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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.

FDNY Getting Its First Lesbian Chaplain

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

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.

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.

PopUps: 'Empire' Actor Outted by Co-Star?

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 3
In a recent interview with Black Film "Empire" actor Malik Yoba said that co-star Jussie Smollett, who plays the gay R&B singer Jamal Lyon, is gay.

Reports of Maggie Smith's 'Downton' Exit May Be Premature

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 3
Predictions of doom for the Dowager Countess of Grantham may be premature.

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.

UK Man Who Cut Off Own Penis After Stabbing Mother 11 Times Sentenced to Prison

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 3
A student from England who went on a drug-fueled rage and cut off his own penis with a pair of scissors after stabbing his mother 11 times in December 2013 was sentenced to jail Monday.

9 of 10 New HIV Infections Could Be Averted Via Care

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 3
A new CDC study shows that 9 in 10 new HIV infections in the United States could be averted by diagnosing people living with HIV and ensuring they receive prompt, ongoing care and treatment.

Conversations With Coco Welcomes Allison Janney

ENTERTAINMENT | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 3
On Saturday, March 9, the Los Angeles LGBT Center will host the ninth installment of their ongoing series Conversations With Coco.

Australian Man Who Used Grindr to Rob Men Sentenced to Jail

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 3
A man from Sydney, Australia, who used the gay hookup app Grindr to lure and rob men at knifepoint was sentenced to at least 17 months in jail Tuesday.

Philly Fight Women and Girls HIV Awareness Health Fair

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 3
On Saturday, March 7, Philadelphia will celebrate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with a community health fair.

Carrie Underwood Becomes a Mom, Gives Birth to a Boy

Carrie Underwood is a new mom, and like all proud parents, she's showing him off in a photo.

Clinton Used Personal Email Account as Secretary of State

NEWS | Mar 3
Hillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official government documents required by law.

Religious Rights Attorney Proposes 'Kill the Gays' Bill for California

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 3
A California religious rights attorney has proposed a ballot measure and is in the process of collecting signatures to have a law placed on the books in the Golden State that would make homosexuality a crime punishable by death.


Entertainment

Theatre Review :: The Nomad

THEATRE | By Wickham Boyle | Mar 3
The Flea Theater on White Street stages "The Nomad," a story about Isabelle Eberhardt composed and directed by Elizabeth Swados, with a book and lyrics by Swados and Erin Courtney.


Business

Samsung Ditches Design, Adds Mobile Pay to New Phone

CORPORATE | 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

PERSONAL TECH | 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

INSURANCE | 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

AUTO NEWS | 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

Behind the Scenes at Mall of America

HOME | 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.


Health/Fitness

IPERGAY PrEP Study Reduces HIV Risk By 86 Percent in MSM

HIV/AIDS | 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.