THE LATEST

Six Cool Gadgets for the Home

TECHNOLOGY | By Mike Halterman | Dec 19
HDMI is the standard and transparent TVs are the future. What other cool items are out there for today's top-of-the-line homeowner? I researched six cool products that you should have in your house.

Zeitgeisting TV: 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'; Ep. 10 'Orphans'

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Dec 19
The latest entry in a new feature where two editors recap the fifth installment of "American Horror Story," this season called "Freak Show."

Beijing Court Orders 'Ex-Gay' Shock Therapy Clinic to Compensate Victim

NEWS | Dec 19
A Chinese psychological clinic was ordered Friday to pay compensation to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks intended to make him heterosexual

How to Make Your Holiday Party Stand Out

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mike Halterman | Dec 19
How can you make sure your party will stand out from the rest? I'm here to give you a few tips to accomplish just that.

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.

FBI 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.

'OITNB' Shares Holiday Greetings From Litchfield

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 19
The Interwebs are buzzing this morning, as the cast of the hit Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" share their YouTube holiday greetings, a la "The 12 Days of Christmas."

Bi Montana Teen's Home Vandalized With Gay Slur

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 19
A teen from Montana, who identifies as bisexual, said that someone spray painted a gay slur on the door of his home last Thursday.

Pussy Riot's MediaZona Partners With The Guardian

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 19
The Guardian's New East network and Russia's MediaZona, the news network founded by Pussy Riot members, have formed a partnership to syndicate reporting about Russia's prison system.

Fort Lauderdale Rolls Out Red Carpet for Transgender Travelers

TRAVEL | 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.


News

Filipino Family Wants US Marine in Local Jail During Trial

CRIME | By Oliver Teves | Dec 19
A U.S. Marine charged with killing a transgender Filipino woman he picked up in a bar was brought back Friday to the city where the attack occurred two months ago, and lawyers of the victim say they will seek his detention in a local jail during trial.


Business

Gift Guide: Home Products Come with Connectivity

CORPORATE | By Anick Jesdanun | Dec 19
Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some connection to a phone app and the broader Internet. But then what?


Technology

Skype to Offer Translations

PERSONAL TECH | Dec 18
Skype is getting a translator. For the first time, people who speak different languages will have their conversations translated in real time through the online-calling service. CNET's Bridget Carey joins CBSN with the details.


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

Prosecco Sparkles During the Holidays

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


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

U.S. Travel Industry Carefully Eyeing Cuba Tourism

By Scott Mayerowitz | Dec 18
President Barack Obama's announcement of plans to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba doesn't suddenly lift the ban on U.S. tourism. It does, however, give hope to airlines, hotel chains and cruise companies.


Nightlife

Wright Joins the Cast of 'King Hedley II' at Arena Stage

LOCAL EVENTS | By EDGE | Dec 18
Bowman Wright, last seen as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Arena Stage's "The Mountaintop," will tackle the role of King in August Wilson's classic drama "King Hedley II" at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.