British authorities want to know if two men who hacked a British soldier to death outside an army barracks in London Wednesday were part of a wider terror plot.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

IRS Official Lois Lerner: 'I Did Nothing Wrong'

Lois Lerner, the top official at the center of the growing IRS scandal, refused to testify before a House panel Wednesday, saying she'd done nothing wrong.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hagel Outraged over Latest Military Sex Scandal

The amount of sexual harassment and abuse within the armed services is reaching alarming new highs. Now the Pentagon is stepping in and cleaning house.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Scouts, Parents Protest Lifting of Gay Ban

Backers of the Boy Scout's current ban on gay scouts held more than 40 rallies across the country to show their support.

Friday, May 10, 2013

IRS Knew Tea Party Targeted in 2011

The Associated Press reports that senior officials with the Internal Revenue Service knew Tea Party groups were targeted as early as 2011.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Crossroads: The Consequences of Redefining Marriage

The U.S. is at a crossroads as forces work to change the face of traditional marriage. But a new generation is emerging to defend America's families.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Holocaust Survivors Urged to 'Keep History Alive'

On Monday, survivors of the Nazi Holocaust met for what may be their last big reunion.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Sandbagged: Midwest Still Dealing with Floodwaters

Residents are bracing themselves as more rivers are close to cresting, while in other areas floodwaters are just beginning to recede.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

FAA Blames Flight Delays on Cuts, GOP Blames Politics

Air travel gridlock has escalated across the country this week. The FAA is blaming sequestration cuts, but Republicans say it's all political gamesmanship.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Record Floods Devastate Midwest, Worst to Come

In parts of the Midwest, it's being called the the most devastating flood in recorded history, and the worst of it may still be upstream.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Boston Suspect Tells Authorities 'We Acted Alone'

Authorities say the Boston Marathon bombing suspects appear to have been motivated by their Islamic faith but not connected with any Muslim terrorist groups.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Ex-Manager Exposes P. Parenthood 'Webcam Abortions'

Former Planned Parenthood manager Sue Thayer is sounding the alarm about a procedure known as webcam abortion. She says it's is not just unethical, it's dangerous.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Boy Scouts Propose Lifting Gay Ban for Youth

The Boy Scouts of America is proposing to lift its ban on gays for youth members - but not for adult leaders.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Captured: Second Boston Bombing Suspect Caught

The second suspect has been captured in the Boston bombing manhunt. The other suspect is dead after a shootout with police.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Heartland Hispanics Bolstering Local Economies

More than 50 million Latinos live in the United States. In the Midwest, Hispanics are not only propping up declining populations, they're helping to bolster economies.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fire Phil! Storm Turns Spring Break to Winter Break

A major storm system that dumped snow on the Midwest and East Coast is expected to taper off Tuesday.

Monday, March 25, 2013

NRA, Bloomberg Appeal to Voters on Gun Control Bill

The gun control battle is heating up again. With two weeks remaining before a Senate vote, both sides say it's critical voters make their voices heard.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Good News! US Housing Market on the Upswing

Home sales are up, and that's good news for sellers, possibly buyers, and anyone concerned about the economy.

Monday, March 04, 2013

States Move to Fight 'Designer Babies' Trend

For years, it was unthinkable that society would tolerate designer babies. But evidence shows some are making that choice. Now some states are fighting back.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Md. Pro-Lifers Seek Justice in Botched Abortion Death

Maryland pro-life group are hoping state regulators will revoke an abortionist's medical license and file murder charges after a patient died in his care.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Delhi Rape Triggers Shift on Female Abortion

Women's rights in India took center stage, following a New Delhi gang rape. Public outrage has sparked a cultural shift on the practice of female abortion.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Obama Tones Down Sequester Rhetoric amid Criticism

Weeks of Washington hype about looming budget cuts may have finally peaked. The president is now softening his tone as the GOP has been pushing back.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Caring for the Stranger: Immigration Reform in the Pews

Faith leaders in key states are taking the immigration reform issue directly to their people in the pews, inspiring them to serve the immigrant and affect the national debate.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Legal Pot: Marijuana-Friendly Laws Threat to Kids?

Colorado and Washington's legalization of pot has made them the epicenter of a national movement to legalize the drug. It's also raised concerns about the effect on youth.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Reagan Symposium Tackles Once-Taboo Topics

The 8th Annual Ronald Reagan Symposium at Regent University, "God and Man in the Oval Office" took on the two topics that were once considered socially taboo--religion and politics. 

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Obama Admin.'s Increased Use of Drones Under Scrutiny

The Obama administration's use of drone strikes is under heightened scrutiny, climaxing with the confirmation hearing for Obama's nominee to lead the the CIA.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Residents Push Back against Local Drone Use

Drone programs on the local level are coming under fire as law enforcement officials use the unmanned aircraft as a tool to fight crime.

 

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Moment of Truth: Boy Scouts to Vote on Gay Ban

Scouts across the country say lifting the ban on gays would be huge -- especially because churches sponsor 69 percent of all Scout units.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Death of Top ex-SEAL Sniper Highlights PTSD

A former top Navy SEAL sniper was shot to death this weekend by a fellow veteran.  Authorities believe the suspect was suffering from PTSD.

Friday, February 01, 2013

'Joni and Friends' Bring Hope to Disabled Ugandans

U.S.-based ministry Joni and Friends is sending its interns to Uganda so they will become better advocates for people with disabilities.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Outcome of Algeria Hostage Rescue Still Unclear

Algeria reported late Friday that nearly 100 of 132 kidnapped foreign workers have been freed in the hostage standoff, even as at least one American was confirmed dead.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Will Rhode Island Hold the Line against Gay Marriage?

Rhode Island legislators could vote on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in a matter of weeks.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Some Hostages Killed in Algerian Rescue Raid

At least four foreigners and 13 others were wounded after Algerian forces launched an operation to free a group of hostages from their al Qaeda-linked kidnappers.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Pastor Offers to Shave Beard for Anti-Trafficking Cause

A Texas pastor is hoping he can inspire his congregation to join the fight against human trafficking.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Flu Outbreak Raises Concerns for Elderly, Children

Approximately 80 percent of the country has been hit with severe flu. Officials are especially concerned about children and the elderly for whom the flu can be deadly.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Thai Orphans Benefiting from Family-Based Care

Child advocates say it's a tragedy: thousands of Thai kids growing up without a parent. It's led some to begin advocating for what's called family-based care.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Lawmakers Worlds Apart on Solving Fiscal Crisis

Washington faces raising the country's $16.4 trillion borrowing limit. Still, lawmakers appear worlds apart on what should be done next to solve the fiscal crisis.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Texas Town Lets Teachers Carry Concealed Guns

In tiny Wichita Falls, Texas, the Harrold Independent School District allows teachers with concealed handgun licenses to carry guns in the classroom. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Anti-Trafficking Advocates: 'Our Work Has Just Begun'

The anti-trafficking movement is just beginning in many ways. That's why advocates recently gathered in Washington to define the smartest way to help victims. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Conn. Community Aching over 'Little Coffins'

The small town of Newtown, Conn., has begun what's hard to comprehend: Begin to bury 20 of its children and six adults.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

California Braces for Fiscal Cliff Fallout

Washington lawmakers have gotten nowhere in their negotiations to avoid the huge tax increases and budget cuts set to hit Jan. 1.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Be Prepared: What the Fiscal Cliff Means for You

Will the economy drop off the fiscal cliff come Jan. 1? Frank Nico, CBN's director of Planned Giving, offers tips on how taxpayers can protect their money.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Chiang Mai a Gateway for Modern Missions

Amidst heavily Buddhist Chiang Mai, a powerful Christian community is strategically building the Kingdom, using the area as a launching ground for spreading the Gospel.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Geithner Warns 'It's Either Tax Hikes or the Cliff'

U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said the Obama administration is "absolutely" ready to go over the fiscal cliff rather than not raising taxes for top earners.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Signs of Deal Emerging amid Fiscal Cliff Rhetoric

Insiders say the White House and House Republicans are starting to identify areas of significant overlap that could form the basis for a final fiscal cliff agreement.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Washington Hints at Taking the Fiscal Cliff Dive

With just four weeks to go until the country hits the so-called "fiscal cliff" on Jan. 1., Democrats and Republicans are showing signs they may drive right over it.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

'Pink Room' a Hopeful View on Sex Trafficking Fight

The 2012 Redemptive Film Festival recently honored more than 30 films for their storylines, including a movie called "The Pink Room."

