10 Things to Know for Monday

The Associated Press news@newnan.com Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. WHEN HAGEL WILL GET HIS VOTE
GOP opponents of the Defense Secretary nominee say they'll probably allow a confirmation vote in the coming week. 2. FOREIGN CONSTRUCTION WORKERS KIDNAPPED IN NIGERIA No one has claimed responsibility for abducting the seven, but the region has been under attack by a radical Islamic sect known as Boko Haram. 3. SINGER MINDY MCCREADY COMMITS SUICIDE The troubled country singer known for hits like "Guys Do It All the Time" was found dead in Arkansas of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 4. WHO JOINED OBAMA ON THE FAIRWAY Tiger Woods golfed with the president on a secluded, exclusive resort in Florida. 5. PISTORIUS PUTS AWAY HIS BLADES The double-amputee cancels all races to concentrate on defending himself against murder charges. 6. ONE SISTER AT GUN CONTROL RALLY, ANOTHER IS SHOT Janay Mcfarlane was killed in Chicago the same day her 14-year-old sister sat behind Obama as he spoke about gun violence. 7. SLAP A BABY, LOSE A JOB An executive accused of assaulting a crying toddler on a flight is no longer employed at AGC Aerospace and Defense. 8. WHAT MAKER'S MARK WON'T CHANGE AFTER ALL The bourbon distiller says public outcry has led it to reverse a decision to cut the alcohol level in its famous whiskey. 9. MIDWEEK MARIJUANA Discovery network debuts 'Weed Country' series on Wednesdays, focusing on Northern California growers. 'Pot Cops' show will follow it. 10. MAKING NASCAR HISTORY Danica Patrick becomes the first woman to win the Daytona 500 pole, the biggest achievement of her stock-car career.


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