September 2009 Headlines
On Sept. 11, 2001, Sujo John was working in World Trade Center Tower 1 when American Airlines Flight 11 tore through his building.
Amani Mustafa is a former Muslim who fled oppression in Egypt only to experience further abuse in America, where she thought she would be safe.
Imagine someone taxing you every time you drove a mile. Oregon wants to do it. And there's a good chance a tax could soon be imposed on every U.S. driver.
It has been said that those who don't know history, risk repeating the mistakes of the past. Educators are on the move to bring the subject of U.S. history back from the dead.
The new movie "The Informant," starring Matt Damon, tells the story of Mark Whitacre, the highest-level executive to be a whistleblower in U.S. history.
The oldest man in the world just turned 113 and he currently resides at the Rainbow Retirement Home in Great Falls, Mont.
Ben Chavis turned some of Oakland's worst schools into California's best and explains how he did it in his new book "Crazy Like a Fox."
A battle over Bible banners is unfolding at high school football games in north Georgia.
A San Diego lesbian couple has settled a discrimination lawsuit outside of court with the Christian doctors they accused of denying them service because of their sexual orientation.
A new report says nearly 6,000 Americans were killed in accidents caused by distracted drivers last year. The findings have prompted the government to hold a summit on highways safety.
Thousands gathered at the Capitol, Wednesday, for the largest ever Washington, D.C., rally regarding school choice.
Authorities are inspecting a jet at Logan International Airport in Boston after a note saying "bomb on board" was found in a plane bathroom.
Several hundred health care workers rallied at the New York state capitol in Albany on Tuesday protesting the demand to be innoculated with the swine flu vaccine or be fired.
Worshippers in many communities are struggling with job loss, home foreclosures, and uncertainty.
Michigan Dep't. of Human Services says kids can't wait for the school bus at their neighbor's home.
Toyota Motor Corp. will recall 3.8 million vehicles in the U.S. to address problems with a removable floor mat.
Pastors in about 80 churches across the U.S. preached partisan political sermons this past Sunday as part of what's called "The Pulpit Initiative."
Terror suspect Najibullah Zazi is being charged with conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction.
An Arizona mega church is cutting ties with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
Disney is offering a free day's admission to 1 million guests who complete a day of volunteer work next year.
America's military is struggling to find enough chaplains to minister to U.S. troops.
An Ohio mother implanted with the wrong embryo gave birth Thursday, then handed the healthy baby boy over to his parents.
Oral Roberts University is debt-free after being tens of millions of dollars in the red.
Muslim leaders held a highly-anticipated prayer rally in Washington, D.C., Friday, but the attendance was far below expectations.
Conservative Lutherans are considering leaving their denomination over the issue of gays serving in the church's clergy.
Now residents are faced with the task of cleaning up and salvaging as much as they can from their waterlogged homes.
A group of New Jersey elementary students are getting lots of attention for their song praising President Barack Obama as the nation's first black president.
Thousands of Muslims gathered on Capitol Hill Friday for a massive Islamic service to pray "for the soul of America."
A new film is coming out that reveals one of America's greatest weapons in the fight against global poverty - capitalism.
William Safire, the conservative columnist and word warrior who feared no politician or corner of the English language, died Sunday at age 79.
Heavy rains have been drenching northwest Georgia, but forecasters say relief is on the way.
The FBI has released long-secret security tapes showing the chaos immediately after the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building.
The recent arrests in alleged U.S. bombing plots has turned public attention back to the federal government's counter-terrorism efforts.
An Ohio woman who gave birth to a baby boy after a fertility clinic implanted her with the wrong embryo is a "guardian angel," the boy's biological parents said Saturday.
At least four terror plots being planned by people living inside the U.S. have been averted. But the danger may not be over.
The events of the past few weeks are a reminder of the ever-present terrorist threat as federal agents pursued terror plots in four states.
Western society is built on the foundation of the Ten Commandments. But how many Americans follow them today?
The government claims that one of America's major insurance companies gave 'misleading and confusing' information to customers on health care.
Concerned Women for America was founded in 1979 to counter the feminist movement with a godly and pro-family response.
After growing complaints, U.S. Capitol police have replaced three tattered flags flying over several government office buildings.
