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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.

Small SUVs, Pricey Sports Cars Dominate Geneva Auto Show

BUSINESS | 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.

'Park & Rec' Star Brings 'Confederacy of Dunces' to Life

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Mar 4
Nick Offerman will star as the larger-than-life character Ignatius J. Reilly in the very first stage adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole produced by the Huntington Theatre Company.

Kevin On Kabaret :: A Different Kind of March Madness

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Scott Hall | Mar 3
March may not officially be 'cabaret month,' but for many it will still be. Kevin Scott Hall scouts some highlights for the month.

DNA Tool Helping Biologists Find Elusive or Invasive Species

TECHNOLOGY | By Phuong Le | Mar 3
Biologists are using new tools to help look for reclusive or rare imperiled species, monitor unwanted creatures or gauge the overall biodiversity of a lake or stream.

Slovenian Lawmakers Approve Same-Sex Marriage, Adoption

NEWS | Mar 3
Slovenian lawmakers have approved same-sex marriage and child adoption by gay couples amid opposition from conservative groups and the Catholic Church.

Candis Cayne Talks 'Crazy Bitches' and 'Drag Race'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Fred Topel | Mar 3
Candis Cayne is juggling television and movies of late. She appears in the new horror release "Crazy Bitches" in a variation on the Drew Barrymore role in "Scream." And she's also back on "Drag Race." EDGE spoke to Cayne about her career.

'Kinky Boots' Star to Perform at Colony Theater

ENTERTAINMENT | By Michael Cox | Mar 3
Tony® and GRAMMY® and Drama Desk Award-winner Billy Porter wraps up the inaugural South Beach Broadway Series, Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, at 8 P.M at the Colony Theater.


News

Officials: US Report Finds Racial Bias in Ferguson Police

NATIONAL | By Eric Tucker | Mar 3
A Justice Department investigation will allege sweeping patterns of discrimination within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court, law enforcement officials familiar with the report said Tuesday.


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

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

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

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.