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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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Protestors gather outside of the Westlake Center in Seattle on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, to protest the Ferguson grand jury decision. More than 200 protesters, some chanting "Black Lives Matter!" tried to disrupt Black Friday shopping and downtown Seattle's traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Police turned out in force, arresting five people, and a downtown mall closed early. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)

Seattle: Protests greet Black Friday shoppers

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More than 200 protesters, some chanting "Black Lives Matter!" tried to disrupt Black Friday shopping and downtown Seattle's traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Police turned out in force, arresting five people, and a downtown mall closed early.

Police stand guard as protesters gather in front of Ferguson Police Department on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Several protesters have been taken into custody during a demonstration outside the police department. Tensions escalated late Friday during an initially calm demonstration after police said protesters were illegally blocking West Florissant Avenue. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

15 arrested as demonstration return to Ferguson

- Associated Press

Disrupting commerce, transit and traffic became focal points for demonstrators across the country days after the announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

This Oct. 15, 2014 photo, shows the East Shore, a neighborhood in The Woodlands, Texas. Don Gebert moved "to the middle of nowhere" in the early 1970s and had to have an electrician run a line for half a mile in the piney woods 30 miles north of downtown Houston just to light up his newly built home. A pastor from Philadelphia, he had come to develop social services in what would become The Woodlands, an innovative master-planned community envisioned by Texas billionaire George Mitchell. The arrival of Gebert's seven-member family increased the population by 10 percent. Now 40 years old, The Woodlands is no longer a far-flung outpost of Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Billy Smith II)

Planned community faces crossroads at 40

- Associated Press

Don Gebert moved "to the middle of nowhere" in the early 1970s and had to have an electrician run a line for half a mile in the piney woods 30 miles north of downtown Houston just to light up his newly built home.

A group of protesters chant "Black lives matter" outside of a window of the West Oakland Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train station after 14 protesters were arrested after they formed a human chain on a platform to stop trains from moving in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/(AP Photo/The Tribune, Laura A. Oda)

2 officers hurt during Ferguson protest in SF

- Associated Press

An unruly march Friday night by hundreds of protesters in San Francisco over the Ferguson shooting left two police officers injured and demonstrators arrested, authorities said.

In this May 27, 2014, photo, Odilia Sintu holds a frame with photos of her late son Jose Miguel Ramirez, below, and other relatives at her home in Zacapa, Guatemala. Ramirez went hunting for iguanas on a melon farm, and paid for it with his life. What happened to Ramirez remains in dispute, though no one is pushing for answers any longer. The private security guards alleged to have killed the 19-year-old were never prosecuted. A witness who said he saw the shooting recanted. In a country that averages some 100 homicides a week, the killing barely drew headlines and public attention moved on. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Killing of Guatemalan hunter likely to go unsolved

- Associated Press

Jose Miguel Ramirez went hunting for iguanas on a melon farm, and paid for it with his life. The 19-year-old's body was dumped by a stream near the property line, a bullet hole above his left eye.

School prepares challenged boys for 'real life'

- Associated Press

Seventeen-year-old Cristian Scott, who grew up in a disadvantaged environment in Poughkeepsie, New York, acknowledges he has had a rough life.

Boscov's chairman still a driving force at 85

- Associated Press

Al Boscov pulled his white Acura RDX into the parking lot at the employee entrance of the Reading Mall at 6:25 a.m., strode to the entrance of a chartered bus and scaled a couple steps.

Wisconsin barn reborn as Iowa lake home

- Associated Press

Lorin Hayden wandered beneath the massive wooden skeleton that had risen on the lakeshore and craned his neck to glance at the peak nearly 30 feet above.

Pa. furniture company is a design leader

- Associated Press

Motivated by a revolution, Hans Knoll began to bring modern design from Europe to U.S. shores in 1938. He focused on furniture backed by ideas, not just function.

For school project, next stop is outer space

- Associated Press

It looks like a green, high-tech coffee can with tape-measure arms and side solar panels. The contraption contains four separate circuit boards that will measure temperature, acceleration and magnetic fields.

U of M researchers encouraging no-till practice

- Associated Press

At the end of each harvest season, farmer Dean Dostal of Hutchinson, Minnesota, carefully tends to his corn and soybean crops, preparing for the next year's planting season.

Rhode Island marking Small Business Saturday

Associated Press

Rhode Island is marking "Small Business Saturday" in an effort to get consumers to support the local economy during the heavily shopped holiday season.