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

August 2011

2011 - Astronomic Configuration - August 1st, 2011: "Sun [8 Leo], Moon [28 Leo], Mercury [1 Virgo], Venus [4 Leo], Mars [28 Gemini], Jupiter [8 Taurus], Saturn [12  Libra], Uranus [4 Aries R.], Neptune [0 Pisces R.], Pluto [5 Capricorn R.], Chiron [4 Pisces R.]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201108.html]

2011 - U.S. National Debt - August 1st, 2011: "U.S. National Debt Clock - The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 01 Aug 2011 at 01:03:19 AM GMT is: $14,354,792,137,902.66. The estimated population of the United States is 311,036,746 so each citizen's share of this debt is $46,151.43. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.81 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. - 07/31/11]

2011 - Debt deal / U.S.A. - August 1st, 2011: "Leaders reach debt deal [07/31/11] / Plan's framework - Cuts $2.5 trillion in spending over 10 years and sets a two-step increase in debt limit. / Sighs of relief - Members of Congress say they are glad a deal came through before Tuesday's deadline." [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/01/11]

2011 - Tropical Storm Emily - August 1st, 2011: "[....] By July 31, it approached the Lesser Antilles and became better defined, producing inclement weather over much of the area. Late on August 1, it finally developed a closed circulation center, prompting the National Hurricane Center to declare the formation of Tropical Storm Emily just after it had crossed the islands. [....]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_Storm_Emily_%282011%29]

2011 - Massive marches in Israel - August 1st, 2011: "On Saturday night [07/30/11], 150,000 Israelis took to the streets across the country demanding 'social justice,' one of the biggest demonstrations in Israel's history and its largest protest ever over social and economic issues. [NP] The phenomenon, reminiscent of recent protests not only in Egypt but also in Spain, is too new and unwieldy for a unifying theory about what is driving it or where it is headed. Still, the populist challenges could open new political terrain." [Based on: Article (Massive marches in Israel), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/01/11]

*Trivia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBTJaieg-Rs

2011 - Syrian forces raid activist strongholds - August 1st, 2011: "Syrian forces raid activist strongholds / Dozens are reportedly killed in pre-dawn attacks [07/31/11]." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/01/11]

2011 - Peabody rebuffed again by Australian coal company - August 1st, 2011: "Peabody is rebuffed again [07/31/11] by Australian coal company [Macarthur Coal Ltd.]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/01/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 2nd, 2011: "Worries about a slowdown at factories overshadowed a proposed deal that would let the U.S. government avoid a default on its debt. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 10.75 to 12,132.49. The S&P 500 fell 5.34 to 1,286.94. The nasdaq fell 11.77 to 2,744.61." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/02/11]

2011 - Heat wave death / Mo. - August 2nd, 2011: "Heat wave death toll in area [St. Louis, Mo.] hits 15 [07/24/11]" [Based on: Title for Staff Reports article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 08/02/11]

2011 - Heat emergency / Iraq - August 2nd, 2011: "Too hot [120 degrees] in Iraq [08/01/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/02/11]

2011 - Yemen turns to airstrikes - August 2nd, 2011: "[....] The airstrikes [08/01/11] are the latest in a government campaign to try to dislodge al-Qaida-linked militants from Zinjibar and Jaar, another city in Abyan." [Based on: Article (Yemen turns to airstrikes), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/02/11]

2011 - Israeli raid / Refugee camp - August 2nd, 2011: "Israeli forces kill 2 during raid on refugee camp [08/01/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/02/11]

2011 - Cairo protestors are arrested - August 2nd, 2011: "Cairo protestors are arrested [08/01/11] / They are beaten, routed from Tahrir Square by military police, armed civilians." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/02/11]

2011 - Washington Chain Saw Massacre - August 2nd, 2011:

[See: The New York Times article (Washington Chain Saw Massacre) by Maureen Dowd - Published: August 2, 2011]

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/03/opinion/washington-chain-saw-massacre.html?ref=maureendowd

2011 - M1-Class Solar Flare / Sunspot 1261 - August 2nd, 2011: "EARTH-DIRECTED BLAST: Magnetic fields above sunspot 1261 erupted this morning at 0619 UT, producing a long-duration M1-class solar flare. [....] The blast also hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) almost directly toward Earth. Space-based coronagraph images from SOHO and from STEREO-A show the cloud racing away from the sun at almost 900 km/s. Minor to moderate geomagnetic storms are possible when the CME arrives on or about August 5th. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=02&month=08&year=2011]

2011 - Peabody bid for Macarthur turns hostile - August 2nd, 2011: "Peabody bid for Macarthur turns hostile / St. Louis-based company, partner will take $5.2 billion offer directly to shareholders." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/02/11]

2011 - Syria draws more criticism after raids - August 2nd, 2011: "Syria draws more criticism after raids [08/01/11] / Russia, longtime ally Turkey join Europeans in condemnation as death toll climbs to at least 75." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/02/11]

2011 - M6-Class Solar Flare / Sunspot 1261 - August 2nd, 2011: "Sunspot 1261 unleashed another strong solar flare this morning--an M6-class flash at 1348 UT. Like yesterday's eruption from the same active region, this explosion propelled a CME in the general direction of Earth. ETA: August 6th. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 08/03/11]

2011 - Giffords returns to vote 'yea' amid applause - August 2nd, 2011: "Giffords [Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz.] returns to vote 'yea' amid applause [08/01/11] / Congresswoman [U.S.A.] makes surprise appearance on House floor." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/02/11]

2011 - Hurricane Eugene - August 3rd, 2011: "Hurricane Eugene was near its maximum intensity when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite acquired this image at 2:10 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on August 3, 2011. According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm had just become a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 220 kilometers per hour (140 miles per hour). [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=51622]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 3rd, 2011: "Worries about weaker consumer spending knocked the S&P 500 down 32.89, or 2.6 percent, to 1,254.05. It is now down for the year. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 265.87, or 2.2 percent, to 11,866.62. The Nasdaq fell 75.37, or 2.7 percent, to 2,669.24." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/03/11]

2011 - Another editor arrested - August 3rd, 2011: "Another editor [Stuart Kuttner] arrested [08/02/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/03/11]

