October 24, 2013 |
ALEPPO, Syria - Rebel Col. Abduljabbar Aqidi was at his desk in a repurposed school when an assistant came in and slipped him a piece of paper about his plans for the evening. "Should we go to this operations room, or this one?" the assistant asked cryptically. Aqidi, who heads the Aleppo Military Council, was planning a dinner with a group of Syrian rebels on the front lines that night. But even here, in the heart of opposition territory, he and his aides were wary of discussing their movements aloud.
October 23, 2013 |
Former KPMG auditing partner Scott London should spend three years in prison on his insider-trading conviction for selling secret information about the accounting firm's clients to a stock-trading friend, the federal probation office in Los Angeles recommended. The tips to Encino jeweler Bryan Shaw resulted in nearly $1.3 million in profitable trades, prosecutors alleged. The probation office, in a confidential report, recommended the prison term, and the information was disclosed in court papers filed recently by London's attorney, Harland Braun.
October 22, 2013
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October 22, 2013 |
Besides its all-inclusive historical sweep - from the first African to set foot in the New World to the first African American to occupy the White House - what distinguishes Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s new series, "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross," from many previous documentaries on the black experience is … Henry Louis Gates Jr. Gates, a Harvard professor and academic typhoon the world knows as "Skip," is one of the more familiar faces...
October 18, 2013 |
A former Boeing Co. procurement officer and three other people were indicted by a federal grand jury and accused of engaging in a bribery and kickback scheme, a federal prosecutor said. The ex-procurement officer allegedly leaked nonpublic information to bidders for contracts on military aircraft parts in exchange for cash, the office of U.S. Atty. Richard Callahan in St. Louis said in a statement. The grand jury indicted former Boeing executive Deon Anderson; Jeffrey Lavelle, who owned Everett, Wash., bidder J.L. Manufacturing; and an outside consultant for J.L., Robert Diaz.
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October 16, 2013 |
The South Coast Air Quality Management District's top brass faced a frustrated crowd at a town hall meeting Wednesday, during which more than 100 South Los Angeles residents criticized the agency's inability to say whether fumes from an oil field are hazardous. Some of those gathered in an auditorium at the Doheny Campus of Mount St. Mary's College cradled Styrofoam model heads pierced with sewing needles or bound in rope to demonstrate ailments they believe are linked to the oil pumping operation: dizziness, chronic fatigue, severe headaches and nose bleeds.
October 16, 2013 |
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October 14, 2013 |
Kellye Taylor spent her last recess as she had so many others: sitting on a folding chair at a Long Beach park, watching her students clamber on a jungle gym. Then a man crept up to her side, thrust a sharp object into her neck and ran off, police said. Taylor, 53, slumped over. Her students screamed. A fellow teacher frantically asked her what to do. Taylor gasped: Calm down. Call 911. The students raced back to their school. A fellow teacher stayed at Orizaba Park and tried to stem the bleeding.
October 13, 2013
If you go THE BEST WAY TO TAI TAPU, NEW ZEALAND From LAX, Air New Zealand offers connecting service (change of plane) to Christchurch. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $980, including taxes and fees. Otahuna Lodge is a 25-minute drive from Christchurch Airport. Otahuna Lodge, 224 Rhodes Road, Tai Tapu; (011) 64-3-329-6333, http://www.otahuna.com . Doubles from $995 a day, depending on the season. Includes a degustation dinner with wine pairings, pre-dinner drinks with canapés, continental and/or full cooked breakfast, laundry services and full use of lodge facilities and equipment.
October 10, 2013 |
A spirited, empathetic attempt to turn a legacy of educational shame into a call for understanding and action, Harvey Hubbell V's documentary, "Dislecksia: The Movie," has a necessary charge to it, but also a distractingly goofy side. If you only think of dyslexia as the "rearranging letters" condition - like some quirky trait - Hubbell, himself dyslexic, is quick to communicate how debilitating a reading disability can be to a child who isn't progressing at the rate of his or her peers and who isn't given the tools to manage it. "They gave me a diploma," Hubbell says at one point about his own fraught experiences growing up, "but they didn't give me the skills to fill out a job application.