August 2010 Headlines

Forgiving Racial Injustice: Simeon's Story

In 1955, Emmett Till was lynched for whistling at a white woman. His cousin, Simeon Wright has grown to forgive those responsible.

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.

How God's Kingdom Can Transform Your World

Author and CBN News Producer Steve Schaefer said understanding God's kingdom is the key to living victoriously.

Universal Orlando Hosts 2010 Christian Music Fest

Universal Studios Orlando Resort's popular "Rock the Universe" Christian music festival returns September 10 and 11 with one of the most exciting celebrations of Christian music in the nation.

Iowa Hopes for Gay Marriage 'Wake Up Call'

Traditional marriage supporters say recent court decisions in the gay marriage debate are shoving the idea of "government by the people" on a shelf.

The Oval Office Gets a Makeover

While the first family was on vacation, the Oval Office was redecorated, and you'll get to see some of the new look Tuesday night during the President's speech.

Will U.S. Mosque Protests Stir Global Christian Attacks?

The controversy over the proposed mosque near Ground Zero may not only affect those in the U.S., but also Christians living in Muslim countries.

U.S. Muslims Launch Positive PSA on Islam

Members of "My Faith My Voice" say they want to put an end to the fear many have about Islam.

Analysis: Restoring Honor Rally Promotes 'Change'

The same spirit of change that ushered in a Democratic Congress and president now appears to be threatening the balance of power in the nation's capital.

Wash. Cops Use Dogs to Sniff Out Pot

A group of police dogs in Washington state are being trained in the fight against illegal marijuana use.

E-Dating: More Couples Meeting on the Web

The Internet has become the second most common way for people to meet a partner, according to a new poll cited by Time Magazine.

Napolitano Praises Chicago Surveillance Cams

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has praised Chicago for the number of public and private surveillance cameras it has put up city wide.

Suspect in Mormon Bishop Murder Shot by Police

The man suspected of murdering a Mormon lay bishop in Visalia, Calif., was a former member of the Mormon church, according to the gunman's brother.

NYC Mosque Developer: No Money from Radicals

Sharif El-Gamal, the developer behind the proposed mosque near New York City's Ground Zero site, says he will not accept money from radical Islamic groups.

Earl Threatens U.S. Coast after Hitting Caribbean

Forecasters have predicted Hurricane Earl is on track to possibly make landfall in North Carolina on Thursday.

Clemens Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Steroid Use

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of lying about using steroids.

Kayaking Daredevil Plunges into Legal Hot Water

A North Carolina kayaker wowed onlookers when he took a death defying 90-foot plunge down Linville Falls. Besides cheers, he could also face jail time.

Beck's 'Restoring Honor' Rally Draws Diverse Crowd

Hundreds of thousands of Americans came together in the National Mall in Washington, D.C. this weekend for Fox News talk show host Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally.

Obama Says Still More Work to Do after Katrina

"There's still too many people unable to find work," the president said. "And there's still too many New Orleans folks who have not been able to come home."

Feds Investigate Fire at Tenn. Mosque Site

Federal investigators say some of the excavating equipment used in building the future Islamic house of worship were doused with an accelerant and set ablaze. But so far, they have not ruled arson as the cause.

Five Years Later: Katrina Survivors Still Rebuilding

The anniversary of the country's worst natural disaster was an opportunity to look back and learn some important lessons.

Beck Rally Signals Election Trouble for Dems

Neither Democrats nor Republicans can afford to ignore the anti-establishment fervor displayed Saturday during Beck's rally.

Distributing Counterfeit Currency: An Act of War?

An ex-FBI agent says the U.S. has been flooded with with "supernotes," counterfeit $100 bills so perfect even experts have been fooled.

Pastors Criticize 'Misrepresentation' of Obama's Faith

More than 70 pastors and other Christian leaders have signed a letter saying the personal faith of public leaders should not be up for public debate.

First Muslim University Opens in U.S.

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

Not Forsaken: Reaching Sex Slaves in Mid-America

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

Actor Robert Duvall Talks about 'Getting Low'

Dr. Pat Robertson recently spoke with Actor Robert Duvall at his horse farm in northern Virginia, about his latest movie, "Get Low."

Court Finds Gov't Has the Right to Track You

Is this the beginning of a totalitarian state imagined by George Orwell in his classic novel "1984?"

