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Pakistani shopping mall blaze kills at least 10 people and injures more than 20

Pakistani police say a blaze has killed at least 10 people in a shopping mall. The multi-story RJ Mall is in a high-rise commercial building that also houses call centers and software firms.

An Israeli-owned ship was targeted in suspected Iranian attack in Indian Ocean, US official tells AP

A container ship owned by an Israeli billionaire came under attack by a suspected Iranian drone in the Indian Ocean as Israel wages war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Tackling climate change and alleviating hunger: States recycle and donate food headed to landfills

A growing number of states are working to keep food out of landfills over concerns the waste is taking up too much space and posing environmental problems.

Paper mill strike ends in rural Maine after more than a month

Dozens of striking workers at a paper mill in rural Maine have accepted an offer from the company, ending a stoppage that had lasted more than a month.

Daryl Hall is suing John Oates over plan to sell stake in joint venture. A judge has paused the sale

Daryl Hall has sued his longtime music partner John Oates, arguing that his plan to sell off his share of a joint venture would violate a business agreement the duo had.

FDA expands cantaloupe recall after salmonella infections double in a week

The number of people sickened by salmonella from cut and whole cantaloupes has more than doubled in a week.

Business Highlights: Retailers offer Black Friday discounts; markets end mixed in half-day session

Business Highlights: A summary of the day’s top stories in the business world.

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for January delivery fell $1.56 to $75.54 per barrel Friday. Brent crude for January delivery fell 84 cents to $80.23 per barrel.

Cleanup, air monitoring underway at Kentucky train derailment site

Kentucky officials and crews with rail operator CSX are working to remove train cars and spilled material at the site of a derailment.

How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 11/24/2023

Stocks closed mixed Friday after a half-day trading session capped a holiday shortened week. The S&P 500 inched up 0.1% after wavering between small gains and losses much of the day.

Nissan, Eli Lilly rise; Nvidia, Alphabet fall, 11/24/2023

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Friday: Nissan, Eli Lilly rise; Nvidia, Alphabet fall.

1.35 million chickens are being killed on an Ohio egg farm as bird flu takes a toll on the industry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 1.35 million chickens are being slaughtered on an Ohio egg farm as the bird flu continues to take a toll on the industry.

Victims in Niagara Falls border bridge crash identified as Western New York couple

The two people killed when their car crashed into a border checkpoint in Niagara Falls have been identified as a western New York couple whose family owns a lumber business and several hardware stores.

Internet casinos thrive in 6 states. So why hasn’t it caught on more widely in the US?

In the 10 years that it has been operating in New Jersey, internet casino gambling has generated nearly $7 billion in revenue for casinos and their affiliates, sent over a billion dollars in tax revenue to the state’s coffers, and helped keep Atlantic City’s nine casinos afloat while they were shut

The second installment of Sri Lanka’s bailout was delayed. The country hopes it’s coming in December

The governor of Sri Lanka’s Central Bank says he is confident it will receive the second instalment of a $2.9-billion bailout package from the International Monetary Fund before the end of the year.

Vietnam’s plan for spending $15.5 billion for its clean energy transition to be announced at COP28

A plan for how Vietnam will spend $15.5 billion to transition to cleaner energy has been finalized and will be announced formally at the COP28 climate conference, which begins in Dubai next week.

From Dec. 1, citizens of five European countries and Malaysia can enter China without a visa

China has announced that it will allow visa-free entry for citizens of five European countries and Malaysia as it tries to encourage more people to visit for business and tourism.

French foreign minister says China’s cooperation is vital in ending Russia-Ukraine war

French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna says China’s cooperation is vital on an issue that has divided it and much of Europe: ending the war in Ukraine.

Railyard explosion, inspections raise safety questions about Union Pacific’s hazmat shipping

Federal inspectors have twice found hundreds of defects in the locomotives and railcars Union Pacific was using at the world’s largest railyard in Nebraska, but none of those seem to explain why a shipping container filled with toxic acid exploded there this fall.

South Africa, Colombia and others are fighting drugmakers over access to TB and HIV drugs

In a series of moves experts say signal a shift in how developing countries deal with pharmaceuticals, South Africa, Colombia and others have recently adopted a more combative approach towards drugmakers, pushing back on policies that deny treatment to millions of people with tuberculosis and HIV.