National News

February 2, 2014

10 things to know for Monday

1. WHAT TOOK THE LIFE OF A GREAT AMERICAN ACTOR

Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, who struggled with heroin and was found with a needle in his arm, apparently died of a drug overdose.

2. A RECORD-SETTING SUPER BOWL, FROM THE FIRST SNAP

The quickest score in game history comes 12 seconds in; Seattle grabs two points when the ball got away from Peyton Manning.

3. A NIGHT WHEN EVEN THE SILLY ADS CAN PROVOKE     

Scarlett Johansson’s Sodastream Super Bowl spot became a politically charged case of fizzy water.

4. THE OTHER BIG MATCHUP: OBAMA VS. O’REILLY

The president traded barbs with his Fox interviewer in a live exchange covering the health care rollout, Benghazi and the IRS.

5. AP FINDS NO DROP IN US SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

Despite increased security since Sandy Hook, there have been at least 11 shootings this academic year.

6. NO BLOODSHED, BUT TROUBLE NOT OVER AFTER THAI ELECTIONS  

An effort to nullify the vote is likely to be a flash point in the bitter political crisis.

7. UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT HEADING BACK TO WORK

Viktor Yanukovych’s office announces his return as protesters seeking his ouster hold one of their largest rallies in recent weeks.

8.   US ABORTION RATE REPORTED TO BE LOWEST SINCE 1973

The Guttmacher Institute, which supports legal access, says there were about 1.06 million in 2011 — down from about 1.2 million in ‘08.

9.  TOP REPUBLICANS WANT CHRSITIE TO KEEP NATIONAL POST

They say he should remain Republican Governors Association chairman even after a former ally claims he knew more than he has said about that infamous traffic jam.

10. WOODY ALLEN DENIES DYLAN FARROW’S ACCUSATION

“Untrue and disgraceful,” his publicist says of his adoptive daughter’s open letter claiming he sexually assaulted her at age 7.

 

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