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

Febuary 2018

2018 - Astronomic Configuration - Febuary 1st, 2018: "Sun [10 Capricorn], Moon [28 Gemini], Mercury [18 Sagittarius], Venus [8 Capricorn], Mars [14 Scorpio], Jupiter [16 Scorpio], Saturn [1 Capricorn], Uranus [24 Aries], Neptune [11 Pisces], Pluto [18 Capricorn], Chiron [24 Pisces]." [Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201802.html]

2018 - U.S. National Debt? - Febuary 1st, 2018: Over 20 trillion dollars? (See link)

*Link: http://www.usdebtclock.org/

2018 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - Febuary 1st, 2018: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 26,149.39; Change 72.50 (0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,823.61; Change: 1.38 (flat)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/01/18]

2018 - Died / Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart - Febuary 1st, 2018: "Fidel Castro's son reportedly commits suicide [02/01/18]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/02/18]

2018 - CDC director resigns over financial conflicts of interest - Febuary 1st, 2018: "CDC director [Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald] resigns over financial conflicts of interest / Investments kept her from addressing cancer; drug monitoring efforts" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/01/18]

2018 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - Febuary 2nd, 2018: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 26,186.71; Change 37.32 (0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,821.98; Change: - 1.83 (- 0.1 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/02/18]

2018 - Syria 'screaming for a cease-fire' - Febuary 2nd, 2018: "[...] Amid renewed fighting in Syria, United Nations special adviser Jan Egeland said some 2.9 million people are estimated to have been displaced in 2017 [... .]" [Based on: DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/02/18]

2018 - LA school shooting called an accident - Febuary 2nd, 2018: "LA school shooting called an accident [02/01/18] / 1 boy in critical condition, 4 others injured after gun goes off; 12-year-old girl in custody" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/02/18]

2018 - Boeing gets missile defense contract worth $6.56 billion - Febuary 2nd, 2018: "[...] The ground-based midcourse system was designed to knock down Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, which could be launched from North Korea or Russia. [... .]" [Based on: DIGEST article, p. B4, S.L.P.D., 02/02/18]

2018 - Some breast cancer therapies hike heart risk, doctors warn - Febuary 2nd, 2018: "Some breast cancer therapies hike heart risk, doctors warn" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/02/18]

2018 - Racist messages are surging on U.S. campuses, report finds - Febuary 2nd, 2018: "Racist messages are surging on U.S. campuses, report finds" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/02/18]

2018 - EPA DECISION ON WEST LAKE LANDFILL SUPERFUND SITE / St. Louis, Mo. - Febuary 2nd, 2018: "EPA DECISION ON WEST LAKE LANDFILL SUPERFUND SITE / PARTIAL REMOVAL / EPA PROPOSAL calls for excavation and cover system / FIVE-YEAR REMEDY is projected to cost $236 million / REACTION ranged from disappointment to relief" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/02/18]

2018 - MORE THAN 1,000 WATER MAIN BREAKS WERE REPORTED IN JANUARY / St. Louis, Mo. - Febuary 2nd, 2018: "WATER WOES / MORE THAN 1,000 WATER MAIN BREAKS WERE REPORTED IN JANUARY [St. Louis, Mo.] - A SINGLE-MONTH RECORD" [Based on: Title for Article, p. B1, S.L.P.D., 02/02/18]

2018 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - Febuary 3rd, 2018: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 25,520.96; Change - 665.75 (0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,762.13; Change: - 59.85 (- 2.1 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/03/18]

2018 - GOP RELEASES MEMO - Febuary 3rd, 2018: "GOP RELEASES MEMO [02/02/18] / IT ALLEGES ABUSES BY FBI; CRITICS CALL CLAIMS MISLEADING" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/03/18]

2018 - Strong earthquake / Taiwan - Febuary 4th, 2018: "Quake [6.1] strikes off Taiwan's coast [02/04/18]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/05/18]

2018 - Superbowl 52 / Philadelphia Eagles - Febuary 4th, 2018: "Eagles win Super Bowl / Philadelphia defeats New England, 41-33" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/05/18]