Friday, November 09, 2012

NY Gas Rationing Begins, Many Still Without Power

Gas shortages in Sandy's aftermath have led to long lines at the pump. Now New York is following New Jersey's lead, implementing gas rationing.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Nears as Congress Hopes for Compromise

The day after the election investors dumped stocks in the sharpest sell-off of the year. Some say Wall Street is venting its worries about the coming fiscal cliff.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Campaign-Weary Voters Eager to Cast Ballots

Many voters they feel their vote is especially significant this year. Many also said they're ready for the non-stop TV ads, mailers and phone calls to be over.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Four States Holding Key to Marriage Future?

Voters in four deep blue states are weighing in on marriage and how it should be defined. Not only do these votes matter for each state, they could affect the nation.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Sandy Victims Still Struggling, Brace for Nor'Easter

Millions on the Eastern Seaboard are still recovering from Sandy. The death toll now stands at 107 and approximately 1.7 million are still without power.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Texan Politicos Wrangle to Win Latino Vote

In Texas the big political story this year is not President Obama or his challenger Mitt Romney. It's a population shift that's got both parties moving to claim territory.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Big Brother? School District Tracks Kids with RFID

A Texas school district has begun using RFID chips with some of its students. Administrators say it's for students' safety. Some parents say it violates their kids' privacy.

Friday, September 28, 2012

John Kerry Presses Obama Admin. on Libya Attack

Democrats are now joining the chorus of skeptics questioning the Obama administration on the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Retailers Ramp Up Holiday Hiring

For some Americans, this holiday season will offer a little economic relief, with as many as 700,000 seasonal jobs up for grabs.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Austin Braces for Formula One, Rise in Sex Trafficking

Austin, Texas, is bracing for Formula One racing  -- and also a rise in human trafficking. One ministry is partnering with police to help young victims.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Make or Break: Romney, Obama Vie for Must-Win Ohio

Losing Ohio would force both candidates to pick up all the other battleground states to secure the 270 votes necessary to win the White House.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Obama Draws Heat over Foreign Policy, 'The View'

President Obama is drawing fire from Republicansfor his handling of Middle East riots and his recent appearance on ABC's "The View."

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Raging Mideast Protests Spark Foreign Policy Spat

The presidential candidates are shifting their focus to foreign policy in the wake of violent attacks and outrage from Muslims across the Middle East.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Political Correctness Stifling Christian Business?

Many media watchers believe this summer's Chick-fil-A controversy signals a new pressure on corporations.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Romney Urges Americans to 'Turn Page' on Obama

Mitt Romney vowed to work for all Americans to fix the economy, as he accepted the Republican nomination for president, Thursday night.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Paul Ryan: Leadership Missing in the Oval Office

Mitt Romney running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, gave a rousing warm-up speech Wednesday at the Republican National Convention.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Haiti Takes Beating as Isaac Eyes Gulf Coast

As the Gulf Coast is making preparations for Tropical Storm Isaac Monday, the Caribbean is still reeling from the storm's deadly impact.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Judge: FBI Had No Grounds to Detain Ex-Marine

Circuit Court Judge Allan Sharrett has ruled the FBI had no grounds to detain a former Marine for concerning Facebook posts.

Monday, August 20, 2012

US Tourism Advocates Call for Visa Reform

The war on terror has cost the U.S. billions in tourism dollars. Now many believe we should view visitors as an economic opportunity -- not a security threat.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Romney, Obama Camps Battle Credibility Concerns

The Obama campaign still wants Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to release additional tax returns to prove he paid the correct amount of taxes.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Immigration Program Gives Young Latinos Hope

The Obama administration opened the door, Wednesday, for undocumented immigrants under age 30 to get a driver's license and apply for work and school.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Christian History Writer Under Fire for 'Inaccuracies'

Christian history writer David Barton is facing heat after a post-publication review shows his book The Jefferson Lies has historical details not adequately supported.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Spain Foils Terror Plot Involving Ultralight Aircraft

Terrorists have used sports drinks, shoes, and underwear to hide explosives. Now, Spain says three terror suspects were experimenting with ultralight planes.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day Sees Massive Turnout

From all appearances, Wednesday was a record-setting day for Chick-fil-A, with fans flocking to their local restaurants as part of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Supporters: Chick-fil-A Day a Stand for Biblical Values

Long lines were seen at Chick-fil-A locations across the nation as supporters came out amid backlash over Dan Cathy's support of traditional marriage.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Struggling Ranchers Seek Waiver on Ethanol Mandate

Livestock producers are asking the EPA to waive its ethanol mandate to help curb the rising cost of grain brought on by the historic drought in the Midwest.

Monday, July 30, 2012

SBC Assesses Racism after Black Wedding Banned

The Southern Baptist Convention is working to repair its image and address concerns of racism after a member Mississippi Baptist church refused to marry a black couple.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sex Tourists: Brazil Fights 'Out of Control' Child Exploitation

Tourists come to northeastern Brazil to take advantage of its beautiful beaches, colonial architecture, and history. Tragically, some come to take advantage of the children.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Brazil's Northeast Emerging as Economic Powerhouse

The world's money problems are putting speed bumps in Brazil's growth. But the long-term outlook for the emerging South American superpower is promising.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Record Heat Could Lead to 'Monster Drought'

Record heat across the country this week could lead to record drought, causing food prices to rise significantly soon.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Obamacare Mandate a Problem for Both Candidates?

As the presidential campaign kicks into high gear, Mitt Romney may have unintentionally made the issue more complicated with his statements on the Obamacare mandate.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

GOP Leaders: Voters Will Decide on Obamacare

The GOP is betting that the law's unpopularity will be enough to drive Democrats from power.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Christian Ministries in Path of Raging Colo. Wildfire

Air Force cadets joined thousands forced to flee their homes. And Several Christian ministries are based near the blaze being called a "firestorm of epic proportions."

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Judicial Smackdown: Obama Losing to the Supreme Court?

Although the court's ruling on Arizona's immigration law is a partial Obama win, the High Court has clearly smacked down the executive branch in a string of cases.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

FBI Rescues Dozens of Kids in Nat'l Trafficking Sting

The FBI says a nationwide trafficking crackdown has led to the rescue of 79 children who were victims of child sex trafficking.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Slow-Moving Debby Could Drench Gulf Coast

Because Tropical Storm Debby is moving slowing, it's giving clouds more time to unload rain. In northern Florida, residents are preparing for up to 25 inches.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Truckers Hit the Road to Combat Sex Trade

Truck drivers rack up almost 400 billion miles a year traveling across the U.S. Now, they are putting those miles to good use to stop human trafficking.

