Timecapsule Timeline

Calendar Months

   "Most newspaper article events happen anywhere from days, to months, to years before they reach publication. Consequently, most newspaper articles (on this timeline) are preceded by the date of the newspaper in which they appear." [E.M.]    *Color Code

January 2012

2012 - Astronomic Configuration - January 1st, 2012: "Sun [10 Capricorn], Moon [10 Aries], Mercury [20 Sagittarius], Venus [14 Aquarius], Mars [20 Virgo], Jupiter [0 Taurus], Saturn [28 Libra], Uranus [0 Aries], Neptune [28 Aquarius], Pluto [7 Capricorn], Chiron [1 Pisces]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201201.html]

2012 - U.S. National Debt - January 1st, 2012: "U.S. National Debt Clock - The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 01 Jan 2012 at 07:22:18 PM GMT is: $15,137,286,422,593.66. The estimated population of the United States is 311,960,463 so each citizen's share of this debt is $48,523.09. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.94 billion per day since September 28, 2007! Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House! [Based  on: http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/] - [T.D. - 01/01/12]

2012 - State of emergency / Nigeria - January 1st, 2012: "Nigeria's president declared a state of emergency in parts of the nation, after attacks blamed on a radical Muslim sect left 40 dead." [Based on: Digest article (State of emergency in Nigeria), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/01/12]

2012 - Man arrested at Texas airport - January 1st, 2012: "Man arrested [12/31/11] at Texas airport ['after trying to go through a security checkpoint ... with explosives in military-grade wrapping']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 01/01/12]

2012 - Obama signs defense spending bill - January 1st, 2012: "Obama [12/31/11] signs defense spending bill [$662 billion] - with reservations" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 01/01/12]

2012 - Iran backs off threat to block vital strait - January 1st, 2012: "Iran backs off threat to block vital strait [12/31/11] / But officials insist they do have plans in reserve for reacting to any Western sanctions on the nation's oil shipments." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/01/12]

2012 - Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest mixing of sexes - January 1st, 2012: "Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews protested in Jerusalem to defend their contentious effort to ban the mixing of the sexes on buses, sidewalks and other public spaces." [Based on: Digest article (Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest mixing of sexes), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/01/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Izu Islands, Japan Region - January 1st, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 05:27:54 (UTC) on Sunday, January 1st, 2012. The magnitude 6.8 event [Location: 31.416°N, 138.155°E; Depth 348.5 km (216.6 miles)] was located @ IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0007fbh.php]-[T.D.- 01/01/12]

2012 - Civil unions in Deleware - January 2nd, 2012: "Civil unions ['the first same-sex civil union'] in Deleware [New Year's Day]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 01/02/12]

2012 - Jewish groups favored for aid - January 2nd, 2012: "A week after a man killed a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington in 2009, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano cited the murder as proof that nonprofit institutions were at risk of attack and could be helped by federal security grants. [NP] In an event announcing $1.7 billion in Department of Homeland Security grants, Napolitano noted that 63 percent of nonprofit grant recipients were 'affiliated with Jewish organizations.' [NP] The following year, according to the Jewish Federations of North America, that number grew. In 2010, 94 percent of the department's nonprofit security funding went to Jewish groups that are, in the words of the Department of Homeland Security, 'at high risk of terrorist attack.' That included $222,000 for Jewish nonprofits in Missouri [....]" [Based on: Article (Jewish groups favored for aid / Lion's share - They get the most federal security grants. / Program defended - It is 'secular, not sectarian.'), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/02/12]

2012 - GI deaths down in Afghanistan - January 2nd, 2012: "GI deaths down in Afghanistan for first time in years [2011] / U.S., Taliban put different spin on reason why; secret talks continue." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 01/02/12]

2012 - Occupy protestors arrested in NYC - January 2nd, 2012: "Occupy protestors arrested ['on New Year's Eve'] in NYC ['... as they tore down barricades surrounding ... Zuccotti Park']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 01/02/12]

2012 - Chile's forest fire partly contained - January 2nd, 2012: "Chile's forest fire [Torres del Paine] partly contained [01/01/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/02/12]

2012 - 2012 is here, with apocalyptic forecasts - January 2nd, 2012: "[....] Scientists say the astronomical phenomena being predicted for 2012 are, for the most part, hooey." [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (2012 is here, with apocalyptic forecasts / Predictions for horrific events are based on Maya calendar, Dec. 21 date with destiny.), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 01/02/12]

2012 - Venezuela owes Exxon Mobil $908 million - January 2nd, 2012: "Venezuela owes Exxon Mobil $908 million, arbitrators rule" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/02/12]

2012 - LA police investigate spate of car arsons - January 2nd, 2012: "LA police investigate spate of car arsons ['on New Year's Eve']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 01/02/12]

2012 - Egypt defends storming of civil society groups - January 2nd, 2012: "Egypt defends storming of civil society groups [01/01/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/02/12]

2012 - Saudi Arabia, Libya restoring diplomatic ties - January 2nd, 2012: "Saudi Arabia, Libya restoring diplomatic ties" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/02/12]

2012 - Clashes follow teen protestor's funeral in Bahrain - January 2nd, 2012: "Clashes [01/01/12] follow teen protestor's funeral in Bahrain" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/02/12]

2012 - Firebombs target four NYC sites - January 3rd, 2012: "Firebombs target four NYC sites [01/01/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 01/03/12]

2012 - Iran's navy tests cruise missile - January 3rd, 2012: "Iran's navy tests cruise missile ['surface-to-surface cruise missile'] as part of drill [01/02/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/03/12]

2012 - Hungarians protest new constitution - January 3rd, 2012: "Hungarians protest new constitution [01/02/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/03/12]

2012 - Protests resume against Peru gold mining - January 3rd, 2012: "[....] About 2,000 Peruvians joined the protest march in northern Cajamarca state. The protestors say they fear the Conga gold-and-silver mine will taint their water and affect a major aquifer. The mine is majority-owned by U.S.-based Newmont Mining Corp." [Based on: Digest article (Protests resume against Peru gold mining), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/03/12]

2012 - Outrage fills Nigeria as gas prices spike - January 3rd, 2012: "[....] Signs at a few stations put the cost at $3.50 per gallon - just over double Sunday's morning price of about $1.70 per gallon. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Outrage fills Nigeria as gas prices spike / Subsidy is suddenly pulled; protests expected.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/03/12]

2012 - Quakes in Ohio linked to wastewater well - January 3rd, 2012: "[....] John Armbruster of Columbia University said Monday that it might take a year for the wastewater-related rumblings in the earth to dissipate even though the Youngstown well was closed last week to allow for research on the seismic activity. Armbruster said wells like the one in Youngstown had also been suspected in quakes in Arkansas, Colorado and Oklahoma." [Based on: Digest article (Quakes in Ohio linked to wastewater well), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 01/03/12]

2012 - Fire in famed clock factory contained / Illinois - January 3rd, 2012: "Fire in famed clock factory ['on New Year's Eve'] contained, still burning [Westclox complex in Peru, Illinois]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 01/03/12]

2012 - Al-Qaida, Taliban seek help from Pakistani militants - January 3rd, 2012: "Al-Qaida, Taliban seek help from Pakistani militants" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/03/12]

2012 - Gunman suspected in killing of park ranger is found dead - January 3rd, 2012: "[....] Barnes [Benjamin Colton Barnes] did not have any external wounds and appears to have died because of the elements. Troyer [Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer] said. Troyer said two weapons were recovered, but he declined to say where they were located. [NP] According to police and court documents, Barnes had a troubled transition to civilian life, with accusations in a child custody dispute that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after his Iraq deployments and was suicidal. [NP] Barnes is belived to have fled to the remote park [Mount Rainier National Park, Washington] on Sunday to hide after an earlier shooting at a New Year's house party near Seattle that wounded four, two critically. Authorities suspect he then fatally shot ranger Margaret Anderson. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Gunman suspected in killing of park ranger is found dead), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 01/03/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 4th, 2012: "Encouraging economic data from around the world sent stocks higher Tuesday [01/03/12]. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 179.82, or 1.5 percent, to 12,397.38. The S&P 500 rose 19.46, or 1.5 percent, to 1,277.06. The Nasdaq rose 43.57, or 1.7 percent, to 2,648.72." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/04/12]

2012 - Trivia / Iowa Caucus - January 4th, 2012: "Santorum, Romney split victory in Iowa [01/03/12] / 3-way contest - They rack up similar numbers; Paul is 3rd. 2nd tier - Gingrich, Perry, Bachman trail leaders." [Based on: Title for The Dallas Morning News article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/04/12]

2012 - Opposition wins in Jamaica - January 4th, 2012: "Opposition [Portia Simpson Miller's People's National Party] wins in Jamaica" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 01/04/12]

