April 2014 Headlines

'Son of God' Producers Signed for Ben-Hur Remake

Fifty-five years after Charlton Heston brought the classic novel "Ben-Hur" to life on the silver screen, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are set to tackle a remake.

The Real Story of Ben-Hur's 'Tale of the Christ'

For many, watching the movie "Ben-Hur" has become an Easter tradition.  But what many may not know is that Hollywood didn't create this classic story.

Disney World's New RFID 'MagicBands' Track Guests

Disney World is adding RFID to their theme park locations worldwide.

National Day of Prayer to Encourage a United Voice

Thursday marks the 63rd annual National Day of Prayer. The theme this year: One Voice, United in Prayer.


Brutal Weather Continues to Plague South, Midwest

More than 35 people have been killed by at least 36 tornadoes that began Sunday and spread from Oklahoma to North Carolina, leaving thousands without power.

White House Hopes to End 'Violent Campus Culture'

The White House is taking on the issue of sexual assault on college campuses, offering some suggestions to reduce violence.

NBA's Ban on Don Sterling Draws Widespread Praise

The NBA has banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life over racist remarks made in a recorded conversation.

High Court Mulls Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

Can police officers search through personal cell phones without warrants of people they've arrested? The U.S. Supreme Court is considering the question Tuesday.

SC Board Wants Students to Question Evolution

A South Carolina education committee wants high school students to question evolution.

'God's Not Dead' Accurate Portrayal of Campus Life?

The faith-based film "God's Not Dead," which was number 11 at the box office this weekend, has brought in close to $53 million in six weeks.

New Round of Twisters Menace Southern States

Overnight, more deadly tornadoes swept through the South, with the hardest hit states being Mississippi and Arkansas.

Solemnly Swear: America Marks Oath with Prayer

Wednesday marks an historic day for America -- an event that will bring big names in politics and the evangelical community for a national celebration and prayer.

Federal Court Hears Miss. Abortion Law Case

A federal court of appeals heard arguments on the constitutionality of a Mississippi law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

Clippers Owner in Deep over Alleged Racist Remarks

NBA players are hoping the league will take action against L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling regarding racist remarks he allegedly made.

Bible Reading Marathon Held on Steps of US Capitol

From Genesis to Revelation, volunteers are reading the entire Bible out loud on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

Twisters Cut Deadly Path Across South, Central US

At least 16 people are dead from 29 twisters spanning from Arkansas to North Carolina.

Violence in Church More Frequent than You'd Expect

More than 450 people have died from violent incidents in a church or faith-based property since 1999, according to Sheepdog Seminars for Churches.

Movie Review: Skip 'Mansions,' See 'Bears'

Movie reviewers from Plugged In would suggest opting for "God's Not Dead" or Disney's "Bears" over "Brick Mansions."

Oregon Mulls Switching to Federal Healthcare Site

An advisory committee is recommending Oregon drop its problem-plagued online health exchange and replace it with HealthCare.gov.

Suicide Numbers Up Among Military Reserves

Fewer active duty soldiers are taking their own lives, but the amount of reserve soldier suicides is still going up, passing the amount of active duty suicides last year.

Mudslide Aftermath: 'God Was in the Middle of This'

The tragic Washington mudslide has at least one silver lining: It has given area pastors an opportunity to talk to people about Jesus.

Father, Son Use Athletic Apparel to Share Gospel

A Virginia father and son have been inspired to start a Christian athletic apparel brand called God's Armor, Inc. Its mission is to encourage believers to live boldly for Jesus everyday.

Millions Mark 'Take Our Daughters to Work' Day

Today millions of girls and young women across America are visiting workplaces to participate in "Take Our Daughters to Work Day."

Second Grader Denied Bible During Reading Time

A second grader in Cypress, Texas, was told not to read her Bible during "read to myself" independent reading time, according to the Liberty Institute.

W. Va. School Removes Bible Verse after Complaint

A West Virginian school removed a Bible verse from its premises after complaints from the Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation.

Md. College Student Denied Admission over Faith

The American Center for Law and Justice is suing a local Maryland college for denying a man admission because of his faith.

Ala. High Court Declares Unborn Children Have Rights

The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that the word "child" includes both the born and unborn.

Texas AG Disputes Gov't's Claim to Private Lands

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is questioning a move by the federal government to possibly take over thousands of acres in northern Texas.

