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

June 2012

2012 - Astronomic Configuration - June 1st, 2012: "Sun [11 Gemini], Moon [25 Libra], Mercury [17 Gemini], Venus [18 Gemini], Mars [14 Virgo], Jupiter [27 Taurus], Saturn [23 Libra R.], Uranus [7 Aries], Neptune [3 Pisces], Pluto [8 Capricorn R.], Chiron [9 Pisces]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201206.html]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 1st, 2012: "Stocks ended down on Thursday on disappointing reports about jobs and the economy. The Dow fell 26.41, or 0.2 percent, to 12,393.45. The S&P 500 fell 2.99, or 0.2 percent, to 1,310.33. The Nasdaq fell 10.02, or 0.4 percent, to 2,827.34." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 06/01/12]

2012 - Mistrial in Edwards case  - June 1st, 2012: "Mistrial in Edwards [John Edwards] case [05/31/12] / Jurors acquit him on one count, can't decide on others." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/01/12]

2012 - Mysteries of Astronomy - June 1st, 2012: "8 modern astronomy mysteries scientists still can't explain" [Based on: Title for Fox News article Published June 01, 2012 / Space.com]

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/06/02/8-modern-astronomy-mysteries-scientists-still-cant-explain/?intcmp=features

*Links: http://www.sciencemag.org/site/special/astro2012/index.xhtml

2012 - Syngenta settlement / U.S.A. - June 1st, 2012: "Judge OKs settlement [05/30/12] over herbicide [atrazine] in drinking water ['given preliminary approval to a $105 million settlement']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 06/01/12]

2012 - Splashdown / SpaceX Dragon - June 1st, 2012: "Space capsule [SpaceX Dragon] splashes down [05/31/12] without a hitch" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 06/01/12]

2012 - Spinal cord research shows promise - June 1st, 2012: "[...] In the new experiment, reported in today's issue of the journal Science, researchers stimulated spinal nerve circuits and used physical training. The stimulation was electrical current from implanted electrodes plus injections of a chemical mix. [...] The treatment [in rats] produced an extensive rewiring in the brain and spinal cord, and the lead researcher [Gregoire Courtine] said that more than 100 rats have regained walking ability to varying degrees. [...] But he and W. Dalton Dietrich ... noted that the rats had been given a spinal injury that differs from what is normally seen in people." [Based on: A.P. article (Spinal cord research shows promise), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/01/12]

2012 - Chile's Patagonia dam project could be delayed - June 1st, 2012: "Chile's Patagonia dam project could be delayed" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/01/12]

2012 - Syria vows investigation into killings, blames rebels - June 1st, 2012: "Syria vows investigation into killings, blames rebels [05/31/12] / U.S., other nations won't intervene unless Russia and China agree." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/01/12]

2012 - U.S. National Debt - June 2nd, 2012: "U.S. National Debt Clock - The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 02 June 2012 at 01:09:51 PM GMT is: $15,777,150,338,761.52. The estimated population of the United States is 312,878,042 so each citizen's share of this debt is $50,425.88. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.96 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. - 06/02/12]

2012 - Died / Richard Dawson - June 4th, 2012: "Richard Dawson - The host of the TV game show 'family Feud' died Saturday (June 2, 2012) at 79 ['complications related to esophageal cancer']. [....]" [Based on: Title f(and text) or Article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/04/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 2nd, 2012: "Stocks saw their biggest declines of 2012 Friday after a dismal jobs report. The Dow fell 274.88, or 2.2 percent, to 12.118.57. The S&P 500 fell 32.29, or 2.5 percent, to 1,278.04. The Nasdaq fell 79.86, or 2.8 percent, to 2,747.48." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/02/12]

2012 - Factory workers slain in Syria - June 2nd, 2012: "Factory workers slain in Syria [05/30/12] / Activist group says 12 workers were returning home when they were stopped at a checkpoint and executed." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/02/12]

2012 - India's 'Butcher of Bihar' killed - June 2nd, 2012: "India's 'Butcher of Bihar' [Brahmeshwar Singh] killed [06/01/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 06/02/12]

2012 - Zimmerman ordered back to jail - June 2nd, 2012: "Zimmerman is ordered back to jail [lied to court about finances to obtain bond]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/02/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Salta, Argentina - June 2nd, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 07:52:53 (UTC) on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 22.109°S, 63.625°W; Depth 519.6 km (322.9 miles)] was located @ SALTA, ARGENTINA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000a5a0.php]-[T.D.- 06/03/12]

2012 - Giant Brazilllian landfill is going green - June 2nd, 2012: "Giant Brazilllian landfill [Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Gramacho dump] is going green ['will harness the greenhouse gases ... and turn them into fuel']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 06/02/12]

2012 - Palestinian slain as he attacks Israelis, killing soldier - June 2nd, 2012: "Palestinian slain as he attacks Israelis, killing soldier [06/01/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 06/02/12]

2012 - Typhoon Mawar - June 3rd, 2012: "Mawar strengthened to a typhoon soon after forming over the western Pacific Ocean in early June 2012. On June 3, 2012, the U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported that Mawar was located roughly 435 nautical miles (805 kilometers) south-southwest of Kadena Air Base Okinawa. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 95 knots (175 kilometers per hour) with gusts up to 115 knots (215 kilometers per hour). Within 12 hours, wind speeds were forecast to increase to 105 knots (195 kilometers per hour) with higher gusts. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=78164]

2012 - U.S. missiles kill 2 in Pakistan - June 3rd, 2012: "U.S. missiles [06/02/12] kill 2 in Pakistan [who were riding a motorcycle]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/03/12]

2012 - Life sentence / Hosni Mubarak - June 3rd, 2012: "Mubarak gets life [06/02/12] for failing to stop killings of protestors / Ousted Egyptian president and two sons acquited of corruption; anger on street erupts." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/03/12]

2012 - Miss USA / Olivia Culpo, Rhode Island - June 3rd, 2012: "Olivia Culpo, a 20-year-old cellist from Rhode Island, won the 2012 Miss USA pageant Sunday in Las Vegas. [....]" [Based on: A.P. picture article (MISS USA CROWNED), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/04/12]

2012 - Quebec student demonstrations continue - June 3rd, 2012: "Quebec student demonstrations continue [06/02/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/03/12]

2012 - Canada  rejects claims in U.N. torture report - June 3rd, 2012: "Canada [06/02/12] rejects claims in U.N. torture report" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/03/12]

2012 - British-led mission rescues aid workers held in Afghanistan - June 3rd, 2012: "British-led mission rescues aid workers held in Afghanistan [06/02/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/03/12]

2012 - Romney wins a majority of GOP delegates from Missouri - June 3rd, 2012: "Romney wins a majority of GOP delegates from Missouri [06/02/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 06/03/12]

2012 - 'Smart bomb' drug shows major promise in breast cancer fight - June 3rd, 2012: " 'Smart bomb' drug shows major promise in breast cancer fight / Tests show it kills tumor cells while leaving the healthy ones alone." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A24, S.L.P.D., 06/03/12]

2012 - LUNAR ECLIPSE! - On June 4th, the full Moon will pass through the shadow of Earth, producing a partial lunar eclipse visible across the Pacific side of Earth from Asia to North America. In the United States, the event is visible during the hours before sunrise on Monday morning. The eclipse begins at 3:00 a.m. PDT and reaches maximum at 4:03 a.m. PDT with 38% of the Moon's diameter in shadow. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/03/12]

2012 - Panetta visits Vietnam - June 4th, 2012: "Panetta visits Vietnam seeking key access for U.S. Navy ships [06/03/12]" [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/04/12]

2012 - Drone strike kills 8 in Pakistan - June 4th, 2012: "Drone strike kills 8 in Pakistan ['eight suspected militants early today']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/04/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / South of Panama - June 4th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 00:45:15 (UTC) on Monday, June 4th, 2012. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 5.287°N, 82.580°W; Depth 9.7 km (6.0 miles)] was located @ SOUTH OF PANAMA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000a664.php]-[T.D.- 06/04/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / South of Panama - June 4th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 03:15:24 (UTC) on Monday, June 4th, 2012. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 5.507°N, 82.457°W; Depth 5.9 km (3.7 miles)] was located @ SOUTH OF PANAMA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000a66u.php]-[T.D.- 06/04/12]

2012 - Air tanker crash kills 2 in Utah wildfire - June 4th, 2012: "Air tanker crash kills 2 in Utah wildfire [06/03/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/04/12]

2012 - Yemeni army reports 21 militants killed - June 4th, 2012: "Yemeni army reports [06/03/12] 21 militants ['al-Qaida militants] killed" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/04/12]

2012 - Nigerian plane crash kills all 153 on board - June 4th, 2012: "Nigerian plane crash [Dana Air - Boeing MD83] kills all 153 on board [06/03/12] / More fatalities are expected as plane went down in densely populated area [Lagos, Nigeria] along airport's approach path." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/04/12]

2012 - China's stock market has an odd close on Tiananmen anniversary - June 4th, 2012: "[...] Whether a cosmic joke or coincidence - or, as some wags suggested, an act of God - the Shanghai stock market index fell 64.89 points Monday, which happened to be June 4, the 23rd anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators at Tiananmen Square. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (It's a matter of numbers / China's stock market has an odd close on Tiananmen anniversary.), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 06/05/12]

