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February 9, 2015 7:10 AM EST

The Grammys Were an Endless Concert Where They Also Handed Out a Few Awards

This year’s Grammy Awards were all about the performances, of which there were many times more than there were actual awards given out during the 3½-hour show. Sam Smith ruled, Prince wore orange pajamas, and Kanye (barely) behaved. Here are the highlights

Why You Shouldn’t Shop After a Failure

Researchers warn that spending money after a big personal or professional disappointment can leave you feeling worse about yourself

The Future of Cyber Security

A top New York State regulator is “very likely” to impose new cyber security rules on the banking and insurance industries after high-profile attacks

Northeast Braces for Another Major Winter Storm

Snow is falling yet again on New England and portions of New York state, threatening to bring up to 1 to 2 feet to some areas and making the first commutes of the workweek potentially hazardous

China’s President Xi Jinping Plans First State Visit to U.S.

China’s President Xi Jinping is planning his first state visit to the U.S., according to Chinese state media. The country’s ambassador to the U.S., Cui Tiankai told China Daily that he was discussing the visit with American officials

Mockingbird Sequel Now Apparently Has a Cover

An unconfirmed cover of Harper Lee’s upcoming novel Go Set a Watchman, surfaced online this weekend. The design has yet to emerge on the website of HarperCollins, the North American publisher, but it is on the British publisher’s site and Amazon

Bruce Jenner Didn’t Text During Crash, Says Publicist

Bruce Jenner was not texting while driving when he got into a chain-reaction crash in Malibu that left a woman dead, his publicist said on Sunday. Jenner was driving a black Cadillac Escalade when he rear-ended a Lexus sedan that slammed into a Toyota Prius

SpaceX Calls Off Deep-Space Launch

The SpaceX company halted the countdown at the 2½-minute mark following the loss of a radar system for tracking the rocket in flight. CEO Elon Musk said via Twitter that the company would try again Monday and that the delay probably was for the best

Jeb Bush Takes the Lead in New Hampshire

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has an early advantage in the key presidential primary state of New Hampshire, according to a new poll. New Hampshire holds the first-in-the-nation primary, shortly after the Iowa caucuses next February

Ukraine Peace Talks Gather Momentum

Efforts to broker peace in eastern Ukraine appeared to gain momentum, with leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine announcing plans for four-way talks this week, as Russian-backed separatists continue to gain ground

Spongebob Overcomes Sniper to Top U.S. Box Office

The Spongebob Movie earned an estimated $52 million in theaters over its opening weekend, easily enough to push American Sniper into second place. But Clint Eastwood’s Oscar contender now has total domestic earnings expected to exceed $280 million

25 Dead in Egyptian Soccer Riot

A riot broke out on Sunday night outside a major soccer game in Egypt, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at least 25 people. The riot comes only three years after a similar violent incident killed 74 people

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