Federal Judge to Hear Ore. Gay Marriage Arguments

A federal judge in Oregon is set to hear arguments Wednesday over the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Parents Sue NJ School District for 'Under God' Pledge

A New Jersey family is suing a school district, saying the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist children.

'Day of Reason' to Coincide with Nat'l Day of Prayer

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has declared May 1 as a "Day of Reason" in his state. The secular celebration will be held the same day as the National Day of Prayer.

Democrats Urged to Avoid 'Economic Recovery' Talk

Democrats are being advised not to talk about an "economic recovery" in their election campaigns.

Boston Strong: Marathon a Race with Purpose

Thousands took to the streets Monday for one of the most famous races in the world, the Boston Marathon.

Movie-Goers Given Array of Options for Easter

A wide variety of choices await movie-goers this Easter weekend.

Winter Weather Lingers in Parts of the Midwest

Spring has been here for a couple of weeks already, but in some places across the nation winter is refusing to go away.

James Dobson Wins Obamacare Reprieve

Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson won a temporary injunction against Obamacare on Thursday.

Postal Service Could Gather Your Mail Data to Sell

The U.S. Postal Service is looking to get into the business of gathering and selling personal information the way Internet companies Facebook and Google do.

NYPD Shuts Down Muslim Monitoring Program

New York City's police department is shutting down a controversial unit dedicated to infiltrating Muslim communities.

Bomb Hoax Disrupts Boston Marathon Ceremony

Abandoned backpacks caused a scare at the Boston Marathon ceremony Tuesday.

Winter Returns to East Coast for an Encore

Most thought the cold weather was over and done with. But just like the villain in a horror movie, winter came back to wreak more havoc this week.

Heaven is for Real: Bright Yellow Book Hits Big Screen

The real-life tale of a child's remarkable trip to heaven and back has spent years on the best sellers list. Millions have read Heaven Is For Real and now the film adaptation arrives in theaters.

GoPro Project Offers Glimpse into Lives of Homeless

One San Francisco group is using video technology to offer a glimpse into the lives of the homeless.

Women to Serve on Front Lines, Making History

By Jan 2016, the U.S. military must open all combat positions to women, giving females the opportunity to serve on the front lines for the first time.

NY School Relents, Allows After-Hours Bible Study

A high school student-led Bible study in Amsterdam, N.Y., will be allowed to keep meeting in their school building just like any other student-led club.

Thousands Mark Boston Marathon Bomb Anniversary

Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Thousands have come together to pay tribute to those killed.

Ohio 'Must' Recognize Out-of-State Gay Marriage

A federal judge ruled Ohio must recognize gay marriages performed in other states.

Expert Warns of America's Coming 'Arab Winter'

Islam expert and author Robert Spencer explains how the radical Islamic groups that caused the "Arab Spring" in the Middle East are at work in America right now.

Attorneys General Join Fight to Save War Cross

Attorneys general from 19 states have joined forces with the Justice Department and the Mount Soledad Memorial Association to save a war memorial cross in San Diego.

Christian Pro-Golfer Scores Second Masters Win

Pro-golfer Bubba Watson took home his second Masters title in three years on Sunday after taking a three-stroke lead by the 17th hole.

Electric Co. Offers Reward in Calif. Grid Attack

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the attack on a California substation last year.

NYC Pro-Life Centers Win Stay in Free Speech Case

Pro-life centers in New York City have been granted a temporary victory in an ongoing free speech battle.

Ukraine Officer Killed in Gunbattle in East

Ukrainian special forces exchanged gunfire with a pro-Russia militia in an eastern city Sunday, one Ukrainian security officer was killed and five others wounded.

Identity Theft Claims $4 Billion in Tax Refunds

Identity thieves have stolen billions of dollars in fake federal tax refunds from the American people.

Arizona Closer to Snap Inspections for Abortion Clinics

Arizona lawmakers passed a bill this week removing the warrant requirement law for so-called snap inspections of abortion clinics.

Friends Give Cancer Patient Unforgettable Prom Night

Prom night is often something high schoolers look forward to for years, which is why some students at a Texas school surprised a very deserving classmate.

Police: Race May Be a Factor in Detroit Mob Attack

Detroit police say they believe race may have played a role in a recent mob attack on Steve Utash.

Movie Review: 'Rio 2' Set to Light Up Big Screen

If you're heading to the theater with your family this weekend, don't expect "Draft Day" to make the family-friendly cut.