2012 - Solar Wind - June 5th, 2012: "Solar wind flowing from this chicken-shaped coronal hole [see link] should reach Earth on June 5-7. Credit: SDO/AIA."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=04&month=06&year=2012] 

*Links: "Earth is inside a high-speed stream of solar wind flowing from this coronal hole. Credit: SDO/AIA." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=05&month=06&year=2012] 

*Trivia: "Solar wind speed: 716.7 km/sec / density: 0.2 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 0207 UT"

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

2012 - Venus Transit - June 5th, 2012: "[...] The 2012 Transit of Venus is underway. Venus's inky black disk will cross the face of the sun, slowly gliding past sunspots and fiery patches of solar plasma, until approximately 0450 UT on June 6th (1150 pm PDT on June 5th). [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=05&month=06&year=2012]

*Links: http://venustransit.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/kiosk/dataset/Venus_AIA96s_211All/phase/full

*Trivia: "Europe, the Middle East and much of Asia and Africa will offer prime viewing next month [06/08/04] for an astronomical event that has not occurred for 122 years - the transit of the planet Venus across the sun. Weather permitting, for six hours on June 8 [2004] astronomers and the public will be able to see the planet named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty passing directly between Earth and the sun. The event has been billed as a once in a lifetime experience because the last transit was on December 6, 1882 and the next one will not occur until June 6, 2012, but will not be visible in Britain and other parts of Europe." [Reuters, 05/12/04]

*Trivia: "In the context of interesting physical phenomena and alignments, there are several other novel occurrences which we can expect during the year 2012. One will be a very rare solar transit of Venus. That is, on June 5-6, 2012, the planet Venus will pass directly in front of the Sun. Transits of this type occur in pairs every 120 years or so. [....] The Venus transit in 2012 will occur directly through the center of the sun over a period of about eight hours. Also in 2012, Venus will conjunct with Alcyone, which is the central star of the Pleiades system, also known as the Seven Sisters. The Pleiades were an important aspect of the Mayan Civilization. Coincidentally, there is a star in the Pleiades known as Maia."  

*Links: http://www.apocalypseisland.com/Page_4.html
             http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/04/03/rare-venus-transit-sun-occurs-in-june/?intcmp=features

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 5th, 2012: "Stocks moved littel Monday, as calm returned to the market following last week's sell-off. The Dow fell 17.11, or 0.1 percent, to 12,101.46. The S&P 500 rose 0.14, or less than 0.1 percent, to 1,278.18. The Nasdaq rose 12.53, or 0.5 percent, to 2,760.01." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/05/12]

2012 - Died / Ray Bradbury - June 5th, 2012: "Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died [07/05/12]. He was 91." [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Ray Bradbury / Prolific, seminal writer of fantasy and science fiction), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/07/12]

2012 - Al-Qaida No. 2 targeted - June 5th, 2012: "A CIA drone strike Monday [06/04/12] targeted al-Qaida's second in command, Abu Yahia al-Libi, in Pakistan, but it was unclear whether he was among those hit, U.S. officials said. Fewer than five people were hit in two days of strikes in Pakistan during a period of a half-dozen strikes in less than two weeks, as the U.S. pushed ahead with the drone program despite Pakistani demands to stop. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Al-Qaida No. 2 targeted), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 06/05/12]

*Trivia: "No. 2 al-Qaida official's death is confirmed [06/05/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/06/12]

2012 - Africans attacked in Israel - June 5th, 2012: "Africans ['African refugees'] attacked in Israel [06/04/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 06/05/12]

2012 - Canadian porn actor is arrested - June 5th, 2012: "Canadian porn actor [Luka Magnotta] is arrested [06/04/12] in killing" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 06/05/12]

2012 - Nun's book on sex angers Vatican - June 5th, 2012: "[...] The Vatican on Monday sharply criticized a book on sexuality written by a prominent American nun, saying it contradicted church teaching on issues such as masturbation, homosexuality and marriage and that its author had a 'defective understanding' of Catholic theology. [NP] The Vatican's orthodoxy office said the book, 'Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics' by Sister Margaret Farley, a member of the Sisters of Mercy religious order and emeritus professor of Christian ethics at Yale Divinity School, posed 'grave harm' to the faithful. [NP] Farley said Monday she never intended the book to reflect official Catholic teaching. Rather, she said, she wrote it to explore sexuality via various religious traditions, theological resources and human experience." [Based on: Digest article (Nun's book on sex angers Vatican), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 06/05/12]

*Links: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/response-vaticans-notification-regarding-just-115200691.html

2012 - Facebook explores accounts for kids - June 5th, 2012: "Facebook explores accounts for kids ['children under 13']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/05/12]

2012 - Economic outlook darkens / U.S.A. - June 5th, 2012: "Economic outlook darkens / Cut in factory orders compounds discouraging reports from other sectors in U.S." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/05/12]

2012 - Sentences in insider trading scheme - June 5th, 2012: "[...] U.S. attorney Paul Fishman said [06/04/12] former attorney Matthew Kluger's sentence ['12 years in prison'] is the longest for that crime. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Sentences in insider trading scheme), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/05/12]

2012 - Iran working hard to save Iraqi coalition - June 5th, 2012: "Iran working hard to save Iraqi coalition / tehran calls in favors among allied factions." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/05/12]

2012 - Solar Wind - June 6th, 2012: "Solar wind speed: 715.7 km/sec / density: 0.2 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 1647 UT" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/06/12] 

2012 - Kia Rio recall - June 6th, 2012: "Kia Rio recall ['... nearly 73,000 cars to fix a problem with the front passenger airbag.']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/06/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 6th, 2012: "Stocks rose Tuesday after a report showed that growth in the services industry strengthened slightly. The Dow rose 26.49, or 0.2 percent, to 12,127.95. The S&P 500 rose 7.32, or 0.6 percent, to 1,285.50. The Nasdaq rose 18.10, or 0.7 percent, to 2,778.11." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/06/12]

2012 - Nigerian violence kills 19 - June 6th, 2012: "Nigerian violence kills 19 [06/05/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/06/12]

2012 - Wisconsin governor survives recall - June 6th, 2012: "Wisconsin governor survives recall [06/05/12] / GOP hopes Walker's victory spills over into November." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/06/12]

2012 - Storm kills three in southeast Missouri - June 6th, 2012: "Storm kills three in southeast Missouri [06/05/12] / Man, sons die as twister hits mobile home [Diehlstadt, in Scott County]." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 06/06/12]

2012 - Solar-powered plane lands in Morocco - June 6th, 2012: "Solar-powered plane [Solar Impulse] lands in Morocco [''... after flying from Madrid in its first transcontinental flight.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/06/12]

2012 - No more junk food ads for Disney kids - June 6th, 2012: "[...] The Walt Disney Co. became on Tuesday the first major media company to ban ads for junk food on its television channels, radio stations and websites ['Disney's rules - which won't take effect until 2015 ... .']. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (No more junk food ads for Disney kids), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/06/12]

2012 - State's economy is still stagnant / Missouri - June 6th, 2012: "State's economy is still stagnant / With nearly all sectors suffering, Missouri ranked 43rd in growth ['... economy in 2011 grew just 0.04 percent, adjusted for inflation.']." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/06/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 7th, 2012: "Stocks jumped Wednesday on hopes that policy makers will do more to help the global economy. The Dow rose 286.84 points, or 2.4 percent, to 12,414.79. The S&P 500 rose 29.63, or 2.3 percent, to 1,315.13. The Nasdaq rose 66.61, or 2.4 percent, to 2,844.72." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/07/12]

2012 - Deadly day for Afghan civilians - June 7th, 2012: "On the deadliest day  in Afghanistan this year, 22 civilians were killed and 50 were wounded Wednesday [07/06/12] in two suicide bombings in the restive southern province of Kandahar, while 18 civilians were reported killed in a U.S.-led coalition airstrike in eastern Logar province. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Deadly day for Afghan civilians / 22 are killed in two suicide bombings; 18 reportedly die in NATO raid on militants.), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/07/12]

2012 - Gonorrhea gets tougher to treat - June 7th, 2012: "Cases of gonorrhea that resist the last remaining antibiotic treatments for the sexually transmitted disease have been detected in Australia, France, Japan, Norway, Sweden and Britain, officials at the World Health Organization said Wednesday. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Gonorrhea gets tougher to treat), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/07/12]

2012 - Settlement / Oppenheimer Funds - June 7th, 2012: "Though not admitting or denying wrongdoing, Oppenheimer Funds has agreed to pay more than $35 million to settle government charges that it misled investors who invested in two of its bond funds. [....]" [Based on: Article (Oppenheimer settles), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/07/12]

2012 - Legionnaire's outbreak / Scotland - June 7th, 2012: "One man has died from an outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease in Scotland, and an additional 21 cases of infection with the deadly bacteria have been confirmed, authorities in the capital Edinburgh said Wednesday." [Based on: Digest article (Legionnaire's outbreak), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/07/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Southern Peru - June 7th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 16:03:18 (UTC) on Thursday, June 7th, 2012. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 15.919°S, 72.516°W; Depth 99.7 km (62.0 miles)] was located @ SOUTHERN PERU."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000a9lp.php]-[T.D.- 06/07/12]

