Afternoon Coverage Outlook

Planning for 02/25/2013:

HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS ADVISORY:

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DRAFTING WOMEN - With the ban on women in combat lifted, should they face the draft? See National.

LONG RUN - The world's oldest marathon runner competes for the last time - at age 101. See International.

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NATIONAL

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OBAMA ON BUDGET CUTS - Looming budget cuts dominate as President Obama addresses the National Governors' Association.

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OBAMA: CONGRESS NEEDS TO COMPROMISE ON CUTS

NAPOLITANO: CUTS WILL IMPACT SECURITY FUNCTIONS

JINDAL: OBAMA NEEDS TO SHOW LEADERSHIP

HIGH STAKES TRIAL BEGINS OVER BP SPILL - Civil trial begins over deadly explosion on BP-operated oil platform Deepwater Horizon. AVAILABLE NOW.

UNCLE SAM MIGHT WANT WOMEN, TOO - With the ban on women in combat lifted, there's a new debate: Should women be required to register for the draft?

AVAILABLE NOW.

MEDITERRANEAN DIET STUDY - The biggest study of its type shows a Mediterranean-style diet can cut the risk of strokes and heart disease.

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REGIONAL

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NY, 'CANNIBAL COP' CASE OPENS - Opening statements in case against NYPD officer accused of a kidnap conspiracy.

NY, CLEAVER ATTACK - Firefighters step in to stop a frightening cleaver attack in New York's Chinatown.

CO, SNOWSTORM HITS COLORADO - Heavy snow hit Colorado on Sunday, with further falls expected today. AVAILABLE NOW. Note: Updates expected.

TX/OK, RAW: SNOW CAUSES ROAD CLOSURES IN TEXAS, OKLA. - Blizzard conditions shut highways in Texas and Oklahoma. AVAILABLE NOW.

KS, WINTER WEATHER - Heavy snowfalls cause disruption in Kansas.

NY, MARTHA STEWART STORE BATTLE - Macy's and J.C. Penney square off in court over the right to sell Martha Stewart merchandise.

CA, CUTTING EDGE TUNNELS POISED TO OPEN -New tunnels are set diverting motorists away from a cliff-hanging roadway known as Devil's Slide. AVAILABLE NOW.

NY, NYC SEAPORT A 'GHOST TOWN' MONTHS AFTER SANDY - Local business owners say the plight of lower Manhattan in the wake of Superstorm Sandy has been largely ignored. AVAILABLE NOW.

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INTERNATIONAL

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KERRY ON SYRIA - New Secretary of State John Kerry urges Syrian opposition to attend Rome talks. AVAILABLE NOW.

SYRIA HELICOPTER - Amateur video shows Syrian government helicopter being shot down by rebels. AVAILABLE NOW.

VATICAN CONCLAVE - The church suffers another blow, with the resignation of the UK's top cardinal amid misconduct allegations.

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POPE CHANGES CONCLAVE RULES, ALLOWS EARLIER START

UK CARDINAL SKIPS CONCLAVE AMID ACCUSATIONS

VATICAN ACCEPTS TOP UK CARDINAL'S RESIGNATION

VATICAN MEMORABILIA - Papal souvenirs are big business as tourists arrive to witness the Pope's retirement. AVAILABLE NOW.

RUSSIA METEORITE FRAGMENT FOUND - A one-kilogram fragment of the meteor that exploded over Russia is found by search teams. AVAILABLE NOW.

PSY PERFORMS 'GAGNAM STYLE' AT INAUGURATION - Psy performs at the inauguration of South Korea's first female president. AVAILABLE NOW.

CUBA CASTRO REAX - Reactions after Raul Castro announced he will step down at the end of his presidential term. AVAILABLE NOW.

POLLS OPEN FOR SECOND DAY IN ITALIAN ELECTION - Second day of voting in Italy's general election is underway. AVAILABLE NOW.

CZECH REP ELEPHANT - Prague Zoo celebrates the arrival of a baby elephant. AVAILABLE NOW.

HONG KONG OLDEST RUNNER - The world's oldest marathon runner competes in his last race - aged 101. AVAILABLE NOW.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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ACADEMY AWARDS - AP Video-US has comprehensive coverage from the Oscars. Please note AMPAS restrictions apply to award show coverage.

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ADELE, ANG LEE, CLOONEY AT GOVERNOR'S BALL

CLOONEY, KIDMAN, HATHAWAY ON RED CARPET

DIRECTOR ANG LEE REACTS TO OSCAR WIN

AFFLECK AND ADELE AT GOVERNOR'S BALL

AFFLECT, LAWRENCE AND HATHAWAY ON WINNING OSCAR

OSCAR WINS FOR ANG LEE, JENNIFER LAWRENCE

ANG LEE WINS BEST DIRECTOR

JENNIFER LAWRENCE AND MORE HIT OSCAR RED CARPET

HALLE BERRY, BRYAN CRANSTON AT VANITY FAIR PARTY - Stars turn out for the post-Oscars Vanity Fair party. AVAILABLE NOW.

NICKI MINAJ AT ELTON JOHN'S OSCAR AIDS FUNDRAISER - Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus and the Kardashians attend Academy Awards party. AVAILABLE NOW.

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

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UK X-RAY EYE CARE - New x-ray treatment to help prevent failing eyesight. Note EMBARGOED until 1900 Eastern. AVAILABLE NOW.

CHINA PETS - Pampered pooches and abandoned dogs - the two sides of China's pet industry. AVAILABLE NOW.

MEXICO COSMETIC SURGERY - Increasing numbers of Mexicans are going under the knife in pursuit of beauty. AVAILABLE NOW.

AUSTRALIA ELECTRIC VIOLIN - Rock out to classical music with an electric violin. AVAILABLE NOW.

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