Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives quietly passed a bill requiring the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (DoD) to conduct a review into whether the Pentagon experimented with ticks and other blood-sucking insects for use as biological weapons between 1950 and 1975.
If the Inspector General finds that such experiments occurred, then, according to the bill, they must provide the House and Senate Armed Services committees with a report on the scope of the research and "whether any ticks or insects used in such experiments were released outside of any laboratory by accident or experiment design," potentially leading to the spread of diseases such as Lyme.
A barber shop in Washington, PA has been fined $750 for "refusing" to cut a female customer's hair.
At the shop Barbiere, an upscale gentleman's barber shop, male customers are greeted with a cocktail or a cold beer. "It's a great place to get away after a hard day's work, get a haircut and have a beer," said client Robert Craig.
When a female customer asked for a cut she was told that they did not cut women's hair and were not equipped to do so. "I am not opposed to doing women's hair," owner John Interval said, "Just not in this shop. I don't even have the equipment to do women's hair."
Regardless of the fact that this shop was not equipped to do her hair, the customer filed an action with the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.
The agency imposed the fine for gender discrimination after a state investigator visited the business and questioned the owner.
Interval said he wasn't aware that he was legally compelled to service both men and women. He intends to pay the fine because respects the law.