Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:
The Lead Story: The Wall Street Journal first reported the death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman on Sunday afternoon. Hoffman, 46, was found dead in his New York City apartment of an apparent heroin overdose. The actor starred in films such as “Capote” and “The Big Lebowski” and appeared in NYC theater, namely “Death of a Salesman” in 2012.
The Seattle Seahawks trounced the Denver Broncos 43-8 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.
ICYMI: Bill O’Reilly interviewed President Obama at the White House and it was super tense. In response to some prodding on the IRS scandal, Obama said, “These kinds of things keep on surfacing in part because you and your TV station will promote them.” Ooooh, burn.
New Jersey Govenor Chris Christie went on the defensive and criticized the New York Times over recent allegations that he knew of last year’s infamous lane closings.
A volcano left 16 dead in Indonesia on Sunday. Authorities have evacuated 30,000 locals so far.
SNL’s Seth Myers bid the show’s fans farewell on Saturday alongside alumni Bill Hader and Amy Poehler. Myers is set to take over for Jimmy Fallon on “Late Night.” Fallon is in turn taking over for Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show.”
Officials say a 13-year-old girl from Portland, Maine caused her iPhone to light on fire when she put it in her back pocket and sat on it. Protip: Don’t sit on your phone.
The Long Read: Former TSA agent Jason Harrington pulls back the curtain on one of America’s most hated government agencies in “Dear America, I Saw You Naked.”
The Weather: Expect snow tomorrow, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday but slightly warmer temperatures, meaning highs in the 20s and 30s throughout the week. Welcome to February!