The small college town of Amherst, Mass., voted to accept detainees released from the Guantánamo detention camp in Cuba. Congress has previously voted that Guantánamo detainees will not be allowed to settle in the US.
Pentagon chief Robert Gates is the swing vote in Obama's decision on the Afghanistan war.
The Obama administration announced new reforms Tuesday aimed at improving the standards of detention facilities for illegal immigrants.
Mayor Bloomberg moves to expand high-tech surveillance to midtown Manhattan. But civil liberties groups are concerned, and some security experts question its value.
DHS didn't change the threat level before and after agents nabbed Najibullah Zazi because advisories to local police were deemed sufficient.
Up to a dozen others may be involved in the alleged bomb plot, officials say. Police nationwide were told Tuesday to look out for suspicious activity at subway stations and stadiums.
A task force Tuesday recommended eliminating or overhauling the color-coded system, which has become a source of jokes and political controversy.
Homeland security task force is reexamining the post-9/11 system. What does 'yellow' mean, anyway?