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

April 2012

2012 - Astronomic Configuration - April 1st, 2012: "Sun [11 Aries], Moon [28 Cancer], Mercury [24 Pisces R.], Venus [27 Taurus], Mars [4 Virgo R.], Jupiter [13 Taurus], Saturn [27 Libra R.], Uranus [4 Aries], Neptune [2 Pisces], Pluto [9 Capricorn], Chiron [7 Pisces]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201204.html]

2012 - U.S. National Debt - April 1st, 2012: "U.S. National Debt Clock - The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 01 Apr 2012 at 11:42:17 PM GMT is: $15,592,129,967,544.55. The estimated population of the United States is 312,508,221 so each citizen's share of this debt is $49,893.50. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $4.00 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. - 04/01/12]

2012 - Irish unhappy over tax - April 1st, 2012: "Debt-mired Ireland is facing a revolt over its new property tax. The government said less than half of the country's 1.6 million households paid the charge by Saturday's deadline to avoid penalties. And about 5,000 marched in protest against the annual conference of Prime Minister Enda Kenny's Fine Gael party." [Based on: Digest article (Irish unhappy over tax), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/01/12]

2012 - 147 die in clashes in Libya - April 1st, 2012: "[...] Fatma al-Hamroush said in a press conference in Tripoli that the fighting in Sabha has also left 395 wounded. Around 180 people have been transported to the capital Tripoli for emergency treatment, she said." [Based on: Digest article (147 die in clashes in Libya), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/01/12]

2012 - Good Friday holiday / Cuba - April 1st, 2012: "At the Pope's request, Cuba makes Good Friday a holiday" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/01/12]

2012 - Going dark for 'Earth Hour' - April 1st, 2012: "Hundreds of world landmarks from Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to the Great Wall of China went dark Saturday [03/31/12], part of a global effort to highlight climate change. [NP] Earth Hour, held on the last Saturday of March every year, began as a Sydney-only event in 2007. The city's iconic Harbor Bridge and Opera House were dimmed again this year. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Going dark for 'Earth Hour' / It's lights out at world's landmarks to bring attention to climate.), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/01/12]

2012 - Thousands march in protest of slaying - April 1st, 2012: "Thousands march [03/31/12] in protest of slaying / 'We are not ... backing down until there is justice for Trayvon,' the Rev. Al Sharpton tells crowd in Florida." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/01/12]

2012 - China shake-up raises questions on politics - April 1st, 2012: "China shake-up raises questions on politics / Bo Xilai, whose father had been vice premier under mao Zedong, has been removed ['two weeks ago'] as secretary of the Chinese Communist Party." [Based on: Title (and text) for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/01/12]

2012 - Saudis, wary of Iran, play Syria strategy - April 1st, 2012: "Saudis, wary of Iran, play Syria strategy / Kingdom's support for weakening or removing Assad is aimed at limiting Iranians' reach in Lebanon, Gaza." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/01/12]

2012 - EPA climate proposal would limit coal's future in U.S. - April 1st, 2012: "[...] Popovich and others expect the EPA to put greenhouse gas limits on existing power plants later, but they don't anticipate that move until after the November elections. [NP] Republican opponents probably would put the EPA's proposed rule on ice. They don't agree that there's a need for policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (EPA climate proposal would limit coal's future in U.S.), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/01/12]

2012 - Activist wins seat in Myanmar - April 2nd, 2012: "Activist [Aung san Suu Kyi] wins seat in Myanmar [04/01/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/02/12]

2012 - Obama donor accused of fraud - April 2nd, 2012: "Obama donor [Abake Assongba] accused of fraud" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 04/02/12]

2012 - Iranians celebrate ancient festival - April 2nd, 2012: "Iranians [04/01/12] celebrate ancient festival [Sizdeh Bedar]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/02/12]

2012 - Voice not Zimmerman's expert says - April 2nd, 2012: "Voice not Zimmerman's expert says" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 04/02/12]

2012 - Shootings in Loop called an anomaly - April 2nd, 2012: "After a year without any major incidents on the Delmar Loop [St. Louis, Mo.], the warm weather brought out a large number of young people on Saturday night [03/31/12] that led to a disturbance and gunfire, followed a couple of hours later by a shooting that left two people hospitalized. [....]" [Based on: Article (Shootings in Loop called an anomaly / Disparity in St. Louis and U. City curfews is likely to be a topic of discussion, Mayor Slay says.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/02/12]

*Trivia: "[...] By 12:10 p.m. Saturday - at least eight hours before the Loop swelled with the arrival of at least 300 young people, before bullets began flying and people began ducking and police swarmed in to regain control, leaving public officials to grasp for solutions - one teenage boy posted on Facebook this spot-on observation: 'Damn Everyone Going To Da Loop.' [....]" [Based on: Article (Law officers hoping to get handle on social media-fed flash mobs / Cities across the country have been trying to come to grips with teen flash mobs that can be organized over social media fairly simply), pp. A1-A5, S.L.P.D., 04/06/12]

2012 - After fire, cruise ship safe in Malaysia - April 2nd, 2012: "After fire, cruise ship [Azamara Quest] safe in Malaysia [04/01/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/02/12]

2012 - Summer continues seeping into spring - April 2nd, 2012: "Summer continues seeping into spring / Following St. Louis' warmest March on record [2012], forecasters predict today could register a record high of 90." [Based on: Title for article , p. A3, S.L.P.D., 04/02/12]

2012 - Mali coup leader reinstates constitution - April 2nd, 2012: "Mali coup leader [Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo] reinstates constitution" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/02/12]

2012 - Study shows HPV lingers in black women - April 2nd, 2012: "Study shows HPV lingers in black w omen / Finding might explain why they are more likely to develop, die from cervical cancer." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/02/12]

2012 - Medicare tax is likened to health care mandate - April 2nd, 2012: "Medicare tax [U.S.A.] is likened to health care mandate" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/02/12]

2012 - Indicted executive led a life of deceit, luxury - April 2nd, 2012: "Indicted executive [Dunard Morris] led a life of deceit, luxury / Inquiry finds discrepancies in job, military records." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/02/12]

2012 - Nations agree to provide funds for Syrian rebels - April 2nd, 2012: "A coalition of more than 70 nations, including the United States, pledged Sunday to send millions of dollars and communications equipment to Syria's opposition groups, signaling deeper involvement in the conflict amid a growing belief that diplomacy and sanctions cannot end the Damascus regime's repression. [NP] The shift by the U.S. and its Western and Arab allies toward seeking to sway the military balance in Syria carries regional risks because the crisis there increasingly resembles a proxy conflict that could exacerbate sectarian tension. The syrian rebels are overmatched by heavily armed regime forces. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Nations agree to provide funds for Syrian rebels), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/02/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Oaxaca, Mexico - April 2nd, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 17:36:42 (UTC) on Monday, April 2nd, 2012. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 16.456°N, 98.296°W; Depth 9.1 km (5.7 miles)] was located @ OAXACA, MEXICO."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0008ui2.php]-[T.D.- 04/03/12]

2012 - Republican Primaries - April 3rd, 2012: "Romney [04/03/12] sweeps 3 GOP contests [Wisconsin, Maryland & Washington D.C.] / Delegate lead over Santorum widens as front-runner levels accusations at Obama." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/04/12]

2012 - Israel issues ultimatum - April 3rd, 2012: "Israel's military issued an ultimatum Monday to about 100 Jewish settlers who seized control of a three-story building in the West Bank city of Hebron. The military's Civil Administration gave settlers until this afternoon to vacate the building." [Based on: Digest article (Israel issues ultimatum), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/03/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 3rd, 2012: "Stocks rose Monday following an encouraging manufacturing report. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 52.45 points, or 0.4 percent, to 13,264.49. The S&P 500 rose 10.57, or 0.8 percent, to 1,419.04. The Nasdaq rose 28.13, or 0.9 percent, to 3,119.70." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/03/12]

