Disturbing reports are coming out of Baku, Azerbaijan, where gay, lesbian and transgender citizens are being rounded up by police, beaten and handed jail terms.
When it comes to LGBT rights, the “Golden State” means business. Just weeks ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration into the White House, California passed a bill prohibiting state-funded business travel to states that discriminate against the LGBT community. So, if you’re a government employee in California, don’t expect to visit North Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee or Kansas on the state’s dime anytime soon.
For years, all neighbors heard was incessant barking from the 20-acre property next door. But now the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department and Houston SPCA have teamed up to rescue 150 dogs, six cats and one horse from Puppy-Dogs-R-Us — a self-proclaimed animal rescue property in Dayton, Texas.
Residents in Southern Florida know to stay far away from alligators. Found in lakes, swamps and even golf course ponds, wild alligators can easily outrun humans and small pets if they feel so inclined. But there’s an even bigger predator to look out for in these parts — like this 15-foot long Burmese python.