Pipeline explosion in the Canadian province of Manitoba Saturday cut heat to thousands in municipalities south of Winnipeg, where the wind chill could reach minus 45 degrees F. Monday. The pipeline explosion is the latest example of extreme cold testing energy infrastructure across North America.
It's been a big year in Latin America, and the Monitor has brought you on-the-ground reports from Mexico to Manitoba Colony, Bolivia. You probably know that Brazil is booming and former dictator Manuel Noriega arrived in Panama. But beyond the headlines, how closely did you follow the big events of 2011? Test your comprehension in this 2011 year-end quiz.
When the Atlanta Thrashers became the Winnipeg Jets over the summer, the move precipitated the biggest NHL realignment in 15 years. The owners' vote Monday aims for a fan-friendly league that emphasizes hockey's old rivalries.
A rape scandal inside one of the world's few remaining Mennonite 'Old Colonies' in Bolivia points to much deeper troubles for women in such reclusive sects.
With the upper half of the US in the grip of a heat wave, energy usage is hitting records or near-records. But grid operators say they are prepared for the increased demand.
Andalusian horsemen wearing flamenco costumes ride their horses on a road in Cuevas del Becerro, near Malaga, southern Spain on Saturday.