June 14, 2013 |
Rep. Linda T. Sanchez asked regulators to investigate allegations that Herbalife Ltd. operates a well-disguised pyramid scheme that victimizes "our country's most vulnerable populations. " The Lakewood Democrat said in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission that she was "troubled that this company may be harming consumers," noting allegations that Herbalife's independent distributors are compensated more for recruiting new distributors than for sales. Herbalife is a Los Angeles nutritional products company that sells weight-loss shake mixes, vitamins, protein bars and other such items through independent salespeople, or distributors, who profit from their sales and from the sales made by others they recruit into the business.
June 7, 2013 |
If it's June, it means summer football passing competitions are about to go into high gear. And this summer the situation is going to be more intriguing than ever, because there's no consensus No. 1 high school quarterback in Southern California heading into the 2013 season. Plus, the college recruiting process is getting stranger every season. For example, UCLA has offers out to three quarterbacks from the class of 2015 — Kevin Dillman of La Mirada, Josh Rosen of Bellflower St. John Bosco and Ricky Town of Ventura St. Bonaventure.
May 14, 2013 |
MOSCOW -- Russia detained an American citizen accused of attempting to recruit a local intelligence officer into the CIA, the Federal Security Service said. Ryan Christopher Fogle, the third secretary of the American Embassy in Moscow, was held overnight before being handed back to U.S. authorities Tuesday, according to the Federal Security Service, the Russian intelligence agency known as the FSB. He was carrying a large amount of money, technology, written instructions for the Russian recruit and appearance-changing equipment, the FSB website said.
May 14, 2013 |
MOSCOW - Russian authorities detained an American diplomat accused of attempting to recruit a Russian intelligence officer into the CIA, the Federal Security Service said Tuesday. Ryan Christopher Fogle, the third secretary of the American Embassy in Moscow, was held overnight before being handed over to U.S. authorities Tuesday, according to the Federal Security Service, or FSB, the main successor agency to the KGB. Fogle, who was ordered to leave the country, was carrying a large amount of money and written instructions for the Russian recruit, the FSB said.
May 13, 2013 |
There's a perception that illegal recruiting is rampant in high school sports. So how come in the latest summary report issued by the California Interscholastic Federation through March, among nearly 800,000 athletes who compete statewide, only 84 were declared ineligible because of pre-enrollment contact or undue influence? That means either the perception is wrong or no one is catching the cheaters. I believe the latter is true. Even Roger Blake, the CIF's executive director, admits the numbers are misleading.
May 8, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO -- The Marine Corps on Wednesday began an advertising campaign targeted toward encouraging enlistment by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, two groups that make up only a tiny percentage of the Corps. The campaign, entitled "A Warrior's Education," features videos on the Marines' Facebook page in which 1st Lt. David Pham and 1st Lt. David Oliver David extol the virtues and challenges of being a Marine officer, and link Marine discipline to the values they learned from their families.
April 26, 2013 |
AMC's "The Walking Dead" is adding another cast member from HBO's acclaimed "The Wire" series to the zombie apocalypse drama. Larry Gilliard Jr. will play Bob Stookie, a former Army medic deeply haunted by his past--both before and after the apocalypse. The character is a loner, though he maintains a charming yet self-deprecating facade. In "The Walking Dead" comics, the character was a Woodbury resident (and alcoholic) responsible for saving the Governor's life after he was tortured by Michonne.
April 25, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Almost 30 years ago, two young women allegedly obtained fake passports in Europe for a clandestine trip to Cuba. Today, one is in prison serving a 25-year sentence for espionage; the other has taken shelter in Sweden. On Thursday, the U.S. government stepped up its efforts to get that second woman, Marta Rita Velazquez, from Sweden to an American courtroom. Velazquez, 55, a U.S. citizen born in Puerto Rico, was charged in 2004 with conspiracy to commit espionage for her role in recruiting Ana Belen Montes to give American secrets to Cuba, according to a previously sealed indictment that the Justice Department released Thursday.
April 3, 2013 |
USC's football coaching staff traveled across campus to the Galen Center on Wednesday to attend the introductory news conference for basketball Coach Andy Enfield. While his assistants huddled in the back of the reception room, Lane Kiffin settled into a front-row seat. "USC basketball should be relevant," Athletic Director Pat Haden said in his opening remarks. "Let's be honest: It's not been relevant for a while. We're about to change that. " Even at a school dominated by its football program?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2013 |
California's state universities are on the prowl for more out-of-state students for the extra tuition they pay. Now Arizona State University is turning the tables on the Golden State. ASU this week opened a new recruiting, alumni and research center in Santa Monica. The location, in a mid-rise office building, has a fortuitous address: 725 N. Arizona Ave. The eight-person staff will be looking for new freshmen and transfer students, organizing alumni gatherings here, arranging internships and helping with technology transfer and venture financing for bringing Arizona State inventions to market, officials said.