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  • Poland World War II Anniversary
    Prime Minister Donald Tusk, recently picked by the European Union leaders to be the new European Council President, attends ceremonies marking the 75. anniversary of the start of World War II at the Westerplatte peninsula near Gdansk, Poland, on Monday, Sept.1, 2014. Tusk spoke at the Baltic coast Westerplatte peninsula, where some of the first shots of World War II were fired on Sept.1, 1939 at the start of the Nazi invasion. . More than five years of brutal, global war followed that took the lives of tens of millions of people. Tusk said : "Today, looking at the tragedy of Ukraine, at war - because we should use this word- in the east of our continent, we know that September 1939 must not be repeated."
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  • Poland World War II Anniversary
    Soldiers pass the memorial for Polish Defenders during ceremonies marking the 75. anniversary of the start of World War II at the Westerplatte peninsula near Gdansk, Poland, on Monday, Sept.1, 2014. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk spoke at the Baltic coast Westerplatte peninsula, where some of the first shots of World War II were fired on Sept.1, 1939 at the start of the Nazi-German invasion. Tusk said : Today, looking at the tragedy of Ukraine, at war - because we should use this word - in the east of our continent, we know that September 1939 must not be repeated."
    STR | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Back to School
    An Israeli student pulls his bag on his way to elementary school as he walks past policemen in the costal city of Ashkelon, Monday, Sep. 1, 2014. Thousands of children in southern Israel return to school Monday after spending the summer vacation in bomb shelters taking cover from the thousands of Palestinian rockets and mortars fired from Gaza during 50 days of war.
    Tsafrir Abayov | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Back to School
    Israeli students with their parents make their way to elementary school on the first day of the school year in the costal city of Ashkelon, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Thousands of children in southern Israel return to school Monday after spending the summer vacation in bomb shelters taking cover from the thousands of Palestinian rockets and mortars fired from Gaza during 50 days of war.
    Tsafrir Abayov | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Back to School
    Children hold hands during the first day of school in the costal city of Ashkelon, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Thousands of children in southern Israel return to school Monday after spending the summer vacation in bomb shelters taking cover from the thousands of Palestinian rockets and mortars fired from Gaza during 50 days of war.
    Tsafrir Abayov | AP Photo
  • North Korea Detained Americans
    Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and watched by officials as they spoke, called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom.
    Wong Maye-E | AP Photo
  • North Korea Detained Americans
    Mathew Miller, an American detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and watched by officials as they spoke, called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom.
    Wong Maye-E | AP Photo
  • North Korea Detained Americans
    Kenneth Bae, an American tour guide and missionary serving a 15-year sentence, detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and watched by officials as they spoke, called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom.
    Wong Maye-E | AP Photo
  • North Korea Detained Americans
    Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and watched by officials as they spoke, called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom.
    Wong Maye-E | AP Photo
  • North Korea Detained Americans
    Mathew Miller, an American detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and watched by officials as they spoke, called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom.
    Wong Maye-E | AP Photo
  • North Korea Detained Americans
    Kenneth Bae, a American tour guide and missionary serving a 15-year sentence, detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and watched by officials as they spoke, called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom.
    Wong Maye-E | AP Photo
  • Belgium EU Summit Ukraine
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media during an EU summit in Brussels on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. At a summit on Saturday EU leaders discussed who will get the job as the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next 5 years and the situation in Ukraine.
    Geert Vanden Wijngaert | AP Photo
  • Japan India
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets business leaders upon his arrival at the hall at the Japan Business Federation for luncheon in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Japanese government and business leaders are pledging support for Indian Modi’s effort to modernize his country’s economy. Modi was on an official visit to Japan.
    Koji Sasahara | AP Photo
  • Japan India's PM Modi visits Japan
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi presses his eyes by fingers during a luncheon hosted by Japan Business Federation in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Japanese government and business leaders are pledging support for Modi’s effort to modernize his country’s economy. Modi was on an official visit to Japan.
    Koji Sasahara | AP Photo
  • Japan India
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, watches Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi drink a bowl of green tea during a tea ceremony at a tea hut of the Omotesenke, one of the main schools of Japanese tea ceremony, in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Modi was on his official visit to Japan.
    Yuya Shino, Pool | AP Photo
  • Japan India
    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, second right, drinks a bowl of rea as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, looks on during a tea ceremony at a tea hut of the Omotesenke, one of the main schools of Japanese tea ceremony, in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Modi was on his official visit to Japan.
    Yuya Shino, Pool | AP Photo
  • Japan India
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks with students as he visits Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.
    Koji Sasahara | AP Photo
  • Japan India
    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, eat tea cakes during a tea ceremony at a tea hut of the Omotesenke, one of the main schools of Japanese tea ceremony, in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Modi was on his official visit to Japan.
    Yuya Shino, Pool | AP Photo
  • Japan India
    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands before their talks at the state guest house in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.
    Toru Hanai, Pool | AP Photo
  • Russia Ukraine
    FILE In this file photo taken on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks to the media during his and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif after their talks in Moscow, Russia . Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov urged those holding a new round of talks Monday on easing Ukraine’s crisis to push for a cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists.
    Alexander Zemlianichenko, file | AP Photo
  • China Hong Kong
    Pro-democracy lawmaker Gary Fan Kwok-wai, center, is taken away by security guards after a protest against Li Fei, deputy secretary general of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city "will definitely happen."
    Vincent Yu | AP Photo
  • China Hong Kong
    Pro-democracy lawmaker Helena Wong Pik-wan, center, is taken away by security guards after a protest against Li Fei, deputy secretary general of the National People’s Congress' Standing Committee, during a briefing session in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city "will definitely happen."
    Kin Cheung | AP Photo
  • Switzerland UN Iraq
    Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani, Minister of Human Rights of Iraq, waits prior to the special session on Iraq of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.
    Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi | AP Photo
  • Switzerland UN Iraq
    Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani, Minister of Human Rights of Iraq, waits prior to the special session on Iraq of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.
    Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi | AP Photo
  • Switzerland UN Iraq
    Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani, Minister of Human Rights of Iraq, speaks during a statement at the special session on Iraq of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.
    Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi | AP Photo
  • Switzerland UN Iraq
    Baudelaire Ndong Ella, right, President of the Human Rights Council, sits next to Flavia Pansieri, left, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, during the special session on Iraq of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Sept.r 1, 2014.
    Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi | AP Photo
  • Switzerland UN Iraq
    Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani, Minister of Human Rights of Iraq, is pictured on a TV screen during a statement at the special session on Iraq of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.
    Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi | AP Photo
  • Switzerland UN Iraq
    Delegates listen a speech during the special session on Iraq of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.
    Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani troops call on protesters to evacuate the state television building in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani troops stand guard as supporters of anti-government Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri stage a sit in protest close to Prime Minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani army troops stand guard at the main entry gate of the state television building which was occupied by protesters in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Pakistan
    Pakistani troops stand guard as supporters of anti-government Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri stage a sit in protest close to Prime Minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani troops call on protesters to evacuate the state television building in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters chant slogans at the main entry gate of the state television building in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistan army troops arrive to take positions at red zone, an area occupied by protesters, near Prime Minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters gather at the state television building in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Supporters of anti-government Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri chant slogans during a protest close to Prime Minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters run to chase police officers during clashes in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani troops arrive to guard the state television building occupied by protesters in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Supporters of anti-government Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri chant slogans as they stage a sit in protest close to Prime Minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters run during clashes with police in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    U.N. soldiers observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mount Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.
    Sebastian Scheiner | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    U.N. soldiers observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mount Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.
    Sebastian Scheiner | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    U.N. soldiers observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mount Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.
    Sebastian Scheiner | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Smoke caused by fighting in Syria is seen from the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, close to the border with Syria, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.
    Sebastian Scheiner | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    U.N. soldiers observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point near the border with Syria, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.
    Sebastian Scheiner | AP Photo
  • Lesotho Military Unrest
    In this Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 photo, army personnel man outside the military headquarters in Maseru, Lesotho. Lesotho's prime minister fled to South Africa in fear for his safety and will now meet with leaders of the region there to seek peace, he said Sunday. Prime Minister Thomas Thabane said there had been an attempt to take over Lesotho, a country of about 2 million people that is surrounded by South Africa. Lesotho's Defense Forces deny any attempt at a coup although they say the military exchanged gunfire and disarmed two police stations in Lesotho's capital, Maseru, on Saturday.
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  • Lesotho Military Unrest
    In this Sunday Aug. 31, 2014 photo, a vendor sells newspapers headlined "Lesotho in turmoil coup attempt" in Maseru, Lesotho. Lesotho's prime minister fled to South Africa in fear for his safety and will now meet with leaders of the region there to seek peace, he said Sunday. Prime Minister Thomas Thabane said there had been an attempt to take over Lesotho, a country of about 2 million people that is surrounded by South Africa. Lesotho's Defense Forces deny any attempt at a coup although they say the military exchanged gunfire and disarmed two police stations in Lesotho's capital, Maseru, on Saturday.
    AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters hold sticks and chant slogans after intruding the state television building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters hold sticks and chant slogans after intruding the state television building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters beat the portrait of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with shoes at the main entry gate of the state television building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters beat the portrait of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with shoes at the main entry gate of the state television building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters hold sticks after intruding into the state television building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani paramilitary troops call on protesters to evacuate the state television building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters hold sticks and chant slogans after intruding into the state television building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Made In America Festival - Los Angeles - Day 2
    Kanye West performs on stage during the Made In America Festival at Grand Park on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Los Angeles.
    Invision | Photo by Paul A. Hebert
  • Made In America Festival - Los Angeles - Day 2
    John Mayer performs on stage during the Made In America Festival at Grand Park on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Los Angeles.
    Invision | Photo by Paul A. Hebert
  • Made In America Festival - Los Angeles - Day 2
    Zach Blair of Rise Against performs on stage during the Made In America Festival at Grand Park on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Los Angeles.
    Invision | Photo by Paul A. Hebert
  • Made In America Festival - Los Angeles - Day 2
    Juanes performs on stage during the Made In America Festival at Grand Park on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Los Angeles.
    Invision | Photo by Paul A. Hebert
  • Made In America Festival - Los Angeles - Day 2
    Steve Aoki poses for a portrait during the Made In America Festival at Grand Park on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Los Angeles.
    Invision | Photo by Paul A. Hebert
  • China Hong Kong
    Pro-democracy lawmakers display placards against Li Fei, deputy secretary general of the National People’s Congress' Standing Committee, during a briefing session in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Hong Kong pro-democracy legislators have disrupted the Beijing official’s speech as he sought to explain a decision to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub. The placards read "Break a promise" and "Shameful."
    Kin Cheung | AP Photo
  • Hong Kong China
    Security guards, bottom left, try to stop a pro-democracy protester showing a placard "We want democracy" against Li Fei, on the podium, deputy general secretary of National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, during a briefing session in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Hong Kong pro-democracy legislators have disrupted Lil’s speech as he sought to explain a decision to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub. They chanted slogans and held up placards accusing China’s central government of “breaking its promise” to let Hong Kong directly elect its leader.
    Kin Cheung | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    Pro-Russian rebels prepare arms for the the assault on the positions of Ukrainian army in Donetsk airport, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces.
    Mstislav Chernov | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    A Pro-Russian rebel prepares arms for the the assault on the positions of Ukrainian army in Donetsk airport, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces.
    Mstislav Chernov | AP Photo
  • China Alibaba
    In this photo taken Friday May 9, 2014, Jack Ma, founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, speaks to newly weds employees of the company during a group wedding held 102 couples in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang province. Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant’s U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure.(AP Photo) CHINA OUT
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  • China Alibaba
    In this photo taken on Aug. 27, 2014, a chef walks in the headquarter campus of Alibaba Group in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant’s U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure.(AP Photo) CHINA OUT
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  • Midterm Elections Obama
    FILE - This June 17, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking at the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) fundraiser gala in Gotham Hall, in New York. His name won't be on the ballot, but Obama will shape the midterm elections like no other. For Republicans, he is a punch line who fires up conservatives and reaches dissatisfied independents. And some Democrats won't even mention his name. It's left Obama able to do little more than raise money ahead of an election that will define how he spends his final two years in office.
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File | AP Photo
  • Germany State Election
    The head of the Alternative fuer Deutschland , AfD, party, Bernd Lucke, celebrates after the first exit polls for the Saxony State election , in Berlin, Sunday Aug. 31, 2014. Exit polls say the party that wants Germany to ditch the euro currency will be elected to a state assembly for the first time. The polls indicate that the party, Alternative for Germany, won 10 percent of the vote in Sunday's elections for the Saxony state parliament.
    dpa, Daniel Naupold | AP Photo
  • Mideast Islamic State Satire
    In this image made from an undated cartoon broadcast on state-run al-Iraqiya TV in Iraq, a cartoon character portrayed as a member or a supporter of the Islamic State group sings a song. Television networks across the Middle East have begun airing cartoons and comedy programs using satire to criticize the group and its claim of representing Islam. And while not directly confronting their battlefield gains, the shows challenge the legitimacy of the Islamic group and chips away at the fear some have that they are unstoppable. The Arabic writing on the flag reads, "One Arab nation," top, and "Having an eternal message." "ISIS" on the cartoon character's head cover is the outdated acronym of the group.
    al-Iraqiya | AP Photo
  • Mideast Islamic State Satire
    In this image made from an undated cartoon broadcast on state-run al-Iraqiya TV in Iraq, a cartoon character, shown with an Arabic word meaning member or supporter of the Islamic State group, and "ISIS" the outdated acronym of the group, appears before a cartoon show. Television networks across the Middle East have begun airing cartoons and comedy programs using satire to criticize the group and its claim of representing Islam. And while not directly confronting their battlefield gains, the shows challenge the legitimacy of the Islamic group and chips away at the fear some have that they are unstoppable.
    al-Iraqiya | AP Photo
  • Japan India
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcomed as he visits Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.
    Koji Sasahara | AP Photo
  • Japan India
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and iPS cell researcher and Nobel Prize laureate, Shinya Yamanaka, chat during Modi's visit at Kyoto Universaity in Kyoto, western Japan Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT
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  • Japan India
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, front left, and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, front right, stroll at Toji Temple in Kyoto, western Japan Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Japan Pool via Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
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  • China Hong Kong
    Pro-democracy lawmaker Lee Cheuk Yan, center, is taken away by security guards after a protest against Li Fei, deputy secretary general of the National People’s Congress' Standing Committee, in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city "will definitely happen."
    Kin Cheung | AP Photo
  • China Hong Kong
    Pro-democracy lawmaker Cyd Ho, center, is taken away by security guards after a protest against Li Fei, deputy secretary general of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city "will definitely happen."
    Vincent Yu | AP Photo
  • China Hong Kong
    Pro-democracy lawmaker Gary Fan Kwok-wai, left, raises a placard which reads " Central Government break the promise " and other lawmakers protest against Li Fei, deputy secretary general of the National People’s Congress' Standing Committee, during a briefing session in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city "will definitely happen."
    Vincent Yu | AP Photo
  • China Hong Kong
    A security guard, bottom left, tries to stop pro-democracy lawmakers protesting against Li Fei, deputy secretary general of the National People’s Congress' Standing Committee, during a briefing session in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city "will definitely happen." The banner reads "Protest against Central government breaking a promise, shame on deprivation of democracy."
    Kin Cheung | AP Photo
  • China Hong Kong
    Pro-democracy lawmaker Fernando Cheung holds a placard which reads " Central Government break the promise " as he protests against Li Fei, deputy secretary general of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, during a briefing session in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city "will definitely happen."
    Vincent Yu | AP Photo
  • Cuba Mules
    In this Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 photo, Pedro Rosa, of Havana, discusses a new trade policy, as he stands outside a Miami discount clothing store. Rosa planned to return to Cuba before new Cuban rules go into effect sharply limiting the amount of goods people can bring in on flights from abroad, an attempt to shut down the ‘mule’ business that’s feeding tons of new private enterprise in Cuba.
    J Pat Carter | AP Photo
  • Cuba Mules
    In this Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 photo, Pedro Rosa, of Havana, discusses a new trade policy, as he stands outside a Miami discount clothing store. Rosa planned to return to Cuba before new Cuban rules go into effect sharply limiting the amount of goods people can bring in on flights from abroad, an attempt to shut down the "mule" business that’s feeding tons of new private enterprise in Cuba.
    J Pat Carter | AP Photo
  • Police Shot Las Vegas
    This Aug. 29, 2014 photo provided by KLAS-TV 8 News Now, shows Todd Woodruff in Las Vegas. Woodruff, the father of Amanda Miller, whose June rampage with her husband, Jerad Miller, left two Las Vegas police officers and a good Samaritan dead, visited the restaurant and store where the three were gunned down. Woodruff told KLAS-TV that he realizes his daughter caused a lot of hurt and he will never forget the three victims. (AP Photo/KLAS-TV 8 News Now) LAS VEGAS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
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  • Dennis Nordfelt Obit
    FILE - In this July 30, 2013, file photo, members of Utah’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, from left, David Gladwell, John Nielsen, Olivia Vela Agraz and Dennis Nordfelt, sit during the commission's monthly meeting in Salt lake City. Nordfelt, who was hailed as a "model public servant" after serving as mayor and police chief of West Valley City and superintendent of the Utah Highway Patrol, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. He was 71. He died after a lingering illness at his home in West Valley City, Utah's second-largest city, family members said.
