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. WHO'S RUNNING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
With the pope's retirement, ultimate power now resides with Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and the College of Cardinals. 2. CONGRESS LOOKS FOR HELP ON HIGH With hope running out that automatic spending cuts can be avoided, the Senate chaplain opens the day with a prayer: "Rise up, O God, and save us from ourselves." 3. WHITE HOUSE BOLSTERS GAY MARRIAGE The Obama administration, in a "friend-of-the-court" brief, urges to Supreme Court to allow same-sex unions to resume in California. 4. SUSPECT ARRESTED IN SHOOTING ON THE VEGAS STRIP Police claim the 26-year-old was driving a Range Rover during a vehicle-to-vehicle gun battle and killed a self-described rapper at the wheel of a Maserati. 5. AN UNLIKELY REBEL The AP's Ben Hubbard recounts the life and death in Syria of a veterinarian-turned-revolutionary fighter. 6. BRADLEY MANNING PLEADS GUILTY For the first time, the Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history directly admits to funneling the material to WikiLeaks. 7. SOUTH AFRICA'S (VERY) THIN BLUE LINE The job of the South African police is to fight one of the highest crime rates in the world. Instead, the force stands accused of contributing to it. 8. BUT WILL THEY SHARE CLOTHES? Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman hangs with North Korea's Kim Jong Un during an improbable made-for-TV trip to Pyongyang, and tells him, "You have a friend for life." 9. SHAKES ON A PLANE During a flight to San Diego, a group of college students gets up and dances the Harlem Shake, bringing some unwanted attention from the FAA. 10. ONE GIANT KICK FOR WOMANKIND Lauren Silberman, the first female kicker scheduled to try out at an NFL scouting combine, knows it's a long shot — as in 60 yards.


More Local

GOP’s Older Candidates Seek Young Voters

One of the candidates at the top of the Georgia GOP’s ticket this year is 71 years old. That’s Governor Nathan Deal. He faces a ... Read More


Ebenezer Baptist Church Condemns Georgia Gun Carry Law

ATLANTA, Ga, -- Governor Nathan Deal is just days away from signing a gun bill in to law, that will allow worshipers to carry guns in to chu ... Read More


10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO HAS HARSH WORDS FOR SOUTH KO ... Read More


Georgia online tuition dropping for first year

ATLANTA (AP) Tuition for some online college courses in Georgia will drop for the first time this fall. Georgia officials approved the chan ... Read More


Jimmy Carter’s grandson makes gains in governor’s race in Georgia

Georgia could see another Carter rise to the governor’s mansion — former President Jimmy Carter’s grandson, Jason, who&rsq ... Read More

Gas prices plateau over the weekend

Gas prices are beginning to stabilize after going on a streak of more than 20 days of increases. The average price in Florida, Georgia and T ... Read More