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Nevada becomes first state to shut down Uber

Uber suspended operations in Nevada on Wednesday when a Washoe County District Judge in Nevada issued a preliminary injunction preventing Uber from operating statewide.

People wait to cross a street in front of a Shell filling station with the electric indicator showing a liter of regular gas price, top, at 148 yen, or $1.25, per liter (554 yen, or $4.69 per gallon) in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Oil plunge a panacea for much of world economy

Associated Press

A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.

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FILE- In a Sept. 16, 2011 file photo work crews continue to rebuild the Southfield Freeway in Detroit. A typical Michigan driver would initially pay roughly $4.60 more per month in state gasoline taxes under a gradual tax increase proposed to boost funding for roads, bridges and public transit.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

What Michigan gas tax hike could cost at pump

- Associated Press

A typical Michigan driver would initially pay roughly $4.60 more per month in state gasoline taxes under a gradual tax increase proposed to boost funding for roads, bridges and public transit.

In this Nov. 10, 2014 photo, Michael Vena, owner of Arabian Knights Farms and Training Center, along with his dog Valor, shows off the farm's gaming room in Willowbrook, Ill. Since Illinois legalized video gambling, the terminals have been showing up in some unusual places: a florist, laundromats, liquor stores and gas stations. And for the businesses that have terminals, like the Arabian Knights Farms and Training Center, they mean money, too, according to Vena. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Video gambling's spread raising cash, eyebrows

- Associated Press

Since video gambling began in Illinois two years ago, the slot-like terminals have been showing up in places lawmakers never imagined - floral shops, laundromats, liquor stores and gas stations. They're also now the main attraction at dozens of storefront bistros and cafes geared toward women.

NY dealership ceiling partly collapses, killing 1

- Associated Press

A car dealership's ceiling partially collapsed as construction workers demolished one of its buildings Friday, killing a worker trapped by the rubble as three others scrambled to safety, officials said.

In this Nov. 27, 2014 photo, Lori Karn, of Harrisburg, heads for the door after shopping the Black Friday sale at Target in Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/The Argus Leader, Jay Pickthorn)  NO SALES

Good holiday shopping season expected in Dakotas

- Associated Press

Retailers in the Dakotas are expecting a strong holiday shopping season, with the oil boom in western North Dakota expected to be a factor in both states.

FILE - This Nov. 25, 2009, file photo shows Pamunkey Councilmen Jeff Brown, left, and Gary Miles, hold a deer as their Chief Kevin Brown presents it to Gov. Tim Kaine, second from left, during the annual tax tribute from the Virginia Indians to the Virginia governor in Richmond, Va. Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of the Pamunkey tribe in southeast Virginia because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Alexa Welch Edlund, File)

Past ban on marrying blacks may mar tribe's future

- Associated Press

Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks.

On Black Friday, many shop, others make statements

- Associated Press

An estimated 600,000 Nevada shoppers hit stores on Black Friday while others used the day to make a point on behalf of the retail workers who stocked the shelves and rang up the purchases.

Under 100,000 customers now without electricity

Associated Press

Utilities made some progress Friday in restoring power after the first major snowstorm of the season hit New Hampshire with fewer than 100,000 people still without electricity as sharply colder temperatures descended on the state.

News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EST

Associated Press

To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an effort to energize African-Americans and attract whites.

Two Guinean men stand on a pedestrian overpass near the People's Palace where a giant billboard featuring French President Francois Hollande and his Guinean counterpart Alpha Conde is displayed in Conakry, Guinea, Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014.  Hollande  on Friday will  become the first non-African head of state to visit Guinea since the Ebola crisis began. Hollande will take stock of the response, cheer on heavily-burdened aid providers and help demystify fears about a highly stigmatizing virus. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

French president cheered in Ebola-stricken Guinea

- Associated Press

French President Francois Hollande brought a message of hope to Guinea on Friday, where thousands of residents lined the roads while clapping, drumming and dancing to catch a glimpse of the first Western leader to visit a country hard hit by Ebola.

In this Oct. 27, 2014, photo, Sarah Swingle, of Charleston, S.C., with the Humane Society of the United States, stands immobilized in a human-sized "gestation crate," in front of the Statehouse, in Trenton, N.J. Swingle's demonstration was part of the society's efforts to have Gov. Chris Christie sign legislation that would require state agriculture officials to adopt regulations concerning confinement of pregnant pigs. Christie has until Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, to decide whether to sign the bill. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Christie vetoes politically charged pig crate bill

- Associated Press

Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in his state, a move many observers see as aimed at appeasing Iowa voters ahead of a potential 2016 presidential run.