Oklahoma wildfire burns more than 27,000 acres
A wildfire in Woodward County, Oklahoma, has burned as much as 27,500 acres. Aerial tankers are pouring water on the fire, which has damaged several structures. Residents in the area are being evacuated.
Dry air, warm temperatures and strong winds are being attributed why the majority of the state is under critical to extremely critical fire conditions, ABC News reported. An iodine manufacturing plant threatened in the fire would not be a significant explosion risk, but could result in environmental hazards if it caught fire.
Body of woman found on Uni of Texas campus
The body of a woman, who died in what is being described as a possible homicide, was found in Waller Creek behind the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on the University of Texas campus, Daily Mail reported. While the cause of death has not been determined as of yet, authorities are working to identify the suspects of the crime. The name of the victim has not been released by the authorities.
400,000 students give the Common Core examinations
As many as 400,000 students in grades 3 to 8 from city public and charter schools have taken the Common Core English Language Arts tests on Tuesday. According to the New York Post, while almost 20 percent of students sat out the examination, the numbers collected from Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties revealed that they were almost the same as last year.
21 charged in fake student visa case
In a case that involved 1,000 foreigners accused of fraudulently obtaining student and work visas, prosecutors charged 21 brokers for conspiracy to commit visa fraud. Authorities arrested the suspects by creating a fake university website, FOX News reported. The foreigners pretended to be students of the university in order to extend their stay in the US, according to the authorities.
Anti-gay laws receive criticism in Mississippi, North Carolina
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a bill that would allow individuals, institutes and businesses to deny services to gay couples if they felt their religious beliefs were being violated, the New York Times reported. Meanwhile, in North Carolina, PayPal announced it was going to cancel an investment worth $3.6 million after a law banning anti-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation was passed by the state.
Amy Schumer not happy at being featured in “Chic at any size” edition of Glamour magazine
Amy Schumer was featured in a special edition of Glamour Magazine, “Chic at any size,” but the “Trainwreck” star wasn’t happy, FOX News reported. In her post on Instagram, she wrote, “there’s nothing wrong with being plus size” adding that while “plus size is considered size 16 in America, I go between a size 6 and an 8.”
More than 500 students were mistakenly sent acceptance letters into elite school
Hundreds of parents received acceptance into the LaSalle Language Academy; but while 512 letters were sent, only 16 should have gone out, CBS News reported. In a statement, CPS said that it had “inadvertently offered more seats to students than LaSalle had available. Staff is working with families individually to help identify alternate options for their children.”
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