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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mon Mar 21 23:38:05 EDT 2016 | UPI
The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act, imposing a direct tax on the American colonies, the Arab League is founded in Cairo, Egypt ... on this date in history. Today is Tuesday, March 22, the 82nd day of 2016 with 284 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, and Uranus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Aries. They include Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck in 1599; author Louis L'Amour in 1908; actor Leo..

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Top celebrity birthdays for March 22nd:  Composer Stephen Sondheim is 86. Actor William Shatner is 85. Actor M. Emmet Walsh is 81. Singer Jeremy Clyde of Chad and Jeremy is 75..
It was a presidential election year, with primary voting well underway. The President and Senate majority were of different parties. A senior Judiciary Committee member explained i..
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia and Britain next month ahead of his long-planned trip to Germany. The White House says Obama will head to Saudi..
Happy birthday, William Shatner! The actor is celebrating his 85th birthday today. Shatner is best known as Captain James T. Kirk from the original Star Trek series. As C..
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said he was not "angry" or "frustrated" with his players but "proud" after they crashed out of the UEFA Europa League against Liverpool on ..
Largest U.S. Refinery Now Belongs To Saudi Arabia by Charles Kennedy, OilPrice.com Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Aramco appear to be getting a divorce, breaking up their joint ventur..
SEATTLE — The Allen Group, a major manufacturer of home furnishings, home and garden decor and seasonal gifts in China, will debut a new brand, Allen Home, at April High Point Mark..
Anthony Martial says he considers himself to be a central striker but has no issue with being selected out wide for Manchester United. Martial, 20, has been a significant success s..
The Minnesota Timberwolves have one of the most exciting collections of young players on an NBA roster. Every Thursday, FOX Sports North tracks the progress of those on the Timberw..
Actress Reese Witherspoon’s production company Pacific Standard continues to develop female-centered projects, with past successes including the films “Gone Girl” and “Wild.” ..
Witherspoon shared a photo of her dinner date at a secret location, enjoying a glass of wine and a cake that lit up the room. "This is 40... What a lucky girl," she wrote alongside..
Walter who? Bryan Cranston is a long way from “Breaking Bad” in the trailer for HBO Films’ “All the Way,” in which he plays President Lyndon B. Johnson. Based on the play by Robert..
Two U.S. citizens charged by the United Arab Emirates with supporting terrorist groups go on trial Monday in a case that has drawn criticism from the United Nations and human right..
In an effort to attack Republicans fighting to preserve the integrity of the Supreme Court, Democrats have been repeating the same senseless slogan for weeks: “Do your job.” T..
(SANAA, Yemen) — Saudi Arabia said Thursday its military coalition will scale down operations in Yemen, an announcement that came as the death toll from an airstrike by the allianc..
The last American known to be living in Damascus says he feels safer in Syria's capital than in the U.S. because of American gun violence.  Thomas Webber, 71, grew up outside ..
The friendship of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner is legendary, and it is now the subject of a new book from Shatner: Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man. Fit..
Reese Witherspoon celebrated her 40th birthday early, and a slew of stars partied with her on Saturday night in Los Angeles. Witherspoon, who turns the big 4-0 on Tuesday, threw a ..
New movie All The Way has been in the works over at HBO for a while. We’ve known the flick would pick up amidst the racial turbulence of the 1960s and would feature a stacked cast,..
Most Westerners probably could not find find Brunei Darussalam on a map until a celebrity-led boycott launched two years ago in response to its sultan’s announcement that he would ..
Get in the mood for the Manchester derby with a look back at the best moments from the last five years of one of English football's greatest rivalries. In between two Europa League..
By Associated Press Washington — The Obama administration on Thursday formally concluded the Islamic State group is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in I..
A 1-1 draw at home to Liverpool was not enough to prevent a Europa League last-16 exit on an aggregate score of 3-1 to leave the Red Devils fighting against the odds to qualif..
FILE -- This Dec. 7, 2011 photo, shows Hossam Bahgat in his office at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights in Garden City, Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s state-news agency MENA repor..
syndication.ap.orgFILE -- This Dec. 7, 2011 photo, shows Hossam Bahgat in his office at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights in Garden City, Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's state-news..
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian judicial commission has ordered the assets of four people frozen, including one of the country's most prominent investigative journalists and a top rights'..
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian judicial commission has ordered the assets of four people frozen, including one of the country's most prominent investigative journalists and a top rights'..
CAIRO — An Egyptian judicial commission has ordered the assets of four people frozen, including one of the country’s most prominent investigative journalists and a top rights’ advo..
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian judicial commission has ordered that assets of four people be frozen, including those of a most prominent investigative journalists and a top rights' advoc..
Thomson ReutersDebris are seen inside the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital after it was it by the U.S. air strikes in Kunduz, Afghanistan By Feroz Sultani KUNDUZ, Afghanista..
Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Aramco appear to be getting a divorce, breaking up their joint venture in U.S.-based refining assets. The two companies joined together to create Motiva..
In Sunday's English Premeir League action, Manchester City host rivals Manchester United while Newcastle United welcome rivals Sunderland in a battle for survival. Manchester Unite..
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday he was deeply concerned by the deterioration in the human rights situation in Egypt, including Egypt's decision to reop..
George Karl and Carmelo Anthony didn’t always get along when they were together, but now that they're on opposite coasts the coach has come to the defense of his former s..
Ken Howard, veteran character actor and president of the SAG-AFTRA actors' union, died Wednesday in Los Angeles, California. He was 71. Howard's death was confirmed in a statement ..