2012 - 'Pink slime' investigation - April 3rd, 2012: "Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad called for a congressional investigation into how what he called 'a smear campaign' against 'pink slime' got started." [Based on: Digest article ('Pink slime' investigation), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/03/12]

2012 - Ex-cartel leader gets 25 years - April 3rd, 2012: "Ex-cartel leader [Benjamin Arellano Felix] gets 25 years [04/02/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/02/12]

2012 - Gunman kills 7 at Oakland college - April 3rd, 2012: "Gunman kills 7 [04/02/12] at Oakland college [Oikos University]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Oakland Tribune article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/03/12]

2012 - Persian Gulf nations helping rebels - April 3rd, 2012: "A plan by gulf states to funnel millions of dollars a month to Syrian rebels - payments earmarked for salaries for fighters - could amount to a blank check for the opposition to build up an arsenal. Although it may not be good enough to turn the tide of the conflict, the money shows how gulf nations are using their oil wealth to influence the direction of the Arab Spring." [Based on: Digest article (Persian Gulf nations helping rebels), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/03/12]

2012 - Disease decimating bats found in Missouri - April 3rd, 2012: "A mysterious bat-killing disease [white-nose syndrome] that has swept across the eastern U.S. in recent years officially reached Missouri on Monday - the first confirmation west of the Mississippi River. [....]" [Based on: Article (Disease decimating bats found in Missouri), p. A3, S.L.P.D., 04/03/12]

2012 - Breast cancer is being overtreated, study says - April 3rd, 2012: "Breast cancer is being overtreated, study [in Norway] says" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article by Stephanie Nano, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/03/12]

2012 - Yemenis kill 43 - April 4th, 2012: "Yemeni government forces regained control of a strategic gateway in the south after intense three-day shelling of al-Qaida hideouts in the area that left 43 militants dead, military and medical officials said." [Based on: Digest article (Yemenis kill 43), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/04/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 4th, 2012: "Stocks fell Tuesday on lowered expectations for another round of bond buying by the Federal Reserve. The Dow fell 64.94, or 0.5 percent, to 13,199.55. The S&P 500 fell 5.66, or 0.4 percent, to 1,413.38. The Nasdaq fell 6.13, or 0.2 percent, to 3,113.57." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/04/12]

2012 - A Murdoch steps down - April 4th, 2012: "James Murdoch said that he is stepping down as chairman of the satellite TV network BSkyB amid Britain's ongoing phone-hacking scandal and accusations that newspapers under his leadership broke the law and tried to cover it up." [Based on: Digest article (A Murdoch steps down), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/04/12]

2012 - Tornadoes blast Dallas area - April 4th, 2012: "Tornadoes blast Dallas area [04/03/12], do heavy damage to property / But amazingly, no deaths, few injuries are reported amid fury." [Based on: Title for The Dallas Morning News article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/04/12]

2012 - Binationalism rejected / Israel - April 4th, 2012: "Israel's prime minister said that he still hopes to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians because the alternative would be absorbing them into Israel and destroying the Jewish character of the state. 'I don't want a binational state,' Netanyahu said." [Based on: Digest article (Binationalism rejected), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/04/12]

2012 - Student debt could be crisis / U.S.A. - April 4th, 2012: "[...] Surging above $1 trillion U.S. student loan debt has surpassed credit card and auto-loan debt. This debt explosion jeopardizes the fragile recovery, increases the burden on taxpayers and possibly sets the stage for a new economic crisis. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Student debt could be crisis / $1 trillion outstanding as college costs increase, jobs are harder to come by.) by Tom Raum, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/04/12]

2012 - Bounty on Pakistani figure viewed as a pressure tactic - April 4th, 2012: "Bounty on Pakistani figure [Hafiz Mohammad Saeed] viewed as a pressure tactic [04/03/12] / U.S. offers $10 million reward for man linked to Mumbai attack [November 2008]." [Based on: Title (and text) for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/04/12]

2012 - CME's - April 5th, 2012: "Three coronal mass ejections (CMEs) blasted away from the sun in quick succession during the late hours of April 5th: movie. The clouds were propelled by magnetic filaments erupting in various locations around the sun's northern hemisphere. [...] Remarkably, given their number, not one of the CMEs appears to be heading for our planet. This conclusion is only tentative, however, because of visual confusion among the three clouds. [....]."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/06/12]

2012 - High Winds / Japan - April 5th, 2012: "High winds ['... gusting up to 87 miles an hour.'] disrupt air, rail travel in Japan [04/05/12]" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/06/12]

2012 - Israel evicts settlers - April 5th, 2012: "Israel evicts settlers [Hebron, West Bank]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/05/12]

*Links: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/04/20124413019190731.html

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 5th, 2012: "Stocks fell Wednesday after a weak Spanish bond auction renewed worries about Europe's debt crisis. The Dow fell 124.80, or 0.9 percent, to 13,074.75. The S&P 500 fell 14.42, or 1 percent, to 1,398.96. The Nasdaq fell 45.48, or 1.5 percent, to 3,068.09." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/05/12]

2012 - Students pepper-sprayed - April 5th, 2012: "Students pepper-sprayed [Santa Monica College, California]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/05/12]

2012 - Oil 'gamblers' are blamed - April 5th, 2012: "[...] The economy is slowly recovering, Greenberger ['Michael Greenberger, a law professor at the University of Maryland and a former federal regulator of financial markets.'] said, but it could come to a halt unless oil prices come down. Gene Guilford, president of the Independent Connecticut Petroleum Association, told lawmakers that the recent oil price run-up has cost consumers an additional $10 billion a month since mid-December. [...] Financial speculators such as investment banks and hedge funds account for at least 65 percent of purchases of contracts for future oil deliveries, more than twice their traditional share, while buyers who intend to actually take delivery of the oil and use it, such as airlines, make up only about one-third of demand. The speculators bid up contract prices, sending oil and gasoline prices higher and reaping them huge profits. [NP] The bidding is stoked by fear of possible violence in oil-producing countries, notably Iran. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Oil 'gamblers' are blamed / Price run-up is result of speculators betting on continued rise, similar to housing mortgage meltdown, claims financial expert.) by David Lightman, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/05/12]

*Links: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/04/04/3873175/finance-expert-says-speculators.html

2012 - German author criticizes Israel - April 5th, 2012: "German author [Guenter Grass] criticizes Israel [04/04/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/05/12]

http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/04/04/3092546/nobel-prize-winning-poet-slams-israel-in-latest-work

2012 - Steam pipe leak / St. Louis, Mo. - April 5th, 2012: "Steam rises Thursday morning [04/05/12] from an underground steam pipe that burst near North 11th Street and Convention Plaza in downtown St. Louis [Mo.] [....]" [Based on: Picture Article (ALL STEAMED UP DOWNTOWN) by Johnny Andrews, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/06/12]

2012 - Suicide bomb kills three U.S. soldiers - April 5th, 2012: "Three American soldiers were among at least nine people who were killed Wednesday [04/04/12] when a suicide bomber wearing civilian clothes blew himself up in the northwestern Afghan province of Faryab, local officials said. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Suicide bomb kills three U.S. soldiers), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/05/12]

2012 - Libya told to surrender Gadhafi son - April 5th, 2012: "Libya told to surrender Gadhafi son [04/04/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/05/12]

2012 - Salmonella outbreak reported / U.S.A. - April 5th, 2012: "Salmonella outbreak reported [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/05/12]

2012 - Cameras will soon keep eye on Loop - April 5th, 2012: "Cameras will soon keep eye on Loop [University City, Missouri] / Surveillance set to begin as early as June in move long in planning." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/05/12]

2012 - CIA figure indicted - April 6th, 2012: "A former CIA officer [John C. Kiriakou] who expressed public doubts over the use of waterboarding as an interrogation technique was indicted on charges that he leaked classified secrets to journalists, including the role of an associate who worked with him on a covert mission to track down and capture an al-Qaida figure. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (CIA figure indicted), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/06/12]

