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

March 2013

2013 - Astronomic Configuration - March 1st, 2013: "Sun [10 Pisces], Moon [23 Libra], Mercury [17 Pisces R.], Venus [3 Pisces], Mars 21 Pisces], Jupiter [7 Gemini], Saturn [11 Scorpio R.], Uranus [6 Aries], Neptune [3 Pisces], Pluto [11 Capricorn], Chiron [9 Pisces]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201303.html]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 1st, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,054.49; Change: - 20.88 (- 0.1%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,514.68; Change: - 1.31 (- 0.1%)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/01/13]

2013 - U.S. National Debt - March 2nd, 2013: "U.S. National Debt Clock - The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 02 Mar 2013 at 05:41:33 PM GMT is: $16,694,350,259,498.60. The estimated population of the United States is 314,519,196 so each citizen's share of this debt is $53,078.96. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.88 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. - 03/02/13]

2013 - Penney's shares plunge - March 1st, 2013: "Penney's [J.C. Penney Co.] shares plunge ['The drop means that Penney shares ... have lost 60 percent ... since January of last year']" [Based on: Title (and text), for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/01/13]

2013 - U.S. employee is slain in Brazil - March 1st, 2013: "U.S. employee [Victoria Tcaciuc] is slain in Brazil [02/20/13]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/01/13]

2013 - U.S. to send aid to Syrian rebels - March 1st, 2013: "U.S. to send aid ['more than $60 million'] to Syrian rebels" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/01/13]

2013 - Guilty pleas / Bradley Manning - March 1st, 2013: "Manning pleads guilty in WikiLeaks case ['pleaded guilty to 10 charges Thursday']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/01/13]

2013 - Sears cuts costs, narrows its losses - March 1st, 2013: "Sears cuts costs, narrows its losses / sales at stores are up, but shares fall about 5 percent." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/01/13]

2013 - Obama urges court to overturn gay marriage ban - March 1st, 2013: "Obama [02/28/13] urges court to overturn gay marriage ban" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/01/13]

2013 - Radioactive tuna from Japan's nuke spill ends up in U.S. - March 1st, 2013: "Radioactive tuna from Japan's nuke spill ends up in U.S. / Scientists want to use marker to track migrating species." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 03/01/13]

2013 - Strong Earthquake / 93km SE of Ozernovskiy, Russia - March 1st, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 12:53:52 (UTC) on Friday, March 1st, 2013. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 50.938°N, 157.511°E (Uncertainty ± 16.2 km); Depth 40.9 km (Uncertainty ± 8.5 km) was located @ 93km SE of Ozernovskiy, Russia"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000fewp#technical] - [T.D.- 03/03/13]

2013 - Strong Earthquake / 91km SE of Ozernovskiy, Russia - March 1st, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 13:20:50 (UTC) on Friday, March 1st, 2013. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 50.945°N, 157.476°E (Uncertainty ± 15.2 km); Depth 31.7 km (Uncertainty ± 7.9 km) was located @ 91km SE of Ozernovskiy, Russia"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000feww#technical] - [T.D.- 03/03/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 2nd, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,089.66; Change: 5.17 (0.3%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,518.20; Change: 3.52 (0.2%)." [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/02/13]

2013 - Best Buy losses dip in 4th quarter - March 2nd, 2013: "Best Buy losses dip in 4th quarter / Deadline passes with no buyout bid for electronics chain." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/02/13]

2013 - Hatred against Jews increases - March 2nd, 2013: "Food labels don't have to disclose genetic changes / Experts say genetic modification labels may never appear on foods." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article by Rosie Mestel, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/02/13]

2013 - Hatred against Jews increases - March 2nd, 2013: "Hatred against Jews increases / About one-third of Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs, survey indicates." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/02/13]

2013 - Sinkhole swallows Florida man - March 2nd, 2013: "Sinkhole swallows Florida man; he is presumed dead [03/01/13] / Others in home escaped as a hole about 20 feet across and 20 feet deep emerged." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/02/13]

2013 - Syrians seek safety in ancient structures - March 2nd, 2013: "Syrians seek safety in ancient structures / Roman shrines, medieval fortifications become makeshift homes as war rages above." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/02/13]

2013 - Avalanche traps Russian teens - March 3rd, 2013: "Avalanche ['region of Tuva'] traps Russian teens [03/03/13]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/04/13]

2013 - Moderate Earthquake / Southwest China - March 3rd, 2013: "Quake ['moderate earthquake'] flattens homes in China [03/03/13]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/04/13]

*Links: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000fff5#technical

2013 - Dragon supply ship arrives at space station - March 3rd, 2013: "Dragon supply ship arrives at space station [03/03/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/04/13]

2013 - U.S.-led forces apologize for 2 Afghan deaths - March 3rd, 2013: "U.S.-led forces apologize for 2 Afghan deaths ['accidentally killed two Afghan boys' - 02/28/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/03/13]

2013 - Portugal protestors march against austerity - March 3rd, 2013: "Portugal protestors march against austerity [03/02/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/03/13]

2013 - Syria, Iran condemn U.S. for providing aid to rebels - March 3rd, 2013: "Syria, Iran condemn U.S. for providing aid to rebels / They say Assad will stay in power until elections next year." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/03/13]

2013 - Snowstorm kills 8 in Japan - March 4th, 2013: "Snowstorm ['over the weekend'] kills 8 in Japan [Hokkaido]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/04/13]

2013 - Radicals attack base in Nigeria - March 4th, 2013: "Radicals attack base ['a military base'] in Nigeria [03/03/13]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/04/13]

2013 - U.S. promises Egypt $190 million - March 4th, 2013: "U.S. [03/03/13] promises Egypt $190 million ['to help the government pay its bills']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/04/13]

2013 - Baby born with HIV is apparently cured - March 4th, 2013: "Baby born with HIV is apparently cured / Achievement offers promising clues for efforts to eliminate infections in children." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/04/13]

2013 - Bomb near mosque kills dozens in Pakistan - March 4th, 2013: "Bomb near mosque [Karachi] kills dozens in Pakistan [03/03/13]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/04/13]

2013 - Died / Hugo Chavez - March 5th, 2013: "Hugo Chavez dies of cancer [03/05/13] / Venezuelan vilified U.S. and electrified Latin American left." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/06/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 5th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,127.82; Change: 38.16 (0.3%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,525.20; Change: 7.00 (0.5%)." [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/05/13]

2013 - SOLAR ACTIVITY INCREASES - March 5th, 2013: "Both sides of the sun are active today. On the farside, an explosion commencing around 0400 UT hurled a massive CME into space. On the Earthside, sunspot AR1686 unleashed an M1-class solar flare at 0754 UT [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/05/13]

2013 - Syrian soldiers ambushed in Iraq - March 5th, 2013: "Syrian soldiers ambushed in Iraq [03/04/13] / Attack kills 48, creating new concerns about broadening civil war." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/05/13]

2013 - Unrest in Egypt city pulls in military - March 5th, 2013: "Unrest in Egypt city [Port Said] pulls in military [03/04/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/05/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 6th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,253.77; Change: 125.95 (0.9%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,539.79; Change: 14.59 (0.1%)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/06/13]

2013 - Monsanto buys Israeli firm - March 6th, 2013: "Monsanto buys Israeli firm [Rosetta Green]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/06/13]

2013 - Syrian jets bomb northern cities - March 6th, 2013: "Syrian jets bomb northern cities [03/05/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/06/13]

2013 - Drone deal eases way for CIA pick - March 6th, 2013: "Drone deal eases way for CIA pick / Senate panel advances Brennan's nomination after gaining access to secret legal opinions." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/06/13]

2013 - Another winter storm hits Midwest / U.S.A. - March 6th, 2013: "Another winter storm hits Midwest [03/05/13]" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/06/13]

2013 - U.S., China propose tough sanctions against N. Korea - March 6th, 2013: "U.S., China propose tough sanctions against N. Korea [03/05/13] / Pyongyang threatens to cancel 1953 cease-fire ['that ended the Korean War']." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/06/13]

2013 - Health officials alarmed by superbugs at hospitals / U.S.A. - March 6th, 2013: "Health officials alarmed by superbugs at hospitals ['U.S. hospitals']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/06/13]

2013 - Broadcaster expands - March 7th, 2013: "Sinclair Broadcast Group is acquiring 18 stations owned by Barrington Broadcasting Group Inc. for $370 million [....]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Broadcaster expands), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/07/13]

*Trivia: "Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (SBG) (NASDAQ: SBGI) is an American telecommunications company that operates the largest number of local television stations in the United States. [....]"

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

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 7th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,296.24; Change: 42.47 (0.3%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,541.46; Change: 1.67 (0.1%)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/07/13]

2013 - U.N.I.C.E.F. scolds Israel - March 7th, 2013: "U.N.I.C.E.F. scolds Israel ['... must reform its system of military detention for Palestinian minors']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/07/13]

2013 - Rand fillibusters CIA nominee - March 7th, 2013: "Rand [Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.] fillibusters CIA nominee [03/06/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/07/13]

2013 - Winter storm / U.S. East Coast - March 7th, 2013: "Big winter storm marches east [03/06/13] / But snow largely bypasses D.C., which had expected the worst and shut down." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/07/13]

2013 - Judge in Egypt suspends elections - March 7th, 2013: "Judge in Egypt suspends elections [03/06/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/07/13]

2013 - Media blackout imposed at Vatican - March 7th, 2013: "Media blackout imposed at Vatican [03/06/13] / Some say silence is intended to quiet critical American cardinals." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/07/13]

2013 - Violence in South Sudan kills dozens - March 7th, 2013: "Violence in South Sudan kills dozens" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/07/13]

2013 - Syrian rebels grab U.N. peacekeepers - March 7th, 2013: "Syrian rebels grab U.N. peacekeepers [03/06/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/07/13]

2013 - Report is criticized over oil industry ties - March 7th, 2013: "Report is criticized over oil industry ties / Consulting firms that worked on pipeline impact statement defend their objectivity." [Based on: Title for Insideclimate News article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/07/13]

2013 - U.N. to vote on new sanctions on North Korea - March 7th, 2013: "U.N. to vote on new sanctions on North Korea" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/07/13]

2013 - Radioactive waste may move to New Mexico - March 7th, 2013: "Federal officials are looking to ship some 3 million gallons of radioactive waste from Washington state to New Mexico, giving the government more flexibility to deal with leaking tanks at Hanford Nuclear Reservation, officials said Wednesday. The Department of Energy said its preferred plan would ultimately dispose of the waste in a massive repository - called the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - near Carlsbad, N.M. where radioactive materials are buried in rooms excavated in vast salt beds nearly a half-mile underground." [Based on: DIGEST article (Radioactive waste may move to New Mexico), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/07/13]

2013 - Karzai tells his forces to halt torture of Afghans - March 7th, 2013: "Karzai tells his forces to halt torture of Afghans [03/06/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/07/13]

2013 - Microsoft fined for reneging on browser promise - March 7th, 2013: "Microsoft fined for reneging on browser promise / European officials demand $731 million from software giant." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/07/13]

2013 - Russian ballet star confesses to acid attack on his boss - March 7th, 2013: "Russian ballet star confesses to acid attack [01/17/13] on his boss" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/07/13]

2013 - Ford, Subaru recalls - March 8th, 2013: "Ford, Subaru recalls" [Based on: BUINESS DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/08/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 8th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,329.49; Change: -33.25 (0.2%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,544.26; Change: 2.80 (0.2%)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/08/13]

2013 - Evacuation lifted at NORAD site - March 8th, 2013: "Evacuation [03/07/13] lifted at NORAD site ['after employees found five suspicious packages']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/08/13]

2013 - U.S. household wealth / U.S.A. - March 8th, 2013: "[...] Household wealth amounted to $66.1 trillion at the end of 2012, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. That was $1.2 trillion more than three months earlier and 98 percent of the pre-recession peak. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (U.S. household wealth surges back / Rebound from recession has benefited mostly wealthier Americans.), p. B6, S.L.P.D., 03/08/13]

2013 - Rising student borrowing / U.S.A. - March 8th, 2013: "[...] Consumer borrowing [U.S.A.] rose $16.2 billion in January from December to a total of $2.8 trillion, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. [....]" [Based on: BUINESS DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/08/13]

2013 - New England braces for flooding - March 8th, 2013: "New England braces for flooding [03/07/13]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/08/13]

2013 - Bin Laden son-in-law, aide is caught - March 8th, 2013: "Bin Laden son-in-law [Sulaiman Abu Ghaith], aide is caught ['last week'] / GOP congressman calls capture of senior al-Qaida official 'very significant victory.' " [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/08/13]

2013 - Researchers link gene to brain's aging - March 8th, 2013: "Researchers link gene to brain's aging / Therapies may help brain 'turn back the clock' while relieving stroke and ptsd symptoms." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/08/13]

2013 - Nation watches Illinois deal on fracking - March 8th, 2013: "Nation [U.S.A.] watches Illinois deal on fracking / Big oil companies, environmentalists teamed to draft regulations." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/08/13]

2013 - Facebook's news Feed gets a newspaper look - March 8th, 2013: "Facebook's news Feed gets a newspaper look" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/08/13]

2013 - Explosion at American Steel injures workers - March 8th, 2013: "Explosion at American Steel [St. Louis, Mo.] injures workers [03/07/13] / Gas ignited at Granite City plant, according to fire official." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/08/13]

2013 - Egypt police protest against Muslim Brotherhood - March 8th, 2013: "Egypt police protest against Muslim Brotherhood [03/07/13]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/08/13]

2013 - Recent heat spike is unlike anything in 11,000 years - March 8th, 2013: "Recent heat spike is unlike anything in 11,000 years / Research [journal Science - 03/07/13] uses fossils to guage climate change and finds global warming is man-made." [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Seth Borenstein, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/08/13]

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20130308/WIRE/130309625/2055/NEWS?Title=Global-warming-among-worst-in-last-11-000-years

2013 - Despite filibuster, Senate confirms Brennan for CIA - March 8th, 2013: "Despite filibuster, Senate confirms Brennan for CIA [03/07/13] / Attorney general assures drones won't be used on U.S. soil." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/08/13]

2013 - U.N. slaps new sanctions on N. Korea after nuclear tests - March 8th, 2013: "U.N. slaps new sanctions on N. Korea [03/07/13] after nuclear tests / Pyongyang threatens strike on U.S., ends pacts with South Korea." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/08/13]

2013 - Google to settle - March 9th, 2013: "Google to settle ['will pay $7 million']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/09/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 9th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,397.07; Change: 67.58 (0.5%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,551.18; Change: 6.92 (0.4%)." [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/09/13]

2013 - Tropical Cyclone Sandra - March 9th, 2013: "Sandra formed as a tropical storm over the southern Pacific Ocean on March 7, 2013, and strengthened into a cyclone two days later. On March 11, the U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported that Sandra was located roughly 350 nautical miles (650 kilometers) northwest of Nouméa, New Caledonia. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 90 knots (165 kilometers per hour) and gusts up to 110 knots (205 kilometers per hour). [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=80618]

