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

May 2012

2012 - Astronomic Configuration - May 1st, 2012: "Sun [11 Taurus], Moon [3 Virgo], Mercury [17 Aries], Venus [20 Gemini], Mars [5 Virgo], Jupiter [20 Taurus], Saturn [25 Libra R.], Uranus [6 Aries], Neptune [2 Pisces], Pluto [9 Capricorn R.], Chiron [8 Pisces]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201205.html]

2012 - 9 killed in Syria - May 1st, 2012: "In fresh attacks on symbols of state power, twin suicide bombs exploded near a government security compound in northern Syria, and rockets struck the central bank in Damascus, killing nine people and wounding 100." [Based on: Digest article (9 killed in Syria), p. A22, S.L.P.D., 05/01/12]

2012 - Mali under siege - May 1st, 2012: "Mali under siege" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 05/01/12]

2012 - EPA official resigns - May 1st, 2012: "EPA official [Al Armendariz] resigns" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/01/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 1st, 2012: "Stocks fell Monday on news that Spain entered another recession, and weaker earnings reports. The Dow fell 14.68 points, or 0.1 percent, to 13,213.63. The S&P 500 fell 5.45, or 0.4 percent, to 1,387.91. The Nasdaq fell 22.84, or 0.7 percent, to 3,046.36." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/01/12]

2012 - U.S. confirms it uses drones - May 1st, 2012: "White House counterterrorism official John Brennan has publicly acknowledged the covert practice of drone strikes against al-Qaida targets, the first time the administration has described the widely known practice in detail." [Based on: Digest article (U.S. confirms it uses drones), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/01/12]

2012 - NATO defends missile shield - May 1st, 2012: "NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen defended the alliance's plan for a shield against ballistic missiles in Europe, insisting the system is on track despite two U.S. reports that describe it as over-budget and plagued by technical problems." [Based on: Digest article (NATO defends missile shield), p. A22, S.L.P.D., 05/01/12]

2012 - Microsoft, Barnes & Noble tie digital knot - May 1st, 2012: "Microsoft, Barnes & Noble tie digital knot ['... creating a new subsidiary that will compete with Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc. and others ... .']" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/01/12]

2012 - Number of addicted babies skyrockets / U.S.A. - May 1st, 2012: "[...] Addicted babies - many suffering from respiratory problems, low birth weight and seizures - have nearly tripled [U.S.A.] in less than a decade. [NP] That's one baby every hour in the U.S., according to the study in the journal of the American Medical Association, said Stephen Patrick, lead author and a doctor at the University of Michigan Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. [....]" [Based on: Detroit Free Press article (Number of addicted babies skyrockets / Report blame increased use of prescription painkillers, fivefold jump in mothers using opiates.), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/01/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Offshore Chiapas, Mexico - May 1st, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 22:43:33 (UTC) on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 14.388°N, 92.834°W; Depth 14 km (8.7 miles) set by location program] was located @ OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0008ui2.php]-[T.D.- 05/01/12]

2012 - Police departments await OK to fly drones / U.S.A. - May 1st, 2012: "Police departments [U.S.A.] await OK to fly drones" [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article by Brian Bennett, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/01/12]

2012 - Military under-reports attacks by Afghan personnel on U.S.-led troops - May 1st, 2012: "Military [U.S.A.] under-reports attacks by Afghan personnel on U.S.-led troops" [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Robert Burns, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 05/01/12]

2012 - Pfizer settlement - May 2nd, 2012: "Pfizer settles suit with BYU over Celebrex / Company will take $450 million charge; university alleged firm reneged on research deal." [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire reports article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/02/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 2nd, 2012: "Stocks rose Tuesday on strong news about the pace of manufacturing in the U.S. The Dow rose 65.69 points, or 0.5 percent, to 13,279.32. The S&P 500 climbed 7.91, or 0.6 percent, to 1,405.82. The Nasdaq composite rose 4.08, or 0.1 percent, to 3,050.44." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/02/12]

2012 - Countercoup hits Mali - May 2nd, 2012: "[...] Coup leader Capt. Amadou Sanogo told a private radio station Monday night that the countercoup had failed." [Based on: Digest article (Countercoup hits Mali), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/02/12]

2012 - Report swipes at Murdoch - May 2nd, 2012: "Report swipes at Murdoch / Committee ['a British parliamentary committee'] examining phone hacking calls him unfit to lead News Corp [05/01/12]." [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/02/12]

2012 - Peabody ordered to halt threats - May 2nd, 2012: "Peabody ordered to halt threats / U.S. judge tells energy firm to reinstate worker allegedly fired for touting union." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/02/12]

2012 - U.S. confirms talks on dissident - May 2nd, 2012: "U.S. confirms talks on dissident / Americans believe China will try to save face by giving escapee [Chen Guangcheng] his freedom." [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/02/12]

2012 - Trivia / US Fidelis bankruptcy plan - May 2nd, 2012: "US Fidelis bankruptcy plan takes shape here [St. Louis Mo.] / Ex-customers would split $14.1 million; creditors would get less." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/02/12]

2012 - Obama in Kabul: Goal 'within reach' - May 2nd, 2012: "[...] Speaking from Bagram Air Base - a year after Navy SEALs killed al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden - Obama said the U.S. is prepared to shift into a limited support role in the region after combat troops leave in 2014 and begin to 'emerge from a decade of conflict abroad and economic crisis at home.' [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 05/02/12]

2012 - 5 arrested in plot to blow up bridge - May 2nd, 2012: "5 arrested [04/30/12] in plot to blow up bridge [... an Ohio bridge linking two wealthy Cleveland suburbs.]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/02/12]

2012 - More teens using marijuana, survey shows - May 2nd, 2012: "More teens [U.S.A.] are smoking pot, with nearly 1 in 10 lighting up at least 20 or more times a month, according to a new survey. The report by the Partnership at Drugfree.org, being released today, also said abuse of prescription medicine may be easing a bit among young people in grades 9 through 12 but still remains high." [Based on: Digest article (More teens using marijuana, survey shows), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/02/12]

2012 - Kabul was next bin Laden project, papers show - May 2nd, 2012: "Kabul was next bin Laden project, papers show / Seized documents also reflect his frustration with his inexperienced al-Qaida lieutenants." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/02/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 3rd, 2012: "Stocks mostly fell Wednesday after private employers added the fewest jobs in seven months during April. The Dow fell 10.75, or 0.1 percent, to 13,268.57. The S&P 500 fell 3.51, or 0.2 percent, to 1,402.31. The Nasdaq rose 9.41, or 0.3 percent, to 3,059.85." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/03/12]

2012 - 11 are killed in Egypt - May 3rd, 2012: "In the deadliest outbreak of violence in weeks, at least 11 supporters of Islamist candidates were killed Wednesday and at least 150 injured in clashes with civilian attackers, putting Egypt's presidential election and already fragile democratic transition into further turmoil. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (11 are killed in Egypt), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/03/12]

2012 - Terror lawsuit dismissed - May 3rd, 2012: "An appeals court on Wednesday [05/02/12] tossed out a convicted terrorist's lawsuit accusing a high-ranking Bush administration lawyer who wrote the so-called 'torture memos' of authorizing illegally harsh treatment. Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo is protected from such lawsuits because the law defining torture and the treatment of enemy combatants was unsettled in the two years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, when the memos were written, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said." [Based on: Digest article (Terror lawsuit dismissed), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/03/12]

2012 - First-quarter profit / Visa - May 3rd, 2012: "Visa said first-quarter profit was up 30 percent, primarily because credit card use rose in the United States and overseas. The company said Americans rang up 12 percent more for the quarter. But debit card use grew  by only 4 percent to $284 million, the slowest growth in a year. Net income was $1.29 billion, or $1.91 per share, from $881 million, or $1.23, a year ago. Revenue rose 15 percent." [Based on: Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/03/12]

2012 - Food label fight escalates - May 3rd, 2012: "Food label fight escalates / In California, ballot issue may mandate genetically modified ingredients." [Based on: Title for article by Georgina Gustin, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/03/12]

2012 - Greece's credit is upgraded - May 3rd, 2012: "Greece's credit is upgraded" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/03/12]

2012 - Gingrich suspends campaign - May 3rd, 2012: "Gingrich suspends campaign [05/02/12] / Former GOP presidential hopeful doesn't endorse Romney but says compared with Obama, he's conservative enough." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/03/12]

2012 - 1 in 10 births are premature - May 3rd, 2012: "About 15 million premature babies are born every year - more than 1 in 10 of the world's births and a bigger problem than previously believed, according to the first country-by-country estimates of this obstetric epidemic. The startling toll: 1.1 million of these fragile newborns die as a result, and even those who survive can suffer lifelong disabilities. Most of the world's preemies are born in Africa and Asia, says the report released Wednesday." [Based on: Digest article (1 in 10 births are premature), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/03/12]

2012 - First-quarter profit / MasterCard - May 3rd, 2012: "Shoppers in Latin America, the Asia Pacific and Middle East powered a 25 percent increase in MasterCard's first-quarter profit. The payments processor reported income of $682 million, or $5.36 per share, on revenue of $1.8 billion. That exceeded Wall Street's expectations of $5.29 per share on revenue of $1.73 billion. Ajay Banga, MasterCard's chief executive, said the amount of purchases the company processed jumped 29 percent, the highest growth rate since the company went public." [Based on: Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/03/12]

2012 - End drug war, says Mexico's Fox - May 3rd, 2012: "[...] More than 50,000 people have died since President Felipe Calderon launched the crackdown in late 2006. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (End drug war, says Mexico's Fox), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/03/12]

2012 - Record unemployment in Europe - May 3rd, 2012: "Eurozone unemployment rose by 169,000 in March, official figures showed Wednesday, taking the rate up to 10.9 percent - its highest level since the euro launched in 1999." [Based on: Digest article (Record unemployment in Europe), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/03/12]