2011 - Protest rallies in Indonesia - August 3rd, 2011: "Thousands rallied for independence from Indonesia in the country's Papua region. Tense demonstrations followed days of political violence that killed at least 21 people." [Based on: article (Protest rallies in Indonesia), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/03/11]

2011 - Heat death / St. Louis, Mo. - August 3rd, 2011: "Woman, 73, is area's 16th heat death [St. Louis, Mo.]" [Based on: Title for Staff Reports article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 08/03/11]

2011 - 2nd-quarter profit / Pfizer Inc. - August 3rd, 2011: "Generic competition cut deeper into Pfizer Inc's sales in the second quarter. The world's biggest drugmaker, which eked out a 5 percent profit increase earned $2.61 billion, or 33 cents per share, up from $2.48 billion, or 31 cents, last year. Revenue fell 1 percent to $16.98 billion." [Based on: Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/03/11]

2011 - Salmonella in turkey / U.S.A. - August 3rd, 2011: "Salmonella in turkey" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/03/11]

2011 - Senate, Obama turn debt pact into law - August 3rd, 2011: "Senate, Obama turn debt pact into law [08/02/11] / COMPROMISE - McConnell, GOP sought 'as much pending cuts' as possible. / BITTERENESS - President says default crisis was manufactured, avoidable. / TUMULT AHEAD - No end in sight to battle over government spending, role." [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/03/11]

2011 - 2nd-quarter income / Marathon Oil Corp. - August 3rd, 2011: "Marathon Oil Corp.'s net income jumped 40.5 percent in the second quarter. The oil and natural gas producer earned $996 million, or $1.39 per share, compared with $709 million, or $1 a share, last year. Revenue increased 31.8 percent to $3.68 billion." [Based on: Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/03/11]

2011 - 2nd-quarter profit / Marathon Petroleum Corp. - August 3rd, 2011: "Marathon Petroleum Corp., spun off this year by Marathon Oil, said profits nearly doubled in the second quarter. It earned $802 million, or $2.24 per share, compared with $405 million, or $1.13, last year. Revenue increased 31.5 percent to $20.79 billion." [Based on: Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/03/11]

2011 - PTSD drug Risperdal ineffectual, study finds - August 3rd, 2011: "PTSD drug Risperdal ineffectual, study [Journal of the American Medical Association] finds / Results likely to extend to the entire class of medications for post-traumatic stress, experts say." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/03/11]

2011 - Mars Water? - August 4th, 2011: "The planet Mars has offered new evidence that water trickles down the slopes of its craters, say scientists examining pictures from a NASA probe in Martian orbit. [NP] Mars water? Scientists say the pictures don't prove it, but they fit with other evidence from other probes. [NP] The spacecraft, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, has been circling Mars since 2006, and during that time, Mars -- which has seasons like ours -- has gone around the sun three times. Each year, MRO photographed brown streaks in the Martian spring and summer. In the colder seasons, they disappeared. [NP] 'The best explanation for these observations so far is the flow of briny water,' said Alfred McEwen of the University of Arizona, the principal investigator using the ship's high-resolution camera system. [....]"

[Based on: ABC News article (Mars Water? NASA Probe Shows Brown Streaks in Martian Craters) by NED POTTER, 08/04/11]

2011 - Child porn ring busted - August 4th, 2011: "[....] Though the bulletin board used a server in Atlanta, most of its members were overseas, officials said." [Based on: Article (Child porn ring busted), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 08/04/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 4th, 2011: "An afternoon rally drove the Dow Jones industrial average to its first rise in nine days. The Dow rose 29.82 points, or 0.3 percent, to 11,896.44. The S&P 500 rose 6.29, or 0.5 percent, to 1,260.34. The Nasdaq rose 23.83, or 0.9 percent, to 2,693.07." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/04/11]

2011 - Roadside bombs / Iraq - August 4th, 2011: "Roadside bombs [08/03/11] kill 9 [Ramadi, Iraq]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 08/04/11]

2011 - European banks feel a chill - August 4th, 2011: "European banks feel a chill / Growing vulnerability of giants in Italy and Spain worries investors." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/04/11]

2011 - Uncertainty reigns in Yemen - August 4th, 2011: "Uncertainty reigns in Yemen as Saleh clings to power" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/04/11]

2011 - Heat death / Midwest, U.S.A. - August 4th, 2011: "Failure to use air conditioner is cited in heat death / 17th area victim of hot weather balked at cost of running it." [Based on: Title for STAFF REPORT article, p. A2, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 08/04/11]

2011 - Egypt's Mubarak shows up in court - August 4th, 2011: "Egypt's Mubarak shows up in court [08/03/11] / Ousted leader's televised appearance at his trial in hospital bed inside cage gives millions view of the collapse of his power." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/04/11]

2011 - Heather Mills says she was hacked - August 4th, 2011: "Heather Mills says she was hacked" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 08/04/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Kuril Islands - August 4th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 13:51:36 (UTC) on Thursday, August 4th, 2011. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 48.784°N, 154.835°E; Depth 49 km (30.4 miles)] was located @ KURIL ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00058wy.php]-[T.D.- 08/04/11]

2011 - Cuts in military programs? / U.S.A. - August 4th, 2011: "Pentagon defends its budget [08/03/11] / Cuts in military programs ['$400 billion ... over the next decade'] could put national security at risk, Panetta argues." [Based on: Title (and text) for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/04/11]

2011 - M6-Class Solar Flare / Sunspot 1261 - August 4th, 2011: "For the third day in a row, active sunspot 1261 has unleashed a strong M-class solar flare. The latest blast at 0357 UT on August 4th registered M9.3 on the Richter Scale of Flares, almost crossing the threshold into X-territory (X-flares are the most powerful kind). The number of energetic protons around Earth has jumped nearly 100-fold as a result of this event. Stay tuned for updates."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 08/04/11]

*Trivia: "Moving at an estimated speed of 1950 km/s, this CME is expected to sweep up two earlier CMEs already en route. Analysts at the GSFC Space Weather Lab say the combined cloud should reach Earth on August 5th at 13:55 UT plus or minus 7 hours: "The impact on Earth is likely to be major. The estimated maximum geomagnetic activity index level Kp is 7 (Kp ranges from 0 - 9). The flanks of the CME may also impact STEREO A, Mars and Mercury/MESSENGER." High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 08/04/11]

