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Hello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool

November 1, 2014 TOKYO (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girl. more »»

Professor's 'Game of Thrones' punishment has been rescinded

November 1, 2014 PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey professor suspended after he posted an online photo containing a quote from “Game of Thrones” has had his punishment rescinded by the college. more »»

'McCarthys' inspired by creator's modern family

November 1, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the sitcom “Happy Endings” was, ironically, abruptly canceled, writer Brian Gallivan looked close to home for his next gig: His own family inspired “The McCarthys,” a new CB... more »»

Staying safe, staying healthy

October 30, 2014 HOUGHTON — With Halloween Friday, all the little ghouls, goblins and witches of the Copper Country will be galavanting about looking for candy and with that search comes an unhealthy amount of sugar... more »»

Mr. Speed

October 30, 2014 By SCOTT VIAU sviau@mininggazette.com CALUMET — While Calumet isn’t Detroit Rock City, people can still rock and roll all night there when Mr. more »»

Finnish comic wins comedy competition

October 30, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The winner of the Funniest Person in the World competition is a brown-haired, slightly rotund stand-up comic from Finland who boasts he has hit on the perfect solution to the... more »»

New home test shakes up colon cancer screening

October 30, 2014 Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that’s noninvasive and doesn’t require the icky preparation most other methods do. more »»

Jazz showcase at the Rozsa Center

October 30, 2014 HOUGHTON — See the Rozsa stage transformed into an intimate jazz-club atmosphere with the Jazz Showcase: Backstage at the Rozsa at 7:30 p.m. more »»

Live and Local

October 30, 2014 • Mike Irish - 11:30 a.m. Today at the Four Seasons Tea Room in Houghton • Pioneer Parade - 5 p.m. Today at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock • Live DJ - 8 p.. more »»

Traveling exhibit at Community Arts Center

October 30, 2014 HANCOCK —The Copper Country Community Arts Center is presents “The Beginning of the Road” a traveling exhibit by Project 49918 in the Kerredge Gallery Saturday through November 1. more »»

New book offers 'Game of Thrones' back story

October 30, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — George R.R. Martin knows all the signs of Boba Fett Syndrome. more »»

A spooky good time

October 25, 2014 COPPER COUNTRY — Halloween is a time when people like to have fun with spook-themed activities, and locally there has been quite a bit to choose from this year. more »»

Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad

October 25, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Man’s best friend is taking a bite out of renters’ wallets. Pet security deposits register in the hundreds of dollars and are getting steepe. more »»

Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

October 25, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. more »»

Series gives PBS a ratings milestone

October 25, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Burns’ series “The Roosevelts” earned PBS its biggest audience in two decades, making it the documentary maker’s third most popular film after “The Civil War” and “Lewis & Clark:... more »»

Tourists watch solar alignment in temple

October 25, 2014 ABU SIMBEL, Egypt (AP) — Hundreds of visitors gathered in Egypt on Wednesday at the Great Temple of Ramses II to watch the sun illuminate colossal statues, a rare 3,200-year-old astronomical ceremon... more »»

Dancing priests become Internet sensation

October 25, 2014 ROME (AP) — A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a... more »»

Tax trial for 'The Situation' set for December

October 25, 2014 NEWARK, N.J. — A judge on Thursday set a trial date in early December in the federal tax case against “Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother. more »»

Local family deals with ALS

October 23, 2014 FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — In the four years since Todd Neva was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, he and his wife Kristin have been trying to spread awareness of the disease and of how they’ve... more »»

41 North Film Festival

October 23, 2014 HOUGHTON — For four days, beginning today, Houghton will become a film lover’s dream as the 41 North Film Festival kicks off. more »»

 
 
 

 

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