2013 - Police strikes spread in Egypt - March 9th, 2013: "Police strikes spread in Egypt [03/08/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/09/13]

2013 - Deputy premier wins in Kenya - March 9th, 2013: "Deputy premier [Uhuru Kenyatta] wins in Kenya" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/09/13]

2013 - Bin Laden aide pleads not guilty - March 9th, 2013: "Bin Laden aide [Sulaiman Abu Ghaith] pleads not guilty [03/08/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/09/13]

2013 - Housing gains lift job market / U.S.A. - March 9th, 2013: "Housing gains lift job market [U.S.A.] / Construction sector sparks 20 percent of February's job increases." [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/09/13]

2013 - News Corp. to spin off publications - March 9th, 2013: "News Corp. to spin off publications / Murdoch's TV and movie business will be renamed Fox Group." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/09/13]

2013 - Fabled sunstone may have been found - March 9th, 2013: "Fabled sunstone may have been found ['recoverd from an Elizabethan shipwreck']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/09/13]

2013 - Jobless rate falls to 7.7 percent / U.S.A. - March 9th, 2013: "Jobless rate [U.S.A.] falls to 7.7 percent / Economy added better-than-expected 236,000 jobs last month; gains show companies' confidence." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/09/13]

2013 - SOLAR WIND ENERGY SOURCE DISCOVERED - March 9th, 2013: "Using data from an aging NASA spacecraft, researchers have found signs of an energy source in the solar wind that has caught the attention of fusion researchers. NASA will be able to test the theory later this decade when it sends a new probe into the sun for a closer look. Get the full story from Science@NASA"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/09/13]

2013 - Winter storms refuse to leave snow-weary New Englanders - March 9th, 2013: "Winter storms refuse to leave snow-weary New Englanders [03/08/13] / region gets more snow than was predicted, joined by flooding and wind." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/09/13]

2013 - Syrian rebels release 21 U.N. peacekeepers - March 10th, 2013: "Syrian rebels release 21 U.N. peacekeepers [03/09/13] / Intense negotiations over Filipino troops end crisis." [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/10/13]

2013 - AMPLIFIED GREENHOUSE EFFECT SHIFTS GROWING SEASONS - March 10th, 2013: "Vegetation growth at Earth's northern latitudes increasingly resembles lusher latitudes to the south, according to a NASA-funded study. "It's like Winnipeg, Manitoba, moving to Minneapolis-Saint Paul in only 30 years," says one of the lead researchers. [full story]."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - T.D. - 03/10/13]

2013 - Egyptian soccer fans enraged at acquittal of officers in riot - March 10th, 2013: "Egyptian soccer fans enraged at acquittal of officers in riot [03/09/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/10/13]

2013 - Strong Earthquake / 32km E of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea - March 10th, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 22:51:51 (UTC) on Sunday, March 10th, 2013. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 6.653°S, 148.155°E (Uncertainty ± 13.6 km); Depth 28.9 km (Uncertainty ± 5.9 km) was located @ 32km E of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000fij4#technical] - [T.D.- 03/13/13]

2013 - Christian Pakistanis, police clash - March 11th, 2013: "Hundreds of Christians clashed with police across Pakistan on Sunday [03/10/13], a day after a Muslim mob burned dozens of homes owned by members of the minority religious group in retaliation for alleged insults against Islam's Prophet Muhammad." [Based on: DIGEST article (Christian Pakistanis, police clash), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/11/13]

2013 - Spaniards protest unemployment - March 11th, 2013: "Spaniards protest unemployment [03/10/13]." [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/11/13]

2013 - Hagel quickly hits snags in Afghanistan - March 11th, 2013: "Hagel quickly hits snags in Afghanistan / Security threats, political fractures plague U.S.-Afghan relations as Karzai alleges U.S. collusion with Taliban." [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/11/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 12th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,447.29; Change: 50.22 (0.3%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,556.22; Change: 5.04 (0.3%)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/12/13]

2013 - Insider attack / Afghanistan - March 12th, 2013: "Insider attack kills 2 U.S. soldiers, 2 Afghan policemen [03/11/13] / Killing comes day after Karzai wanted special forces out." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/12/13]

2013 - Dead pigs float through Shanghai - March 12th, 2013: "Dead pigs float through Shanghai [Huangou River] " [Based on: Title (and text) for News Services article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/12/13]

2013 - More raid retirement nest eggs / U.S.A.  - March 12th, 2013: "More raid retirement nest eggs ['More than 25 percent of Americans ... .'] / Workers are tapping 40(k)s to pay bills." [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/12/13]

2013 - Helicopter crash kills 5 in Afghanistan - March 12th, 2013: "Helicopter crash ['outside Kandahar city'] kills 5 in Afghanistan [03/11/13]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/12/13]

2013 - Egyptians balk at making citizen arrests - March 12th, 2013: "Egyptians balk at making citizen arrests" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/12/13]

2013 - NYC ban on big sugary drinks struck down - March 12th, 2013: "NYC ban on big sugary drinks struck down; Bloomberg to fight" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/12/13]

2013 - Website posts financial data on officials, celebrities - March 12th, 2013: "Website posts financial data on officials, celebrities" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/12/13]

2013 - Tropical Storm Tim - March 13th, 2013: "Tropical Storm Tim formed over the Coral Sea on March 13, 2013, and remained off the coast of northeastern Australia for the next four days. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=80665]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 13th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,450.08; Change: 2.77 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,552.48; Change: - 3.74 (- 0.2%)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/13/13]

2013 - Bad booze kills 79 in Libya - March 13th, 2013: "Bad booze kills 79 in Libya ['over the past fiur days']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/13/13]

2013 - Palestinian is shot and killed - March 13th, 2013: "Palestinian is shot and killed [Wast Bank - 03/12/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/13/13]

2013 - Afghanistan nabs 23 tons of drugs - March 13th, 2013: "Afghanistan nabs 23 tons of drugs ['heroin and morphine and other chemicals' - 03/11/13]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/13/13]

2013 - Colorado votes to OK civil unions - March 13th, 2013: "Colorado votes to OK civil unions [03/12/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/13/13]

2013 - Scouts survey members on whether to keep gay ban - March 13th, 2013: "Scouts survey members on whether to keep gay ban" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/13/13]

2013 - On Facebook, you are what you 'like', study discovers - March 13th, 2013: "On Facebook, you are what you 'like', study discovers / Enrsements are clues to attitudes, behaviors, beliefs." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/13/13]

2013 - Dangers to U.S. Security / North Korea, Syria & Iran - March 13th, 2013: "Erratic North Korea poses serious threat / Syria and Iran are also dangers to U.S. security, intelligence director [James R. Clapper] tells Congress [0312/13]." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/13/13]

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_R._Clapper

2013 - NEW WORLD POPE / Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio - March 13th, 2013: "NEW WORLD POPE [Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio - Argentina] / First to take the name Francis - First Jesuit - First Latin American [03/13/13]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/14/13]

2013 - Judge enters not guilty plea for Colorado theater suspect - March 13th, 2013: "Judge enters not guilty plea for Colorado theater suspect [03/12/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/13/13]

2013 - Nissan recall - March 14th, 2013: "Nissan recall ['... faulty sensor can permanently turn off the front-seat passenger air bag.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/14/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 14th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,455.28; Change: 5.22 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,554.52; Change: 2.04 (0.1%)." [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/14/13]

2013 - Charity scandal / Florida - March 14th, 2013: "Florida politician [Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll]  resigns, 57 charged in charity scandal" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/14/13]

2013 - Suicide bomber / Afghanistan - March 14th, 2013: "8 are killed in Afghan blast ['at a popular sporting event Wednesday in northern Afghanistan']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/14/13]