Father Damien is beloved throughout the islands for volunteering to minister and care for Hawaii's leprosy patients in the 1870s.
Former Muslims United seeks to educate the American public and lawmakers about the threat posed by Islamic Sharia law.
A massive Islamic prayer service scheduled to take place on Capitol Hill, Friday, is raising concern among Christians.
His lyrics are clean and he isn't afraid to rap about what it takes to get to Heaven.
Rebecca St. James' new book "Loved: Stories of Forgiveness" can be seen as a portrayal of the modern-day prodigal sons and daughters.
Christian author Ted Dekker just released his new book, "Green"-- the latest of his special series entitled "Circle."
Students gathered for the annual 'See You At The Pole' prayer event at school campuses across the country Wednesday.
Suspected terrorist Najibullah Zazi has been indicted for the charge of attempting to detonate explosives in the United States.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation claims that practice violates the so-called separation of church and state.
New York police may have blown the surveillance of a terrorism suspect during a sensitive stage in an FBI investigation, a criminal complaint suggests.
Three non-stop days of rain has led to horrible destruction in parts of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina.
Houston pastors were anticipating great results from a prayer effort held over the weekend.
Torrential rains have eased up in parts of the south, but on Wednesday residents were left stunned by the death and destruction caused by the high waters.
A wildfire stoked by the notoriously hot and dry Santa Ana winds has burned some 8,500 acres in the hills of Ventura County.
Four people were injured and the busiest border crossing in the U.S. was closed to northbound vehicle traffic for hours on Tuesday.
ACORN said Tuesday it has selected a former Massachusetts attorney general to investigate its housing program and other public service projects.
Tourists traveling through Kalona, Iowa, were in for an unexpected surprise when they found themselves targeted by the town's police.
Past gatherings have rarely yielded any major diplomatic breakthroughs. The Obama administration hopes this year will be different.
The clock is winding down for a British teen girl pursuing U.S. citizenship after she refused to get the HPV vaccine, also known as Gardasil.
An Arizona couple says they will sue Wal-Mart and the state over allegations of sexual abuse surrounding what they say were innocent photos of their daughters.
A group of rival high school football players found common ground at a Virginia mall recently, but were kicked out after they joined hands to pray.
Alive Again by Christian singer Matt Maher is one of the most anticipated albums releasing this week.
A former lawmaker laced up his dance shoes and "hammered" out his routine for ABC's reality TV show Dancing with the Stars
The death toll in Georgia continued to climb Tuesday as rescuers found the body of a 15-year-old boy in the Chattooga River on Tuesday morning.
The White House is considering expanding counterterror operations in Pakistan to refocus on eliminating al-Qaeda.
Federal officials issued a warning Tuesday to mass transit stations across the country after three suspects were arrested in a possible terrorism plot that may have targeted New York City trains.
Both parties were expecting a big decision Monday, but Judge Daniel P. Dawson said he wanted be sure of jurisdiction laws in Ohio.
The new movie The Informant
, starring Matt Damon, tells the story of Mark Whitacre, the highest-level executive to be a whistleblower in U.S. history.
September is National Disaster Preparedness Month and although the U.S. hurricane season has been mild so far, September is usually considered to be the worst month for the possibility of a hurricane.
Sunday's Emmy Awards plaintively acknowledged TV's changing role in the Internet age, with everything from scripted jokes about the decline of networks to unemployed stars openly job-seeking.
The grandson of evangelist Billy Graham will remain pastor of a Florida megachurch after the congregation voted overwhelmingly against a petition to remove him from leadership.
An Amherst, Va., girl is credited with saving her father's life while he suffered a seizure.
For the second year in a row, legislators reached across the aisle on Capitol Hill Tuesday to officially honor September as Gospel Music Heritage Month.
The body of a Yale student found dead behind a wall on what should have been her wedding day has been returned to Northern California for her funeral.
The FBI arrested a 24-year-old Colorado man on charges of making false statements to federal agents in an ongoing terror investigation.
A Louisville, Ky., high school coach was found innocent of murder in the heat exhaustion death of one of his players.
The Department of Justice is calling for a Boston judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
A rain-soaked crowd praised God outside a Florida courthouse Thursday after two school officials were found not guilty of contempt of court for praying at a fundraiser.
