Even as a Los Angeles judge dismissed one case brought by a former girlfriend of media mogul Sumner Redstone, she filed a new lawsuit that threatens to keep salacious allegations about the 92-year-old's lifestyle alive. The new complaint, filed by Manuela Herzer, 52, in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, alleges that Redstone's daughter Shari interfered with the inheritance Herzer was due to receive in his will and invaded her privacy. The lawsuit asserts that Shari Redstone, during a period when she was estranged from her father, assembled a network of "nurse-informers" within his Beverly Hills mansion to report on his activities and turn the elder Redstone against Herzer.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew got a first-hand look at the humanitarian impact of Puerto Rico's $70 billion debt crisis Monday, touring an elementary school struggling with limited electricity and a hospital unable to provide some basic services to infants.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury selection started Monday in the federal trial for three Minnesota men accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Prosecutors say they were part of a larger conspiracy in which several men from Minnesota's large Somali community met secretly and talked about ways to get to Syria and finance their trips. Some key information about the trial:
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California will consider lifting a mandatory statewide water conservation order for cities and towns after a rainy, snowy winter eased the state's five-year drought, water officials said Monday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A contractor who took the blame for accidentally starting a 2011 Christmas Day house fire that killed his girlfriend's three children and her parents now says she's the one who left a bag of fireplace ashes in a mudroom.
A six-member jury was chosen on Monday in Colorado to hear the first civil trial of wrongful death and personal injury claims stemming from a 2012 mass shooting in which 12 people were killed and dozens wounded in a suburban Denver movie theater. More than two dozen plaintiffs, including surviving victims and relatives of the dead, have sued Cinemark USA Inc [CNKMAI.UL] and the cinema's property owners in state court, accusing them of various security lapses they say contributed to the tragedy. A separate civil suit against Cinemark in federal court is expected to go to trial in July.
Thousands of rowers from around the country will be coming to Philadelphia this coming weekend for the Dad Vail Regatta, but local rowers who know every inch of the river are seriously worried about the river and the future of rowing here.