Members of the East London Mosque say they feel increased scrutiny since Nigerian "underwear bomber" Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to blow up an airplane.
As men skate for Olympic gold tonight, they're being judged by a system that emphasizes athleticism over artistic impression. Johnny Weir, for one, says it has squeezed out emotion and artistry.
A Monitor sports writer who covered five Olympics shares a blizzard of impressions as he watches from his couch.
Johnny Weir performs during an exhibition at the US Figure Skating Championships in Spokane, Wash., on Jan. 24.
Libya strongman Muammar Qaddafi, still miffed that Switzerland briefly arrested his son for allegedly beating his servant while visiting the European nation, has banned most European travel to Libya.
Olympic medals will be won today in ladies' downhill skiing, ladies' and men's cross-country skiing, men's 1,000-meter speed skating, ladies' 500-meter speed skating, and the men's snowboarding halfpipe.
Curling kicks off today's schedule with 11 matches, along with competition in US men's and women's hockey, snowboarding, biathlon, luge, speed skating, and figure skating. Alpine skiing has been postponed.
One of the Winter Olympics' best rivalries – the Swiss vs. the Austrians in alpine skiing – has been one-sided in recent years. But a gold Monday and the promise of another Tuesday shows Switzerland is making a comeback.
Monday's Winter Olympics schedule includes women's ice hockey, men's alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, speed skating, luge, and figure skating.