A look back on the news that made headlines this week and the stories you won’t forget.
Zoe Smith of England does a back flip as she celebrates winning the gold medal in the women’s 58 kg weightlifting competition the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, July, 26. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
2014 Tour de France cycling race winner Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, is congratulated by teammates as he crosses the finish line of the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 137.5 kilometers (85.4 miles) with start in Evry and finish in Paris, France, Sunday, July 27. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
People walk around inside a partially inflated hot air balloon at the 32nd annual OuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Sunday, July 27, in Readington, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Debbie McCabe, of New Jersey, poses after being painted at Columbus Circle as body-painting artists gathered to decorate nude models as part of an event featuring artist Andy Golub, Saturday, July 26, in New York. Golub says New York was the only city in the country that would allow his inaugural Bodypainting Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Lifeguards assist a person who was in the water Sunday, July 27, in Los Angeles, after authorities said lightning struck 14 people, leaving two critically injured, as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California. (AP Photo/Steve Christensen)
With her attorney Pierce O’Donnell, right, Shelly Sterling, center, talks to reporters after a judge ruled in her favor and against her estranged husband, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the NBA basketball team, outside Los Angeles Superior Court, Monday, July 28. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III takes a selfie with a group of fans after practice at the team’s NFL football training facility, Monday, July 28, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Homeowner Lenny DiBartolomeo, right, waves a flag as he and his tenant Wayne Devaughn, left, observe damage to their house in Revere, Mass., Monday, July 28, after a tornado touched down. Both men said they were grateful that they knew of no injuries. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, to announce new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
Palestinians inspect damage to adjacent houses from a fallen minaret of the Al-Sousi mosque that was destroyed in an Israel strike, at the Shati refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30. Israeli aircraft struck dozens of Gaza sites on Wednesday, including five mosques it said were being used by militants, while several other areas came under tank fire. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
People walk down a stairway leading to a parking structure across from Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29. The 30-inch (75-centimeter) 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons (liters) of water across the school’s athletic facilities, including the famed floor of Pauley Pavilion, the neighboring Wooden Center and the Los Angeles Tennis Center, and a pair of parking structures that took the brunt of the damage. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
A member of the Boilermakers local 154 Pittsburgh holds a sign at a rally to support American energy and jobs in the coal and related industries at Highmark Stadium in downtown Pittsburgh, Wednesday, July 30. The rally is being held the day before the Environmental Protection Agency conducts public hearings on its new emissions regulations for existing coal fired power plants. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Clowns gather for a group picture during the sixth annual Latin American Clown Congress in Guatemala City, Tuesday, July 29. Clowns from Central America and North America have gathered for four days in the capital city to exchange ideas and attend workshops. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Filming on the hit CBS comedy “The Big Bang Theory” was halted due to the stop stars holding out for more money. The Hollywood Reporter says Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki currently make $325,000 per episode. They’re negotiating as a group and want salary increases to as high as $1 million per episode as well as a cut of the back-end profits.
A demonstrator is arrested in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 31, where faith leaders and activists demonstrated to ask President Barack Obama to modify his deportations policies. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich)
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, foreground and his wife Datin Sri Rosmah Mansor, right, lay flowers among other floral tributes, outside a military barracks where forensic experts are working to identify bodies and human remains recovered from the wreckage of Flight 17, in the central city of Hilversum, Netherlands, Thursday, July 31. Razak is making his first official visit to the Netherlands in the wake of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster, in which an ill-fated passenger jet bound from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down in eastern Ukraine on July 17. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)
A sale balloon for a nearby store is shown next to a property in the Noe Valley neighborhood just sold for $1.8 million in cash, $600,000 more than its asking price, in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 30. In the souped-up world of San Francisco real estate, where the median selling price for homes and condominiums hit seven figures for the first time last month, the cool million that would fetch a mansion on a few acres elsewhere will now barely cover the cost of an 800-square-foot starter home. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 31, for final votes as Congress rushes for the doors and a five-week summer recess. The institutional split of a Republican-led House and Democratic-controlled Senate has added up to inaction, especially in a midterm election year with control of the Senate at stake. Lawmakers have struggled to compromise on a handful of bills to deal with the nation’s pressing problems amid overwhelming partisanship. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her Supreme Court chambers in Washington, Thursday, July 31. Ginsburg says the Supreme Court won’t duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court. The 81-year-old Ginsburg said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that she expects a same-sex marriage case to be heard and decided by June 2016, and possibly a year earlier.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Syfy network announced on Friday, Aug. 1, that it scored nearly 4 million viewers and set a new Twitter record for the most-Tweeted about made-for-TV movie on Wednesday night when the “Sharknado” sequel, “Sharknado 2: The Second One” aired. A third installment is due out next summer.