Today is the birthday of J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter. We had a little fun with the headlines and let our imaginations run free. Here’s what we think some of today’s headlines could have read if we lived in Rowling’s magical world. 

Note: This is purely fan fiction conceived from USA Today’s intern Summer Bedard.

2. Gryffindor seventh years setting up an extensive race track around the Hogwarts grounds and using it for irl Mario Kart complete with blue shells charmed to follow the person in first, and pots of ink to impair your rival’s vision

It all went fine until one second year dared them to recreate rainbow road.


Happee 35th Birthdae, Harry! 7/31/2015

Daniel Radcliffe To Go Undercover In FBI Thriller 'Imperium'
By Ross A. Lincoln

Daniel Radcliffe is penciling a trip to Quantico into his already packed itinerary, set to take a bite out of crime and terrorism with the lead role in Imperium, from Atomic Features and Tycor International Film Company. Based on real events, Radcliffe will star as a young FBI agent who goes undercover to find and stop white supremacists trying to make a dirty bomb. It’s based on the experiences of Michael German, an FBI undercover agent who spent years inside United States neo-Nazi and militia groups. Short filmmaker Daniel Ragussis makes his feature directorial debut, from a script he cowrote with German. Produced by Ty Walker, Dennis Lee and Simon Taufique, filming is scheduled to begin this fall. UTA independent film group will sell it.