Remembering Hurricane Katrina 5 Years Later

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

Tangible Signs of Life Arrive at 9/11 Memorial

Sixteen swamp white oaks arriving Saturday are the first of nearly 400 trees to be planted at the World Trade Center site, where more than 2,700 people were killed on Sept. 11, 2001.

FCC Defends Broadcast Decency Law

The Federal Communications Commission is fighting a ruling that could allow more profanity on television.

U.S. Birth Rate Continues to Decline

The U.S. birth rate has dropped for the second year in a row.  Just over 4 million babies were born last year -- nearly a 3 percent drop from 2008.

Beck's 'Restoring Honor' Rally Draws Criticism

Tens of thousands of Americans will be in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to attend the "Restoring Honor" rally, led by talk show host Glenn Beck.

New Lutheran Denomination Will Launch Friday

Theologically conservative Lutherans are set to launch the nation's newest church denomination Friday.

Glacier Nat'l Park's Biggest Wonders Melting Away

The large boulders of ice that gave Glacier National Park its name are slowly melting away.

Construction Begins on Mega-Mosque in TN

Construction has started on what's being called a mega-mosque in a small Tennessee town.

Parents Warned about New Expletive-Laden Song

The Parents Television Council is warning that the latest YouTube sensation, which features an expletive-laden song by Cee-Lo Green, could possibly find its way onto the radio.

Happily Ever After: Lost Engagement Ring Found

A newly engaged North Carolina couple was put to the test just three weeks before their wedding day when the bride-to-be lost her engagement ring.

Poll: More Americans have Dim View of Islam

A new Pew Research Center poll reveals more Americans have an unfavorable view of the Islamic faith.

NYC Muslim Cab Driver Attacked by Passenger

In New York City, a man allegedly stabbed a cab driver, because the driver was a Muslim.

NY Leaders Still Divided Over Ground Zero Mosque

Two of New York's top leaders are still divided over plans for a mosque near Ground Zero.

Pedal Patrol Catches Speeders in S.C. Town

The police department in the small town of Pacloet, S.C. is trying a new approach to enforcing speed laws in the form of a bicycle cop.

S.C. Atty. Gen.: 'I Believe' License Plates Legal

Specialty license plates with the words "I Believe" may be legal in South Carolina, according to an opinion written by the state attorney general.

Home-Schools Growing Across the U.S.

New research shows that home-schooling is the fastest-growing form of education in America.

Ariz. Small Town Students Must Prove Residency

A new measure in small-town Lukeville, Ariz. requires students to prove their citizenship before they can ride the school bus.

Virginia AG Backs Public Religious Displays

Local governments in Virginia are permitted to display religious holiday symbols on public property, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said Tuesday.

Couple Affected by Lockerbie Bombing Wed

A New Jersey couple bound together by the Lockerbie terrorist bombing are now husband and wife.

One Couple's Destiny to be Together?

This is the story of one couple who may have been destined to be together since birth.

Britt Nicole Releases New 'Accoustic' CD

Rising Christian female artist Britt Nicole is on several tours this year and has just released a new album.

Los Angeles Unveils Priciest Public School in U.S.

The most expensive public school ever to be be built and operated in the U.S. opens next month in California.

AG Cuccinelli: Va. Can Regulate Abortion Clinics

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's decision that the Commonwealth has the right to regulate state abortion clinics has been met with harsh criticism.

Supporters: Church Ignored in NYC Mosque Furor

Former New York Governor George Pataki has joined with Greek Orthodox leaders to demand help for rebuilding a church destroyed at the site of Ground Zero on September 11, 2001.

NY Gov, Archbishop to Discuss Ground Zero Mosque

Gov. David Paterson and Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan will discuss plans to offer an alternative site for the mosque.

NY Synagogues Bomb Plot Trial to Begin

The trial of four Muslim men charged with trying to blow up NY synagogues and shoot down military planes is set to begin.

Michigan Girls Robbed at Lemonade Stand Honored

Four little girls who were robbed by four older boys while selling lemonade to raise money for a local charity in Pontiac, Mich. have been recognized by local officials for their good deeds.

Moving the Ground Zero Mosque: Would it Help?

The debate over the proposed Muslim mosque near Ground Zero spilled into the streets of New York City Sunday.

Mega Mosque Plans Target America's Heartland

The proposed mega-mosque near Ground Zero has sparked outrage among many Americans.  But far from Manhatten, there is another mosque firestorm brewing.

