Here is an update on AP Video-US stories either available or expected for 11/16/2012

Here is an update on AP Video-US stories either available or expected for 11/16/2012:

HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS ADVISORY:

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TWINKIE TROUBLE - Twinkie maker Hostess announces it will close, but will its iconic snack brand survive? See Regional - Central.

POLICE EXPLAIN POT - Seattle police are using social media and humor to explain new legal pot laws. See Regional - West.

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NATIONAL

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STATES STILL MULLING HEALTH CARE DECISION - The Obama administration extended a deadline for states to decide if they'll run their own health insurance exchange or have the federal government run it for them. The decision is a major step in the health care overhaul.

PETRAEUS TESTIFIES ON BENGHAZI - Former CIA chief David Petraeus testified in closed Congressional hearings into the Benghazi deaths this morning, with members of Congress saying it was 'comprehensive.' AVAILABLE NOW.

FISCAL CLIFF TALKS - President Obama met with Congressional leaders to discuss the nation's economic future. Congressional leaders expressed confidence that they can reach a deal with President Obama to head off the fiscal cliff. AVAILABLE NOW.

VETERANS KILLED ON RAIL CROSSING - Federal investigators are joining the probe into last night's tragic veterans parade train crash. See Regional-Central. AVAILABLE NOW.

COAST GUARD: FOCUS ON MISSING MEN IN RIG FIRE - An explosion and fire ripped through a Gulf oil platform as workers used a cutting torch, sending four people to a hospital with burns and leaving two missing in waters off Louisiana. AVAILABLE NOW.

MIGUEL CABRERA, BUSTER POSEY WIN MVPs - Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey both won Most Valuable Player awards last night. AVAILABLE NOW.

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REGIONAL

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NJ, NEW VIEWS OF SANDY FLOODING - Nearly two weeks after Superstorm Sandy struck, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has released surveillance footage of the storm flooding PATH stations. AVAILABLE NOW.

TX, FOUR DEAD AFTER TRAIN HITS VETS PARADE - Four people were killed when a train rammed into a veterans parade float. AVAILABLE NOW. (Note: Further updates expected.)

TX, HOSTESS CLOSES, CITES NATIONWIDE WORKERS STRIKE - Hostess Brands says it is going out of business, closing plants that make Twinkies and Wonder Bread and laying off all of its 18,500 workers.

WA, SEATTLE COPS ON LEGAL POT - Seattle police explain their novel social media explanation of new marijuana laws. AVAILABLE NOW.

NY, DRUG CHARGE DROPPED AGAINST BON JOVI DAUGHTER - Drug charges against Bon Jovi's 19-year-old have been dropped. AVAILABLE NOW.

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INTERNATIONAL

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MIDEAST CRISIS - Egypt's Prime Minister visits Gaza as Hamas and Israeli forces continue to trade fire, sparking fears of a ground offensive. AP will have regular updates throughout the day.

Available Now

GAZA ROCKET FIRE HITS SOUTHERN ISRAEL

RAW: DAMAGE IN GAZA FROM ISRAELI MISSILE STRIKES

GAZA ROCKET REACHES SOUTHERN OUTSKIRTS OF TEL AVIV

NETANYAHU: ISRAEL WILL CONTINUE TO 'HIT HARD' GAZAN MISSILES; 16,000 RESERVISTS MOBILIZED

IDF VIDEO OF UNDERGROUND ROCKET-LAUNCHING SITES BEING HIT

IRAN MIDEAST - Iran condemns Israel's military assault on Hamas militants in Gaza.

UK HAGUE - The UK Foreign Secretary comments on Syria and the current Mideast conflict.

ECUADOR DONKEY - Residents attempt to register a donkey as a candidate in upcoming elections.

MINI RECORD - A record number of people cram into a Mini as part of Guinness world record day.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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LATIN GRAMMY WINNERS - Mexican brother-sister duo Jesse & Joy and their pop hit 'Corre!' ran away with four awards at the Latin Grammys. AVAILABLE NOW.

STARS ARRIVE FOR 2012 LATIN GRAMMYS - Stars arrive on the red carpet for the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. AVAILABLE NOW.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE NOMINEES - Kaley Cuoco, Jason Aldean and Casey Williams announce the People's Choice Awards nominees and stump for votes. AVAILABLE NOW.

KELLY CLARKSON'S GREATEST HITS - Singer Kelly Clarkson on finding love and her success 10 years after winning the first 'American Idol.' AVAILABLE NOW.

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LIFE/HEALTH/TECHNOLOGY (AP VIDEO-US INCLUDES AP LIFESTYLE, HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY STORIES)

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UK FLEXIBLE HOURS FOR CARERS - Workers in the UK will soon be able to ask for flexible working hours and shared maternity leave.

PAKISTAN DRONES - The latest military drones designed and built in Pakistan go on display at a Karachi technology show.

NEW EXHIBIT ON RUSSIAN JEWS - A new interactive museum in Moscow examines the history of Jews in Russia.

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