Here are some of the AP Video-US stories we're working on for 10/03/2012.




FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE - President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney square off in Denver tonight in their first debate of the election season. The AP speaks to voters about what they are expecting to see tonight, as well as experts on what the public should see. The AP will also be providing coverage of the debate and reactions and analysis after the debate.

CLINTON ANNOUNCES PROBE INTO LIBYA ATTACK - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is pledging a full and transparent inquiry into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.

NATO SAYS RISK TO TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN DECREASING - British Lt. General and ISAF Deputy Commander Adrian Bradshaw said that the risks to coalition forces in Afghanistan are decreasing and should continue to decrease as they get closer to a handover in 2014.

CLINTON: NEGOTIATING THE NEXT STEP IN AFGHANISTAN - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomed a high-level delegation from Afghanistan to the State Department. She said the goal of the meetings was to negotiate a new security agreement on the future U.S.-Afghanistan relationship.




CA, TENNIS REF GIVES DNA SAMPLE IN COFFEE-MUG KILLING CASE - Professional tennis referee, Lois Ann Goodman, who is charged with the beating death of her husband with a coffee mug, gave police a DNA sample after dropping her opposition to the procedure.

NY, ROCK THE VOTE - In an effort to engage young voters to take part in this year's election, Rock The Vote has turned to Near Field Communication technology to assist people in completing voter registration forms.

IL, MARIJUANA FIELDS DISCOVERED IN CHICAGO - Police say they discovered two football fields worth of marijuana growing in the South Side of Chicago.

CT, BELL FACTORY REOPENS AFTER FIRE - Bevins Brothers, a family-owned business, has produced bells at the same East Hampton location for 180 years until a fire destroyed the factory in May of this year. The company will be reopening in East Hampton.

CO, VOTER EXPECTATIONS FOR TONIGHT'S DEBATE - Voters in Denver say what they expected to hear from the first presidential debate, which is taking place on the campus of the University of Denver in Colorado.

AZ, CLUES SOUGHT IN BORDER AGENT DEATH INVESTIGATION - Investigators are scouring a rugged area near the U.S.-Mexico line looking for evidence in the fatal shooting of Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie shortly before 2 AM.

TN, MENINGITIS OUTBREAK PROMPTS INVESTIGATION - Tennessee and federal health experts are investigating an outbreak of meningitis that infected 14 people who received steroid injections, killing two of them, according to the state's chief medical officer.

MN, WILDFIRES FORCE EVACUATIONS IN NW MINNESOTA - The wildfire that forced the evacuation of Karlstad, Minn., has now been contained. However, several more fires are burning in the Northwestern part of the state.

WI, ANCHOR WOMAN FIRES BACK AFTER WEIGHT CRITIQUE - Anchorwoman Jennifer Livingston of WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wis., responded on air to a viewer who wrote in an email that she is overweight and a poor role model. Livingston says she has received well over a thousand supportive messages.

NY, NYPD TRACKING GANG CRIME VIA SOCIAL MEDIA - The NYPD will be doubling the size of its gang unit to combat a surge in social media-fueled violence. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly unveiled the plan Tuesday at a law enforcement conference in San Diego.

FL, BATTER UP! BACK IN MLB AFTER 7 YEARS - Adam Greenburg struck out in his one at bat for the Miami Marlins. Greenburg was hit in the head in his first MLB plate appearance in 2005, and hadn't appeared in the major leagues since.

NC, BIDEN: MIDDLE CLASS BEEN 'BURIED' LAST FOUR YEARS - Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the middle class has been 'buried' during the past four years, a statement that Republicans immediately seized upon as an unwitting indictment of the Obama administration. (Oct. 2)

MI, TESTS COME BACK NEGATIVE IN SEARCH FOR HOFFA - Police investigating a claim that former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is buried in a suburban Detroit backyard say testing on soil samples shows no traces of human decomposition. (Oct. 2)




RAW VIDEO: 'GANGNAM' VIDEO SETS MOOD FOR BABY'S LUNCH - For a father living in North London, feeding his 10-month-old son was a frustrating process. That changed when he started playing the viral rap video 'Gangnam Style' during mealtime.

SYRIA - A government official says three suicide bombers detonated their explosives near an officers' club in the Syrian city of Aleppo, trapping several bystanders under rubble. Another blast went off nearby, close to the Chamber of Commerce.

POPE BUTLER ON TRIAL - Members of the Vatican police force said that they found thousands of documents hidden inside the home of Pope Benedict XVI's former butler, including original documents signed by the pope bearing indications they should be destroyed.

SOUTH AFRICA MINERS STRIKE - Gold miners in Orkney, in the northwest province of South Africa, staged a large rally over poor wages and living conditions.




FORMER BOND STARS PICK THEIR FAVORITE 007 - Stars of the various 'Bond' films weigh in on their favorite 007 throughout the years.

AFFLECK ON NEW FILM - Ben Affleck talks about directing his new fact-based movie, 'Argo.'

PRINCESS BRIDE 25th ANNIVERSARY - The 1987 screwball fairy tale 'The Princess Bride' celebrated its 25th anniversary with a red carpet reunion at the New York Film Festival.

LIL WAYNE TALKS NEW ALBUM AND AALIYAH - Lil Wayne said that whatever he produced next will defy expectations. When asked about the rumored posthumous Aaliyah album to be produced by Drake, he supported the efforts, saying 'it's an awesome collaboration.'

BLAINE GOES HIGH VOLTAGE WITH LATEST STUNT - Magician-daredevil David Blaine is returning to New York City on Oct. 5 for a three-day, three-night stunt where he stands in the middle of a million volts of electric currents. It's called 'Electrified: One Million Volts Always On.'




WORLD ALLERGIES ON THE RISE - The worldwide rise in allergies, including asthma and hay fever, is not due to our clean sterile homes according to scientists, but the gradual loss of microorganisms which used to keep us healthy hundreds of years ago. But researchers say this does not mean you should drop standards of hygiene, in the mistaken belief that antibacterial washes and soaps are reducing our ability to fight off allergies.

KENYA MOTORSHOW - It's the biggest event in the Kenyan motor sports calendar. The 'Concours D'Elegance' draws thousands of car enthusiasts to Nairobi each year. The event is entering its 42nd year.

UK FOOD PRICES - Britain's wet summer is wreaking havoc with the country's crops. It's predicted the poor harvest and spoiled crops will cause a price rise for goods like potatoes and grain, which will be felt in consumer's pockets.

ITALY PRODUCES BIOPLASTIC - A small company in northern Italy has discovered a way to produce biodegradable plastics from sugar beet waste, without the need for petroleum. Each year, Italy has to collect and dispose of hundreds of thousands of tons of plastic waste which is threatening the environment.


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