J.K. Rowling brought back many a memory on Twitter when she reminded Harry Potter fans that today would be the first day of school for Harry’s oldest son, James Sirius Potter.
J.K. Rowling sure knows how to ignite her fan base, which exploded in nostalgia when the author Tweeted on Tuesday that Harry Potter’s oldest son was headed to his first day at Hogwarts.
(FOX LAKE, Ill.) — Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois Tuesday after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men.
Men who buy sex are more prone to sexual coercion and are more likely to report a history of sexual violence, according to a new study.
As Saturday Night Live readies a return from its summer hiatus, NBC has announced the first three musical guests of the show’s 41st season.
Previously announced host Miley Cyrus, who just released a psychedelic surprise album following Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, will also be SNL‘s musical guest when the show comes back on Oct.
The age on your birth certificate may say one thing, but the age of your heart is likely significantly older.
A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released on Tuesday reveals that three out of four Americans have a predicted heart age that’s older than their real age, which means they are at a greater risk for heart issues like attacks and strokes.
Pope Francis will travel through Central Park when he visits New York City on September 24-26.
Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed the news in a tweet.
1. The robots don’t want our jobs. They want to be our co-workers.
By Ben Schiller in Fast Co.Exist
2. Scientists found the secret to better drone cameras: swans.
By Bjorn Carey in Stanford News
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — California on Tuesday agreed to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.
“Hey everyone, it’s Barack.”
On Monday night, President Obama took over the White House’s official Instagram account to announce he will be sharing photos of his trip to Alaska.
Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy. So, with his rage-machine comments about Mexican immigrants and Fox host Megyn Kelly falling out of the national headlines, Trump has weighed in on another target: an Alaskan mountain, formerly named Mt.
The release of thousands of emails from Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State hasn’t just opened a window into her political decisions, it’s also revealed how she talks.
A number of emails from Clinton to her closest staffers show a private lingo, often a form of shorthand to make typing easier on a smartphone but also the kind of personal references people who work closely together develop.
A video obtained by a Stan Antonio TV station seems to show Texas sheriff’s deputies shooting a man with his hands in the air. Authorities say that Gilbert Flores, 41, had resisted arrest and that efforts to subdue him with non-lethal weapons had failed.
Something wicked this way comes.
The new trailer for the upcoming Macbeth offers a look at Michael Fassbender’s dark, bloodthirsty version of Shakespeare’s tragic hero, with Marion Cotillard as his power-hungry wife.
It’s been a big week for fishing news. First, there was the story of the Alabama fishermen who rescued a tiny pair of kittens swimming by their boat. Now, there’s a farmer who caught a fish using his drone.
One is an American politician known for a scholarly manner and a passion for golf. The other is an English ex-soldier who is best known for drinking his own urine and eating absolutely anything in order to survive.
It’s an open secret that there was no love lost between True Detective writer Nic Pizzolatto and season one director Cary Fukunaga. While Nic Pizzolatto has a reputation for being intense, Fukunaga is reportedly more easygoing.
The smoking rate for American adults has continued to fall, according to a new report.
The national smoking rate stands at 17% this year, a drop from the 18% reported in 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.
Josh Hutcherson, Zoe Saldana, Haim and other celebrities teamed up with the White House’s “It’s On Us” initiative to remind students about consent as they head back to school.
The video, one of a series of celebrity-studded PSAs meant to help fight campus sexual assault, features those celebrities and others discussing consent as the “one thing you can never have sex without.”
(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles City Council has thrown its support behind an effort to bid for the 2024 Olympic Games.
The 15-0 council vote Tuesday cleared the way for Mayor Eric Garcetti to execute agreements that begin negotiations with the U.S.
It should come as no surprise that the search giant, now owned by holding company Alphabet, takes its letters very seriously.
They might be taking a hiatus next year, but the boys of One Direction will still be in the 2016 Guinness World Records book. The record keepers announced the group’s six honors on Monday, awarded for everything from their ability to sell albums to attracting Twitter followers.
A law clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her religious beliefs remained defiant Tuesday, despite the Supreme Court effectively cutting off her legal avenues the night before.
Randall Munroe, known for his web-comic XKCD, has published a comic on his website, xkcd.com, that may reveal the secret to creating the perfect car name.
Munroe charted the relative frequency of letters and numbers used in car models as compared to those used in regular text.
Apple’s former supplier GT Advanced Technologies is laying off 40% of its workforce after losing its deal with Apple and filing for bankruptcy, according to the Wall Street Journal.
In April, Chipotle announced with great fanfare that it would no longer serve food made with genetically modified ingredients. On Monday, a law firm filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court claiming that the Mexican-style, fast-casual chain’s marketing is misleading and deceptive because it still sells lots of foods made with GMOs.
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In recent months, as the Supreme Court considered the question of marriage equality, one particular case served as a frequent point of comparison for advocates of gay marriage rights: Loving v.
After starring in four films, Daniel Craig is ready to graduate from the Bond franchise. In an interview with Esquire the actor said he didn’t know whether he would film another 007 movie after Spectre, due out Nov.