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Coming back from the brink

December 6, 2014 HOUGHTON — Brain surgery might be scary, but for Houghton teen Wes Hyslop, it was the end of a six-year nightmare and the dawn of a new chance to work toward his dream. more »»

Sam Smith, Swift up for record of the year Grammy

December 6, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Smith will battle the ladies at the Grammys: “Stay With Me” is nominated for record of the year against hits like “Fancy,” ‘’Shake It Off” and “All About That Bass. more »»

Next Bond film titled 'SPECTRE'

December 6, 2014 By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer LONDON — James Bond is back, in a new film with a retro title that evokes the series’ past. more »»

Sundance announces competition films

December 6, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Films in next month’s Sundance Film Festival’s competitive categories feature such stars as Sarah Silverman, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Nicole Kidma. more »»

Study: Too many infants still sleep with blankets

December 4, 2014 CHICAGO — Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that may lead to suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome, despite guidelines recommending against the practice. more »»

Songs of the season

December 4, 2014 HANCOCK — It’s that time of year again where Christmas music can be heard nearly everywhere: on the radio, grocery shopping or in church. more »»

Portage recognized

December 4, 2014 HANCOCK? — UP Health System Portage announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in... more »»

Get the holiday spirit at First Friday

December 4, 2014 CALUMET?— Calumet is filled with the Holiday Spirit in December. There will be a Christmas Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. on First Friday by the Calumet Theater. more »»

Horse trots into hospital: It's therapy, no joke

December 4, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — Though it may sound like one, this is no joke: Two miniature horses trotted into a hospital. more »»

NBC's 'Peter Pan' is live and aloft

December 4, 2014 NEW YORK — The boy who refused to grow up: It sounds like men today in this youth-obsessed culture. more »»

Noteworthy, Community Bells to perform

December 4, 2014 HOUGHTON — The Community Bells will join the women's chorus Noteworthy for its “Ring in the Holiday” Christmas concert, set for 7 p.m. Dec. 11, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock. more »»

Novelist Ben Okri wins Bad Sex in Fiction prize

December 4, 2014 LONDON (AP) — Booker Prize-winning Nigerian writer Ben Okri has won the uncoveted Bad Sex in Fiction Award, a prize for erotic literary encounters that push all the wrong button. more »»

A Copper Country Christmas

November 29, 2014 There are several Christmas-themed events happening in the Copper Country. Here is a list of things going on through December. more »»

Beyond the box set

November 29, 2014 LOS ANGELES — When shopping for the movie lover on your list, why not think outside the box (set)? While DVD or Blu-Ray box sets can still make great gifts, here are some other things to consider fo... more »»

'Cosby' author sorry for omitting assault charges

November 29, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — The author of a new Bill Cosby biography is apologizing for not pursuing allegations that the comedian had drugged and sexually assaulted numerous women. more »»

Calorie counts to be on menus

November 29, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at... more »»

Sony to offer partial refunds for gaming console

November 29, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertisin. more »»

He walks the line

November 28, 2014 CALUMET — Although he’s been deceased for more than a decade, Johnny Cash continues to be an influential artist, inspiring people around the world with his music. more »»

Letter that inspired Jack Kerouac found

November 28, 2014 LOS ANGELES — It’s been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950. more »»

Katy Perry to perform at Super Bowl

November 28, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Will Katy Perry be a firework at the Super Bowl? Will she show them what she’s worth? Will she let her colors burst? NFL announced late Sunday — after rumors swirled for weeks — that... more »»



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