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GAO Determines Bergdahl-Taliban Swap Was Illegal

GAO Determines Bergdahl-Taliban Swap Was Illegal

File photo. Credit: US Army(WASHINGTON) — Accusations by congressional Republicans that the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped five Taliban detainees for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl were validated by the non-partisan Government Accountability Office Thursday.Immediately after Bergdahl was released in late May following five years of captivity in Afghanistan, GOP lawmakers and some Democrats questioned the urgency to make the trade for Bergdahl, saying Congress was not given the required 30 days’ notice before making the deal.Although the administration argued Bergdahl’s life was in imminent danger, the GAO rejected that rationale, saying the law was broken because written notice was not provided to the relevant congressional committees until the day that swap occurred.Last month, the GOP-controlled House Armed Services Committee supported a non-binding resolution condemning the trading of the five Taliban detainees for Bergdahl.Adding to the controversy is Bergdahl’s alleged desertion from his military post before his capture. The Pentagon is conducting a probe into the matter and will release its results next month, which could mean disciplinary action against Bergdahl, who is currently back in the States at a desk job.
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Pamela Anderson Refuses Ice Bucket Challenge, Kristen Stewart & Nicholas Hoult Accept

Pamela Anderson Refuses Ice Bucket Challenge, Kristen Stewart & Nicholas Hoult Accept

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — One celebrity who’s not taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Pamela Anderson. The Baywatch actress and staunch animal rights activist said she will not be taking part in the challenge because of the ALS Association’s use of animal testing in its research.“I enjoy a good dare — it’s always good to bring awareness — in fun, creative ways. I don’t want to take away from that, but it had me thinking,” she wrote on Facebook. “Digging a bit deeper I found that we may not be aligned in our messages. So…I thought instead, I’d challenge ALS to stop animal testing.”She also posted a picture of herself holding a piece of paper with “Stop Animal Testing” written on it.Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult were more than game for the challenge. They did make sure to conserve water, though.Stewart and Hoult, who co-star in the upcoming film Equals, dunked their heads in buckets of water along with pal Scott Fahrendorf. “In good faith you must believe this was all done with dirty bath water,” Stewart said. “Please be considerate of California water conservation.”Stewart had been nominated for the challenge by Anne Hathaway. Stewart, who recently appeared in the “Just One of the Guys” music video for Jenny Lewis, nominated the singer along with her video co-star Brie Larson. She also nominated fellow Equals co-stars Jacki Weaver and Max Thieriot.Hoult — a.k.a. Jennifer Lawrence’s ex — nominated his A Single Man co-star Colin Firth, his Kill Your Friends co-star Craig Roberts, and his Skins co-star Joe Dempsie.As of Thursday, the Ice Bucket Challenge had raised 41.8 million dollars for the ALS Association over the past three-plus weeks.
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“Hercules” Star Kevin Sorbo Rants Against Ferguson Protesters, Then Apologizes

“Hercules” Star Kevin Sorbo Rants Against Ferguson Protesters, Then Apologizes

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former Hercules star Kevin Sorbo is facing criticism after he posted a Facebook rant Wednesday against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, where a white police officer fatally shot unarmed black teen, Michael Brown. The outspoken political conservative called the demonstrators “animals” and “losers.””Ferguson riots have very little to do with the shooting of the young man,” Sorbo reportedly wrote in a post that has apparently since been taken down. “It is an excuse to be the losers these animals truly are. It is a tipping point to frustration built up over years of not trying, but blaming everyone else, The Man, for their failures.”He also took the opportunity to criticize President Obama in his tirade. “Hopefully this is a reminder to the African Americans (I always thought we just Americans. Oh, well.) that their President they voted in has only made things worse for them, not better,” he wrote.His comments were met with backlash and accusations of racism, prompting the actor to remove the post and issue an apology Thursday on Facebook. He wrote in part, “Okay….I stand humiliated and humbled. My most sincere apologies for my post on the events in Ferguson. I posted out of frustration and anger over the violence and looting. My words were never meant to hurt the African-American community. My use of the word ‘losers’ was directed at those doing the looting and vandalising and violence toward others.”
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Wilmer Valderrama Writes B-Day Message for Demi Lovato

