Twerking, as it is known in the hip-hop community, is a hard-hitting, rump-shaking dance move that celebrities including Beyonce and Miley Cyrus have been known to bust out, but it has also gotten a group of San Diego high school students suspended.
A video, which has since been removed from YouTube by the user, showed a group of students from Scripps Ranch High School dancing. Mostly female students in tops and leggings were shown twerking in the school yard, twerking with each other and even twerking upside down. read more
A New York City elementary school has adopted an all-vegetarian menu, serving kids tofu wraps and veggie chili. Public School 244 is the first public school in the city to go all-veggie -- and might be the first all-veggie public elementary school in the nation, according to the animal rights group PETA. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said he's proud of the "trailblazing" school. read more
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is wondering a lot of the same things as boxing fans when it comes to Robert Guerrero.
As he held a media session Tuesday after arriving at the MGM Grand for his first bout in a year, Mayweather didn't partake in his unofficial fight week ritual of rattling off the merits of Saturday's opponent. "Money," instead, asked rhetorical questions about "The Ghost." read more
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is facing a backlash from the left over ads that support drilling in Alaska and the Canada-to-Texas Keystone pipeline, as the young billionaire wades ever-deeper into charged political debates.
The daisy chain that connects Zuckerberg with the drilling ads starts with FWD.US, the bipartisan group Zuckerberg co-founded for the purpose of supporting immigration legislation. That organization gave money to a conservative group, Americans for a Conservative Direction, that aired a TV ad supporting South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. It also gave to a group that put up an ad backing drilling in Alaska.
A South Florida man nearly drowned after jumping into a storm drain seeking a woman's dropped keys, fortified first by chugging a bottle of rum.
Miami Beach police say 49-year-old Richard Brandenberg told the woman Tuesday that he had experience working in sewer systems and was willing to go in and look for her keys. Witnesses say Brandenberg then drank a half-pint of rum and smoked a cigarette, telling them it was to keep warm in the cold water.