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Property tax appeals continue to cause problems at PWPL

MARQUETTE, MI-- Peter White Public Library officials are thinking of closing the building Fridays and reopening Sundays due to budget cuts. The Library Board met Thursday to discuss the 2015-2016 operating budget. Library Director Pam Christensen says Fridays are typically less busy than other days, and the move would save about $30,000. The library is currently liable for refunding more than $216,000 if all property tax appeals in the area are awarded by the Michigan Tax Tribunal. If the...
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Paddle boarder in distress rescued in Marquette

MARQUETTE, MI-- A paddle boarder had to be rescued from Lake Superior near Picnic Rocks in Marquette Wednesday. The City Fire Department was called out around 6 p.m. in response to a distress call. Two lifeguards on a jet ski were deployed and stayed with the person until the Coast Guard arrived and brought the paddle boarder to shore. The Marquette Fire Department is reminding kayakers and paddle boarders to know their skill level and limitations before going out onto Lake Superior.
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Looking for a way to get rid of that old beater?

MARQUETTE, MI--   Peter White Public Library officials are thinking of closing the building Fridays and reopening Sundays due to budget cuts. 

The Library Board met Thursday to discuss the 2015-2016 operating budget.   Library Director Pam Christensen says Fridays are typically less busy than other days, and the move would save about $30,000.

President Obama has ordered the development of a supercomputer that is some 20 times faster than the world's current record-holder and is expected to go online by 2025.

A machine at China's National University of Defense Technology in Guangzhou, called Tianhe-2 ('Milky Way-2) is thought to currently be the fastest supercomputer in existence – variously reported as doing either 34 or 55 petaflops. (1 petaflop is equivalent to 1 quadrillion floating-point operations per second).

Justice Department lawyers who prosecute errant corporations and executives are bringing in a new member to the team — a full-time expert in compliance programs.

Andrew Weissmann, who leads the Fraud Section in the criminal division at the Justice Department, said the new hire is all part of a plan to reduce corporate crime.

Saying that an article on campus rape that was later retracted hurt their reputations and subjected them to needless humiliation, three former members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity have sued Rolling Stone, its publisher, and the reporter who wrote the story.

How A Beauty Queen With Diabetes Found Her 'Sugar Linings'

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Last July, a photo changed Sierra Sandison's life. She went onstage in the Miss Idaho pageant with an insulin pump clipped to her bikini bottom. The photo and the #ShowMeYourPump hashtag she created went viral on social media, and became NPR's most popular online story of the year.

Chilo Ketlhoafetse struts around an eighth-grade classroom like the coolest guy in Botswana, warming the students up to talk about an awkward subject. He calls out "Nomhlaba!" and they respond "Auwe!" nonsense words from a local childhood game. Soon he has the students clicking their fingers, dancing and following his every word.

Within an hour, the students at the Bakgatle Community Junior Secondary School in Mochudi are chanting the only message he wants to get across to them: "Older partners are riskier."

The Taliban have confirmed reports that the group's spiritual leader, Mullah Omar, is dead, and the Afghan-based extremist organization has reportedly chosen a successor.

As Eyder reported on Wednesday, the Afghan government said it had "credible information" that Omar had died in April 2013 in Pakistan.

A University of Cincinnati officer who was charged in the murder of an unarmed black man during a routine traffic stop has pleaded not guilty.

Officer Ray Tensing was escorted into a Hamilton County courthouse on Thursday handcuffed and in a prison uniform.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan said because Tensing is facing a potential life-in-prison sentence, she was setting his bail at $1 million.

Months after they left the BBC, car enthusiasts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are headed to Amazon, hoping to recreate the success of the long-running TV show Top Gear. The trio left the BBC under a cloud after Clarkson's contract was not renewed because of a physical attack on a show producer.

"The show will be produced by the trio's long time executive producer Andy Wilman," Amazon announced Thursday, adding that production on the new show, whose name wasn't revealed, will begin soon.

Whirlpool recalls 40,000 Jenn-Air ovens due to burn risk

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BENTON HARBOR, MI (AP)--   Whirlpool is recalling more than 40,000 of its Jenn-Air brand ovens after customers reported burns due to faulty oven racks. 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the extendable rack inside the oven can fall out. Whirlpool received eight incident reports from customers, including one who reported second degree burns to the back and arm.

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