Police investigating the murder of a Yale graduate student are still collecting evidence, including a car they towed from the motel where the suspected killer was arrested.
Authorities are investigating a possible al Qaeda cell here in the U.S. which they believe was planning an attack against a subway or railway in New York City.
The man responsible for plotting the 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C. area will face execution at the end of the year.
A Florida principal and athletic director will not face criminal charges for praying at a school event.
Experts warn if a nuclear weapon was detonated, electrical grids would be stopped and that could disrupt everything from communications networks to military defenses.
Monti was shot to death in the Afghan mountains in 2006 while trying for the third time to save a wounded comrade.
A lawsuit has been filed by a group of angry parents against a California school district over a gay-friendly curriculum.
Steve Monforto made a nice catch when he snagged a foul ball at Tuesday night's Phillies game, What his toddler did next -- and Monforto's response -- have turned him into a pop culture hero.
A Yale University lab technician was arrested Thursday in the killing of a graduate student whose body was found stuffed behind the wall of a campus research building.
Google Inc. is giving 2 million books in its digital library a chance to be reincarnated as paperbacks.
FBI agents raided the home of a Colorado man, whom they believe is an al Qaeda operative.
Mary Travers, one-third of the hugely popular 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, has died.
Hundreds gathered Wednesday to remember murdered pro-life activist James Pouillon as man committed to his faith and the pro-life movement.
The Christian music group Avalon has a long list of accolades, including six Dove Awards, three Grammy nominations and 21 hit songs.
President and Mrs. Obama invited a few Olympic and para-Olympic athletes to the White House to try and influence the Olympic judges on the location of the 2016 games.
High school student Jens Nielson finally got his chance to play in the marching band thanks to fellow classmates and a robotics teacher.
Brand announced he had cancer in January at the NCAA convention and continued to run the organization's day-to-day operations.
A baseball fan demonstrated what it means to be a good father during Tuesday's Major League Baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals.
Karen Taylor and Christopher Raynor had plans to honeymoon on a cruise ship, but the 28-year-old groom-to-be died in a car crash just hours before the wedding.
Connecticut's state medical examiner says a Yale University grad student died of traumatic asphyxiation.
Law enforcement agents say anti-terrorism raids conducted in New York City, Monday, were part of an ongoing investigation centering around a man allegedly linked to al Qaeda.
A New York lawmaker is proposing a bill on Tuesday to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA.
A report by the Florida police says it has found no evidence to support Rifqa Bary's charges that her life was threatened after her parents discovered she had converted to Christianity.
Pew Research didn't attempt to gauge how shrinking newspapers, reduced staffs and other cutbacks at news organizations are affecting people's perceptions.
Roman Catholics have reached into their pockets for the funding of a television advertising campaign to support traditional marriage in Maine.
A Connecticut official says New Haven police have identified a "person of interest" in the death of a Yale University graduate student.
Fans of the actor were saddened to learn in March 2008 that Swayze was suffering from a particularly deadly form of cancer.
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.
A California man has taken the fight for traditional marriage in the state to a new level-- now to prevent spouses from getting divorced.
This past weekend, thousands of black families met on the Washington Mall to show their strength, and it all started with prayer.
The news has been dominated lately by poor behavior of popular figures. How can we check ourselves to prevent acts like this from happening?
Public trust in the news media is at its lowest level in more than 20 years, according to a recent Pew Research study.
The 28th annual Great Reno Balloon Race got underway this past weekend, with more than 100 balloons participating this year.
President Barack Obama called Friday's fatal shooting of a Michigan pro-life activist "deplorable."
CBN's Operation Blessing International did its part in honoring the 9/11 heroes through service, partnering with the Home Depot to help victims of recent flooding in Norfolk, Virginia.
A Galveston, Texas church has dedicated their new building one year after Hurricane Ike struck and demolished the congregation's old facility.
The U.S. has done a lot to make itself safer since 9/11, but a new report shows the New York City subway system is one of the country's most vulnerable targets.
A medical examiner says the body found Sunday afternoon in a Yale University building is that of grad student Annie Le.
On Saturday, the Tea Party movement ended its latest big act: the Tea Party Express, a coast-to-coast series of rallies to protest where government's taking the country.
