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Bryan Cranston as Walter White in AMC's "Breaking Bad." (AMC via Associated Press)

Life lessons from ‘Breaking Bad’

Detractors of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” love to harrumph about how the characters are among the “worst TV role models.” Those who worry that impressionable adults and kids might absorb some of its unsavory elements might want to consider the “teachable moments” mental health and business experts find in the show.

FILE - In this July 13, 2014 file photo, singer Shakira carries her son Milan after she performed during the closing ceremony prior to the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The singer is pregnant with baby No. 2. Shakira made the announcement on her Facebook and Twitter pages on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)

Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2

Associated Press

Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2. The Colombian singer made the announcement on her Facebook and Twitter pages on Thursday. Her representative confirmed that the accounts were real.

FILE - In this March 3, 2014 file photo, one of eight Chevrolet Corvettes is removed from a sinkhole in the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.  Officials at the Corvette Museum are scheduled to meet and expected to decide what to do about a sinkhole that opened up earlier this year and boosted visitors. Options are to leave it, completely fill it in and partially fill it in. (AP Photo/Daily News, Alex Slitz)

Corvette Museum to completely fill in sinkhole

- Associated Press

A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars won’t be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.

"The November Man" stars Pierce Brosnan (above) as Peter Devereaux, who left the spy life after a mission had gone bad. Several years later, Devereaux is called back into action after his trainee, played by Luke Bracey (below), gets into trouble. (Photographs by Relativity Media via Associated Press)

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The November Man’

“The November Man” is a movie made for forgetting. Plodding, bland, and listless, it’s the kind of movie you flip by at midnight on cable four years after its theatrical release and wonder: Did I see that? What was it about? How does it end? And then you fall asleep.

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FILE-- In this Feb. 27, 1997, file photo, state Sen. Tom Hayden, a Los Angeles mayoral candidate, poses in Los Angeles. The University of Michigan has acquired the papers of Hayden, an alumnus and founding member of Students for a Democratic Society, the school announced Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve W. Grayson, File)

University of Michigan acquires Hayden's papers

Associated Press

The University of Michigan has acquired the papers of Tom Hayden, an alumnus and founding member of Students for a Democratic Society, the school announced Tuesday.

May Myat Noe, Myanmar's first international beauty queen, winner of the 2014 Miss Asia Pacific World, sits with her crown that she allegedly ran away with, during a press conference in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. The dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar said she won't return her $100,000 worth crown until the pageant's organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss

- Associated Press

A dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won't return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 file photo, a person displays Netflix on a tablet in North Andover, Mass. Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences. Until now, Netflix subscribers linking the service to their Facebook accounts automatically disclosed everything they were watching with a potentially wide-reaching range of people. The automatic disclosures will end Tuesday, Sept. 2. 2014, as Netflix Inc. embraces a new system that empowers subscribers to select which friends will receive their video recommendations. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

- Associated Press

Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences.

Celeb birthdays for the week of Sept. 7-13

- Associated Press

Sept. 7: Jazz musician Sonny Rollins is 84. Singer Alfa Anderson (Chic) is 68. Actress Susan Blakely is 66. Singer Gloria Gaynor is 65. Rock singer Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) is 63. Actress Julie Kavner is 63. Rock musician Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is 61. Actor Corbin Bernsen is 60. Actor Michael Emerson is 60. Pianist Michael Feinstein is 58. Actress J. Smith-Cameron ("Rectify") is 57. Actor W. Earl Brown is 51. Actor Toby Jones is 48. Model-actress Angie Everhart is 45. Actress Diane Farr is 45. Country singer Butter (Trailer Choir) is 44. Actress Monique Gabriela Curnen is 44. Actor Tom Everett Scott is 44. Rock musician Chad Sexton (311) is 44. Actress Shannon Elizabeth is 41. Singer-musician Wes Willis (Rush of Fools) is 28. Actress Evan Rachel Wood is 27.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, right, arrives at federal court with his son Bobby, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Richmond, Va. A federal jury will hear instructions from a judge on Tuesday before beginning deliberations in the public corruption trial of the former governor and his wife, Maureen. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Former Va. governor's corruption case goes to jury

- Associated Press

The jury began deliberations Tuesday in the corruption case that could send former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife to federal prison if jurors conclude that the couple sold the influence of his office to a wealthy vitamin executive seeking legitimacy for his company's signature product.