2012 - U.S. poised to call Iran's bluff - January 4th, 2012: "U.S. poised to call Iran's bluff / Threats won't prevent carrier ['the John C. Stennis, and its strike group of five warships'] from operating in Persian Gulf, Pentagon declares [01/03/12]" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 01/04/12]

2012 - NASA Finds Russian Runoff Freshening Canadian Arctic - January 4th, 2012: "PASADENA, Calif. - A new NASA and University of Washington study allays concerns that melting Arctic sea ice could be increasing the amount of freshwater in the Arctic enough to have an impact on the global 'ocean conveyor belt' that redistributes heat around our planet. [....]" [Based on jpl.nasa.com article (NASA Finds Russian Runoff Freshening Canadian Arctic) - 01/04/12]

*Link: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2012-002&cid=release_2012-002

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 5th, 2012: "Stocks were mixed Wednesday, following their big gain Tuesday. The Dow rose 21.04 points, or 0.2 percent, to 12,418.42. That follows Tuesday's rise of 179.82 points. The S&P 500 rose 0.24 points to 1,277.30. The Nasdaq composite fell 0.36 points to 2,648.36." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/05/12]

2012 - Landslide / Philippines - January 5th, 2012: "Landslide [01/05/12] kills 25 ['village of Napnapan in Pantukan town of Compostela Valley' - Philippines]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/06/12]

2012 - Costly year for insurers - January 5th, 2012: "The devastating earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand made 2011 the costliest year yet for the insurance undustry in terms of natural disaster losses, a leading reinsurance company said. Munich Re AG said in an annual report that insured losses last year [2011] totaled $105 billion - exceeding the previous record of $101 billion set in 2005, when losses were swollen by claims from Hurricane Katrina in New Oeleans." [Based on: Digest article (Costly year for insurers), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/05/12]

2012 - Springlike weather / U.S.A. - January 5th, 2012: "Bright sunshine and a southwesterly breeze pushed Thursday's high temperature [01/05/12] to 66 degrees [St. Louis, Mo.], breaking a record for Jan. 5 that had held for 57 years. [...] Normal highs and lows for early January are 40 and 24 respectively. [....]" [Based on: Staff Reports article (Springlike weather breaks old record / Thursday's temperature reached 66 degrees.), p. A2, S.L.P.D., 01/06/12]

2012 - Gasoline prices jump / U.S.A. - January 5th, 2012: "Gasoline prices jump 20 cents across the area [St. Louis, Mo.] / Subsidy expiration, rising crude contribute." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 01/05/12]

2012 - German charged in LA fires - January 5th, 2012: "German [Harry Burkhart] charged [01/04/12] in LA fires" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 01/05/12]

2012 - FDA limits livestock antibiotic - January 5th, 2012: "FDA limits livestock antibiotic ['injected into livestock before slaughter']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 01/05/12]

2012 - "America's consumer watchdog" - January 5th, 2012: "Appointment ['of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray'] irks Congress / Republicans accuse Obama of exceeding authority by naming consumer watchdog [01/04/12]." [Based on: Title (and text) for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 01/05/12]

*Trivia: "[....] The Supreme Court has never ruled on the president's power to go around the Senate and make recess appointments. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Obama's decision sets up constitutional showdown), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 01/06/12]

2012 - Yahoo hires PayPal executive to become CEO - January 5th, 2012: "Yahoo hires PayPal executive [Scott Thompson] to become CEO / Unorthodox selection shows board still believes company can rebound." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 01/05/12]

2012 - Rampage in South Sudan highlights U.N. weakness - January 5th, 2012: "Rampage in South Sudan highlights U.N. weakness" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 01/05/12]

2012 - Wildfires / Chile - January 6th, 2012: "50 wildfires [01/05/12] in Chile [six fatalities]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/06/12]

2012 - Lee financing gets OK - January 6th, 2012: "[...] Davenport, Iowa-based Lee [Lee Enterprises], which owns the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and 47 other daily newspapers, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the District of Deleware on Dec. 12 in an effort to refinance about $1 billion in debt ['... final approval for debtor-in-possession financing Thursday ... .' - 01/05/12]. [... .]" [Based on: Article (Lee financing gets OK), p. B3, S.L.P.D., 01/06/12]

*Related Links: http://www.lee.net/publishing/

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 6th, 2012: "Stocks were mixed Thursday as encouraging U.S. economic data nearly drowned out worries about Europe's debt crisis. The Dow fell 2.72 points to 12,415.70. The S&P 500 rose 3.76, or 0.3 percent, to 1,281.06. The Nasdaq rose 21.50, or 0.8 percent, to 2,669.86." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 01/06/12]

2012 - Greeks urged to take pay cuts - January 6th, 2012: "Greeks urged to take pay cuts [01/05/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/06/12]

2012 - Ohio reactor safe despite cracks - January 6th, 2012: "Ohio reactor ['near Toledo'] safe despite cracks" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 01/06/12]

2012 - Scores killed in Iraq bombings - January 6th, 2012: "Scores killed ['at least 67 people'] in Iraq bombings [01/05/12] / Attacks targeting Shiites take place amid standoff with Sunni Arab factions." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/06/12]

2012 - Settlement / Johnson & Johnson - January 6th, 2012: "Risperdal settlement will cost J&J $1 billion" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 01/06/12]

2012 - Pentagon investigates possible leak - January 6th, 2012: "Pentagon investigates possible leak ['for a film about the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, Sony Pictures ... slated for release during the fall election campaign'] " [Based on: Title (and text) for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 01/06/12]

2012 - Karzai is pushing for more autonomy - January 6th, 2012: "Karzai is pushing for more autonomy [01/05/12] / Afghan president demands handover of detention center [Bagram], halt of military contractors." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/06/12]

2012 - Obama's decision sets up constitutional showdown - January 6th, 2012: "[....] The Supreme Court has never ruled on the president's power to go around the Senate and make recess appointments. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Obama's decision sets up constitutional showdown), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 01/06/12]

2012 - 11 killed in Syria - January 7th, 20 12: "An explosion rocked the Syrian capital Friday, killing at least 11 people and injuring dozens [... .]" [Based on: Digest article (11 killed in Syria), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 01/07/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 7th, 2012: "Stocks were mixed as improving U.S. economic data clashed with worries about Europe's debt crisis. The Dow fell 55.78, or 0.5 percent, to 12,359.92. The S&P 500 fell 3.25, or 0.3 percent, to 1,277.81. The Nasdaq rose 4.36, or 0.2 percent, to 2,674.22." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/07/12]

2012 - 8 soldiers killed / Afghanistan - January 7th, 20 12: "Eight members of the NATO force were killed in southern Afghanistan in a 24-hour period ending Friday [01/06/12] [....]" [Based on: Digest article (8 soldiers killed), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 01/07/12]

2012 - U.S. changes definition of rape - January 7th, 20 12: "U.S. changes definition of rape ['counting men']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 01/07/12]

2012 - U.S. destroyer rescues Iranians from pirates - January 7th, 20 12: "U.S. destroyer rescues Iranians from pirates [01/05/12] / Somalis had taken fishing vessel and were holding crew of 13 hostage." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 01/07/12]

2012 - SEC changes 'neither admit nor deny' policy - January 7th, 2012: "SEC changes 'neither admit nor deny' policy ['disclosed Friday']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/07/12]

2012 - GOP Debate / New Hampshire - January 8th, 20 12: "Romney takes heat in debate in N.H. [01/08/12]" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/09/12]

2012 - Iran offers aid in processing uranium - January 8th, 2012: "Iran's nuclear chief says his country is willing to help what he called 'friendly' African nations that have uranium reserves to set up facilities to process the ore into nuclear material. Fereidoun Abbasi says Iran has mastered the entire nuclear fuel cycle from extracting uranium ore to producing fuel for reactors and is ready to share the technology. Abbasi's comment was reported by the Mehr news agency." [Based on: Digest article (Iran offers aid in processing uranium), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 01/08/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Santa Cruz Islands - January 9th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 04:07:16 (UTC) on Monday, January 9th, 2012. The magnitude 6.6 event [Location: 10.557°S, 165.160°E; Depth 38.9 km (24.2 miles)] was located @ SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0007hrv.php]-[T.D.- 01/09/12]

2012 - Venezuela won't recognize arbitration body - January 9th, 2012: "Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that his government should pull out of a World Bank affiliated arbitration body and wouldn't recognize its decisions. Exxon Mobil Corp. is one of more than a dozen companies with arbitration cases against Venezuela pending before the Washington-based International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, or ICSID." [Based on: Digest article (Venezuela won't recognize arbitration body), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/09/12]

