September 27, 2013 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - Devon Kennard is on the verge of earning a master's degree. His NFL draft stock is rising. And he leads a stingy USC defense that ranks among the best in college football. He is not sure how much of that would have been possible had he not suffered a season-ending injury on the eve of training camp last season. "I'm a firm believer in God always has a plan," Kennard said this week. After surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle, Kennard redshirted last season as USC slipped from preseason No. 1 to a 7-6 finish.
September 12, 2013 |
Buffalo Studios, the creator of games played on social networks, such as "Bingo Blitz," will consolidate its multiple offices at Arboretum Courtyard in Santa Monica. The game creator was recently acquired by Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc., which signed a 22,000-square-foot lease for Buffalo Studios in the Arboretum building at 2120 Colorado Ave., real estate brokerage Cresa Los Angeles said. Bingo Blitz is a bingo-style game played on Facebook, iOS, Android and Amazon Marketplace that awards prizes to winners.
July 13, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The day after the Senate passed its immigration overhaul in June, leading opponent Roy H. Beck convened his top strategists at a corner table of a pricey restaurant to discuss what went wrong and to plan ways to stop the bill from becoming law. They brainstormed over rockfish and steak for 2 1/2 hours on how to derail any talk in the House of legalizing millions of undocumented immigrants - which Beck and his supporters view as unacceptable...
June 20, 2013 |
Oklahoma football Coach Bob Stoops' home was burglarized early Wednesday morning, with the thieves making off with a car and other smaller items, police said. According to ESPN.com, the police department has leads in what it is considering a first-degree burglary. Norman, Okla., police Lt. Eric Lehenbauer told the Oklahoman newspaper that several members of Stoops' family were home during the robbery, but no one was harmed. It is not clear whether Stoops himself was at home at the time.
June 6, 2013 |
The nation's complicated healthcare overhaul is proving to be a surprising source of work: People are needed to explain the law's provisions to consumers. In addition to the expected demand for more nurses and doctors to treat millions of newly insured patients, the federal Affordable Care Act is feeding a cottage industry in call centers. The law, which represents the biggest expansion of health insurance in nearly half a century, has spawned a hiring blitz by the state, major health insurers and many community groups that have to decode a lot of insurance lingo in a short amount of time to an incredibly diverse population.
May 14, 2013 |
The country's largest wireless carriers have joined together for a national advertising campaign to discourage mobile users from texting while driving. AT&T announced that competitors Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile and more than 200 other organizations have joined its "It Can Wait" campaign. The effort will focus on the months between Memorial Day and Labor Day, which have been called the 100 deadliest days on the roads for teen drivers. The campaign kicks off Monday, with the four wireless carriers bringing a multimillion-dollar co-branded advertising blitz to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving.