College life ain’t what it used to be

The dream of escaping Loserville and meeting Miss Perfect has been shattered by nerdy needs

FCC shifts stance on net neutrality rules

ISPs could charge for faster traffic under certain conditions

Brazil moves to make up over US spy row

Internet conference document does not mention espionage

US judges review insider trading law

Appeals court considers fund managers’ convictions

Judges back state affirmative action ban

Supreme Court ruling upholds Michigan law on racial preferences

Colbert’s late-night laughs

My question is whether television’s gain is going to be satire’s loss

Reversal sought on insider trading convictions

Defence lawyers to seek acquittal or new trial

Democratic donor admits campaign fraud

Sant Singh Chatwal made illegal donations to three candidates

A textbook case of culture wars in Texas

Hispanics now a majority in Lone Star state schools

Detroit agrees pension deal with retirees

Benefits of former police and firefighters secured in bankruptcy process

Pulitzer Prizes recognise NSA reporting

Edward Snowden calls decision a ‘vindication’

Orr hopes to steer Motown out of the blues

Detroit’s emergency manager believes city is ripe for reinvention

US public sector pensions resist reform

Moody’s finds sharp divergence with corporate scheme counterparts

Obama addresses mental health in military

President reprises grim visit to Fort Hood

Population of rural America declines

Drift for work and lifestyle to cities outpaces migration from them

California’s big dry shows little let-up

Record-setting drought touches heart of Silicon Valley

Why Obamacare is a civil rights issue

There is a racial subtext to the American healthcare debate, writes Gary Silverman

Four killed in US military base shooting

Russia sanctions could wreck Miley’s ball

Uncertainty hangs over bookings at a Russian-owned Helsinki arena

Ex-offenders feature in US jobs woes

Former prisoners estimated to account for 1.5m-1.7m lost workers