10 Things to Know for Monday, February 3, 2014

10 Things to Know for Monday, February 3, 2014

7:18am Feb 03, 2014
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. WHO'S BUILT FOR MORE CHAMPIONSHIP RUNS  The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks are among the youngest teams in the NFL, they're led by dynamic quarterback Russell Wilson and they boast a stingy defense. SUPER BOWL-5

2. WHEN SUPER BOWL ADS TAKE ON A NEW TONE  Advertisers played it safe — and sappy. As one viewer said: "The ads are less fun, but it's easier to watch the Super Bowl with your family."   SUPER BOWL ADS

3. 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.   OBIT-HOFFMAN

4. 'WE ARE NOT GIVING UP THE FIGHT'  Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban vows to continue anti-government demonstrations in Thailand following tumultuous nationwide elections.   THAILAND ELECTIONS

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.   SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

6. 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.   UKRAINE PROTESTS

7. 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 2008.   ABORTION DECLINE

8. TOP REPUBLICANS WANT CHRISTIE 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.   CHRISTIE-TRAFFIC JAMS

9. FRENCH COMMITTEE WANTS TO BURN WHAT IT CALLS FAKE CHAGALL  A Briton who paid a small fortune for what he thought was an original canvas by the Russian-born artist has been informed it's a fake, and it should be destroyed.    RITAIN-CHAGALL FORGERY

10. MAN SAYS HE ATE BIRDS, TURTLES IN 13 MONTHS ADRIFT  A fisherman claims his 23-foot boat was blown off course from the shores of Mexico and survived 5,500 miles at sea before washing ashore in the Marshall Islands. Officials are skeptical.   NEW ZEALAND-SEA SURVIVOR

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