Severe weather: Tornadoes touch down Oklahoma
Storms gave rise to several tornado touchdowns in northeastern Oklahoma on Wednesday night, injuring seven people and leaving behind extensive damage. Buildings and trees were damaged in Tulsa County, and power lines affected, resulting in sparking transformers, near Owasso County. In Tulsa, several roads were closed as a result of the severe weather. A total of nine million people in areas of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas are in the enhanced areas of risk, CBS News reported.
Following criticism, Donald Trump reverses statement on abortions
Republican presidential hopeful and front runner Donald Trump reversed his statement on abortion after he had said on Wednesday that women who undergo abortions should be punished if the procedure is outlawed, CNN reported. As a result of widespread criticism from the business mogul’s rivals, Trump reversed his statement a few hours later, noting that women who undergo abortions are the victims and that the doctors who perform the surgery should be responsible.
South California surfers use violence to threaten non local surfers
According to a class action lawsuit, surfers in South California have protected their surfing spots for decades by means of violence and intimidation. At the center of the issue is a group of surfers known as Lunada Bay Boys, who have been accused of threatening outside surfers by throwing rocks at them and damaging their cars. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the group of surfers gathers along the coast in Palos Verdes Estates.
Dreadlocks don’t belong to “colored community’s culture,” student says
Cory Goldstein, a San Francisco State University student, who was told that he couldn’t wear dreadlocks, said that they do not belong to the “colored community’s culture,” the New York Daily News reported. “It’s ingrained in so many cultures,” Goldstein said. “It’s not something that is just part of the colored community,” the student added. The dispute between Goldstein and the classmate, Bonita Tindle, is currently being investigated by the police.
Dwayne Johnson shares picture of Baywatch cast
A picture of the much awaited Baywatch was shared by Dwayne Johnson on Instagram. In the picture, Zac Efron, Jon Bass, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, and Johnson can be seen on the beach, wearing red and blue bathing suit.
Patty Duke was “at peace” when she died, says her son
Sean Astin, Patty Duke’s son, said her mother was “at peace” when she died. Duke’s death came after she had suffered “terribly” because of sepsis as a result of a ruptured intestine. Speaking with People Magazine, Astin said, “She was surrounded by her family. It was in the middle of the night and it was a race to get there. It was a very powerful experience. And then, in her last moments, she was at peace.”