August 2009 Headlines
During the East Texas summer, the ALERT Academy turns boys into men with a unique program that's one-part Boy Scouts, one-part Bible school, and lots of good, manly fun.
You've heard of people going from rags-to-riches. Well, this is the story of the man who went from riches-to-rags.
It's a sad fact that more than half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce, but what are the keys to the marriages that do last?
George Barna has a firm -- and somewhat controversial -- message for Christians: It's time for Christians to accept the realities of multi-culturalism and religious pluralism.
The Green family are the proud owners of the successful Hobby Lobby and Mardel Christian stores. Their story is a testament to how giving changes countless lives.
In Texas, faith is proving to be the antidote to crime thanks to a program at one prison.
A public charter school is suing Idaho officials after they barred the school from using the Bible.
It's been a very calm year on the hurricane front, and the governor of Florida says he's giving God the credit for that.
Back-to-back funerals were held Monday for two slain Christian students from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.
A controversial mosque in Ohio is now the focus of attention in the case of a Christian convert from Islam.
Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean sued pageant officials for libel, slander and religious discrimination on Monday.
Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, released her new book Monday.
Three Texas fishermen endured hunger, blistering heat, scares from sharks and hallucinations, but never gave up hope they'd be rescued.
The Walt Disney Co. said Monday it is buying Marvel Entertainment Inc. for $4 billion in cash and stock.
Robert Schindler, the father of Terri Schiavo, has died of heart failure. He was 71.
The son of the pastor who was brutally killed inside her Oklahoma church says her funeral will be another chance for his mother to spread the word of God.
The Christian Broadcasting Network announced Monday that its founder and Chairman, M.G. "Pat" Robertson, has returned home after extensive heart surgery.
The massive wildfire moving quickly through Angeles National Forest in California doubled in size overnight and threatened 12,000 homes Monday.
Federal investigators are uncovering new evidence against the man accused of kidnapping a California girl and holding her hostage for 18 years.
A massive wildfire near Los Angeles, Calif. has destroyed at least 18 structures and is threatening some 12,000 homes. Mandatory evacuations are underway.
CBN News has uncovered new details about the ringleader of an accused Islamic terrorist cell in North Carolina.
The Washington State Capitol will no longer allow nativity scenes, but a holiday tree will still be displayed during the Christmas season.
Two Kentucky churches-- one congregation all black, the other all white-- are bringing light to the true meaning of unity.
A growing wildfire above Los Angeles surged north Sunday, forcing more evacuations and threatening some 12,000 homes.
A growing wildfire in the mountains north of Los Angeles spread over nearly 9 square miles of bone-dry forest.
Forecasters say Jimena has strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane off Mexico's southern Pacific coast.
It became increasingly clear Friday that this 18-year nightmare did not have to be for Dugard, with new details surfacing that authorities blew numerous chances to catch her alleged captor.
A recent report shows homeschoolers' averaged higher scores on the ACT college aptitude test than the national average.
Kidnap victim Jaycee Lee Dugard is now back with her family. But joy has turned to horror as more details about her ordeal are coming to light.
An Iowa school district is changing its religious liberties policy after protests from secular groups.
Michael Vick made his return to the NFL with his debut with the Philadelphia Eagles to a rousing ovation from the crowd in Thursday night's preseason game.
CBN News has new details on Rifqa Bary's story including a court petition with harsh claims against her family and an Ohio Muslim community.
The National Organization for Marriage wants to overturn an Iowa Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage.
Even though America has its first African American president, Dr. Martin Luther King's niece, Dr. Alveda King, recently told CBN News there is still work to do to achieve his vision of equality.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is hoping the "Great California Garage Sale" will turn government clutter into cash.
Wildfires chewed through tinder-dry brush up and down California on Friday, forcing thousands to flee upscale seaside neighborhoods.
The cover story for the new edition of World Magazine deals with the difficulties Christian professors face on college campuses.
Franklin Graham is another well-known minister mourning the loss of Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Investigators are reviewing video surveillance tapes looking for clues regarding the brutal murder of 61-year-old Carol Daniels over the weekend.
CBN News spoke with Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of well-known evangelist Billy Graham, about her father's health.
A group that supports traditional marriage is attempting to change an Iowa state Supreme Court decision that legalizes same-sex marriage there.
Dr. Linda Mintle helped CBN News understand Michael Jackson's drug use and she explained how his addiction affects our culture.
