June 2013 Headlines
An ongoing debates over America's start is whether the founders meant to establish a Christian nation. Many wonder today if we disconnecting from our foundation.
After the Supreme Court's recent gay marriage rulings, the media reported that America had a rapid change of heart on the issue. But the U.S. didn't get here overnight.
One year ago Naghmeh Abedini said goodbye to her husband Saeed Abedini as he set off on a trip. She never dreamed that 12 months later she'd be fighting for his freedom.
Gay activists have been quickly planning their state-by-state same-sex marriage strategy in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's landmark rulings.
Justice Kennedy rejected Prop 8 supporters' request to intervene after California ignored the waiting period and started issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
The Southwest is tying a number of record temperatures as a heat wave settles in.
The U.S. Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage raised a crucial question: How should the Church respond to a culture that seems increasingly hostile toward Christianity?
The Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage have set the Christian community on edge, causing many to wonder how they'll impact religious freedom.
Public opinion is shifting toward acceptance of marijuana even as science reveals more about the drug's potential dangers, particularly for young people.
Christian organizations like Criswell College and Hobby Lobby are giving the Obama administration a run for it's money on its contraception coverage mandate.
Chick-fil-A is hoping to prevent another firestorm after its president, Dan Cathy, tweeted his disappointment in the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage Wednesday.
Hollywood's latest action thriller, "White House Down," is being released in theaters across the nation Friday.
The western U.S. is being hit with a record breakingt heat wave in years.
Middle school and high school students in North Carolina could soon get lessons about the dangers of abortion.
Daring aerialist Nick Wallenda completed an historic 1,500-high tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon in just 22 minutes Sunday.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that defenders of California's Proposition 8 had no legal standing to defend it -- a move some say sets a dangerous precedent.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Pentagon is working to extend benefits to the spouses of gay military members as soon as possible.
The only abortion clinic in North Dakota is challenging a new state law that bans abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, when an unborn baby's heartbeat can first be detected.
The U.S. Supreme Court has handed property owners a victory. It ruled Tuesday that governments cannot demand unreasonable amounts of money for a building permit.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday that gay couples are entitled to the same benefits as married heterosexual couples.
More than 100 evangelicals endorsed an official statement opposing new restrictions planned by President Barack Obama on carbon-dioxide emissions from electric power plants.
Celebrity Chef Paula Deen said she is not a racist during a tearful interview on NBC's "TODAY" show Wednesday.
A new law in Florida will allow children in the state's foster care system to stay until age 21.
The New Jersey Assembly passed a bill Tuesday that forbids therapists from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with youth under age 18.
High-wire walker Nick Wallenda said he wants to take his next show on the road to New York City between the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings.
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a statue of Jesus can remain atop Montana's Big Mountain, saying it does not violate the Constitution.
Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is now CEO of EchoLight studios, a Dallas-based Christian film production company.
Florida Atlantic University has reinstated the professor who had students stomp on a piece of paper with the name of "Jesus" written on it.
Severe storms pummeled parts of the Plains and upper Midwest states Monday. In Illinois, wind and rain triggered mudslides, downed trees, and blew over vehicles.
The daughter of Calvary Chapel's founding pastor Chuck Smith issued an urgent prayer request for her father as doctors upgraded his lung cancer status to Stage 4.
Some states are so tied to abortion they're trying to shut down pro-life centers. But one Pennsylvania group is using tax dollars to fund pro-life alternatives.
The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to weigh in Monday on same-sex marriage and affirmative action, among other cases.
Colorado officials have ruled that a 6-year-old boy can use the girls bathroom in his school.
When it comes to growing old in America, there's good news and bad news. Millions will live to see retirement -- but their savings will not sustain them.
The pilot and a wing-walking stunt woman perished Saturday when their biplane crashed and burned while performing at an air show in Ohio.
Christian ministry Exodus International is closing its doors after nearly 40 years even as the organization's leader apologized to the gay community.
Hundreds gathered in Washington, D.C., Thursday for the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast hosted by Esperanza.
The government can use its data programs to track people's movements and even their personal interests, McClatchy News reports.
High wire artist Nik Wallenda talks about his Grand Canyon tightrope walk scheduled for June 23, 2013.
A Christian college in Pennsylvania has been granted a temporary exemption from Obamacare's contraception coverage mandate.
It has been one month since an EF-5 tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., killing 24 people and destroying thousands of homes and buildings.
Americans have very little trust in the news media, according to a new Gallop poll.
A humanist group is suing Lake Elsinore, Calif., for funding a monument depicting a solider kneeling at a gravestone with a cross on it.
Pastor Choco grew up in a rough Chicago neighborhood and his future didn't look promising. Then at 14 years old, his life turned around and he found his destiny.
A group of retired crash investigators featured in a new documentary claim the cause of a 1996 plane crash near Long Island, N.Y., was covered up.
The eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will be taking over as executive director of the Family Research Council's FRC Action group in Washington.
The military is catching flak over its new order to integrate women into combat, including special operations forces.
A new Pew study shows media coverage around the time the U.S. Supreme Court first considered homosexual marriage had more supporter content.
A recent poll shows 72 percent believe gay marriage is inevitable. But a traditional marriage movement has entered the game, and it is gaining steam.
The U.S. military is making plans to integrate women into combat roles, including special operations.
Many celebrities work to help America's veterans. One of the most passionate is Gary Sinise, who's on a mission to serve vets, their families and others in need.
Christian Broadcasting Network Founder Pat Robertson was honored with the Faith and Freedom Coalition's first "Winston Churchill" Lifetime Achievement Award.