2012 - Iran starts enrichment at new underground site - January 9th, 2012: "[....] ... But the centrifuges at the underground labs are considered more efficient and are shielded from aerial surveillance and protected against airstrikes by up to 300 feet of mountain rock. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Iran starts enrichment at new underground site), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/09/12]

2012 - Latin American Tour / Mahmoud Ahmidinejad - January 9th, 2012: "Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmidinejad has arrived in Venezuela to begin a four-nation Latin American tour aimed at showing off relationships with some of Tehran's close allies. It is the Iranian leader's fifth visit to Venezuela. He will travel next to Nicaragua, Cuba and Ecuador." [Based on: Digest article (Iran's leader arrives in Venezuela), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/09/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 10th, 2012: "Stocks rose Monday ahead of the start of fourth-quarter earnings season. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 32.77 points, or 0.3 percent, to 12,392.69. The S&P 500 rose 2.89, or 0.2 percent, to 1,280.70. The Nasdaq rose 2.34, or 0.1 percent, to 2,676.56." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/10/12]

2012 - Illinois hits rock bottom - January 10th, 2012: "[....] Moody's downgraded Illinois' bonds last week, just as the state was preparing to borrow $800 million to finance schools, transportation and other needs. [....]" [Based on: Article (Illinois hits rock bottom / State now has the nation's worst debt rating. Will lawmakers finally act on solving problem?), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 01/10/12]

2012 - New Hampshire primary - January 10th, 2012: "New Hampshire gives Romney 2nd victory [01/10/12] / One-two punch - Sweep is first for GOP nonpresident. / Split opposition - Rivals find favor with different groups." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/11/12]

2012 - Swiss National Bank chief quits - January 10th, 2012: "Swiss National Bank chief Philipp Hilderbrand resigned Monday, acknowledging he could not prove his innocence amid a public uproar over his private currency deals. Hilderbrand's resignation took effect immediately, Switzerland's central bank said in a brief statement. Vice Chairman Thomas Jordan stepped in as chairman." [Based on: Digest article (Swiss National Bank chief quits), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/10/12]

2012 - Man charged in Florida bomb plot - January 10th, 2012: "Man [Sami Osmakar, a Kosovo-born Muslim] charged in Florida bomb plot" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 01/10/12]

2012 - Changing of guard on Obama's staff - January 10th, 2012: "Changing of guard on Obama's staff / Daley departs after rocky year as chief of staff; longtime Washington insider [Obama budget chief, Jack Lew] will replace him." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/10/12]

2012 - IRS offers deal for offshore tax cheats - January 10th, 2012: "[....] IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, who announced the program's renewal Monday, said previous efforts in 2009 and 2011 resulted in the collection so far of $4.4 billion from 33,000 people. He said the government could gain several times that amount, as a result of both the newest initiative plus people deciding against stashing their assets overseas in the first place. [...] Under the new program, taxpayers will face penalties of up to 27.5 percent of the assets they hid offshore, plus paying back taxes and interest for up to eight years. People whose assets hidden abroad do not exceed $75,000 could face penalties of 12.5 percent, and others might face fines of even less. [NP] By coming forward, they avoid the possibility of criminal charges, which could result in jail time and even higher penalties." [Based on: A.P. article (IRS offers deal for offshore tax cheats), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/10/12]

2012 - U.S. condems Iranian death sentence - January 10th, 2012: "U.S. condems [01/09/12] Iranian death sentence [of Amir Mirzaei Hekmati]" [Based on: Title for Digest article , p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/10/12]

2012 - USDA plans to close 259 of its offices - January 10th, 2012: "USDA plans to close 259 of its offices ['as part of an effort to save $150 million per year']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 01/10/12]

2012 - FDA steps up testing of orange juice - January 10th, 2012: "[....] Carbendazim [a fungicide] is not approved for use on citrus in the United States, but is used in Brazil, which exports orange juice to the United States." [Based on: Digest article (FDA steps up testing of orange juice), p. A4, S.L.P.D., 01/10/12]

2012 - Sect kills Nigerian secret police officer - January 10th, 2012: "Sect [Boko Haram] kills [01/09/12] Nigerian secret police officer [Simeon Midenda]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/10/12]

2012 - Strike over fuel prices paralyzes Nigeria - January 10th, 2012: "" [Based on: Digest article (Strike over fuel prices paralyzes Nigeria), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/10/12]

2012 - FDA warns of potential mix-up of powerful, common drugs - January 10th, 2012: "FDA warns of potential mix-up of powerful, common drugs ['medications made at a Novartis manufacturing plant.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 01/10/12]

2012 - Major Earthquake / Off West Coast of Northern Sumatra - January 10th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Major earthquake occurred at 18:37:01 (UTC) on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012. The magnitude 7.3 event [Location: 2.396°N, 93.175°E; Depth 29.1 km (18.1 miles)] was located @ OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0007ir5.php]-[T.D.- 01/10/12]

2012 - 'Smart' TV variations to debut at Consumer Electronics Show - January 10th, 2012: " 'Smart' TV variations to debut at Consumer Electronics Show [Las Vegas]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 01/10/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 11th, 2012: "Stocks rose Tuesday after European markets rallied and Alcoa predicted stronger demand in 2012. The Dow rose 69.78, or 0.6 percent, to 12,462.47. The S&P 500 rose 11.38, or 0.9 percent, to 1,292.08. The Nasdaq rose 25.94, or 1 percent, to 2,702.50." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/11/12]

2012 - Tropical Cyclone Heidi - January 11th, 2012: "On January 11, 2012, Tropical Cyclone Heidi was located roughly 45 nautical miles (85 kilometers) from Port Hedland, Australia. The U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported that Heidi packed maximum sustained winds of 55 knots (100 kilometers per hour) with gusts up to 70 knots (130 kilometers per hour). The storm was moving toward the south-southwest. [....]" [Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=76923]

2012 - 29 killed in Afghanistan - January 11th, 2012: "29 killed in Afghanistan ['a bomb blast ... at a bus terminal']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 01/11/12]

2012 - Genome machine unveiled - January 11th, 2012: "A biotechnology company announced it has developed a machine to decode a person's DNA in a day for $1,000, a long-sought price goal for making a person's genome useful for medical care. Life Technologies Corp. is taking orders for the technology, which it expects to deliver in about a year." [Based on: Digest article (Genome machine unveiled), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 01/11/12]

2012 - Suicide bombers / Afghanistan - January 11th, 2012: "Heavily armed Taliban militants wearing suicide bomb vests stormed a government building in Afghanistan, killing at least seven people in a six-hour firefight with Afghan security forces." [Based on: Digest article (Suicide bombers kill 7), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 01/11/12]

2012 - Sabotage? / Russian satellites - January 11th, 2012: "Recent Russian satellite failures may have been the result of sabotage by foreign forces, Russia's space chief said Tuesday, in comments apparently aimed at the United States. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Sabotage blamed), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 01/11/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 12th, 2012: "Stocks were mixed Wednesday amid worries that Europe is falling into a recession. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 13.02 points, or 0.1 percent, to 12,449.45. The S&P 500 rose 0.40 points to 1,292.48. The Nasdaq rose 8.26, or 0.3 percent, to 2,710.76." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/12/12]

2012 - Drug war's toll in Mexico - January 12th, 2012: "[....] By unofficial count, at least 50,000 people are believed to have been killed since Calderon deployed the military in the first days of his presidency in December 2006. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Drug war's toll in Mexico / Embattled Calderon on defensive over size, secrecy of death numbers.), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 01/12/12]

2012 - Marines investigate video - January 12th, 2012: "The Marine Corps said Wednesday that it is investigating a video depicting what appears to be four Marines [U.S.A.] urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Marines investigate video), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 01/12/12]

2012 - GOP chase is on in S. Carolina - January 12th, 2012: "GOP chase is on in S. Carolina / Ahead of Jan. 21 primary, Romney leads in polls; Gingrich, Perry attack former governor's business record." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 01/12/12]

2012 - Latin King leader gets 60 years - January 12th, 2012: "Latin King leader [Augustin 'Tino' Zambrano'] gets 60 years [01/11/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 01/12/12]

2012 - Pakistan fires defense secretary - January 12th, 2012: "Pakistan fires [01/11/12] defense secretary [Naeem Khalid Lodhi]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 01/12/12]

2012 - Taliban still eye power, report says  - January 12th, 2012: "Taliban still eye power, report says / White House disputes warning over sustainability of security gains, possible peace deal in Afghanistan." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/12/12]

2012 - Price of natural gas drops / U.S.A. - January 12th, 2012: "Price of natural gas [U.S.A.] drops ['Natural gas is cheaper this winter than it's been in a decade.']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/12/12]

2012 - Chapter 11 / Hostess Brands, Inc. - January 12th, 2012: "Hostess files for bankruptcy [01/11/12]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/12/12]

