Making headlines this week

Making headlines this week

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK:Sunrise silhouettes the U.S. flags surrounding the Washington Monument in Washington, Wednesday, July 9 on a cloudy morning in the nation's capital. Photo: Associated Press/J. David Ake

A look at this week’s newsmakers and the headlines you might have missed.

Joey Chestnut, left, and Matt Stonie, right, compete at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest at Coney Island, Friday, July 4, in New York. Reigning champion Chestnut won his eighth contest by finishing 61 hot dogs and buns. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Vietnam veteran Emilo Mourlet pauses to salute his brother’s grave at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, Fla., Friday, July 4. He is spending part of the holiday visiting both his brothers, who are buried at the cemetery. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Vice President Joe Biden accompanied by his grandson Hunter meets with Airman from Dover Air Force Base during an Independence Day parade, Friday, July 4, in Philadelphia. Biden took part in the “Celebration of Freedom” ceremony at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The annual Fourth of July event includes music, speeches and a reading of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence. Friday’s ceremony recognized the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision ending school segregation. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Brazil’s Neymar grimaces in pain during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4. Brazil’s team doctor says Neymar will miss the rest of the World Cup after breaking a vertebrae during the team’s quarterfinal win over Colombia. (AP Photo/Fabrizio Bensch)

Hands of an anti-bullfighting demonstrator covered with blood are seen during a protest against the bull runs, on the Ayuntamiento Square in Pamplona northern Spain, Saturday, July 5. On July 6, the San Fermin festival will begin with the ”txupinazo” , the opening ceremony with people participating in bull runs, music and dance, through the old street of the city. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

In this photo two men carry a swimmer, second from right, after he was bitten by a great white shark, as lifeguards close in at left in the ocean off Southern California’s Manhattan Beach, Saturday, July 5. The man, who was with a group of long-distance swimmers when he swam into a fishing line, was bitten on a side of his rib cage according to Rick Flores, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman. The man’s injuries were not life-threatening and he was taken to a hospital conscious and breathing on his own, Flores said. (AP Photo/, Laura Joyce)

An Israeli missile explodes on impact in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday, July 8. The Israeli military launched what could be a long-term offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday, striking nearly 100 sites in Gaza and mobilizing troops for a possible ground invasion aimed at stopping a heavy barrage of rocket attacks against Israel. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

Julian Rodriguez, right, of Everson, Wash., holds his two-gram packet of recreational marijuana outside Top Shelf Cannabis, Tuesday, July 8, in Bellingham, Wash., on the first day of legal sales. At left is Tom Beckley, the owner of the store. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

A Brazil soccer fan cries as Germany scores against her team at a semifinal World Cup match as she watches the game on a live telecast in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8. (AP Photo/Bruno Magalhaes)

Lightning strikes in the background during the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres on Monday, July 7, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

A triumphant President Barack Obama, right, asks members of the media if they caught his winning shot against Colorado Gov. John Hikenlooper, left, as they played pool at Wynkoop Brewing Co., Tuesday, July 8 in Denver. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

A man walks past a downed tree that crushed a car, Wednesday, July 9, in Philadelphia. About 228,000 homes and businesses across Pennsylvania remain without power after severe thunderstorms raced across the state. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Sunrise silhouettes the U.S. flags surrounding the Washington Monument in Washington, Wednesday, July 9 on a cloudy morning in the nation’s capital. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, center, leaves federal court after being sentenced in New Orleans, Wednesday, July 9. Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor, including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. He was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin’s support for various projects. The bribes came in the form of money, free vacations and truckloads of free granite for his family business. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

In this photo taken with the fisheye lens, riders go down the world’s tallest water slide called “Verruckt” at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being slated to open May 23. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Actress Mindy Kaling, and from left, Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum, and TV host Carson Daly announce the award nominees at the 66th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcement on Thursday, July 10, at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision for the Television Academy).

Lebron James smiles during the Lebron James Skills Academy Wednesday, July 9, in Las Vegas. Pat Riley made his pitch. And now, but on Friday he made his return to Cleveland official. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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