Department of Education calls for schools to allow students to visit restrooms in accordance with gender identity
The U.S. Department of Education will call for schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms that are consistent with their gender, as reported by USA Today. A letter issued by the department to school districts – which was also signed by Obama administration officials – says it is a violation of Title IX to require transgender students to use same-sex facilities.
Small plane crashes in Central Valley Vineyard, pilot and passengers sustain minor injuries
Minor cuts and scrapes were sustained by the pilot and passengers on board a small single engine plane which clipped a pickup and landed upside down in the Central Valley Vineyard, as reported by CBS News. Taking off from the Parachute Center skydiving school, it started facing problems soon. The pilot, who sustained minor injuries, was able to fly the plane under power lines and away from a house 75 feet away from where it crashed.
Phoenix airport screening becomes operational
After problems were encountered with the automatic luggage screening equipment, the screening at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport became operational on Thursday, as reported by NBC News. A computer server allowing automated screening had caused the problem. As a result of the massive pile up, the luggage were sent to airports in Los Angeles and San Diego to be checked and were transported to their destinations.
Woman who fell off California highway spent more than 14 hours trapped inside vehicle
A woman, who fell off State Route 241 to a dirt road, had been trapped inside her vehicle for more than 14 hours, as reported by FOX News. The woman involved in the accident, which occurred on Wednesday, was in her car overnight. She was at a friend’s home and was returning when she took a wrong turn. She had to be taken out of the car by officials, Orange County Fire Authority said, and was transported to the hospital.
Ozzy Osbourne says Sharon “is everything for me”
Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath frontman, said, after he and Sharon Osbourne reunited on stage to announce Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, that his wife of almost 34 years is “everything for me,” as reported by Us Magazine. The couple got married in 1982 and have three children together: Aimee, 32; Kelly, 31; and Jack, 30.