Celebrity birthdays for March 20, 2019

Actor-producer Carl Reiner is 97. Actor Hal Linden is 88. Country singer Don Edwards is 80. Country singer-guitarist Ranger Doug of Riders in the Sky is 73. Blues musician Marcia Ball is 70. Actor William Hurt is 69. Drummer Carl Palmer (Asia; Emerson, Lake and Palmer) is 69. Guitarist Jimmie …

US, Russia divided on Venezuela after talks in Rome

ROME (AP) — Russia and the United States remain split on how to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, officials from both powers said Tuesday after talks in Rome. Elliott Abrams, the Trump administration’s special envoy to Venezuela, met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov to discuss the situation in …

Pro-Thaksin candidates adopt his name in Thai election

PHIMAI, Thailand (AP) — It’s election season in Thailand and a campaign truck is rolling at the crack of dawn through the streets of the northeastern town of Phimai, blaring the slogan “Vote Thaksin, Get Thaksin.” It’s a bit disconcerting, since the Thaksin everyone in Thailand knows is former Prime …