It's gorgeous outside, everybody, and I am feeling, shall we say, less than up to enjoying the gifts the day has bestowed. But the News keeps rolling.

Israel has bombed Syria, in a still-sketchy operation apparently aimed at disrupting missile shipments from Iran to government loyalists.

Everything else is terrible in Syria, too.

An unscrupulous literary agent took advantage of a doddering Harper Lee to secure rights to the author's pretty-great To Kill A Mockingbird, if Harper Lee is to be believed.

As many as 130 prisoners at the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay are still refusing to eat. It all began, apparently, after a routine shakedown.

The Boston Marathon bombings have inspired a novel idea: making sure students entering the US from abroad have valid visas. Genius!

Meanwhile, no one around Boston's willing to take in slain bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev's corpse.

Sarah Palin is still relevant to NRA members. Of course she is.

TriMet wants you to believe the MAX ticketing machines that are always broken and stressful aren't really all that broken or stressful, after all. Don't you believe it, says the Oregonian.

When did April/May become July? And do I really want to know the likely worrying scientific rationale behind that? Weather Widget's got our collective back, y'all.


Ballots for the May 21 election are in the mail, BUT HOLD UP! Turns out fluoride might be more dangerous than we've been led to believe. This video's got literally everything you need to know about that, so I'm reposting.