Three private colleges are objecting to a plan by Umass Amherst to open a satellite campus in downtown Springfield. Presidents of Springfield College, AIC, and Western New England University issued a joint statement warning UMass not to duplicate any of their programs. UMass issued an RFP last week, looking to lease 25,000 square feet of downtown space for the proposed satellite campus.
Police arrested a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs.
America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.
A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.
The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.
Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.