Afternoon Coverage Outlook

Afternoon Coverage Outlook

Planning for 02/22/2013

HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS ADVISORY:

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'BLADERUNNER' BAIL - Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail after a 4-day hearing. See International.

CASHLESS SOCIETY - New technology is being tested that uses finger scanners instead of cash or credit cards to purchase items. See Only On AP.

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ONLY ON AP

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TECH TESTED TO REPLACE WALLET - Backers of a pilot program say the technology they are testing is another step toward creating a cashless society. Instead of using cash or credit cards, users scan their fingers. AVAILABLE NOW.

ART CREATION AND DESTRUCTION - For Chicago artist Ryan Travis Christian, changing gears halfway through his first museum show was a bit scary. But it was exciting, too. AVAILABLE NOW.

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NATIONAL

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VETERAN: SHAME OVER WAR ZONE KILLING - Killing may be a function of war, but many troops come home feeling guilt and shame. Only recently have some clinicians honed in on what they call 'moral injuries.' AVAILABLE NOW.

GAS PRICES - Gas prices are on the rise again, with many fearing $5 a gallon.

SEQUESTRATION AFFECTS TRAVEL INDUSTRY - With sequestration approaching, the travel industry may be hit hard by budget cuts.

Already Available

LAHOOD: SEQUESTER WILL LEAD TO FLIGHT DELAYS

TRAVEL DELAYS 'TO GET WORSE' FROM SEQUESTER

JAPAN PRIME MINISTER - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits with President Obama and delivers a policy speech.

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REGIONAL

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MS, CHEERLEADER MAKES FLIP, HALF-COURT SHOT - A cheerleader makes an incredible front-flip half-court shot during halftime. AVAILABLE NOW.

NV, POLICE SEEK RANGE ROVER FROM VEGAS SHOOTOUT - Las Vegas police are searching for a Range Rover, which was allegedly involved in a shootout with a Maserati. AVAILABLE NOW.

IA, SNOWSTORM COVERS DES MOINES - A snowstorm tangles road and air travel throughout Midwest in places like Des Moines, Iowa. AVAILABLE NOW.

NY, UNEMPLOYMENT BIAS LAW - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he will veto the City Council legislation banning bias against the unemployed during the hiring process. Council members have indicated that if he does, they will override the veto to pass this landmark bill.

NE, WINTER STORM DIG OUT - Omaha begins to dig out of the massive amount of snow left by the latest winter storm. AVAILABLE NOW.

UT, TROOPER DUI - Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Lisa Steed is out of a job and facing a class-action civil lawsuit amid allegations that she booked hundreds of people on bogus DUI charges. AVAILABLE NOW.

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INTERNATIONAL

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'BLADERUNNER' GRANTED BAIL - Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail after a 4-day hearing.

Already Available

PISTORIUS GRANTED BAIL

CHEERS OUTSIDE COURTROOM AFTER HEARING

FAMILY PRAYING AFTER RULING

PISTORIUS' UNCLE READS FAMILY STATEMENT

BROTHER AND LAWYER ARRIVE AT COURT

PISTORIUS IN COURT FOR LAST DAY OF BAIL HEARING

FLOODING IN GREECE AND ITALY - Heavy rains caused widespread flooding in Greece and Italy. AVAILABLE NOW.

RUSSIA-CUBA DELEGATIONS MEET - Russian and Cuban officials signed several cooperation agreements aimed at boosting bilateral relations. AVAILABLE NOW.

RARE BABY MONKEY - An employee at a wildlife center in Colombia has taken on the role of surrogate mother for a baby monkey. AVAILABLE NOW.

BOEING 787 BATTERY PROBE - Japanese investigators have identified the causes of fuel leaks and other problems with Boeing's 787, but are still investigating the more serious battery problem. AVAILABLE NOW.

JAPAN-SOUTH KOREA ISLAND DISPUTE - Despite protests from South Korean officials, Japan held a ceremony to mark its claim to disputed islands, also claimed by South Korea. AVAILABLE NOW.

U.N. DEPUTY CHIEF HOPES CHINA CAN INFLUENCE NORTH KOREA - Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said he hopes China would exercise its influence over North Korea to bring them back to nuclear talks. AVAILABLE NOW.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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ONE DIRECTION CHARITY SINGLE - One Direction releases their new music video 'One Way or Another'. AVAILABLE NOW.

WAINWRIGHT SIBLINGS ON THEIR NEW FILM - Rufus and Martha Wainwright talk about their new film 'Sing Me The Songs To Say I Love You'. AVAILABLE NOW.

DIRECTORS OF ANIMATED FEATURES TALK OSCAR NOMINATIONS - Directors of the animated feature nominees gathered in Beverly Hills to plan their red carpet attack and bathroom break timing. AVAILABLE NOW.

'JACK THE GIANT SLAYER' CAST ON NEW FILM - Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci and Nicholas Hoult talk beanstalks and CGI for their new fantasy movie 'Jack the Giant Slayer.' AVAIALBLE NOW.

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

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3D PRINTER HELPS MAKE BODY PARTS - 3D printing technology is helping scientists make live body parts. AVAILABLE NOW.

HODICKE EXHIBITION - An exhibition of K.H. Hodicke has opened in Berlin. AVAILABLE NOW.

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