Afternoon Coverage Outlook

Afternoon Coverage Outlook

Planning for 02/19/2013

HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS ADVISORY:

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ROYAL PREGNANCY - Kate Middleton makes her first public appearance since announcing her pregnancy. See International.

DIAMOND HEIST - $50 million worth of diamonds stolen from a plane. See International.

NOT-SO-SLEEPY BEARS - A group of bear cubs are keeping each other up during hibernating season. See Only On AP.

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ONLY ON AP

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WIDE AWAKE BEARS - Instead of the usual three to five cubs, a bear rehabilitator is caring for 27 cubs this winter, thanks to a swing in the food supply. With so many companions, the young bears are not sleeping. AVAILABLE NOW.

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NATIONAL

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OBAMA SEQUESTRATION - President Obama presses Congress to avert an automatic $85 billion in budget cuts known as the sequester.

U.S. GOVERNMENT: CYBERATTACKS A 'SUBSTANTIAL' CONCERN - The Obama administration says the U.S. will continue to strengthen its defenses and discuss cyber theft with top Chinese officials following a security report that blamed China's military for recent cyberattacks on key industries. AVAILABLE NOW.

ORANGE COUNTY SHOOTING SPREE - Police say at least three people are dead and others wounded after a chaotic 25-minute shooting spree in southern California.

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REGIONAL

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NY, HTC UNVEILS NEW PHONE - HTC is taking a page from longtime partner Microsoft as it launches a new phone under the One brand. AVAILABLE NOW.

VA, PIZZA FOR GUNS - A pizza shop owner is offering free pizza to patrons who present a gun certificate or their gun. AVAILABLE NOW.

IN, FARMER FACES TOUGH PATH IN SUPREME COURT - The Supreme Court appeared likely to side with Monsanto Co. in its claim that an Indiana farmer violated the company's patents on soybean seeds that are resistant to its weed-killer. AVAIALBLE NOW.

CA, LAPD CHIEF: REVIEW OF DORNER FIRING UNDER WAY - Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says the review of ex-officer Christopher Dorner's firing is under way, but it's too early to comment on the re-examination. AVAILABLE NOW.

CA, COUPLE TARGETED BY EX-FUGITIVE COP SPEAK - A couple said that Christopher Dorner's quest to kill law enforcement officers made him sick to their stomachs. AVAILABLE NOW.

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INTERNATIONAL

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'BLADERUNNER' IN COURT - Olympic double-amputee Oscar Pistorius appears in court.

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FAMILY OF REEVA STEENKAMP COMMENT AFTER MEMORIAL

PISTORIUS ARRIVAL TO COURT

OLYMPIAN LEAVES COURT AFTER MORNING HEARING

COURT INTERIORS PRIOR TO BAIL HEARING

PISTORIUS FAMILY LEAVES COURT

DIAMOND HEIST - Eight masked gunmen snatched $50 million worth of diamonds from a Swiss-bound plane.

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AIRPORT SPOKESMAN COMMENTS ON HEIST

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR DIAMOND HEIST IN BRUSSELS

PROSECUTOR'S SPOKESWOMAN ON HEIST

POLICE INVESTIGATE SCENE OF DIAMOND ROBBERY

ROYAL PREGNANCY - Kate Middleton made her first public appearance since announcing in December that she was pregnant. AVAILABLE NOW.

CARDINAL DEFENDS COLLEAGUE BEFORE CONCLAVE - Cardinal Claudio Hummes defends Los Angeles archbishop Roger Mahony after an influential Catholic magazine asked its readers if the disgraced Mahony should participate in the upcoming Conclave. AVAILABLE NOW.

CHAVEZ RETURNS TO VENEZUELA - Supporters of President Hugo Chavez celebrated his return to Venezuela after two months of treatment in Cuba. AVAILABLE NOW.

AFGHANISTAN DEATH TOLL DECLINE - According to the annual report by the United Nations Mission to Afghanistan, the death toll as decreased over the past year. AVAILABLE NOW.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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FERGIE PREGNANT - Singer Stacy 'Fergie' Ferguson and husband Josh Duhamel are expecting their first child together. AVAILABLE NOW.

ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS TALK OSCARS - Academy Award winners Sally Field, Naomi Watts, Jacki Weaver and more talk about being Oscar veterans. AVAILABLE NOW.

FIRST-TIME OSCAR NOMINEES - First-time Oscar nominees discuss their maiden voyages with the Oscars. AVAILABLE NOW.

TOM FORD FASHION SHOW - Tom Ford put his stamp on London Fashion Week with a rare catwalk show. AVAILABLE NOW.

LAW AND MARA TALK NEW FILM - Jude Law and Rooney Mara talk about their new film 'Side Effects'. AVAILABLE NOW.

STARS ARRIVE FOR BURBERRY FASHION SHOW - Celebrities arrive for the Burberry Fashion Show in London. (Feb. 19) AVAILABLE NOW.

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

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HOW TO SPOT A FAKE DIAMOND - A new jewelry course in Indonesia hopes to train a generation of gem experts how to spot a fake diamond. AVAILABLE NOW.

SAVING THE PANGOLIN FROM POACHERS - Wildlife enthusiasts are trying to raise awareness of the pangolin to stop illegal wildlife trafficking. AVAILABLE NOW.

AUSTRALIA FISH STOCKS DOWN - The shortage of barramundi fish has everyone from fishermen to chefs in Australia in a flap. AVAILABLE NOW.

U.K. LICHTENSTEIN - London's Tate Modern is opening a massive retrospective of Roy Lichtenstein including his sculptures. AVAILABLE NOW.

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