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

February 2013

2013 - Astronomic Configuration - February 1st, 2013: "Sun [12 Aquarius], Moon [13 Libra], Mercury [22 Aquarius], Venus [28 Capricorn], Mars [29 Aquarius], Jupiter [6 Gemini], Saturn [11 Scorpio], Uranus [5 Aries], Neptune [2 Pisces], Pluto [10 Capricorn], Chiron [7 Pisces]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201302.html]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 1st, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,860.58; Change: - 49.84 (- 0.4%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,498.11; Change: - 3.85 (- 0.3%). [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/01/13]

2013 - GMO proposal voted down - February 1st, 2013: "Monsanto shareholders voted down a proposal Thursday [01/31/13] that would have forced the biotech seed giant to report on how its genetically modified products might affect organic farmers. Only 7 percent of votes cast by shareholders were in favor of the proposal, the Creve Coeur-based company said Thursday [....]" [Based on: BUSINESS DIGEST article (GMO proposal voted down), p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/01/13]

2013 - Israel may move against Syria - February 1st, 2013: "Israel may move against Syria / Air attack this week could be a sign of hostilities to come." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/01/13]

2013 - Ameren accused of violating green law - February 1st, 2013: "Ameren [Ameren Missouri] accused of violating green law / Missouri utility denies claims, says it is exceeding requirements." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 02/01/13]

2013 - U.S. weighs response to Chinese hackers - February 1st, 2013: "U.S. weighs response to Chinese hackers" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/01/13]

2013 - Iran plans to speed up fuel enrichment - February 1st, 2013: "Iran plans to speed up fuel enrichment / Nation is defiant ahead of international talks; world powers are wary." [Based on: Title for A.P. article by George Jahn, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/01/13]

2013 - Congress sends debt limit fix to Obama - February 1st, 2013: "[...] The measure cleared the Senate on a vote of 64-34 after winning House approval late last week. It permits the Treasury to borrow above the current $16.4 trillion debt limit through May 18. The White House has said Obama will sign it. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Congress sends debt limit fix to Obama / President's staff says he'll sign it, GOP says it only solves one issue; more ahead.), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/01/13]

2013 - MasterCard profit shows big bounce - February 1st, 2013: "[...] Net income in the October-December quarter rose to $605 million, or $4.86 a share, from $19 million, or 15 cents, a year earlier. Revenue rose 10 percent to $1.90 billion. MasterCard processed 20 percent more transactions last year. [NP] Mastercard is expanding fastest in Latin America and the region that includes Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Cash volume outside the United States increased 23.5 percent on a U.S. dollar basis, compared with domestic growth of 9.7 percent. [...] For 2012, MasterCard earned $2.76 billion, or $21.94 per share, on revenue of $7.39 billion. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (MasterCard profit shows big bounce / Global transaction volume rises.), p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/01/13]

2013 - Chevron profit up - February 2nd, 2013: "Chevron profit up ['41 percent gain in net income for the fourth quarter']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/02/13]

2013 - Super Bowl XLVII - February 2nd, 2013: Baltimore Ravens 34 / San Francisco 49ers 31. (Partial blackout during 3rd quarter.)

2013 - Iraq Sunnis protest - February 2nd, 2013: "Iraq Sunnis protest [02/01/13]; al-Qaida front calls for armed revolt" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/02/13]

2013 - U.S. National Debt - February 2nd, 2013: "U.S. National Debt Clock - The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 02 Feb 2013 at 08:18:07 PM GMT is: $16,441,131,430,452.14. The estimated population of the United States is 314,351,642 so each citizen's share of this debt is $52,301.72. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.80 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. - 02/02/13]

2013 - Egyptian protestors - February 2nd, 2013: "Egyptian protestors, police clash over nation's leadership [02/01/13]." [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/02/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 2nd, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,009.79; Change: 149.21 (1.1%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,513.17; Change: 15.08 (1.0%). [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/02/13]

2013 - Refining helps Exxon Mobil - February 2nd, 2013: "Refining helps Exxon Mobil ['fourth-quarter earnings rose 6 percent']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/02/13]

2013 - U.S. Secretary of State / John Kerry - February 2nd, 2013: "Clinton passes on diplomatic reins [02/01/13] / Kerry is sworn in as secretary of state; he's mum on immediate travel plans." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/02/13]

2013 - MetLife acquisition / AFP Provida SA - February 2nd, 2013: "MetLife to spend $2 billion on Chilean acquisition [AFP Provida SA] / New York-based insurer seeks to grow in emerging markets." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/02/13]

2013 - U.S. Embassy in Turkey hit by bomber - February 2nd, 2013: "U.S. Embassy in Turkey hit by bomber [02/01/13] / Blast near outer perimeter kills bomber and 1 security officer." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/02/13]

*Trivia: "U.S. Embassy bomber had terrorism conviction / Turkey says he was released fron jail because he developed brain disorder after hunger strike." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/03/13]

2013 - Feds say St. Louisan hacked Israeli sites - February 2nd, 2013: "Feds say St. Louisan ['who now lives in California'] hacked Israeli sites / 'AnonymousSTL' boasts of attack on group [Nefesh B'Nefesh] that helps immigrants." [Based on: Title (and text) for article (Congress sends debt limit fix to Obama / President's staff says he'll sign it, GOP says it only solves one issue; more ahead.), p. A4, S.L.P.D., 02/02/13]

2013 - Bank of America's online banking crashes - February 2nd, 2013: "Bank of America's online banking crashes [02/01/13] / Angry customers vent frustrations on Twitter." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/02/13]

2013 - Strong Earthquake / 15km SW of Obihiro, Japan - February 2nd, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 14:17:34 (UTC) on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013. The magnitude 6.9 event [Location: 42.812N, 143.078E (Uncertainty 14.6 km); Depth 103.1 km (Uncertainty 8.9 km) was located @ 15km SW of Obihiro, Japan"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000f03a#technical] - [T.D.- 02/03/13]

2013 - Taliban attack / Pakistan army post - February 3rd, 2013: "23 are killed in Taliban attack ['Taliban militants wearing suicide vests'] on Pakistan army post [02/02/13]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/03/13]

2013 - U.S. debt woes are not so dire, experts say - February 3rd, 2013: "U.S. debt woes are not so dire, experts say / Relatively moderate changes over next decade could overcome problem, most agree." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article by Don Lee & Jim Puzzanghera, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/03/13]

2013 - Biden says U.S. would hold talks with Iran - February 3rd, 2013: "Biden says [02/02/13] U.S. would hold talks with Iran." [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/03/13]

2013 - Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring - February 3rd, 2013: "Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring / Groundhog 'consults' with Inner Circle in annual spectacle [02/02/13]. " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/03/13]

2013 - Syrian rebels capture key area near airport - February 3rd, 2013: "Syrian rebels capture key area near airport [02/02/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/03/13]

2013 - Video of police beating stokes anger in Egypt - February 3rd, 2013: "Video of police beating stokes anger in Egypt [02/01/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/03/13]

2013 - Yemen reports taking town back from al-Qaida - February 3rd, 2013: "Yemen reports taking town [al-Maraksha] back from al-Qaida" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/03/13]

2013 - New wave record - February 4th, 2013: "... In February 2013, a buoy in the North Atlantic measured a towering 62-foot  wave between Iceland and the United Kingdom. ... ." [Based on: DIGEST article (New wave record), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 12/15/16]

*Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/13/highest-ever-wave-sets-record-iceland-britain-north-atlantic

