Julia Greenberg

Utah Abstinence-Only Sex-Ed Bill Bans Public School Talk of Gays, Condoms, STDs

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.

Donald Payne, New Jersey's First Black Congressman, Dead at 77

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.

Lucio Dalla: Prolific Italian Singer-Songwriter of 'Caruso' Dies at 68

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.

Syrian Uprising: A Look at Life in Syria Amid the Conflict [PHOTOS]

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.

$5 Gas: Why the GOP Wants You to Pay Rising Prices at the Pump

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?

Top 10 Most Sleep Deprived Jobs in America: Is Your Career on the List?

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.

iPad 3 Rumors: Release Date to New Features, What You Need to Know About Apple's Newest Tablet

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.

'Chuck Norris' Most Popular Choice for New Bridge's Name in Slovakia

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?

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.