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AP PHOTOS: Images from Israeli assault in Gaza

Israeli soldiers patrol near the Israeli and Gaza border, Friday, July, 18, 2014. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive...
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US stocks trading higher on company earnings

Trader Dudley Devine, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, July 18, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher after Google, Honeywell and other big companies report their quarterly results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Trader Dudley Devine, center, works on...
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In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

FILE -This file image made from video posted on a militant website on Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, greeting people before delivering...
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US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

File – In the April 17, 2014, photo plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban Sharon Baldwin, left, and her partner Mary Bishop leave court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The three-judge...

NYC man dies during arrest caught on video

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man died during an arrest — partially captured on amateur video — during which a police officer placed him in what appeared be a choke hold as several others brought him to the ground and struggled to place him in handcuffs....
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EPA proposal could block huge Alaska mine

FILE – In this July 13, 2007 file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska near the village of Iliamma. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing restrictions that would essentially block development of a massive...
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What we know, and don’t, 1 day after Ukraine crash

A flag flies half-staff near the traffic tower at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Friday, July 18, 2014. The attack on a Malaysian jetliner Thursday afternoon killed 298 people from nearly a dozen nations, more than half being Dutch, including vacationers, students and a large...
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Massive wildfire burns homes, leads to evacuations

A plane drops fire retardant on the Chiwaukum Creek Fire near Leavenworth, Wash., Thursday, July 17, 2014. The blaze closed a section of U.S. Highway 2, and resulted in the evacuation of nearly 900 homes. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) A plane drops fire retardant on the Chiwaukum...
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World calls for Ukraine cease-fire after crash

Ukrainian coal miners search the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 18, 2014. Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners were combing a sprawling area in eastern Ukraine near the...
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World calls for Ukraine cease-fire after crash

Ukrainian coal miners search the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 18, 2014. Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners were combing a sprawling area in eastern Ukraine near the...