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AP Top Stories August 21 P

Here's the latest news for Thursday, Aug. 21st: American aid workers with Ebola virus released from hospital; DOJ settles nearly $17 billion deal with Bank of America; ISIS demanded $130 million in ransom for Foley; Ramen noodle study reveals health risks Full Story

Watch VideoTX Gov Perry in Washington: 'Confident' in Case

TX Gov Perry in Washington: 'Confident' in Case

Speaking to conservatives in Washington, Texas Governor Rick Perry said he's confident in his case as he faces two felony indictments on coercion and official oppression charges. (Aug. 21) Full Story

Entertainment Video News

Watch VideoShowBiz Minute: Crystal, Bieber, Stone

ShowBiz Minute: Crystal, Bieber, Stone

Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams; Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation; Emma Stone to enter 'Cabaret' on Broadway. (Aug. 21) Full Story

Watch VideoKathy Griffin Challenges Minaj to 'a Booty Off'

Kathy Griffin Challenges Minaj to 'a Booty Off'

At a karaoke event in New York, Kathy Griffin calls out for 'a booty off' between herself and Nicki Minaj, Serena Williams reveals her favorite song to sing, while Laverne Cox sends her love to Ferguson. (Aug. 21) Full Story

National

Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case

Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities confirm a police officer on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting but wasn't indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense. Full Story

Entertainment

Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds. Full Story

Health

American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

ATLANTA (AP) — Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus. Full Story

World

NY judge scolds Argentina, but no contempt order

NY judge scolds Argentina, but no contempt order

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday said Argentina's plans to evade his orders by failing to make required payments to U.S. bondholders is illegal and cannot be carried out, but he stopped short of finding the South American nation in contempt of court. Full Story

Sports

Judge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher

Judge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday dismissed rape charges against former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, saying the testimony of the woman who accused him wasn't credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took place. Full Story

Politics

GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday. Full Story

Finance

Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners. Full Story

Science & Tech

Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

WASHINGTON (AP) — New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity. Full Story