Stunned crowds gather in south Cocoa Beach as they watch a landmark, the Pumpkin Center, that was once owned by Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today, burn to the ground late Tuesday night, March 15, 2016, in Cocoa Beach, Fla. (Craig Rubadoux/USA Today/Florida Today via AP)

Crews battle major fire at iconic Florida mansion

The quirky, 10,000-square-foot, sun-drenched oceanfront compound that was once owned by USA Today founder Al Neuharth burned down, and fire investigators said Wednesday they were examining if ongoing construction played a role in the blaze.

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

After false start, new GM ignition switch trial set to start

The Manhattan federal court trial that begins on Monday is meant to define legal boundaries that may aid the settlement of hundreds of lawsuits filed after GM revealed that it had continued to sell flawed cars after discovering an ignition switch defect in Chevy Cobalts and other small cars.