Ed Sheeran on “Subtract,” songwriting, and lawsuits

In a departure from the string of polished pop hits that made Ed Sheeran one of the world’s bestselling music artists, his new album, “Subtract,” is a stripped-down return to his singer-songwriter roots. The unassuming superstar talks with correspondent Seth Doane about how his latest music is very much a reflection of recent times, filled with personal challenges, loss, mental health struggles, and controversy. He also discusses the recent lawsuit accusing him of plagiarism (which a jury this past week rejected).

Alexandra Petri on a Supreme Court ethics code

Imagine if justices of the Highest Court in the Land had to live under a code of ethics just like us mere mortals – like, report when they’ve accepted gifts from wealthy collectors of Nazi memorabilia. No need; Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri has imagined it for you.

How the Michelin Guide rates restaurants

First published in France in 1900, The Michelin Guide has been awarding stars to restaurants for about 100 years. Today, it rates the work of chefs around the world, including in the United States. Correspondent Kelefa Sanneh talks with an anonymous Michelin restaurant inspector, and with chefs at a restaurant with a coveted Michelin star.

LASD searching for missing at-risk teen in Paramount 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public for help in locating missing at-risk teenager Jaqualine Ramos Espinoza.  Jaqualine was last seen on Saturday at 1 a.m. in the 8400 block of Fairton Street in the city of Paramount.  She is 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 80 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a white shirt, black and white spotted pajama pants and black and white Converse shoes.  Jaqualine Ramos Espinoza as seen in an undated photo. (LASD) Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lakewood Station at 562-623-3500.  Information can also be submitted anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477 or by going to lacrimestoppers.org 

Officials: 8 killed in Texas mall shooting

(NewsNation) — At least nine people are dead, including the suspected shooter, after the gunman opened fire at a busy mall outside Dallas, officials announced Saturday. The Allen fire department said they found seven dead upon arrival at the scene, and transported nine victims to a medical facility, fire chief Jonathan Boyd announced at a press conference. Of the nine who were taken to the hospital, two have died, three are in critical condition and four are stable. An Allen Police officer was in the area on an unrelated call when he heard shots at 3:36 p.m., the police department wrote on Facebook. “The officer engaged the suspect and neutralized the threat. He then called for emergency personnel. Nine victims were transported to local hospitals by Allen Fire Department,” the agency wrote in a Facebook post. “There is no longer an active threat.” According to CNN, a manhunt is underway for a potential second suspect. The Collin County Sheriff said the shooter is dead, WFAA reported. A dispatcher with Allen police confirmed the department was investigating a shooting, after calls about shots being fired came