November 2010 Headlines

Church Find Reveals America's Christian Past

Archaeologists are digging up what may be the remains of the original 1608 church at James Fort -- a place that could serve as evidence of America's Christian heritage.

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.

Leaked U.S. Cables Reveal Sensitive Diplomacy

Hundreds of thousands of State Department documents leaked Sunday revealed a hidden world of backstage international diplomacy.

Obama Calls for Freezing Government Pay

Federal employees may not be getting pay increases for the next two years, President Obama announced Monday.

Fla. Resident Captures Otter Attack on Video

Cute little otters aren't acting so cute in Boca Raton, Fla. Local wildlife officials say otters have been recently attacking people.

Texas AG: Super Bowl 'Magnet' for Sex Trafficking

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said the sports event is a magnet for such illegal activities.

Police: Wisc. Gunman's Motives a Mystery

A northern Wisconsin high school remained closed Tuesday after a student held 22 classmates hostage at gunpoint on Monday night.

Groomed for Terror? Defense Says Suspect Set Up

Lawyers for the Somali-born man accused of plotting to bomb an Oregon Christmas tree lighting ceremony said he had been set up by the FBI.

Post Office Preps for Billions of Holiday Shipments

The U.S. Postal Service kicked off its busiest time of year Monday, with special festivities at the Washington, D.C., National Postal Museum.

Christmas Tree Bombing Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

The Somali American suspected of plotting to bomb an Oregon Christmas tree lighting ceremony during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend pleaded not guilty, Monday.

'Airplane!', 'Forbidden Planet' Actor Nielsen Dies

Despite decades spent playing sober commanders and serious captains, Leslie Nielsen insisted that he was always made for comedy. He proved it in his career's second act.

Muslim Orphans Caught Between Sharia, U.S. Law

Child welfare agencies report they're having trouble finding new homes for Muslim children removed from their homes.

R.M. Gano: A Christian Confederate General

Richard Montgomery Gano lived an extraordinarly life -- a Christian, a physican, an evangelist, a cattleman, and a Confederate brigadier general.

'Holiday Mail' Gives Troops a Touch of Home

The Red Cross and Christian recording artist Amy Grant are asking people across the U.S. help to ensure America's heroes feel appreciated this Christmas.

Homeland Security May Drop Color-Coded Alerts

The Homeland Security Department is considering doing away with the color-coded terror alert system.

Hometown Tree Picked for City's Christmas Display

Christmas is one month away, and decorated trees are already on display in some communities.

Gospel Missions Raise Challenge to Christians

The National Association of Gospel Rescue Missions is challenging Christians to look beyond their dinner tables to help others this Thanksgiving.

Faith-Based Pantries Helping Feed the Hungry

Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, tells how Christians can play a key role in helping put an end to hunger in America and around the world.

Federal Judge: CAIR Conspired with Hamas

The Justice Department has provided "ample evidence" that CAIR has been involved in a conspiracy to support Hamas, according to a federal court ruling unsealed Friday.

Kanye, Kung Fu Panda star at Macy's Parade

A high-kicking Kung Fu Panda and a diary-toting Wimpy Kid joined the giant balloon lineup as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade unfolded Thursday.

Actor Jeff Bridges Wants 'No Kids Hungry'

Bridges new role as the national spokesperson for the childhood anti-hunger campaign No Kids Hungry is the one he calls the most important, one in which all Americans can get involved.

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.

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.

Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton Wins AL MVP Award

Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton has been voted the most valuable player in the American League and he's giving God the glory.

Airline Travel Bustles Along Despite 'Opt Out' Protest

The National Opt-Out Day protests that threatened to boycott invasive screening procedures at airports has done little to slow down security lines at the nation's airports.

Tenn. School Reopens after 'Extreme Makeover'

A flood ravaged Antioch, Tenn. school that was rebuilt courtesy of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" has reopened its doors.

Suspicious Package Found at Logan Airport

A suspicious package has forced the evacuation of the cargo area of Boston's Logan International Airport.