2012 - Warning about Sinai - April 6th, 2012: "Israel's prime minister warned that Egypt's Sinai desert is becoming a 'terror zone' and vowed to strike at militants there after a rocket fired from the area hit a southern Israeli resort town. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Warning about Sinai), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 04/06/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 6th, 2012: "Stocks mostly fell Thursday on worries about Europe's debt problems. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 14.61, or 0.1 percent, to 13,060.14. The S&P 500 fell 0.88, or 0.1 percent, to 1,398.08. The Nasdaq rose 12.41, or 0.4 percent, to 3,080.50." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 04/06/12]

2012 - Gang figure gets life - April 6th, 2012: "Gang figure [Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez] gets life" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/06/12]

2012 - Arms dealer sentenced - April 6th, 2012: "Arms dealer [Viktor Bout] sentenced ['sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/06/12]

2012 - 10 killed in Afghanistan - April 6th, 2012: "Gunmen attacked an outpost of a government-sponsored militia and killed 10 members of the security force in western Afghanistan, officials said Thursday [04/05/12] [....]" [Based on: Digest article (10 killed in Afghanistan), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 04/06/12]

2012 - Syrian troops on offensive - April 6th, 2012: "Syrian troops on offensive [04/05/12] / Military escalates campaign against rebels as deadline for peace plan approaches." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 04/06/12]

2012 - Natural gas supply skyrockets - April 6th, 2012: "[...] Natural gas futures on Thursday gave up 5.2 cents, or 2.4 percent, to finish at $2,089 per 1,000 cubic feet, the lowest price in more than a decade. The price has tumbled 30 percent this year because of a production boom that has kept the nation's [U.S.A.] stockpiles well above normal levels. [....]" [Based on: Article (Natural gas supply skyrockets), p. B3, S.L.P.D., 04/06/12]

2012 - US Fidelis co-founder pleads guilty to charges - April 6th, 2012: "US Fidelis co-founder pleads guilty to charges [04/05/12] / Plea deal - prosecutors seek 8-year sentence for Darain Atkinson for fraud, stealing. / Brother awaits trial - Plea made without knowledge of his brother, who will go to trial." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/06/12]

2012 - Legislation puts liberty at risk in Britain, some say - April 6th, 2012: "The British government is scrambling to fend off accusations of trying to turn the country into a virtual police state with plans to conduct some trials in secret and allow authorities to track the phone calls, emails, text messages and online activity of the entire population. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Legislation puts liberty at risk in Britain, some say) by Henry Chu, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/06/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea - April 6th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 16:15:55 (UTC) on Friday, April 6th, 2012. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 4.534°S, 153.497°E; Depth 85.4 km (53.1 miles)] was located @ NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0008xd7.php]-[T.D.- 04/06/12]

2012 - CME - April 7th, 2012: "For the past few days, magnetic filaments have been rising and snapping all around the sun. The latest eruption occured during the late hours of April 7th ... ."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/08/12]

2012 - Died / Mike Wallace - April 7th, 2012: "Mike Wallace, fearsome CBS interviewer, is dead at 93 [04/07/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, T.B.N., 04/09/12]

2012 - Russia deploys missiles - April 7th, 2012: "[...] S-400s, Russia's most advanced surface-to-air missiles, have a range of 120-400 kilometers (75-250 miles)." [Based on: Digest article (Russia deploys missiles), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/07/12]

2012 - College delays tuition plan - April 7th, 2012: "[...] At an emergency meeting Friday, the board [board of trustees at Santa Monica College] voted 6-0 to wait on a plan to offer high-demand core courses at about four times the regular price to deal with budget cuts. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (College delays tuition plan), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/07/12]

2012 - Mali returning to constitution - April 7th, 2012: "Mali returning to constitution / Coup leader is forced to agree [04/06/12]; rebels in north declare independence." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/07/12]

2012 - Navy jet slams into apartments - April 7th, 2012: "Navy jet slams into apartments [04/06/12] / Two pilots, five on ground in Virginia are injured, but only one requires hospital stay; no known fatalities." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/07/12]

2012 - Malawi president's death hushed up - April 7th, 2012: "Malawi president's death [04/05/12] hushed up" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/07/12]

2012 - Survivors talk of bloody battle for Syrian town  - April 7th, 2012: "Survivors talk of bloody battle for Syrian town ['Taftanaz ... earlier this week'] / They say troops loyal to Assad gained control, executed captives." [Based on: Title (and text) for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/07/12]

2012 - Leader returns / Mali - April 8th, 2012: "Leader [Dioncounda Traore] returns [04/07/12] as freedom is restored [Mali]." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A3, T.B.N. (The Buffalo News), 04/08/12]

2012 - Ford recall tied to windshield wiper - April 8th, 2012: "Ford is recalling more than 140,000 Focus compact cars because the passenger-side windshield wiper can fail. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Ford recall tied to windshield wiper), p. A6, T.B.N., 04/08/12]

2012 - Saleh loyalists seize Yemen airport - April 8th, 2012: "Saleh loyalists seize Yemen airport [04/07/12] after president fires top officials" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A3, T.B.N., 04/08/12]

*Trivia: "Airport reopens [04/08/12] after takeover" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A3, T.B.N., 04/09/12]

2012 - Avalanche engulfs Pakistani complex - April 8th, 2012: "Pakistani soldiers dug into a massive avalanche Saturday [04/07/12] in a mountain battleground close to the Indian border, searching for at least 135 people buried when the wall of snow engulfed a military complex. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Avalanche engulfs Pakistani complex), p. A4, T.B.N., 04/08/12]

2012 - CIA Super Spy Centers Near Completion - April 8th, 2012: "CIA Super Spy Centers Near Completion" [Based on: Title for AFP (American Free Press) article by Ralph Forbes, 04/08/12]

*Link: http://americanfreepress.net/?p=3596

*Trivia: "Stellar Wind is the open secret code name for certain information collection activities performed by the United States' National Security Agency and revealed by Thomas M. Tamm to New York Times reporters James Risen and Eric Lichtblau.[1] The operation was approved by President George W. Bush shortly after the September 11 attacks in 2001.[2] [NP] The program's activities involve data mining of a large database of the communications of American citizens, including e-mail communications, phone conversations, financial transactions, and Internet activity.[1] [... .]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_wind_%28code_name%29]

2012 - U.S. warns Syria against trying to fake cease-fire compliance - April 8th, 2012: "U.S. warns Syria against trying to fake cease-fire compliance" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, T.B.N., 04/08/12]

2012 - Suicide bomb / Nigeria - April 9th, 2012: "Nigerian suicide bomb [Kaduna city] kills 38 near churches holding Easter services [04/08/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A4, T.B.N., 04/09/12]

2012 - Study links maternal obesity to autism - April 9th, 2012: "[...] The study was released online today in Pediatrics. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Study links maternal obesity to autism), p. A4, T.B.N., 04/09/12]

2012 - Agreement reached on Afghan home raids - April 9th, 2012: "The Afghan government and the U.S. signed a deal Sunday giving Afghanistan authority over military raids in Afghan homes, resolving an issue that had threatened to derail a larger pact governoring a U.S. presence in the country for decades to come. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Agreement reached on Afghan home raids), p. A4, T.B.N., 04/09/12]

2012 - Israel bans German author of critical poem - April 9th, 2012: "Israel on Sunday declared Guenter Grass persona non grata, deepening a spat with the Nobel-winning author over a poem that deeply criticized the Jewish state and suggested it was as much a danger to global security as Iran. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Israel bans German author of critical poem), p. A4, T.B.N., 04/09/12]

2012 - STORM CLOUD MISSES EARTH - April 10th, 2012: "A coronal mass ejection (CME) expected to hit Earth's magnetic field on April 9th seems to have missed. No signatures of an impact are evident in solar wind data. NOAA has downgraded the odds of a geomagnetic storm today to no more than 10%."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=10&month=04&year=2012]

2012 - Facebook agrees to buy Instagram - April 10th, 2012: "Facebook agrees to buy Instagram / Will pay $1 billion for photo-sharing app" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. B5, T.B.N., 04/10/12]

