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College endowments have strong year

01/28/2014 1:07am
The nation's college and university endowments _ often used to fund scholarships and professorships _ had strong growth last year, according to a report released Tuesday. That's a bit of good news for higher education institutions under pressure to hold down tuition costs amid some enrollment declines.

New DHS chief endorses 'earned' citizenship idea

01/28/2014 7:54am
The new Homeland Security secretary says an earned path to citizenship for the roughly 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally is a matter of national security.

Detained Yemeni seeks release after 12 years

01/28/2014 2:23pm
A Guantanamo detainee portrayed by his U.S. jailers as almost certainly a former al-Qaida member pleaded through his lawyer Tuesday to be freed from the Navy-run prison in Cuba, where he has been held without charges for 12 years.