Here are some of the AP Video-US stories we are working on for 12/17/2012

Here are some of the AP Video-US stories we are working on for 12/17/2012:




CURSIVE WRITING: AN ENDANGERED ART? - With schools focusing more on technology, cursive writing is being pushed out the door. Some say that's not a good thing. AVAILABLE NOW.




SANDY HOOK SCHOOL SHOOTING - The first funerals will be held for the young victims of the shooting today, as debate continues around school security, gun control and the effects of mental illness. AP will have regular updates.

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ANGELS STAND IN TRIBUTE TO CONNECTICUT VICTIMS - 27 wooden angels are placed on a Newtown hillside

NEWTOWN: MOURNING AND GRIEF - Residents of Newtown are preparing to bury the first victims of the shooting

FISCAL CLIFF TALKS - Movement seen in U.S. 'fiscal cliff' talks as House Speaker John Boehner makes first offer on raising taxes.




NY, BLOOMBERG ON GUN CONTROL - New York mayor holds news conference on gun control.

FL, SCHOOL SAFETY - Miami has its own force of school police. But do armed officers patrolling schools make them safer?

WI, SCHOOL SAFETY - Security is increased at schools in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting.

CA, STOCKTON SCHOOL SHOOTING - In 1989 a man killed 5 children and wounded 29 others at a California elementary school. How have the survivors coped through the years, and do successive school shootings bring back memories of that attack?

RI, EASY BAKE FOR BOYS - Young girl asks Hasbro to make Easy Bake ovens appeal to boys too, as her little brother likes to cook.




POLAND US MEMORIAL - Polish students hold minute's silence in memory of Sandy Hook shooting victims.

INDIA FUNERAL - The nurse who took her own life as a result of the royal phone hoax is buried in India.

NORTH KOREA ANNIVERSARY - Elaborate ceremonies mark the first anniversary of the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

UKRAINE WEATHER - Heavy snowfall traps hundreds of vehicles on Ukrainian highway.

AFGHANISTAN LANDMINE - Suspected landmine kills 10 young girls as they were gathering firewood for their village.

PAKISTAN BLAST - A car bomb kills 17 people and wounds 40 more in Pakistan's troubled northwest tribal region.

FIJI SAMOA CYCLONE - Cyclone Evan lashes Fiji as a young fisherman is washed ashore two days after the cyclone sank his boat off Samoa.

JAPAN NEW PM - New Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds a news conference after his party's election victory.




ANG LEE'S VISUAL EFFECTS EXTRAVAGANZA - Director Ang Lee talks about the visual effects mastery in his new film 'Life of Pi.' AVAILABLE NOW.

'DIVAS' MOURN CONNECTICUT VICTIMS - Attendees at 'VH1 Divas' show remember victims of Sandy Hook shooting. AVAILABLE NOW.

HOUSTON, SUMMER SALUTED AT VH1 DIVAS - VH1 Divas show pays tribute to Whitney Houston and Donna Summer. AVAILABLE NOW.




THINK YOURSELF THIN - London doctors argue a tailored psychological program may be more effective than weight-loss surgery.

ROBOTIC ADVANCES IN 2012 - A year-end wrap of some of the advances in robot design in 2012, including an android comic.

ECONOMIC PREDICTIONS FOR 2013 - A year-end look ahead at the main economic issues facing the world in 2013.


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