July 2012 Headlines
Author Rod Gragg says America wasn't just shaped by faith on the fringes, but was absolutely saturated in Christianity and led by biblical thinking in every facet of life.
A Phoenix man is facing 60 days in jail for holding Bible studies in his home.
With some 4,500 federal laws and hundreds of thousands more regulations to enforce them, almost anyone can break the law- often without knowing it.
The coal industry is fighting for its future against new federal regulations. Those tough rules are scaring potential investors away from groundbreaking projects.
With wings on her feet and Christ in her heart, 23-year-old Francena McCorory is ready for the 2012 Olympics in London.
The Southern Baptist Convention is working to repair its image and address concerns of racism after a member Mississippi Baptist church refused to marry a black couple.
In the heart of the country, a well-known vacation spot turning 100 this year still clings to its Christian roots. It's determined to not let go, despite pressure to change.
High jumper Jesse Williams has his eyes set on a gold medal at this year's Olympic Games.
The American Civil Liberties Union, which supports gay rights and other liberal issues, said Chick-fil-A shouldn't be discriminated against for its words and opinions.
One American competitor in the London Olympics has taken a unique approach in his preparation: He's decided to let God be his coach.
Livestock producers are asking the EPA to waive its ethanol mandate to help curb the rising cost of grain brought on by the historic drought in the Midwest.
The U.S. Olympic team has done very well so far in London, tying China in the medal count after three days. Both countries are coming in with 17.
Beef over Chick-fil-A's public defense of traditional marriage is continuing, with both supporters and opponents voicing their opinion on social networking sites.
Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes heard the 12 counts of murder charges against him a day after grieving family members began burying their loved ones.
The owners of a Colorado-based heating and air conditioning company have scored a win against President Obama's health care mandate.
The United States is right behind China in the medal count after day two of the London Olympics. China has a total of 12 and the United States has 11.
Thousands of Americans gathered at Glenn Beck's Restoring Love Conference for the purpose of rebuilding the country by serving one another.
Several prominent liberals are coming to the defense of Chick-fil-A after the fast food giant's president, Dan Cathy, voice his company's support for traditional marriage.
Virginia Beach pastor Randy Singer shared his thoughts on the sex scandal that destroyed what was once considered a generations-strong football program and what lessons can be learned from it.
Experts say like the Columbine or Virginia Tech gunmen, James Holmes felt wronged and wanted revenge. Pastor Randy Singer spoke about the tragedy from a spiritual perspective.
Rising food prices are making it harder for some Americans to make ends meet.
A federal appeals court has ruled that doctors in South Dakota must warn women seeking abortions of an increased risk of suicide.
Meteorologists predict a chance for more rain in the Northeast, following a night of violent storms.
Lawmakers honored the victims and first responders of the Aurora, Colo., shooting, as police uncovered more disturbing details about the man at the center of the massacre.
Evangelist Billy Graham said he 'appreciates' Chick-fil-A for speaking out against gay marriage and 'never compromising' its Christian values.
Christian leaders gathered at a special summit of the International AIDS Conference this week to discuss the role of the church in fighting this deadly disease.
ABC News Reporter Brian Ross' early suggestion that the Colorado massacre suspect may be linked to the Tea Party turned out to be an error.
Chick-fil-A's president recently voiced his support of traditional marriage. His words have sparked public debate, and battle lines are being drawn nationwide.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on sugary drinks still has residents of the Big Apple up in arms.
Bugs like grasshoppers, ants, bees and mosquitoes are arriving earlier and in greater numbers than usual.
Couples who are living together have more unplanned pregnancies than those who are married, according to a new study by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Teams in Colorado were able to detonate the explosives found in James Holmes' apartment, but the rigged dwelling is highlighting the issue of homemade bombs.
The Jim Henson Company is coming out against Chick-fil-A for its support of traditional marriage.
One of the victims who was shot in the head during last week's Colo. massacre is making an amazing recovery, and her pastor is giving glory to God.
A new study shows one in 10 employers plans to drop their coverage of workers as the federal health care law is implemented in the next few years.
As authorities continue to unfold details surrounding the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., a national debate over gun control is reigniting.
Suspected Colorado shooter James Holmes could face the death penalty if convicted. Meanwhile, the question of why he may have done it is still unanswered.
Roman Catholic bishops in Missouri are urging voters to approve a state constitutional amendment in favor of public prayer.
A federal court has ruled that two Wisconsin high schools violated the U.S. Constitution by holding graduations at a church.
The Eglise de Dieu de la Pentecote congregation was on hand Sunday to celebrate the return of Rev. Michel Louis, the Mass. pastor kidnapped last week in Egypt.
America is mourning the loss of its first female astronaut Tuesday. Sally Ride died Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
Colorado massacre suspect James Holmes showed almost no emotion when he appeared in court Monday, as thousands gathered in Aurora, Colo., to honor the victims.
Gay military members marched in uniform in San Diego's gay pride parade this weekend.
The Penn State football program faces serious disciplinary action from the NCAA over the child sex scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
The devastation is growing as more details surface about the midnight shooting spree at a Colorado movie theater. One pastor offers advice for those affected.
Texas Rep. Michael McCaul claimed political correctness stopped the FBI from launching what may've been a lifesaving investigation into Army Maj. Nidal Hasan.
The Defense Department will bend the rules and allow pro-gay military members to wear their government-issued uniforms in a San Diego parade on Saturday.
A group of pro-life Moms told lawmakers that without Pregnancy Help Centers, they'd have likely aborted the babies that are now such a precious part of their lives.
A Connecticut school district will no longer hold graduation ceremonies in churches.
A guilty plea is expected today from a Massachusetts man charged with plotting to bomb the Pentagon and Capitol.
At least a dozen people were killed and 58 injured during a shooting spree at a mall movie theater in Aurora, Colo., police authorities said.
The president of Chick-fil-A is speaking out in support of traditional marriage.
On Aug. 1, the U.S. Post Office may do much more than fail to deliver the mail. It may default on billions of dollars in health benefits for its future retirees.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill expressed concern Thursday over potential privacy and security threats from the use of domestic drones.
A federal judge has ordered officials in Murfreesboro, Tenn., to allow Muslims to worship in their new mosque for Ramadan. The Islamic holy month begins Thursday.
Wheaton College has now joined the fight over the health care mandate that will force Christian institutions to provide contraceptive services despite their religious objections.
Record-breaking heat is damaging crops across the country, and 15 states are under heat advisories Wednesday.
The Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed a policy Tuesday banning gay leaders and scouts, saying the policy was the best policy for the organization.
Hollywood couple Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband Will Smith were on Capitol Hill Tuesday urging Congress to step up the fight against human trafficking.
The Federal Aviation Administration and Federal Bureau of Investigation are looking into complaints of pilots "getting lasered" in the cockpit.
He's only 10 years old but Ben Ramirez is making a big splash in the world of swimming. What makes his accomplishment remarkable is that he did it with only one arm.
A court fight in Arizona could determine the rights of states to stop funding Planned Parenthood.
A bridge between the U.S. and Canada is reopened after a bomb threat shut it down. Authorities inspected it after receiving the threat on the U.S. side of the bridge.
An FBI probe is underway after a dozen inch-long needles were found inside sandwiches served aboard Delta flights en route from Amsterdam to the U.S.
Stephen R. Covey, author of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," died Monday in Idaho, three months after a serious bicycle accident in Utah.
A gay blogger's complaint about a professor's research on same-sex parenting has sparked an inquiry by the University of Texas.
An investigation by the Treasury Department showed that officials engaged in unethical conduct, including soliciting prostitutes and accepting gifts from corporate executives.
A fourth heat wave is being forecast as much of the U.S. remains in a drought. More crops are being destroyed, setting the stage for higher food prices.
Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, a decorated veteran and the lone survivor of a deadly Afghan mission, is now committed to sharing the bravery of his comrades.
Penn State's report on the child molestation scandal says officials, including legendary coach Joe Paterno, were more concerned about reputation than the victims.
The Department of Agriculture has declared that 1,000 counties in 26 states are disaster areas, making it the largest natural disaster area in U.S. history.
Massachusetts state officials have reversed one town's ban on American flags.
The uniforms for the U.S. Olympic Team may be red, white, and blue, but they were made in "Red" China.
The Henrico, Va., Board of Supervisors will no longer open its meetings with prayer. The decision ends a 35-year tradition for the board.
For a second time, a federal judge has blocked a new law regulating abortion clinics in Mississippi.
Despite the tough economy the National Restaurant Association is reporting growth in same-store sales for the past 12 months.
Leslie Bicknell was sitting in her truck in the parking lot of a local shopping center when she noticed two kids playing behind the wheel of a minivan.
Christian theologian Robert Gagnon is calling for the removal of Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International.
An official prayer that blesses gay unions has been approved by Episcopal bishops.
Web giant Google is launching a new campaign aimed at boosting support of gay rights around the world.
States are taking action to stop welfare fraud, including loopholes that allow people to spend taxpayer dollars on guns and in liquor stores, casinos and strip clubs.
The nation's largest Presbyterian denomination has rejected a proposal to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies to be performed in the church.
A two-decade span of digital archives from author and pastor Tim Keller's sermons is being made available for the first time ever by Logos Bible Software.
Millions of Americans are getting relief today, but it comes at a price. Violent storms have been moving in to break up the scorching temperatures.
Attorneys for the state of Mississippi are trying to persuade a federal judge to let a new restrictive abortion law take effect.
A Virginia fitness club is redefining what it means to be a family by allowing homosexuals to be included on a "family membership."
The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a fired public school teacher accused of preaching Christianity in his classroom.
Texas community offered a big "thank you" to Lance Cpl. Daniel Peterson, an injured Marine sniper, by building him a home free of charge.
Gwen Wilkerson, wife of renowned Pastor David Wilkerson, has died, according to World Challenge. She was 81.
Record heat across the country this week could lead to record drought, causing food prices to rise significantly soon.
An atheist is turning up the heat on a Pennsylvania restaurant for giving discounts to churchgoers.
"The Amazing Spider-Man" earned $35 million on its Tuesday opening and is continuing to sell out in theaters nationwide.
A church on the verge of foreclosure in Royal Palm Beach, Fla. is getting a lesson in faith. But the community is rallying around its members to help out.
Discovered in Israel in 1947, the scrolls date as far back as 150 BC. Now, visitors can see the ancient scrolls at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Dallas.
California lawmakers are considering an unconventional new parenting law that would allow children to be granted more than two parents.
North Carolina will no longer fund Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider.
Firefighters say they could have the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado contained by Sunday, even as police banned holiday fireworks in many parts of the state.
The death toll blamed on storms and the ensuing blackout across the eastern U.S. is now at 26 after two accidents in Virginia.
It's sometimes easy to forget the depth of a word like "liberty." But for the men who fought and died so America could be free, liberty was intertwined with the God of liberty.
More than 42 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this Fourth of July -- nearly a 5 percent increase over last year, according to AAA.
Many Americans may be traveling to get away from the stifling heat across much of the country.
Local and state law enforcement will be working to ensure fireworks are the only "booms" residents encounter this Fourth of July weekend.
Former "American Idol" contestant Danny Gokey sings "God Bless the USA" on the set of "The 700 Club."
For millions of Americans, there's no better way to conclude the Fourth of July than with an epic fireworks show. But where did this tradition come from?
Andy Griffith, the television icon Americans adored for his role as the town sheriff in the 1960s sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show" died Tuesday. He was 86.
"Our Heroes" is a skit about a father teaching his son about the cost of freedom -- a message many reflect on for July 4.
U.S. Northern Command said Air Force C-130 tankers will resume efforts later Tuesday, even after a deadly crash involving an air team.
The City Council in Jacksonville, Fla., is considering a law that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Students in South Carolina can take a religion class off campus and earn high school credit, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Three days after powerful storms tore across the midwest and East Coast some two million customers are still without power.
Three states will opt out of provisions in President Barack Obama's health care law for expanding Medicaid and creating a private insurance exchange.
There's perhaps no more festive place to be the week of July 4 than in Washington. But this year, severe storms have crushed some of the joy.
AAA projects that some 42 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles this holiday week.
Steve Saint, who suffered a paralyzing injury while testing new equipment for the mission field, is undergoing intense, painful therapy to restore the use of his hands and feet.
Thousands who fled the raging wildfires in Colorado Springs are being allowed to return to their homes Monday.