THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Sunday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2017. There are 140 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1997: The animated comedy series "South Park" began airing on Comedy Central.
IN THE WORLD
1961: East Germany sealed off the border between Berlin's eastern and western sectors before building a wall that would divide the city for the next 28 years.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders is 84. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is 71. Opera singer Kathleen Battle is 69. Actor Danny Bonaduce is 58. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is 35.