CA TREE HITS KIDS
Eight children were injured, three of them critically, when a large tree fell near the Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena, California.

CO THEATER SHOOTING
James Holmes' father took the witness stand. Robert Holmes says he wasn't aware of his son's mental illness until after the shooting that left 12 dead and 70 injured.

HOSPITALS (**EMBARGOED TIL 7/29 6AM ET**)
Hospital-acquired infections figure into Consumer Reports' latest hospital ratings. Only nine hospitals around the country rated highest in avoiding MRSA, C.Diff and other infections.

DEFLATE GATE
The NFL has upheld the suspension of star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady had denied he was involved in the scheme to deflate footballs used in the AFC Championship but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Brady offered "no credible alternative explanation."  He said Brady knew, approved and provided rewards to the two equipment assistants who tampered with the balls.

HIGHWAY FUNDING
Senate and House leaders have struck a deal to keep VA hospitals open and keep federal funds flowing to bridge and road repair projects nationwide.  The House is expected to vote Wednesday
on a three-month extension that would pump roughly $8 billion into the Highway Trust Fund to keep repairs going through the summer construction season. It also reallocates $3.3 billion in VA funding.

FL TEEN BOATERS
The Coast Guard search area for two 14-year-olds missing at sea since Friday covers nearly 31-thousand miles, and stretches from Jupiter, Florida to Charleston, South Carolina.

VOTE 2016
--There are yet more scandalous words surrounding the presidential campaign of Donald Trump after one of Trump's top legal advisers made explosive comments about  issues brought up surrounding Trump's breakup with his first wife and later apologized. 

FL TERROR ARREST
An alleged ISIS sympathizer is in custody in Florida. The FBI says 23-year-old Harlem Suarez was arrested in a sting after allegedly took a fake backpack bomb from agents, with the intention of detonating it on a Key West beach.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Three GOP presidential contenders took the stage at a DC rally to defund Planned Parenthood called "Women Betrayed."

DOUBLE HAND TRANSPLANT
"Thank you for helping me through this bumpy road" says 8-year old Zion Harvey, recovering from double transplant surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  The boy had both his hands and feet amputated several years ago after catching a severe infection.

LION KILLED

A Minnesota dentist says he had all the proper permits to hunt in Zimbabwe, and had no idea when he killed a lion that it was a local favorite.  Officials in Zimbabwe say the lion was illegally lured off the protected grounds and hunted, then was beheaded, skinned and his collar removed. The dentist may also face poaching charges.

TX JAIL DEATH
New information in the investigation of a woman's death in a Texas jail after her arrest during a traffic stop. Waller County officials released video of Sandra Bland in jail as a response to misinformation online, including altered mugshots that suggest she was brought into jail dead.