Making headlines this week

Making headlines this week

SUMMERTIME: The moon rises as people sit on rides at the State Fair Meadowlands, Wednesday, July 1, in East Rutherford, N.J. The fair closes on Sunday. Photo: Associated Press/Julio Cortez

AP_238959514077Sweepee Rambo, a 16-year-old Chinese Crested dog, competes in the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, Friday, June 26, in Petaluma, Calif. She won the runner-up award. (AP/Noah Berger)
Bree Newsome of Charlotte, N.C., removes the Confederate battle flag at a Confederate monument at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, June, 27. She was taken into custody when she came down. The flag was raised again by capitol workers about 45 minutes later. (AP /Bruce Smith)
A law enforcement official stands guard on Studley Road where the search for convicted murderer David Sweat continues, Saturday, June 27, in Duane, N.Y. Convicted murderer Richard Matt was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent in a wooded area about 30 miles from the Clinton Correctional Facility on Friday. Sweat is on the run, authorities said. (AP/Mary Altaffer)
Flowers at the scene of the shooting in Sousse, Tunisia, Saturday, June 27. The morning after a lone gunman killed tens of people at a beach resort in Tunisia, busloads of tourists are heading to the nearby Enfidha-Hammamet airport hoping to return to their home countries. (AP/Darko Vojinovic)
Greece’s Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, center, reacts as media following him from Finance Ministry to Maximos Mansion for an urgent cabinet meeting in Athens, Sunday, June 28. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says the Bank of Greece has recommended that banks remain closed and restrictions be imposed on transactions, after the European Central Bank didn’t increase the amount of emergency liquidity the lenders can access from the central bank. (AP/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Carol Maraj, left, looks on as Nicki Minaj accepts the award for best female hip hop artist at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 28, in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello)
President Barack Obama signs H.R. 2146 Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act and H.R. 1295 Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, Monday, June 29, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The president signed into law two hard-fought bills giving him greater authority to negotiate international trade deals and providing aid to workers whose jobs are displaced by such pacts (AP/Carolyn Kaster)
Bullfighter Alberto Escudero performs barefoot after he was tossed by the fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, June 28. Bullfighting is a traditional spectacle in Spain and the season runs from March to October. (AP/Andres Kudacki)
Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, and Sylvester Stallone arrive at the LA Premiere of “Terminator Genisys” at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, June 28, in Los Angeles. (Rich Fury)
Crowds of people enter the All England Lawn Tennis Championships ahead of the first day of play in Wimbledon, London, Monday June 29. (AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
The foundation and chimneys from a destroyed home continue to smolder following a wildfire the night before, Monday, June 29, in Wenatchee, Wash. The wildfires hit parts of central and eastern Washington over the weekend as the state is struggling with a severe drought, destroying dozens of structures and forcing hundreds to flee. (AP/Elaine Thompson)
Otto Coleman, 6, waits outside the Governor’s office with his brother Fenton, 4, left, and father Joshua, to deliver a stack of petitions with thousands of signatures calling on California Gov. Jerry Brown to veto a measure requiring nearly all California school children to be vaccinated Monday, June 29, in Sacramento, Calif. The state Senate approved the bill sending it to Brown. Joshua Coleman said his son has been wheelchair bound as a result of an adverse reaction to a vaccine. (AP/Rich Pedroncelli)
Afghanistan security personnel work at at the site of a suicide attack on a NATO convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, June 30. It comes a week after an audacious attack on the nation’s parliament, which highlighted the ability of insurgents, who have been fighting to overthrow the Kabul government for almost 14 years, to enter the highly fortified capital to stage deadly attacks. (AP/Rahmat Gul)
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is framed by a car window as she arrives to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 30. Obama and Rousseff will have a news conference where they aim to show that the countries have moved beyond tensions sparked by the revelation nearly two years ago that the U.S. was spying on Rousseff. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New Jersey first lady Mary Pat Christie greet supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 30, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. (AP/Julio Cortez)
A robot developed by Toshiba Corp. is demonstrated at its laboratory in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Tuesday, June 30. As Japan struggles in the early stages of decades-long cleanup of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Toshiba has developed the robot that raises its tail like a scorpion and collects data, and hopefully locate some of melted debris. The “scorpion” robot, which is 21 inches long when extended, has two cameras, LED lighting and a dosimeter, will be sent into the Unit 2 reactor in August to look. (AP/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Crews continue work on the demolition of Candlestick Park, Tuesday, June 30, in San Francisco. Very little remains of the park which was home to the San Francisco Giants baseball team and San Francisco 49ers NFL football team. Developers plan for houses, a hotel and a shopping center to be built on the site of the “Stick,” which opened more than 50 years ago. (AP/Eric Risberg)
Misty Copeland speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, June 30, in New York. The Missouri-born dancer who has become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and a rare celebrity in that field, was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday — the first African-American ballerina to achieve that status in the company’s 75-year history. (AP/Mary Altaffer)
People watch a fireworks display during a light drizzle in Newark, N.J., Tuesday, June 30. Some New Jersey towns started their celebrations early with concerts and fireworks shows days before the Fourth of July holiday. (AP/Seth Wenig)
Prospective plebe Zachary Piedt, of Fort Mill, S.C., has his head shaved by barber Leroy Evans during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Wednesday, July 1, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,100 young men and women reported for “I-Day,” where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute and address superiors before taking an oath of office to become members of academy’s newest class. (AP/Patrick Semansky)
Tubers float on the Comal River, Wednesday, July 1, in New Braunfels, Texas. Both the Comal, with was closed briefly Tuesday due to weather, and Guadalupe river, which has been closed to tubers for several weeks, are scheduled to be open for water recreation for the holiday weekend. (AP/Eric Gay)

Children play in the Salmon Street Springs fountain in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, July 1. A heat advisory is in effect for Portland from noon Wednesday to 8 p.m. Thursday, according to the national weather service. (AP/Don Ryan)
Li Tingting, second from right, laughs as she is lifted off the ground by her wife Teresa Xu, right, outside of a beauty salon where the two were preparing for their wedding as clerks from an adjacent shop look on in Beijing, Thursday, July 2. A prominent Chinese lesbian couple held a simple ceremony Thursday to announce their informal marriage, in their latest effort to push for legalization of same-sex unions in China. (AP/Mark Schiefelbein)

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