April 2008 Headlines

In the Line of Duty

Technology and weapons are not the only things helping our American troops succeed in the War on Terror. Animals also play an important part in keeping you safe.

Softball Team Shows True Sportsmanship

A Division II college softball game is unlikely to make national news, but you'll get a story that will remind you of the way sports are meant to be played.

Thursday is the National Day of Prayer

The first Thursday in May marks the National Day of Prayer. This annual observance invites people of all faiths to pray for our country.

Virginia Residents Begin Tornado Clean Up

Half a dozen twisters hit southeastern Virginia, Monday, tearing up 25 miles worth of neighborhoods and shopping centers, and leaving more than 200 people hurt. The most powerful tornado touched down in Suffolk.

Fed Cuts Key Rate One More Time

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve trimmed one more quarter-point from the key interest rate Wednesday.

Praying Parents Face Criminal Charges

A Wisconsin couple who chose prayer over medical treatment for their daughter could face up to 25 years each in jail.

No Deaths After Six Tornadoes Hit Va.

CBNNews.com - The damage assessment and the clean up begins Tuesday in Southeastern and Central Virginia after three tornadoes ripped through the region, injuring more than 200. Many residents spent the night in emergency shelters.

Operation Blessing Helps Va. Residents

Aid workers were quick to respond after tornadoes hit Virginia Monday evening.

Paying Through the Hose?

Ask most Americans what their top worry is and they're likely to tell you gasoline, according to a new survey from the Kaiser Family Founation.

What U.S. Christians Think of Israel

What do American Christians think about Israel? A new poll just released shows overwhelming support for the Jewish state.

CA Homeschoolers Face Public Scrutiny.

LOS ANGELES, California - When three judges ruled this February that most homeschooling in California is illegal, they met with outrage from the governor on down.

Scalia Defends Views in Rare Interview

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defended his view of the Constitution, in a rare interview on "60 minutes" Sunday night.

'Expelled' Professor Talks; Movie Faces Lawsuit

Yoko Ono is suing producers of the movie "Expelled" for using a song without her permission.

Your Rebate Check's in the Mail

The first wave of government rebate checks went out in the mail Monday morning, putting hundreds of dollars in American taxpayer's bank accounts.

Young Christians Bring Faith to Facebook

Jesus doesn't have a profile on Facebook, but if he did, he'd have thousands of college friends.

Many States Appear to be in Recession

CBNNews.com - Are we in a recession or aren't we? The question has plagued the U.S. for a while now. But for some states it's a moot discussion, according to a report to be released Friday by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

City Turns to God in Face of Crime

The big attraction Friday night at the Birmingham, Ala., Boutwell Auditorium is not the usual fair for a venue known for hosting concerts and special events.

Planned Parenthood Accused of Racism

Pro-life advocates held a vigil at a Planned Parenthood office just blocks away from the White House.

Bush Encourages Faith-Based Schools

A decline in religious educational systems has prompted President Bush to encourage Americans to invest in faith-based schools.

Franklin Graham Festival to be Online

If you can't make it to the Franklin Graham Festival in Tennessee this weekend, you can still catch it from your own home.

Ahmadinejad: U.S. 'on Verge of Destruction'

CBNNews.com - TEHERAN, Iran - On Thursday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said America is on an unstoppable downhill trend.

Sect Kids in for Culture Shock

CBNNews.com - The children from a polygamist compound taken into state custody are on their way to group homes, shelters, and residences.

Abbas Asks U.S. to Pressure Israel

CBNNews.com - WASHINGTON - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will ask U.S. officials to pressure Israel to meet the end-of-the-year deadline for a binding agreement with the PA.

Florida Bill Would Allow Evolution Challenge

The Florida state Senate has passed an evolution challenge bill for public school teachers.

SC Women Can View Ultrasounds

CBNNews.com - South Carolina could soon require abortion providers to ask women if they want to see ultrasound images of their baby before going through with an abortion.

China Passes U.S. in Internet Users

The world's biggest country now has the most people online.

Church Holds Service in Bar

Imagine going to church ... in a bar.

Food Costs Top List of American Worries

A growing number of Americans are adding "food prices" to their list of worries.

Surgeon Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

A legend in the field of medicine has received one of the highest honors in the nation.

U.S. Engineer Charged with Spying for Israel

CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - On Tuesday, 85-year-old Ben-Ami Kadish, a retired US Army engineer, was charged with four counts of conspiracy for allegedly disclosing classified documents to Israel, while acting as an agent of the Israeli government more than twenty years ago.

