• This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Aldis Hodge, from left, as MC Ren, Neil Brown, Jr. as DJ Yella, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, in the film, “Straight Outta Compton."  (Jaimie Trueblood/Universal Pictures via AP)

    ‘Compton’ tops box office for 3rd week; ‘War Room’ surprises

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Christian drama “War Room” made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron’s music drama “We Are Your Friends” fell completely flat and the N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton” keeps chugging along.

  • This is a  Nov. 26, 2008 file photo of  Dr Oliver Sacks, receiving his Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE ), by  Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London. Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82 .Sacks died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said. (Lewis Whyld/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    ‘Awakenings’ author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

    NEW YORK (AP) — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.

  • Sculptures depicting Chinese suffering during World War II are seen at a park near the Memorial Museum of Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression in Beijing Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Combined with pervasive patriotic education that goes to great lengths in detailing Japanese atrocities, Chinese authorities have ordered TV stations to fill their channels with dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy from Sept. 1-5 to ensure that the Chinese public - generation after generation - always remembers the country’s past humiliation as well as the bitter but valiant efforts to resist the Japanese. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China’s leadership fans smoldering antipathy toward Japan

    BEIJING (AP) — By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates — including with a massive military parade — the victory over Japan 70 years ago.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully announces he will return to broadcast his 67th, and last baseball season in 2016, during a news conference in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Vin Scully: 2016 will be final season in booth for Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully says 2016 will be his last season in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which would mark the end of his record 67-year tenure with the same franchise.

  • Redskins’ Trent Williams tweets he’s agreed to new contract

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams agreed to terms Saturday on a new five-year contract that comes with $32 million in guaranteed money.

  • Illinois to broadcast football games in Chinese

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A surge in students from China has prompted the University of Illinois to add Chinese-language broadcasts of its football games this season.

  • In this June 5, 2015, file photo, Tony Stewart listens to a question in the garage area while waiting for his back-up car after hitting the wall at Pocono Raceway during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race in Long Pond, Pa. The lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are "appalling. Attorney Mark Lanier said in an email Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, that five other cars drove around Kevin Ward, Jr., as he walked on the dirt race track during a yellow caution flag in August 2014, before Stewart "revved his engine and ran him over." (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    Lawyer: Tony Stewart’s response to lawsuit ‘appalling’

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart’s car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are “appalling.”

  • This undated photo provided by WDBJ-TV, shows Vester Lee Flanagan II, who killed WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Moneta, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Flanagan was a former employee at WDBJ who appeared on air as Bryce Williams. (WDBJ-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Survivor’s husband recounts story before gunfire erupted

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The chamber of commerce official who was answering questions about her community on live TV when gunfire erupted said she never saw the gunman walk up to the group.

  • Vin Scully to return for record 67th year with Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully will return for a record 67th season in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

  • In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, Tony Stewart sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Stewart says in court papers filed Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, that he didn’t see fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. walking along the track before striking and killing him during a dirt track race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter, File)

    Stewart claims he didn’t see man on track before fatal crash

    NEW YORK (AP) — NASCAR star Tony Stewart said he didn’t see a driver walking on a dirt track in upstate New York last year before he struck and killed him, and noted the racer was impaired by marijuana and shouldn’t have been outside his car, according to court papers filed Friday.