May 2014 Headlines

Gathering Storm: War on Faith Spiraling Out of Control?

Has the war on Christianity in America spiraled out of control? Fox News host Todd Starnes tells people of faith: make no mistake -- a great storm is approaching.

Capturing America's Heart: A Third Awakening?

Some say America is in such a moral tailspin that without a Third Great Awakening, we could be lost. Now there's a plan to spark that awakening this summer.

A Son's Special Heart: Bret Baier's Courageous Story

Fox News anchor Bret Baier and his family have learned the hard way what it's like to be part of a staggering statistic. They believe God is using their journey to help others.

New Pollution Rule Could Provoke Drawn-Out Fight

The Obama administration is announcing a new pollution rule Monday - and it's expected to be perhaps the most significant U.S. environmental regulation in decades.

'Illegal Tax Bill' Could Shut Down Arizona Church

A small Arizona church that helps the homeless could be forced into foreclosure over a hefty tax bill it might not actually owe.

Live Action: Planned Parenthood Aids Child Sex Abuse

Planned Parenthood has hidden child sexual abuse cases and aided sexual exploitation of young girls for years, according to the pro-life group Live Action.

Janitor to Principal: Dream Deferred, Not Denied

Joseph Sonnier became principal in November, but he's been a fixture at the school for more than 30 years. For 27 of those years, his title was janitor.

Poll: Affordable Care Act More Hurt than Help

Most Americans say the president's healthcare plan has not helped them, according to a new Gallup poll.

Religious Speech Banned at W. Va. Graduation

Religiously themed speeches are no longer allowed at Winfield High School's graduation ceremony in West Virginia.

Dr. Ben Carson: Saving America's Future

World-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson says America need to go back to our roots, believing in God to truly make us "One Nation Under God."

OR School District Okays Condoms for 6th Graders

In Oregon, children as young as 12 years old could have access to free condoms.

Homeland Sec'y to Testify in Immigration Scandal

The Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is expected to face aggressive questioning on Capitol Hill over an immigration scandal Thursday.  

Houston Oks Controversial Gay Rights Ordinance

The Houston City Council has approved a controversial gay rights ordinance that critics say would impede religious liberties.

Maya Angelou Remembered as 'Bright Light'

Famed poet, author, actress, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou passed away at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Wednesday.

NYPD to Carry Heroin Overdose Antidote Kits

New York City police officers will soon start carrying heroin overdose antidote kits.

Atheists Lose on Religious Group Tax Exemptions

An atheist group has lost its lawsuit challenging the tax exemptions for churches and religious groups.

VA Used 'Gaming Strategies' to Cook the Books

Disturbing new revelations have come to light about the strategies used by Veterans Affairs clinics to hide delays in treating veterans.

Pa. Cops Search for Shooter of Teen's Unborn Child

Police in Pennsylvania are searching for the gunman who shot a pregnant teenager, killing her unborn child.

Wis. Abortion Industry Fights Hospital Requirement

Abortion providers in Wisconsin are trying to persuade a federal judge to strike down a law that requires them to have hospital admitting privileges.

Pilots Fly by Thought with Brain Steer Technology

Pilots may only have to think to fly a plane in the future, thanks to brain-operated technology.

Fighting Detroit Urban Blight a $2 Billion Task?

Fighting urban blight could cost the city of Detroit $2 billion, according to a newly released report from the city's Blight Removal Task Force.

Search Suspended for Men Missing in Colo. Mudslide

Colorado officials have called off search efforts for three men who went missing after Sunday's Mesa County mudslide.

'Culture of Sex, Violence' Complicit in UCSB Rampage

Nearly everyone who was wounded in last week's shooting rampage in Santa Barbara, California, are now out of the the hospital.

Star-Spangled Petition: Saving the National Anthem

There's been a move afoot in recent years to replace "The Star-Spangled Banner" as America's national anthem with something less aggressive and involved with war.

California Shooter's Family Tried to Prevent Rampage

The parents of Eliot Rodger, the 22-year-old man who went on a killing rampage in California Friday, said they tried the prevent their son's killing spree but were too late.

President Surprises Troops with Visit to Afghanistan

President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to American troops in Afghanistan over Memorial Day weekend.

Abortions Rising: Detroit 'Like a Third World Country'

Around one third of all pregnancies ends in abortion in Detroit, according to The Detroit News.

Author Urges Christians to Be 'Praying Patriots'

As Christians across the nation mark Memorial Day, author Joshua J. Masters is encouraging believers to not just be patriots, but "praying patriots."

'Flags In' Ceremony Honors Fallen Soldiers

This Memorial Day the nation honors the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our country.

Three States Launch Probe of eBay Cyber-Attack

Three states have begun an investigation into the huge computer theft of personal information from the Internet giant, eBay.

Review: 'Blended,' 'X-Men' Miss the Mark for Families

For those across the country facing a stormy Memorial Day weekend, taking the family to a movie could be a sensible alternative.

Public Support for Gay Marriage on the Rise

A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows growing public support for same-sex marriage.

Storms Bring Hail, Twisters to Midwest, Northeast

As expected, severe weather moved into the mid-Atlantic overnight. From New York to Virginia, damaging storms brought hail, high winds, and flooding.

Democrats Fighting Back over Obama's Coal Regulations

Some Democrats are fighting back against new Obama administration proposals on coal-fired power plants.

More Wild Weather Sweeps Midwest, Plains

Major storms from Colorado to the Plains spawned giant hail, flash flooding, and tornadoes.

Child Porn Arrests Include Cop, Rabbi, Scout Leader

New York City police arrested at least 70 people for making and trading child porn over the Internet, federal officials said Wednesday.

Iowa, Michigan Schools Win HHS Mandate Reprieve

A federal judge ruled that Dordt College in Iowa and Cornerstone University in Michigan don't have to comply with the mandate, for now.

Woman Reunited with Family 10 Yrs. after Abduction

Ten years after being kidnapped and forced to wed her abductor, a California woman is now free.

'Duck Dynasty' Cast Sets Guinness Duck Call Record

The Robertson family is used to breaking records, but their latest one is going down in the books.

Houston Heats Up over Proposed Gay Ordinance

A racially diverse coalition of Houston churches is hoping to defeat a proposed ordinance that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Moore Twister Anniversary: 'We're Back Stronger'

Drive through the tornado-battered town of Moore, Okla. today and you see recovery: new homes, businesses and soon, a new Briarwood Elementary School.

'The Hornet's Nest' Gives Raw View of Warfare

A new war documentary,"The Hornet's Nest," is more than just a true story. It's been described as "an intensely raw film experience."

More States Embracing Same-Sex Marriage

Gay marriage is legal in 17 states and Washington D.C. and the number keeps growing.

Jury Convicts Muslim Cleric of Aiding Terrorists

A federal jury in New York found a radical Islamic cleric guilty of supporting terrorism around the world.

Judge Strikes Down Oregon Gay Marriage Law

Same-sex marriages in Oregon could begin Monday, depending on a judge's ruling.

Pastor Jailed for Displaying Anti-Abortion Sign

A Christian legal group is defending a pastor who was arrested for protesting outside an abortion clinic in Mississippi.

SunTrust Reinstates Benham Brothers Listings

SunTrust has reinstated David and Jason Benham's real estate listings shortly after the bank announced cutting ties with them.

Lawsuit Challenges City's Restriction on Abortion Protests

A Christian legal advocacy group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a pastor arrested for protesting outside an abortion clinic in Columbus, Mississippi.

'Million Dollar Arm,' 'Godzilla,' Family Friendly?

"Godzilla" and "Million Dollar Arm" debut in theaters across the nation Friday.

Two States Face Legal Confusion over Gay Marriage

Idaho and Arkansas are working to untangle confusing rulings on gay marriage, Friday.