2012 - Who is killing Iran's nuclear scientists? - January 12th, 2012: "Who is killing Iran's nuclear scientists? / Wednesday's assassination ['Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a chemistry expert and senior official at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility'] is latest in string; Tehran accuses Mossad, CIA, M15 of covert terrorism." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/12/12]

*Related Links: http://americanfreepress.net/?p=2381

2012 - Astronomer: 'We're awash in planets' - January 12th, 2012: "Astronomer: 'We're awash in planets' / One study released Wednesday [01/11/12] shows that in our Milky Way, most of the 100 billion stars have planets." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 01/12/12]

2012 - U.S. drone raid kills 4 at house in Pakistan - January 12th, 2012: "U.S. drone raid kills 4 at house in Pakistan [01/11/12] / Targeting of militants ['suspected militants'] resumes after Pakistani soldiers were killed." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/12/12]

2012 - Spain, Italy sell debt - January 13th, 2012: "Spain, Italy sell debt ['Spain sold nearly 12.7 billion in auctions of bonds maturing in 2015 and 2016. [...] Italy ... sold $15 billion']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 01/13/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 13th, 2012: "Stocks rose after successful bond auctions in Europe eased worries about the region's debt crisis. The Dow rose 21.57, or 0.2 percent, to 12,471.02. The S&P 500 rose 3.02, or 0.2 percent, to 1,295.50. The Nasdaq rose 13.94, or 0.5 percent, to 2,724.70." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 01/13/12]

2012 - WHY THIS MESS? / St. Louis, Mo. - January 13th, 2012: "WHY THIS MESS? / Drivers furious: Little snow [01/12/12] leads to long commutes [St. Louis, Mo.], many wrecks. / MoDOT [Missouri Dept. of Transportation] apologetic: Chief 'disappointed' over failure to clear roads." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/13/12]

2012 - HORROR ABOARD CRUISE SHIP - January 13th, 2012: "HORROR ABOARD CRUISE SHIP [The Costa Concordia] / Survivors describe chaotic scene as liner ran aground off Italy [01/13/12] as like something out of the movie 'Titanic.' " [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, pp. A5 & A26, S.L.P.D., 01/15/12]

2012 - Israel strikes down citizenship law - January 13th, 2012: "Israel's supreme court has ruled that Palestinians will not be able to acquire Israeli citizenship through marriage. Without citizenship, Palestinian spouses - and often the children - are rendered illegal, affecting a wide range of rights." [Based on: Digest article (Israel strikes down citizenship law), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 01/13/12]

2012 - Pentagon increases Kuwait presence - January 13th, 2012: "The Pentagon has quietly increased U.S. forces in Kuwait to more than 15,000 troops, a buildup meant to signal to Iran and the region that it has ground forces readily available in case of a Persian Gulf crisis. The Pentagon is also planning to keep two aircraft carrier battle groups in the region in case Iran follows through on its threat to close the Strait of Hormuz, officials said." [Based on: Digest article (Pentagon increases Kuwait presence), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/13/12]

2012 - U.S. budget shortfall reaches $322 billion - January 13th, 2012: "The U.S. government ran a deficit of $86 billion in December, the Treasury Department reported Thursday, pushing the federal budget shortfall to $322 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. [NP] The December monthly deficit was $8 billion higher compared with the same month in 2010. [NP] The fiscal year deficit to date, however, showed an improvement, falling by $47 billion compared with the first quarter of fiscal 2011. [....]" [Based on: MarketWatch article (U.S. budget shortfall reaches $322 billion), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 01/13/12]

2012 - Coronal Hole - January 14th, 2012: "NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is monitoring a dark gash in the sun's atmosphere - a coronal hole. It's the dark vertical feature in this extreme UV image taken on Jan. 13th ... Coronal holes are places where the sun's magnetic field opens up and allows the solar wind to escape. This yawning hole is about 120,000 km wide and more than a million km long. Solar wind flowing from its UV-dark abyss will reach Earth on Jan. 16th or 17th, possibly sparking auroras for high-latitude sky watchers. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=14&month=01&year=2012]

2012 - M-Class Solar Flare - January 14th, 2012: "Today at 1318 UT, Earth-orbiting satellites detected an M1-class solar flare ... The source is a new sunspot emerging over the sun's northeastern limb."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=14&month=01&year=2012]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 14th, 2012: "Stocks fell after worries rose about Europe's debt crisis and JPMorgan Chase reported weaker earnings. The Dow fell 48.96, or 0.4 percent, to 12,422.06. The S&P 500 fell 6.41, or 0.5 percent, 14.03, or 0.5 percent, to 2,710.67." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/14/12]

2012 - Islamists win in Egypt - January 14th, 2012: "Islamists were the biggest winners of the first election of the Egyptian revolution, according to results announced Friday that visiting former U.S. President Jimmy Carter described as flawed, but still a 'broadly accurate expression of the will of the voters.' " [Based on: Digest article (Islamists win in Egypt), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 01/14/12]

2012 - U.S. restores ties to Myanmar - January 14th, 2012: "U.S. restores ties to Myanmar ['full diplomatic relations ... to reward democratic reforms']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 01/14/12]

2012 - Obama seeks power to merge several agencies - January 14th, 2012: "Obama seeks power to merge several agencies / Move could save $3 billion over a decade; cut 1,000 to 2,000 jobs." [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/14/12]

2012 - Germany is now eurozone's only country with stable AAA grade - January 14th, 2012: "More downgrades in Europe [France and Austria] / Germany is now eurozone's only country with stable AAA grade." [Based on: Title (and text) for Bloomberg News article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 01/14/12]

2012 - C-Class Solar Flares - January 15th, 2012: "Crackling with C-class solar flares, a pair of active sunspots [1401 & 1402] is emerging over the sun's northeastern limb. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 01/15/12]

2012 - 53 pilgrims killed / Iraq - January 15th, 2012: "A bomb tore through a procession of Shiite pilgrims heading toward a largely Sunni town in southern Iraq on Saturday [01/14/12], killing at least 53 people in the latest sign of a power struggle between rival Muslim sects that has escalated since the American military withdrawl. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (53 pilgrims killed), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 01/15/12]

2012 - PHOBOS-GRUNT DESTROYED - January 15th, 2012: "According to the Russian space agency and the U.S. Space Command, the Phobos-Grunt spacecraft re-entered Earth's atmosphere on Jan. 15th shortly before 1 p.m. EST. So far, no photographs of the fireball or other debris have been submitted to spaceweather.com. Initial estimates of the final ground track suggest a re-entry in the south Pacific in the broad vicinity of Australia and New Zealand." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 01/15/12]

*Trivia: "Russian space probe crashes [01/15/12] into Pacific ['west of Chile's coast']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 01/16/12]

2012 - Potentially hazardous asteroids - January 15th, 2012: "On January 15, 2012 there were 1272 potentially hazardous asteroids."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 01/15/12]

2012 - Romanian protests extend to a third day - January 15th, 2012: "Romanian protests extend to a third day ['against austerity cuts and falling living standards.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 01/15/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / South Shetland Islands - January 15th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 13:40:17 (UTC) on Sunday, January 15th, 2012. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 60.755°S, 55.473°W; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles)] was located @ SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0007l67.php]-[T.D.- 01/15/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / South Shetland Islands - January 15th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 14:21:32 (UTC) on Sunday, January 15th, 2012. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 60.797°S, 55.999°W; Depth 14.8 km (9.2 miles)] was located @ SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0007l6r.php]-[T.D.- 01/15/12]

2012 - Solar Wind - January 16th, 2012: "Earth is entering a moderately-fast (~500 km/s) solar wind stream that could spark geomagnetic disturbances around the Arctic Circle. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 01/16/12]

2012 - C-Class Solar Flare - January 16th, 2012: "Sunspot complex 1401-1402 erupted this morning, Jan. 16th at approximately 0400 UT, producing a C6-class solar flare (SDO movie) and a bright coronal mass ejection. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 01/16/12]

2012 - GOP Debate / South Carolina - January 16th, 2012: "Romney on defense during GOP debate [South Carolina - 01/16/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/17/12]

2012 - Nigerian strike over fuel resumes - January 16th, 2012: "Nigerian strike over fuel resumes [today]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 01/16/12]

2012 - Transfer of authority / Afghanistan - January 16th, 2012: "Afghan military officials raise the flag of the Afghan defense ministry during the ceremony Monday [01/16/12] of transfer of authority from the NATO led troops to Afghan security forces in Guzara, Afghanistan." [Based on: A.P. picture article by Hoshang Hashimi, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 01/20/12]

2012 - Gunmen storm Iraqi compound, kill 7 police - January 16th, 2012: "Gunmen storm Iraqi compound, kill 7 police [01/15/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 01/16/12]