2011 - 'Collar bomb' proves fake / Australia - August 4th, 2011: " 'Collar bomb' placed around teen's neck proves to be fake [08/03/11] / Australian police suspect attack was part of extortion plot." [Based on: Title for dpa article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 08/04/11]

2011 - Ancient Aliens / Aliens and Monsters - Premiere Date: 08/04/11

*Link: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes/season-3#slide-4

2011 - 12 million starving in Horn of Africa - August 4th, 2011: "12 million starving in Horn of Africa / Somalia is unable to feed its people as it deals with war and drought; children are particularly vulnerable." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/04/11]

2011 - Second-quarter profit / MasterCard Inc. - August 4th, 2011: "Mastercard Inc. said its second-quarter profit rose as more people used their credit cards. The world's second-biggest payments network earned $608 million, or $4.76 a share, from $458 million, or $3.49, a year ago. Revenue increased 22 percent to $1.7 billion." [Based on: Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/04/11]

2011 - Second-quarter income / Time Warner Inc. - August 4th, 2011: "Time Warner Inc.'s second-quarter net income increased 14 percent. The media giant earned $638 million, or 59 cents per share, from $562 million, or 49 cents, a year ago. Revenue grew 10 percent to $7.03 billion." [Based on: Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/04/11]

2011 - Global, embedded hacking is uncovered - August 4th, 2011: "[....] One research institute estimated that so far in 2011, companies have spent $96 billion on security breaches. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Global, embedded hacking is uncovered / Group had foreign nation's backing, stole data for years, experts believe.), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/04/11]

2011 - Hackers hit Missouri Sheriffs Association - August 4th, 2011: "[....] AntiSec, which has targeted large government agencies worldwide, claims to have accessed Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, user names, passwords and email addresses for thousands of law enforcement officers across the country [U.S.A.]. [....]" [Based on: Article (Hackers hit Missouri Sheriffs Association / Cyberattackers claim to have acquired personal data on officers, informers and inmates.), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/04/11]

2011 - Acquisition / MEMC Electronics Materials Inc. - August 4th, 2011: "Acquisition ['U.S. assets of Spain's Fotowatio Renewable Ventures'] bolsters MEMC solar business in U.S. market" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/04/11]

2011 - Syria tightens stranglehold on rebellious city - August 4th, 2011: "Syria [08/03/11] tightens stranglehold on rebellious city [Hama]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/04/11]

2011 - Settlement? / Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District - August 4th, 2011: "MSD settlement to be filed / Sewer district [St. Louis, Mo.] would need to spend $4.7 billion to meet Clean Water Act rules." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 08/04/11]

*Trivia: "Massive work ahead for sewer district / Consent decree calls for MSD to spend $4.7 billion on system; it will be the largest public works project in St. Louis' history." [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 08/05/11]

2011 - NASA Spacecraft Data Suggest Water Flowing on Mars - August 4th, 2011: "Observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed possible flowing water during the warmest months on Mars. [....]" [Based on: NASA article: (NASA Spacecraft Data Suggest Water Flowing on Mars), 08/04/11]

*Link: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/MRO/news/mro20110804.html

2011 - Solar Wind - August 5th, 2011: "Solar wind speed: 517.3 km/sec / density: 14.3 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 1824 UT; Solar wind speed: 594.9 km/sec / density: 11.9 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 1842 UT [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 08/05/11]

*Trivia: "A geomagnetic storm is in progress. It began on August 5th around 1800 UT when a CME struck Earth's magnetic field. At its peak during the hours just after impact, the storm registered 8 on the 0 to 9 'K-index' scale of geomagnetic disturbances, making it one of the strongest magnetic storms in years. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 08/06/11]

2011 - Niger delta polluted - August 5th, 2011: "After half a century of oil spills, Nigeria's troubled Niger delta is one of the most polluted places on earth, and it could take $1 billion and 30 years to clean up the mess, according to a U.N. report released Thursday." [Based on: Article (Niger delta polluted), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/05/11]

2011 - Debt crisis? / Europe - August 5th, 2011: "Europe's central bank steps in [08/07/11] / It purchases bonds in effort to stem debt crisis, protect Italy." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/05/11]

2011 - Students riot in Chile - August 5th, 2011: "[....] The students were pressing for major changes to Chile's underfunded and unequal education system." [Based on: Article (Students riot in Chile), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/05/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 5th, 2011: "Fears about the global economy led to the biggest selloff in financial markets since the 2008 financial crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 512.76 points, or 4.3 percent, to 11,383.68. It was the Dow's biggest point decline since December 2008." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/05/11]

2011 - Convicted / Warren Jeffs - August 5th, 2011: "Polygamist [Warren Jeffs] convicted [08/04/11] of child sex assault" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/05/11]

2011 - Juno blasts off for Jupiter - August 5th, 2011: "Juno blasts off for Jupiter [08/05/11] / 1.7 billion-mile mission over five years hopes to gain new understanding of biggest planet." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/06/11]

2011 - FEARS SPOOK STOCK MARKET - August 5th, 2011: "FEARS SPOOK STOCK MARKET [08/04/11] / Worst day on Wall Street since 2008 / Dow drops 513 points to 11,384, losing all its gains of 2011. Gloom on jobless front / Investors fret that this morning's figures will confirm worst." [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/05/11]

2011 - Police force resigns / Ascension, Mexico - August 5th, 2011: "Police force resigns ['after a series of attacks killed three officers'] in Mexican city [Ascension]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/05/11]

2011 - Drilling technique cited in tainted water - August 5th, 2011: "[....] Once chemicals contaminate underground drinking-water sources, they are very difficult to remove, according to federal and industry studies. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Drilling technique cited in tainted water / Report confirms that toxic chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing contaminated West Virginia in the 1980s.), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/05/11]

2011 - Troops have killed dozens more in Hama - August 5th, 2011: "Troops have killed dozens more in Hama, activists say / Rough count since Syrian military began shelling city over weekend has risen to more than 200." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/05/11]

