Are Cats Chicago’s Super-Heroes? Meow
Chicago, Illinois, is known as the Rat Capital of America. It may soon be the Cat Capital, too. Thousands of feral cats are being let go on the Chicago streets in a program called “Cats at Work.” This city plan is a partnership with the Treehouse Humane Society.
Orkin’s pest control company ranks American cities in areas of infestations by roaches, rats, and creepy crawly things. The company ranked Chicago the most infested city for the sixth year. Los Angeles and New York City came in second and third place for rat infestations.
The Colonial Pipeline Debacle
Ransomware is software used to block access to a computer system. Hackers demand “ransom” money to restore computer systems.
Colonial Pipeline has the largest oil pipeline in the U.S. It delivers nearly half of all the fuel used on the East Coast from Texas to New Jersey. The shutdown affected 17 states. The Department of Transportation declared a state of emergency for the southeastern seaboard.
President Biden told the American people that there will not be any real gas shortages, and he said he would put more support into education to train the next generation of workers to stop cyber-attacks in the future.
It may be days until the flow of fuel is back to normal.
The Struggle Between Israel and Hamas Heats Up
The Holy Land consists of Israel, Palestinian territories, parts of Jordan, and Lebanon. It’s called the Holy Land because Christians, Jews, and Muslims all believe the land is sacred.
Hamas and Israel have fought one another in three wars and even more small battles and skirmishes. So far, the worst fighting was done during the 2014 war, which lasted for 50 days.