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J.K. Rowling says there will be five 'Fantastic Beasts' movies

<b>(CNN) —</b> J.K. Rowling just breathed some major magic into the days of her fans.<p>The "Harry Potter" author on Thursday announced that the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise will be a series of five movies -- not three as previously reported.<p>"I've now done the plotting properly so we're pretty sure it's …

Associated Press News

Colin Kaepernick on death threats: if I'm killed 'you've proved my point'

Quarterback says he has been subject of death threats and racial slurs ‘There’s a lot of racism in this country disguised as patriotism’<p>Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers quarterback whose refusal to stand for the national anthem has rocked the NFL and ignited a fierce debate about patriotism, free speech …

Football (U.S.)

How 'Loving' Tells The Quiet Story Of A Monumental Supreme Court Case About Interracial Marriage

Jeff Nichols discussed his touching work at the Toronto Film Festival.<p>In 1958, a white construction worker and his pregnant black girlfriend traveled to Washington, D.C., where they could be legally wed. After returning to rural Virginia, police raided their home. The marriage license hanging on …

Introducing the 21 Must-Read Books for Fall

New Zadie Smith and Tana French, incandescent debuts, and personal stories of love and hate.<p>Fall is a blockbuster season for books, which fits nicely with our plans to curl up inside while the leaves are falling. Literary mainstays like <b>Zadie Smith</b> and <b>Ann Patchett</b> are back with brand-new offerings, …

Books

Want to Be More Influential? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

When was the last time you wrote someone a note or letter using a pen or a pencil? Can you even remember? Handwritten notes, it seems, are becoming more and more of a dying breed.<p>These days, in our tech-heavy lives, we send hundreds of emails, texts, and quick instant messages a day by computer and …

The best European cities for solo travelers

While monuments should dictate your itinerary in Europe, it's really how you take in the sights that will make your trip. And with the sheer amount of things to see and do, traveling in Europe, especially with a big group, can get overwhelming. That's why it's one of the best continents to visit …

'Brexit' could have economic, political downsides for U.S. business

J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon visited the banking giant's British corporate office in the seaside city of Bournemouth this month to deliver a chilling message to employees: “As many as 4,000” J.P. Morgan jobs in the United Kingdom — about a quarter of the U.K. workforce — could be cut if Britons vote …

British-led team off coast of Oman find the Esmeralda, the earliest wreck ever found from the European ‘Age of Discovery’<p>A British-led archaeological expedition has uncovered the 500-year-old wreck site of what it claims is the earliest ship ever found from Europe’s “Age of Discovery”, a Portuguese …

Archaeology

J.K. Rowling Releases Part 1 Of New 'Magic in North America' Series

"The Native American wizarding community was particularly gifted in animal and plant magic, its potions in particular being of a sophistication beyond much that was known in Europe."<p>That's what J.K. Rowling writes in the first of a four-part essay series, collectively called <i>History of Magic in</i> …

Books

Iran rejected 'confrontation' says Hassan Rouhani as allies win 90 seats

The final result of the parliamentary election shows how the moderate "Coalition of Hope" broke the dominance of hardline conservatives<p>Iranians have rejected the politics of “confrontation” and “extremism”, the country’s president has declared, as the final result of the parliamentary election …

The PlayStation 4 Is Getting a Killer New Surprise Feature

Sony has a surprise tucked in its next major PlayStation 4 update, and it’s a biggie: The option to play PlayStation 4 games on a PC or Mac.<p>It’s …

Chris Martin is the Super Bowl's biggest loser, according to the Internet

On Sunday night, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars joined Coldplay for the Super Bowl 50 halftime show and, frankly, ruled the show.<p>Not that we'd expect …

Music

What Celebrities Wore to Super Bowl Weekend

Kate Hudson, Hailey Baldwin, Adriana Lima and more made San Francisco the place to be this weekend.<p>Hollywood stars and top models headed north to San Francisco this weekend to catch the 50th Super Bowl where the North Carolina Panthers faced the Denver Broncos. But it wasn't all about the action on …

NFL

NFL Free Agents 2016: Surveying Top 50 Players Post-Super Bowl

Congratulations to the Denver Broncos on winning Super Bowl 50!<p>Although the 2015 NFL season may be over, the offseason is just getting started.<p>From here, teams will continue scouting college football players, gearing up for the combine, forming their draft boards and becoming more and more …

Football (U.S.)

Broncos say Cam Newton ‘tapped out’ by not diving on the fumble

With time running out on the Carolina Panthers’ season, Cam Newton fumbled. And instead of diving to make the recovery, he did this:<p>And so this is what we’re talking about on the morning after Super Bowl 50: Cam Newton didn’t dive on the fumble.<p><i>[Broncos beat Panthers in Super Bowl 50]</i><p>The Denver …

NFL

Super Bowl Commercials 2016: List of Best Ads and Video Highlights

Super Bowl entertainment spans well beyond the playing surface, and Sunday's showcase between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers was no different.<p>Advertisers came through with hysterical commercials during what's sure to be the most-watched sporting event of the year, with innovation and some …

Media Management

Top Ten Super Bowl 50 Commercials According To TiVo

So the big game might have been a bit of a yawner last night; but at least the commercials had their usual mix of humor, empathy, and head-scratching. While I thought that Amazon’s Echo commercial won last night (mostly because it was the only commercial in my house other than the <i>Captain America:</i> …

NFL

From a mysterious Intuit ad to a Zack Ryder promoting Doritos, the Super Bowl ads this year were high-concept, often ridiculous, and packed with celebrities

Paul Rudd

From ancient Egyptians to B.o.B.: A history of flat Earth truthers

Flat Earth conspiracy theorists are having a moment.<p>A couple celebrities have recently come out as flat-Earthers on Twitter. The rapper B.o.B., for …

Flat Earth Society

PUTIN: 'Nobody wants to believe that we're not trying to bring the Soviet Union back'

Since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, which saw pro-Russian leader Viktor Yanukovych ousted by pro-European demonstrators, Moscow has accused the West of using "the politics of containment" in a Cold War throwback.<p>"With Ukraine and other areas of the former USSR, I'm sure our Western partners …

Amnesty International calls the killings ‘a disturbing and bloody escalation’ and a local defence group says its fighters have given up trying to count the bodies<p>Boko Haram escapee: ‘I kept stepping on dead bodies’<br>• Latest: Two suspected child suicide bombers attack Nigerian market<p>Hundreds of bodies …

Africa

Vatican: Irish same-sex marriage vote a 'defeat for humanity'

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's secretary of state called Ireland's vote to approve same-sex marriage "a defeat for humanity."<p>Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Tuesday evening that he was saddened by the landslide Irish vote over the weekend despite church teaching that marriage is between a man and a …

Hamas 'tortured Palestinian collaborators' in Gaza hospital

An Amnesty International report details 'spine-chilling' war crimes including summary executions and torture committed against Palestinians in Gaza during last summer’s war with Israel<p>Hamas forces carried out harrowing extrajudicial killings, abductions and arrests of Palestinians in Gaza during …

Israel