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  • J.K. Rowling Backs U.K. in Scottish Independence Debate

    LONDON -- J.K. Rowling, who lives in Edinburgh, has entered the Scottish independence battle in favor of Scotland's continued membership of the U.K. The Harry Potter creator has donated £1 million ($1.68 million) to help fund the campaign against...
  • Factbox: Famous Scots divided over independence

    In the battle over Scottish independence, a rising number of famous Scots have gone public with their views on whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom to go it alone. Following is a list of some of the most famous Scots or Scottish residents...
  • J. K. Rowling donates over $1M against Scottish independence

    J. K. Rowling donates over $1M against Scottish independence
    J. K. Rowling, Britain's best-selling author and creator of teenage wizard Harry Potter, has donated 1 million pounds ($1.68 million) to the campaign against Scottish independence, saying on Wednesday she believed Scotland was better off staying in the...
  • J.K. Rowling donation angers Scotland-independence advocates

    J.K. Rowling donation angers Scotland-independence advocates
    J.K. Rowling's announcement that she had donated $1.7 million to the "No" forces in Scotland's upcoming referendum on independence has led to a torrent of Scottish nationalist anger against the creator of the "Harry Potter" series. The author was called...
  • J.K. Rowling donates big to keep Scotland in the U.K.

    Three months before Scottish voters decide whether their country will split off from Britain, “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has thrown her weight behind a campaign to preserve Scotland’s union with England and Wales. Rowling...
  • Highlands magic

    Highlands magic
    Years ago, I met a dear man on a deserted roadside in the Scottish Highlands. I was scrambling to make a public television show, and as if placed there by heaven's Central Casting, this tender giant of a man was bag-piping to the birds, the passing clouds...
  • Review: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis

    Review: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis
    Lydia Davis is back with a new book, her first since 2009's "Collected Stories" met with the acclaim that had long been her due. "Can't and Won't" is a collection of stories, it says on the cover, but some are more like poems. Some are one-liners. Some...
  • Save the date: 'Outlander' premieres Aug. 9

    Save the date: 'Outlander' premieres Aug. 9
    All the Heughligans and "Outlander" finally have their datebooks marked: Starz has announced its adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's book series will premiere 8 p.m. CT Aug. 9. In the story, WW II combat nurse Claire Randall gets swept back to 1743 Scotland,...
  • For Scotland, and Ireland, independence just ain't what it used to be

    For Scotland, and Ireland, independence just ain't what it used to be
    In September, inhabitants of Scotland will vote on independence from the United Kingdom. On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II warmly welcomed to Windsor Castle the president of the Republic of Ireland, which declared its full independence from British rule in...
  • What's new in Great Britain in 2014

    What's new in Great Britain in 2014
    For travelers, Great Britain is a work in progress, richly rewarding those who visit with up-to-date information. Here are a few important changes to be aware of for 2014. London continues to grow and thrive post-Olympics. Free Wi-Fi is everywhere, bus...
  • Menu and prices for 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

    Menu and prices for 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
    Here is a list of menu items and their prices for the 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. It is arranged by marketplace, going in a counterclockwise direction around the park's World Showcase Lagoon, starting from the entrance from Future...
  • The end is near, so have dessert(s) at Epcot's food and wine festival

    The end is near, so have dessert(s) at Epcot's food and wine festival
    What better way to top of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival that with dessert? The event is entering its final weekend and Disney will officially put a fork in it Monday. Here are five desserts that got our attention during the 75-day fest....