TSA Cautions against Boycotting Body Scans

TSA chief John Pistole said that with Wednesday being one of the busiest flying days of the year, a boycott would only "tie up people who want... see their loved ones."

Court Extends Ban on Okla. Sharia Amendment

A federal judge has extended a restraining order blocking a voter-approved ban on Islamic Sharia law in Oklahoma.

Baltimore Commemorates National Bible Week

Christians and Jews joined officials in Baltimore on Monday to commemorate National Bible Week, an annual event sponsored by the National Bible Association.

Severe Weather Makes Thanksgiving Travel Difficult

Wild weather across the country could make traveling a feat to remember this Thanksgiving.

Blind Woman Completes 26-Mile Marathon

Two brain surgeries and partial blindness didn't stop Kathleen Boyle Wrigley from proving to the world she can run again.

Anti-Facebook Pastor Admits Affair

The pastor who said that Facebook would lead to infidelity has now admitted to being involved in a three-way sexual relationship with his wife and a male church assistant.

 

TSA Mulls Revising Screening Methods amid Outcry

The Transportation Security Administration officials indicated they may revise the ramped up security screening techniques being used at the nation's airports.

Robertson: Jesus a Model of True Leadership

Robertson talked about the qualities of effective leadership, explaining that Jesus is the Biblical model of a true leader -- one who is first a servant to others.

Scholars: Religious Voting Varies, But Still Relevant

Scholars met in Washington to discuss the impact religion made on midterm elections, and how it could impact the 2012 presidential race.

Mom Asks Public to Weigh in on Aborting Child

Alisha is already four months pregnant but says she may terminate the pregnancy. She's asking people to vote online on whether to keep or abort her child.

Should the 'Harry Potter' Finale Concern Parents?

The latest movie in the Harry Potter saga released in theatres Friday, but is it a movie Christian parents should be concerned about?

More Travelers to Avoid Flying this Thanksgiving

Frustration over increased security the nation's airports could cause even more Americans to opt for the roads, as Thanksgiving Day draws near.

New NIV Bible Drops Gender-Neutral Language

The changes were made after a 2002 version was criticized for being too liberal.

Has Reality TV Become Too Violent?

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

Southern Sudanese Rally for Independence

Southern Sudanese around the world began registering this week to vote in the upcoming referendum on independence.

Homeless Man's Integrity Inspires Gifts, Donations

A homeless man who returned a bag he'd found with thousands of dollars inside is being rewarded for his honesty.

Adoptive Parents Forced to Give Child Back to Father

What's best for a child: to stay with adoptive parents who have raised him since birth, or be sent to live with a biological parent he barely knows?

Couple's Love Tested When Bride Paralyzed

Young couples normally experience challenges after they walk down the aisle. But a young Virginia couple's commitment is being put to the test even before they say "I do."

Guiding Them Home: Adopting Fostered Youth

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

N.J. Pastor: Facebook Leads to Infidelity

A New Jersey pastor told the leaders of his church to give up Facebook -- or resign.

Airports Consider Congressman's Call to Ditch TSA

Some airports are considering another way to show dissatisfaction: ditching TSA agents altogether.

Gay GOP Group Sparks CPAC Controversy

A Republican gay rights group will participate in the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference, causing others to bow out of the event in opposition.

PTC: Online Video Providers Not Protecting Kids

Video Web sites are not doing enough to keep explicit content from children, according to the Parents Television Council.

Bristol Palin in 'Dancing' Show Finals

While Sarah Palin is considering a run for the White House, her daughter Bristol has been dancing her way to a position to win ABC's hit show, "Dancing With The Stars."

Four in 10 say 'Marriage Becoming Obsolete'

A growing number of Americans believe marriage is no longer necessary to start a family.

Judge Allows Building of Tenn. Mosque

A judge has refused to stop the construction of a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tenn. after some local residents tried to argue that there was a conspiracy by Muslims to impose extremist law on the United States.