2018 - Flooding hits Albania - Febuary 5th, 2018: "Flooding hits Albania; utility worker killed [02/04/18]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/05/18]

2018 - Israel to legalize settlement - Febuary 5th, 2018: "Israel to legalize settlement [Havat Gilad]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/05/18]

2018 - North Korea talks smack at U.S. - Febuary 5th, 2018: "North Korea talks smack at U.S. [''... said North Korea's nuculear capabilities would 'deter Trump and his lackeys from showing off on the Korean peninsula. ... .']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/05/18]

2018 - Snow, rain topple trees in Moscow - Febuary 5th, 2018: "Snow, rain topple trees in Moscow; one person killed [02/03/18]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/05/18]

2018 - More teens in U.S. identify as transgender - Febuary 5th, 2018: "Not just boy, girl; more teens in U.S. identify as transgender [according to a Minnesota study]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 02/05/18]

2018 - Air raid in Yemen blamed for eight deaths - Febuary 5th, 2018: "Air raid in Yemen [02/04/18] blamed for eight deaths ['and wounded some 58 people']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/05/18]

2018 - Suspect in killing of African in Italy is 'determined' - Febuary 5th, 2018: "Suspect [Luca Traini] in killing of African in Italy [02/03/18] is 'determined' " [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/05/18]

2018 - Trump to pull nomination of top environmental adviser - Febuary 5th, 2018: "Trump to pull nomination of top environmental adviser / Former Texas environmental official [Kathleen Hartnett White] has been a skeptic of climate change science and has championed the use of fossil fuels" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 02/05/18]

2018 - Train switch blamed in crash that killed two in S. Carolina - Febuary 5th, 2018: "Train switch ['apparently locked in the wrong position'] blamed in crash that killed two in S. Carolina [02/04/18]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/05/18]

*Trivia: "Signals in train crash were out for safety work / Crews were installing a control system when Amtrak train struck freight cars" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/06/18]

2018 - SpaceX's hot new monster rocket ready for first test flight - Febuary 5th, 2018: "SpaceX's hot new monster rocket [Falcon Heavy] ready for first test flight" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 02/05/18]

2018 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - Febuary 6th, 2018: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 24,345.75; Change - 1175.21 (- 4.6 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,648.94; Change: - 113.19 (- 4.1 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/06/18]

2018 - Mattis fires war court overseer - Febuary 6th, 2018: "... fired on Monday ... Harvey Rishikof ... Gary Brown, the legal adviser for military commissions, also lost his Pentagon job. [... .]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Mattis fires war court overseer), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/06/18]

2018 - Airstrikes kill at least 28 in Syria - Febuary 6th, 2018: "Airstrikes kill at least 28 in Syria [02/05/18]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 02/06/18]

2018 - U.S. ivory investigator is slain in Kenya - Febuary 6th, 2018: "U.S. ivory investigator [Esmond Bradley Martin] is slain in Kenya" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 02/06/18]

2018 - 9/11 terrorist sues over prison conditions - Febuary 6th, 2018: "9/11 terrorist [Zacarias Moussaoui] sues over prison conditions ['... accuses federal authorities of attempting to cover up the 'true' 9/11 conspirators.']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/06/18]

2018 - St. Louis community health center cuts staff - Febuary 6th, 2018: "CLINICS BRACE FOR SHORTFALL / St. Louis community health center cuts staff, services as it waits for federal funding / Health clinics treated 550,000 last year ['for a total of 2 million visits']" [Based on: Title(s) (and text) for Article, pp. A1 & A4, S.L.P.D., 02/06/18]

2018 - Woman who accused Trump is running for Ohio seat - Febuary 6th, 2018: "Woman who accused Trump [Rachel Crooks] is running for Ohio seat" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/06/18]

2018 - Holocaust denier is unopposed in GOP primary in Illinois - Febuary 6th, 2018: "[...] In a section called 'Holocaust?' Jones describes the atrocities as a 'racket' and 'the biggest, blackest, lie in history.' [... .]" [Based on: Washington Post article (Holocaust denier is unopposed in GOP primary in Illinois), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/06/18]

2018 - U.S. is cutting back troops in Iraq after rout of Islamic State - Febuary 6th, 2018: "U.S. is cutting back troops in Iraq after rout of Islamic State" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/06/18]

