The US military has rejected claims that Pakistani doctor Aafia Siddiqui, who has been missing for the past five years, was being illegally detained and tortured.
The full-body LZR Racer is seen as a breakthrough in reducing drag. Suits have changed dramatically in recent decades.
Tapping technology, aspiring writers hope to break into the entertainment industry, but competition is fierce as thousands join the race.
Some American women choose to invent entirely new surnames when their marriages end.
Readers remember their experiences with the Monitor's old pen-pal column.