UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Today is Monday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2015 with 339 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius. They include French philosopher Claude Helvetius …

TSA finds record number of firearms in carry-on bags

WASHINGTON — A record 2,212 firearms — most of them loaded — were discovered in travelers’ carry-on bags at U.S. airports last year, according to 2014 statistics released today by the Department of Homeland Security. Transportation Security Administration officers found an average of six firearms per day in passengers’ carry-on …

Quote of the Day

“Going home. Relaxing. Sleeping in a real bed. Probably get in a pool of water and swim for a little while.” ~ Joseph Sledge, exonerated for a double homicide in 1976 and freed after nearly 40 years in a North Carolina prison. News from The Associated Press.

Celeb birthdays for Jan. 26, 2015

Sports announcer-actor Bob Uecker is 80. Actor Scott Glenn is 76. Singer Jean Knight is 72. Drummer Corky Laing of Mountain is 67. Actor David Strathairn is 66. Singer Lucinda Williams is 62. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen is 60. Percussionist Norman Hassan of UB40 is 57. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres is …