A memorial of items sit in the middle of the road at the site where Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Mo. Any investigation into Brown's fatal shooting by a police officer is likely to take months.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on July 23. While the two countries are extremely close allies, they have exchanged criticism during the recent Israel-Hamas fighting in Gaza.
Alaska grower Brittney Kauffman holds two zucchinis she entered in a giant vegetable competition in 2013. "Alaska is just a hotbed for gardening, believe it or not," says Alaska State Fair crops superintendent Kathy Liska. "Everybody thinks that we're always under ice — no!"