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Updated Oct 24, 2014 at 6:18 AM

J.K. Rowling announced she is releasing a story set in the “Harry Potter” universe on Halloween. The story will be focused on the nasty Dolores Umbridge, who first appeared in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” the fifth book of the series. Learn more at Rowling’s site Pottermore.

Posted Oct 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

After a bit of a breather following this summerís FIBA World Cup, basketball bounces back this month. Check out some useful apps that allow you to track stats, bolster your fantasy league team and get in on the game.

Updated Oct 17, 2014 at 6:26 AM

The Wall Street Journal and CNN reported that Hunter Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, was discharged from the Navy earlier this year because of cocaine use. Hunter Biden, 44, issued a statement to CNN that read: "It was the honor of my...

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Actress Elizabeth Pena has died at the age of 55, according to her manager, who said she died of natural causes after an illness. Pena, who has starred in “La Bamba,” “Rush Hour” and other movies, recently played the mother...

Updated Oct 15, 2014 at 6:30 AM

CNBC announced that Jay Leno will be back on TV next year. The longtime “Tonight Show” host retired in February, but he’ll be back on the air with “Jay Leno’s Garage,” a show about "anything that rolls, explodes...

Updated Oct 14, 2014 at 6:23 AM

McDonald’s launched a campaign aimed at people worried about what’s really in McDonald’s food. The “Our Food. Your Questions” campaign wants people to ask questions via social media about the quality of McDonald’s...

Posted Oct 13, 2014 at 5:00 AM

French professor Jean Tirole won the Nobel Prize for economics, the Nobel committee announced this morning. Tirole’s work "for his analysis of market power and regulation" landed him the prize.

Updated Oct 10, 2014 at 6:34 AM

Two people were awarded the Nobel Peace prize this morning: Kailash Satyarthi of India and Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan. Both have fought for the rights of children. The Nobel committee said Yousafzai at 17 is the youngest winner ever of the peace...

Updated Oct 9, 2014 at 6:33 AM

Patrick Modiano of France has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, the Nobel committee announced today. Modiano, 69, has published about 30 books, and, according to the Nobel committee, isn’t well-known anywhere but in France.

Updated Oct 8, 2014 at 4:17 AM

Three people were awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry this morning, the Nobel committee announced. The trio includes two Americans and one German. They won for their work on optical microscopy.

Updated Oct 7, 2014 at 6:16 AM

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics for creating the LED light. The Nobel committee said the LED light was groundbreaking and that they "hold great promise for increasing the quality of life for over 1.5 billion people around the world...

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