10 Things to Know for Wednesday

The Associated Press news@newnan.com Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. OBAMA VOWS TO FAST-TRACK IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL
He says he'll send his own legislation to Capitol Hill if lawmakers don't act quickly. 2. WHAT CAUSED THE BRAZIL NIGHTCLUB FIRE The flares for the band's onstage pyrotechnic display were meant only for outdoor use. They cost $1.25 each — while an indoor flare costs $35. 3. KERRY BREEZES TO CONFIRMATION AS SEC'Y OF STATE Even Republicans praise him as Clinton's ideal successor. 4. CHUCK HAGEL AIMS FOR ZERO The likely next secretary of defense supports an international movement that favors eliminating all nuclear weapons. 5. AN URGENT SUMMONS FOR SYRIAN AID Officials plan to seek $1.5 billion from the international community to help up to 1 million refugees and twice that number of people inside the country. 6. BP CLOSES BOOK ON CRIMINAL PROBE OF GULF OIL SPILL A judge agrees to let the company plead guilty to manslaughter charges for the deaths of 11 rig workers and pay a record $4 billion in penalties. 7. FURY IN EGYPT Nation on the threshold of revolt against an Islamist president buries its dead as political violence intensifies. 8. EYES IN THE AFRICAN SKY The Obama administration plans to locate a drone base in Niger to monitor al-Qaida as concerns about extremists there deepen. 9. A-ROD DENIES CLAIMS HE BOUGHT HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE Miami newspaper alleges the three-time AL MVP used a now-defunct clinic to buy PEDs. 10. HOW TO TELL THE HARBAUGHS APART Jim's the intense competitor. Older brother John is more engaging.

More Local

4-year-old brother witnessed attack

Man charged with raping fiancee’s daughter

Coweta County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Sharpsburg man for the rape of a 12-year-old. According to Lt. Col. James Yarbrough with t ... Read More

Meth, pills and shotgun found during search

Two men are in jail after police discovered a Pandora's box of contraband. On Monday, members from the Newnan Police Department responded to ... Read More

Coweta Commission

Hearing set on open meetings suit against county

The active lawsuit against Coweta County over the retirement agreement with former Coweta County Deputy Fire Chief Todd Moore was brought up ... Read More

Georgia Power finalizing timeline for ash pond closures

Georgia Power has announced it is developing a timeline to close its 29 ash ponds. The schedule will be developed in response to the Environ ... Read More

County tax bills mailed

Many Cowetans checking their mailboxes in the past few days have pulled out an envelope reminding them of a yearly duty – the bill for ... Read More

Animals blessed at St. George

Father Henry Atem, right, uses an aspergillum to sprinkle Holy Water on two canines owned by Jessica Kuhn, left, and her son, Juliano, at th ... Read More