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10 things to know today: Nov. 9, 2015

Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. SUU KYI'S PARTY PROJECTS LANDSLIDE IN HISTORIC MYANMAR VOTEThe democracy icon urges supporters not to provoke vanquished rivals who mostly represent the former junta that ...

Tribe sues to control $900K in grant funds

BARAGA - The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has filed a lawsuit in Tribal Court against the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Housing and Community Development Corporation (CDC), its board of directors and Executive Director Eddy Edwards, who also serves as a KBIC Tribal Council member. The KBIC alleged ...

Schools get grants for sex assault prevention

HOUGHTON - Finlandia University and Michigan Technological University are among 22 higher education institutions splitting $500,000 in grant funding for programs to prevent campus sexual assault.State First Lady Sue Snyder singled out Finlandia University's proposal as especially impressive. ...

AmeriCorps worker gets Barkell students into recycling

HANCOCK - For about three weeks, students at Gordon G. Barkell Elementary School have been taking part in a recycling program, and according to Emma Giffels they're really into it.Giffels, who is the Barkell AmeriCorps member, said after graduating from Western Michigan University with a degree ...

Donald “Butch” Grandchamp

HANCOCK - Donald "Butch" Grandchamp, 71, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2015, at his home in Hancock, surrounded by people who loved him.He was born June 20, 1944, in Hancock, to Emma (nee Davis) and George Grandchamp. Butch was the youngest in a family of 11.Butch is survived by one ...

CVB creates One Community Calendar

CALUMET - The Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has created a new "One Community Calendar" that allows viewers to see all the events going on at a time throughout the Copper Country, whether by the day, the week, or the month.The concept of the calendar is to help people see what ...

Cordell pleads guilty in Schoolcraft triple murder case

MANISTIQUE - Garry JC Cordell, 47, of Manistique, showed no remorse as he sat before Judge William Carmody in Schoolcraft County Circuit Court Thursday and pleaded guilty to three life felonies for his role in the deaths of three people whose bodies were found in a burnt vehicle last ...

Obama quashes Keystone XL

WASHINGTON - Ending a seven-year political saga, President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it would have undercut U.S. efforts to clinch a global climate change deal at the center of his environmental legacy.Obama's decision marked an unambiguous ...

Report raises ceiling for emissions

STOCKHOLM (AP) - The U.N.'s environmental authority has quietly raised its assessment of the level at which global greenhouse gas emissions must peak to avoid dangerous climate change, as governments seek a new accord to fight global warming.In its first four annual emissions reports in ...

Woman apologizes for fire started by efforts to kill bedbugs

DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit woman has apologized for a massive fire that she and authorities said was accidentally started by her efforts to eradicate bedbugs from her apartment.Tuesday's fire tore through Ramblewood Apartments, destroying the 48-unit complex. Sherry Young was injured along with ...

Son of human rights activist killed in Burundi, alarm grows

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) - A witness says a son of a prominent human rights activist was killed after being arrested, part of an unremitting wave of killings in Burundi that the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court warned of a worsening security situation."It is with grave concern that ...

In shift, Russia suspends flights to Egypt, citing security

MOSCOW (AP) - In an abrupt turnaround, Russia on Friday suspended all passenger flights to Egypt after days of resisting U.S. and British suggestions that a bomb may have brought down a Russian plane in the Sinai Peninsula a week ago.The move dealt a sharp blow to both countries' tourism ...

Study: ‘Happiness advantage’ over age 30 is vanishing

Are you happy? Very happy? If you're in your 30s or older, a new study has found that you're less likely to answer "yes" than your parents were.The findings, being published online Thursday in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, come on the heels of another recent report ...

The Elvis cake, a memory book among Oprah’s Favorite Things

NEW YORK (AP) - A Kardashian-worthy phone case rimmed with tiny lights, a keepsake book of "Letters to My Love" and a banana, peanut butter and chocolate cake called the Elvis are among Oprah's Favorite Things of 2015.This year's list, which guarantees companies a bump in sales, includes 87 ...

Father charged in death of infant son

HOUGHTON - A Hancock man accused of involuntarily killing his 10-week-old son in July, as well as breaking and entering into a Finlandia University office in October, was arraigned Wednesday in 97th District Court.Benjamin Reilly, 27, allegedly placed his son in an unsafe sleeping environment ...

Gala speaker living example of how U.P. Kids matters in Copper Country

HOUGHTON - To convey the impact Good Will Farm (now U.P. Kids) had on his life, Mark Aho turned to an analogy about starfish.In his story, a man walked down a beach covered with starfish that had washed on shore. He threw one back in the water. When someone yelled at him that it was a waste of ...

HHS grad to help vets heal through skiing

ITHACA, N.Y. - John Botto got a challenging job flying medical transport helicopters immediately after getting out of the Army's 10th Mountain Division last year. He wasn't one of the veterans he worries about the most - the men and women suddenly without a purpose after the highly organized ...

Resurrected: Vintage shop gets new life in vintage Vertin building

CALUMET - Almost five years ago, the Vertin Gallery in Calumet closed due to financial concerns. But in July, it began a new life, which manager Mary Sue Hyslop hopes will act as a unifying force in the community.Hyslop said after the gallery closed in November 2012, most of the art work and ...

3-D printing gives amputees a hand

HOUGHTON - Crear Manos Por Los Ninos owns the only 3-D printer in Nicaragua, where basic materials for the devices are hard to come by, says Crear Manos' Eric Friesen. But it's not yet pumping out free artificial hands for amputees, the goal of the organization.That's largely because the ...