2012 - Muslims sue New York police over surveillance program - June 7th, 2012: "[...] The lawsuit [06/06/12] alleged that the NYPD's activities were unconstitutional because they focused on people's religion, national origin and race." [Based on: Digest article (Muslims sue New York police over surveillance program), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/07/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 8th, 2012: "Stocks were mixed after the Federal Reserve's chairman indicated no new stimulus was imminent. The Dow rose 46.17, or 0.4 percent, to 12,460.96. The S&P 500 fell 0.14, or less than 0.1 percent, to 1,314.99. The Nasdaq fell 13.70, or 0.5 percent, to 2,831.02." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 06/08/12]

2012 - Saddam aide executed - June 8th, 2012: "Saddam aide [Abed Hamid Hmoud] executed ['executed by hanging on Thursday']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/08/12]

2012 - Japanese dock sterilized - June 8th, 2012: "Japanese dock ['that washed up on an Oregon beach'] sterilized [06/07/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/08/12]

2012 - Karzai assails errant airstrike - June 8th, 2012: "Karzai assails errant airstrike [06/07/12] / Afghan president cuts short trip to China to protest civilian casualties [Logar province - 06/06/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/08/12]

2012 - Powerful storms rake Wyoming - June 8th, 2012: "Powerful storms [including tornado and hail] rake Wyoming [06/07/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/08/12]

2012 - Spain's debt rating is downgraded - June 8th, 2012: "Spain's debt rating is downgraded ['to BBB']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/08/12]

2012 - Yemen battling al-Qaida militants - June 8th, 2012: "Yemeni officials say at least 23 al-Qaida-linked militants have been killed in fighting in the country's south. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Yemen battling al-Qaida militants), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/08/12]

2012 - Military suicides continue rise / U.S.A. - June 8th, 2012: "Military suicides continue rise [U.S.A.] / Far more have died at their own hand than have died in Afghan fighting this year ['... averaging nearly one a day this year ... .']." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/08/12]

2012 - Nuclear plant offline for months more - June 8th, 2012: "Nuclear plant ['San Onofre ... Southern California'] offline for months more ['The plant has been shuttered since January after investigators found excessive wear on hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/08/12]

2012 - U.S. steps up rhetoric against Pakistan - June 8th, 2012: "U.S. steps up rhetoric against Pakistan [06/07/12] / Panetta calls for stronger action toward the militant Haqqani network." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/08/12]

2012 - Costner testifies in suit over oil cleanup - June 8th, 2012: "[...] Fellow actor Stephen Baldwin and Baldwin's friend Spyridon Contogouris claimed Costner and a business partner duped them of their share of an $18 million deal for BP to buy the oil-separating centrifuges after the 2010 oil spill [Gulf of Mexico]." [Based on: PEOPLE article (Costner testifies in suit over oil cleanup), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/08/12]

2012 - Panel hears response by U.S. to Wikileaks - June 8th, 2012: "Panel hears response by U.S. to Wikileaks [06/07/12] / State Department set up groups to handle damage." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/08/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 9th, 2012: "Stocks rose Friday, sending all three major stock indexes to their highest weekly gains of the year. The Dow rose 93.24, or 0.7 percent, to 12,554.20. The S&P 500 rose 10.67, or 0.8 percent, to 1,325.66. The Nasdaq rose 27.40, or 0.1 percent, to 2,858.42." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/09/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Taiwan Region - June 9th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 21:00:18 (UTC) on Saturday, June 9th, 2012. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 24.522°N, 122.337°E; Depth 70.9 km (44.1 miles)] was located @ TAIWAN REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000absf.php]-[T.D.- 06/13/12]

2012 - General apologizes for civilian deaths - June 9th, 2012: "General [U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen] apologizes [06/08/12] for civilian deaths / NATO-led airstrike [06/06/12] killed 18 villagers in Afghanistan." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/09/12]

2012 - STATUE HONORS DRED AND HARRIRT SCOTT - June 9th, 2012: "Attendees get their first look at the Dred and Harriet Scott statue, created by sculptor Harry Weber, after its unveiling Friday [06/08/12] at the Old Courthouse [St. Louis, Mo.], site of the famous case of 1846 in which the Scotts sued for their freedom from slavery. Among those attending were descendants of the Scotts." [Based on: Title for Article (STATUE HONORS DRED AND HARRIRT SCOTT), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/09/12]

2012 - M-Class Solar Flares - June 10th, 2012: "New sunspot AR1504 is crackling with impulsive M-class solar flares. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed the extreme UV flash from one of them, an M2-class flare on June 10th at 0645 UT [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/10/12]

2012 - Taliban kills four French soldiers - June 10th, 2012: "Taliban kills four French soldiers [06/09/12] / Five others injured after suicide bomber ['disguised as a woman wearing a burqa'] walked up to soldiers; Afghan official criticizes U.S. airstrike as 'one-sided.' " [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/10/12]

2012 - E. coli linked to 14 illnesses, one death - June 10th, 2012: "[...] No form of contaminated food or other cause has been identified in the illnesses, which occurred in April and May [U.S.A.]. [...] The illnesses were spread across six states. Georgia had five cases, Louisiana four, and Alabama two. Tennessee, Florida and California each had one." [Based on: Digest article (E. coli linked to 14 illnesses, one death), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/10/12]

2012 - Rainfall inundates central Gulf Coast - June 10th, 2012: "Rainfall inundates central Gulf Coast [06/09/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/10/12]

2012 - Spain relents, asks for bailout for its banks - June 10th, 2012: "Spain relents, asks for bailout for its banks [06/09/12] / Aid ['... a move that could cost up to $125 billion.'] will go to financial sector only and will not come with new austerity conditions for the economy in general." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/10/12]

2012 - Emboldened Syrian rebels take their offensive to Damascus - June 10th, 2012: "Emboldened Syrian rebels take their offensive to Damascus [06/09/12] / It's the heaviest fighting in the capital since 15-month-old uprising began." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/10/12]

2012 - 2 Nigerian churches attacked - June 11th, 2012: "2 Nigerian churches [in Jos & Biu] attacked [06/10/12]" [Based on: Title f(and text) or Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/11/12]

2012 - Deadly quake hits Afghanistan - June 11th, 2012: "Deadly quake hits Afghanistan" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/12/12]

*Links: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000acm6.php
              http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000acmf.php

2012 - Florida Panhandle is swamped by storms - June 11th, 2012: "Florida Panhandle is swamped by storms [06/10/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 06/11/12]

2012 - Fires spreading quickly in New Mexico, Colorado - June 11th, 2012: "Fires spreading quickly in New Mexico, Colorado." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/11/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 12th, 2012: "Stocks fell Monday on doubts that a bailout for Spain will fix Europe's debt crisis. The Dow fell 142.97 points, or 1.1 percent, to 12,411.23. The S&P 500 fell 16.73, or 1.3 percent, to 1,308.93. The Nasdaq fell 48.69, or 1.7 percent, to 2,809.73." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/12/12]

2012 - Albania elects president - June 12th, 2012: "Albania [06/11/12] elects president [Bujar Nishani]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/12/12]

2012 - Shares plunge / Centene Corp. - June 12th, 2012: "[...] Clayton-based health insurer Centene [Mo.], which specializes in Medicaid benefits for the poor, plunged 22 percent to $27.58 at the close of trading, for its biggest one-day decline since March 2008. [....]" [Based on: Wire Reports article (Centene shares plunge after it lowers 2012 earnings forecast), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/12/12]

2012 - Sandusky sex abuse trial opens - June 12th, 2012: "Sandusky sex abuse trial opens [06/11/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 06/12/12]

2012 - Autism brain samples damaged - June 12th, 2012: "A freezer malfunctioned at a hospital that oversees the world's largest collection of autistic brain samples, damaging a third of the specimens and casting doubt on whether they can be used in research. The freezer failed sometime late last month at McLean Hospital in the Boston suburb of Belmont." [Based on: Digest article (Autism brain samples damaged), p. A22, S.L.P.D., 06/12/12]

2012 - New pan-Arab TV satellite channel on air - June 12th, 2012: "A new pan-Arab TV station that went on the air Monday [06/11/12] courts viewers who see mainstream coverage of the political upheaval sweeping the Middle East as biased against the regimes in Syria and Iran and their close ally in Lebanon, the powerful Shiite militant group Hezbollah. The Beirut-based station Al-Mayadeen, Arabic for the Squares, hopes to counter the influence of regional media heavyweights such as Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya, both funded buy oil-rich Sunni Gulf Arab countries that have backed the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad. It also promises to support the Palestinian cause and all forms of 'resistance' a term in Mideast parlance usually used to describe Hezbollah and other groups that fight Israel." [Based on: Digest article (New pan-Arab TV satellite channel on air), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/11/12]

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Mayadeen

2012 - Fires in West burn out of control / U.S.A. - June 12th, 2012: "Fires in West [Colorado & New Mexico] burn out of control" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 06/12/12]

2012 - U.S. accuses Syria of employing 'new horrific tactics' - June 12th, 2012: "U.S. accuses Syria [06/11/12] of employing 'new horrific tactics' " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/12/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 13th, 2012: "Stocks rebounded Tuesday on hopes that the Federal Reserve will do more to help the economy. The Dow rose 162.57 points, or 1.3 percent, to 12,573.80. The S&P 500 rose 15.25, or 1.2 percent, to 1,324.18. The Nasdaq rose 33.34, or 1.2 percent, to 2,843.07." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/13/12]

