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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Suge (shug) Knight is in custody, after his arrest on suspicion of murder. He turned himself in, hours after a hit-and-run wreck that killed a man and injured another near Los Angeles. A sheriff's deputy says Knight is being held on $2 million bail, and could face a murder charge. His lawyer says Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers. Police say it appeared to be intentional.

TOKYO (AP) — Officials in Japan and in Jordan say they have nothing to report today about the Japanese journalist and the Jordanian military pilot who've been held by the Islamic State group. The militants had set a deadline of sundown yesterday for a prisoner swap, but it didn't take place. Jordan says it will only release an al-Qaida prisoner from death row if it gets proof that the pilot is alive.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani official says the death toll from a deadly blast at a mosque in southern Pakistan has risen to 49. The blast targeted a mosque belonging to members of Pakistan's minority Shiite community. It exploded during Friday prayers when the mosque was packed with worshippers. A Sunni militant group claimed responsibility.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are lower in early trading after the government reported that U.S. economic growth slowed at the end of last year. The economy expanded at a 2.6 percent rate in the fourth quarter, down from gains of 4.6 percent in the second quarter and 5 percent in the third quarter.

UNDATED (AP) — Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering another run for president, Mitt Romney plans to update supporters about his plans for the 2016 presidential campaign. The Republican Party's 2012 nominee will host conference calls for staff and supporters late this morning. Romney jumped back into the presidential discussion earlier this month, when he told a small group of former donors in New York that he was eyeing a third White House run. He's run into defections among several major fundraisers, who have told Romney they plan to support former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in 2016.

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