Utah Abstinence-Only Sex-Ed Bill Bans Public School Talk of Gays, Condoms, STDs
March 08 2012 5:47 PM EST
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.
Teddy Lo, Sachiko Kodama And Ryota Kuwakubo Glow At 'Transmutation' Exhibition In New York [PHOTOS]
March 08 2012 11:49 AM EST
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 Offers Free Movie Rental to Commemorate Its 2 Billionth Disc Rented
March 07 2012 2:58 PM EST
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.
Cholesterol Drug: FDA Rejects Merck’s New Combination Pill For Now
March 07 2012 11:50 AM EST
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.
Dollar Shave Club Startup Launches Brilliant Promotional Ad for $1 Razors [VIDEO]
March 06 2012 6:03 PM EST
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.
Super Tuesday Poll: More GOP Voters Would Buy a Used Car from Santorum Than Romney
March 06 2012 5:28 PM EST
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.
Political Graffiti Illustrates Civil Unrest Around the World from Cairo to Yemen [PHOTOS]
March 06 2012 3:43 PM EST
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.
Donald Payne, New Jersey's First Black Congressman, Dead at 77
March 06 2012 10:22 AM EST
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.
'Despicable Me 2' Trailer Released: The Overall-Clad Minions Are Back! [VIDEO]
March 05 2012 3:03 PM EST
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.
Midwest Storm: Snow Covers Damaged Homes, Debris After Tornadoes Ravage U.S. [PHOTOS]
March 05 2012 1:56 PM EST
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.
Argentina Earthquake: Magnitude 6.1 Quake Hits Santiago del Estero, No Damages or Injuries Reported
March 05 2012 1:11 PM EST
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.
Casimir Pulaski Day Closings: Chicago Public Schools, Government Agencies Closed for Holiday
March 05 2012 11:03 AM EST
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.
Alabama Tornado 2012: Pictures of Storm Destroying Homes, Ravaging Midwest [PHOTOS]
March 02 2012 5:09 PM EST
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.
Lucio Dalla: Prolific Italian Singer-Songwriter of 'Caruso' Dies at 68
March 02 2012 4:29 PM EST
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.
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday: 14 Funny and Inspirational Quotes in Honor of ‘The Lorax’ Author
March 02 2012 12:14 PM EST
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.
Syrian Uprising: A Look at Life in Syria Amid the Conflict [PHOTOS]
March 01 2012 6:42 PM EST
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 Snubs Joan Rivers in Awkward Public Fight on 'Joan & Melissa'
March 01 2012 4:30 PM EST
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?
$5 Gas: Why the GOP Wants You to Pay Rising Prices at the Pump
March 01 2012 1:55 PM EST
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?
Mustache Tax Breaks: ‘Stache Act’ Heads to Congress in Effort to Trim Mustached Americans' Taxes
February 29 2012 12:05 PM EST
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.
Anne Hathaway Opens Up About Her 'Destructive' Past: ‘I’m Not a Saint’
February 29 2012 11:32 AM EST
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.