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10 for today: Monday, Jan. 13

10 for today: Monday, Jan. 13

NEW TRUCK: Ford unveiled its all-new F-150 at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new truck, made from high-strength steel and high-strength aluminum alloys, is lighter, tougher, smarter and more capable than the previous F-150. Ford's F-Series trucks have been the best-selling truck in the U.S. for 37 years. Photo: Associated Press

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

1. PROTESTERS TRYING TO SHUT DOWN CENTRAL BANGKOK

Their efforts — peaceful so far — could last weeks as they campaign to overthrow the democratically elected prime minister.

2. STATE MEMORIAL, FUNERAL FOR SHARON

The late prime minister is remembered as a fearless warrior and bold leader who devoted his life to protecting Israel’s security.

3. NOT AT ALL WHERE YOU WANT TO BE

A Southwest Airlines jet from Chicago lands 124 passengers at the wrong airport near Branson, Mo. — and on a shorter runway.

4. SUPREME COURT WEIGHS PRESIDENT’S RECESS POWER

The high court is refereeing a dispute between Obama and Republicans over temporary appointments when the Senate is away.

5. HOW MICHELLE OBAMA DESCRIBES HERSELF

The first lady reaches a milestone Friday and she’s already celebrating — saying she’s “50 and fabulous.”

6. TRANSPLANTED WOMBS RAISING HOPE IN SWEDEN

Doctors say nine women involved in the major experiment will now try to become pregnant.

7. WHY FORD IS MAKING A BIG CHANGE TO F-150 PICKUP

The 2015 model of the popular truck will be built mostly of aluminum — not steel — so it’s more fuel-efficient and nimble.

8. ANOTHER APOLOGY FROM DENNIS RODMAN

He plans another trip to North Korea next month, and says he’s sorry for not being able to help an American missionary detained there.

9. WHO GLITTERED AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES

“American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave” win best movie awards, while Tina Fey and Amy Poehler strike gold as hosts.

10. A-ROD IN COURT TO FIGHT SUSPENSION

The 14-time baseball All-Star accused in a performance-enhancing drugs probe will have to sit out all of the 2014 season unless an arbitrator’s ruling is overturned.

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