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This is a  Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, file photo of shoppers at the entrance to Asda supermarket store in West Belfast, Northern Ireland after  at least one person was injured and taken to hospital from the store earlier Friday, as shoppers rushed to get their hands on sale deals for their Black Friday event. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)

Black Friday shopping catches on in U.K.

- Associated Press

Halloween and Mother’s Day have become staples of the U.K. shopping calendar. Now Black Friday looks as though it may be the next big retail import from the United States.

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday, Nov. 7, 2014,  to hear a new challenge to President Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

High court to review EPA mercury limits

- Associated Press

The Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

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Ohio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving

- Associated Press

A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving - an effort that comes as Macy's, the holiday's quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day.

In this Nov. 14, 2014 photo, construction continues in the neighborhoods of Washington, Ill., almost exactly a year after an EF-4 tornado ripped through Washington on Nov. 17, 2013. The city administrator in the tornado-devastated city says the city's rate of rebuilding uninhabitable homes is about 30 percent higher than the federal average. Tim Gleason says the city has building permits issued for 80 percent of 800 homes left uninhabitable after last November's storms. (AP Photo/Journal Star, Fred Zwicky)

Washington still focused on tornado recovery

Associated Press

A year after deadly tornadoes ravaged Washington, the rebuilding rate is high and the community is even more tight-knit, according to a city official.

Judge in Reno blocks Uber's ride-sharing in Nevada

- Associated Press

A Washoe County District Court judge granted the state's request late Tuesday for a court order blocking the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies from operating unregulated in Nevada, saying Uber's refusal to comply with the necessary state licensing requirements could put the public's safety at risk.

Conservationists sue over federal coal program

- Associated Press

Conservation groups sued the government Tuesday to force officials to undertake their first broad review of the federal coal-leasing program in decades and consider how burning the fuel contributes to climate change.

Bankruptcy wrangling for ex-Trump, Revel casinos

- Associated Press

Some of the hottest action in Atlantic City involves closed casinos in bankruptcy court, where Donald Trump is trying to recoup rent he paid on a driveway and the city is fighting to collect more than $50 million in unpaid taxes.

What's covered in new menu labeling rules

- Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday is announcing new rules requiring chain restaurants, movie theaters and other retailers that sell prepared foods to put calorie labels on menus and menu boards. The rules will only apply to establishments that have 20 or more locations.

NFL, union discuss personal conduct policy

- Associated Press

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players' union chief DeMaurice Smith met Tuesday to discuss the league's personal conduct policy.

FILE - In this July 18, 2008 file photo, calories of each food item appear on a McDonalds drive-thru menu in New York.   The Food and Drug Administration announced long-delayed calorie labeling rules Tuesday, requiring establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food "clearly and conspicuously" on their menus, menu boards and displays. Companies will have until November 2015 to comply.  (AP Photo/Ed Ou, File)

Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

- Associated Press

Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater.

Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CST

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Two Minneapolis rallies to demonstrate against the grand jury's decision in Ferguson, Missouri, drew several hundred people on Tuesday, with a scary moment when a car struck one protester and then burst through a pack of other protesters when they quickly surrounded it.

In this photo taken on Nov. 17, 2014, Jennifer Lutz and John Francisco, of Inland Power and Light, talk about the community solar project at the company headquarters in Spokane, Wash.. The $150,000 projects was financed by a handful of the customers who invested in it for their own reasons and who will profit by it over the next several years through tax credits.  The company will expand the array again early next year.  (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Jesse Tinsley)  COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUT

Utility tries community solar projects

- Associated Press

Solar energy intrigued Landy Comstock, but he wasn't ready to fork out $30,000 to install solar panels on the roof of his home in Valleyford.

Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

- Associated Press

Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama's health care law.

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., emerges from Democratic caucus before the Keystone XL pipeline vote at the Capitol in Washington. In a speech at the National Press Club today in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, the Senate's third-ranking Democrat said that Democrats performed poorly in this month's midterm elections in part because they let Republicans portray government as a drag on society rather than a potential force for good. Schumer said Democrats' were too intent on passing the Affordable Care Act when they did and should have been more focused instead on jobs and the economy for the middle class. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite/File)

Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers

- Associated Press

The Senate Democrats' top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americans want a robust government that will promote education access, labor bargaining rights, progressive taxes and more.

U-M: 11 sex misconduct violations over 12 months

Associated Press

University of Michigan students made 129 sexual misconduct complaints in a 12-month period, 11 of which were determined to be violations of school policy, according to the university.