• In this Jan. 27, 2015 file photo, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, emerges from a closed-door Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaul's book, "Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland _and How to Thwart Them," will be published Jan. 12 by Crown Forum, the publisher said Wednesday, Sept. 2. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    US Rep. Michael McCaul writing book on homeland security

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, has a book deal.

  • In this Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, Stephen Colbert participates in "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" segment of the CBS Summer TCA Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Vice President Joe Biden will be among Colbert's first guests on "The Late Show." CBS announced Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, that Biden will join previously announced guests Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and country singer Toby Keith on Sept. 10.  (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

    Unmasked, Stephen Colbert debuts Tuesday hosting ‘Late Show’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is about to turn a corner in his career: onto Broadway at 54th Street.

  • This image released by Sony Pictures shows the poster art for the film, "Concussion," to be released in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day. Even though the holiday is nearly four months off, we already know what Roger Goodell will find under his tree on Christmas Day. It's a movie scheduled for release that morning based on a true story and bluntly titled "Concussion." It could do for the NFL what "The Insider" did for Big Tobacco and "Erin Brockovich" did for big energy companies. (Sony Pictures via AP)

    Sony says ‘Concussion’ wasn’t softened to placate NFL

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a year after the devastating hacking attack that leaked thousands of emails, Sony Pictures Entertainment again finds itself trying to justify its own inner dealings, this time over the upcoming Will Smith film about head trauma and the NFL, “Concussion.”

  • In this Aug. 17, 2015 photo, singer Ruby Amanfu appears during an interview in Nashville, Tenn. Born in Ghana but raised in Music City, the soulful singer won critical acclaim for her acoustical duo with Sam Booker called Sam & Ruby. But now the longtime duet partner is reintroducing herself as a solo artist on her new album of mostly deep cut cover songs called “Standing Still,” out on Aug. 28, which features her interpretations of songs by Bob Dylan, Brandi Carlile and Kanye West. (AP Photo)

    Known for her duets, Ruby Amanfu steps into solo spotlight

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ruby Amanfu knows how to share the stage, but during a recent dinner party in Nashville, Tennessee, she was the star of the stage and the kitchen as she prepared a meal featuring peanut butter soup and fried plantains, then stood in her bare feet in the living room and belted out a heartbreak song.

  • In this Aug. 24, 2015 file photo, Alek Skarlatos arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. Skarlatos, who was one of three Americans who took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium, will participate in the dancing competition series "Dancing With the Stars," premiering on Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

    France hero in ABC’s new ‘Dancing’ cast

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC moved quickly to land one of the three men who foiled a terror attack on a Paris-bound train last month for the 21st season cast of “Dancing With the Stars.”

  • In this image released by DreamWorks II Distribution Co., Tom Hanks portrays Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan in a scene from the Steven Spielberg film, "Bridge of Spies." The movie is due to open in U.S. theaters on Oct. 16, 2015. (Jaap Buitendijk/DreamWorks II Distribution Co. via AP)

    Fall Movie Preview: Spielberg plunges into the Cold War

    NEW YORK (AP) — The nearly three year wait since Steven Spielberg’s last movie (2012’s “Lincoln”) comes to an end this October with the spy thriller “Bridge of Spies.”

  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, September 3, the 246th day of 2015. There are 119 days left in the year.

  • In this Sept. 6, 2013 file photo, director Peter Landesman arrives at the premiere of "Parkland" on day 2 of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall, in Toronto. A day after its trailer debuted online, the Will Smith football head trauma Sony film “Concussion” is already sparking controversy. In a statement to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, the film's director Peter Landesman disputed a New York Times report that "Concussion" was altered to avoid antagonizing the NFL. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    ‘Concussion’ director says no compromises were made for NFL

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after its trailer debuted online and months before it hits theaters, the Will Smith football head-trauma film “Concussion” is already sparking controversy.

  • U.S. Open defending champion Serena Williams of the United States wipes her brow on a hot and humid night during her first round match against Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia in the U.S. Open Tennis  tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Serena faces No. 110 Bertens at US Open in Slam pursuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams swung through her service motion with no ball to hit.

  • Facebook post costs newly hired Neb stadium announcer job

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A months-old Facebook post has cost the Nebraska football stadium announcer his job one day after his hiring was announced.