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Singer Chris Brown, a no-show for Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, has been charged with a felony in connection with a domestic violence incident. Brown, 19, posted a $50,000 bond and was released by police. FOX News and celebrity gossip blogs are reporting that Brown’s girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna, was involved in the incident. Rihanna also abruptly canceled her planned Grammys performance. FOX News

Authorities are looking for six U.S. citizens missing since their small plane crashed Sunday off the north coast of Puerto Rico. The U.S. Coast Guard found debris that might belong to the downed single-engine Cessna 206 half a nautical mile from the shoreline of the city of Quebradillas. But despite five searches Sunday and two others throughout the night, rescue crews have not been able to find the pilot or the five passengers on the plane. CNN

In an effort to build support for his signature economic stimulus plan, President Barack Obama is setting off for Indiana today, holding his first prime-time news conference tonight and heading to Florida on Tuesday. In both states, he will be working to counter Republican criticism of his $800 billion recovery package and take greater control of the debate. NY Times

Investigators in Australia believe some of the deadly wildfires ravaging dry southeastern bushland may have been set deliberately, a conclusion prompting Australia’s prime minister to call such acts “mass murder.” Officials in Victoria state have launched arson investigations into some of the blazes, which have killed least 156 people, decimated massive spans of land and left thousands of people homeless. CNN


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