2011 - Three nuclear officials are ousted in Japan - August 5th, 2011: "Three nuclear officials are ousted in Japan [08/04/11] / Move could be result of industry ties, or it could be part of prime minister's effort to retain office." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/05/11]

2011 - Honda recall - August 6th, 2011: "Honda recall ['to update the automatic transmission software in several popular models.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/06/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 6th, 2011: "Stocks closed mixed after a day of whipsaw trading. The Dow traded in a range of 400 points. The index closed up 0.5 percent. The S&P 500 index fell less than one point. The Nasdaq fell 0.9 percent. Fears about Europe's debt overshadowed a solid jobs report." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/05/11]

2011 - Israeli protests continue - August 6th, 2011: "The demonstrations continue to mount in Israel, with organizers promising the largest one yet today. Tens of thousands of people are expected to march to protest high housing costs as the longest stretch of protests in Israeli history continues." [Based on: Article (Israeli protests continue), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 08/06/11]

2011 - Settlement / Wells Fargo - August 6th, 2011: "Wells Fargo agrees to settle claims against Wachovia ['$590 million proposed settlement']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/06/11]

2011 - S&P downgrades U.S. debt - August 6th, 2011: "S&P [08/05/11] downgrades U.S. debt ['to AA-plus ... one notch below the top rating of AAA.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/06/11]

2011 - Consumer borrowing / U.S.A. - August 6th, 2011: "Americans borrowed more money in June than during any other month in nearly four years ... . [...] The Federal Reserve said Friday that consumers increased their borrowing by $15.5 billion in June. [....]" [Based on: Article (Consumer borrowing soars), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/06/11]

2011 - Tahrir Square gathering quashed - August 6th, 2011: "Tahrir Square gathering [Egypt] quashed [08/05/11] / Troops roust group holding Ramadan feast; security forces stop demonstration for fallen activist." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/06/11]

2011 - DuPont withdraws herbicide Imprelis - August 6th, 2011: "The DuPont Co. is halting sales of a new herbicide that has been blamed in several lawsuits for damaging trees in many parts of the country [U.S.A.]. The company announced its 'voluntary suspension' of the sales of Imprelis and said it was working on a return and refund program." [Based on: Article (DuPont withdraws herbicide Imprelis), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/06/11]

*Links: http://tinyurl.com/3oju66t

2011 - Second-quarter loss / Fannie Mae - August 6th, 2011: "The government-controlled mortgage company [Fannie Mae] lost $5.1 billion [second-quarter], or 90 cents per share, compared with a loss of $3.13 billion, or 55 cents, a year earlier. Revenue climbed 16 percent to $5.24 billion." [Based on: Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/06/11]

2011 - First female prime minister / Thailand - August 6th, 2011: "Thai Parliament [08/05/11] elects first female prime minister [Yingluck Shinawatra]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 08/06/11]

2011 - Future of war: Private robot armies fight it out - "[....] The development of deadly hardware and software is leading to a democratization of war tech, which could soon mean that every army — private or national — has battalions of automated soldiers at their command. [....] Since the Predator first appeared above Afghanistan nearly a decade ago, the Pentagon’s inventory of drones has risen from less than 50 devices to more than 7,000. But the gap between the U.S. and its closest competitors may actually be shrinking. China, for example, has pinned its military ambitions on 2,000 missiles guided by target data from some two-dozen models of surveillance drones. [....]" [Based on: MSNBC article (Future of war: Private robot armies fight it out / Technology opens way for unlimited algorithm-run clashes of DIY terminators) By Greg Lindsay, updated 8/6/2011 3:12:35 PM ET]

*Link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44034768/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/ 

2011 - Taliban down copter, kill 38 - August 7th, 2011: "Taliban down copter [Chinook transport helicopter], kill 38 [08/06/11] / 22 SEALS AMONG DEAD - Some of the victims served in broader unit that took down Osama bin Laden. / MISSION FALLOUT - Attack raises issue of whether Afghanistan is secure enough for U.S. drawdown." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/07/11]

2011 - Prison release / Charles Graner   - August 7th, 2011: "Leader of Abu Ghraib abuse ring [Charles Graner Jr.] is released from prison [08/06/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/07/11]

2011 - Group hacks U.S. law unforcement sites   - August 7th, 2011: "Group ['known as Anonymous'] hacks U.S. law unforcement sites ['70 law enforcement websites in the U.S.'], steals data" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 08/07/11]

2011 - Space DNA? - "NASA Researchers: DNA Building Blocks Can Be Made in Space" [Based on: Title for NASA article: (NASA Researchers: DNA Building Blocks Can Be Made in Space), 08/08/11]

*Link: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/dna-meteorites.html

2011 - London adds police after riot - August 8th, 2011: "London adds police ['amid anger over a fatal police shooting'] after riot [08/06/11]. [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 08/08/11]

2011 - Arab League calls on Syria to halt attacks - August 8th, 2011: "Arab League calls on Syria to halt attacks / Government troops fire on funeral; dozens of protestors are killed. [08/07/11]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/08/11]

2011 - Smartphone is newest endeavor for hackers - August 8th, 2011: "Smartphone is newest endeavor for hackers ['... smartphones that run Google's popular Android operating system. The application not only logs details about incoming and outgoing phone calls, it also records those calls.'] / They can pile up service charges, steal data." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/08/11]

2011 - Big-Name Hollywood Film Producer Exposed as Covert Agent for Israel - August 8th, 2011: "Big-Name Hollywood Film Producer [Arnon Milchan] Exposed as Covert Agent for Israel" [Based on: Title for AFP article by Dave Gahary, 08/08/11]

*Link: http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/hollywood_film_producer_279.html

2011 - X-7 Solar Flare - August 9th, 2011: "MAJOR SOLAR FLARE: This morning at 0805 UT, sunspot 1263 produced an X7-class solar flare--only the third X-flare of new Solar Cycle 24 and the most powerful so far. [....] The brunt of the explosion was not Earth directed. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=09&month=08&year=2011]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 9th, 2011: "Stock prices hurtled lower as anxiety overtook investors on the first trading day [08/08/11] since S&P downgraded U.S. debt. The Dow fell 5.5 percent. The S&P 500 fell 6.7 percent. The Nasdaq fell 6.9 percent. The Dow fell below 11,000 for the first time since November." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/05/11]

