Here are some of the AP Video-US stories we're working on for 09/04/2012

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Posted on September 4, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 4 at 10:01 AM

Here are some of the AP Video-US stories we're working on for 09/04/2012.

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FEATURES

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UKRAINIAN ORPHAN TREATED FOR SEVERE BURNS IN BOSTON - A Ukrainian orphan is being treated for severe burns at Shriners Hospital for Children - Boston. Five years ago, Ihor Lakatosh suffered burns to 30 percent of his body. A year ago, his mother took him to a hospital in Ukraine and never returned. The non-profit 'Doctors Collaborating to Help Children' arranged to have Ihor flown to Boston to begin a series of surgeries to correct some of the damage the burns have caused. Doctors said the burns fused his left arm to his chest for years until doctors recently separated it.

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NATIONAL

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DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

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FIRST LADY DNC WALK THROUGH - First Lady Michelle Obama took a brief tour of the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. She will address the delegates tonight.

DEMOCRATS READY TO PARTY IN CHARLOTTE - Democrats are gearing up for their party's convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The highlight will be nominating President Barack Obama for a second term.

PRE-CONVENTION TUSSLE: ARE AMERICANS BETTER OFF? - President Barack Obama's top allies insist that Americans are better off than four years ago. Republicans countered that the president has failed on the fundamental question of this election.

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CONVENTION PREP - The Democratic National Convention officially kicks off today, and convention organizers are completing final preparations for tonight.

JULIAN CASTRO PREVIEW - Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio and the youngest mayor of a top 50 city, will deliver tonight's keynote address at the DNC.

REPUBLICAN WAR ROOM - Like the Democrats at the RNC, the Republicans are prepared to offer rebuttals straight from Charlotte.

CAMPAIGN - President Obama is in Norfolk, Virginia for a campaign rally and Vice President Joe Biden is in position in Charlotte at the DNC.

CLINTON - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues her six-nation Asia tour, working to strengthen US ties in East Asia.

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REGIONAL

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CA, WILDFIRES - Officials say 3,600 acres have burned in a wildfire in Angeles National Forest. The fire is currently only 5 percent contained.

NY, RYDER CUP ANNOUNCEMENT - The final make-up of the US Ryder Cup team will be determined today when captain Davis Love III announces his four picks.

LA, ISAAC AFTERMATH - In the wake of Hurricane Isaac, thousands of people are still without power and floods persist west of New Orleans.

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INTERNATIONAL

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FUEGO VOLCANO ERUPTS IN GUATEMALA - The Fuego volcano in central Guatemala has resumed activity, shooting lava and columns of ash into the air. It overlooks the tourist city of Antigua and is one of Central America's most active volcanoes.

SYRIA - Syrian President Bashar Assad told the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross that the group is welcome to operate on the ground in the country as long as it remains 'neutral and independent,' state media reported.

PORTUGAL WILDFIRES - Portugal's Civil Protection Service said firefighters have extinguished two major forest blazes that raced across thick woodland for more than 30 hours and claimed the life of one person.

CZECH ZOO SHOWS OFF RARE WHITE TIGERS - Three rare Indian white tigers were on public display at the Liberec Zoo in the Czech Republic. They are rare in the wild because they stand out in the jungle, hindering their efforts to catch prey.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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DALLAS RETURNS TO TV - The new young cast members of 'Dallas' talk about the show's comeback.

BROSNAN PREMIERES FILM IN VENICE - Pierce Brosnan premieres his new film 'Love Is All You Need' at the Venice Film Festival.

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

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CARTOON CAT AWARDED RESIDENCY - Doraemon, a bright blue cartoon cat, has been awarded a residency certificate by Kawasaki's mayor for his services to tourism and culture. The cat also has its own museum, which is now celebrating its first anniversary.

VIETNAM BALLOON FESTIVAL - Despite poor weather conditions, Vietnam just hosted its first hot air balloon festival as the country marked its Independence Day. Teams from 11 countries participated including the Netherlands, Germany, England and the United States.

ANIME FESTIVAL - Indonesia hosted the pan-Asian Anime Festival for the first time. 40,000 fans turned up, many dressed up in the outlandish costumes of their favorite anime characters. Some of the diehard fans, known as cosplayers, will have the chance to be nominated to represent Indonesia in the upcoming regional cosplay championship in Singapore.

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