THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Sunday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2017. There are 105 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1862: More than 3,600 men were killed in the Civil War Battle of Antietam in Maryland.
IN THE WORLD
1939: The Soviet Union invaded Poland during World War II, more than two weeks after Nazi Germany had launched its assault.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Retired Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter is 78. Basketball Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson is 72. Actress Cassandra Peterson ("Elvira, Mistress of the Dark") is 66. Muppeteer Kevin Clash (former voice of Elmo) is 57. NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson is 42.