Expelliarmus boredom! JK Rowling launches ‘Harry Potter at Home’ hub for kids in lockdown

The Wizarding World just got bigger."Harry Potter" author JK Rowling has launched an online Potter hub to keep children educated and entertained during the coronavirus pandemic."Harry Potter at Home" brings together a number of resources related to the international franchise, including free access to the audiobook version of the first installment in the series."Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" has been added to Audible's library of free books as part of its partnership with the platform, making it immediately available in several different languages for free, and without requiring a subscription to the Amazon-owned audiobook service.Other features of the hub include articles, puzzles and videos, made available by publishers Bloomsbury and Scholastic."Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we're on lockdown might need a bit of magic," Rowling said as she announced the launch."For over twenty years now, Hogwarts has be…

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Man breaks into Taylor Swift’s home, takes shoes off to be ‘polite’

Police say a man broke into singer Taylor Swift's beachfront mansion in Rhode Island and took his shoes off because he wanted to be polite.Westerly police who responded to the home just after 5 p.m. Friday found 26-year-old Richard J. McEwan inside.Police Chief Shawn Lacey tells The Westerly Sun the Milford, New Jersey, man wasn't wearing shoes. When asked why, he said he was always taught to take his shoes off when entering someone's home to be polite.He's charged with breaking and entering and willful trespassing. Online court records did not list a defense attorney.Lacey says his officers have had to deal with several suspicious people at the singer's home, but this is the first time he remembers someone making it inside.He says no one was home.According to police, the man also ran away but was apprehended after a short chase, NJ.com reported.

Police say a man broke into singer Taylor Swift's beachfront mansion in Rhode Island and took hi…

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