Potential evidence has been seized from the building where a Yale University graduate student was last seen before she vanished days ahead of her wedding, authorities said Saturday.
A Texas island city ravaged by Hurricane Ike is set to mark the storm's one year anniversary with a sunrise church service.
Agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug, the father of the "green revolution" who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in combating world hunger and saving hundreds of millions of lives, died Saturday in Texas.
A week before one of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's closest advisers was to go to prison for fraud, the commercial roofing contractor died at a Chicago hospital.
As lawmakers continue to talk about health care reform, a clinic in Richmond, Va. is making it a reality.
For 34 years, Coach Ed Thomas was the heart and soul of his football team. His family and his community have set out to continue teaching his life lessons to young men.
Drake, 33, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder Friday. One of his victims was a well-known local abortion protester, James Pouillon.
James Pouillon, a well-known anti-abortion protester in Owosso, Mich., was shot multiple times outside Owosso High School.
Memorial ceremonies were held across the country Friday, as Americans remembered the eight anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in Washington D.C. and New York City.
Coast Guard officials say they were conducting a training exercise in the Potomac River moments before the president's motorcade crossed en route to a Sept. 11 commemoration.
Now we're seeing new images from that day. And some experts warn that terrorists could be planning to strike again.
Remembering the heroes and the victims of the 9/11 attacks is not the only agenda on Friday, prayer is also a top priority for Americans as well.
GM says customers don't like their new car, will have 60 days to return it -- and get their money back.
New video has been released that shows the September 11, 2001 attacks through the lens of New York's amateur photographers.
On Thursday, new amateur footage of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City was released by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Organizers of a teen abstinence summit are being sued, because of their references to the Bible.
Thousands of Christians will be taking part in a town hall style Web cast on the eighth anniversary of 9/11 in an effort to reach out to their Muslim neighbors.
Some Texas school districts are scrambling to interpret a state law requiring public schools to teach Bible literacy.
A North Carolina college student has social networking to thank for helping put him through school.
Friday marks the eighth anniversary of the three terror attacks against the United States. Christians are using the day not only to remember lives lost, but to also pray for the nation.
State GOP media adviser Joel Sawyer says 31 out of the 46 executive committee members agreed Thursday evening to send a letter to the Republican governor asking for his resignation.
Using the latest technology, TSA agents will be screening airplane passengers for the presence of explosive powders.
Lynette Lewis, with the group Stop Child Trafficking Now, talked to CBN News about slavery in the U.S. and how children get lured into it.
A 14-month-old girl was killed after a fight broke out at a Minnesota church.
A Washington State high school graduate believes her free speech rights were violated, because a request to play a Christian hymn at her high school graduation was denied.
Wedding officials in Las Vegas were preparing Wednesday for one of the busiest days of the year on a quirky date to get hitched - Sept. 9, 2009, or 9-9-09.
The parents of a 16-year-old football player who was baptized on a team trip believe their son may have felt some pressure to go through with the ceremony.
Yale University has removed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad from an upcoming book about how they caused outrage across the Muslim world.
Fire officials are trying to keep the upper hand on the huge wildfire burning north of Los Angeles, but conditions have become unpredictable.
TUCSON, Ariz. - Despite the tough economy, officials with the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon say contributions and pledges from this year's Labor Day event totaled nearly $60.5 million.
Fire officials tried to stay aggressive in stunting the growth of a huge wildfire north of Los Angeles, but the flames and the winds that fanned them have proved unpredictable.
At her birthday on Saturday, Ella Schuler shared her secrets to longevity.
The closure of the Oakland Bay Bridge has created a long commute for some drivers in San Francisco.
Four adults and 13 teenagers piled into two RV's and one SUV to cover more than 7,000 miles.
The Chandler Christian Church in Chandler, Arizona turned their parking lot into a drive-thru prayer service.
You likely won't see suits and ties at one church in Texas-- It's a "Cowboy Church."
An airline spokesman says an indicator light that warned of possible smoke aboard a Southwest Airlines flight forced the pilot to make an emergency landing in Tampa, Fla.
With unemployment at a record 9.7 percent for the nation and an economy that keeps sending mixed signals, Congress is gearing up for a battle over labor reform.
