August 2012 Headlines
America is so divided that many wonder if her best days are behind her. But one author believes there's hope because the values that made America great still exist.
In 2008, President Obama won the vote of coal-producing states. This November, voters in coal country say all party ties are being set aside.
Marine biologist Nancy Black is now facing 20 years in prison for carrying out the very research the government permitted her to do.
Now that Isaac has moved out of New Orleans, the rebuilding and recovery begins. CBN's Operation Blessing is on the ground in one of the hardest hit areas.
Dallas is a key destination for refugees. Several churches there have rolled out the welcome mat to those who are making America their new home.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were both scheduled to stop in Richmond, Va., but Romney decided to visit the hurricane-stricken Gulf Coast instead.
A federal judge has ruled in favor of President Obama's campaign, extending early voting in Ohio.
Pioneers of America's mission to the moon are attending a memorial service for Neil Armstrong today.
Isaac has been downgraded to a tropical storm but not before it left a soggy mess across the U.S. Gulf Coast.
The University of Texas at Austin has cleared a professor facing allegations of scientific misconduct in a study on gay parenting.
Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast seven years ago this week, triggering one of the most devastating chain of events in New Orleans history.
A federal court has struck down a voter identification law in Texas but state Attorney General Greg Abbott said he will appeal it to the Supreme Court.
A federal judge has denied a preliminary injunction to stop officials in Chattanooga, Tenn., from opening meetings with prayer.
In a new television add, the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List is calling out President Obama's abortion record, noting how many times he voted for late-term abortions.
Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan will now offer prayers at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.
New Orleans families are dealing with several feet of water after a levee was breached amid Hurricane Isaac's strong winds and downpour.
An atheist will deliver the prayer before this week's Tulsa City Council meeting.
Prosecutors in Georgia say a murder investigation led to the discovery of a plot by four soldiers to attack two military bases.
John Walker Lindh, who's serving a 20-year sentence for aiding the Taliban, is suing the prison warden for violating his freedom of religion.
Disaster relief officials are on standby on the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Isaac makes its way toward the region Tuesday.
Now that the system is complete, today the Army Corp of Engineers is confident the levees will hold for Isaac and future storms.
Two billboards meant to attack the presidential candidates' religious beliefs were taken down ahead of the Democratic National Convention.
A major coalition of black pastors is thanking the Republican Party for its vigorous support of traditional marriage in its party platform.
There's a dark side to nearly any convention, and it appears the Republican National Convention is no exception.
The quakes, ranging in magnitude from 3.5 to 5.5, pushed 20 mobile homes from their foundations and triggered sporadic power outages.
The conservative film "2016: Obama's America" expanded from limited theaters to a nationwide release -- and surprised Hollywood with a $6.2 million finish.
A federal judge has dismissed Wheaton College's lawsuit against the Obama administration's mandate that groups to provide contraception coverage in their health insurance plans, even if it violates their beliefs.
The Holy Bible is now a hit television game show.
A digital ad in Times Square telling the story of a normal American teenager tricked into sex trade will soon reach primetime television viewers.
The modest man, who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter-million miles away, but credited others for the feat, died Saturday.
Investigators are unfolding details after a man, believed to be a disgruntled employee, opened fire outside the Empire State Building Friday morning.
Film critic Bob Waliszewski gives his review of the new film "Premium Rush" as well as "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" and "Sparkle."
The Family Research Council's building manager, Leo Johnson, who was shot in the arm last week while subduing a gunman, has been released from the hospital.
Until Katrina hit in 2005, Hurricane Andrew was the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. Today it is still only one of only three Category 5 storm to hit the country.
A former Navy SEAL could be putting a target not only on his back but also on the other special operations forces involved in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
In a recent article, Concerned Women for America's Janice Crouse, blasted Cosmo's Helen Gurley Brown. She talked with CBN News on why her legacy is so toxic.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Armstrong used performance enhancing drugs throughout his athletic career.
Circuit Court Judge Allan Sharrett has ruled the FBI had no grounds to detain a former Marine for concerning Facebook posts.
Lawsuits are mounting against the Obama administration's mandate that employers provide contraception coverage for workers, even if it violates their religious beliefs.
A leading family group in California said Democrat lawmakers are trying to strip parents of the right to raise their children as they see fit.
A Catholic-owned Vermont country inn is paying large penalties after being sued by a lesbian couple.
For more than 100 years, football has been a man's game. But at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Mo Isom wanted to change that tradition.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the East Coast at 1:51 p.m. in 2011.
