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  • Gay Marriage Colorado
    Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall, far right, stands with Deputy County Attorney David Hughes, taking questions during a news conference at the offices of the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder, in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, July 10, 2014. District Court Judge Andrew Hartman ruled Thursday July 10 that gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado. The decision by Hartman said that Boulder County Clerk Hall can ignore a federal stay on a ruling from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, which found states cannot set gender requirements for marriage.
    Brennan Linsley | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Colorado
    Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall takes questions during a news conference, at the offices of the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder, in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, July 10, 2014. District Court Judge Andrew Hartman ruled Thursday that gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado. The decision by Hartman said Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall can continue to ignore a federal stay on a ruling from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, which found states cannot set gender requirements for marriage.
    Brennan Linsley | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Colorado
    Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall, right, is wished well by admin tech Marie Albert, left, as Hall leaves for lunch following a news conference at the offices of the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder, in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, July 10, 2014. District Court Judge Andrew Hartman ruled Thursday July 10 that gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado. The decision by Hartman said that Boulder County Clerk Hall can ignore a federal stay on a ruling from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, which found states cannot set gender requirements for marriage.
    Brennan Linsley | AP Photo
  • US Afghanistan
    FILE - This June 14, 2014 file photo shows Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaking in Kabul, Afghanistan. The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democratic transfer of power from President Hamid Karzai. With Iraq wracked by insurgency, Afghanistan's dispute over election results poses a new challenge to President Barack Obama’s effort to leave behind two secure states while ending America’s long wars.
    Ahmad Nazar, File | AP Photo
  • US Afghanistan
    FILE - This June 1, 2014 file photo shows Afghanistan National Army (ANA) soldiers marching during their graduation ceremony at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan. The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democratic transfer of power from President Hamid Karzai. With Iraq wracked by insurgency, Afghanistan's dispute over election results poses a new challenge to President Barack Obama’s effort to leave behind two secure states while ending America’s long wars.
    Massoud Hossaini, File | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Colorado
    Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall takes questions during a news conference, at the offices of the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder, in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, July 10, 2014. District Court Judge Andrew Hartman ruled Thursday, that gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado. The decision by Hartman said Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall can continue to ignore a federal stay on a ruling from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, which found states cannot set gender requirements for marriage.
    Brennan Linsley | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Apartment Fire
    In this photo provided by Kevin Moav, fire engulfs the top floors of a three-story apartment and business building Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Lowell, Mass. Officials confirmed that seven people died in the fast-moving pre-dawn fire.
    Kevin Moav | AP Photo
  • Aereos Next Move
    FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of television-over-the-Internet service Aereo, Inc., shows a tablet displaying his company's technology, in New York. After the Supreme Court's ruling against the company, Aereo is now using the high court's own language to force broadcasters to treat it just like other cable TV companies. In Aereo’s view, that means broadcasters must license its signals to Aereo under a 1976 copyright law.
    Bebeto Matthews, File | AP Photo
  • Emmy Nominations
    This publicity image released by Starz shows Rebecca Ferguson, left, and Max Irons, in "The White Queen," nominated Thursday, July 10, 2014 for an Emmy Award for best miniseries. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented Aug. 25 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
    Starz, Ed Miller | AP Photo
  • Cycling Tour de France
    A fan takes a selfie with French President Francois Hollande, left, during the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 194 kilometers (120.5 miles) with start in Arras and finish in Reims, France, Thursday, July 10, 2014.
    Jeff Pachoud, Pool | AP Photo
  • Cycling Tour de France
    French President Francois Hollande, right, and Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme, right, attend the final of the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 194 kilometers (120.5 miles) with start in Arras and finish in Reims, France, Thursday, July 10, 2014.
    Jeff Pachoud, Pool | AP Photo
  • Cycling Tour de France
    Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 194 kilometers (120.5 miles) with start in Arras and finish in Reims, France, Thursday, July 10, 2014.
    Laurent Cipriani | AP Photo
  • Cycling Tour de France
    Stage winner Germany's Andre Greipel celebrates on the podium of the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 194 kilometers (120.5 miles) with start in Arras and finish in Reims, France, Thursday, July 10, 2014.
    Laurent Cipriani | AP Photo
  • Immigration Overload Photo Gallery
    In this photo taken July 4, 2014, Marta Beltran, 19, of El Salvador, holds her 18-month-old son, Lenny, as they ride a city shuttle bus from the McAllen city bus station to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Shelter in McAllen, Texas. About 90 Hondurans a day cross illegally from Mexico into the U.S. at the Rio Grande near McAllen, according to the Honduran Consulate, and the families are then brought to Central Station in McAllen and each is released on their own recognizance. Though most travelers have enough money to purchase their own bus tickets to meet family in cities across the U.S., many have nowhere to stay before the buses leave, and most are in need of rest, medical attention and sustenance. It falls to the local government and charities to welcome the uninvited visitors to America. Tens of thousands have also fled to the U.S. from El Salvador and Guatemala to escape violence.
    Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez | AP Photo
  • Afghanistan Aid Slide
    FILE - This May 26, 2014 file photo shows Afghan President Hamid Karzai in New Delhi, India. Civilian assistance to Afghanistan was always slated to shrink with America's military footprint, but U.S. aid officials were caught off-guard when Congress, upset by testy relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, slashed civilian aid by 50 percent this year. War-weary lawmakers, content with the level of Afghan aid already in the pipeline, backed the cut, but officials with the U.S. Agency for International Development warn that reducing aid too quickly is risky.
    Saurabh Das, File | AP Photo
  • Afghanistan Aid Slide
    FILE - This June 14, 2014 file photo shows an Afghan election worker counting ballots at a polling station in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Civilian assistance to Afghanistan was always slated to shrink with America's military footprint, but U.S. aid officials were caught off-guard when Congress, upset by testy relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, slashed civilian aid by 50 percent this year. War-weary lawmakers, content with the level of Afghan aid already in the pipeline, backed the cut, but officials with the U.S. Agency for International Development warn that reducing aid too quickly is risky.
    Rahmat Gul, File | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Licenses-Colorado
    Colorado Assistant Solicitor General Michael Francisco, left, and LeeAnn Morrill, leave the courtroom, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Boulder, Colo. Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall is in court to respond to a suit brought by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers who wants the court to issue an injunction to stop the county from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
    Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Licenses-Colorado
    Samantha Frazee, a Longmont woman who has a civil union and received one of the 100 or so marriage licenses issued by Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall, talks to the media after a hearing at the Boulder County Justice Center on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Hall is in court to respond to a suit brought by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers who wants the court to issue an injunction to stop the county from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
    Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick | AP Photo
  • Range Showdown-Extremist Report
    FILE - In this April 18, 2014 file photo, rancher Cliven Bundy, flanked by armed supporters, speaks at a protest camp near Bunkerville, Nev. The victory Bundy claimed in a government standoff with armed militiamen has served to embolden right-wing extremists and conspiracy theorists across the country, the Southern Poverty Law Center said in a new report Thursday, July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher, File) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LAS VEGAS SUN OUT
    John Locher | AP
  • Range Showdown-Extremist Report
    FILE - This file photo combination made with undated photos provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Jerad Miller, left, and his wife, Amanda Miller. The victory Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy claimed in a government standoff with armed militiamen has served to embolden right-wing extremists and conspiracy theorists across the country, the Southern Poverty Law Center said in a new report Thursday, July 10, 2014. The report warns of the potential for more violence like the recent killing of two Las Vegas police officers by the Millers, who spent time at Bundy's ranch before they were asked to leave because of their extremist views.
    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, File | AP Photo
  • Range Showdown-Extremist Report
    FILE - In this April 12, 2014, file photo, the Bundy family and their supporters fly the American flag as their cattle is released by the Bureau of Land Management back onto public land outside of Bunkerville, Nev. The victory Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy claimed in a government standoff with armed militiamen has served to embolden right-wing extremists and conspiracy theorists across the country, the Southern Poverty Law Center said in a new report Thursday, July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean, File) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LAS VEGAS SUN OUT
    Jason Bean | AP
  • Boehner
    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014.
    Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP Photo
  • Senate Budget Director
    FILE - This June 11, 2014 file photo sows Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan testifiying on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Budget Committee confirmation hearing to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama’s former housing chief as the new director of the White House budget office. The 75-22 vote to confirm Shaun Donovan on Wednesday completes a second-term Cabinet shuffle.
    Susan Walsh, File | AP Photo
  • Transportation Stalemate
    FILE - This April 9, 2014 file photo shows House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich. on Capitol Hill in Washington. A House committee took a step Thursday toward keeping highway and transit aid flowing to states just three weeks before transportation programs are forecast to go broke. The Senate was expected to take action on a similar measure later in the day. The Ways and Means Committee approved by a voice vote a bill by its chairman, Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., that cobbles together $11 billion in pension tax changes, customs fees and money from a fund to repair leaking underground fuel storage tanks to shore up the federal Highway Trust Fund through May 2015.
    J. Scott Applewhite, File | AP Photo
  • Apartment Fire
    Geri Boyles of Lowell, Mass. hugs her daughter, Corinna, 10, outside a burned three-story apartment and business building in Lowell, Mass., Thursday, July 10, 2014. The neighbors lost people they knew in the fast-moving pre-dawn fire where officials said seven people died.
    Elise Amendola | AP Photo
  • Portman 2016
    FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2012 file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, left, shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney after Portman introduced Romney at a campaign stop at defense contractor Jet Machine in Cincinnati. Portman says his current focus is seeking Senate re-election in 2016, but if he doesn’t see strong presidential candidates emerge who address his concerns about the economy and other issues, he will take a look at his own possibilities of running nor President.
    Al Behrman, File | AP Photo
  • Obama
    President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, Thursday, July 10, 2014, about the economy. Austin is the final leg in his three city trip before returning to Washington.
    Jacquelyn Martin | AP Photo
  • Obama
    President Barack Obama speaks at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, Thursday, July 10, 2014, about the economy. Austin is the final leg in his three city trip before returning to Washington.
    Jacquelyn Martin | AP Photo
  • Obama
    President Barack Obama speaks at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, Thursday, July 10, 2014, about the economy. Austin is the final leg in his three city trip before returning to Washington.
    Jacquelyn Martin | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    Worker remove destroyed a railway barrier, outside the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk Region, eastern Ukraine Thursday, July 10, 2014.
    Dmitry Lovetsky | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    Ukrainian government troops pose for a photo in front of a sign that reads 'Slovyansk', after heavy fighting between pro-Russian fighters and Ukrainian government troops just outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, July 10, 2014. In the past two weeks, Ukrainian government troops have halved the amount of territory held by the rebels. Now they are vowing a blockade of Donetsk. In another sign of deteriorating morale among rebels, several dozen militia fighters in Donetsk abandoned their weapons and fatigues Thursday, telling their superiors they were returning home.
