July 2010 Headlines

Christianity: The Foundation of Independence?

Some say the Fourth of July holiday is an excellent time to remember the faith that made Americans free.

What Politicians Can Learn from Sports

Former Va. senator George Allen says politicians in Washington could learn many valuable lessons from the world of sports.

Businessman Pipes 'Living Water' to the World

After being healed of a rare form of cancer, Walter Wang wants to bring the Word of God to communities around the world.  

'Hidden Homeless' Find River of Refuge

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

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.


Martha's Vineyard: Rich in Revival's Power

The popular vacation spot has a strong Christian heritage. Now the island is witnessing another move of God.

Focus on the Family Lays Off More Workers

More than a dozen managers and two senior executives were among 110 workers at Focus on the Family laid off his week.

Disturbing Army Reports: A Need for Prayer?

A disturbing report coming from the U.S. Army reveals a record number of suicides linked to an increase in risky behaviors like drug abuse, drunk driving, and crime.

Wildfire Smolders in Desert North of Los Angeles

A wildfire smoldered in the high desert north of Los Angeles Saturday, spewing plumes of thick smoke into a nearby town.

Minn. Bridge Collapse Survivor: 'I Called on God'

Michelle McClain was driving on Minnesota's I-35 West bridge during rush hour, Aug. 1, 2007, when the structure began to collapse from underneath her. 

New Questions Arise on Oil Spill Dispersant Use

Environmental officials defended themselves Sunday against assertions they allowed BP liberal use of chemical dispersants whose threat to sea life remains unknown.

Scouts Celebrate 100th Birthday at Jamboree

The Boy Scouts of America is celebrating its 100th anniversary with its national jamboree.

Arlington Grave Mix Up May Be More Widespread

The mix up over tombstone labeling at Arlington National Cemetery could be much worse than originally reported.

Killer Grizzly Bear Captured in Montana

Wildlife crews in Montana have captured a 400-pound grizzly bear that went on a rampage through a campground near Yellowstone National Park.

Arizona Immigration Law Meets More Protests

Arizona's illegal immigration law took effect without the provisions that would have made it the toughest in the nation. Yet the law was still prompted protests.

Sherrod to Sue Blogger Over Racist Allegations

Former U.S. Department of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod plans to sue blogger Andrew Breitbart for igniting a controversy that made her look like a racist.

Armed Robber Repents after Fla. Clerk's Sermon

A Christian employee at a mobile phone shop in Palm Beach, Fla. said her faith forced an armed robber to leave the store empty-handed.

Deadly Gas Explosion Rocks Los Angeles

A natural gas explosion in Los Angeles rocked a two story building Friday, throwing people into the street and killing at least one person. One other person in critical condition.

N.M. Governor Considers Pardoning Billy the Kid

The governor of New Mexico could be about to get involved in one of the most classic of Old West storylines in American history.

Ohio Teacher Settles Arm-Branding Case

An Ohio middle school teacher accused of branding students with an image of a cross has settled with one of the families.

Signs of Progress in Gulf Oil Cleanup

The new target date to plug the oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is this weekend, but there are already signs of progress in the cleanup of the spill that it caused.

Prof. Removed for Stance on Gays Can Return

An Illinois college professor removed for voicing his agreement with the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality has been offered his teaching position back.

Immigration Skirmishes Brew in Calif., S.C.

The government is rapidly expanding a program to identify illegal immigrants using fingerprints from arrests - and it has several immigration groups up in arms.

Calif. Crews Battle Three Wildfires, Evacs Continue

Firefighters continue to battle three fires in the Los Angeles area -- two within 60 miles of each other.

Court Upholds 'In God We Trust' Phrase on Money

A federal appeals court has ruled against a lawsuit to remove "In God We Trust" from U.S. currency, dismissing claims that the phrase was unconstitutional.

FBI Denies Racial Targeting Against Muslims

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is denying allegations of targeting innocent Muslims through a counter-terrorism program.

Evangelist Benny Hinn Asks for $2M in Donations

The Texas-based minister said his ministry has accumulated a deficit in the last few months because there hasn't been the usual amount of offerings at his international speaking engagements.

