Here are some of the AP Video-US stories we're working on for 10/04/2012

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Posted on October 4, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Here are some of the AP Video-US stories we're working on for 10/04/2012.

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FEATURES

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LOUISIANA KATRINA BUS TOURS - A city ordinance halts Katrina bus tours of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward as residents and city officials push back against tour companies that take out-of-towners through the storm devastated area.

WINE MILKSHAKES - Pinot Noir wine is said to combine beautifully with a long list of savory foods, such as filet mignon, or strong and aged cheeses. But in Los Angeles they are defying conventions and pouring it straight onto several scoops of sweet ice cream. The next big thing is an eclectic mix that combines traditional milkshakes with wine, champagne or something a bit stronger.

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NATIONAL

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MENINGITIS OUTBREAK - An outbreak of a rare form of meningitis has infected 26 people in five states, including four who have died, health officials warn. All received steroid injections, mostly for back pains, a fairly typical treatment. The drug was made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts that issued a recall last week and has shut down operations.

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

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VARIOUS CLIPS FROM THE DEBATE - President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney squared off in their first debate in Denver, Colorado. The AP has posted various soundbites from both candidates.

REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS MAKE CANDIDATES' CASES - The presidential debate audience in Denver was filled with Republican and Democratic politicians and political operatives. Each has an explanation about why their candidate made the best case on Wednesday.

AP FACT CHECK: INCONVENIENT FACTS LEFT OUT - An AP Fact Check found that both President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney left out inconvenient facts and didn't tell the whole story about some of their plans during the first debate.

COLLEGE DEBATE COACH: ROMNEY, OBAMA CAN IMPROVE - The coach of the national champion Georgetown University debate team weighs in on how Obama and Romney communicated their arguments with words and body language in the first presidential debate.

OHIO DEBATE VIEWER: 'SLIGHT EDGE TO ROMNEY' - In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate. Ohio residents weighed in and gave Romney the edge.

STUDENTS GIVE DEBATE MIXED REVIEWS - College students in Denver watched the first presidential debate, as they decide how they will vote. Students disagreed over which candidate impressed them more.

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VOTER REACTIONS TO THE DEBATE - With key battleground states spread throughout the U.S., voters weigh in on the debate and how the candidates performed.

ANALYST REVIEW DEBATE - Mark Jones, professor and chair of political science and a fellow at the Baker Institute, talks about last night's presidential debate.

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REGIONAL

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WI, INDIAN FOREIGN MINISTER VISITS SIKH TEMPLE - Indian Foreign Minister S. M. Krishna is slated to meet with victims' families from the August Sikh temple shooting.

CA, SAN FRANCISCO ARCH BISHOP - San Francisco is getting a new Roman Catholic archbishop, 56-year-old priest Salvatore Joseph Cordileone whose orthodox views on same-sex marriage and contraception have made him a rising star within the Vatican.

TX, RUSSIAN ESPIONAGE CASE - Prosecutors say Alexander Fishenko and others sold cutting-edge microelectronics that could be used in Russian weapons systems, exchanged communications with Russian intelligence and tried to hide documents when they suspected authoriries were onto them.

MI, TIGERS' CABRERA WINS TRIPLE CROWN - Detroit Tigers' First Baseman Miguel Cabrera has won the American League Triple Crown. Cabrera finished the regular season hitting .330 with 44 home runs and 139 RBIs. He's the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years.

CA, NAVY HOVERCRAFT LANDS ON SAN FRANCISCO BEACH - A Navy hovercraft landed on San Francisco's Ocean Beach as part of a disaster response training exercise. The amphibious military vehicle arrived Wednesday to help kick off this year's San Francisco Fleet Week. (Oct. 3)

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INTERNATIONAL

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SYRIA-TURKEY ATTACK - Turkish artillery fired on Syrian targets after shelling from Syria struck a border village in Turkey, killing five civilians, sharply escalated tensions between the two neighbors and prompted NATO to convene an emergency meeting.

HONG KONG MEMORIAL - Relatives of the victims, who died in a rare boat crash earlier this week in Hong Kong, mourned the loss of their family members. Friends and relatives of the dead sailed to the scene off Hong Kong island's southwestern coast to take part in a traditional Chinese mourning ritual by tossing spirit money in honor of the victims.

GREEK PROTESTS - Public hospital staff protested austerity cuts as unionists demonstrated against the proposed new measures. Hospital workers protested proposed cuts in salaries and personnel and said austerity cuts have already significantly reduced supplies at public hospitals.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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JAMES ON NEW COMEDY - Actor Kevin James talks about his new mixed martial arts comedy 'Here Comes The Boom.'

KIDMAN HONORED AT NYC GALA - Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban talk 'American Idol' and 'The Paperboy' at the New York Film Festival tribute gala honoring the actress.

NEESON RETURNS FOR 'TAKEN 2' - Liam Neeson and director Olivier Megaton talk about the sequel to the hit movie 'Taken.'

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AP LIFESTYLE (AP VIDEO-US INCLUDES AP LIFESTYLE STORIES)

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POLISH MUSIC EXHIBITION - 'Good Vibrations,' an exhibition celebrating the many ways of making music, has opened at the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw. It is intended to show that music is not only an art form but also that it surrounds us in everyday life.

GERMANY ROBOTIC BEES - Scientists in Berlin have created a robotic bee that interacts with living bees through dance. They are hoping that the robot will lead to a greater understanding of how bees communicate, something that has eluded scientists for decades.

SYRIA REFUGEES - Camps are overflowing with people and with bitterness, and refugees are living in limbo without passports. As war rages in Syria, the stream of refugees into other countries shows no sign of stopping. More than 100,000 people fled Syria in August alone - about 40 percent of all who have left since the uprising against President Assad began last March.

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