July 2011 Headlines
It's been called a story of a life well lived -- how one man's decision to live for the Lord transformed his family and millions of people around the world.
Three new movies are set to premiere this weekend, including the sci-fi western action film "Cowboys and Aliens," "The Smurfs," and Steve Carell's new romantic comedy titled "Crazy, Stupid, Love."
No speeches will be given during the planned ceremony at the World Trade Center site to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
He's one of the most famous playwrights, directors, and as he puts it, former "brain-dead liberals." David Mamet used to champion liberal values. But he's changed his mind.
Pastor Joe Nelms' NASCAR prayer started with a fairly traditional, "Heavenly Father, we thank you tonight for all your blessings." Then, he got creative.
The Senate rejected Goodwin Liu's nomination to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Now, California Gov. Jerry Brown wants him on the state's Supreme Court.
In less than month, Washington, D.C., officials will unveil the first memorial on the National Mall to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A storm warning is in effect for the coast of Texas - welcome news for a state that's been plagued by nine months of drought.
Dozens of cities are now dumping the cameras because of collection issues and research data that shows the cameras don't actually make roads any safer.
The Christian Action Network was hoping to show "Sacrificed Survivors: The Untold Story of the Ground Zero Mosque" in city parks.
A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit challenging Texas Gov. Rick Perry's participation in a national prayer rally set for Aug. 6.
While lawmakers in Washington are fighting to balance the budget, wounded service members were on Capitol Hill fighting a battle of their own.
Army officials say a Muslim soldier who went AWOL over Fourth of July weekend was planning an attack on Fort Hood.
Rev. John Stott, who led an evangelical resurgence in England and influenced Christians worldwide through his writing and preaching, has died in London.
Trivia game contestants were left puzzled this week when "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek showed up on set in crutches.
The top commander of U.S special operations forces on Wednesday issued a warning about the next generation of terrorists at the opening of the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colo.
The Crystal Cathedral has restored the voting rights of church founder Rev. Robert H. Schuller on its governing board.
After more than a century of treating wounded soldiers, Walter Reed Army Medical Center will officially close its doors on Sept. 15.
U.S. security officials are concerned that al Qaeda may be rebuilding in Somalia and that some of its members have American passports.
Many fear a controversial new TV drama based on Chicago's famous Playboy club from the 1960s will glamorize the pornography industry.
An atheist group is suing to remove the iconic World Trade Center Cross from New York's National September 11th Memorial and Museum.
Selina Hodge needs a new kidney. After waiting for three years for a transplant, she decided to give an online avenue a try.
Many analysts say natural gas is one of the brightest hopes for America's energy future. But some industry insiders have cast doubt on that claim.
Peek, was a founding member of the popular 1970s band America and singer of high harmonies on hits that included "A Horse With No Name" and "Ventura Highway."
An agency of the U.S. government is being accused of putting weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels that killed a U.S. border agent and hundreds of Mexicans.
Despite accusations, Rick Warren has consistently said he doesn't embrace "Chrislam," or the blending of the Bible and Koran in holy teachings.
The legislative stalemate in Washington over the budget has forced a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Divisions among Lutheran churches about the Bible and its teachings on homosexuality could affect one of the largest social service networks in the U.S.
The man who confessed to shooting two soldiers outside a Little Rock, Ark. military recruiting station in 2009 was sentenced to 12 life terms Monday.
In a Capitol Hill briefing on Monday, Rep. Allen West said it's important to learn just how much progress the Muslim Brotherhood has made in the U.S.
The Postal Service is considering closing more than one in 10 of its retail outlets.
Pro football is back on the Fall calendar after a more than four month lockout that threatened the upcoming season.
Many authors dream that one day their book signings will draw huge crowds. That dream recently came true for one 7-year-old writer.
The American Civil Liberties Union has threatened to sue the city of Plantation if puts up its annual Christmas display.
One San Francisco food truck is offering something unusual -- bacon and a lot of it.
Opponents of New York's gay marriage law filed a lawsuit Monday, claiming the state Senate violated meeting procedures when it approved the bill.
