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10 for today: Tuesday, Jan. 28

10 for today: Tuesday, Jan. 28

ICY BLAST: Ice forms as waves crash along the Lake Michigan shore Monday, Jan. 27, in Chicago. Below-zero high temperatures have returned to many parts of the Midwest bringing with it wind chills ranging from the negative teens to 40s, school cancelations and sighs of resignation from residents who are weary of bundling up. Photo: Associated Press/Kiichiro Sato

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

1. OBAMA TO FOCUS ON THE ACHIEVABLE IN STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH

Avoiding lofty goals, he’ll instead announce smaller proposals — such as job-training initiatives — during his prime-time address.

2. UKRAINIAN PREMIER SUBMITS RESIGNATION

Mykola Azarov quits in order to encourage what he calls “social-political compromise” in the crisis-torn country.

3. SOUTHERNERS WARNED OF ICY MESS

A blast of freezing precipitation could scatter snow and ice across the Deep South, a rare occurrence in places that seldom even see prolonged sub-freezing temperatures.

4. OUSTED EGYPTIAN LEADER FACES TRIAL

Morsi stands inside a glass-encased metal cage for the start of a new trial over charges from prison breaks during the country’s 2011 revolution.

5. WHO WANTS TO PREVENT SPYING ON ITS SPIES

The AP has learned the U.S. government is funding research aimed at coming up with a way to encrypt searches of electronic records.

6. WHAT APPLE NEEDS TO GET ITS STOCK RISING AGAIN

Slowing sales growth of hit products like the iPhone and iPad means the world’s most valuable company needs another breakthrough innovation.

7. LAWMAKERS CONSIDERING ALTERNATIVES TO LETHAL INJECTIONS FOR EXECUTIONS

Concerns over supplies of drugs and their effectiveness raise the possibility of a return to firing squads, electrocutions or gas chambers.

8. FARM-STATE LEGISLATORS PUSHING MASSIVE BILL IN HOUSE

A five-year farm bill has goodies that appeal to members of Congress from both parties and all regions of the country.

9. TODDLERS SEEM TO LOVE SELFIES AS MUCH AS THEIR PARENTS DO

Some experts wonder about the impact a barrage of self-images will have on the first truly “smartphone generation.”

10. “WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE”

Pete Seeger, folk music legend and social activist who recorded and performed for six decades, has died at 94. OBIT-SEEGER

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