• In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan talks to players before an NFL preseason football game against the Carolina Panthers in Orchard Park, N.Y. Ryan has re-energized a franchise that has the longest playoff drought at 15 years, and helped the Bills sell a franchise-record 60,000-plus season tickets. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Others improved, but enough to dethrone Pats in AFC East?

    NEW YORK (AP) — The AFC East got a lot more entertaining with one wacky, drama-filled offseason.

  • Miley’s bare breast: it’s not like Janet

    NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson exposed a breast on national television a decade ago and it sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus’ flash barely caused a shrug.

  • Brandyn Day, center, talks about his best friend during a memorial gathering for Kyle Jean-Baptiste, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Bethesda fountain in New York's Central Park. Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables" on Broadway, died after falling from a fire escape over the weekend, according to a show spokesman. He was 21. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Memorial held in New York for Broadway actor who died at 21

    NEW YORK (AP) — About three dozen friends, colleagues and former classmates of a rising Broadway actor who had already made history at just 21 years old gathered in Central Park on Monday to mourn his accidental death.

    Updated: 2:29 pm

  • In this June 4, 2015 file photo, British writer and TV presenter Bear Grylls poses for photographers before signing copies of his new book at Selfridges in London. The survival expert Grylls has bagged his biggest celebrity yet for a walk in the wilderness — President Barack Obama. NBC and the White House said Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, the president will meet with Grylls during his visit to Alaska to discuss climate change, then spend some time in the wilderness. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)

    President to take wilderness trip with Bear Grylls

    NEW YORK (AP) — Survival expert Bear Grylls has bagged his biggest celebrity yet for a walk in the wilderness — President Barack Obama.

    Updated: 2:32 pm

  • In this July 30, 2015, file photo, New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson responds to questions during a news interview after practice at training camp in Florham Park, N.J. Richardson will be back in court in Missouri on Oct. 5 after pleading not guilty to resisting arrest and traffic charges. Richardson's attorney entered the plea Monday, Aug. 31, 2015,  on his behalf in St. Charles County, near St. Louis. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    Jets’ Richardson pleads not guilty to Missouri charges

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Suspended New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson will be back in court in Missouri on Oct. 5 after pleading not guilty Monday to resisting arrest and traffic charges stemming from his arrest in July.

  • Correction: LULAC-Board Dispute story

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story July 21 about a New Mexico Democrat’s elected position with LULAC, The Associated Press reported that the LULAC’s bylaws prohibit elected officials from serving on the national board if they receive “wage compensation or enumeration.” LULAC National Executive Director Brent A. Wilkes said there was a typo in the bylaws and it should have said “wage compensation or remuneration.”

  • In a  Jan. 19, 2009 file photo, SpongeBob SquarePants poses for a portrait at the Gibson Guitar Lounge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Nickelodeon said Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, it will produce the world premiere of “The SpongeBob Musical” in Chicago next summer with original songs from John Legend, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Dirty Projectors, The Flaming Lips, T.I., Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, Lady Antebellum, Panic! At the Disco, and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry.  (AP Photo/Mark Mainz, File)

    John Legend, David Bowie to write for ‘SpongeBob Musical’

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a “SpongeBob” musical in the works but the music is no kiddie stuff.

    Updated: 11:08 am

  • In this Aug. 1, 2015 file photo, an Afghan reads local newspapers carrying headlines about the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, and former leader Mullah Mohammad Omar who was declared dead, on display at a newsstand in Kabul, Afghanistan. Defying the fury of Afghanistan’s government and warnings from Washington, Pakistani authorities appear to be turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban followers in Quetta, Pakistan, near the Afghan border, aimed at resolving a dispute over the group’s leadership following the announcement of the death of one-eyed figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

    Afghan Taliban offer leader’s biography amid power struggle

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan’s government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a dispute over the group’s leadership following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar.

    Updated: 3:00 pm

  • This photo provided by Broad Green Pictures shows, Robert Redford, left, as Bill Bryson, and Nick Nolte as Stephen Katz, in the film, "A Walk in the Woods." Redford co-stars with Nolte and Emma Thompson in the movie which releases in U.S. theaters on Sept. 2, 2015. (Frank Masi, SMPSP/Broad Green Pictures via AP)

    Review: Redford and Nolte in Bryson’s ‘A Walk in the Woods’

    The lure of the wild has recently attracted an interesting batch of solitude seekers: Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”), Mia Wasikowska (“Tracks”) and Robert Redford, twice.

    Updated: 10:43 am

  • Rape trial set to begin for ex-Colts player Josh McNary

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The trial of former Indianapolis Colts linebacker Josh McNary, who is accused in the rape of a woman in December, is scheduled to begin Monday.

    Updated: 9:06 am