Air Force's Religious Expression Under Review

Religious restrictions in the Air Force are coming under review after a cadet at the Air Force Academy was forced to remove a Bible verse from his personal message board.

First Gay Marriage Cases Reach Appeals Court Level

A federal appeals court is weighing in for the first time on state laws that define marriage as being between one man and one woman.

Feds Investigate Deadly California Bus Collision

Federal authorities are taking over the investigation of a tragic accident in California.

Energy Commission Takes Steps to Guard Power Grid

America's top federal energy regulator is taking major steps to protect the nation's power grid.

NYC Mayor Allows Faith Groups to Meet in Schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would allow religious groups to keep meeting for worship in the city's public schools.

'Tierra Nueva' Transforms People on the Margins

The Underground Coffee Project is about more than roasting coffee beans. There's a profound message for these men about how the beans transform.

Dozens Evacuated in Face of Wyo. Landslide Threat

A Wyoming community is evacuating residents in the face of a landslide threat.

Mother of Infant: 'God Was with Us' During Mudslide

A young woman pulled from the wreckage of March's deadly mudslide in Washington state is speaking out for the first time.

Unemployment Benefits Bill Heads to the House

A bill to restore unemployment benefits is heading to the House of Representatives.

California School Ok's Distribution of Bible Coins

A Southern California school district will allow students to hand out Bible coins outside of class, saying teachers who banned them violated the children's rights of free expression.

Americans More Skeptical of Biblical Truth

More Americans are growing skeptical of the Bible, according to a new poll from the American Bible Society.

Brandeis Cancels Honorary Degree for Islam Critic

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an outspoken critic of Islam, is accusing Brandeis University of betraying its founding principles by caving into pressure from faculty and students.

Ft. Hood Survivor Pleads for Gun Law Change

A soldier who survived last week's Ft. Hood shooting is publically calling for a law change that would allow soldiers to carry firearms on base.

'Night of Healing' to Be Held for Detroit Mob Victim

Ministers in Detroit are holding a night of healing following a brutal mob attack in the city.

Pa. Knife-Wielding Teen to be Tried as an Adult

A Pennsylvania high school is closed Thursday following yesterday's stabbing spree that left 22 people wounded.

Pa. Stabbing Suspect ID'd as 16-Year-Old Student

A student armed with a knife went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, leaving as many as 20 people injured.

Calls for Clinic's Closure Grow after Abortion Death

A woman's death has prompted growing calls for a Cleveland abortion clinic to be shut down.

Death Certificate Used to Steal Woman's Identity

Identity theft, one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, can include credit card fraud, government identity theft and medical identity theft. 

Health Premiums Skyrocketing Under Obamacare

Premiums for insurance have been rising sharply, according to a new Morgan Stanley survey of 148 insurance brokers.

'Heartbleed' Breach Exposes Millions of Passwords

A security breach known as "Heartbleed" has put passwords, credit cards and other sensitive data at risk.

Obamas Attend Fort Hood Memorial Services

For the second time in five years President Barack Obama returned to Fort Hood for a memorial service.

Lessons in Faith: Bible Club Puts God Back in School

Opportunities keep popping up for one of the world's biggest student Bible clubs in a public school. Now they're teaching Bostonians how to duplicate their success.

Fmr Fox Sportscaster Joins Family Research Council

Former sports broadcaster Craig James has joined the Family Research Council.

Md. Commissioners Agree to Halt Christian Prayers

Carroll County Commissioners in Maryland say they'll reluctantly obey a federal judge's order banning them from opening meetings with Christian prayers.

ACLU Defends Boy's Right to Read Bible at School

A Tennessee boy is receiving legal help after being told he couldn't read his Bible during an after-school program.

U-Conn Players Talk About Capturing NCAA Title

U-Conn players talk about their big win against Kentucky for the NCAA Championship.

Calvary Chapel Vows to Move On in Wake of Scandal

Members of Calvary Chapel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., are pledging to move forward, following the sudden resignation of their pastor, Bob Coy.

Lawmaker Pans Campaign That Led to Mozilla Ouster

A congressional leader is denouncing the gay activist protests that forced Mozilla's new CEO to resign last week.

Deadly Storms, Tornadoes Menace Southern States

At least two people are dead after thunderstorms and tornadoes rolled through the South, Monday, causing flash flooding and tearing a trail of destruction.

