NEW YORK ? Black Friday has become the second wave the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving.
Here's a look at what's happening around the country:
Best Buy Site Back Up
Best Buy's website seemed to be back up and running at around 11:30 a.m. eastern, after going down for more than an hour Friday with a message that read, "WE'RE SORRY."
Both Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah participated in the Chicago Bulls? Thursday practice in Boston without incident and their availability for Friday?s matinee against the Boston Celtics will be made pregame.
Noah missed Tuesday?s loss to the Denver Nuggets because of left knee effusion and could miss another after having that knee surgically repaired in the offseason.
DES MOINES, Iowa ? Christmas trees likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.
Six years of decreased demand and low prices put many growers out of business. Those who withstood the downturn are relieved they survived.
"I'm awful proud to still be in the Christmas tree business," said Tillman, who ships up to 20,000 trees each fall from nine fields south of Olympia, Washington. "We lost a lot of farmers who didn't make it through."
A parking dispute overnight in Revere led to shots fired and a man’s arrest, a spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said.
Jeffrey Moreno, 27, faces arraignment on gun charges today in Chelsea District Court for the 1:15 a.m. incident on Fenno Street, according to Suffolk DA spokesman Jake Wark.
Moreno, who lives on Fenno Street, was taken into custody inside his home by Revere police, assisted by officers from Everett.
Wark said no one was injured in the incident.
MANCHESTER, Mo. ? Dozens of people interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.
Other Black Friday protests were planned in shopping centers around the nation. One in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood on Friday drew about a dozen people who stood at an entrance to Kirkwood Commons Shopping Center and chanted "Black lives matter."
DURHAM, N.C. ? Duke won't win the Coastal Division. Wake Forest won't play in a bowl game.
Yet neither team will lack motivation when they meet Saturday in their regular season finale ? even if the goals are somewhat more abstract.
The Blue Devils (8-3, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) want to get back to the level of play that put them in first place atop the Coastal for much of the season.
The Demon Deacons (3-8, 1-6) want to show they've improved during the first year of coach Dave Clawson's rebuilding job.