Some U.S. soldiers who were wounded while serving in the line of duty are getting a chance to learn to water ski at Sea World.
Michael Vick returns to the NFL Thursday, after serving prison time for running a dog fighting operation.
A Kentucky judge has ruled a state law that refers to dependence on "Almighty God" is unconstitutional.
The Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian legal group, is challenging a New Hampshire court's decision to remove a girl out of homeschooling.
St. Timothy Church in Charleston, W.Va. has blocked out the word 'Lutheran' on the sign in front of its building in protest of the ELCA vote allowing the ordaining of gay clergy.
Dunne had been battling cancer. But the cancer had not prevented Dunne from working and socializing, his twin passions.
Two wildfires northeast of Los Angeles fouled the air breathed by millions of southern Californians on Wednesday.
The president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary said at least two-thirds of young people are leaving the Southern Baptist church.
A new study says that certain college majors could either strengthen or weaken a student's faith.
New Jersey residents were outraged at a request made by Moammar Gadhafi to stay in the small town of Englewood for the meeting.
Insurance coverage for abortions is a deal breaker when it comes to health care reform according to the conservative "Freedom Federation."
Officials warned pastors in Anadarko, Okla., that they should take precautions at their churches after pastor Carol Daniels was brutally murdered in her own church over the weekend.
Florence Poe of Cape Girardeau, Mo., is celebrating her 112th birthday.
The state is appealing a Miami-Dade County judge's ruling that the gay adoption ban is unconstitutional.
Public schools in Houston, Texas have a new rule for students returning to school this year - no 'sexting.'
Two pro-life pharmacy owners have won the right, for now, to refuse to stock and dispense the morning-after pill.
A Virginia judge ruled, Tuesday, against a request to send a former lesbian to jail for keeping her daughter away from her former partner.
The Veterans Administration says a computer glitch is responsible for accidentally telling hundreds of military veterans they have a fatal disease.
As Michael Vick attempts to step back into the NFL after his prison sentence, he says he also wants to do it, this time, with God in his life.
The two-time Grammy-nominated and Dove award-winning group Skillet released their latest CD, Tuesday.
A judge has cleared a Florida school district clerk of violating a federal court order against prayer in school or at school-related events.
An Iowa bus driver suspended for refusing to drive a bus displaying an atheist ad has returned to work this week. But her future is still uncertain.
Officials in central Virginia approved a Walmart Supercenter early Tuesday near one of the nation's most important Civil War battlefields.
Tuesday is the 46th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
An Oklahoma congregation is in mourning after their pastor was discovered dead inside her church early Sunday morning.
The finding makes it more likely criminal charges will be filed against the doctor who was with the pop star when he died.
Some say a booklet distributed by the Veterans' Administration steers vets to consider their life not worth living.
One of the most anticipated albums due to release Tuesday is from worship leader Matt Redman.
Wal-Mart should know this week if it can build a Supercenter near a Civil War battlefield in Virginia.
Cash for Clunkers, the popular government-backed car-buying incentive program, is set to end Monday night, even as car dealers hope the sales momentum it created lasts through the Fall.
The storm moved out into the North Atlantic ocean Monday, but is expected to produce storms and gale force winds over the next few days.
The nations largest Lutheran denomination will now be able to appoint clergy members who are in committed homosexual relationships.
A 17-year old girl who fled her home after converting to Christianity has been allowed to stay in Florida for now.
From politicians to Hollywood stars, those in the national spotlight aren't always on their best behavior, but many athletes are changing that.
The Coast Guard says three people were rescued at Acadia National Park in Maine and no others are believed to be missing after a large wave washed over a crowd watching the surf.
A weakening Hurricane Bill spun northward Saturday, churning up rough seas, creating dangerous rip tides and closing beaches to swimmers up and down the eastern seaboard.
If you have a clunker you're hoping to cash in for a new fuel efficient car, get down to your local dealer before the program screeches to a halt. The wildly popular program officially ends Monday.
Complaints from Volkswagen and Audi drivers of a horrifying experience being described as "the flash of death" has led to a major recall.
Residents in Norfolk, Va. are cleaning up after a flash flood last week. Torrential rains dumped more than seven inches in the area in just a few hours.
Hurricane Bill weakened slightly early Friday but still threatened to flood Bermuda's coastlines and generate dangerous waves and riptides along the eastern U.S. coast.
