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Pottermania awakens as new play, book, film revive magical world

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK It's been five years since fans of "Harry Potter" tearfully said goodbye to the boy wizard they had grown up with, but a new play, book release and spin-off film are casting his spell all over again. | Video

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Pinewood, home to James Bond, to be sold for $423 million

LONDON The owner of Britain's Pinewood Studios, home of the world's most famous fictional special agent James Bond, is set to be sold to a real estate fund for 323 million pound ($423 million), it said on Thursday.

Deals Jul 28 2016

Ice Bucket Challenge credited with ALS breakthrough

The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral two years ago, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers say. | Video

Health Jul 28 2016

The Rolling Stones to appear in cinemas worldwide

Not everyone can see The Rolling Stones in concert, so the band is putting on a show in a different venue - namely cinemas all over the world. The legendary band played a free concert in Cuba in March this year, which was filmed by award winning director Paul Dugdale. | Video

Jul 28 2016

Beyonce dominates MTV video nominations, Taylor Swift shut out

NEW YORK Beyonce's critically-praised visual album "Lemonade" on Tuesday earned the R&B singer a career-best 11 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards, in a list that included multiple nods for Adele and rapper Kanye West but nothing for Taylor Swift. | Video

Music Jul 26 2016

Acclaimed Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara dies at 87

HELSINKI Einojuhani Rautavaara, an acclaimed Finnish composer of symphonic, choral and chamber music, has died at the age of 87.

Jul 28 2016
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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video