Wildfires across several western states are proving to be expensive as flames have scorched more than 7 million acres this year, busting through budgets.
Some projections show Tropical Storm Isaac hitting south Florida just as Republicans kick off their national convention in the Sunshine State.
Jane Corbett was on her way to deliver a charity donation. But as she drove away, she forgot one thing -- the envelope full of the money on top of her car.
The gunman accused of wounding a man guarding the Family Research Council building in Washington, D.C., last week has been indicted.
A federal appeals court has ruled that Texas can temporarily stop funding Planned Parenthood.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled 2-1 Tuesday that the agency overstepped its legal authority with its cross-state air pollution policy.
As if high temperatures, wildfires and shriveled up crops weren't enough, the drought plaguing the United States is now crippling the nation's largest river.
Researchers from the Parents Television Council found 76 cases of blurred nudity last season, a sharp increase from the previous primetime season.
"The American Bible Challenge" is scheduled to premier this Thursday on the Game Show Network and will be hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy.
A Franklin County, Pa., school board in is fighting for its right to pray at the beginning of meetings.
Charitable contributions are higher in states that have larger populations of religious people, according to a new report released by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Fans are seeing Whitney Houston sing one more time in "Sparkle," her final film. Friends and crew member say the R&B legend set a worshipful tone on set.
For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and financier Darla Moore.
The war on terror has cost the U.S. billions in tourism dollars. Now many believe we should view visitors as an economic opportunity -- not a security threat.
Phyllis Diller, the housewife turned humorist who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, died Monday morning in her Los Angeles home at age 95.
More California cities could go bankrupt soon or default on bonds, Moody's Investor Service warned recently.
The New Mexico Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of a Christian photographer that refused to take pictures of a gay ceremony for a lesbian couple.
Publishers Weekly says talk show host Glenn Beck's publishing company, Mercury Ink, is negotiating with author David Barton on his new book.
Hostility toward religious expression is growing in the United States, according to a new study from the Liberty Institute and The Family Research Council.
Wildfires assaulting several states in the West forced thousands from their homes over the weekend.
Floyd Lee Corkins II faces charges of assault with intent to kill. If convicted for the assault charge, he could face up to 30 years in prison.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas and her family shared about her faith and how it sustained her during competition, during her brief home-town visit.
Retired Army Gen. Jerry Boykin said this week's Family Research Council shooting has only strengthened his resolve to be on the front lines of the so-called culture wars.
The U.S. government has launched a nationwide campaign to crack down on the number of kids being left in hot cars.
The United States Army announced that suicides among active duty soldiers doubled from June to July.
Priests for Life's Frank Pavon said March for Life founder Nellie Gray and Cosmo founder Helen Gurley Brown symbolized opposite sides of the nation's culture war.
Arizona college student Jenn Baluch is hoping to score a date with the New York Jets newest star Tim Tebow.
The Vatican suggested that strains of feminism in the Leadership Conference of Women Religious were undermining the Church's teachings on marriage and abortion.
The community of Stamford, Texas, is calling on God to send a "season of rain" and end the drought.
Rev. Billy Graham's latest health scare has residents in his hometown of Ashville, N.C., reflecting on Graham's influence.
The Jacksonville City Council overwhelmingly opposed an ordinance that would specifically protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender residents from discrimination.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is threatening to sue a New York school district over songs taught in music class that include the words "God" and "Lord."
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, is calling for an end to "reckless rhetoric" he believes is behind Wednesday's shooting.
Evangelist Billy Graham is resting back at home after being rushed to a hospital in Ashville, N.C., Sunday.
A Florida pastor's young children are in an upstate New York hospital after nearly drowning when their stroller rolled into a canal.
An atheist group is suing to keep a steel cross found in the wreckage of New York City's ground zero from going on display.
In November, Florida voters will decide whether to stop public funding for abortions.
The Obama administration opened the door, Wednesday, for undocumented immigrants under age 30 to get a driver's license and apply for work and school.
The number of atheists in America is on the rise while those with more religious beliefs is declining, according to a new Gallup International poll.
Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson will allow a controversial voter identification law to go into effect in Pennsylvania for November's presidential election.
Wednesday's shooting at the headquarters of the Family Research Council is raising debate about the rhetoric surrounding hot topic issues like gay marriage.
Washington firefighters continue to battle multiple fires as hundreds of families are at risk from the massive blazes burning out of control between two national forests.
Virginia Pastor Timothy David Miller was convicted Tuesday of helping a former lesbian flee the country with her young daughter.