EPA: 1M Gallons of Oil may be in Mich. River

Gov. Jennifer Granholm said it will be a "tragedy of historic proportions" if the oil reaches Lake Michigan.

Groups: Day of Prayer Defense 'Inadequate'

A coalition of pro-family groups has called the Obama administration's defense of the National Day of Prayer inadequate.

Judge Blocks Parts of AZ Law, Battle Not Over

The legal battle is just beginning over Arizona's controversial immigration law after a federal judge blocked the key provisions of the measure.

Students Punished for Opposing Homosexuality

Christian students at two different universities are being punished for disagreeing with their schools' policies on homosexuality.

Cargo Plane Crashes in Alaska, 4 on Board

A Boeing C-17 cargo plane with four people on board crashed and burned at Elmendorf Air Force Base near downtown Anchorage.

Calif.'s Mojave Wildfire Partially Contained

Hundreds of California firefighters who are battling a raging wildfire near the Mojave Desert got a helping hand from nature on Wednesday.

Foreclosure Warnings Up in U.S. Cities

Households across many large U.S. cities received more foreclosure warnings in the first half of this year than last year.

'Miracle Boy' Survives Near-Fatal Accident

Seventeen-month-old Jessiah Jackson is spending his first night back at home in Wilmington, NC, after surviving what could have been a fatal accident.

Condi and the Queen: Franklin, Rice Perform for Charity

Aretha Franklin and Condoleezza Rice may sit on different sides of the political table, but they know how to harmonize on the musical spectrum.

Arizona Prepares for Immigration Law Protests

With one day left before Arizona’s immigration law goes into effect, passions are running high as those for and against the measure prepare for large scale protests.

100 Days Later: Has Gulf Disaster Really Turned?

One hundred days after the massive oil rig explosion that killed 11 workers and sent millions of gallons of crude gushing into the Gulf, a tranquil image is emerging.

Neb. City Suspends Immigration Law, Goes to Court

The Fremont, Nebraska City Council has voted to suspend a ban on hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants.

Signs of Chelsea Clinton Nuptials Appear in N.Y.

According to the Hudson Valley News, tents reported to have cost $600,000 have been put up at Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

Florida Artist Creates Art from Gulf Oil

Tom Saunders takes photographs of a single drop of oil. Then, in what is a mix of art and science, he creates what he calls "disaster art."

Crash Victims' Misidentification in Dispute

The father of one of two young women misidentified after being involved in a fatal car crash last week, has blamed miscommunication for the mix-up.

Frmr CIA Chief: Strike Against Iran Likely

Michael Hayden, the CIA's top spy under President Bush from 2006 to 2009, told CNN military action may soon be the only option.

BP Replaces Hayward, Reports $17 Billion Loss

BP announced Tuesday that its embattled British CEO Tony Hayward will be replaced by American Robert Dudley effective October 1.

Missionary's Flying Car Travels to Wis. Air Show

The missionary inventor who designed a flying car to help spread the Gospel throughout the world will showcase his invention at one of the biggest aviation shows in the world this weekend.

Neb. Town May Halt Immigration Law to Save Money

It has been estimated implementing the ordinance would cost the city around $1 million per year in legal fees, employee overtime and improved computer software.

Outrage Over Salaries of Calif. City Council Remains

A salary scandal sparked an explosive City Council meeting in the tiny town of Bell, Calif. Monday night.

Couple Gives Billboard-Sized Thanks to Hospital

Kansas residents R.J. and Jackie Mejia used a billboard to express their gratitude to the doctors and nurses who saved their baby girl.

Americans with Disabilities Mark Milestone Anniversary

Twenty years ago today President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law.

Boy Scouts of America Celebrates 100 Years

Thousands of scouts from across the country took part in a parade in Washington, D.C., the largest Boy Scout parade in nearly 70 years.

Gospel Singer Doug Oldham Remembered

Family and friends of gospel singer Doug Oldham remembered his amazing talent Monday at his funeral held at the Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va.

Evangelists Hinn, White Deny Affair Allegations

Television evangelists Benny Hinn and Paula White both issued statements denying that there is anything inappropriate about their relationship.

Soldier Witnesses Daughter's Birth by Skype

Thanks to Skype a military couple was able to witness the birth of their child together.

