News in Brief: August 19, 2015

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Today, Jared Fogle decides to plead guilty to child pornography charges, Tom Brady openly talks about NFL suspension, and much more. Read on for your full roundup of news in brief:

News: Jared Fogle to plead guilty to child pornography charges

  • Jared Fogle, the long-time spokesman for Subway, agreed to plead guilty to allegations that accused him of paying for sex acts with minors and receiving child pornography. The government agreed that they wouldn't seek a sentence for more than 12 1/2 years in Prison, and Fogle agreed to not ask for less than five years.

Entertainment: 'Batgirl' actress Yvonne Craig dead at 78

  • Yvonne Craig, the actress who played Batgirl on the ABC 1960s series "Batman" died at age 78 on Monday. She passed away at her home in California, and she had been battling breast cancer that metastasized to her liver.

Tech: Green light given to build a 'future space elevator'

  • A Canada-based company called Thoth Technology was recently granted a patent -- both in the U.S. and the U.K -- for a space elevator that would reach 12.5 miles into the sky. It's designed to propel astronauts into the stratosphere, eventually allowing them to be launched into space.

Sports: Tom Brady openly talks about NFL suspension

  • After the Deflategate controversy that Tom Brady has faced, he has begun to openly talk about being suspended from the NFL. Court hearing resume today, and Tom Brady mentioned that he is willing to accept punishment from the NFL.

See the gallery below for photos of the late Yvonne Craig:

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BATMAN - 'Gallery' - Airdate June 9, 1967. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) YVONNE CRAIG
BATMAN - 'Adam West & Burt Ward Gallery' - Shoot date in 1966. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) BURT WARD;YVONNE CRAIG;ADAM WEST
American ballet dancer and actress Yvonne Craig, best known for her role as Batgirl from the TV series 'Batman', 1967. (Photo by Len Trievnor/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Yvonne Craig, US actress, in costume, in a studio portrait, against a yellow background, issued as publicity for the US television series, 'Batman', circa 1967. The series, featuring DC Comics characters, starred Craig as ''Barbara Gordon/Batgirl'. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Yvonne Craig wearing a bathing suit in a scene from the film 'The Young Land', 1959. (Photo by Columbia/Film Favorites/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1962: Actress Yvonne Craig poses at the beach in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
BATMAN - 'Yvonne Craig Beach Layout' - Shoot date in 1966. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) YVONNE CRAIG
BATMAN - 'Gallery' - Airdate June 9, 1967. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) YVONNE CRAIG
BATMAN - 'Gallery' - Airdate June 9, 1967. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) YVONNE CRAIG
BATMAN - 'Gallery' - Airdate June 9, 1967. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) YVONNE CRAIG
BATMAN - 'Surf's Up! Joker's Under!' - Airdate November 16, 1967. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) YVONNE CRAIG
BATMAN - 'Surf's Up! Joker's Under!' - Airdate November 16, 1967. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) YVONNE CRAIG
BATMAN - 'Surf's Up! Joker's Under!' - Airdate November 16, 1967. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) YVONNE CRAIG
BATMAN - 'Surf's Up! Joker's Under!' - Airdate November 16, 1967. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) YVONNE CRAIG
BATMAN - 'The Funny Feline Felonies' - Airdate December 28, 1967. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) YVONNE CRAIG;SANDY KEVIN
LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE - 'Love and the Big Game' - Airdate January 29, 1971. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) YVONNE CRAIG;JACK KLUGMAN;JACK CASSIDY;ANN ELDER
371520 03: Actress Yvonne Craig who played Batgirl in the 'Batman' tv. series attends the second annual New York Comic And Fantasy Creators Convention, June 23, 2000 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo By George De Sota/Liaison)
Yvonne Craig of the 1960s 'Batman' and 'Star Trek' TV series (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 11: Actress Yvonne Craig attends Day 1 of the Official Star Trek Convention at the Rio Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on August 11, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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