2013 - Bayou fire persists in Louisiana - March 14th, 2013: "Bayou fire ['where a tugboat struck a gas pipeline'] persists in Louisiana" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/14/13]

2013 - Mummies' arteries hardened, too - March 14th, 2013: "Mummies' arteries hardened, too ['some 4,000 years ago'] / Study suggests humans may be naturally vulnerable to heart disease." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. B1, S.L.P.D., 03/14/13]

2013 - Anti-Taliban uprising is encouraging - March 14th, 2013: "Anti-Taliban uprising is encouraging / U.S., allies hope movement in Kandahar province ['Panjwai district'] will spread throughout the country." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/14/13]

2013 - Fed changes timing of its policy statements - March 14th, 2013: "Fed changes timing of its policy statements / Bernanke will speak to media a half-hour after announcements." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/14/13]

2013 - Researchers find spy software across globe - March 14th, 2013: "[...] A Canadian research center said Wednesday [0313/13] that it had identified 25 countries that host servers linked to FinFisher ['a program distributed by British company Gamma International'], a Trojan horse program developed in Germany that can dodge antivirus protections to steal data, log keystrokes, eavesdrop on Skype calls, and turn microphones and webcams into live surveillance devices. [...] Gamma has come under increasing scrutiny after a sales pitch for the spyware was recovered from an Egyptian state security building shortly after the toppling of dictator Hosni Mubarak in 2011. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Researchers find spy software across globe), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/14/13]

*Links: http://wikileaks.org/spyfiles/list/tags/gamma-finfisher-trojan.html

2013 - Monarch butterflies in Mexico decline sharply - March 14th, 2013: "Monarch butterflies in Mexico decline sharply ['scientists say ... dropped 59 percent this year']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/14/13]

2013 - Radiation for breast cancer can harm hearts, study finds - March 14th, 2013: "Radiation for breast cancer can harm hearts, study finds / Research comes amid greater awareness of overtreatment." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 03/14/13]

2013 - CME - March 15th, 2013: "A fast-moving CME that left the sun on March 15th is expected to strike Earth's magnetic field on March 17th. NOAA forecasters estimate a 70% chance of polar geomagnetic storms when the cloud arrives. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. 03/16/13]

2013 - Missouri fines Teva - March 15th, 2013: "Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. has agreed to pay a $2.25 million penalty for violations that included discharging fluorescent green discharge into a river [Salt River] at its plant in northeast Missouri. [...] Teva, a unit of Israeli drugmaker Teva Industries Ltd., says in a statement that the issues leading to the penalty have been addressed and the facility is now operating in compliance with environmental laws." [Based on: BUSINESS DIGEST article (Missouri fines Teva), p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/15/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 15th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,539.14; Change: 83.86 (0.6%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,563.23; Change: 8.71 (0.6%)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/15/13]

2013 - Olbermann, Current TV settle - March 15th, 2013: "Olbermann, Current TV settle" [Based on: Title for People article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/15/13]

2013 - Patriot moves to cut retiree care - March 15th, 2013: "Patriot moves to cut retiree care / Bankrupt coal company says change can save jobs; it also sues Peabody over 2007 pact." [Based on: Title for Article, p. B1, S.L.P.D., 03/15/13]

2013 - Big Bang particle detected in lab - March 15th, 2013: "[...] In what could go down as one of the great Eureka! moments in physics, scientists said Thursday [0314/13] that after a half-century quest, they are confident they have found a Higgs boson [found in July 2012], the elusive subatomic particle sometimes called the 'God particle.' [NP] The existence of the particle was theorized in 1964 by the British physicist Peter Higgs to explain why matter has mass. Scientists believe the particle acts like molasses: When other tiny basic building blocks pass through it, they stick together, slow down and form atoms. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Big Bang particle detected in lab) by John Heilprin, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/15/13]

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higgs_boson#Theoretical_properties

2013 - Ameren to sell Illinois coal plants - March 15th, 2013: "Ameren to sell Illinois coal plants ['The new owner will be Dynegy Inc.'] / Deal also eliminates $825 million of debt." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/15/13]

2013 - France is ready to arm Syrian rebels - March 15th, 2013: "France [and Britain] is ready to arm Syrian rebels / President Francois Hillande says, 'We cannot let a people be massacred like this.' " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/15/13]

2013 - Suicide attack on Iraqi Justice Ministry kills 24 - March 15th, 2013: "Suicide attack on Iraqi Justice Ministry kills 24 [03/14/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/15/13]

2013 - Toxic water could date to 1948 / North Carolina - March 15th, 2013: "[...] Wells at the base [Camp Lejeune military base] were contaminated by fuel leaks and other sources of pollution before being closed three decades ago. Health officials have said they think as many as 1 million people may have been exposed to tainted water. Tests done in the early 1980s showed that water at a base treatment plant was 'highly contaminated' with chlorinated hydrocarbons. [...] The report lays out levels at the Hadnot Point and Holcomb Boulevard water treatment plants on base for various cantaminants, including TCE, PCE, vinyl chloride and benzene. All those chemicals are classified as causing or probably causing cancer. It also includes one other chemical that's not carcinogenic. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Toxic water could date to 1948 / Diseases plagued North Carolina military families for decades.), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/15/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 16th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,514.11; Change: - 25.03 (- 0.2%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,560.70; Change: - 2.53 (- 0.2%)." [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/16/13]

2013 - JPMorgan hid losses, report says - March 16th, 2013: "JPMorgan hid losses, report says; former execs face Senate questioning" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/16/13]

2013 - Hedge fund settles insider-trading case - March 16th, 2013: "Hedge fund [CR Intrinsic Investors] settles insider-trading case ['agreed to pay more than $600 million']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/16/13]

2013 - U.S. to add missile interceptors / Alaska - March 16th, 2013: "U.S. to add missile interceptors ['in Alaska']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/16/13]

2013 - Coptic Christians are tortured in Libya - March 16th, 2013: "Coptic Christians are tortured in Libya" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/16/13]

2013 - Another Carnival cruise ship forced to abandon voyage - March 16th, 2013: "Another Carnival cruise ship [Carnival Legend] forced to abandon voyage" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/16/13]

2013 - CME Impact - March 17th, 2013: "As predicted, a coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field at 0600 UT on March 17th. The impact lifted the solar wind speed from 300 km/s to 700 km/s and sparked a moderately strong (Kp=6) geomagnetic storm. Northern Lights spilled across the Canadian border into the United States as far south as Colorado: [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/17/13]

2013 - Syrian general defects - March 17th, 2013: "Syrian general [Maj. Gen. Mohammed Ezzal-Din Khalouf] defects, says regime's morale has collapsed / Defection may not hurt army, but it reflects problems." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/17/13]

2013 - Judge rules secret FBI letters are unconstitutional - March 17th, 2013: "Judge rules [03/15/13] secret FBI letters [national security letters] are unconstitutional" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 03/17/13]

2013 - CIA can't maintain secrecy on drones, appeals court rules - March 17th, 2013: "CIA can't maintain secrecy on drones, appeals court rules [03/15/13]" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 03/17/13]

2013 - Japanese architect wins top prize - March 18th, 2013: "Japanese architect [Toyo Ito] wins top prize [2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/18/13]

2013 - 2 die as jet crashes into Indiana home - March 18th, 2013: "2 die as jet [private jet] crashes into Indiana home [03/17/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/18/13]

2013 - Syrian opposition setting up government - March 18th, 2013: "Syrian opposition setting up government / Assad foes will convene in Turkey to select interim prime minister." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/18/13]

2013 - NRA is ready to fight U.N. weapons treaty - March 18th, 2013: "NRA is ready to fight U.N. weapons treaty / Gun lobby fears pact would regulate 'civilian' weapons." [Based on: Title for The Washington Post article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/18/13]

