Making headlines this week

Making headlines this week

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK: A couple kisses on the beach on Thursday, July 24, in Huntington Beach, Calif. Photo: Associated Press/Jae C. Hong

A look at the news that made headlines and the stories you might have missed.

The pack with Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, climbs Lautaret pass, French Alps, during the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 110 miles with start in Grenoble and finish in Risoul, France, Saturday, July 19. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

The sun barely shines through smoke from a wildfire that burned acreage and homes near Pateros, Wash., Friday, July 18. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

In this photo taken to mark his first birthday, Britain’s Prince George walks, during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition, at the Natural History Museum, London. The prince turned 1 on July 22. (AP Photo/John Stillwell)

Los Angeles Angels’ David Freese’s bat flies into the stands during the 15th inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Friday, July 18 in Anaheim, Calif. Angels beat the Mariners 3-2 in 16 innings. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

A sunbather lies on a rock over as operations to refloat the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia continued on the tiny Tuscan island of Isola del Giglio, Italy, Saturday, July 19. Once the ship has refloated it will be towed to Genoa’s port, about 200 nautical miles, where it will be dismantled. 30 months ago it struck a reef and capsized, killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Charl Schwartzel of South Africa walks to a bunker on the 18th green to play his shot during the third day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Saturday July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Ukrainian emergency workers carry a victim’s body in a bag, at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, July 20. Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and the U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site.(AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

In this Saturday, July 12 photo, a young migrant girl waits for a freight train to depart on her way to the U.S. border, in Ixtepec, Mexico. Immigrants’ rights advocates in the U.S. say they are seeing more children from Central America who are not only fleeing gang recruitment and random violence, but who have been targeted themselves. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest decoration for battlefield valor, to Ryan M. Pitts, 28, of Nashua, N.H., a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war despite his own critical injuries, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 21. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Chinese People’s Liberation Army cadets take part in a bayonet drills at the PLA’s Armoured Forces Engineering Academy Base, in the outskirt of Beijing, China Tuesday, July 22. China opened its military academy to local and foreign media on Tuesday, displaying military hardware, bayonet drills and robots at their base. The slogan at the back reads “Win a War.” (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Riyad H. Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the UN, holds up a photo from the fighting between Israelis and Hamas militants who control the Gaza Strip, as he addresses the Security Council at the United Nations in New York, Tuesday, July. Mansour read the names of 44 Palestinian children killed in the fighting and showed council members grim photos of victims and grieving survivors and urged the council, which is often divided on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to adopt a resolution demanding an end to the fighting. (AP Photo/UN Photo, Loey Felipe)

NBA star LeBron James poses with his fans during a basketball clinic in Hong Kong as part of his China tour Wednesday, July 23. Earlier this month, James left the Miami Heat after four seasons and four trips to the NBA Finals and re-signed with the Cavaliers, where his career began. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

A departure board at the Philadelphia International Airport shows that US Airways Flight 796 to Tel Aviv has been canceled, Tuesday, July 22 in Philadelphia. The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

New Jersey State Police officers salute before funeral services for Waldwick Police officer Christopher Goodell, Tuesday, July 22 in Waldwick, N.J. Authorities say the 32-year-old was checking for speeders when a tractor-trailer crashed into his unmarked patrol car that was parked in the shoulder on Thursday. The five-year veteran of the police force was recently engaged and was a Marine Corps veteran. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Donald Trump takes part in a ground breaking ceremony for the Trump International Hotel on the site of the Old Post Office, in Washington, Wednesday, July 23. (AP Photo)

A fan high-fives another fan dressed as Star Wars’ Darth Vader during preview night at the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Wednesday, July 23, in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks to the media outside the funeral service of Eric Garner, the 43-year-old New York City man whose death while in police custody has led to accusations of police misconduct, at Bethel Baptist Church, Wednesday, July 23, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., center, talks with Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., left, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 24, following a news conference on the violence in the Mideast. (AP Photo)

A relative of a victim in the TransAsia Airways flight GE222 crash cries during a funeral service on the Taiwan island of Penghu, Friday, July 25. Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of the plane crash that killed more than 40 people, the airline said Thursday. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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