2013 - Turkey backs Syrian opposition - February 4th, 2013: "Turkey backs Syrian opposition [02/03/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/04/13]

2013 - Missouri ranks high for kids with ADHD - February 4th, 2013: "Missouri ranks high for kids with ADHD ['Close to 9 percent of kids in Missouri have been diagnosed with ADHD'] / Most ['about 80 percent'] take prescription drugs for malady that is sometimes not accurately diagnosed." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/04/13]

2013 - French airstrikes hit militant training camps in north Mali - February 4th, 2013: "French airstrikes hit militant training camps in north Mali [02/02-03/13]/ Supply convoy nearing eastern town of Gao is greeted by cheers." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/04/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 5th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,880.08; Change: - 129.71 (- 0.9%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,495.71; Change: - 17.46 (-1.2%). [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/05/13]

2013 - Canada to get rid of penny - February 5th, 2013: "Canada to get rid of penny" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/05/13]

2013 - South Korea, U.S. begin naval drills - February 5th, 2013: "South Korea, U.S. begin naval drills [02/04/13] / Move is in response to threat of North Korean nuclear test." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/05/13]

2013 - Recovering Pakistani girl makes video - February 5th, 2013: "Recovering Pakistani girl [Malala Yousufzai] makes video [02/04/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/05/13]

2013 - U.S. will sue S&P over mortgage ratings - February 5th, 2013: "U.S. will sue S&P over mortgage ratings / Shares fall 14 percent in dust-up over bad debt that fueled financial crisis." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/05/13]

2013 - Libya has become melting pot of extremism - February 5th, 2013: "Libya has become melting pot of extremism / Several groups, causes were involved in benghazi consulate attack, officials say." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/05/13]

2013 - Syrian opposition chief renews offer of talks - February 5th, 2013: "Syrian opposition chief renews offer of talks / He urges Assad to respond, help put an end to bloodshed." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/05/13]

2013 - Experts confirm bones belong to English king - February 5th, 2013: "Experts confirm bones belong to English king [02/04/13] / Skeleton found under parking lot is that of 15th century's Richard III." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/05/13]

2013 - Authorities storm Alabama bunker, rescue young boy - February 5th, 2013: "Authorities storm Alabama bunker [02/04/13], rescue young boy [identified only as Ethan] / Abductor [Jimmy Lee Dykes] is dead, but officers would not say how he died." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/05/13]

2013 - C9-class solar flare - February 6th, 2013: "The magnetic canopy of decaying sunspot AR1667 erupted this morning (Feb. 6th @ 00:21 UT), producing a long duration C9-class solar flare and hurling a coronal mass ejection (CME) into space. According to first-look images from NASA's STEREO-B spacecraft, the CME appears to be heading in the general direction of Earth. If so, the likely time of arrival would be Feb. 8-9. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/06/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 6th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,979.30; Change: 99.22 (0.7%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,511.29; Change: 15.58 (1.0%). [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/06/13]

2013 - Citizen-terrorist memo surfaces / U.S.A. - February 6th, 2013: "Citizen-terrorist memo surfaces / Paper outlines case for killing Americans in al-Qaida ranks." [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/06/13]

2013 - Great Earthquake / 76km W of Lata, Solomon Islands - February 6th, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Great earthquake occurred at 01:12:27 (UTC) on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013. The magnitude 8.0 event [Location: 10.738S, 165.138E (Uncertainty 14.2 km); Depth 28.7 km (Uncertainty 5.2 km) was located @ 76km W of Lata, Solomon Islands"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000f1s0#technical] - [T.D.- 02/03/13]

*Trivia: "Three-foot tsunami hits south Pacific" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/06/13]

*Trivia: "Tsunami toll hits 9" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/08/13]

2013 - Major Earthquake / 27km NNW of Lata, Solomon Islands - February 6th, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Major earthquake occurred at 01:54:15 (UTC) on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013. The magnitude 7.0 event [Location: 10.479S, 165.772E (Uncertainty 13.3 km); Depth 9.8 km (Uncertainty 3.3 km) was located @ 27km NNW of Lata, Solomon Islands"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000f1ts#technical] - [T.D.- 02/03/13]

2013 - Strong Earthquake / 44km W of Lata, Solomon Islands - February 6th, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 06:35:19 (UTC) on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 10.784S, 164.512E (Uncertainty 15.0 km); Depth 10.1 km (Uncertainty 4.1 km) was located @ 44km W of Lata, Solomon Islands"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000f23y#technical] - [T.D.- 02/03/13]

2013 - Strong Earthquake / 72km E of Lata, Solomon Islands - February 6th, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 13:54:53 (UTC) on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 10.798S, 166.492E (Uncertainty 15.6 km); Depth 10.1 km (Uncertainty 2.7 km) was located @ 72km E of Lata, Solomon Islands"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000f2d8#technical] - [T.D.- 02/06/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 7th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,986.52; Change: 7.22 (0.1%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,512.12; Change: 0.83 (0.1%). [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/07/13]

2013 - First-quarter profit / Visa - February 7th, 2013: "[...] Visa says net income totaled $1.3 billion, or $1.93 per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31. That compares with net income of $1.03 billion, or $1.49 per share, a year earlier." [Based on: Article (More debt helps Visa), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/07/13]

2013 - Liberty Global is expanding - February 7th, 2013: "Liberty Global [Inc.] is expanding / Purchase of Virgin Media will give it 25 million customers in 14 countries." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/07/13]

2013 - Opposition leader killed / Tunisia - February 7th, 2013: "Tunisia to shake up government after assassination [02/06/13] / Opposition leader [Chokri Belaid] is killed; prime minister says he will form new government that will make push for elections." [Based on: Title for A.P. Article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 02/07/13]

2013 - Fighting escalates in Damascus - February 7th, 2013: "Fighting escalates in Damascus [02/06/13]." [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/07/13]

2013 - Coal ash handling cited in Illinois - February 7th, 2013: "Coal ash handling cited in Illinois [02/04/13] / Ameren subsidiary, lacked permit when it disposed of 180,000 tons ['at its Duck Creek power plant in Peoria, Ill.']." [Based on: Title (and text) for A, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/07/13]

2013 - State testing air at landfill / Missouri - February 7th, 2013: "[...] An area deep within the inactive landfill [St. Louis County, Mo.] has been smoldering for more than two years, emitting a foul odor that has led to numerous complaints from people who live and work in the area - even motorists on nearby Interstate 70. [....]" [Based on: Article (State testing air at landfill / Bridgeton site gets notice of violation from St. Louis County.), p. A2, S.L.P.D., 02/07/13]

2013 - British bankers will pay $610 million fine - February 7th, 2013: "British bankers [including RBS Barclays of the U.K., UBS of Switzerland & Britain's Royal Bank of Scotland] will pay $610 million fine / Penalty for fraud will come out of bonuses." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/07/13]

2013 - Boy Scout stance on gays debated / U.S.A. - February 7th, 2013: "Boy Scout stance on gays debated / Major rift on admissions policy divides organization; vote delayed until May." [Based on: Title for A.P. Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/07/13]

2013 - Labadie plant among top greenhouse gas emitters - February 7th, 2013: "[...] The Labadie plant in Franklin County [Missouri] released the equivalent of 18.2 million metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2011, making it the fourth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases among industrial facilities tracked nationwide." [Based on: Article (Labadie plant among top greenhouse gas emitters), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/07/13]

