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 FOR SEATTLE, FROM THE FIRST SNAP
The Seahawks scored 12 seconds into the first half and 12 seconds into the second on their way to a 43-8 victory against the Broncos.
3. 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."
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.