Legislators passed a controversial bill this week in the Utah Senate, which would allow public schools to offer an abstinence-only sexual education curriculum - or no sex-ed program at all. The measure would prohibit Utah public schools from teaching students that contraceptives can be used as a means of preventing pregnancy and infection from sexually transmitted diseases. It would also ban teachers from discussing homosexuality.
A new media art exhibit in New York will showcase the works of Hong Kong artist Teddy Lo and Japanese artists Sachiko Kodama and Ryota Kuwakubo. The Transmutation exhibition opens at The Highline Loft on Mar. 7 and will continue through Mar. 15.
Redbox is offering Americans a one-day free movie rental on Thursday, Mar. 8 to commemorate the company passing its two billionth rental mark. Customers can enjoy a one-day free movie rental by using the promotional code, THANKS2U, found on the company's Facebook page.
The Food and Drug Administration rejected an experimental combination cholesterol drug produced by Merck & Co Monday. The experimental drug, known as MK-0653C, hopes to fight heart disease in two different ways, by combining Lipitor and Zetia.
A new startup, Dollar Shave Club, launched a promotional video Tuesday in an attempt to gain the attention of thrifty young Americans in search for cheap razors. The startup seeks to provide consumers with $1 razors shipped to their homes (plus $2 for shipping and handling). Watch the ad here.
A new poll offers insight into the fate of Republican candidates as they await the returns from the critical Super Tuesday contests. A poll commissioned by Craigslist indicates that Republican voters living in the 10 Super Tuesday states would rather buy a used car from Rick Santorum than from Mitt Romney.
Graffiti has become a popular form of self-expression around the world used to convey political unrest and uncertainty from Cairo to Yemen. Take a look at pictures of political street art and graffiti from around the world.
Longtime U.S. Rep. Donald Payne died Tuesday after a brief battle with colon cancer. He was 77. The longtime New Jersey Congressman was the first African American elected to the House from New Jersey and was its only black Congressman prior to his death.
The adorable minions are back in a new Despicable Me 2 trailer to promote the sequel set to be released in the summer of 2013. Watch the Despicable Me 2 trailer here.
More than three inches of snow fell in Kentucky and Indiana late Sunday. The snowfall is the latest in a nearly week-long storm that has devastated homes throughout the Midwest and South, killing 39 people and injuring hundreds across five states.
An earthquake hit north central Argentina on Monday, shaking the area 69 miles east-southeast of the city of Santiago del Estero. The magnitude-6.1 earthquake shook the region, but there have been no immediate reports of damages or injuries.
In observance of Casimir Pulaski Day, many city of Chicago and Cook County government offices and schools will be closed. Find a list here of the public offices and agencies that will be closed in commemoration of Casimir Pulaski on Monday.
At least two tornadoes raged across Alabama on Friday, destroying homes in the Hunstville region. Emergency responders rushed to Limestone and Madison counties to assist residents as houses collapsed.
Celebrated Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla died unexpectedly Thursday while on a concert tour throughout Europe. He was 68. The prolific musician had roots in jazz, but was known to play music in all genres, ranging from folk to opera. Dalla is most famous for composing the haunting Caruso in 1986.
Theodor Seuss Geisel, known best as the acclaimed Dr. Seuss, would have celebrated his 108th birthday today. The celebrated writer, poet and cartoonist was widely recognized for his bestselling children's books Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat and The Lorax. Take a look at some of Dr. Seuss' funniest and most inspirational quotes.
The future of the uprising in Syria remains unclear after rebels withdrew from the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs in Syria on Thursday. Take a look at photos taken in Syria chronicling the lives of the Syrian people in recent weeks amid the death and destruction of the conflict.
Carol Burnett opened old wounds late Tuesday in an awkward public spat with Joan Rivers on the reality TV show, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? It seems Burnett holds a long-running grudge against Rivers. What happened in Hawaii?
At $3.72 a gallon in the U.S., the price of gas is 25 cents higher than it was Jan. 1, reaching a record high for this time of year. As prices continue to rise, will rising oil prices hurt Obama’s re-election campaign? Will the GOP use the rising prices against him?
The American Mustache Institute, a lobbying group that hopes to offer tax breaks to mustached Americans, has found an unlikely ally in Congress: Maryland Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett. Congressman Bartlett has referred the proposed bill, the Stache Act, to the House Ways and Means Committee. The Stache Act would give individuals sporting mustaches up to $250 in tax credit every year.
Although Anne Hathaway and Lindsay Lohan have had very different paths, the One Day star says she and Lohan have more similarities than one might think. The 29-year-old actress opened up about her destructive past in an interview with The Sun, telling the paper, I'm not a saint.