Afternoon Coverage Outlook

Afternoon Coverage Outlook

Planning for 02/20/2013:

HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS ADVISORY:

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NYPD, MICROSOFT FIGHTING CRIME - The NYPD and Microsoft have teamed up to fight crime. See Regional - East.

CHIMP RETIREMENT HOME - A retirement home for research chimps is feeling the economic pinch. See Only On AP.

CAVIAR VENDING MACHINES - Luxury vending machines are the newest trend in Los Angeles. See Life/Health/Technology.

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ONLY ON AP

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RESEARCH CHIMP RETIREMENT PLANS FACE MONEY WOES - Chimp Haven is the only designated retirement home for chimpanzees previously used for federal research. But money woes could make it tough to accommodate the number of expected chimps. AVAILABLE NOW.

SCIENTISTS GO 3D - Computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have created a wraparound virtual reality system where researchers can walk through their data. AVAILABLE NOW.

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NATIONAL

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KERRY FIRST SPEECH AS SEC. OF STATE - Secretary of State John Kerry delivers his first major speech at the University of Virginia, saying the budget impasse is a challenge for diplomacy. AVAILABLE NOW.

JACKSON, JR. PLEADS GUILTY - Jesse Jackson Jr. pled guilty to charges he spent $750,000 in campaign cash on personal items. AVAILABLE NOW.

PENTAGON: FURLOUGHS 'CATASTROPHIC' ON WORKERS - Officials said if automatic budget cuts kick in, the Pentagon may be compelled to furlough the 'vast majority' of the Defense Department's 800,000 civilian workers. AVAILABLE NOW.

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REGIONAL

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CT, ANCHORMAN THREATENED TO KILL WIFE - Police say New York TV News Anchor Rob Morrison threatened to kill his wife. AVAIALBLE NOW.

MO, KANSAS CITY BLAST - A body has been found in the rubble at the site of the massive explosion at a Kansas City restaurant.

Available Now

FIRE DEPT.: BODY FOUND IN KC RESTAURANT RUBBLE

SEARCH FOR VICTIMS AFTER KANSAS CITY BLAST

WITNESS: EXPLOSION HIT 'LIKE A SHOCK WAVE'

CREWS EXAMINE KANSAS CITY EXPLOSION SCENE

RAW: FIRE BURNS AT KANSAS CITY SHOPPING DISTRICT

NY, NYPD TECH FOR SALE - The NYPD could make millions under a deal with Microsoft to sell technology developed together that aims to help officers fight crime. AVAILABLE NOW.

OH, FIRE DESTORYS MASSIVE GREENHOUSE - Freezing temperatures hampered Ohio firefighters when a wind-whipped blaze destroyed up to two dozen greenhouses. AVAILABLE NOW.

IL, PETERSON TRIAL - Drew Peterson seeks a new trial, and if denied, he faces sentencing. AVAILABLE NOW.

SC, INDOOR HAIL - A hail storm is simulated indoors to examine damage on homes.

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INTERNATIONAL

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

Available Now

PISTORIUS FAMILY AND LEGAL TEAM ARRIVE

LEGAL EXPERT EXPLAINS DAY 2 OF BAIL HEARING

PISTORIUS APPEARS IN COURT

FLOOR PLANS OF PISTORIUS' HOUSE SHOWN

PROTESTERS GATHER OUTSIDE

U.S. SENATOR RUBIO IN ISRAEL - U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio reiterated America's bipartisan support for Israel on his first official visit to the country. AVAILABLE NOW.

CHINA COMMENTS ON CYBER WARFARE - China's Foreign Ministry said a study accusing the country of sponsoring massive hacking attacks on U.S. targets was 'groundless'. AVAILABLE NOW.

TWO POPES IN VATICAN CITY - After Benedict XVI retires, he will remain in Vatican city with the new pope. AVAILABLE NOW.

JAPANESE SHIP COLLIDES WITH PROTESTERS - An anti-whaling activist group accused a Japanese whaling vessel of intentionally ramming two of its ships in waters near Antarctica. AVAILABLE NOW.

NORTH KOREA NUCLEAR PARADE - North Korean state television broadcast footage of a street parade celebrating the scientists, technicians and officials who worked on the communist state's third underground nuclear test. AVAILABLE NOW.

RUSSIAN-U.S. ADOPTION - The suspicious death of a Russian adoptee fuels the row between Russia and the U.S. AVAILABLE NOW.

INJURED KOALA RESCUED FROM TREE - An emergency team has come to the rescue of a koala with an injured leg in South Australia. AVAILABLE NOW.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD HONORS HATHAWAY - Anne Hathaway was one of the night's honorees at the Costume Designer Guild Awards. AVAILABLE NOW.

SCHWARZENEGGER PROMOTES NEW FILM - Arnold Schwarzenegger promotes new film 'The Last Stand' in Seoul, South Korea. AVAILABLE NOW.

OSCAR PREPS - Construction crews prepare Hollywood Boulevard for the 85th annual Academy Awards. AVAILABLE NOW.

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

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CAVIAR VENDING MACHINE - Custom-made luxury ATMs are now selling anything from high grade truffle oil, to caviar and snails.

RUSSIA EROTIC MUSEUM - A new St. Petersburg museum dedicated to erotica is getting a frosty reception in some quarters.

U.K. PROSTHETICS - British service personnel who have lost limbs fighting for their country will be guaranteed the most up-to-date 'bionic' prosthetic limbs available.

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