A journalist checks out the fundraising website indiegogo.com on June 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. indiegogo.com started accepting donations, aiming to raise $5,000 USD to send bus monitor Karen Klein on a vacation. By Thursday afternoon, it had collected a whopping $245,000 USD from more than 8,800 people. A 10-minute video of Klein, an elderly school bus monitor in New York state jeered by cussing children provoked outrage and online fundraising will now pay for a vacation. In the video, shot on a cell phone on Monday and posted subsequently on Facebook and YouTube, Karen Klein tries her best to ignore taunts such as 'fat ass' and 'asshole' from kids in the town of Greece, near Rochester. The 12- and 13-year-olds teased the 68-year-old grandmother of eight about her weight, her hearing aid, her hairdo. One leans in and says he will 'piss on your door,' while others make rude gestures and laugh. Klein did not report the harassment but the video -- captured by a kid on the Greece Athena Middle School bus -- was viewed by more than two million people online and led to an outpouring of support for the bullied monitor. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER
A Gull Station in Kingsland advertises DB Export Brewtroleum, a biofuel made with the yeast left-over from brewing beer on July 8, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. DB Export claims to be the first company to make biofuel derived from beer and is now selling the fuel at 60 petrol stations across the North Island.
Francisco Sanchez enters court for an arraignment on July 7, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Francisco Sanchez pleaded not guilty to charges that he shot and killed 32 year-old Kathryn Steinle as she walked on Pier 14 in San Francisco with her father last week.
Revellers attend a mass during the second day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival on July 7, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring.
Bullfighter Pepe Moral performs during a bullfight as part of the second day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival on July 7, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring.
State Sen. Vincent Sheehen and fellow lawmakers complete the final votes in the Senate on the removal of the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds at the South Carolina Statehouse July 7, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Sheehen was a sponsor of the bill to remove the flag. Lawmakers in the SC House of Representatives will tackle the vote next.
Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses supporters at an organizational rally on July 7, 2015 at the Iowa City Public Library in Iowa City, Iowa. The campaign stop provided a few hundred supporters and campaing workers with an oppurtunity to hear from the former Sectratary of State about her platform for her run the office of President of the United States.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo smiles as he signs into law a new affirmative sexual consent policy to combat campus sexual violence on July 7, 2015 in New York City. Joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, local politicians and activists, the bill includes a 'yes means yes' definition of consent requiring a clear and affirmative agreement between sexual partners.