2012 - Wall Street Journal remains No. 1 - May 3rd, 2012: "[...] However, average weekday circulation at the Post-Dispatch [St. Louis, Mo.] declined 4.2 percent. [....]" [Based on: Wire & Staff Reports article (Wall Street Journal remains No. 1 / Papers on average show uptick in circulation, driven by online subscriptions.), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/03/12]

2012 - Suicide attacks / Kabul, Afghanistan - May 3rd, 2012: "[...] At least three suicide attackers struck a heavily guarded housing complex for international workers in Kabul [05/02/12] and the Taliban declared the start of a spring offensive, a dark bookend to Obama's brief overnight visit that constrasted starkly with his assertion that the conflict is winding down. [...]  'The attack was a message to Obama that the Afghan nation will not accept America's slavery,' a Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, told McClatchy Newspapers by cellphone. [...] Shortly after Wednesday's violence, the Taliban announced on its website that its spring offensive would start today. The 'primary target' will be U.S.-led international troops, 'their advisers, their contractors and members of all associated military, intelligence and auxilliary departments,' said the statement. Others will include 'high-ranking officials of the stooge Kabul regime,' lawmakers and people associated with the defense, interior and intelligence ministries. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Strike is sobering message / Hours after Obama's visit, taliban-led insurgents attack housing complex.), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/03/12]

2012 - Deal on dissident appears to collapse - May 3rd, 2012: "Deal on dissident appears to collapse [05/02/12] / Chen leaves U.S. Embassy for treatment at hospital." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/03/12]

2012 - Massive source of natural gas identified - May 3rd, 2012: "Massive source of natural gas [methane hydrate] identified / Potential for harvesting energy locked in ice on Alaska's North Slope is called huge." [Based on: Title (and text) for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 05/03/12]

2012 - Hepatitis C infections grow at alarming rate - May 3rd, 2012: "[...] Three in four of the estimated 3.2 million people who have chronic hepatitis C - and a similar proportion of those who die from the disease - are baby boomers. Deaths from the virus [U.S.A.] nearly doubled between 1999 and 2007 to more than 15,000, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. [...] Concerned about the disease among baby boomers, the CDC plans to issue a recommendation this year that everyone born between 1945 and 1965 be tested. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Hepatitis C infections grow at alarming rate), p. B8, S.L.P.D., 05/03/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 4th, 2012: "Stocks fell Thursday on disappointing reports about retailers' sales and the service industry's growth. The Dow fell 61.98, or 0.5 percent, to 13,206.59. The S&P 500 fell 10.74, or 0.8 percent, to 1,391.57. The Nasdaq fell 35.55, or 1.2 percent, to 3,024.30." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. C7, S.L.P.D., 05/04/12]

2012 - Bachman backs Romney - May 4th, 2012: "Bachman backs Romney [05/03/12] / Former hopeful calls presumptive nominee 'the only option.' " [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/04/12]

2012 - First-quarter profit / AIG - May 4th, 2012: "[...] The insurer [AIG] reported that net income, after paying preferred dividends, climbed to $3.2 billion, or $1.71 a share, compared with $1.3 billion, or 31 cents, last year. [...] Treasury has recovered $18 billion of the $68 billion it gave to AIG." [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. C7, S.L.P.D., 05/04/12]

2012 - Trivia / Afghan refugees - May 4th, 2012: "A $1.9 billion plan to help rebuild the lives of almost 9 million former and current Afghan refugees gained United Nations backing." [Based on: Digest article (Refugee plan in place), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/04/12]

2012 - Troops being sent to Mali - May 4th, 2012: "Troops [West African] being sent to Mali" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/04/12]

2012 - Syrian forces kill students - May 4th, 2012: "Syrian forces kill students [Aleppo University]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/04/12]

2012 - Emerson lags on instability - May 4th, 2012: "Emerson lags on instability / Sales in both Europe, China - two of the company's major markets - fell 4 percent." [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. C1, S.L.P.D., 05/04/12]

2012 - Concern raised over hunger strike - May 4th, 2012: "Concern raised over hunger strike ['... two Palestinians ... in Israeli detention.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/04/12]

2012 - Groundwater not tainted, Ameren says - May 4th, 2012: "Ameren Missouri says testing at three sites around its Labadie power plant confirm that an unlined coal ash pond that had leaked for years didn't contaminate groundwater in the area. [....]" [Based on: Article (Groundwater not tainted, Ameren says / Utility cites test results from Labadie location.) by Jeffrey Tomich, p. C1, S.L.P.D., 05/04/12]

2012 - U.S. made 1,745 requests to secret court - May 4th, 2012: "The Justice Department made 1,745 requests to a secret court for authority to wiretap or search for evidence in terrorism and espionage investigations last year, according to an April 30 letter to the Senate. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court meets in secret to hear classified evidence from government attorneys. The court did not reject any of the requests, though judges did require some modifications. It's an increase over 2010, when the department made 1,579 requests." [Based on: Digest article (U.S. made 1,745 requests to secret court), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/04/12]

2012 - Jobless claims drop is biggest in nearly a year - May 4th, 2012: "Jobless claims drop [U.S.A] is biggest in nearly a year" [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/04/12]

2012 - Ameren seeks to put off Illinois emission cleanup - May 4th, 2012: "Ameren [Ameren Corp.] seeks to put off Illinois emission cleanup" [Based on: Title for Article by Jeffrey Tomich, p. C6, S.L.P.D., 05/04/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 5th, 2012: "Stocks fell after the weakest job growth in six months raised worries about the economic recovery. The Dow fell 168.32, or 1.3 percent, to 13,038.27. The S&P 500 fell 22.47, or 1.6 percent, to 1,369.10. The Nasdaq fell 67.96, or 2.2 percent, to 2,956.34." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/05/12]

2012 - 3 fired over tape editing - May 5th, 2012: "Three employees of NBC or an NBC-owned television station have lost their jobs because of editing changes to a call made to police by George Zimmerman on the night he shot Trayvon Martin. The network said Miami-based correspondent Lilia Luciano lost her job. This came as a result of her March 20 'Today' show report on the case." [Based on: Digest article (3 fired over tape editing), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/05/12]

2012 - Pipeline closed in Nigeria - May 5th, 2012: "Pipeline [Royal Dutch Shell Nembe Creek Trubkline] closed in Nigeria ['for repair']" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/05/12]

2012 - PERIGEE "SUPER MOON" - May 5th, 2012: "Get ready for moonlight! The full Moon of May 5-6, 2012, is a perigee moon, as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons of 2012."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?month=05&day=04&year=2012&view=view]

2012 - Strauss-Kahn accused again - May 5th, 2012: "French investigators are studying accusations that Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have been involved in a rape during a sex party in a Washington hotel in 2010 while he was chief of the International Monetary Fund, a juicial official said Friday. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Strauss-Kahn accused again), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/05/12]

2012 - Job figures disappoint again / U.S.A. - May 5th, 2012: "Job figures disappoint again [U.S.A.] / They were down in March and dipped in April, suggesting an 'economy that is losing momentum.' " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/05/12]

2012 - Oil ebbs on heels of weak job report - May 5th, 2012: "The price of oil plunged to its lowest level in nearly six months Friday ['after a weak U.S. jobs report'], falling below $100 per barrel for the first time since February. A drop in gasoline prices can't be far behind. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Oil ebbs on heels of weak job report ), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/05/12]

2012 - Jordanians protest treaty with Israel - May 5th, 2012: "Jordanians protest [05/04/12] treaty [Wadi Araba peace treaty'] with Israel" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/05/12]

2012 - First-quarter earnings are off at Ameren - May 5th, 2012: "Ameren Corp. posted a $403 million net loss in the first quarter after writing down the value of an Illinois coal-fired power plant [Duck Creek plant - Canton, Illinois] in response to weak electricity prices. [NP] The net loss equaled $1.66 a share compared with a profit of $71 million, or 29 cents a share, in the first quarter of 2011. Revenue tumbled 13 percent as warmer winter weather cut into energy sales. [....]" [Based on: Article (First-quarter earnings are off at Ameren) by Jeffrey Tomich, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/05/12]

2012 - Egyptians protest ahead of elections - May 5th, 2012: "Egyptians protest [05/04/12] ahead of elections" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/05/12]

2012 - U.S. National Debt - May 6th, 2012: "U.S. National Debt Clock - The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 06 May 2012 at 01:09:30 AM GMT is: $15,679,662,279,791.02. The estimated population of the United States is 312,712,837 so each citizen's share of this debt is $50,140.77. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.97 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. - 05/06/12]

2012 - Died / George Lindsey - May 6th, 2012: "OBITUARY: George Lindsey [Died early Sunday (May 6, 2012) He was 83.] / Character actor who played 'Goober' on 'The Andy Griffith Show.' " [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 05/07/12]

2012 - Bahrain arrests activist - May 6th, 2012: "Bahrain arrests activist [Nabeel Rajab]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/06/12]

2012 - Japanese reactors all powered down - May 6th, 2012: "Thousands of Japanese marched to celebrate the switching off of the last of their nation's 50 nuclear reactors Saturday [05/05/12], waving banners shaped like fish that have become a potent anti-nuclear symbol. Japan was without electricity from nuclear power for the first time in four decades when the reactor at Tomari nuclear plant on the northern Island of Hokkaido went offline for mandatory routine maintenance." [Based on: Digest article (Japanese reactors all powered down), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/06/12]

2012 - Re-election campaign / President Barack Obama - May 6th, 2012: "Obama officially kicks off re-election campaign in Ohio [05/05/12]" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/06/12]

2012 - Sunspot AR 1476 - May 7th, 2012: "One of the largest sunspot groups in years rotated over the sun's northeastern limb this weekend. With a least four dark cores larger than Earth, AR1476 sprawls more than 100,000 km from end to end, and makes an easy target for backyard solar telescopes. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 05/07/12]