Storms Bring Relief, Power Outages to Eastern U.S

Following days of oppressive heat, a strong cold front came through the region to trigger the storms.

BP's CEO Hayward to Step Down in October

BP CEO Tony Hayward will step down in October and take a job with TNK-BP, the company's joint venture in Russia, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Engle: A Decade Full of Answering 'The Call'

A decade ago, Lou Engle was a man with a vision: to rally young people across the country to pray for the nation.

Gay Lutheran Pastors Welcomed

Seven gay Luthern pastors who work in the San Francisco Bay area are being welcomed into the denomination.

Heavy Rains Rupture Iowa Dam

Hundreds of Iowans fled from their homes and vacation cabins after two days of heavy rains caused the Lake Delhi dam to rupture on Saturday.

Four Drowned in Lake Michigan Plane Crash

The U.S. Coast Guard called off a recovery mission on Saturday for four victims of a small plane that crashed into Lake Michigan.

Former Muslim Explains Roots of NYC Mosque Name

Former Muslim Walid Shoebat talks to CBN News about Muslim history and how the name "Cordoba" is recognized by Islamists around the world.

In the Line of Duty: Police Deaths Up in 2010

One Sunday, Officer Michael Bailey, a 20-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, became one of those statistics.

Music Artist Jason Upton Releases 'Family Music'

Jason Upton is a Christian music artist who leads worship in churches, large and small, all over the world.

Crews Fixing Well in 'Cat-and-Mouse' with Weather

Crews hurried to get back to work on plugging BP's leaky oil well Saturday after Tropical Storm Bonnie fizzled.

New in Theaters: 'Ramona and Beezus,' 'Salt'

Hollywood aims to strike a family friendly chord at theaters this weekend with the release of 20th Century Fox's "Ramona and the Beezus."

Ariz. Immigration Law Hearings Underway

The court battle over Arizona's immigration law began with a packed courtroom hearing and dozens of protestors outside.

WEB EXTRA: An Outpouring of Love

Pastor Wiley shares how what he's doing to help the poor in his community is just a reflection of what God's prompting the body of Christ to do around the globe.

WEB EXTRA: Tour the River of Refuge Dream Center

Pastor Wiley gave CBN News a tour of the abandoned hospital and how he envisions it as a center to house the hidden homeless.

WEB EXTRA: Interview with a River Church Member

Watch the CBN News interview with a River church member about how the River Christian Fellowship Church is helping the hidden homeless.

Arab-Jewish Alliance: 'There Can be Mideast Peace'

Despite the history of violence between Israelis and Arabs, the Arab Christian-Messianic Jewish Fellowship believes there can be peace between the two.

WEB EXTRA: Interview with Pastor John Wiley

Watch CBN News entire interview with Pastor Wiley of River Fellowship Church in Kansas City, Mo.

Ex-Lawmaker Abandoned Car on Capitol Hill

The parking spaces below the U.S. Capitol building are some of the most coveted on earth - which makes it particularly irritating that a former congresswoman has been allowing her car sit there abandoned.

Gulf Crews, Residents Plan for Ugly Bonnie

The name Bonnie means 'pretty,' but the storm bearing that name is expected to push more of the ugly, oily mess in the Gulf of Mexico onto Louisiana's coast.

Pastor Rick Warren's Eyes Burned in Accident

Warren is at home recovering from an accident in which his eyes were burned with the sap of a firestick plant earlier this week.

Obama Tells Sherrod He 'Regrets' Firing Ordeal

President Barack Obama has personally expressed regret to Shirley Sherrod after she was fired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture over misunderstood remarks.

Ag. Secretary Apologizes, Offers Sherrod New Job

Less than 48 hours after being called a racist and forced to resign from her job at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Shirley Sherrod may be headed back to work.

Wichita City Council Keeps Prayer at Meetings

The Wichita City Council said it will continue to open its meetings with a prayer despite a protest from a secular group.

Coming Storm Throws Loop in Oil Cap Progress

A tropical depression now churning over the Bahamas has its sights set on the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Kagan's Confirmation Cleared for Full Senate Vote

Solicitor General Elena Kagan is one step closer to becoming the fourth female justice on the Supreme Court.

