Report: Attendance flat at Disney parks, grows at Universal

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attendance at Disney theme parks was flat last year as it limited the number of people allowed in to improve the experience and faced tourism disruptions in Hong Kong, while visit...

Harry Potter's 20th anniversary prompts new book cover in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new Chinese-language edition of Harry Potter with a redesigned cover is being released to mark the book's 20th anniversary in Taiwan, exciting fans in the island cou...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 21, the 203rd day of 2020. There are 163 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 2...

Scholastic CEO talks civil unrest, pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — When the pandemic shut down schools nationwide in March, Scholastic Corp. immediately pivoted, offering a free online learning hub for millions of families with kids. Two months later,...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 27, the 179th day of 2020. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 26, the 178th day of 2020. There are 188 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 26...

Sun says JK Rowling article did not glorify domestic abuse

LONDON (AP) — The Sun newspaper said Friday it did not intend to “glorify’’ domestic violence by giving a platform to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s ex-husband just days after she revealed she had...

JK Rowling responds to critics over her transgender comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling said she refuses to “bow down" to criticism about her recent comments on transgender people. Rowling published a lengthy post o...

US-Apple-Books-Top-10

Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher 1. Fair Warning by Michael Connelly - 9780316539432 - (Little, Brown and Company) 2. Hideaway by Nora Roberts - 9...

JK Rowling publishes first chapters of new story online

LONDON (AP) — JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

AP PHOTOS: How the virus changed my street -- for the better

BERKHAMSTED, England (AP) — I’ve been living on my street for about 10 years, in a little market town outside London called Berkhamsted. In a very English way, I knew almost nothing about my neighbors...

Haunting drama 'A Confession' puts police in ethical turmoil

NEW YORK (AP) — Most actresses like to meet the real person who inspired the role they're about to tackle. Not Imelda Staunton. Not for her latest job. The English stage and screen s...

Radcliffe, Beckham to read first 'Harry Potter' fantasy book

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celebrities including Daniel Radcliffe, David Beckham and Dakota Fanning will take part in chapter-by-chapter readings of J.K. Rowling’s first “Harry Potter” book. ...

Virus-related delays for Universal parks in Florida, Japan

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The company that owns Universal theme parks around the world said it's delaying construction on a fourth theme park in Florida and that the opening of a Nintendo-themed park in Ja...

No ‘Black Widow’ or ‘F9’ leaves a muted summer movie season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The six-year fan campaign for a standalone Black Widow movie was paying off: at long last, a film would put Scarlett Johansson’s popular Avenger front and center. And, l...