The secretary of the U.S. Navy is taking steps to rid the Navy and Marines of racy or pornographic images.
The Assemblies of God will continue working with Wycliffe Bible Translators after threatening to withdraw its support over previous Bible translations.
Firefighters in Colorado have now contained 65 percent of the worst wildfire in the state's history. The blaze killed two people and destroyed nearly 500 homes.
It's one of the most anticipated movies of the summer: "Man of Steel" opened in theaters across the country on Friday, but many are wondering who is this new Superman?
Extreme weather is working its way up the eastern seaboard, including a tornado that touched down near the nation's capital Thursday.
The deadly wildfires in Colorado are the worst in the state's history. The fast moving flames have devoured nearly 16,000 acres and destroyed 360 homes.
Forecasters said a giant line of ferocious storms spawned 17 tornadoes in the Midwest Wednesday. Now the system is headed for the Northeast.
A growing number of local police departments are building up DNA databases of residents in their communities, raising new privacy concerns.
Women may get abortions, but without men, there wouldn't be any abortions. Now some men say it's time for males to step up and end this war on women.
Giant flames and thick smoke are moving across Colorado as three massive wildfires continue to burn out of control.
A kindergartener in Chula Vista, Calif., will now be allowed to sing in his school's talent show, after being banned because his selection was a Christian song.
Local and state leaders are disappointed over the Federal Emergency Management Agency's refusal to provide funds that would have gone toward rebuilding West, Texas.
Authorities shut down four Maryland abortion clinics and suspended the licenses of three doctors in May.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg now wants to abolish Styrofoam cups and containers in city stores and eateries.
At its annual Wednesdy, the Southern Baptist Convention formally voiced its opposition to the Boy Scouts' new policy allowing openly gay members.
Steve Saint, the paralyzed son of martyred missionary pilot Nate Saint, says he's living out chapter two of his life and it's a story he's letting God write.
A new AAA study finds that hands-free car devices to talk on the phone, send text messages and control the radio are worse than holding your phone while driving.
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a free speech case about showing graphic abortion images.
California state lawmakers have been pushing through legislation that blurs gender rules for youth groups, schools, and sports teams.
At least four major fires are blazing across Colorado Wednesday morning. The worst is in the Black Forest area near Colorado Springs.
Anti-trafficking advocates say a bill being considered by the Oregon Legislature could make the state a magnet for sex trafficking.
In every recession since 1968, evangelical churches have grown about 50 percent. Pastor Todd Lane sees that play out each week at Gateway Church in Texas.
Looks like Tim Tebow's career in the National Football League isn't over just yet.
The Southern Baptist Convention will vote on resolutions declaring federal policies on contraception coverage and gays in the military to be threats to religious liberty.
A multi-denominational group of Ohio churches is worried President Obama's health care law does not protect religious liberty.
Tea Party groups and other conservatives are fighting an attempt to give the federal government more control over education.
The Oregon Legislature is considering a bill that in part could toughen penalties for soliciting sex from underage prostitutes.
A proposed rewrite of the nation's education law includes a ban on discriminating against students who are gay or perceived as gay.
Police have identified the suspected gunman who went on a shooting rampage in Southern California that left five people dead.
The FBI has removed material that may be offensive to muslims from its anti-terror training guidelines.
The Boy Scouts of America are known for their commitment to God, country and morality.
The number of home-schooled children in the United States has increased by 75 percent since 1999, according to a new report published in Education News.
Small miracles are bringing a little peace to Moore, Okla., the area hit by two major tornadoes last week.
A gay couple has filed a discrimination complaint against Masterpiece Cakeshop after the owner refused to sell them a wedding cake because of his faith.
Leigh Anne Tuohy, the tough mom in the "The Blind Side," has taken on a new TV series and a new mission: to turn other foster homes into "forever families."
The head of the Southern Baptist Convention said he expects a resolution next Tuesday encouraging an exodus from the Boy Scouts of America.
A new poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal finds that 66 percent of Americans surveyed overwhelmingly support the use of drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists.
The Southern region of Texas has finally received rain, but farmers there fear it is too little, too late to save their crops.
A South Carolina valedictorian disregarded a new ruling that prayer would be cut from his school district's graduation ceremonies.
U.S. authorities are still piecing together how the two brothers behind April's Boston Marathon bombing became Islamic terrorists.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia warns the high court's ruling on a DNA case could lead to a police state.
Experts say the EF5 tornado that tore through Oklahoma last week, packing 300 mph winds, was the widest ever recorded, coming in at 2.6 miles.
An artist whose painting was removed from an U.S. Air Force dining hall says the Pentagon is censoring Christian art.
A four-story building being demolished collapsed Wednesday on the edge of downtown, injuring 12 people and trapping two others, the fire commissioner said.
A military judge has granted U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan permission to represent himself in his trial for the deadly 2009 terror attack on Fort Hood, Texas.
Testifying at a Delaware Senate hearing, two nurses said a Planned Parenthood clinic performed abortions like a "meat market style assembly line."
With only a few weeks left in the current term, the U.S. Supreme Court will soon issue its decisions on same-sex marriage cases.
America is losing its religion, according to a new Gallup survey.
A school district in central Florida has issued an apology for using eye scanning tracking devices on students without their parents permission.
Damage assessments are underway again Monday across the Midwest after another round of devastating twisters left at least 13 people dead.
Jean Stapleton, TV's beloved Edith Bunker from 'All in the Family' dies at 90 in NYC