UN: Carbon dioxide levels rising...New Jersey mall reopening after shooting

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. weather agency says carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere hit a record high in 2012. The World Meteorological Organization also says concentrations of carbon dioxide pollution have accelerated on a pace that would place the level beyond what's considered safe by 2016.

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest shopping mall plans to be back in business today, two days after a young man fired multiple shots inside and then killed himself. The Garden State Plaza in Paramus (puh-RAM'-uhs) was closed after the shooting Monday night. Retailers and their employees will get their stores ready for a 10 a.m. opening.

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York City has its first Democratic mayor since 1989 while voters in predominantly black Detroit elected their first white mayor in 40 years as the Motor City faces bankruptcy, violent crime and blighted neighborhoods. Bill De Blasio got the nod in the Big Apple while Mike Duggan faces a daunting task in Detroit. Democrat Terry McAuliffe is Virginia's new governor while Republican Chris Christie was re-elected in New Jersey.

CAIRO (AP) — The Muslim Brotherhood says it will appeal a court decision upholding a ban on the group in Egypt along with a seizure of its assets. Lawyers for the Islamist group had asked the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters to halt the implementation of the Sept. 23 ruling. Egypt's military-backed authorities have not moved against its finances until the verdict is final.

LONDON (AP) — There's more evidence today to indicate Europe's economic recovery will remain muted. Eurostat, the EU's statistics office, says retail sales across the 17-country eurozone fell 0.6 percent in September from the month before. The report comes a day before the European Central Bank meets to decide whether to cut interest rates.