2012 - Economic worries drive oil prices down - April 10th, 2012: "Concerns about the economy pushed oil prices lower Monday. [NP] West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark crude, gave up 85 cents to end at $102.46 per barrel. Brent crude, which is used to price oil imported by U.S. refineries, fell by 76 cents to finish at $122.67 per barrel. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Economic worries drive oil prices down), p. B8, T.B.N., 04/10/12]

2012 - Stocks fall after poor job growth in March - April 10th, 2012: "[...] The Dow finished down 130.55 points [04/09/12] at 12,929.59, its first close below 13,000 since March 12. The S&P ended the day off 15.88 points at 1,382.20. The Nasdaq composite closed down 33.42 at 3,047.08. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Stocks fall after poor job growth in March), p. B8, T.B.N., 04/10/12]

2012 - Microsoft buys AOL patents for legal use - April 10th, 2012: "Microsoft buys AOL patents for legal use / Joins Apple, others in moves to acquire rights to technology." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. B5, T.B.N., 04/10/12]

2012 - Syrian troops fire into Lebanon, Turkey - April 10th, 2012: "Syrian troops fire into Lebanon, Turkey; kill one, wound six [04/09/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A2, T.B.N., 04/10/12]

2012 - Trayvon case prosecutor won't use grand jury  - April 10th, 2012: "Trayvon case prosecutor won't use grand jury / Rules out charging first-degree murder [04/10/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, T.B.N., 04/10/12]

2012 - NO CME, NO PROBLEM - April 11th, 2012: "A CME expected to hit Earth on April 9th missed, but the Arctic lit up with auroras anyway. [...] The source of the display was the IMF (interplanetary magnetic field), which tipped south on April 9th, opening a crack in Earth's magnetosphere. Solar wind poured in and fueled the auroras. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=11&month=04&year=2012]

2012 - Syria defies truce plan - April 11th, 2012: "Annan remains hopeful as Syria defies truce plan [04/10/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A3, T.B.N., 04/11/12]

2012 - Santorum ends campaign - April 11th, 2012: "Facing political reality, Santorum ends campaign  [04/10/12] / Exit ensures Romney will get GOP nod" [Based on: Title for Philadelphia Inquirer article, p. A1, T.B.N., 04/11/12]

2012 - Suicide bombers / Afghanistan - April 11th, 2012: "Suicide bombers kill 16 as Taliban step up fight [04/10/12]" [Based on: Title for article, p. A3, T.B.N., 04/11/12]

2012 - Zimmerman attorneys quit case - April 11th, 2012: "Cut off, Zimmerman attorneys quit case [04/10/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, T.B.N., 04/11/12]

2012 - Gas prices to rise 6.3% from same period - April 11th, 2012: "[...] Gasoline will cost an average of $3.95 per gallon from April through September, an increase of 6.3 percent from the same period last year, the Energy Information Administration predicted [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Gas prices to rise 6.3% from same period), p. B6, T.B.N., 04/11/12]

2012 - Dow slump deepens as data is due on earnings - April 11th, 2012: "[...] The Dow Jones industrial average fell 213.66 points [04/10/12], its boiggest decline of the year and third-digit loss in four days. It closed at 12,715.93, its lowest since Feb. 2. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Dow slump deepens as data is due on earnings / European debt concern looms amid uncertainty), p. B6, T.B.N., 04/11/12]

2012 - Great Earthquake / Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra - April 11th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Great earthquake occurred at 08:38:37 (UTC) on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012. The magnitude 8.6 event [Location: 2.311°N, 93.063°E; Depth 22.9 km (14.2 miles)] was located @ OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000905e.php]-[T.D.- 04/11/12]

2012 - Great Earthquake / Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra - April 11th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Great earthquake occurred at 10:43:09 (UTC) on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012. The magnitude 8.2 event [Location: 0.773°N, 92.452°E; Depth 16.4 km (10.2 miles)] was located @ OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00090da.php]-[T.D.- 04/11/12]

2012 - Major Earthquake / Michoacan, Mexico - April 11th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Major earthquake occurred at 22:55:16 (UTC) on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012. The magnitude 7.0 event [Location: 18.390°N, 102.652°W; Depth 65.6 km (40.8 miles)] was located @ MICHOACAN, MEXICO."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00090z0.php]-[T.D.- 04/11/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Gulf of California - April 11th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 07:06:01 (UTC) on Thursday, April 12th, 2012. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 28.841°N, 113.072°W; Depth 10.1 km (6.3 miles)] was located @ GULF OF CALIFIRNIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000919m.php]-[T.D.- 04/12/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Gulf of California - April 11th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 07:15:48 (UTC) on Thursday, April 12th, 2012. The magnitude 6.9 event [Location: 28.790°N, 113.142°W; Depth 10.3 km (6.4 miles)] was located @ GULF OF CALIFIRNIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00091a1.php]-[T.D.- 04/12/12]

2012 - Solar Wind - April 12th, 2012: "A solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field, sparking a mild (Kp=5) geomagnetic storm around the poles on April 12-13. In Europe, Northern Lights descended as far south as Ireland: [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [04/13/12]

2012 - North Korea rocket launch fails - April 13th, 2012: "[...] The US, Japan and South Korea say it flew only for a short time before breaking up and crashing into waters off the Korean peninsula. [NP] North Korea said its scientists were assessing what had caused the failure. [...] The 30m (100ft) Unha-3 rocket went up at 07:39 local time (22:39 GMT Thursday), South Korean officials said. [NP] Its intended flight path would have taken it south, to the west of the Korean peninsula between Japan and the Philippines. [NP] Both Japan and South Korea had threatened to shoot it down if it threatened their territory. [NP] But officials from several nations observing the launch said the rocket had failed. [NP] 'Initial indications are that the first stage of the missile fell into the sea 165km (105 miles) west of Seoul, South Korea,' the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) said in a statement. [NP] 'The remaining stages were assessed to have failed and no debris fell on land. At no time were the missile or the resultant debris a threat.' [NP] Japan reported similar details. [...] North Korea conducted a similar rocket launch in 2009. On that occasion US and South Korea analysts said the rocket failed to reach orbit - but North Korea said it was a success. [....]" [Based on: BBC News article (North Korea rocket launch fails) 13 April 2012 Last updated at 06:51 ET]

*Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17698438

2012 - Dual-focus contact lens prototypes ordered by Pentagon - April 12th, 2012: "The Pentagon has put in an order for prototype contact lenses that give users a much wider field of vision. [NP] The lenses are designed to be paired with compact heads up display (HUD) units - glasses that allow images to be projected onto their lenses. [...] The lenses work by allowing the wearer to focus on two things at once - both the information projected onto the glasses' lenses and the more distant view that can be seen through them. [...] The chief executive said he also hoped to license the technology to be sold to the public. [NP] One suggested application would be to allow users to watch what appear to be big-screen 3D movies on their glasses - with a different image projected to each lens. [NP] Other potential uses include augmented reality eyewear similar to that teased by Google in its recent Project Glass demo, and a device to offer gamers a more immersive experience. [....]"

