Here are some of the AP Video-US stories we're working on for 08/31/2012.

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Posted on August 31, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 31 at 10:01 AM

Here are some of the AP Video-US stories we're working on for 08/31/2012.

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FEATURES

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STATE OF THE DEMEOCRATIC PARTY - The 2012 presidential race casts a long shadow over the President's own party, as its members seek elected office. The AP takes a look at the state of the Democratic party and its chances in November.

MONTANA CHEYENNE WILDFIRES - It's been a brutal fire season on the remote plains of southeastern Montana. Northern Cheyenne tribal leaders say roughly a third of the reservation's 700 square miles have been burned since late June.

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NATIONAL

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TROPICAL STORM ISSAC

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LOUISIANA EVACUEES DAYS FROM GOING HOME - Deep floodwaters cover parts of Louisiana after Isaac dumped 16 inches of rain and pushed water over levees. At least 500 people were rescued by boat.

MISSISSIPPI DRYING OUT FROM ISAAC - Residents of the storm-saturated Mississippi Gulf Coast ventured out to examine the damage from Isaac as local governments lifted curfews.

Planning On Covering

AP is positioned in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, and will continue reporting on the storm's aftermath and cleanup efforts throughout the region.

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION

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ROMNEY: TIME TO TURN THE PAGE - Mitt Romney says it's time to turn the page and move past the disappointments of the last four years.

CHRISTIE: ROMNEY DID 'A GREAT JOB' - Republicans including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are applauding Mitt Romney's acceptance speech at the RNC. A top Democrat calls the speech 'divisive.'

ROMNEY: TIME TO LEAVE DISAPPOINTMENTS BEHIND - Romney's mission in this election was to connect with Americans on a personal level. He sought to do so with his speech by appealing to feelings of anxiety rippling through the electorate as the nation faces an uncertain economy.

AP FACT CHECK: NOT WHOLE BAIN STORY - Mitt Romney used his acceptance speech to explain his work at Bain Capital. However, AP Correspondent Stephen Braun said he left out some key facts.

ROMNEY ADDRESS THE RNC - Various clips from Romney's acceptance address to the RNC, including his official acceptance of the nomination and his closing statements.

CLINT EASTWOOD IS MITT ROMNEY'S OPENING ACT - Clint Eastwood whipped up the crowd at the RNC ahead of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's acceptance speech.

GINGRICH: WE NEED 'REAL LEADERSHIP' - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told delegates that it is 'striking' how President Obama took the nation down a path that, he says, weakened America's confidence in itself and Americans' hope for a better future.

JEB BUSH TO OBAMA: STOP BLAMING MY BROTHER - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush addressed the RNC and said that President Barack Obama was dealt a tough hand, but his policies have not worked to improve the U.S. economy.

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CLINT EASTWOOD REACTIONS - Mitt Romney's opening act has received mixed reviews and the AP looks at reactions to Clint Eastwood's unscripted speech.

NEW JERSEY SHOOTING - Police in Old Bridge, New Jersey say three people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting in a Pathmark supermarket.

CAMPAIGN - Romney heads to Louisiana to survey the damage made by Hurricane Isaac, while Paul Ryan heads to Virginia without him. President Obama will be in Ft. Bliss, Texas to address the military on the second anniversary of the day he announced the end of the U.S. combat role in Iraq.

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REGIONAL

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MA, LABOR DAY TRAVEL EXPECTED TO RISE THIS YEAR - In spite of fluctuating gas prices, holiday travel is expected to be up this year nationwide, as travelers get a jump start into the Labor Day weekend.

MI, POWERBALL WINNER - Michigan lottery officials plan to introduce the winner of this month's $337 million Powerball jackpot during a news conference.

MO, AKIN CAMNPAIGN - Rep. Todd Akin is back on the campaign trail today in Missouri.

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INTERNATIONAL

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JAPAN APPLE VS. SAMSUNG - A Japanese court has dismissed Apple's claim that Samsung infringed on its patent.

MINERS CHARGED IN SOUTH AFRICA - About 270 miners were charged with the murders of 34 striking colleagues who were shot by South African police officers.

MEXICAN ELECTION - Mexico's highest election voted to dismiss legal challenges mounted by the second-place leftist candidate seeking to overturn the results of the July presidential election.

SYRIA - Turkey appealed to a reluctant UN Security Council for a safe haven for thousands of Syrians facing a 'humanitarian disaster' as Britain and France said they would rule out no option, including a no-fly zone.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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KARL URBAN BRINGS GRITTY NEW 'DREDD' TO SCREEN - Karl Urban stresses the differences between the new comic book action film 'Dredd' and 1995 flop 'Judge Dredd.'

HIP HOP MOGUL CHRIS LIGHT DIES - Chris Lighty, a hip-hop mogul who helped the likes of Sean 'Diddy' Combs, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey, was found dead in his New York apartment in an apparent suicide.

CORONER: SAGE STALLONE DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES - Sylvester Stallone's son Sage died at age 36 from natural causes due to a heart condition.

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

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UK LIE DETECTOR TEST FOR SEX OFFENDERS - A pilot scheme in the UK requiring high-risk sex offenders to have regular lie detector tests has had a significant impact on cutting re-offending, according to organizers. The British Government is now planning to toll out mandatory polygraph tests for high risk sex offenders across England and Wales following the success of the trial.

SENIOR TALENT SHOW IN AUSTRALIA - 14 finalists have competed in Australia's largest talent quest held for those over 55 years of age.

GERMAN TELEVISIONS - Televisions with four times the resolution of HD and huge 84-inch screen are on show at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

VIETNAM CAVE - The limestone hills around the Hon Chong caves in southern Vietnam are being quarried to feed the growing domestic cement industry. But conservationists say this is causing the destruction of habitats for native flora and fauna and damaging biodiversity in the region.

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