Here are some of the AP Video-US stories we're working on for 10/08/2012

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Posted on October 8, 2012 at 7:32 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 8 at 7:33 AM

Here are some of the AP Video-US stories we're working on for 10/08/2012:

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FEATURES

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VIRGIL GOODE FOR PRESIDENT, BUT AT WHAT COST? - Longtime Virginia politician Virgil Goode is running for president. His campaign could spoil Mitt Romney's aspirations to win Virginia, where the race is close. The AP's Lee Powell caught up with Goode in his hometown of Rocky Mount, Virginia.

NEW RULES SEE AS CRACKDOWN ON CALIFORNIA HOMELESS - Several cities in California's Orange County have passed laws or policies that make daily living a struggle for the county's estimated 30,000 homeless people. The rules target bike storage, sleeping in parked cars and library use.

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NATIONAL

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NOBEL PRIZE FOR MEDICINE - British researcher John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan won this year's Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering that mature, specialized cells of the body can be reprogrammed into stem cells, a discovery scientists hope to turn into new treatments.

CAMPAIGN - President Obama attends events in California today, while Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivers a foreign policy speech in Virginia.

NATIONALS RALLY PAST CARDINALS IN GAME 1 - Pinch hitter Tyler Moore blooped a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals won in their postseason debut, beating the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 in an NL playoff opener.

YANKEES WIN ALDS PLAYOFF OPENER OVER ORIOLES - Russell Martin led off the ninth inning with a tiebreaking home run, and CC Sabathia turned in a sparkling pitching performance as the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 in the opener of their AL divisional series.

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REGIONAL

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NY, PRO-ISLAM ADS GO UP IN NYC SUBWAYS - After a judge ordered the New York City subway to place anti-Islam ads, local organizations have countered by putting up their own ads supporting Islam. The ads by Rabbis for Human Rights - North America and the Christian group Sojourners will hang next to the anti-jihad ads that are already present in 10 Manhattan subway stations.

CA, EINSTEIN GOD LETTER - A letter in which Albert Einstein dismissed the idea of God as a product of human weakness is being sold on eBay for a starting price of $3 million.

NY, COLUMBUS DAY PARADE - Today marks the 68th celebration of Italian-American culture and heritage on Columbus Day.

TX, BIBLE BANNERS BANNED AT LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL - For three weeks, high school football players in the small town of Kountze, Texas have been entering the field by busting through banners adorned with Bible verses. After receiving a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, school officials banned the banners.

CA, GAS PRISES ON THE RISE - For the third straight day, the statewide average price for a gallon of regular gas rose to an all-time high, hitting $4.668.

ME, FINNISH TEAM WINS WIFE CARRYING CONTEST - A Finnish couple has won the 13th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship in Maine. 'Wife carrying' sees male competitors race each other while carrying a female teammate and, perhaps misleadingly, they do not have to be married. (Oct. 7)

PA, FIRST PERSON: 'SANDUSKY DESERVES LIFE SENTENCE' - Jerry Sandusky should be sent to prison for life when a judge sentences him Tuesday, according to several of the jurors who convicted the former Penn State assistant coach of molesting a number of boys over a period of years. (Oct. 7)

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INTERNATIONAL

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CHAVEZ SUPPORTERS CELEBRATE RE-ELECTION - Thousands of Venezuelans poured into the streets on Sunday to celebrate the re-election of President Hugo Chavez after he defeated challenger Henrique Capriles.

HONG KONG AUCTION - China Guardian Auctions Company, the country's second-biggest auction house, held a small sale of Chinese ink paintings, calligraphy and furniture last weekend in Hong Kong, its first ever outside of mainland China.

SYRIA - Rebel fighters stormed the Syrian town of Badama, near the Turkish border, driving forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad out. The town is strategically important as it forms a gateway to Turkey and cites a key access route for the regime forces.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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GILLIES ON NEW FILM AND 'VAMPIRE DIARIES' - Daniel Gillies talks about the upcoming season of 'The Vampire Diaries,' as well as his new indie film 'Broken Kingdom,' which he wrote, directed and co-starred in with his wife Rachael Leigh Cook.

GOULDING RELEASES NEW ALBUM - Ellie Goulding is back with a new album and a bigger sound. Hopes are that her second album, 'Halycon,' will do as well as her first.

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

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AUSTRALIA NUCLEAR LIGHTS - An exhibition of a different kind is illuminating Sydney. Inspired by Japan's nuclear disaster, two Sydney-based artists have used radioactive materials in the name of art. Chandeliers made from thousands of glass beads that contain real uranium are on display at the 'Crystal Palace' exhibition.

REVIVING THE PEARL INDUSTRY IN THE GULF - A Japanese businessman and his Emirati business partner are looking to revive the pearl industry in the Gulf. For hundreds of years, Dubai and the Gulf States were renowned for their natural pearls, but in the 1930s the introduction of cultured pearls from Japan killed off the industry.

COPING WITH MENIERE'S DISEASE - Meniere's disease is an inflammation of the inner ear canal that can cause acute attacks of vertigo, fluctuating tinnitus, increasing deafness and a sensation of pressure inside the ear. This week, campaigners in the UK are highlighting the disease to raise the profile of people struggling with inner ear disorders.

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