This Woman's Work: WWII Vet Returns to the Skies

It's not everyday that a 91-year-old goes parasailing - but Polly White is not just any senior citizen.

Plugged-In Reviews 'The Switch,' 'Nanny McPhee'

Hollywood is giving a nod to parenthood with the debut of the romantic comedy "The Switch" and Emma Thompson's "Nanny McPhee Returns," in theaters this weekend.

Gov't: 23K Workers Affected by Gulf Oil Drill Ban

Government documents show that more than 23,000 workers are affected by the moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

Federal Abortion Funding Fight Hits the Road

The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List is taking its fight against government-funded abortions on the road.

Nebraska AG Won't Defend Abortion Law

A tough new abortion law in Nebraska will not be defended by state Attorney General Jon Bruning. Instead, he agreed to a permanent federal injunction against the law, which effectively kills it.

Construction Workers Vow Not to Build NYC Mosque

The supporters of the "9/11 Hardhat Pledge" are planning to attend a rally protesting the construction of the $100 million Islamic center on Sunday, August 22.

N.Korea Refuses to Release Detained American

U.S. State Department officials were unsuccessful in their efforts to free an American, who is being held in a North Korea prison.

Arizona Escapees Caught at Campground

The three-week nationwide manhunt for an Arizona fugitive and his fiancee ended Thursday when they were captured.

Major Study: Oil Plume that's Not Going Away

The oil is there, at least 22 miles of it. You just can't see it.

ACLJ Expands Lawsuit Against NYC Mosque

A New York City firefighter and 9/11 survivor hoping to stop a mosque from being built near Ground Zero has broadened his lawsuit inlcude more officials.

Passenger: Two on Plane Detained in Alleged Threat

An American Airlines flight bound for New York City was halted just before takeoff Thursday after someone called police and threatened to hijack the jetliner.

Court Rules against Utah Memorial Crosses

Fourteen crosses that stand along a Utah state highway as a memorial to fallen highway patrol troopers have been ruled unconstitutional.

'Dancer' Film, Summer's Sleeper Surprise?

A movie that some critics say could be the sleeper box office hit of the summer opens this weekend in limited release.

Calif. Deploys Nat'l Guard Troops to Mexican Border

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

Bees Cause Commotion on NC Highway

A North Carolina deputy sheriff was held hostage for a couple of hours, because of some agitated yet unlikely travelers.

SC Adopts '24-Hour Wait' Abortion Bill

South Carolina now requires a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion, because of a new law signed Wednesday by the governor.

Muslim Employee: Disney Banned my Head Scarf

A Muslim hostess at a Disneyland restaurant said she is not allowed to wear her hijab in front of customers.

Alaska Couple Caught With Terrorism Hit List

New court documents reveal a rural Alaska couple suspected of terrorism had a detailed hit list and had already started planning how to reach their targets.

Left, Right United on Fighting Prison Rape Epidemic

Groups from both left and right stood united on Capitol Hill over the rampant rate of rape in prison. Regardless of political persuasion, all agree the statistics are shocking.

Sandi Patty 'On the Edge of the Divine'

Contemporary music legend and esteemed author Sandi Patty has released her new book, On the Edge of the Divine.

Dr. Laura Ends Radio Show after Race Flap

Radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger is quitting her syndicated radio program heard on stations around the country.

Federal Circuit Court Upholds 'Right to Lie'

Even Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich faces a five-year sentence for lying to federal agents, a federal appeals court ruled there's no evidence that lying harms anybody.

Gulf Surface Cleaner, but What Lies Below?

Researchers are warning that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a bigger mess than the government claims.

Federal Court Puts Brakes on Calif. Gay Marriages

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has said that for now, there will be no same-sex marriages in California.

Defense Sec. Gates Plans to Retire Next Year

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has announced plans to retire by the end of next year.

Young Girl's Swimming Skills Saves Toddler's Life

Little Alexis Weeks is being called a hero after rescuing her 2-year-old neighbor from the bottom of a swimming pool.

Rebuilding History: America's Moral Foundation

David Barton, founder of the group WallBuilders, is determined to restore the country's moral and constitutional heritage and hold lawmakers accountable.

Christian Band Go Fish 'Kicks it Old School'

The Christian band Go Fish says their new album "proves that your grandparents' music is cooler than you think."

