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Essar Algoma responds to Cliffs with restraining order

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO-- An Ontario steel producer has filed a request for a temporary restraining order against Cliffs Natural Resources. Essar Steel Algoma of Sault Ste. Marie made the request to a federal judge after Cliffs terminated its pellet sale and purchase agreement, saying Essar repeatedly breached the contract. Essar officials say they expect Cliffs to fully honor the contract until the matter is resolved. The case is before a judge in Cleveland, Ohio. Essar Steel Algoma buys...
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Vehicles collide in Marquette Township

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI-- The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a two-vehicle crash on US-41 in front of the Ojibwa Express Gas Station in Marquette Township. Wednesday around 11:40 a.m. a Dodge pickup driven by Michael Vilona, 78, of East Troy, Wisconsin was in the center turn lane when he tried to merge into eastbound traffic. He pulled into the path of a Chevy Tahoe driven by Jamie Tasson, 37, of Ishpeming. Both vehicles drove off the right side of the roadway and went into...
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After the mass shootings in Roseburg, Ore., last week, the national media gave a lot of attention to the fact that the local sheriff, John Hanlin, is an ardent supporter of gun rights. He'd written a letter to Vice President Joe Biden shortly after the Dec. 14, 2012, massacre of schoolchildren at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., saying gun control was not the answer. In the letter, Hanlin pledged not to enforce gun regulations he believed to be unconstitutional.

What wasn't widely reported was how common views like Hanlin's have become in law enforcement.

Today, in a federal courtroom in Tucson, Ariz., for the first time an agent of the US Border Patrol will be arraigned on charges of murder for shooting and killing a Mexican national across the international border.

On Oct. 10, 2012, Agent Lonnie Ray Swartz, standing behind the border fence in Nogales, Ariz., shot 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, who was walking along a sidewalk in Nogales, Sonora. The agent claims he acted in self defense against rock-throwers on the other side.

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Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator on the Iran nuclear talks, was the third-ranking official at the State Department until she left her position just last week.

One of the most meaningful gifts she received during her job at the State Department was a small thing, she said.

"It was a plastic Rubik's Cube that was given to me by my team that was emblematic of the Rubik's Cube we were trying to settle in the Iran nuclear negotiation," she tells NPR's Steve Inskeep.

The nail in the coffin of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's hopes of being the next speaker was opposition from the House Freedom Caucus. The rogue conservative group of about 30 members instead wants it to be Florida Rep. Daniel Webster.

But Webster might not even be coming back to the House in 2017, thanks to a redrawing of his congressional district that might make it unwinnable for the GOP.

How many emotions does a human experience? Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands? Maybe it depends on the language you speak?

"Man, in New Orleans we really are fortunate — we got some of the best things in the world," Chef Paul Prudhomme once said. "And one of those things is the mufaletta sandwich."

And one of the best things about New Orleans was Prudhomme himself.

He was known for introducing blackened redfish to the rest of us, for his cooking demos and for his line of magic spices. Needless to say, Prudhomme changed the way the world saw Louisiana cooking.

He has died at the age of 75.

Amazon is firing yet another shot at a competitor. This time it's a mega-artisanal shot, at Etsy — the popular craft site. The e-commerce giant on Thursday launched Handmade, a new marketplace for, well, handmade goods. This could be wonderful news for the artisan movement, or terrible news for Etsy, its staunchest supporter to date.

Valerie Nethery got a message out of the blue, from Amazon. "They emailed me directly. I'm not sure how they found me."