2012 - Tens of thousands protest Putin - June 13th, 2012: "Tens of thousands protest Putin [06/12/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/13/12]

2012 - Verizon refashions phone plans - June 13th, 2012: "Verizon refashions phone plans ['The new plans will become available on June 28 ...'] / Cellphone company will promote connections of nonphone devices ['like tablets and PC's'] to its network." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/13/12]

2012 - New attack on Shiite pilgrims in Iraq - June 13th, 2012: "New attack on Shiite pilgrims in Iraq [06/12/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/13/12]

2012 - Fed official's optimism sends market soaring - June 13th, 2012: "Fed official's optimism sends market soaring [06/12/12] / Dow is up 162 points as every major category closes higher." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/13/12]

2012 - Area around Tunisian capital under curfew - June 13th, 2012: "Area around Tunisian capital under curfew [06/12/12 - 'after protests by radical Islamists']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/13/12]

2012 - Another critical report at Cochran VA hospital - June 13th, 2012: "Another critical report at Cochran VA hospital [St. Louis, Mo.] / Health, leadership problems are cited in death of kidney patient [December 2010]." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 06/13/12]

2012 - Russia escalates battle in Syria, U.S. charges - June 13th, 2012: "Russia escalates battle in Syria, U.S. charges / Clinton accuses Moscow of sending attack copters; mobs prevent U.N. observers from reaching town." [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/13/12]

2012 - Health care is expected to outpace economy / U.S.A. - June 13th, 2012: "Health care is expected to outpace economy [U.S.A.] / However the supreme Court rules, costs will climb, study says." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/13/12]

2012 - Typhoon Guchol - June 14th, 2012: "Guchol formed as a tropical depression over the western Pacific Ocean on June 11, 2012, Unisys Weather reported. It strengthened to a tropical storm the next day, and by June 14 it was a typhoon. Guchol reached super typhoon status on June 16 and 17, but weakened back to a tropical storm by June 19. In the latest reports from the Japan Meteorological Agency, Guchol was expected to bring heavy rains and strong winds to Japan on June 19 and 20. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=78309]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 14th, 2012: "Stocks fell Wednesday amid continued worries about Europe's debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 77.42, or 0.6 percent, to 12,496.38. The S&P 500 fell 9.30, or 0.7 percent, to 1,314.88. The Nasdaq fell 24.46, or 0.9 percent, to 2,818.61." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/14/12]

2012 - Heavy day of violence / Iraq - June 14th, 2012: "Bombs target Iraqi pilgrims [06/13/12] / Heavy day of violence kills 66, wounds 200 in worst outbreak since January." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/14/12]

2012 - Al-Qaida fighters killed in Yemen - June 14th, 2012: "[...] At least 17 al-Qaida militants were killed in the latest phase of Yemen's offensive, they ['tribal and military officials.'] said." [Based on: Digest article (Al-Qaida fighters killed in Yemen), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/14/12]

2012 - Tribal clashes in Libya leave 15 dead - June 14th, 2012: "Tribal clashes in Libya leave 15 dead ['over the past 48 hours']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/14/12]

2012 - Afghan kids dying in higher numbers - June 14th, 2012: "Afghan kids dying in higher numbers / An array of hazards caused 1,756 casualties last year ['an averqage of 4.8 child casualties a day'], report says." [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/14/12]

2012 - Australia creates vast marine reserve - June 14th, 2012: "Australia creates vast marine reserve ['... covering 1.2 million million square miles of ocean including the entire Coral Sea.']" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/14/12]

2012 - U.S., Russia trade barbs over Syria - June 14th, 2012: "U.S., Russia trade barbs over Syria [06/13/12] / Days before Obama, Putin to meet, each side accuses the other of injecting military support into conflict." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/14/12]

2012 - Remaining charges on Edwards dropped - June 14th, 2012: "Remaining charges on Edwards [John Edwards] dropped [06/13/12] / 13 days after acquittal and mistrial, government closes case." [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/14/12]

2012 - U.N. conference opens in Rio de Janeiro - June 14th, 2012: "U.N. conference opens in Rio de Janeiro ['The event runs through June 22']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/14/12]

2012 - Asian electric car consortium in deal to buy Saab - June 14th, 2012: "Asian electric car consortium in deal to buy Saab" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/14/12]

2012 - WHY YOUR MEDICAL COSTS AREN'T ALWAYS TRANSPARENT - June 14th, 2012: "WHY YOUR MEDICAL COSTS AREN'T ALWAYS TRANSPARENT [U.S.A.] / Website aims to help, although BJC not among those participating." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/14/12]

*Links: http://www.uhc.com/individuals_families/member_tools/myhealthcare_cost_estimator.htm

2012 - Launch / Shenzhou 9 - June 15th, 2012: "China's march into space is quickening. On June 15th, the Chinese space agency launched the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft with three taikonauts on board. One of them, fighter pilot Liu Yang, is the first chinese woman in space. The Shenzhou 9 is scheduled to dock with China's Tiangong 1 space station tomorrow [June 18th?]. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/17/12] 

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 15th, 2012: "Stocks rose Thursday on expectations that the Federal Reserve will do more to aid the economy. The Dow rose 155.53, or 1.2 percent, to 12,651.91. The S&P 500 rose 14.22, or 1.1 percent, to 1,329.10. The Nasdaq rose 17.72, or 0.6 percent, to 2,836.33." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. C7, S.L.P.D., 06/15/12]

2012 - AIG bailout loans repaid - June 15th, 2012: "AIG bailout loans repaid [with interest]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/15/12]

2012 - Egypt's parliament ousted - June 15th, 2012: "Egypt's parliament ousted [06/14/12] / Court allows Mubarak ally to run in presidential election." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/15/12]

2012 - EPA proposes soot standards - June 15th, 2012: "[...] Dr. Albert Rizzo, chairman of the board of the American Lung Association, said soot is a known killer." [Based on: Digest article (EPA proposes soot standards), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/15/12]

2012 - Nik Wallenda crosses Niagra Falls - June 15th, 2012: "Nik Wallenda of the famed family of aerialists crosses Niagra Falls on a tightrope Friday [06/15/12] in Ontario, becoming the first person ever to accomplish the feat. He walked 1,800 feet across the mist-fogged brink of the rearing chasm." [Based on: Title for A.P. picture article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/16/12]

2012 - Root worms / Monsanto GM corn - June 15th, 2012: "PESTS GAIN UPPER HAND / Problems with rootworms are spreading despite Monsanto's claims of resistance in genetically modified corn." [Based on: Title for Article article, p. C1, S.L.P.D., 06/15/12]

2012 - Gay pride recognition / U.S. Military - June 15th, 2012: "Military [U.S.A.] sets June aside for gay pride recognition / Policy change has not caused problems, officials say." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/15/12]

2012 - Argentina takes Falklands claim to U.N. - June 15th, 2012: "Argentina takes Falklands claim to U.N. [06/14/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/15/12]

2012 - Ex-tycoon is given 110 years in scam - June 15th, 2012: "Former jet-setting Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford, whose financial empire once spanned the Americas, was sentenced Thursday [06/14/12] to 110 years in prison for bilking investors out of more than $7 billion over 20 years in one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Ex-tycoon is given 110 years in scam), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/15/12]

2012 - 2nd plea in Fidelis consumer scam case - June 15th, 2012: "2nd plea in Fidelis consumer scam case [06/14/12] / Cory Atkinson, former co-owner, admits to stealing millions." [Based on: Title for Article article, p. C1, S.L.P.D., 06/15/12]

2012 - Cave art called oldest in world / Spain - June 15th, 2012: "Cave art ['Panel of Hands', El Castillo Cave] called oldest in world / Most of the Spanish paintings are approaching 40,000 years old." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/15/12]

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2159197/Cave-artwork-Spain-confirmed-oldest-Europe-40-800-years-old-painted-Neanderthals.html?ITO=1490

2012 - U.S. Medicaid fraud review is found lacking - June 15th, 2012: "[...] The Medicaid program lost nearly $22 billion to fraud last year, in the second-highest amount of fraud for any federal program. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (U.S. Medicaid fraud review is found lacking), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/15/12]

2012 - Extradition for WikiLeaks founder is confirmed - June 15th, 2012: "Extradition for WikiLeaks founder is confirmed [06/14/12]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/15/12]

2012 - Solar Wind - June 16th, 202: "Solar wind speed: 405.8 km/sec; density: 13.4 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 1316 UT / Solar wind speed: 516.9 km/sec; density: 18.1 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 2317 UT / Solar wind speed: 506.9 km/sec; density: 21.5 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 2347 UT" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/16/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 16th, 2012: "Stocks rose Friday on expectations that central banks will do more to suppoort the economy. The Dow rose 115.26, or 0.9 percent, to 12,767.17. The S&P 500 rose 13.74, or 1 percent, to 1,342.84. The Nasdaq rose 36.47, or 1.3 percent, to 2,872.80." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/16/12]