La. Shrimpers Report Clean First Day Catch

Commercial shrimpers on the Gulf Coast reported their catch to be plentiful and free of crude on Monday, the first day of the new shrimping season.

Now an Adult, What’s Next for Rifqa Bary?

Christian convert Rifqa Bary was released from state custody by an Ohio judge as she turned 18 years old, but her troubles are not yet over.

Gulf Shrimpers Doubtful Despite Fed Assurances

Many fear the beaches were contaminated by toxic oil from the massive oil spill, but the president has insisted that is not the case.

Gulf Driller to Light Up Cigar After Job is Done

John Wright has never missed his target over the years, successfully drilling 40 relief wells that were used to plug leaks around the world. People along the Gulf Coast aren't the only ones hoping he can make it 41-for-41.

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.

Opponents of Same Sex Marriage Rally in D.C.

The group of more than 150 African American pastors and laymen called for the definition of marriage as the exclusive union of one man and one woman.

Racer Rolls Truck into Crowd, Killing Eight

The crowd at the off-road race could almost touch the trucks as they hurtled and bounced over the desert sand.

Reviews: 'Eat, Pray' and 'The Expendables'

As movie-goers head to theaters to enjoy the latest batch of cinematic fare, film critic Bob Waliszewski advised families to beware of the anti-Christian messages they might be sending out.

Cops: Eight Shot Outside Buffalo Restaurant

A shooting outside a restaurant in downtown Buffalo early Saturday left four people dead and four wounded, police said.

USA Awarded Olympic Bronze -10 Years Later

After a decade, the USA Women's Gymnastics team is finally receiving the Olympic bronze.

Gay Marriage to Resume Next Week in California

A federal judge has ruled that same-sex marriages can resume in California on Aug. 18.

Kids Fly Alone to Tenn., Parents Outraged

Southwest Airlines is under fire Friday after three kids, ages 11, 13 and 15, booked an airline to Nashville, Tenn., without their parents' permission.

Families That Pray Together, Stay Together

A study conducted by the University of Virginia has found that prayer leads to intimacy and helps couples get closer and can help end disagreements.

Prop 8 Supporters Appeal to Stop Gay Weddings

Opponents of gay marriage have accused the Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker of activism from the bench.

Stabbing Suspect Arrested, Flint Residents React

The suspect at the center of 20 different attacks in three different states is behind bars.

Docs Discover Pea Sprout in Man's Lung

The doctor confirmed the good news for Ron Sveden once the mass in his left lung came back from the lab: He didn't have cancer.

GOP Leaders Blast Prop 8 Judge's Ruling

A group of Republicans on Capitol Hill are taking a stand for traditional marriage by blasting the federal judge who ruled against California's Proposition 8.

GM on Track to Pay Government Back

General Motors Co. reported making $1.33 billion in the second quarter of this year, the automaker's biggest profit in six years.

Suspect Arrested in Serial Stabbing Case

A possible suspect in a string of 20 stabbings that terrorized people across three states was arrested at an airport as he tried to board a plane for Israel.

Flight Attendant's Rage: 'Friendly Skies' No More?

The flight attendant who bailed from his plane after a confrontation is keeping his job for now. The incident has some wondering if the 'friendly Skies' is a thing of the past.

Poll: Young Latinos Less Likely to be Catholic

An Associated Press - Univision poll found that 62 percent of Hispanics overall identify themselves as Catholic. However, only 55 percent of young adults 18 to 29 identify with the faith.


Hundreds Evacuated after Flooding in Iowa

Up to six inches of rain have fallen in some areas for three days, causing the Hawkeye State's creeks and rivers to swell.

Crystal Cathedral's Schullers Take Pay Cut

Schuller and his family have taken a voluntary 50 percent pay cut to help pay $2 million in unpaid bills.

NYC Mosque Imam Stirs Waters with Mideast Trip

The imam behind the plans to build a mosque near the site of New York City's Ground Zero is headed to the Middle East for a religious outreach trip.

Pew: 8 Percent of Births in U.S. to Illegals

A new report has shed light on the estimated number of births to illegal immigrants on American soil.

NY Gov: Islamic Group Won't Relocate Mosque

Developers of the proposed mosque near New York City's Ground Zero have rejected Gov. David Paterson's offer to help them find an alternative location.

Dept. of Education holds First Bullying Summit

The Department of Education hosted the first ever bullying summit on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

Houston Investigator Accused of Traffic Ticket Fix

Houston police are investigating a case in which a woman was reportedly able to get a speeding ticket dismissed after posting a plea on Facebook.