Monday, June 11, 2012

From Poor to Rich: Why Brazil's Economy is Flourishing

While the United States and Europe struggle with financial woes, Brazil has become one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Coastal Va. City Cleans Up After Rare Water Spout

Residents from the Carolinas to Pennsylvania are still cleaning up after 14 tornadoes ripped across the East Coast over the weekend.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Habitat for Humanity Goes Green

Habitat for Humanity, which provides shelter for 2 million people, is now not only affordable but, in Nashville, it's environmentally sound too.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Breakaway Anglican Church Calls Eviction 'Blessing'

A prominent Washington, D.C.-area church is losing its historic sanctuary. But its transition time is something they consider a privelege.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Faith Groups Oppose Teen 'Conversion Therapy' Bill

Conversion therapy is a controversial treatment meant to help a person deny his or her attraction to the same sex. Supporters and critics are sharply divided on the issue.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Obama: Faith Informs 'Evolved' Gay Marriage View

Just eight years ago, the president said in a U.S. Senate campaign speech that he believed as a Christian that marriage was between a man and a woman.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Nevada Gives All Clear to Google Self-Driving Cars

Google could soon be coming to a street near you. The tech giant known for its influence over the Web has just been given a license to drive.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Students 'Shine Light' Despite Vanderbilt Policy

As the debate over Vanderbilt University's non-discrimination policy continues, there's also a newfound unity among campus groups committed to the gospel.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Billy Graham: Marriage is Between a Man and Woman

The Rev. Billy Graham is taking a rare step into politics this weekend, urging North Carolina voters to approve the state's proposed marriage amendment.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

King: Secret Service Scandal Not Tied to Terrorism

Rep. Peter King said so far there's no sign that the women involved in the Secret Service prostitution scandal posed a national security threat. 

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Taliban Attacks Kabul after Obama's Afghan Trip

Hours after President Obama's Afghanistan visit, Taliban terrorists disguised in burqas attacked a compound housing hundreds of foreigners in Kabul.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Lawmakers Back Christian Students at Vanderbilt

The Tennessee House and Senate approved a bill that would rescind Vanderbilt University's controversial "all-comers policy." 

Monday, April 30, 2012

More Die in Group's 'Holy War' against Nigeria

At least 21 people are dead after attacks on churches in northern Nigeria. No group has claimed responsibility but the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram may be at work.  

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New York’s Busy Bees Embrace Rooftop Honey

Now that beekeeping is legal in New York City, more urbanites are bottling up nature and selling honey from their rooftops.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Obama: Illegal Manipulation Raising Gas Prices

Hoping to eventually put a dent in rising gas prices, the White House unveiled a $52 million energy plan meant to increase penalties for oil market manipulation.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gender Gap May Be an Issue for Romney

A recent Washington Post-ABC News poll found that more women voters prefer President Obama over likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Long-Term Unemployed Blight on US Recovery

Hiring in the United States is slowly making a comeback. But what many are concerned about is the 5.4 million who remain unemployed long-term.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Groups Unite to Raise Human Trafficking Awareness

The U.S. State Department estimates that 27 million people around the world are victims of human trafficking.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Delta Passenger Viewing Child Porn Triggers Outrage

Most trafficking experts believe pornography helps to fuel demand. That belief is one reason anti-porn activists are up in arms over a recent Delta Airlines flight incident.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

To Bud or Not to Bud: Cold Threatens Fruit Crops

This year's record-setting warmth is affecting businesses across the country -- for better or for worse.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Santorum, Romney Weigh in on 'Obamacare' Hearing

Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have wasted no time weighing in on the Obamacare hearing.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Kirk Cameron's 'Monumental' Debuts Amid Backlash

Actor Kirk Cameron's documentary 'Monumental' opens this week, but the actor is still facing backlash for speaking out on homosexuality earlier this month.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Obama to N. Korea: 'No Rewards for Provocations'

North Korea's announcement that it will launch a controversial rocket is upstaging an international nuclear summit in Seoul, South Korea.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Not for Sale: Groups Fight Atlanta Sex Trafficking

Slavery used to be a way of life in Atlanta. Now, 150 years later it's back in the form of human trafficking as hundreds of girls are trafficked each month in Georgia.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

US Afghan War Strategy Challenges Worsen

Hopes for a smooth exit strategy in Afghanistan have been dashed once again for the United States.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Winning Ticket? Ala., Miss. May Alter GOP Race

The outcome of Tuesday's primaries could put an end to Gingrich's candidacy, add momentum for Santorum, or give clear front-runner status to Romney.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Keystone Pipeline Dies in Senate, GOP Blames Obama

Senate Democrats blocked a Republican plan to speed approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Now the GOP is calling them out for voting against jobs.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

No Home-State Advantage for Romney in Michigan

Losing Michigan would be a major blow to presidential candidate Mitt Romney and could shake up the GOP establishment about where this race is heading.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Maryland on Fast Track to Legalize Gay Marriage

The Maryland Senate has approved a gay marriage bill, putting the state on track to become the eighth in the country to legalize same-sex marriage.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gay Marriage Bills Face Opposition in Several States

Supporters of traditional marriage are fighting back in several states where the legislatures have approved gay marriage.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

GOP Candidates' Faith Put Under the Microscope

With the crucial Michigan primary just days away, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is going after the Obama administration for its secular agenda.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

In Two Weeks, Will We See the Next GOP Nominee?

On Feb. 28, the GOP candidates face off in presidential primaries in Michigan and Arizona. The biggest day, Super Tuesday, Mar. 6, is just two weeks away.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Obama: Santorum's 'Phony' Rhetoric 'Over the Line'

Rick Santorum is calling the president out for what he views as the president's "phony theology," comments the Obama campaign called "destructive."

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Program Donates Computers to Help Nab Predators

The traditional tools of policing, a car and a weapon, are no longer adequate for the new crimes that have come with new technology.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Reagan Symposium: What Made 'The Gipper' Great

This year's Ronald Reagan Symposium at Regent University examined Ronald Reagan's leadership traits, something they say can help voters at the polls.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sleeping Power House? Latinos Combat Voter Apathy

Florida's Latino churches are pushing their members to go to the polls Tuesday to have a voice in immigration reform and the economy.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Can Romney Deliver a Knockout Blow in Florida?

A dramatic swing in the Florida polls has shifted the momentum yet again in favor of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Student Foils Utah High School Bomb Plot

Utah authorities say a courageous teenage student helped foil a bomb plot that could have injured hundreds at a public high school outside of Salt Lake City.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Candidates Get Dirty ahead of SC Primary

With just one day left before the primary in South Carolina, the mud-slinging among GOP presidential candidates has reached new lows.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Snowstorm Wallops Pacific Northwest, More to Come

The Pacific Northwest is reeling Thursday from record-setting snow. But the crazy weather over yet.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Coast Guard Ordered Captain to "Go on Board!"

An audiotape played revealed an Italian coast guard officer yelled at Schettino, ordering him to return to the crippled ship, but the captain remained hesitant.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Silicon Valley 'Blacks Out' over Anti-Piracy Bill

Wikipedia, along with several other major websites, will be inaccessible for 24 hours Wednesday in protest of anti-piracy legislation being considered in Congress.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cruise Ship Captain Blamed for Tragic Crash

Costa Cruises, a Carnival company, said the tragic crash was the result of an 'unapproved, unauthorized maneuver' by the ship's captain.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Fla. Church Leaders Get Out the Hispanic Vote

Latino church leaders in Orlando are aggressively encouraging Hispanic evangelicals to get out and vote in the state's Jan. 31 primary.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Off the Streets: Helping Sex Victims for the Long Haul

Despite the growing awareness of sex trafficking, there are just a handful of shelters for victims. Even the experts admit they're only beginning to learn how to help.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.5 Percent

The unemployment rate fell slightly last month to its lowest level in three years.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Exodus Int'l Head Named 'Daniel of the Year'

WORLD Magazine has named Exodus International's president as its "Daniel of the Year," a title that honors Christians who stand up to ungodly trends. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Lawmakers Leave Tax Debate Behind for the Holiday

A stalemate in Congress could mean a downright unfriendly Christmas gift for millions of Americans.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New Year's Day May See Payroll Tax Hike

Political brinkmanship in Washington means millions of Americans may see a tax hike on New Year's day.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Anglican Fever: Youth Flock to New Denomination

Young people often seek friendly churches with a casual environment. But a new Anglican denomination is drawing them in using centuries-old practices.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Food Banks Become 'New Normal' for Millions