TXDOT Bans Commandments on Private Property

The Texas Department of Transportation is under fire for banning a Ten Commandments sign on a Hemphill, Texas, woman's private property.

Southern California Wildfires a Case of Arson?

Wildfires flared up again in Southern California. The fires have driven tens of thousands of people from their homes and caused more than $20 million in damage.

Danger: Porn's Addictive Terrorism against Women

Advocacy groups are gathering in D.C. for the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit, a meeting aimed to raise awareness of the dangers of porn.

For Many, Common Core Standards Don't Add Up

The Oregon Education Association has asked that the state drop the tests for math and reading, saying they will harm students. But the state's education chief has refused.

Families, Survivors Mark Opening of 9/11 Museum

A museum devoted to telling the story of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks opens Thursday deep beneath ground zero in New York City.

'Net Neutrality' Rules a Step Closer to Reality

The Federal Communication Commission is moving forward with a plan to end net neutrality.

Missouri Lawmakers Approve Abortion Wait Period

Women wanting abortions in Missouri may soon have to wait longer since lawmakers approved legislation requiring a 72-hour wait period.

VA Secretary Shinseki Furious Over Allegations

The head of Veteran's Affairs said he's angry over the possibility of poor quality health care at VA hospitals.

Beware of Cartoons! Kids Cereals on Sugar High

Children eat more than 10 pounds of sugar each year if they're eating a normal bowl of breakfast cereal every day, according to the Environmental Working Group.

Golden State Warriors Coach Fired for His Faith?

Controversy is swirling around the Golden State Warriors' decision to fire coach Mark Jackson, who is an outspoken Christian.

Customs Freed Immigrants with Criminal Convictions

Conservatives and critics are blasting the Obama administration after a report showed that law enforcement released 36,000 convicted criminal aliens last year.

Thousands Flee as Wildfires Menace So. California

Wildfires continue raging through Southern California Thursday, with nine blazes covering more than 14 square miles burning around the city of Carlsbad.

N. Dakota Defends 'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Ban

North Dakota is defending its new abortion law after a federal judge struck it down. The law made abortions illegal from the moment a doctor detects a fetal heartbeat.

Chefs Minister to Storm-Ravaged Mississippi Town

Two weeks after an estimated 75 deadly tornadoes ravaged the South, hundreds of families in  are struggling to put their homes and their lives back together.

Reopening the Wells: Legacy of Lake's Healing Rooms

The history of healing in the U.S. can be traced to John G. Lake, a leader of the Pentecostal movement.  His legacy lives on with the re-opening of his "healing rooms."

Pastor: Benham Media Storm Opportunity for Faith

Brian Boyles, pastor of Charlotte's Northside Baptist Church, is a friend of Jason and David Benham. He said others can learn from their consistency.

Warren Buffett Gave Enough to Abort All of Chicago

The Media Research Center is calling billionaire investor Warren Buffett "the true face of abortion."

Calif. Fires Contained, Thousands Return Home

Officials have lifted wildfire evacuation orders for 20,000 residents in San Diego, and thousands of residents are returning to their homes.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Idaho Gay Marriage Ban

Gay couples in Idaho could get married as soon as Friday after a district judge ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Benham Twins: HGTV Flap Won't Silence Our Faith

A week after their show got axed from HGTV, David and Jason Benham are still making headlines. But instead of defending their reputation, they're sharing their faith.

Former Army Sgt. Receives Medal of Honor

Former Army Sgt. Kyle J. White is being awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism during combat in Afghanistan.

TIME-LIFE Kicks Off Re-Launch with Bible Guidebook

The iconic TIME-LIFE books brand is being revived, with the company kicking off its re-launch with a broad new book about the Bible.

Heartland in Recovery Mode after Turbulent Storms

Residents across the heartland are in recovery mode Tuesday after another day of turbulent weather. Heavy rains brought flooding in areas from Texas to Illinois.

