November 2008 Headlines
Christian rights groups placed a nativity scene in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to show such displays are not forbidden.
You've heard the story of the Pilgrims. But what you may not know is just how many miracles led to that first Thanksgiving.
Millions of Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving today, a holiday tradition that dates back hundreds of years. But some say there's an attempt to remove the religious significance from this great American holiday.
Street gangs have long been a fixture on America's urban landscape. And today, they have expanded becoming firmly entrenched in rural and small towns across the country. Is it out of control or is there hope?
CBNNews.com - On Thanksgiving, millions of Americans will gather around their tables to thank God for their many blessings. But some Americans say it's not a day to give thanks at all.
Thanksgiving is a day to eat turkey, stuffing, and of course, to express gratitude for the blessings in life. But for many military families, the holiday is bitter sweet.
Recent studies show that nearly 60 percent of Christian men and 37 percent of pastors admit to struggling with pornography.
The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year, known as "Black Friday." But this year, economic experts predict stores could see disappointing sales.
During his earthly ministry, Jesus often taught in parables, and perhaps the best-known is the story of "The Prodigal Son."
Even though America is experiencing a weak economy, it could mean good news for charities.
Economists speculate that many Americans will spend less this holiday season because of the difficult economy.
The government is warning law enforcement to be on the look out for a possible terrorist attack against New York City's subway system during the holidays.
CBNNews.com - It's a Thanksgiving tradition that rivals turkey and pumpkin pie.
Despite a struggling economy, a recent survey reveals most Americans will get out and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.
The national average for gas is now $1.88 a gallon according to recent AAA reports--a decrease of almost a dollar from last month.
An atheist billboard was taken down in California, Wednesday, after complaints from residents.
But it appears the bad economy may be hurting past times this year. With gas below $2.00 a gallon almost e
WASHINGTON -- With the economy showing further signs that it is headed into a steep swoon, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is pulling more tricks out of his bag to try bolster the country's battered financial sector.
A Miami judge ruled against Florida's ban on gay adoptions Tuesday, calling the 31-year-old law invalid and unconstitutional.
When Americans talk about the history of Thanksgiving, most think of the pilgrims at Plymouth in 1621.
CBNNews.com - Several people are being recognized this year for their pro-life efforts. The Gerard Health Foundation handed out six annual "life prizes" awards. Those recipients include:
CBNNews.com - Jurors in Dallas have convicted five former leaders of the nation's largest Muslim charity of all 108 charges of financing the terrorist group Hamas.
In his last Thanksgiving as the Commander in Chief Tuesday, President Bush thanked U.S. troops for a "job well done," noting that even though thousands of soldiers are returning home, the war is not yet over.
CBNNews.com - California officials will investigate the Mormon church and its role in the Proposition 8 campaign that amended the state's constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
A young boy who was told he had only two weeks to live, spent his final days inspiring others to feed the homeless.
WASHINGTON - Both President-elect Barack Obama and President George W. Bush are focused on new measures to help the economy. Also today there's more evidence that the U.S. is in a recession. The government reported that the gross domestic product shrank at an annual rate of 0.5 percent in the third quarter.
Same-sex marriage was the topic on the Dr. Phil show Friday.
WASHINGTON - President Bush stood outside the Treasury Department today and explained why his administration made a weekend decision to pump $20 billion of bailout money into flailing financial giant Citigroup.
LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska lawmakers have approved a critical change to the state's safe haven law today, limiting it to infants no older than 30-days.
One-third of Americans consider adopting, but only 2 percent actually act on the idea.
Breakaway conservative Episcopal churches are planning to form a new Anglican church in North America.
CBNNews.com - SAN DIEGO - Hunger is often invisible. But not on the streets of San Diego, where young and old line up three times a week at the Church of the Nazarene in Mid-City.
The online dating service eHarmony announced Wednesday it will launch a new Web site for same-sex singles as part of a discrimination settlement with the state of New Jersey.
Supporters of California's Proposition 8 say they will attempt to recall justices of the state's supreme court if they vote to overturn the measure.
Iraqi troops will donate money to the United States wildfire victims in California.
A professional golfer recently made headlines for his honesty, because telling the truth cost him a chance at a Professional Golfers Association card.
