"Clinton acknowledged the continued turmoil in the United States and across the world that has led to fear and anxiety but pledged to help Americans recover from the sluggish economy and keep them safe from terrorist threats."
"America is once again at a moment of reckoning,” Clinton said. “Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart. Bonds of trust and respect are fraying. And just as with our founders there are no guarantees. It’s truly is up to us. We have to decide whether we’re going to work together so we can all rise together."
SEE MORE related to DNC: Hillary Clinton calls on Americans to reject Trumps 'bigotry', 'bombast' -- Julia Prodis Sulek and Matthew Artz with Mercury News; How Hillary Clinton's plans break from Obama's policies on Syria, trade and other issues -- Chris Megerian with L.A. Times
As November edges closer, many celebrites are voicing their opinions about the presidential race. Most recent is George Takei of Star Trek fame, who has some choice words for Latin voters.
Alexia Fernandez with L.A. Times reports: "The face is familiar, as is the baritone voice. Then he starts speaking. "
“Cuando era nino pequeno, los politicos…”
“When I was a little boy, politicians used fear and racism against people of Japanese descent in this country.”
And in the wellness industry, Herbalife is catching some serious flack from the Federal Trade Commission; which could have repercussions for the company which is heavily invested in local sports and Olympic events.
Melody Petersen with L.A. Times reports: "How many of you would like to make at least a million dollars a year?” John Tartol, a top Herbalife distributor, asked a wildly cheering crowd filling a Los Angeles auditorium in 2012."
"For years, supplement-maker Herbalife Ltd. relied on these rag-to-riches pitches to attract people into the business of selling its weight-loss shakes, protein powders and teas. A brochure used until 2014 featured photos of ebullient people in front of mansions and fancy cars and offered “the opportunity to earn more than you ever thought possible."
"But those promotional promises must end with Herbalife’s $200-million settlement this month with federal regulators, who said the company had engaged in “deceptive and unlawful acts” by misleading people. The overwhelming majority of distributors earned little or no money, the regulators said, with many losing thousands of dollars. The company said it disagrees with many of the Federal Trade Commission’s findings."
It's been 4 years since Adam Lanza terrorized Newton, CT, and now Sandy Hook is re-opening its doors after a complete tear-down and restructuring of the institution.
AP in L.A. Times: "When the public gets its first glimpse Friday of the school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred, they'll see a building designed to be attractive, environmentally friendly, conducive to learning, and above all, safe."
"The old Sandy Hook Elementary School was torn down after the gunman's rampage in December 2012. The new $50 million, 86,000-square-foot school was built on the same property but not in the old footprint, and is scheduled to open next month. A media tour will precede a public open house on Friday."
"Local officials hope that allowing everyone a look at the school this week will give students a "quiet, respectful, and appropriate opening as teachers and students return to the new school year," on Aug. 29, Superintendent Joseph Erardi said."