America's largest food bank network says the tough economy means 37 million Americans now depend on food pantries.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fla. Residents Rally for Ten Commandments Display

Dixie County, Fla. residents are angry over a judge's decision to remove a Ten Commandments monument from in front of the local courthouse.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Film Shows Dangers Somali Christians Face

At only 15 minutes long, producers hope the film will become an evangelism tool -- something that Somalis could even watch on a cell phone.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Suspect May Have Fired Shots at White House

The U.S. Secret Service believes Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, 21, may have fired shots near the White House last Friday.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sandusky Denies Child Sex Abuse Allegations

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky denied allegations that he sexually abused eight boys, insisting he is not a pedophile.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Calif. Occupy Protesters Brace for Police Crackdown

Tensions are already rising in Oakland, Calif., as police Monday step up patrols and warn protesters to move out.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Cain Camp: Fundraising Up Despite Allegations

GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain is taking his bid for the White House to Capitol Hill, introducing himself to congressional Republicans on Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Greek PM Stands by Referendum, Rattling Markets

Greece's call for a national referendum on a rescue deal, threatens to unravel the hard-won $177 billion eurozone plan hammered out in Brussels last week. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

'Light of the World' Mural Unveiled at Regent Univ.

Christmas has come early to Regent University with a new mural on display by artist Keith Goodson depicting the birth of Christ.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Anti-Wall Street Protests Becoming a Public Hazard

Occupy Wall Street protests have been popping up in cities across the country for weeks, with several leading to violent clashes with local police.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Film Exposes Porn's Link to Human Trafficking in US

The film "Sex and Money," produced by a group of young Christian filmmakers, shows just how serious a problem sex trafficking is inside the U.S.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fed Up Bank Customers 'Fire' Their Banks

Fed up with what they view as banking institutions' attempt to gouge them, customers are taking their business elsewhere in an event called "Move Your Bank Day."

Friday, October 21, 2011

Day After: Gadhafi Death Brings Relief, Reflection

The death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi marks a major milestone in the country's history and the reign of terror he perpetrated around the world.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ore. Family's Photos Posted on Pedophile Websites

A Central Point, Ore., family has learned the hard way just how easily Internet pictures can be stolen and posted on pedophile websites.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Escaped Exotic Animals Threaten Eastern Ohio Town

Several lions, tigers and bears remain loose in a small Ohio town, after escaping from a wild animal preserve Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Obama Campaign-Style Jobs Tour Continues in NC, VA

Critics say President Obama's bus tour this week is more about keeping his job than helping create American jobs.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cain Scrutiny Intensifies as Popularity Soars

The former Godfather Pizza CEO said he's not just "a flavor of the week" and that his recent climb in the polls will last because of the substance of his ideas.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Research Shows Circumcision Good for Public Health

The biblical tradition of circumcision continues to be questioned even though research shows its public health benefits.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

US Losing the Battle against Sex Trafficking?

An FBI anti-trafficking task force now operates in 39 communities across the U.S. But problems in the system abound, making justice difficult to obtain.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Potheads Candy Causes Community Stir

A new marijuana-themed candy is drawing concern over the possibility of increased drug use among young people.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Expert: US Gov't 'Terrorizing' Business Owners

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned that the economic recovery "is close to faltering" and the central bank is prepared to take further steps to support it.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Iran to Pastor: Renounce Christ or Die

Iran's supreme court will hold a hearing Wednesday to give Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani one last opportunity to recant his faith in Christ before executing him.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Regulatory Red Tape Dragging Out the Recession?

A growing number of small and medium-sized banks are saying they're taking the brunt of the banking reforms that are making it tougher to do business.

Friday, September 23, 2011

US Stock Market Spotlights Global Economic Fears

All eyes were on the U.S. stock market Friday after two days of steep drops this week.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

IMF: World Economy Entering 'Dangerous Phase'

The International Monetary Fund is warning that the global economy is in worse shape than anyone expected.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

P.A. Presses Ahead with UN Statehood Campaign

Ignoring calls for peace talks, a resolute Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday he plans to request full membership in the United Nations.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sept. 11 Weekend Filled with Honors, False Alarms

The past weekend was filled with honor for 9/11 victims across the U.S. -- and some jitters as well.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Criticism of Bloomberg's 9/11 Clergy Ban Grows

The issue of whether clergy should help mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks has pitted New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg against faith groups.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Virginia Residents: God Intervened in Irene

Nearly 250,000 homes were still without power Monday, thanks to Hurricane Irene's incredible wind and water.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Show Me the Money! Workers Offered Cash to Diet

With America's growing obesity rate, some companies are giving their workers an enticing incentive to stay fit -- cold, hard cash.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Docs: Cholesterol Not the Heart Disease Antidote

Studies show that 50 percent of people who have heart attacks have normal cholesterol levels.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Missionary Kids Silent No More about Abuse

Former students who attended U.S. missions schools overseas tell CBN News about the child abuse they endured at the hands of missionaries.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fla. School Heightens Security after Bomb Plot

Police in Tampa, Fla., believe they stopped a student's plot to bomb a high school.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Race 2012 Heats Up as Obama, Perry Trade Barbs

The president is using his trip to the heartland to outline modest economic proposals.  He's also trying to grab some of the spotlight from the GOP candidates.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

'Unschooling' Gives Kids Choice in Studies

Some parents in Arizona are trying out a new teaching method that allows their kids to have a summer break mentality all year round.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Obama Sells Jobs, Takes Jabs at GOP in Iowa

With his poll numbers sinking and Americans clearly worried about the economy, Obama is promising to present a new plan to Congress next month.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Global Stocks Advance After Wild Trading Week

The Dow's flip-floping this week may sound eerily reminiscent of 2008, but experts say there's a big difference.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Student Retention High When Math & Science 'Fun'

Science and math educators say getting kids engaged is not just about feel-good activities -- it's about making sure that this next generation is globally competitive.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Boy's Family Credits Prayer for 'Miracle'

After finding the boy under water for 20 minutes, rescuers feared the worst. But he's now alert and talking. His parents credit the power of prayer.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Global Stocks Drop Day After Fed's Rates Pledge

Global stocks dropped after opening trading Wednesday on worries about a weakening U.S. economy and the financial health of European banks

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

‘Car Sharing’ Picks Up Speed in Poor Economy

Imagine no monthly car payments, no car insurance, no repair bills and no need to fill up at the gas station. Those are just some of the ideas behind car sharing.

Monday, August 01, 2011

New Rules Make Insurers Cover Plan B, Birth Control

Supporters of the new guidelines say they're are a huge step towards keeping women healthy.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Boehner Leans on GOP for Revamped Debt Bill

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is expected to call a vote Thursday on his bill to cut spending and raise the debt ceiling.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Norway Suspect Claims to be Part of Western Cell

The man behind Friday's brutal bombing and shooting rampage in Norway, says he's part of an organization with several cells in Western countries.

Friday, July 22, 2011

'Baby Box' a Safe Haven for S. Korea's Abandoned

Hundreds of unwanted babies are abandoned on the streets of Seoul, South Korea, every year.  But one pastor has come up with a temporary solution.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Deadly Triple-Digit Temps Keeping Hospitals Busy

A brutal heat wave threatening much of the country is already being blamed for nearly two dozen deaths and emergency room visits are way up.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pressure Cooker! Heat 'Dome' Traps Much of U.S.