2011 - Riots continue in London - August 9th, 2011: "Riots continue in London [08/08/11] / At least 215 people have been arrested as unrest spreads from impoverished areas." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/09/11]

2011 - Stalling economy submarines stocks - August 9th, 2011: "Stalling economy [U.S.A.] submarines stocks [08/08/11] / S&P action trumped - Investors worry over few tools for growth. / All indexes plunge - S&P 500's dip puts it near bear market status." [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/09/11]

2011 - Syria ousts minister opposing crackdown - August 9th, 2011: "Syria ousts minister ['defense minister'] opposing crackdown [08/08/11]" [Based on: Title for article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/09/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 10th, 2011: "Stocks rose Tuesday after the Federal Reserve said it had discussed policy moves to spur the economy. The Fed also said growth has been slower than expected. The Dow rose 429 points, or 4 percent, to 11,239.77. The S&P 500 rose 53, or 4.7 percent, to 1,172.53." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/10/11]

2011 - Apple passes Exxon Mobile - August 10th, 2011: "Apple passes Exxon Mobile ['as the nation's most valuable company'] - briefly [08/09/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/10/11]

2011 - Life in Prison / Warren Jeffs - August 10th, 2011: "Jeffs [Warren Jeffs] receives life in prison [08/09/11] / Polygamist won't be eligible for parole until he's at least 100." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/10/11]

2011 - Banner chiding Congress / NYC - August 10th, 2011: "Local woman's point is made high over NYC [08/09/11] / She [Lucy Nobbe] hires plane to carry banner chiding Congress over debt crisis." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/10/11]

2011 - Libyans holding American writer - August 10th, 2011: "Libyans holding American writer [Matthew VanDyke]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/10/11]

2011 - Ralcorp expands its private food holdings - August 10th, 2011: "Ralcorp expands its private food holdings / St. Louis-based company is buying Sara Lee's north American refrigerated dough business for $545 million." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/10/11]

2011 - SEC sues Stifel - August 11th, 2011: "SEC sues Stifel [08/10/11], alleges fraud in Wisconsin case" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P. D., 08/11/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 11th, 2011: "Stocks plunged again as attention returned to the week economy and Europe's debt problems. The big gains that followed a Fed pledge to extend super-low interest rates vanished. The dow fell 4.6 percent. The S&P 500 fell 4.4 percent. The Nasdaq fell 4.1 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/11/11]

2011 - 2 Koreas exchange fire - August 11th, 2011: "2 Koreas exchange fire [08/10/11], report no injuries" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 08/11/11]

2011 - London riots' roots run deep - August 11th, 2011: "[....] 'Just a few months ago, Britain was all about Harry Potter and the royal wedding, and now it's about phone-hacking and riots in the streets. It's quite a turnaround,' said Ravi Somalya, a correspondent for the New York Times. [....]" [Based on: dpa article (London riots' roots run deep), p. A4, S.L.P.D., 08/11/11]

2011 - Priest's victim in 1970s is paid - August 11th, 2011: "[....] The $6.3 million was paid after a nine-year court battle marked by multiple appeals by the diocese." [Based on: Article (Priest's victim in 1970s is paid / 9-year case - Belleville Diocese appealed $5 million award repeatedly. / Braxton under fire - handling of sex cases have led to calls for resignation.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/11/11]

2011 - China launches aircraft carrier - August 11th, 2011: "China launches [08/10/11] aircraft carrier ['once known as the Varyag']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/11/11]

2011 - Chinese buying up NYC properties - August 11th, 2011: "Chinese banks have poured more than $1 billion into real estate loans in New York City in the past year. Investors from China are snapping up luxury apartments and planning to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on commercial and residential projects like Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. Chinese companies have signed major leases at the Empire State Building and at 1 World Trade Center, the centerpiece of the rebuilding at ground zero." [Based on: Article (Chinese buying up NYC properties), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/11/11]

2011 - 12th arrest in phone hacking scandal - August 11th, 2011: "12th arrest [08/10/11] in phone hacking scandal ['Police in London arrested ... Greg Miskiw, a former editor at News of the World']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/11/11]

2011 - Ancient Aliens / Aliens and Sacred Places - Premiere Date: 08/11/11

*Link: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes/season-3#slide-5

2011 - Airstrike kills insurgent who downed copter - August 11th, 2011: "Airstrike kills insurgent [08/09/11] who downed copter, coalition says" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/11/11]

2011 - U.S. security firm training African troops - August 11th, 2011: "Bancroft Global Development, an American private security company, has been indirectly financed by the U.S. State Department to train African troops who are fighting a pitched urban battle in the ruins of this city [Mogadishu] against the Shabab, the Somali militant group allied with al-Qaida. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (U.S. security firm training African troops / Nonprofit company serves as proxy to tamp down chaos in Somalia.), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/11/11]

2011 - Mars rover, Opportunity / Endeavor crater - August 11th, 2011: "[....] The solar-powered, six-wheel rover arrived at endeavor crater after driving 13 miles from a smaller crater named Victoria. The drive took three years." [Based on: Article (Mars rover arrives at crater), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/11/11]

2011 - 7 killed in Pakistan - August 12th, 2011: "A coordinated attack involving a remote-controlled bomb blast and a female suicide bomber killed seven people in Peshawar on Thursday [08/11/11]" [Based on: Article (7 killed in Pakistan), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/12/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 12th, 2011: "Wall Street's wildest week since 2008 continued with another 400-plus point move for the Dow. Stocks shot up on signs the U.S. might not be headed for another recession. The Dow rose 3.9 percent. The S&P 500 index rose 4.6 percent. The Nasdaq rose 4.7 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/12/11]

2011 - Former judge gets 28 years - August 12th, 2011: "Former judge [Mark A. Clavarella Jr.] gets 28 years" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/12/11]

2011 - 120,000 postal jobs at risk - August 12th, 2011: "120,000 postal jobs at risk [U.S.A.] / Postal Service also wants to set up its own benefit system." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/12/11]