For 15 years, Cascade College in Portland, Ore., struggled to find the fuels that any college needs: students to pay tuition, and donors to help build an endowment.
California's highest court has agreed to hear a series of cases challenging the ballot measure that overturned its decision to legalize same-sex marriage.
WASHINGTON - The economy is sinking deeper into hard times. The Federal Reserve is warning that the problems could last well into next year.
The media regularly reports about the danger to America from Islamic terrorists. But what about potential threats from inside this country?
One 8-year-old has an inspiring dream to help others in need and she's becoming quite the philanthropist.
CBNNews.com - The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Indiana's license plates bearing the words "In God We Trust" are constitutional.
Tensions over Proposition 8 escalated in San Francisco Friday night.
The Bush administration has given the green light to a plan to protect doctors, nurses and other health care workers who refuse to perform abortions due to religious or moral reasons.
CBNNews.com - WASHINGTON - The heads of the Big Three automakers aren't giving up. They're back on Capitol Hill making another pitch for financial help to the tune of $25 billion.
Almost six months after the tragic death of his youngest daughter, contemporary Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman celebrated a great milestone with his eldest -- her wedding.
CBNNews.com - POSSUM TROT, Texas -- Possum Trot, Texas isn't even a dot on the map. It's hidden from the world in the piney woods of rural East Texas.
Nineteen-year-old Samantha Canteen felt she only had one option after finding out she was pregnant.
The failing economy has prompted two Christian organizations to announce layoffs.
California Attorney General Jerry Brown says the state supreme court should review the lawsuits against Proposition 8, but he says it should still go into effect.
New government figures show the number of hungry children in the U.S. is increasing.
Nebraska lawmakers are trying to change a recently created safe haven law. It was supposed to protect newborns from parents who didn't want them. However, the law did not include an age limit and the state is facing some unintended consequences.
Residents in Southern California are taking stock of what's left of their communities, after three separate wildfires ravaged their communities and destroyed nearly 1,000 homes and apartments.
WASHINGTON - America's top auto makers say they need a lifeline from the government, and if they don't get it they could run out of money.
The conservative Diocese of Fort Worth voted Saturday to officially break ties with the Episcopal Church.
For one Texas household, their motto is "the bigger the better".
The vote banning gay marriage in California generated protests from coast to coast this weekend.
Congress went back to work, Monday, with big plans to push a second economic stimulus package, but with dimming prospects for a bailout of the auto industry.
Residents of a mobile home park in southern California are beginning to see for themsleves how a wind-driven wildfire decimated their once neatly kept community.
JERUSALEM, Israel - A group of American doctors are taking part in advanced emergency rescue and disaster preparedness training in Israel this week. Co-sponsored by the American Physicians Fellowship (APF), the Israeli Health Ministry and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Medical Corps, the five-day course focuses on life-saving techniques in response to national emergencies. RELATED STORIES: Mass Drill at Ben Gurion Int'l. Airport National Emergency Drills Underway Israelis Hone Emergency Preparedness Israel Conducting Civil Defense Drills "The course has two important goals in mind," APF President Norton J. Greenberger said. "We hope to continue to foster the sharing of life-saving emergency medical techniques between Israeli physicians and their American counterparts," he said. "Additionally, we want our members to have the best possible training so that, if needed, they stand ready to take the place of (their) Israeli colleagues in civilian hospitals, thus freeing those physicians to report for duty on the front lines in any military conflicts," Greenberger said. Hospital staff at Petah Tikva's Belinson Medical Center briefed the U.S. doctors before they took part in a simulated emergency involving toxic contamination in a missile attack using biological and chemical warheads. "The level of organization on this course is remarkable, "Dr. Geoffrey Greene of Columbia, Maryland said. "A toxic event is a serious problem and things are getting more and more dangerous. The fact that we're doing this is fantastic," he said.
Should the government be allowed to determine what political views are broadcasted on TV and radio?
The latest report from the Commerce Department revealed that consumers cut back sharply on their spending in October, pushing retail
A raging wildfire forced Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency in Santa Barbara County, Friday.
Six weeks and billions of dollar later have not shown much of a return on the U.S. Treasury's investment in the U.S. economy.
An 11-year-old Florida boy was the latest drop off in Nebraska under the state's "safe haven" law that has allowed dozens of children to be abandoned since it took effect in July.