2018 - Solar flare - February 7th, 2018: "The unstable magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2699 erupted on Feb. 7th (1347 UT), producing a C8-class solar flare. [... .]" [Based on: http://www.spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/07/18]

2018 - Strong earthquake - Febuary 7th, 2018: "2 hotel workers are killed when quake [6.4] hits Taiwan [02/06/18]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/07/18]

2018 - Died / Jill Messick - Febuary 7th, 2018: "McGowan's former manager [Jill Messick] commits suicide [02/07/18]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/09/18]

2018 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - Febuary 7th, 2018: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 24,912.77; Change 567.02 (2.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,695.14; Change: 46.20 (1.7 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/07/18]

2018 - No freedom for Assange - Febuary 7th, 2018: "No freedom for Assange: Judge upholds British arrest warrant" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/07/18]

2018 - Bogus tsunami alert sent out - Febuary 7th, 2018: "Bogus tsunami alert sent out [02/06/18]; AccuWeather blames weather service" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 02/07/18]

2018 - Charter raises minimum hourly wage to $15 - Febuary 7th, 2018: "Charter raises minimum hourly wage to $15" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/07/18]

2018 - SpaceX launches world's most powerful rocket - Febuary 7th, 2018: "SpaceX launches [02/06/18] world's most powerful rocket [Falcon Heavy]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/07/18]

2018 - Airstrikes spur U.N. call for cease-fire in Syria - Febuary 7th, 2018: "Airstrikes [02/06/18] spur U.N. call for cease-fire in Syria ['At least 55 civilians were killed ... .']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/07/18]

2018 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - Febuary 8th, 2018: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 24,893.35; Change - 19.42 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,681.66; Change: - 13.48 (- 0.5 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/08/18]

2018 - Dunkin' Donuts nixes foam cups - Febuary 8th, 2018: "Dunkin' Donuts nixes foam cups ['will be completely phased out ... by 2020']" [Based on: Title (and text) for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/08/18]

2018 - U.S. solar industry lost 10,000 jobs in 2017 - Febuary 8th, 2018: "U.S. solar industry lost 10,000 jobs in 2017" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/08/18]

2018 - Pessimism about old age linked to dementia - Febuary 8th, 2018: "Pessimism about old age linked to dementia / Study ['published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One'] finds reverse true, too. Condition less common among those with positive views" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/08/18]

2018 - Bermuda rolls back same-sex marriage rights - Febuary 8th, 2018: "Bermuda rolls back same-sex marriage rights" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/08/18]

2018 -  Syria, U.S. trade blame over deadly airstrike- Febuary 8th, 2018: "Syria, U.S. trade blame over deadly airstrike [Deir el-Zour province] / American military official says it was self-defense after Russian-backed forces attacked [02/07/18]" [Based on: Title forA.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/08/18]

2018 - Brazilian antitrust agency OKs purchase of Monsanto by Bayer - Febuary 8th, 2018: "Brazilian antitrust [Cade]  purchase of Monsanto by Bayer" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/08/18]

2018 -  Asteroid 2018 CB - Febuary 9th, 2018: "Another close call ['the second this week'] with an asteroid ['less than one-fifth the distance to the moon']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/09/18]

2018 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - Febuary 9th, 2018: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 23,860.46; Change - 1,032.89 (- 4.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,581.00; Change: - 100.66 (- 3.8 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/09/18]

2018 -  Pakistan reinforces Valentine's ban - Febuary 9th, 2018: "Pakistan reinforces Valentine's ban" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/09/18]

2018 -  Amazon adding free Whole Foods delivery - Febuary 9th, 2018: "Amazon adding free Whole Foods delivery" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/09/18]

2018 - Solar flare - February 10th, 2018: "This weekend, sunspot AR2699 is directly facing Earth. At 1321 UT on Feb. 10th, the sunspot's magnetic canopy erupted, producing a C4-class solar flare. [... .]"

