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Monitor Articles for April 15, 2013
Boston bombings lead to boosted security at sporting events
Gold price: biggest tumble in 30 years (+video)
Carnival to repay costs of rescue: What's the tab?
Boston bombing: Obama says culprits will feel 'weight of justice'
$405 million Madoff payoff: Judge says victims' advocate 'slept on his rights'
J.C. Penney borrows $850 million: Is it enough?
Boston Marathon bombings: What could the motives have been?
Working late on tax returns? Here's how to file for an extension.
Time for a preemptive strike against North Korea? Some say yes.
Boston attack: Swath of city on lockdown as police scour for additional bombs
Audrie Pott family to sue teens and their families for 'wrongful death' (+video)
Kermit Gosnell trial: Will it affect abortion rights?(+video)
Boston explosions: Cities on alert in US and UK
Narrow election victory by Chávez favorite is a win for opposition too (+video)
Boston Marathon tragedy: 2 dead, at least 28 injured in back-to-back blasts (+video)
Stocks take biggest drop this year
The Monitor's View
Alternative currencies like bitcoin are a mirror of their users
Ford Motor Company offers drivers 'video snacks'
Two explosions at Boston Marathon finish line
Can US-Russia relations get back on track after human rights blacklists?
North Korea nuclear talks: Did John Kerry soften conditions? (+video)
US loses a West Bank darling with resignation of Palestinian prime minister
In Germany, a building that aims to run on algae
How oil exporters reach financial collapse
Boston Marathon winners: An Ethiopian and a Kenyan
To reinvigorate Republican Party, tea party takes page from Occupy
Faith Hill SNF song: She won't sing it again (+video)
Cruise tourists robbed by bandits in St. Lucia
Supreme Court to hear child custody fight; at crux is law on tribal rights
Why this is the worst economic recovery on record
Auf wiedersehen, euro? New anti-euro party forms in Germany
Finished 2012 taxes? Plan for '13.
Leonhard Euler: Prolific writer, pioneering mathematician, and theorist nonpareil
Obama's tax rate is 18.4 percent. Is that too low for a millionaire?
Are your taxes fair? Increasingly, Americans say no.
Giant snail invasion forces Floridians to walk for their lives
Pope: Crackdown on nuns in US reaffirmed
Tesla Motors and Fisker Automotive: a tale of two electric cars
US and Russia take tentative positive step amid blacklist battle
The Simple Dollar
How to pay off credit card debt
States drop GED: At $120 a pop, some say test is just too expensive
Colin Davis dies, leaves London Symphony Orchestra legacy
Supreme Court refuses e-mail privacy case, leaving divergent opinions intact
Redoine Faid's brazen escape and other notorious prison breaks
Supreme Court declines potential major gun rights case, leaving limits intact
Chapter & Verse
Interview with poet John Ashbery
Leonhard Euler, his famous formula, and why he's so revered (+video)
Why hasn't North Korea fired its Musudan missile yet?
$25 billion offer: Dish Network bids for Sprint Nextel
Riddell helmet suit: $11.5 million jury award to Colorado family
North Korea's Kim Jong-un celebrates missile-free holiday (+video)
Tugboat sinks in Calif., Coast Guard rescues four
Chapter & Verse
Want to be a writer? You need a favorite author
Rebel Wilson of 'Perfect Pitch' hosts MTV Movie Awards (+video)
Ford Motor Company, GM to collaborate on new transmissions
Jenna Bush Hager baby is first grandchild for George W. – and for great-grandpa? (+video)
States drop GED? Why some states are balking at GED (+video)
Tax Day freebies: Curly fries, Cinnabon, and document shredding
Immigration reform needs flexibility on work visas
Terrorism & Security
Global defense spending dips for first time in 15 years
John Galardi dies, leaves Wienerschnitzel hot dog chain legacy
Disneyland Space Mountain shut down over safety issues (+video)
Charlie Wilson dies, leaves legacy as Ohio congressman
On race day, qualities over quantities
China cozies up to Iceland in race for Arctic resources
Coachella 2013: Red Hot Chilli Peppers rock in the wind (+video)
Rural electric co-ops go green
Boston Marathon: Defending champ now holds seat in Kenya's parliament
In Algeria, an abyss between truth and reconciliation
Readers Write: Video games foster unthinking acts; Marxism endures in China