JK Rowling says she got Harry Potter romance wrong – BBC News

BBC NewsHarry Potter would have been a better match for Hermione Granger than Ron Weasley, author JK Rowling appears to suggest in a new magazine interview. Speaking in Wonderland magazine,…

Seahawks vs. Broncos: Key players in Super Bowl XLVIII – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesA look at three players you should know and three others who will need to come through for each team. 3 SEAHAWKS. YOU SHOULD KNOW. Clinton McDonald, defensive…

NFL-Teams keep it light in final Super Bowl preparations – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneNEW YORK, Feb 1 (Reuters) – The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks had their first look of the week inside MetLife Stadium on Saturday with Denver coach John Fox…

Miley Cyrus talks with Love magazine on missing engagement rings, sexuality … – TheCelebrityCafe.com

TheCelebrityCafe.comMiley Cyrus, 21, and ex-fiancĂ©, Liam Hemsworth, called it quits later on last September after being together for two years. Recently, the pop singer revealed that she doesn’t know where…

Montreal stops Boston – Philly.com

Philly.comPETER BUDAJ stopped 34 shots and visiting Montreal ended Boston’s recent scoring binge with a 4-1 win over the Bruins last night. The Canadiens won their second game in 3…

Justin Bieber turns himself in to Toronto police on expected assault charge – Fox News

Fox NewsJustin Bieber turned himself in to Toronto police on Wednesday for an expected assault charge against a limo driver, one week after he was busted on charges of driving…

Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif seeks Taliban talks despite attacks – BBC News

BBC NewsPakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said he still wants to hold peace talks with the Taliban, despite a wave of deadly attacks in recent months. Mr Sharif named…

Path Cleared for Egypt’s Military Chief to Run for President – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCAIRO—Egypt’s high military council gave the go-ahead for its senior officer, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, to run for president, paving the way for the popular military…

Teletovic’s career night leads Nets over Mavs – Reuters

ReutersTeletovic’s career night leads Nets over Mavs. NEW YORK — Coming into Friday night, Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic had a career-high of 19 points. Within six minutes of coming…

Google finally fixes strange Gmail bug – CNET

CNETFive days after it was first reported in the media, Google gets around to fixing an unusual Google Search link problem that sent a torrent of e-mail to several unsuspecting…

Iran urges foreign fighters to leave Syria – Al-Bawaba

Al-BawabaIran wants all foreign fighters to leave Syria, according to the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif. Zarif, speaking at an Al Arabiya panel held in cooperation with…

Samsung Profit Growth Slows Sharply – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalTrade show attendees take in a display of Samsung curved UHD TVs at the International Consumer Electronics Show on Jan. 9, 2014, in Las Vegas. Associated Press. SEOUL—…

Neiman Marcus says about 1.1 million cards hacked – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO – Neiman Marcus said Thursday that about 1.1 million customer credit and debit cards may have been hacked by malicious software. The sophisticated, self-concealing malware was “clandestinely”…

Iran’s President Pledges Cooperation, Trade – ABC News

ABC NewsIranian President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday his country is ready to do business and honor a deal to curb its nuclear program, in a speech aimed at persuading world…

Mitt Romney, Ethan Hawke and Zach Braff: Highlights from Sundance Film Festival – Toronto Star

Toronto StarIt was a busy weekend at Sundance Film Festival. Here are some highlights from Jan. 18 and 19, starting with Peter Howell’s review of the Mitt Romney documentary Mitt,…

NFC Championship Game 2014: Preview, game time, TV channel, announcers … – Big Blue View

Big Blue ViewWhich team will represent the NFC in the 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in two weeks? Will it be the San Francisco 49ers, heading back to the…

Iraq Violence Kills 14 – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaViolence in Iraq has left at least 14 people dead and 50 others wounded. Authorities say four car bombings and mortar fire shook the capital, Baghdad, Saturday. There…

Nintendo confirms Wii U has flopped… even as U.S. spending on games … – Daily Mail