2013 - Strong Earthquake / SW of Lata, Solomon Islands - February 7th, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 00:30:11 (UTC) on Thursday, February 7th, 2013. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 11.664S, 164.961E (Uncertainty 16.5 km); Depth 9.8 km (Uncertainty 5.8 km) was located @ SW of Lata, Solomon Islands"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000f2ul#technical] - [T.D.- 02/07/13]

2013 - Hackers breach security of Federal Reserve website - February 7th, 2013: "Hackers breach security of Federal Reserve website ['The Emergency Communications System, which is run by the Federal Reserve bank of St. Louis'] / Group grabs, posts data for 4,000 bankers." [Based on: Title (and text) for Bloomberg News article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/07/13]

2013 - Obama picks woman business leader to head Interior Dept. - February 7th, 2013: "Obama picks woman business leader [Sally Jewell] to head Interior Dept." [Based on: Title for DIGEST Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/07/13]

2013 - Former fire official admits embezzling close to $600,000 - February 7th, 2013: "Former fire official [Eric Hinson] admits embezzling close to $600,000 [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 02/07/13]

2013 - VA treated man for cancer that didn't exist, suit says / St. Louis, Mo. - February 7th, 2013: "VA [John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo.] treated man [Dustin A. Brooks] for cancer that didn't exist, suit says" [Based on: Title (and text) for article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 02/07/13]

2013 - Solar wind - February 8th, 2013: "As predicted, a solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field on Feb. 8th, sparking bright auroras around the Arctic Circle. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. 02/10/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 8th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,944.05; Change: - 42.47 (- 0.3%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,509.39; Change: - 2.73 (- 0.2%). [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/08/13]

2013 - Spanish trash haulers end strike - February 8th, 2013: "Spanish trash haulers end strike ['that lasted 11 days']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/08/13]

2013 - Horse meat found in U.K. lasagna - February 8th, 2013: "Horse meat found in U.K. lasagna ['60 percent horse meat']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/08/13]

2013 - Massive manhunt on in L.A. for ex-cop - February 8th, 2013: "Massive manhunt on in L.A. for ex-cop [Christopher Dorner] / Fired officer is accused of killing three people [02/07/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/08/13]

2013 - Iran's Ahmadinejad seeks Egypt as ally - February 8th, 2013: "[...] The Iranian president arrived in Egypt on Tuesday to attend a two-day Islamic summit hosted by Egypt's president, Islamist Mohammed Morsi. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Iran's Ahmadinejad seeks Egypt as ally / Closer ties could tip balance of power, upset U.S. interests.), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/08/13]

2013 - Charter agrees to buy cable provider in West - February 8th, 2013: "Charter agrees to buy cable provider [Calevision Systems Corp.'s Optimum West'] in West ['for $ 1.63 billion']." [Based on: Title (and text) for Bloomberg News article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/08/13]

2013 - U.S. military will reposition quick-response units - February 8th, 2013: "U.S. military will reposition quick-response units / Commandos were too far away to save those killed in Benghazi attack, Panetta says [02/07/13]." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/08/13]

2013 - CIA nominee defends drone strikes, even on Americans - February 8th, 2013: "CIA nominee defends drone strikes, even on Americans [02/07/13] / Brennan says they hunt to protect U.S., not for retribution." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/08/13]

2013 - Strong Earthquake / 21km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands - February 8th, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 11:12:13 (UTC) on Friday, February 8th, 2013. The magnitude 6.8 event [Location: 10.904S, 165.896E (Uncertainty 14.1 km); Depth 18.0 km (Uncertainty 2.6 km) was located @ 21km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000f3x8#technical] - [T.D.- 02/08/13]

2013 - Major Earthquake / 25km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands - February 8th, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Major earthquake occurred at 15:26:39 (UTC) on Friday, February 8th, 2013. The magnitude 7.0 event [Location: 10.910S, 165.964E (Uncertainty 14.7 km); Depth 27.0 km (Uncertainty 8.1 km) was located @ 25km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000f40j#technical] - [T.D.- 02/08/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 9th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,992.97; Change: 48.92 (0.4%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,517.93; Change: 8.54 (0.6%). [Based on: p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/09/13]

2013 - Trade deficit falls / U.S.A. - February 9th, 2013: "Trade deficit falls [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/09/13]

2013 - Suicide attack / Gao, Mali - February 9th, 2013: "Mali bomber tied to terrorist leader, residents say / Suicide attack in Gao [02/08/12] comes two weeks after French liberated town." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 02/09/13]

2013 - Egypt forces throw tear gas at protestors - February 9th, 2013: "Egypt forces throw tear gas at protestors" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/09/13]    

2013 - Venezuela announces currency devaluation - February 9th, 2013: "Venezuela announces currency devaluation / Bolivar's value is cut nearly in half as the nation copes with budget woes." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 02/09/13]                                      

2013 - Hacker gains access to Bush family emails, photos - February 9th, 2013: "Hacker gains access to Bush family emails, photos" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/09/13]

2013 - Nor'eastern blizzard paralyzes region / New England - February 9th, 2013: "Nor'eastern blizzard paralyzes region [02/08/13] / New England gets slammed a second time." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/09/13]

2013 - Strong Earthquake / 5km NNE of Yacuanquer, Colombia - February 9th, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 14:16:09 (UTC) on Saturday, February 9th, 2013. The magnitude 6.9 event [Location: 1.167N, 77.384W (Uncertainty 14.2 km); Depth 153.8 km (Uncertainty 6.1 km) was located @ 5km NNE of Yacuanquer, Colombia"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000f4ij#technical] - [T.D.- 02/10/13]

2013 - Strong Earthquake / 27km S of Lata, Solomon Islands - February 9th, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 21:02:22 (UTC) on Saturday, February 9th, 2013. The magnitude 6.6 event [Location: 10.965S, 165.793E (Uncertainty 13.7 km); Depth 15.7 km (Uncertainty 4.5 km) was located @ 27km S of Lata, Solomon Islands"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000f4n5#technical] - [T.D.- 02/10/13]

2013 - Congress considers secret court to rule on drone strikes - February 9th, 2013: "Congress considers secret court to rule on drone strikes / Lawmakers want oversight when Americans are targeted overseas." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/09/13]

2013 - Obama administration considers slashing nuclear warhead arsenal - February 9th, 2013: "Obama administration considers slashing nuclear warhead arsenal" [Based on: Title for Center for Public Integrity article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/09/13]

2013 - Bodies at Timbuktu show reprisals - February 10th, 2013: "Bodies at Timbuktu [Mali]  show reprisals / Two missing Arab men arrested by Malian soldiers are found buried in dune." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/10/13]  

2013 - Netanyahu ally pessimistic about peace - February 10th, 2013: "Netanyahu ally pessimistic about peace ['former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/10/13]  

2013 - 6 slain in attack on refugee camp in Iraq - February 10th, 2013: "6 slain in attack on refugee camp ['for Iranian exiles'] in Iraq [02/09/13]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/10/13]  

2013 - Syrian troops, rebels battle for highway - February 10th, 2013: "Syrian troops, rebels battle for highway [Damascus - 02/09/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/10/13]    

2013 - Northeast begins tough task of digging out / U.S.A. - February 10th, 2013: "Northeast begins tough task of digging out / Howling storm unloads 1 to 3 feet of snow; 5 people are killed, and power is knocked out." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/10/13]  

2013 - Curiosity rover completes first drilling into Mars rock - February 10th, 2013: "Curiosity rover completes first drilling into Mars rock [02/08/12] / 'It was a perfect execution' to get sample, engineer says." [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Alicia Chang, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 02/10/13]    

2013 - Officers kill man near site of Mardi Gras / St. Louis, Mo. - February 10th, 2013: "Officers kill man near site of Mardi Gras [St. Louis, Mo.] / Veterans working security for event said he ignored order to drop his gun." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/10/13]    

2013 - Strong Earthquake / 51km SW of Lata, Solomon Islands - February 10th, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 18:39:35 (UTC) on Sunday, February 10th, 2013. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 10.978S, 165.444E (Uncertainty 15.7 km); Depth 35.0 km (Uncertainty 2.9 km) was located @ 51km SW of Lata, Solomon Islands"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000f4zf#technical] - [T.D.- 02/12/13]

2013 - Tornado / Mississippi - February 11th, 2013: "Tornado injures dozen in Mississippi [0210/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/11/13]  

2013 - Attacks in Iraq kill four - February 11th, 2013: "Attacks in Iraq kill four [Mosul - 02/10/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/11/13]    

2013 - Iran building militias in Syria - February 11th, 2013: "Iran building militias in Syria" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/11/13]    

2013 - Cyber attacks target U.S., report says - February 11th, 2013: "[...] The National Intelligence Estimate identified China as the most aggressive source of attacks." [Based on: DIGEST article (Cyber attacks target U.S., report says), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/11/13]    

2013 - Islamic extremists attack key Malian city - February 11th, 2013: "Islamic extremists attack key Malian city [Gao - 02/10/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/11/13]  

2013 - Tribal warfare in South Sudan kills at least 100 - February 11th, 2013: "Tribal warfare in South Sudan [Akobo County] kills at least 100" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/11/13]

2013 - 10 dead in stampede at Hindu festival in India - February 11th, 2013: "[...] An estimated 30 million devotees were expected to take a dip at the Sangam, the confluence of three rivers - the Ganges, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati - on Sunday, one of the holiest bathing days of the Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher festival. The festival lasts 55 days and is one of the world's largest religious gatherings. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (10 dead in stampede at Hindu festival in India / Large crowds cause a section of a footbridge at a train station to collapse as millions gather for relegious celebration.), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/11/13]  

2013 - Travel improves after blizzard / Northeast U.S.A. - February 11th, 2013: "Snowdrifts slowly yield to plows, shovels [02/10/13] / Travel improves in Northeast after blizzard, but many lack power; at least 14 deaths are attributed to storm." [Based on: Title for A.P. article (Cyber attacks target U.S., report says), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/11/13]    

2013 - NATO force in Afghanistan is under a new command - February 11th, 2013: "NATO force in Afghanistan is under a new command [02/10/13] / Marine general [Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.] is expected to sooth relations with Karzai." [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/11/13]

2013 - Drone strikes against U.S. citizens need outside review, Gates says - February 11th, 2013: "Drone strikes against U.S. citizens need outside review, Gates says [02/10/13] / He also praises drones as being more precise than other weapons." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/11/13]  

2013 - Zombies in Montana? - February 12th, 2013: "[...] KRTV said on its website the hackers broadcast that 'dead bodies are rising from their graves' in several Montana counties [02/11/13]." [Based on: DIGEST article (Zombies in Montana?), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/12/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 12th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,971.24; Change: - 21.37 (- 0.2%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,517.01; Change: - 0.92 (- 0.1%). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/12/13]

2013 - Tropical Cyclone Gino - February 12th, 2013: "Gino formed as a tropical storm over the southern Indian Ocean on February 11, 2013, and strengthened into a cyclone the next day. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=80449]

2013 - POPE RESIGNS, STUNS WORLD - February 12th, 2013: "POPE RESIGNS, STUNS WORLD ['would resign at the end of the month'] / 'Strength of mind and body' aren't up to job, he says." [Based on: Title (and text) for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/12/13]  

2013 - Rare virus strikes British patient - February 12th, 2013: "Rare virus ['the world's 10th known case of a new coronavirus'] strikes British patient" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/12/13]

2013 - U.S. is shipping out of Afghanistan - February 12th, 2013: "U.S. is shipping out of Afghanistan / Military sends 50 containers home through Pakistani port that had once been unavailable to U.S." [Based on: Titlefor News Services article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/12/13]

2013 - State of the Union address / U.S.A. - February 12th, 2013: "Obama touts progress, calls for partnership [02/12/13]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/13/13]

2013 - Atomic test is suspected in North Korea - February 12th, 2013: "Atomic test [today] is suspected in North Korea" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/12/13]

2013 - Vet gets Medal of Honor for Afghan fight  - February 12th, 2013: "Vet ['former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha'] gets Medal of Honor [02/11/13] for Afghan fight / Troops were overwhelmingly outnumbered during daylong attack at bottom of valley." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/12/13]  

2013 - Syrian rebels capture country's largest dam - February 12th, 2013: "Syrian rebels capture country's largest dam [02/11/13] / Power station is strong symbol of Assad family's rule." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/12/13]

2013 - Egyptian protests on anniversary of Mubarak's fall - February 12th, 2013: "Egyptian protests on anniversary of Mubarak's fall [02/11/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/12/13]

2013 - Attack on Thai base - February 13th, 2013: "Attack [02/12/13] on Thai base [Bacho district in Narathiwat province']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 02/12/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 13th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,018.70; Change: 47.46 (0.3%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,519.43; Change: 2.42 (0.2%). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/13/13]

2013 - Egypt women protest sex assaults - February 13th, 2013: "Egypt women protest sex assaults" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 02/13/13]

2013 - N. Korea is scolded for nuclear test - February 13th, 2013: "N. Korea is scolded for nuclear test [02/12/13] / Communist nation remains defiant in its goal of developing missile to strike U.S." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/13/13]

2013 - Fiery end to standoff where ex-cop holed up - February 13th, 2013: "Fiery end to standoff where ex-cop holed up [02/12/13] / LAPD official says site is 'too hot' to search for body." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/13/13]

2013 - Syrian rebels continue advance toward airport - February 13th, 2013: "Syrian rebels continue advance toward airport [02/12/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/13/13]

2013 - Scientists search for clues to alien life forms right here on Earth - February 13th, 2013:

[...] The consortium has been tasked with finding footprints of biological activity, or biosignatures, which are substances such as elements or isotopes that show evidence of ancient life. The scientists are looking for microscopic signs of life, including microbes, which are bacteria, and other tiny, one-celled organisms that are much more adaptable than more complex organisms.

The team is also sending microbes into Earth's orbit on the International Space Station to see how they react to radiation and a space environment.

In the process, they are learning more about Earth's history. They've found new details of microbial life that dates back 2 billion to 3 billion years, before the planet's atmosphere contained oxygen. They've found that microbes then relied more on iron than sunlight for energy.

Eventually their work will be used to interpret data brought back from Mars by the six-wheel spacecraft Curiosity, which landed in August on a two-year mission to determine whether the environment was ever favourable for microbial life. Their work will also be used to prepare for future Mars missions.

“It may be that planets spent a long time in a microbial life condition and then only rarely evolved to advanced multicellular complex life,” Johnson [geoscientist Clark Johnson, University of Wisconsin] said. “That's one of the hypothesis we would test.”

Edward Goolish, acting director at the NASA Astrobiology Institute, said the project supports one of NASA's major goals to find life or the potential for life elsewhere.

The project's results will provide a quantitative understanding of how life is preserved, he said.

“At the same time (Johnson's team is) contributing an immense amount to the understanding of life on Earth, which is equally important to astrobiology and science in general,” he said.