A heat wave has Americans trapped in what feels like a pressure cooker, with more than 30 states under heat advisories.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

'Gang of Six' Debt Plan Getting Warm Reception

There's a glimmer of hope in Washington Wednesday morning as signs emerge that deficit talks may be progressing.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Scorching Temps Threaten Health, Food Prices

A massive heat wave is tightening its grip on the central U.S. The sweltering temperatures are not only a safety concern, they could also affect food prices.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Cure for Homosexuality? The Debate Continues

The debate over whether it's possible to change someone's sexual orientation is not a new one. And at least one major study shows change is possible.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Obama on Debt Talks: We're Going to Get this Done

Obama urged both parties to give ground, saying if an agreement isn't reached millions of hardworking Americans would be at jeopardy.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

U.S. Waistline Expanding? Blame Snacking

More than a quarter of all adults in the U.S. are obese, and that number is steadily growing. A new study shows snacking is the culprit.  

Friday, June 17, 2011

Backyard Chickens All the Rage in the Big Apple

For New York City's 8 million residents, jockeying for space is a 24/7 exercise. Still, hundreds are seeking out nooks and crannies to raise chickens.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

NY One Vote Away from Legalizing Gay Marriage

New York is just one vote shy of approving legislation that would legalize gay marriage after a GOP senator announced he will support the bill.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Appeals Court Skeptical of 'Obamacare' Mandate

Lawyers for the Obama administration have been facing tough questions from an appellate court in Georgia regarding the controversial healthcare law.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Fierce Battle Underway for N.Y. Gay Marriage

In New York, there's a fierce campaign underway to legalize gay marriage -- and it's backed by two of the state's most powerful politicians.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

School, ACLU Compromise over Graduation Venue

The case is just the latest example of what appears to be a growing trend of church-state separation advocates targeting high school graduations.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

GOP Ladies: Palin, Bachmann Flirt with 2012 Bid

Several prominent Republicans are still considering a run, but its Sarah Palin and Rep. Michelle Bachmann, who're generating the most buzz right now.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cities Fight Back Against Sex Trafficking

Across the country, communities are discovering that human trafficking is not just a tragedy overseas -- it's in their own backyard.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

War of Words Ramps Up over High Gas Prices

Americans are now paying more than $4 a gallon in many parts of the country, and Washington has done little to bring prices down.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Michaels Customers Warned of Debit Card Breach

Michaels customers are at a potential risk of identity theft after debit card terminals at dozens of locations were breached.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Endeavour Soars on 2nd-to-Last Space Shuttle Trip

The Space Shuttle Endeavour blasted off on the next-to-last shuttle flight Monday morning under the command of Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Doctors: Graham Responding Well to Treatment

Physicians say antibiotics have helped clear his congestion and his temperature is normal.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Graham 'Resting Comfortably' in N.C. Hospital

Evangelist Billy Graham is resting comfortably at an Asheville, N.C. Thursday hospital after a bout with pneumonia.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Natural Farming: Inspiring Passionate 'Stewards'

Joel Salatin, an alternative farmer, wants Americans to think about what they eat and where it comes from. And he thinks the church should lead the way.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Yemen's Al Qaeda Warns U.S. 'Worse to Come'

The leader of al Qaeda in Yemen warned Wednesday that Americans "will pay the price" for the Osama bin Laden's demise.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Obama Admin. Won't Release Bin Laden Pics

A photo of Osama bin Laden's corpse won't be released to the public, in an effort to tame propaganda or violence that could take place in response.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Intel Community on Alert for Retaliation Attacks

New concerns arose in the intelligence community Tuesday of possible revenge attacks by al-Qaeda affiliated groups for the death of Osama bin Laden.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Severe Storms Make Record Impact in April

April brought nearly 300 tornadoes, millions of dollars in damage and at least 39 deaths. Now, severe thunderstorms are hitting the South and Midwest.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

19th C. Art Exhibit Brings Fresh Light to Easter

After years in storage, James Tissot's "Life of Christ" paintings are on display at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Va.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Drivers Look to Cut Corners as Gas Prices Rise

In six states, gas prices are now averaging above $4.00 a gallon. Consequently, many consumers are literally taking to the streets in search of the cheapest price. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Midwest, South Recovering from Deadly Tornadoes

Relief teams from CBN's Operation Blessing International are already helping with clean-up efforts after deadly tornadoes swept across the region.

Friday, April 15, 2011

House Passes $6T Budget Cut Plan

The House has passed along party lines a GOP plan to cut $6 trillion from the federal budget. 

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Judge: Pharmacists Don’t Have to Dispense Plan B

An Illinois judge has ruled in favor of two pro-life pharmacists who don't want to dispense the so-called "morning-after pill" or Plan B on religious grounds.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Confusion, Uncertainty Surround Japan Nuke Plant

A good news - bad news pattern of confusing reports concerning Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex continues to come from the island nation.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Officials Uncertain of Who the Libyan Rebels Are

The president has reportedly authorized covert operations to help Libya's rebels. What's still unknown is just who the opposition forces really are.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

‘American Exceptionalism’ Next Political Hot Button?

Many Americans have not heard the expression "American exceptionalism," but that could soon change. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wal-Mart: Gender Bias Suit Too Big

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, is set to go before the U.S. Supreme Court, Tuesday, over allegations the company discriminated against its female employees.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Obama Set to Defend U.S. Involvement in Libya

The president has been facing tough criticism from Washington lawmakers and the American public for not getting approval from Congress to enter the conflict.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Parts of U.S. Witness Volatile Spring Weather

Even though Spring has officially begun, much of the U.S. has seen the icy grip of Old Man Winter return this week.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

U.S. Military Jet Crashes in Libya, Crew Ejects

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle jet has crashed in Libya, the U.S. military said Tuesday. U.S. officials said two crew members ejected from the stricken aircraft.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Japan Nuke Plant May Take Weeks to Control

Officials say it could take days and "possibly weeks" to get Japan's nuclear emergency at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant under control.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wis. Senate Cuts Union's Bargaining Rights

Wisconsin lawmakers continued to advance a bill, Thursday, that will take away public workers' collective bargaining rights.

Monday, March 07, 2011

House Hearings to Examine Homegrown Terrorism

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., has scheduled his committee to hold a controversial congressional hearing on Islamic radicalization this week.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Iowa's Example: Voters May Fire More Judges

Recent voter backlash against three Iowa Supreme Court justices for not upholding the will of the people, could spread if conservative activists have their way.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Woman, Bible Miraculously Escape Fiery Crash

A California woman who escaped a fiery car crash unharmed says she's alive today because of her faith in God and a miraculous rescue.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Abortion by Internet? Docs Push New Frontiers

A new procedure, known as "telemed," allows abortion providers to connect with patients without ever seeing them in person.  Just how safe is this practice?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Wisc. Republicans May Force Compromise

The impasse in Wisconsin has captured national attention as it pits union rights against balancing the state budget.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

World Food Prices at Dangerous High Levels

World Bank President Robert Zoellick says global food prices have hit all-time dangerous high levels.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Chick-fil-A Responds to Marriage Backlash

Chick-fil-A, Inc. has established a media hotline to deal with the backlash after gay activists targeted the restaurant chain.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Cairo Airport Scene of Chaos as Foreigners Flee

With Egypt embroiled in massive protests, tens of thousands of people have been trying to escape the unstable region - a task they have found to be difficult.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

U.S. Missionary Shot, Killed in Mexico

U.S. and Mexican authorities are investigating the killing of a U.S. missionary in Mexico even as mission groups in Texas are re-evaluating the risks of working in the country.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Police Officers' Deaths Spark Cry for Gun Control

This year is already one of the most violent ever for police across the U.S, in what appears to be a three-year trend of deadly violence directed at law enforcement.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Churches Loan Buildings to Muslims for Worship

Some American churches have taken a controversial step to reach out to their Muslim neighbors.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Walmart, First Lady Join Forces for Healthy Eating

Walmart is teaming up with first lady Michelle Obama to launch a new healthy food campaign.

