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10 things to know for today, Feb. 2

By The Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. PATRIOTS RALLY PAST SEAHAWKS TO WIN SUPER BOWL, 28-24

New England captures its fourth NFL title on a last-minute interception.

2. CELEBRITIES MAKE SUPER BOWL AD APPEARANCES

Snickers scores laughs with a commercial recreating a famous Brady Bunch scene, while a Carnival cruises uses audio of John F. Kennedy expressing his love of the sea and Toyota includes a voiceover of Muhammad Ali.

3. WHAT’S IN OBAMA’S $4 TRILLION BUDGET PLAN

The president proposes higher taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, and a $478 billion public works program for highway, bridge and transit upgrades.

4. PAKISTAN ARMING TEACHERS TO FACE TABLIAN

In the wake of the Peshawar attack that killed 150, the government wants schools to be protected against terror threats.

5. SNOWSTORM HITS MIDWEST, CREEPS EAST

Blizzard conditions cause power outages in Chicago and promise trouble in Pennsylvania, New York and New England, with heavy accumulations forecast to the north and freezing rain south.

6. KURDS MAINTAIN TENUOUS HOLD ON GAINS

Kurdish fighters are struggling to protect territories they have won from the Islamic State group which is still far from beaten in northern Iraq.

7. SLAIN HOSTAGE’S WIFE: PROUD OF MY HUSBAND

The widow of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto says she is gratified by his work on the plight of people in conflict areas.

8. CDC: TODDLER FOOD OFTEN HAS TOO MUCH SALT, SUGAR

A new study says such meals for little ones could make them develop a taste for ingredients that lead to obesity later in life.

9. HOW ‘STILL ALICE’ IS RAISING AWARENESS OF ALZHEIMER’S SYMPTOMS

The movie, starring Julianne Moore, is pointing to signs of developing the memory-loss illness, including social withdrawal and inability to complete familiar tasks.

10. WHY AVIATION OFFICIALS ARE HOLDING A SUMMIT

Flight industry and government leaders attend the Montreal meeting to find consensus on how to keep from losing airliners like the one that vanished without a trace in Asia and another shot down in Eastern Europe over the past year.

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Nation/World

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Nation/World

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Crime

Gastonia man sentenced for crash into restaurant that killed his daughter, daughter-in-law

Nation/World

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Business

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