Wilmer Valderrama Writes B-Day Message for Demi Lovato

Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for Topshop Topman(NEW YORK) — Wilmer Valderrama wrote his girlfriend Demi Lovato a sweet birthday message on Instagram this week.The 34-year-old posted a pic of the two wearing matching holiday hoodies and laughing. “Wishing you happy birthday would never come close to all the inspiring things I wish for your life,” he wrote alongside the photo. “We laugh our a**es off. While we do all we can to better everything around us. Love you through all.”Lovato, 22, wrote a similar birthday message to Valderrama back in January, calling him “the funniest, most inspiring, incredible man I know.” She added, “You truly are a light to this world and to my life.”The two first got together in 2010. After a brief split, they were back in a relationship the following year.
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Is Lindsay Lohan Dating an Investment Banker?

Is Lindsay Lohan Dating an Investment Banker?

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Lindsay Lohan will make her live theater debut in London next month, but in the meantime, she’s reportedly fallen for an older investment banker named Patrick Mahony.An insider tells In Touch magazine the 28-year-old Mean Girls star and Mahony are living together under the same roof, along with Patrick’s two young daughters.A second source tells the magazine, “Lindsay helps the kids take baths,” adding, “She really pitches in looking after them, and the girls really like her.”The source goes on to say Lohan is doing better than ever, noting, “She’s finally in a mature relationship with a really grounded guy.”Lohan will star in a London production of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow, opening Sept. 24.
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Pierce Brosnan Regrets Turning Down Batman Role

Pierce Brosnan Regrets Turning Down Batman Role

ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) — Pierce Brosnan admitted one of his career regrets in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session Wednesday. The Bond actor revealed he once turned down the role of Batman in Tim Burton’s 1989 film.During the online Q&A, a fan asked: “You were a great Bond but I always thought you’d make for a great Batman. Were you ever approached for that role?”
He answered that he was, but at the time he just couldn’t get on board with a superhero who “wore his underpants outside his pants.”
“That was my foolish take on it. It was a joke, I thought,” the 61-year-old said.The role of Burton’s Batman ultimately went to Michael Keaton.Brosnan’s latest film, The November Man, hits theaters next Wednesday.
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Storm Blasts Dust, Sand Through the California Skies

Storm Blasts Dust, Sand Through the California Skies

File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(COACHELLA, Calif.) — Strong winds blasted dust and sand through the Southern California skies, part of a storm system known as a haboob.Scott Pam was driving in the area Thursday when the storm hit, and the wind ripped the door straps off of his car.

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The dust, whipped around by 40-mph winds, left drivers with low visibility. The name “haboob” comes from the Arabic word habb, meaning “wind.”
The storm also bent trees across California’s Coachella Valley, but there were no reports of serious injuries.
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Nationals Walk-Off Again, Earn 10th-Straight Win

Nationals Walk-Off Again, Earn 10th-Straight Win

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) –The Washington Nationals won for the fifth time in six games on a walk-off, this time on a throwing error, as they beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 Thursday.
The Nationals have now won 10 straight.

Denard Span scored the winning run when Anthony Rendon hit a ground ball to third baseman Jordan Pacheco. Pacheco proceeded to throw the ball past the first baseman and into the camera well. That allowed Span, who started the play on second base, to be rewarded home.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez pitched seven innings of scoreless ball allowing four hits and three walks while striking out six, and Rafael Soriano (4-1) pitched a perfect ninth for the win.
 