[Based on: A.P. article (Scientists search for clues to alien life forms right here on Earth) by Carrie Antlfinger - published 02/13/13]

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/02/13/scientists_search_for_clues_to_alien_life_forms_right_here_on_earth.html

2013 - Obama announces plan for major withdrawal from Afghanistan - February 13th, 2013: "Half of combat troops home in year / Obama announces plan for major withdrawal from Afghanistan." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/13/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 14th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,982.91; Change: - 35.79 (- 0.3%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,520.33; Change: 0.90 (0.1%). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/14/13]

2013 - Syrian rebels close in on Aleppo airport - February 14th, 2013: "Syrian rebels [02/13/13] close in on Aleppo airport ['the country's second-largest airport']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/14/13]

2013 - American, US Airways agree to merge - February 14th, 2013: "American, US Airways agree to merge / Carrier will keep American's name but be run by US Air's chief." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/14/13]

2013 - Keystone XL oil pipeline protest / Washington D.C. - February 14th, 2013: "Celebrities, activists arrested [02/13/13] at protest ['... after tying themselves to the White House gate to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/14/13]

2013 - NATO strike targeting Taliban kills civilians / Afghanistan - February 14th, 2013: "NATO strike [02/12/13] targeting Taliban kills civilians [village of Chugam, Afghanistan]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/14/13]

2013 - Chrysler recall - February 15th, 2013: "Chrysler recall ['... 278,000 pickups and SUVs because their rear axles can lock up unexpectedly.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/15/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 15th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,973.39; Change: - 9.52 (- 0.1%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,521.38; Change: 1.05 (0.1%). [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/15/13]

2013 - RUSSIAN METEOR - February 15th, 2013: "On Friday, February 15th at 9:30 am local time in Russia, a small asteroid struck the atmosphere over the city of Chelyabinsk and exploded. According to reports from news organizations and Russian authorities, as many as 1000 people received minor injuries from the shock wave. This is the most energetic recorded meteor strike since the Tunguska impact of 1908. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/16/13]

2013 - Asteroid 2012 DA14  - February 15th, 2013: "Asteroid 2012 DA14 few past Earth on Feb. 15th inside the orbit of many geosynchronous satellites. At closest approach, around 2:25 pm EST, the 45-meter wide space rock was only 17,200 miles above Indonesia. No satellites were damaged by the flyby, and the asteroid is now receding from Earth [....]."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. 02/17/13]

2013 - Hip implants being recalled - February 15th, 2013: "[...] It [Johnson & Johnson] said some 7,500 of the implants [Adept implants] were shipped worldwide between 2004 and 2011." [Based on: DIGEST article (Hip implants being recalled), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/15/13]

2013 - Fatal avalanche hits Scotland - February 15th, 2013: "Fatal avalanche [02/14/13] hits Scotland ['killed two people' - Cairngorm mountains]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/15/13]

2013 - Egypt apologizes for death of boy - February 15th, 2013: "Egypt apologizes for death of boy ['a 12-year-old street vendor ... killed Feb. 3']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/15/13]

2013 - Pope's decision shrouded in secrets - February 15th, 2013: "Pope's decision shrouded in secrets / Details of pacemaker, hidden injury, building project surface in wake of papal announcement." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/15/13]

2013 - Buffett buys Heinz for $23 billion - February 15th, 2013: "Buffett buys Heinz for $23 billion / Deal partner Jorge Lemann's 3G Capital will run the business." [Based on: Title (and text) for Bloomberg News article, p. B4, S.L.P.D., 02/15/13]

2013 - Californians report unusual flash of light - February 15th, 2013: "Californians report unusual flash of light [San Francisco Bay area - 02/15/13]" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/17/13]

2013 - Rebels in Syria move into oil field, base - February 15th, 2013: "Rebels in Syria move into oil field, base" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/15/13]

2013 - Amputee Olympic star accused of murder - February 15th, 2013: "Amputee Olympic star accused of murder / Oscar Pistorius, nicknamed the Blade Runner, is charged [02/14/13] in shooting death of hi girlfriend." [Based on: Titlefor A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 02/15/13]

2013 - Study: Fish harmed by drug-tainted water - February 15th, 2013: "[...] Such drugs have turned up in waterways in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere. [NP] They come mostly from humans and farm animals; the drugs pass through their bodies in unmetabolized form. [NP] These drug traces are then piped to water treatment plants, which are not designed to remove them from the cleaned water that flows back into streams and rivers." [Based on: A.P. article (Study: Fish harmed by drug-tainted water / Anti-anxiety medication makes them hyper, aggressive; researchers fear environmental imbalance.) by Jeff Donn, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/15/13]

2013 - Iranian general was slain near Syrian border - February 15th, 2013: "Iranian general [Hassan Shateri] was slain ['this week'] near Syrian border" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/15/13]

2013 - Merck settles investor lawsuits for $688 million - February 15th, 2013: "Merck settles investor lawsuits for $688 million / Drugmaker was accused of delaying the release of a damaging study [concerning cholesterol drugs Zetia and Vytorin]." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. B5, S.L.P.D., 02/15/13]

2013 - Eurozone recession deepens as Germany falters - February 15th, 2013: "Eurozone recession deepens as Germany falters / Plights of weaker countries are bringing down the more stable economies, officials fear." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/15/13]

2013 - Toyota pays $29 million to states over safety recalls - February 15th, 2013: "Toyota pays $29 million to states over safety recalls / Suit said carmaker didn't report sudden-acceleration issue promptly." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/15/13]

2013 - BMW recall - February 16th, 2013: "BMW recall ['... more than 30,000 SUVs to fix an oil leak that can knock out power-assisted braking.']" [Based on: BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/16/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 16th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,981.76; Change: 8.37 (0.1%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,519.79; Change: - 1.59 (- 0.1%). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/16/13]

2013 - INTERPLANETARY SHOCK WAVE - February 16th, 2013: "A shock wave moving through the solar wind hit Earth's magnetic field on Feb. 16th at approximately 11:30 UT. [... .]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. 02/17/13]

2013 - Landfill odor / St. Louis, Missouri - February 16th, 2013: "Landfill odor [Bridgeton, Missouri] is not a health threat, says DNR, but ... / Concerns remain about benzene and nearby radioactive waste dump." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/16/13]

2013 - Battle in Syria rages on for control of key airport - February 16th, 2013: "Battle in Syria rages on for control of key airport" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 02/16/13]

2013 - Insider trading allegations made in wake of Heinz deal - February 16th, 2013: "Insider trading allegations made in wake of Heinz deal / Owners of a Swiss account made $1.7 million in trading options." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/16/13]

2013 - Solar wind - February 17th, 2013: "Solar wind speed: 360.7 km/sec; density: 15.4 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 1357 UT " [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. 02/17/13]

2013 - Scores are killed in blast in Pakistan - February 17th, 2013: "Scores [89 people] are killed in blast in Pakistan [02/16/13 - Quetta] / Bomb targeted Shiite Muslim sect, police say." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/17/13]

*Trivia: "Thousands of Shiites protest killings in Pakistan / Relatives of those killed in mass bombing refuse to bury their dead until army takes action." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/19/13]

2013 - Libya arrests 4 promoting Christianity - February 17th, 2013: "Libya arrests 4 promoting Christianity" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/17/13]

2013 - Backers of ruling Islamists march in Tunisia - February 17th, 2013: "Backers of ruling Islamists march in Tunisia [02/16/13]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/17/13]

