10 Things to Know for Thursday

The Associated Press news@newnan.com Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. OBAMA, BOEHNER SPAR OVER THE NATION'S WELL-TO-DO
Let taxes rise on the rich, the president urges. That would hurt the economy and stunt job growth, GOP leader counters. 2. WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID ABOUT THE SUDDEN SEX SCANDAL Obama sees no evidence that the messy drama surrounding Petraeus and Allen has damaged national security. 3. IN BLISTERING STRIKES, ISRAEL KILLS HAMAS' MILITARY COMMANDER Israel says the airstrikes in the Gaza Strip are the beginning of a broader operation against the Islamic militants — and could even herald a ground war. 4. CHINESE GOVERNMENT FILLS ITS TOP JOBS The faces are new but the political climate remains the same, as the superpower faces slowing growth and a wide divide between rich and poor. 5. STORM EVACUATION ORDERS OFTEN MET WITH DEFIANCE In wake of Sandy, officials examine what more can be done to motivate people to get out of harm's way. 6. WHY OBAMA LASHED OUT AT REPUBLICAN SENATORS The president tells critics of U.N. Ambassador Rice that they should "go after me" if they have issues with the administration's handling of the deadly attacks in Libya. 7. WALL STREET STRUGGLES TO FIND ITS FOOTING Stocks slide sharply as gridlock over budget deficit looms in Congress; Dow drops 185 points. 8. HOW A NEW DISCOVERY COULD AID THE FIGHT AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S Study of a just-identified variant gene might reveal ways to prevent the mind-robbing disorder. 9. THIS BITES, SAY DEDICATED TWI-HARDS Coming Friday to a multiplex near you: The final film in the "Twilight" vampire fantasy franchise. 10. MIAMI FUMES AFTER MARLINS' PAYROLL PURGE AP's Tim Dahlberg: Baseball fans were fleeced for a $634 million stadium — and the team they thought they were getting turned out to be a mirage, too.

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