2012 - DOUBLE CME TARGETS EARTH - June 16th, 2012: "On June 14th, sunspot AR1504 erupted and hurled a CME toward Earth. The fast-moving cloud swept up another CME already en route, and the two clouds are expected to deliver a double blow to Earth's magnetic field on June 16th around 10:16 UT. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/16/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Luzon, Philippines - June 16th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 22:18:48 (UTC) on Saturday, June 16th, 2012. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 15.574°N, 119.609°E; Depth 35.3 km (21.9 miles)] was located @ LUZON, PHILIPPINES."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000ahkr.php]-[T.D.- 06/17/12]

2012 - Solar Wind - June 17th, 2012: "Solar wind speed: 483.7 km/sec; density: 18.4 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 0054 UT" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/16/12]

2012 - Avalanche / Alaska - June 17th, 2012: "4 climbers presumed dead after avalanche [Mt. McKinley, Alaska]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/17/12]

2012 - Died / Rodney King - June 17th, 2012: "Rodney King dead at 47 ['... found at the bottom of his swimming pool Sunday and later pronounced dead.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/18/12]

2012 - Bombings kill 33 in Pakistan - June 17th, 2012: "Bombings kill 33 in Pakistan [06/16/12]" [Based on: Digest article (Greek and Spanish savings flee EU crisis), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/17/12]

2012 - More Iraqi pilgrims hit by bombs - June 17th, 2012: "More Iraqi pilgrims hit by bombs ['at least  26 killed' - 06/16/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/17/12]

2012 - Greek and Spanish savings flee EU crisis - June 17th, 2012: "[...] Worried that their savings could be devalued, or that banks are on the verge of collapse and that governments cannot make good on deposit insurance, people in Greece, Spain and beyond are withdrawing euros by the billions - behavior that is magnifying their countries' financial stresses." [Based on: Digest article (Greek and Spanish savings flee EU crisis), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/17/12]

2012 - Millions of N. Korean children malnourished - June 17th, 2012: "Millions of N. Korean children malnourished, U.N. says ['last week']." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/17/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - June 17th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 20:32:20 (UTC) on Sunday, June 17th, 2012. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 38.894°N, 141.946°E; Depth 31.8 km (19.8 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000ahy0.php]-[T.D.- 06/17/12]

2012 - Elections trivia / Egypt - June 18th, 2012: "Interim constitution [issued 06/17/12] keeps Egyptian military in play / Meanwhile, Muslim Brotherhood declares its candidate as election winner." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/18/12]

2012 - Wildfire in California - June 18th, 2012: "Wildfire in California ['San Diego County']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/18/12]

2012 - French Socialists win mandate - June 18th, 2012: "French Socialists win mandate [06/17/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/18/12]

2012 - U.N. demands evacuation of Syrian civilians - June 18th, 2012: "U.N. demands [06/17/12] evacuation of Syrian civilians ['... that warring parties allow ... .']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/18/12]

2012 - Suicide bombers attack Nigerian churches - June 18th, 2012: "Suicide bombers attack Nigerian churches ['Christian area of Zaria']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/18/12]

2012 - 800,000 forced to flee their countries in 2011 - June 18th, 2012: "800,000 forced to flee their countries in 2011 ['Crises in Libya, Sudan, Solamlia and elsewhere prompted ... .']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/18/12]

 2012 - Greek voters back parties seekig to stay in eurozone - June 18th, 2012: "Greek voters back parties seekig to stay in eurozone / Effort to form governing coalition will begin today." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/18/12]

2012 - AIG settlement - June 19th, 2012: "[...] It settles allegations AIG underreported workers' comp insurance revenue by more than $2 billion, and that this allowed the insurer to pay less in state taxes, according to the Missouri Department of Insurance. [....]" [Based on: Article (AIG settlement), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/19/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 19th, 2012: "Stocks were mixed Monday amid continued worries about Europe's debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 25.35, or 0.2 percent, to 12,741.82. The S&P 500 rose 1.94, or 0.1 percent, to 1,344.78. The Nasdaq rose 22.53, or 0.8 percent, to 2,895.33." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/19/12]

2012 - Feds expand Toyota fire inquiry - June 19th, 2012: "Feds expand Toyota fire inquiry ['into fires that can start in the doors'] / NHTSA adds certain Camrys, Yaris and Highlanders to investigation." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 06/19/12]

2012 - Clemens wins acquittal on all charges - June 19th, 2012: "Clemens [Roger Clemens] wins acquittal on all charges [06/18/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/19/12]

2012 - Saudi Arabia names new crown prince - June 19th, 2012: "Saudi Arabia [06/18/12] names new crown prince [Defense Minister Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/19/12]

2012 - Iraqi suicide bombing kills at least 15 - June 19th, 2012: "Iraqi suicide bombing [06/18/12] kills at least 15 ['in a funeral tent packed with mourners for a Shiite tribal leader' - Baqouba, Iraq]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/19/12]

2012 - Microsoft unveils a tablet called Surface - June 19th, 2012: "Challenging Apple, Microsoft unveils a tablet called Surface" [Based on: Article, S.L.P.D., 06/19/12]

2012 - Suicide bomber kills Yemeni commander - June 19th, 2012: "Suicide bomber kills Yemeni commander [Maj. Gen. Salem Ali al-Quton]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/19/12]

2012 - U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan - June 19th, 2012: "U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan [southern Afghanistan - 06/18/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/19/12]

2012 - Man accused of laundering Medicare money - June 19th, 2012: "Man [Oscar Sanchez] accused of laundering Medicare money" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/19/12]

2012 - Design cited in nuclear plant woes / California - June 19th, 2012: "Design cited in nuclear plant woes [California's troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/19/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Near Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska - June 19th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 15:56:32 (UTC) on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2012. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 53.364°N, 171.593°E; Depth 14 km (8.7 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000ajln.php]-[T.D.- 06/22/12]

2012 - HAPPY SOLSTICE - June 20th, 2012: "Today, the sun crosses the celestial equator heading south. The moment of crossing or "solstice" occurs at 7:09 pm EDT and marks the beginning of northern summer. This is the longest day and shortest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Meanwhile In the Southern Hemisphere, winter begins. Happy solstice! [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/20/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 20th, 2012: "Stocks rose Tuesday on hopes that the Federal Reserve will make more moves to bolster the economy. The Dow rose 95.51 points, or 0.7 percent, to 12,837.33. The S&P 500 rose 13.20, or 1 percent, to 1,357.98. The Nasdaq rose 34.43, or 1.2 percent, to 2,929.76." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/20/12]

2012 - Typhoon Guchol / Japan - June 20th, 2012: "Thousands flee homes as typhoon [Guchol] hits Japan [06/19/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/20/12]

2012 - Walgreen looks to Europe - June 20th, 2012: "Walgreen looks to Europe / Drugstore chain is buying $6.7 billion stake in health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/20/12]

2012 - Mubarak placed on life support - June 20th, 2012: "Mubarak placed on life support ['after suffering a stroke in prison Tuesday' - 06/19/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/20/12]

2012 - Violence increases in Afghanistan - June 20th, 2012: "Violence spiked in southern Afghanistan as militants stormed a NATO military base and attacked a police checkpoint Tuesday [06/19/12], a day after gunmen wearing police uniforms killed a U.S. soldier. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Violence increases in Afghanistan), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/20/12]

2012 - Sectarian attacks in Nigeria kill 25 - June 20th, 2012: "Sectarian attacks in Nigeria kill 25" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/20/12]

2012 - Flooding / Northeastern Minnesota - June 20th, 2012: "People, animals flee flood [06/20/12] / Northeastern part of Minnesota, including Duluth, is hard hit ['up to 9 inches of rain']; animals escape from zoo." [Based on: Title 9and text) for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/21/12]

2012 - Pakistan's prime minister is ousted - June 20th, 2012: "Pakistan's prime minister is ousted [06/19/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/20/12]

2012 - Shipment for Syria heading back to Russia - June 20th, 2012: "Shipment for Syria [believed aboard the ship MV Alaed] heading back to Russia" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/20/12]

2012 - Northeast U.S. boils on first day of summer - June 20th, 2012: "Northeast U.S. boils ['high 90s'] on first day of summer [06/20/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/21/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 21st, 2012: "Stocks were mixed after the Federal Reserve extended a program to keep interest rates low. The Dow fell 12.94 points, or 0.1 percent, to 12,824.39. The S&P 500 fell 2.29, or 0.2 percent, to 1,355.69. The Nasdaq rose 0.69, or less than 0.1 percent, to 2,930.45." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/21/12]

2012 - Lexus No. 1 in survey - June 21st, 2012: "Lexus No. 1 in survey / J.D. Power gives Toyota's luxury brand highest quality marks; Jaguar, Porsche, Cadillac and Honda round out top five." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/21/12]

2012 - Summit on environment opens - June 21st, 2012: "Summit on environment opens [06/20/12] / Delegates in Rio hope to strengthen weak document." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A24, S.L.P.D., 06/21/12]

2012 - Syrian rebels launch offensive - June 21st, 2012: "Syrian rebels launch offensive ['to recapture the Baba Amr neighborhood in the city of Homs']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/21/12]

2012 - Dozens killed in fighting in Yemen - June 21st, 2012: "[...] The clashes in Abyan and Shabwa provinces are part of a weeks-long push against al-Qaida." [Based on: Digest article (Dozens killed in fighting in Yemen), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/21/12]