2011 - Drone efficiency is questioned - August 12th, 2011: "[....] Accounts of strike after strike from official and and unofficial sources are so at odds that they often seem to describe different events. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Drone efficiency is questioned / U.S. touts the lack of civilian deaths in Pakistan, but journalists find evidence otherwise.), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/12/11]

2011 - Pfizer starts paying Nigerians - August 12th, 2011: "Pfizer starts paying Nigerians ['In 1996, Pfizer treated 100 meningitis-infected children with an experimental antibiotic called Trovan.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/12/11]

2011 - 6 soldiers killed in Afghanistan - August 12th, 2011: "6 soldiers killed in Afghanistan [08/11/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/12/11]

2011 - Crime boss is arrested / Mexico - August 12th, 2011: "Crime boss is arrested / Mexico connects him [Oscar Osvaldo Garcia Montoya] to 600 murders." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/12/11]

2011 - In the running / Texas Gov. Rick Perry - August 12th, 2011: "Perry [Texas Gov. Rick Perry] is running [U.S.A.], his spokesman says [08/11/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/12/11]

2011 - Fourth-quarter income / Sara Lee Corp. - August 12th, 2011: "Sara Lee Corp.'s fourth-quarter income fell 41 percent. The food and beverage maker earned $111 million, or 19 cents per share, down from $187 million, or 28 cents, a year ago. Revenue rose 9 percent to $2.3 billion." [Based on: Article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/12/11]

2011 - First-ever animal with artificial information in its genetic code is created by scientists - August 12th, 2011: "[....] Dr Chin of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology says the method is ‘potentially transformational’. [NP] Researchers could now be able to create designer proteins entirely under their control. [NP] The work builds on techniques first developed at the Scripps Research Institute in the U.S., where Dr Chin worked a decade ago. [NP] Here researchers found a way to include an unnatural amino acid into a living organism. [NP] However, researchers only got as far as introducing the artificial amino acid into bacterium E. coli. [NP] It is only now that scientists have succeeded in introducing one into a whole animal. [NP] Dr Mario de Bono also at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and an expert on this species of worm, believes this approach could be used to introduce other amino acids into the animals that could be controlled by light. [NP] The study appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society." [Based on: MailOnline article (First-ever animal with artificial information in its genetic code is created by scientists) By Daily Mail Reporter]

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2025281/Scientists-create-animal-artificial-information-genetic-code.html

2011 - 2012 Trivia - August 13th, 2011: "The annotated apocalypse: Anthropologists tackle 2012" [Based on: Title for boingboing article Posted by Maggie Koerth-Baker on Saturday, Aug 13th at 5:00am]

*Link: http://tinyurl.com/4xptf22

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 13th, 2011: "The wildest week in Wall Street's history ended on an up note. The Dow rose or fell by more than 400 points each of the first four days this week. It rose 125 points Friday, or 1.1 percent, to 11,269. The S&P 500 rose 0.5 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.6 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/13/11]

2011 - Protests continue / Syria - August 13th, 2011: "At least 15 are killed as protests against Syrian leader escalate [08/12/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/13/11]

2011 - 1,700 arrested in Britain - August 13th, 2011: "1,700 arrested in Britain ['by midday Friday']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/13/11]

2011 - Cholera epidenic / Somalia - August 13th, 2011: "Cholera outbreak adds to misery in Somalia" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/13/11]

2011 - Russia, China cited for cyberspying - August 13th, 2011: "Russia, China cited for cyberspying ['according to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/13/11]

2011 - Congress' popularity nose-dives / U.S.A. - August 13th, 2011: "Congress' popularity nose-dives, polls show" [Based on: Title for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/13/11]

2011 - Ongoing protest / Israel - August 14th, 2011: "Israelis again [08/13/11] take to the streets ['for a fourth consecutive week']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/14/11]

2011 - Bachman wins Iowa straw poll - August 14th, 2011: "Bachman wins Iowa [her home town] straw poll [08/13/11] / Rep. Ron Paul takes close second to Minnesota lawmaker enjoying surge in momentum." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 08/14/11]

2011 - Rebels take town near Tripoli - August 14th, 2011: "Rebels take town [Zawiya] near Tripoli 08/13/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/14/11]

2011 - Stage collapse at fair kills at least 4 - August 14th, 2011: "Stage collapse at fair kills at least 4 [08/13/11] / Wind pushed rigging onto track, trapping fans waiting to see country band Sugarland perform in Indiana." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/14/11]

2011 - U.S. man abducted at home in Pakistan - August 14th, 2011: "U.S. man abducted at home in Pakistan [08/13/11] / Development adviser Warren Weinstein had been based in Lahore for 7 years." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/14/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - August 15th, 2011: "A minor solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field during the early hours of August 15th, sparking auroras around the Arctic Circle. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 08/15/11]

2011 - Suicide bomb in Algiers - August 15th, 2011: "A suicide bomber crashed a small truck laden with explosives Sunday into a police station in the capital of the Kabylie region east of Algiers, injuring at least 29 people. No one claimed responsibility for the attack." [Based on: Article (Suicide bomb in Algiers), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/15/11]

2011 - New lion cub / St. Louis Zoo - August 15th, 2011: "The St. Louis Zoo [Mo.] has a new resident: Imani, a female African lion cub born Monday [08/15/11]. Imani, whose name means 'faith' in Swahili, was taken under care by zoo staff after her mother, Cabara, failed to show interest in her. The zoo is working to reunite mother and cub. A second female cub was stillborn." [Based on: Picture Article (ZOO WELCOMES NEW LION CUB), p. A3, S.L.P.D., 08/16/11]

2011 - Suicide attack kills 22 in Afghanistan - August 15th, 2011: "Suicide attack kills 22 in Afghanistan [08/14/11] / But the main target, a provincial governor, survives assassination attempt." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/15/11]

2011 - Syrian navy joins crackdown on activists - August 15th, 2011: "Syrian navy joins crackdown on activists [08/14/11] / At least 25 people were killed and about 100 wounded in religiously diverse Latakia, activists say." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/15/11]

