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Prosecco Sparkles During the Holidays

STYLE | By EDGE | Dec 19
If you're looking for an affordable alternative to champagne this holiday season, seek out Prosecco.

FBI Formally Blames North Korea for Sony Hack

NEWS | By Eric Tucker | Dec 19
The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of being responsible for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, providing the most detailed accounting to date

Egypt's Gays Go Deeper Underground, Fearing Crackdown

NEWS | By Maggie Michael | Dec 19
Egyptian homosexuals have been driven deeper underground, fearing not only arrest but also the public scare-mongering against the community drummed up in the media.

Humana Agrees to Serious Cuts in HIV Drug Costs for Florida

NEWS | By EDGE | Dec 19
The AIDS Institute welcomes an agreement between Humana Medical Plan and the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation that significantly reduces patient cost-sharing for all HIV drugs on qualified health plans offered by Humana in the Florida marketplace.

Hack Attack Spurs Call for More North Korea Sanctions

NEWS | By Matthew Pennington and Eric Tucker | Dec 19
Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Hate Group Condemns Justice Dept. For Protecting Trans Workers

NEWS | By EDGE | Dec 19
The move this week by the Justice Department to extend workplace protections to transgender employees has the SPLC designated hate group Family Research Council in an uproar.

Tiffany's Million Dollar Lamps

STYLE | Dec 19
Two nearly identical Tiffany wisteria lamps designed in 1901 have sold for over $1 million each at auction.

NJ Transgender Student Can Use Boys' Restroom

NEWS | Dec 19
A transgender student in New Jersey who gave up his female identity says his school reversed course and will now allow him to use the boys' restroom.

ACLU Drops Wisconsin Gay Marriage Lawsuit

By Jason St. | Dec 19
Attorneys who filed a lawsuit seeking legal recognition of hundreds of same-sex marriages performed in June in Wisconsin have dropped their lawsuit after the state said the marriages would be recognized.

'7th Heaven' Actor Stephen Collins Denies He's a Pedophile

NEWS | By Frazier Moore | Dec 19
Embattled actor Stephen Collins says he's not a pedophile and insists he has inappropriately touched a minor just once.


News

'The Interview' Jeopardizes Overseas Movie Villains

INTERNATIONAL | By Lindsey Bahr | Dec 19
In the wake of the startling cancellation of "The Interview," an entire species of movie baddies might be in danger of extinction.


Entertainment

Cinema Review :: AP Reviewer: 'The Interview' Deserves to be Seen

MOVIES | By Jake Coyle | Dec 19
"The Interview" will go down as the satire that provoked an authoritarian dictatorship, roiled Sony Pictures in a massive hacking attack and prompted new questions of cyber warfare, corporate risk-tasking and comedic audacity.


Business

Average US 30-Year Loan Rate Falls to 3.80 Percent

FINANCE | Dec 19
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan rate reaching a new low for the year. The rates' historically low levels could be a boon to potential homebuyers.


Technology

HRC to Fight for Gay Rights in the South with Help from Tim Cook

PERSONAL TECH | Dec 18
Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states, organizers said Thursday.


Finance

3 Tips to Help Use Remaining Health Account Funds

INSURANCE | By Tom Murphy | Dec 18
Sunscreen may not top many shopping lists this time of year, but stocking up now can keep you from wasting money. December is the final month for many people with employer-sponsored health coverage to spend the remaining balance.


Cars

Senate Approves New Auto Safety Chief

AUTO NEWS | By Joan Lowy | Dec 18
The Senate confirmed a new administrator to lead the government's auto safety agency, which faces complaints that regulators bungled two high-profile recalls involving faulty ignition switches and exploding air bags.


Style

Gynandrism: Fashions That Redefine Luxury & Sensuality

FASHION | Dec 19
As a final flourish to our 10-year anniversary, EDGE presents a luxurious exploration of fashion and sensuality. We encourage you to discover new aspects of your own personal style in 2015. And remember - always live a bit on the EDGE.


Health/Fitness

Study: Shared Parenting After Separation Benefits Children

HEALTH | By EDGE | Dec 18
After decades of child development research, this year, three different groups of experts reached the same sweeping conclusion: shared parenting after parental separation or divorce has substantial positive effects on the development of children.


Travel

Fort Lauderdale Rolls Out Red Carpet for Transgender Travelers

By Kelsy Chauvin | Dec 19
The first city to make a splash in the transgender tourism market may surprise you-and Fort Lauderdale wouldn't have it any other way.