    Evgeniy Maloletka | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    A man rides a bike past a tail of a shell, outside the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk Region, eastern Ukraine Thursday, July 10, 2014.
    Dmitry Lovetsky | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    A car travels past a turret from a tank belonging to the Donetsk People Republic which had broken away after an explosion, near the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk Region, eastern Ukraine Thursday, July 10, 2014.
    Dmitry Lovetsky | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    A man rides a bike past a house damaged during fighting, outside the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk Region, eastern Ukraine Thursday, July 10, 2014. In the past two weeks, Ukrainian government troops have halved the amount of territory held by the rebels. Now they are vowing a blockade of Donetsk. In another sign of deteriorating morale among rebels, several dozen militia fighters in Donetsk abandoned their weapons and fatigues Thursday, telling their superiors they were returning home.
    Dmitry Lovetsky | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    A building damaged by shelling is seen in Mikolaivka village, near the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk Region, eastern Ukraine Thursday, July 10, 2014. In the past two weeks, Ukrainian government troops have halved the amount of territory held by the rebels. Now they are vowing a blockade of Donetsk. In another sign of deteriorating morale among rebels, several dozen militia fighters in Donetsk abandoned their weapons and fatigues Thursday, telling their superiors they were returning home.
    Dmitry Lovetsky | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    A shell with 'To Kiev' written on it is seen among ammunition found by members of the rescue service at a power station outside the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk Region, eastern Ukraine Thursday, July 10, 2014. In the past two weeks, Ukrainian government troops have halved the amount of territory held by the rebels. Now they are vowing a blockade of Donetsk. In another sign of deteriorating morale among rebels, several dozen militia fighters in Donetsk abandoned their weapons and fatigues Thursday, telling their superiors they were returning home.
    Dmitry Lovetsky | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    An elderly woman comes back to her flat in a building damaged by shelling in Mikolaivka village, near the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk Region, eastern Ukraine Thursday, July 10, 2014. In the past two weeks, Ukrainian government troops have halved the amount of territory held by the rebels. Now they are vowing a blockade of Donetsk. In another sign of deteriorating morale among rebels, several dozen militia fighters in Donetsk abandoned their weapons and fatigues Thursday, telling their superiors they were returning home.
    Dmitry Lovetsky | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    A bus travels past a turret from a tank belonging to the Donetsk People Republic which had broken away after an explosion, near the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk Region, eastern Ukraine Thursday, July 10, 2014.
    Dmitry Lovetsky | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    Rescue workers examine a building destroyed by shelling in Mikolaivka village, near the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk Region, eastern Ukraine Thursday, July 10, 2014. In the past two weeks, Ukrainian government troops have halved the amount of territory held by the rebels. Now they are vowing a blockade of Donetsk. In another sign of deteriorating morale among rebels, several dozen militia fighters in Donetsk abandoned their weapons and fatigues Thursday, telling their superiors they were returning home.
    Dmitry Lovetsky | AP Photo
  • IRS Investigation
    FILE - This March 5, 2014 file photo shows former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal judge is ordering the IRS to explain _ under oath _ how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency a month to submit the explanation in writing. Sullivan issued the order Thursday as part of a freedom of information lawsuit by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group. The IRS says it lost the emails in 2011 when Lois Lerner’s computer crashed. At the time, Lerner headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status.
    Lauren Victoria Burke, File | AP Photo
  • Chelsea Clinton
    FILE - This June 23, 2014, file photo shows Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton as she speaks at the Colorado Museum of Nature and Science, in Denver. Like her parents, Chelsea Clinton has become a sought-after speaker who can generate large fees for her appearances. The 34-year-old Clinton, the daughter of the former president and ex-secretary of state, can command as much as $75,000 per speech.
    Brennan Linsley, File | AP Photo
  • Kansas Senate Race
    Greg Orman, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate, talks about launching his statewide television and radio ad campaign during a news conference at his campaign headquarters Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Shawnee, Kan.
    Charlie Riedel | AP Photo
  • Kansas Senate Race
    Greg Orman, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate, talks about launching his statewide television and radio ad campaign during a news conference at his campaign headquarters Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Shawnee, Kan.
    Charlie Riedel | AP Photo
  • Kansas Senate Race
    Greg Orman, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate, watches a television campaign ad as the talks about launching his statewide television and radio ad campaign during a news conference at his campaign headquarters Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Shawnee, Kan.
    Charlie Riedel | AP Photo
  • Kansas Senate Race
    Greg Orman, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate, smiles as he talks about launching his statewide television and radio ad campaign during a news conference at his campaign headquarters Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Shawnee, Kan.
    Charlie Riedel | AP Photo
  • Obama
    President Barack Obama meets with Kinsey Button, a student at the University of Austin, who wrote him a letter about her family, at Magnolia Cafe in Austin, Texas, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Obama will also speak about the economy at the Paramount Theater. Austin is the final leg in his three city trip before returning to Washington.
    Jacquelyn Martin | AP Photo
  • Right to Farm
    Neal Bredehoeft of Alma, Mo., in Lafayette County, walks through a field of soybeans checking it for signs of threatening insects or disease. Farming could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion. Some powerful agriculture interests want to declare farming a right at the state level as part of a wider campaign to fortify the ag industry against crusades by animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops.
    T. Rob Brown | AP Photo
  • Right to Farm
    Neal Bredehoeft of Alma, Mo., in Lafayette County, stands next to his corn field Thursday afternoon, July 3, 2014. Farming could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion. Some powerful agriculture interests want to declare farming a right at the state level as part of a wider campaign to fortify the ag industry against crusades by animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops.
    T. Rob Brown | AP Photo
  • Right to Farm
    Neal Bredehoeft of Alma, Mo., in Lafayette County, stands on part of his farm where he grows soybeans Thursday, July 3, 2014. Farming could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion. Some powerful agriculture interests want to declare farming a right at the state level as part of a wider campaign to fortify the ag industry against crusades by animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops.
    T. Rob Brown | AP Photo
  • Right to Farm
    Neal Bredehoeft of Alma, Mo., in Lafayette County, examines his corn for any evidence of Japanese beetles, which he said are a serious concern for corn farmers, Thursday afternoon, July 3, 2014. Farming could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion. Some powerful agriculture interests want to declare farming a right at the state level as part of a wider campaign to fortify the ag industry against crusades by animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops.
    T. Rob Brown | AP Photo
  • Right to Farm
    A field of soybeans on the Alma, Mo., farm of Neal Bredehoeft in Lafayette County, Thursday afternoon, July 3, 2014. Farming could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion. Some powerful agriculture interests want to declare farming a right at the state level as part of a wider campaign to fortify the ag industry against crusades by animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops.
    T. Rob Brown | AP Photo
  • Former Congressman Rape Comment
    FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2012 file photo, Todd Akin, then a Missouri Republican Senate candidate, campaigns in Florissant, Mo. Akin, whose “legitimate rape” comments during the 2012 U.S. Senate campaign were roundly criticized now says he was wrong to apologize. Akin says in a new book that his remarks on whether abortion should be legal in cases of rape were taken out of context and led to his “political assassination” and betrayal by GOP allies. Akin lost to Democrat Claire McCaskill.
    Jeff Roberson, File | AP Photo
  • Florida Governor Scott
    FILE- In this April 29, 2014 file photo, Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to members of the media after a ceremony during which he presented "Governor's Veterans Service Award," medals to veterans in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Gov. Scott’s campaign for re-election is hitting Democratic rival Charlie Crist with a barrage of attacks but his campaign team has also committed a series of blunders this year.
    AP Photo, File
  • Benghazi Stand Down Order
    FILE - This Sept. 13, 2012, file photo, shows a Libyan man walking in the rubble of the U.S. consulate after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens on the night of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya. The testimony of nine military officers severely undermines claims by Republican lawmakers that a “stand-down order” held back military assets who could have saved those killed in the attack.
    Mohammad Hannon, File | AP photo
  • Benghazi Stand Down Order
    FILE - This Sept. 14, 2012, file photo shows carry teams at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. moving flag draped transfer cases during the Transfer of Remains Ceremony of the four Americans killed in an attack on a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex Benghazi, Libya. The testimony of nine military officers severely undermines claims by Republican lawmakers that a “stand-down order” held back military assets who could have those killed in the attack.
    Carolyn Kaster, File | AP Photo
  • Benghazi Stand Down Order
    FILE - This March 14, 2014 file photo shows House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., joined at left by Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, listening to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington. The testimony of nine military officers severely undermines claims by Republican lawmakers that a “stand-down order” held back military assets who could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.
    J. Scott Applewhite, FIle | AP Photo
  • Benghazi Stand Down Order
    FILE - This May 8, 2013, file photo shows House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., left, confering with Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a House Oversight Committee hearing about the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. The testimony of nine military officers severely undermines claims by Republican lawmakers that a “stand-down order” held back military assets who could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed during the assult.
    J. Scott Applewhite, File | AP Photo
  • Benghazi Stand Down Order
    FILE - This Jan. 23, 2013, file photo shows Secretary of State Hillary Rodham as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. The testimony of nine military officers severely undermines claims by Republican lawmakers that a “stand-down order” held back military assets who could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed in the attack.
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File | AP Photo
  • Apartment Fire
    People seek information about their loved ones from a member of the Red Cross, left, as they stand outside a burned three-story apartment and business building in Lowell, Mass., Thursday, July 10, 2014, where officials said seven people died in a fast-moving pre-dawn fire. The cause and origin of the blaze remain under investigation, State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said.
    Elise Amendola | AP Photo
  • Apartment Fire
    Neighbors look at the scene from across a burned three-story apartment and business building in Lowell, Mass.,Thursday, July 10, 2014 where officials said seven people died in a fast-moving pre-dawn fire. The cause and origin of the blaze remain under investigation, State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said.
    Elise Amendola | AP Photo
  • Apartment Fire
    Geri Boyles of Lowell, Mass. hugs her daughter, Corinna, 10, outside a burned three-story apartment and business building in Lowell, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The neighbors lost people they knew in the fast-moving pre-dawn fire where officials said seven people died.
    Elise Amendola | AP Photo
  • Apartment Fire
    Geri Boyles, far right, with her daughter Corinna, 10, speaks to reporters as neighbor Randy Perry reacts, at left, outside a burned three-story apartment and business building in Lowell, Mass., Thursday, July 10, 2014. The three neighbors lost people they knew in the fast-moving pre-dawn fire where officials said seven people died.
    Elise Amendola | AP Photo
  • Benghazi Two Attacks
    FILE - This Sept. 14, 2012, file photo shows Libyan military guards as they check one of the U.S. Consulate's burnt out buildings after a deadly attack on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, in Benghazi. The testimony of nine military officers severely undermines claims by Republican lawmakers that a “stand-down order” held back military assets who could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.
