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Monitor Articles for May 9, 2013
Bangladesh factory collapse death toll passes 1,000
Convicted nun wants out: 83-year-old nun faces 20-30 years in prison
Gay marriage clears Minnesota House, heads to Senate
78,000 to live on Mars: Have you signed up?
AT&T no contract? What you need to know about no-contract deals.
McDonald's cuts Angus burgers as beef costs rise (+video)
FBI didn't tell Boston about Tsarnaev warning, says police chief
Ancient Arctic was warm, wet, and green. What that says about the future.
Death penalty for Ariel Castro? Official cites captives' miscarriages, 'torture'
China's growing military might: top 4 concerns for the Pentagon
Tunisian national is accused of seeking US visa to plot terror
Jodi Arias case: What's trend line on women getting the death penalty?
Could a more vigilant public have prevented the Boston Marathon bombing?
Why the US military should continue biofuel research
Germany's declining population gets sudden immigration boost
Cleveland captives likened to prisoners of war. How can they recover?
Stocks recede from record levels
In Texas, Obama lauds 'New Tech' high school. Model for the future? (+video)
'Unconventional' energy: rise of women in oil and gas industry
House prioritizes bills to pay if US hits debt ceiling. Is default averted?
Global News Blog
Dennis Rodman to Kim Jong-un: 'Do me a solid' and free Kenneth Bae (+video)
Pakistani fertilizer grows both Taliban bombs and Afghan crops
Mike Jeffries wants no fat customers at A&F. Bad business?
The Monitor's View
Glint of a Mideast peace as Turkey-Kurd pact plays out
HTC First, the much ballyhooed 'Facebook phone,' gets massive price drop
What does Facebook want with Waze?
GOP senators boycott vote on McCarthy for EPA
Military woes: sexual assaults – and nuclear weapons
Latin America Monitor
Move over Beyoncé: Another American explores Cuba, 'people to people'
Stir It Up!
Italian turkey meatball soup
Commencement speaker to remember: David Foster Wallace
Minority report: 3 big trends in the Census Bureau's voting data
Stephen Colbert stung by sister's loss to Mark Sanford. Will he seek revenge? (+video)
Cleveland kidnappings: what abductions should teach worried parents
In fight against insurgents, Nigerian Army cracks down on civilians
A 'novel' idea for spreading literature in Africa: The cellphone
Is easy credit coming to Mexico?
Why hasn't everything been annihilated yet? Pear-shaped atomic nuclei could hold answer.
Sexting: Tips for educators, parents for talking to teenagers about sexting
A Delicate Truth
Reader recommendation: Burning the Days
A solar charger that turns your window into an outlet
Cleveland's Charles Ramsey: hero, or black stereotype?
Could a weak Spanish doping verdict cost Madrid the Olympics?
Tesla review: near-perfect Consumer Reports rating
Neil Patrick Harris will host Tonys for fourth time (+video)
Long troubled by school bullying, Japan now eyes zero tolerance
Benghazi whistleblower: Has diplomat Gregory Hicks suffered for speaking out? (+video)
Boycott of Israel is small for now, but gets higher profile with Hawking
MBA: Mortgage rates flat at 3.47 percent
'Argo' producer David Klawans talks 'Coronado High,' his new project with George Clooney
Global News Blog
It's Europe Day, but Europeans don't seem to know
Tamerlan Tsarnaev buried: Unidentified person steps up (+video)
Rod Stewart releases his first original album in almost 20 years
Ariel Castro arraigned on rape and kidnapping charges in Cleveland
From military protégé to critic, Nawaz Sharif eyes power in Pakistan
Chapter & Verse
'Sex and the City' author Candace Bushnell is hacked, excerpt of her new novel leaked online
'The Great Gatsby' is an over-the-top misfire
Vijay Singh lawsuit against PGA for 'public humiliation and ridicule' (+video)
American Idol: Hometown visits leave judges in tears (+video)
Mobile phones unleash farmers in Uganda
Terrorism & Security
US and Russia team up to make fresh diplomatic push on Syria
Bangladesh's factory woes force a rethink in Britain fashion retailers (+video)
Missoni founder dies, leaves Italian fashion dynasty (+video)
Cruise ship couple overboard: Hunt for missing passengers (+video)
Jeanne Cooper dies, leaves 'Young and Restless' legacy (+video)
Puppy locked in car for a third of its life OK
Tesla Motors eyes self-driving electric cars, courtesy of Google? (+video)
Prayers for the kidnapped women in Cleveland who escaped captivity
Of bovines and waterlines
Oreck bankruptcy: Financial mess for vacuum maker (+video)