2012 - Afghan soldier kills U.S. Marine - May 7th, 2012: "Afghan soldier kills U.S. Marine ['Sunday in southern Afghanistan']" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/07/12]

2012 - Snacks tweaked for overseas markets - May 7th, 2012: "Snacks tweaked for overseas markets / In China, you can get green tea Oreos, while Russians prefer Lay's crab-flavored chips." [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Candice Choi, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/07/12]

2012 - Airstrike kills al-Qaida leader in Yemen - May 7th, 2012: "Airstrike kills al-Qaida leader in Yemen [05/06/12] / Fahd al-Quso was on the FBI's most wanted list for his role in 2000 bombing of the Navy destroyer Cole." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/07/12]

2012 - M1-class Solar Flare / Sunspot AR1471 - May 7th, 2012: "Sunspot AR1471 erupted on May 7th, producing an M1-class solar flare and an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME). According to a forecast track prepared by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather lab, the cloud will reach Earth on May 9th at 13:40 UT (+/- 7 hours). [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 05/07/12]

2012 - Santorum is on board with Romney ... sort of - May 7th, 2012: "Santorum is on board with Romney ... sort of / Presumptive GOP nominee meets in secret with former hopeful [05/04/12?] but fails to get enthusiastic endorsement." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/07/12]

2012 - Columbia, Mo., looks to clean up waterway - May 7th, 2012: "Columbia, Mo., looks to clean up waterway [Hinkson Creek]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 05/07/12]

2012 - Pakistani police crack down on sect's mosque - May 7th, 2012: "Pakistani police ['last week'] crack down on sect's [Ahmadis] mosque [Lahore, Pakistan]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/07/12]

2012 - Hydrochloric acid explodes in Sikeston, Mo. - May 7th, 2012: "The explosion early Sunday [05/06/12] of a trailer containing hydrochloric acid at a Sikeston power plant resulted in the spillage of 7,500 gallons of the liquid, Lt. Jim McMillen of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety said in a news release. No injuries were reported." [Based on: Digest article (Hydrochloric acid explodes in Sikeston, Mo.), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/07/12]

2012 - Israeli leader moves toward September elections - May 7th, 2012: "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled on Sunday that he wants to hold new elections in September, more than a year ahead of schedule, setting up a brief campaign that polls suggest will propel him to another term in office." [Based on: Digest article (Israeli leader moves toward September elections), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/07/12]

2012 - Biden voices his support for same-sex marriage - May 7th, 2012: "Biden voices his support for same-sex marriage [05/06/12]" [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/07/12]

2012 - Leftist ousts Sarkozy in presidential vote in France - May 7th, 2012: "Leftist [Francois Hollande] ousts Sarkozy in presidential vote in France [05/06/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/07/12]

2012 - American Indians, loggers team up to fight pine beetle - May 7th, 2012: "American Indians, loggers team up to fight pine beetle [South Dakota]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/07/12]

2012 - Broader campaign is sought to combat obesity in the U.S. - May 7th, 2012: "Broader campaign is sought to combat obesity in the U.S. / Proponents urge effort similar to the anti-smoking crusade that lowered smoking rate." [Based on: Title for Kaiser Health News article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/07/12]

2012 - Solar Wind - May 8th, 2011: "A solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field during the late hours of May 8th, stirring geomagnetic activity and auroras over parts of Europe. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 05/08/12]

2012 - BPI closing 3 plants - May 8th, 2012: "BPI [Beef Products Inc.] closing 3 plants, blaming 'pink slime' uproar" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/08/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 8th, 2012: "Stocks were little changed Monday as investors assessed the impact of weekend elections on Europe's debt crisis. The Dow fell 29.74, or 0.2 percent, to 13,008.53. The S&P 500 rose 0.48 points to 1,369.58. The Nasdaq rose 1.42 points to 2,957.76." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/08/12]

2012 - Egypt sends 293 to trial - May 8th, 2012: "Egypt sends 293 to trial [05/07/12] for protest violence ['... an anti-government protest last year.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/08/12]

2012 - Doe Run restarts smelter - May 8th, 2012: "Doe Run said it was restarting its Herculaneum [Mo.] lead smelter after completing repairs to the plant's electrical system, which was damaged in a fire March 20. [....]" [Based on: Article (Doe Run restarts smelter), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/08/12]

2012 - Health care fraud / U.S.A. - May 8th, 2012: "[...] At 17 percent of America's domestic product, health care is as big and complex a business as there is, and most of its constituent parts operate honestly. But there's so much money in play that would-be criminals seem endlessly creative and resourseful. Estimates of the annual cost of health care fraud range from $60 billion to $90 billion. [NP] The enforcement work of the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program has returned an average of $5.10 for every $1 spent since 1997, and the ratio has increased in recent years. [NP] Those are rich dividends." [Based on: Opinion Page article (White-coat crime / Our view - Health care fraud is a big - and sleazy - business.), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/08/12]

2012 - Santorum endorses Romney - May 8th, 2012: "Santorum endorses Romney [05/07/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/08/12]

2012 - Israel cancels early election - May 8th, 2012: "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached agreement with the Kadima opposition party for a unity government, canceling an early election." [Based on: Article (Israel cancels early election), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/08/12]

2012 - China buying oil from Iran with yuan - May 8th, 2012: "China buying oil from Iran with yuan / China is buying crude oil from Iran using its currency the yuan, an Iranian diplomat has said." [Based on Title for BBC News article - 8 May 2012 Last updated at 09:27 ET]

*Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17988142

2012 - Are American Jews fed up with Israel? - May 8th, 2012: "Are American Jews fed up with Israel?"

[Based on: Title for BBC Hardtalk article, 05/08/12]

*Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/hardtalk/9719381.stm

2012 - Group planned race war, authorities say - May 8th, 2012: "Group [American Front] planned race war [U.S.A.], authorities say" [Based on: Title (and text) for Orlando Sentinel article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/08/12]

2012 - Al-Qaida aimed to blow up airliner, officials say - May 8th, 2012: "The CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a high-tech new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, U.S. officials said Monday [05/07/12]. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (CIA foils plot, U.S. reports / Al-Qaida aimed to blow up airliner, officials say.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/08/12]

*Trivia: "[...] U.S. officials Tuesday described an operation in which Saudi Arabia's intelligence agency, working closely with the CIA, used an informer to pose as a would-be suicide bomber. His job was to persuade al-Qaida bomb makers in Yemen to give him the bomb. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Double agent was key to halting plot / Operation also led to recent airstrike that killed Fahd al-Quso, a top al-Qaida operative.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/09/12]

2012 - "World's Largest Chess Piece" / St. Louis, Mo. - May 8th, 2012: "Now you can add 'World's Largest Chess Piece' to the list of St. Louis monuments. [NP] It's a king piece ['unveiled Monday morning' - 05/07/12] that stands 14 feet, 6 inches tall, measures 6 feet wide and is built of stacked plywood. [....]" [Based on: Article (St. Louis scores king of chess pieces), p. A3, S.L.P.D., 05/08/12]

2012 - Video surfaces of American held hostage by al-Qaida - May 8th, 2012: "[...] Warren Weinstein, 70, abducted from his home by gunmen in the eastern city of Lahore in August [08/13/11], begged Obama to meet his captors' demands in the video released by al-Qaid's media arm - the first footage of Weinstein to surface since his capture. [NP] The video - on which the recording date was unclear - followed an audio recording released in December [2011] in which al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri acknowledged holding Weinstein and demanded that the United States end airstrikes against his group and release its prisoners being held in American jails. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Video surfaces of American held hostage by al-Qaida), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/08/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 9th, 2012: "Worries about Europe's debt problems sent stocks lower on Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 76.44 points, or 0.6 percent, to 12,932.09. The S&P 500 fell 5.86 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,363.72. The Nasdaq fell 11.49, or 0.4 percent, to 2,946.27." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/09/12]

2012 - Gasoline prices / U.S.A. - May 9th, 2012: "[...] The government on Tuesday slashed its forecast for average gas prices to $3.79 per gallon for the summer driving season. That's down from an initial estimate of $3.95 and below 2008's record average of $3.80. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Trending down - gasoline prices for driving season / Forecasters say motorists will spend $10.7 billion less on gas than anticipated.), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/09/12]

2012 - Subscriptions back on track at Charter - May 9th, 2012: "[...] The company [Charter Communications Inc.], the largest Internet and TV provider in the St. Louis [Mo.] area, reported a loss of $94 million, or 95 cents per share [in the first quarter]. A year earlier, the company lost $110 million, or 97 cents per share.[...] While making money on its basic operations, Charter remains burdened by $12.8 billion in debt and faces continuing costs to upgrade its systems." [Based on: Article (Subscriptions back on track at Charter / Company reduces losses in quarter, adds 20,000 video customers, the first such growth in 5 years., p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/09/12]

2012 - Pills said to contain powdered flesh - May 9th, 2012: "South Korean customers said it had confiscated more than 17,000 'health' capsules smuggled from China that contain human flesh, most likely extracted from aborted fetuses or stillborn babies. [...] The South Korean customs agency said the pills were composed of 'ground stillborn fetus or babies that had been cut into small pieces and dried in gas ranges for two days, then made into powders and encapsulated.' The reports said the infants and fetuses were purchased illegally from hospitals. [NP] Among some traditional healers, unborn infants and particularly placenta are believed to have medicinal properties." [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Pills said to contain powdered flesh), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/09/12]

2012 - Gay marriage law toughened in N. Carolina - May 9th, 2012: "Gay marriage law toughened in N. Carolina ['North Carolina became the 31st state to add an amendment on marriage to its constitution ... .'] / Ban extended to civil unions, domestic partnerships; turnout in vote [05/08/12] is heavy." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/09/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 10th, 2012: "The Dow fell for a sixth straight day Wednesday as worries persist about Europe's debt problems. It dropped 97.03 points, or 0.8 percent, to 12,835.06. The S&P 500 fell 9.14, or 0.7 percent, to 1,354.58. The Nasdaq fell 11.56, or 0.4 percent, to 2,934.71." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/10/12]

