Today in history for Sept. 17

Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus, American Ryder Cup star, seen blasting out of a bunker at the edge of the 17th green, lost the hole and match because of this hole at Blackpool, Sept. 17, 1977, to Scottish star Bernard Gallacher. This defeat did not halt American’s resounding victory in the 22nd Ryder Cup venue, in its last stages. (AP Photo/Bob Dear)

By The Associated Press

Today is Thursday, Sept. 17, the 261st day of 2020. There are 105 days left in the year. Continue reading “Today in history for Sept. 17”

Underwood, Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

Carrie Underwood accepts the entertainer of the year award in a tie with Thomas Rhett during the 55th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

By KRISTIN M. HALL AP Entertainment Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the first time the top prize has been split between two artists. Continue reading “Underwood, Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs”

After Sally: Rescue, recovery and a wary eye on rivers

Hurricane Sally
A man watches floodwaters, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in downtown Pensacola, Fla. Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm, pushing a surge of ocean water onto the coast and dumping torrential rain that forecasters said would cause dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi and well inland in the days ahead. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)


PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally’s rains threatened more misery for parts of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama on Thursday, even as the storm’s remnants were forecast to dump up to a foot of rain and spread the threat of flooding to Georgia and the Carolinas. Continue reading “After Sally: Rescue, recovery and a wary eye on rivers”