A federal lawsuit challenging California's ban on same-sex marriage will go to trial in January.
A bus driver in Iowa said she will not drive a bus that carries an atheist advertisement.
A federal judge has upheld a South Dakota law that requires doctors to tell women that abortion ends human life.
Jenny Sanford, the wife of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, made news this week when she said she's praying for her husband's mistress.
The nation's largest Lutheran denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has decided to take a more liberal position on homosexuality
A recently-created position at the Federal Communications Commission has some Republicans concerned.
While Mubarak and President Barack Obama met at the White House, Egyptian Christians were outside protesting the persecution of the Egyptian church.
Dawnn Lewis is best known for her roles in sitcoms but for the past 14 years, she has taken on a more important role -- acting coach and mentor to inner city kids.
A court will decide Aug. 21 whether Rifqa Bary will be emancipated and allowed to stay in Florida or returned to her parents in Ohio.
Bermuda was under a hurricane watch, while dangerous waves and riptides were likely along most of the eastern U.S. coast over the weekend.
People in Sandpoint, Idaho, now have a more convenient method of grocery shopping -- from the comfort of their own cars.
A cancer-stricken Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has written a letter to Massachusetts leaders asking that they change state law to allow a speedy replacement of him in Congress.
Powerful winds slammed parts of four Midwestern states on Wednesday, leaving behind shattered windows, toppled power lines and injuries.
A Virginia mother could face jail time for refusing to allow her 7-year-old daughter to see her former lesbian partner in Vermont.
A coalition of pro-life groups has launched an ad campaign to warn Americans that the White House health care plan will lead to taxpayer funded abortion.
A state judge struck down a pro-life law that required doctors to do an ultrasound along with describing the fetus to the woman before the abortion begins.
A mentoring program in Spokane, Wash., is helping homeless teens by providing them with jobs.
Christians concerned about health care in America start from the same premise, but it's how to achieve that goal where the differences emerge.
An Iowa town is embroiled in a free speech debate over allowing atheist ads to be displayed on the sides of city buses.
Leeland, one of the most popular groups in Christian music, has released a new CD titled Love is on the Move.
CBS News says Don Hewitt, the newsman who invented "60 Minutes" and produced the popular newsmagazine for 36 years, has died.
Since Michael Vick's signing with the Philadelphia Eagles last week, the sports world has been abuzz about his second chance in the NFL.
Should gay clergy be ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church?
More restaurants are offering free meals for kids to try to entice mom and dad to dine out once again.
The publisher of Reader's Digest, the country's most popular general interest magazine, said Monday it will file for Chapter 11 protection.
Political columnist Robert Novak, a diehard conservative and pugilistic debater who became a household face on TV, has died after a battle with brain cancer.
The King of Pop will be buried on what would have been his 51st birthday, a spokesman for Michael Jackson's family said Tuesday.
It appears that the Obama administration is taking both sides on the issue of same-sex marriage as government lawyers defend the Defense of Marriage Act.
The man at the center of the country's largest identity theft ever is a former government informant.
The Transportation Department is tripling the number of workers processing Cash for Clunkers transactions.
The mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., is being hailed as a hero after he rescued a grandmother and her young granddaughter from an attack at the state fair.
More than a dozen companies have cancelled their television commercials on the popular Fox News cable network show "Glenn Beck."
The Rev. Don Wildmon, founder of the American Family Association, has been hospitalized in critical condition at a Tupelo hospital for treatment of meningitis.
CBN News has uncovered new details about the alleged Islamic terrorist cell broken up outside Raleigh, N.C., last month.
Nearly $60 million is being spent debating health care through TV ads - and supporters of President Obama's plan are out spending the opposition.
Hawaii turns 50 years old as the 50th state Friday, but there will be no grand parades, no dazzling fireworks, no lavish displays of native culture.
On Monday, all city agencies including sanitation, libraries, health clinics and even City Hall will be closed as workers are forced to take the three-day furlough.
Labor advocacy groups like the AFL-CIO, are hoping to see the Employees Free Choice Act, or EFCA, receive congressional approval this year.
Y.E. Yang, a South Korean who didn't take up the game of golf until he was 19, became the first Asian player to win a major championship Sunday.
Tropical Storm Ana weakened to a tropical depression Monday morning, just as Tropical Storm Bill became a hurricane.
Hundreds of residents returned home when an evacuation order was lifted in a Santa Cruz mountain town Sunday.
