| Aug 17, 2014
| 10:11 PM
The University of California system is expected to enroll a record number of out-of-state students this fall — and will receive millions of dollars in return.
More than a fifth of all UC freshmen will come from such places as Texas, Washington,...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 3:47 AM
Violent crime in Chicago has been on the decline for two decades, yet as Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks to re-election next year, the scourge of shootings and gang murders still defines the conversation in many neighborhoods across the South and West sides....
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury Friday, accused of two felony counts of abusing his power by eliminating funds for the state’s ethics watchdog.
The byzantine case involves the drunk-driving conviction of a Democratic prosecutor,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:16 PM
For seven local football players, Thursday marks the end of their high school playing days. The players are a mix of teammates and rivals, but in the 55th edition of the Brea Lions Club Orange County North-South Prep All-Star Football Game, the seven...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:15 PM
The University of Texas can consider race in undergraduate admissions to promote diversity, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Acting in a lawsuit that the U.S. Supreme Court had sent back last year, Judge Patrick Higginbotham wrote that considering...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Last week a federal appeals court ruled — again — that the University of Texas at Austin didn’t violate the Constitution when it engaged in racial preferences in its admissions policies.
This was Round 2 for Abigail Noel Fisher vs. the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:36 PM
This month, thousands of students across Connecticut will celebrate a major accomplishment — graduating from high school. Many will head to college in the fall. For some minority and low-income students, for whom the odds are often stacked against...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Two men in Texas have been charged with providing support to terrorists, with one of them allegedly planning to travel to Syria to aid radical groups engaged in armed conflict there, U.S. Justice Department officials said Wednesday.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:09 PM
When Eli Wallach strolled down the mean streets of Manhattan, the tune followed him everywhere.
People saw him coming and they started whistling the ominous opening bars of Ennio Morricone’s theme to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Federal authorities in Central Texas have accused two men of aiding terrorists, alleging that one had been recruiting jihadi fighters through an online chatroom and that the other was about to travel to Syria "to conduct violent jihad."
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Annie Silverstein was a double winner at the 11th annual BAFTA/LA Student Film Awards, taking home both the audience award and the jury prize Thursday night. Silverstein, from the University of Texas at Austin, won with the narrative "Skunk," a subtle...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Austin, Texas, is loaded with pleasures ranging from live music to bat-watching, and you can now add one more attraction that will run through Jan. 4.
Starting Sept. 9, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin will be celebrating the...