Palin, Bloomberg Spar over NYC Mosque Plans

Plans to build a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero in New York City have caused a heated debate between two prominent political figures.

Lesbian Teen Awarded $35K Over Canceled Prom

A Mississippi school district that cancelled its prom rather than allow a lesbian student to attend has agreed to pay $35,000 in damages to the recent high-school graduate.

Speed Cameras Go Dark in Arizona

For the first time in two years, Arizona's freeways will not be surveyed by photo radar cameras.

United Flight Hits Heavy Turbulence; 30 Injured

Denver International Airport looked like a hospital emergency room for a little while Tuesday after a United Airlines Flight landed with 30 injured passengers.

Horse Therapy Helps Autistic Kids

What started out as therapy for one young autistic girl in Texas has blossomed into a program that is helping many other kids like her.

USDA Worker Resigns Over Racism Charge

Accusations of racism have cost federal employee Shirley Sherrod her job at the U.S. Agriculture Department.

Calif. Teen Trades Online for a Porsche

California teenager Steven Ortiz has found what many people would call success by bartering on Craigslist, the online trading and shopping website.

White House Pays Homage to Broadway

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were regaled Monday night with a series of show tunes from the stars of the Broadway musical, "The Great White Way."

Texas Backs Ariz. in Fight over Immigration

Texas' Gov. Rick Perry contends that states have the constitutional right to pass their own laws.

Former Muslims Post Billboard Against Tenn. Mosque

A group of former Muslims have stepped into the battle over the proposed mega mosque in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Students Told to Stop Praying Outside Supreme Court

Students from a Christian school in Arizona say police stopped them from praying outside the U.S. Supreme Court building.

Judge Extends Order Blocking Okla. Abortion Law

An Oklahoma judge granted an injunction on Monday stopping the enforcement of a state law mandating pregnant women be shown ultrasound images of their unborn babies.

Gulf Spill 'Solution' Worse than the Problem?

For many families who live along the Gulf of Mexico, the federal government's ban on deepwater oil drilling is worse than the oil spill and its aftermath.

Report: Gov't Mishandled GM, Chrysler Bailout

The report says the government did not show why closing dealerships was the right thing to do and may have hurt businesses and the economy.

Facebook Sets Record with 500 Million Users

The social networking site is about to hit a record 500 million users, making it the largest information network on the Internet.

Forecasters: Sweltering Temps Expected to Linger

In one of the hottest summers on record, 43 of the 50 states have had temperatures soaring to 90 degrees or higher. And forecasters warn it'll get worse.

Boykin: NYC Mosque Will Increase Terror Recruitment

The plan to build a mosque near New York City's Ground Zero has drawn criticism from an esteemed U.S. military veteran who has battled radical Islam firsthand.

Report Shows U.S. Intel Has Ballooned Since 9/11

"Top Secret America," a report released by The Washington Post, has revealed there are now 1,200 governement agencies as well as 1,900 private companies collecting information.

Pro-Lifers Win a Round Against Health Law

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced health insurance pools can not cover abortions.

Oil Cap Testing to Continue as Seep Detected

Government officials will allow testing of the newly capped oil well in the Gulf of Mexico to continue, even as a new leak has been discovered.

BP, Feds Clash over Reopening Capped Well

It's a contradiction that may be an effort by the oil giant to avoid blame if crude starts spewing again.

Father of Missing Ore. Boy: Third Party Involved

The father of a missing 7-year-old Portland boy says he believes a third party was involved along with his estranged wife.

Group Helps Dreams Come True for Military Brides

Bridal salons are making dreams come true for future military spouses, by supporting "Brides Across America."

Networks Refuse to Air Controversial Mosque Ad

CBS and NBC have refused to air an ad opposing the mosque set to be built near Ground Zero in New York City.

Prayer Day for the Gulf Puts Focus on God

Damage has already been done for many Gulf Coast cities and residents and because of that, churches across the country will gather to pray Sunday, July 18.

Sci-Fi Rules: Inception, ‘Sorcerer’ Hit Theaters

This weekend, it's all about mind over matter as psychics and sorcerers get ready to vie for box office gold in the latest batch of Hollywood films.

