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Paul Prudhomme: Cajun spices and a love of local ingredients

October 10, 2015 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen during the early 1980s, chef and owner Paul Prudhomme would drive to his hometown near Opelousas in his pickup truck and come back loaded down with... more »»

Some travelers love to hate the new discount airlines

October 10, 2015 DALLAS (AP) — When the delay on his 90-minute flight stretched past the four-hour mark, David Rankin started tweeting to Spirit Airlines as he and other passengers grew restless. more »»

Looney, tooney Moonie

October 3, 2015 I should have figured it out that first day when Moon showed up at the farm unannounced. He wandered up the drive, stopped at the pasture gate, and looked at me expectantl. more »»

Portage Lake becomes an industrial base

October 3, 2015 The rapid expansion of the mining industry in the Portage Lake copper district of Lake Superior spurred the 1859 opening of the south entry of what would become known as the Keweenaw Waterwa. more »»

Mexico’s ‘cooking nun’ takes TV shot to pay order’s debts

October 3, 2015 PUEBLA, Mexico — A plain-spoken Mexican nun has become an unlikely television star while trying to save her congregation from mounting debt. more »»

Google: What people search for most on presidential hopefuls

October 3, 2015 NEW YORK — Potential voters who take their curiosity about presidential candidates to Google are interested in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s age, Jeb Bush’s height, Chris Christie’s weight, Donald... more »»

Brazil currency tumbles, but Olympic ticket prices stay put

October 3, 2015 RIO DE JANEIRO — Some foreign ticket buyers for next year’s Olympics are paying higher prices than they should, failing to benefit from the steep decline in the value of the Brazilian currency... more »»

John Krasinski to star in play

October 3, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — John Krasinski, who starred for nine years in NBC’s workplace comedy “The Office,” is going back to one — onstage. more »»

Google invites clips for contest

October 3, 2015 NEW DELHI (AP) — Google has invited India’s amateur filmmakers to a help create a full-length user-generated movie about daily life in the countr. more »»

Pluto scientist has book deal

October 3, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — You’ve seen the images from Pluto. Now, the lead scientist of the historic NASA expedition is ready to tell the whole story. more »»

Parents of small kids are getting more love from music services

October 3, 2015 Amazon noticed kids content on its Prime Music streaming plan was a big hit — no surprise, really, given the popularity of its Amazon Mom program for discounts on diapers, wipes and other items. more »»

Facebook is trying to jazz up users' profiles

October 3, 2015 The world's largest social network is testing new profile videos that can be created from phones and would replace a still profile photo. more »»

Samsung began selling its new smartwatch Friday in the U.S.

October 3, 2015 Retailers carrying the Gear S2 include Best Buy and Macy's. The starting price is $300. The South Korean company announced the Gear S2 in August, but gave no details on prices then. more »»

Apple CEO to receive award

October 3, 2015 Apple CEO Tim Cook is getting an award from the Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights. more »»

Sprint data plan prices to go up

October 3, 2015 If you want an unlimited data plan from Sprint, sign up soon: The monthly price is going up by $10, to $70. The new price takes effect Oct. 16. Those who sign up before then can keep the lower pric. more »»

Whiskey Charmers making Hancock debut

October 1, 2015 HANCOCK — Though they may be coming to The Orpheum Theater for the first time, the pair that makes up alt-country group The Whiskey Charmers are no strangers to making music. more »»

Maria Costa’s ‘Macho’ at Tech

October 1, 2015 HOUGHTON?— Michigan Tech's Center for Diversity and Inclusion is hosting Maria Costa for Hispanic Heritage Month. more »»

Study: Good gut bacteria may affect babies’ risk of asthma

October 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — Gut checks suggest that not having enough of certain “good” intestinal germs early in life may increase babies’ risk of developing asthma, according to a new study of more than 300... more »»

From court to counseling: Drug court gives offenders second chance, healing

October 1, 2015 HOUGHTON?— There are currently 84 drug treatment courts in Michigan, according to a Michigan Judiciary website. Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 600. more »»



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