On This Day in History – Friday, April 28, 2017

On April 28, 1945, fascist leader Benito Mussolini, his mistress and several of his friends were executed by Italian partisans. Today is Friday, April 28, the 118th day of 2017 with 247 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, …

Quote of the Day

“That bird is pretty well torched — I don’t know what else to say.” ~CHRIS SOUCY, executive director of the Raptor Trust in Morris County, which has cared for several birds injured by a nearly invisible flame in the Meadowlands. Source: Quotation of the Day: ‘Bird Killer’ Lurks in Transformed …

Celebrity birthdays for April 28, 2017

Actor Frank Vincent (“Goodfellas,” ”The Sopranos”) is 80. Actress-singer Ann-Margret is 76. Actor Paul Guilfoyle (“CSI”) is 68. Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno is 67. Actress Mary McDonnell is 64. Singer-bassist Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth is 64. Rapper Too Short is 51. Actress Bridget Moynahan is 46. Actor …

More Venezuelans struggle in US as their country implodes

MIAMI (AP) — People crowd outside a church near Miami’s international airport, chatting about family and friends left behind in Caracas, Valencia and Maracaibo as they wait more than an hour to receive rice, beans, yogurt and other food for their families. At a storage space not far away, about …

Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government’s latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list. The report counts cases in only 10 states for nine of the most common causes of …