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2 new Harry Potter books set to be published in October

1/1Harry Potter Movie Cast Show Caption Hide Caption LONDON (AP) — Two new books from the Harry Potter universe are set to be released as part of a British exhibition that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of the series. The British Library’s Harry Potter exhibition, “A History of Magic,” opens in October and runs through February 2018. In…

Beyonce introduces newborn twins Sir Carter and Rumi

1/1Beyonce holds twins Rumi and Sir Carter Show Caption Hide Caption Beyonce has finally debuted her twins a month after they were born.The singer posted a picture of herself holding the babies on Instagram late Thursday night and wrote in the caption, “Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today.” She didn’t mention the babies’ genders. Beyonce is wearing a flowing…

Kid Rock hints at potential US Senate run in Michigan

1/1Kid Rock Show Caption Hide Caption LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The musician from suburban Detroit is teasing his potential 2018 candidacy, though it is news to Michigan Republicans. Kid Rock, who was born Robert Ritchie, said Wednesday that a website hinting at his campaign — www.kidrockforsenate.com — is legit. “I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me…

Temporary restraining order issued against Rob Kardashian

1/1Black Chyna and her attorney Lisa Bloom Show Caption Hide Caption LOS ANGELES (AP) — A court commissioner on Monday issued a temporary restraining order against Rob Kardashian in response to the reality television star’s posting of explicit images of his ex-fiancee on social media last week. Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner James E. Blancarte granted the order based on…

Jenners respond to lawsuit: Only 2 Tupac T-shirts sold

1/1(L-R) Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner & Khloe Kardashian Show Caption Hide Caption LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fashion label for Kendall and Kylie Jenner said Sunday it only sold two “vintage” T-shirts with late rapper Tupac Shakur’s image on them before pulling the items from stores. The Kendall + Kylie brand released a statement in response to a copyright infringement…

Raiders’ Carr Signs Richest Contract in NFL History

OAKLAND QUARTERBACK SET TO BRING IN $25 MILLION PER YEAR

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Raiders quarterback Derek Carr finalized a five-year contract extension Thursday that will keep him with the team through the 2022 season. Carr tweeted that an agreement had been reached to add five years to his current rookie deal that expires after this season. The contract will be worth $125 million, according to a person familiar with…

Mosquitoes More Prevalent This Year

CDC SAYS PROTECT AGAINST MOSQUITO BITES

Mosquitoes are summering all over the US, including in more areas than previously thought. The Centers for Disease Control has discovered  the mosquitoes that carry the ZIKA virus are in 38 additional counties whether they had not been found before. That’s a 21-percent increase. They’ve probably been there for a while. It’s just that many areas have strengthened their surveillance…

Ken doll gets cornrows, beefy bod and new skin tones

NEW YORK (AP) — He’s been overshadowed by Barbie for decades, but now Ken is finally getting some attention. Mattel is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, including different skin tones, body shapes and hair styles. Barbie had a similar makeover more than a year ago, both part of the toy company’s plan to make its dolls more…