Monday, January 10, 2011

South Paralyzed By Rare Winter Weather

Snow crews are working to keep up with the rare southern weather. Most major cities in the region only have a handful of snow plows, if any at all.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Egypt's Christians Urge Protection Amid Attacks

Egypt's Christians are crying out for justice after continued attacks on their community this year.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Egypt Church Bomb Probe Focuses on Local Group

Grief and anger have gripped Egypt's Coptic Christian community after a deadly New Year's Eve suicide bombing attack on a church.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Students Find Fellowship in InterVarsity Group

Leaving for college can be a scary time for young students, especially for Christians attending a secular school.  But the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship seeks to make a difference.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

More Countries Added to Child Labor List

U.S. government officials believe children are bearing the brunt of the global economic crisis.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tax Bill Heads for Passage in Senate

The U.S. Senate could vote and pass the Bush-era tax cut deal worked out between the White House and congressional Republicans as early as Tuesday.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Motorists May Be Taxed for Accident Rescue

State and local governments are beginning to resort to the so-called "crash tax" for additionl revenue. 

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Another Homegrown Terrorist Arrested for Plot

A 21-year-old Baltimore man was arrested Wednesday for attempting to blow up a military recruiting station.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Md. Pro-Lifers Protest Late-Term Abortion Doctor

News that one of the remaining late-term abortionists in the U.S. had relocated his practice to Maryland was met with anger by some of the state's pro-life residents.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Deep Freeze Takes Hold of Midwest, East Coast

A deep freeze has taken hold from Iowa to Florida, with 17 states currently under a cold snap.

Monday, December 06, 2010

CA Gay Marriage Ban Heads to Fed. Appeals Court

California's Prop 8 case heads to the federal appeals court in San Francisco Monday. No matter the outcome, it's expected to end up before Supreme Court.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Jesus the Reason for the Season? Country Debates

With the Christmas season in America now in full-swing, there are also the annual Christmas battles over acknowledging the holiday in public.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hispanic Students the Future of Christian Colleges?

Christian colleges say they need to do a better job recruiting Hispanic students who are falling behind their peers when it comes to higher education.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Stores Hope Deals Attract Online Shoppers

It's Cyber Monday - the busiest online shopping day of the year, as online stores are offering discounts and free shipping to capitalize on this season's momentum.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Graham: Haiti Cholera Outbreak Could Get Worse

Rev. Franklin Graham has asked the U.S. government to airlift rehydration fluids to combat the epidemic.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Faith-Based Groups Join Forces to Fight Hunger

With the number of hungry at the highest level in years, various faith-based groups are keeping stomachs full -- and no doubt nourishing hearts and minds as well.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Undocumented Students Pin Hopes on DREAM Act

Thousands of kids graduate from high school each year only to face an empty future. Their fate could change when the Senate votes on the DREAM Act.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Uneasy House Democrats Keep Pelosi

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., prevailed over her critics to remain the leader of House Democrats.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Calif. Flyer Refuses Invasive Airport Pat Down

John Tyner was planning to fly out of the San Diego for a fishing trip. He got in trouble, though, when he declined both a revealing body scan and full body pat down.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Shhh! Despite Boom, Libraries Facing Cutbacks

In a tough economy, Americans have increased their use of public libraries.  However, most libraries nationwide are facing big cutbacks and for some, even closure.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Obama: Other Faiths Flourish in Muslim Indonesia

President Obama's visit to Indonesia was more than just a homecoming -- it was an intentional outreach to Muslims in the world's most populous Muslim nation.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Obama Backs India's Place on U.N. Security Council

President Obama called for India to be given a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council and pushed for stronger cooperation on the economy and terrorism.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Haitian Tent Camps Hope Tomas Misses Capital

Hurricane Tomas is bearing down on the devastated island nation of Haiti.  But thousands of homeless earthquake victims are remaining in their tent camps.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Key Ballot Measures Weigh Traditional Values

Voters in several states will have the chance Tuesday to reign in their state courts and could provide a check to the judicial system in the process.

Monday, November 01, 2010

U.S. Agents Target Mail Bombers in Yemen

A team of U.S. investigators is on its way to Yemen to search for suspects in last week's mail bomb plot involving explosive materials found in the U.K. and Dubai.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Indonesian Tsunami Death Toll Rises, Aid Trickles In

The massive tsunami in Indonesia has killed at least 350 people and rescuers fear the number will rise.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Stories of Grace Stand Tall amid Tornado Wreckage

A powerful tornado wreaked havoc in the Texas town of Rice late Sunday. But from the debris, emerged several stories of God's grace.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Latino Vote: The Wild Card of the Elections?

If Hispanics do turn out for the election it will only reinforce what both parties know -- their political power is on the rise.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Fla. Senate Candidates Face Off in First Debate

Three candidates seeking the Sunshine State's U.S. Senate seat faced off Wednesday night in their first televised debate.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Nicole Brings Heavy Rain, Flooding to East Coast

Remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole drenched the East Coast Thursday. Forecasters predicted some areas could see up to 14 inches of rain and flash flooding.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Obama Pushes for Peace in World's Volatile Regions

President Barack Obama is using his last day at the United Nations to push for peace in some of the world's most volatile regions.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Obama Defends Actions on Economy

On the campaign trail Monday, President Barack Obama encountered deep frustration from voters over the economy.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Can the GOP Harness Tea Party Power?

Tea Party candidates have stunned the establishment, setting up a GOP realignment that Democrats hope they will be able to use to their advantage.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pro-Lifers Urge Lock Down on Shady Abortion Docs

Pro-life advocates want criminal charges filed against an abortion doctor they say is illegally performing abortions.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Iran Could Release American Hiker After Bail

One of three American hikers held in Iran could be released as early as Monday. However, Iranian internal political struggles and a $500,000 bail are threatening the effort. .

Thursday, September 09, 2010

America's Hunger Grows in Tough Economy

Many standing in line at food banks aren't your typical picture of those seeking assistance. In one suburban area, megachurch Willow Creek is stepping up to help.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Is Your Family Prepared for a Disaster?

By planning ahead, the stress that is associated with emergencies will be reduced, and a financial disaster could also be avoided.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Does the Economy Still Have a Pulse?

The U.S. Commerce Department  released a report on Friday that shows the economy grew much slower than expected in the second quarter.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Federal Judge Blocks Stem Cell Guidelines

A federal judge has temporarily blocked new government rules on stem cell research, because he said it destroys human embryos.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Analysts: Deficit to Exceed $1.3 Trillion in 2010

The Congressional Budget Office predicts the deficit will exceed $1.3 trillion this year, which would be the second largest deficit ever recorded.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Christian's Outreach to Gays: I'm Sorry

Andrew Marin's vision is for the evangelical church to bridge its gap with the gay community. The first step -- recognizing the pain caused by many Christians.

Monday, August 16, 2010

New York Adopts No-Fault Divorce Law

The Empire State is the last state in the country to adopt the controversial measure of allowing couples to divorce by mutual consent.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Report: Foreclosures Spike in July

Foreclosures spiked 9 percent higher than in June, and marked the eighth month in a row that the rate increased over that month the year before.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Gay Marriage in the Hands of Nine Justices?

After a California judge overturned the voter-approved Propostion 8 law barring gay marriage, it is uncertain when, or if, the case will end up at the Supreme Court.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Double Trouble? Waters, Rangel Face Ethics Trial

The possibility of two high-profile trials comes at a tough time for Democrats, who are already gearing up for difficult mid-term elections.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Should Bush Tax Cuts be Allowed to Expire?

Washington is gearing up for another major political battle and this time it's over former President Bush's tax cuts.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Leaked Intel Reveals Grim Afghan War Details

The White House is struggling to stem the damage from one of the biggest leaks of military documents in U.S. history.

Friday, July 16, 2010

BP's Gulf Geyser Stops, But Will Cap Hold?

British Petroleum was cautiously optimistic on Friday that it had stopped the oil that was gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What Did He Know? Scientist Returns to Iran

Shahram Amiri, the Iranian nuclear scientist who recently surfaced in Washington, D.C., is returning to his homeland in an apparent defection gone wrong.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Missionaries Injured in Ugandan Bombings

Five members of an American missionary team from a Pennsylvania church were among the wounded, but all are expected to recover.

