Here are some of the AP Video-US stories we're working on for 10/12/2012.

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Posted on October 12, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 12 at 2:33 PM

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FEATURES

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VETERAN ON A MISSION: STOP SOLDIER SUICIDES - As the number of American troops committing suicide rises, a former Army officer is on a cross-country motorcycle trip to raise awareness of his mission to get service members free mental health care.

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NATIONAL

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PROSTITUTION ARREST ROCKS MAINE TOWN - People in the upscale Maine beach town of Kennebunk are waiting anxiously as police prepare to release the names of clients of Zumba instructor Alexis Wright, who has been charged with prostitution.

VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

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WHITE HOUSE DEFENDS BIDEN ON LIBYA - The White House is defending Vice President Joe Biden's debate statement that 'we weren't told' there had been requests for more security at the U.S. consulate in Libya.

VARIOUS CLIPS FROM THE DEBATE - Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan squared off last night in their first and only televised debate ahead of the November election.

FIRED UP VP DEBATE SHOWCASES CLOSE RACE - At odds early and often, Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare amid more.

AP FACT CHECK: SLIPS IN BOTH SIDES OF DEBATE - An AP Fact Check found issues with statements by both Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan.

OBAMA: 'REALLY PROUD' OF BIDEN - President Obama says he thinks Vice President Joe Biden did great in the debate. The president watched the debate aboard Air Force One while returning from a campaign trip to Florida.

SENIORS DIFFER ON VP DEBATE - Some Florida seniors who watched the VP debate say Medicare was a big issue for them. Some voters say that incumbent Joe Biden won the exchange, but others criticized Biden for smirking and laughing during the debate.

ROMNEY: BIDEN 'JUST ATTACKED' DURING DEBATE - During a campaign event in Virginia, Mitt Romney said 'there was one person on stage last night who was thoughtful and respectful, steady and poised.'

CAMPAIGN - President Obama attends a dinner with contest winners in Washington, DC. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigns in Virginia, followed by an event in Ohio with running mate Paul Ryan.

TIGERS RIDE VERLANDER TO BEAT A'S, MOVE TO ALCS - Justin Verlander struck out 11 in a four-hitter, pitching Detroit into a second straight AL championship series with a 6-0 win against the Oakland Athletics in the decisive Game 5 of their division series.

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REGIONAL

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CA, APOLLO ENGINEER: SCIENCE NOT BEING ABOUT BEING A GEEK - Hal Walker Jr., a pioneering African-American engineer, invented the laser technology Apollo 11 took to the Moon to measure the distance to Earth. The 79-year-old runs an after-school program to get minority students excited about science.

TX, MOM GETS 99 YEARS FOR GLUING TOT'S HANDS - A Dallas woman who beat her 2-year-old daughter and glued the toddler's hands to a wall was sentenced to 99 years in prison by a judge who described his decision as a necessary punishment for a brutal, shocking attack.

CA, RAW: CALIFORNIA DEBATE GETS HEATED - The physical confrontation during a debate between two veteran Democratic House members vying for the same Los Angeles-area congressional seat is the latest example of a campaign that has become increasingly bitter.

CA, SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR MOVES - At its prime, the space shuttle Endeavour cruised around the Earth at 17,500 mph, faster than a speeding bullet. In retirement, it's crawling along at a sluggish 2 mph, a pace that rush-hour commuters can sympathize with.

IL, CHICAGO SCHOOL CHIEF RESIGNS - Mayor Rahm Emanuel's efforts to improve Chicago's schools face yet more upheaval after his hand-picked CEO, Jean-Claude Brizard, resigned just three weeks after the end of the city's first teachers strike in a quarter century.

CA, AIRPORT WEAPONS ARREST - A man arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities found he was carrying a suitcase full of weapons could find out today whether he will remain behind bars or be freed.

CO, BODY FOUND, BUT SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING GIRL - Colorado police looking for a 10-year-old who disappeared on her walk to school have found a body in a park, but are not saying whether it is linked to the case and noted that officers are still looking for her.

TX, ANALYST: ARMSTRONG SHOULD STEP AWAY FROM CHARITY - In the wake of the USADA issuing a 200-page report explaining why it stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles, the founder of CharityWatch discusses the impact it could have on the cyclist's charity. (Oct. 11)

NY, PROSECUTOR: 21 ARRESTS FOR ONLINE DRUG SALES - New York City announced 21 arrests today of people selling prescription drugs online. The listings on Craigslist were blatant, often times making no attempt to hide the fact they were advertising illegal drug sales. (Oct. 11)

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INTERNATIONAL

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AP VIDEO: SYRIA FIGHTING - Frontline report from Syrian city of Aleppo as hospitals struggle to treat injured children and residents amid continued shelling.

EUROPEAN UNION AWARDED NOBEL PEACE PRIZE - The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to promote peace and democracy in Europe - despite being in the midst of its biggest crisis since the bloc was created in the 1950s.

CHINESE NOBEL WINNER CALLS FOR DISSIDENT TO BE FREED - Nobel Prize for literature winner Mo Yan has expressed hope that China's imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo will regain his freedom.

PAKISTAN GIRL SHOT BY TALIBAN STABLE - A spokesperson for the military hospital said Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year-old education activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban on her way home from school, is in 'satisfactory' condition, but the next few days are critical.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL BRINGS JACKSON TOUR TO LONDON - The memory of Michael Jackson lives on as a special show dedicated to the recording artist who suddenly passed away in June 2009 goes to London. Called 'Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour,' the show is staged by the famous Cirque Du Soleil team.

'RESIDENT EVIL 6' COMBINES GAME STYLES - Like the latest 'Resident Evil' movie, the newest video game in the zombie franchise features an all-star cast of characters from the franchise's past.

HOLMES ON RETURNING TO BROADWAY - Katie Holmes sits down with the AP to talk about her return to Broadway in 'Dead Accounts.'

STREISAND IN CONCERT - Barbara Streisand plays a concert at the newly built Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

WHITNEY HOUSTON TRIBUTE - Jennifer Hudson, Britney Spears LL Cool J and numerous other stars remember the late singer at the Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston.

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AP LIFESTYLE (AP VIDEO-US INCLUDES AP LIFESTYLE STORIES)

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JAPANESE PARENTS BOND WITH CHILDREN OVER SCHOOL MEALS - A pioneering nursery school in Kyoto is asking parents to cook lunch for their children. It's the first nursery in Japan to make such demands - to ensure children have access to home-cooked meals. The nursery is one of only 60 registered schools that cares for children from early morning until 10 at night.

ROMAN EMPIRE EXHIBITION - The new exhibition sets out to reveal how Rome became the center of power in the ancient world. The key to unlocking the Romans' belief that it was their destiny to rule the world can be found in ancient texts now on display in Rome's Colosseum and adjacent Forum.

ECONOMIC CRISIS INSPIRES FILM MAKERS - The Mediterranean economic crisis is inspiring film makers and actors. And with less and less money available to make full length independent movies, short films are booming, according to industry observers.

AUSTRALIA DISABILITIES CAMP - A group of Australian children and young people with physical and intellectual disabilities are being offered new ways to communicate and play through the use of technology.

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