A new inspirational action movie has been released entitled "Pendragon: Sword of his Father." The film has a strong message of faith.
Brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, Tropical Storm Claudette was bringing heavy rain to the Florida Panhandle Sunday.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was hospitalized with head and hand injuries on Sunday after he tried to assist a woman crying for help.
California residents are being urged to follow orders to leave their homes as crews struggled to control nearly a dozen wildfires.
Evangelical Christian group Focus on the Family is facing a nearly $6 million shortfall -- and now it's reaching out to donors and other Christian organizations for help.
Strong winds are spreading multiple wildfires across parts of California as officials worry the gusts could ignite more blazes and force more evacuations in areas already under a state of emergency.
A couple in Dallas, Texas, managed to have two sets of identical twins -- a feat that is rarely accomplished.
Funeral services are being held Friday for Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
The Charles Manson follower convicted of trying to assassinate President Gerald Ford was released Friday from a Texas prison hospital after more than three decades behind bars.
The persecution of Christians in Pakistan took center stage outside the White House on Thursday.
Planned Parenthood must return more than a half million dollars to the state of Washington for overbilling Medicaid, according to the Baptist Press.
South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster supports religious license plates that read, "I Believe."
The Federal Aviation Administration has suspended two employees following last week's deadly mid-air collision over the Hudson River in New York City.
The National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles have signed Michael Vick, making his return official and ending speculation of where he would end up.
Thousands of firefighters continued to battle wildfires across California on Thursday.
Supporters of same-sex marriage in California are divided over when to push for a ballot measure to overturn Proposition 8.
One Arizona car dealership is counting on a higher source to make it through this tough economy.
The latest battleground in the legal fight between American Anglicans and the Episcopal church is Savannah, Ga., where the churches continue to dispute over land.
A Michigan prison could be used to house terrorism suspects currently being held at Guantanamo Bay.
Thousands attended a public wake Thursday for Eunice Kennedy Shriver at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church in Barnstable, Mass.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that an Afghan assessment due soon won't contain any specific recommendations for increases in troops.
Les Paul, who invented the solid-body electric guitar later wielded by a legion of rock 'n' roll greats, died Thursday of complications from pneumonia.
The fire has grown to about 1,200 acres and is still at zero containment.
The Bible teaches to put others before yourself. And that is exactly what one North Carolina teacher did for his coworker.
The young woman critically injured in a collision with the tour bus of the Christian band MercyMe has died.
The latest government reports reinforced concerns about how quickly consumers will be able to contribute to a broad economic recovery.
Author and Bishop Thomas D. Jakes of the Dallas, Texas, megachurch The Potter's House, is speaking out about these tough economic times.
A 23-year-old Georgia man was convicted of aiding terror groups by sending videotapes of U.S. landmarks overseas and plotting to support violent jihad.
The number of U.S. households on the verge of losing their homes rose 7 percent from June to July.
Republican Senator Charles Grassley played to packed crowds who clearly are not happy with health care plan.
Ministers in Wichita, Kan., are fighting to keep Dr. George Tiller's late-term abortion clinic closed.
The Obama administration's choice for America's highest civilian honor ran into opposition and some astonishment on both sides of the isle.
Sales began Tuesday of "Early TV Memories" commemorative stamps featuring classic characters from the golden 1950s.
The overnight stranding of 47 airline passengers on an airport tarmac in Minnesota has grabbed the attention of the Obama administration and Congress.
General Motors has unveiled its much-anticipated new electric car called the "Volt" which will arrive in showrooms in late 2010.
Struggling with budget shortfalls that reach into the billions, several states nationwide are making deep cuts in college financial aid programs.
Former White House political adviser Karl Rove played a central role in the ouster of a U.S. attorney in New Mexico, one of nine prosecutors fired in 2006.
Two Christian teachers in Florida are facing jail time for allegedly breaking the law as they prayed at a school-related event.
U.S. births fell two percent in 2008, the first full year of the recession and was the first annual decline in births in eight years, ending a small turn-of-the-century baby boom.
The former chief financial officer for Bernard Madoff has pleaded guilty in a cooperation deal to 10 charges, including conspiracy.
President John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver, died Tuesday morning. She was 88.
Best-selling country duo Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn posted a message on their Web site Monday saying they agreed to "call it a day" after 20 years of making music together.
Officers at the Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford, Va. have agreed to stop censoring religious material mailed to detainees.
