UPI Almanac for Thursday Sept. 3, 2015

Republicans nominate John McCain for president … on this date in history. Today is Thursday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2015 with 119 to follow. The moon is waning. Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Neptune and Saturn Those born on this date are under the …

Quote of the Day

“Where are the eyes in an autonomous vehicle?” ~JOHN LEE, a University of Wisconsin professor and expert in driver safety on the Google self-driving car and concerns that it can’t interact with other drivers by making eye contact. Source: Quotation of the Day – The New York Times

Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 3, 2015

 “Beetle Bailey” creator Mort Walker is 92. Actress Anne Jackson is 90. Actress Pauline Collins is 75. Singer-guitarist Al Jardine of The Beach Boys is 73. Actress Valerie Perrine is 72. Drummer Donald Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad is 67. Guitarist Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols is 60. Actor …

Grand Egyptian Museum to be managed internationally

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s antiquities minister said Tuesday that the long-planned Grand Egyptian Museum will have an independent, international directorship in an effort to overcome bureaucracy. Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said the awaited museum near the Pyramids of Giza will be run “independent” of the government, similar to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, …