Friday, July 02, 2010

U.S. Citizenship: A Brass Ring for Terrorists?

The complexity of the path to U.S. citizenship often befuddles worthy immigrants, while terrorists are able to leverage the system to their advantage.

 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Christian Group Ruling Threat to Free Expression?

Some critics have suggested the high court's narrow ruling poses a significant threat.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Seafood and the Oil Spill: Is It Safe to Eat?

The oil industry isn't the only business that's been hit hard by the oil spill. Both the tourism and the seafood industries have been feeling the pinch as well.

Monday, June 21, 2010

June Death Toll in Afghan War Reaches 57

Violence over the weekend puts the June death toll for coalition troops at 57, including 35 Americans.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Christians' Expulsion Strains U.S.- Morocco Ties

Christian orphanage workers described before a congressional panel the brutal experience of being forced to leave behind the children they loved.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Pressure Mounts on Obama to End Oil Spill

President Barack Obama is going back to the Gulf Coast for his fourth visit, hoping to convince Americans he is working hard to bring an end to the oil spill crisis.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Oil Spill Prayer Chain Stretches Across Miss. Beach

Christians along the Mississippi Gulf Coast are turning to their faith as they see the devastating impact of the oil spill in nearby Louisiana.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Texas Board Approves Conservative Curriculum

The board approved the new standards after two 9-5 votes along party lines and months of ideological debate that drew attention well beyond The Lone Star State.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Vote on Texas Textbook Could Impact Nation

A Texas state board will cast a critical vote on history textbook standards Friday, which could impact the entire country.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Interior Secretary Faces Oil Spill Questions

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is facing questions from two Senate committees about what the government did and did not do to prevent the Gulf Coast oil spill.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Deadly Tornadoes Rip Through Oklahoma

Tornadoes in Oklahoma killed at least five people and left dozens injured Monday evening.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Abortion 'Supercenter' Set to Open in Houston

With abortions on the decline and a difficult economy, Planned Parenthood has shifted from small neighborhood clinics to large regional facilities.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Texas Textbook Debate Could Have National Impact

New social studies curriculum changes in Texas will impact approximately 5 million of the state's school children and maybe others nationwide.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Europe Reopens Airspace, Eruptions Continue

Airspace is gradually reopening throughout northern and central Europe, but stronger eruptions from the Icelandic volcano are threatening to unravel those plans.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Could Gay Protections Trump Religious Freedom?

Many Christians fear laws protecting gays in the work place could not only endanger their freedom, but what it could also mean for businesses and public schools.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Christians: 'Day of Silence' Promotes Gay Rights

The debate over homosexuality is heating up in America's schools as a gay activist group is sponsoring it's annual "Day of Silence" for students Friday, April 16.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Nuclear Summit Yields Early Dividends

The president's nuclear summit has paid early dividends: China's agreement to work with the U.S. on Iran sanctions and Ukraine's decision to rid itself of nukes.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fired Over 'Anti-Gay' Column, Ex-College VP Sues

A former Ohio college administrator is fighting back after she lost her job for writing an editorial in her local newspaper against homosexuality.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Calif. Schools Face Massive Faculty Layoffs

Many financially strapped schools across the country may have to resort to teacher layoffs next year. In California, the numbers are especially severe.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sex Trade: Innocence Lost in America's Heartland

Many Americans think human trafficking thinking it couldn't happen here in the U.S. But more cases are popping up not just in the big cities - but in the heartland.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Are Toyota's Safety Problems Accelerating?

On the same day Toyota was trying to reassure the public of its products safety, another one of their Prius vehicles was accelerating out of control.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Clinton Arrives in Chile, Offers Aid Package

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in earthquake-damaged Chile Tuesday, delivering much-needed satellite communication equipment and a technician. 

Friday, February 19, 2010

Second Body Discovered in Texas Plane Wreckage

Emergency crews in Austin, Texas have found a second body in the wreckage of a building where a small plane crashed Thursday.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Ukraine's Future Hope Beyond School Walls

The countries of the former Soviet Union are wracked with social problems stemming decades of atheistic communism. Christians say their best hope is to reintroduce biblical values to society.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Challenges Arise for Winter Olympic Games

About 55,000 people are expected at Friday evening's opening ceremonies for the 21st Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Texas Churches Up Security After String of Fires

Authorities in east Texas are on the hunt for an arsonist who is believed to be targeting churches.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Haiti Detains Missionaries for Child Trafficking

Ten Americans were detained by Haitian police on Saturday as they tried to bus 33 children across the border.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hispanic Outreach: Key Point for Obama's Speech?

President Obama may not specifically mention them by name in his State of the Union speech, but Latinos will no doubt be listening and evaluating.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Obama Urges Senate to Hold Off on Health Care

President Barack Obama is urging the Senate to hold off on healthcare reform until Senator-elect Scott Scott Brown, R-Mass., is seated.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Thousands Protest New Texas Abortion Clinic

Thousands of pro-life demonstrators gathered on Monday to protest what they call "an abortion supercenter" in Houston, Texas.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Families Wait to Hear From Loved Ones in Haiti

Since Tuesday, Esther Pierre has been glued to her phone, hoping for word of her father and brother in Haiti.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

God's Miracles Show Amid Tragedy in Haiti

Missionaries in Haiti are reporting stories of God's miracles unfolding amidst the tragedy.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Prop 8 Attorneys Make Case for Democratic Rights

The trial to decide whether states can outlaw same-sex marriage started with testimony from two gay couples.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Justice Generation Puts Jesus Into Social Action

Youth watchers call them the justice generation -- students who are committed to faith in Christ and meeting the physical and social needs of the world.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Urbana Conf. Hosts Next Generation of Missionaries

More than 16,000 students have descended on St. Louis from the U.S. and Canada. Their purpose: To learn more about God's calling on their lives.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Ministries Provide Aid to America's Hungry

The government reports 49 million Americans are struggling to put food on the table. But thousands of faith-based organizations are fighting back.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Will Dems Get Their Health Care Christmas Wish?

Senate Democrats won a crucial test vote on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, putting them on track for passage before Christmas.

Friday, December 11, 2009

New Jersey Lawmakers Drop Same-Sex Marriage Bill

New Jersey lawmakers have shut down the prospect of gay marriage for the time being.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The Hidden Dangers of Mold Exposure

Guidelines for hazardous substances like radon, asbestos and lead already exist, but for those with mold lurking in their home, there's little warning.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Obama to Announce Afghan Plan Tuesday

The president is expected to announce the additional deployment of 35,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Obama Says Jobs Are His Main Priority

With unemployment at 10.2 percent, the president is trying to assure Americans that he "gets it."

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hunger in America Expected to Get Worse

Hunger relief advocates testified on Capitol Hill Thursday, asking the government to expand nutrition and back-to-work programs.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New York, New Jersey to Vote on Gay Marriage

New York and New Jersey could become the sixth and seventh states to legalize same-sex marriage.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Journalists' Book Offers New Look at Sarah Palin

Two books about Sarah Palin out this month will reveal behind-the-scenes information about the former vice presidential candidate and the McCain-Palin campaign.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Phoenix Enlists Churches in Fighting Crime

A local police lieutenant and crime suppression unit began to reach out to churches as a means to ensure long-term stability in the community.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Maine Voters Reject Gay Marriage Law

Voters in Maine have dealt a blow to the gay rights movement. They've voted to repeal a law legalizing same sex marriage in the Pine Tree State.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Maine Voters Projected to Reject Gay Marriage

Maine voters overturned a state law that would have allowed gay couples to marry, Tuesday, by at least 53 percent.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Food Banks Labor Under Increased Demand

America's largest food bank organization says demand for emergency food is up 30 percent this year.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Health Care Bill to Include 'Opt Out' Public Option

Health care legislation headed to the Senate floor soon will include the much-debated public option-- but with a twist.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Is the Tide Turning on Gay Marriage?