Local authorities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is responding to the shooting, which took place Wednesday morning, a police spokeswoman said.
A federal lawsuit against Planned Parenthood in Texas is moving forward after a federal court agreed with it Friday.
Multiple wildfires are raging through the west, threatening homes, forcing evacuations across California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Nevada.
Bronze medalist Caitlin Leverenz credits God with keeping her level-headed during the 200-meter individual medley at the Olympics.
Nellie Gray, founder of the March for Life event that now draws hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers to rally for the unborn, has passed away. She was 86.
Most students at one Las Vegas elementary school are homeless or near homeless. But their principal is keeping them housed, fed, and clothed - without government help.
An atheist group in in Charlotte, N.C., put up two huge billboards Monday ridiculing Christianity and Mormonism.
A superior court judge in Maricopa County, Ariz., has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the governor's proclamation establishing a day of prayer.
The hot weather across much of the country has power companies urging Americans to conserve electricity and avoid potential power problems.
Chick-fil-A's battle calls into question the issue of political correctness and the growing pressure to keep quiet in America.
The Transportation Security Administration has launched an investigation after claims of racial profiling minorities because of their appearance.
Christian history writer David Barton is facing heat after a post-publication review shows his book The Jefferson Lies has historical details not adequately supported.
Police say at least one law enforcement officer and one civilian have been killed in a shooting near Texas A&M University's campus.
Athletes marched into London's Olympic stadium for the last time, as the closing ceremonies began Sunday night.
The drought across the country is helping to cause something besides higher corn prices: dust storms.
Medical staff say evangelist Billy Graham remains stable while being treated for bronchitis at a North Carolina hospital.
The man who pleaded guilty in the Arizona mass shooting that wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has returned to the Missouri federal prison where he is being treated for a mental illness.
Friday begins a two-day period of mourning for the six people killed in the Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wis.
Attorneys representing the suspect in the Colorado movie theater massacre are expected to use an insanity defense.
Big stars are battling for the top spot at the box office this weekend with the release of "Hope Springs" and "The Bourne Legacy."
The New York Police Department has teamed up with Microsoft to launch a new citywide surveillance system to fight crime and terrorism.
A state-owned museum in Mississippi has reversed its ban on same-sex ceremonies after threats of a federal lawsuit.
The Agricultural Department is cracking down on stores that break rules governing the use of food stamps.
Lauryn Williams didn't qualify for the individual 100-meter this year. She told Athletes in Action that she learned some good lessons as a result of that disappointment.
A Tennessee mosque opened Friday, following a two-year legal battle to stop it. Leaders of the Islamic center of Murfreesboro will hold midday prayers.
Team USA has 90 medals, including 39 gold. China is in second with 80 overall medals and 37 gold.
If you're an "American Idol" fan, the top 13 Idol finalists are holding concerts across the country. It's a grueling schedule that's testing the faith of some of the performers.
A Hawaii lesbian couple filed suit against the state's gay marriage ban, but a judge said legislators and the people have the right to decide who can marry.
But team member Reid Priddy is staying positive. He won a gold medal with the 2008 Olympic team in Beijing.
Houston residents now have a new day to celebrate after the city mayor commemorated Aug. 7 "Danny Thompson Day," in honor of a mailman whose selfless act saved the lives of two children.
The gay marriage controversy may now be standing in the way of a new Chik-fil-A opening in California.
The U.S. men's volleyball team was knocked out of their Olympic competition Wednesday. While the team is disappointed, one member said he gets his joy from God, not just from winning.
A shakeup in leadership at the nation's largest breast cancer foundation continues as the president and founder of Susan G. Komen are both stepping down.
America has surged past China in the overall medal count at the Olympics. U.S. athletes have now earned 81 overall medals compared to China's 77.
College students around the country are responding to the Chick-fil-A controversy with petitions both for and against the fast food giant.
The head of the Knights of Columbus says Catholic voters have a duty to oppose candidates who support abortion rights and restrictions on the Church's religious freedom.
A North Carolina graduate, a single mom of five, was overcome with emotion when she stepped up to receive her diploma and got the surprise of her life.
Missouri voters approved a constitutional amendment allowing public prayer.
The United States, lagging 73-70 behind China in the medal count, is looking to take the lead in the remaining days of the track and field contests.
The gunman who shot and killed six people during worship services at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the FBI said Wednesday.
Jacob Wukie, part of the men's U.S. archery team, says he wants to use his new platform to share the gospel with other Olympic athletes.