[Based on: http://www.spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/10/18]

2018 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - Febuary 10th, 2018: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 24,190.90; Change 330.44 (1.4 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,619.55; Change: 38.55 (1.5 %)." [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/10/18]

2018 - Suspected cartel leader nabbed in Mexico  - Febuary 10th, 2018: "Suspected cartel leader [Zetas drug cartel] nabbed in Mexico [02/08/18]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/10/18]

2018 - Embattled Syrian town once more under fire - Febuary 10th, 2018: "Embattled Syrian town [Afrin] once more under fire ['The civil war has killed about 400,000 and displaced half the population.]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/10/18]

2018 -  Suspected gang leader charged in carjacking - Febuary 10th, 2018: "Suspected gang leader charged in carjacking ['last month in St. Charles County', Mo.]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 02/10/18]

2018 -  Egyptian military works to rout Islamic State - Febuary 10th, 2018: "Egyptian military works to rout Islamic State ['northern Sinai Peninsula and other areas Friday.']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/10/18]

2018 -  Democratic memo's release is blocked by Trump - Febuary 10th, 2018: "Democratic memo's release is blocked by Trump ['Citing national security concerns ... .']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/10/18]

2018 -  Carjacker gets 30 years in murder of grandfather - Febuary 10th, 2018: "Carjacker [16] gets 30 years in murder of grandfather [St. Louis, Mo.] / He was here to see new granddaughter" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/10/18]

2018 - Chinese imports devestating, U.S. aluminum foil makers say - Febuary 10th, 2018: "Chinese imports devestating, U.S. aluminum foil makers say" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/10/18]

2018 - Fresh from London sewers, 'Fatberg' makes museum debut - Febuary 10th, 2018: "[...] It took nine weeks to dismantle the congealed clump of grease, wet wipes, condoms and other icky items. Fatbergs are a major problem in London, which has a victorian sewer system. A British utility company spends about 1 million pounds ($1.4 million) a month dismantling fatbergs" [Based on: DIGEST article (Fresh from London sewers, 'Fatberg' makes museum debut), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/10/18]

2018 -  'Stretched' military welcomes relief in $700 billion budget- Febuary 10th, 2018: "It's the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That's far more for defense than what is known to be spent by America's two nearest competitors, China and Russia ... .' " [Based on: A.P. article ('Stretched' military welcomes relief in $700 billion budget / Pentagon had cited aging equipment, instability as issues), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/10/18]

2018 -  North Korea invites South to visit- Febuary 11th, 2018: "North Korea invites South to visit / Japan, U.S. warn against 'smile diplomacy'; question is, what's in it for Pyongyang?" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A25, S.L.P.D., 02/11/18]

2018 -  Israel steps deeper into Syrian war, adding to turmoil there - Febuary 11th, 2018: "Israel steps deeper into Syrian war, adding to turmoil there" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A25, S.L.P.D., 02/11/18]

2018 - Sunspot AR2699 - February 12th, 2018: "Sunspot AR2699 is a shape-shifter. Over the weekend it morphed into a quadruple 'spot, with two new magnetic islands as large as Earth.[... .]"

[Based on: http://www.spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/12/18]

2018 - C-Class Solar Flare - February 12th, 2018: "On Feb. 12th, the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2699 exploded--for more than 6 hours. The slow-motion blast produced a C1-class solar flare and hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) almost directly toward Earth. [... .]"

[Based on: http://www.spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=14&month=02&year=2018]

2018 - Cyclone hits Tonga - Febuary 12th, 2018: "Cyclone hits Tonga" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/13/18]

2018 - New York sues Weinstein - Febuary 12th, 2018: "New York sues Weinstein" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/12/18]

2018 - Kim's sister wraps up Olympic visit - Febuary 12th, 2018: "Kim's sister wraps up Olympic visit, mission / N. Korean leaves South's President Moon to mull offer of meeting in Pyongyang [02/11/18]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/12/18]

2018 - Storm dumps more snow on Upper Midwest - Febuary 12th, 2018: "Storm dumps more snow on Upper Midwest [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/12/18]

2018 - Substation blast knocks out power in Puerto Rico - Febuary 12th, 2018: "Substation blast knocks out power in Puerto Rico" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/12/18]