[Based on: BBC News article (Dual-focus contact lens prototypes ordered by Pentagon) by LJ Rich Reporter, BBC Click - 12 April 2012 Last updated at 23:06 GMT Share this pageEmail Print]

*Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-17692256

2012 - GM recalls crossover SUVs - April 13th, 2012: "GM recalls crossover SUVs ['to fix problem with the windshield wipers.']" [Based on: Title for Business Briefly article, p. D6, T.B.N., 04/13/12]

2012 - Goldman pays heavy price - April 13th, 2012: "Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay $22 million to settle regulatory charges that its analysts shared confidential research with favored clients. [....]" [Based on: Business Briefly article (Goldman pays heavy price), p. D6, T.B.N., 04/13/12]

2012 - Zimmerman makes court appearance - April 13th, 2012: "Zimmerman makes court appearance [04/12/12]" [Based on: Title for article, p. A1, T.B.N., 04/13/12]

2012 - Dow Jones soars 181 points on good news from China, Europe - April 13th, 2012: "[...] In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average climbed 1.4 percent to close at 12,986.58. It was the Dow's biggest jump since March 13 and put the average within sight of clearing 13,000 again. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Dow Jones soars 181 points on good news from China, Europe), p. D8, T.B.N., 04/13/12]

2012 - Jury selection starts as Edwards faces campaign finance charges - April 13th, 2012: "Jury selection starts as Edwards faces campaign finance charges [04/12/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, T.B.N., 04/13/12]

2012 - Solar Wind - April 14th, 2012: "For the third day in a row, a high-speed solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/14/12]

2012 - Oil price drops - April 14th, 2012: "The price of oil slipped below $103 per barrel following weak economic reports out of China and Europe. [...] Benchmark U.S. crude fell by 81 cents to end at $102.83 per barrel on Friday [04/13/12] in New York. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Oil price drops), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/14/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 14th, 2012: "Stocks fell Friday on worries about the global economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 136.99 points, or 1.1 percent, to 12,849.59. The S&P 500 fell 17.31, or 1.2 percent, to 1,370.26. The Nasdaq fell 44.22, or 1.4 percent, to 3,011.33." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/14/12]

2012 - Yellowfin tuna recalled - April 14th, 2012: "[...] Moon Marine USA Corp. of Cupertino, Calif, also known as MMI, is recalling 58,828 pounds of frozen raw yellowfish tuna ['linked with an outbreak of salmonella']" [Based on: Digest article (Yellowfin tuna recalled), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/14/12]

2012 - Bad week for the wealthiest - April 14th, 2012: "The 20 wealthiest people on Earth lost a combined $10.7 billion this week as Europe's debt turmoil and concerns over the pace of economic growth in China and the U.S. sent stocks lower worldwide. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Bad week for the wealthiest), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/14/12]

2012 - Islamists protest in Tahrir Square - April 14th, 2012: "Islamists protest ['presidential campaigns of three officials who served under ... Hosni Mubarak'] in Tahrir Square [04/13/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/14/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Drake Passage - April 14th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 10:56:18 (UTC) on Saturday, April 14th, 2012. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 57.588°S, 65.414°W; Depth 9.9 km (6.2 miles)] was located @ DRAKE PASSAGE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00093ie.php]-[T.D.- 04/14/12]

2012 - Military coup / Bissau, Guinea-Bissau - April 14th, 2012: "Military coup [04/12/12] raises questions / Arrests of candidate, interim president make it unclear who is running African nation [Bissau, Guinea-Bissau]" [Based on: Title (and text) for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/14/12]

2012 - Sigillito convicted in financial scheme - April 14th, 2012: "Sigillito [Martin Sigillito] convicted in financial scheme [04/13/12] / More than 150 people were cheated out of millions of dollars." [Based on: Title (and text) for article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/14/12]

2012 - First-quarter profit / JPMorgan Chase - April 14th, 2012: "[...] The bank [JPMorgan Chase] said it earned $5.4 billion for the first quarter, or $1.31 per share. [....]" [Based on: Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/14/12]

2012 - Violent weekend weather seen / U.S.A. - April 14th, 2012: "Violent weekend weather seen / Unusual forecast [04/13/12] calls for tornadoes to rip nation's midsection ['this weekend']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/14/12]

2012 - Pakistan again seeks end to drone attacks - April 14th, 2012: "Pakistan again seeks end to drone attacks / But U.S. officials say strikes will continue, setting up a tense diplomatic situation with islamabad." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/14/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Vanuatu - April 14th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 22:05:26 (UTC) on Saturday, April 14th, 2012. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 18.998°S, 168.771°E; Depth 8.7 km (5.4 miles)] was located @ VANUATU."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00093vj.php]-[T.D.- 04/14/12]

2012 - Secret Service scandal / U.S.A. - April 15th, 2012: "Secret Service scandal [04/13/12] deepens; 11 placed on leave / Controversy also expanded to include five U.S. military service members." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/15/12]

2012 - Egypt knocks 10 from presidential ballot - April 15th, 2012: "Egypt knocks 10 from presidential ballot ['including the country's ex-spy chief and key Islamists']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/15/12]

2012 - More dangerous storms / Midwest U.S.A. - April 15th, 2012: "Midwest [U.S.A.] facing more dangerous storms" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A24, S.L.P.D., 04/15/12]

2012 - Agreement reached with Iran on formal nuclear talks - April 15th, 2012: "Agreement reached [04/14/12] with Iran on formal nuclear talks ['in six weeks']" [Based on: Title (and text) for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/15/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra - April 15th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 05:57:38 (UTC) on Sunday, April 11th, 2012. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 2.549°N, 90.277°E; Depth 15.2 km (9.4 miles)] was located @ OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000941x.php]-[T.D.- 04/15/12]

2012 - Truce eroding in Syria - April 16th, 2012: "Truce eroding in Syria [04/15/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/16/12]

2012 - Ex-EPA chief warns about chemicals - April 16th, 2012: "Former Environmental Protection Agency chief Christine Todd Whitman has urged current EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to close loopholes in a 2006 chemical security law 'before a tragedy of historic proportions occurs.' " [Based on: Digest article (Ex-EPA chief warns about chemicals), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/16/12]

2012 - Storm warnings saved lives, authorities say - April 16th, 2012: "Storm warnings saved lives, authorities say / As predicted, tornadoes rake Midwest; 5 are killed [04/15/12]." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/16/12]

*Links: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/15/oklahoma-tornado-two-dead

2012 - Taliban attack Pakistani prison, free hundreds - April 16th, 2012: "Taliban attack Pakistani prison, free hundreds [04/15/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/16/12]

2012 - Taliban launch widespread attacks in Afghanistan - April 16th, 2012: "Taliban insurgents struck the heart of the Afghan capital and three eastern cities Sunday [04/15/12], firing automatic weapons and grenades at embassies, government buildings and NATO bases as they launched the spring fighting season with the boldest and most complex assault in years. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Taliban launch widespread attacks in Afghanistan), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/16/12]

2012 - Federal government nearer to paying all benefits electronically - April 16th, 2012: "Starting next year, the check will no longer be in the mail for millions of people [U.S.A.] who receive Social Security and other government benefits. [NP] The federal government, which issues 73 million payments a month, is phasing out paper checks for all benefit programs, requiring people to get payments electronically, either through direct deposit or a debit card for those without a bank account. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Federal government nearer to paying all benefits electronically), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/16/12]

*Trivia: "The estimated population of the United States is 312,596,871"

[Based on: http://brillig.com/debt_clock/] - [T.D. - 04/16/12]

2012 - Trade deal between Colombia, U.S. will take effect in May - April 16th, 2012: "Trade deal between Colombia, U.S. ['free trade deal'] will take effect in May" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/16/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 17th, 2012: "The Dow rose 71.82, or 0.6 percent, to 12,921.41 after an encouraging retail sales report. But big drops by influential tech stocks hurt the other indexes. The S&P 500 fell 0.69, or 0.1 percent, to 1,369.57. The Nasdaq fell 22.93, or 0.8 percent, to 2,988.40." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/17/12]

2012 - Flood plain soil to get lead tests - April 17th, 2012: "Flood plain soil [U.S.A.] to get lead tests / Concern that tainted Big River [Jefferson County, Missouri] has contaminated fish, residential areas prompts EPA to step in." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/17/12]