2013 - President of Cyprus tries to alter European bailout - March 18th, 2013: "President of Cyprus tries to alter European bailout / But he urges lawmakers to approve tax on deposits held in banks." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/18/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 19th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,452.06; Change: - 62.05 (- 0.4%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,552.10; Change: - 8.60 (- 0.6%)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/19/13]

2013 - Lohan takes plea deal - March 19th, 2013: "Lohan [Lindsay Lohan] takes plea deal ['in a misdemeanor car crash case']" [Based on: Title for PEOPLE article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/19/13]

2013 - Clinton backs same-sex marriage - March 19th, 2013: "Clinton [Hillary Clinton] backs same-sex marriage [0318/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/19/13]

2013 - Ex-pension fund officials indicted - March 19th, 2013: "Ex-pension fund officials [Fred Buenrostro & Alfred Villalobos] indicted ['with conspiring to commit fraud, obstruction of justice and other charges.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/19/13]

2013 - Attack at Florida college thwarted - March 19th, 2013: "Attack at Florida college [University of Central Florida] thwarted [03/18/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/19/13]

2013 - Suicide bombing kills 10 in Somalia - March 19th, 2013: "[...] The attack in central Mogadishu targeted a vehicle carrying Somali intelligence chief Khalif Ahmed Ilig and other officials. [....]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Suicide bombing kills 10 in Somalia), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/19/13]

2013 - Syrian opposition aims for unity, elects prime minister - March 19th, 2013: "Syrian opposition aims for unity, elects prime minister / American-educated Islamist activist [Ghassan Hitto] will lead interim government." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/19/13]

2013 - Strong Earthquake / 21km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands - March 19th, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 03:29:00 (UTC) on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 58.915°S, 24.410°W (Uncertainty ± 16.7 km); Depth 33.3 km (Uncertainty ± 3.4 km) was located @ 21km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000fnl4#technical] - [T.D.- 03/20/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 20th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,455.82; Change: 3.76 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,548.34; Change: - 3.76 (- 0.2%)." [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/20/13]

2013 - Bombings in Iraq kill dozens - March 20th, 2013: "Bombings in Iraq kill dozens [03/19/13] / Attacks come near 10th anniversary of U.S.-led invasion." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/20/13]

*Trivia: "Al-Quida [Islamic State of Iraq] takes credit [03/20/13] for attacks [03/19/13] in Iraq" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/21/13]

2013 - Violence flares in South Sudan - March 20th, 2013: "Violence flares in South Sudan ['in the last two weeks']" [Based on: Title (and text) for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/20/13]

2013 - Miners protest / St. Louis, Mo. - March 20th, 2013: "Third protest by miners [03/19/13] draws thousands [St. Louis, Mo.] / More workers join rally against Peabody, Patriot, Arch Coal over union benefits." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/20/13]

2013 - Remade Mideast poses new perils - March 20th, 2013: "Remade Mideast poses new perils / President to confront old challenges but a largely new cast of characters after upheaval." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/20/13]

2013 - Back in school / Malala Yousafzai - March 20th, 2013: "Teen wounded by Taliban [Malala Yousafzai] back in school [03/19/13 - England]" [Based on: Title (and text) for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/20/13]

2013 - Hunger strike grows at Guantanamo - March 20th, 2013: "Hunger strike grows at Guantanamo ['number ... had risen to 24']" [Based on: Title (and text) for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/20/13]

2013 - Suicide car bomb's blast rocks Nigeria - March 20th, 2013: "Suicide car bomb's blast ['struck a bus station in a Christian neighborhood in Kano'] rocks Nigeria [03/18/13]" [Based on: Title (and text) for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/20/13]

2013 - Science startup fund is blocked / Missouri - March 20th, 2013: "Science startup fund is blocked [03/19/13] / Missouri's top court rules bill to create MOSIRA unconstitutional." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/20/13]

2013 - Cyprus rejects tax on people's bank deposits - March 20th, 2013: "Cyprus rejects tax on people's bank deposits / But the country's troubled finances remain in limbo." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/20/13]

2013 - Training blast in Nevada kills seven Marines, injures others - March 20th, 2013: "Training blast in Nevada ['a mortar shell explosion'] kills seven Marines, injures others [03/19/13]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/20/13]

2013 - U.S. finds no evidence of chemical weapons use by either side in Syria - March 20th, 2013: "U.S. finds no evidence of chemical weapons use by either side in Syria [03/19/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/20/13]

2013 - GM recall - March 21st, 2013: "GM recall ['...  software problem can cause transmissions to unexpectedly shift into sport mode.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/21/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 21st, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,511.73; Change: 55.91 (0.4%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,558.71; Change: 10.37 (0.7%)." [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/21/13]

2013 - Cyberattacks hit S. Korea - March 21st, 2013: "Cyberattacks hit S. Korea" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/21/13]

2013 - U.S., Karzai reach compromise - March 21st, 2013: "Afghanistan's president relented Wednesday [03/20/13] in his demand for all U.S. special operations forces to withdraw from a strategic province east of the capital, agreeing to a compromise calling for the pullout of one team implicated in abuse allegations that the Americans have rejected. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (U.S., Karzai reach compromise), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 03/21/13]

2013 - Obama vows support for Israel - March 21st, 2013: "Obama vows support for Israel / U.S. would thwart Iran's nuclear pursuits, he says [03/20/13]." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 03/21/13]

2013 - PMorgan agrees to MF Global deal - March 21st, 2013: "JPMorgan agrees to MF Global deal / Former customers of bankrupt brokerage to get $546 million back." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/21/13]

2013 - Judge dismisses claims against BP allies - March 21st, 2013: "Judge dismisses claims against BP allies [03/20/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/21/13]

2013 - Freddie Mac accuses banks of bid-rigging - March 21st, 2013: "Freddie Mac accuses banks of bid-rigging / Suit says banks suppressed rate, costing agencies billions." [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/21/13]

2013 - Colorado passes landmark gun control bills - March 21st, 2013: "Colorado passes landmark gun control bills [03/20/13] / Restrictions make state a national test case of how far nation may be willing to go." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/21/13]

2013 - Bankruptcy / Suntech Power Holdings Ltd. - March 21st, 2013: "[...] Solar panel makers have suffered huge losses over the past year after production capacity outstripped demand and prices plunged. Another industry giant, Germany's Q-Cells, filed for bankruptcy last April. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Suntech declares bankruptcy / Troubled Chinese solar producer had defaulted on bonds last week.), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/21/13]

2013 - Cyprus scrambles for new plan to get bailout - March 21st, 2013: "Cyprus scrambles for new plan to get bailout / Longtime ally Russia may give some aid, officials say." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/21/13]

2013 - Gunman in Colorado kills top prison official - March 21st, 2013: "Gunman in Colorado kills [03/19/13] top prison official" [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 03/21/13]

2013 - Low-wage workers have dim outlook / U.S.A. - March 21st, 2013: "Low-wage workers ['those earning $35,000 annually or less'] have dim outlook / Many of these employees feel they have dead-end jobs, survey indicates." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/21/13]

2013 - Fed stands by stimulus as economy improves / U.S.A. - March 21st, 2013: "Fed stands by stimulus as economy improves / The central bank expects to continue financing short-term interest payments." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/21/13]

2013 - Energy firms agree to fracking watchdog / U.S.A. - March 21st, 2013: "Energy firms agree to fracking watchdog [U.S.A.] / Deal sets tough rules." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/21/13]

