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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'Looking' Star Russell Tovey Apologizes for Comments on Effeminate Men

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 3
"Looking" star Russell Tovey took to Twitter Monday to apologize for comments he made in a recent interview about effeminate men.

Despite Restrictions, Argos & HMT Still Smokin' with 'Lifers'

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Mar 3
Two award-winning fringe companies come together for a co-production of 'Lifers' by John Shea and Maureen Cornell. The play revolves around the staff of a local restaurant feeling the sting of rebranding and the smoking ban in Massachusetts.

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.

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.


Entertainment

Performance Review :: Barbara Cook

MUSIC | By Marcus Scott | Mar 3
She's still got it: Broadway legend Barbara Cook, 87, enchants Jazz at Lincoln Center.


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

Milan Fashion Week: Femininity Gets a Rethink

FASHION | 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.


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.