Harry Potter

British writer J.K. Rowling (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

JK Rowling to pen new magic movie for Warner Bros

LONDON (AP) — J.K. Rowling’s world of wizardry is coming back to the big screen — but without Harry Potter. Film studio Warner Bros. announced Thursday that Rowling will write the screenplay for a movie […]

09/12/2013

British writer J.K. Rowling (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

Rowling accepts donation for identity revelation

LONDON (AP) — Author J.K. Rowling accepted an apology and a charitable donation Wednesday from a law firm which revealed she wrote a crime novel under a pseudonym. The “Harry Potter” author was exposed by […]

07/31/2013

J.K. Rowling (AP Photo)

Rowling laments exposure of Robert Galbraith

  LONDON (AP) — J.K. Rowling says her crime-writing alter ego Robert Galbraith had respectable sales and two TV adaptation offers before he was exposed as a pseudonym for the “Harry Potter” novelist. Rowling said […]

07/24/2013

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Harry Potter series favorite at CIA black site

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confined to the basement of a CIA secret prison in Romania about a decade ago, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, asked his jailers whether he could […]

07/11/2013

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo)

Royals William, Kate and Harry have magic day out

WATFORD, England (AP) — Britain’s young royals had a magical day out Friday with a visit to the studio where the “Harry Potter” movies were filmed. Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry toured Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden near London.

04/26/2013

Martin Richard, child killed in explosion near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon (AP Photo)

Marathon bombing victim, 8, recalled as spirited

BOSTON (AP) — The boy who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings was remembered by neighbors Tuesday as a vivacious 8-year-old who loved to run and climb. Martin Richard was among the three people killed in the explosions Monday.

04/16/2013

British actor Richard Griffiths (AP Photo)

‘Harry Potter’ actor Richard Griffiths dies at 65

(AP) — Richard Griffiths was one of the great British stage actors of his generation, a heavy man with a light touch, whether in Shakespeare or Neil Simon. But for millions of movie fans, he will always be grumpy Uncle Vernon of “Harry Potter” movies.

03/29/2013

'Skyfall' opens with sky-high box office

LONDON (AP) – James Bond rules the box office – though he has failed to dethrone Harry Potter. Producers say the new Bond adventure, “Skyfall,” has had the second-biggest opening weekend in British movie history, […]

10/29/2012

Rowling's first novel for adults goes on sale

LONDON (AP) – British bookshops opened their doors early Thursday and some grown-up Harry Potter fans lined up overnight as J.K. Rowling launched her long-anticipated first book for adults, “The Casual Vacancy.” The lines were […]

09/27/2012

Free Potter e-books to be offered through Kindle

(AP) – Harry Potter has joined the Kindle lending library. Amazon.com announced Thursday that on June 19, the e-book editions of J.K. Rowling’s seven Potter novels will become part of the Kindle service available to […]

05/10/2012