J.K. Rowling Urges Harry Potter Cast to Keep Fictional Rivalries Alive

The younger generation of the Harry Potter cast may be pursuing new routes in show business, but, as Tom Felton and Matthew Lewis recently demonstrated on Twitter, they’re happy to channel their more magical selves. And J.K. Rowling, for her part, is here for all of it. » 8/29/15 5:52pm Today 5:52pm

3,000 Upstaters Want to Commit Economic Suicide by Seceding From New York

That attractive graphic up there represents a plan put forth by a group of liberty lovers who’d like to see New York state split into two “autonomous regions”: New York, below, composed of the city plus Long Island and Westchester and Rockland Counties, and New Amsterdam, above, composed of everything else. If that… » 8/29/15 5:43pm Today 5:43pm

Sheriff's Deputy Shot and Killed at Texas Gas Station

Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was fatally shot multiple times on Friday evening while filling up his patrol car at a gas station in suburban Houston, Texas. A manhunt for the suspect, who approached the uniformed Goforth from behind before shooting him, continued Saturday. » 8/29/15 3:17pm Today 3:17pm

Results Of Baylor Investigation: We Need Another Investigation 

In reaction to one of its football players being convicted of sexually assaulting another student, Baylor announced it would investigate “the circumstances associated with this case.” Merely a week later, the university released results from the law professor-led investigation at 7 p.m. Central on a Friday—ensuring… » 8/29/15 2:45pm Today 2:45pm

I Started My High School Diary the Week Katrina Hit New Orleans

I was 16 years old, a senior in high school, when Katrina devastated New Orleans. Like most teens my age, my biggest concern was what I was wearing to the weekend football game, or who was going to be my prom date. Who knew that when I left my home Saturday afternoon for what I considered a pretty standard hurricane… » 8/29/15 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

Virginia Shooting Victim's Father Says He Is 'Probably Going to Have to Get a Gun'

On Wednesday, journalist Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were murdered on live television by a former co-worker. In the aftermath of Parker’s death, her father Andy Parker has publicly pushed for stricter gun control. In an interview with WDBJ7, the Virginia television station where Alison worked, Parker… » 8/29/15 12:45pm Today 12:45pm

There is Nothing Wrong With That Chipotle Guy's Bigger Burrito Method

There is a man who, through repeated experimentation, figured out how to get a bigger Chipotle burrito without paying more. Several of you have emailed me about how terrible he is, and ordinarily, I’d be all over that. Just one problem, though: absolutely nothing he suggests is terrible in any way. » 8/29/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

KY Clerk Refusing to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses Will Take Case to Supreme Court

Kim Davis, the Kentucky County Court clerk who has persistently refused to issue gay marriage licenses, has asked the Supreme Court to hear her case. Davis, an Apostolic Christian, has refused to issue the licenses for religious reasons, claiming that to do so would undermine her First Amendment freedoms. » 8/29/15 11:15am Today 11:15am

Kylie Jenner and Tyga Have No Regard For the Law or Environment

As you might have heard, California is in a kind of permanent drought and counties across the state are trying to reduce their water usage. Yet celebrities seem deeply uninterested in environmental maintenance or following the laws of common people, and more interested in maintaining their lush lawns. Among those law… » 8/29/15 10:30am Today 10:30am

Saturday's Best Deals: Bluetooth Speakers, Cheap Sound Bar, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 8/29/15 8:56am Today 8:56am

Tell Us About Your Most Bizarre Experience at a Funeral or Wake

Dearly beloved, we are gathered at this Pissing Contest today to share our stories of the strangest, funniest, and most fucked-up funerals that we’ve ever attended. (Thank you to Maxine Floeffler for the grim suggestion.) Please join me in bowing our heads for a moment of prayer and contemplation...of all the ways a… » 8/28/15 7:30pm Yesterday 7:30pm