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Source: American Apparel to receive financing

FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2008 file photo, employees head to work at American Apparel in Los Angeles. American Apparel Inc. said has reached a preliminary deal with investment firm Standard General to receive $25 million in financing to bolster the clothing chain’s...
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Government made $100B in improper payments

Graphic shows top programs for improper payments; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm; Graphic shows top programs for improper payments; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm; Buy AP Photo Reprints WASHINGTON (AP) — By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in...
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Want contracts? Work harder, women’s org. CEO says

This undated photo provided by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) shows its President and CEO, Pamela Prince-Eason. Prince-Eason sees progress in getting corporate and government contracting officers to work with women-owned businesses, but...
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Film follows dream of 4 young US Hispanics

This image released by 50 Eggs, Inc. shows director Mary Mazzio, seated left, and director of photography Richard Klug, left, during the filming of “Underwater Dreams,” a documentary to be released in New York and Los Angeles on July 11. (AP Photo/50 Eggs, Inc.,...

Justin Bieber to be charged with vandalism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Bieber will be charged in Los Angeles in an egg-throwing incident in January that damaged a neighbor’s home, prosecutors said. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Bieber will be charged Wednesday with one count of...

Website apologizes for Clooney mother-in-law story

LONDON (AP) — The British website Mail Online apologized Wednesday to George Clooney for alleging that his fiancee’s mother opposed their marriage on religious grounds — a story Clooney called both wrong and irresponsible. Clooney is engaged to Beirut-born...

Diplomats: Staffan de Mistura is new Syria envoy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Veteran Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura has been chosen by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international point man on Syria, U.N. diplomats said Wednesday. The diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity...
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Israel hits key Hamas targets in Gaza offensive

Smoke and debris rise after an Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip seen from the Israeli side of the Israel Gaza Border, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Since the Gaza offensive began Tuesday, Israel has attacked more than 400 sites in Gaza, killing at least 32 people in a military...

Weather Service: Tornado Hit Homes Where 4 Died

SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado destroyed the homes in upstate New York where four people were killed. Barbara Watson, the meteorologist leading the agency’s survey team says that the violent winds Tuesday were at least 100...

AP Source: Cavs Agree To 3-way Trade

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the deals says the Cavaliers have agreed to trade guard Jarrett Jack, swingman Sergey Karasev and center Tyler Zeller, moves that can help their pursuit of LeBron James by clearing salary cap space. The Cavs have agreements with the...