    Mohammad Hannon, File | AP Photo
  • Political Money
    FILE - This May 31, 2014 file photo shows Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn speaking in Duluth, Minn. The Senate Judiciary Committee has sent to the full Senate a long-shot proposed change to the Constitution that would limit political spending. Members of the Democratic-led Judiciary Committee on Thursday moved forward with an effort to limit deep-pocketed political campaign donors' influence. Democrats have been unrelenting in their criticism of big-dollar donors who often side with Republicans. Senate Democrats plan a vote on the amendment before November's elections.
    Jim Mone, File | AP Photo
  • Political Money
    FILE - This April 14, 2014 file photo shows Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. speaking in Albuquerque, N.M. The Senate Judiciary Committee has sent to the full Senate a long-shot proposed change to the Constitution that would limit political spending. Members of the Democratic-led Judiciary Committee on Thursday moved forward with an effort to limit deep-pocketed political campaign donors' influence. Democrats have been unrelenting in their criticism of big-dollar donors who often side with Republicans. Senate Democrats plan a vote on the amendment before November's elections.
    Susan Montoya Bryan, File | AP Photo
  • Political Money
    FILE - This May 21, 2013 file photo shows Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate Judiciary Committee has sent to the full Senate a long-shot proposed change to the Constitution that would limit political spending. Members of the Democratic-led Judiciary Committee on Thursday moved forward with an effort to limit deep-pocketed political campaign donors' influence. Democrats have been unrelenting in their criticism of big-dollar donors who often side with Republicans. Senate Democrats plan a vote on the amendment before November's elections.
    Charles Dharapak, File | AP Photo
  • Boehner
    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014, during a news conference.
    Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP Photo
  • Immigration Overload
    FILE - This June 12, 2014 file photo shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional Republican leaders on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama’s emergency spending request for the border crisis, saying Obama caused the problem and now wants Congress to sign off on more of the same.
    J. Scott Applewhite, File | AP Photo
  • Pennsylvania Budget
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett speaks during a news conference Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa. Corbett, who signed state budget documents earlier in the day, is vetoing millions of dollars from the Legislature's budget and urging lawmakers to make a new effort to address public-sector pensions.
    Bradley C Bower | AP Photo
  • Pennsylvania Budget
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett fields questions from the media during a news conference Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa. Corbett, who signed state budget documents earlier in the day, is vetoing millions of dollars from the Legislature's budget and urging lawmakers to make a new effort to address public-sector pensions.
    Bradley C Bower | AP Photo
  • Pennsylvania Budget
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett departs a news conference Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa. Corbett, who signed state budget documents earlier in the day, is vetoing millions of dollars from the Legislature's budget and urging lawmakers to make a new effort to address public-sector pensions.
    Bradley C Bower | AP Photo
  • Congress Democrats
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures as she speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014.
    Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP Photo
  • WW1 Hero Medal Quest
    A statue of Henry Johnson is displayed in the Arbor Hill neighborhood on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will consider whether the black World War I hero from Albany should be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack, killing several of the enemy and saving a comrade despite suffering serious wounds. Johnson was a solider in an all-black outfit, the 369th Infantry Regiment, a New York National Guard unit based in Manhattan and known as the Harlem Hellfighters.
    Mike Groll | AP Photo
  • WW1 Hero Medal Quest
    A statue of Henry Johnson is displayed in Washington Park on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will consider whether the black World War I hero from Albany should be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack, killing several of the enemy and saving a comrade despite suffering serious wounds. Johnson was a solider in an all-black outfit, the 369th Infantry Regiment, a New York National Guard unit based in Manhattan and known as the Harlem Hellfighters.
    Mike Groll | AP Photo
  • WW1 Hero Medal Quest
    A statue of Henry Johnson is displayed in the Arbor Hill neighborhood on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will consider whether the black World War I hero from Albany should be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack, killing several of the enemy and saving a comrade despite suffering serious wounds. Johnson was a solider in an all-black outfit, the 369th Infantry Regiment, a New York National Guard unit based in Manhattan and known as the Harlem Hellfighters.
    Mike Groll | AP Photo
  • Brazil Ghanaians Asylum
    FILE - In this June 16, 2014 file photo, Ghana soccer fans wave Ghana's national flag in the stands before a World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. Police in southern Brazil said Thursday, July 10, 2014 that hundreds of Ghanaians who entered Brazil as tourists to watch World Cup games have asked for asylum.
    Petr David Josek, File | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Licenses-Colorado
    Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall testifies in court at the Boulder County Justice Center on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Boulder, Colo. Hall is in court to respond to a suit brought by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers who wants the court to issue an injunction to stop the county from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
    Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick | AP Photo
  • Germany US Spying
    FILE - in this Oct. 25, 2013 file photo the American flag flies on top of the U.S. embassy in front of the Reichstag building that houses the German Parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany. Germany took the dramatic step Thursday of asking the top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two reported cases of suspected U.S. spying and the yearlong spat over eavesdropping by the National Security Agency. "The representative of the U.S. intelligence services at the United States embassy has been asked to leave Germany," government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement, Thursday, July 10,2014.
    Michael Sohn, File | AP Photo
  • China US
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, after attending the 6th U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue and 5th round of U.S. -China High Level consultation on People-to-people Exchange at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China Thursday, July 10, 2014.
    Andy Wong, Pool | AP Photo
  • China US
    Left to right: U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Secretary of State John Kerry, China's State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vice Premier Wang Yang arrive to deliver joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Thursday, July 10, 2014. The leaders were concluding the sixth round of U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.
    Jim Bourg, Pool | AP Photo
  • Central African Republic
    EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT FILE - In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, a FACA (Central African Armed Forces) officer jumps on the lifeless body of a suspected Muslim Seleka militiaman moments after Central African Republic Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza addressed the troops in Bangui, Central African Republic. Amnesty International said Thursday, July 10, 2014 that fighters on both sides of the conflict in Central African Republic are living freely despite committing war crimes and some who have been jailed have escaped from prison.
    Jerome Delay, File | AP Photo
  • Turkey Presidential Elections
    Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the former head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, speaks in Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Ihsanoglu has highlighted creditentials as a champion of the Palestinians' cause as he kicked off his campaign for the presidential elections pitting him against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Ihsanoglu, the underdog in the August elections, emphasized among other things, strides he made toward a Palestinian reconciliation and their international recognation during his nine-year tenure at the OIC, as he launched his campaign Thursday.
    Emrah Gurel | AP Photo
  • Turkey Presidential Elections
    Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the former head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, speaks in Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Ihsanoglu has highlighted creditentials as a champion of the Palestinians' cause as he kicked off his campaign for the presidential elections pitting him against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Ihsanoglu, the underdog in the August elections, emphasized among other things, strides he made toward a Palestinian reconciliation and their international recognation during his nine-year tenure at the OIC, as he launched his campaign Thursday.
    Emrah Gurel | AP Photo
  • Boehner
    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks about President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014, during a news conference.
    Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP Photo
  • Death Penalty Ohio
    FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, Amber McGuire, left, and her brother, Dennis McGuire, right, flank Dennis' wife, Missie, at a news conference Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Dayton, Ohio, where they announced their planned lawsuit against the state over the unusually slow Jan. 16, 2014 execution of their father, also named Dennis McGuire. In a court filing Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the State of Ohio is asking a federal judge to dismiss the family's lawsuit, claiming it was improperly filed since McGuire's son isn’t arguing any violations of his own constitutional rights.
    Kantele Franko, File | AP Photo
  • Death Penalty Ohio
    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Dennis McGuire. In a court filing Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the State of Ohio is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of McGuire, claiming he endured needless pain and suffering during his 26-minute execution on Jan. 16, 2014.
    Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, File | AP Photo
  • Pennsylvania Budget
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett holds up the state budget documents he signed in his chambers Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa. Corbett is vetoing millions of dollars from the Legislature's budget and urging lawmakers to make a new effort to address public-sector pensions.
    Bradley C Bower | AP Photo
  • Pennsylvania Budget
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, left, along with Budget Secretary Charles Zogby, right, discuss the signing of state budget documents during a news conference Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa. Corbett, who signed state budget documents earlier in the day, is vetoing millions of dollars from the Legislature's budget and urging lawmakers to make a new effort to address public-sector pensions.
    Bradley C Bower | AP Photo
  • Pennsylvania Budget
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, left, arrives with Budget Secretary Charles Zogby, right, for a news conference to discuss the signing of the state budgetThursday, July 10, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa. Corbett, who signed state budget documents earlier in the day, is vetoing millions of dollars from the Legislature's budget and urging lawmakers to make a new effort to address public-sector pensions.
    Bradley C Bower | AP Photo
  • Pennsylvania Budget
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett holds a copy of state budget documents during a news conference Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa. Corbett, who signed state budget documents earlier in the day, is vetoing millions of dollars from the Legislature's budget and urging lawmakers to make a new effort to address public-sector pensions.
    Bradley C Bower | AP Photo
  • Pennsylvania Budget
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett displays his signature after signing state budget document Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa. Corbett is vetoing millions of dollars from the Legislature's budget and urging lawmakers to make a new effort to address public-sector pensions.
    Bradley C Bower | AP Photo
  • Pennsylvania Budget
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signs the state budget in his chambers Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa. Corbett is vetoing millions of dollars from the Legislature's budget and urging lawmakers to make a new effort to address public-sector pensions.
    Bradley C Bower | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    A Pakistani army soldier stands guard in Miran Shah bazaar after driving out militants from Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan along the Afghanistan border, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Roughly 800,000 people left North Waziristan ahead of the ground operation, raising concerns of a humanitarian catastrophe as they reached nearby areas.
    Rebecca Santana | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani army soldiers patrol in Miran Shah bazaar after driving out militants from Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan along the Afghanistan border, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Roughly 800,000 people left North Waziristan ahead of the ground operation, raising concerns of a humanitarian catastrophe as they reached nearby areas.
    Rebecca Santana | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistan army display confiscated ammunition, reportedly from militants Miran Shah, after driving out militants from Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan along the Afghanistan border, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Roughly 800,000 people left North Waziristan ahead of the ground operation, raising concerns of a humanitarian catastrophe as they reached nearby areas.
    Rebecca Santana | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani army soldiers patrol in Miran Shah bazaar after driving out militants from Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan along the Afghanistan border, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Roughly 800,000 people left North Waziristan ahead of the ground operation, raising concerns of a humanitarian catastrophe as they reached nearby areas.
    Rebecca Santana | AP Photo
  • Portugal Financial Crisis
    A broker stretches as he talks on the phone in a trading room of a Portuguese bank in Lisbon, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Share prices on the Lisbon stock exchange fell more than 4 percent and Portugal's bond yields ticked higher amid growing concern about the health of one of the country's largest financial groups.
