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10 things to know for today, Jan. 12

By The Associated Press

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

1. FRANCE MOBILIZES 10,000 TROOPS TO PROTECT SENSITIVE SITES

The search for accomplices to the Paris attacks is urgent because “the threat is still present,” says the French prime minister.

2. KOSHER MARKET VIOLENCE DEEPENS FEARS AMONG EUROPEAN JEWS

In the wake of the attack, the community faces calls from Israeli leaders to immigrate to the Jewish state, but a number feel ambivalent about leaving.

3. DIVERS FIND BLACK BOXES IN AIRASIA CRASH

This is a key development that will help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea.

4. HOW OBAMA CHANGES HIS ECONOMIC MESSAGE

No longer tempering his pitch, the president gives assurances that “American resurgence is real.”

5. WHO ECLIPSES U.S. AS IRAQ’S ALLY IN FIGHT AGAINST MILITANTS

It’s Iran, which most Iraqis credit with stopping the extremists’ march on Baghdad.

6. PAKISTANI SCHOOL REOPENS AFTER TALIBAN MASSACRE OF 150 STUDENTS, STAFF

Security is tight, part of a countrywide effort to boost safety measures in the wake of the Dec. 16 attack in Peshawar.

7. WHAT MAY HELP OBESE PRESCHOOLERS SLIM DOWN

During a year of Head Start program, overweight children were much more likely to shed extra pounds than comparison groups of kids, a new study finds.

8. “BOYHOOD” TOPS GOLDEN GLOBES WITH 3 AWARDS

Among other edgy productions that deserved recognition are “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Birdman.”

9. GM EXPECTED TO ROLL OUT NEW ELECTRIC CHEVY

With the introduction of a $30,000 Chevrolet, the company would set up a showdown with Silicon Valley’s Tesla Motors.

10. OSU, OREGON TITLE GAME WILL CROWN “TRUE CHAMPION”

“It’s college football history,” says Ohio State coach Urban Meyer during a news conference.

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