Afternoon Shots: January 8

Vince Gray opens up about his ethical scandals, Chris Brown's wild day in DC court, and more to talk about tonight.

By: Benjamin Freed

DC Mayor Vince Gray apologizes for scandals revolving around his 2010 campaign. [WUSA9]

Haile Selassie gave the District some elephant tusks in 1954. They were stolen last year. [Capital Comment]

The National Book Festival is moving off the Mall. [Capital Comment]

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley says no to legalized weed. So much for Hamsterdam. [Post]

Chris Brown rejected a plea deal in his October assault arrest. He'll be back in DC court next month. [City Desk]

Washington's movie theater boom continues. [Open House]

Cincinnati Bengals assistant coach Jay Gruden is the apparent frontrunner for NFL's worst job. [Post]

Weather in 2013 was "remarkably normal," aside from a wet December. [Capital Weather Gang]