Jennifer Pease Barna

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JK Rowling's new book selling for £3,000

Signed first editions of The Cuckoo's Calling are the subject of frenzied bidding from dealers and collectors<p>A first edition of <i>The Cuckoo’s Calling</i> <b>by JK Rowling</b> has sold for £2,950. The book is signed “Robert Galbraith”, the pen name used by Rowling, <b>who was unmasked as the author of the crime novel</b> …

Thousands remain evacuated as Southern California wildfire burns

LOS ANGELES - Firefighters raced on Friday to buttress defensive lines against a fierce blaze roaring for a fifth day near the scenic mountain resort of Idyllwild in Southern California, as thunderstorms in the forecast threatened to hamper efforts to subdue the flames.<p>The so-called Mountain Fire …

Dozens of NJ firefighters overcome as killer heat wave nears an end

Fifty firefighters were overcome by high temperatures Friday while battling a huge blaze in New Jersey, officials said, amid a heat wave suspected in the deaths of at least 13 people across the country in the last week.<p>Firefighter after firefighter wilted under heavy gear in temperatures that …

Medicines To Fight White Plague Are Losing Their Punch

You probably don't think about tuberculosis much. Why would you? The number of cases in the U.S. is at an all-time low.<p>But TB has returned with a vengeance in some parts of world, and there have been some troubling outbreaks here at home, too.<p>Many of the cases come with a deadly twist. They're …

The Rising Toll of Distracted Walking

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Of all the senseless ways to end up in the emergency room, getting injured because you're walking …

Duchess Kate Leaves Middleton Compound with Sizable Security Detail, Hospital Gets Flurry of Police

Body guards, body doubles—it’s mayhem still on the streets of London. Photographers and foreign press have been camped outside St. Mary’s Hospital’s Lindo Wing in north London for weeks now, today photographing a pair of impersonators, even as earlier whispers circulated that the duchess could end …

Previously Unpublished ‘Harry Potter’ Illustrations By Mary GrandPré

<b>Redditor</b> jrs_ has uploaded an awesome collection of previously unpublished ‘Harry Potter’ illustrations by Mary GrandPré—the illustrator behind the …

Harry Potter

Amazing Close-Up Photo of a Waterspout Rising Into the Clouds

Check out this incredible photograph of a waterspout, a type of tornado that forms over a body of water. That’s a huge column of condensation rising …

Get Paid to Use Your Phone by Putting Advertisements on Your Lock Screen

According to the data, most look at their phone's lock screen more than a hundred times a day. With a new app, every one of those looks or swipes …

Surprises on List of Cities With Comfortable Summers

A new ranking thinks Pittsburgh, Buffalo, and Detroit are pretty cool.<p><b>The southwest is baking. The East Coast is sweltering. So where do you find relief? If you're one of the unfortunate Americans suffering through the recent heat, you might want to check out this list of the top ten major U.S.</b> …