Farmers are feeling the impact of a record drought plaguing the Northeast. Now the government is taking action to help.
Investigators combed through debris after a fire started at the Islamic Society of Joplin early Monday. It was the second fire to hit the mosque just over a month.
American Olympic hurdler Jeff Porter said God gave him the talent to compete and the ability to handle the sometimes harsh spotlight of the Olympics.
The 68-year-old created the music behind some of Broadway's greatest hits, including the musical "A Chorus Line."
The United States is almost neck-and-neck with China in the medal count, with the U.S. trailing 64 to 63.
Michael Phelps captured most of the Olympic headlines, but another U.S. swimmer earned a gold medal in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay.
A Mississippi church belonging to the Southern Baptist Convention has issued an apology for refusing to host a black couple's wedding in its sanctuary.
The Gibson Guitar company and the Department of Justice have reached a settlement in their legal battle after weeks of negotiation.
The Chick-fil-A gay marriage flap has captured headlines. It also raises a number of questions for Christians, like -- Where do we go from here?
Christians are extending a hand to their Sikh neighbors in Oak Creek, Wis., following Sunday's massacre at their temple.
A fire at a huge refinery in the San Francisco Bay area has been contained, but the facility is still spewing black smoke, which authorities fear may be toxic.
To date, 43 men have been arrested in the investigation that has been underway for two years.
The man who allegedly opened fire inside a Sikh temple in Wisconsin is being described as a "frustrated neo-Nazi" who led a white supremacist band.
Officials say a "monster" fire in northeastern Oklahoma's Creek County has been contained thanks to cooler temperatures and overnight rain.
Christian leaders came together this week for final planning stages of a national prayer event meant to address the "moral depravity" in the U.S.
Watch stories of faith from athletes competing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, produced in partnership with Athletes in Action.
Few protestors showed up for the gay "Kiss-In" last Friday at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country.
China leads the United States by one medal going into the second week of the Olympics in London.
Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto explained how his Christian faith helped him come back after that disappointing loss.
A possible plea deal in the deadly Tucson shootings that wounded then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords would send Jared Lee Loughner to prison for the rest of his life, according to a person familiar with the case.
Many saw Wednesday's "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" as a necessary opportunity to support company leader Dan Cathy, but not all are praising the event.
Residents of an Oklahoma town sift through their charred belongings to salvage what they can after a roaring wildfire.
President Barack Obama is playing a round of golf on his birthday, taking the weekend off from campaigning.
Murray Energy Corporation is blaming the Obama administration's "war on coal" for the closure of one of its mines in Brilliant, Ohio.
Arturo Martinez was nearly bludgeoned to death by a home invader who also killed his wife and daughter.
Opponents of President Barack Obama's health care plan rallied at the Capitol, Friday, with the message "hands off my health care."
The generational divide in America could be the make or break factor in November's presidential election.
Gay rights activists are planning a nationwide "kiss in" protest of Chick-fil-A over their anger at company president Dan Cathy's support for traditional marriage.
Team U.S.A. is hoping to add medals to an already impressive total with the start of Olympic track and field competitions, Friday.
Pro-life groups are calling for new abortion regulations in Illinois after a 24-year-old woman who visited a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago last week and later died.
A new study shows one in six illegal immigrants is re-arrested within three years of release, and American taxpayers are paying for it.
Amid the spotlight and pressure of the Olympics are several athletes turning to God and prayer for continued strength.
The debate surrounding issues that Christians value most is heating up, especially when it comes to traditional marriage. Are Christians responding appropriately?
For American athletes at the London Olympics, Wednesday proved to be another huge day, and Thursday is shaping up to be a good one too.
From all appearances, Wednesday was a record-setting day for Chick-fil-A, with fans flocking to their local restaurants as part of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.
The federal government is opening a new $3.6 million command center designed to stop Medicare fraud, which costs at least $60 billion a year.
Actor Kirk Cameron was picketed by gay rights activists Friday when he spoke at a marriage event in Ocean Grove, N.J.
Starting today every employer in America that offers health insurance to its workers must now include contraception, even if it violates their conscience.
A mall has backpedaled on enforcing its decoration policy that would have forced a military veteran to remove American flags from a kid's ride.
Swimmer Michael Phelps officially became the most decorated Olympian of all time Tuesday night, breaking a 48-year record.
Long lines were seen at Chick-fil-A locations across the nation as supporters came out amid backlash over Dan Cathy's support of traditional marriage.
Supporters of California's voter-approved marriage definition that bars gays from legal marriage are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court's decision.