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Here are the top stories from the Associated Press for Thursday, August 18.

1. A TWEET BY ELON MUSK CAUSES STIR

He joked that he was buying the English soccer team, Manchester United.

2. ANNE HECHE’S DEATH RULED ACCIDENTAL

The Emmy-winning film and television actor was removed from life support Sunday.

3. CDC DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES SHAKE-UP, CITING COVID MISTAKES

The announcement comes amid criticism of the agency’s response to COVID-19, monkeypox and other public health threats.

4. RUSSIAN SPACEWALK IS CUT SHORT 

A cosmonaut had to rush back inside the International Space Station when his battery failed.

5. LEBRON JAMES INKS 2-YEAR, $97.1 MILLION DEAL WITH LAKERS

LeBron James has agreed to an extension through the 2024-25 season.

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