A Roman Catholic priest in South Carolina says his parishioners should not take Communion if they voted for Barack Obama, because of his stance on abortion.
The Army now has its first female Four-Star General in U.S. military history.
A whopping 50 percent of American doctors regularly give placebo pills to their patients without telling them, according to a new study.
One family is thanking God after a frightening visit to the Oregon coast.
State lawmakers in Texas are submitting two bills that would change the procedures for women wanting abortions.
Former Episcopal Church Bishop Robert Duncan has been elected to lead a breakaway diocese made up of conservative churches.
Gay marriage supporters may ask California voters to go back to the polls in a couple of years to reverse the ban on same-sex marriage that they approved last week.
Former pastor Ted Haggard recently opened up about the scandal that caused his downfall as the leader of a Colorado megachurch and that also led to his resignation as the president of the National Association of Evangelicals.
Federal bank regulators have given a thumbs down to the idea of forgiving credit card debt.
WASHINGTON - Congress is considering more changes in the $700 billion bailout plan.
CBNNews.com -- Less than two hours after a Connecticut judge cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin, the state's first gay wedding was officiated Wednesday morning in a brief ceremony near the New Haven City Hall.
WASHINGTON - Washington is working to resolve the country's economic problems on all fronts - from the financial sector to the housing market to the auto industry.
CBNNews.com - Several churches have been vandalized by apparent supporters of same-sex marriage since the idea was banned in California last week, local police have reported.
If one Utah religious group has its way, a plaque dedicated to the teachings from extraterrestrials will soon join the Ten Commandments in a public park owned by Pleasant Grove City.
Former presidential hopeful John McCain made his fourteenth visit to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night.
President Bush saluted the men and women, both past and present, who have ever served in the U.S. military, as he spoke from the Manhatten pier that is now the permanet dock of the World War II aircraft carrier Intrepid.
WASHINGTON - There are more signs of a deteriorating economy as the credit crisis claims more victims from Wall Street to Main Street.
Results of the 2008 presidential election have brought mixed emotions from evangelical leaders.
Another conservative diocese of the Episcopal Church has voted to split with the denomination.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says he hopes the state's highest court will overturn Proposition 8, passed by voters last week to define marriage as being only between a man and a woman.
Evangelical Christian voters have had a strong political and social force in presidential elections for years.
ATLANTA - Delivery company DHL, hit by heavy losses and fierce competition, is significantly reducing its air and ground operations in the U.S. and cutting 9,500 American jobs, leaving rivals like FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service to fight over the customers it will stop serving.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Over half of the American workforce is employed by small businesses. Millions of these companies rely on credit to fund expansion and meet payroll expenses. But the country's credit crisis is squeezing some of them out of business.
Military leaders worry that the U.S. is more "vulnerable" to terrorist attacks during the presidential transition period - and even after Barack Obama takes office on January 20.
Barack Obama's former pastor is blaming the media for using his words to undermine Obama's campaign. Rev. Jeremiah Wright told a forum on race and religion that he was used as a "weapon of mass destruction."
Same-sex marriage supporters in California promise to keep fighting for their cause, despite losing an important political battle this week.
Today evangelist Billy Graham welcomes his 90th birthday.
U.S. stock markets sold off once again, Thursday, as investors continued to worry about a global recession.
TEHERAN, Iran - An aide to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad welcomed the changes promised by President-elect Barack Obama.
The situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan is just one of several thorny foreign policy and national security issues the President-elect will face come January 21. From Reuters:
As the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the U.S. Supreme Court.
CBNews.com - Democrat Barack Obama broke historic barriers Tuesday night by becoming the first black man to be elected to the nation's highest office.
The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up its first broadcast decency case in 30 years.
An incredible--and deeply roubling-- report from CNN, via Jihad Watch. Bottom line: it appears that the U.S. government is indirectly funding Iran's nuclear program via millions in aid to a Russian institute that is working with Iran on nuclear projects. The CNN story is actually from last February, but indications are nothing has changed. You may want to avoid Dobbs' commentary afterwards, depending on your view of the Bush administration. Either way, it appears the ball has clearly been dropped on this one, and outrageously so.
Voters in several states will decide on a definition of marriage today.
Supporters of Florida's initiative to define marriage as the union between one man and one woman are facing heat from opponents over campaign donations.