2013 - North County cancer report called flawed / St. Louis, Mo. - March 21st, 2013: "North County cancer report called flawed / Rates probably not linked to radiation from creek, state says [03/20/13]." [Based on: Title for Article by Blythe Bernhard, pp. A1 & A7, S.L.P.D., 03/21/13]

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/north-st-louis-county-cancer-report-called-flawed/article_0e66e0ab-b25a-5a37-a2ae-276dd2073693.html

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2013 - Jordan's king warns of Syrian regime collapse, jihadi state - March 21st, 2013: "Jordan's king warns of Syrian regime collapse, jihadi state / Extremists seek foothold as Assad fails, Abdullah says." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/21/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 22nd, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,421.49; Change: - 90.24 (- 0.6%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,545.80; Change: - 12.91 (- 0.8%)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/22/13]

2013 - Hedge fund brother charged - March 22nd, 2013: "Hedge fund brother [Rengan Rajaratnam] charged" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/22/13]

2013 - Hezbollah member is convicted - March 22nd, 2013: "Hezbollah member [Hossam Taleb Yaacoub] is convicted [03/21/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/22/13]

2013 - Civil unions become law in Colorado - March 22nd, 2013: "Civil unions become law in Colorado" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/22/13]

2013 - Syrian suicide bomber kills key Assad supporter - March 22nd, 2013: "Syrian suicide bomber kills [03/21/13] key Assad supporter [Sheikh Mohammad Said Ramadan]." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/22/13]

2013 - State seeks legal action against Bridgeton dump / St. Louis, Missouri - March 22nd, 2013: "[...] DNR Director Sara Parker Pauley sent a letter to the attorney general’s agricultural and environment division Thursday, requesting the state 'institute appropriate legal action to resolve any past, present, or future environmental violations' at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill at 13570 St. Charles Rock Road, just north of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The 52-acre landfill is owned by Phoenix-based Republic Services Inc. [...] Permitted in 1985, the Bridgton landfill stopped taking waste in 2004. For the past two years, an underground portion of the landfill has smoldered, giving off foul odors. Complaints about the smell intensified in October after Republic Services drilled holes in the ground to respond to the buildup of heat at the property. [...] The subsurface fire at the Bridgeton landfill is 1,200 feet from radioactive waste at the West Lake Landfill, an adjacent landfill, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. [....]" [Based on: Article (State seeks legal action against Bridgeton dump / Department of Natural Resources wants landfill owner to pay for cleanup of site with foul odor, underground fire.) by Lisa Brown, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 03/22/13]

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/state-seeks-legal-action-against-bridgeton-landfill-owner/article_05ef12a2-bdde-5d25-a487-a2a1acc29317.html

*Links: http://bridgetonlandfill.com/
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2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 23rd, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,512.03; Change: 90.54 (0.6%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,556.89; Change: 11.09 (0.7%)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/23/13]

2013 - Lebanese premier resigns - March 23rd, 2013: "Lebanese premier resigns [03/22/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/23/13]

2013 - Global water shortage feared - March 23rd, 2013: "Global water shortage feared" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/23/13]

2013 - 3 dead in shooting at Marine base - March 23rd, 2013: "3 dead in shooting at Marine base / Suspect fatally shoots two others in incident at Quantico, Va., before killing himself." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/23/13]

2013 - Center-left leader advances in Italy - March 23rd, 2013: "Center-left leader advances in Italy [03/22/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/23/13]

2013 - Religious violence erupts in Myanmar - March 23rd, 2013: "Religious violence erupts in Myanmar [03/22/13] / 20 killed, president declares state of emergency as tensions force Muslims to flee." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/23/13]

2013 - Victory for Monsanto in Hawaii GMO debate - March 23rd, 2013: "[...] The Hawaii Senate committees on agriculture, consumer protection and health agreed Thursday [03/21/13] to table a proposal that would have required labels on imported genetically modified food. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Victory for Monsanto in Hawaii GMO debate), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/23/13]

2013 - Cyprus lawmakers approve key bills for fiscal bailout - March 23rd, 2013: "Cyprus lawmakers approve key bills for fiscal bailout [03/22/13] / Aim is to secure a broader package." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/23/13]

2013 - Snowstorm / Midwest U.S.A. - March 24th, 2013: " 'MARCH MADNESS' STORM SETS RECORD [03/24/13] / The airport [St. Louis, Mo.] recorded 12.2 inches and the snow was still coming late Sunday." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/25/13]

*Trivia: "Storm packs punch across Midwest [03/24/13] / Even Pennsylvania gets warnings." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/25/13]

2013 - U.S., Afghans OK detention center transfer - March 24th, 2013: "U.S., Afghans OK detention center [Parwan Detention Facility] transfer" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/24/13]

2013 - Rebels enter capital city of Central African Republic - March 24th, 2013: "Rebels enter capital city of Central African Republic [03/23/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/24/13]

2013 - Strong Earthquake / 269km ESE of Ozernovskiy, Russia - March 24th, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 04:18:34 (UTC) on Sunday, March 24th, 2013. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 50.718°N, 160.155°E (Uncertainty ± 13.6 km); Depth 9.7 km (Uncertainty ± 4.4 km) was located @ 269km ESE of Ozernovskiy, Russia"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000frv8#technical] - [T.D.- 03/27/13]

2013 - Strong Earthquake / 162km NW of Ceva-i-Ra, Fiji - March 24th, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 08:13:44 (UTC) on Sunday, March 24th, 2013. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 20.777°S, 173.407°E (Uncertainty ± 17.2 km); Depth 10.0 km (Uncertainty ± 1.9 km) was located @ 162km NW of Ceva-i-Ra, Fiji"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000frwy#technical] - [T.D.- 03/27/13]

2013 - Spring snowstorm bears down on Plains, Midwest / U.S.A. - March 24th, 2013: "Spring snowstorm bears down on Plains, Midwest [03/23/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/24/13]

2013 - Universe found to be 80 million years older than was thought - March 24th, 2013: "Universe found to be 80 million years older than was thought ['now calculated at 13.8 billion years - 80 million years older than scientists had thought.]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 03/24/13]

2013 - Snow wallops East / U.S.A. - March 25th, 2013: "Snow wallops East [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/26/13]

2013 - Syrian opposition falls into disarray - March 25th, 2013: "Syrian opposition falls into disarray [03/24/13] / Opposition's president resigns and a rebel military leader refuses to recognize newly elected prime minister." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/25/13]

2013 - Breakthroughs replace heart surgery - March 25th, 2013: "Breakthroughs replace heart surgery / Problems that used to require opening up the chest can now be treated with minimal procedures requiring shorter stays." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/25/13]

2013 - Kerry warns Iraq on Iranian flights to Syria - March 25th, 2013: "Kerry warns Iraq on Iranian flights to Syria / Iran, Iraq say flights are humanitarian missions; U.S. officials believe they carry weapons and fighters." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/25/13]

2013 - Musharraf returns to Pakistan amid death threats - March 25th, 2013: "Musharraf returns to Pakistan amid death threats [03/24/13]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/25/13]

2013 - Cyprus reaches deal with creditors on financial bailout - March 25th, 2013: "Cyprus reaches deal with creditors on financial bailout / The second-largest bank will be split: one a holder of toxic assets and the other a viable core business." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/25/13]

2013 - Strong Earthquake / 6km NNW of San Jose Pinula, Guatemala - March 25th, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 23:02:14 (UTC) on Monday, March 25th, 2013. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 14.599°N, 90.428°W (Uncertainty ± 19.7 km); Depth 200.5 km (Uncertainty ± 11.4 km) was located @ 6km NNW of San Jose Pinula, Guatemala"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000fshy#technical] - [T.D.- 03/27/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 26th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,447.75; Change: - 64.28 (- 0.4%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,551.69; Change: - 5.20 (- 0.3%)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/26/13]