Pivotal battles over same-sex marriage are shaping up across the U.S., with gay activists claiming the tide has turned in their favor.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Neighborhood Complaints Silence Church Bells

Several neighbors of Christ the King Church in Phoenix, Ariz., complained about the daily bells, bringing the issue to federal court.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Amid Violence, Afghans Urge U.S. for More Help

Many Afghans are angry at the U.S. military, which they believe needs to provide better security -- and more development.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Study: Muslims = Quarter of World Population

The report gives precise numbers on a religious population whose size has long been debated.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Vilsack Calls for Quick Action on Tainted Food

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tim Vilsack wants Congress to give the government more power to take action during tainted-food incidents.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Many Doubt Swine Flu Vaccine's Effectiveness

As of Tuesday, the nasal spray vaccine for swine flu is available in 14 states. But surveys show the public is mixed about getting the vaccine.

Friday, October 02, 2009

NOM Funding to be Investigated in Maine

The National Organization for Marriage is accused of not identifying donors' names in a campaign to get voters to veto The Pine Tree State's new gay marriage law.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ketsana Downgraded to Tropical Depression

Typhoon Ketsana has been downgraded to a tropical depression after having killed close to 300 people in the Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Church Building Co. Prospers in 'God's Economy'

The current economy has shut down many a builder's dream. But imagine this -- a church construction firm that's doubling its business.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Can Iran Build a Nuclear Weapon?

The Associated Press has obtained a secret report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, that shows that Iran is now able to build a nuclear bomb.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hostility Remains after Wilson House Rebuke

The House of Representatives returned to work Wednesday divided over an outburst by one of its own.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Obama Travels to Talk Economy, Health Care

President Barack Obama goes on the road again Tuesday with his message of the economy's recovery.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Pro-lifers Urge Action After Activist Death

Pro-lifers want the government to give James Pouillon's murder the same rigorous investigation and treatment it gave to the murder of abortion doctor George Tiller.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Costa Rica's Arias Urges Change in Honduras

Costa Rican President Oscar Arias is trying to broker peace in Honduras, but he says it is a difficult task.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Obama Gives Specifics on Health Care Plan

President Barack Obama called lawmakers to take action on health care reform Wednesday evening during his prime-time speech.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Southern Baptists Missionaries on Hold

The Southern Baptist Missionary Board has decided to suspend 69 missionaries who are ready to hit the mission field.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Obama to Address Congress on Health Care

President Barack Obama has scheduled a high-stakes speech before Congress next week. 

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Is it Possible to Change Sexual Orientation?

New research shows it's possible for an individual to change sexual orientation, but the APA isn't buying it.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

White House Predicts Swine Flu Could Kill 90,000

The White House says 20 to 40 percent of Americans will come down with the swine flu this fall.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Gardasil Vaccine: Safe for Your Teen Daughters?

Gardasil has been controversial since it was introduced three years ago and now parents are concerned about the safety of vaccinating their teenage daughters.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Consumer Spending: Key to Economic Recovery?

Economists say the mixed economic readings of the past several months are not surprising. They say not all parts of the U.S. economy will recover at the same speed.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Political Crisis Affects Missions to Honduras

Honduras is usually a top destination for North American missions teams, but since the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya many are canceling their trips.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

APA Grants Some Gays Struggle with Faith

A new mental health report says it is unlikely a therapist can change someone's sexual orientation. But calls on professionals to take client's religious views seriously.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

America's Uninsured: Can Uncle Sam Save Them?

A large group of Americans are especially concerned about how Washington might act on healthcare reform this year.

Monday, August 03, 2009

'Inked' for Christ? Tattoos and the Church

A fresh wave of ink is hitting the U.S. right now:  tattoo ink. A quarter of Americans say tattoos make them feel more rebellious, and a fifth say they feel more spiritual.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Stakes High in Maine Gay Marriage Battle

Traditional marriage supporters in Maine have gathered more than 100,000 signatures to defeat gay marriage in this Fall's state election.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pregnant Women More Vulnerable to Swine Flu

The Centers for Disease Control have identified groups who are most vulnerable to the swine flu virus and are recommending they be vaccinated first.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Cambridge Police Panel to Probe Scholar's Arrest

Police in Cambridge, Massachusetts are creating an independent panel to investigate an arrest that has drawn national attention.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Father of Modern Oceanography

Matthew Maury is the father of modern oceanography, but what many people don't know is that Maury was a committed believer.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Healthcare Plan Will Likely Miss Deadline

It now looks like the president will not seal the healthcare deal as quickly as he had hoped. It is a battle that many say is turning into a major test of leadership.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cyrus McCormick: His Holy Calling

Cyrus McCormick made history in a small blacksmith shop in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Native Rhode Islander Explains Clam Shack Trinity

On a recent trip to Rhode Island for a news story, the CBN News crew also a side agenda to find the best food in the Ocean State.

Friday, July 10, 2009

General Motors Emerges from Bankruptcy

But the question remains: Can the automaker survive in today's brutally competitive market?

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

G8 Leaders Condemn N. Korea, Iran

President Obama joined leaders of the G8 nations today as they continue to battle the international economic crisis.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Voters Won't Decide on D.C. Gay Marriage

A judge has ruled voters will not decide if the District of Columbia will recognize same-sex marriages performed outside of the U.S. Capitol city.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Rhode Island: New England's 'Last Stand' for Marriage

Look beyond the surface of Rhode Island and you will find a major spiritual and political battle over the fate of marriage.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

North Korea Warns U.S. of Military Action

On Wednesday, the communist regime vowed "one-thousand-fold retaliation with a "merciless military strike" if the U.S. infringes on its sovereignty.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Limited Recount Possible in Iran's Disputed Election

Post-election protests over Iran's presidential race have turned deadly and the Iranian government says it is ready to conduct a recount.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fiat Now Owns Chrysler

Late Tuesday the Supreme Court rejected an appeal that tried to block the deal between Chrysler and Fiat.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

New York Gay Marriage Proposal Appears Dead

What is being called as a political coup has essentially killed an effort to legalize same-sex marriage.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Young Christians Stand Against Human Trafficking

The international human trafficking crisis is often hidden in plain sight, but a group of Christians are bringing the issue to light, hoping to defeat it.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Gay Rights Groups Vow to Fight Prop 8

One day after the California Supreme Court upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage, gay rights groups are already planning their next strategy.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

CA High Court Upholds Prop 8 Marriage Amendment

The California Supreme Court upheld, Tuesday, the voter-passed constitutional amendment that limited marriage to a man and a woman.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Soldier Letters Show Men, Women of Faith

Does war tend to strengthen or weaken the faith of those fighting? One author says he has the answer.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Pro-Life Pharmacists Say Beliefs Before Business

Two Illinois pharmicists say they're willing to practice in another state if courts force them to go against their beliefs and distribute Plan B.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Holiday Travel Up Despite Rising Gas Prices

With all the glum economic news this year, you'd think more people would stay home this weekend, but AAA says more people will travel.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Four Arrested in Home-Grown Terror Plot

Federal agents have arrested four men allegedly involved in a home-grown terror plot targeting Jewish synagogues and military aircraft.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Planes Bring God's Word to New Guinea

A new generation of missionary bush planes is now heading to Papua New Guinea and other remote parts of the world.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Obama Replaces Top Commander in Afghanistan

On Monday, President Obama fired the top American commander in Afghanistan.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Will NH Be Sixth to Legalize Gay Marriage?

The legalization of gay marriage in New Hampshire depends on Gov. John Lynch.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Adoption: New Front in Gay Rights Battle?

One of the priorities of the Obama administration is to advance adoption rights for gay couples.