NEWS YOU CAN USE: Porn group wants filming halt during syphilis probe. “A pornography trade group is calling for a nationwide filming moratorium while officials in Los Angeles investigate a syphilis outbreak and performers get tested for the disease. Free Speech Coalition spokeswoman Joanne Cachapero said Monday that one performer has tested positive for and the performer’s sexual partners are being notified. The Los Angeles County Public Health Department announced an investigation into at least five possible cases the sexually transmitted disease last week.”

What’s news is how seldom this sort of thing happens.