House Democratic leaders are backing down on plans to force the Pentagon to buy four additional passenger jets.
A young Ohio girl in hiding in Florida says she fears for her life because she is a Christian.
The Christian music band MercyMe performed for the first time, Monday, since a deadly crash involving their tour bus.
Critics say a provision in President Barack Obama's healthcare reform bill encourages "end of life" counseling for seniors, one of the bill's most controversial issues.
A Newport Beach group called "Knots of Love" is reaching out far beyond southern California to help chemotherapy patients.
Newly released government documents show the military also uses these Internet tools to monitor and react to coverage of high-profile events.
Hudson River divers on Monday found the wreckage of a small plane and one of two victims missing following a midair collision.
More than three dozen inmates were released from hospitals after a racially motivated riot that damaged a Southern Calif. prison.
A system that is supposed to help subway trains avoid crashes malfunctioned months before the deadly Washington Metro crash in June.
Investigators resumed the search for wreckage of two aircraft that collided above the Hudson River.
Sonia Sotomayor became the Supreme Court's newest justice Saturday, pledging during a brief ceremony at the high court to defend the Constitution and administer impartial justice.
Bob Waliszewski, director of Focus on the Family's Plugged In Online, spoke with CBN News about the latest movies playing in theatres.
A Boulder, Colo., couple found and returned a plain envelope with $800 inside back to its owner.
The American Jewish population is declining in it's religious observance.
Two brothers serving in the U.S. Army have reunited with their family in Spokane, Wash., after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
After some controversy, an eight-year-old girl's dreams of going to Disneyland have come true.
Wisconsin became the first Midwestern state to enact protections for gay and lesbian couples through legislation.
Writer-director John Hughes, 59, Hollywood's youth impresario of the 1980s and '90s, died Thursday of a heart attack.
The American Jewish population is declining in its religious observance, according to the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey.
Memorial services were held this week for healing ministry pioneer Frances Hunter.
The number of petitions from employers trying to bring foreigners to work permanently in the U.S. has declined dramatically over the last two years, an Associated Press review of government data has found.
A new mental health report says it is unlikely a therapist can change someone's sexual orientation. But calls on professionals to take client's religious views seriously.
Mary Robinson headed a notorious 2001 U.N. conference on racism that was widely condemned as anti-Semitic.
President Obama wants the U.S. to invest in building electric cars, he said Wednesday as he unveiled his national campaign for the alternative transportation.
After 42 years of uncertainty, a family is hopeful the mystery of the last plane believed missing in the Sierra Nevada is ending.
The U.S. Marine Corps issued an order Monday banning sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter citing a possible security risk.
Six North Carolina men accused of plotting holy war overseas will remain jailed until trial.
Two nuclear-powered Russian attack submarines have been patrolling in international waters off the East Coast for several days.
Police have identified a gunman who went on a rampage killing three and wounding several others at a Pennsylvania gym, Tuesday night.
The accused ringleader of a group of North Carolina terrorism suspects talked about loving jihad and fighting for Allah.
The trio started as pastors and essentially joined to became worship leaders to Christians around the world.
Trina Thompson, 27, graduated from Monroe College in Bronx, N.Y., in April with an information technology bachelor's degree, but has not been able to find job.
It's President Barack Obama's birthday. He turns 48 on Tuesday.
Financial losses are forcing the Postal Service to consider consolidating or closing hundreds of local facilities.
A Fairfax, Va., school said to be linked to terrorism teachings was given the go-ahead to expand its campus, Monday.
PBS is launching an online cross-country adventure for children starring two brothers - who happen to be gophers.
More than two dozen people were hurt when a Continental Airlines jet hit turbulence on a flight from Brazil to Texas, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Miami early Monday, officials said.
At the Episcopal General Convention on July 14 in Anaheim, Calif., members reversed the temporary moratorium on promoting gay and lesbian priests.
A father charged with reckless homicide for not taking his dying daughter to a doctor told police that he believed God would heal her.
Several blind people were able to get behind the wheel of a new high-tech vehicle designed by Virginia Tech engineering students.
Chicago police say six people suffered gunshot wounds when someone fired into a crowd outside a church where mourners were gathered.
This was one government stimulus plan that yielded quick results. Maybe too quick.
The main terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport was evacuated Saturday morning, stranding hundreds of passengers, after a man entered the building with a fake bomb in a bag, police said.