Out of the Depths: A WWII Vet's Miracle of Survival

Edgar Harrell is one of the few WWII vets who survived the worst Navy disaster in U.S. history. His miracle is inspiring Americans to appreciate more the cost of freedom.

Media Goes Manic over Openly Gay NFL Draft Pick

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by a pro football team, is headed to Saint Louis, Missouri.

Washington Monument Re-Opening Draws Huge Crowds

Three years after being damaged when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rocked nation's capital, the Washington Monument re-opened to the public Monday.

Harvard's Satanic Ceremony Cancelled

The Harvard University Cultural Studies Club dropped their sponsorship of the controversial black Satanic mass that was supposed to take place Monday evening.

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden Celebrate Military Moms

At the White House first lady Michelle Obama spent Monday honoring military moms who have made a great sacrifice for their country.

Ruling Creates Confusion over Marriage in Arkansas

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel plans to appeal a county judge's ruling overturning a state amendment defining marriage as being between a man and a woman.

Switchfoot, Sonicflood Headline Sonrise Festival

The SonRise Music Festival was held this past weekend, May 9-11 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

MA Court Ok's 'Under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

The highest court in Massachusetts unanimously ruled that school children may continue to use the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mother's Day Brings Wild Weather to West, Midwest

Wild weather made for a messy Mothers' Day across the West and Midwest, with snowstorms unleashing havoc across the regions.

'Mom's Night Out' a Hilarious Break for Parents

It's a comedy celebrating the challenges and joys of parenting. Faith-based family film "Mom's Night Out" hits theaters May 9, just in time for Mother's Day weekend.

Priests: HHS Law Violates Our 'Reason for Existence'

Priests for Life told a federal court that the HHS mandate requiring it to provide employees free contraception violates the very reason for its existence.

The Amazing Story Behind Dying Teen's 'Clouds'

Before he lost his battle in 2013, Zach Sobiech wrote a farewell song for family and friends called, "Clouds." It went viral on YouTube. But there is more to his story.

Md. County Reinstates Controversial Prayer Policy

Carroll County, Maryland, officials have reinstated Christian prayers at their public meetings, even though their policy is still in legal limbo.

Twins Blame Show Cancellation on 'Smear Campaign'

Christian brothers and business owners David and Jason Benham are citing a "smear campaign" as the reason their reality show was dropped by HGTV.

More Mothers Staying at Home to Raise their Kids

A growing number of educated mothers are leaving the work force to stay at home full time to raise their kids, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

Montana Lawmakers Advocate for Jesus Statue

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox says he supports keeping a six-foot-tall statue of Jesus on U.S. Forest Service land next to a Whitefish ski hill.

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Editor Fired Over Gay Comments on Blog

The editor of an Iowa newspaper was fired a week after he posted a personal blog on the gay community.

Inclement Weather on Tap for Mother's Day

The threat of severe weather stretches through Mother's Day for much of the eastern half of the country.

Court's Prayer Ruling Has Nationwide Implications

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that cities and towns across America can continue praying at public meetings.

First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop Divorces Husband

Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Bishop of the Episcopal church, publicly announced he is divorcing his husband, Mark Andrew, on May 3.

Drivers Might Catch a Break on Summer Gas Prices

Gas prices have been going up the past few months, but that could soon change.

Hobby Lobby President Campaigns for Bible Course

The president of Hobby Lobby, Steve Green, is launching a campaign to introduce Bible courses as an elective in thousands of public schools by 2017.

School Board Draws Fire over Holocaust Assignment

Citizens of Rialto, California, blasted their local school board Wednesday night over an assignment telling students to decide if the Holocaust really happened.

Notre Dame Denied New Hearing in Birth Control Case

A federal appeals court rejected Notre Dame University's request for a new hearing over its challenge to Obamacare's birth control mandate.

Heartland Braces for New Round of Severe Weather

After one of the harshest winters on record, spring is bringing unusually warm temperatures to the nation's heartland, and along with it, some severe weather.

