Incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts defeated a Tea Party challenger in the Republican primary in Kansas. Reps. Tim Huelskamp and Mike Pompeo, who won as Tea Party candidates in 2010, survived "anti-Washington" challenges. So did Rep. Justin Amash in Michigan, handily, while an anti-surveillance amendment in Missouri passed overwhelmingly.
- Secretary of State John Kerry is using a 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza to call for a "bigger, broader approach" to negotiations—Operation Protective Edge enters day 29.
- British Airways is suspending flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone through August over Ebola fears. More than 1,600 cases have been reported in West Africa so far.
- At least 589 people are dead and more than 2,400 injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit the Yunnan province in southern China.
- Rupert Murdoch has withdrawn a bid by 21st Century Fox to take over Time Warner.
- Apple and Samsung have agreed to end their patents fight in overseas courts, though they will continue to litigate in the United States.
- The San Antonio Spurs hired WNBA player Becky Hammon as an assistant coach for next season. Meanwhile, Major League Baseball is expected to hire a new commissioner next week.
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
Conservatives deploy state power to go after speech they don't like.
Many arms of government are unpopular with large swathes of the American population.
It took a jury 26 minutes to decide that Jonathan Vanderhagen wasn't guilty.
Navy Confirms Authenticity of UFO Videos Published by Blink-182 Frontman's Extraterrestrial Research Organization
The videos show a U.S. military jet's encounter with what appears to be a fast-moving, unidentified object.