A.M. Links: Incumbents Win on Primary Tuesday, John Kerry Calls For "Bigger" Approach During Temporary Gaza Ceasefire, San Antonio Spurs Hire Becky Hammon


  • Becky Hammon

    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  • Rupert Murdoch has withdrawn a bid by 21st Century Fox to take over Time Warner.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.

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