The Rim Fire has grown to 164 sq miles (424 sq km) by Friday morning and has now burned into Yosemite National Park, authorities have reported. The huge California Yosemite wildfire has forced streams of tourists to free the area during what should the peak season at the park, and thousands of homes are also under threat.
Philadelphia Eagles vs Jacksonville Jaguars takes place on Saturday night as the NFL Preseason 2013 football schedule continues. The Eagles will be wanting to build on the good win they claimed last week, and continue building towards their regular season opener against Washington on Sept. 9.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play the Miami Dolphins in an NFL Preseason 2013 game on Saturday night, with the Dolphins' fans hoping their team can show a significant improvement in form following a lackluster preseason showing so far.
Cleveland Browns vs Indianapolis Colts takes place on Saturday afternoon in the latest round of NFL Preseason 2013 games. The Browns have gotten off to a bright start as they prepare to hit the regular season running and improve on their showing last season.
Buffalo Bills vs Washington Redskins takes place on Saturday afternoon in the NFL Preseason 2013 calendar, with the Bills looking to maintain their perfect start in preparation for the regular season in September.
While the Western world sees the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi as a military coup, the editor of Egypt's weekly Christian newspaper says it was a coup by the people of the country and an attempt to abort efforts towards political Islam.
Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, is donating $10,000 to Baptist minister and civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, "who embodied the spirit of Jesus," and the 50th anniversary of his March on Washington next week.
Thousands of citizens, including gay rights activists, are arriving in Washington, D.C. from across the country for events leading up to the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, which occurred on Aug. 28, 1963.
Jesus defied the world's expectations regarding a divine being. Many Jewish people of that day were looking for a powerful king to liberate them from the Romans—they were prepared to serve and worship that kind of messiah. Instead, the Savior was a humble man who didn't think twice about washing dirty feet. While Jesus Christ could have banished the Roman presence from the region and then been glorified as an earthly ruler, He was very clear about His reason for being here: He came to serve, not to be served (Matt. 20:28).
More than 28,000 people came out on a warm summer evening to hear evangelist Greg Laurie give the message of the gospel on the first of three nights of the SoCal Harvest event at Angel Stadium Friday. However, the Southern California pastor warned at the beginning that the subject he was about to preach on was not a comfortable one – death.
A hailstorm in Colorado has stunned local residents as the pleasant summer weather all of a sudden gave way to freak winter weather on Thursday. The incident took place in Littleton, Colorado, when a massive shower of hailstones suddenly pounder parts of the city.
An I-80 sinkhole has opened up in California on Friday, causing huge disruption to traffic in the region. The 3 foot wide sinkhole had opened up in the middle of the interstate in Truckee, California, meaning the disruption was maximized for commuters.
In a bipartisan op-ed in the Washington Post, Robert P. George, Republican chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and Democratic Vice Chair Katrina Lantos Swett, urged the Obama administration to renew its concern about six countries with serious religious freedom problems.
Former megachurch pastor and controversial Christian author Rob Bell is celebrating his 43rd birthday by rallying supporters to join him in topping funds raised by the likes of celebrities such as Alyssa Milano and Depeche Mode by pooling together $43,000 to help provide more than 800 million people around the world living without clean water.
Controversy surrounding Ireland's first ever legal abortion has reached new heights this week, after an Irish newspaper came under fire for revealing details about a woman alleged to have had the European nation's first abortion.
Schools have created an environment hostile to boys by essentially criminalizing their imaginations and learning styles, Christina Hoff Sommers, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, argues. If the gender gap in education is not addressed, Sommers worries about a future in which men struggle to find a place in the knowledge economy.
Local governments across the country are facing the dilemma of cutting part-time employees' work hours to below 30 hours a week to avoid paying the increasing cost of health care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).