2012 - Peace Corps leaves Honduras - January 17th, 2012: "Peace Corps leaves Honduras ['... notorious for the world's highest homicide rate.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/17/12]

2012 - Al-Qaida in Yemen captures town - January 17th, 2012: "Al-Qaida in Yemen [01/16/12] captures town [Radda]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/17/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 18th, 2012: "Good news from Europe lifted stocks Tuesday [01/17/12]. Investors bought bonds sold by several countries. The Dow rose 60.01, or 0.5 percent, to 12,482.07. The S&P 500 rose 4.58, or 0.4 percent, to 1,293.67. The Nasdaq composite rose 17.41, or 0.6 percent, to 2,728.08." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/18/12]

2012 - Sunni minister's suspended - January 18th, 2012: "Iraq's Shiite-dominated Cabinet on Tuesday suspended Sunni-backed ministers who have been conducting a boycott, an official said, deepening a sectarian conflict of politics and violence that has raised fears of civil war in Iraq now that U.S. troops are gone. [....]." [Based on: Digest article (Sunni minister's suspended), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/18/12]

2012 - Wikipedia, other websites go dark - January 18th, 2012: "Wikipedia, other websites go dark / They join protest today over online piracy measure ['... the Stop Online Piracy Act and related legislation, which opponents say could lead to censorship or the complete shutdown of some websites.']." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 01/18/12]

2012 - M3-Class Soalr Flare - January 19th, 2012: "Active sunspot 1401 erupted today, Jan. 19th, between 15:15 and 16:30 UT. The long-duration blast produced an M3-class solar flare and a CME that appears to be heading toward Earth. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 01/16/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 19th, 2012: "Stocks rose Wednesday to their best levels since summer on news that European countries may get more money. The Dow rose 96.88, or 0.8 percent, to 12,578.95. The S&P 500 rose 14.37, or 1.1 percent, to 1,308.04. The Nasdaq rose 41.63, or 1.5 percent, to 2,769.71." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/19/12]

2012 - E-piracy bills lose backers - January 19th, 2012: "E-piracy bills lose backers / Website blackouts prompt second thoughts about government rules for Internet." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/19/12]

2012 - Iranian currency collapsing - January 19th, 2012: "Iran's national currency fell by 6 percent in a single day Wednesday after the president refused to sign off on a move to raise bank interest rates, state news agencies reported. The semiofficial ISNA news agency said the rial was trading at 18,000 to the U.S. dollar on Wednesday on the black market, compared with 16,950 on Tuesday." [Based on: Digest article (Iranian currency collapsing), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 01/19/12]

2012 - Net Income / Goldman Sachs - January 19th, 2012: "Goldman Sachs' net income fell 58 percent in the last three months of last year [2011] because of lower investment banking fees. The investment bank made $1 billion, or $1.84 per share, beating the estimate of $1.28 per share from analysts surveyed by FactSet. Revenue fell 30 percent to $6 billion." [Based on: Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/19/12]

2012 - 116 million in constant pain - January 19th, 2012: "Persistent pain that lasts weeks to years is an overlooked medical problem that affects more than 116 million people nationwide [U.S.A.] and needs to be the focus of a public health campaign, doctors told the New England Journal of Medicine." [Based on: Digest article (116 million in constant pain), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/19/12 and p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/20/12]

2012 - GOP Debate / South Carolina - January 19th, 2012: "GOP debate [01/19/12] wraps up long day of surprises [South Carolina] / Rick Santorum jabs at leaders, seeking to inject himself into what is becoming a 2-way race." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/20/12]

2012 - Settlement / Patriot Coal Corp. - January 19th, 2012: "[....] The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Huntington, W.V., in February, alleged that selenium discharges from Patriot Coal mining complexes exceeded limits in the company's state water permits and the federal Clean Water Act. [....]" [Based on: Article (Patriot Coal settles suit, agrees to pay $7.5 million), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 01/19/12]

2012 - Protests hurt image of Nigerian leader - January 19th, 2012: "Protests hurt image of Nigerian leader / National strike, violence show deep public disenchantment with promises of reform." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 01/19/12]

2012 - State Dept. rejects permit for oil pipeline - January 19th, 2012: "State Dept. [01/18/12] rejects permit for oil pipeline [Keystone XL oil pipeline]" [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/19/12]

2012 - Suicide bombing kills dozens in Afghanistan - January 19th, 2012: "Dozens of civilians, NATO coalition troops and Afghan security forces were killed and wounded Wednesday when a suicide attacker blew himself up in a bazaar [Kajaki Sofla Bazaar, Helmand province], according to the top commander of international troops in Afghanistan, who alleged that the Taliban's leader had 'lost all control' of his soldiers. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Suicide bombing kills dozens in Afghanistan), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 01/19/12]

2012 - Almond rules upheld - January 20th, 2012: "A federal judge has again upheld U.S. Agriculture Department rules requiring treatment of raw almonds, in the latest blow to organic farmers in California's San Joaquin Valley. The mandatory pasteurization or chemical treatments protect consumers from salmonella. The requirement is well within the department's power, a federal judge ruled." [Based on: Digest article (Almond rules upheld), p. A11 S.L.P.D., 01/20/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 20th, 2012: "Stocks rose Thursday partly on news that unemployment benefits applications fell to a nearly four-year low. The Dow rose 45.03, or 0.4 percent, to 12,623.98. The S&P 500 rose 6.46, or 0.5 percent, to 1,314.50. The Nasdaq rose 18.62, or 0.7 percent, to 2,788.33." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 01/20/12]

2012 - An admission of spying - January 20th, 2012: "In a rare acknowledgement of espionage reminiscent of the Cold War, a former British official admitted that his country's spies had planted the listening device in a fake rock discovered in a Moscow park six years ago by the Russians. 'The spy rock was embarrassing, they had us bang to rights,' said Jonathan Powell, former chief of staff to Prime Minister Tony Blair." [Based on: Digest article (An admission of spying), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 01/20/12]

2012 - 6 killed in NATO crash - January 20th, 2012: "The International coalition in Afghanistan says six NATO service members were killed in a helicopter crash Thursday. The cause of the crash was being investigated. NATO said in a release early this morning that the area had no enemy activity at the time of the crash in southern Afghanistan." [Based on: Digest article (6 killed in NATO crash), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 01/20/12]

2012 - U.S. pursuing Taliban talks - January 20th, 2012: "U.S. pursuing Taliban talks / But military and intelligence agencies have reservations about effort." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 01/20/12]

2012 - Tension grows for Iraq, Turkey - January 20th, 2012: "Tension grows for Iraq, Turkey / Three rockets are fired at Turkish Embassy in Baghdad [01/19/12]." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 01/20/12]

2012 - A martial scandal for Gingrich - January 20th, 2012: "A martial scandal for Gingrich / Second wife says he asked whether she would 'share' him with young House aide." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A11 S.L.P.D., 01/20/12]

2012 - Trivia / Mental Illness, U.S.A. - January 20th, 2012: "One in five adults in the U.S. had a mental illness in 2010, with people ages 18 to 25 having the highest rates, according to a national survey ['the Mental Health Services Administration's National Survey on Drug Use and Health, released Thursday']. [....] Among the highlights, people in the 50-plus age bracket had the lowest incidence of any mental illness (14.3 percent), while those ages 18 to 25 had the highest, at 29.9 percent. Women had higher rates than men: 23 percent versus 16.8 percent. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (20 percent of adults had mental illness in 2010), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 01/20/12]

2012 - Settlements in hacking scandal - January 20th, 2012: "[....] The 18 claimants, along with 19 others who previously settled, are a fraction of the total of some 800 phone hacking allegations that have already been investigated by police. More than a thousand cases are still being pursued, Scotland Yard said. The hacking was mainly carried out by private investigators working for journalists in search of stories. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Settlements in hacking scandal) by Janet Stobart, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 01/20/12]

2012 - Syria cites $2 billion loss from oil bans - January 20th, 2012: "Syria [01/19/12] cites $2 billion loss from oil bans ['European and U.S. bans on importing its oil']" [Based on: Title for dpa article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 01/20/12]

2012 - IRA dissidents set off bombs in N. Ireland - January 20th, 2012: "IRA dissidents set off bombs in N. Ireland [01/19/12] / Telephoned warnings allow police to evacuate area in Londonderry quickly, and no injuries are reported." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 01/20/12]

2012 - Perry ends campaign, endorses Gingrich - January 20th, 2012: "Perry ends campaign, endorses Gingrich [01/19/12]" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A11 S.L.P.D., 01/20/12]

2012 - U.S. shuts down file-sharing site Megaupload - January 20th, 2012: "U.S. shuts down file-sharing site Megaupload [01/19/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 01/20/12]