    Francisco Seco | AP Photo
  • Portugal Financial Crisis
    A broker watches a screen displaying financial information about turmoil in the Portuguese stock market and the sharp fall in Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo shares, in a trading room of a Portuguese bank, in Lisbon, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Share prices on the Lisbon stock exchange fell more than 4 percent and Portugal's bond yields ticked higher amid growing concern about the health of one of the country's largest financial groups.
    Francisco Seco | AP Photo
  • Capitol Building Industrial Spill
    A hallway is closed on the House side on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014, because of an industrial spill involving ongoing asbestos abatement work.
    Lauren Victoria Burke | AP Photo
  • Capitol Building Industrial Spill
    A hallway is closed on the House side on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014, because of an industrial spill involving ongoing asbestos abatement work.
    Lauren Victoria Burke | AP Photo
  • Greece Far Right
    FILE - In this Monday, June, 11, 2012 file photo, the spokesman of Greece's extreme-right Golden Dawn party Ilias Kasidiaris, center, escorted by party members arrives at the prosecutor's office in Athens. Greek judges have jailed Ilias Kassidiaris the ninth lawmaker in connection with a criminal investigation into Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn — the country's third most popular party on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Ilias Kassidiaris, a prominent Golden Dawn lawmaker, faces illegal firearms charges that, if proved in court, carry a maximum 20-year prison sentence.
    Petros Karadjias, File | AP Photo
  • Greece Far Right
    FILE - In this Friday, May 23, 2014 file photo, Ilias Kassidiaris, lawmaker of the extreme right party Golden Dawn speaks during the main election rally of the party. Greek judges have jailed Ilias Kassidiaris the ninth lawmaker in connection with a criminal investigation into Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn — the country's third most popular party on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Ilias Kassidiaris, a prominent Golden Dawn lawmaker, faces illegal firearms charges that, if proved in court, carry a maximum 20-year prison sentence.
    Petros Giannakouris, File | AP Photo
  • Greece Far Right
    FILE - In thisTuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 file photo, lawmaker of the extreme far-right Golden Dawn party Ilias Kasidiaris, center, is escorted by anti-terror police to a court for a preliminary hearing into charges of participating in a criminal organization in Athens. Greek judges have jailed Ilias Kassidiaris the ninth lawmaker in connection with a criminal investigation into Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn — the country's third most popular party on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Ilias Kassidiaris, a prominent Golden Dawn lawmaker, faces illegal firearms charges that, if proved in court, carry a maximum 20-year prison sentence.
    Thanassis Stavrakis, File | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinian relatives of eight members of the Al Haj family, who were killed in an Israeli missile strike early morning, grieve in the family house during their funeral in Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, as Palestinians reported more than a dozen of people killed in strikes that hit a home and a beachside cafe and Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.
    Khalil Hamra | AP Photo
  • Costumed Characters
    FILE - In this April 9, 2013 file photo, a Super Mario character, left, uses a woman's mobile phone camera to photograph her with a pair of Elmo characters in New York's Times Square. A New York City Council member is drafting legislation to regulate the costumed characters who roam Times Square. The bill being proposed by Councilman Dan Garodnick would require that the costumed performers be licensed and go through a background check. There have been a number of troublesome incidents involving costumed figures who try to make a living by charming tourists.
    Richard Drew, File | AP Photo
  • Costumed Characters
    FILE - In this April 9, 2013 file photo, a woman prepares to pay characters in New York's Times Square after she photographed a young girl with them. A New York City Council member is drafting legislation to regulate the costumed characters who roam Times Square. The bill being proposed by Councilman Dan Garodnick would require that the costumed performers be licensed and go through a background check. There have been a number of troublesome incidents involving costumed figures who try to make a living by charming tourists.
    Richard Drew, File | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinians gather around a car wreckage after an airstrike in Jabalya refugee camp in the north of the Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, as Palestinians reported more than a dozen of people killed in strikes that hit a home and a beachside cafe and Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.
    Hatem Moussa | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinian relatives of eight members of the Al Haj family, who were killed in an Israeli missile strike early morning, grieve in the family house during their funeral in Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, as Palestinians reported more than a dozen of people killed in strikes that hit a home and a beachside cafe and Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.
    Khalil Hamra | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinians search in the rubble of a destroyed house where eight members of the Al Haj family were killed in a strike early morning in Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, as Palestinians reported more than a dozen of people killed in strikes that hit a home and a beachside cafe and Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.
    Khalil Hamra | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Smoke rises following an Israeli strike on Gaza, seen from the Israel-Gaza Border, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, as Palestinians reported more than a dozen of people killed in strikes that hit a home and a beachside cafe and Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.
    Lefteris Pitarakis | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinian relatives of eight members of the Al Haj family, who were killed in a strike early morning, grieve in the family house during their funeral in Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, as Palestinians reported more than a dozen of people killed in strikes that hit a home and a beachside cafe and Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.
    Khalil Hamra | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Israeli soldiers drive an armored personnel carrier to a position near the Israel Gaza border, Thursday, July 10, 2014. With rockets raining deep inside Israel, the military pummeled Palestinian targets Wednesday across the Gaza Strip and threatened a broad ground offensive, while the first diplomatic efforts to end two days of heavy fighting got underway. Egypt, which has mediated before between Israel and the Hamas militant group, said it spoke to all sides about ending the violence. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in touch with Israel to try to lower tensions. And the United Nations chief warned of a "deteriorating situation ... which could quickly get beyond anyone's control."
    Ariel Schalit | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinian mourners chant slogans as they carry the bodies of eight members of the Al Haj family, who were killed in an Israeli missile strike early morning, during their funeral in Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, as Palestinians reported more than a dozen of people killed in strikes that hit a home and a beachside cafe and Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.
    Khalil Hamra | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    An Israeli man takes pictures from a hilltop at the Israel-Gaza Border, as Israel continues its strikes in Gaza, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, as Palestinians reported more than a dozen of people killed in strikes that hit a home and a beachside cafe and Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.
    Lefteris Pitarakis | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinian mourners chant slogans as they carry the bodies of eight members of the Al Haj family, who were killed in an Israeli missile strike early morning, during their funeral in Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, as Palestinians reported more than a dozen of people killed in strikes that hit a home and a beachside cafe and Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.
    Khalil Hamra | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinians inspect the rubble of a house after it was hit by an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday, hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets aimed at the country’s heartland.
    Hatem Moussa | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinian relatives weep over the coffin of Amer Alfayome, covered by a yellow Fatah flag, during his funeral in Gaza city, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Alfayome was killed during an Israeli air strike last night, relatives said. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets aimed at the country’s heartland.
    Adel Hana | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Israelis looks at a site where remnants of a long-range rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza landed after being shot down by Israel’s "Iron Dome," in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel’s aerial assault on Hamas targets in Gaza is pressing forward for a 3rd day as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets toward the country’s heartland. Militants have fired hundreds of rockets. No one in Israel has been harmed. In Gaza, the Israeli military said it struck a car carrying three Islamic Jihad militants involved in firing rockets, raising the Palestinian death toll rose to at least 75.
    Oded Balilty | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Israeli soldiers drive an armored personnel carrier to a position near the Israel Gaza border, Thursday, July 10, 2014. With rockets raining deep inside Israel, the military pummeled Palestinian targets Wednesday across the Gaza Strip and threatened a broad ground offensive, while the first diplomatic efforts to end two days of heavy fighting got underway. Egypt, which has mediated before between Israel and the Hamas militant group, said it spoke to all sides about ending the violence. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in touch with Israel to try to lower tensions. And the United Nations chief warned of a "deteriorating situation ... which could quickly get beyond anyone's control."
    Ariel Schalit | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Israelis looks at a site where remnants of a long-range rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza landed after being shot down by Israel’s "Iron Dome," in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel’s aerial assault on Hamas targets in Gaza is pressing forward for a 3rd day as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets toward the country’s heartland. Militants have fired hundreds of rockets. No one in Israel has been harmed. In Gaza, the Israeli military said it struck a car carrying three Islamic Jihad militants involved in firing rockets, raising the Palestinian death toll rose to at least 75.
    Oded Balilty | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinians inspect damage to a house after it was hit by an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets aimed at the country’s heartland.
    Hatem Moussa | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Relatives bury four year-old Abdallah Abu Ghazal during his funeral in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Abdallah was killed at his family house when an Israeli air strike hit a farm nearby, relatives said. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets aimed at the country’s heartland.
    Adel Hana | AP Photo
  • Germany Moldova
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a joint news conference with the Prime Minster of Moldova Iurie Leanca, as part of a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, July 10, 2014.
    Michael Sohn | AP Photo
  • Germany US Spying
    FILE - In this April 16, 2013 file photo United States security officers patrol in front of the U.S. embassy in Berlin, Germany. Germany took the dramatic step Thursday of asking the top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two reported cases of suspected U.S. spying and the yearlong spat over eavesdropping by the National Security Agency. "The representative of the U.S. intelligence services at the United States embassy has been asked to leave Germany," government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement, Thursday, July 10,2014.
    Markus Schreiber, File | AP Photo
  • Minor League Salary Lawsuit Baseball
    FILE - In this June 3, 2007, file photo, Missouri's Aaron Senne rounds second base after hitting a solo home run in the second inning of an NCAA Regional baseball game against Louisville in Columbia , Mo. Senne and former minor-league players in each of the 30 big-league organizations are suing Major League Baseball, alleging violations of federal wage and overtime laws in a case some legal observers suggest has significant merit.
    L.G. Patterson, File | AP Photo
  • Minor Leagues Salary Lawsuit Baseball
    In this May 23, 2013, file photo, Garrett Broshuis poses for a photo at a baseball field in St. Louis. Broshuis is the driving force of a lawsuit against Major League Baseball, alleging violations of federal wage and overtime laws in a case some legal observers suggest has significant merit.
    Jeff Roberson, File | AP Photo
  • Minor League Salary Lawsuit Baseball
    FILE - In this May 26, 2004 file photo, Missouri pitcher Garrett Broshuis (40) throws in the first inning against Oklahoma during the Big 12 Conference championship tournament in Arlington, Texas. Broshuis is the driving force of a lawsuit against Major League Baseball, alleging violations of federal wage and overtime laws in a case some legal observers suggest has significant merit.
    LM Otero, File | AP Photo
  • Minor League Salary Lawsuit Baseball
    FILE - In this May 23, 2013, photo, Garrett Broshuis poses for a photo at a baseball field in St. Louis. Broshuis is the driving force of a lawsuit against Major League Baseball, alleging violations of federal wage and overtime laws in a case some legal observers suggest has significant merit.
    Jeff Roberson, File | AP Photo
  • Mideast Syria
    This Wednesday, July 9, 2014 photo, provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man helping children out of a damaged building following a Syrian government airstrike in the Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria.
    Aleppo Media Center AMC | AP Photo
  • Wall Street
    FILE - In this May 11, 2007, file photo, a Wall Street sign is mounted near the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Corporate earnings season is off to a positive start, helping lift the stock market Wednesday, July 9, 2014, after two days of declines.