Daily MailNintendo has admitted that it’s latest console, the Wii U, has flopped, causing serious problems for the company behind such iconic games franchises as Mario Brothers and the Legend…

Afghanistan security probe after Kabul restaurant raid – BBC News

BBC NewsA number of Afghan officials have been suspended as an investigation is carried out into a suicide bomb and gun attack in Kabul that killed 21 people. The Taliban…

Suicide bomb attack on Kabul restaurant ‘kills 14’ – BBC News

BBC NewsAt least 14 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the Afghan capital, officials say. Foreigners and Afghans are among…

Uganda president calls gays ‘abnormal,’ but opposes bill – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s president opposes an anti-gay bill passed by lawmakers that calls for life imprisonment for gays, even as he characterizes homosexuals as “abnormal” people who…

President Hollande visits partner Trierweiler in hospital – BBC News

BBC NewsPresident Hollande has visited First Lady Valerie Trierweiler in hospital for the first time since reports of his alleged affair broke last week. Ms Trierweiler was admitted to hospital,…

IBM Invests $1.2B in Cloud Infrastructure – eWeek

eWeekIBM has pledged to commit $1.2 billion to significantly expand its global cloud footprint, beefing up its SoftLayer infrastructure and other components. Big Blue said the investment includes a network…

Thai PM Yingluck probed over ‘corrupt rice subsidy scheme’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThailand’s official anti-corruption commission says it is investigating Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in connection with the government’s controversial rice subsidy scheme. The policy guarantees Thai rice farmers a much…

Moto G Google Play edition now available for $180 – Engadget

EngadgetThe Moto G now has an official Google Play Edition. The device, which just popped up on the Google Play Store, is available for $180 (8GB) or $200 (16GB). Just…

Obama: Iran nuclear deal starts Jan. 20 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON — President Obama said Sunday that the clock starts ticking Jan. 20 on a six-month nuclear deal with Iran, calling it the best bet to deny Tehran the…

After decades of waiting, ‘Normal Heart’ beats on TV – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif —Thanks to HBO and Ryan Murphy, The Normal Heart is finally coming to the screen. Anyone who’s ever heard of Larry Kramer’s landmark play about the AIDS…

Chris Brown ‘Rejects Plea Deal In Assault Case’ – MTV UK

MTV UKChris Brown is thought to have rejected a plea deal in regards to his ongoing assault case. The Love More singer was arrested last October, where he was accused…

Chris Brown Rejects Plea Deal In Washington Assault Case; Lawyer Says He Is … – International Business Times

International Business TimesSinger Chris Brown and attorney Mark Geragos (R) attend a probation progress hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court July 15, 2013. Brown faced charges of a hit-and-run in…

Solar Flare Will Hit Earth Thursday; Northern Lights May Expand South – OPB News

OPB NewsAn image created by NASA combines two pictures taken Tuesday by its Solar Dynamics Observatory. One shows the location of a large sunspot; the other shows Tuesday’s large solar…

Katy Perry, Sandra Bullock, ‘Glee’ poised for People’s Choice Awards – Fox News

Fox NewsSinger Katy Perry arrives at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles June 6, 2010. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT). ADVERTISEMENT. The most popular stars in…

Girl, 10, forced to wear suicide bomb vest – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldAn Afghan girl believed to be about 10 years old was found wearing a bomb vest in Helmand province after her brother encouraged her to carry out a…

‘Bachelor’ kicks off with tribute to Gia, behind the scenes footage – Fox News

Fox NewsThe show’s highly anticipated “Juan-uary” edition (get it?) kicked off Sunday night with the first of four specials, which will air each Sunday in January—in addition to the regular…

Packers were inches away from blocking 49ers’ game-winning field goal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGreen Bay Packers cornerback Davon House came within a few inches of blocking Phil Dawson’s game-winning field goal in Sunday’s NFC wild card game and sending the game to…

Syrian Rebel Alliance Battles al-Qaida-linked Fighters – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaBEIRUT — An alliance of Islamist and other rebel factions battled fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) across north-western Syria on Saturday in…