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Taylor Swift in the future? Optimistic, with a garden

When it comes to the future of the music business, Taylor Swift sees the glass half-full.

Six Flags roller coaster car derails; 4 injured

A tree branch that fell on the tracks derailed a roller coaster car at a Six Flags amusement park Monday evening, leaving it dangling precariously and its occupants stranded for hours.

'Harry Potter' returns in a J.K. Rowling short story

"Harry Potter" is back, albeit briefly. J.K. Rowling has posted a short story on her "Pottermore" site which gives a glimpse into the life of a 30-something Potter.

Taylor Swift in the future? Optimistic, with a garden

When it comes to the future of the music business, Taylor Swift sees the glass half-full.

Garth Brooks cancels Ireland comeback shows after Dublin diss

Garth Brooks appears on the verge of a tour comeback, but it apparently won't be launched in Ireland as had been planned.

Six Flags roller coaster car derails, 4 injured

Americans love roller coasters -- until something goes wrong.

Baby abandoned on New York subway platform, mother arrested

Police say they've arrested a 20-year-old homeless woman on suspicion of leaving her baby daughter in a stroller on a New York City subway platform this week.

Militants fire more than 130 rockets at Israeli civilians

An Israeli security operation against the militant group Hamas "will probably not end within several days," Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Tuesday.

'Harry Potter' returns in a J.K. Rowling short story

"Harry Potter" is back, albeit briefly. J.K. Rowling has posted a short story on her "Pottermore" site which gives a glimpse into the life of a 34-year-old Potter.

Deputy's fatal shooting of boy carrying fake rifle ruled lawful

A sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old California boy last year when he mistook a toy gun for a real rifle did not break the law, a prosecutor said Monday.