How smoke from Canadian wildfires affects your health

Smoke from Canadian wildfires triggered air quality alerts in more than a dozen US states on Wednesday, with health officials warning people in sensitive groups, such as children, the elderly or those with respiratory conditions to limit their time outdoors or stay inside. Yahoo News spoke with health experts who explained how wildfire smoke affects … Read more

Police flex political power at the California Capitol

Despite progress made in California after George Floyd’s death, law enforcement groups were able to block two controversial measures before a key deadline Friday and secured changes to other bills that aim to limit the scope of their work, underscoring their continued political power in the state Capitol . (Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times) After George … Read more

Hilinski’s Hope expands beyond football in an effort to honor Tyler Hilinski, raise mental health awareness

Mark and Kym Hilinski, the parents of late Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski, have become advocates for greater awareness of mental health issues among college athletes and are channeling their energy into Hilinski’s Hope, a foundation created to bring resources to address the issues. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Tyler Hilinski was a talented quarterback who played … Read more

Arizona Cardinals’ DJ Humphries excited to mentor No. 1 draft pick Paris Johnson Jr.

As the longest-tenured Cardinals’ player on the roster, surely left tackle DJ Humphries was privately consulted when the team traded back up in this first round of this year’s draft to select Ohio State’s Paris Johnson Jr. “No. Hump ​​knew our plan all along,” Cardinals coach Jonathan Gannon said Wednesday. Meaning, Humphries knew Arizona planned … Read more

Lionel Messi’s Miami move sparks an instant ticket bonanza — even for MLS games he likely won’t play

Lionel Messi is coming to MLS, and ticket prices are soaring. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File) Even before the announcement, before Lionel Messi said the words that will transform American soccer, before MLS could even clarify that no, hold on, no contract has yet been finalized, the bonanza began. It swept across the league, and picked … Read more

Florida confirms it sent migrants to California

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida officials confirmed Tuesday that the DeSantis administration was responsible for sending two planes full of migrants from the Texas border to Sacramento as a protest to federal immigration policies. As California’s leaders continue to claim that the actions could amount to kidnapping or false imprisonment, Florida countered those allegations by posting … Read more