September 2008 Headlines
America is rich in oil. A potentially huge field in Alaska has been off limits for decades. But a majority of Americans say it's time to go for it.
Derivative trading lies behind the JPMorgan Chase debacle, where more than $2 billion were lost in risky trading bets. But few people understand why it is such a problem.
Monday night at sundown, the blowing of the shofar, or ram's horn, signaled the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year.
WASHINGTON - Congress and the White House are starting over again today. They want to come up with a new rescue package that will get through Congress.
Gas shortages are continuing to cause long lines across the Southeast.
The movie Fireproof had a strong opening weekend at the box office.
CBNNews.com - Detroit's big three automakers will receive a low-interest $25 billion loan from the federal government.
CBNNews.com - NEVATIM AIR BASE, Israel - The U.S. has refused to allow Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers to process information from a high-powered radar system, temporarily set up at an Israeli Air Force base in the Negev desert.
Higher gas prices are forcing many school districts to take a fresh approach to back-to-school this year. One option is the four-day-a-week model.
A new study reveals abortion rates fell 33 percent in the U.S. over the last 30 years. But the report also reveals there are still significant differences among populations as to who gets an abortion.
The landscape in Texas is changing.
Aglow International, one of the largest organizations of Christian women, is holding a national prayer-time on Capitol Hill, Saturday.
CBNNews.com - Another family friendly movie is in theaters today. It's called "Forever Strong."
A new nationwide survey reveals the American people are very optimistic about the direction of the war in Iraq. But at the same time, the study shows the public is losing interest with the nation's efforts to deal with many different and diverse problems facing the world today.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - In an article in Thursday's paper, Britain's The Guardian quoted unnamed European diplomats who said that the U.S. refused to support an Israeli air strike on Iranian nuclear faciliies.
A new study released on Monday shows there are 16 gay and bisexual regular characters in scripted prime-time series this fall.
While electoral politics dominate the national discussion, the most important issue to the people of Asheville, N.C., is when they can get the gas they need.
Hurricane victims in Galveston are still being allowed to return to their homes.
Six of the 17 chaplains for the Virginia State Police force have resigned because of new restrictions on prayer.
An historic White House meeting with President Bush, both presidential candidates, and other congressional leaders ended with no clear resolution on an economic rescue plan to stave off a crisis in the nation's economy.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli anti-missionaries are angry over the U.S. State Department's Annual Report on International Religious Freedom, released Friday, which blames "certain Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox" groups for increased violence against Israel's Christian and Messianic Jewish populations.
Thousands of Galveston residents made their way back to the island this morning to take stock and see for themselves what Hurricane Ike had done to their homes.
WASHINGTON - The two top money men of the Bush administration return to Capitol Hill today, insisting Congress needs to pass their $700 billion rescue plan quickly to prevent even more serious financial problems.
It appears that the tough times on Wall Street have caused some to turn to God, with religious leaders in the Big Apple's financial district reporting an upswing in church attendance from those in the business sector.
WASHINGTON - Everyone on Capitol Hill seems to agree that they must act and act fast to rescue failing firms in a way that might steady the financial system.
Support for a California marriage amendment has waned over the past two months partly because of a change in the wording of the ballot initiative, a recent field poll suggests.
Those who survived Hurricane Ike as it roared ashore along the Texas Gulf Coast will likely not soon forget the storm. Ike's fury claimed 26 deaths in Texas alone.
Thousands of Texans are trying to start over after Hurricane Ike. One couple even lost their wedding day to Ike. However, the bride says God's sovereign goodness prevailed over the storm.
CBNNews.com - NEW YORK CITY - Under the banner, "Ahmadinejad, why are you executing children," U.S.-based Iranian groups plan to protest the visit of the Iranian president to the United Nations General Assembly.
WASHINGTON - It's a race against time for Congress this week as they look to pass a huge $700 billion government bailout to help relieve the credit crisis mess and bail out Wall Street.
States with laws that require minors to get parental consent before an abortion are making a positive impact on the abortion rate, the Family Research Council says.
The Episcopal House of Bishops has voted to remove the leader of its Pittsburgh diocese.
Americans are aware of the dangers of driving while using a cell phone.
WASHINGTON - President Bush defended the unprecedented federal intervention on Wall Street Friday to the tune of $3 trillion, saying the risks of no action "would be far higher."
It took only one hour for Galveston city officials to realize that Tuesday's decision to reopen the island was a huge mistake.
CWN.com - HOUSTON --The mouth-watering aroma of chopped chicken breast -- blended with peas and carrots to be served over rice -- drifted through the parking lot of the public sports park in League City southeast of Houston. Those Southern Baptists were cooking again.
The Episcopal Church's top official says they will vote this week on whether to remove a conservative bishop from the ministry.
Despite all the warnings, a lot of folks wait until the last minute to get ready for hurricanes.
Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston is mobilizing volunteers to help hurricane victims.
The State Department says this attack has "all the hallmarks of Al Qaeda," and it certainly looks that way. First, Yemen has long been an Al Qaeda hotbed--in fact, it's the ancestral home of Osama bin Laden. Second, like past Al-Qaeda attacks (9/11, Madrid, 7/7, Amman, etc.), this one was closely coordinated: a car bomb, followed by assaults with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. A group called Islamic Jihad in Yemen is claiming responsibility. It's unlcear thus far whether the group has any affiliation to al-Qaeda. But it seems pretty clear that Al-Qaeda had a hand in today's events in some capacity. Here's more, from CBN News:
Texas authorities have reported another fatality from Hurricane Ike, even as conditions for survivors remain miserable.
Wall Street took another nosedive Wednesday as investors' worries increased over economic turmoil, desipite the government's bailout of insurer American International Group Inc.
So says Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas, chief military spokesman for the new Pakistani government. His statement comes after a daring U.S. ground and air raid earlier this month to pursue Islamic militants in Pakistan's tribal areas, and after details emerged last week that President Bush has given the green light for U.S. Special Forces to cross the Afghan border and pursue militants onto Pakistani soil. Here's more, from The Wall Street Journal:
The Federal Reserve kept a key interest rate unchanged Tuesday, saying that they would act if needed even while acknowledging the recent strains in the markets.
WASHINGTON - World markets plunged again today after the worst day on Wall Street since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Hurricane Ike's winds played havoc with the Gulf Coast last weekend. But the same winds have also uncovered a mystery.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas - President Bush is in his home state to survey the damage left by Hurricane Ike.
This weekend, Hurricane Ike plowed through the Houston area -- a region that is the center of the nation's energy industry and accounts for about one-fifth of our petroleum refining capacity.
Operation Blessing President Bill Horan says they are doing what they can to help relief workers in Texas keep going. Many of them ran out of supplies Sunday when promised food and water didn't arrive from FEMA.
HOUSTON - Ike is the first hurricane to make a direct hit on a major American city since Katrina. And in this case, the bullseye centered on downtown.
Wall Street took its worse dive since 9/11, as investors reacted to a stunning upheaval Monday: two financial mega-giants failed and fell -- hard.
CBNNews.com - Disaster relief organization Operation Blessing International is in Texas to deliver much-needed supplies to victims affected by Hurricane Ike.
Nearly 2,000 people have been rescued along the Texas coast as crews continued to search through debris and flooded streets for survivors after Ike.
Reports of injuries and deaths in the wake of Ike are slow coming in as rescue crews are still hampered by impassible conditions in some areas.
PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania Utility Crews are trucking their way to Texas to help restore electricity and gas to the hundreds of thousands of homes in the Texas gulf still without their utilities Sunday.
CBNNews.com - Grim statistics in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, now downgraded to a tropical storm.
Oil prices fell below $100 a barrel Friday for the first time in five months.
One alternative to oil is so abundant, it's literally all around us. And itt's the most common element in the universe -- hydrogen.
A new documentary from a Christian ministry presents an alternative view of climate change as presented by former Vice-President Al Gore's documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth."
A faith-based drug rehabilitation organization was awarded nearly $1 million after a jury found that their rights had been violated over a land dispute with a city government.
Only two hurricanes have been known to make a direct hit on Galveston Island.
The nation's largest church is helping Houston residents ride out Hurricane Ike.
Walls of water have been pounding the gulf coastline all day, Friday.
After a two-year legal battle, the congregation that makes up The Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, Okla., found out Tuesday that they had lost their fight for the ownership of their church property.
Hurricane Ike is raising concern for the oil rigs along the Texas Coast.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli leaders are unhappy with U.S. Consul General Jacob Walles, who told the Palestinian daily al-Ayyam that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are talking about the status of Jerusalem, something the government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has frequently denied.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The U.S. has turned down Israel's request for passage through Iraqi airspace should Israel opt for a preemptive strike on Iranian nuclear facilities.
HOUSTON, Texas - The storm forecasters say is as big as the state of Texas is slamming the Lone Star state tonight. Just shy of Category three status, Hurricane Ike is churning off the coast of Galveston.
If you have teenagers at home, you may have heard about a popular song that's been getting a lot of attention the last couple of months.
Seven years after the nation's most devastating terrorist attack brought America to it's knees, hundreds of Americans fell to their knees again - in prayer.
The finances of American households are getting worse, because of the weakening economy.
WASHINGTON - Today, America marks the seventh anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attacks in our history.
After five years away, former University of Colorado coach Bill McCartney will return to leading the national men's ministry Promise Keepers.
California's religious community appear to be divided over the gay marriage issue.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the military can focus more attention on Afghanistan because of improved security in Iraq.
President Bush on Tuesday ordered 8,000 more combat and support troops out of Iraq by February 2009.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel and the U.S. will hold their first joint High Technology Forum on Tuesday, in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C.
Hurricane Ike is roaring across Cuba before it heads into the Gulf of Mexico and ultimately, the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Concern about the economy is still a top campaign issue.
I suppose the key question here is this: who is funding the construction of these mosques? Is it the Saudi government, which sets the agenda for many Muslim houses of worship in America (and not in a good way)? From AFP:
BREMERTON, Wash. - Americans are known for their rugged individualism, so many would instantly reject the idea of communal living.
CBNNews.com -- ENUMCLAW, Wash. -- You go to college, you get a career going, then you find a mate.
CBNNews.com - VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Colleges these days are doing some of their best work with students off-campus -- in fact, in many cases, all the way on the other side of the planet.
How is the U.S. presidential election playing in the Middle East?
President Bush is praising religious groups for a quick response to Hurricane Gustav.
NEW ORLEANS - When it came to Hurricane Gustav, much of the attention focused on the good news out of New Orleans and the fact that the levees held. But it's a different story southeast of New Orleans.
While the damage could have been much worse, thousands of Gulf Coast families have a lot of cleanup ahead.
The following is a segment of Sen. Joe Lieberman's remarks to the Republican National Convention as prepared for delivery Tuesday night.
NEW ORLEANS - Hurricane Gustav howled, as the storm made landfall on the Louisiana coast. New Orleans did not take a direct hit from the Category-2 hurricane.
Residents along the Gulf Coast are breathing a sigh of relief. Hurricane Gustav battered parts of Louisiana, but didn't deliver the brutal beating many feared.
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are bracing themselves for Hurricane Gustav today.