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.
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.
Radiohead Plays New Songs in Miami Kick Off of U.S. Tour: Listen to ‘Identikit’ and ‘Cut a Hole’ [VIDEO]
Radiohead performed two new songs for an excited audience at the opening Miami show late Monday to kick off their U.S. Tour. The UK band played the unheard songs, Identikit and Cut a Hole. Listen to the two new songs here.
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 marks Leap Day, the day added every four years to the Gregorian calendar to adjust for shifts in the seasonal year. The added day makes the year a Leap Year with 366 days rather than a common one with 365. Take a look at the scientific explanation, the history, the traditions and strange Leap Day facts. Why does Leap Day exist?
Mattress company Sleepy's has conducted a study of the most sleep deprived and most well-rested jobs in America based on data from the CDC's National Health Survey. The company set out to discover which workers get the most amount of sleep and which tend to get the least based on their careers. Take a look at the top ten most sleep deprived and well rested jobs in America.
Disney star Roshon Fegan, 20, will be the youngest contestant on “Dancing With the Stars.” In the 14th season of DWTS, Fegan will be paired with professional dancer Chelsie Hightower. The pair may have a good chance at the crown as Fegan is a successful singer, songwriter, producer and actor.
Apple is expected to release its newest tablet, the iPad 3, in the next few weeks. Rumors about the iPad 3's release date, features, specs, price and more are floating around the internet as tech sites are abuzz with anticipation for the newest Apple tablet. While most of the rumors remain unconfirmed by Apple, we took a look at the most popular (and conflicting) reports to present you with a guide for managing the overwhelming speculations about the Apple iPad 3. What do you need to know.
Pakistani authorities have demolished al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's hideout. Bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALs operatives nearly nine months ago on May 2, 2011 at the Abottabad compound. Take a look at photos of the demolition by the Pakistani government of bin Laden's Abbottabad hideout.
Best Supporting Actress nominee Jessica Chastain turned heads on the Red Carpet in a black-and-gold hand-embroidered Alexander McQueen gown at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Does the black-and-gold Alexander McQueen dress make Jessica Chastain the best or worst dressed at the 2012 Oscars?
Slovaks have offered overwhelming support to naming a new pedestrian and cycling bridge after action hero Chuck Norris. The surprising choice is extremely popular among residents of Slovakia who have been asked to vote for the name of a new bridge set to span the Morava River, which divides Slovakia and Austria. Will Chuck Norris be the new name of a bridge in Slovakia?
Michelle Williams wore a radiant red Louis Vuitton gown on the Red Carpet at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood. The beautiful dress allegedly took over 300 hours to make at the French designer's atelier in Paris. She was nominated for Best Actress in My Week with Marilyn. Take a look at photos of the stunning actress who glowed at the 2012 Oscars.
Lucy Lawless Arrested in New Zealand After Protesting Aboard Shell Oil-Drilling Ship for Nearly 80 Hours
Actress Lucy Lawless was one of seven arrested Monday in New Zealand for climbing the tower of a Shell-owned oil-drilling ship in an effort to prevent it from leaving port. The 43-year-old New Zealand native and the other Greenpeace activists climbed the tower early Friday in an effort to prevent the ship from departing. The Noble Discoverer was due to leave the port this weekend to explore oil wells in the Arctic for future drilling.
Host Billy Crystal surprised viewers of the 84th Annual Academy Awards when he wore controversial blackface in an opening movie montage, reviving his Sammy David Jr. impression in a bit honoring the film “Midnight in Paris.” Viewers reacted to the 2012 Oscars bit on Twitter and many felt the clip was offensive.