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SC Gay Marriage Plaintiffs Can Now Seek Legal Fees

NEWS | By Bruce Smith | Jul 30
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled same-sex marriage is the law of the land, the way is clear for same-sex couples who challenged South Carolina's gay marriage ban to seek tens of thousands of dollars in court costs.

Judge to Consider Fate of Convent Katy Perry Wants to Buy

NEWS | By Anthony McCartney | Jul 30
The hills around Hollywood have always been coveted real estate, but a fight over the sale of a hilltop convent has pitted an order of elderly nuns against the Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles, who wants to sell the property to pop singer Katy Perry.

Mia Farrow Faces Twitter Backlash for Lion Dentist's Address

NEWS | Jul 30
Mia Farrow took some Twitter heat Wednesday for joining other angry social media posters and blasting out the business address of the dentist who killed the beloved lion Cecil in Zimbabwe.

New 'Daily Host' Host Says Tenor Will Change, Not Targets

NEWS | By Lynn Elber | Jul 30
Incoming "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah said politics and the media will remain targets of the program but the perspective will be distinctively his.

For Some, Hunting Lions in Africa is the Ultimate Experience

NEWS | By Christopher Torchia | Jul 30
It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the so-called "Big Five" animals whose habitats are under increasing pressure from human encroachment.

New Film Highlights Struggles of Gay Palestinians in Israel

NEWS | By Isaac Scharf and Miriam Berger | Jul 30
During last summer's Gaza war, Khader Abu Seif was living with his then Israeli boyfriend in Tel Aviv, wondering whether Hamas rockets could reach them from the coastal strip.

Perry Dials Back Christian Appeal in Iowa, Cites Job Record

NEWS | By Will Weissert | Jul 30
Rick Perry bragged to an Iowa crowd about the strong economy in Texas, but in a state where evangelicals wield political influence, he didn't mention religion until 25 minutes into his address, and only then when asked about it.

Ex-Navy SEAL Alleges Anti-Gay Bullying By CIA Workers

NEWS | By Julie Watson | Jul 30
A former Navy SEAL has filed an internal complaint alleging the CIA bullied him for being gay during a work assignment in June in Afghanistan.

Orphanage Founder Returns to Haiti After US Jury Ruling

NEWS | By Evens Sanon and David McFadden | Jul 30
A U.S. citizen who founded a Haiti orphanage for boys returned to the Caribbean country Wednesday after a U.S. jury ordered an activist to pay $14.5 million in damages for falsely accusing him of sexually abusing children in his care.

Home Buying Tips From HGTV's Mike Holmes

STYLE | By Alicia Rancilio | Jul 30
Mike Holmes, famous for calling out bad plumbing, woodworking and electrical work on the HGTV show "Holmes on Homes," says there are steps homebuyers can take to avoid many of those problems.


News

Get Your Sox On with Boston Comic Con

By EDGE | Jul 29
Boston Comic Con is partnering with the Red Sox to host the first ever Boston Comic Con Night at Fenway Park on Thursday, July 30. Fans are invited to watch the Red Sox take on the Chicago White Sox to kick off Boston Comic Con weekend.


Business

In Tech: New Motorola Smartphones; Faster Future Memory Chip

Jul 30
Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung.


Technology

Software Turns Smartphones into Tools for Medical Research

By Brandon Bailey | Jul 30
Smartphone apps are the latest tools to emerge from the intersection of health care and Silicon Valley, where tech companies are also working on new ways of bringing patients and doctors together online.


Finance

Mega-Health Deals Bloom in July, Anthem Bids $48B for Cigna

By Michelle Chapman, Matthew Perrone | Jul 29
Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients.


Cars

Fiat Chrysler Settlement with Gov't Could Prove Costly

By Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin | Jul 29
Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out hundreds of millions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle claims that the automaker mishandled nearly two dozen recalls.


Style

American Dreamers

By Matthew Wexler | Jul 30
From crowd-funded startups to iconic brands that transcend generations, American ingenuity reigns supreme this season. EDGE takes a look at some of our favorite domestic brands that will have you looking on trend for any occasion.


Health/Fitness

Health Care Spending to Accelerate, US Report Says

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 29
It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.


Travel

Spaceship Pilot Describes Harrowing Free Fall After Breakup

Jul 29
Free-falling miles above the desert, his test spaceship ripped to pieces and the frigid air hard to breathe, pilot Peter Siebold struggled through crippling injuries to turn on his oxygen and just to stay conscious.


Nightlife

Melt :: July 25, 2015

Jul 29
One of the biggest weekends of the year deserves a great kick-off party; Melt was that and way more! Peter Napoli knows a thing or two about making a crowd of hot, sweaty, hunky guys dance non-stop...this time literally under the sun!