2013 - Exxon may face $1.7 million fine - March 26th, 2013: "Exxon may face $1.7 million fine ['for a pipeline rupture in July 2011 ... Yellowstone River.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/26/13]

2013 - U.S. hands Bagram prison to Afghans - March 26th, 2013: "U.S. hands Bagram prison to Afghans [03/25/13] Move resolves major sticking point between Washington, Kabul as troop pullout nears." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/26/13]

2013 - African Union suspends nation over rebel takeover - March 26th, 2013: "African Union suspends nation over rebel takeover" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/26/13]

2013 - Insider charges - March 27th, 2013: "The former chief information officer for a technology company and an analyst were arrested Tuesday in California in a $27 million insider trading case brought in New York. [....]" [Based on: BUSINESS DIGEST article (Insider charges), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/27/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 27th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,559.65; Change: 111.90 (0.8%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,563.77; Change: 12.08 (0.8%)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/27/13]

2013 - Stopgap spending bill / U.S.A. - March 27th, 2013: "President Barack Obama on Tuesday [03/26/13] signed a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running through the end of September. [....]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Obama signs budget bill), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/27/13]

2013 - Panera expands pay-what-you-want - March 27th, 2013: "Panera expands pay-what-you-want / Customers here [St. Louis, Mo.] can set price for new Turkey chili, subsidize those who need help." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/27/13]

2013 - Syrian rebels take diplomatic seat - March 27th, 2013: "Syrian rebels take diplomatic seat [03/26/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/27/13]

2013 - Same-sex Marriage debate / U.S.A. - March 27th, 2013: "Demonstrators crowd court grounds [U.S.A. / Both sides in debate over same-sex marriage make strong showing at Supreme Court." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/27/13]

2013 - North Dakota acts to restrict abortion - March 27th, 2013: "North Dakota acts to restrict abortion / Laws, most stringent in U.S., draw promise of court challenge." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/27/13]

2013 - Housing, manufacturing boost economy / U.S.A. - March 27th, 2013: "Housing, manufacturing boost economy / Home prices rose in January by the most in 6 1/2 years, data show." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/27/13]

2013 - Central African Republic hospitals are looted - March 27th, 2013: "Central African Republic hospitals are looted [03/26/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/27/13]

2013 - Strong Earthquake / 21km SE of Buli, Taiwan - March 27th, 2013: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 02:03:20 (UTC) on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 23.840°N, 121.135°E (Uncertainty ± 10.2 km); Depth 20.7 km (Uncertainty ± 6.5 km) was located @ 21km SE of Buli, Taiwan"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000ftgc#technical] - [T.D.- 03/27/13]

2013 - Cyprus businesses hurt as banks stay shuttered - March 27th, 2013: "Cyprus businesses hurt as banks stay shuttered / They could open Thursday with 'temporary' restrictions." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/27/13]

2013 - Obama picks first woman to direct Secret Service - March 27th, 2013: "Obama picks first woman to direct Secret Service / He chooses veteran agent [Julia Pierson] for top post of agency rocked by prostitution scandal." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/27/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 28th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,526.16; Change: - 33.49 (- 0.2%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,562.85; Change: - 0.92 (- 0.1%)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/28/13]

2013 - Bomb explodes in Athens - March 28th, 2013: "Bomb explodes in Athens ['near a crowded pedestrian area under the Acropolis ... on Wednesday night' - 03/27/13]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/28/13]

2013 - Data breach / Schnucks Markets - March 28th, 2013: "Card fraud linked to Schnucks is growing / Customers should watch accounts as data breach is investigated." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/28/13]

2013 - Oil spill is contained / Minnesota - March 28th, 2013: "[...] Minnesota Pollution Control Agency spokesman Dan Olson says that 20,000 to 30,000 gallons of oil spilled or leaked ['after a Canadian Pacific train derailed'] but that the spill is under control." [Based on: DIGEST article (Oil spill is contained), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/28/13]

2013 - Corn prices set to go up / U.S.A. - March 28th, 2013: "Corn prices set to go up as reserves dwindle / Drought, ethanol use shrink stockpiles." [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/28/13]

2013 - Missouri sues owner of smelly landfill - March 28th, 2013: "[...] St. Louis County residents as far away as Creve Coeur have reported smelling the odor, and some who live nearer say it has made their eyes water and irritated their throat. [...] Republic Services began recording elevated temperatures at some of the gas-extraction wells at the landfill in late 2010. The heat and odor began to worsen last year, and the fire has intensified since January, moving 25 feet a month, Koster said. Temperature probes in the landfill have recorded heat in excess of 260 degrees - far in excess of the 130- to 140-degree temperatures that are normal within a landfill. [NP] The DNR has hired landfill fire and odor experts and commissioned air sampling that has shown elevated levels of benzene and hydrogen sulfide. [NP] The problems aren’t limited to the air. The landfill is producing an estimated 150,000 gallons of leachate a day that has been allowed to seep into the limestone bedrock and pollute groundwater, the lawsuit said. In one instance in January, black leachate reached a nearby stream. [NP] The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has refused to take the leachate because it contained excessive benzene. And the American Bottoms Regional Wastewater Treatment plant in Sauget confirmed the presence of benzene in amounts characteristic of hazardous waste. [...] The 52-acre landfill, a former quarry, was permitted in 1985 and stopped accepting waste in 2004. The fire has been limited to an area known as the South Quarry, and is 1,200 feet from the West Lake Landfill, a federal Superfund site where Cold War-era radioactive waste was deposited 40 years ago. [NP] Environmental groups and some of the landfill’s neighbors are concerned the fire could eventually migrate and come in contact with the radioactive waste. [NP] But Koster played down the threat. [NP] 'At this point, it’s a remote hypothetical,' he said." [Based on: Article (Missouri sues owner of smelly landfill / Attorney General Koster says Bridgeton site violates state environmental law), pp. A1 & A5, S.L.P.D., 03/28/13]

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/missouri-attorney-general-sues-bridgeton-landfill-owner/article_90e4b410-9a59-55f4-bea2-2a7a8652ac89.html

2013 - Mideast nations link up against Assad - March 28th, 2013: "Mideast powers opposed to President Bashar Assad have dramatically stepped up weapons supplies to Syrian rebels in coordination with the U.S. in preparation for a push on the capital of Damascus, officials and Western military experts said Wednesday. A carefully prepared covert operation is arming rebels, involving Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, with the United States and other Western governments consulting, and all parties hold veto power over where the shipments are directed, according to a senior Arab official whose government is participating. His account was corroborated by a diplomat and two military experts." [Based on: DIGEST article (Mideast nations link up against Assad), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/28/13]

2013 - Mudslide near Seattle forces evacuations - March 28th, 2013: "Mudslide near Seattle forces evacuations [03/27/13]." [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/28/13]

2013 - Egypt nabs underwater Internet saboteurs - March 28th, 2013: "Egypt's naval forces captured three scuba divers who were trying to cut an undersea Internet cable in the Mediterranean on Wednesday [03/27/13], a military spokesman said. Telecommunications executives meanwhile blamed a weeklong Internet slowdown on damage caused to another cable by a ship. [....]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Egypt nabs underwater Internet saboteurs), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/28/13]

2013 - Missourians' income growth slowed in 2012 - March 28th, 2013: "Missourians' income growth slowed in 2012 / Inflation was outpaced, but as rate dropped from 2011, state lagged nation as a whole." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/28/13]

