May 2011 Headlines
Bible literacy is on the decline in the U.S. One prominent Oklahoma family hopes a treasure hunt of sorts will help reverse that trend.
When one Virginia pastor learned of the poverty facing the elderly community, he went on a mission to feed as many hungry seniors as possible.
After more than eight years as a member of the church led by Bishop Eddie Long, Bernice King announced Tuesday that she is leaving to start her own ministry.
Rebuilding Joplin, Mo., after the recent tornado will take years, but many residents need a roof over their heads now.
With the challenges school Bible clubs face these days, how does one share Jesus with the next generation? Redbank Valley High School may have the answer.
The season's first heat wave has much of the East Coast sweating, with temperatures expected to top 90 degrees in many places.
An Alabama town is refusing to lift a trailer ban that's preventing those affected by recent tornadoes from using temporary housing.
A Canadian couple's decision to keep their baby's sex unknown has caused national debate over parental boundaries and gender equality.
Financial advisor Dan Busby often hears from church leaders who worry if they speak out on a political issue or candidate, the IRS will yank their tax exempt status.
Federal terrorism charges were handed down Tuesday to two Iraqis living in Bowling Green, Ky.
Former Attorney General John Ashcroft cannot be sued by an American Muslim arrested after 9/11, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Across the country, communities are discovering that human trafficking is not just a tragedy overseas -- it's in their own backyard.
African-American church leaders are calling on the Senate to bar military facilities from hosting same-sex weddings.
Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit to stop a South Dakota law that would require women seeking abortions to wait three days and undergo counseling at pregnancy help centers.
CBN's Operation Blessing International is on the ground in tornado-ravaged Joplin, providing help and hope as residents embark on a massive cleanup effort.
A Houston pastor can use Jesus' name in a Memorial Day ceremony after a federal judge issued a temporary order preventing officials from censoring his prayer.
Those joined in wedlock now make up 48 percent of all U.S. households, marking the first time in U.S. history married couples don't make-up the majority.
First Lady Michelle Obama is encouraging churches to help make a difference in the lives of military families.
After a week of grieving and seeing devastation at every turn Joplin residents are pausing this Memorial Day to honor those who have suffered so much loss.
On this Memorial Day, many Americans are taking time to remember the sacrifices of the men and women who gave their lives for their country.
Journalist Rita Cosby only recently discovered the dramatic story of her father's World War II experience. She talks to CBN News about what she found out.
As one boy battling leukemia recently discovered, U.S. Navy SEALs are more than just an elite group of warriors, they're also men with big hearts.
While Oprah's lengthy remarks about her beliefs during Wednesday's curtain call show drew applause from the audience, many Christians remained skeptical.
Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr revised the tornado's death toll down to 139 from 142 on Saturday.
Some have lost homes. Others have lost loved ones. But most of those affected by the recent tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest haven't lost hope.
A week-long extreme course in Chesapeake, Va., gives participants not only mock SEAL training, but also pushes them to look deep inside themselves for strength.
Lockheed Martin announced Saturday it successfully thwarted a "significant and tenacious attack" on the company's information systems network.
As a child, Douglass saw his missionary parents gunned down before his eyes. His new film shows how an encounter with one of the killers helped him forgive.
The same weather system that caused tornadoes in the Midwest on Wednesday brought severe storms to the East Coast and southern parts of the U.S. Thursday.
Lawsuits brought by four young men who accused an Atlanta megachurch pastor of sexual misconduct have been resolved, attorneys for both sides said Thursday.
Churches around the shattered city of Joplin, Mo., have become feeding centers and are also distributing aid to those in need.
The decision by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns means 21-year-old Jared Lee Loughner will be sent to a federal facility for up to four months.
University officials changed its policy of banning the military organization after the U.S. Congress voted to allow gays to openly serve in the military.
A school board in Georgia has decided high school graduations will go on as planned in spite of some controversy over the venue.
Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved Rev. Patrick Conroy as their next chaplain, Thursday.
A Mennonite missionary charged in a high-profile lesbian custody case pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a Vermont federal court.
Although the death of Osama bin Laden delivered a crushing blow to al Qaeda, experts warn his goal to strike the American heartland is alive and well.
More violent weather pounded the middle of the country Wednesday, killing at least 15 people in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
As residents comb through the wreckage of their neighborhoods devastated by the worst tornadoes in years, churches and volunteers are stepping up to help.
A new wave of powerful tornadoes killed at least 14 Midwest residents Wednesday, marking day two of deadly storms that've ripped through the country.
