Harry Potter

A dragon breathes fire from atop Gringnotts Bank during a preview of Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Universal’s new Harry Potter park: 1 ride, 7 shops

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Harry Potter fans helped increase attendance by 50 percent at Universal Orlando Resort in the past few years, and interest in a second Harry Potter park opening there July 8 could […]

06/19/2014

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2012 file photo shows author J.K. Rowling at an appearance to promote her latest book "The Casual Vacancy," at The David H. Koch Theater in New York. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)

JK Rowling tweet tweaks Amazon in contract dispute

NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. Rowling added a subtle comment under her pen name Robert Galbraith on Wednesday about the standoff between her publisher and Amazon.com. The “Harry Potter” author noted in a tweet from […]

06/04/2014

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

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