Good Monday morning to you…
Weather: Heating up. We return to the typical summertime outlook for these parts, with hot and humid says and highs in the lower 90s, nighttime lows in the lower 70s, and a slight chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms each day. This will hold pretty much all week.
Aurora picks up the pieces. Investigators continue to comb through the booby-trapped apartment of James Holmes, the 24-year-old man accused of killing 12 people and wounding more than 50 others in a shooting spree at a midnight showing of the movie “The Dark Knight Rises.” President Obama flew to Colorado on Sunday to visit with families of victims. Holmes is schedule for an advisement hearing today, during which charges will formally be filed.
Sports: Els hoists the claret jug. Adam Scott was cruising along with a four stroke lead in the final round of The Open Championship, seemingly headed for his first win in a major tournament, when the wheels fell off. Scott bogeyed each of the last four holes at Royal Lytham and St. Annes, including the 18th where he rolled a putt just by the edge of the cup — a putt he needed to force a playoff with a surging Ernie Els. It was the second Open win and the fourth major (the last was the 2002 Open) for the popular South African, who shot a 7-under 273. Tiger Woods fell off the pace and finished third; former UAB golfer Graeme McDowell also had a horrendous back nine and dropped to a tie for fourth…. College football: Before dawn on Sunday, workers removed the bronze statue of Penn State coach Joe Paterno and moved it into storage inside Beaver Stadium. The calls to remove the statue, which had become a focal point for the legend’s supporters and opponents, came after Paterno and other university officials were found to have known about sexual abuse of young boys by assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, according to a scathing report by former FBI head Louis Freeh.