Spain is Next On Europe's List of Disasters, Chris Hayes Runs Afoul of the Cult of the Military, California Targets Underground Businesses: P.M. Links
Spain needs a bailout from the rest of Europe, or else the euro itself may be finished, pleads Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz. Yields on 10-year government bonds have soared above 6.5 percent, near the danger zone that prompted bailouts for Greece, Portugal and Ireland. Europeans overall are increasingly unenthused about the EU.
- MSNBC host Chris Hayes is being raked over the coals (and apologizing!) for suggesting that dragging out the "heroes" word every Memorial Day risks glorifying war.
- Anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab discovered an unprecedentedly sophisticated, data-gathering cyberweapon infecting computers in the Middle East. The company believes the program was created by a national government.
- Arizona's welcome mat looks a little frayed, as xenophobic militias step up their efforts after the defeat of a bill to establish a citizens border patrol.
- With businesses and workers fleeing underground to escape burdensome taxes and regulations, California officials have set up a hotline to target this last vestige of economic vitality.
- Springfield, Massachusetts, police face a federal lawsuit charging they pulled down Terrence Thomas's pants and beat him in the middle of the street. Oddly, while no drugs were found on him during an initial search or during a strip search at the station, cocaine and marijuana fell out of his clothes after they'd been in police custody.
- The Harappan civilization — a large, urban civilization that spanned the Indian subcontinent — appears to have been done in 4,000 years ago by naturally occurring climate change.
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