2011 - Libyan defects - August 16th, 2011: "Libyan defects ['Gadhafi's interior minister, Nassr al-Mabrouk Abdullah]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/16/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 16th, 2011: "The stock market had its third straight win Monday after Google led deal announcements totaling more than $19 billion. The Dow erased all of last week's losses, rising 1.9 percent. The S&P 500 index rose 2.2 percent. The Nasdaq composite rose 1.9 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/16/11]

2011 - Oil leak / Scottish coast  - August 16th, 2011: "[....] More than 200 tons of oil could have entered the North Sea after the leak, Shell said [08/15/11]." [Based on: Article (Oil leak significant), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/16/11]

2011 - Israel OKs more apartments - August 16th, 2011: "Israel has approved the building of 277 apartments in the Jewish settlement deepest inside the West Bank, defying international criticism of continued construction on land the Palestinians claim for a state." [Based on: Article (Israel OKs more apartments), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/16/11]

2011 - Time Warner will buy Insight - August 16th, 2011: "Time Warner will buy Insight ['Insight Communications Co. for $3 billion in cash']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/16/11]

2011 - Tibetan monk sets himself on fire - August 16th, 2011: "Tibetan monk [08/15/11] sets himself on fire ['in protest against Chinese rule in the southwestern region of Sichuan']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/16/11]

2011 - Fallout called no threat to health - August 16th, 2011: "A spike in radioactive sulfur from the damaged Japanese nuclear plant was detected in California in late March, but researchers say it posed no threat to health. While the amount was higher than normal background levels. It was still small, said Mark Thiemens of the University of California-San Diego." [Based on: Article (Fallout called no threat to health), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/16/11]

2011 - Onslaught leaves scores dead in Iraq - August 16th, 2011: "A chilling series of fatal attacks across Iraq on Monday sent a disheartening message to the Iraq and U.S. governments: After hundreds of billions of dollars spent since the United States invasion in 2003, and tens of thousands of lives lost, insurgents remain a potent and perhaps resurging threat to Iraqis and the American troops still in the country. [NP] The 42 apparently coordinated attacks underscored the reality that few places in Iraq are safe. The number of U.S. troops killed this year has jumped, ahead of their planned withdrawal. Monday's strikes against civilians and security forces across the country meade it the deadliest day of the year for Iraqis, and it came in many forms: suicide attacks, car bombs, homemade bombs and gunmen. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Onslaught leaves scores dead in Iraq), pp. A1 & A7, S.L.P.D., 08/16/11]

2011 - Google grabs phonemaker in major deal - August 16th, 2011: "Google grabs phonemaker [Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.] in major deal [$12.5 billion]" [Based on: Title (and text) for San Jose Mercury News article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/16/11]

2011 - Midwest bus tour / U.S. President Barack Obama - August 16th, 2011: "Obama counters, kicks off bus tour through Midwest [08/15/11]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article (Fallout called no threat to health), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/16/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 17th, 2011: "Worries about Europe's economic problems ended a three-day stock rally. The Dow fell on weak German growth and signs that European leaders wouldn't take quick measures to end the debt crisis. The Dow fell 0.7 percent. The S&P 500 fell 1 percent. The Nasdaq fell 1.2 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/17/11]

2011 - Rebels making advances in Libya - August 17th, 2011: "Rebels are making advances in Libya / Longtime army commander [Masoud Abdulhafiz] who was Gadhafi ally defects." [Based on: Title for dpa article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/17/11]

2011 - UFO Spotted Over Chinese Airport - August 17th, 2011: "UFO Spotted Over Chinese Airport [08/17/11]" [Based on: Title for FOX NEWS article (UFO Spotted Over Chinese Airport) Published August 18, 2011. | NewsCore]

*Link: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/18/ufo-spotted-over-chinese-airport/?test=faces

2011 - GOP assails Buffett over tax proposal - August 17th, 2011: "Republicans blasted back at Warren Buffett after the billionaire investor argued in a newspaper opinion piece that the mega-rich in the U.S. are 'coddled' by the tax code. [NP] The country's wealthiest citizens pay considerably less taxes, as a percentage of income, than the poor and middle class, Buffett said in an article published Monday in The New York Times. [....] In an interview Monday with PBS' Charlie Rose, Buffett said the op-ed was aimed at that group known as the 'super committee.' [NP] 'If I could pick 12 readers for it, they're the ones,' Buffett said. [NP] Buffett rejected the claim that raising taxes to cut U.S. deficits would kill jobs, arguing that the country had higher taxes between 1980 and 2000 and 'nearly 40 million jobs were added.' [NP] 'You know what's happened since then: lower tax rates and far lower job creation.' [NP] On Tuesday, Obama took Buffett's op-ed on the campaign trail, citing it in town halls as he traveled through Minnesota and Iowa. As Obama was touting the Buffett piece, conservatives set out to debunk it." [Based on: Tribune Newspapers article (GOP assails Buffett over tax proposal), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/17/11]

2011 - Phone hacking trivia / News of the World - August 17th, 2011: "A parliamentary panel investigating phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World tabloid released new evidence Tuesday [08/16/11] that the practice of intercepting voice mail had been widely discussed at the newspaper. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Newspaper discussed phone hacking, letter shows), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/17/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan - August 17th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 11:44:07 (UTC) on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 36.776°N, 143.773°E; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) (poorly constrained)] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0005fj1.php]-[T.D.- 08/17/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 18th, 2011: "Stocks closed modestly higher Wednesday after companies reported earnings above expectations but gave mixed forecasts for the rest of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 4.28 points to 11,410.21. The S&P 500 rose 1.13, or 0.1 percent, to 1,193.89." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/18/11]

2011 - Secret Service loses case - August 18th, 2011: "A federal judge is ruling against the Secret Service, saying records of visitors to the White House are subject to Freedom of Information Act requests. The Secret Service had argued that the visitors logs were presidential records exempt from public disclosure. But U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell disagreed on Wednesday [08/17/11]." [Based on: Article (Secret Service loses case), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/18/11]

