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Ex-Rhode Island Speaker Fox Charged With Bribery, Wire Fraud

NEWS | By Michelle R. Smith and Jennifer McDermott | Mar 3
Former House Speaker Gordon Fox has been charged with bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.

Tony Nominee Returns to Acclaimed Manhattan Nightspot

NIGHTLIFE | By EDGE | Mar 3
Tony nominee Euan Morton, backed by the Downey CA Collective, will perform songs made famous by the all-american Jazz/Pop duo Richard and Karen Carpenter June 1 through 3.

FDNY Getting Its First Lesbian Chaplain

NEWS | Mar 3
New York City's fire department is getting a new chaplain.

Mich. City Adds Sexual Orientation to Non-Discrimination Ordinance

NEWS | Mar 3
A city in western Michigan is adding sexual orientation and gender identity to an existing non-discrimination ordinance on housing and employment.

Sara Gilbert Welcomes Baby Boy With Wife Linda Perry

Sara Gilbert shared the news of her new baby on "The Talk." Co-host Julie Chen announced on Monday's episode that Gilbert welcomed a son over the weekend. It's Gilbert's first with wife Linda Perry.

Mourners View Body of Slain Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov

NEWS | By Laura Mills | Mar 3
One by one, thousands of mourners and dignitaries filed past the white-lined coffin of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, many offering flowers as they paid their last respects to one of the most prominent figures of Russia's beleaguered opposition.

Concerns Over Drug Prompt Delay of Georgia Woman's Execution

NEWS | By Kate Brumback | Mar 3
Citing concerns about the drug to be used in a lethal injection, corrections officials in Georgia postponed the execution of the state's only female death row inmate for the second time in a week.

Neb. Gov. Ricketts Denounces Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

NEWS | Mar 3
Gov. Pete Ricketts is denouncing a federal judge's decision to strike down Nebraska's constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

Arkansas AG Opposes Effort to Lift Stay in Same-Sex Marriage Case

NEWS | By Andrew DeMillo | Mar 3
The Arkansas attorney general's office on Monday asked a federal judge who struck down the state's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional to not allow same-sex couples to wed while the ruling is being appealed.

Charlotte Rejects LGBT Anti-Discrimination Proposal

NEWS | Mar 3
Charlotte has rejected a measure protecting people from discrimination because of their sexual orientation.

VP Biden to Headline Gay Rights Group's Convention

NEWS | By Josh Lederman | Mar 3
Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a speech this week to the nation's largest gay rights group.

Local Intel: Guerneville, Sonoma County, CA

STYLE | By Kelsy Chauvin | Mar 3
Restaurateur and community leader David Blomster offers EDGE his inside scoop on Guerneville, a charming LGBT hub located in Sonoma County.

Behind the Scenes at Mall of America

STYLE | Mar 3
The Mall of America has provided a rare glimpse into security at the nation's busiest shopping center after an online video purportedly produced by a terrorist group urged extremists to attack shopping malls in Western countries.

Milan Fashion Week: Femininity Gets a Rethink

STYLE | By Colleen Barry | Mar 3
Femininity is getting a rethink in Milan.Designers are incorporating more masculine tailoring, while giving a contemporary edge to normally girly touches like bows, ruffles, lace and, yes, polka dots.

Google Selling Wireless Plans to Get More People Online

BUSINESS | By Joseph Wilson, Michael Liedtke | Mar 3
Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it's shaking up the telecom world to do it.


News

'Looking' Star Russell Tovey Comes Under Fire for Comments on Effeminate Men

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 2
"Looking" star Russell Tovey is getting a wave of Twitter backlash this week after making comments about effeminate gay men in an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian.


Entertainment

Blu-ray/DVD Review :: Birdman

By Frank J. Avella | Mar 3
Shockingly, this year, the Academy chose "Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance" as the Best Picture of the year, and made me forgive them for misguided "Crash" over "Brokeback Mountain"-type selections over the last few decades.


Business

Samsung Ditches Design, Adds Mobile Pay to New Phone

By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 3
Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.


Technology

Smartphones Could Tell Consumers What's In Food

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Mar 3
In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: use your smartphone.


Finance

5 Tips for Handling Early-Year Medical Expenses

By Tom Murphy | Mar 2
The clock on insurance deductibles reset on Jan. 1, and that means big medical bills are in store for some. CEO Daniel Klein's foundation is one option patients can turn to if too many expenses hit at the start of the year. Here are some other tips.


Cars

US Automakers Improve in Annual Brand Rankings

By Tom Krisher | Mar 2
Buick is the first U.S.-based automotive brand to crack the top 10 in Consumer Reports magazine's annual brand report cards. U.S. automakers also placed three vehicles on the magazine's list of "top picks" for vehicles.


Style

Drink [Craft] Beer Springfest :: February 28, 2015

Mar 3
It's been a tough winter, so was there a better way to look ahead to better weather than the Drink [Craft] Beer Springfest held at the Revere Hotel this past weekend? At least you could taste your troubles away. Here are pics of those who attended.


Health/Fitness

IPERGAY PrEP Study Reduces HIV Risk By 86 Percent in MSM

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 2
Last week at CROI, researchers showed that the IPERGAY trial, which evaluated a three-day PrEP regimen for MSM before and after sex, reduced HIV risk by an average of 86 percent.


Travel

A St. Patrick Irish Adventure

Mar 2
Shrouded in mist, the sacred mountain rises above the countryside, majestic, mysterious and a little foreboding. Here, on this rocky west coast promontory overlooking the Atlantic, St. Patrick is said to have fasted for 40 days and nights.