Washington (73-53) become the first team since the 1986 Astros to win five games via the walk-off in a six-game span.
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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/21/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/21/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: New York Yankees 3 (64-61) – Houston Astros 0 (54-74)Tampa Bay Rays 1 (62-65) – Detroit Tigers 0 (68-57)Minnesota Twins 4 (56-70) – Cleveland Indians 1 (64-62)Washington Nationals 1 (73-53) – Arizona Diamondbacks 0 (53-75)Los Angeles Angels 2 (76-50) – Boston Red Sox 0 (56-71)Atlanta Braves 8 (67-61) – Cincinnati Reds 0 (61-67)
Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (72-57) – San Diego Padres 1 (59-67)Game 1: Chicago Cubs 2 (55-71) – San Francisco Giants 1 (66-59)
Game 2: San Francisco Giants 5 (67-59) – Chicago Cubs 3 (55-72)
NFL Preseason: Philadelphia Eagles 31 (1-2) – Pittsburgh Steelers 21 (1-2)
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Stolen Brooklyn Bridge Flags Returned to US Officials — In Germany

Stolen Brooklyn Bridge Flags Returned to US Officials — In Germany

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The flags taken off the Brooklyn Bridge and swapped for white surrender flags have been handed over to U.S. officials, a law enforcement official told ABC News Thursday.The handover took place far from the iconic landmark, however: it happened in Germany. The flags were given to the U.S. embassy a week after Mischa Leinkauf and Mattias Wermke, artists in that country, identified themselves as having perpetrated the stunt that became a national news sensation.”They returned the flags to the embassy. There has been no determination on charges,” the law enforcement official said.  The artists said last week that the Brooklyn Bridge stunt was intended as a celebration of public art and not as any political statement.The Berlin-based duo said that the flags that they put on top of the bridge were not bleached white but were made of white material and then hand-stitched so that it was done in “Old Glory” style with white stars and stripes. They said that they followed U.S. Flag Code in their handling of the American flags that they took down.Prosecutors in New York could still pursue felony burglary charges against the duo, which could lead to the issuing of an international arrest warrant. Authorities also “have some significant leads” as to the people who assisted the Germans in their stunt in the U.S. The American accomplices are still being pursued.New York Police Department officials are taking the flag return as a sign of “good faith” that the stunt was, “some sort of artistic thing or stunt,” as opposed to a serious threat or attempt to scare American citizens, the law enforcement official said.It is believed that the artists realized how serious this was and how much trouble they were in when NY Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced on WABC’s Sunday show Up Close with Diana Williams that investigators knew who the perpetrators were.
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Bank of America Reaches Record Settlement with DOJ

Bank of America Reaches Record Settlement with DOJ

Chris Hondros/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Bank of America reached a record-breaking $16.65 billion settlement with the Department of Justice on Thursday.The deal resolves an investigation into allegations that the Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank misled purchasers of mortgage-backed securities prior to the 2008 financial crisis. The settlement is the largest ever reached between the federal government and a company. “At nearly $17 billion, today’s resolution with Bank of America is the largest the department has ever reached with a single entity in American history,” Associate Attorney General Tony West said in a statement Thursday.The previous biggest bank deal involved JPMorgan Chase, which agreed to pay $13 billion for its role in selling flawed mortgage investments.Bank of America is expected to pay $9.65 billion in cash; the rest will go toward consumer relief.“This historic resolution — the largest such settlement on record — goes far beyond ‘the cost of doing business,’” Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement. “Under the terms of this settlement, the bank has agreed to pay $7 billion in relief to struggling homeowners, borrowers and communities affected by the bank’s conduct. This is appropriate given the size and scope of the wrongdoing at issue.”
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A Different Look at Ferguson’s Michael Brown Just Days Before His Death

A Different Look at Ferguson’s Michael Brown Just Days Before His Death

iStock/Thinkstock(FERGUSON, Mo.) — A different view of Michael Brown emerged Thursday in a video that is starkly different from the images previously seen of the unarmed teenager who shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri.Brown, 18, is seen waiting to join the procession of graduates for Normandy High School in early August, just days before his controversial death on Aug. 9. He is wearing the traditional black cap and gown with a red sash around his neck and the tassel hanging jauntily off the back of his mortarboard.Brown’s family said that he was going to attend college in the fall.The only other video images of Brown, who was 6-foot-4, to surface since the shooting has been in sharp contrast. Police released a surveillance video last week that showed a large man apparently stealing cigars from a convenience store.
The theft occurred shortly before Brown was shot at least six times following a confrontation with Officer Darren Wilson that left him with serious facial injuries. A Ferguson police report said that the officer who viewed the store surveillance video and saw Brown’s body identified him as the prime suspect in the store robbery.
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Hagel: Secret Mission to Get Hostages in Syria ‘Flawless’ — Except for the Rescue

