- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced in a YouTube video that she will resign from Congress to concentrate on her recovery from the gunshot wound she suffered in Tucson in 2011.
- Philip Vannatter, the retired LAPD homicide detective who led the investigation of the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, and who arrested Roman Polanski in 1977 for sex with a minor, died of cancer complications on Friday in Santa Clarita. He was 70.
- "The Artist" claimed another major top picture award, the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures from the Producers Guild. Full list of winners
- The health-conscious Inland Empire city of Loma Linda is all a-twitter about the possibility of a McDonald's opening in town.
AP file photo of Vannatter