EXPECTED FOR MONDAY, DEC. 13:
MOSCOW -- A bomb blast tears through a trolleybus in the city of Volgograd, killing at least 10 people a day after a suicide bombing left at least 17 dead at the city's main railway station. The explosions put the city on edge and highlight that while Russia can implement unprecedented security around the resort city of Sochi for its Winter Olympics in February, terrorists can still deal blows in the rest of the country. By Vladimir Isachenkov. SENT: 500 words. UPCOMING: 750 words by 3:00 a.m. AP Photos.
PARIS -- Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is in critical condition after undergoing brain surgery following a weekend skiing accident that has stunned drivers, fans and athletes around the world. By Sarah DiLorenzo and Geir Moulson. SENT: 700 words.
ATHENS, Greece -- More than 30 men were crammed into the cell, locked up night and day for weeks or months. Without enough bunks, many slept on the floor. The windows were painted over, blocking out the sun, and the air was thick with cigarette smoke and the reek of the one toilet everyone shared. But what might come as the biggest surprise about this prison was its location: In Greece, squarely in Europe. The Associated Press pieced together this stark picture of Greece's prison crisis from about 20 interviews across the system; reports from Greece's parliament and European rights bodies; documents from within the prison system, an exclusive letter from the head of an appeals court and a confidential police report. By Elena Becatoros. SENT: 1700 words. Also moved in advance. There is an abridged version of the story. AP Photos.