Hagel: Secret Mission to Get Hostages in Syria ‘Flawless’ — Except for the Rescue

Junko Kimura/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A large contingent of American special operations forces was able to sneak into an ISIS camp near the terror group’s stronghold in Syria in search of American hostages, but quickly withdrew when it became clear that while 100 or so armed terrorists were there, the hostages weren’t, according to a U.S. official with knowledge of the then-secret mission.The official provided ABC News with new, dramatic details of the raid earlier this summer to grab Americans including journalist James Foley, a mission that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said on Thursday was “flawless” except that no one was rescued.”Knowing their lives were clearly in danger, it’s the responsibility of our leaders, our government to take action when we believe there is a good possibility or chance of making the operation successful. This operation, by the way, was a flawless operation, but the hostages were not there,” Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters Thursday. “We regret that mission did not succeed but I am very proud, very proud of the U.S. forces that participated in it.”
The U.S. official familiar with the operation agreed that the mission, at least from a military perspective, was “magic.”When the “unusually large” U.S. special mission unit — described by senior officials as “several dozen” warfighters — arrived at the location near Raqqah, Syria where they believed the hostages were being held, they had little time “on station” because of the distance they had to fly from their launch base.A senior administration official claimed Wednesday that, “while on site it became apparent the hostages were not there.” But around 100 ISIS fighters were there, said the U.S. official familiar with the incident, and the American forces engaged in a fierce firefight. An Air Force AC-130 gunship came in overhead and put down fire on other ISIS fighters, keeping the bulk of the extremist force from the fight.The Americans killed a number of ISIS fighters — at least 15, according to the U.S. official — before scrambling back to their helicopters and flying away.The official said that some in the military and intelligence circles believe they missed the hostages by less than a week.”It was magic,” the official told ABC News Thursday. “Everything went perfectly and [there were] no major injuries… But they saw it was a dry hole and left.”Hagel declined to blame the incident on an intelligence failure.”Was it a failure of intelligence? No. Intelligence doesn’t come wrapped in a package with a bow. It’s a mosaic of many pictures, of many factors, and the enemy always has a say,” Hagel said. “The underlying objective was to do everything we could to rescue these hostages, knowing that their lives were in danger, clearly in danger.”Phil Balboni, CEO of GlobalPost, the news outlet for which James Foley was working when he was kidnapped in Syria in 2012, told ABC News Foley was “moved fairly often” while in captivity.At Thursday’s press conference Hagel went on to discuss ISIS, the brutal Sunni extremist group that has swept across Iraq in recent months and murdered James Foley, calling the group an “imminent threat” and “beyond anything we’ve seen.””ISIL [ISIS] is as sophisticated and well-fund as any group we’ve seen. They’re beyond any terrorist group,” Hagel said, adding that ISIS presents a 9/11-level threat. “We must prepare for everything. The way to do that is you take a cold, steely, hard look at it and you get ready.”
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James Foley’s Last Images of the Syrian War

James Foley’s Last Images of the Syrian War

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Slain U.S. journalist James Foley’s intrepid reporting in Syria gave civilians across the world a glimpse into the country’s brutal civil war, one video report at a time.Even after his death at the hands of ISIS, those clips live on. Some of his final footage was taken in the August of 2012 in Aleppo, the country’s largest city and the site of many attacks between the Syrian army and rebel forces. Foley, who was captured in November, ventured into dangerous territory to capture the clashes from the frontlines. His camera rolled as Syrian rebels carried a wounded fighter to safety in Aleppo, and later as other fighters armed with machine guns patrolled the streets, eager to put an end to Muammar Gaddafi’s reign. Another clip films an attack by the Syrian army on the city of Saraqeb. Foley’s reporting showed us what life was like for Syria’s civilians, too. In one clip, he spoke to wounded children – including a 13-year-old boy who was struck by a bomb dropped from a helicopter as he waited in a bread line, and a man whose injured 8-year-old daughter was turned away from the hospital, because there was no room.
He videotaped a young couple’s wedding ceremony in Aleppo, capturing the heartfelt moment a Syrian rebel sniper exchanged rings with his bride, a young nurse who treated his leg wound.After Gaddafi was killed in October, Foley recorded reactions from rebel fighters in Sirte, where the dictator died.
The terrorist group ISIS beheaded Foley in a disturbing video posted online Tuesday. Foley, originally from New Hampshire, was a journalist for publications including GlobalPost and Agence France-Presse.
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Iran Foreign Minister Confusion: Did he say ‘Iraq’ or ‘Arak’?

