UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 18, 2015

Today is Saturday, April 18, the 108th day of 2015 with 257 to follow. The moon is new. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Aries. They include Italian Duchess Lucrezia Borgia …

Quote of the Day

“It’s about as close to an apology, I would think, as the Catholic Church is officially going to render.” ~EILEEN BURKE-SULLIVAN, a theologian, after Pope Francis ended a takeover of an American nuns’ group and met with four of its leaders for nearly an hour. Quotation of the Day – …

Celebrity Birthdays for April 18, 2015

Actress Barbara Hale (“Perry Mason”) is 94. Actor Robert Hooks is 78. Actress Hayley Mills is 69. Actor James Woods is 68. Actress Cindy Pickett (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”) is 68. Keyboardist Walt Richmond of The Tractors is 68. Bassist Jim Scholten of Sawyer Brown is 63. Actor Rick Moranis …

Saddam aide Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri ‘killed’ in Iraq – BBC News

Fugitive Iraqi militant leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who was right-hand man to Iraq’s ex-leader Saddam Hussein, has been killed, Iraqi officials say. They say he died in fighting in Salahuddin province, north of Baghdad. His supporters have denied the claim. Douri, 72, led the Naqshbandi Order insurgent group, a key …