After more than seven decades, a 90-year-old man was recently reunited with his high school class ring.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry held a "ceremonial signing" Tuesday to highlight the purpose of the state's pro-life sonogram legislation.
With graduation season is in full swing, it's time for graduates to look to the future, something Connecticut college student Robert Aliano is eager to do.
A pro-family group in California is calling on parents of public school students to protest events for "Harvey Milk Day," which honors the slain gay rights activist.
A pro-Israel coalition is raising awareness of the possible attacks Israel would face if a peace deal with Palestine was based on 1967 borders.
The case began in 2003, when then 8-year-old Jonathan Morgan was banned from handing out candy canes to his classmates because a poem about Jesus was attached.
Openly atheist graduate Damon Fowler complained to the superintendent about the traditional prayer and threatened to contact the American Civil Liberties Union.
The California preacher who predicted the rapture would take place on May 21, now says it will happen in October.
Military chaplains are seeking assurance from Congress and the Pentagon that troops who express religious objections to homosexuality won't suffer reprisals.
Residents in the Midwest town of Joplin, Mo., continued to sift through the wreckage of their homes Tuesday, while keeping their eyes on the skies.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California must drastically reduce its prison population to relieve severe overcrowding.
Dozens of people were killed over the weekend after some 70 twisters swept across seven states from the Canadian border to Oklahoma.
Lottery winner Leroy Fick is ruffling feathers in his home state of Michigan over his continued use of food stamps.
The state house voted late Saturday night 70-63 after nearly six hours of emotional debate to put the definition of marriage on the ballot in November 2012.
Two months after popular pastor Rob Bell released his book about heaven and hell, it is still stirring debate in Christian circles.
Often, teens facing unexpected motherhood see scorn from their peers and their own families. But through Teen MOPS, churches are stepping in to help.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" continues the adventures of the often inebriated Capt. Jack Sparrow.
At least one tornado hit Minneapolis on Sunday, damaging scores of homes, toppling hundreds of trees and leaving 18 people with minor injuries.
The final wave of holdouts has mostly packed up and left this town as water from the swollen Atchafalaya River inched toward their homes.
A fringe Christian group is predicting Jesus Christ will return on Saturday, May 21, and that's caused a big discussion in the Christian community.
While President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed American policy on Israel, dozens of demonstrators gathered outside.
Thousands gathered to remember their pastor, spiritual father, counselor and friend, Rev. David Wilkerson, during a memorial service at his Times Square Church.
The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority awarded $50 million in tax breaks on Thursday to Ark Encounter after a three-month study.
A court ruling in Tennessee has paved the way for the construction of a multi-million dollar mosque in Murfreesboro.
The Mississippi River crested at more than 14 feet above flood stage in Vicksburg, Miss. on Thursday, which was lower than expected.
Several protestors disrupted a sermon pastor John Hagee devoted to Israel Sunday, throwing pamphlets and yelling pro-Palestinian slogans.
Despite the death of Osama bin Laden, the Islamic terrorist threat against America is far from over.
Michaels customers are at a potential risk of identity theft after debit card terminals at dozens of locations were breached.
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill into law that restricts Kansas abortion clinics by requiring annual, unannounced inspections.
Finding a job is often simply a matter of who you know. However, for some potential employees in Albany, Ga., it's actually all about whether the boss knows you.
Around 3,500 Christian conservatives gathered outside the state's general assembly to support the amendment, as several gay rights activists protested inside the building.
Doctors will replace a piece of Gabrielle Giffords' skull with a plastic implant on Wednesday.
Officials closed the waterway north of New Orleans in the latest tough decision to try to reduce pressure on levees protecting cities and towns.
As natural disasters and rising oil prices lead to increased inflation, larger cities like Milwaukee, Wis., are considering allowing backyard food alternatives.
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has acknowledged that he fathered a child with a member of his household staff.
The Dallas area church pastored by Bishop T.D. Jakes will no longer be the site of high school graduations.
A missionary has been indicted by a grand jury for helping a woman kidnap her daughter during a custody dispute with her former lesbian partner.
The Supreme Court announced it won't hear an atheist's case challenging the inclusion of "So help me God" in the president's inaugural oath.
The head of the International Monetary Fund will be arraigned Monday on charges that he sexually assaulted a housekeeper at a hotel in Manhattan, New York.
Flooding along the Mississippi River began to stabilize Tuesday to the relief of many residents.
