Celeb birthdays for March 6, 2015

Actor Ben Murphy is 73. Singer Mary Wilson of The Supremes is 71. Drummer Hugh Grundy of The Zombies is 70. Singer-guitarist David Gilmour of Pink Floyd is 69. Actor-director Rob Reiner is 68. Singer Kiki Dee is 68. Actress Anna Maria Horsford (“The Shield,” ”Amen”) is 68. Actor Tom …

BBC News – Why Iceland banned beer

A century ago, Iceland banned all alcoholic drinks. Within a decade, red wine had been legalised, followed by spirits in the 1930s. But full-strength beer remained off-limits until 1 March 1989. Megan Lane asks why it took so long for the amber nectar to come in from the Icelandic cold. …

Rental car insurance: What you need to know

If you’ve rented a car, you probably know the look. It’s the one Bonnie Jones got when she picked up the keys to her rental car in Las Vegas recently. The car rental representative appeared “very concerned,” says Jones, who owns a beauty supply business in Albany, Calif. “She said …

Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress Makes No Sense — NYMag

Benjamin Netanyahu’s highly unusual speech today, arranged through his capacity as Israel’s liaison to the Republican Party, has been viewed by his critics primarily as an exercise in cynical manipulation. Netanyahu is attempting to manipulate Congress to support his diplomatic agenda over the president’s, and, perhaps, to manipulate the Israeli …