2012 - Dartmouth president will lead World Bank - April 17th, 2012: "Jim Yong Kim, an American who is president of Dartmouth College, has been chosen to be the next president of the World Bank. ... He'll succeed Robert Zoelick, who is stepping down after a five-year term. [....]" [Based on: Article (Dartmouth president will lead World Bank), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/17/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Offshore Valparaiso, Chile - April 17th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 03:50:16 (UTC) on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012. The magnitude 6.7 event [Location: 32.701°S, 71.484°W; Depth 37 km (23.0 miles)] was located @ OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00095a2.php]-[T.D.- 04/17/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea - April 17th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 07:13:50 (UTC) on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012. The magnitude 6.8 event [Location: 5.474°S, 147.097°E; Depth 208.2 km (129.4 miles)] was located @ EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00095c9.php]-[T.D.- 04/17/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / East of the South Sandwich Islands - April 17th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 19:03:55 (UTC) on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 59.099°S, 16.693°W; Depth 1 km (~0.6 mile) (poorly constrained)] was located @ EAST OF THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00095q5.php]-[T.D.- 04/17/12]

2012 - Died / Dick Clark - April 18th, 2012: "Dick Clark ... died Wednesday [04/18/12]. He was 82. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Music was soundtrack to his life / 'American Bandstand' host made rock 'n' roll mainstream.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/19/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 18th, 2012: "Strong earnings reports and increased optimism in the global economy sent stocks higher Tuesday. The Dow rose 194.13, or 1.5 percent, to 13,115.54. The S&P 500 rose 21.21, or 1.5 percent, to 1,390.78. The Nasdaq rose 54.42, or 1.8 percent, to 3,042.82." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/18/12]

2012 - More women are linked to U.S. agents - April 18th, 2012: "More women are linked to U.S. agents / Scandal in Columbia has now been referred to an independent government investigator." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/18/12]

2012 - Earnings reports, news from Spain drive stocks up - April 18th, 2012: "[...] European stocks had their best day in four months after Spain, the latest flash point in the European debt crisis, attracted strong investor interest at an auction of two-year debt. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Earnings reports, news from Spain drive stocks up / Market revisits volatility, brought on by relatively low trading volume.), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/18/12]

2012 - Decision to toss out Egyptian candidates is affirmed - April 18th, 2012: "Egypt's election commission upheld its decision Tuesday [04/17/12] to disqualify three key presidential candidates ... ." [Based on: Digest article (Decision to toss out Egyptian candidates is affirmed), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/18/12]

2012 - Missile test / India - April 19th, 2012: "India [today] successfully tests missile [Agni-V] that could hit Beijing, Shanghai" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/19/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 19th, 2012: "Stocks fell Wednesday on mixed earnings reports and increased worries about Europe's debt problems. The Dow fell 82.79, or 0.6 percent, to 13,032.75. The S&P 500 fell 5.64, or 0.4 percent, to 1,385.14. The Nasdaq fell 11.37, or 0.4 percent, to 3,031.45." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/19/12]

2012 - 3 Secret Service agents out - April 19th, 2012: "3 Secret Service agents [U.S.A.] out [04/18/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/19/12]

2012 - Zimmerman judge steps down - April 19th, 2012: "Zimmerman judge [Flordia Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler] steps down [04/18/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/19/12]

2012 - First-quarter earnings / Halliburton - April 19th, 2012: "Halliburton said earnings jumped 22.7 percent in the first quarter. The Houston petroleum services company earned $627 million, or 68 cents per share, compared with $511 million, or 56 cents, a year ago. Revenue increased by 30 percent to $6.87 billion." [Based on: Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/19/12]

2012 - First-quarter income / Yum Brands Inc. - April 19th, 2012: "Yum brands Inc. said its first-quarter net income rose 73 percent. The owner of the Pizza Hut, taco Bell and KFC chains earned $458 million, or 96 cents per share, up from $264 million, or 54 cents, last year. Revenue rose 13 percent to $2.74 billion." [Based on: Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/19/12]

2012 - ION WAVES IN EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE - April 19th, 2012: "Today, a volley of C-class solar flares sent waves of ionization rippling through the atmosphere high over Europe. [...] The source of the flares is a sunspot AR1463 in the sun's southern hemisphere--one of several active regions popping up around the solar disk. With sunspot numbers on the rise, more flares and ion waves are likely in the days ahead. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/19/12]

2012 - Air rules established for gas well 'fracking' / U.S.A. - April 19th, 2012: "[...] Beginning in 2015, all fracked wells will be required to use 'green completions.' [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Air rules established for gas well 'fracking' / EPA regulations target particles that increase the risk of cancer; the same equipment would also capture methane.), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/19/12]

2012 - Panetta apologizes for photos of troops with dead insurgents - April 19th, 2012: "Panetta apologizes [04/18/12] for photos of troops with dead insurgents / Defense secretary blames behavior on 'foolish decisions'; the photos ['2-year-old photos'] were published Wednesday [04/18/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/19/12]

2012 - Sun in Taurus - May 20th, 2012: "Reported date when the Sun entered the constellation Taurus." [Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201204.html]

2012 - Blasts kill 30 in Iraq - April 20th, 2012: "Bombs ripped through 10 Iraqi cities Thursday [04/19/12], killing at least 30 people and shattering a month of relative calm. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Blasts kill 30 in Iraq), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/20/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 20th, 2012: "Stocks fell Thursday following a series of disappointing economic reports. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 68.65, or 0.5 percent, to 12,964.10. The S&P 500 fell 8.22, or 0.6 percent, to 1,376.92. The Nasdaq fell 23.89, or 0.8 percent, to 3,007.56." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. C3, S.L.P.D., 04/20/12]

2012 - Sick fish / Gulf of Mexico - April 20th, 2012: "Sick fish found in spill zone [Gulf of Mexico]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/20/12]

2012 - Dolphin deaths investigated - April 20th, 2012: "Scientists and Peruvian officials are investigating a mass die-off of hundreds of dolphins along the South American country's coast. A total of 877 dolphin carcasses have been counted recently along the shore in the northern regions of Piura and Lambayeque, Deputy Environment Minister Gabriel Quijandria said Thursday." [Based on: Digest article (Dolphin deaths investigated), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/20/12]

2012 - Measles cases jump / U.S.A. - April 20th, 2012: "Last year was the worrst year for measles in the U.S. in 15 years, health officials said Thursday. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Measles cases jump; vaccination urged), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/20/12]

2012 - Secret Service supervisors ID'd - April 20th, 2012: "Secret Service supervisors ['Greg Stokes and David Chaney'] ID'd" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/20/12]

2012 - Ground troops advance in Yemen - April 20th, 2012: "Yemeni military officials and witnesses say ground troops have advanced on the provincial capital of Abyan province with heavy clashes that killed 19 al-Qaida-linked militants." [Based on: Digest article (Ground troops advance in Yemen), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/20/12]

2012 - Passenger jet crashes in Pakistan - April 20th, 2012: "Passenger jet [Karachi to Islamabad] crashes in Pakistan [04/20/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/21/12]

2012 - Third-quarter profit / Microsoft Corp. - April 20th, 2012: "[...] Microsoft earned $5.1 billion, or 60 cents per share, during the period marking the first three months of the year - the company's fiscal third quarter. That was a 2 percent decline from net income of $5.2 billion, or 61 cents per share, a year ago. Revenue rose 6 percent from last year to $17.4 billion." [Based on: Article, p. C3, S.L.P.D., 04/20/12]

2012 - Walgreens pays fine - April 21st, 2012: "Walgreens pays [$7.9 million?] fine ['Walgreen offered $25 gift cards to people who transferred their prescriptions to Walgreen pharmacies.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/21/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 21st, 2012: "Stocks mostly rose Friday following a series of stronger first-quarter profit reports. The Dow rose 65.16 points, or 0.5 percent, to 13,029.26. The S&P 500 rose 1.61, or 0.1 percent, to 1,378.53. The Nasdaq fell 7.11, or 0.2 percent, to 3,000.45." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/21/12]

2012 - FBI tells Web users to check for bug - April 21st, 2012: "[...] The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org, that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem. After July 9, infected users won't be able to connect to the Internet. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (FBI tells Web users to check for bug / Thousands have been infected and backup internet servers are coming down in July.), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/21/12]

2012 - Zimmerman offers apology for shooting - April 21st, 2012: "Zimmerman [04/20/12] offers apology for shooting" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/21/12]

