10 Things to Know for Wednesday

By The Associated Press news@newnan.com Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Wednesday. 1. WHAT THE NEW YORK SHOOTER'S NOTE SAID
William Spengler wanted to burn down the neighborhood and "do what I like doing best, killing people" before shooting at firefighters. 2. SAME WEAPON USED IN NEW YORK AND NEWTOWN Police in Webster, N.Y., recovered a .223-caliber semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle - the same caliber and make used to kill 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school. 3. TORNADOES FOR CHRISTMAS The twisters spun across Texas and Alabama, blew the roofs off homes and killed three people. 4. SCARED TO SHOP Retail spending grew at the slowest pace since the 2008 recession in a holiday season dampened by economic uncertainty. 5. REPUBLICANS LOOKING FOR COMPROMISE After President Obama's re-election, many are willing to bend on immigration, taxes and gun issues. 6. BACK TO THE OLD IN JAPAN Shinzo Abe was voted back into office, restoring power to the conservatives that ran Japan for most of the post-World War II era. 7. CRASH LANDING FOR CHRISTMAS TOURISTS A flight headed for a popular spot in Myanmar slammed into a road, killing at least two people and injuring 11. 8. A DIRECTOR AND ACTOR, BUT NOT A POLITICIAN Ben Affleck took himself out of the running for U.S. Sen. John Kerry's Massachusetts seat. 9. EASY TO GET A ROOM FOR INAUGURATION Obama's Jan. 21 second-term festivities are expected to draw up to 800,000 visitors, down from 1.8 million in 2008. 10. HERO DOG FROM PHILIPPINES BEATS CANCER Kabang, who lost her snout when she jumped in front of a motorcycle to save two young girls, is in remission after six weeks of chemotherapy. © 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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