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Six in Washington Go Blind From Ocular Syphilis

NEWS | By EDGE | Jan 30
Six people in Washington State have been infected with ocular syphilis in the past two months -- including two who have gone blind.

Ex-Rap Mogul 'Suge' Knight Arrested in Deadly Hit-and-Run

NEWS | By Raquel Maria Dillon | Jan 30
Marion "Suge" Knight, the former rap music mogul with a long history of violent crimes, was arrested early Friday on suspicion of a hitting and killing a man with his car and then fleeing the crash near Los Angeles.

Former GOP Nominee Romney Will Not Run for President in '16

NEWS | By Steve Peoples | Jan 30
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

Madonna is "Living" for the Remix

NIGHTLIFE | By JC Alvarez | Jan 30
After the premature release of demos from her upcoming "Rebel Heart," the Queen of Pop, Madonna has held tight to new music, exclusively unleashing "Love" only to clubland!

Ask An Immigration Lawyer :: What Does Marriage Equality Mean for Same-Sex Families?

NEWS | By EDGE | Jan 30
With the advent of marriage equality in Florida, 70% of Americans now live in states where committed couples of the same gender can legally wed. But for same-sex couples in any state, marriage is not the end of the road. Here's what you need to know.

SPLC President Spars With AFA Over the Hate Group's Non-Apology

NEWS | By Bobby McGuire | Jan 30
In the wake of the recent dismissal of Bryan Fischer as their official mouthpiece, the AFA wrote to the SPLC to renounce a series of outrageous anti-gay, racist and Islamaphobic statements made by Fischer. But the SPLC is not buying it.

Louisiana Supreme Court Urged to Rule in Same-Sex Marriage

NEWS | By Kevin McGill | Jan 30
Lawyers on both sides of a same-sex marriage case urged Louisiana's Supreme Court on Thursday to rule soon on the matter even though the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to do so by late June.

'Mickle St.' the Secret Conversation of Whitman & Wilde

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Jan 30
Walnut Street Theatre's 2014-2015 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with "Mickle Street." In this World Premiere play, local playwright Michael Whistler imagines a private conversation between Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman.

2Cellos Release Haute Beatles/Bond Video

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Jan 30
2CELLOS, music's most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, release a new music video for "Live And Let Die" by Paul McCartney together with the pianist Lang Lang.

Celebrated UK Singer Rumer to Release 'Into Colour'

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Jan 30
Celebrated UK singer/songwriter Rumer is back with her third release 'Into Colour,' out in the US on February 10, 2015 on Atlantic Records.

Federal Judge Won't Delay Nebraska Gay Marriage Case

NEWS | Jan 30
A federal judge won't delay a lawsuit challenging Nebraska's gay marriage ban while the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the issue for the country.

Katy Perry Says Halftime Performance Will Make You 'Roar'

NEWS | By Anthony McCartney | Jan 30
Katy Perry says her Super Bowl halftime performance will make you "Roar" - with animals.

Idina Menzel Ready for Spotlight at Super Bowl

NEWS | By Anthony McCartney | Jan 30
Broadway star Idina Menzel says Whitney Houston's rendition of the national anthem is her favorite version, but she's looking to make the song her own this Sunday.

James Franco tries to move beyond 'The Interview'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Jan 30
Almost two months after the hack heard 'round the world, James Franco is trying and ready to move past "The Interview."

Rod McKuen, Mega-Selling Poet and Performer, Dies at 81

NEWS | By Hillel Italie | Jan 30
Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died.


News

Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty in Gambia Coup Attempt

INTERNATIONAL | By Amy Forliti | Jan 30
A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from last month's failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia.


Entertainment

Blu-ray/DVD Review :: Double Feature: Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 30
This Blu-ray double feature brings both of Claude Berri's 1986 films into a single package, with a crisp, bright transfer that services Bruno Nuytten's spectacular cinematography and Bernard V├ęzat's production design.


Business

Gov't Adds Emergency Brake Features to Safety List

LEGAL | By Tom Krisher | Jan 30
The U.S. government's auto safety agency wants to add two automatic emergency braking devices to its list of recommended safety features for new-car buyers.


Technology

For Sundance Hits, Theatrical Still Rules Over VOD

PERSONAL TECH | By Lindsey Bahr | Jan 29
After the $40 million digital release of "The Interview," video-on-demand may seem like all the rage. Particularly for independent films, VOD is seen by some as a better pathway to moviegoers than trying to lure them to theaters.


Finance

US Average Rate on 30-Year Home Loan 3.63 Percent

REAL ESTATE | Jan 28
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013. Here's a look at rates for fixed and adjustable-rate mortgages this week and over the past year.


Cars

Ex-Ford Employee Says He Was Fired for Anti-Gay Remarks

AUTO NEWS | Jan 30
A former contractor for Ford Motor Co. has filed a complaint alleging he was fired for criticizing the automaker's efforts to support the gay community.


Style

More Haute Couture From Paris Fashion Week

FASHION | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 30
The second day of spring-summer collections primarily belonged to couturier-cum-social psychologist Karl Lagerfeld. Chanel's designer apparently happened upon a political solution and the perfect antidote to the Paris terror attacks: Flowers.


Travel

Top 'O' The Mountain to You

By Joel Martens | Jan 30
The trio of mountain experiences Tom Whitman and his team have created are all about the art of elevation... whether literally, on a mountain with a pair of skis or snowboard, or emotional peaks.


Nightlife

What's HOT South Florida :: 01/29 - 02/04

LOCAL EVENTS | By Scott Holland | Jan 29
Hot Bods, hot pre-Hookie awards, a hot trans teen romance film, and a little thing they call the Superbowl... all coming at you in the week ahead!