    Michelle Price, File | AP Photo
  • Fatal Bike Accident
    FILE - In this photo taken Sept. 24, 2010, Sher Kung, right, an attorney with the ACLU who was who was killed in a bicycle accident Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in Seattle, looks on as Margaret Witt, center, and Witt's partner, Laurie McChesney, left, celebrate as they leave the federal courthouse in Tacoma, Wash. A federal judge ruled that Witt, a flight nurse discharged from the Air Force for being gay, should be given her job back as soon as possible.
    Ted S. Warren, file | AP Photo
  • Fatal Bike Accident
    A cyclist walks past a white "ghost bike" memorial, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in downtown Seattle where Sher Kung -- a well-respected attorney who was part of the American Civil Liberties Union's legal team that challenged the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy -- was killed on her bike Friday in a collision with a truck.
    Ted S. Warren | AP Photo
  • Fatal Bike Accident
    A note is posted at a memorial, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in downtown Seattle where Sher Kung -- a well-respected attorney who was part of the American Civil Liberties Union's legal team that challenged the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy -- was killed on her bike Friday in a collision with a truck.
    Ted S. Warren | AP Photo
  • Fatal Bike Accident
    A cyclist pauses near a white "ghost bike" memorial, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in downtown Seattle where Sher Kung -- a well-respected attorney who was part of the American Civil Liberties Union's legal team that challenged the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy -- was killed on her bike Friday in a collision with a truck.
    Ted S. Warren | AP Photo
  • Fatal Bike Accident
    A cyclist rides past a white "ghost bike" memorial, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in downtown Seattle where Sher Kung -- a well-respected attorney who was part of the American Civil Liberties Union's legal team that challenged the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy -- was killed on her bike Friday in a collision with a truck.
    Ted S. Warren | AP Photo
  • Made In America Festival - Los Angeles - Day 2
    Cut Snake post for a portrait backstage during the Made In America Festival at Grand Park on Sunday, August 31, 2014, in Los Angeles, Calif.
    Invision | Photo by Paul A. Hebert
  • Made In America Festival - Los Angeles - Day 2
    Jill Lamoureux of Scavenger Hunt performs on stage during the Made In America Festival at Grand Park on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Los Angeles.
    Invision | Photo by Paul A. Hebert
  • Medical Marijuana Morgan
    In this Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 photo, Attorney John Morgan poses for a photo in his office in Orlando, Fla. Morgan is spending $4 Million out his own pocket to pass a ballot measure that would make medical marijuana legal in Florida.
    John Raoux | AP Photo
  • Medical Marijuana Morgan
    In this Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 photo, Attorney John Morgan poses for a photo in his office in Orlando, Fla. Morgan is spending $4 Million out his own pocket to pass a ballot measure that would make medical marijuana legal in Florida.
    John Raoux | AP Photo
  • Medical Marijuana Morgan
    In this Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 photo, Attorney John Morgan poses for a photo in his office in Orlando, Fla. Morgan is spending $4 Million out his own pocket to pass a ballot measure that would make medical marijuana legal in Florida.
    John Raoux | AP Photo
  • Cuba Mules
    FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011, file photo, travelers wait in line with their luggage at Miami International Airport before traveling Cuba in Miami. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans and Cuban-Americans fly in and out of Cuba each year thanks to the liberalization of U.S. and Cuban travel rules over the last five years. On Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, the Cuban government will enact new rules meant to take a big bite of that traffic, sharply limiting the amount of goods people can bring into Cuba in their luggage, and ship by boat from abroad.
    Lynne Sladky, File | AP Photo
  • Tesla-Giant Factory
    FILE-This Aug. 1, 2014 file photo shows security guards at the gate to the site Tahoe Reno Industrial Center about 15 miles east of Reno, Nevada. Tesla Motors is considering the site as one of two, or possibly three, finalists where it will build a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new model of electric car.
    Scott Sonner, File | AP Photo
  • Tesla-Giant Factory
    File - In this June 10, 2014 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry walks over to talk to reporters after driving up in a Tesla Motors Type S electric car in Sacramento, Calif. Texas and California are two of five states where Tesla Motors is considering building a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new model of electric car.
    Rich Pedroncelli, File | AP Photo
  • Tesla-Giant Factory
    FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk waves during a rally at the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. Musk has five states bidding up subsidy packages to land a coveted plant for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of Tesla electric cars.
    Paul Sakuma, File | AP Photo
  • Tesla-Giant Factory-States
    FILE - In this Friday, June 22, 2012 file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk walks past the Tesla Model S after a news conference at the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. The package of economic incentives that each state offers will help determine where Tesla builds the factory — Nevada, California, Texas, Arizona or New Mexico. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the winning state will shoulder about 10 percent of the total cost, meaning at least $500 million worth of incentives.
    Paul Sakuma, File | AP Photo
  • Mideast Libya
    In this photo taken during a tour offered to onlookers and journalists by the Dawn of Libya militia on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, damage is seen in the front yard of a building at the U.S. Embassy compound in Tripoli, Libya, after weeks of violence between rival militias over control of the capital. The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers and journalists toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago.
    Uncredited | AP Photo
  • Mideast Iraq
    A Shiite militiaman takes his combat position in Amirli, 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.
    Uncredited | AP Photo
  • Mideast Iraq
    A Shiite militiaman stands guard in Amirli, where 15,000 Shiite Turkmens were stranded in the farming community surrounded by militants since mid-July, 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.
    Uncredited | AP Photo
  • Mideast Iraq
    Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen patrol in Amirli, some 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.
    Uncredited | AP Photo
  • Mideast Iraq
    Shiite militiamen patrol in Amirli, Iraq, after breaking a siege by the Islamic State extremist group on the town, some 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke the six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.
    Uncredited | AP Photo
  • Mideast Iraq
    A Shiite militiaman takes a rest after Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. The Islamic State extremist group has seized cities, towns and vast tracts of land in northeastern Syria and northern and western Iraq. It views Shiites as apostates and has carried out a number of massacres and beheadings — often posting grisly videos and photos of the atrocities online.
    Uncredited | AP Photo
  • Mideast Iraq
    Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen stand guard after breaking a siege by the Islamic State extremist group on Amirli, some 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke the six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.
    Uncredited | AP Photo
  • Mideast Iraq
    Shiite militiamen patrol in Amirli, 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.
    Uncredited | AP Photo
  • Disabled Girl’s Death
    In this June 2014 photo provided by the Westchester County Department of Correction in Valhalla, N.Y., Nicole Diggs is shown. Diggs, who is charged in the death of her 8-year-old disabled daughter, could inherit nearly a million dollars from the girl's trust fund, even if she's convicted. Diggs would not be automatically prohibited from inheriting the trust fund because the charge does not allege that she intended to kill the girl.
    Westchester County Department of Correction | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters help carry their injured colleague to an ambulance during a clashes near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sparking clashes with police that killed a few people and wounded hundreds amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    A girl sprays water on the face of a protester to remove tear gas fired by police to disperse them during a clashes near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sparking clashes with police that killed a few people and wounded hundreds amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters wash their eyes after being hit by tear gas outside the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sparking clashes with police that killed a few people and wounded hundreds amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday.
    B.K. Bangash | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters wait for food to be distributed near the parliament building and the president house in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Pakistan's prime minister, sparking clashes with police that killed many people and wounded nearly hundreds amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said.
    B.K. Bangash | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Protesters wash their faces from a leaking water supply as they suffer from tear gas fired by police to disperse them during a clashes near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sparking clashes with police that killed a few people and wounded hundreds amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan addresses his supporters outside the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sparking clashes with police that killed a few people and wounded hundreds amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday.
    B.K. Bangash | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    A protester pours water on his colleague suffering from tear gas fired by police to disperse them during a clashes near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sparking clashes with police that killed a few people and wounded hundreds amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Fazal-ur-Rehman, chief of Pakistan Ulema-e-Islam speaks during a rally to support Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Thousands of anti-government protesters, in the meantime, tried to raid the official residence of Sharif, sparking clashes with police that killed a few people and wounded hundreds amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday.
    Mohammad Sajjad | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    An armed guard stands alert on a customized shipment container near the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sparking clashes with police that killed a few people and wounded hundreds amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday.
    B.K. Bangash | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters help carry their injured colleague to an ambulance during a clashes near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sparking clashes with police that killed a few people and wounded hundreds amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Tesla-Giant Factory
    FILE-This Aug. 1, 2014 file photo shows security guards at the gate to the site Tahoe Reno Industrial Center about 15 miles east of Reno, Nevada. Tesla Motors is considering the site as one of two, or possibly three, finalists where it will build a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new model of electric car.
    Scott Sonner, File | AP Photo
  • Tesla-Giant Factory
    File - In this June 10, 2014 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry walks over to talk to reporters after driving up in a Tesla Motors Type S electric car in Sacramento, Calif. Texas and California are two of five states where Tesla Motors is considering building a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new model of electric car.
    Rich Pedroncelli, File | AP Photo
  • Tesla-Giant Factory
    FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk waves during a rally at the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. Musk has five states bidding up subsidy packages to land a coveted plant for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of Tesla electric cars.