Volunteers in Des Moines are spending Labor Day putting together food packages for the hungry.
The nearly 15 million unemployed Americans won't enjoy Labor Day as a relaxing respite from work.
The town where Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped 18 years ago celebrated her astounding reappearance with a parade Sunday.
With one of the largest wildfires in Southern California history nearly half contained, authorities were pressing forward with their investigation to try and determine who set the deadly blaze.
A boy allegedly abducted in a custody dispute nearly two years ago has turned up alive, hiding with his mother at his grandmother's Illinois home, investigators said.
The brother of a Georgia man charged with slaying his father and seven others in a mobile home insisted Saturday that the suspect would never harm his family.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates expressed disappointment at news outlets that used a picture taken by The Associated Press depicting a U.S. Marine mortally wounded in combat in Afghanistan.
A Vermont teen is sentenced to prison in the state's first "sexting" case.
Bary's parents say they love their daughter and want her home.
A Florida judge ruled Thursday that 17-year-old Rifqa Bary can stay in Orlando until further notice, but it appears the case is headed for trial.
On a sultry Thursday evening, the King of Pop was given an intimate, private version of the lavish public memorial held shortly after his death in June.
Oral Roberts University reported on Thursday a 17 percent enrollment increase for the Fall 2009 class since last year.
A Florida judge says Rifqa Bary can stay in the state for now while her parents say they love their daughter and want her home.
A Christian ministry has started a nationwide project to pray for the Muslim world, as followers of Islam celebrate Ramadan.
It's now been four years since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, killing thousands and causing billions of dollars in destruction.
California firefighters joined to remember their own, Friday, saluting the body of fallen firefighter Capt. Tedmund Hall.
Christian music fans all over the world will have a rare opportunity to see some of the biggest names in the industry perform, during a live Web-streamed concert event Labor Day weekend.
Michelle Duggar, star of the The Learning Channel's reality show "18 Kids and Counting" is pregnant with her 19th child.
The violent crime rate in the United States remained unchanged from 2007 to 2008. It is the lowest crime rate since 1973.
A hearing scheduled in a Florida courtroom on Thursday could decide the fate of 17-year-old Rifqa Bary.
Michael Jackson will be laid to rest Thursday in a California mausoleum surrounded by legendary entertainers, including Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and W.C. Fields.
Behind all the numbers of troops on the ground and troops killed are real people with real lives.
The New International Version of the Bible is set to get its first revision in 25 years but it could re-open a heated debate about changing gender terms in the Scripture.
CBN News recently profiled a book on sex trafficking that was published by a group of Christian journalists associated with Youth With a Mission, or YWAM.
A new survey says most of the residents in the Bronx area of New York City drink at least one sweetened drink a day.
The Postal Service has managed to weather the tough economy, keeping roughly half of its post offices open.
For the first time in decades, more parents are back at home with their kids. One MTV reality show star is giving parents tips on how to stay at home and remain sane.
Charles Gibson will step down as anchor of ABC's "World News" at the end of the year, the network announced Wednesday.
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. is hosting a PGA championship for disabled golfers.
Firefighters battling the massive wildfire in California caught a major break from the humid weather, allowing them to gain a little ground, but officials say the fight is far from over
New developments in the Rifqa Bary case revealed that the teen's parents attend a mosque in Ohio that has major ties to terrorist activities, Bary's attorney announced Monday.
A coalition for marriage will file a ballot initiative Tuesday to preserve traditional marriage in Washington, D.C.
Among the most talked about new releases in Christian music is the latest project from singer Derek Webb.
Federal officials are giving Southwest Airlines until Dec. 24 to replace unapproved parts on about 50 airplanes.
Montana may become the first state to declare that doctor-assisted suicide is protected under the state constitution.
Wildfires have already turned parts of Southern California into a lunar landscape, even as a major hurricane is bearing down on Mexico's Baja Peninsula.
More than 1,000 people attended the funeral service of Carol Daniels in Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
As thousands of firefighters try to contain the massive wildfires near Los Angeles, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger commended their bravery at Tuesday press conference.
The new law recognizing homosexual marriages took effect Tuesday in the Green Mountain State.