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Appeals court rules in favor of online library

October 17, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Google is not violating copyright laws by digitizing books for a massive online library, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a decadelong dispute by authors worried that the... more »»

Pentatonix getting airplay

October 17, 2015 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pentatonix already has a Grammy, millions of fans on social media and platinum album sales, but there was still something missing for the five-part vocal group. more »»

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store this week

October 17, 2015 By The Associated Press iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending Oct. 15, 2015: Top Songs 1. Hotline Bling, Drake 2. The Hills, The Weeknd 3. Wildest Dreams, Taylor Swift 4. more »»

Rollin’ on through

October 16, 2015 HOUGHTON — When offered the chance to come to the Upper Peninsula, Jeff Johnston of “Rollin’ on TV” didn’t hesitate to say yes. more »»

Rescue ready: Safety lessons gave local boy skills to help mom, brother

October 10, 2015 SOUTH?RANGE — It was a situation that would be scary for an adult — a vehicle rollover. But instead of panicking, 9-year-old Niklas Pyhtila got his mother and brother safely out of the vehicle. more »»

Michigan, NY artists win grand prizes at ArtPrize

October 10, 2015 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Artists from Michigan and New York each won $200,000 grand prizes Friday at the seventh annual ArtPrize, a competition that brought 1,550 entries to western Michigan. more »»

Are you a cognitive miser?

October 10, 2015 A ?hockey stick and a puck together cost $110. The stick cost $100 more than the puck. How much does the puck cost? Pretty simple right? Was your answer $10? If so, grab your coffee cup and read on. more »»

Philanthropy, gender equity in focus at Power of Women lunch

October 10, 2015 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Studio head Jim Gianopulos was the first man to be honored at Variety’s annual Power of Women event, and he thinks few should follow hi. more »»

The discovery of the Calumet and Hecla Mines (part one)

October 10, 2015 The 1856 discovery of the Pewabic Lode atop the hill on the north side of Portage Lake assured the futures of the Pewabic and Quincy mines and led to other companies opening mines along the lode. more »»

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 »»



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