Fleas in Arizona Test Positive for Bubonic Plague
Fleas in Arizona Test Positive for Bubonic Plague: Fleas in two Arizona counties have tested positive for carrying bubonic plague, an infectious disease that took the lives of millions of people in the Middle Ages. Health officials are urging Arizona residents to — if possible — avoid these fleas and ticks like the plague.
Kentucky Group to Protest Solar Eclipse: An ad-hoc organization called “Kentuckians for Coal” says it plans to protest all the attention the upcoming solar eclipse is generating, because it helps promote solar at the expense of the coal industry. Good point, after all — a mine is a terrible thing to waste.
Alabama Finally Passes Bestiality Law: The Alabama State Senate has voted 20–1 to make bestiality (zoophilia) a misdemeanor criminal offense punishable by up to one year in jail. The one senator who voted against the bill was at Petco and couldn’t be reached for comment.