NUMBER 5 - CHILI PEPPERS FAKE PART OF PERFORMANCE?
Some people have noticed the Red Hot Chili Peppers did not plug in their instruments during their half-time performance at the Super Bowl. Now the band confirms that it wasn't a completely live performance. In a message on their website, bassist Flea said it's their general policy to not "mime" performances, but the NFL made them. They pre-recorded the instruments for their song "Give It Away" but had live vocals.
NUMBER 4 - FARM BILL PASSES
The senate passed the nearly $1 trillion Farm Bill Tuesday in a 68 to 32 vote. It was already approved by the house and now goes to President Obama to be signed into law. The legislation sets five years of eating and farming policy in the United States. It increases spending on farmers' markets and cuts the food stamp program.
NUMBER 3 - CLIMATE HUBS ANNOUNCED
The Obama administration will announce the creation of seven "climate hubs" Wednesday. The USDA "hubs" will provide scientific knowledge to help farmers, ranchers and landowners battle risks associated with climate change. Those risks include drought, floods, pests and fires. The hubs will be in Iowa, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon and New Mexico.
NUMBER 2 - WORST WINTER TO FLY
It's been a bruising winter for travelers. Last month was the worst January for flight cancelations in years. According to flight tracking site Flightaware.com, a staggering 40,000 U.S. flights were canceled in January. That's four times more than the past two years. As of Wednesday morning at XNA, there are delayed and canceled flights to Houston, Chicago and New York.
NUMBER 1 - FOUR ARRESTED IN HOFFMAN DEATH INVESTIGATION
Four people thought to be connected to the drugs found in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment were arrested Tuesday night. Law enforcement said a raid led to the arrest of three men and one woman. Police said they also recovered 350 bags or envelopes, which may be used to contain heroin. Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment Sunday. Police have not said exactly how the arrests are connected to the Hoffman death investigation.