2012 - Net income / Fannie Mae - May 10th, 2012: "Fannie Mae reported its first net income gain since it was taken over by the government during the 2008 financial crisis. Fannie said Wednesday that it earned net income attributable to common stockholders of $2.7 billion in the quarter. The company will pay a dividend of $2.8 billion to the Treasury. [....]" [Based on: Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/10/12]

2012 - Transgender rights / Argentina - May 10th, 2012: "Transgender rights backed [Argentina]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 05/10/12]

2012 - Chinese allowed to buy U.S. banks - May 10th, 2012: "The Federal Reserve has for the first time given approval for a large Chinese bank to purchase a U.S. bank. The Fed board announced it was approving the application of the Industrial and Commerce Bank of China Limited, China's largest bank, and two other Chinese firms to purchase the Bank of East Asia U.S.A., located in New York City." [Based on: Article (Chinese allowed to buy U.S. banks), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 05/10/12]

2012 - Oil price skid reaches sixth day in a row - May 10th, 2012: "The price of oil fell Wednesday for a sixth day as the U.S. government said crude supplies are the largest in 22 years. [NP] Benchmark U.S. oil gave up 20 cents to finish at $96.81 per barrel in New York. The six-day drop is the longest for U.S. oil since July 2011. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Oil price skid reaches sixth day in a row / U.S. reports crude supplies are at 22-year high as doubts on Europe, lag in domestic jobs weigh in.), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/10/12]

2012 - M5-class Solar Flare / Sunspot AR 1476 - May 10th, 2012: "This morning, May 10th around 0418 UT, sunspot 1476 unleashed an impulsive M5-class solar flare. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 05/10/12]

2012 - Obama now endorses same-sex marriage - May 10th, 2012: "Gay marriage is poised to play a pivotal role in American politics this year with President Barack Obama becoming the first sitting president to endorse same-sex marriage. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Obama now endorses same-sex marriage), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/10/12]

2012 - Egyptian troops, prison officials accused of sexual assaults - May 10th, 2012: "Egyptian troops, prison officials accused [05/09/12] of sexual assaults" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 05/10/12]

2012 - Strikes hit London - May 11th, 2012: "Strikes hit London ['over pay and budget cuts' & 'changes to pension plans', etc.]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/11/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 11th, 2012: "The Dow Jones industrial average rose 19.98 points, or 0.2 percent, to 12,855.04 after fewer workers applied for unemployment benefits last week. The S&P 500 rose 3.41, or 0.3 percent, to 1,357.99. The Nasdaq fell 1.07, or less than 0.1 percent, to 2,933.64." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 05/11/12]

2012 - First-quarter loss / MEMC - May 11th, 2012: "MEMC Electronics Materials Inc., the second-largest U.S. polysilicon maker, fell the most in more than 10 years after posting a first-quarter loss 20 times greater than a year earlier as solar sales lagged. O'Fallon, Mo-[Missouri]-based MEMC fell 25 percent to close at $2.45, the most since Sept. 28, 2001. Shares had fallen 18 percent this year through Wednesday." [Based on: Title Article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 05/11/12]

2012 - Postal Service loss / U.S.A. - May 11th, 2012: "Postal Service [U.S.A.] has another big loss ['... $3.2 billion in the quarter ended March 31 ... .'] / It says [05/10/12] it will temporarily run out of money in October, unable to pay benefits." [Based on: Title (and text) for Bloomberg News article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/11/12]

2012 - JPMorgan has $2 billion loss - May 11th, 2012: "JPMorgan has $2 billion loss / CEO Jamie Dimon cites 'many errors, sloppiness and bad judgement' in portfolio of derivitives." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. B6, S.L.P.D., 05/11/12]

*Trivia: "Regulators were in dark on JPMorgan, they say [05/22/12] / They heard about loss on news, tell senators new rules are needed to protect public." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article by Jim Puzzanghera, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/23/12]

2012 - Al-Qaida targeted in Yemen - May 11th, 2012: "Two airstrikes in south Yemen killed several al-Qaida militants, including two top operatives, officials said. Yemeni soldiers, meanwhile, shelled a gathering of al-Qaida fighters elsewhere in the south, killing 10 militants. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Al-Qaida targeted in Yemen), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/11/12]

2012 - Professor defends 'pink slime' - May 11th, 2012: "Professor [Ron Plain] defends 'pink slime' / MU [Missouri University] agricultural economist says demise of additive will mean more high-fat ground beef on the market." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/11/12]

2012 - 55 killed in two Syrian blasts - May 11th, 2012: "[...] The blasts ['two bomb-laden vehicles'] took place shortly before 8 a.m. [05/10/12], and the majority of the victims appeared to be civilians on their way to work or school. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (55 killed in two Syrian blasts / Bombings target headquarters of one of government's intelligence agencies.), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/11/12]

2012 - HIV drug gets preliminary OK - May 11th, 2012: "HIV drug [Truvada] gets preliminary OK [05/10/12]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/11/12]

2012 - Biden apologizes to Obama over timing - May 11th, 2012: "Biden apologizes to Obama over timing ['... for comments ... of his support for gay marriage.']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/11/12]

2012 - Budget banks on big boost in lottery sales - May 11th, 2012: "Budget [Missouri] banks on big boost in lottery sales / Lottery revenue would need to increase by 19 percent to match Missouri spending." [Based on: Title for Article by Elizabeth Crisp, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/11/12]

2012 - Romney apologizes for school incidents - May 11th, 2012: "Romney [Mitt Romney] apologizes [05/10/12] for school incidents / Attack on student believed to be homosexual is called vicious and senseless by former classmates." [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/11/12]

2012 - Taxes vs. citizenship - May 12th, 2012: "Taxes vs. citizenship / One of Facebook founders [Eduardo Saverin] has renounced his U.S. citizenship to mininize tax liability in view of expected IPO windfall." [Based on: Title for Bloombeg News article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/12/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 12th, 2012: "Stocks fell Friday after a big trading loss for JPMorgan Chase dragged down shares across the financial industry. The Dow fell 34.44, or 0.3 percent, to 12,820.60. The S&P 500 fell 4.60, or 0.3 percent, to 1,353.39. The Nasdaq rose 0.18 points to 2,933.82." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/12/12]

2012 - Murdoch editor testifies - May 12th, 2012: "Murdoch editor ['Former editor Rebekah Brooks'] testifies [05/11/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/12/12]

2012 - Consumer index up / U.S.A. - May 12th, 2012: "[...] The preliminary reading of the University of Michigan-Thomson Reuters index rose to 77.8 from 76.4 in April. That's the best reading since January 2008 - just one month after the recession started. The current economic conditions index jumped to 87.3, the best reading since January 2008, from 82.9 in April." [Based on: Article (Consumer index up), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/12/12]

2012 - Kansas outlaws Shariah law- May 12th, 2012: "Kansas outlaws Shariah law ['The Kansas Senate passed and sent the governor Friday a bill ... .']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/12/12]

2012 - Poland raises retirement age - May 12th, 2012: "Poland raises retirement age ['to 67']" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/12/12]

2012 - Whooping cough is breaking out - May 12th, 2012: "Washington state's worst outbreak of whooping cough in decades has prompted health officials to declare an epidemic, seek help from federal experts and urge residents to get vaccinated. Washington has had 10 times the cases reported in 2011, and so has Wisconsin with nearly 2,000 cases." [Based on: Digest article (Whooping cough is breaking out), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/12/12]

2012 - Afghan soldier kills coalition partner - May 12th, 2012: "Afghan soldier kills coalition partner ['... the NATO force said friday.']" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/12/12]

2012 - Poem - May 13th, 2012: "Posted this date in history. The poem: Flux Capacitor [4th on page], by Etznab Mathers, a.k.a. D.R.D."

2012 - ASTEROID FLYBY - May 13th, 2012: "A 13-meter space rock from the asteroid belt is flying past our planet today midway between Earth and the orbit of the Moon. There is no danger of a collision; at closest approach asteroid 2012 JU will be 190,000 km away."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=13&month=05&year=2012]

2012 - 2 NATO troops killed - May 13th, 2012: "Men wearing Afghan police uniforms shot dead two NATO service members Saturday [05/12/12] in southern Afghanistan ... . [...] Two other coalition service members also died Saturday in Afghanistan, one in an insurgent attack and another of injuries not related to battle." [Based on: Digest article (2 NATO troops killed), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/13/12]

2012 - California deficit increases - May 13th, 2012: "California deficit increases ['to 16 billion']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/13/12]

2012 - Israelis protest cost of living - May 13th, 2012: "Israelis protest cost of living [05/12/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/13/12]

2012 - Drones kill 11 militants in Yemen - May 13th, 2012: "Drones kill 11 militants in Yemen [05/12/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/13/12]

2012 - As Europe outlook darkens, risks grow - May 13th, 2012: "As Europe outlook darkens, risks grow / Overseas debt woes could hinder - or reverse - tentative economic recovery in the United States." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/13/12]

2012 - Afghan peace mediator killed - May 14th, 2012: "[...] Arsala Rahmani, a senoir member of the Afghan government body set up to conduct negotiations with the militant group, was fatally shot while travelling by car through the Afghan capital, police said. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Afghan peace mediator killed / Official was once a deputy minister for the taliban, which denied responsibility.), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/14/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Tarapaca, Chile - May 14th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 10:00:39 (UTC) on Monday, May 14th, 2012. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 17.816°S, 69.749°W; Depth 98.3 km (61.1 miles)] was located @ TARAPACA, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0009pcc.php]-[T.D.- 05/14/12]

2012 - Loss leading to JPMorgan resignations - May 14th, 2012: "Loss [$2 billion] leading to JPMorgan resignations / Chief investment officer, two other executives expected to step down." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/14/12]

