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  • APTOPIX UCLA Flooding
    A worker begins the task of cleaning up at least an inch of water covering the playing floor at Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard caused flooding that inundated several areas of the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/ Mike Meadows)
    Mike Meadows | AP
  • APTOPIX Sparks Mercury Basketball
    Phoenix Mercury's Eshaya Murphy celebrates a score by teammate Mistie Bass against the Los Angeles Sparks during the second half of a basketball game on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Phoenix. Mercury won 90-69, winning their 16th straight game. (AP Photo/ Ross D. Franklin)
    Ross D. Franklin | AP
  • APTOPIX Obama
    President Barack Obama greets the crowd after speaking about the economy, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/ Charlie Riedel)
    Charlie Riedel | AP
  • APTOPIX Russia Putin
    Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The meeting focused on measures to encourage Russian companies to pull their assets back from offshores. The United States and the European Union on Tuesday announced a raft of new sanctions against Russian companies and banks over Moscow’s support for separatists in Ukraine. (AP Photo/ RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)
    Alexei Nikolsky | AP
  • APTOPIX South Korea Israel Palestinians
    A South Korean student displays a message during a rally against the Israeli military operations in Gaza and the West Bank and wishes for peace near the Israeli Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)
    Lee Jin-man | AP
  • APTOPIX Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Leaflets fall from an Israeli plane warning residents in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. On Wednesday, aircraft dropped leaflets over Gaza City's Rimal neighborhood. The leaflets urged residents to stay away from Hamas militants and to report possible rocket launches and gave a contact phone number and email. (AP Photo/ Hatem Moussa)
    Hatem Moussa | AP
  • APTOPIX Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinians inspect damage to adjacent houses from a fallen minaret of the Al-Sousi mosque that was destroyed in an Israel strike, at the Shati refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Israeli aircraft struck dozens of Gaza sites on Wednesday, including five mosques it said were being used by militants, while several other areas came under tank fire. (AP Photo/ Lefteris Pitarakis)
    Lefteris Pitarakis | AP
  • APTOPIX Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinians help carry injured men following an Israeli Strike in Shijaiyah neighborhood, eastern Gaza City, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/ Adel Hana)
    Adel Hana | AP
  • APTOPIX Guatemala Clown Congress
    Clowns gather for a group picture during the sixth annual Latin American Clown Congress in Guatemala City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Clowns from Central America and North America have gathered for four days in the capital city to exchange ideas and attend workshops. (AP Photo/ Moises Castillo)
    Moises Castillo | AP
  • APTOPIX India Agriculture
    A farmer carries paddy for transplantation on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Paddy transplantation has been delayed this year in Assam state due to insufficient rainfall. (AP Photo/ Anupam Nath)
    Anupam Nath | AP
  • APTOPIX Guatemala Clown Congress
    Dressed as Charlie Chaplin, Guatemalan Uriel Cifuentes strikes a pose while marching in the Parade of Clowns as part of the sixth annual Latin American Clown Congress in Guatemala City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Clowns from Central America and North America have gathered for four days in the capital city to exchange ideas and attend workshops. (AP Photo/ Moises Castillo)
    Moises Castillo | AP
  • APTOPIX China Youth Olympics
    Chinese paramilitary policemen take a pledge to ensure the security during the upcoming Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, in east China's Jiangsu province Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The Games will be held in Nanjing from Aug. 16 to 28. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT
    Uncredited | AP
  • APTOPIX Britain Commonwealth Games
    Ruby Harrold of England grips the beam during her routine as she takes part in the women's team final and individual qualification gymnastic competition at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday, July, 29, 2014. (AP Photo/ Alastair Grant)
    Alastair Grant | AP
  • ISRAEL GAZA FIGHTING 14
    A Palestinian firefighter on the scene of a fire at the main power plant, which was reportedly hit by shelling overnight, in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, July 29, 2014. Israeli airstrikes flattened the vacant four-story home of Hamas's top political leader in the Gaza Strip and destroyed offices of the organization's radio and television station early Tuesday, broadening Israel's targets as diplomacy toward a cease-fire sputtered in confusion on the battle's 22nd day.
    WISSAM NASSAR | NYT
  • Store manager Cami Neal, of West Sacramento, wipes down the counter at Grace Coffee shop on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Elk Grove Calif. The Elk Grove mayor recently opened his second location in Elk Grove - a brick-and-mortar coffeehouse to complement his Old Town-area kiosk. He's gotten praise for his beans and for his business' mission: donating store profits to help end sex trafficking.
    Brian Nguyen | bnguyen@sacbee.com
  • Legendary rock star Alice Cooper found playing golf saved him from a life of drugs and alcohol and now he does it every day before his concerts. On Tuesday Cooper played nine holes at Peach Tree Country Club in Marysville.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • APTOPIX Haiti Carnival of Flowers
    A carnival queen greets people from the top of a parade float during the "Carnival of Flowers" celebrations in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, July 28, 2014. Thousands of revelers poured into the downtown area for the Caribbean nation's third "Carnival of Flowers," a three-day celebration President Michel Martelly has revived from the Duvalier era.
    Dieu Nalio Chery | AP
  • WORLD NEWS MIDEAST 4 LA
    After a night of heavy bombardment by Israeli forces, smoke rises from a power plant outside the town of Bureij, Gaza Strip, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
    Carolyn Cole | MCT
  • Obama
    A Marine honor guard member braces himself from the rotor wash, as President Barack Obama on board Marine One helicopter, lands at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to visit with wounded military personnel in Bethesda, Md., Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
    Charles Dharapak | AP
  • Truck Fire
    Loudon County Fire & Rescue fireman Jeff Chambers attempts to cool the flames from a crash on Interstate 40 in Lenoir City, Tenn., Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The crash, involving two commercial rigs and a car, killed one person.
    Michael Patrick | AP
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