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.


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