Administrators at Shelton High School have decided to let senior James Tate go to prom, despite him breaking school rules to post an elaborate invitation to his date.
The Rev. Billy Graham was back at his North Carolina home Sunday after being hospitalized for five days with pneumonia.
A recent FBI law enforcement bulletin reports that child sex trafficking is an epidemic in the United States, with about 300,000 children at risk of being victimized by the sex trade.
One day after the Army Corps of Engineers began opening floodgates in Louisiana, many towns known for their Cajun culture were virtually empty Monday.
An elderly Miami imam and two of his sons have been arrested on federal charges they provided some $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban.
Praying is about more than folding our hands and saying the right things. That's the message an Ohio youth outreach director is sending Christians.
Focus on the Family movie critic Bob Waliszewski offered some helpful tips on the best way to have family movie night.
Recent well-known relationship splits and celebrity comments have turned the spotlight on the state of marriage and its sanctity in today's society.
Physicians say antibiotics have helped clear his congestion and his temperature is normal.
A shoe company is targeting young girls with some controversial advertising and many parents have taken notice.
The mighty Mississippi River continued to threaten New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Friday, with floodwaters that could breach levees protecting those cities.
Evangelist Billy Graham is resting comfortably at an Asheville, N.C. Thursday hospital after a bout with pneumonia.
An attorney who shares the same name as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has had his Facebook account restored.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says local schools should have the right to decide whether or not to teach creationism.
On April 21, Rep. Daphne Campbell crossed party lines to defend the bill that would require ultrasounds be given before abortion procedures.
Jack Church, the chief meteorologist at KERO-TV, recently objected to a story airing on the station about the success of local strip clubs.
Officials in Memphis are assessing the damage from one of the worst floods in decades, while residents in Mississippi and Louisiana brace for what's to come.
A federal judge has refused to block a new Indiana law that cuts public funding for Planned Parenthood.
New cell phones will be equipped with a special microchip, allowing the federal government to send warnings from the president about imminent danger.
Delaware has become the eighth state to legalize civil unions and domestic partnerships for same-sex couples.
Floodwaters continue to engulf the Mississippi River Delta region as the bloated river continues to overflow its banks.
Investigators say journals kept by Osama bin Laden while he was hiding in Pakistan showed he was still actively involved in plotting terrorism.
The Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier shoved off Wednesday morning for its first combat deployment.
Rivers in the state of Arkansas, among the many that feed the mighty Mississippi River, are also overflowing their banks at record levels.
The words used to label places in the park often reveal its fascinating and sometimes humorous history.
The ACLU and CAIR are appealing Oklahoma's amendment barring state courts from considering or citing Islamic Sharia law when deciding cases.
The U.S. Navy has reversed its plan to train chaplains to perform gay marriages after 63 members of the House sent a letter of protest to Navy Secretary Ray Maybus.
The Presbyterian Church U.S.A. has made it easier to ordain gays and lesbians as clergy.
Vicksburg, a historic Mississippi city and the site of a pivotal Civil War battle, has been one of the hardest hit by the flooding.
Late Tuesday, the Navy reversed its decision to all chaplains to perform same-sex unions if the Pentagon approves openly gay military service later this year.
After decades of debate, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Tuesday struck down a barrier to ordaining gays.
The HSLDA is urging U.S. military officials to adjust the Armed Forces recruiting policy so that more home schoolers can enlist.
Christian recording artist Lincoln Brewster led an Easter worship service last month for an audience of 20,000 at the Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif.
It was a Mother's Day miracle for one family -- a women who's been missing for nearly two months rescued and reunited with her love ones.
The health care law backed by President Barack Obama will make its first appearance in a federal appeals court in Virginia on Tuesday.
A bestselling book about a 4-year-old's journey to heaven will soon to made into a movie.
The U.S. Navy is preparing its chaplains to perform gay weddings and civil unions at base chapels.
A federal judge will consider Tuesday whether to block a new Utah state immigration law, which allows law enforcement to check the citizenship status of anyone they arrest.
Flood watches and warnings were in effect Tuesday morning as the rising Mississippi River rushes downstream toward Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico.
Regent University founder, Dr. Pat Robertson urged this year's crop of graduates told hold onto their dreams, adding that "nothing's impossible with God."
The mayor of Tuscaloosa, Ala., says prayer has helped carry him through the aftermath of the tornado that devastated his city on April 27.
More Memphis residents were being told Sunday to flee their homes for higher ground as the mighty Mississippi edged toward the city.