Schools Ordered to Stop Bible Giveaways

Students in the Tangipahoa Parish school system in New Orleans can no longer receive free Bibles at school.

Colleges Work to Block Campus Gossip Site

Gossip may be a part of life at colleges across America. But one Web site is taking the campus rumor mill nationwide with no consequences for anyone except the victims.

Abortion 'Art' Project Cut from Yale Exhibit

Yale University officials yanked a controversial abortion art project from exhibit, Tuesday, after its offensive nature drew protests from pro-life and pro-choice believers alike.

Judge Oks God License Plates

A judge in Indiana has ruled in favor of "In God We Trust" license plates.

Mail Carrier Saves Baby Falling from Window

A postal worker is credited with saving a 1-year-old girl's life by catching her after she fell out of a second-story window in Albany, N.Y.

China Surpasses the U.S. in Internet Users

It was only a matter of time before it happened, but according to a new report from BDA China, China's Internet usage has surpassed the U.S, with estimates of 233 million Internet users as of the end of March.  

High Gas Prices Felt by Drivers Nationwide

New York cabdrivers say their take-home pay is not what it used to be. Trucking companies are making their drivers slow down when they are hauling their loads to conserve fuel. And even filling station owners continually plead that the ever-soaring gasoline prices aren't their fault.

Time Magazine Cover Upsets Veterans

The new cover of Time magazine is causing outrage among American veterans and their supporters.

Violent Weekend Reported in Chicago

CHICAGO - An outburst of gunfire rattled the city during the weekend, with at least nine people killed in 36 separate acts of violence.

Another Quake Shakes Midwest

WEST SALEM, Ill. -- A strong aftershock shook Southern Illinois on Monday, three days after a magnitude 5.2 quake rattled the region.

Abortion 'Art' Stirs Yale Campus

A racy abortion project may be banned from its scheduled exhibit at Yale University, amid student protests and questions behind the truthfulness of the work.

ADF Speaks Out on Christian Photog Case

A complaint filed against a Christian photographer for denying service to a homosexual couple is now raising concerns over pro-gay legislation.

Ex-Lesbian Fights for Child in VA Case

An interstate child custody battle between two former lesbian partners has many concerned about the future of traditional marriage in the state of Virginia.

Televangelist Agrees to IRS Audit

Kenneth Copeland Ministries issued an official letter to the Internal Revenue Service last week, agreeing to an audit of the church.

Film 'Expelled' Opens in Theaters

The war between Darwin and design goes back 150 years, and the latest battle front in the debate is the basis of the new movie 'Expelled' which opened Friday.

Teacher Refuses to Remove Bible from Desk

An Ohio middle school science teacher is fighting back after his school told him to remove his Bible from his classroom desk.

Illinois Residents Rocked Awake

WEST SALEM, Ill. -- Residents across the Midwest were awakened Thursday by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake that rattled skyscrapers in Chicago's Loop and homes in Cincinnati but appeared to cause no major injuries or damage.

Girls Pregnant in Polygamist Sect

CBNNews.com - A custody hearing for 416 children seized from a polygamist sect finally turned to whether they were abused, after lawyers raised objections and asked similar questions for hours.

Three Siblings to Compete in Olympics

Three Texas siblings are making Olympic history after qualifying to compete in the Summer Olympic games.

Syria: U.S. Wants Israel to Declare War

CBNNews.com - DAMASCUS - Syrian President Bashar Assad believes the US wants Israel to declare war on Syria.

Pope Arrives at Nationals Stadium for Mass

CBNNews.com - Pope Benedict XVI arrived at Washington Nationals stadium on Thursday for his first public Mass in the United States.

Polygamy Custody Hearings Start Thursday

Emergency custody hearings start today in Texas for children removed from a polygamous compound in West Texas.

VA Tech Pastor: Finding God in Tragedy

CBNNews.com - More than a thousand people wearing orange and maroon flowed onto the main lawn at Virginia Tech on Wednesday to remember the victims of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

U.S. Unprepared for Nuke Attack?

The United States may be unprepared to deal with a terrorist strike from a nuclear bomb.

Big White House Crowd Greets Pope

The Bush administration is playing host to the head of the Roman Catholic Church with pomp and circumstance.

CA Moves Forward with Anti-Spanking Bill

Despite opposition from parents and family groups, California has moved a step closer to passing an anti-spanking bill that would ban certain types of discipline.