2012 - Health care for all is gaining steam abroad - May 14th, 2012: "Health care for all is gaining steam abroad / Many nations are pushing for guaranteed coverage, even as the debate over issue continues in U.S." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article by Noam N. Levy, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/14/12]

2012 - Ireland is next challenge for EU fiscal doctrine - May 14th, 2012: "Ireland is next challenge for EU fiscal doctrine / Rejection of austerity program in May 31 vote could force adjustment in policy." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/14/12]

2012 - German opposition wins major state election - May 14th, 2012: "[...] The outcome boosted Germany's center-left opposition [05/13/12]." [Based on: Digest article (German opposition wins major state election), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/14/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 15th, 2012: "Stocks fell Monday [05/14/12] on increased concerns about Europe's debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 125.25 points, or 1 percent, to 12,695.35. The S&P 500 fell 15.04, or 1.1 percent, to 31.24, or 1.1 percent, to 2,902.58." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/15/12]

2012 - Occupy camp raided - May 15th, 2012: "Occupy camp ['urban farmland in Albany, Calif.'] raided [05/14/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/15/12]

2012 - Fed conflict raised for JPMorgan - May 15th, 2012: "JPMorgan Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon's position as director on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's board renewed concern that the central bank is too close to the institutions it oversees. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Fed conflict raised for JPMorgan), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/15/12]

2012 - Weather accelerates corn crop / U.S.A. - May 15th, 2012: "Weather accelerates corn crop [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/15/12]

2012 - Plan for Afghanistan police is troubled - May 15th, 2012: "Plan for Afghanistan police is troubled / Program lauded by U.S. commanders has been ineffective, report ['produced by Rand Corp.'] says." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 05/15/12]

2012 - Big effort launched against Alzheimer's - May 15th, 2012: "The administration of President Barack Obama today will adopt a landmark national strategy to fight Alzheimer's disease, setting the clock ticking toward a deadline of 2025 to find effective ways to treat, or at least stall, the mind-destroying disease. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Big effort launched against Alzheimer's / New studies gain funding as U.S. aims to have an effective treatment by 2025.), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/15/12]

2012 - Paul - Romney's last GOP rival - throws in towel - May 15th, 2012: "Paul [Ron Paul] - Romney's last GOP rival - throws in towel / Libertarian congressman - fourth in delegates - says [05/14/12] he will stop spending on 11 remaining primaries." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/15/12]

2012 - Palestinian prisoners end hunger strike in Israel - May 15th, 2012: "Palestinian prisoners end hunger strike in Israel" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 05/15/12]

2012 - Romney closing in - May 16th, 2012: "Presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney inched closer to his nomination with wins in two more states [Oregon & Nebraska]. " [Based on: Digest article (Romney closing in), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/16/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 16th, 2012: "Stocks fell Tuesday on worries about Europe's debt problems. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 63.35 points, or 0.5 percent, to 12,632.00. The S&P 500 fell 7.69, or 0.6 percent, to 1,330.66. The Nasdaq fell 8.82, or 0.3 percent, to 2,893.76." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/16/12]

2012 - Consumer spending / U.S.A. - May 16th, 2012: "[...] Despite the strength in key areas, overall retail sales increased just 0.1 [U.S.A.] percent last month [April], the Commerce Department said Tuesday. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Consumer spending on 'solid footing'), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/16/12]

2012 - Hacking charges announced - May 16th, 2012: "Hacking charges announced / Former News International chief [Rebekah Brooks] obstructed justice, officials say [05/15/12]." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/16/12]

2012 - Deal revives supply route / Pakistan - May 16th, 2012: "The U.S. and Pakistan have struck a deal to reopen a key NATO supply route to Afghanistan at a cost of $365 million annually. The route has been closed for nearly six months. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Deal revives supply route / Pakistan to allow convoys for $1,500 to $1,800 per truck.), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/16/12]

2012 - Boeing hopes to boost overseas sales - May 16th, 2012: "[...] Boeing CEO Jim McNerney said about 17 percent of Boeing's defense revenue came from overseas customers in 2010. That grew to 24 percent last year and can hit 30 percent 'in the near future.' McNearney's comments came at the company's annual investor day." [Based on: A.P. article (Boeing hopes to boost overseas sales), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/16/12]

2012 - Advocacy groups must list donors / U.S.A. - May 16th, 2012: "[...] Until the appeal of the current case is decided sometime this fall, any group that runs a type of election-related ad known as 'electioneering communications' will have to disclose all of its donors since the beginning of 2011. [....]" [Based on: Tribune Washington Bureau article (Advocacy groups must list donors / Judges refuse to block ruling over election ads on TV.), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/16/12]

2012 - A New Count of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids - May 16th, 2012: "[...] The asteroid-hunting portion of the WISE mission, called NEOWISE, sampled 107 PHAs to make predictions about the population as a whole. Findings indicate there are roughly 4,700 PHAs, plus or minus 1,500, with diameters larger than 330 feet (about 100 meters). So far, an estimated 20 to 30 percent of these objects have been found. [....]"

[Based on: NASA Science News article (A New Count of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids) - Production editor: Dr. Tony Phillips | Credit: Science@NASA - 05/16/12]

*Link: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/16may_pha/

2012 - Strong Earthquake / New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea - May 16th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 10:59:34 (UTC) on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 5.556°S, 149.710°E; Depth 154 km (95.7 miles)] was located @ NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0009qsw.php]-[T.D.- 05/17/12]

2012 - RADIATION STORM - May 17th, 2012: "A radiation storm around Earth is subsiding. The storm began during the early hours of May 17th when a strong M5-class flre accelerated a fusillade of solar protons in our direction. At its peak, the S2-class storm was capable of confusing spacecraft imaging systems and causing 'single event upsets' in orbiting electronics. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 05/17/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 17th, 2012: "The Dow Jones Industrial average fell for the fourth straight day on worries about Europe's debt problems. It lost 33.45, or 0.3 percent, to 12,598.55. The S&P 500 fell 5.86, or 0.4 percent, to 1,324.80. The Nasdaq fell 19.72, or 0.7 percent, to 2,874.04." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/17/12]

2012 - Students protest in Canada - May 17th, 2012: "Students protest ['over rising tuition fees'] in Canada [Montreal]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/17/12]

2012 - NATO eyes the Afghan exits - May 17th, 2012: "NATO eyes the Afghan exits / Coming summit complicated by French president who vowed to withdraw." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/17/12]

2012 - Humanitarian emergency / Mali - May 17th, 2012: "Mali faces its worst crisis in 50 years / Coup has resulted in severe humanitarian emergency, rights abuses, report finds." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/17/12]

2012 - U.N.: Iran sending guns to Syria - May 17th, 2012: "U.N.: Iran sending guns to Syria" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/17/12]

2012 - Congo again recruiting child soldiers - May 17th, 2012: "Congo again recruiting child soldiers" [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/17/12]

2012 - Every black hole contains a new universe - May 17th, 2012: "Every black hole contains a new universe" [Based on: Title for FoxNews article, by Nikodem Poplawski - Published May 17, 2012 - Inside Science News Service

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/05/17/every-black-hole-contains-new-universe/?intcmp=features

2012 - U.S. toughens standard on lead poison levels - May 17th, 2012: "U.S. toughens standard on lead poison levels / CDC now defines poisoning as 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood; the old standard was 10." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/17/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 18th, 2012: "Weaker-than-expected economic reports and continuing worries about Europe's debt crisis sent the Dow down 156.06 points, or 1.2 percent, to 12,442.49. The S&P 500 fell 19.94, or 1.5 percent, to 1,304.86. The Nasdaq fell 60.35, or 2.1 percent, to 2,813.69." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 05/18/12]

2012 - Run hits Spanish bank - May 18th, 2012: "Run hits Spanish bank [Bankia]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/18/12]

2012 - First-quarter results / Wal-Mart - May 18th, 2012: "[...] Wal-Mart posted better-than-expected first-quarter results of $3.74 billion, or $1.09 per share, compared with $3.39 billion, or 97 cents, in the year-ago period. Sales excluding membership fees from Sam's Club rose 8.6 percent to $112.2 billion." [Based on: Article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 05/18/12]

2012 - Facebook IPO is ready for takeoff - May 18th, 2012: "Facebook IPO is ready for takeoff - at $38 a share / Price sets value of company at a record $104 billion." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/18/12]

2012 - Evidence released in Florida shooting - May 18th, 2012: "Evidence released in Florida shooting [05/17/12] / Witness accounts of the killing of Trayvon Martin conflict; photos show Zimmerman's wounds." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 05/18/12]

2012 - Most eateries fail health test / U.S.A. - May 18th, 2012: "Most eateries fail health test [U.S.A.] / Chain restaurants push healthful eating, but food doesn't measure up." [Based on: Titlefor Los Angeles Times article by MARY MacVEAN, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/18/12]

2012 - Minority births now dominate / U.S.A. - May 18th, 2012: "Minority births now dominate [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/18/12]

2012 - New French government cuts pay 30 percent - May 18th, 2012: "New French government cuts pay 30 percent [05/17/12]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/18/12]

2012 - Taliban attack in provincial capital kills seven - May 18th, 2012: "Taliban attack [0517/12] in provincial capital [Farah province] kills seven" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 05/18/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea - May 18th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 02:00:41 (UTC) on Thursday, May 18th, 2012. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 44.594°S, 80.073°W; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles)] was located @ OFF THE COAST OF AISEN, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0009sgu.php]-[T.D.- 05/19/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 19th, 2012: "Worries about Europe's debt crisis sent the Dow to its sixth consecutive loss FRiday. It fell 73.11 points, or 0.6 percent, to 12,369.38. The S&P 500 fell 9.64, or 0.7 percent, to 1,295.22. The Nasdaq fell 34.90, or 0.1 percent, to 2,778.79." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/19/12]