Officials: Small Plane Crash in Maine Kills Two

Officials say two people have died in a small plane crash near the Portland International Jetport in Maine.

Official: No One Under NJ Parking Garage Rubble

A New Jersey fire official says no one is trapped under the rubble from a parking garage that partly collapsed after a glass canopy fell from a high-rise condominium building.

Why Believers Must Defend Their Faith

Each year, there are countless cases around the nation challenging believers and their constitutional rights.

Apple Gives Away Free Cases for iPhone 4

Apple, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs is giving away free protective cases to owners of the new iPhone 4.

Kindergarten Sex Ed? What Kids Could Learn

A school district in Montana is proposing new graphic sex education curriculum for students as young as five years old.

Traditional Marriage Suffers Setback in D.C.

The D.C. Court of Appeals has ruled against letting voters have a say on gay marriage in the nation's capital.

Atheist Group Encourages Non-Believers to Unite

In Texas, a new billboard has popped up along a major interstate that encourages people who don't believe in God to band together.

New York to Adopt No-Fault Divorce Bill

New York Gov. David Paterson is preparing to sign a no-fault divorce bill that would make the Empire State the last in the union to adopt the controversial policy.

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.

BP Successfully Stops Oil with Temporary Fix

BP has begun critical testing on its ruptured well in hopes that it will lead to stopping the gusher.

Ancient Ship Found at NYC's Ground Zero

An ancient ship was found at the NYC's Ground Zero site as workers were excavating a new parking lot.

Minor Earthquake Rattles the D.C. Area

The quake, which struck at 5:04 a.m. EDT on Friday, shook homes and rattled windows.

Tea Party Decries Allegations of Racism

Charges of racism have the Tea Party defending itself against allegations from the country's oldest civil rights organization.

Black Conservatives: Tea Party Not Racist

RNC Chairman Michael Steele said in a statement on Wednesday the NAACP's allegations "are not only destructive, they are not true."

Testing Begins on New Oil Leak Cap

BP has finally started tests on a new cap designed to temporarily fix its leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.

NYC Mosque Opponents Fight for 'Sacred' Ground

Families of 9/11 victims and other opponents met to convince NYC officials to uphold the sanctity of a site near Ground Zero that could eventually be a mosque.



Judge Blocks Neb. Abortion Screening Law

A federal judge has granted Planned Parenthood's request to temporarily block a Nebraska abortion law, saying the measure would make it harder women to get the procedure.

Nine States Support Arizona's Immigration Law

Nine states have officially backed Arizona's new immigration law.

Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston Getting Married

After almost two years of acrimony, Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston said they've worked things out and now want to get married.

Engagement Ring Recovered from Minn. Lake

A Minneapolis teacher was distraught when she dropped her $7,000 engagement ring off the edge of a boat - until a treasure hunter came to the rescue.

Houston Salvation Army Kettles Already Out

Houston is experiencing the sounds and sights of Christmas in July due to the Salvation Army's response to the tough economic times that have plagued many of the city's residents.

White House Denies NASA Outreach to Muslims

The White House is contradicting a claim that the space agency, NASA, should be reaching out to the Muslim world.

Woman Gets New Kidney from Facebook Post

Sarah Taylor had been on a transplant waiting list for the past year so she decided to post her need on Facebook.

Indecency Rules Redefined for Television

A federal appeals court has struck down a 2004 Federal Communications Commission policy, redefining indecency rules for broadcast television.

Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner Dies at 80

George Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday.

Testing Begins on BP's New Cap for Oil Leak

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

Missing Iranian Scientist Surfaces in Washington

A missing Iranian scientist has turned up alive in Washington, D.C.

Rev. Schuller Not Retiring from Crystal Cathedral

The 83-year-old Schuller told his congregation that Sheila Schuller Coleman will become sole lead pastor, as he becomes head of the church's board of directors.

Five Dead in NM Workplace Shooting

A workplace shooting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has left five people dead and four others wounded.

Gospel Music Legend Walter Hawkins Dead at 61

Grammy Award-winning Gospel singer and composer Walter Hawkins passed away at his California home Sunday after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.

Searching for Artifacts from Conn.'s Tribe-Settler War

A project to map the battlefields of the Pequot War is bringing those musket balls, gunflints and arrowheads into the sunlight for the first time in centuries.