2013 - Jackson's downfall is tied to love of material things - February 17th, 2013: "Jackson's downfall is tied to love of material things / Former congressman liked bling, not power, charges say." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 02/17/13]

2013 - Hezbollah mum on report about attack on Israelis - February 17th, 2013: "Hezbollah mum on report about attack on Israelis ['five Israeli tourists last summer']." [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/17/13]

2013 - Flooding, mudslides in Indonesia - February 18th, 2013: "Flooding, mudslides [killed at least 10 people'] in Indonesia [02/17/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/18/13]

2013 - Foreigners in Nigeria kidnapped - February 18th, 2013: "Foreigners in Nigeria [Jama'are]  kidnapped [02/16/13]." [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/18/13]

2013 - Dozens killed by bombs in Iraq - February 18th, 2013: "Dozens killed ['in mainly Shiite neighborhoods'] by bombs in Iraq [02/17/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/18/13]

2013 - U.S lawmakers, Iranian rebel group meet in Paris - February 18th, 2013: "U.S lawmakers, Iranian rebel group [The National Council of Resistance of Iran] meet in Paris [02/17/13] / Opposition members, newly free of 'terrorist' label, tell of deadly rocket attack." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/18/13]

2013 - Strong Earthquake / 111km NE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand - February 18th, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 12:19:19 (UTC) on Monday, February 18th, 2013. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 30.682S, 178.127W (Uncertainty 15.4 km); Depth 34.1 km (Uncertainty 6.0 km) was located @ 111km NE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000f9p5#technical] - [T.D.- 02/23/13]

2013 - Magazine back in Chapter 11 - February 19th, 2013: "The parent company of Reader's Digest has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in less than four years, saying it needs to cut debt to continue restructuring. [NP] RDA Holding Co. of New York says it will keep publishing during the bankruptcy and aims to be out of Chapter 11 within six months. [NP] The company said late Sunday that it plans to cut its debt load by 80 percent, to about $100 million." [Based on: A.P. article (Magazine back in Chapter 11), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/19/13]

2013 - U.N. reports Syrian war crimes - February 19th, 2013: "U.N. reports Syrian war crimes / Commission says atrocities have been committed by both sides in the bloody conflict." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/19/13]

2013 - Warming is linked to bigger blizzards - February 19th, 2013: "Warming is linked to bigger blizzards [U.S.A.] / Storms more severe, with less snow overall." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/19/13]

2013 - Supreme Court gets Monsanto bean case - February 19th, 2013: "[...] Until 1970, Congress did not allow patents on staple crops, and thereafter only allowed exclusive marketing rights that allowed farmers to save seeds. But in 1980, the Supreme Court decided in a controversial 5-4 case that living organisms could be patented. [NP] In the rush to claim patents, four companies - Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta and Dow - emerged as the dominant forces, according to a report last week from the Center for Food Safety. [NP] 'Dozens of mergers and acquisitions followed; at least 200 independent seed companies were bought and consolidated from 1996 to 2009,' the center wrote. 'As a consequence, what was once a freely exchanged, renewable resource is now privatized and monopolized.' [NP] As a result, the center says, the average cost to plant one acre of soybeans has risen 325 percent since the introduction of genetically engineered seed, to $56.68 from $13.32. [....]" [Based on: Article (Supreme Court gets Monsanto bean case / Decision on patent could reach beyond agriculture.) by Georgina Gustin, pp. A1 & A4, S.L.P.D., 02/19/13]

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/supreme-court-hears-arguments-over-monsanto-soybean-patents/article_9601cd61-2ccc-54f5-8489-dd314f6b8374.html

2013 - Armenian president re-elected, polls show - February 19th, 2013: "Armenian president [Serge Sarkisian] re-elected, polls show" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/19/13]

2013 - Iran nominates North Korea-educated official for post - February 19th, 2013: "Iran nominates North Korea-educated official [Mohammad Hasan Nami] for post" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/19/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 20th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,035.67; Change: 53.91 (0.4%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,530.94; Change: 11.15 (0.7%). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/20/13]

2013 - Gasoline prices / U.S.A. - February 20th, 2013: "Speculators are fueling hike in gasoline prices / U.S. production up, but refineries shutting down." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/20/13]

2013 - Tropical Cyclone Haruno - February 20th, 2013: "Haruna formed as a tropical storm over the southern Indian Ocean on February 19, 2013, and strengthened into a cyclone the next day. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=80510]

2013 - Hacker takes Jeep for joy ride - February 20th, 2013: "Hacker takes Jeep for joy ride / Twitter feed is hijacked, with false word that company had been sold. " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/20/13]

2013 - Diamond heist at Brussels airport - February 20th, 2013: "Diamond heist at Brussels airport [02/19/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 02/20/13]

2013 - Bid for Tunisian coalition falls short - February 20th, 2013: "Bid for Tunisian coalition falls short [02/19/13] / Leader resigns; North African nation appears headed for more instability." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 02/20/13]

2013 - Netanyahu brings dovish rival into fold - February 20th, 2013: "Netanyahu brings dovish rival into fold / Ex-foreign minister Livini [Tzipi Livini] will be in charge of Israel's peace efforts with Palestinians." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 02/20/13]

2013 - Dozens killed in missile strike / Syria - February 20th, 2013: "Dozens killed in missile strike [02/19/13] / Many victims of government attack in Syria were children, observers say." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/20/13]

2013 - Drone strikes up 72 pct. in Afghanistan - February 20th, 2013: "Drone strikes up 72 pct. in Afghanistan / U.N. report says at least 16 civilians were killed by unmanned craft las year." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/20/13]

2013 - U.S. set to punish China over cyber attacks - February 20th, 2013: "U.S. set to punish China over cyber attacks" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 02/20/13]

2013 - Shiite leaders call for end to marches in Pakistan - February 20th, 2013: "Shiite leaders call for end to marches in Pakistan [02/19/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 02/20/13]

2013 - Speakers agency hires Hilliary Clinton - February 20th, 2013: "Speakers agency [Manhattan-based Harry Walker Agency] hires Hilliary Clinton" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 02/20/13]

2013 - More emissions monitoring urged at Sauget incinerator - February 20th, 2013: "More emissions monitoring urged at Sauget incinerator [Illinois] / EPA proposes limiting the amount of heavy metals that can be burned." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/20/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 21st, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,927.5; Change: - 108.13 (- 0.8%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,511.95; Change: - 18.99 (- 1.2%). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/21/13]

2013 - Crime spiked in St. Louis in January - February 21st, 2013: "Crime spiked in St. Louis in January / Theft of license plates, new FBI definition for rape inflate figures." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/21/13]

2013 - Storm moving into Plains / U.S.A. - February 21st, 2013: "Storm moving into Plains [02/20/13] is blamed for fatal crash / Urbanites are vexed; farmers welcome moisture." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/21/13]

2013 - Russia offers to broker Syria talks - February 21st, 2013: "Russia offers to broker Syria talks [02/20/13] / Arab League would join effort, it says; airstrike by Assad regime kills 20." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 02/21/13]

2013 - Crime spiked in St. Louis in January - February 21st, 2013: "Crime spiked in St. Louis in January / Theft of license plates, new FBI definition for rape inflate figures." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/21/13]

2013 - U.S. steps up efforts against trade theft - February 21st, 2013: "U.S. steps up efforts against trade theft / Claims of cyberstealing by China prompt more aggressive responses." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/21/13]

2013 - Jackson pleads guilty in campaign case - February 21st, 2013: "Jackson [Jesse Jackson Jr.] pleads guilty [02/20/13] in campaign case / He admits scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds, could be sentenced to as much as 57 months in prison." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/21/13]