Crash Survivors Taken to Anchorage Hospital

The four survivors of the plane crash that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, were being treated at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska Wednesday morning.

Fort Wayne School Board Ends Bible Class Program

The school board voted Monday to end their religious education program operated by the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne since 1944.

Tropical Storm Halts Work on Gulf Well

A tropical depression has forced British Petroleum to stop work on the relief well intended to permanently plug the busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.

NYC's 9/11 Museum to Offer 'Raw' Experience

The Sept. 11 museum is taking shape 70 feet below ground, a cavernous space that provides an emotionally raw journey.

Search for Fugitive Focuses on Mont., Canada

Authorities Tuesday focused on western Montana and southwest Canada in the search for an escaped convict from Arizona.

U.S.-Russian Hijacking Drill Ends

A groundbreaking training exercise has ended after U.S. and Russian fighter jets crisscrossed the Pacific in pursuit of a 'hijacked' airliner.

Evangelist Benny Hinn Opens Heart to Viewers

Evangelist Benny Hinn opened up to his viewers Thursday, talking about his marriage, mistakes he's made and the recent accusation against him of an affair.

California Baptist University Coach Killed in Crash

California Baptist University is mourning the loss of a coach killed in a crash while driving students to a training camp.

NY to TN: Mosque Debate Heads South

As backlash continues over the recent decision to build a mosque near New York's Ground Zero, farther south in Tennessee, a similar debate is brewing.

Heroic Dachshund Saves Ore. Owner's Life

A tiny dachshund in Yamhill, Ore., named Missy is being hailed as a hero for saving her owner's life.

Toe-Typed Message Leads to Woman's Rescue

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

Former Sen. Ted Stevens Killed in Alaska Plane Crash

Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens -- the longest-serving Republican in Senate history -- died in a plane crash while on a fishing trip in his home state Tuesday. He was 86.

Christians Leaders Urge Nation to 'Pray and ACT'

Conservative Christians are calling for 40 days of fasting and prayer before this November's midterm elections.

Transit Authority Approves NYC Mosque Ad

New York City's transit authority announced its decision Monday to approve a bus ad opposing the proposed mosque near Ground Zero.

Obama Hosts New Orleans Saints at White House

President Obama hosted Super Bowl champions, the New Orleans Saints, at the White House Monday.

City Hosts 30th Annual Sandcastle Contest

Professional and amateur sculpting teams came out to show off their artistic ability Sunday and vie for the title of master's champion.

Judge Okays Prayer at New York Town Meeting

A federal judge has ruled that a town panel in upstate New York can continue to pray at the beginning of town council meetings.

Christians Gather in D.C. to Pray for America

Christians from around the country gathered near the White House on Friday to pray for God to heal America and that its people would turn back to Him.

One Ariz. Escapee Caught Near Yellowstone

One of two inmates who escaped from an Arizona prison is now in custody as the search for the second fugitive and their suspected accomplice continues.

Tornado Decimates Two North Dakota Farms

A tornado that destroyed two farmsteads near Tyler, North Dakota, on Saturday could have been an EF4.

America's Wealthiest Pledge Billions for Charity

Dozens of the country's wealthiest are promising to share their riches as part of a charity effort by billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.

'The Other Guys,' 'Step Up 3D' Hit Theaters

Hollywood is seeking to entertain the masses with "bromance" and slick dance moves this weekend.

BP Finishes Pumping Cement into Blown-out Well

BP has finished pumping fresh cement into its blown-out oil well as it aimed to seal for good the ruptured pipe that for months spewed crude into the Gulf of Mexico.

U.S. Citizens Charged with Supporting Terrorists

Authorities are charging 14 men with providing support to the Somali terrorist group al-Shabab.

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.

Missing Oregon 5-Year-Old Found Safe

A 5-year-old Oregon boy who got lost on a camping trip was safely returned to his parents on Thursday, according to Oregon State Police.

Heat Wave Proves Deadly Down South

The weather has been hot, muggy and humid for parts of the country. In some places, temperatures have soared above 100 degrees for a stretch of days.

Judge: No Reunion for Ohio Convert and Parents

A court in Ohio has ruled against reuniting a run-away Christian convert with her Muslim parents, clearing the way for the teen girl to fight deportation.

