A sampling of Thursday's headlines from some CNN affiliates nationwide:
Students at a Jewish girls’ high school in New York have been ordered to delete their Facebook accounts in accordance with school policy, CNN affiliate WCBS-TV reported.
Juniors at the school who were found to have Facebook accounts were taken out of class and told to stop their accounts or face expulsion, according to WCBS. Students at the school sign contracts promising not to have the accounts; the school principal says having such an account violates religious expectations of modesty.
Auburn University officials are using a sugar treatment in hopes of saving two beloved oak trees that were poisoned more than a year ago, CNN affiliate WTVM-TV reported.
Officials injected the oaks with sugar, hoping it will serve as a substitute for the carbohydrates that that the trees would be producing had they not been poisoned, according to WTVM.
The oak trees at Toomer’s Corner were poisoned with a virulent herbicide in late 2010. The trees are well-known at Auburn, with sports fans typically gathering around them after victories and draping them with toilet paper.
A law firm is challenging a congressional candidate’s use of “astronaut” in a California race.
A retired NASA astronaut running for a congressional seat may have to fight in court if he wants “astronaut” as a description for him on ballots, CNN affiliate KTXL-TV reported.
A law firm is challenging Jose Hernandez’s intention to use the designation, arguing that he no longer is an astronaut and therefore can’t call himself one on the ballot, according to KTXL.
A publisher has announced that a book on fatherhood written by NBA star Dwyane Wade will be released in September, CNN affiliate WFOR-TV reported.
In “A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger than Basketball,” the Miami Heat player will share on-and-off-the court experiences as a single parent, and as a child of a single parent, WFOR reports.
Wade was awarded sole custody of his two sons last year after a court battle with his ex-wife, according to WFOR.