Eavesdropping In: The Groundhog Has Spoken; WA State Nears Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage; US Combat In Afghanistan May End A Year Early; Egyptians Protest Over 74 Killed In Soccer Riot; On Armie Hammer's Weed Brownie Bust

by Emily Green · February 2, 2012

It's Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil, the famous Pennsylvania groundhog that humans think can predict the behavior of seasons, apparently saw his shadow this morning which is supposed to mean the U.S. will have six more weeks of winter. [KTLA]

Washington State Senate passes a bill to legalize same-sex marriage which the House and Governor Chris Gregoire are expected to approve and sign into law. [HuffPo]

The U.S. and its allies may end their combat mission in Afghanistan and handover control of the country to Afghan forces by 2013, one year earlier than projected in the 2010 NATO agreement. [KABC]

Thousands of Egyptians join a march to protest of the government for doing little, if not instigating, a violent soccer riot at a game between the teams of Port Said and Cairo in which at least 74 were killed. [LATimes]

The marijuana Armie Hammer got arrested for having at a boarder patrol checkpoint was in the form of three special cookies and a brownie and says he's learned the hard way not to mess with Texas. [TMZ]