A Roman Catholic diocese has submitted a cash offer to buy the financially struggling Crystal Cathedral church founded by Rev. Robert H. Schuller.
President Barack Obama has signed a notice to Congress that will officially end the military's ban on homosexuals serving openly.
The Houston National Cemetery hearing originally scheduled for this week has been moved to August 5.
Former chemist turned Christian recording artist Stanton Lanier has released his seventh album.
Temperatures are in the high 90s from the Midwest to the East Coast, and the peak of the heat wave for major cities in the Northeast will hit Friday.
Maine's flag is a deep blue, reflecting the left-leaning ideologies that have dominated this state for decades. But faith voters are changing political landscape.
From U.N. declarations to Mideast revolutions and Iranian nukes, the threats against Israel appear to grow with each passing year.
A brutal heat wave threatening much of the country is already being blamed for nearly two dozen deaths and emergency room visits are way up.
Another church has decided to cut ties with Exodus International, a ministry well-known for its efforts to help homosexuals.
Campus Crusade for Christ International is planning to change the name of its U.S. ministry, including nixing the use of "Christ" in its title.
Government officials say al Qaeda may be trying to infiltrate critical facilities in the United States, including nuclear power plants, for future attacks.
The conservative chairwoman of a Texas school board is under fire for saying she was one of six "true Christians" on the panel advocating for intelligent design.
A heat wave has Americans trapped in what feels like a pressure cooker, with more than 30 states under heat advisories.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Wednesday limiting a woman's access to abortion if the fetus could survive outside the womb.
Some are trying to overturn DOMA, the federal law defining marriage as between a man and woman. The Senate heard heated testimony on what that could mean.
Chaplains have been a key part of the U.S. military for hundreds of years. Now, some fear the recent acceptance of homosexuality may silence their beliefs.
Some parents are riled up over a new "Breast Milk Baby" doll that allows children to imitate breast feeding.
The decision comes after the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida sued in 2007 to have the scriptures taken down.
A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to terror charges for helping Somalis join a jihadi group.
Ruth Sheldon of Granby, Oswego County says signing a marriage certificate for same-sex couples violates her faith.
Following a special legislative session that began Tuesday and lasted through the night, lawmakers approved a plan that would end the longest shut down in the state's history.
Fourteen people were arrested Tuesday for allegedly mounting a cyberattack on the website of PayPal.
Despite the deadly statistics and countless tragic stories, people still text. So police officials in New York and Connecticut tried simple, but efficient enforcement.
The Episcopal bishop of Long Island, N.Y., is ordering gay priests to get married or stop living together.
The brutal heat is being blamed for as many as a dozen deaths across the country.
A judge has ruled the state of Illinois must refer foster care cases to the group, Catholic Charities.
California's newest hometown hero bravely took on two armed robbers with nothing more than his teeth.
When businesses close for renovations, it often results in employees being laid off.
For weeks, Los Angeles residents have been bracing for I-405 to be shut down. The event, dubbed "Carmageddon," turned out to be the traffic jam that wasn't.
Gov. Mary Fallin says the drought has contributed to more than 140 wildfires in Oklahoma this year.
A massive heat wave is tightening its grip on the central U.S. The sweltering temperatures are not only a safety concern, they could also affect food prices.
A federal appeals court has temporarily reinstated the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that bans gays serving openly in the military.
Casey Anthony walked out of jail a free woman under heavy guard early Sunday, days after being acquitted of murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.
After 10 years of films, the Harry Potter franchise is coming to an end with the final installment of the series debuting in theaters this weekend.
The husband of GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says his counseling clinic doesn't focus on ridding people of homosexual desires as people have claimed.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is defending his call for a day of prayer in the face of a lawsuit from the Freedom from Religion Foundation.
California public schools are now legally required to include the contributions of the gay community in its social studies curriculum.
Residents of Los Angeles are expecting a massive traffic jam this weekend. The nation's busiest highway will shut down for more than 50 hours beginning Friday night.
