First college to raise $1B in 2012: Stanford University was first in US fund raising for the eighth year in a row. Stanford raised $1.035 billion. How did other colleges do? Harvard University brought in $650 million, Yale University - $544 million, and the University of Southern California got $492 million.
As North Korea faces ongoing food shortages, the US appears closer to providing food aid amid hopes for movement on six-party nuclear talks.
The US and South Korea disagree with the United Nations World Food Program about the extent to which North Koreans suffer from lack of food.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is said to have visited factories, a solar panel plant, and a supermarket. Beijing's goal is apparently to push Kim on economic reforms.
North Korea repeated a longstanding call Monday for a peace treaty to replace the Korean War armistice, in an apparent bid to deal more closely with the US.