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.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds rallied Monday to defend a North Carolina law limiting protections for lesbians, gays and transgender people, using cheers and a booming public address system to drown out a smaller counter-protest across the street.
The case involving Justin Ross Harris, 35, has captured wide attention, with prosecutors saying the suburban Atlanta father exchanged nude photos with females as his child was dying. "One of the big challenges in the case is to find jurors who have not been tainted by prejudicial pretrial publicity," said University of Georgia law professor Ron Carlson.
ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — Remains found in a pasture in southeast Texas with the help of a convicted kidnapper are those of a 20-year-old college student who went missing almost two decades ago, authorities said Monday.