Mo. Bus Crash Leaves 2 dead, Dozens Hurt

Missouri transportation officials say two people are dead and dozens injured in a Missouri freeway crash involving two school buses and a tractor-trailer.

'The Museum' Releases Debut Soft Rock Album

In a recent interview with CBN News, band member Ben Richter shared more about what to expect from the group's new soft rock CD.

Heat Bakes 18 States from Texas to New York

Excessive heat warnings or advisories were issued in 18 states Thursday, from the South through the Midwest and into the Great Plains.

Future of Marriage Headed to the Supreme Court?

The legal battle for the future of marriage in America is certain to go all the way to the Supreme Court after a federal judge struck down Proposition 8, Wednesday.

Superman Saves Family from Foreclosure

A Superman comic book recently saved the day for one struggling family facing foreclosure.

Christian Convert Awaits Immigration Status

Rifqa Bary, the Ohio teen who ran away from her Muslim family after converting to Christianity, faces another court hearing Thursday.

Pacific Institute: The Truth about Obamacare

Pacific Research Institute President Sally Pipes recently spoke with CBN News about the president's new healthcare law and how it will affect the economy.

Chicago Man Charged for Plan to Aid al-Qaeda

A 26-year-old Chicago man has been charged for plotting to aid al-Qaeda carry out terror attacks in the U.S.

Judge: No forced Treatment for Christian Convert

A state juvenile court judge on Tuesday rejected the request of a Christian convert's Muslim parents to order their daughter to continue chemotherapy for uterine cancer.

Church Destroyed on 9/11 Still in Shambles

While a mosque is one step closer to being built in New York City blocks away from Ground Zero, a church destroyed in the 9/11 attacks has yet to be restored.

ACLJ Vows to Fight NYC Mosque Decision

The ACLJ filed a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of a New York City firefighter who survived 9/11, in hopes of stopping a Ground Zero mosque from being built.

Groups Challenge Terror-Related Rule On Attorneys

The father of one al Qaeda's leading recruiters is seeking to challenge the Obama administration's decision to place his son on a federal hit list.

Mo. Voters Reject Health Insurance Mandate

Voters in Missouri have rejected a key part of President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul.

Judge Overturns CA Prop 8 Barring Gay Marriage

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

BP Completes 'Static Kill' on Capped Well

After completing the static kill of the Gulf oil well overnight, British Petroleum officials announced Wednesday the well appears to be "static condition."

Christian, Jewish Group Condemn 'Koran Burning' Day

Evangelical and Jewish groups are calling plans by a Gainsville, Fla., church to burn the Islamic holy book on 9/11 both destructive and 'morally repugnant.'

Ship Found at Ground Zero Sent Off for Tests

A 200-year-old ship uncovered during excavations at Ground Zero last month has been transported to a lab for evaluation.

BP: So Far So Good with 'Static Kill' Procedure

After more than 100 days, BP has started its "static kill" plan to plug the Gulf Coast oil spill for good.

Obama Signs Cocaine Sentencing Law

President Obama signed the Fair Sentencing Act into law Tuesday which narrows the sentencing gap between those caught with crack verses powered cocaine.

Challenge to Health Care Law Clears Legal Hurdle

One of several lawsuits against the Obama administration's health care reform law has cleared its first legal hurdle.

Upset Employee Kills Himself, Eight Co-Workers

A disgruntled employee opened fire at a Manchester, Conn., warehouse Tuesday, killing eight people and then himself.

Pilot, Youth Minister Survive Small Pane Crash

A pilot and a youth minister survived a small plane crash off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass., Monday.

Justice Bader: U.S. Could Learn from Foreign Laws

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says judges could learn from courts in other countries.

Jewish Group Opposes Ground Zero Mosque

A prominent Jewish group is speaking out against plans to build a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero.

Dr. Campo Takes Top Post at Regent University

Dr. Carlos Campo assumed the top leadership post at Regent University Sunday, becoming eighth president to lead the school and the first Hispanic president of a private Christian college in Virginia.

Ariz. Gov. Considers 'Tweaking' Immigration Law

Arizona's governor said a judge's recent decision to strike down parts of the state's new immigration law highlighted flaws in the measure "that can possibly be fixed."

Plane Crashes in Alaska's Denali National Park

A large cargo-type plane crashed in Alaska on Sunday and burst into a deadly fireball that sparked a forest fire at Denali National Parkaid.