Former Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole joined pastor and author Joel Osteen to honor military caregivers during a worship service at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, Sunday.
Dole addressed the megachurch congregation to talk about her foundation's efforts to honor the estimated 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers.
"I am deeply grateful and touched that pastor Osteen has joined our national coalition. He was the first to respond when we put out a call to the faith communities for help in supporting our military and veteran caregivers," stated Dole. more >>
Cell phone footage of some of the chilling conversations of victims on board the South Korean ferry that sank on April 16 has been released. Over 100 people remain missing.
CNN obtained and translated the three-minute long audio clip, shared by South Korean national TV network JTBC. The forage was reportedly taken from a teenage boy's cell phone on the vessel.
Some of the chilling comments that can be heard on board include: "Wow, it's tilting a lot. We're tilting to this side. Can't move." "You think I'm really gonna die?" What's going on?" more >>
In a provocative new video meant to draw awareness to the growing plight of homelessness in New York City, the nation's first-ever rescue mission documents how it carried out an elaborate undercover scheme to see if people would recognize their own family members if they were homeless and living on the streets.
The video documents what happened when unwitting participants in the New York City Rescue Mission's project were secretly filmed and eventually saw footage of themselves walking by their own spouses, parents, siblings, cousins and other relatives.
Watch the New York City Rescue Mission's powerful video, that just might bring you to tears: more >>
The death toll in the South Korea ferry disaster has reached 108 people. Crew members were arrested along with the ship's captain for their decisions last week during the sinking.
"We pray for the Sewol victims who lost their precious lives due to the accident," Chonghaejin Marine, which operated the ferry, said in a statement. "We prostrate ourselves before the victims' families and beg for forgiveness."
Rescue workers are still searching for 190 missing passengers, as more new bodies are being found every day. BBC News reported that it is still not clear what caused the incident last week, when the ferry "Sewol" sank off the southern coast near Jindo carrying 459 people on board, mostly students. more >>
Four people have been confirmed dead and 284 are still missing after the South Korean ferry "Sewol" sank off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul on Wednesday.
Yonhap News Agency reported that dozens of ships and helicopters are searching for nearly 300 missing people who were traveling from Incheon in the north-west to the southern resort island of Jeju. Currently 174, people have been rescued. Reports noted that there were 459 people on board, including 325 students and 15 teachers from Seoul's Ansan Danwon High School.
David Gallo, director of special projects at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, told CNN that rescue workers are facing great challenges, going up against darkness, cold and swift currents, among other obstacles. more >>
International relief organization Samaritan's Purse is responding to an Ebola outbreak in Liberia by providing emergency medical supplies and conducting awareness campaigns.
The Christian organization, led by evangelist Franklin Graham, dispatched medical response personnel to various parts of the country after the disease claimed the lives of over 80 people throughout several West African countries last week.
"This is a very serious situation that could become even more critical in the coming days," said Graham in a statement. "Our team in Liberia is committed to doing all we can to share God's love with Liberian people by providing medical support and other relief." more >>