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February 4, 2014

AP Top 10 | Sunny Super Sunday seems like distant memory

1. DATA SHOW SCOPE OF US INTERNET SPYING

Companies such as Google and Microsoft were compelled to provide information on as many as 10,000 customer accounts in a six-month period, newly released figures show.

2. HOW CARS MIGHT PREVENT CRASHES

The government is moving to require automakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets them warn each other of impending collisions.

3. AL-QAIDA SHUNS MILITANT GROUP BLAMED FOR SYRIA INFIGHTING

The move appears aimed at reasserting the terror network's prominence in the jihad movement across the Middle East.

4. WHY TOO MUCH SUGAR COULD BE DEADLY

Researchers say consuming extra sugar, much of it hidden in processed foods, can raise the risk of fatal heart problems.

5. OFFICIALS CONFIRM HEROIN FOUND IN ACTOR'S APARTMENT

Tests reveal at least some of the dozens of plastic packets discovered near Philip Seymour Hoffman's body contained the drug.

6. SUNNY SUNDAY NOW SEEMS A MIRAGE

A day after the mercury hit 50 degrees, delighting Super Bowl fans, New York and the surrounding region are hit with several inches of snow.

7. WHAT'S IN THE MASSIVE FARM BILL

The legislation, heading toward final passage, brings slight cuts to food stamps, continues subsidies for farmers and relaxes laws on growing hemp.

8. YELLEN SWORN IN AS FED CHAIR

The first woman to head the central bank will have a delicate balancing act with the stimulus, jittery investors and a still-slow economy.

9. CONVICTED KILLER CAUGHT AFTER DAY ON THE LOOSE

The inmate, after escaping from a Michigan prison, is captured after police in Indiana chase down a stolen vehicle.

10. SUPER BOWL SETS RECORD FOR MOST-WATCHED TV EVENT

Even though it was a blowout, the game drew more than 111 million viewers.

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