The Mississippi River is nearing two feet above major flood stage in Memphis, Tenn., and the waters are still rising.
San Francisco Police say an unruly airline passenger carrying a passport from Yemen had to be subdued by flight attendants and passengers Sunday night after he began pounding on the cockpit door
President Obama said he knew the operation would be risky, but getting Osama bin Laden outweighed all of the risks.
Maureen Murphy, mother of fallen Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy, took part in dedicating a Navy warship in his honor.
For many women, Mother's Day is just another day. But one single mom wanted to find a way to lift up these women on their special day.
Love conquers all in Bishop T.D. Jake's new romantic comedy "Jumping the Broom," due in theaters this weekend.
Water levels are still rising along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and forecasters warn that even more substantial rain is coming next week.
Teams from Operation Blessing International are in Alabama helping storm survivors rebuild their homes and their lives.
The crest of the Mississippi River continues to creep south, causing residents in it's path to flee to higher ground.
As President Obama meets with the SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden, evidence has emerged that the al Qaeda leader was planning a new 9/11 attack.
People from all around the nation gathered on their knees in a congressional conference room Thursday, asking for God's mercy and blessing for America.
President Barack Obama laid a wreath Thursday at New York's ground zero, in a somber ceremony marking the death of America's No. 1 enemy Osama bin Laden.
Although Jennifer Sands lost her husband the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks , she has refused to "rejoice" in the killing of the world's most wanted man.
The bond between a mother and daughter is powerful and is capable of shaping a woman's life forever.
The U.S. Air Force Academy now has a chapel designated for earth-centered religions.
A prayer service was held outside of Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday to offer encouragement to tornado survivors, rescuers, and volunteers.
A Minnesota lawmaker is under scrutiny for pro-homosexual remarks he gave before a house panel arguing that being gay is "godly and holy."
On Wednesday, doctors worked to repair a broken hip Rev. David Wilkerson's wife, Gwen Wilkerson, suffered during the accident that killed her husband.
More details have been released about Sunday's deadly raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound.
Mother's Day will be celebrated Sunday in the U.S., so if you haven't picked up something special for your mom, you only have a few days left to do so.
Florida's Republican-controlled legislature has voted to place an amendment on the 2012 ballot aimed at thwarting "Obamacare."
Eareckson Tada, who was paralyzed in 1967 following a diving accident, said she hopes her involvement will highlight war veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A slow-motion disaster from the swollen Mississippi River could break flood records dating to the 1920s.
The killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has sparked celebration around the world. But is it good for Christians to rejoice over the demise of their enemy?
Six Louisiana Boy Scouts and their two troop leaders have returned home after being stranded in an Arkansas forest by high water for two days.
This week marks the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. Mass production of the book more than 400 years ago changed the lives of many people.
The team sent to find and kill Osama bin Laden is an elite group of men who trained thousands of hours for the mission. They're called Navy SEAL Team Six.
A Washington state teacher marked the death of Osama bin Laden by shaving a beard he'd grown since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Gov. Robert Bentley will discuss the damages Tuesday night in a televised address to the state legislature.
The man many considered to be a spiritual giant of the faith, Rev. David Wilkerson, was laid to rest at private funeral at Rose Heights Church of God in Tyler, Texas.
Intelligence experts had long said that 9/11-mastermind Osama bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan. They were right.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana will fight a new measure to cut off funding to the state's abortion providers by seeking an injunction to stop the bill from becoming law.
The news of Osama bin Laden's death brought joy and celebrations across the nation. But for families of 9/11 victims, there were mixed emotions.
New concerns arose in the intelligence community Tuesday of possible revenge attacks by al-Qaeda affiliated groups for the death of Osama bin Laden.
A National Guard helicopter plucked six stranded Louisiana Boy Scouts from an Arkansas forest Tuesday morning.
Army Engineers intentionally blew a levee holding back floodwaters in Missouri late Monday, sacrificing thousands of acres of farmland to save a nearby town.
Law enforcement agencies across the country, including the cities of Los Angeles and New York are adding extra security measures following the death of Osama bin Laden.
A team from CBN's Operation Blessing International is in Alabama to help survivors recover from last week's storms.
Victims of the devastating tornadoes that tore through the South last week spent Sunday giving thanks to God for their survival.
Former President George W. Bush said he has congratulated President Obama after hearing about bin Laden's death.
Freedom House reported a sharp decline of press freedoms in Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
The U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert following the assassination of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
The Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to blow up a levee on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River, a move that will flood the town of Cairo, Il.