Here are the top news headlines that may interest you for Monday, May 13th, 2013. Read, be informed, discuss, and prosper.

kobe-bryant-600Kobe Bryant Sues His Mom “Bryant and his mother, Pamela, are contesting in court whether she has the right to give a New Jersey-based auction house dozens of his basketball mementos from high school and his early Lakers career.”

19 Injured in New Orleans Parade Shooting “Abdul Aziz believes he was standing right next to a shooter Sunday when gunmen opened fire at a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans, injuring 19 people.”

The Damaging Messages of Proms “Isn’t prom just a fun dance that hardworking students deserve? Sure, but it’s also an event where girls internalize damaging cultural messages. Those who are exalted on this “once in a lifetime” night offer an object lesson in how modern girls are expected to look and act. Prom is a cultural report card of sorts on how well, or not, young women are doing.”

Tiger Woods Wins Player Championship “Woods ended a weekend of verbal sparring with Garcia by doing what he does best — closing out tournaments, even if he let this one turn into a tense duel over the final hour at the TPC Sawgrass. Tied with Garcia with two holes to play, Woods won by finding land on the last two holes for par to close with a 2-under 70.”

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Brothers of Ariel Castro “Onil and Pedro Castro, the brothers of Ariel Castro, the man charged with kidnapping and abusing three Cleveland-area women, were not aware that their brother was holding the three women hostage. They now believe he’s “a monster.”