2012 - Holder is cited for contempt by panel - June 21st, 2012: "[...] The party-line vote was 23-17 after hours of caustic debate. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Holder is cited for contempt by panel / Action against attorney general follows Obama's invoking of executive privilege in gun inquiry.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/21/12]

2012 - Afghanistan attack kills 3 U.S. soldiers - June 21st, 2012: "A suicide bomber killed 21 people including three U.S. soldiers at a checkpoint in a packed market in eastern Afghanistan [Khost] on Wednesday - the third assault targeting Americans in as many days. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Afghanistan attack kills 3 U.S. soldiers), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/21/12]

2012 - Financier convicted in $200 million fraud - June 21st, 2012: "Financier [Tim Durham] convicted in $200 million fraud [06/20/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/21/12]

2012 - Fed seeks to boost stalling economy / U.S.A. - June 21st, 2012: "Fed seeks to boost stalling economy [U.S.A.] / It is extending program to reduce long-term interest rates; agency's forecast for growth gets a lot gloomier." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/21/12]

2012 - Kuwati court invalidates February election - June 21st, 2012: "Kuwati court invalidates February election [06/20/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article , p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/21/12]

2012 - Pakistan touts capture of key al-Qaida figure - June 21st, 2012: "Pakistan touts capture of key al-Qaida figure [Naamen Meziche]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/21/12]

2012 - Farmers challenge report on pesticides / U.S.A. - June 21st, 2012: "Farmers challenge report on pesticides [U.S.A.] / Agriculture alliance charges that group's list of 'clean' and 'dirty' fruits and vegetables will scare people away from healthy foods." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/21/12]

2012 - Egypt awaits results - June 22nd, 2012: "[...] The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has taken decisive steps over the last week to ensure it will shape the nation's political future. An army declaration has severely limited presidential powers; martial law has been expanded; the generals are overseeing the drafting of a constitution; and Egypt's highest court dissolved the Islamist-dominated Parliament. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Egypt awaits results / Authorities say election outcome could be released as late as Sunday.), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/22/12]

2012 - Moody's hits 15 banks - June 22nd, 2012: "Moody's Investors Service lowered the credit ratings of 15 giant banks late Thursday, saying that long-term prospects for profitability and growth are shrinking for the likes of Bank of America and Morgan Stanley. [...] Some of the largest European banks were also downgraded, including Barclays, Deutsche Bank and HSBC. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Moody's hits 15 banks / Moody's worried about banks' growth outlook, market exposure.), p. B1, S.L.P.D., 06/22/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 22nd, 2012: "Signs that the global economy is weakening sent the Dow to its second-worst drop of the year Thursday [06/21/12]. It fell 250.82, or 2 percent, to 12,573.57. The S&P 500 fell 30.18, or 2.2 percent, to 1,325.51. The Nasdaq fell 71.36, or 2.4 percent, to 3,859.09." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 06/22/12]

2012 - Jewish settlers to leave homes - June 22nd, 2012: "Jewish settlers to leave homes / 30 families agree to comply with court ruling over West Bank outpost [Ulpana]." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/22/12]

2012 - Fire efforts complicated / U.S.A. - June 22nd, 2012: "Fire efforts complicated [U.S.A.] / Endangered species must be factored into spread of retardant." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/22/12]

2012 - Syrian pilot defects with warplane - June 22nd, 2012: "Syrian pilot defects with warplane [06/21/12] / Air force colonel granted political asylum after landing at Jordanian military air base." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/22/12]

2012 - VOYAGER 1 AT THE FINAL FRONTIER - June 22nd, 2012: "At the edge of the solar system, Voyager 1 is reporting a sharp increase in cosmic rays that could herald the spacecraft's long-awaited breakthrough into interstellar space." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/22/12]

2012 - Video shows Zimmerman's account of fight - June 22nd, 2012: "Video shows Zimmerman's account of fight / Some of the neighborhood watch leader's statements are questionable, lawyers say." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/22/12]

2012 - Sweden boosts security at nuclear plants - June 22nd, 2012: "Sweden boosts security at nuclear plants ['... after a small amount of explosives without a triggering device was found on a forklift on the grounds ... .' - 06/21/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/22/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Macquarie Island Region - June 22nd, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 04:31:17 (UTC) on Friday, June 22nd, 2012. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 54.302°S, 158.727°E; Depth 9.9 km (6.2 miles)] was located @ MACQUARIE ISLAND REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000amdx.php]-[T.D.- 06/22/12]

2012 - Adopted son accuses Sandusky of molesting him - June 22nd, 2012: "Adopted son, 33, accuses Sandusky [06/21/12] of molesting him." [Based on: Title for The Philadelphia Enquirer article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/22/12]

2012 - Karzai says Afghans, government must tackle corruption to move forward - June 22nd, 2012: "Karzai says Afghans, government must tackle corruption to move forward [06/21/12]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/22/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 23rd, 2012: "Bank stocks rose Friday after credit-rating downgrades for a group of banks were less severe than feared. The Dow rose 67.21, or 0.5 percent, to 12,640.78. The S&P 500 rose 9.71, or 0.7 percent, to 1,335.02. The Nasdaq rose 33.33, or 1.2 percent, to 2,892.42." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/23/12]

2012 - Convicted / Jerry Sandusky - June 23rd, 2012: "Sandusky convicted on 45 of 48 counts [06/22/12] / Ex-coach fafes chance of life term." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/23/12]

2012 - Syria shoots down Turkish plane - June 23rd, 2012: "Syria shoots down Turkish plane ['that entered Syrian airspace' - 06/22/12] / F-4 fighter jet's pilots are missing; tension between countries soars." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/23/12]

*Trivia: "Downing of Turkish jet is called accidental" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 06/24/12]

2012 - Mild heart attack / Alex Trebek - June 23rd, 2012: " 'Jeopardy!' host Trebek [Alex Trebek, 71] suffers mild heart attack [06/23/12]" [Based on: Title  for People article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/25/12]

2012 - War games a warning to N. Korea - June 23rd, 2012: "War games [U.S. & South Korea] a warning to N. Korea [06/22/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/23/12]

2012 - Taliban attack Afghan vacationers - June 23rd, 2012: "Taliban attack Afghan vacationers [06/22/12] / Assault on lakeside hotel [near Kabul] kills 14 civilians, three guards, police officer." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/23/12]

2012 - Paraguay's president is ousted in trial - June 23rd, 2012: "Paraguay's president [Fernando Lugo] is ousted in trial [06/22/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/23/12]

2012 - Philadelphia priest guilty in cover-up - June 23rd, 2012: "A Roman Catholic Church official [Monsignor William Lynn] was convicted of child endangerment but acquitted of conspiracy Friday [06/22/12] in a landmark clergy abuse trial, making him the first U.S. church official branded a felon for covering up abuse claims. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Philadelphia priest guilty in cover-up), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/23/12]

2012 - Amid turmoil, Pakistan gets new prime minister - June 23rd, 2012: "Amid turmoil, Pakistan gets new prime minister [Raja Pervaiz] / His election [06/22/12] is unlikely to quell tension gripping the country." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/23/12]

2012 - Fire forces 1,500 homes to be evacuated / Utah - June 23rd, 2012: "Fire forces 1,500 homes to be evacuated [Utah - 06/22/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/23/12]

2012 - Superdose of chloring is a puzzle / St. Louis, Mo. - June 23rd, 2012: "Superdose of chloring is a puzzle / Too much of the chemical in water in north St. Louis [Baden neighborhood - April 2012] shouldn't have happened, officials say." [Based on: Title (and text) for article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/23/12]

2012 - Hamas threatens more attacks on Israel - June 24th, 2012: "Hamas threatens more attacks on Israel / Exchanges between two sides are the most serious in months; Egyptian tries to broker a cease-fire." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/24/12]

2012 - Tropical Storm Debby / Gulf of Mexico - June 24th, 2012: "Tropical storm [Debby] hits Gulf of Mexico [06/23/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 06/24/12]

2012 - Yemen's army takes new al-Qaida stronghold - June 24th, 2012: "Yemen's army takes new al-Qaida stronghold" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 06/24/12]

2012 - Sudanese soldiers target civilians, refugees say - June 24th, 2012: "Sudanese soldiers target civilians, refugees say / Scorched-earth military policy forces thousands to flee as villagers are slain, wells are poisoned with bodies." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 06/24/12]

2012 - Japanese, Russian firms to develop oil field in Siberia - June 24th, 2012: "Japanese, Russian firms to develop oil field in Siberia" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 06/24/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Near the east Coast of Kamchatka, Russia - June 24th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 03:15:02 (UTC) on Sunday, June 24th, 2012. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 57.601°N, 163.218°E; Depth 17.4 km (10.8 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000apgd.php]-[T.D.- 06/26/12]

2012 - Paraguayan leaders defend moves - June 25th, 2012: "Paraguay's new government battled a wave of criticism on Sunday as several of the nation's closest allies condemned the dismissal of President Fernando Lugo by lawmakers, some calling it a congressional coup. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Paraguayan leaders defend moves), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/25/12]

2012 - Tropical Storm Debby / Florida, Alabama - June 25th, 2012: "Debby lashes Florida, Alabama [06/24/12] / Tornado kills Florida woman; some areas are expected to get 10 to 15 inches of rain." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/25/12]

