10 Things to Know for Friday

The Associated Press news@newnan.com Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday. 1. WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE WANTS TO DO ABOUT GUNS
A consensus is emerging to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, and tighten background checks. 2. THIS SEASON'S PERFECT ACCESSORY: THE HANKIE Flu in the U.S. has struck early and, in many places, hard. 3. HIGH PRAISE FOR TREASURY CHIEF ON HIS WAY OUT "When the history books are written," Obama says, "Tim Geithner is going to go down as one of our finest secretaries of the Treasury." 4. BOMBINGS KILL SCORES IN PAKISTAN Toll includes 81 dead in an attack on a crowded billiards hall. 5. WHERE THE LATEST BATTLE LINES HAVE BEEN DRAWN IN SYRIA At stake is the biggest field for helicopters used to bomb rebel-held areas in the north and deliver supplies for regime forces. 6. 'THEY TALKED HIM INTO PUTTING THE SHOTGUN DOWN' A teacher and another staffer at a California high school are credited with neutralizing a 16-year-old after he shot one student and fired at another. 7. WHY GASOLINE SHOULD BE CHEAPER IN THE NEW YEAR Forecasters point to ample oil supplies and weak U.S. demand. 8. HOW 'LITTLE EMPERORS' MIGHT HOLD CHINA BACK Kids born under Beijing's one-child policy are often doted on by their parents. That makes them less competitive and more pessimistic, research shows. 9. SPACE ROCK A THREAT? HEAVENS, NO Scientists now say an asteroid feared to be on a collision course with Earth in about 20 years will miss us by a long shot. 10. AT 'THE X FACTOR,' ON TO PLAN B Britney Spears is out as a judge after failing to boost ratings.


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