2018 - Russian airliner reported no problems before crash- Febuary 12th, 2018: "Russian airliner reported no problems before crash [02/11/18] / Plane crashed moments after takeoff from Moscow, killing 71 people" [Based on: Title forA.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/12/18]

2018 - Takata settles with air bag victims to exit bankruptcy - Febuary 12th, 2018: "Takata settles with air bag victims to exit bankruptcy" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/12/18]

2018 - Oxfam leader resigns- Febuary 13th, 2018: "Oxfam leader resigns ['... saying she took "full responsibility" for failing to act immediately in the sexual misconduct scandal involving charity's workers in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.']" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/13/18]

2018 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - Febuary 13th, 2018: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 24,601.27; Change 410.37 (1.7 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,656.00; Change: 36.45 (1.4 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/13/18]

2018 - Worms pulled from woman's eye - Febuary 13th, 2018: "Worms [Thelazia gulosa] pulled from woman's eye [Oregon]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/13/18]

2018 - Iraq recovery estimated at $88 billion- Febuary 13th, 2018: "Iraq recovery estimated at $88 billion / Foreign aid sought after devestation by Islamic State ['after the Sunni extremists seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul and a mass of territoty in June 2014.']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/13/18]

2018 - Trump Jr.'s wife opens powder-filled letter - Febuary 13th, 2018: "Trump Jr.'s wife opens powder-filled letter [02/12/18]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/13/18]

2018 - Report says top opioid makers paid anti-pain advocates- Febuary 13th, 2018: "Report says top opioid makers paid anti-pain advocates ['from 2012 to 2017'] / $9 million at play in McCaskill's findings" [Based on: Title (and text) forArticle, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/13/18]

2018 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - Febuary 14th, 2018: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 24,640.45; Change 39.18 (0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,662.94; Change: 6.94 (0.3 %)." [Based on: p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/14/18]

2018 - Netanyahu likely to face corruption charges - Febuary 14th, 2018: "Netanyahu likely to face corruption charges" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/14/18]

2018 - One year after bankruptcy, Arch Coal posts profit - Febuary 14th, 2018: "One year after bankruptcy, Arch Coal posts profit" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/14/18]

2018 - Judge upholds British arrest warrant for Assange - Febuary 14th, 2018: "Judge upholds British arrest warrant for Assange" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 02/14/18]

2018 - Shots fired, 3 in custody after vehicle attempted to enter NSA facility - February 14th, 2018: "Shots fired, 3 in custody after vehicle attempted to enter NSA facility ['... Investigators believe that the incident, which happened shortly before 7 a.m. ET, is isolated and not terror-related ... .']" [Based on CNN article, 02/14/18]

*Link: https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/14/politics/fort-meade-nsa/index.html

2018 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - Febuary 15th, 2018: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 24,893.49; Change 253.04 (1.0 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,698.63; Change: 35.69 (1.3 %)." [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/15/18]

2018 - School Shooting / U.S.A. - Febuary 15th, 2018: "HORRIFIC / 17 DEAD IN FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTING ['Wednesday afternoon' - 02/14/18] / Suspect is former student who had been expelled" [Based on: Title for Miami Herald article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/15/18]

2018 - Bomb kills four in Bolivia - Febuary 15th, 2018: "Bomb [02/13/18] kills four in Bolivia [Oruro]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/15/18]

2018 - Sam's Club offering free shipping - Febuary 15th, 2018: "Sam's Club offering free shipping" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/15/18]

2018 - NPR host fired over abuse allegations - Febuary 15th, 2018: "NPR host [Tom Ashbrook] fired over abuse allegations" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/15/18]

2018 - Dutch make everyone an organ donor - Febuary 15th, 2018: "Dutch make everyone an organ donor ['unless they opt out']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/15/18]

2018 - Embattled South African President Zuma resigns - Febuary 15th, 2018: "Embattled South African President Zuma resigns" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/15/18]

2018 - Blood test to diagnose brain injuries gets U.S. OK - Febuary 15th, 2018: "Blood test to diagnose brain injuries gets U.S. OK" [Based on: Title for DIGEST A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/15/18]