Kan., Wash. Highway Shootings Baffle Police

Police in Kansas City, Mo., are asking the public to help them solve a series of highway shootings over the past month.

What Now? Court Won't Hear Gay Wedding Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear a case involving a photography company's refusal to shoot a gay commitment ceremony.

Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney Dies at 93

Legendary movie star Mickey Rooney died of natural causes Sunday at his home in Hollywood, Calif. He was 93 years old.

'Noah,' 'God's Not Dead' Strike Box Office Gold

"Noah" and "God's Not Dead" had another good weekend at the box office.

Texas Churches Honor Ft. Hood Shooting Victims

Several Texas churches held special services this weekend honoring the three soldiers killed in last Wednesday's mass shooting at Fort Hood.

NOM Calls for Firefox Boycott over Ousted CEO

The co-founder of internet giant Mozilla is stepping down from his role as CEO because of his support of traditional marriage.

Sacred Journey: Taking God to the Golf Course

Christian golfers at this year's Master's tournament in Augusta, Ga., are seeking ways to make the home of the Masters the home of "the Master," Jesus Christ.

Mississippi Governor Signs Faith Protections Bill

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill protecting the freedom to practice religion.

Steady, Not Spectacular: US Jobs up 192K in March

U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought.

Army: Fort Hood Shooter 'Mentally Unstable'

The Army says it has good reason to believe that unstable mental health is the reason Spc. Ivan Lopez shot 19 people at the Fort Hood base in Texas. 

Wild Weather: Snow, Tornadoes Plague Much of US

A severe weather system is moving from the central U.S. to the East Friday, bringing hailstorms, dangerous winds and the threat of tornadoes.  

The True Story of Noah

CBN's Scott Ross recently spoke with Larry Stone, author of Noah: The Real Story, who shared some insights on the film and the Genesis account.

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Hits Theaters

Chris Evans reprises his role as Steve Rogers in the long-awaited sequel "Captain America: The Winter Solder," which opens in theaters across the nation Friday.

Under Obamacare, Year-Round Enrollment No More

Insurance seekers who missed the deadline to buy coverage under Obamacare will pay a higher price than just a fine.

Atlanta Archbishop Apologizes for Lavish Home

Days after Pope Francis removed a German bishop for his lavish lifestyle, Archbishop of Atlanta Wilton Gregory is apologizing for his new home.

Ray Comfort on His Version of Noah vs. Hollywood's

Ray Comfort of Living Waters Ministries talks about his new "Noah" movie.

Md. Commissioners Face Fine Over Prayer

Maryland county commissioners could face a fine for allegedly defying a court order to stop praying before meetings.

Cruz Urges Students to Fight for Religious Freedom

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has taken the challenge to stand up for First Amendment freedom to college students at Liberty University.

Ft. Hood Suspect Was Being Treated for Depression

A soldier opened fire at the Ft. Hood army base Wednesday, killing three soldiers and wounding 16 others before turning his gun on himself.

Receding Flood Waters Help Mudslide Search Crews

More than 10 days after a deadly mudslide in Washington, rescue crews are still searching for human remains. The death toll stands at 28, with 20 people still missing.

Receding Flood Waters Help Mudslide Search Crews

More than 10 days after a deadly mudslide in Washington, rescue crews are still searching for human remains. The death toll stands at 28, with 20 people still missing.

Confirmed: Americans Searched Without Warrants

The NSA has searched the communications of American citizens without obtaining warrants, the administration's top intelligence official confirmed this week.

US Set to Make Rear-View Car Cams Mandatory

By the year 2018 the government will require new cars to be built with rear-view cameras.

GM Head Grilled over Deadly Ignition Switch Recall

The head of GM faced the congressional hot seat as lawmakers sought answers on why the company took more than a decade to address deadly defects.

Abortion Pill Restrictions Take Effect in Arizona

Arizona's new restrictions on the abortion pill went into effect Tuesday after a federal judge refused to block the rules.

Obamacare Rush Crashes Sites, Jams Phone Lines

The rush to begin signing up for Obamacare before Monday's deadline crashed web sites, jammed phone lines, and left thousands waiting for hours.

Wash. Pleads for Help as Mudslide Losses Hit $10M

Officials estimate the financial losses from a deadly mudslide in Washington state have reached $10 million.