2012 - Islamist narrowly wins Egyptian presidency - June 25th, 2012: "Islamist [Mohammed Morsi] narrowly wins Egyptian presidency ['declared the winner Sunday'] / Now he must weigh confrontation with military, which has stripped his office of most of its authority." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/25/12]

2012 - NATO to discuss downing of Turkish plane by Syria - June 25th, 2012: "NATO to discuss [06/26/12] downing of Turkish plane by Syria" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/25/12]

2012 - China completes its first manual docking in space - June 25th, 2012: "China completes its first manual docking in space" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/25/12]

2012 - Crime lab backup hinders drug war / St. Louis, Mo. - June 25th, 2012: "Crime lab backup hinders drug war ['a six-to eight-month delay in confirming drug tests so charges can be filed against suspected criminals'] / The number of tests processed for drug cases in St. Louis County has more than quadrupled in 3 years." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/25/12]

2012 - Mount Carmel, Ill., priest is removed over improvisation - June 25th, 2012: "Mount Carmel, Ill., priest [Rev. William Rowe] is removed [06/22/12] over improvisation" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article by Michele Munz, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/25/12]

2012 - Hedge fund manager to pay $405 million to Madoff victims - June 25th, 2012: "Hedge fund manager [J. Ezra Merkin] to pay $405 million to Madoff victims ['... and New York state will get $5 million to cover the cost of the settlement ... .']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/25/12]

2012 - Mysterious 10,000-year-old ruins found in Syrian desert - June 25th, 2012: "Mysterious 10,000-year-old ruins found in Syrian desert [2009]." [Based on: Title (and text) for FoxNews.com article Published June 25, 2012]

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/06/25/10000-year-old-ruins-found-in-syrian-desert/?intcmp=features

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 26th, 2012: "Stocks fell Monday as investors grew more frustrated with Europe's debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 138.12, or 1.1 percent, to 12,502.66. The S&P 500 fell 21.30, or 1.6 percent, to 1,313.72. The Nasdaq fell 56.26, or 1.9 percent, to 2,836.16." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/26/12]

2012 - Bombings in Iraq kill 11 - June 26th, 2012: "Bombings in Iraq [06/25/12] kill 11 [Hillah & Baqouba]" [Based on: Title (and text) for National Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/26/12]

2012 - Finance Minister resigns / Greece - June 26th, 2012: "Greece faces more woes: Finance minister resigns [06/25/12]" [Based on: National Digest article (Maryland man convicted in renewable energy scheme), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/26/12]

2012 - Al-Qaida trains Norwegian to attack - June 26th, 2012: "European security officials say a Norwegian man has received terrorist training from al-Qaida's offshoot in Yemen and is awaiting orders to attack the West. [....]" [Based on: National Digest article (Al-Qaida trains Norwegian to attack), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/26/12]

2012 - Syrian general, soldiers defect to Turkey - June 26th, 2012: "Syrian general, soldiers defect to Turkey ['in recent days']" [Based on: Title For National Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/26/12]

2012 - Japan's Fukushima seafood back on market - June 26th, 2012: "Japan's Fukushima seafood back on market [06/25/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for National Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/26/12]

2012 - Tropical storm soaks Florida's Gulf Coast - June 26th, 2012: "Tropical storm [Debby] soaks Florida's Gulf Coast [06/25/12]" [Based on: Title For National Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/26/12]

2012 - Court affirms corporate free speech / Montana - June 26th, 2012: "[...] In a 5-4 decision, the court summarily overturned a centuries-old Montana state law that banned corporate political expenditures, saying it conflicted with the First Amendment speech rights of corporations contained in the Citizens United case. [....]" [Based on: Tribune Washington Bureau article (Court affirms corporate free speech / In split decision, justices overturn Montana law that banned corporate campaign expenditures.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/26/12]

2012 - Final steel beam lifted at 4 World Trade Center - June 26th, 2012: "Final steel beam lifted at 4 World Trade Center [06/25/12]" [Based on: Title For National Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/26/12]

2012 - Maryland man convicted in renewable energy scheme - June 26th, 2012: "[...] Rodney Hailey was accused of selling $9.1 million in credits for biodiesel fuel his company didn't produce." [Based on: National Digest article (Maryland man convicted in renewable energy scheme), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/26/12]

2012 - Cyprus becomes 5th eurozone state to seek bailout - June 26th, 2012: "Cyprus becomes 5th eurozone state to seek bailout [06/25/12]" [Based on: Title For National Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/26/12]

2012 - Links between stress and dementia, Altzheimer’s investigated - June 26th, 2012: "[...] This is not the first time a link between dementia and stress has come under scrutiny. 'A Swedish study that followed nearly 1,500 women for a period of 35 years found the risk of dementia was about 65% higher in women who reported repeated periods of stress in middle age than in those who did not,” reported the BBC.' [...] “Chronic stress is known to increase the risk of a number of illnesses – including heart disease, cancer and type-2 diabetes,” pointed out NetDoctor. And a recent study found that psychological distress is associated with an increased risk of death from a stroke, reported The Huffington Post. [....]" [Based on: The Periscope Post article (Links between stress and dementia, Altzheimer’s investigated / Stress has already been associated with cancer and heart disease – is it also linked to dementia?), 26 June 2012]

*Link: http://www.periscopepost.com/2012/06/links-between-stress-and-dementia-altzheimers-investigated/

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 27th, 2012: "Stocks rose Tuesday after a report showed the first month-over-month rise in home prices in seven months. The Dow rose 32.01, or 0.3 percent, to 12,534.67. The S&P 500 rose 6.27, or 0.5 percent, to 1,319.99. The Nasdaq rose 17.90, or 0.6 percent, to 2,854.06." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/27/12]

2012 - Egypt court limits military - June 27th, 2012: "Egypt court limits military [06/26/12] / Decree that allows military police, intelligence agents to arrest civilians is suspended." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/27/12]

2012 - Protected land / Puerto Rico - June 27th, 2012: "Paradise preserved / Land set aside in Puerto Rico [north coast] is good news for ecotourism and the leatherback turtle." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 06/27/12]

2012 - Landslides / Eastern Uganda - June 27th, 2012: "Eastern Uganda a 'death trap' / Residents say 100 people are missing in mountainous region [Bududa] after landslide ['induced by torrential rain'] creates havoc [06/26/12]." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/27/12]

2012 - Another Greek minister resigns - June 27th, 2012: "Another Greek minister [Giorgos Venicos] resigns [06/26/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/27/12]

2012 - Foreign relations / Turkey & Syria - June 27th, 2012: "Turkey warns Syria [06/26/12] to stay away from border or face attack / NATO backs Turkey action and condemns Syria for shooting down plane; Syria's elite troops battle rebels near Damascus." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/27/12]

2012 - Wildfires disrupt the West / U.S.A. - June 27th, 2012: "Wildfires disrupt the West / Parts of Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., are evacuated [06/26/12]." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/27/12]

2012 - Gas under $3 a gallon, St. Louis, Mo. - June 27th, 2012: "Area [St. Louis, Mo.] welcomes return of gas under $3 a gallon" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/27/12]

2012 - Court upholds EPA's global warming rules - June 27th, 2012: "[...] A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington said that the Environmental Protection Agency was 'unambiguously correct' in using existing federal law to address global warming, denying two of the challenges to four separate regulations and dismissing the others. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Court upholds EPA's global warming rules), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/27/12]

2012 - Serbia sentences 14 ex-soldiers for war crimes - June 27th, 2012: "A Serbian war crimes court on Tuesday [06/26/12] sentenced 14 former Serb soldiers to between four and 20 years in prison for the killing of 70 Croatian villagers in 1991, some of whom were forced to walk through a minefield as human shields." [Based on: Digest article (Serbia sentences 14 ex-soldiers for war crimes), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/27/12]

2012 - Heat wave / U.S.A. - June 28th, 2012: "Hot enough to cook bacon on a driveway / 1,011 records have fallen in U.S. in the last week." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/28/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 28th, 2012: "Investors got some rare good news on the economy Wednesday, and stocks rose for the second straight day. The Dow rose 92.34, or 0.7 percent, to 12,627.01. The S&P 500 rose 11.86, or 0.9 percent, to 1,331.85. The Nasdaq rose 21.26, or 0.7 percent, to 2,875.32." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/28/12]

2012 - Settlement / Barclays PLS - June 28th, 2012: "Barclays ['and its subsidiaries'] will pay millions in rate manipulation case / Bank allegedly tried to set LIBOR." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/28/12]

2012 - Taliban release gruesome video - June 28th, 2012: "Taliban release [06/27/12] gruesome video ['... 17 Pakistani soldiers captured in a crossborder raid from Afghanistan this week and beheaded.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for World Digest article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/28/12]

2012 - Hospitals report record profits - June 28th, 2012: "Hospitals are making record profits even as fewer patients are being admitted for care, according to a new report from the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition. [NP] The discrepancy, seen nationwide, could reflect the trend of hospitals providing more outpatient services. It also could point to inefficiencies and higher costs to consumers, analysts said. [...] Profit margins for St. Louis hospitals averaged 7.6 percent in 2010, higher than the national average of 7.2 percent. Local hospitals also saw an increase in operating margins despite a 3 percent drop in patient admissions. [NP] The profits of more than $600 million were not shared equally. BJC HealthCare, which controls about one-third of the St. Louis hospital market, averaged a 13 percent profit margin. Independent hospitals on the Missouri side, including St. Luke's, St. Anthony's and St. Alexius, had an average profit margin under 2 percent. [NP] Alton Memorial, a BJC hospital, had the region's highest profit margin at nearly 17 percent. [....]" [Based on: Article (Hospitals report record profits / Area institutions thriving despite admitting fewer patients, report says.) by Blythe Bernhard, p. B1, S.L.P.D., 06/28/12] - [Brackets text (NP = New Paragraph) added. - E.M.]