2012 - Three more resign over prostitution scandal - April 21st, 2012: "Three more resign [04/20/12] over prostitution scandal [U.S. Secret Service]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/21/12]

2012 - Mexico redies shelters as volcano roars, spews ash - April 21st, 2012: "Mexico redies shelters as volcano [Popocatepetl] roars, spews ash [04/20/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/21/12]

*Links: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=77708

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Near North Coast of Papua, Indonesia - April 21st, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 19:03:55 (UTC) on Saturday, April 21st, 2012. The magnitude 6.6 event [Location: 1.603°S, 134.274°E; Depth 16 km (9.9 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00098nl.php]-[T.D.- 04/21/12]

2012 - Japanese tsunami debris reaches Alaskan shores - April 22nd, 2012: "Federal scientists say that a volleyball and soccer ball that washed ashore on an island may be the first pieces of debris to arrive in Alaska from last year's tsunami in Japan. The Anchorage Daily News reports that the sports balls were spotted by a radar technician on Middleton Island. His wife traced the writing on the balls to a Japanese school in an area hit by the tsunami." [Based on: Nation & World Digest article (Japanese tsunami debris reaches Alaskan shores), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/22/12]

2012 - Solar Wind - April 23rd, 2012: "A minor (Kp=5) geomagnetic storm is underway. This is probably due to Earth's passage through the wake of a CME that swept past our planet earlier today." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/]  - [T.D. 04/24/12]

*Trivia: "Solar wind speed: 392.9 km/sec; density: 32.0 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 0336 UT" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. 04/23/12]

2012 - Blast kills five extremists / Nigeria - April 23rd, 2012: "Blast kills five extremists [Biu, Nigeria]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/23/12]

2012 - Deal sets lengthy Afghan role for U.S. - April 23rd, 2012: "The U.S. and Afghanistan reached a deal Sunday on a long-delayed strategic partnership agreement that ensures Americans will provide military and financial support to the Afghan people for at least a decade beyond 2014, the deadline for most foreign forces to withdraw. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Deal sets lengthy Afghan role for U.S.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/23/12]

2012 - Egypt cuts Israel's natural gas supply - April 23rd, 2012: "Egypt cuts Israel's natural gas supply" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/23/12]

2012 - Spring nor-easter / Northeast U.S.A. - April 23rd, 2012: "Storm [04/22/12] rattles Northeast [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/23/12]

2012 - Socialist tops Sarkozy, forces runoff in France - April 23rd, 2012: "Socialist [Francois Hollande] tops Sarkozy, forces runoff in France" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/23/12]

2012 - Iran says it is replicating U.S. spy drone it recovered last year - April 23rd, 2012: "[...] The drone went down in December [2011] in eastern Iran and was recovered by Iran almost completely intact. After initially saying only that a drone had been lost near the Afghan-Iran border, U.S. officials eventually confirmed the plane was monitoring Iran's military and nuclear facilities. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Iran says it is replicating U.S. spy drone it recovered last year), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/23/12]

2012 - Sudan sends troops and tanks into South as fighting escalates - April 23rd, 2012: "Sudan sends troops and tanks into South as fighting escalates" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/23/12]

2012 - MetLife settlement - April 24th, 2012: "MetLife Inc. will pay nearly $500 million in a settlement involving more than 30 states that claimed it didn't provide life insurance benefits to some of its policyholders, the company said Monday." [Based on: Digest article (MetLife settlement), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/24/12]

2012 - Zimmerman out on bail - April 24th, 2012: "Zimmerman out on bail [04/23/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/24/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 24th, 2012: "Worries about Europe's debt problems sent stocks skidding Monday [04/23/12]. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 102.09, or 0.8 percent, to 12,927.17. The S&P 500 fell 11.59, or 0.8 percent, to 1,366.94. The Nasdaq composite fell 30.00, or 1 percent, to 2,970.45." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/24/12]

2012 - Europe's debt plan falters - April 24th, 2012: "[...] 'Europe has not solved its problems, and the austerity programs are making things worse, not better,' said Peter Morici, an economist at the University of Maryland. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Europe's debt plan falters / Financial markets stumble as some countries fail to cut budgets.), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/24/12]

2012 - Wal-Mart shares dip 5 percent - April 24th, 2012: "Wal-Mart shares dip 5 percent / Market reacts to report of bribery scheme in Mexico that Arkansas-based company allegedly tried to hush up." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/24/12]

2012 - U.S. targets technology in sanctions - April 24th, 2012: "Under pressure to stop the Syrian government's deadly crackdown, President Barack Obama on Monday levied new sanctions on people and entities in Syria and Iran that the U.S. says use technology to target their citizens and perpetrate human rights abuses. [...] More than 9,000 people have been killed in 13 months of clashes between rebels and forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad." [Based on: A.P. article (U.S. targets technology in sanctions), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/24/12]

2012 - Federal trust funds set to run dry / U.S.A. - April 24th, 2012: "[...] Those trust funds will now run dry in 2033, according to a report issued by the trustees that oversee the massive retirement and disability program. [NP] Medicare's hospital insurance fund is projected to run out of money in 2024, which is unchanged from last year. [...] The retirement fund is projected to run out of money in 2035; the disability fund is projected to run dry in 2016. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Federal trust funds set to run dry), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/24/12]

2012 - Missile test / Pakistan - April 25th, 2012: "Pakistan successfully launched an upgraded ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead Wednesday [04/25/12], days after its neighbor and archenemy India conducted its own missile test [04/19/12], the Pakistani military said." [Based on: Digest article (Pakistan too), p. A23, S.L.P.D., 04/26/12]

2012 - First-quarter results / AT&T - April 25th, 2012: "AT&T reported first-quarter results, showing that it essentially gained no phone subscribers on contract-based plans in the first quarter. The country's largest telecommunications company earned $3.6 billion, or 60 cents per share, up 5 percent from $3.4 billion, or 57 cents, a year earlier. Revenue was $31.8 billion, up 2 percent." [Based on: Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/25/12]

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AT%26T

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 25th, 2012: "Stocks mostly rose Tuesday following better-than-expected profit reports from AT&T, Hershey and others. The Dow rose 74.39, or 0.6 percent, to 13,001.56. The S&P 500 rose 5.03, or 0.4 percent, to 1,371.97. The Nasdaq fell 8.85, or 0.3 percent, to 2,961.60." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/25/12]

2012 - 11th candidate disqualified  / Egypt - April 25th, 2012: "11th candidate disqualified [Egypt]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/25/12]

2012 - Israel moves to legalize West Bank outposts - April 25th, 2012: "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that his Cabinet has decided to retroactively legalize three West Bank outposts that previous governments had conceded were built without permission, marking the first step toward what critics fear will become Israel's first official new settlements since 1990. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Israel moves to legalize West Bank outposts / Critics fear authorization will enable expansion of communities., p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/25/12]

2012 - James Murdoch again denies knowing of phone hacking - April 25th, 2012: "Israel" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/25/12]

2012 - Israelis sentenced for drug scheme - April 25th, 2012: "Israelis [Benny Carmi & Moshe Dahan] sentenced here [St. Louis, Mo.] for drug scheme / The two plead guilty ['this week'] to sending more than 9,000 shipments of unapproved prescriptions to the U.S." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/25/12]

2012 - Ex-BP worker accused of deleting texts - April 25th, 2012: "Ex-BP worker accused of deleting texts / Complaint says Kurt Mix destroyed records concerning amount of oil potentially flowing from well." [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/25/12]

2012 - U.S. confirms case of mad cow disease - April 25th, 2012: "The incident [confirmed by USDA 04/24/12] is the first case of the disease found in California - and the first detected in the United States since 2006. [...] The company [Baker Commodities] has 21 plants across the United States that convert animal byproducts into pet food, poultry feed and tallow, used in soaps, paints and cosmetics. The company advertises that it provides 'dead stock removal' for dairy cows and cattle. [...] 'For years, Consumers Union has been trying to get the USDA to test more cows each year,' said Elisa Odabashian, a director of Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer reports. 'Only 40,000 cows a year - of millions of millions slaughtered - are tested. We don't know if this is an isolated, unusual event - or if they are not finding it because they are not looking. There very well may be more beef that has this disease.' " [Based on: San Jose Mercury News article (U.S. confirms case of mad cow disease / Public is not at risk, officials say, but industry ferars setback.), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/25/12]

