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UN: World is eating too much sugar

March 5, 2015 LONDON (AP) — Put down the doughnut. And while you’re at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup. more »»

Smith pours on charm in sharp ‘Focus’

March 5, 2015 If the mark of a good con artist is that he or she makes you think you know exactly what's going on — when of course you haven't a clue — that's also the mark of a good con-artist movie, isn't it? T... more »»

Celebrate the local art scene at First Friday

March 5, 2015 The days are getting longer and winter enthusiasts are catching their last races for the season. Calumet enjoyed the sled dog races and now welcomes the participants of the Great Bear Chase Ski Race. more »»

‘Divergent’ author working on new series

March 5, 2015 NEW YORK — Veronica Roth fans can start the countdown. “The Divergent” author is set to write a new two-book series, HarperCollins Children’s Books told The Associated Press on Monday. more »»

Game Developers Conference offers creators a sporting chance

March 5, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With tens of millions of gamers now regularly spectating video games online and in real-world arenas, game developers looking to create the next “StarCraft” or “League of... more »»

Copper Country HOSA a success at competition

March 4, 2015 Courtesy photo Sixty Copper Country high school juniors and seniors successfully competed against over 300 students at Health Occupation Students of America’s Region 1 Leadership Conference held at... more »»

Painting a world

March 4, 2015 HOUGHTON — This weekend, Michigan Technological University students created some theatrical magic, turning a blank surface and paint into brick, marble and more. more »»

Playing in the band

February 28, 2015 HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University’s pep band has a culture all its own, and perhaps no one is more familiar with that unique spirit than Jeremy “Mr. more »»

Study details lives of LGBT youths engaged in 'survival sex'

February 28, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — A unique federally funded study offers a detailed look at the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth in New York City who cope with homelessness and poverty by engagin... more »»

Emojis get diverse in Apple update

February 28, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Lovers of emojis, the cute graphics that punctuate online writing and texts, will soon be able to pick from different skin tones and depictions of families with two moms or two dads... more »»

Film fest features a slew of furry friends

February 28, 2015 LOS ANGELES — When abused, homeless animals appear on TV and the melancholy melody starts playing, many of us reach for the remot. more »»

Rothman named co-chair of Sony Pictures

February 28, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Former 20th Century Fox chief Tom Rothman has been named chairman of Sony’s Motion Picture Group, replacing Amy Pascal as studio head and effectively concluding Sony’s shake-up... more »»

Q&A: 'Modern Family' producer talks episode shot with iPhone

February 28, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — For this week’s “Modern Family,” producers put down their expensive professional cameras and shot the episode with iPhones and other Apple devices. more »»

EverGreen Grass Band

February 26, 2015 HANCOCK — In 2008, the EverGreen Grass Band began playing music in Eau Claire, Wis. In the years since, the band has extended their gigs throughout Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan and beyond. more »»

Water aerobics a low-impact, all-season workout

February 26, 2015 CALUMET — If other physical activities are too hard on the body, or even if it’s just too cold outside, there’s another option: water aerobics. more »»

Nielsen: Oscar viewership down 16 percent

February 26, 2015 NEW YORK — Oscar viewership was down 16 percent from last year and reached its lowest point since 2009, with 36. more »»

Superior Wind Symphony presents a mid-winter concert

February 26, 2015 HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University’s Superior Wind Symphony, under the direction of Mike Christianson, will perform a concert at the Rozsa Center at 7:30 p.m. more »»

Call for study to settle if anesthesia risky to babies

February 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brai. more »»

‘Into the Woods’ to be shown at Tech

February 26, 2015 HOUGHTON?— Michigan Tech will screen the Academy Award nominated film “Into the Woods,”?starring Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick. The film will be screened at 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. more »»

‘Forza’ creators revving up ‘Fast & Furious’ video game

February 26, 2015 LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Fast & Furious” and “Forza” are hitching a ride together. more »»



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