National Fire Preparedness Level Raised to Highest Point
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Top federal and state fire managers say the National Fire Preparedness Level will be raised to its highest point Friday afternoon.
The National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group made the announcement Thursday, saying the jump to Preparedness Level 5 reflects a high degree of wildfir…
Website That Advertised Escort Services Sued in 4 States
SACRAMENTO (AP) — New lawsuits have been filed in four states on behalf of women who say they were victimized as teenagers when they were sold for sex on an international website.
Attorneys say the suits filed Wednesday in Alabama, California, Texas and Washington are the first to individually …
AGs State Pelvic Mesh Implants Caused Dire Complications
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state and California have sued Johnson & Johnson, saying that for years the company misrepresented the risks of vaginal mesh implants it sold to repair pelvic collapse.
In the latest legal actions over the problem-prone devices, Attorneys General Bob Ferguson of Washingt…
College Players Jumping to NFL List Grows
Ohio State losing Bosa and Elliott after Fiesta Bowl
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa and running back Ezekiel Elliott will skip their senior seasons and declare for the NFL draft.
Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said both players will join quarterback Cardale Jones in leav…
Professional Cheerleaders is Now a Job
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Cheerleading isn't just fun in California. It's now a job. Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation recognizing California's professional cheerleaders as employees. The cheerleaders are entitled to the minimum wage and overtime pay.

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