Here are 10 top stories Americans followed in 2013, ranked by respondents to a Monitor/TIPP poll according to the percentage who said they followed the story very closely.
Andrew Coté founded the nonprofit Beekeepers Without Borders to teach beekeeping as a way to fight poverty.
The sprawling pre-holiday winter storm that scattered tornadoes, record warmth, deadly floods, and ice across the US is exiting, but Christmas will find many without power in nearby Ontario.
Two new mystery/noir collections highlight stories with Christmas settings and works by pioneering women writers.
A sprawling winter storm this weekend is expected to create a sluggish start for holiday travelers, spreading snow, ice, flooding rains and possibly tornadoes to parts of the country.