Washington Post bestsellers: May 28, 2017 – The Washington Post

PAPERBACK Fiction 1. THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Anchor, $15.95). By Margaret Atwood. A dystopian novel set in a theocratic-totalitarian state. [17] 2. NIGHT SCHOOL (Dell, $9.99). By Lee Child. A jihadist sleeper cell might have recruited an American. [2] 3. COMMONWEALTH (Harper Perennial, $16.99). By Ann Patchett. A chance encounter disrupts …

On This Day in History – Saturday, May 27, 2017

On May 27, 1937, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge was opened. An estimated 200,000 people crossed it the first day. Today is Saturday, May 27, the 147th day of 2017 with 218 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Uranus, and Neptune. Evening stars are …

Quote of the Day

“Should the gentleman apologize? Yeah, I think he should apologize. I know he has his own version, and I’m sure he’s going to have more to say, but there’s no call for this, no matter what — on any circumstance.” ~PAUL D. RYAN, Speaker of the House, on the Republican …

Celebrity birthdays for May 27, 2017

Musician Ramsey Lewis is 82. Actor Louis Gossett Jr. is 81. Country singer Don Williams is 78. Actor Bruce Weitz is 74. Singer Bruce Cockburn is 72. Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater is 67. Actor Richard Schiff (“The West Wing”) is 62. Singer Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees …

Airlines have rules about taking photos, video on planes

FILE – In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017, file photo, American Airlines Senior Vice President of Customer Experience Kerry Philipovitch, second from right, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. From left are: United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz; United Airlines President Scott Kirby; Joseph …

Faster, higher, rustier: Medals from Rio Olympics damaged

This photo provided by Kevin Snyder show Kyle Snyder’s damaged gold metal from the 2016 Rio Olympics on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Maryland. The medal will soon replaced by the IOC and Rio organizers because of damage. Snyder and Helen Maroulis, another U.S. gold medalist wrestler, are among a …