Praying Coach Fights for His Rights

Marcus Borden has been coaching at a New Jersey high school for more than 20 years.

Soldiers Take Oath to Become U.S. Citizens

They've been serving the country in uniform, but now they're officially U.S. citizens.

Family Pets New Victims of Foreclosures

As the home mortgage crisis is sending more people into foreclosure, many are choosing to leave belongings behind -- including the family pet.

Paying Your Taxes Takes More Time, Money

Trying to pay your taxes became a little more taxing this year. The average person spent more time and more money preparing their taxes, according to a report based on Internal Revenue Service calculations.

Delta, Northwest Agree on Airline Merger

Executives from Delta and Northwest Airlines are making it official today: they're planning a mega merger that would create the world's biggest airline.

Christian Photog Sued by Same-Sex Couple

A Christian photographer in New Mexico was found guilty last week of breaking state law for refusing to take pictures of a lesbian ceremony.

Texas to Argue for Sect Children Custody

The state of Texas will attempt to maintain custody of 416 children taken from their parents last week after an investigation of abuse at a polygamous sect's ranch.

Pope to Receive Lavish U.S. Welcome

When Pope Benedict arrives in Washington, D.C. tomorrow, he will be welcomed with rare honors not even foreign dignitaries have recevied.

Hillsong Reacts to Idol's Shout to the Lord

Hillsong Church leaders say they are thrilled that their song "Shout to the Lord," was chosen for American Idol's Give Back broadcast that aired Wednesday.

Death by Taxes, Or Refund City?

America's biggest tax deadline is tomorrow - and for a growing number of people - not a moment too soon.

Are Consumers Banking on Congress?

Every year millions of consumers complain about unfair credit practices. Practices that under current law the U.S. government allows. It is a subject that has many asking, why?

Food Prices Squeezing Families, Food Banks

American families, already pinched by soaring energy costs, are taking another big hit to their household budgets as food prices rise at the fastest rate in a decade.

Midwest Cleans Up After Destructive Storms

Midwest residents are trying to recover from severe storms that damaged homes and caused major flash flooding.

Annual 'Dishonor' Given to Liberal Media

In the news business, there are awards that most every journalist covets. Like an emmy award.

Polygamist Children May Need Intense Help

The polygamist psychological toll on young children is daunting, officials say. Many were told from birth that the outside world was hostile and immoral, and that leaving the compound would result in their eternal damnation.

Fliers Fume as More Flights Grounded

WASHINGTON - Over 3,000 flights have been grounded, affecting a quarter of a million air travelers in this week's flight cancellations by American Airlines. And the troubles aren't over just yet.

Marine Murder Suspect Arrested in Mexico

A Marine suspected in the murder of his pregnant comrade has been arrested in Mexico. FBI agents and local police in the small town of Tacambaro arrested Cpl. Cesar Laurean on Thursday after a three-month international manhunt.

'American Idol' Shouts to the Lord - Again

American Idol's second annual charity drive Idol Gives Back concluded the night with an unexpected shout.

Pope to Pray for Forgiveness at Ground Zero

During his visit to New York next week, the Pope will pray for the 9/11 victims - and for the salvation of terrorists who are now filled with hatred.

What's the Most Popular Book in the U.S.?

Despite all the hoopla in the press about atheism and a bevy of books that promote it, the Bible is still the most popular book in the United States.

TSA to Screen All Cargo for Explosives

The Transportation Security Administration is planning to screen all cargo on passenger planes for explosives.

American Airlines Cancels More Flights

This has been a rough week for American Airlines and its passengers.

Torch Rerouted, Ceremony Moved in S.F.

In it's only appearance on North American soil, the Olympic torch was deterred again by activists calling attention to China's human rights record.

Documents: Young Girls Forced to Marry

A tale of forced marriage, sexual assault and domestic abuse from a frightened 16-year old girl set off the investigation and now more shocking revelations from court documents.

Police Probe Abuse at Polygamist Compound

Authorities released court documents Tuesday on activities that took place at the polygamist compound in west Texas where a 16-year-old girl was married to a 50-year-old.

Inspiration for People on the Go

A young New Media company says if you need some daily inspiration, all you have to do is download it and take it with you.

Gov't Credit Cards Used Inappropriately

A new report says federal employees have charged millions of dollars of personal expenses to their government credit cards.

Change of Heart? H'wood Honors Fam Films

Many Christians have been so disgusted with Hollywood's output over the last few decades, they won't even go to the movies anymore.