Gitmo Detainee Acquitted of 284 Charges

The first Guantanamo Bay detainee to face a civilian trial has been acquitted of most of the charges that were against him.

Strong Storms Sweep Through Mid-Atlantic Region

Severe thunderstorms hit the Atlantic Coast from the Carolinas to Maine overnight, leaving buildings destroyed and thousands without power.

Group Urges GOP to Recognize Moral Concerns

Concerned Women for America is standing for social issues like abortion and gay marriage, after a group urged the incoming Congress to only focus on the economy.

War Hero: 'Medal of Honor Too Big for One Man'

The Medal of Honor has been awarded to a serviceman who risked his life to save his fellow soldiers. But the humble hero said the honor is too big for one man.

Bush Breaks Ground for Presidential Center

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said it's time to shed new light on the decisions George W. Bush made while in office.

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.

Vick's Passing Skill Defeats Redskins 59-28

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback threw four touchdown passes and ran for two more against the Washington Redskins.

Airline Security Screening Methods: Just for Show?

A growing minority of air travelers have become more outraged and outspoken at what they consider to be a serious invasion of their privacy.

Federal Court: NH Students Can Recite Pledge

New Hampshire school students can recite the Pledge of Allegiance in classes every day, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

Living Iowa Soldier Awarded Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama recognized Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta as the first living soldier since the Vietnam War to receive the Medal of Honor, Tuesday, in a special ceremony at the White House.

Teacher Ejects Student for Anti-Gay Remarks

Howell High School economics teacher Jay McDowell says he didn't like where the discussion was going.

Cash Chosen for Gospel Hall of Fame

The late Johnny Cash is among four new inductees into the GMA Gospel Hall of Fame.

Bus Driver Saves Man's Life - by Donating

A Pennsylvania bus driver has saved the life of a man she didn't even know -- by giving up her vital organ to a fellow bus driver.

Deadly Midwest Snowstorm Causes 400 Accidents

Residents of several Midwestern states continued Monday to dig out of one of the heaviest pre-Thanksgiving snowstorms in history.

TLC Launches 'Sarah Palin's Alaska'

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is opening up her home and private life to the cameras in an unprecedented new television series.

High Court Refuses to Block Ban on Gay Troops

The Supreme Court will not block the military from enforcing its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy while the issue is worked out in federal appeals court.

'Unstoppable,' 'Morning Glory' Debut Nationwide

The new Paramount Pictures comedy 'Morning Glory' along with the pulse-pounding thriller 'Unstoppable,' debuted in theaters across the nation this week.

Government Sells Spoils of Madoff's Lavish Life

Thousands of belongings from Bernard Madoff's New York City penthouse were on the auction block Saturday, including used shoes.

Pedophile 'Guide' No Longer Sold on Amazon

Amazon is no longer selling a pedophilia guide, following threats by thousands of customers to boycott the online marketplace.

Passengers Recount Cruise Ship Nightmare

The crippled Carnival Cruise ship Splendor that left 4,500 passengers and crew without power, hot water or hot food for three days is back in San Diego.

N.C. Bridal Shop Honors Military Couples

A North Carolina bridal store has donated dresses to women who have already sacrificed so much.

Pilots,Travelers Complain About Security Measures

Body scanners allow screeners to detect anything hidden on a person's body. However, some fear the machine's radiation could be a health risk to passengers.

Chaplain: Veterans 'God's Gift to America'

As Americans paused to celebrate Veteran's Day, the director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' National Chaplain Center also thanked God for veterans.

'Honor' Flags Bring Fresh Meaning to Veterans Day

George Lutz, creator of the Honor and Remember flag, will place more than 11,000 of the flags by the marble tombstones in remembrance the nation's fallen heroes.  

Study: Primetime TV Profanity Increasing

A recent Parents Television Council study found that profanity on television has reached a new high.

Author: 'Timing' is Everything to Save, Reduce Stress

Author Mark Di Vincenzo says timing tips will help you get more for your money, maximize your time, take better care of your health, and make smarter career choices - all by doing certain things at the right time.