2012 - Tropical Storm Alberto - May 19th, 2012: "The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1, but the 2012 season’s first storm arrived a little early. On May 19, 2012, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Tropical Storm Alberto had formed off the South Carolina coast. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image the same day. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=77990]

2012 - Syrians fire on protestors - May 19th, 2012: "Syrians fire on protestors [Aleppo]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/19/12]

2012 - Protestors emerge in Bahrain - May 19th, 2012: "Protestors emerge in Bahrain [05/18/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/19/12]

2012 - Quebec takes on protestors - May 19th, 2012: "Quebec's provincial government passed an emergency law Friday [0518/12] restricting demonstrations and shutting some universities as the government seeks to end three months of protests against tuition hikes. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Quebec takes on protestors), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/19/12]

2012 - Ruling adds to China trade tension - May 19th, 2012: "Ruling adds to China trade tension / Possible U.S. tariffs on solar-panel imports may threaten clean energy cooperation." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/19/12]

2012 - Facebook debut is ordeal for Nasdaq - May 19th, 2012: "Facebook debut is ordeal for Nasdaq / $16 billion IPO falls short of expectations; after surge, stock price slumps back to near initial $38." [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/19/12]

2012 - Monsanto to fund food push in Africa - May 19th, 2012: "Monsanto to fund food push in Africa / Food security, agriculture is topic of G-8 summit." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/19/12]

2012 - Alleged drug gang figure is arrested - May 19th, 2012: "Alleged drug gang figure [Victor EmilioCazares] is arrested / Mexican officials caught him [04/08/12] despite his changing looks with plastic surgery." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/19/12]

2012 - Fukushima Reactor 4 poses massive global risk - May 19th, 2012: "Fukushima Reactor 4 poses massive global risk" [Based on: Title for Sympatico.ca News article, by Andy Johnson - 05/19/12]

*Link: http://news.sympatico.ctv.ca/home/fukushima_reactor_4_poses_massive_global_risk/85067920

2012 - Solar Eclipse - May 20th, 2012: "On Sunday, May 20th, the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, producing an annular solar eclipse visible across the Pacific side of Earth. The path of annularity, where the sun will appear to be a "ring of fire," stretches from China and Japan to the middle of North America: [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 05/20/12]

*Links: http://shadowandsubstance.com/

2012 - Car bomb / Syria - May 20th, 2012: "Car bomb kills 9 ['parking lot of a military compound in an Eastern Syrian city']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/20/12]

2012 - Died / Robin Gibb - May 20th, 2012: "Robin Gibb / One of the Bee Gees, who came to fame with 'Saturday Night Fever' soundtrack ['... died Sunday ... . He was 62.'] " [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/21/12]

2012 - Protest rally / Germany - May 20th, 2012: "20,000 rally ['to decry austerity measures'] in Frankfurt [05/19/12] " [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/20/12]

2012 - Was Columbus secretly a Jew? - May 20th, 2012: "Was Columbus secretly a Jew?" [Based on: Title for CNN Opinion article, by Charles Garcia, Special to CNN - updated 3:19 AM EDT, Sun May 20, 2012]

*Link: http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/20/opinion/garcia-columbus-jewish/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

2012 - Suicide bomber / Khost province - May 20th, 2012: "Suicide bomber [05/19/12] kills 13 [at a police checkpoint in Ali Sher district, Khost province]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/20/12]

2012 - Diamond recalls additional dog food - May 20th, 2012: "[...] The recall announced Friday [05/18/12] applies to samples, 6-pound bags and 18-pound bags of Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula dry dog food manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Diamond recalls additional dog food / No reports of illnesses related to product distributed in several states.), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/20/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Northern Italy - May 20th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 02:03:52 (UTC) on Sunday, May 20th, 2012. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 44.800°N, 11.192°E; Depth 5.1 km (3.2 miles)] was located @ NORTHERN ITALY."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0009tk0.php]-[T.D.- 05/21/12]

*Trivia: "Fatal earthquake in Italy hits famous cheesemaking region ['killing four people']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/21/12]

2012 - Blind legal activist arrives in the U.S. - May 20th, 2012: "Blind legal activist arrives in the U.S. / Fears for his extended family, still in China, persist as Chen Guangcheng accepts fellowship at New York University." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/20/12]

2012 - Ferris wheel sets record / Turkmenistan - May 20th, 2012: "Ferris wheel ['154 feet high'] sets record [Turkmenistan]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/20/12]

2012 - 34 dead in clashes with al-Qaida / Yemen - May 20th, 2012: "34 dead in clashes with al-Qaida [Yemen]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/20/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan - May 20th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 07:20:37 (UTC) on Sunday, May 20th, 2012. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 39.727°N, 143.037°E; Depth 15.6 km (9.7 miles)] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0009uu3.php]-[T.D.- 05/23/12]

2012 - NATO Summit - May 21st, 2012: "Thousands protest at summit [05/20/12] / Opposition to war is the primary theme, but economic concerns also are voiced." [Based on: Title for Chicago Tribune article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 05/21/12]

2012 - Sun in Gemeni - May 21st, 2012: "Reported date when the Sun entered the constellation Gemeni." [Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201205.html]

2012 - Death of Lockerbie bomber - May 21st, 2012: "Death of Lockerbie bomber [05/20/12] renews questions over guilt" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/21/12]

2012 - Opposition leader wins runoff in Serbia - May 21st, 2012: "Opposition leader [Tomislav Nikolic] wins runoff in Serbia [05/20/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/21/12]

2012 - Iceland Continues Economic Rejuvenation by Purging Financial Parasites - May 21st, 2012: "Iceland Continues Economic Rejuvenation by Purging Financial Parasites [Including former Prime Minister Geir Haarde]" [Based on Title (and text) for AFP article by Pete Papaherakles - 05/21/12]

*Link: http://americanfreepress.net/?p=4183

2012 - Solar Wind - May 22nd, 2012: "A high-speed solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field, and this is causing intermittent auroras at high latitudes. First contact with the stream on May 22nd turned the sky over Cumbria, United Kingdom, deep purple: [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [05/23/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 22nd, 2012: "The Dow Jones industrial average rose 135.10, or 1.1 percent, to 12,504.48 Monday following a pledge by China's premier to boost his country's economy. The S&P 500 rose 20.77, or 1.6 percent, to 1,315.99. The Nasdaq rose 68.42, or 2.5 percent, to 2,847.21." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/22/12]

2012 - SpaceX capsule is on its way - May 22nd, 2012: "SpaceX capsule [Dragon] is on its way [05/22/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/23/12]

*Links: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/commercial/cargo/spacex_launch.html

2012 - Nuclear watchdog steps down - May 22nd, 2012: "Nuclear watchdog [Gregory Jaczko] steps down [05/21/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/22/12]

2012 - Suicide bomb in Yemen kills 96 - May 22nd, 2012: "A Yemeni soldier detonated a bomb hidden in his military uniform during a rehearsal for a military parade, killing 96 fellow soldiers and wounding at least 200 on Monday in one of the deadliest attacks in the capital in years. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Suicide bomb in Yemen kills 96), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 05/22/12]

2012 - Bagged lettuce recall expanded - May 22nd, 2012: "A California lettuce grower ['River Ranch Fresh Foods of Salinas'] has expanded a recall of some bagged salads after routine sampling detected listeria contamination. No illnesses have been reported. [...] Symptoms of listeria infection include high fever, headache and neck stiffness." [Based on: Digest article (Bagged lettuce recall expanded), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/22/12]

2012 - Physicist: HAARP Manipulates Time - May 22nd, 2012: "Physicist [Dr. Fran De Aquino]: HAARP Manipulates Time" [Based on: Title for BEFORE IT'S NEWS article, Tuesday, May 22, 2012 3:02]

*Link: http://beforeitsnews.com/story/2167/703/Physicist:_HAARP_Manipulates_Time.html

2012 - Study favors less-invasive colon exam - May 22nd, 2012: "Study ['a federal study'] favors less-invasive colon exam [sigmoidoscopy]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/22/12]

2012 - Afghanistan will be left as planned, leaders say - May 22nd, 2012: "[...] The war that began in the weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks will finish at the end of 2014. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Afghanistan will be left as planned, leaders say), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 05/22/12]

2012 - Chinese company buys KC-based AMC theaters - May 22nd, 2012: "AMC Entertainment, a Kansas City fixture since 1920, has been purchased by a Chinese firm [Wanda Group] for $2.6 billion to produce the world's biggest movie theater operator. [....]" [Based on: Kansas City Star article (Chinese company buys KC-based AMC theaters), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/22/12]

2012 - Month in jail for student who used webcam on roomate - May 22nd, 2012: "Month in jail for student [Dharun Ravi] who used webcam on roomate" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/22/12]

2012 - Typhoon Sanvu - May 23rd, 2012: "Sanvu first formed as a tropical depression over the western Pacific Ocean on May 21, 2012, strengthened to a tropical storm the same day, and became a typhoon two days later. On May 25, 2012, the U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported that Sanvu was located roughly 100 nautical miles (185 kilometers) southwest of Iwo Jima (Iwo To), Japan. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 80 knots (150 kilometers per hour) and gusts up to 100 knots (185 kilometers per hour). [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=78097]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 23rd, 2012: "Stocks were mixed Tuesday after a morning rally fizzled on worries about Europe. The S&P 500 rose 0.64 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 1,316.63. The Dow fell 1.67, or less than 0.1 percent, to 12,502.81. The Nasdaq fell 8.13, or 0.3 percent, to 2,839.08." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/23/12]

2012 - Upheaval in Lebanon - May 23rd, 2012: "Upheaval in Lebanon ['... to protest the kidnapping of 11 Lebanese Shiites in neighboring Syria.' - Aleppo province]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/23/12]

2012 - French ban meets rejection - May 23rd, 2012: "French ban [for Monsanto's maize MON 810] meets rejection [05/21/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/23/12]