Two Televangelists Left in Financial Probe

Two televangelists have still refused to disclose financial records to an investigation led by the Senate Finance Committee over how tax-exempt donations are used.

IRS Swamped with Rebate Calls

Thinking of calling the IRS about your rebate check? So are thousands of others.

War Vets Gather in Washington

Hundreds of war veterans descended on Capitol Hill Tuesday to make their voices heard.

Guru: Jesus a State of Mind, Not God

A new book out by a holistic health guru has some surprising content - not about health, but about Jesus Christ.

Kids' Cross-Dressing Event Draws Fire

An elementary-school event in which kids were encouraged to dress as members of the opposite gender drew the widespread criticism of a Christian radio group.

Hundreds Taken from Polygamist Compound

The search continued Monday at a Mormon sect compound for any more children or evidence of abuse at the 1,700-acre, west Texas ranch.

Film Legend Charlton Heston Dies

CBNNews.com - America is mourning the loss of a cinematic legend. Charlton Heston died this past weekend at the age of 84. "Charlton Heston was seen by the world as larger than life," Heston's family said in a statement. "We knew him as an adoring husband, a kind and devoted father, and a gentle grandfather with an infectious sense of humor. He served these far greater roles with tremendous faith, courage and dignity."

The King Assassination: 40 Years Later

Forty years ago today, an assassin's bullet killed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis Tennessee.

Student Penalized Over Religious Artwork

A Wisconsin student who received a "zero" on a Christian drawing has filed a law suit against his school district, Friday.

Inspiration For People on the Go

A young New Media company says if you need some daily inspiration, all you have to do is download it and take it with you.

Major Airlines Failing Safety Inspections

How safe are you when you fly?

Twister Sweeps through Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas, was hit by its third tornado this year.

No Fee Adoptions Giving Kids, Parents Hope

Paul and Tina Ury of Seattle, Wash., lived the American dream. They lived in a lovely home and had two adorable kids.

U.S. Will Boycott Durban II

CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The United States joined Canada and Israel in boycotting the United Nations-sponsored "anti-racism" conference, Durban II, slated for early 2009.

'Pregnant Man' Story Raises Concerns

Thomas Beatie, the so-called "pregnant man," received a lot of media attention this week

Episcopal Church Lawsuit Dropped

Eleven conservative congregations that broke away from the U.S. Episcopal Church claimed victory Friday.

Pat Robertson Wins Super Sage Award

Each year celebrities predict what the winning scores of the Super Bowl might be in the Scripps Howard's annual Celebrity Super Bowl Poll. The celebrity with the closest prediction wins the Scripps Howard Super Sage Award.

Space Jumper Finally Gets His Due

An American pioneer has finally gotten his due.

Alabama Mayor Fights Crime with Bibles

One Alabama mayor is turning to God's Word to solve the skyrocketing murder rates in his city.

Town to Display New Age Monument?

The debate over freedom of speech and religion is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court again.

Major Airlines Failing Safety Inspections

How safe are you when you fly?

Abortion Guidelines Shouldn't Worry Docs

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists told CBN News on Thursday that doctors who choose not to perform or refer abortions don't need to worry about that issue affecting their certification.

Abortion Guidelines Worry Some Doctors

Doctors who refuse to refer patients for abortions could be putting their practices in jeopardy.

China's Ambassador on Chinese-U.S. Partnership

In his this exchange regarding U.S.-China relations, Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong says that the two countries "should become common partners" on a regional and global level. 

China's Ambassador on U.S.-China Relations

China's Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong discusses the state of U.S.-Chinese relations today.

U.S. Congress Recognizes Jewish Refugees

CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - For the first time in its history, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing Jewish refugees who fled their homes in Arab countries after the formation of the State of Israel in 1948.

Ohio Soldier's Remains Found in Iraq

Many of you first saw Staff Sergeant Keith Matthew Maupin -- or Matt as he is known -- in a video showing armed insurgents at the sides of the Army Reserve soldier.

Praying Parents Await Trial for Baby's Death

Two parents in Oregon are going to trial for using prayer instead of medicine to treat their ill baby.

Truckers Stop Trucking for 'April Fuel's Day'

Some truck drivers are actually calling today 'April Fuel's Day' because of the highest diesel prices in history.

Report: Low Grad Rates in U.S. Cities

America's public schools are getting failing grades when it comes to graduation rates, according to a new study.