2013 - Afghan, NATO forces kill more than 20 militants in 2-day battle - March 28th, 2013: "Afghan, NATO forces kill more than 20 militants in 2-day battle ['eastern Logar province']" [Based on: Title (and text) for News Services article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/28/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 29th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 14,578.54; Change: 52.38 (0.4%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,569.19; Change: 6.34 (0.4%)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/29/13]

2013 - North Korea lashes out - March 29th, 2013: "[...] Kim Jong Un's comments are part of a rising tide of threats meant to highlight anger over the military drills and recent U.N. sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear threat. [NP] U.S. Forces Korea said Thursday that the B-2 stealth bombers flew from a U.S. air base in Missouri and dropped dummy munitions on the South Korean island range before returning home." [Based on: DIGEST article (North Korea lashes out), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/29/13]

2013 - U.N. arms treaty blocked - March 29th, 2013: "[...] There has never been an international treaty regulating the estimated $60 billion global arms trade. For more than a decade, activists and some governments have been pushing for international rules to try to keep ilicit weapons out of the hands of terrorists, insurgent fighters and organized crime." [Based on: DIGEST article (U.N. arms treaty blocked), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/29/13]

2013 - St. Louis' economy lags pack - March 29th, 2013: "St. Louis' economy lags pack / City ranks 72nd in report on 100 metro areas." [Based on: Title for article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/29/13]

2013 - Chevron assailed over pipeline spill - March 29th, 2013: "Chevron assailed over pipeline spill ['The leak is Chevron's third in Utah in the past three years.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/29/13]

2013 - Cypriots are anxious as banks reopen - March 29th, 2013: "Cypriots are anxious as banks reopen [03/28/13] / But mood is calmer than feared as limits on withdrawals are imposed." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/29/13]

2013 - Iranian plane downed, Syrian rebels say - March 29th, 2013: "Iranian plane downed, Syrian rebels say [03/28/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/29/13]

2013 - Cancer claims dismissed / St. Louis, Mo. - March 29th, 2013: "A federal judge has dismissed all but one claim in lawsuits filed against the chemical company Mallinckrodt by 29 people who believe their cancers were caused by the radioactive contamination of Coldwater Creek. [...] The eighth claim filed under a federal law involving injuries caused by exposure to nuclear materials was not dismissed. But Fleissig said lawyers for the residents have until May 10 to show that the injuries occurred no more than five years before the suit was filed, to meet Missouri’s statute of limitation rules. [...] The lawsuits claim that Mallinckrodt and other businesses involved in the history of the waste sites exposed current or former residents of North County to nuclear waste as they lived, worked and played by the creek that was known to flood neighborhood homes during severe storms. Administrators of a Facebook group have counted more than 2,000 cases of cancer and autoimmune disorders among current and former residents of the area. [...] The people suing Mallinckrodt are seeking compensation similar to that awarded to the company’s former workers. People who worked at the company’s locations around St. Louis, including waste sites near the airport, and developed one of 22 cancers are eligible for payment of medical expenses plus $150,000. [...] Scientists are almost always stumped by investigations into suspected cancer clusters because of the complexity of the disease and the difficulty in measuring exposures to carcinogens. Thousands of potential clusters are reported to health departments in the U.S. each year, but most instances that do turn up high cancer rates are never linked to a specific cause." [Based on: Article (7 Coldwater cancer claims are dismissed / Judge wants 8th to prove injuries within time frame.), pp. A1 & A4, S.L.P.D., 03/29/13]

http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/health/judge-throws-out-most-coldwater-creek-cancer-claims/article_1101cc0c-7185-534f-89ff-870a322ff042.html

2013 - Pope Francis rewrites rite of Holy Thursday - March 29th, 2013: "Pope Francis rewrites rite of Holy Thursday [03/28/13] / Pontiff breaks all-male Catholic tradition by including women, Muslims, Orthodox." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/29/13]

2013 - U.N. authorizes intervention force for Congo - March 29th, 2013: "U.N. authorizes intervention force for Congo [03/28/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/29/13]

2013 - Russian spacecraft with American takes off - March 29th, 2013: "Russian spacecraft with American takes off ['to the International Space Station.']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/29/13]

2013 - FDA approves unique diabetes drug - March 30th, 2013: "FDA approves unique diabetes drug [J&J's Invokana tablets']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/30/13]

2013 - Landslide buries 83 gold miners in Tibet - March 30th, 2013: "Landslide buries 83 gold miners in Tibet [03/29/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/30/13]

2013 - Suicide bomber kills at least 7 in Pakistan - March 30th, 2013: "Suicide bomber kills at least 7 in Pakistan [Peshawar]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/30/13]

2013 - Gunmen attack Libyan base - March 31st, 2013: "Gunmen attack Libyan base [03/30/13 - '30 miles north of the city of Sabha']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/31/13]

2013 - Ameren coal ash is used as mine fill - March 31st, 2013: "Ameren [Ameren Missouri] coal ash is used as mine fill / Regulation - Injecting coal ash into a mine is exempt from solid waste permit. / Concerns - Environmentalists worry that groundwater could become contaminated." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/31/13]

2013 - Workers clean oil spill in Arkansas - March 31st, 2013: "Workers clean oil spill ['ExxonMobile pipeline sprung a leak Friday'] in Arkansas" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/31/13]

2013 - Austerity cuts lead to surge in suicide - March 31st, 2013: "Austerity cuts [Europe] lead to surge in suicide" [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Maria Cheng, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/31/13]

2013 - 'State of war'; North lobs threats in Korea - March 31st, 2013: " 'State of war'; North lobs threats in Korea [03/30/13] / Joint industrial park on border could be closed." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/31/13]

2013 - Bank of Cyprus big savers may lose 60 percent - March 31st, 2013: "Bank of Cyprus big savers may lose 60 percent / Deposts of more than $128,000 are targeted; money will be converted to bank shares." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/31/13]

2013 - DNA markers found that may help treat cancer - March 31st, 2013: "DNA markers found that may help treat cancer / Scientists mount global expansion of testing that could determine risks, chart course of therapy." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 03/31/13]

2013 - System breach plugged, Schnucks tells shoppers - March 31st, 2013: "System breach plugged, Schnucks [Schnucks Markets Inc.] tells shoppers." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/31/13]

2013 - U.S. hands control of troubled area over to Afghans - March 31st, 2013: "U.S. hands control of troubled area ['Nirkh district of Wardak province'] over to Afghans [03/30/13]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/31/13]

2013 - Syrian rebels enter strategic neighborhood in Aleppo - March 31st, 2013: "Syrian rebels enter strategic neighborhood in Aleppo" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/31/13]

2013 - Flood Trivia / 2013 - "Number of notable floods this year (reported by U.S. newspapers, generally): at least 4. Number of deaths due to flooding: at least 66." [- E.M.]

2013 - Volcano Trivia / 2013 - "Number of volcanic eruptions [and, or] notable volcanic events this year: at least 4. Number of reported deaths include: 0." [- E.M.]

2013 - Avalanche Trivia / 2013 - "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 0" [- E.M.]

2013 - "Hurricane" Trivia / 2013 - "Number of notable storms this year include: at least 1 Tropical Storms, 0 Hurricanes, 7 Cyclones & 0 Typhoons. Number of reported deaths: at least 0. [deaths due to flooding are generally recorded under Flood Trivia]." [- E.M.]

2013 - Earthquake Trivia / 2013 - "Number of notable earthquakes [generally, 6.0 or above] in 2013: at least 26 [1 Great, 3 Major; 22 Strong]. [In 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 2013: at least 0." [- E.M.]

2013 - "Natural Disaster" Deaths / 2013 - "Number of reported deaths [generally, according to national (U.S.A.) news headlines] from natural disasters [not all illustrated this timeline] in 2013: at least 193" [- E.M.]

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