UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

On Jan. 24, 1984, Apple’s Macintosh computer went on sale. Price tag: $2,495. Today is Tuesday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2017 with 341 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.  Those born on this …

Quotation of the Day – The New York Times

“I thought I was being smart in going to the doctor and getting checked out. Then I tried to go get insurance and everyone denied me.” ~JOANNE FITZGERALD, who got insurance under the Affordable Care Act despite a pre-existing condition and is concerned about efforts to repeal Source: Quotation of …

Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 24, 2017

Actor Jerry Maren (Lollipop Guild member from “The Wizard of Oz”) is 98. Singer Ray Stevens is 78. Singer Aaron Neville is 76. Singer Neil Diamond is 76. Actor Michael Ontkean (“Twin Peaks”) is 71. Keyboardist-turned-TV personality Jools Holland (Squeeze) is 59. Actress Nastassja Kinski is 58. Drummer Keech Rainwater …

How much is the White House worth? – Business Insider

The White House is the most valuable home in America, according to Zillow. The White House is worth $397.9 million, according to the real-estate listings firm Zillow. The home of every US president except George Washington gained 15% in value during President Barack Obama’s eight years in office, according to …

China probes ‘fake seasoning producing hub’ near Tianjin – BBC News

The factories were allegedly using unapproved ingredients like industrial salt in seasonings. Chinese authorities are investigating nearly 50 factories allegedly manufacturing fake versions of widely used food seasonings and sauces. It comes after Beijing News reportedly uncovered the elaborate operation near the city of Tianjin. The factories were using unapproved …

The traditional way of reporting on a president is dead. And Trump’s press secretary killed it. – The Washington Post

Sean Spicer’s remarks, full of falsehoods, should inspire journalists to dig into what matters. The presidency is not a reality show, but President Trump on his first full day in office made clear that he’s still obsessed with being what he once proudly called “a ratings machine.” He cares enough …