Residents are finding that not only are the futures of their children and local schools in jeopardy because of the scandal, but so are their tax dollars.
The Obama administration wants to halt the enforcement of the ban on gays serving openly in the military.
A group of crime-fighting women from North Carolina are showing people they can help their communities no matter how young or old they are.
When people go fishing, many hope for a big catch. But a couple of California fishermen recently got a little more than they bargained for.
A little league baseball park in Joplin, Mo., is almost ready for teams to take the field again thanks to Operation Blessing International.
Gay marriage advocates in Colorado are trying to overturn a state constitutional amendment recognizing traditional marriage.
Minnesota lawmakers have finally reached the outline of a deal to end the longest shutdown in the state's history.
Disruption caused by Midwest flooding has inundated Amtrak with delays and extra expense this summer.
U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said Clemens could not be assured a fair trial after prosecutors showed jurors evidence they were not supposed to see.
Former first lady Betty Ford will be laid to rest Thursday in Grand Rapids, Mich., next to her husband, former President Gerald Ford.
The extreme heat wave continues to plague parts of the country Thursday, especially in the southeastern region of the U.S.
The American Center for Law and Justice has succeded in temporarily halting a New York City ordinance that would harm crisis pregnancy centers.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation has filed a lawsuit to stop Texas Gov. Rick Perry from holding a day of prayer.
A living soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor Tuesday, only the second time since the Vietnam War that such an honor has been made.
A New York City Supreme Court justice has tossed out a lawsuit by a former firefighter hoping to stop the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero.
A court hearing is scheduled for next week in the suit of three veterans groups against the VA and Houston National Cemetery director Arleen Ocasio.
Mike Vuick has decided to ban any child under the age of six from eating at his McDain's restaurant. He says kids under that age are just too noisy.
Alabama now holds the record for having the largest number of top-category tornadoes in more than 60 years, according to weather officials.
Clemens was indicted last August on charges of obstruction of Congress, perjury and giving false statements.
The clerk said her job requires her to sign marriage certificates, but her religious beliefs will not allow her to in good conscience to sign a marriage certificate for a homosexual couple.
Although billions of dollars have been spent on increased security, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, noted there've been 25,000 security breaches since 2001.
Temperatures in 15 states are soaring above 100 degrees, with heat advisories and warnings in effect for at least 23 states.
NBC Universal has apologized to members of Congress for taking the words "under God" out of the Pledge of Allegiance during the recent U.S. Open.
The state will no longer renew foster care and adoption contracts with Catholic Charities, since the civil unions law took effect June 1.
A federal appeals court issued an order requiring the U.S. government to state whether it will defend the gay troop policy's constitutionality in court.
An Amtrak train smashed into a tractor-trailer Monday in a fiery collision that killed the truck driver, injured several others and sent flames more than three stories high.
One of Casey Anthony's defense attorneys said Monday he's worried about her safety once she's released from a Florida jail this Sunday after being acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter.
Americans still hold a strong belief in the Bible, according to a recent Gallup poll.
Authorities are investigating how a stun gun made it past security and onto a plane.
The hot humid weather is expected in the Southern and Central Plains through parts of the Southeast. Moist air and strong daytime highs near the century mark will create dangerous heat conditions during the afternoon.
State investigators say nearly 200 educators in Atlanta fixed answers on standardized tests used to assess school performance and meet federal benchmarks.
Derek Jeter homers for his 3,000th hit, making him the first player to reach the mark with the New York Yankees.
Many have expressed shock over Casey Anthony's acquittal of murdering her daughter. However, others say the verdict was simply based on the evidence.
Actor Kevin James stars in a new movie about a zookeeper who talks to animals. However, critics say don't be fooled by the film's PG rating.
Betty Ford, the former first lady whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center, died at age 93.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the site will soon offer the video chat feature. The joint venture could triple or even quadruple Skype's video traffic.
Baseball fans across the country have been touched by the tragic story of a father who recently died while trying to catch a foul ball at a Texas Rangers game.