2012 - Sun in Aquarius - January 21st, 2012: "Reported date when the Sun entered the constellation Aquarius." [Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201201.html]

2012 - Bombs rock Nigeria - January 21st, 2012: "Bombs ['multiple blasts'] rock Nigeria [northern city of Kano - 01/20/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 01/21/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 21st, 2012: "Stocks were mixed after profit reports from Microsoft and IBM beat expectations, but Google's fell short. The Dow rose 96.50, or 0.8 percent, to 12,720.48. The S&P 500 rose 0.88, or 0.1 percent, to 1,315.38. The Nasdaq fell 1.63, or 0.1 percent, to 2,786.70." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/21/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Offshore Chiapas, Mexico - January 21st, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 18:47:15 (UTC) on Saturday, January 21st, 2012. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 14.963°N, 93.087°W; Depth 79.5 km (49.4 miles)] was located @ OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0007pnj.php]-[T.D.- 01/22/12]

2012 - Solar Wind - January 22nd, 2012: "A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field at 0617 UT on Jan. 22nd. At first the impact did not appear to be a strong one: the solar wind speed barely lifted itself to ~400 km/s when the CME passed by. Now, however, in the wake of the CME, a dense and increasingly geoeffective solar wind stream is blowing around Earth, setting the stage for possible auroras on the night of Jan. 22nd." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 01/22/12]

2012 - Died / Joe Paterno - January 22nd, 2012: "PATERNO DIES AT 85 OF CANCER [lung cancer] / Winningest major college coach lost his job in scandal that rocked Penn State." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/23/12]

2012 - 143 killed in Nigeria - January 22nd, 2012: "143 killed in Nigeria ['a hospital official said Saturday']" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/22/12]

2012 - Afghans fleeing country - January 22nd, 2012: "Afghans fleeing country ['from January to November, more than 30,000 Afghans applied for political asylum worldwide']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/22/12]

2012 - 100,000 march in Hungary - January 22nd, 2012: "100,000 march [01/21/12] in Hungary ['in support of Prime Minister Viktor orban']" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/22/12]

2012 - American kidnapped / Somalia - January 22nd, 2012: "American kidnapped by gunmen [01/21/12] in Somalia [Galkayo]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/22/12]

2012 - ARAB SPRING, ONE YEAR LATER - January 22nd, 2012: "ARAB SPRING, ONE YEAR LATER / How the protests and uprisings of the Arab Spring have changed conditions in eight countries [Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Yemen, Egypt & Bahrain] / After upheaval, Islamists emerge / West watches with alarm as conservative Muslim politicians fill power vacuums; Islamist supporters say extremist threat is exaggerated and that they can be trusted." [Based on: Title(s) (and text) for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/22/12]

2012 - Islamist wins stir concern in Egypt  - January 22nd, 2012: "Islamist wins ['72 percent of parlimentary seats'] stir concern in Egypt [01/21/12] / No outright majority means rival religious parties need allies." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/22/12]

2012 - It's official: Santorum won Iowa caucuses - January 22nd, 2012: "It's official [01/20/12]: Santorum won Iowa caucuses / GOP clarifies earlier reports that party could not declare a winner." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 01/22/12]

2012 - Karzai has peace talks with insurgent group - January 22nd, 2012: "Karzai has peace talks with insurgent group [Hizb-i-Islami] / Afghan president had been criticized for letting U.S. take lead." [Based on: Title (and text) for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/22/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / South Sandwich Islands Region - January 22nd, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 05:53:41 (UTC) on Sunday, January 22nd, 2012. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 56.670°S, 25.018°W; Depth 9.8 km (6.1 miles)] was located @ SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0007pws.php]-[T.D.- 01/23/12]

2012 - M9-Class Solar Flare - January 23rd, 2012: "This morning, Jan. 23rd around 0359 UT, big sunspot 1402 erupted, producing a long-duration M9-class solar flare. The explosion's M9-ranking puts it on the threshold of being an X-flare, the most powerful kind. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the flare's extreme ultraviolet flash: [...] Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab say the leading edge of the CME will reach Earth on Jan. 24 at 14:18UT (+/- 7 hours). [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 01/23/12]

*Trivia: "Solar protons accelerated by this morning's M9-class solar flare are streaming past Earth. On the NOAA scale of radiation storms, this one ranks S3, which means it could, e.g., cause isolated reboots of computers onboard Earth-orbiting satellites and interfere with polar radio communications. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 01/23/12]

2012 - Tornadoes / Alabama - January 23rd, 2012: "ALABAMA HIT AGAIN [since April 2011] BY DEADLY TWISTERS [01/23/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. Picture Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/24/12]

2012 - GOP Debate / Florida - January 23rd, 2012: "Gingrich, Romney come out swinging / GOP contenders trade personal accusations in Florida debate. [01/23/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/24/12]

2012 - Tropical Cyclone Funso - January 23rd, 2012: "On January 23, 2012, Tropical Cyclone Funso raged over the Mozambique Channel, packing sustained winds of 100 knots (185 kilometers per hour) and gusts up to 125 knots (230 kilometers per hour). The U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported that Funso was located roughly 590 nautical miles (1,095 kilometers) northeast of Mozambique’s capital city of Maputo. [....]" [Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=76995]

2012 - Afghan warlord part of talks - January 23rd, 2012: "Afghan warlord part of talks / His representative has met several U.S. officials involved in region." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 01/23/12]

2012 - Islamist rebels rattle Nigeria - January 23rd, 2012: "Islamist rebels rattle Nigeria / Weekend attacks leave at least 176 people dead in country's northern regions." [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 01/23/12]

2012 - Islamists filling power vacuum - January 23rd, 2012: "[....] Islamist parties are 'genuinely popular' in the Arab world, said HRW's executive director, Kenneth Roth, warning that 'ignoring that popularity would violate democratic principles.' " [Based on: A.P. article (Islamists filling power vacuum), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 01/23/12]

2012 - Yemeni president leaves country - January 23rd, 2012: "Yemeni president leaves country [01/22/12] / He will get medical treatment in U.S.; turns power over to vice president." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/23/12]

2012 - Croatians vote in favor of joining EU - January 23rd, 2012: "[....] Only 42 percent of eligible voters were estimated to have taken part in the referendum." [Based on: Digest article (Croatians vote in favor of joining EU), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 01/23/12]

2012 - U.S. carrier sails through Strait of Hormuz - January 23rd, 2012: "U.S. carrier [Abraham Lincoln] sails through Strait of Hormuz [01/22/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/23/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Offshore Bio-Bio Chile - January 23rd, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 16:04:54 (UTC) on Monday, January 23rd, 2012. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 36.415°S, 73.015°W; Depth 29.7 km (18.5 miles)] was located @ OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0007qi0.php]-[T.D.- 01/23/12]

2012 - Wuterich accepts plea deal in Hadithah case - January 23rd, 2012: "CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — A Marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi women and children [2005] pleaded guilty Monday [01/23/12] to negligent dereliction of duty in a deal that will bring a maximum of three months confinement and end the largest and longest-running criminal case against U.S. troops to emerge from the Iraq War. [....]" [Based on title for A.P. article (Wuterich accepts plea deal in Hadithah case) By Julie Watson - The Associated Press - Posted : Monday Jan 23, 2012 17:09:48 EST]

http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2012/01/ap-wuterich-accepts-plea-deal-in-hadithah-case-012312/

*Trivia: "[...] Military judge Lt. Col. David Jones said his hands were tied by a plea agreement that prevents any jail time for Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (No confinement for Marine), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 01/25/12]

2012 - Taliban role in talks linked to denouncing of terrorism - January 23rd, 2012: "Taliban role in talks linked to denouncing of terrorism" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 01/23/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / South of the Fiji Islands - January 24th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 00:52:06 (UTC) on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 24.959°S, 178.611°E; Depth 582.8 km (362.2 miles)] was located @ SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0007qr4.php]-[T.D.- 01/23/12]

2012 - Trivia / MundoFox - "[...] The company said Monday [01/23/12] that the new network, MundoFox, will be launched in September or October in partnership with Colombia-based RCN Television Group.  [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Murdoch’s News Corp to enter Spanish-language broadcast network TV with MundoFox network) - By Associated Press, Published: January 23]

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/news-corp-to-enter-spanish-language-broadcast-network-tv-with-mundofox-network/2012/01/23/gIQA4sXNLQ_story.html

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 24th, 2012: "Stocks were mixed Monday as investors awaited news from talks about cutting Greece's debt load. The Dow fell 11.66, or 0.1 percent, to 12,708.82. The S&P 500 rose 0.62, or less than 0.1 percent, to 1,316.00. The Nasdaq fell 2.53, or 0.1 percent, to 2,784.17." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 01/24/12]