    Richard Drew, File | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    A local citizen walks past a crater and a destroyed house after heavy fighting between pro-Russian fighters and Ukrainian government troops just outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The rebels fled Slovyansk, a city of 100,000 that had been their stronghold, over the weekend as Ukrainian troops mounted an offensive. They left behind a city heavily damaged by fighting and riven by vehemently differing views.
    Evgeniy Maloletka | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin speak during a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Ukraine's Foreign Minister said they are doing everything possible to get Ukrainian Air Force pilot Nadezhda Savchenko out of a Russian prison. Klimkin called the case against Ukrainian pilot Savchenko a key priority.
    Sergei Chuzavkov | AP Photo
  • Unemployment Benefits Ahead of the Bell
    FILE - This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y. The Labor Department reports the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Thursday, July 10, 2014.
    Mike Groll, File | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    CORRECTS NAME IN SECOND REFERENCE TO ABDALLAH - Relatives bury four year-old Abdallah Abu Ghazal during his funeral in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Abdallah was killed at his family house when an Israeli air strike hit a farm nearby, relatives said. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets aimed at the country’s heartland.
    Adel Hana | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    A part of the mortar shell is seen in front of a sign that reads 'Slovyansk', after heavy fighting between pro-Russian fighters and Ukrainian government troops just outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The rebels fled Slovyansk, a city of 100,000 that had been their stronghold, over the weekend as Ukrainian troops mounted an offensive. They left behind a city heavily damaged by fighting and riven by vehemently differing views.
    Evgeniy Maloletka | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    A local man walks through the rubbish after heavy fighting between pro-Russian fighters and Ukrainian government troops just outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The rebels fled Slovyansk, a city of 100,000 that had been their stronghold, over the weekend as Ukrainian troops mounted an offensive. They left behind a city heavily damaged by fighting and riven by vehemently differing views.
    Evgeniy Maloletka | AP Photo
  • China US
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with China's President Xi Jinping, right, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Thursday, July 10, 2014.
    Jim Bourg, Pool | AP Photo
  • China US
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with China's President Xi Jinping, right, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Thursday, July 10, 2014.
    Jim Bourg, Pool | AP Photo
  • Mideast Iraq
    People inspect the site of a car bomb attack on cars lined up at a gas station in the oil rich city of Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The lightning sweep by the militants over much of northern and western Iraq the past month has dramatically hiked tensions between the country's Shiite majority and Sunni minority. At the same time, splits have grown between the Shiite-led government in Baghdad and the Kurdish autonomous region in the north.
    STR | AP Photo
  • Mideast Iraq
    An Iraqi man inspects his damaged car after a car bomb attack on cars lined up at a gas station in the oil rich city of Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The lightning sweep by the militants over much of northern and western Iraq the past month has dramatically hiked tensions between the country's Shiite majority and Sunni minority. At the same time, splits have grown between the Shiite-led government in Baghdad and the Kurdish autonomous region in the north.
    AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Israelis take cover as siren sounds during rocket attack fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, and the Palestinians said a family of eight was killed in a strike that destroyed their home. Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.
    Dan Balilty | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Ramadan Abu Ghazal carries the body of his four year old son, Abdallah during his funeral in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Abdullah was killed at his family's family house when an Israeli air strike hit a farm nearby, relatives said. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets aimed at the country’s heartland.
    Adel Hana | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Israelis take cover in an underground parking as siren sounds during rocket attack fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, and the Palestinians said a family of eight was killed in a strike that destroyed their home. Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.
    Oded Balilty | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinians inspect the rubble of a house after it was hit by an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets aimed at the country’s heartland.
    Hatem Moussa | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    The remains and damage of a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from inside Gaza Strip are left behind after it hit on a main road in southern Israel, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, and the Palestinians said a family of eight was killed in a strike that destroyed their home. Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.
    Ariel Schalit | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Israelis take cover in an underground parking garage as siren sounds during rocket attack fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, and the Palestinians said a family of eight was killed in a strike that destroyed their home. Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.
    Oded Balilty | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    A Palestinian inspects the rubble of a house after it was hit by an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday, hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets aimed at the country’s heartland.
    Hatem Moussa | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinians look at aftermath of an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets aimed at the country’s heartland.
    Hatem Moussa | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Residents look at damage caused by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from in side Gaza Strip after it hit in Netivot, southern Israel, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, and the Palestinians said a family of eight was killed in a strike that destroyed their home. Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.
    Ariel Schalit | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Relatives burry four year-old Abdallah Abu Ghazal during his funeral in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Abdullah was killed at his family house when an Israeli air strike hit a farm nearby, relatives said. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets aimed at the country’s heartland.
    Adel Hana | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Israelis looks at a car damaged by remnants of a long-range rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza after being shot down by Israel’s "Iron Dome," in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel’s aerial assault on Hamas targets in Gaza is pressing forward for a 3rd day as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets toward the country’s heartland. Militants have fired hundreds of rockets. No one in Israel has been harmed. In Gaza, the Israeli military said it struck a car carrying three Islamic Jihad militants involved in firing rockets, raising the Palestinian death toll rose to at least 75.
    Oded Balilty | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinians inspect the rubble of a house after it was hit by an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday, hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets aimed at the country’s heartland.
    Hatem Moussa | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinians inspect the rubble of a house after it was hit by an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday, hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets aimed at the country’s heartland.
    Hatem Moussa | AP Photo
  • EU Britain Surveillance
    FILE - In this March 21, 2014, file photo, British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses members of the media at the end of an EU summit in Brussels. Cameron pledged Thursday, July 10, 2014, to rush through fresh measures to give police and spy agencies the power to scoop up mobile phone and Internet data.
    Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File | AP Photo
  • Indonesia Election
    Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo, popularly known as "Jokowi" gestures following a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and former army general Prabowo Subianto are both claiming victory in Indonesia's presidential election based on unofficial "quick counts," raising the specter of prolonged political instability in Southeast Asia's largest economy.
    Tatan Syuflana | AP Photo
  • Indonesia Election
    Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo, popularly known as "Jokowi" gestures as he leaves a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and former army general Prabowo Subianto are both claiming victory in Indonesia's presidential election based on unofficial "quick counts," raising the specter of prolonged political instability in Southeast Asia's largest economy.
    Tatan Syuflana | AP Photo
  • Indonesia Election
    Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo, popularly known as "Jokowi" smiles during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and former army general Prabowo Subianto are both claiming victory in Indonesia's presidential election based on unofficial "quick counts," raising the specter of prolonged political instability in Southeast Asia's largest economy.
    Tatan Syuflana | AP Photo
  • Indonesia Election
    Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo, popularly known as "Jokowi" poses for a photo with members of the press following a news conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and former army general Prabowo Subianto are both claiming victory in Indonesia's presidential election based on unofficial "quick counts," raising the specter of prolonged political instability in Southeast Asia's largest economy.
    Tatan Syuflana | AP Photo
  • Indonesia Election
    Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo, popularly known as "Jokowi" addresses a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and former army general Prabowo Subianto are both claiming victory in Indonesia's presidential election based on unofficial "quick counts," raising the specter of prolonged political instability in Southeast Asia's largest economy.
    Tatan Syuflana | AP Photo
  • WCup Malaysia Soccer
    FILE - In this May 22, 2014, file photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak delivers a keynote speech at the 20th International Conference on The Future of Asia in Tokyo. Razak on Thursday, July 10, 2014, chided a ruling party lawmaker for tweeting a salute to Adolf Hitler while praising Germany for making it to the World Cup final.
    Koji Sasahara, File | AP Photo
  • EU Britain Surveillance
    FILE - In this March 21, 2014, file photo, British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses members of the media at the end of an EU summit in Brussels. Cameron pledged Thursday, July 10, 2014, to rush through fresh measures to give police and spy agencies the power to scoop up mobile phone and Internet data.
    Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File | AP Photo
  • China US
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the Strategic Dialogue expanded meeting with Chinese officials including Wan Gang, Chinese Minister of Science and Technology during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Thursday, July 10, 2014.
    Ng Han Guan, Pool | AP Photo
  • Immigration Overload
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., reads the restrictions for visitors to immigration centers during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Top Obama administration officials told senators they're struggling to keep up with the surge of immigrants at the Southern border. McCain was upset that the restrictions prevented members of Congress from meeting with detainees or bringing in cell phones.
    Susan Walsh | AP Photo
  • Immigration Overload
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Winkowski, right, seated next to as Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate, left, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, center, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the problems with the increased rise in apprehensions at the Southern border. Top Obama administration officials told senators Wednesday they're struggling to keep up with the surge of immigrants at the Southern border.
    Susan Walsh | AP Photo
  • Obama
    President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference after meeting with Gov. Rick Perry in Dallas about immigration on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Jacquelyn Martin | AP Photo
  • Economic Espionage Sentencing
    File - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Robert Maegerle, left, walks out of a federal courthouse with attorney Jerome Froelich Jr. in San Francisco. Maegerle, a retired DuPont engineer, was convicted of economic espionage charges along with chemical engineer Walter Liew in March. Liew is facing more than 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Thursday, July 10, 2014, for a rare economic espionage conviction for selling technology for a white pigment to China.
    Jeff Chiu, File | AP Photo
  • Economic Espionage Sentencing
    File - This March 8, 2012, file photo shows Christina Liew as she walks out of a federal courthouse in San Francisco. Liew's husband, chemical engineer Walter Liew, is facing more than 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Thursday, July 10, 2014, for a rare economic espionage conviction for selling technology for a white pigment to China. Christina Liew has pleaded not guilty to economic espionage charges and awaits trial.
    Jeff Chiu, File | AP Photo
  • Japan Losing Nuclear Workers
    FILE - In this March 10, 2014 file photo, workers of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) wearing protective gears install an underground frozen wall during a feasibility test at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. Stigma, pay cuts, and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why nearly 3,000 employees have left the utility at the center of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster. Now there’s an additional factor: better paying jobs in the solar energy industry.
    Koji Sasahara, Pool | AP Photo
  • Japan Losing Nuclear Workers
    In this June 19, 2014 photo, Sean Travers, Japan president of EarthStream, poses for a photo at his office in Tokyo. Stigma, pay cuts, and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why nearly 3,000 employees at Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) have left the utility at the center of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster. Now there’s an additional factor: better paying jobs in the solar energy industry. EarthStream, a London-based recruitment company that specializes in energy jobs, has been scrambling to woo TEPCO employees as foreign companies do more clean energy business in Japan.
    Koji Sasahara | AP Photo
  • Japan Losing Nuclear Workers
    In this June 19, 2014 photo, Sean Travers, Japan president of EarthStream, poses for photos at his office in Tokyo. Stigma, pay cuts, and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why nearly 3,000 employees at Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) have left the utility at the center of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster. Now there’s an additional factor: better paying jobs in the solar energy industry. EarthStream, a London-based recruitment company that specializes in energy jobs, has been scrambling to woo TEPCO employees as foreign companies do more clean energy business in Japan.