    Paul Sakuma, File | AP Photo
  • Poland Solidarity Center
    Poland’s President Bronislaw Komorowski, left, and former president and first Solidarity leader Lech Walesa flash victory sign in front of a wall with the Solidarity logo composed of red and white note papers at the new European Solidarity Center that opened in Gdansk, Poland, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. The center shows the history of Eastern Europe’s first free trade union that in 1989 toppled Poland’s communist rulers and paved the way for similar change in other countries of the Soviet Bloc .
    Czarek Sokolowski | AP Photo
  • Poland Solidarity Center
    Poland’s President Bronislaw Komorowski, left, and former president, and first Solidarity leader Lech Walesa preparing to lay flowers at the historic gate of the Gdansk shipyard during anniversary ceremonies in Gdansk, Poland on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Second from left is First Lady Anna Komorowska, first from right is Walesa’s wife, Danuta. Solidarity was born in August 1980 out of worker protests in Gdansk shipyard and soon became a nationwide freedom movement. In 1989 it peacefully toppled Poland’s communist rulers, paving the way for similar change in other Soviet bloc nations.
    Czarek Sokolowski | AP Photo
  • Tesla-Giant Factory-States
    FILE - In this Friday, June 22, 2012 file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk walks past the Tesla Model S after a news conference at the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. The package of economic incentives that each state offers will help determine where Tesla builds the factory — Nevada, California, Texas, Arizona or New Mexico. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the winning state will shoulder about 10 percent of the total cost, meaning at least $500 million worth of incentives.
    Paul Sakuma, File | AP Photo
  • Nuclear-Waste-Train
    In this undated photo released by the Idaho National Laboratory, rail cars carry spent nuclear fuel headed to a federal laboratory in Idaho. The U.S. Department of Energy recently asked for suggestions on getting rail cars to haul used, radioactive fuel from civilian nuclear power reactors to a final depository. However, the U.S. government hasn’t decided where that used fuel will ultimately go.
    Idaho National Laboratory | AP Photo
  • Nuclear-Waste-Train
    In this undated photo released by the Idaho National Laboratory, rail cars carry spent nuclear fuel headed to a federal laboratory in Idaho. The U.S. Department of Energy recently asked for suggestions on getting rail cars to haul used, radioactive fuel from civilian nuclear power reactors to a final depository. However, the U.S. government hasn’t decided where that used fuel will ultimately go.
    Idaho National Laboratory | AP Photo
  • Nuclear-Waste-Train
    In this undated photo released by the Idaho National Laboratory, rail cars carry spent nuclear fuel headed to a federal laboratory in Idaho. The U.S. Department of Energy recently asked for suggestions on getting rail cars to haul used, radioactive fuel from civilian nuclear power reactors to a final depository. However, the U.S. government hasn’t decided where that used fuel will ultimately go.
    Idaho National Laboratory | AP Photo
  • Railroads-Rights Of Way
    FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2011 file photo, Amtrak's Empire Builder rounds a turn near East Glacier Park, Mont. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it made a mistake giving active railroads too much discretion on what can be built on 200-foot-wide rights-of-way crossing thousands of miles of public land in 11 western states.
    Flathead Beacon, Justin Franz, File | AP Photo
  • United States Iraq
    FILE - This March 25, 2014 file photo shows House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., leaving a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The chairs of both the House and Senate intelligence committees prodded President Barack Obama on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, to take decisive action against the growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil. "His foreign policy is in absolute free-fall," Rogers said of President Barack Obama. In a separate interview Sunday California Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein who heads the Senate intelligence panel said Obama efforts to combat Islamic state group are perhaps "too cautious." "This is a group of people who are extraordinarily dangerous," she said. "And they'll kill with abandon."
    J. Scott Applewhite | AP Photo
  • Closer Look Governor's Mansion
    FILE - In this March 26, 2009 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn drinks tea in the living room of the Executive Mansion in Springfield, Ill. It’s been more than a decade since Illinois has seen a governor live at the Executive Mansion full time, but Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner’s vow to do so if he ousts Quinn in November has revived the issue. Quinn initially vowed to live at the mansion, but has spent limited time in Springfield, fewer than 70 nights a year, according to aides.
    Seth Perlman, File | AP Photo
  • China Hong Kong
    A protester wears a headband with Chinese characters " Citizen disobedience" during a rally after China's legislature ruled out allowing open nominations in inaugural elections for Hong Kong's leader, in Hong Kong Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. The legislature's powerful Standing Committee said all candidates should be approved by more than half of a special nominating body in order to go before voters.
    Vincent Yu | AP Photo
  • China Hong Kong
    Protesters attend a protest rally in Hong Kong Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. China's legislature's standing committee announced Sunday that all candidates must receive more than half of votes from a special nominating body to go before voters. Following the committee's widely expected decision, pro-democracy supporters rallied in a park in front of Hong Kong government headquarters.
    Vincent Yu | AP Photo
  • China Hong Kong
    Protesters attend a protest rally in Hong Kong Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. China's legislature's standing committee announced Sunday that all candidates must receive more than half of votes from a special nominating body to go before voters. Following the committee's widely expected decision, pro-democracy supporters rallied in a park in front of Hong Kong government headquarters. The headbands read: " Citizen disobedience."
    Vincent Yu | AP Photo
  • China Hong Kong
    Protesters wave their mobile phones during a rally, after China's legislature has ruled out open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. China's legislature's standing committee announced Sunday that all candidates must receive more than half of votes from a special nominating body before going before voters.
    Vincent Yu | AP Photo
  • Former Governor Trial
    FILE - In a Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, leaves at Federal Court with his sons, Bobby, left, and Sean, right, in Richmond, Va. McDonnell's corruption case is expected to be in the jury's hands Tuesday, Sept. 1.
    Steve Helber, File | AP Photo
  • Former Governor Trial
    FILE - In a Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, former Virginia first lady, Maureen McDonnell, center, arrives at federal court with her daughter Cailin Young, left, and friend April Niamtu, wife of Joe Niamtu, a cosmetic surgeon, in Richmond, Va. McDonnell's corruption case is expected to be in the jury's hands Tuesday, Sept. 1.
    Steve Helber, File | AP Photo
  • Philippines Syria Peacekeepers
    Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang talks to reporters about the situation of Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights, at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, Philippines on Sunday Aug. 31, 2014. Catapang said more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels.
    Aaron Favila | AP Photo
  • Governor Rhode Island Pell
    FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 file photo Clay Pell, grandson of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, D-RI, talks with a reporter during an interview at Pell's home in Providence, RI., as spokesman Bill Fischer, right, looks on. Pell is seeking his party's nomination in the Sept. 9 gubernatorial primary.
    Stephan Savoia, File | AP Photo
  • Governor Rhode Island Pell
    FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 file photo, Clay Pell, grandson of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, D-RI, responds to a reporter's question during an interview at Pell's home in Providence, RI. Pell is seeking his party's nomination in the Sept. 9 gubernatorial primary.
    Stephan Savoia, File | AP Photo
  • Police Shooting Politicization
    FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2014 file photo, members of the Ohio Student Association gather outside Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office in Columbus, Ohio, to call for the release of in-store video in the fatal police shooting. Organizers told the Dayton Daily News they want to see what happened on Aug. 5 when 21-year-old John Crawford III was fatally shot by police. Officers said he refused to drop an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart store in Beavercreek. Details may differ, circumstances of their deaths may remain unknown, but the outrage that erupted after the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has become a rallying cry in protests over police killings across the nation.
    The Dayton Daily News, Jim Otte, File | AP Photo
  • Police Shooting Politicization
    FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2014 file photo, people protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Details may differ, circumstances of their deaths may remain unknown, but the outrage that erupted after the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has become a rallying cry in protests over police killings across the nation.
    Charlie Riedel, File | AP Photo
  • Police Shooting Politicization
    FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2014 file photo, protesters hold their hands up as a Los Angeles Police Department officer tries to talk to them in front of the 77th Street police station in Los Angeles during a protest of the LAPD shooting of Ezell Ford. Police say that Ford had attempted to remove a gun from an officer's holster on Monday when he was shot and killed, which differs from accounts by the family of the man. Details may differ, circumstances of their deaths may remain unknown, but the outrage that erupted after the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has become a rallying cry in protests over police killings across the nation.
    Mark J. Terrill, File | AP Photo
  • Police Shooting Politicization
    FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2014 file photo, protesters hold their hands up as they walk in the middle of Crenshaw Blvd. to protest the shooting of an unarmed man in Ferguson, Mo., and of other victims of police shootings in Los Angeles. Details may differ, circumstances of their deaths may remain unknown, but the outrage that erupted after the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has become a rallying cry in protests over police killings across the nation.
    Mark J. Terrill, File | AP Photo
  • Police Shooting Politicization
    In this Aug. 17, 2014 photo, people defy a curfew Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, before tear gas was fired to disperse a crowd protesting the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Details may differ, circumstances of their deaths may remain unknown, but the outrage that erupted after the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has become a rallying cry in protests over police killings across the nation.
