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. A FORMER PRESIDENT IS AILING
George H.W. Bush is in intensive care at a Houston hospital, where his fever has worsened and doctors have put him on a liquid diet. 2. AND A SOUTH AFRICAN LEADER IS BETTER Nelson Mandela, 94, was released from the hospital after nearly a month of treatment for a lung infection and gallstones. 3. TWO SIGNS OF A WEAKENING ASSAD REGIME Syria's chief of military police defects to the opposition and a wounded interior minister returns from Beirut. 4. HOLIDAY STORM MOVES NORTH AS DEATH TOLL RISES At least six died after the storm brought tornadoes, heavy snow and cancelled hundreds of flights. 5. A $1B-PLUS SETTLEMENT FOR TOYOTA DRIVERS The agreement over acceleration problems with the Prius is one of the largest in U.S. history. 6. OBAMA RETURNS TO TALK 'FISCAL CLIFF' But no new negotiations are scheduled to avert the end-of-the-week economy-threatening deadline. 7. WHY SURVIVORS OF NY SHOOTING ARE THANKFUL The two firefighters say they have received lots of support as they recover from an ambush by an ex-convict in Webster. 8. THE TEACHER IS PACKING More than 200 Utah educators are expected to pack a convention hall Thursday for six hours of concealed-weapons training. 9. WHO HAWAII'S NEW SENATOR WILL BE Brian Schatz, Hawaii's lieutenant governor, was chosen by Gov. Neil Abercrombie to succeed the late Sen. Daniel Inouye. 10. 1,400 MILES IN EIGHT HOURS That's the ground you'll cover if you take the world's longest high-speed train line, connecting Beijing and Guangzhou in China.


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