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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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"Laughing Whitefish" Printing Plate from John Voelker's 1965 book

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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."

The Nobel Prize has a special aura. Winning one instantly certifies you as someone who has reached the pinnacle of science.

But what does it take to win the prize? And what does it do to your life? There are different answers for every scientist, of course. But for Nobel laureate and chemist Harold "Harry" Kroto, some of the answers might surprise you.

"I've always felt that the Nobel Prize gives me nothing as far as science is concerned," Kroto told me when I visited him earlier this year in Tallahassee, Fla.

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Mars is cold and dry, but billions of years ago, it was cold and wet. That's according to new evidence from NASA's Curiosity rover, which is currently exploring a large crater on Mars.

Efforts to protect children in foster care from being inappropriately medicated with powerful antipsychotic drugs got a big boost forward on Tuesday, when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed three bills into law designed to reform prescribing.

Overprescribing of psychiatric meds for foster youth is a persistent problem nationwide, with children given the drugs at double or triple the rate of those not in foster care.

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