‘Harry Potter’ author calls fan’s encyclopedia ‘an act of betrayal’

Despite rescuing hundreds of children from a sect, police are still in the dark. Andrew Gumbel reports

As state officials prepare planes to spray the San Francisco Bay area with pesticides to fight an invasive moth, politicians are starting to worry not only about the endeavor’s potential impacts on human health, but on local commerce.

Study finds 20 minutes of focusing on a mantra lowers blood pressure

Six girls are charged with attacking the 16-year-old at a friend’s home,trib041108.article

Court documents say 16-year-old already had four children,1,3064618.story

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“Car and Driver’s” John Phillips recently called up a bunch of state troopers to find out what they want you to do when they pull you over: “Busted! What Should I Do Now?” .

 Gov’t Mule, the Southern Rock jam band and small business if there ever was one, recently started providing health insurance to nine musicians and crew members.

Harp magazine, which folded last month, is at least the third music magazine to cease publishing in 2008, joining alt-country title No Depression and indie rock mag Resonance in the dead pool.

Harry’s Bar, the famed Venice watering hole where Ernest Hemingway held court over hearty food and stiff martinis, is offering a discount to “poor” Americans suffering from a weak dollar and subprime blues.

Three protesters scaled the Golden Gate Bridge on Monday and four others were arrested at the site in what is likely a precursor to large protests planned for the arrival of the Olympic torch Wednesday in San Francisco.

Maestro says ailing tenor was in pain before 2006 Olympics performance

Convicted cult leader and murderer Charles Manson has released his album One Mind under a free content license


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 Five teenagers brandishing baseball bats and a machete rampaged through a school in Sydney on Monday, smashing every window they passed and slightly injuring 19 people, police said.

A podcast interview with American documentary photographer Peter Beste about his book “True Norwegian Black Metal”, his initiation into the black metal cadre, his background as a photographer and some of his most memorable experiences hanging with heroes, villains and legends of the genre is available

Millions of people could face poverty, disease and hunger as a result of rising temperatures and changing rainfall expected to hit poor countries the hardest, the World Health Organization warned Monday.

  • Jury say Diana and boyfriend unlawful killed through negligent driving
  • Jury says that negligent driving down to driver of Diana’s car, pursuing vehicles
  • Also decides the fact the couple were not wearing seatbelts was contributory factor
  • Coroner directed jury that no evidence that UK secret service linked to Diana’s death

    SAN ANGELO, Texas – Authorities planned to search Monday for more children and documents at a polygamist compound after  removing 220 women and children from the 1,700-acre West Texas ranch over the weekend.

    The chemical seeds of Earthly life were planted by meteorites, says Columbia University chemist Ronald Breslow — and if it happened here, it could happen elsewhere.

  • Florida company says it has 1962 Hamburg recordings with Ringo Starr
  • Beatles say the songs were recorded without band’s consent
  • Starr joined group in August 1962, replacing Pete Best


     The widow of a soldier killed in Iraq this week is in a fight against time and her mother-in-law to harvest her husband’s sperm before he is embalmed.

    He played Moses, Ben Hur and the man who could conquer the apes

    RICK ASTLEY is an internet star after the “Rickrolling” phenomenon took hold — and now his record label bosses are taking advantage of his cult status.

    The video for his 1987 hit Never Gonna Give You Up has received more than 15million hits after that internet prank.

    Web users were tricked into thinking they were visiting footage of celebs up to no good — but were in fact directed to an Astley promo.

    The stunning collapse of one of the West Coast’s biggest wild salmon runs has prompted even cash-strapped fishermen to call for an unprecedented shutdown of salmon fishing off the coasts of California and Oregon.

    The Los Angeles Times announced it had decided to retract an article that linked associates of Sean “Diddy” Combs with the attack on rapper Tupac Shakur in 1994, and implied that Combs had known about it before it happened.

    More than 200 women and children have been removed from a Texas ranch that’s home to members of a polygamist sect, but authorities have not identified the girl who called them with allegations of abuse.

    Escapees linked to 2003 suicide bombings in Casablanca, state agency says,,20188031,00.html

    The Big Apple has a new logo, and Apple says: Drop dead.

    Suspect sought after store video catches him in the act

    Coffee may cut the risk of dementia by blocking the damage cholesterol can inflict on the body, research suggests.

    Agent quietly inquiring with NFL teams about trade with Packers