2011 - Israel refuses to apologize - August 18th, 2011: "Defying U.S. pressure to mend fences with Turkey, the Israeli government said Wednesday that it would not apologize for killing nine Turkish activists last year on board a pro-Palestinian protest flotilla that was attempting to break Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip." [Based on: Article (Israel refuses to apologize), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/18/11]

2011 - More U.S. drones / Libya - August 18th, 2011: "U.S. provides more [2 more] drones [Libya]." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/18/11]

2011 - GOP hopefuls disparge EPA - August 18th, 2011: "GOP hopefuls disparge EPA as heavy-handed / Bachman wants to padlock the doors; Perry proposes freeze." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/18/11]

2011 - Turkish convoy is attacked - August 18th, 2011: "Kurdish insurgents in southeastern Turkey ambushed a military convoy Wednesday [08/17/11], killing at least seven soldiers, Turkish news services reported. Turkey's leaders promised a punishing response." [Based on: Article (Turkish convoy is attacked), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/18/11]

2011 - 600 died in raid / South Sudan - August 18th, 2011: "[....] The fighting, a retaliatory attack Thursday [08/18/11] by ethnic Murie on three Nuer villages, was originally reported to have resulted in 58 deaths." [Based on: Article (600 died in raid), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/23/11]

2011 - Perry again targets Federal Reserve - August 18th, 2011: "[....] 'They should open their books up,' Perry said. 'They should be transparent so that the people of the United States know what they are doing. It would go a long way to showing if there had been activities that had been improper.' [....] Perry spoke a day after suggesting it would be 'treasonous' if Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke launched another bond-buying program to stimulate the economy before the 2012 election. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Perry again targets Federal Reserve), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/18/11]

2011  - SEC accused of destroying records - August 18th, 2011: "SEC accused of destroying records [08/17/11] / Enforcement lawyer claims documents were from several early-stage investigations ['over the last 20 years']." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/18/11]

2011 - Activist wins OK for 15-day protest / India - August 18th, 2011: "Activist [Anna Hazare] wins OK for 15-day protest / Pact ends standoff after tens of thousands march to demand government reform." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 08/18/11]

2011 - Spacecraft Sees Solar Storm Engulf Earth - August 18th, 2011: "For the first time, a spacecraft far from Earth has turned and watched a solar storm engulf our planet. The movie, released today during a NASA press conference, has galvanized solar physicists, who say it could lead to important advances in space weather forecasting. [....]" [Based on: science.nasa article (Spacecraft Sees Solar Storm Engulf Earth), 08/18/11]

*Link: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/18aug_cmemovie/

2011 - Ancient Aliens / Aliens and Temples of Gold - Premiere Date: 08/18/11

*Link: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes/season-3#slide-8

2011 - Price of gold balloons as stocks' fall chills investors - August 18th, 2011: "Price of gold balloons as stocks' fall chills investors / The metal is rallying against all currencies, not just the dollar. ['On Wednesday, it traded at $1,795 an ounce, just shy of last week's record of $1,801.']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/18/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 19th, 2011: "Stocks plunged Thursday after more signs of economic weakness triggered a global sell-off. The Dow fell 419.63 points, or 3.7 percent, to 10,990.58. The S&P 500 fell 53.24, or 4.5 percent, to 1,140.65. The Nasdaq fell 131.05, or 5.2 percent, to 2,380.43." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/19/11]

2011 - Iraqi native convicted - August 19th, 2011: "Iraqi native [Issam 'Sam' Hamama] convicted ['sentenced Thursday to 18 months in federal prison']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/19/11]

2011 - Suicide bomber / Algeria - August 19th, 2011: "Al-Qaida claims deadly attack in Algeria [08/18/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 08/19/11]

2011 - Libyan capital hit by airstrikes - August 19th, 2011: "Libyan capital [Tripoli] hit by airstrikes ['early this morning'] as rebels [08/18/11] overtake refinery [Zawiya]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 08/19/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Fiji Region - August 19th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 03:54:27 (UTC) on Friday, August 19th, 2011. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 16.526°S, 176.905°W; Depth 413.2 km (256.8 miles)] was located @ FIJI REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0005glw.php]-[T.D.- 08/19/11]

2011 - Air quality trivia / St. Louis, Mo. - August 19th, 2011: "[....] The metro area [St. Louis, Mo.] is currently designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as a 'nonattainment' area for ground-level ozone and fine particulate matter, meaning levels for those air pollutants exceed federal standards. [....]" [Based on: Article (Local air pollution agencies face cuts / Cash-strapped Missouri DNR will take over work; some fear unhealthy air will result), pp. A1 & A8, S.L.P.D., 08/19/11]

2011 - Another arrest in hacking scandal - August 19th, 2011: "Another arrest in hacking scandal [James Desborough - 08/18/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/19/11]

2011 - AIG repays Uncle Sam $2.15 billion - August 19th, 2011: "AIG [this week] repays Uncle Sam $2.15 billion ['trimming its financial bailout balance to roughly $51 billion.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/19/11]

2011 - Storm kills three at Belgian festival - August 19th, 2011: "A storm swept through a popular open-air music festival in the eastern Belgian town of Hasselt on Thursday [08/18/11] killing at least three people and injuring more than 70 others, an official said. [....]" [Based on: Article (Storm kills three at Belgian festival), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/19/11]

2011 - Progress made on North Sea oil leak - August 19th, 2011: "[....] About 1,300 barrels of oil has spewed into the sea since a pipeline at Shell's Gannet Alpha platform was found to be leaking Aug. 12, the company said, though it claims that after shutting the well, only one barrel a day is leaking from the installation to control the buildup of pressure in the pipeline." [Based on: Article (Progress made on North Sea oil leak), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/19/11]

2011 - Mainstream Censors Radiation Threat - August 19th, 2011: "Mainstream Censors Radiation Threat" [Based on: Title for AFP article by Keith Johnson, 08/19/11]

*Link: http://americanfreepress.net/?p=266

2011 - Suicides continue to climb / U.S. Army - August 19th, 2011: "[....] During the first seven months of 2011, the Army investigated 109 deaths throughout the service that may have been suicide, compared with 91 during the same time period in 2010. July's suspected suicides hit a record. [....]" [Based on: The Seattle Times article (Suicides continue to climb / