10 Things to Know for Friday

The Associated Press news@newnan.com Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. WHY BLACK FRIDAY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER
Americans' growing comfort with online shopping puts more pressure on brick-and-mortar stores, which depend so heavily on the holiday season. 2. WHO THE U.S. IS COUNTING ON TO KEEP THE PEACE IN GAZA Egypt's President Morsi emerges from his first major international crisis with enhanced prestige after mediating between sworn enemies Israel and Hamas. 3. ANOTHER BIG ADVANCE FOR SYRIAN REBELS They strengthen their hold on an oil-rich province, activists say, capturing a base seen as a bastion for Assad loyalists. 4. 100 CARS AND TRUCKS IN TEXAS HOLIDAY PILEUP Big crash in extremely dense fog near Beaumont sends dozens to hospitals. 5. DEAR AMERICA: IT ONLY SEEMS LIKE YOU'RE GETTING MORE CATALOGS The flow to U.S. mailboxes has dipped big time because of a postage increase, the weak economy and online purchases. 6. MEXICO WANTS TO BOOT THE U AND THE S Its formal name is "The United Mexican States" and President Felipe Calderon wants to make it simply "Mexico." 7. WHERE CHRIS BROWN WON'T BE APPEARING Organizers say the American star cancels a Guyana concert after protests over his 2009 beating of Barbadian superstar Rihanna. 8. HOW AN EXTINCT SPECIES COULD LIVE AGAIN Scientists say it's possible to resurrect the subspecies that disappeared when Lonesome George died in the Galapagos Islands by cross-breeding with 17 other tortoises that have similar genetic material. 9. COACH'S GOOF IS A DOOZY FOR THE LIONS The Texans win after a mistake by Detroit's Jim Schwartz, who broke the rules by challenging a scoring play. 10. NOTRE DAME AIMS FOR FOOTBALL PERFECTION The undefeated Irish carry national championship dreams to Los Angeles for Saturday's matchup against USC.


More Local

Designated shooter encouraged

Officials urge safe use of fireworks

With fireworks now legal in Georgia, officials and fireworks manufacturers want to make sure Georgians take safety seriously. Under the law, ... Read More


Young readers may win college money

The Coweta County Public Library System is one of the many library systems across the state that is partnering with the Path2College 529 Pla ... Read More


Plenty of July 4 options on tap

There are lots of events on the calendar Saturday as Cowetans prepare to celebrate Independence Day. • Puckett Station Arts and Crafts ... Read More


Supreme Court: EPA must consider costs of pollution regulations

After a five to four split decision on Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the EPA must take ... Read More


Woman dies in fiery crash

A 44-year-old woman lost her life in a fiery crash Wednesday night after she lost control of her vehicle and collided with a tree. About 6:5 ... Read More

NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the ... Read More