    Charlie Riedel | AP Photo
  • Police Shooting Politicization
    FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014 file photo, demonstrators march to protest the death of Eric Garner in the Staten Island borough of New York. The city medical examiner ruled that Garner, 43, died as a result of a police chokehold during an attempted arrest. Details may differ, circumstances of their deaths may remain unknown, but the outrage that erupted after the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has become a rallying cry in protests over police killings across the nation.
    John Minchillo, File | AP Photo
  • Thailand Politics
    FILE - In Aug. 25, 2014 file this photo released by Thai Spokesman Office, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks after he accepted a written royal command issued by King Bhumibol Adulyadej certifying his appointment as the country's 29th premier in Bangkok in Bangkok, Thailand. The general who transitioned from Thailand's junta leader to prime minister has awarded top posts in his Cabinet to senior military officials, in the latest move that critics say will prolong the military's grip on power. Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha's government lineup was announced Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. .
    Thai Spokesman Office, File | AP Photo
  • Capitol Focus
    FILE - Former Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson is shown in this Jan. 19, 2011, file photo at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Sorenson pleaded guilty Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, to federal charges stemming from his switch of support from one Republican candidate for president to another before the 2012 caucus campaign.
    Charlie Neibergall, File | AP Photo
  • France Building Explosion
    A French fireman and his dog search in the rubble of a building after an explosion collapsed it, in Rosny-sous-Bois, outside Paris, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. French authorities say a four-story building in a northeastern Paris suburb has collapsed after an explosion, killing a child. More people are thought to underneath the rubble. Speaking on i-Tele, fire department spokesman Gabriel Plus said around 10 people were evacuated from the building in Rosny-sous-bois that occurred early Sunday morning. Plus said that around another 10 people could still be underneath the rubble, and emergency teams were working hard to rescue people who might be trapped. "We could still find living victims in the hours to come," he said. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has arrived at the scene, but couldn't confirm a theory that the explosion was caused by a gas leak.
    Christophe Ena | AP Photo
  • John Morgan Profile
    FILE - In this March 25, 2014 file photo provided by Lauren Matthews, Tampa Bay Young Republicans Executive Director Lacey Wickline interviews personal injury lawyer John Morgan about his campaign to legalize medical marijuana during the group’s monthly meeting in Tampa, Fla. The worst day of Morgan's life was when his brother snapped his neck diving into a Walt Disney World lagoon while working as a lifeguard. It left him a quadriplegic. That day also set Morgan on a course that would make him a wealthy and locally famous personal injury lawyer.
    Lauren Matthews, File | AP Photo
  • Citizen Spies Alaska
    This image obtained by The Associated Press shows a Sept. 6, 1951 memo in which FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover says it’s time to pull the FBI out of “Washtub” and refers to Pearl Harbor. Hoover teamed up on a highly classified project, code-named “Washtub,” with the newly created Air Force Office of Special Investigations, headed by Hoover protege and former FBI official Joseph F. Carroll. The secret plan was to have citizen-agents in key locations in Alaska ready to hide from the invaders of what was then only a U.S. territory. But just as the first trained agents were to be put in place in September 1951, Hoover pulled out, leaving it in OSI’s hands -- even though one month earlier his top lieutenants had advised him the FBI was “in these programs neck deep,” with an “obvious and inescapable” duty to proceed. Three years later, Hoover was pulled back in, briefly.
    AP Photo
  • Citizen Spies Alaska
    FILE - This March 26, 1947, file photo shows Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover calling the communist party of the United States a "Fifth Column" whose "goal is the overthrow of our government" during testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Washington. Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show. Hoover teamed up on a highly classified project, code-named “Washtub,” with the newly created Air Force Office of Special Investigations, headed by Hoover protege and former FBI official Joseph F. Carroll.
    File | AP Photo
  • Citizen Spies Alaska
    This 1961 photo shows released by the Defense Intelligence Agency shows Air Force Lieut. Gen. Joseph Carroll upon his nomination to first director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). In the early Cold War years following World War II, the U.S. feared a sudden Soviet invasion and occupation of Alaska, and recruited and trained Alaskan fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens for a covert intelligence network in support of military commanders, according to declassified Air Force and FBI documents. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover teamed up on the secret project, code-named "Washtub", with the newly created Air Force Office of Special Investigations, first headed by then Hoover protege and former FBI official Joseph Carroll. This was not civil defense of the sort that became common later in the Cold War as Americans built their own bomb shelters. This was an extraordinary enlistment of civilians as intelligence operatives on U.S. soil.
    Defense Intelligence Agency | AP Photo
  • Citizen Spies Alaska
    This undated handout image obtained by The Associated Press shows the second of the two-part memo to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover about "Washtub," the codeword assigned to the Office of Special Investigations. Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.
    AP Photo
  • Citizen Spies Alaska
    This Sept. 6, 1951 handout image obtained by The Associated Press shows the first of a two-part Air Force memo informing Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J Edgar Hoover of the assignment and project, code worded “Washtub.” Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.
    AP Photo
  • Citizen Spies Alaska
    This undated handout image obtained by The Associated Press shows an Air Force chart showing the organization, by function and lines of authority, of the “Washtub” project. Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show. “Washtub’ was crafted in painstaking detail.
    AP Photo
  • NH Governor Havenstein
    FILE - In this Wednesday April 16, 2014 file photo, former defense contractor, Republican,Walt Havenstein talks with supporters in Concord, N.H. Havenstein, a Republican, hopes to win the nomination to challenge incumbent Democrat Maggie Hassan in November.
    Jim Cole | AP Photo
  • Midterm Elections Campaign Cash
    FILE- This Aug. 8, 2014, file photo shows Kentucky Democratic senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes as she speaks to a group of supporters during a political rally at the Hal Rogers Center in Hazard, Ky. The first midterm elections since both parties embraced a historic change in campaign finance, and with it a sea of campaign cash, will mean for most voters an avalanche of television ads trying to reach the few able to be swayed and willing to vote. In the nation's closest races for U.S. Senate, that translates into "price per vote" that could easily double what was spent in the 2012 presidential election.
    Timothy D. Easley, File | AP Photo
  • Midterm Elections Campaign Cash
    This June 3, 2014, file photo shows Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst speaking in Des Moines, Iowa. The first midterm elections since both parties embraced a historic change in campaign finance, and with it a sea of campaign cash, will mean for most voters an avalanche of television ads trying to reach the few able to be swayed and willing to vote. In the nation's closest races for U.S. Senate, that translates into "price per vote" that could easily double what was spent in the 2012 presidential election.
    Charlie Neibergall, File | AP Photo
  • Midterm Elections Campaign Cash
    FILE - This Oct. 8, 2013, file photo shows Cornell Woolridge of Windsor Mill, Md., as he demonstration outside the Supreme Court in Washington, as the court heard arguments on campaign finance. The first midterm elections since both parties embraced a historic change in campaign finance, and with it a sea of campaign cash, will mean for most voters an avalanche of television ads trying to reach the few able to be swayed and willing to vote. In the nation's closest races for U.S. Senate, that translates into "price per vote" that could easily double what was spent in the 2012 presidential election.
    Susan Walsh, File | AP Photo
  • Midterm Elections Campaign Cash
    This June 18, 2014 file photo shows Iowa Democratic Senate candidate, Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The first midterm elections since both parties embraced a historic change in campaign finance, and with it a sea of campaign cash, will mean for most voters an avalanche of television ads trying to reach the few able to be swayed and willing to vote. In the nation's closest races for U.S. Senate, that translates into "price per vote" that could easily double what was spent in the 2012 presidential election.
    Cliff Owen, File | AP Photo
  • Midterm Elections Campaign Cash
    This Sept. 3, 2013, file photo shows N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis, center, as he speaks with lawmakers on the House floor in Raleigh, N.C. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C. is running against Republican rival Tillis. The first midterm elections since both parties embraced a historic change in campaign finance, and with it a sea of campaign cash, will mean for most voters an avalanche of television ads trying to reach the few able to be swayed and willing to vote. In the nation's closest races for U.S. Senate, that translates into "price per vote" that could easily double what was spent in the 2012 presidential election.
    Gerry Broome, File | AP Photo
  • Midterm Elections Campaign Cash
    This Jan. 8, 2013, file photo shows the Capitol reflected in the windows of the Newseum, on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. The first midterm elections since both parties embraced a historic change in campaign finance, and with it a sea of campaign cash, will mean for most voters an avalanche of television ads trying to reach the few able to be swayed and willing to vote. In the nation's closest races for U.S. Senate, that translates into "price per vote" that could easily double what was spent in the 2012 presidential election.