2012 - Romney posts primary wins in five states - April 25th, 2012: "Romney [04/24/12] posts primary wins in five states [Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania and new York] / He picks up the support of Santorum; meanwhile, Obama campaigns in N.C. Colorado" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/25/12]

2012 - Secret Service sees 2 more resign in scandal - April 25th, 2012: "Secret Service sees 2 more resign [04/24/12] in scandal / Obama assails 'knuckleheads' but defends protective agency and the work it does." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/25/12]

2012 - James Murdoch again denies knowing of phone hacking - April 25th, 2012: "James Murdoch again [04/24/12] denies knowing of phone hacking ['testified Tuesday']" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/25/12]

2012 - Exxon hikes dividend - April 26th, 2012: "Exxon Mobil Corp. is raising its quarterly dividend by 21 percent. In doing so, it becomes the top corporate dividend payer, surpassing AT&T. The Oil giant raised the payout to 57 cents from 47 cents in the first quarter, bringing its annual dividend to $2.28 per share. Exxon will now pay its shareholders $10.75 billion in dividends per year, according to Standard & Poor's." [Based on: Article (Exxon hikes dividend), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/26/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 26th, 2012: "Stocks rose Wednesday after Apple joined the parade of companies reporting better-than-expected earnings. The Dow rose 89.16, or 0.7 percent, to 13,090.72. The S&P 500 rose 18.72, or 1.4 percent, to 1,390.69. The Nasdaq rose 68.03, or 2.3 percent, to 3,029.63." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/26/12]

2012 - Connecticut ends death penalty - April 26th, 2012: "Connecticut ends death penalty [04/25/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/26/12]

2012 - Burger King's cage-free pledge - April 26th, 2012: "Burger King on Wednesday became the first major U.S. fast-food chain to pledge that all of its eggs and pork will come from cage-free chickens and pigs by 2017. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Burger King's cage-free pledge / Move reflects consumer shift toward humanely produced food.), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/26/12]

2012 - Leader undone by spying / China - April 26th, 2012: "Leader [Bo Xilai] undone by spying / Communist official's wife had been accused of arranging a murder; his alleged wiretap targets include Hu Jintao." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A24, S.L.P.D., 04/26/12]

2012 - Marine dismissed over Facebook posts - April 26th, 2012: "Marine [Sgt. Gary Stein] dismissed over Facebook posts / Separation board finds sergeant's disparging online comments about Barack Obama disruptive to 'good order and discipline.' " [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/26/12]

2012 - Rupert Murdoch denies having political influence - April 26th, 2012: "Rupert Murdoch denies having political influence [04/25/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 04/26/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 27th, 2012: "Stocks rose Thursday on encouraging news about home sales  and a batch of bright earnings reports. The Dow rose 113.90 points, or 0.9 percent, to 13,204.62. The S&P 500 rose 9.29, or 0.7 percent, to 1,399.98. The Nasdaq rose 20.98, or 0.7 percent, to 3,050.61." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. C7, S.L.P.D., 04/27/12]

2012 - 68,000 guns linked to U.S. - April 27th, 2012: "The Mexican government says that 68,000 guns recovered by authorities in the past five years have been traced back to the United States. The flood of tens of thousands of weapons underscores complaints from Mexico that the U.S. is responsible for arming the drug gangs." [Based on: Digest article (68,000 guns linked to U.S.), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/27/12]

2012 - Former Liberian president convicted - April 27th, 2012: "Former Liberian president convicted [04/26/12] / After five-year trial, Charles Taylor's war crimes judgement is a first since Nuremberg" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/27/12]

2012 - Murdoch apologizes, blames surrogates - April 27th, 2012: "Murdoch apologizes, blames surrogates [04/26/12] / Media tycoon acknowledges he hadn't bothered to delve into the issue himself when wrongdoing emerged ['... as early as 2006.']." [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/27/12]

2012 - Spain's credit rating is hit by downgrade - April 27th, 2012: "Spain's credit rating is hit by downgrade [04/26/12] / S&P envisions worsening budget problems, drops rating by two notches and warns of another sanction." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 04/27/12]

2012 - Surge of violence in Afghanistan kills at least 19 - April 27th, 2012: "Violence across Afghanistan killed at least 19 people in 24 hours, officials said Thursday [04/26/12]. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Surge of violence in Afghanistan kills at least 19), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/27/12]

2012 - Osama bin Laden widows deported to Saudi Arabia - April 27th, 2012: "Osama bin Laden widows deported to Saudi Arabia" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 04/27/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 28th, 2012: "Stocks rose Friday as investors balanced strong corporate profits and disappointing economic news. The Dow rose 23.69 points, or 0.2 percent, to 13,228.31. The S&P 500 rose 3.38, or 0.2 percent, to 1,403.36. The Nasdaq rose 18.59, or 0.6 percent, to 3,069.20." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/28/12]

2012 - First-quarter profit / Chevron - April 28th, 2012: "Chevron reported that profits increased 4.2 percent in its first quarter. The second-largest U.S. energy company behind Exxon reported net income of 6.47 billion, or $3.27 per share, compared with $6.21 billion, or $3.09, a year ago. Revenue increased less than 1 percent to $60.7 billion." [Based on: Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/28/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Tonga - April 28th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 10:08:07 (UTC) on Saturday, April 28th, 2012. The magnitude 6.7 event [Location: 18.643°S, 174.725°W; Depth 129.4 km (80.4 miles)] was located @ TONGA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0009e33.php]-[T.D.- 04/28/12]

2012 - Wind, rain & hail / St. Louis, Mo. - April 28th, 2012: "1 dead, 100 hurt as storm [04/28/12] topples tent near stadium [St. Louis, Mo.] / High winds - 17 at sports bar were taken to hospitals, five of those in serious condition. / Hail damage - Hours later, second round shatters vehicle windows in Maryland Heights." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/29/12]

2012 - First-quarter profit / Merck & Co. - April 28th, 2012: "Merck & Co. said its first-quarter profit jumped 67 percent despite lower-than-expected sales. The maker of Singular for asthma and allergies said net income was $1.74 billion, or 56 cents per share, up from $1.04 billion, or 34cents, a year ago. Revenue was $11.73 billion, up 1.3 percent." [Based on: Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/28/12]

2012 - U.S. declines to apologize to Pakistan - April 29th, 2012: "U.S. declines to apologize to Pakistan ['... for killing 24 Pakistani border troops last November.]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/29/12]

2012 - Chinese activist put under U.S. protection - April 29th, 2012: "Chinese activist [Chen Guangcheng] put under U.S. protection, group says / Development creates dilema ahead of Clinton visit next week." [Based on: Title (and text) for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/29/12]

*Trivia: - April 30th, 2012: "U.S. remains mum om whether it is protecting Chinese dissident / Obama aide describes balancing act between human rights, maintaining ties with China." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/30/12]

2012 - U.S. shifts, will consider sale of fighters to Taiwan - April 29th, 2012: "U.S. shifts, will consider sale of fighters [F-16s] to Taiwan" [Based on: Title (and text) for MarketWatch article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/29/12]

2012 - 21 killed in Nigerian church attacks - April 30th, 2012: "21 killed in Nigerian church attacks [04/29/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/30/12]

2012 - Ex-Libyan oil chief found dead in Austria - April 30th, 2012: "Ex-Libyan oil chief [Shukri Ghanem] found dead in Austria [04/29/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/30/12]

2012 - Size of head linked to autism in children - April 30th, 2012: "Size of head linked to autism in children / Researchers find biomarkers in infants' brains." [Based on: Title for Seattle Times article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 04/30/12]

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