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Attorney Says Burning of Gay Pride Flag Wasn't a Hate Crime

NEWS | Mar 4
The attorney for an Omaha man accused of stealing a gay pride flag and burning it says his client's actions don't add up to a hate crime.

Lawmaker Reimburses Private Plane Expenses for Football Game

NEWS | By Jack Gillum | Mar 4
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock reimbursed the U.S. government for more than $1,200 in travel expenses for attending a Chicago Bears football game last November, his office said Monday. He previously had charged taxpayers for the trip.

Religious Objection to NC Gay Marriage Leads to Bill Debate

NEWS | Mar 4
The state House is quickly taking up Senate legislation giving North Carolina magistrates and other judicial workers the ability to refuse to carry out duties for same-sex marriages due to their religious objections.

Clinton Ran Homebrew Computer System for Official Emails

NEWS | By Jack Gillum and Ted Bridis | Mar 4
The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Clinton's emails - on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state - traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in New York.

Opening Statements Due in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

NEWS | By Denise Lavoie | Mar 4
Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial.

In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change

NEWS | By Eric Tucker | Mar 4
A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street.

Alabama Probate Judges Ordered to Halt Gay Wedding Licenses

NEWS | By Jay Reeves | Mar 4
Probate judges must again decide whether to issue wedding licenses to gay couples after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is legal, despite a federal court's decision to the contrary.

Visa, MasterCard Moving into Mobile Pay in Africa

BUSINESS | By Ken Sweet | Mar 4
Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to get a slice of that market.

Allison Spratt Pearce Explores 'My Fair Lady'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lisa Lipsey | Mar 4
Based on George Bernard Shaw's character play "Pygmalion," the musical "My Fair Lady" showcases the best of lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe's work. The much-coveted role of Eliza Doolittle is portrayed by Allison Spratt Pearce

Look What's Coming to Gloucester Stage!

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Mar 4
Recently announced is the lineup for Gloucester Stage's 36th Season of producing professional theatre in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The expanded 2015 Season has longer runs & lower ticket prices. What could be better?

Milan Fashion Week: Dolce&Gabbana Pay Tribute to Mothers

STYLE | By Colleen Barry | Mar 4
Model Bianca Balta won applause of approval as she walked down the Dolce&Gabbana runway in an advanced stage of pregnancy. It was part of the designing duo's early Mother's Day present to women, a collection dedicated to moms.

A Vermont Romance at Sugarbush

TRAVEL | By Sandy MacDonald | Mar 4
Vermont has received more than its fair share of snow this winter - all the better for a trip to Sugarbush - a go-to destination offering 111 trails for all levels of skiers.

Samsung's New Mobile Pay: Here's What's We Know

BUSINESS | By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 4
Last fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones - at least the ones it makes. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones announced they will come with mobile-pay capabilities.

'Adonis Night' at Adonis Lounge

NIGHTLIFE | Mar 4
Adonis Lounge will open its second West Coast venue, at Ripples Nightclub, 5101 East Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach. Beginning on Thursday, March 5, the party starts with over 20 porn stars, models, dancers, bodybuilders and go-go studs.

Fruits and Veggies Get a Star-Studded Marketing Push

STYLE | By Candice Choi | Mar 4
What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars? A campaign launched last week plans to put that premise to the test by enlisting celebrities including actress Jessica Alba and NBA star Stephen Curry.


Entertainment

Why Gin is Becoming the Latest Tonic of Choice

BOOKS | Mar 4
Gin has been Britain's drink of choice since the 1700s, but with a nickname like "mother's ruin," the spirit's reputation has taken some knocks. Thanks to some crafty distillers, a new gin craze is buzzing across the pond.


Business

Small SUVs, Pricey Sports Cars Dominate Geneva Auto Show

CORPORATE | By David McHugh | Mar 4
Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much - thanks to cheaper gas and limits on battery life.


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

Viral Vids: Stunt Driver Pranks Her Online Dates

AUTO SHOWS | Mar 2
Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos, including a dog that lets himself in a car, a teen achieving his dunking dream and five years of stunning sun images. Plus, a Ford Mustang speed dating prank.


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

Philly Fight Women and Girls HIV Awareness Health Fair

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


Travel

Local Intel: Guerneville, Sonoma County, CA

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.