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Monitor Articles for August 2, 2012

Verbal Energy A tobacco moment, a fiscal cliff, and a Grexit
Curiosity's Mars landing on track, say scientists
Greenland ice: Less vulnerable to climate change than feared
Kayla Harrison: first-ever gold for US judo forged from adversity
Is Mitt Romney 'hiding something' as Reid claims?
Chick-fil-A sets sales record amid controversy (+video)
Syria: Kofi Annan steps down (+video)
Michael Phelps: What did he say to Ryan Lochte before final race? (+video)
Free speech: Can school fire ‘redneck’ over Confederate flag on his truck?
Tax reform takes bipartisan step in Senate. Could something come of it?
Who creates jobs? How economists see the Obama-Romney debate.
Search for life: Mars rover's target crater a 'geologist's paradise' (+video)
Olympics basketball: US men's team blows by Nigeria, 156-73
Gabby Douglas: from high 'maintenance' gymnast to Olympic champion
Colorado shooting: If a school is warned about a student, what must it do?
Stocks slump as Europe dithers
NASA's high stakes Mars rover landing (+video)
How do elephants make such low sounds? At last, scientists figure it out.
Olympic medal count: Women shine as US surges past China
Horizons Facebook in the record books? Add an asterisk.
In Gear Toyota recall of RAV4s, Lexuses? Yes, but not yet.
Horizons iPhone 5 displays will ship this month, says Sharp chief
Sneiderman, widow of slain Ga. man, charged with murder
A literary road trip through New England
3 jets near Washington never close to colliding, FAA says
In Gear Congress debates changing auto patents. Good news or bad?
The Monitor's View India blackout flips a switch
Markets tumble after European bank fails to promise bond bailout
Political infighting blocks Senate passage of cybersecurity bill despite dire warnings
Top 3 lessons the US military has learned in Afghanistan
Google creates virtual tour of Kennedy Space Center (+video)
Olympic Dressage gets under way. How did Ann Romney's horse do?
Stir It Up! Chicken Milanese on a bed of arugula and tomatoes
The Reformed Broker Stock market predictions: Don't believe a sure thing
In Gear What's new in the world of car seats?
Curiosity Mars rover could offer stunning views of Red Planet (+video)
Spain arrests three Al Qaeda suspects amid concern about 'lone wolves'
Kofi Annan quits as UN's Syria envoy. Is diplomacy at an end? (+video)
Global Viewpoint Tony Blair: Europe needs a grand bargain to save the euro
Why Earth still absorbing our carbon dioxide?
Latin America Monitor An accident or a plot? Deaths of Cuban dissidents raises questions.
Latin America Monitor In historic achievement, Colombian cocaine production plunges...or does it?
Will NASA's $2.5 billion Mars rover crash on Sunday? (+video)
Judge rules against mistrial in Drew Peterson case
Boris! Mayor of London is biggest winner at London Olympics.
Samsung, Apple, RIM: Who tops the latest smartphone scorecard?
Syria's rebels have a new villain: the United States
Olympics: Why it's bye bye birdie for badminton in Indonesia
India plans 2013 mission to Mars (+video)
London 2012 table tennis: With Olympic gold, China's Zhang earns table tennis grand slam
In Mauritanian refugee camp, Mali's Tuaregs regroup
Modern Parenthood Danell Leyva and John Orozco: Fathers deserve medal in parenting
Change Agent 12 innovations that could combat drought
Slow to turn on Qaddafi, Bani Walid now struggles in a post-revolution Libya
Chapter & Verse Former NBA player Dennis Rodman will publish children's book
Chapter & Verse F. Scott Fitzgerald short story is published 66 years later
N.H. Chick-fil-A manager to donate sandwiches to gay pride fest
Chapter & Verse Report: consumers switch between print and e-books
Opinion Washington, get ready for more Iranian influence after Bashar al-Assad falls in Syria
Resignation of New Yorker writer revives questions about media ethics
Stephen Colbert offers a tip of the hat to NASA's Mars Rover (+video)
House to vote on GOP plan to simplify US tax code, minus the details
Zuckerberg's sister is now a Google employee. Awkward!
Culture Cafe 'The Hobbit' third movie is confirmed by Peter Jackson
Goldman Sachs sees investment opportunity in NYC jail program
Role reversals on stage
No McDonald’s Happy Meal toy? Chile bans toys in children’s meals
Consumer Energy Report Beijing flexes some muscle to protect energy interests
Psychiatrist tried to discuss Holmes with security staff, according to report (+video)
The Simple Dollar New to exercise? Find a buddy.
Mitt Romney, in Colorado, looks to energize flagging campaign
The chemistry of good cooks
Michael Phelps not best Olympian ever? So says chief of London Olympics
Syria: UN Security Council inaction earns reprimand from General Assembly
Terrorism & Security Battle for Aleppo enters third week as Syrian rebels hold on
Economist Mom Mitt Romney's tax plan: close, but not quite
Drew Peterson judge set to rule on mistrial motion
James Baldwin: 10 insightful quotes on his birthday
In Jesus' footsteps