British Petroleum Reports Progress on Oil Cap

Eighty-four days into the oil spill, British Petroleum is once again trying to replace the cap and contain the leak in the Gulf of Mexico once and for all.

Fla. Diner Serves up Side of Patriotism

Imagine eating lunch at a restaurant when suddenly, everyone around you stands up to say the Pledge of Allegiance. At one eatery, it's become a ritual.

'Blind Side' Couple Share 'In a Heartbeat'

Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy say any one person you walk past could be the one to change your life. So every once in awhile, you need to stop and turn around.

New Palin Ad Shows 'Mama Grizzlies' on the Rise

Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin's latest political ad for conservative women is catching a lot of attention.

No Land for Conservative Breakaway Church

Christ Church left the Episcopal denomination in 2007 over concerns that leaders were allowing the ordination of gay clergy.

Ariz. Militia Keeps Watch for Illegal Immigrants

As the battle over how to maintain the border continues in Arizona, some residents have appointed themselves as guardians to keep an eye out for illegal immigrants.

Will the Supreme Court Decide Same-Sex Marriage?

A Boston judge has ruled the federal law defining marriage as between one man and one woman is unconstitutional, a decision that could reach beyond Massachussetts.

Stamp Prices Going Up Again, 46-Cent Rate Asked

The cost of mailing a letter is going up again.

Oil Unleashed Temporarily in Attempt to Contain It

A BP official says that early work to contain the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is going as expected.

Army Officer Thankful Family Survives House Fire

No matter how difficult times may be, one military man has still found things to be thankful for.

Justice Department Showing Racial Bias?

A scene from the 2008 presidential election has some accusing the Justice Department of racism.

Box Office: Can 'Despicable Me' Eclipse 'Twilight'?

A week after its July 4 weekend debut, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has a new crop of challengers at the box office.

Presbyterian USA Close to Allowing Gay Clergy

Leaders of the Presbyterian USA Church voted Thursday to allow non-celibate gays in committed relationships to serve as clergy.

Court Reinstates Planned Parenthood Fraud Suit

A court in California has re-instated a fraud case against Planned Parenthood alleging the clinic overbilled the government for birth control costs.

Federal Court Rejects Offshore Drilling Ban

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

Russian Agents Get 'New Life' in Spy Swap

Their U.S. ring dismantled, 10 Russian secret agents are on their way to a new life under Moscow's wing in a swiftly brokered trade.

CNN Mideast Editor Fired over Tweet

CNN fired Middle East affairs correspondent Octavia Nasr after she posted a 'Tweet' expressing her admiration for a late Lebanese Muslim cleric.

Health Care Law More Burden to Medicaid?

The first stage of President Obama's health care overhaul is set to cover about one million uninsured Americans by 2011.

Failed NYC Terror Plot Part of al Qaeda Conspiracy

Several al Qaeda members have been indicted in connection with last year's plot to set off bombs in New York's subway system.

Sharia Flaw: U.S. Group Aims for Islamic Domination

For most Americans, July is a time to celebrate their country's freedom and independence. But one radical Islamic group will do the opposite.

East Coast Gets Relief from Heat, Not Humidity

After four days of steamy, 100 degree heat, the East Coast is starting to cool down - but not much.

Second Tropical Storm Threatens Gulf Coast

Another storm is threatening oil spill clean up efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.

NY Candidates Seek Probe of Ground-Zero Mosque

Two candidates who want to be New York state's next governor said more information is needed about the controversial mosque to be built at New York City's Ground Zero.

Magnitude-5.4 Quake Strikes Southern California

A moderate earthquake jolted Southern California on Wednesday, rattling buildings in downtown Los Angeles.

Understanding Evil and Our Moral Foundations

Author David Kupelian says society has an age-old blind spot -- we don't understand the nature of evil and how it works -- and he partially blames the church.

Jewelry Benefits Oil Spill Victims in Gulf

Anne Dale is using her creative talents to raise money for fishing businesses affected by the oil spill on the Gulf Coast.

White House Challenges Ariz. Immigration Law

Justice Department officials has filed a lawsuit over the constitutionality of Arizona's new illegal immigration law.