2013 - Office Depot, OfficeMax OK merger - February 21st, 2013: "Office Depot, OfficeMax OK merger / All-stock deal valued at $1.2 billion will strengthen retail impact." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/21/13]

2013 - Latino population increases by 47% / U.S.A. - February 21st, 2013: "Latino population increases by 47% ['from 2000 to 2011'] / Diverse group is influencing U.S. politics." [Based on: Title for Palm Beach (Fla.) Post article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/21/13]

2013 - 3-D system builds visible worlds from masses of data - February 21st, 2013: "3-D system [CAVE2] builds visible worlds from masses of data / Giant virtual reality system takes scientists on fantastic voyages through space, anatomy, the imagination." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 02/21/13]

2013 - Winter Storm "Q" - February 22nd, 2013: "KC 'just shut down' as storm rakes Great Plains [02/21/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/22/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 22nd, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,880.62; Change: - 46.92 (- 0.3%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,502.42; Change: - 9.53 (- 0.6%). [Based on: p. C3, S.L.P.D., 02/22/13]

2013 - Bombs in Syria kills dozens - February 22nd, 2013: "Bombs in Syria kills dozens [02/21/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/22/13]

2013 - Bombs in India kill at least 12 - February 22nd, 2013: "Bombs in India [Hyderabad] kill at least 12 [02/21/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/22/13]

2013 - Five big banks have cut mortgage debt - February 22nd, 2013: "Five big banks have cut mortgage debt / They swallowed $19 billion in losses to help 5,000 Missourians and 20,000 Illinoisans, report says." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. C4, S.L.P.D., 02/22/13]

2013 - U.S. wine exports set a record in 2012 - February 22nd, 2013: "U.S. wine exports set a record in 2012 / Canadian and Asian markets had strong growth; still, export issues limit bigger possibilities." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. C5, S.L.P.D., 02/22/13]

2013 - Peterson gets 38 years in wife's death - February 22nd, 2013: "Peterson [Drew Peterson] gets 38 years [02/21/13] in wife's death" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/22/13]

2013 - Al-Qaida offers tips on avoiding drones - February 22nd, 2013: "Al-Qaida offers tips on avoiding drones / In Mali, terrorists kept Xeroxed tipsheet with 22 suggestions on evading detection from above." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/22/13]

2013 - Alaskan petroleum reserve is opened - February 22nd, 2013: "Alaskan petroleum reserve is opened" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/22/13]

2013 - Linn Energy buying Berry Petroleum - February 22nd, 2013: "Linn Energy buying Berry Petroleum / $2.5 billion deal will boost Linn's production by 30 pecent." [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/22/13]

2013 - Flu shot failed seniors, was so-so for others - February 22nd, 2013: "For those 65 and older, this season's flu shot is only 9 percent effective against the most common and dangerous flu bug, according to a startling new government report. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Flu shot failed seniors, was so-so for others / Only 9 pct. of older people were protected from the toughest bug, while 56 pct. of younger people were protected, new study says.), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 02/22/13]

2013 - Weak forecast for the poor, middle class / U.S.A. - February 22nd, 2013: "Weak forecast for the poor, middle class / Wal-Mart customers, big drivers of spending, are struggling with higher costs of living." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. C5, S.L.P.D., 02/22/13]

2013 - Peanut workers are charged in salmonella outbreak - February 22nd, 2013: "Peanut workers are charged [02/20/13] in salmonella outbreak [2009]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/22/13]

2013 - Troops in Niger - February 23rd, 2013: "President Barack Obama announced Friday that about 100 U.S. troops had been deployed to the West African country of Niger, where defense officials said they are setting up a drone base to spy on al-Qaida fighters in the Saraha." [Based on: DIGEST article (Troops in Niger), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 02/23/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 23rd, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,000.57; Change: 119.95 (0.9%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,515.60; Change: 13.18 (0.9%). [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/22/13]

2013 - Skeptical judge grants Pistorius bail - February 23rd, 2013: "Skeptical judge grants Pistorius bail / Questions in girlfriend's death linger for Paralympian." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 02/23/13]

2013 - Scant aid for Syrians hiding in Syria - February 23rd, 2013: "Scant aid for Syrians hiding in Syria / United Nation's relief effort forbidden to operate inside war-torn nation." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/23/13]

2013 - Netanyahu's gambit appears to backfire  - February 23rd, 2013: "Netanyahu's gambit appears to backfire / Analysis - Leader's coalition with dovish rival draws criticism from Israelis and Palestinians." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/23/13]

2013 - New breast cancer drug hunts tumors - February 23rd, 2013: "New breast cancer drug hunts tumors / FDA approves drug [Kadcyla] for late-stage aggressive cancer, but doctors may be more flexible" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/23/13]

2013 - Government downsizing under way / U.S.A. - February 23rd, 2013: "Government downsizing under way / Payrolls, nonbenefit programs are shrinking in wake of recession." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/23/13]

2013 - Up to 12,000 troops may remain in Afghanistan  - February 23rd, 2013: "Up to 12,000 troops may remain in Afghanistan / U.S. and NATO allies say a security force is needed." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/23/13]

2013 - Cardinal says married Catholic priests a possibility - February 23rd, 2013: "Cardinal [Cardinal Keith O'Brien] says [02/22/13] married Catholic priests a possibility" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 02/23/13]

2013 - Obama, Japan's new prime minister unite over N. Korea - February 23rd, 2013: "Obama, Japan's new prime minister unite over N. Korea / They agree to seek tougher security sanctions." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/23/13]

2013 - Mexico's new leaders slow to stem carnage by drug gangs - February 23rd, 2013: "Mexico's new leaders slow to stem carnage by drug gangs / Some neighbors resort to masked militia to defend themselves." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/23/13]

2013 - Strong Earthquake / 23km ESE of Suncho Corral, Argentina - February 23rd, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 12:01:59 (UTC) on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 27.993S, 63.195W (Uncertainty 12.9 km); Depth 585.8 km (Uncertainty 5.8 km) was located @ 23km ESE of Suncho Corral, Argentina"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000fbl2#technical] - [T.D.- 02/23/13]

2013 - 6 underground nuclear tanks are leaking / Washington State - February 23rd, 2013: "6 underground nuclear tanks are leaking [Hanford nuclear reservation - Washington]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 02/23/13]

*Trivia: "Critics want quick action on leaking tanks at nuclear site / Toxic brew in Washington state should be removed, watchdog group says, despite assurance that water is safe." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 02/24/13]

2013 - Solar wind - February 25th, 2013: "Solar wind speed: 356.1 km/sec; density: 23.2 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 1816 UT"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/25/13]

2013 - Clashes in West Bank - February 24th, 2013: "Clashes in West Bank ['Jewish settlers shot two Palestinian demonstrators ... in Kusra' - 02/23/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/24/13]

2013 - Iran says it captured drone - February 24th, 2013: "Iran says [02/23/13] it captured drone" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/24/13]

2013 - States keep an eye on online schools / U.S.A. - February 24th, 2013: "States keep an eye on online schools [U.S.A.] / With student enrollment up sixfold ['electronic K-12 courses'], many local governments consider increasing oversight to try to ensure quality." [Based on: Title (and text) for Stateline.org article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 02/24/13]

2013 - Battle for Syria's Aleppo airport intensifies - February 24th, 2013: "Battle for Syria's Aleppo airport intensifies [02/23/13] / Assad regime tries to reverse rebel gains in north as fighting focuses on key highway." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/24/13]

