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Subtle voices of dissent surface in war-torn Gaza

FILE- In this Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, Palestinian Ziad Rizk, sits with others in a shelter made of a blanket stretched over four boles next to one of the destroyed al-Nada Towers, where he lost his apartment and clothes shop, in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza...
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Iraqi army, militants clash west of Baghdad

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community gather for food at the Nowruz camp, in Derike, Syria, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. In the camps here, Iraqi refugees have new heroes: Syrian Kurdish fighters who battled militants to carve an escape route to tens of thousands trapped on a...
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Displaced Iraqis escape fighting, but not hardship

In this Aug. 6, 2014, photo, displaced Iraqis who fled from their towns after advances by Islamic militants take shelter in Najaf, Iraq. Some 50,000 newly displaced Shiite Turkmen arrived the Shiite holy city of Najaf, where they are safe for now _ but not without extreme...
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Pope’s small car fascinates South Koreans

Pope Francis waves from a car after his arrival in Seongnam, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, Seoul’s never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three...

Officials: Iraq’s al-Maliki to back new PM

AAA Aug. 14, 2014 3:24 PM ETOfficials: Iraq’s al-Maliki to back new PM Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community gather for food at the Nowruz camp, in Derike, Syria, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. In the camps here, Iraqi refugees have new heroes: Syrian Kurdish fighters who...
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Palestinians voice optimism as Gaza truce holds

Displaced Palestinian family members pass their time at the U.N. school where they sought refuge during the war, in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Tens of thousands of Palestinians have been displaced in the Israel-Hamas war that began July 8, at...
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Liberia gets Ebola drug; ponders who should get it

A Liberian woman holds up a pamphlet with guidance on how to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading, in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Liberian officials faced a difficult choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an...
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Redskins appeal trademark decision on team name

FILE – This Aug. 7, 2014 file photo shows groundskeepers preparing the end zone for the NFL football preseason game between the Washington Redskins and the New England Patriots in Landover, Md. The debate over the Washington Redskins nickname has been around for decades,...
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Cousins injures right knee in Team USA practice

USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski talks with injured DeMarcus Cousins after a practice of the men’s U.S. National basketball team Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Chicago. The U.S. team will face the Brazilian team in an exhibition game at the United Center in Chicago Saturday. (AP...
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Van Dyken-Rouen heading home ‘1,000 times better’

Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen talks with members of the media as she leaves Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Van Dyken-Rouen was left paralyzed just below the waist in an all-terrain vehicle crash on June 6 in Arizona. (AP Photo/Brennan...