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

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Posted on October 10, 2012 at 8:03 AM

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

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FEATURES

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LIGHTER LOAD: TRUCKERS AIM TO SLIM DOWN - One of the hazards of being a truck driver is that the long hours on the road can lead to unhealthy habits. Truckers are now looking for ways to stay fit on the job.

NEW YORK HOMELESSNESS ON THE RISE - New York City has seen a nearly 20 percent spike in homelessness over the past year. The city now deals with homeless numbers not seen since the Great Depression.

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NATIONAL

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NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY AWARDED TO AMERICANS - Americans Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka won the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry for studies of protein receptors that let body cells sense and respond to outside signals.

MAN CARRIES WEAPONS IN LUGGAGE - Yongda Huang Harris was arrested during a stopover at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities discovered his suitcase full of weapons, leg irons, a smoke grenade, a gas mask and a biohazard suit.

LIBYA ATTACK - The State Department now says it never believed the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was a film protest gone awry, giving congressional Republicans new fodder for criticizing the Obama administration's initial accounts of the assault.

CAMPAIGN - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is attending multiple events today in Ohio, an important battleground state in the upcoming election.

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REGIONAL

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DC, COUNTERFEIT AIRBAGS - Car owners whose air bags have been replaced in the past three years may have had dangerous counterfeit bags installed, the Obama administration warns.

MN, END OF THE LINE: LAST HISTORIC COKE BOTTLE - Coca Cola will no longer be available in 6.5 ounce glass bottles. The last factory using the bottles produced its last batch on Tuesday.

NJ, 28 NEW FIREFIGHTERS SERVED OVERSEAS - New Jersey's largest city is graduating a new class of firefighters, and almost all of them are military veterans. 28 of Newark's 31 new firefighters served in Afghanistan or Iraq.

CA, MAN CHARGED WITH CARRYING WEAPONS IN LUGGAGE - A man is charged with transporting hazardous materials, after allegedly flying into the U.S. with weapons in his checked baggage. Yongda Huang Harris was arrested in Los Angeles.

TX, $1M PAIR OF WATCHES TOPS NEIMAN MARCUS GIFT LIST - Neiman Marcus rolled out its annual Christmas catalog, offering a set of 'his and hers' watches paired with a trip to Paris and Geneva for just over $1 million to shoppers who aren't worried about a holiday budget.

LA, COMMISSIONER GOODELL RE-ISSUES BOUNTY DISCIPLINE - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the suspensions of Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith for their role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal and reduced penalties for Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove. (Oct. 9)

CA, LAWYERS: TENNIS REFEREE PASSED POLYGRAPH - A California woman's lawyer told the AP that his client, tennis referee Lois Ann Goodman, passed a privately administered polygraph examination, testing as truthful when she denied any role in her husband's death. (Oct. 9)

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INTERNATIONAL

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DOCTORS REMOVE BULLET FROM PAKISTANI GIRL SHOT BY TALIBAN - Pakistani doctors successfully removed a bullet from the next of a 14-year-old girl who was shot by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women.

RUSSIAN PUNK BAND MEMBER RELEASED FROM JAIL - A Moscow appeals court has freed one of the jailed Pussy Riot members but upheld the two-year prison sentence for the two others. The judge ruled that Yekaterina Samutsevich's sentence should be suspended because she was thrown out of the cathedral by guards before she could take part in the performance.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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BURTON TALKS ABOUT NEW FILM - Tim Burton and his cast talk about his latest creation 'Frakenweenie' ahead of the opening of the London Film Festival.

LED ZEPPELIN ON REUNION QUESTIONS - Led Zeppelin held a press conference in support of their concert film 'Celebration Day' and gets testy about reunion questions. (Oct. 9)

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

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GANGNAM STYLE - South Korean rapper Psy has catapulted Seoul's Gangnam district into the international limelight. The area is being compared to Manhattan and Beverly Hills and is said to be the hottest place in South Korea.

MOSCOW CYCLISTS - Cycling is increasing in popularity in Moscow, but riders say there's a long way to go before they feel safe enough to cycle to work each day. Many say they are terrified of riding their bikes on Moscow's streets.

ARGENTINA SOYA - Scientific developments in Argentina could soon mean that the country's biggest cash crop, soya, is made genetically resistant to both drought and floods. As the South American agricultural powerhouse tackles the effects of climate change, the breakthrough could mean buoyant future yields.

AUSTRALIA SHEEP RUN - While Spain's 'running of the bulls' causes hundreds of spectator injuries each year, Australia's 'running of the sheep' is a far less risky event. The annual festival attracts thousands for a showcase of all things sheepish, but there's little danger of a stampede.

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