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.

Disabled Calif. Boy's Soccer Skills Inspire Others

An 11-year-old California boy is inspiring others on and off the soccer field.

Freedom Rock Painter Pays Tribute to Veterans

In Iowa, one artist is paying veterans a tribute they will never forget.

Minn. Group to Push for 2012 Gay Marriage Ban

The Minnesota Family Council says it will push for a vote in 2012 to ban gay marriage. Previous attempts were blocked by the state's  Democratic-controlled Senate.

Is Oklahoma's Ban on Sharia Law Islamaphobia?

A federal judge has temporarily blocked an Oklahoma measure that bars courts from considering Islamic Sharia law.

Pentagon Can't Explain Bizarre 'Missile' Launch

Despite assurances that a mysterious missile firing off the coast of California did not pose a threat to the Unites States, several questions still surround the ordeal.

New Atheist Ad Campaign Boldly Criticizes the Bible

The American Humanist Association has launched its largest atheist ad campaign ever -- with a message that directly attacks the Bible.

Disabled Cruise Ship Towed to San Diego

The Carnival Splendor lost power Monday after a fire in the engine room. No one was hurt, but the ship had been drifting aimlessly for two days.

Man Sentenced to Die for Gruesome Home Invasion

After enduring days of testimony detailing the torture and murder of his wife and two daughters, Dr. William Petit said he prays for the strength to go forward minute by minute, day by day. 

High Court Overturns Street Preacher Conviction

The South Carolina Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a street preacher arrested for speaking against homosexuality.

Detroit Protestors March for Iraqi Christians

More than 1,000 protesters in Detroit, Mich., on Monday called on the U.S. government to protect Iraq's Christians.

Agents Bust Multi-State Sex Trafficking Ring

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

Westboro Protesters Blocked From Soldier's Funeral

Members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church were foiled on Saturday in their attempt to protest at the funeral of a soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Gates, Obama Urge Repeal of Military's Gay Ban

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Congress should act quickly, before new members take their seats, to repeal the military's ban on gays serving openly in the military.

Lawyers Say Proving Egg-Related Lawsuits Difficult

Hundreds of people claim they became sick after eating eggs, but the challenge for the victims is proving they became ill because they ate the contamiated eggs.

Chilean Miner Finishes NYC Marathon

A Chilean miner ran, walked and hobbled his way to the finish line of the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Arizona Facing Two-Front Fight for Border Control

Instead of help from the federal government, a group of sheriffs in Arizona are being hauled into court. Residents say it is a slap in the face for all Americans.

Film Explores God-given Purpose in 'Rising Stars'

Award-winning Christian music artist Rebecca St. James stars in a new film that explores how to use our God-given talents. Watch the CBN News interview.

Pint-Sized Prodigy Becomes Gospel Sensation

Rhema Marvanne recently turned 8 years old but sings with a voice well beyond her years.

Billy Graham to Celebrate 92nd Birthday Sunday

After decades of tireless ministry, the evangelist continues to look for ways he can further serve the Lord in his remaining years.

'Megamind' -- the Comedy Hit of the Holidays?

Several new movies are coming out this weekend in theatres across the country, including one that might be a big hit with the kids.

Family Remembers Fort Hood Hero Mike Cahill

A year after the murderous Fort Hood rampage, the pain of losing loved ones remains raw. Such is the case for the family of hero Mike Cahill.

First Gay Episcopal Bishop to Retire in 2013

The first openly gay Episcopal bishop said that he will retire in 2013, due in part to the "constant strain" from the backlash against his election seven years ago.

Standard Time Returns, Set the Clock Back Saturday

It's time to reclaim that hour of sleep you lost last spring.

Complaint Over Christian Roommate Ad Dismissed

A housing complaint filed against a Michigan woman who expressed interest in finding a Christian roommate has been dismissed.