2013 - Marchers in Spain protest austerity measures - February 24th, 2013: "Marchers in Spain protest austerity measures [02/23/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/24/13]

2013 - U.S. made secret diplomatic trips to North Korea, sources say - February 24th, 2013: "U.S. made secret diplomatic trips ['two secret visits'] to North Korea [in April and August of last year], sources say / Washington hoped to persuade new ruler to moderate foreign policy." [Based on: Title (and text) for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 02/24/13]

2013 - Friar abuse case - February 25th, 2013: "About 50 more people have come forward to say they were sexually abused at Catholic schools in Pennsylvania and Ohio by a Franciscan brother [Brother Stephen Baker] who killed himself ['stabbed himself in the heart'] in January, said an attorney who settled 11 alleged abuse cases against the friar. [....]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Friar abuse case), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/25/13]

2013 - Academy Award / "Argo" - February 25th, 2013: " 'Argo' wins best picture [02/24/13] / Lee earns director prize" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/25/13]

2013 - Karzai tells U.S. to leave area - February 25th, 2013: "Karzai tells U.S. to leave area [02/24/13] / Afghans working with troops in eastern province are accused of torture." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/25/13]

2013 - Tropical Cyclone Rusty - February 25th, 2013: "On February 25, 2013, Tropical Cyclone Rusty was bearing down on the northwestern coast of Australia. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=80531]

2013 - Death spurs fears of Palestinian revolt - February 25th, 2013: "Death spurs fears of Palestinian revolt / Israel denies that prisoner, 30, was tortured; unrest has been growing in West Bank." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/25/13]

2013 - Drought reshapes beef industry / U.S.A. - February 25th, 2013: "Drought reshapes beef industry [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/25/13]

2013 - Conservative wins Cyprus' presidency - February 25th, 2013: "Conservative [Nicos Anastasiades] wins Cyprus' presidency [02/24/13]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Friar abuse case), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/25/13]

2013 - Benedict XVI gives his final Sunday blessing - February 25th, 2013: "Benedict XVI gives his final Sunday blessing [02/24/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 02/25/13]

2013 - French hostages? - February 26th, 2013: "Video ['posted online Monday'] shows Nigerian militants holding French hostages" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 02/26/13]

2013 - BP trial under way - February 26th, 2013: "Oil spill trial gets under way ['Monday in New Orleans']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 02/26/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 26th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,784.17; Change: - 216.40 (- 1.5%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,487.85; Change: - 27.25 (- 1.8%). [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/26/13]

2013 - Ikea withdraws meatballs - February 26th, 2013: "Ikea withdraws meatballs [02/25/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 02/26/13]

2013 - Park Geun-hye / South Korea - February 26th, 2013: "New South Korean leader [Park Geun-hye] takes over [02/25/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 02/26/13]

2013 - Top cardinal will skip pope vote - February 26th, 2013: "Top cardinal will skip pope vote / U.K.'s Keith O'Brien resigns [02/25/13] following allegations of misconduct with priests." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/26/13]

2013 - Syria considers talks with rebels - February 26th, 2013: "Syria considers talks with rebels / Opposition groups overcome differences, will meet in Rome." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/26/13]

2013 - Italy election shows no clear winner - February 26th, 2013: "Italy election shows no clear winner, shocks stock markets" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 02/26/13]

2013 - SEC is looking at Peabody's Prairie State - February 26th, 2013: "SEC is looking at Peabody's Prairie State / Government wants information related to the Illinois power plant." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/26/13]

2013 - Second blizzard in a week rakes the Plains / U.S.A. - February 26th, 2013: "Second blizzard in a week rakes the Plains [02/25/13] / Two deaths have been blamed on latest winter storm [U.S.A.]; St. Louis area should see mostly rain." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/26/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 27th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,900.13; Change: 115.96 (0.8%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,496.94; Change: 9.09 (0.6%). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/27/13]

2013 - Taliban attacks aren't down after all - February 27th, 2013: "Taliban attacks aren't down after all / Report cited by coalition in Afghanistan was wrong; news comes as blow to pullout effort." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/27/13]

2013 - Home Depot results top analysts estimates - February 27th, 2013: "Home Depot results top analysts estimates / Surging retailer approves $17 billion stock buyback, raises dividend." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/27/13]

2013 - Tourist hot air balloon catches fire in Egypt - February 27th, 2013: "Tourist hot air balloon catches fire in Egypt; 19 killed [02/26/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/27/13]

2013 - Finally getting a vote, Hagel gets Pentagon job - February 27th, 2013: "Finally getting a vote [Senate vote: 58-41], Hagel gets Pentagon job [02/26/13] / Former lawmaker draws support from four senators in GOP." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/27/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 28th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,075.37; Change: 175.24 (1.3%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,515.99; Change: 19.05 (1.3%). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/28/13]

2013 - The Fed's not-so-golden rule - February 28th, 2013: "RICHMOND, VA. - A display case in the lobby of the Federal Reserve Bank here might express humility. The case holds a 99.9 percent pure gold bar weighing 401.75 troy ounces. Minted in 1952, when the price of gold was $35 an ounce, the bar was worth about $14,000. In 1978, when this bank acquired the bar, the average price of gold was $193.40 an ounce and the bar was worth $78,000. Today, with gold selling for around $1,600 an ounce, it is worth about $642,800. If the Federal Reserve's primary mission is to preserve the currency as a store of value, displaying the gold bar is an almost droll declaration: 'Mission unaccomplished.' [...] The Fed, born in 1913, is now the largest buyer of 30-year Treasury securities. And it, not Congress, which supposedly controls the government's purse strings, funds the $447.7 million Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is headed by a person not lawfully in office. (Richard Cordray was installed by Obama by a process that a court has recently ruled amounts to a spurious 'recess' appointment made to vitiate the Senate's power to advise and consent to presidential appointments.) So before blowing out the 100 candles on the Fed's birthday cake, consider the perverse result of current Fed policy: Although money is promiscuously printed to keep interest rates low, credit is tight as money flows toward high-return assets. Such as gold." [Based on: The Washington Post article (The Fed's not-so-golden rule) by George Will, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/28/13]

2013 - Hagel takes helm at Pentagon - February 28th, 2013: "Hagel takes helm at Pentagon [02/27/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/28/13]

2013 - POPE BIDS FAREWELL TO FLOCK - February 28th, 2013: "POPE BIDS FAREWELL TO FLOCK [02/27/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/28/13]

2013 - Foes mount against Czech president - February 28th, 2013: "Foes mount against Czech president" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/28/13]

2013 - Biondi signals a desire to compromise - February 28th, 2013: "Biondi signals a desire to compromise / In a letter to campus, SLU's [St. Louis University] president takes conciliatory tone." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/28/13]

2013 - Slovenian parliament ousts government - February 28th, 2013: "Slovenian parliament ousts government [02/27/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/28/13]

2013 - Veterans groups assail new medal / U.S.A. - February 28th, 2013: "Veterans groups [U.S.A.] assail new medal ['medal for cyber warriors']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/28/13]

2013 - Iranian nuclear talks end on an upbeat note - February 28th, 2013: "Iranian nuclear talks end on an upbeat note [02/27/13]" [Based on: Title for The Washington Post article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/28/13]

2013 - Tycoon proposes to send married couple to Mars - February 28th, 2013: "Tycoon proposes to send married couple to Mars / They'd leave Earth in 2018, spend 16 months in capsule, zip by Red Planet." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/28/13]

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