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10 for today: Monday, Oct. 14

10 for today: Monday, Oct. 14

GATORADE BATH: Boston Red Sox's Jarrod Saltalamacchia is sprayed with sports drink during an interview after Game 2 of the American League baseball championship series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Boston. The Red Sox won 6-5. Photo: Associated Press/Matt Slocum

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

1. WHO WON’T SEE MUCH OF A PAY RAISE IN 2014

Millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in benefits come January.

2. AID WORKERS AMONG LATEST SYRIA KIDNAP VICTIMS

Assailants seize six Red Cross workers and one Syrian Red Crescent volunteer in northern Syria, where such abductions are becoming common amid the civil war’s chaos.

3. BOYS GO MISSING FROM NM YOUTH CAMP

But an amber Alert is canceled for five teens from a rural ranch for troubled youth, where authorities are investigating claims of abuse.

4. STUDY SHOWS POSSIBLE LINK BETWEEN BPA, FERTILITY PROBLEMS

The chemical found in some plastics might raise the risk of miscarriage, researchers find.

5. EVACUATIONS AHEAD OF INDIA CYCLONE APPEAR TO SAVE LIVES

Some 1 million people followed orders to leave the giant storm’s path, which greatly reduced casualties.

6. HOW SAN FRANCISCANS ARE GETTING TO WORK

Saying the public deserves to have a riding system that works, the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s two largest unions say they won’t walk off the job Monday.

7. LITTLE AID FOR SOUTH DAKOTA CATTLE LOSSES

An estimated 10,000 to 20,000 head of livestock perished in last week’s blizzard, and a federal program to assist with such losses has expired.

8. WHAT’S THINNING MUSLIM HAJJ CROWDS

One million fewer pilgrims than last year are heading to Mecca due to concerns about a respiratory virus in the region.

9. WHY A TERMINAL AT LAX WAS CLOSED

An explosion at Los Angeles International Airport that causes a commotion, delaying flights, turns out to be dry ice in a plastic bottle left in a bathroom.

10. BIG PAPI PUTS ON A TIE

David Ortiz hits a grand slam in the eighth, helping the Red Sox stun the Tigers 6-5 to tie the ALCS at 1.

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