Muslim Group Files Lawsuit Against Oklahoma

The Muslim activist group the Council on American-Islamic Relations is filing a lawsuit against the state of Oklahoma for its recently voter-passed measure banning Sharia law.

Chilean Miner Says Elvis' Music Inspired Him

Edison Pena, one of the Chilean miners rescued from a collapsed mine last month, gave a rendition of his favorite Elvis Presley songs on "The Late Show" with David Letterman Thursday night.

SBA List Spends Big Bucks for Pro-Life Candidates

The Susan B. Anthony List spent millions of dollars this campaign season in an effort to elect pro-life candidates to public office.

Ga. Megachurch Pastor Admits, 'I'm Gay'

The founder and pastor of a megachurch in Conyers, Ga., has announced that he's a homosexual.

Ohio NASA Facility Under Lockdown

A sprawling NASA research center next to Cleveland's airport is under lockdown amid reports of a possible gunman.

One Year After Shooting, Fort Hood Still Healing

The base community has planned several weekend events to remember the victims who lost their lives.

Fort Hood Victims Remembered One Year Later

Friday marks the one year anniversary of the Fort Hood shooting, when Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire on the base, killing 13 people and wounding dozens of others.

YouTube Removes Muslim Cleric's Jihad Videos

YouTube is removing videos that incite calls to holy war made by the American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

Case Could End Religious Scholarship Donations

The Supreme Court will soon decide whether a tax credit program in Arizona that often provides scholarships for students to attend Christian schools can continue.

Lincoln Brewster Shares 'Real Life' on New CD

The 39-year-old Christian recording artist said the new CD was the most transparent work he has ever produced.

N.C. City Allows Christian Flag to Fly Again

A Christian flag has been allowed to fly again at a veterans memorial in King, N.C. after city officials had earlier decided to remove it over fears of an expensive First Amendment lawsuit.

Biological Mom Loses Custody in Vt. Child Case

The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the non-biological mother in a lesbian custody case involving a child.

Exit Polls Show GOP Rode Wave of Voter Frustration

Voter frustration with the economy and lawmakers in Washington were the ingredients of success for Republicans this midterm election.

Christian Leader has Advice for New Congress

The head of the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship hopes that the new congress recognize that God has placed them in their positions for a purpose.

Iowa Ousts Three Justices Over Gay Marriage

The judges, who were up for re-election, had joined a unanimous decision last year that made the state the first in the Midwest to allow gay marriage.

Court Extends Don't Ask, Don't Tell Indefinitely

The court's decision means Americans who are openly gay still can not enlist in the military, and those already serving could be investigated and discharged.

Officials Suspect Sept. Dry Run for Bomb Plot

U.S. intelligence officials said packages they seized in September may have been a "dry run" for the Yemen-to-Chicago mail bomb plot uncovered Friday.

Dead Americans Still Receiving Gov't Benefits

A new report found that the government sent out more than $1 billion in government benefits over the last ten years -- to about 250,000 dead people.

Giants Beat Rangers to Take World Series Title

Thousands of northern California baseball fans are celebrating the San Francisco Giants first World Series title in more than half a century.

High Court Hears Arguments on Violent Video Games

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on a California law that prevents selling violent video games to minors.

Bishop Eddie Long Denies Abuse Claims

In denying the allegations, Bishop Eddie Long said the "claims of sexual misconduct are not true."

Supermarket Siblings Reunited Throug Job

Two California grocery store employees recently discovered they not only share the same employer -- but also the same DNA.

‘Reluctant Volunteer’ Now Advocate for Giving Back

David Levinson is a self-described former "reluctant volunteer" who now runs Big Sunday, the largest annual community service event in southern California. 

Ariz. Auto Crash Victim Thought Dead, Goes Home

A fatal car accident in Arizona that led to a medical mix-up this summer has a happy ending.

Ex-Addict Joins Fight against Calif.'s Prop. 19

One former addict says it's critical to stop marijuana from being legalized because California would become the drug dealer for the U.S. if the bill passes.