    Koji Sasahara | AP Photo
  • Japan Losing Nuclear Workers
    FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2013 file photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), workers try to remove radioactive fuel rods from the Unit 4 building at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. Stigma, pay cuts, and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why nearly 3,000 employees have left the utility at the center of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster. Now there’s an additional factor: better paying jobs in the solar energy industry.
    Tokyo Electric Power Co., File | AP Photo
  • Japan Losing Nuclear Workers
    In this June 23, 2014 photo released by Akihiro Yoshikawa, Yoshikawa, left, hands over donations to an employee at Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) in J-Village, near tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, Fukushima prefecture, northeast of Tokyo. Stigma, pay cuts, and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why nearly 3,000 employees have left the utility at the center of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster. Now there’s an additional factor: better paying jobs in the solar energy industry. After Yoshikawa quit TEPCO in 2012, he started a campaign called “Appreciate Fukushima Workers,” trying to counter what he calls the “giant social stigma” attached to working at the Fukushima plant.
    Akihiro Yoshikawa | AP Photo
  • India Budget
    Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley arrives to present the 2014-15 union budget at the Indian parliament in New Delhi, Thursday, July 10, 2014. India’s new government has introduced an ambitious reform-minded budget focusing on promoting manufacturing and infrastructure, raising the tax base and overhauling populist subsidies.
    Manish Swarup | AP Photo
  • India Budget
    A sniffer dog inspects sacks containing copies of the 2014-15 union budget at the Indian parliament in New Delhi, Thursday, July 10, 2014. India’s new government has introduced an ambitious reform-minded budget focusing on promoting manufacturing and infrastructure, raising the tax base and overhauling populist subsidies.
    Manish Swarup | AP Photo
  • India Budget
    An Indian worker carries a sack containing copies of the 2014-15 union budget at the Indian parliament in New Delhi, Thursday, July 10, 2014. India’s new government has introduced an ambitious reform-minded budget focusing on promoting manufacturing and infrastructure, raising the tax base and overhauling populist subsidies.
    Manish Swarup | AP Photo
  • India Budget
    Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley arrives to present the 2014-15 union budget at the Indian parliament in New Delhi, Thursday, July 10, 2014. India’s new government has introduced an ambitious reform-minded budget focusing on promoting manufacturing and infrastructure, raising the tax base and overhauling populist subsidies.
    Manish Swarup | AP Photo
  • India Budget
    Indian workers unload copies of the 2014-15 union budget at the Indian parliament in New Delhi, Thursday, July 10, 2014. India’s new government has introduced an ambitious reform-minded budget focusing on promoting manufacturing and infrastructure, raising the tax base and overhauling populist subsidies.
    Manish Swarup | AP Photo
  • India Economy
    Indian laborers carry a load pf vegetables at a wholesale market in Kolkata, india, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. India's new government presents its inaugural budget this week in the first substantive test of whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver on ambitious promises to revive stalled economic growth. India's economic growth has slowed to less than 5 percent for the last two years after a decade of expanding by an average of 8 percent, which is the minimum the government says is necessary to provide jobs for the 13 million young Indians who enter the workforce each year.
    Bikas Das | AP Photo
  • China Territorial Disputes
    In this photo taken June 28, 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari, right, and Myanmar President Thein Sein, attend the Conference marking the 60th anniversary of the Five principles of Peaceful Coexistence at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. “We should work for a new architecture of Asia-Pacific security cooperation that is open, transparent and equality based,” Chinese President Xi told dignitaries from India and Myanmar. “The notion of dominating international affairs belongs to a different age and such an attempt is doomed to failure.” Yet despite Xi’s depiction of China as a “peaceful, amiable and civilized lion,” the country’s moves have so far only set off alarms across the region and pushed other Asian countries to seek backup from Washington.
    Ng Han Guan | AP Photo
  • China Territorial Disputes
    FILE - In this file photo taken May 16, 2014, Vietnamese expatriates and Filipinos display placards as they join together in a rally in front of the Chinese Consulate at the financial district of Makati city in the Philippines to protest the recent moves by China to construct an oil rig near the Vietnamese-claimed Paracels off the contested Spratlys group of islands and shoals in the South China Sea. Nearly three decades after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping famously instructed his diplomats to “be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership,” a new generation of rulers has made it clear that they’re ready to shed the humility and show off their country’s rising military and political power. From Southeast Asian waters that may hold billions of barrels of oil to uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, China has stepped into, and some would say provoked, territorial disputes with neighbors including Japan, South Korea and the Philippines.
    Bullit Marquez, File | AP Photo
  • China Territorial Disputes
    In this July 7, 2014 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also the general-secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of the start of a war with Japan, in Beijing, China. “We should work for a new architecture of Asia-Pacific security cooperation that is open, transparent and equality based,” Chinese President Xi told dignitaries from India and Myanmar. “The notion of dominating international affairs belongs to a different age and such an attempt is doomed to failure.” Yet despite Xi’s depiction of China as a “peaceful, amiable and civilized lion,” the country’s moves have so far only set off alarms across the region and pushed other Asian countries to seek backup from Washington. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Ma Zhancheng) NO SALES
    Ma Zhancheng | AP
  • China Territorial Disputes
    In this photo taken June 28, 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping, left walks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, second from left, Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari, and Myanmar President Thein Sein, right, after attending the Conference marking the 60th anniversary of the Five principles of Peaceful Coexistence at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. “We should work for a new architecture of Asia-Pacific security cooperation that is open, transparent and equality based,” Chinese President Xi told dignitaries from India and Myanmar. “The notion of dominating international affairs belongs to a different age and such an attempt is doomed to failure.” Yet despite Xi’s depiction of China as a “peaceful, amiable and civilized lion,” the country’s moves have so far only set off alarms across the region and pushed other Asian countries to seek backup from Washington.
    Ng Han Guan | AP Photo
  • China Territorial Disputes
    In this July 7, 2014 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, who is also the general-secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, unveils a sculpture commemorating the start of a war with Japan with old soldiers and children during a ceremony to mark the 77th anniversary of the war, in Beijing, China. “We should work for a new architecture of Asia-Pacific security cooperation that is open, transparent and equality based,” Chinese President Xi told dignitaries from India and Myanmar. “The notion of dominating international affairs belongs to a different age and such an attempt is doomed to failure.” Yet despite Xi’s depiction of China as a “peaceful, amiable and civilized lion,” the country’s moves have so far only set off alarms across the region and pushed other Asian countries to seek backup from Washington.
    Xinhua, Ju Peng | AP Photo
  • China Territorial Disputes
    In this photo taken June 28, 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the Conference marking the 60th anniversary of the Five principles of Peaceful Coexistence at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. “We should work for a new architecture of Asia-Pacific security cooperation that is open, transparent and equality based,” Chinese President Xi told dignitaries from India and Myanmar. “The notion of dominating international affairs belongs to a different age and such an attempt is doomed to failure.” Yet despite Xi’s depiction of China as a “peaceful, amiable and civilized lion,” the country’s moves have so far only set off alarms across the region and pushed other Asian countries to seek backup from Washington.
    Ng Han Guan | AP Photo
  • China Territorial Disputes
    FILE - In this file photo taken May 31, 2014, a Vietnamese protester, left, together with Japanese show placards against China during an anti-China demonstration in Tokyo, Japan. Nearly three decades after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping famously instructed his diplomats to “be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership,” a new generation of rulers has made it clear that they’re ready to shed the humility and show off their country’s rising military and political power. From Southeast Asian waters that may hold billions of barrels of oil to uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, China has stepped into, and some would say provoked, territorial disputes with neighbors including Japan, South Korea and the Philippines.
    Junji Kurokawa, File | AP Photo
  • China Territorial Disputes
    FILE - In this file photo taken May 11, 2014, Vietnamese protest outside the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam against Beijing's deployment of an oil rig in the contested waters of the South China Sea. Nearly three decades after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping famously instructed his diplomats to “be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership,” a new generation of rulers has made it clear that they’re ready to shed the humility and show off their country’s rising military and political power. From Southeast Asian waters that may hold billions of barrels of oil to uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, China has stepped into, and some would say provoked, territorial disputes with neighbors including Japan, South Korea and the Philippines.
    Chris Brummitt, File | AP Photo
  • Pro-Palestinian Protest
    Palestinians staged an anti-war, pro-Palestinian,anti-Israel demonstration in New York, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Several hundred demonstrators marched from the Israeli consulate to News Corp headquarters in New York.
    Kathy Willens | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinians search the wreckage of vehicle reportedly belonging to a taxi driver working for a local media company following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City. Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Israel stepped up its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pummeling scores of targets and killing more than a dozen people as Israeli leaders signaled a weeks-long ground invasion could be quickly approaching.
    Khalil Hamra | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Israeli soldiers patrol along the beach front near the Israel and Gaza border on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Israel stepped up its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pummeling scores of targets and killing more than 20 people as Israeli leaders signaled a weeks-long ground invasion could be quickly approaching.
    Tsafrir Abayov | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    An Israeli looks at damage to his home in a kibbutz near border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Israel stepped up its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pummeling scores of targets and killing more than 20 people as Israeli leaders signaled a weeks-long ground invasion could be quickly approaching.
    Tsafrir Abayov | AP Photo
  • United Nations New Syria Envoy
    FILE - In this March 22, 2013, file photo, Staffan De Mistura, Italy's then-foreign ministry undersecretary, speaks during a news conference in New Delhi, India. Mistura has been chosen by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international point man on Syria, diplomats said Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    File | AP Photo
  • Headquarters Repairs
    In this photo taken on April 2, 2014, Sioux City, Iowa, Police Chief Doug Young poses for a photograph in front of the Police/Fire Headquarters building in Sioux City, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Sioux City Journal, Tim Hynds) NO SALES, MAGS OUT, TV OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
    Tim Hynds | AP
  • SUPCO Speaker Ethics
    FILE - In this June 23, 2014, file photo, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, right, speaks with Assistant Attorney General Creighton Waters before the start of proceedings in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina's top prosecutor has the authority to investigate House Speaker Bobby Harrell, the state's highest court ruled Wednesday, July 9, 2014, saying Wilson properly empaneled a state grand jury to consider allegations the powerful Charleston Republican abused his power for personal benefit.
