• Bills coach Kromer pleads not guilty to battery

    FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he punched a boy in the face for using his beach chairs in Florida.

  • Bears’ Jennings pleads guilty to reckless driving charge

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings pleaded guilty to reckless driving stemming from an arrest in Georgia in January.

  • In this image made from Colorado Judicial Department video, Arlene Holmes, top right, the mother of James Holmes, third from left, in white shirt, stand for the jury to leave for a break in testimony during the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial in Centennial, Colo., on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Once they begin deliberating on the sentence, the Holmes jury will be charged with deciding if Holmes is to be executed, or if any mitigating evidence, such as mental health issues, warrants instead life in prison. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)

    Jurors instructed on reasons to spare Colorado gunman’s life

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense lawyers for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday, urging jurors to consider mental illness in his sentencing even though they rejected his insanity claim when they convicted him of murdering 12 people and trying to kill 70 others at a Colorado movie theater.

  • In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Katy Perry arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles judge is scheduled to hear arguments on Thursday, July 30, 2015, about who has the right to sell a hilltop convent that is the subject of competing offers from pop superstar Perry and a local businesswoman. The dispute has pitted Los Angeles’ Catholic archbishop against an order of elderly nuns with only five surviving members, at least two of whom oppose selling their former home to Perry. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    Judge to consider fate of convent Katy Perry wants to buy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry’s dream of owning a hilltop convent near Hollywood is going to have to wait a while longer.

  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, center, speaks alongside Maryland Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services Stephen Moyer at Baltimore City Detention Center, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Baltimore, to announce his plan to immediately shut down the jail. The jail grabbed headlines in 2013 after a sweeping federal indictment exposed a sophisticated drug- and cellphone-smuggling ring involving dozens of gang members and correctional officers. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Senator: Md. governor to close Baltimore detention center

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s governor announced plans Thursday to immediately shut down Baltimore’s state-run jail, where inmates and guards ran a criminal conspiracy inside vermin-infested, 19th-century walls and thwarted decades of attempted reforms.

  • Adrian Jerry Gonzalez, 15, enters the courtroom Thursday, July 30, 2015 where his arraignment was delayed in Santa Cruz, Calif.  Gonzalez is charged with murder, kidnapping and rape in the death of 8-year-old Madyson Middleton, in an artists' complex in the California beach town. (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)   MANDATORY CREDIT

    Teen charged in death of 8-year-old girl appears in court

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The 15-year-old California boy charged with murdering and raping an 8-year-old neighbor has made his first court appearance.

  • In this July 29, 2015 file image made from Colorado Judicial Department video, a family photo is displayed on the screen showing James Holmes when he was a toddler, as James Holmes' mother Arlene, top right, gives testimony during the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial in Centennial, Colo. James Holmes sits in court at far left. A fuller portrait of the Colorado movie theater shooter has emerged during Holmes' death penalty trial. Testimony given by Holmes' parents revealed a family laid bare by the tragic consequences of a son's incomprehensible descent from a well–behaved child with a quirky sense of humor into a killer capable of gunning down defenseless strangers. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool, File)

    Colorado theater shooter went from happy boy to mass killer

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — He flashed a toothy grin in his second grade photograph, but by the ninth grade, the smile was gone, replaced with an awkward smirk and a wild look in his eye.

  • Inmate claims he was shot by guards during target practice

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An inmate is suing the New Mexico Corrections Department, claiming that he was shot in the foot by officers who participated in target practice near the cells.

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, gets set to run a drill with his back-up Jimmy Garoppolo during an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Brady lawsuit transferred from Minnesota to New York court

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady’s lawsuit against the NFL in which he wants his four-game suspension overturned will be heard in New York instead of Minnesota.

  • Appeals court rules against online gambling firm’s founder

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected attempts by the founder of a former online betting site to avoid paying $36 million in delinquent taxes and penalties, dismissing claims that his plea deal in a related criminal case precluded the government from pursuing the debt.