Iran Foreign Minister Confusion: Did he say ‘Iraq’ or ‘Arak’?

Joerg Koch/Getty Images(TEHRAN, Iran) — A defiant statement by the Iranian Foreign Minister linking cooperation against ISIS in Iraq to sanctions relief might actually be a giant, lost-in-translation misunderstanding, the State Department said Thursday.
According to state-run media, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran would help the West with the crisis in Iraq if the West lifts sanctions — a report that has made its way into English-speaking media.
“If we agree to do something in Iraq, the other side of the negotiations should do something in return,” Zarif is quoted as saying. “All the sanctions that are related to Iran’s nuclear programme should be lifted,” he added.
But State Department translators believe Zarif was actually referring to “Arak,” the nuclear reactor in Iran that shares the same pronunciation as “Iraq,” the country.
“We’ve looked at the language a couple of times, actually, and think he was not linking, in that specific quote, fighting ISIS in Iraq to lifting of Western sanctions. He was talking about making progress on Arak, the nuclear facility, to lifting of Western sanctions.
“Our Farsi speakers have taken a bunch of looks at it and think that he was referring to that. I’ll let him speak for himself, and if he wants to clarify and disagree with me — I am not a Farsi speaker,” she continued.
“It’s almost unbelievable,” she conceded.
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Calif. Attorney General Appeals Death Penalty Ruling

Calif. Attorney General Appeals Death Penalty Ruling

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — California’s top prosecutor is fighting back, arguing to keep the state’s death penalty in play after it was found to unconstitutional.California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she will appeal a federal court ruling that struck down the death penalty.  A federal judge ruled California’s death penalty is arbitrary and unfair.Since the current system was adopted 35 years ago, 900 people have been sentenced to death, but only 13 have been executed.  Harris calls the court’s ruling flawed and says it requires appellate review.  
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Kentucky Firefighters Shocked in Electrical Mishap During Ice Bucket Challenge

Kentucky Firefighters Shocked in Electrical Mishap During Ice Bucket Challenge

iStock/Thinkstock(CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.) — The popular ice bucket challenge has left four firefighters injured in Kentucky.The marching band at Campbellsville University joined in on the ice bucket challenge, but instead of getting a bucket of water dumped on their heads, firefighters sprayed water on them from a ladder.  Police Chief Tim Hazlette says the ladder got too close to a power line and the electrical current injured four firefighters.Two of the firefighters’ injuries are serious.
The ice bucket challenge has spread across the country this summer as participants dump a bucket of ice water on their heads to raise awareness — and donations — for ALS.
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Nick Cannon Confirms He and Mariah Carey Are Living Apart

Nick Cannon Confirms He and Mariah Carey Are Living Apart

ABC/ Jeff Neira(LOS ANGELES) — On Thursday Nick Cannon discussed the rumors that his marriage with wife Mariah Carey is on the rocks.”There is trouble in paradise,” he told The Insider. “We have been living in separate houses for a few months.”
He shot down rumors that the problems are the result of infidelity on his part and added that his children come first, no matter what he and the Grammy winner plan to do with their relationship.”My main focus is my kids,” he added.Cannon, 33, and Carey, 44, married in 2008 and welcomed fraternal twins in 2011 — daughter Monroe and son Moroccan.This past May, the couple celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary and around that time, he addressed the rumors to Parade magazine, and took a much different tone, saying there was no issue in the marriage.”You kind of have to ignore it because every week it’s something different, and if you paid attention to it, it actually probably would start really affecting you,” he added. “It’s kind of humorous, really. It couldn’t be further off from the truth, and it really affects the credibility of the so-called newspapers.”
Carey’s rep told ABC News, “I am not commenting on Mariah’s personal life but Mariah is focusing on her children and her upcoming tour.”
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Experimental Ebola Drug’s Role in Americans’ Recoveries Remains Unclear

Experimental Ebola Drug’s Role in Americans’ Recoveries Remains Unclear

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — American Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly credited doctors, God and an experimental drug for his recovery Thursday. But experts say it’s unclear whether the drug, known as ZMapp, helped or hindered his recovery.Brantly and fellow American aid worker Nancy Writebol contracted the virus while working in Liberia with the missionary groups Samaritan’s Purse and SIM. They received ZMapp — a cocktail of three antibodies that attack the virus — and were evacuated from the growing outbreak zone to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where they were isolated for at least two weeks.”Today is a miraculous day,” Brantly said Thursday as he was released from the hospital. “Through the care of the Samaritan’s Purse and SIM missionary team in Liberia, the use of an experimental drug, and the expertise and resources of the health care team at Emory University Hospital, God saved my life — a direct answer to thousands and thousands of prayers.”Brantly was the first human to receive ZMapp, which until recently had only been tested in monkeys. His condition improved within an hour, according to the aid group Samaritan’s Purse. But Dr. Bruce Ribner, director of Emory’s infectious disease unit, said drug’s role in his and Writebol’s survival is unclear.”Frankly we do not know if it helped them, made any difference, or even delayed their recovery,” he said.Out of six people known to have received ZMapp, two have recovered, three have shown improvement and one has died, according to the World Health Organization. Even the drug’s manufacturer, California-based Mapp Pharmaceuticals, acknowledges the lack of evidence that the drug actually works against the Ebola virus.”We don’t know,” the company’s website reads, stressing that larger trials are needed to determine the drug’s safety and effectiveness.But those studies might have to wait. Mapp Pharmaceuticals said it has run out of ZMapp after complying with “every request for ZMapp that had the necessary legal/regulatory authorization,” adding that the drug was “provided at no cost in all cases.” The company is currently working with the U.S. government to accelerate scaled up production, it said in a statement.”The work to date has been funded by grants and contracts that were only sufficient to produce doses for animal safety and efficacy testing,” the company’s website reads. “The present epidemic has changed the picture dramatically, and additional resources are being brought to bear on scaling up.”Ebola continues to spread through West Africa, where nearly 2,500 people have contracted the virus. Roughly 47 percent those infected have survived, according to WHO, making it difficult to understand the role of any experimental treatments.In addition to ZMapp, Samaritan’s Purse said Brantly also received a blood transfusion from a 14-year-old Ebola survivor — another unproven treatment with unknown results.”We have no idea how that might have affected his outcome,” Ribner said, adding that “there is a crying need for research” into experimental Ebola treatments.A group of 100 doctors, researchers, ethicists and drug developers is scheduled to meet in early September to discuss “the most promising experimental therapies and vaccines and their role in containing the Ebola outbreak in West Africa,” WHO announced Thursday, adding that “ways to ramp up production of the most promising products” will be explored.More than 20 experts from West Africa are expected to attend, the agency said.
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David Price Stellar in Return to Tampa, Takes Loss Anyway

David Price Stellar in Return to Tampa, Takes Loss Anyway

moodboard/Thinkstock(DETROIT) — Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price threw a one-hitter on Thursday afternoon, but the one hit he allowed was enough for his former team to beat him.Price, making just his fourth start since being traded to Detroit from the Tampa Bay Rays, pitched a full eight innings and struck out nine in a 1-0 loss.
Tampa’s second batter of the game, Ben Zobrist, reached base on an error by Tigers shortstop Eugenio Suarez. The following batter, Brandon Guyer, tripled to drive in the game’s only run.Price retired the next 23 batters to face him, but Detroit’s bats were unable to get him off the hook. The game marked Price’s return to St. Petersburg, Florida, where he spent the entirety of his major league career until the July 31 trade to Detroit.
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