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Mississippi church that refused to marry black couple apologizes

After barring a black couple from marrying in its Mississippi facility in late July, the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs released a statement Sunday apologizing for its actions.

Vandals strike at California Chick-fil-A restaurant

Activists on both sides of the gay rights issue are putting fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A in the spotlight this week -- with day two of demonstrations calling for a same-sex "kiss-in."

Gay rights activists plan 'kiss day' at Chick-fil-A restaurants

Gay rights activists plan a "kiss day" at Chick-fil-A outlets nationwide Friday amid a controversy over a company official's stance against same-sex marriages.

Americans flock to Chick-fil-A amid controversy

The row over same-sex marriage could see thousands of Christians flocking to Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, while same-sex couples will turn up at the fast-food chain Friday for public displays of affection.

Ft. Hood soldier killed in auto accident

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died July 28 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Harker Heights, Texas.

Colorado theater shooter charged with 142 counts, including 24 for murder

UPDATE: James Holmes, a 24-year-old former doctoral student who is accused of carrying out a mass shooting inside a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, was charged Monday with 142 counts, including first-degree murder.

Maryland man who called himself 'joker' taken into custody

A Maryland man who was in the process of being fired was taken into custody Friday after allegedly calling himself a "joker" and threatening a supervisor, police said.

Michelin recalling 841,000 BFGoodrich, Uniroyal tires

CNN — Michelin North America, Inc., announced Thursday it is voluntarily recalling about 841,000 of its BFGoodrich and Uniroyal tires because tread-belt separation may cause them to lose tread and/or deflate quickly. Though no deaths or injuries h

Driven by personal tragedy, man builds crosses for Aurora victims, thousands of others

In a vacant lot across from the site of last week's movie theater shooting, 12 white crosses stand solemnly, their arms covered in messages of hope and the ground around them full of flowers.

Evangelist Billy Graham compares U.S. to Sodom

Billy Graham, America's dean of Christian evangelists, has compared the United States to Sodom and Gomorrah, the Biblical cities synonymous with sin.