Operation Blessing International is boosting the health and nutrition of people needing help in a Norfolk, Va., neighborhood.
The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a proposed amendment to the Missouri constitution on public prayer.
Active gays and lesbians in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. will soon be eligible to serve as clergy.
One of the two Planned Parenthood affiliates in North Carolina has filed a lawsuit over the state's new budget because it cuts funding to the abortion provider.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed another attempt to restore funding for Planned Parenthood in his state.
State lawmakers in Houston are calling for an investigation into claims that Houston National Cemetery director Arleen Ocasio is censoring prayers at military funerals.
California could become the first state to require public schools to teach social studies classes on the contributions of the gay community.
A Vietnam War veteran is fighting for his right to display his U.S. flag after property managers at his complex said he's violating apartment standards.
Considering how much time she's served since 2008 while awaiting trial, Anthony's jail sentence was amended, and she'll be released next week.
A federal appeals court has ordered the U.S. government to stop enforcing its ban on openly gay members serving in the military.
The Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood will be tried in military court and will face the death penalty if convicted.
The United States government is warning airlines that some terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into people.
A smell or sound can instantly call up a memory, but author Kristin Clark Taylor says sometimes we need a little more -- like the tangible items that mean the most.
After 33 days of testimony and less than 24 hours of deliberation, a Florida jury has found Casey Anthony not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.
Thousands of U.S. military personnel around the world are serving in harm's way to protect America's freedom. One famous actor is working to take their minds off the stress.
A high school principal in Florida is under investigation for using hypnosis on his students after two of the students he hypnotized committed suicide.
A layer of dirt coated cars Wednesday after a massive dust storm covered the city of Phoenix overnight.
A popular circus group recently teamed up with CBN's Operation Blessing to bring hope to the tornado-stricken town of Joplin, Mo.
The Federal Aviation Administration is creating a new air traffic system that officials say will be as revolutionary for civil aviation as was the advent of radar six decades ago.
Atheists and humanists have been pushing for the appointment of one of their own to the ranks of the chaplaincy.
A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state of Kansas from enforcing its new abortion regulations.
The Yellowstone River continues to rise near Laurel, Mont., making it difficult for crews to clean up the oil spilled from Exxon Mobil's ruptured pipeline that burst Friday.
The Secret Service will investigate the hacking of Fox's political Twitter account over updates claiming that President Obama had been assassinated.
Teams of federal and Exxon Mobile workers are trying to contain damage from an oil spill in the Yellowstone River near Laurel, Montana.
Mennonite pastor Mark Schloneger has drawn national attention after CNN posted his blog discussing why he doesn't sing the 'Star-Spangled Banner.'
Record-breaking heat has settled across the nation this Fourth of July. It's so hot, some areas are canceling holiday fireworks as bone dry conditions raise more concerns about wildfires.
Authorities allowed 12,000 residents of Los Alamos to return home Sunday.
Workers at the Kennedy Space Center always knew the end of the shuttle program would bring hard times to Florida's Space Coast.
Those interviewed voiced a mixture of anxiety, confidence and resignation about the safety of reactors. Many doubted they can safely and quickly evacuate in a major accident.
In this heart-pounding sequel, Sam Witwicky once teams up with the Autobots to foil another nefarious plan by the Decepticons.
Minnesota lawmakers headed home for a long holiday weekend, bracing for likely public anger since a failure to reach a budget agreement forced a government shutdown.
One of the men who accused Bishop Eddie Long of sexual misconduct is now facing felony drug charges in Florida, while another faces burglary charges in Georgia.
Recently skaterboarders around the globe celebrated the 9th annual Go Skate Day. In Hampton, Va., some used it as an opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The news comes as new Kansas regulations taking effect Friday make it harder for abortion clinics to get licenses.
New questions have arisen about airport security after a Nigerian American flew cross-country, using fake IDs and an expired boarding pass.
Firefighters battling the145 square-mile blaze near the nuclear lab in Los Alamos, N.M., believe flames won't reach the facility or the evacuated town nearby