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J.K. Rowling, First Billionaire Author, Adds to Empire As She Turns 50

Fifty points to Gryffindor!<p>Author J.K. Rowling, the magical mind behind "Harry Potter," turned 50 years old Friday and her reign as literary queen is stronger than ever.<p>Rowling had an estimated net worth of more than $1 billion in 2014, according to the <i>Sunday Times' UK Rich List</i> — a combination of …

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Bobby Brown, family mourn the late Bobbi Kristina at funeral

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — R&B singer Bobby Brown emerged from the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky.<p>Sporting a black dress shirt, the grieving Brown was one of the first to exit the tension-filled private …

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Pinterest hires former Apple designer Susan Kare

As part of the original Macintosh team back in the 80s, Susan Kare created some of Apple’s earliest typefaces and icons, but now the famous designer is ready to bring her iconic skills to Pinterest, as the company’s newest design lead.<p>Pinterest has hired Kare to be part of the company’s creative …

#BlueMoon: Lady Liberty got a better view than we did

Last night's much-anticipated blue moon may have been disappointing for star-gazers in the UK, but in the US the night sky put on quite a show<p>Star-gazers in Britain were left a little disappointed by last night's blue moon, which with the clear conditions offered many a chance to see this rare …

Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking Kurt Cobain's death-scene photos | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit seeking photos from the death scene of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain because the journalist who wants them violated legal procedures, Seattle’s attorney said.<p>File photo of Kurt Cobain, lead singer for the 'grunge' rock group …

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Failure of Storm smartphone dealt major blow to BlackBerry, Balsillie says

Former co-chief executive Jim Balsillie says BlackBerry's reputation was dealt a major blow by the BlackBerry Storm, a rushed attempt by the Waterloo, Ont., company to fend off Apple's iPhone with its own version of a touchscreen device.<p>"With Storm we tried to do too much," he told the audience in …

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