    Jacquelyn Martin, File | AP Photo
  • Midterm Elections Campaign Cash
    This Aug. 20, 2014, file photo shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by his wife Elaine Chao, as he speaks to reporters following a candidates forum at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance headquarters, in Louisville, Ky. The first midterm elections since both parties embraced a historic change in campaign finance, and with it a sea of campaign cash, will mean for most voters an avalanche of television ads trying to reach the few able to be swayed and willing to vote. In the nation's closest races for U.S. Senate, that translates into "price per vote" that could easily double what was spent in the 2012 presidential election.
    Timothy D. Easley, File | AP Photo
  • China Hong Kong
    Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying gestures during a press conference in Hong Kong Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. China's legislature has ruled out open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader. The legislature's standing committee announced Sunday that all candidates must receive more than half of votes from a special nominating body to go before voters.
    Vincent Yu | AP Photo
  • Mideast Gaza Trapped Under Fire
    FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 file photo, Palestinians stand on the rubble of houses destroyed in an Israeli strike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed off the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. By the end of the next day, 190 Palestinians were dead, according to a list of names compiled by two Gaza human rights groups. The suspected capture of the soldier turned out to be a false alarm and the Rafah operation is almost certain to be a focus of U.N. investigators and rights groups looking into possible war crimes because it highlights a key concern: The treatment of civilians.
    Hatem Ali, File | AP Photo
  • Mideast Gaza Trapped Under Fire
    FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 file photo, a medic kneels by bodies of victims of the war in Gaza that are wrapped in blankets in a hospital in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed off the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. By the end of the next day, 190 Palestinians were dead, according to a list of names compiled by two Gaza human rights groups. The suspected capture of the soldier turned out to be a false alarm and the Rafah operation is almost certain to be a focus of U.N. investigators and rights groups looking into possible war crimes because it highlights a key concern: The treatment of civilians.
    Hatem Ali, File | AP Photo
  • Mideast Gaza Trapped Under Fire
    FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2014 file photo, a medic stands among bodies of people killed in the Gaza war that are stored in a food refrigerator as the town's morgue has run out of space in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed off the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. By the end of the next day, 190 Palestinians were dead, according to a list of names compiled by two Gaza human rights groups. The suspected capture of the soldier turned out to be a false alarm and the Rafah operation is almost certain to be a focus of U.N. investigators and rights groups looking into possible war crimes because it highlights a key concern: The treatment of civilians.
    Hatem Ali, File | AP Photo
  • Mideast Gaza Trapped Under Fire
    FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 file photo, a paramedic carries a dead Palestinian child at a hospital, in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed off the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. By the end of the next day, 190 Palestinians were dead, according to a list of names compiled by two Gaza human rights groups. The suspected capture of the soldier turned out to be a false alarm and the Rafah operation is almost certain to be a focus of U.N. investigators and rights groups looking into possible war crimes because it highlights a key concern: The treatment of civilians.
    Eyad Baba, File | AP Photo
  • Mideast Gaza Trapped Under Fire
    FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014 file photo, Palestinian children wounded in Israeli shelling are treated in a hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed off the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. By the end of the next day, 190 Palestinians were dead, according to a list of names compiled by two Gaza human rights groups. The suspected capture of the soldier turned out to be a false alarm and the Rafah operation is almost certain to be a focus of U.N. investigators and rights groups looking into possible war crimes because it highlights a key concern: The treatment of civilians.
    Eyad Baba, File | AP Photo
  • Mideast Gaza Trapped Under Fire
    FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2014 file photo, Palestinians look for their belongings after houses were destroyed in Israeli strikes in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed off the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. By the end of the next day, 190 Palestinians were dead, according to a list of names compiled by two Gaza human rights groups. The suspected capture of the soldier turned out to be a false alarm and the Rafah operation is almost certain to be a focus of U.N. investigators and rights groups looking into possible war crimes because it highlights a key concern: The treatment of civilians.
    Hatem Ali, File | AP Photo
  • Mideast Gaza Trapped Under Fire
    In this Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 file photo, a Palestinian woman passes by rescuers inspecting the rubble of destroyed houses following Israeli strikes in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip. Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed off the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. By the end of the next day, 190 Palestinians were dead, according to a list of names compiled by two Gaza human rights groups. The suspected capture of the soldier turned out to be a false alarm and the Rafah operation is almost certain to be a focus of U.N. investigators and rights groups looking into possible war crimes because it highlights a key concern: The treatment of civilians.
    Khalil Hamra, File | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Mideast Gaza Trapped Under Fire
    This photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, shows Harba Mahmoum with her grandchildren Moath, 7, and Obeida, 5, at a U. N. school in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip. The children lost their mother and four siblings on Aug. 1, during Israeli air and artillery fire on Rafah, following the suspected capture of an Israeli soldier by Hamas gunmen. By the end of the next day, 190 Palestinians were dead, according to a list of names compiled by two Gaza human rights groups, including 14 members of the Mahmoum family. The suspected capture of the soldier turned out to be a false alarm and the Rafah operation is almost certain to be a focus of U.N. investigators and rights groups looking into possible war crimes because it highlights a key concern: The treatment of civilians.
    Eyad Baba | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Mideast Iraq
    A child holds a balloon as she stands inside a camp for internally displaced persons in Irbil, 350 kilometers (220 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, August 30, 2014. An estimated 1.5 million people have been displaced by fighting in Iraq since the Islamic State group's rapid advance began in June.
    Marko Drobnjakovic | AP Photo
  • Mideast Iraq
    A child covers his mouth as he laughs inside a camp for internally displaced persons in Irbil, 350 kilometers (220 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, August 30, 2014. An estimated 1.5 million people have been displaced by fighting in Iraq since the Islamic State group's rapid advance began in June.
    Marko Drobnjakovic | AP Photo
  • Mideast Iraq
    Children laugh as they play inside a camp for internally displaced persons in Irbil, 350 kilometers (220 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, August 30, 2014. An estimated 1.5 million people have been displaced by fighting in Iraq since the Islamic State's rapid advance began in June.
    Marko Drobnjakovic | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    A supporter of Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, takes a rest after being affected by tear gas in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Pakistani police are clashing with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister’s residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death Sunday in more than two weeks of demonstrations.
    B.K. Bangash | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    A critically injured supporter of Pakistani fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, is admitted at a local hospital wearing a headband reads "revolution or martyrdom", Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister's home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators.
    B.K. Bangash | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    A protester wears a gas mask while another covers his face with a cloth to keep from tear gas during a protest near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Pakistani police clashed with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistan's anti-government Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, center, addresses his supporters near the clash site around the house of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad, Pakistan Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Pakistani police clashed with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    A Pakistani protester uses slingshot to shoot a stone towards police during a clash near the house of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad, Pakistan Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Pakistani police clashed with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Riot police officers and protesters exchange stones each other during a protest near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Pakistani police clashed with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    A Pakistani protester throws tear gas shell back towards police during a protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Pakistani police clash with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister’s residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death Sunday in more than two weeks of demonstrations.
    B.K. Bangash | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters gather around a pile of empty tear gas canisters fired by police during a protest near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Pakistani police clashed with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • China Hong Kong
    Li Fei, deputy general secretary of National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee arrives for a press conference in Beijing, China, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. China's legislature has ruled out open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader. The legislature's standing committee announced Sunday that all candidates must receive more than half of votes from a special nominating body before going before voters.
    Ng Han Guan | AP Photo
  • China Hong Kong
    Chinese officials speak at a press conference for the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee in Beijing, China, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. China's legislature has ruled out open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader. The legislature's standing committee announced Sunday that all candidates must receive more than half of votes from a special nominating body before going before voters.
    Ng Han Guan | AP Photo
  • China Hong Kong
    Iron barriers are prepared for the possible protest at the financial Central district in Hong Kong Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. China's legislature on Sunday ruled against allowing open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's chief executive, a decision that promises to ignite political tensions in the Asian financial hub. Hong Kong democracy activists have held massive protests demanding that Chinese leaders let the city's voters choose their chief executive from an open list of candidates.
    Vincent Yu | AP Photo
  • China Hong Kong
    A man walks past some iron barriers which are prepared for the possible protest at the financial Central district in Hong Kong Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. China's legislature on Sunday ruled against allowing open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's chief executive, a decision that promises to ignite political tensions in the Asian financial hub. Hong Kong democracy activists have held massive protests demanding that Chinese leaders let the city's voters choose their chief executive from an open list of candidates.
    Vincent Yu | AP Photo
  • China Hong Kong
    Iron barriers are prepared for the possible protest at the financial Central district in Hong Kong Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. China's legislature on Sunday ruled against allowing open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's chief executive, a decision that promises to ignite political tensions in the Asian financial hub. Hong Kong democracy activists have held massive protests demanding that Chinese leaders let the city's voters choose their chief executive from an open list of candidates.
    Vincent Yu | AP Photo
  • Obama
    First lady Michelle Obama, right, and President Barack Obama, center, walk to their vehicle after their arrival at Westchester County Airport, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. The first family traveled to Westchester County, NY., to attend the wedding ceremony of White House chef Sam Kass and MSNBC host Alex Wagner.
