- The three-year-long saga could have a quick end if Hekmati's lawyer can convince Iranian officials to let the former Marine go.
- Fast food workers in seven cities have gone on strike, asking for a raise of $15 an hour and the right to unionize.
- On Monday, workers from chains including KFC, Wendy’s, Burger King and McDonald’s will be staging strikes in a movement for higher wages.
- The note detailing that African-American nurses were not allowed to care for a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit of of Hurley Medical Center has been released, amid a law suit filed by nurse Tonya Battle.
Morrissey Hospitalized For Possible Bladder Infection; Former Smiths Singer Cancels Concert, Delays OthersMorrissey canceled a concert in Flint before being hospitalized in Royal Oak, Michigan “where he is undergoing tests for a suspected bladder infection.”
- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney defended Vice President Joe Biden's remarks about rising rates of murders and rapes as police departments shrink due to budget cuts.
- More violent behavior among young people are likely from a head injury sustained during their lifetime, according to an eight-year study from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
- Toys 'R Us will be selling the iPad 2 in 31 states and Puerto Rico starting on Sunday, in a limited roll-out to only some of its stores.
- The international community is pressuring the Juba and Khartoum governments to speed up preparation for a vote on South Sudan's future - a decision that will be dominated by the fate of coveted oil resources -- but an expert on the African country criticizes the lack of understanding about Sudan.
- General Motors Corp., citing rising gas prices and a slowing economy, said on Monday it will cut back its production of large trucks and sport-utility vehicles at several plants, resulting in about 3,500 hourly employee job cuts.