2012 - Russia plans sale of jets to Syria - January 24th, 2012: "Russia plans sale of jets to Syria ['the $550 million deal envisions the delivery of 36 Yak-130 aircraft.'] / Deal would cement Moscow's opposition to U.N. sanctions." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/24/12]

*Reference Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakovlev_Yak-130

2012 - EU issues embargo on Iranian oil - January 24th, 2012: "[....] The EU decision made Monday [01/23/12] in Brussels - following the U.S. lead to target Iran's critical oil experts - opened a new front against Iran's leadership. [...] Military experts have questioned whether Iran has the naval capabilities to attempt a blockade. But the U.S. and allies have already said they would take swift action against any Iranian moves to choke off the 30-mile-wide strait - where the American aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, along with British and French warships, entered the gulf on Sunday [01/22/12] without incident. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (EU issues embargo on Iranian oil / Iranian lawmakers respond with additional threats to close the Strait of Hormuz.), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/24/12]

*Trivia: "[....] The sanctions, agreed upon yesterday in Brussels but not to be implemented until July, comes with possible unintended consequences ranging from oil market disarray at a time of economic crisis to further brinkmanship by the Islamic Republic. [....]" [Based on: The Christian Science Monitor article (Iran oil embargo: How tough are the EU sanctions? / Europe's Iran oil embargo is unprecedented. But the EU may have left the door open for adjustments that could ease pressure on Tehran.) By Robert Marquand, Staff writer / January 24, 2012]

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2012/0124/Iran-oil-embargo-How-tough-are-the-EU-sanctions

2012 - Judge approves Lee reorganization plan - January 24th, 2012: "Judge approves Lee reorganization plan [01/23/12] / Newspaper publisher is expected to leave bankruptcy Jan. 30." [Based on: Title Article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 01/24/12]

2012 - Genocide vote sure to anger Turkey - January 24th, 2012: "France's Parliament voted Monday to make it a crime to deny that the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago constituted a genocide, risking more sanctions from Turkey and complicating an already delicate relationship with the rising power. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Genocide vote sure to anger Turkey), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/24/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 25th, 2012: "Stocks were mixed Tuesday amid worries that private investors won't agree on a deal to cut Greece's debt. The Dow fell 33.07, or 0.3 percent, to 12,675.75. The S&P 500 fell 1.35, or 0.1 percent, to 1,314.65. The Nasdaq rose 2.47, or 0.1 percent, to 2,786.64." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/25/12]

2012 - Protests  rage in Warsaw - January 25th, 2012: "Protests [01/24/12] rage in Warsaw [over 'Poland's support for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA']" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 01/25/12]

2012 - Palestinians protesting taxes - January 25th, 2012: "Palestinians protesting taxes" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 01/25/12]

2012 - Gadhafi loyalists seize city - January 25th, 2012: "Gadhafi loyalists seize city [Bani Walid]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 01/25/12]

2012 - Google changes data policy - January 25th, 2012: "Google Inc. is overhauling the way it treats user data, linking information across its array of email, video and social networking services so that information gathered in one place can be used in another. For example, if you spent the last hour logged into Google to search the Web for skateboards, the next time you log into YouTube, there's a good chance you'll get recommendations for videos featuring Tony Hawk. The changes take effect March 1." [Based on: Digest article (Google changes data policy), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 01/25/12]

2012 - State of the Union / U.S.A. - January 25th, 2012: "STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS [01/24/12] / Obama's theme: American dream" [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/25/12]

2012 - Landslide / Papua New Guinea - January 25th, 2012: "Landslide [01/24/12] hits new Guinea ['40 bodies have been recovered']" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 01/25/12]

2012 - Giffords leaves to tears, ovations  - January 25th, 2012: "Giffords leaves to tears, ovations [01/25/12] / House unanimously passes bill she sponsored on border security." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/26/12]

2012 - Settlement / Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. - January 25th, 2012: "Stifel to pay $1.1 million to settle allegation / State charges that brokerage failed to adequately supervise employee [Kenneth Neely] caught operating pyramid scheme." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 01/25/12]

2012 - Romney tax returns show rate of less than 14 pct. - January 25th, 2012: "Romney tax returns ['released by his campaign Tuesday'] show rate of less than 14 pct. / He benefits from tax code allowing investors to keep more income than wage-earners." [Based on: Title (and text) for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/25/12]

2012 - U.S. forces rescue two kidnapped in Somalia - January 25th, 2012: "U.S. forces rescue two kidnapped in Somalia [01/25/12] / Captives, including American woman, worked with humanitarian aid group." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 01/26/12]

2012 - C-Class CMEs - January 26th, 2012: "Sunspot AR1402, the source of this week's powerful M9-class solar flare, is acting up again. On Jan. 26th between 0100 UT and 0600 UT, a sequence of C-class magnetic eruptions around the active region hurled a bright coronal mass ejection over the sun's north pole ... ."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 01/27/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 26th, 2012: "Stocks rose after the Federal Reserve said it would keep interest rates low until late 2014. The Dow rose 81.21, or 0.6 percent, to close at 12,756.96. The S&P 500 rose 11.41, or 0.9 percent, to 1,326.06. The Nasdaq rose 31.67, or 1.1 percent, to 2,818.31." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/26/12]

2012 - GOP Debate / Florida - January 26th, 2012: "GOP contest is growing into a bitter feud / In Thursday's debate in Florida, surging Romney attacks Gingrich." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/27/12]

2012 - Army to reduce brigades / U.S.A. - January 26th, 2012: "U.S. officials say the Army plans to slash the number of combat brigades from 45 to as low as 32, and restructure its fighting force to save money and cut the size of the service by 80,000 soldiers." [Based on: Digest article (Army to reduce brigades), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/26/12]

2012 - Fourth-quarter profit / Boeing Co. - January 26th, 2012: "Boeing's 4th quarter profit rises ['20 percent']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Wire Reports article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 01/26/12]

2012 - Two faces of Egypt differ over reform - January 26th, 2012: "Tens of thousands of Egyptians poured into Tahrir Square in celebration and protest Wednesday [01/25/12], the anniversary of the revolution that brought down President Hosni Mubarak and set the nation on a troubled and still unfulfilled path toward democracy." [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Two faces of Egypt differ over reform / Muslim Brotherhood is in step with army over pace; young revolutionaries want end to military rule now.), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 01/26/12]

2012 - Chinese clashes with Tibetans escalate - January 26th, 2012: "Chinese clashes with Tibetans escalate" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 01/26/12]

2012 - Fourth-quarter profit / ConocoPhillips - January 26th, 2012: "[...] The Houston energy company said profit rose 66.1 percent in the fourth quarter even as it produced less oil. [...] ConocoPhillips earned $3.39 billion, or $2.56 per share, compared with $2.04 billion, or $1.39, a year ago. Revenue increased 17.2 percent to $62.4 billion." [Based on: Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/26/12]

2012 - U.S. pulled out over money, group says - January 26th, 2012: "The U.S. pulled its troops out of Iraq because its economy is collapsing and it needed to save money, an al-Qaida front group said in a message posted on its website Wednesday, its first online comment since the U.S. completed its pullout last month." [Based on: Digest article (U.S. pulled out over money, group says), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 01/26/12]

2012 - It's best to avoid component in plastics, can liners, receipts - January 26th, 2012: "[...] There is another overlooked source of BPA. A different reader warns: 'BPA also coats the paper that many store receipts are printed on. It comes off on hands. Consumers should decline receipts, or handle them with care and wash their hands afterward. Children should never be allowed to handle these receipts.' Research has confirmed that register receipts often contain BPA that can be absorbed through the skin (Environmental Health Perspectives online, Jan. 1, 2012). [....]" [Based on: PEOPLE'S PHARMACY / Joe and Teresa Graedon article (It's best to avoid component in plastics, can liners, receipts), p. B2, S.L.P.D., 01/26/12]

2012 - X2-Class Solar Flare - January 27th, 2012: "Departing sunspot 1402 unleashed an X2-class solar flare today, Jan. 27th, at 18:37 UT. The blast site was not facing Earth at the time of the eruption. Nevertheless, energetic protons accelerated by the blast are surrounding our planet, and an intensifying S1-class radiation storm is in progress. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 01/27/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 27th, 2012: "Stocks fell Thursday after a report showed sales of new homes unexpectedly weakened during December. The Dow fell 22.33 points, or 0.2 percent, to 12,734.63. The S&P 500 fell 7.63, or 0.6 percent, to 1,318.43. The Nasdaq fell 13.03, or 0.5 percent, to 2,805.28." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 01/27/12]

2012 - 4 killed in Afghanistan - January 27th, 2012: "A suicide car bomber killed four Afghan civilians and wounded dozens Thursday [01/26/12] in Helmand, local officials said. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (4 killed in Afghanistan), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/27/12]