2012 - Chicago OKs lesser penalties for pot - June 28th, 2012: "Chicago OKs lesser penalties for pot / Measure allows police to issue tickets for possession of small amounts." [Based on: Title for Chicago Tribune article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/28/12]

2012 - Blaze imperils Air force Academy / Colorado - June 28th, 2012: "Blaze imperils Air force Academy, forces 30,000 to flee their homes [06/26/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/28/12]

2012 - Queen Elizabeth II, ex-IRA chief make peace - June 28th, 2012: "Queen Elizabeth II, ex-IRA chief [Martin McGuinness] make peace [06/27/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for World Digest article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/28/12]

2012 - Monsanto may see gain from Midwest drought - June 28th, 2012: "Monsanto may see gain from Midwest drought / CEO says weather may show effectiveness of seeds, while reducing seed output at smaller rivals." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/28/12]

2012 - Sex scandal / U.S.A.F. - June 29th, 2012: "Air Force says [06/28/12] 31 victims ['female trainees'] in sex scandal [Lackland Air Force Base in Texas]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/29/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 29th, 2012: "Stocks fell Thursday, but only after a late rally erased most of their big losses from earlier in the day. The Dow fell 24.75, or 0.2 percent, to 12,602.26. The S&P 500 fell 2.81, or 0.2 percent, to 1,329.04. The Nasdaq fell 25.83, or 0.9 percent, to 2,849.49. " [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. C3, S.L.P.D., 06/29/12]

2012 - Health care mandate / U.S.A. - June 29th, 2012: "SUPREME COURT [5-4 ruling] BACKS HEALTH CARE MANDATE [06/28/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/29/12]

*Trivia: "Fox News, CNN blow it in their initial reports / Complex decision [Supreme Court decision] left many outlets scrambling to decode ruling in the race to get word out [about individual mandate for health care]." [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article by Robin Abcarian, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/29/12]

2012 - News Corp. OKs plan for split - June 29th, 2012: "News Corp. OKs plan for split" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/29/12]

2012 - Turkey moves troops to border - June 29th, 2012: "Turkey moves troops to border / Kofi Annan is calling for a transitional group to lead Syria." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/29/12]

2012 - U.S. cities growing faster than suburbs - June 29th, 2012: "U.S. cities growing faster than suburbs / Demographic experts say the Great Recession has reversed a decades-long trend." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/29/12]

2012 - 20,000-year-old pottery found in China - June 29th, 2012: "Pottery fragments found in a south China cave have been confirmed to be 20,000 years old, making them the oldest known pottery in the world, archaeologists say. [...] The ancient fragments were discovered in the Xianrendong cave in south China's Jiangxi province, which was excavated in the 1960s and again in the 1990s, according to the journal [journal Science - 06/29/12] article." [Based on: A.P. article (20,000-year-old pottery found in China), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/29/12]

2012 - Madoff brother will plead guilty of fraud - June 29th, 2012: "[...] Through a plea agreement, Madoff [Peter Madoff] is expected to get a 10-year prison term." [Based on: A.P. article (Madoff brother will plead guilty of fraud), p. C3, S.L.P.D., 06/29/12]

2012 - House votes to hold Holder in contempt - June 29th, 2012: "[...] The vote [06/28/12] was 255-67, with more than 100 Democrats boycotting. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (House votes to hold Holder in contempt / Action follows GOP push for documents in 'Fast and furious' gun inquiry; many Democrats boycott vote, say politics behind measure.), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/29/12]

2012 - Pakistanis say U.S. is enemy, poll finds - June 29th, 2012: "[...] About 75 percent of Pakistanis surveyed regard the U.S. as an enemy, according to a poll released this week by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project." [Based on: Digest article (Pakistanis say U.S. is enemy, poll finds), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 06/29/12]

2012 - Many say they don't fear alien invaders - June 29th, 2012: "Not only do more than 80 million Americans believe that UFOs exist, many are not afraid of an alien visit, according to a new study [conducted by the National Geographic Channel]. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Many say they don't fear alien invaders), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/29/12]

2012 - Supreme Court strikes down Stolen Valor Act - June 29th, 2012: "Supreme Court [06/28/12] strikes down Stolen Valor Act [6-3 decision]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/29/12]

2012 - U.S. gives 2 nations relief from sanctions - June 29th, 2012: "President Barack Obama's administration cleared China and Singapore from possible U.S. economic penalties, citing their sharp cuts in imports of Iranian oil, as an American deadline arrived for banks to stop processing petroleum transactions with Tehran [....]" [Based on: Digest article (U.S. gives 2 nations relief from sanctions), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 06/29/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Northern Xinjiang, China - June 29th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 21:07:32 (UTC) on Friday, June 29th, 2012. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 43.444°N, 84.725°E; Depth 18 km (11.2 miles)] was located @ NORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000aue4.php]-[T.D.- 07/02/12]

2012 - Officials slam Iran on anti-Semitic statement - June 29th, 2012: "International officials are condemning anti-Semitic statements by Iran's vice president who blamed Jews for the international illegal drug trade at a U.N. sponsored anti-drug conference in Tehran. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Officials slam Iran on anti-Semitic statement), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 06/29/12]

2012 - China space capsule returns from mission to module - June 29th, 2012: "China space capsule returns [this morning] from mission to module [Tiangong 1 prototype space station]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 06/29/12]

2012 - 'End of era' inscriptions discovered in Guatemala - June 29th, 2012: " 'End of era' inscriptions discovered in Guatemala" [Based on: Title for BBC Nesw article, 29 June 2012 Last updated at 12:10 ET]

*Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18644636 

2012 - Report cites unhealthy pollution levels / St. Louis, Mo. - June 29th, 2012: "An environmental group released a report Thursday showing that most of the St. Louis area may violate new standards for sulfur dioxide and is exposed to unhealthy levels of the pollutant from the stacks of two area coal-burning power plants [Ameren Missouri's Labadie and Meramec plants]. [....]" [Based on: Article (Report cites unhealthy pollution levels / Sierra Club urges monitoring of sulfur dioxide content near power plants.), p. A2, S.L.P.D., 06/29/12]

2012 - Stockton, Calif., is largest U.S. city to seek bankruptcy - June 29th, 2012: "Stockton, Calif., is largest U.S. city to seek bankruptcy [06/28/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/29/12]

2012 - Toyota to recall - June 30th, 2012: "Toyota to recall Lexus SUVs to fix problem with floor mat" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/30/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 30th, 2012: "Stocks surged Friday after European leaders announced plans to calm the region's debt crisis. The Dow rose 277.83, or 2.2 percent, to 12,880.09. The S&P 500 rose 33.12, or 2.5 percent, to 1,362.16. The Nasdaq rose 85.56, or 3 percent, to 2,935.05. " [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/30/12]

2012 - Died / Yitzhak Shamir - June 30th, 2012: "Former Israeli prime minister [Yitzhak Shamir, 96, d. 06/30/12] remained staunch opponent of land-for-peace deals with Palestinians" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 07/01/12]

2012 - Guilty plea / Peter Madoff - June 30th, 2012: "The younger brother and business partner of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty Friday [06/29/12] to charges he doctored documents for years, but he insisted he knew nothing about his brother's historic Ponzi scheme and was 'in total shock' when he found out about it. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Madoff's brother enters guilty plea / Younger sibling says he knew nothing of bernard Madoff's Ponzi Scheme.), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/30/12]

2012 - Mudslide toll rises in China - June 30th, 2012: "Mudslide toll rises ['four people were killed and 37 missing'] in China [Sichuan province]." [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/30/12]

2012 - Storms pummel East, kill 13 - June 30th, 2012: "Storms pummel East, kill 13 [06/29/12-06/30/12] / 3 million are left without power amid heat wave; emergency declared in 4 states, D.C." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 07/01/12]

2012 - Two found dead in Colorado blaze - June 30th, 2012: "Two found dead in Colorado blaze / Several other people are unaccounted for as firefighters battle big wildfire." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/30/12]

2012 - Missouri forest fire blackens 550 acres - June 30th, 2012: "Missouri forest fire blackens 550 acres / Blaze of unknown origin breaks out Thursday [06/28/12] in Mark Twain National Forest in Iron County." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/30/12]

2012 - Justice Department won't prosecute Holder - June 30th, 2012: "Justice Department won't prosecute Holder [U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/30/12]

2012 - Timekeepers will add a 'leap second' to world's clocks tonight - June 30th, 2012: "Hold on a second! Earth's rotation is slowing down / Timekeepers will add a 'leap second' to world's clocks tonight." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 06/30/12]

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