CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have given the federal court overseeing Dennis Hastert's hush-money case enough evidence of sexual abuse for the judge to at least consider sentencing the former House speaker to more than the suggested maximum of six months behind bars.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — People across Louisiana were trying Monday to process the news that one of the Saints' much-loved players, former defensive end Will Smith, was shot in the back Saturday night in what police called an act of deadly road-rage.
FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A Utah judge handed down the maximum sentence Monday to a mother who acknowledged lying to investigators after what police call her 2-year-old son's beating death over potty training at the hands of her boyfriend.
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — The tail rotor of a helicopter may not have had power at the moment the aircraft crashed into trees on the top of a ridge last week, killing the pilot and four people sightseeing near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, according to a preliminary report the National Transportation Safety Board released Monday.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government released a new proposal Monday for restructuring part of its $70 billion debt to buy time to implement a fiscal plan as multimillion-dollar payments loom for the U.S. territory facing dwindling cash reserves.
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City will implement a raft of reforms to combat its high level of homelessness, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday, following a three-month review of the problem. In New York, the United States' largest city, around 58,000 people sleep in shelters each night, representing the largest homeless population for any U.S. metropolitan area, according to the National Alliance to end Homelessness.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday announced a roughly $5 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs over the sale of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, with the government accusing the bank of misleading investors about the quality of its loans.