2012 - Spartacus: Vengeance - January 27th, 2012: "Spartacus: Vengeance is the title of the second season of Spartacus, a New Zealand produced, Starz television series, which follows Spartacus: Blood and Sand. It premiered on January 27,[1] and concluded on March 30, 2012. [....]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartacus:_Vengeance]

2012 - Ex-Marine pleads guilty - January 27th, 2012: "Ex-Marine [Yonathan Melaku] pleads guilty [01/26/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 01/27/12]

2012 - Tense moments in Australia - January 27th, 2012: "[...] Some 200 supporters of indigenous rights had surrounded a Canberra restaurant and banged its windows while Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott were inside officiating at an award ceremony. [NP] Around 50 police escorted the ploitical leaders from a side door to a car. Gillard stumbled, losing a shoe. Her personal security guard wrapped his arms around her and supported her to the waiting car, shielding her from the angry crowd. [...] The protestors had been demonstrating for indigenous rights nearby at the so-called Aboriginal Tent Embassy, a ramshackle collection of tents and temporary shelters in the national capital that is a center point of protests against Australia Day. [NP] Australia day marks the arrival of the first fleet of British colonists in Sydney on Jan. 26, 1788. Many Aborigines call it Invasion Day because the land was settled without a treaty with traditional owners. [...] The Tent Embassy celebrated its 40th anniversary on Thursday [01/26/12]. Abbott had earlier angered indigenous activists by saying it was time the embassy 'moved on.' [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Tense moments in Australia / Riot police help escort prime minister through rowdy crowd.), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/27/12]

2012 - 17 killed by insurgents in Iraq - January 27th, 2012: "17 killed [01/26/12] by insurgents in Iraq ['At least 190 people have been killed in attacks since the beginning of the year.']" [Based on: Title (and text) Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/27/12]

2012 - 120,000 need aid in S. Sudan - January 27th, 2012: "120,000 need aid in S. Sudan / Doctors Without Borders helping after attacks in December, January." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 01/27/12]

2012 - U.N. is being asked to act on Syria - January 27th, 2012: "U.N. is being asked to act on Syria" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 01/27/12]

2012 - Prominent Jewish Leader: Assassinate Barack Obama - January 27th, 2012: "Prominent Jewish Leader: Assassinate Barack Obama" [Based on: Title for AFP article by Michael Collins Piper]

*Link: http://americanfreepress.net/?p=2528

*Related Links: http://americanfreepress.net/?p=2657

2012 - 33 killed in Iraq - January 28th, 2012: "A suicide car bomber struck a Shiite funeral procession Friday, killing 33 people ... ." [Based on: Digest article (33 killed in Iraq), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 01/28/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 28th, 2012: "Stocks were mixed after economic growth accelerated last quarter, but not as much as economists expected. The Dow fell 74.17, or 0.6 percent, to 12,660.46. The S&P 500 fell 2.10, or 0.2 percent, to 1,316.33. The Nasdaq rose 11.27, or 0.4 percent, to 2,816.55." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/28/12]

2012 - More violence in Syria - January 28th, 2012: "[....] More than 120 people have been killed in the last two days, the opposition said." [Based on: Digest article (More violence in Syria), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 01/28/12]

2012 - Solar Wind - January 29th, 2012: "Earth is inside a solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole [see link]. Credit: SDO/AIA." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 01/29/12]

2012 - Tunisians march - January 29th, 2012: "More than 8,000 Tunisians marched Saturday through Tunis, the capital, denouncing violence committed by ultraconservative Islamist groups in recent months. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Tunisians march), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 01/29/12]

2012 - Arab League pulls out of Syria - January 29th, 2012: "Arab League pulls out of Syria [01/28/12] / Peace mission too risky, it says, as fighting rages near capital." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 01/29/12]

2012 - Occupy protest turns violent - January 29th, 2012: "Occupy protest turns violent [Oakland California]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 01/29/12]

2012 - U.S. lawmakers' meeting hobbles Afghan agenda - January 29th, 2012: "U.S. lawmakers' meeting hobbles Afghan agenda / President Karzai is 'incredibly angry' about talks of devolving central power to the provinces, source says." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 01/29/12]

2012 - Solar Wind - 01/30/12: "Solar wind speed: 410.2 km/sec / density: 12.9 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 2106 UT" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 01/30/12]

2012 - Captive American returns home - January 30th, 2012: "American [William Gregory Ock] held in Nigeria back in U.S. [01/29/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/30/12]

2012 - Fatal multivehicle pileup / Florida - January 30th, 2012: "Fatal multivehicle pileup [01/29/12] clogs interstate ['south of Gainesville on Interstate 75']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 01/30/12]

2012 - Stun gun used on Occupy protestor - January 30th, 2012: "Stun gun used on Occupy [D.C.] protestor [01/29/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/30/12]

2012 - Fighting spreads in Damascus suburbs - January 30th, 2012: "Fighting spreads in Damascus suburbs [01/29/12] / Arab League leaders travel to U.N. to appeal to Security Council to back plan to oust President Assad." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 01/30/12]

2012 - Polls show him way ahead / Mitt Romney - January 30th, 2012: "Romney foes shift focus off Florida / They eye other battlegrounds as polls show him way ahead." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/30/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Near Coast of Central Peru - January 30th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 05:11:00 (UTC) on Monday, January 30th, 2012. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 4.179°S, 75.644°W; Depth 39.2 km (24.4 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0007tml.php]-[T.D.- 01/30/12]

2012 - Iranian official optimistic over U.N. inspectors' visit - January 30th, 2012: "Iranian official optimistic [01/29/12] over U.N. inspectors' visit / He tries to defuse tension regarding nation's nuclear program." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 01/30/12]

2012 - Low levels of radiation leak after US reactor shut down - January 30th, 2012: "US officials said they may have traced a power failure at a nuclear reactor in Illinois to a failed piece of equipment at a switchyard that delivers power to and from the plant. [NP] After the shutdown Monday morning [01/30/12] at Exelon Nuclear's Byron Generating Station, operators began releasing steam to cool the reactor from the part of the plant where turbines produce electricity, not from within the nuclear reactor itself, officials said. The steam contains low levels of tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, but federal and plant officials insisted the levels were safe for workers and the public. [NP] The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokeswoman declared the incident an 'unusual event,' the lowest of four levels of emergency. Commission officials also said the release of tritium was expected. [NP] Spokeswoman Viktoria Mitlyng said officials can't yet calculate how much tritium was released. They know the amounts were small because monitors around the plant didn't show increased levels of radiation, she said. Tritium is relatively short-lived and penetrates the body weakly through the air compared to other radioactive contaminants. [....]" [Based on: Shanghai Daily Article (Low levels of radiation leak after US reactor shut down) - Source: Agencies - 2012-2-1]

*Link: http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?id=493347

*Trivia: "A failed electrical insulator in a switchyard was to blame ... . [...] The insulator ... fell off of the metal structure to which it was attached. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Nuclear reactor power failure pinpointed), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/01/12]

2012 - Solar Wind - 01/31/12: "Solar wind speed: 397.4 km/sec / density: 14.3 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 0355 UT" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 01/31/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - January 31st, 2012: "Stocks fell Monday as investors waited for an expected deal between Greece and its creditors. The Dow fell 6.74 points, or 0.1 percent, at 12,653.72. The S&P 500 fell 3.32, or 0.3 percent, to 1,313.01. The Nasdaq fell 4.61, or 0.2 percent, to 2,811.94." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 01/31/12]

2012 - Romney's attacks work - January 31st, 2012: "Romney's attacks work / Barrage of ads blasting Gingrich appears to be boosting Romney to a convincing victory in today's Florida primary." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article by David Lightman, Lesley Clark & William Douglas, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 01/31/12]

2012 - 7 occupiers arrested in N.C. - January 31st, 2012: "7 occupiers arrested in N.C. [01/30/12]" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 01/31/12]

2012 - Cold snap kills 36 in Europe - January 31st, 2012: "Cold snap [01/30/12] kills 36 in Europe" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 01/31/12]

2012 - Pythons feasting in Everglades - January 31st, 2012: "Pythons feasting in Everglades" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 01/31/12]

2012 - Kids' brains benefit from praise - January 31st, 2012: "Kids' brains benefit from praise / WU study [Washington University, Mo.] reports that positive reinforcement may increase brain size." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/31/12]

2012 - Unseasonably warm weather / U.S.A. - January 31st, 2012: "ST. LOUIS - A southerly breeze and sunchine pushed Monday's high temperature [St. Louis, Mo.] to 67, tying a record that had held for 128 years. [....]" [Based on: Article (Arctic low pressure is keeping us comfy / Forecast calls for mild weather through Friday.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 01/31/12]

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