    Richard Shiro, File | AP Photo
  • Medical Marijuana-Trial
    Loretta Mackenzie, left, jokes with her husband Benton Mackenzie while waiting for the jury to return during deliberations in their trial at Scott County District Court Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Davenoirt, Iowa. The couple was found guilty manufacturing marijuana, conspiracy, violation of the drug tax stamp act and possession of drug paraphernalia, the The Quad City Times reported. Their son, Cody, 22, charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and paraphernalia,w as also found guilty. Mackenzie and his supporters said he grew the marijuana to treat angiosarcoma, a cancer of the blood vessels. (AP Photo/The Quad City Times, Kevin E. Schmidt) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES
    Kevin E. Schmidt | AP
  • Oil Drilling Illinois Oversight
    FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2013 file photo, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller is seen at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. The DNR has hired just four of the 53 new employees it says it needs to oversee the state’s much praised compromise on regulating hydraulic fracturing. The agency has come under increasing criticism from “fracking” supporters who had hoped that high-volume oil and gas drilling could begin this summer. Miller says the agency is working on filling the jobs and still will meet a Nov. 15 legal deadline to have the rules in place. He says 23 jobs are posted, and the agency should have 15 people on board by the end of July.
    Seth Perlman, File | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Colorado
    File - In this June 16, 2014, file photo, plaintiffs in a gay-marriage case and longtime couple Rebecca Brinkman, left, and Margaret Burd take questions from members of the media following a hearing at Adams County District Court, in Brighton, Colo. A Colorado judge on Wednesday July 9, 2014 struck down the state’s gay marriage ban, making him the 16th judge to invalidate a state’s prohibition on same-sex marriages in the past year. District Judge C. Scott Crabtree put his ruling on hold pending an appeal, but wrote that the provisions in Colorado law clearly violate the state and U.S. constitutions. “There is no rational relationship between any legitimate governmental purpose and the marriage bans,” he wrote.
    Brennan Linsley, File | AP Photo
  • Detroit Park Pools
    In this photo provided by the Michigan House of Representatives, children accompany two Michigan legislative leaders, House Speaker Jase Bolger, center left, and Rep. Harvey Santana, center right, as they jump into a newly opened Detroit public swimming pool in Rouge Park at a dedication ceremony Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Two Olympic-sized pools and a bath house reopened at the park as part of a $5.5 million renovation project.
    Michigan House of Representatives, Mike Quillinan | AP Photo
  • Benghazi Two Attacks
    FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton walk back to their seats during the Transfer of Remains Ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., marking the return to the United States of the remains of the four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders involved in the U.S. response to the Benghazi attacks suggests that the perpetrators of a second, dawn attack on a CIA complex probably were different from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the evening before and set it ablaze, killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and another American. The second attack, which killed two security contractors, showed clear military training, retired Gen. Carter Ham told Congress in closed-door testimony.
    Carolyn Kaster | AP Photo
  • Benghazi Two Attacks
    FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2012 file photo, Libyan military guards check one of the U.S. consulate's burned buildings after a deadly attack on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 in Benghazi. Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders involved in the U.S. response to the Benghazi attacks suggests that the perpetrators of a second, dawn attack on a CIA complex probably were different from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the evening before and set it ablaze, killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and another American. The second attack, which killed two security contractors, showed clear military training, retired Gen. Carter Ham told Congress in closed-door testimony.
    Mohammad Hannon, File | AP Photo
  • Benghazi Two Attacks
    FILE - This Nov. 15, 2012, file photo shows Gen. Carter Ham, then-head of the U.S. Africa Command, at the University of Sciences Politiques, in Paris. Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders involved in the U.S. response to the Benghazi attacks suggests that the perpetrators of a second, dawn assault on a CIA complex probably were different from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the evening before and set it ablaze, killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and another American. The second attack, which killed two security contractors, showed clear military training, retired Gen. Carter Ham told Congress in closed-door testimony released late Wednesday, July 9. 2014.
    Thibault Camus, File | AP Photo
  • Benghazi Two Attacks
    FILE – In this Jan. 23, 2013 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham as she pounds her fist as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders involved in the U.S. response to the Benghazi attacks suggests that the perpetrators of a second, dawn attack on a CIA complex probably were different from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the evening before and set it ablaze, killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and another American. The second attack, which killed two security contractors, showed clear military training, retired Gen. Carter Ham told Congress in closed-door testimony.
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File | AP Photo
  • Benghazi Two Attacks
    FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2012 file photo, a Libyan man investigates the inside of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya after an attack two days earlier. Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders involved in the U.S. response to the Benghazi attacks suggests that the perpetrators of a second, dawn assault on a CIA complex probably were different from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the evening before and set it ablaze, killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and another American. The second attack, which killed two security contractors, showed clear military training, retired Gen. Carter Ham told Congress in closed-door testimony released late Wednesday, July 9. 2014.
    Mohammad Hannon, File | AP Photo
  • Benghazi Two Attacks
    FILE - This undated file image obtained from Facebook shows Ahmed Abu Khattala, an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Khattala faces criminal charges in the deaths of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders involved in the U.S. response to the Benghazi attacks suggests that the perpetrators of a second, dawn attack on a CIA complex probably were different from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the evening before and set it ablaze, killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and another American. The second attack, which killed two security contractors, showed clear military training, retired Gen. Carter Ham told Congress in closed-door testimony.
    File | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Licenses-Colorado
    Bonnie Drake, left, and Margaret Skowvonski walk to join supporters outside the Boulder County Justice Center in Boulder, Colo., on Wednesday, Juky 9, 2014 to support Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall. Hall is in court to respond to a suit brought by Attorney General John Suthers. Suthers is suing Hall for ignoring a stay of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against Utah’s gay marriage ban. Hall said she is justified by last month’s 10th U.S. Circuit ruling in Denver. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES
    Cliff Grassmick | AP
  • Gay Marriage Licenses-Colorado
    Erika Hellgren holds a sign outside the Boulder County Justice Center in Boulder Colo., Wednesday, July 9, 2014, to support Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall. Hall is in court to respond to a suit brought by Attorney General John Suthers. Suthers is suing Hall for ignoring a stay of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against Utah’s gay marriage ban. Hall said she is justified by last month’s 10th U.S. Circuit ruling in Denver. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES
    Cliff Grassmick | AP
  • Gay Marriage Licenses-Colorado
    Supporters of Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall hug outside the courtroom at the Boulder County Justice Center on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Boulder, Colo. Hall, is in court to respond to a suit brought by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers who wants the court to issue an injunction to stop the county from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
    Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Licenses-Colorado
    Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall testifies in court at the Boulder County Justice Center on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Boulder, Colo. Hall is in court to respond to a suit brought by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers who wants the court to issue an injunction to stop the county from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
    Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick | AP Photo
  • Obama
    President Barack Obama, center right, meets with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, to the right of the president, and Gov. Rick Perry, top, about border immigrantion during the president's stopover in Dallas on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Pool, The Dallas Morning News, Louis DeLuca | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Utah
    A governors aide carries off a cardboard box after about 50 same-sex marriage advocates delivered a petition with thousands signatures to the governor’s mansion pushing for recognition of gay married couples Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Outside the mansion, gay couples said they should receive the same benefits as others in Utah.
    Rick Bowmer | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Utah
    People look on as they gather with about 50 same-sex marriage advocates while delivering a petition with thousands signatures to the governor’s mansion pushing for recognition of gay married couples Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Outside the mansion, gay couples said they should receive the same benefits as others in Utah. The group included a handful of families whose children helped to dump the letters into a cardboard box received by state aides.
    Rick Bowmer | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Utah
    FIKLE - In this April 11, 2014, file photo, supporters of Utah's same-sex marriage ban gather at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City, to stand up for "traditional marriage" a day after a federal appeals court heard arguments about the constitutionality of the law. Utah is going straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal a federal appeals court's ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Rick Bowmer, File | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Utah
    Married couple Candice Green Berrett, left, and Megan Berrett hold their daughter Quinn Berrett,10 months, as they gather with about 50 same-sex marriage advocates Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Salt Lake City, while delivering a petition with thousands signatures to the governor’s mansion pushing for recognition of gay married couples. Outside the mansion, gay couples said they should receive the same benefits as others in Utah. The group included a handful of families whose children helped to dump the letters into a cardboard box received by state aides.
    Rick Bowmer | AP Photo
  • Obama
    President Barack Obama, right, next to Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings attends a meeting about the border and immigration with local elected officials and faith leaders, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, second from left, at DalFort Fueling in Dallas, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. From left are Judge Clay Jenkins, Gov. Rick Perry, Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia, Mayor Rawlings, and President Obama.
    Jacquelyn Martin | AP Photo
  • Obama
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry waits to meet President Barack Obama on arrival in Dallas where they will attend a meeting on immigration, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Jacquelyn Martin | AP Photo
  • Campaign Finance Hogan
    FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2014, file photo, Larry Hogan, a Republican Maryland gubernatorial candidate, speaks to supporters during a campaign rally in Riva, Md. Hogan will use public campaign finance money for his general election run for governor of Maryland, a move that will effectively tap out the state's fund unless it is replenished, a state elections board official said Wednesday, July 9.
    Steve Ruark, File | AP Photo
  • Rock County Canine Corrections
    Ryan P. Lambert is the first participant in the first Canine Corrections Academy in Janesville, Wis. The Rock County inmate is paired with an unadoptable dog to train him for a future home. Lambert will work with Duke, right, before the dog's new owners bring Duke into their home.
    The Janesville Gazette, Jennifer Du Puis | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Israelis play with a ball at the Mediterranean Sea beach front, which is normally crowded at this time of year, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Nearby, Israel stepped up its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pummeling scores of targets and killing more than a dozen people as Israeli leaders signaled a weeks-long ground invasion could be quickly approaching.
    Oded Balilty | AP Photo
  • Oklahoma Leaders Immigration
    Foreman Juan Gomez, left, oversees the work of a road crew for Silver Star Construction in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Anthony McFarland operates the equipment at center and James Williams is at right. Gomez came to this country from Mexico in 1996, started out at the bottom of the crew, and worked his way up to foreman.
    Sue Ogrocki | AP Photo
  • Oklahoma Leaders Immigration
    Foreman Juan Gomez, left, of Silver Star Construction, talks with equipment operator Anthony McFarland, right, in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Gomez came to this country from Mexico in 1996, started out at the bottom of the crew, and worked his way up to foreman.
    Sue Ogrocki | AP Photo
  • Oklahoma Leaders Immigration
    Foreman Juan Gomez oversees the work of a road crew for Silver Star Construction in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Gomez came to this country from Mexico in 1996, started out at the bottom of the crew, and worked his way up to foreman.
    Sue Ogrocki | AP Photo
  • Nuclear Missteps Hagel
    FILE - This July 3, 2014 file photo shows Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaking at the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Hagel told naval submariners on Wednesday that the U.S. has let its focus on the military’s nuclear responsibilities drift a bit, but two reviews are wrapping up and he will be looking at recommendations to strengthen the health of the force. Speaking at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Hagel said more attention must be paid to the nuclear forces as key to national security.
