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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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Rauner Denies Involvement in Springfield Reporter’s Resignation

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Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Bruce Rauner says his fingerprints are not on the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Raymond Cub Scouts Still Improving

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Police say the condition of three Cub Scouts is improving after they were injured in a chemical explosion.

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Springfield Unemployment Numbers Show Decline

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Unemployment dropped in all of Illinois' metro areas in September

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Durbin: Sun-Times Reporter’s Departure “Worrisome”

Republican state Sen., Jim Oberweis, right, offers to give Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, more paper after Durbin joked about only getting one page of paper for notes before their first of two televised debates prior to the Nov. 4 election Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar Grove, has acknowledged it will take a big GOP year to unseat Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate who's represented Illinois on Capitol Hill for more than three decades.

Bruce Rauner’s campaign is being accused of bullying the Chicago Sun-Times, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says that should be a troubling sign to voters.

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Sears Announcement Doesn’t Include Springfield Stores

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Sears says it is closing more than 100 stores and laying-off more than 5,400 employees across the nation.