Audrey Assad Explores Faith Walk in New Album

A new worship album from the up-and-coming Christian recording artist Audrey Assad is set to hit stores across the U.S. in July.

Record Heat Broils East Coast, Sparks Outages

The northeastern U.S. is still suffering through some of the hottest weather in a decade.

Hawaii Gov. Vetoes Same-Sex Civil Union Bill

Gov. Linda Lingle said Tuesday that voters and not politicians should decide the fate of civil unions.

Prosecutors to Appeal Bail in Russian Spy Case

The government said Tuesday it planned to appeal a decision to release one of the defendants in the Russian spy case on bail.

Oil Seeps into Lake Pontchartrain

New Orleans, which managed to escape the oil from the BP spill for more than two months, can't hide any longer.

Queen Makes Rare Visit to NYC

For the first time in almost 35 years, Queen Elizabeth II made a rare visit to New York City.

Nation's Oldest Postal Worker Retires

After nearly 40 years on the job, the nation's oldest postal worker has punched in for the final time.

Elizabeth Plans Brief Visit to NYC, Ground Zero

The schedule for Queen Elizabeth II's visit to New York City includes a tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks and addresses to the United Nations.

East Coast's Scorching Heat Wave Continues

Temperatures have risen so high on the East Coast that it has become dangerous to be outdoors.

Oil Hits All Gulf States, Texas Tar Balls Found

The state of Texas has begun to see the effects of the Gulf oil spill. Buckets of tar balls have washed up on on several of the state's beaches.

Imam Entangled in Terrorism Case Leaves U.S.

Court orders imam entangled in suicide bomb plot to leave the U.S.

Jobless Woman Helping Homeless in 50 States

The homeless helping the homeless is the mission of one young woman in Minneapolis, Minn.

New Citizens Take Oath on Independence Day

The Fourth of July was a special day for all of America, but some had special reason to celebrate as they became new U.S.citizens


Chicago Church Sends Thousands of Letters to Troops

A church in Chicago encouraged thousands of troops this Fourth of July with hand-written letters.

Oil Spill Dampens Gulf Residents Busiest Holiday

This is not a happy holiday for buasinesses along the Gulf coast as the BP oil spill is ruining what is normally their busiest season.

BP Oil Spill Response Costs Top $3 Billion

BP's latest figures for its response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster has topped $3 billion, the company reported on Monday.

Queen Elizabeth to Visit Manhattan Tuesday

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will spend Tuesday afternoon in Manhattan before flying home to Great Britain in the evening.

Fireworks Follow Sunny July 4 Festivals

The nation's largest fireworks show lit up the sky over the Hudson River straddling New York and New Jersey on Sunday.

Tragedy Strikes at Iowa Parade

Tragedy struck the Bellevue, Iowa, Fourth of July parade when a pair of runaway coach horses killed one spectator and injured 23 others.

Giant Oil Skimmer Being Tested in Gulf of Mexico

The latest hopes are riding on a massive new skimmer to clean oil from near the spewing well in the Gulf of Mexico.

Florida School District Sued for Bible Ban

The Liberty Counsel filed a lawsuit Thursday to overturn a ban on handing out bibles in public schools in Florida's Collier County.

School Principals Lose Appeal in Candy Cane Case

A federal appeals court has ruled two Texas principals can be held personally liable in a lawsuit over students distributing candy canes with Christian Christmas messages.

'Son of Hamas' Thankful for U.S. Asylum

The man known as the 'Son of Hamas' faced death threats and warnings not to return to the West Bank.

Nuke the Oil Spill? Could it Work?

Some experts have suggested using explosives or nuclear weapons to stop the Gulf oil spill and former President Bill Clinton hints that may become the only option.

Al Gore Assault Investigation Reopened

Police in Oregon are reopening an investigation into an alleged sexual assault by former Vice President Al Gore.

Puerto Rico Voids Birth Certificates

Officials have asked Puerto Ricans to apply for new birth certificates with increased security features. The move comes in response to the country's widespread identity theft problem.

Piano Artist Paints NYC Streets with Music

An artist has planted 60 pianos around the Big Apple in hopes of turning a city of strangers into friends