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP Photo
  • President visit
    President Barack Obama departs Westchester Countyl Airport in New York accompanied by his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha Sunrday, Aug. 31, 2014, after attendending a wedding at Pocantico Hills
    David Karp | AP Photo
  • Obama
    First lady Michelle Obama, right, and her daughters Sasha, left, and Malia, walk across the tarmac before boarding Air Force One prior to their departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. The first family is traveling to Westchester County, NY., to attend the wedding ceremony of White House chef Sam Kass and MSNBC host Alex Wagner.
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP Photo
  • Obama
    President Barack Obama, speaks with Col. John C. Millard, Commander, 89th Airlift Wing, accompanied by his daughters, Malia, center, and Sasha, and first lady Michelle Obama, upon their arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, en route to Westchester County, N.Y., to attend the wedding ceremony of White House Chef Sam Kass and MSNBC host Alex Wagner.
    Jose Luis Magana | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Pakistan
    An injured protester being taken from an ambulance at a local hospital, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister's home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators.
    B.K. Bangash | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters disperse after police fire tear gas during clashes near the prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 30, 3014. Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister’s home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators.
    B.K. Bangash | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    People rush injured protesters to a local hospital, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister's home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators.
    B.K. Bangash | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters gather at a road while police fire tear gas shell to disperse them during clashes in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Pakistani police charged with batons and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters marching toward the prime minister's official residence and the adjacent parliament building in Islamabad on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    The vehicle, center, of Pakistan's anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri is guarded by his supporters during clashes in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Pakistani police charged with batons and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters marching toward the prime minister's official residence and the adjacent parliament building in Islamabad on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. More than 100 people were injured in the clashes between police and demonstrators demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Made In America Festival - Philadelphia - Day 1
    Steve Aoki performs on day one of the Budweiser Made in America Festival on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Philadelphia.
    Invision | Photo by Charles Sykes
  • Obama
    President Barack Obama, center, first lady Michelle Obama, left, and daughters Malia, left, and Sasha arrive at the Westchester County Airport, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. The first family traveled to Westchester County, NY., to attend the wedding ceremony of White House chef Sam Kass and MSNBC host Alex Wagner.
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP Photo
  • Obama
    The limousine transporting President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha arrives at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. The first family traveled to Westchester County to attend the wedding of Sam Kass, their longtime family chef and a close friend of the first family, with MSNBC host Alex Wagner.
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP Photo
  • Obama
    President Barack Obama, his daughters, Malia, foreground, and Sasha, and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 on their way to the wedding of Sam Kass, their longtime family chef and a close friend of the first family, with MSNBC host Alex Wagner.
    David Karp | AP Photo
  • Philippines Syria Peacekeepers
    In this photo released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Public Affairs Office, Philippine Military Chief Gen. Gregorio Catapang, center, reacts after learning about the safe repositioning of Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights as they monitor the situation with Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario, second left, Philippine National Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, third from left seated, at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, Philippines on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Catapang said more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels.
    Armed Forces of the Philippines Public Affairs Office | AP Photo
  • Philippines Syria Peacekeepers
    Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang shows reporters where Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights have been repositioned during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, Philippines on Sunday Aug. 31, 2014. Catapang said more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels.
    Aaron Favila | AP Photo
  • Philippines Syria Peacekeepers
    Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang, center, talks to reporters about the situation of Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights, during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, Philippines on Sunday Aug. 31, 2014. Catapang said more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels.
    Aaron Favila | AP Photo
  • Philippines Syria Peacekeepers
    Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang answers questions from reporters about the situation of Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights, during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, Philippines on Sunday Aug. 31, 2014.Catapang said more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels.
    Aaron Favila | AP Photo
  • Conservative Summit Cruz
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to reporters after his speech at the Americans for Prosperity Summit in Dallas on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. He told the influential gathering of conservative activists Saturday that "we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this country."
    Will Weissert | AP Photo
  • Conservative Summit Cruz
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to reporters after his speech at the Americans for Prosperity Summit in Dallas on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. He told the influential gathering of conservative activists Saturday that "we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this country."
    Will Weissert | AP Photo
  • Belgium EU Summit Ukraine
    British Prime Minister David Cameron smiles as he leaves the EU Council building at the end of an EU summit in Brussels, early Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position.
    Geert Vanden Wijngaert | AP Photo
  • Belgium EU Ukraine
    French President Francois Hollande addresses the media at the end of an EU summit in Brussels, early Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. The European Union is giving Russia a one-week ultimatum to scale back its intervention in Ukraine or face additional economic sanctions.
    Yves Logghe | AP Photo
  • Belgium EU Summit Ukraine
    European Union leaders pose during a group photo at an EU summit in Brussels, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. EU leaders, in a one day summit, are set to decide who will get the prestigious job as the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years. They will also discuss the current situation in Ukraine. Front row, left to right, Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, European Parliament President Martin Schultz, French President Francois Hollande, Romanian President Traian Basescu, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades , European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, European Commission President elect Jean-Claude Juncker, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico and General Secretariat of the Council Uwe Corsepius. Back row left to right, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, Czech Republic's Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek, Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roeivas and British Prime Minister David Cameron.
    Geert Vanden Wijngaert | AP Photo
  • Belgium EU Ukraine
    French President Francois Hollande addresses the media at the end of an EU summit in Brussels, early Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position.
    Yves Logghe | AP Photo
  • Brazil Elections
    Marina Silva, presidential candidate for the Brazilian Socialist Party, campaigns in the Rocinha slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Silva is leading polls in her race against current President Dilma Rousseff and tapping into the widespread frustrations of many Brazilians with a sputtering economy and poor public services, angst that fueled last year's massive anti-government protests. Brazil will hold its presidential election on Oct. 5.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Daily Life
    A man stops to pose for a portrait on his motorcycle, carrying his pet owl and dog, as he arrives to the area where Brazilian Socialist Party presidential candidate, Marina Silva, will campaign in the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Brazil will hold its presidential election on Oct. 5.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Election
    Supporters wave campaign flags of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, who is running for reelection with the Workers Party (PT), before a campaign rally at the Confederation of Agricultural Workers headquarters in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Brazil's presidential election is scheduled for Oct. 5, 2014.
    Eraldo Peres | AP Photo
  • California Legislature
    Lobbyist Bev Hansen, left, a former Assembly member, discusses legislation with Assembly members Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, center, and Isadore Hall, D-Compton, at the door of the Assembly chambers in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Lobbyist's working to sway lawmakers votes on a variety of bills in the closing days of the Legislature's two-year session.
    Rich Pedroncelli | AP Photo
  • California Legislature
    Roman Padilla, 7, the son of state Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, standing, tries out the microphone at his dad's desk in the Senate at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Padilla brought two sons on the floor for awhile as lawmakers worked trying to finish all official business before Sunday's official end of the two-year legislative session.
    Rich Pedroncelli | AP Photo
  • California Legislature
    State Sen Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, hug each other after the end of the two-year legislative session in the early hours of Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. Lawmakers worked into the early morning hours and completed their legislative business ahead of the Aug. 31. deadline.Steinberg will be leaving the Senate due to term limits.
    Rich Pedroncelli | AP Photo
  • California Legislature
    Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton, gives Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, a hug goodbye at the end of the legislative session at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Lawmakers worked into the early morning hours and completed their legislative business ahead of the Aug. 31. deadline. DeSaulnier is running for a Congressional seat in the November election and will be leaving the Senate.
    Rich Pedroncelli | AP Photo
  • California Legislature
    Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, left, and Sen. Alex Padilla, D- Los Angeles walk out of the Senate Chambers together at the end of the two-year legislative session Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. Lawmakers worked into the early morning hours and completed their legislative business ahead of the Aug. 31. deadline. Both Steinberg and Padilla, who have been seat mates will be leaving the Senate due to term limits.
    Rich Pedroncelli | AP Photo
  • Police Shooting Missouri Rally
    Hundreds of people gather at the Canfield Green apartments for prayer around the memorial to Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer three weeks earlier, during a rally in Ferguson, Mo. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen | AP Photo
  • Police Shooting Missouri Rally
    Michael Brown Sr., center with towel, joins a rally in Ferguson, Mo. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 for his son Michael, an unarmed 18-year-old, who was fatally shot by a white police officer three weeks earlier.
    Bill Boyce | AP Photo
  • Police Shooting Missouri Rally
    Demonstrators gather for a rally in Ferguson, Mo. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 near the site where Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was fatally shot by a white police officer three weeks earlier.
    Bill Boyce | AP Photo
  • Police Shooting Missouri Rally
    Demonstrators gather for a rally in Ferguson, Mo. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 near the site where Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was fatally shot by a white police officer three weeks earlier.
    Bill Boyce | AP Photo
  • Police Shooting Missouri Rally
    Shiron Hagens, of St. Louis, looks to register voters at a rally in Ferguson, Mo. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 near the site where Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was fatally shot by a white police officer three weeks earlier.