2012 - Indian settlement upheld / U.S.A. - May 23rd, 2012: "The three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a $3.4 billion settlement between the U.S. government and hundreds of thousands of Native American plaintiffs whose land trust royalties the Department of Interior mismanaged." [Based on: Digest article (Indian settlement upheld), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/23/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Hokkaido, Japan Region - May 23rd, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 15:02:28 (UTC) on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 41.386°N, 142.083°E; Depth 71.4 km (44.4 miles)] was located @ HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0009wev.php]-[T.D.- 05/23/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 24th, 2012: "Stocks were mixed Wednesday after a late rally erased morning losses spurred by worries about Europe. The Dow fell 6.66, or 0.1 percent, at 12,496.15. The S&P 500 rose 2.23 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,318.86. The Nasdaq rose 11.04, or 0.4 percent, to 2,850.12." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/24/12]

2012 - Cyber raid against al-Qaida - May 24th, 2012: "[...] In a rare public admission of the covert cyber war against extremists, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says U.S. cyber experts based at the State Department hacked tribal websites [Yemen], replacing al-Qaida propaganda that bragged about killing Americans. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Cyber raid against al-Qaida), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/24/12]

2012 - U.S. drone strike / Pakistan - May 24th, 2012: "U.S. drone strike [today] kills 10, Pakistan says" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 05/24/12]

2012 - Stocks rally on European news - May 24th, 2012: "Stocks rally on European news / They bounce back late after France, Italy say they favor using regional bonds." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/24/12]

2012 - Monsanto buys farm tech firm - May 24th, 2012: "Monsanto buys farm tech firm ['Precision Planting Inc., based in Tremont, Ill.'], unveils product / Acquisition expected to help farmers plant more precisely; new product ties genomics, chemistry." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/24/12]

2012 - Florida gunman criticized police - May 24th, 2012: "Florida gunman criticized police / A year before Martin, Zimmerman accused departent of corruption ['... saying ... the agency covered up the beating of a black homeless man by the son of a white officer.']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/24/12]

2012 - Oil price drop signals milestone - May 24th, 2012: "Oil price drop [Benchmark U.S. crude] signals milestone ['$90 per barrel Wednesday'] " [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/24/12]

2012 - U.S., 5 others ease demands on Iran - May 24th, 2012: "U.S., 5 others ease demands on Iran" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 05/24/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Norwegian Sea - May 24th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 22:47:46 (UTC) on Thursday, May 24th, 2012. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 72.994°N, 5.651°E; Depth 8.8 km (5.5 miles)] was located @ NORWEGIAN SEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0009ym3.php]-[T.D.- 05/25/12]

2012 - Arizona accepts Obama birth record - May 24th, 2012: "Arizona accepts Obama birth record / verification was necessary for president to get on ballot in November." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/24/12]

2012 - Syria blames sanctions for shortages - May 24th, 2012: "Syria's oil minister blamed international sanctions Wednesday for shortages of cooking gas and other basic goods, saying the measures have bled $4 billion from the nation's alling economy. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Syria blames sanctions for shortages), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 05/24/12]

2012 - Doctor who helped find bin Laden is convicted - May 24th, 2012: "Doctor [Dr. Shakti Afridi] who helped find bin Laden is convicted [05/23/12] / Verdict in Pakistan [33 years in prison] widens the rift between Washington and Islamabad." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/24/12]

2012 - 2 Western health workers kidnapped in Afghanistan - May 24th, 2012: "2 Western health workers kidnapped in Afghanistan [05/22/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 05/24/12]

2012 - Hurricane Bud - May 25th, 2012: "On May 25, 2012, Hurricane Bud was a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 110 miles (175 kilometers) per hour. At 5:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on May 25, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Hurricane Bud was located roughly 105 miles (170 kilometers) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and was headed toward Mexico’s southwestern coast. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=78094]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 25th, 2012: "Stocks were mixed after a meeting of European leaders delivered no new steps to fix their debt crisis. The Dow rose 33.60, or 0.3 percent, to 12,529.75. The S&P 500 rose 1.82, or 0.1 percent, to 1,320.68. The Nasdaq fell 10.74, or 0.4 percent, to 2,839.38." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. C7, S.L.P.D., 05/25/12]

2012 - Yemen hits al-Qaida hideout - May 25th, 2012: "Yemen [05/24/12] hits al-Qaida hideout ['killing 35 militants']" [Based on: Digest article (Hundreds arrested in Quebec student crackdown), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/25/12]

2012 - Charges in missing boy case - May 25th, 2012: "Charges in missing boy case / New Jersey man [Pedro Hernandez] confesses to strangling Etan Patz in 1979, police say." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 05/25/12]

2012 - Muslim soldier convicted in plot - May 25th, 2012: "Muslim soldier [Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo] convicted in plot ['... attempting to blow up a Texsas restaurant full of Fort Hood troops.']" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/25/12]

2012 - Bank earnings hit a five-year high - May 25th, 2012: "[...] The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said the banking industry [U.S.A.] earned $35.3 billion in the January-March period. That's up from $28.7 billion in the first quarter of 2011 and the highest level since the second quarter of 2007. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Bank earnings hit a five-year high / Industry still cautious about lending amid sluggish economic growth.), p. C7, S.L.P.D., 05/25/12]

2012 - Stroke incidence on rise in Missouri - May 25th, 2012: "[...] Only Alabama, Mississippi and Oklahoma have higher rates of strokes, according to 2010 data released Thursday [05/24/12] by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Illinois fell in at the national average - 2.6 percent. [....]" [Based on: Article (Stroke incidence on rise in Missouri / Obesity, smoking blamed for making state the nation's fourth-highest rate in strokes.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/25/12]

2012 - Angry Senate panel OKs bigger cuts for Pakistan - May 25th, 2012: "Angry Senate panel OKs bigger cuts for Pakistan ['... $33 million - $1 million for every year of the pjysician's 33-year sentence for high treason.'] / Action comes after Pakistani doctor who aided U.S. in bin Laden operation gets 33-year prison term." [Based on: Digest article (Hundreds arrested in Quebec student crackdown), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/25/12]

2012 - Hundreds arrested in Quebec student crackdown - May 25th, 2012: "Police arrested 518 people overnight in the latest protest in Quebec over higher university tuition. [...] Arrests were made in Montreal, Quebec City and Sherbrooke." [Based on: Digest article (Hundreds arrested in Quebec student crackdown), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/25/12]

2012 - Syngenta settlement - May 26th, 2012: "Syngenta OKs settlement [$105 million] of herbicide [atrazine] suit" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/26/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 26th, 2012: "Another flare-up in Europe's debt crisis knocked stocks lower Friday. The Dow dropped 74.92 points to 12,454.83. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 2.86, or 0.2 percent to 1,317.82. The Nasdaq composite fell 1.85, or 0.1 percent to 2,837.53." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/26/12]

2012 - Rainforest bill vetoed - May 26th, 2012: "Rainforest bill ['known as the Forest Code'] vetoed [Brazil]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/26/12]

2012 - Spain's troubles hit stocks - May 26th, 2012: "Spain's troubles hit stocks / Spanish bank begs government for $24 billion; Dow drops 74.92 points." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/26/12]

2012 - Assad troops kill 50, activists say - May 26th, 2012: "Assad troops kill 50, activists say [05/25/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/26/12]

2012 - Executive pay, profits broke records last year - May 26th, 2012: "Executive pay, profits ['at big U.S. companies'] broke records last year" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/26/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Bonin Islands, Japan Region - May 26th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 21:48:09 (UTC) on Saturday, May 26th, 2012. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 26.876°N, 140.214°E; Depth 472.6 km (293.7 miles)] was located @ BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000a07p.php]-[T.D.- 05/26/12]

2012 - U.S. missile attack kills 4 in Pakistan - May 27th, 2012: "U.S. missile attack ['American drone fired two missiles'] kills 4 in Pakistan [05/26/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/27/12]

2012 - Michigan wildfire engulf's more acres - May 27th, 2012: "Michigan wildfire [Duck Lake Fire] engulf's more acres" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/27/12]

2012 - Brazil issues land titles to slum dwellers - May 27th, 2012: "Brazil issues land titles to slum dwellers / Process offers security but poses new problems as property becomes attractive to outside developers." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A25, S.L.P.D., 05/27/12]

2012 - Dozens of children killed in Syrian shelling - May 27th, 2012: "Dozens of children killed in Syrian shelling ['Gruesome video saturday showed ... .'] / U.N. denounces attacks, appears to hold Assad's regime responsible; White House calls the violence 'unspeakable and inhuman.'" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/27/12]

2012 - Winds in New Mexico fire force evacuation - May 27th, 2012: "Winds in New Mexico fire [Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire] force evacuation" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/27/12]

2012 - Pope's butler is ensnared in scandal over leaks - May 27th, 2012: "Pope's butler is ensnared in scandal over leaks" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 05/27/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Santiago DEl Estero, Argentina - May 27th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 05/07/23 (UTC) on Monday, May 28th, 2012. The magnitude 6.7 event [Location: 28.061°S, 63.077°W; Depth 588 km (365.4 miles)] was located @ SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, ARGENTINA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000a0z0.php]-[T.D.- 05/28/12]

2012 - Solar Wind - May 28th, 2012: "Solar wind speed: 359.3 km/sec / density: 16.4 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 1455 UT"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 05/28/12] 

2012 - Millions in aid to Iraq remain unspent - May 28th, 2012: "Millions in aid to Iraq remain unspent / International groups are considering spending their money in poorer countries as money idles." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/28/12]

2012 - Syria denies role in killing of civilians - May 28th, 2012: "Syria denies role in killing of civilians / United Nations observers count 49 children and 34 women among the dead in Houla." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/28/12]

2012 - 2 Buddhist monks set selves afire in Tibet - May 28th, 2012: "2 Buddhist monks ['protesting Chinese rule of Tibet'] set selves afire in Tibet [05/27/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/28/12]

