Doing the right thing
Warner Bros. announces it will donate a "substantial" sum of its proceeds from The Dark Knight Rises to aid the victims of the Aurora shooting. [Gawker]

Climbing towards recovery
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who is still recovering from severe injuries after being shot last year, climbs the French Alps with her husband, Mark Kelly. [The Daily]

Making Hemingway proud
In honor of the hard-drinking author's 113th birthday, one of his old haunts, a Havana bar, creates the world's largest daiquiri, a 71-gallon cocktail. [TIME]


Men of the cloth
A Brooklyn preacher who's accused of fleeing the scene after he hit and killed an 88-year-old woman with his car admits that he was distracted by his ice cream cone at the time. [Gothamist]

One nation under soda
A new Gallup poll finds that 48 percent of Americans drink at least one soda every day. [Newser]

Playing hooky
A civilian worker at a naval base intentionally sets fire to a nuclear submarine to get out of work early, and ends up causing $400 million in damage. [Tecca

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: July 23, 2012