    Bill Boyce | AP Photo
  • Police Shooting Missouri Rally
    Family members of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer three weeks earlier, have a moment of silence at the site of the shooting in Ferguson, Mo. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Fifth from left is his father, Michael Brown Sr., with towel, and mother, Lesley McSpadden, third from right.
    Bill Boyce | AP Photo
  • Police Shooting Missouri Rally
    Parents of Michael Brown, Lesley McSpadden, left, and Michael Brown, Sr., lead a rally in Ferguson, Mo. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 near the site where Michael, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was fatally shot by a white police officer three weeks earlier.
    Bill Boyce | AP Photo
  • Police Shooting Missouri Protest
    Sharon Garner, right, and Regina Hamm of St. Louis participate in a rally in Ferguson, Mo. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 near the site where Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was fatally shot by a white police officer three weeks earlier.
    Bill Boyce | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 file photo, Palestinian firefighters extinguish a fire in the rubble of the destroyed 15-story Basha Tower, following early morning Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City. Shelter Cluster, chaired by the Norwegian Refugee Council with the participation of the U.N. refugee agency and the Red Cross, an international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction, said in a report issued late Friday, Aug 29, 2014, it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock following the war between Hamas and Israel.
    Khalil Hamra, File | AP Photo
  • Mideast Qatar Gulf Ambassadors
    Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah, left, arrives to attend a meeting of Gulf foreign ministers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Saturday Aug. 30, 2014. The meeting of Gulf foreign ministers ended on Saturday without a clear way out of a monthslong diplomatic spat with Qatar, although some envoys signaled that progress had been made. Saudi Arabia, along with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar in March in an unprecedented public protest largely believed to be spurred by the tiny nation's support for Islamist groups in Egypt, Libya, the Gaza Strip and elsewhere.
    Saudi Press Agency | AP Photo
  • House New York
    In this Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, photo, Democratic Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf talks to supporters during a campaign event in Glens Falls, N.Y. Woolf has devoted more than $400,000 of his own money in his race against Republican Elise Stefanik for a seat opening in northern New York.
    Mike Groll | AP Photo
  • House New York
    In this Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, photo, Democratic Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf talks to reporters during a campaign event in Glens Falls, N.Y. Woolf has devoted more than $400,000 of his own money in his race against Republican Elise Stefanik for a seat opening in northern New York.
    Mike Groll | AP Photo
  • House New York
    In this Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, photo, Democratic Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf listens to a speaker during a campaign event in Glens Falls, N.Y. Woolf has devoted more than $400,000 of his own money in his race against Republican Elise Stefanik for a seat opening in northern New York.
    Mike Groll | AP Photo
  • House New York
    In this Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, photo, Democratic Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf speaks during a campaign event in Glens Falls, N.Y. Woolf has devoted more than $400,000 of his own money in his race against Republican Elise Stefanik for a seat opening in northern New York.
    Mike Groll | AP Photo
  • House New York
    In this Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, photo, Democratic Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf talks on the phone during a campaign event in Glens Falls, N.Y. Woolf has devoted more than $400,000 of his own money in his race against Republican Elise Stefanik for a seat opening in northern New York.
    Mike Groll | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters run for cover after police fire tear gas during clashes near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 30, 3014. Protesters aledge fraud in 2013 elections and demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif steps down from office. Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister’s home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed
    Anjum Naveed | AP
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters climb on shipping containers to march toward prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 30, 3014. Protesters aledge fraud in 2013 elections and demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif steps down from office. Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister’s home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed
    Anjum Naveed | AP
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters run for cover during clashes near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 30, 3014. Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister’s home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed
    Anjum Naveed | AP
  • Pakistan
    A Pakistan army soldier stands alert near the prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 30, 3014. Protesters aledge fraud in 2013 elections and demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif steps down from office. Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister’s home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed
    Anjum Naveed | AP
  • Pakistan
    An ambulance carrying injured people makes way through protestors running for cover following police firing tear gas during clashes near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 30, 3014. Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister’s home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed
    Anjum Naveed | AP
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters remove shipping containers used as a barricade, to march towards prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Protesters aledge fraud in 2013 elections and demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif steps down from office. Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister’s home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed
    Anjum Naveed | AP
  • APTOPIX Pakistan
    Pakistani protesters run during clashes near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 30, 3014. Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister’s home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed
    Anjum Naveed | AP
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani police fire tear gas shells to disperse protesters during clashes near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 30, 3014. Protesters aledge fraud in 2013 elections and demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif steps down from office. Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister’s home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Midterm Elections Oklahoma Governor
    In this Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 photo, Joe Dorman, Democratic candidate for governor, changes the number on an election countdown calendar in his campaign headquarters in Oklahoma City.
    Sue Ogrocki | AP Photo
  • Midterm Elections Oklahoma Governor
    FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City. Fallin faces Democratic candidate Joe Dorman in the November 2014 election.
    Sue Ogrocki | AP Photo
  • Midterm Elections Oklahoma Governor
    In this Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 photo, Joe Dorman, Democratic candidate for governor, poses for a photo at his campaign headquarters in Oklahoma City.
    Sue Ogrocki | AP Photo
  • Midterm Elections Oklahoma Governor
    In this Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 photo, Joe Dorman, Democratic candidate for governor, poses for a photo at his campaign headquarters in Oklahoma City.
    Sue Ogrocki | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Women supporters of Pakistan's fiery Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri listen to his speak during a protest near the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug 30, 2014. Thousands of supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and ul-Qadri have led parallel anti-government protests to pressure Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over alleged election fraud.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Pakistani policemen wearing riot gear standby in case of violence near the protest venue of Pakistan's fiery Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri near the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug 30, 2014. Thousands of supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and ul-Qadri have held on-going parallel anti-government protests to pressure Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over alleged election fraud.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Supporters of Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan wave party flags during a protest near the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug 30, 2014. Thousands of supporters of Khan and Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadr have held parallel anti-government protests to pressure Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over alleged election fraud.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    A supporter of Pakistan's fiery Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, wearing a headband that reads, "martyrdom," cries while listening to an emotional speech by ul-Qadri during a protest near the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug 30, 2014. Thousands of supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and ul-Qadri have held parallel anti-government protests to pressure Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over alleged election fraud.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    Supporters of Pakistan's fiery Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri weep as they listen to an emotional speech by ul-Qadr during a protest near the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug 30, 2014. Thousands of supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and ul-Qadri have held parallel anti-government protests to pressure Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over alleged election fraud.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Pakistan
    A woman supporter of Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan flashes victory signs during a protest near the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug 30, 2014. Thousands of supporters of Khan and Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadr have held parallel anti-government protests to pressure Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over alleged election fraud.
    Anjum Naveed | AP Photo
  • Midterm Elections Senate Five Things
    FILE - This Aug. 26, 2014, file photo shows Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., as he walks near an entrance to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. The top prize of the November midterm elections is control of the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama’s administration, with Republicans needing to pick up six more seats to take over.
    Danny Johnston, File | AP Photo
  • Midterm Elections Arkansas Health Care
    FILE - In this July 11, 2014 file photo, Democratic candidate for Arkansas governor Mike Ross participates in a debate in Hot Springs, Ark. Ross, a former Congressman, and U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., took different positions on the president’s federal health overhaul plan when it came before Congress four years ago but running in the two hottest races in Arkansas in fall 2014, both find themselves under attack by Republican opponents on the issue.
    Danny Johnston, File | AP Photo
  • Midterm Elections Arkansas Health Care
    FILE - In this file photo taken May 29, 2014, Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor participates in a Little Rock, Ark., news conference. Pryor and Democratic candidate for Arkansas governor and former Congressman Mike Ross took different positions on the president’s federal health overhaul plan when it came before Congress four years ago but running in the two hottest races in Arkansas this fall, both find themselves under attack by Republican opponents on the issue.
    Danny Johnston, File | AP Photo
  • Midterm Election Nebraska Minimum Wage
    In this July 3, 2014 photo, state Sen. Jeremy Nordquist, at the podium, and state Sen. Danielle Conrad, with arms raised, join others at a news conference to announce that campaign volunteers had collected 134,899 signed petitions to raise the Nebraska minimum wage, enough to get the wage hike measure on the November ballot. Backers of the ballot measure say the effort could drive up turnout and improve the chances of Democratic candidates in some high-profile races.
    Lincoln Journal Star, Francis Gardler | AP Photo
  • Midterm Election Nebraska Minimum Wage
    In this July 3, 2014 photo, Rodney Vicek of Lincoln, left, leads a group hauling boxes that contain some of the 134,899 signed petitions to raise the Nebraska minimum wage, enough to get the wage hike measure on the November ballot. Backers of the ballot measure say the effort could drive up turnout and improve the chances of Democratic candidates in some high-profile races.
    Lincoln Journal Star, Francis Gardler | AP Photo
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