AP Explains: What’s behind conflict at sprawling Thai temple

BANGKOK (AP) — It’s more than eight times bigger than Vatican City and twice the size of Cambodia’s ancient Angkor Wat, making it quite possibly the world’s biggest religious complex. Yet few non-Buddhists have heard of Wat Dhammakaya, a sprawling, extravagant temple compound north of Bangkok that has been at …

On This Day in History – Sunday, March 26, 2017

On March 26, 1979, Israel and Egypt signed a peace treaty at the White House, ending 30 years of hostilities.By United Press International Today is Sunday, March 26, the 85th day of 2017 with 280 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Venus. Evening …

Quote of the Day

“We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.” ~SPEAKER PAUL D. RYAN, after House Republican leaders withdrew legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor. Source: Quotation of the Day: Defeat in Trump’s First Legislative Fight Casts Shadow on Agenda – The …

Celebrity birthdays for March 26, 2017

Actor Alan Arkin is 83. Actor James Caan is 77. Singer Diana Ross is 73. Actor Johnny Crawford (“The Rifleman”) is 71. Singer Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is 69. Singer-actress Vicki Lawrence is 68. Actor Ernest Thomas (“Everybody Hates Chris,” ”What’s Happening”) is 68. Actor Martin Short is 67. Country …