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

Coco's Cupboard

Partnership works to find service dogs for veterans

Dog trainers Suzanne Aaron and Tara Cotton saw many clients who had dogs they just couldn’t handle. They would help the owners find do ... Read More


250 students affected

Homelessness ‘vicious cycle that’s going to continue’

The economy has bounced back from the lows of a few years ago. The housing market is healthy, and the jobless rate has improved. But, for so ... Read More


Annual Sunrise on the Square Road Race a success

The annual Sunrise on the Square included ideal weather and a first-time winner who actually pushed his baby in a stroller. The race, hosted ... Read More


HealthSouth facility scheduled to open Dec. 2

Progress for HealthSouth’s new facility is on track for a Dec. 2 opening, which will add to the town’s growing collection of hea ... Read More


Subsidized medical center proposed for Senoia

Palmetto Health Council is applying for a grant to bring a subsidized medical clinic to Coweta, proposed for the Senoia area. The non-profit ... Read More

Economic Impact

Ports hit new record

The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 3 million 20-foot equivalent container units in fiscal year 2014 – and set a new record fo ... Read More