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California legislation responds to cheerleader lawsuits

FILE- In this Oct. 6, 2013, file photo, Oakland Raiders cheerleaders hold pink pom-poms for breast cancer awareness before an NFL football game between the Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in Oakland, Calif. California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees. The bill approved by the state Senate on Monday, June 29, 2015, would require that cheerleaders be paid at least minimum wage if they work for professional sports teams based in California. AB202 says they would have to be paid for overtime and sick leave, the same as other employees. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage.

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New sports uniforms level the playing field for Muslim girls

In this June 16, 2015 photo, East African Muslim girls practiced basketball in their new uniforms in Minneapolis. Muslim girls who play sports have challenges that go beyond the sporting. Their new culturally sensitive uniforms, designed by the girls, address worries over tripping on a long, flowing dress, or having a loosely wrapped hijab come undone during a crucial play. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Girls in stylish athletic wear walk the runway as the sounds of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry blare from speakers. The crowd claps and cheers as the young models strike poses with basketballs, lacrosse sticks and boxing gloves. Finally, the big reveal: the Lady Warriors community traveling basketball team takes the stage in their cardinal red uniforms.

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USOC leaders stay course, stick with Boston’s troubled bid

U.S. Olympic Comittee Chairman Larry Probst speaks during a news conference Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Redwood City, Calif. USOC leaders say they're sticking with Boston as their candidate for the 2024 Olympics. The USOC board met Tuesday to discuss the Boston bid, which has been troubled by tepid polling data and active opposition. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee are sticking with Boston as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics, knowing full well that getting the city to the starting line in this contest could be as tough as actually landing the games.

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Flooding along River Raisin leaves roads, parks swamped

The Village of Dundee has started placing sand bags in front of business and homes on the west side of the M-50 bridge Tuesday, June 30, 2015, as a precaution, as the water levels of the River Raisin have risen. MDOT has closed down the M-50 bridge for motorist  and pedestrians. The view is from Mike Grams building along M-50 of the River Raisin. (Tom Hawley/The Monroe News via AP)

DUNDEE, Mich. (AP) — The River Raisin in southeastern Michigan has topped its banks in parts of Monroe County, leaving some roads and parks underwater.

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Third Utah State player released from hospital after crash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Another player has been released from the hospital following a car accident that hospitalized four Utah State football players and a former softball player.

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