2018 - Admiral says North Korea aiming to reunify countries - Febuary 15th, 2018: "Admiral [Harry Harris Jr.] says North Korea aiming to reunify countries / Kim's goal is communist rule on peninsula" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/15/18]

2018 - Putin's arms buildup puts Japan on defensive in dispute - Febuary 15th, 2018: "Putin's arms buildup puts Japan on defensive in dispute" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/15/18]

2018 - U.S. health care tab to keep rising, federal report says - Febuary 15th, 2018: "[...] And by 2026, health care spending will account for almost one-fifth of the U.S. economy, a record. [...] From 1990 to 2007, health care spending increased 7.3 percent a year on average, far outpacing economic growth. [... .]" [Based on: Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/15/18]

2018 - Road salt, misty rain blamed for power outages / St. Louis, Mo. - Febuary 15th, 2018: "Road salt, misty rain blamed for power outages here [St. Louis, Mo.]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/15/18]

2018 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - Febuary 16th, 2018: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 25,200.37; Change 306.88 (1.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,731.20; Change: 32.57 (1.2 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/15/18]

2018 - Nestle posts drop in profit - Febuary 16th, 2018: "Nestle posts drop in profit" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/16/18]

2018 - U.S. aid to Kurds strains ties with Turkey - Febuary 16th, 2018: "U.S. aid to Kurds strains ties with Turkey / In talks with NATO ally, Tillerson says 'no gap' in 2 sides' objective for peace in Syria" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 02/16/18]

2018 - 'NotPetya' cyberattack blamed on Russia - Febuary 16th, 2018: " 'NotPetya' cyberattack ['that hit businesses across Europe last year ... June 2017']" blamed on Russia" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/16/18]

2018 - Flu vaccine off the mark this year, CDC reports - Febuary 16th, 2018: "[...] Most illnesses this winter have been caused by a nasty kind of flu called Type A H3N2. The vaccine was only 25 percent effective against that type. [...] The vaccine provided good protection - 67 percent effective - against another common flu virus, Type A H1N1, which has not been seen much this winter. It was 42 percent effective against Type B flu viruses." [Based on:A.P. article (Flu vaccine off the mark this year, CDC reports), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/16/18]

2018 - Afghans inundate war crimes court with atrocities - Febuary 16th, 2018: "Seeking justice, Afghans inundate war crimes court with atrocities" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/16/18]

2018 - At least 5 Russians killed in U.S. counterattack in Syria - Febuary 16th, 2018: "At least 5 Russians killed in U.S. counterattack in Syria [02/07/18]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/16/18]

2018 - Flood Trivia / 2018 - "Number of notable floods this year (reported by U.S. newspapers, generally): at least 2. Number of deaths due to flooding: at least 1." [- E.M.]

2018 - Volcano Trivia / 2018 - "Number of volcanic eruptions [and, or] notable volcanic events this year: at least 2. Number of reported deaths include: 0." [- E.M.]

2018 - Avalanche Trivia / 2018 - "Number of notable avalanche, landslide, mudslide or roof collapse events this year (reported by U.S. newspapers, generally): at least 2. Number of reported deaths: at least 21" [- E.M.]

2018 - "Hurricane" Trivia / 2018 - "Number of notable storms this year include: at least 0 Tropical Storms, 0 Hurricanes, 1 Cyclones & 0 Typhoons. Number of reported deaths: at least 0. [deaths due to flooding are generally recorded under Flood Trivia]." [- E.M.]

2018 - Earthquake Trivia / 2018 - "Number of notable earthquakes [generally, 6.0 or above] in 2018 at least 1. [0 Great, 1 Major, 0 strong] / 2017: at least 44 / 2016: at least 88. / [In 2015: 137; 2014: 169, 2013: 79; 2012: 127; 2011: 196; 2010: 158; 2009: 141; 2008: 217; 2007: 171; 2006: 145; 2005: 110]. Number of reported deaths due to earthquakes (and earthquake tsunamis) in 2018: at least 0." [- E.M.]

2018 - "Natural Disaster" Deaths / 2018 - "Number of reported deaths [generally, according to national (U.S.A.) news headlines] from natural disasters [not all illustrated this timeline] in 2018: at least 55" [- E.M.]

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