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Thicke, Lorde perform at Universal Music brunch

AP Photo/Alexandra Wyman LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal Music Group celebrated its domination on the charts with an event featuring its top acts, including Robin Thicke and Lorde. The music corporation, the parent company to labels like Interscope, Def Jam and Republic...

3 dead, including gunman, after Md. mall shooting

Two people embrace in the parking lot at the scene of a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman.(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) Two people...

Editorial: Mr. Gray owes D.C. answers on the shadow campaign

D.C. MAYOR Vincent C. Gray (D) now says that he doesn’t remember when he learned of the illegal “shadow campaign” that helped elect him in 2010. No matter, though, because according to the mayor, that is “immaterial.” Mr. Gray’s refusal to acknowledge the importance...

Editorial: Making progress on inequality

INTENSE AS it is, the current debate over rising income inequality is hardly new. It represents the resumption of a discussion that was gathering momentum just before the Great Recession — and then got sidetracked amid the urgent business of dealing with that crisis. Our...

Hospital releases 5 people hurt in mall shooting

Shoppers are evacuated by police after a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) Shoppers are evacuated by...

NADA: New car sales expected to rise 5.8 percent

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Boosted by rising employment, home values and housing construction, Americans will buy 16.4 million new cars and light trucks this year. That’s the prediction from the National Automobile Dealers Association, which is meeting in New Orleans....

Police identify 2 employees killed in Md. shooting

Shoppers are evacuated by police after a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) Shoppers are evacuated by...

AP-GfK Poll: 49 percent are pro football fans

NEW YORK (AP) — According to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, about half of Americans say they are fans of pro football. Nearly a third of those fans say they would not consider attending a Super Bowl even though few have any idea how much it costs. The NFL is still the...

Former Florida State QB Coker visits Alabama

Former Florida State quarterback Jacob Coker was in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday as he considers transferring to Alabama. Coker, who is from Mobile, Ala., backed up Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston this past season. The sophomore played sparingly and injured his knee late in...

Woods shoots 79 to miss cut at Torrey Pines

AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods has shot a 79 at Torrey Pines to match his worst school on American soil. Woods missed the 54-hole cut for the first time in his career Saturday at the Farmers Insurance Open. Woods is an eight-time winner at Torrey Pines,...