Film Seeks to Expose 'Serial Killer' Kermit Gosnell

A year after Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted in the deaths of babies born alive, two filmmakers have made it their mission to expose the truth the doctor.

Climate Change Report Precursor to New Energy Tax?

Alarmist. That's what critics are calling the latest White House climate change report saying global warming is already causing extreme weather.

Ohio Teacher Fired over Bible Heads to Supreme Court

The Ohio public school teacher who was fired for refusing to remove religious materials from his classroom is taking his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Critics Want Md. Town Meeting Prayer Ban Reinstated

A day after the Supreme Court gave the green light to Christian prayers at public meetings, the ruling is being challenged in at least one municipality in Maryland.

Healing Greets Veterans at 'Welcome Home' Doors

Suicide among active-duty troops dropped last year, but among reserve soldiers it is going up. One man's mission to help veterans heal starts with one prayer at a time.

Judge Orders Felon's Release, Calls Him 'Changed Man'

A Missouri man convicted of a robbery more than a decade ago not only escaped a prison sentenced, but now walks free with the support of his victim.

Hash Oil Explosions Raising Concern in Colorado

Hospital officials in Colorado say more people are getting burned as they try to extract a potent oil from marijuana.

Divorce Shocker: Most Marriages Do Make It

Most people believe only half of U.S. marriages make it. But a leading researcher is announcing the true divorce rate is much lower and always has been.

Is the Family Relevant Today?

Is the family relevant? That's the question at the heart of a new documentary by Focus on the Family.

Burpo, Cousins CBN Guests at White House Dinner

Washington's top political leaders from both parties, along with journalists and celebrities, came together for the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this weekend.

Veteran Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr., 95, Dies

Veteran Hollywood actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr., passed away Friday at his ranch in Solvang, California. He was 95.

CBN Receives Five Emmy Award Nominations

CBN's Superbook and a special series on Israel nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards.

America Urged to 'Repent' on Nat'l Day of Prayer

Anne Graham Lotz urged those gathered for the 63rd annual National Day of Prayer to cry out to God "in humble repentance of sin."

Colleges Face Probes into Handling of Sexual Assaults

A federal investigation into sexual assaults on college campuses poses a disturbing question: Are authorities doing enough to investigate such claims?

Senator Wants Government to Classify 'Hate Speech'

Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., is introducing a bill that would authorize the government to monitor speech on television, radio, and online.

Ky. Derby Has Anti-Trafficking Authorities on Alert

Kentucky Derby fans will flood Louisville this weekend, pumping millions into the local economy. But some of that money will go towards commercial sex.

Is Divorce Contagious? Researchers Say 'Yes'

Divorce could be contagious, according to new research from Brown University.

Police Foil Minn. Teen's School Massacre Plot

Minnesota police foiled a teenager's plot to kill his family and launch a massacre at his high school.

Storm Departs, Leaves Behind a Flooded East Coast

The slow-moving storm system that brought deadly tornadoes and flooding across the South is finally sliding out to sea.

Tracking Kids: School Data a Double-Edged Sword

Schools across the country use technology to track student data. But many worry that personal information collected on their kids could someday be used against them.

Kroc Center Helping Bring Down Rich-Poor Divide

Joan Kroc was philanthropist who dreamed that the rich and poor would come together to enjoy the finer things in life. Her dream has become a reality.

Fed. Judge Rules against Christian School Move

A federal judge ruled that a suburb in Ohio did not discriminate when they blocked a Christian school from moving into an office building.

'Ground Zero Mosque' Developer Plans Islam Museum

The developer who once proposed a mosque and Muslim community center near New York City's ground zero now plans to build a museum devoted to Islam at the same site.

Deadly Gas Explosion Rocks Florida Jail

At least two people are dead and more than 100 injured following an explosion at a jail in Pensacola, Florida.

Severe Flooding Wreaks Havoc Along East Coast

The storm system that spawned dozens of tornadoes across the South has left parts of the East Coast under water.