2012 - Afghan officials say NATO raid killed 8 civilians - May 28th, 2012: "Afghan officials say NATO raid [05/26/12] killed 8 civilians; coalition disputes allegation" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/28/12]

2012 - 9 are killed in Yemen - May 29th, 2012: "9 ['including seven suspected members of al-Qaida'] are killed in Yemen [05/28/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/29/12]

2012 - Elections trivia / Egypt - May 29th, 2012: "[...] The Brotherhood's candidate, Mohammed Morsi, will go head to head against Shafiq [ex-premier, Ahmed Shafiq], also a former air force commander, in the June 16-17 runoff. They were the top vote-getters in last week's first round of voting. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Brotherhood aims to broaden appeal / Islamist group in Egypt must reach out in race against former Mubarak premier.), p. A3, S.L.P.D., 05/29/12]

2012 - 33 hurt in blast in Kenya - May 29th, 2012: "33 hurt in blast [05/28/12] in Kenya [Nairobi]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/29/12]

2012 - Tuna carry radiation to U.S. - May 29th, 2012: "Tuna carry radiation to U.S. / Japan pinpointed as source; level was 10 times higher than that in fish off California coast in previous years." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/29/12]

2012 - Britain hopes for bee revival - May 29th, 2012: "Britain hopes for bee revival / A few dozen short-haired bees, nearly wiped out, are released into countryside [05/28/12]." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/29/12]

2012 - Smog damaging Sequoia trees - May 29th, 2012: "[...] Smog is created when the sun's rays hit pollutants such as oxides of nitrogen and volatile organic compounds that are in motor vehicle exhaust, solvents, pesticides, gasoline vapors and decaying dairy manure. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Smog damaging Sequoia trees / Huge redwoods, Ponderosa pines are showing effects of pollution from California's San Joaquin Valley.), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/29/12]

2012 - Near Earth Asteroid 2012 KT42 - May 29th, 2012: "[...] On May 29th, newly-discovered asteroid 2012 KT42 passed closer to Earth than a geosynchronous satellite. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [05/30/12]

2012 - Some banks open door to becoming landlords - May 29th, 2012: "Some banks open door to becoming landlords / Truman, tired of fire-sale prices, uses relaxed Fed regulations to rent out dozens of homes." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/29/12]

2012 - Russia assails Syria over massacre of 100 - May 29th, 2012: "Russia assails Syria over massacre of 100 / Stern language from staunch ally Moscow may signal a warning to Assad to change course." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/29/12]

2012 - County losing people, money / St. Louis, Mo. - May 29th, 2012: "County losing people, money / IRS data show St. Louis County lost $3.41 billion in resident income from 2001 to 2010." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/29/12]

2012 - Fire kills 19, including 13 children, at Qatar mall - May 29th, 2012: "[...] The cause of the fire ['Villaggio mall in the capital, Doha' - 05/28/12] is under investigation. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Fire kills 19, including 13 children, at Qatar mall), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/29/12]

2012 - 6-year-old is youngest child to make the National Spelling Bee / U.S.A. - May 29th, 2012: "How do you spell precocious? / 6-year-old [Lori Anne Madison] is youngest child to make the National [U.S.A.] Spelling Bee." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/29/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 30th, 2012: "Stocks climbed as expectations grew that China will support further growth in its economy. The Dow rose 125.86 points, or 1 percent, to 12,580.69. The S&P 500 rose 14.6, or 1.1 percent, to 1,332.42. The Nasdaq added 33.46, or 1.2 percent, to 2,870.99." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/30/12]

2012 - Nations expel Syrian envoys - May 30th, 2012: "Nations expel Syrian envoys / Houla massacre could prove to be watershed moment; U.S. joins eight other countries [Britain, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria] in ousting diplomats." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/30/12]

2012 - Peru declares state of emergency - May 30th, 2012: "Peru [05/29/12] declares state of emergency ['... after eight days of protests over a proposed expansion of a huge copper mine ... .']" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/30/12]

2012 - Israel to fund non-Orthodox rabbis - May 30th, 2012: "Israel to fund non-Orthodox rabbis" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/30/12]

2012 - Illinois sues refinery over pollution - May 30th, 2012: "Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is suing the current and past owners of the Wood River Refinery in Roxana claiming they're responsible for polluted groundwater around the sprawling plant. [NP] The lawsuit, filed this month in Madison Country Circuit Court, names as defendants the plant's current owner, WRB Refining LP, as well as former owners ConocoPhillips and Shell Oil. [....]" [Based on: Article (Illinois sues refinery over pollution), p. A2, S.L.P.D., 05/30/12]

2012 - Texas hands Romney GOP nomination - May 30th, 2012: "Texas hands Romney GOP nomination / Convention count - Tuesday's vote [05/29/12] gives him a majority of delegates. / The path ahead - He must sway mix of conservatives, swing voters." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/30/12]

2012 - Spying virus hits Iran's computers, cellphones - May 30th, 2012: "Iran and other Middle East countries have been hit with a cunning computer virus ['Flame'] that can eavesdrop on computer users and their co-workers and filch information from nearby cellphones, cybersecurity experts said Tuesday. And suspicion immediately fell on Israel as the culprit. [...] The virus can activate a computer's audio systems to listen in on Skype calls or office chatter. It can also take screenshots, log keystrokes and - in one of its more novel functions - steal data from Bluetooth-enabled cellphones. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Spying virus hits Iran's computers, cellphones), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/30/12]

*Links: http://www.rt.com/news/flame-iran-virus-kaspersky-442/

2012 - Latest Italian quake kills at least 16, injures 350 - May 30th, 2012: "Latest Italian quake [05/29/12] kills at least 16, injures 350" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/30/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 31st, 2012: "Investors fled risk as Europe's debt crisis worsened. Borrowing costs soared in Spain and Italy. The Dow fell 160.83, or 1.3 percent, to 12,419.86. The S&P 500 index tumbled 19.1, or 1.4 percent, to 1,313.32. The Nasdaq fell 33.63, or 1.2 percent, to 2,837.36." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/31/12]

2012 - Black pilots sue United - May 31st, 2012: "Black pilots sue ['a federal discrimination lawsuit'] United [United Airlines]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/31/12]

2012 - Mubarak's sons charged - May 31st, 2012: "Mubarak's sons charged ['accused Wednesday with insider trading']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/31/12]

2012 - British media flap widens - May 31st, 2012: "British media flap widens / Former tabloid editor [Andy Coulson] who was Cameron's adviser is accused of perjury [05/30/12]." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/31/12]

2012 - American kidnapped in Benin - May 31st, 2012: "American kidnapped in Benin" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/31/12]

2012 - Fresh horror uncovered in Syria - May 31st, 2012: "Fresh horror uncovered in Syria / 13 men were found bound and shot near eastern city of Dair Alzour." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/31/12]

2012 - Beating linked to text messages - May 31st, 2012: "FRANKLIN COUNTY - Authorities said text messages sent to a 13-year-old girl may have sparked a vicious beating of the sender [Jeffery Pemberton, Cuba, Mo.] at a campground along the Meremec River. [....]" [Based on: Staff Reports article (Beating linked to text messages), p. A3, S.L.P.D., 05/31/12]

2012 - Obama extends Export-import Bank - May 31st, 2012: "Obama extends Export-import Bank" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/31/12]

2012 - EPA action declined under Obama - May 31st, 2012: "[...] In fact, the EPA went after producers [oil & gas] more often in the years of republican President George W. Bush, a former Texas oilman, than under Obama. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (EPA action declined under Obama) by Dina Cappiello & Ramit Plushnick-Masti), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/31/12]

2012 - Tornado damages North Carolina homes - May 31st, 2012: "Tornado damages North Carolina homes [05/30/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/31/12]

2012 - MEMC brings solar power to rural India - May 31st, 2012: "MEMC brings solar power to rural India / St. Peters-based company [Mo.] says its 'Eradication of darkness' program will provide electricity to remote villagers, improve quality of life and turn a small profit. The government there has been cooperative." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/31/12]

2012 - Ex-Liberian leader guilty of war crimes - May 31st, 2012: "Former Liberian President Charles Taylor will probably spend the rest of his life in prison after a U.N.-backed court sentenced him to 50 years for aiding and abetting war crimes. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Ex-Liberian leader guilty of war crimes), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/31/12]

2012 - WILDFIRE IN NEW MEXICO BREAKS RECORD - May 31st, 2012: "The massive blaze in the Gila National Forest is seen from Cliff, N.M., on Tuesday. Fire officials said Wednesday that the wildfire had burned more than 265 square miles and had become the largest fire in New Mexico's history." [Based on: A.P. picture article (WILDFIRE IN NEW MEXICO BREAKS RECORD), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/31/12]

2012 - St. Louis unemployment drops below 8 percent - May 31st, 2012: "St. Louis unemployment drops below 8 percent ['Adjusted employment in the St. Louis area dropped to 7.9 percent in April.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/31/12]

2012 - Violence in Afghanistan is killing fewer civilians - May 31st, 2012: "The number of Afghan civilians killed has dropped 36 percent so far this year compared with last [119 vs. 397], the U.N. said Wednesday, the first time the death toll has declined over multiple months since the United Nations started keeping track. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Violence in Afghanistan is killing fewer civilians), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/31/12]

2012 - Students socked with fees by banks, colleges / U.S.A. - May 31st, 2012: "As many as 900 colleges are pushing students into using payment cards that carry hefty costs, sometimes even to get to their financial aid money, according to a report released Wednesday by a public interest group [U.S. Public Interest Research Group Higher Education Fund.]. [...] 'For decades, student aid was distributed without fees,' said Rich Williams, the report's lead author. 'Now bank middlemen are making out like bandits using campus cards to siphon off millions of student aid dollars.' [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Students socked with fees by banks, colleges / Deals push payment cards set up to dispense financial aid, and companies rake in millions, report says.), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/31/12]

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