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Utah
    About 50 same-sex marriage advocates pose for a photograph Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Salt Lake City, while delivering a petition with thousands signatures to the governor’s mansion pushing for recognition of gay married couples. Outside the mansion, gay couples said they should receive the same benefits as others in Utah. The group included a handful of families whose children helped to dump the letters into a cardboard box received by state aides.
    Rick Bowmer | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Utah
    FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file photo, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes stands outside the Utah Sate Capitol in Salt Lake City. Utah is going straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal a federal appeals court's ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Reyes' office said in a statement the appeal will be filed in the coming weeks. "Attorney General Reyes has a sworn duty to defend the laws of our state," the statement said.
    Rick Bowmer, File | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Utah
    Mellissa Vigil, center, kisses Koston Vigil-Marsh, 8 months, while Cidney Marsh, left, looks on as they gather with about 50 same-sex marriage advocates Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Salt Lake City, while delivering a petition with thousands signatures to the governor’s mansion pushing for recognition of gay married couples. Outside the mansion, gay couples said they should receive the same benefits as others in Utah. The group included a handful of families whose children helped to dump the letters into a cardboard box received by state aides.
    Rick Bowmer | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Utah
    FILE - In this April 11, 2014, file photo, supporters of Utah's same-sex marriage ban gather at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City, to stand up for "traditional marriage" a day after a federal appeals court heard arguments about the constitutionality of the law. Utah is going straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal a federal appeals court's ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Rick Bowmer, File | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Utah
    People look on as they gather with about 50 same-sex marriage advocates while delivering a petition with thousands signatures to the governor’s mansion pushing for recognition of gay married couples Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Outside the mansion, gay couples said they should receive the same benefits as others in Utah. The group included a handful of families whose children helped to dump the letters into a cardboard box received by state aides.
    Rick Bowmer | AP Photo
  • Detroit Bankruptcy Art
    In a photo from Dec. 10, 2013 at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, the painting "Graziella" by Pierre Auguste Renior, a painting owned by the city of Detroit, is displayed. The fate of Detroit’s art has been a central area of contention in the city's march into bankruptcy. An art market advisory company made public Wednesday, July 9, 2014, said treasures in Detroit’s art museum eyed for sale by some creditors in the city’s bankruptcy could be worth more than $4.6 billion, but likely would fetch much less at auction.
    Carlos Osorio, file | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Utah
    Married couple Candice Green Berrett, left, and Megan Berrett, right, speak to about 50 same-sex marriage advocates while delivering a petition with thousands signatures to the governor’s mansion pushing for recognition of gay married couples Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Outside the mansion, gay couples said they should receive the same benefits as others in Utah. The group included a handful of families whose children helped to dump the letters into a cardboard box received by state aides.
    Rick Bowmer | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Utah
    FILE - In this April 11, 2014, file photo, Ali Bell, of Bountiful, holds her sign with other supporters of Utah's same-sex marriage ban who gathered at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City, to stand up for "traditional marriage" a day after a federal appeals court heard arguments about the constitutionality of the law. Utah is going straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal a federal appeals court's ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Rick Bowmer, File | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Utah
    A wagon is shown with a petition with thousands signatures before it was delivered by about 50 same-sex marriage advocates to the governor’s mansion pushing for recognition of gay married couples Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Outside the mansion, gay couples said they should receive the same benefits as others in Utah. The group included a handful of families whose children helped to dump the letters into a cardboard box received by state aides.
    Rick Bowmer | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinian children walk in the rubble of a destroyed house a day after an Israeli strike, in the town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The Israeli army on Wednesday intensified its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, striking Hamas sites and killing more than a dozen people on the second day of a military operation it says is aimed at quenching rocket fire against Israel.
    Khalil Hamra | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Mideast Israel Palestinians
    An Israeli missile hits an area in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The Israeli army on Wednesday intensified its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, striking Hamas sites and killing more than a dozen of people on the second day of a military operation it says is aimed at quenching rocket fire against Israel.
    Hatem Ali | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinians carry bodies of seven people killed in a strike during their funeral in Khan Younis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Israel stepped up its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pummeling scores of targets and killing over a dozen of people as Israeli leaders signaled a weeks-long ground invasion could be quickly approaching. Hamas official Musheer al-Masri said Israel had “crossed all the red lines” and warned that Hamas would strike back fiercely.
    Hatem Moussa | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Mideast Israel Palestinians
    A rocket fired by Palestinian militants from inside the Gaza Strip makes its way towards Israel, seen from the Israel-Gaza border on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Israel stepped up its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pummeling scores of targets and killing more than 20 people as Israeli leaders signaled a weeks-long ground invasion could be quickly approaching.
    Ariel Schalit | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinians check a destroyed house a day after an Israeli strike late Tuesday, in the town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The Israeli army on Wednesday intensified its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, striking Hamas sites and killing more than a dozen people on the second day of a military operation it says is aimed at quenching rocket fire against Israel.
    Khalil Hamra | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Smoke and a ball of fire rise after a strike in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Israel stepped up its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pummeling scores of targets and killing more than 20 people as Israeli leaders signaled a weeks-long ground invasion could be quickly approaching.
    Hatem Moussa | AP Photo
  • Immigration Reform Oklahoma
    Craig Parker, Executive Vice President of Silver Star Construction, speaks during a news conference on immigration reform in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Some former Republican leaders in Oklahoma are joining a coalition of business and manufacturing officials in the state urging Congress to pass immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for immigrants who are in the country without legal permission.
    Sue Ogrocki | AP Photo
  • Immigration Reform Oklahoma
    Robert Ross, left, owner of Interurban Restaurants, and Craig Parker, center, Executive Vice President of Silver Star Construction, look on as Rev. Lori Walke, right, speaks during a news conference on immigration reform in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Some former Republican leaders in Oklahoma are joining a coalition of business and manufacturing officials in the state urging Congress to pass immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for immigrants who are in the country without legal permission.
    Sue Ogrocki | AP Photo
  • Immigration Reform Oklahoma
    Craig Parker, right, Executive Vice President of Silver Star Construction, answers a question during a news conference on immigration reform in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, as Robert Ross, left, owner of Interurban Restaurants looks on. Some former Republican leaders in Oklahoma are joining a coalition of business and manufacturing officials in the state urging Congress to pass immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for immigrants who are in the country without legal permission.
    Sue Ogrocki | AP Photo
  • Obama
    President Barack Obama gestures to reporters on the tarmac before boarding Air Force One at Denver International Airport, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, en route to Dallas, where he is expected to attend a meeting on immigration.
    David Zalubowski | AP Photo
  • Obama
    President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he arrives at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The president is expected to attend a meeting on immigration,
    Jacquelyn Martin | AP Photo
  • College Athletes
    National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Mark Emmert, right, shakes hands with Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, before the start of the committee's hearing on the NCAA's treatment of athletes. The committee's ranking member Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., is at center.
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP Photo
  • Arizona Execution Drugs
    This undated photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. A judge is scheduled to consider a request Wednesday, July 9, 2014 to postpone the July 23, 2014 execution of Wood, an Arizona death row inmate, until officials reveal details about the two-drug combination that will be used to put him to death.
    Arizona Department of Corrections | AP Photo
  • Drone City
    FILE - This March 12, 2014, file photo shows a drone flown by Brian Wilson, landing after flying over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. Even though it's illegal to fly the devices just about anywhere in New York City without permission, the incidents and breathtaking videos of Manhattan's steel-and-glass canyons and sweeping skyline photos suggest that the restrictions are being widely flouted.
    Mark Lennihan, File | AP Photo
  • Drone City
    FILE - This March 12, 2014, file photo, shows a New York City police officer telling Brian Wilson, right, to land the drone that he was flying over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. Even though it's illegal to fly the devices just about anywhere in New York City without permission, the incidents and breathtaking videos of Manhattan's steel-and-glass canyons and sweeping skyline photos suggest that the restrictions are being widely flouted.
    Mark Lennihan, File | AP Photo
  • Drone City
    FILE - This March 12, 2014, file photo shows Brian Wilson as he launches a small drone equipped with a video camera to fly over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. Even though it's illegal to fly the devices just about anywhere in New York City without permission, the incidents and breathtaking videos of Manhattan's steel-and-glass canyons and sweeping skyline photos suggest that the restrictions are being widely flouted.
    Mark Lennihan, File | AP Photo
  • College Athletes
    National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Mark Emmert scratches his forehead as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing on the NCAA's treatment of athletes. At left is Dr. Richard M. Southall, Associate Professor, Department of Sport and Entertainment Management.
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP Photo
  • College Athletes
    National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Mark Emmert, right, speaks with Myron Laurent Rolle, left, currently a student at Florida State College of Medicine, and former college football player at Florida State, before they both testified on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, before the Senate Commerce hearing on the NCAA's treatment of athletes.
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP Photo
  • College Athletes
    National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Mark Emmert prepares testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, before the Senate Commerce hearing on the NCAA's treatment of athletes.
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP Photo
  • Illinois Schools State Payments
    FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent Christopher Koch looks on during a Education Board hearing in Springfield, Ill. llinois has broken its streak of late grant payments to schools for the first time since 2007. Koch praised the news in a letter to school officials dated July 1, 2014, but he warned them not to bank on the same thing happening next year.
    Seth Perlman, File | AP Photo
  • Biden Transportation Economy
    Vice President Joe Biden speaks to government and business officials about transportation infrastructure and the Highway Trust Fund at a meeting hosted by the White House Business Council at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across from the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Charles Dharapak | AP Photo
  • Obama
    In this Tuesday, July 8, 2014 photo, President Barack Obama greets people along 15th Street in downtown Denver. Obama was in Colorado to speak about the economy and raise money for Senator Mark Udall's re-election campaign. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, RJ Sangosti) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT; NO SALES; NEW YORK POST OUT; NEW YORK DAILY NEWS OUT
    RJ Sangosti | AP
  • Gay Marriage Utah
    FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, Jax and Heather Collins get married at the Salt Lake County clerk's office in Salt Lake City. Same-sex marriage advocates plan to deliver a petition with thousands of signatures to the Utah governor's mansion in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, to push for recognition of gay couples.
    Deseret News, Ravell Call, File | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Utah
    FILE - In this April 26, 2014, file photo, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert addresses delegates during the Utah Republican Party nominating convention, in Sandy, Utah. Same-sex marriage advocates plan to deliver a petition with thousands of signatures to the Utah governor's mansion in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, to push for recognition of gay couples. A group called Utah Unites For Marriage says the petition is directed at Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes, both Republicans.
    Rick Bowmer, File | AP Photo
  • Gay Marriage Utah
    FILE - In this April 26, 2014, file photo, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes speaks during the Utah Republican Party nominating convention, in Sandy, Utah. Same-sex marriage advocates plan to deliver a petition with thousands of signatures to the Utah governor's mansion in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, to push for recognition of gay couples. A group called Utah Unites For Marriage says the petition is directed at Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes, both Republicans.
    Rick Bowmer, File | AP Photo
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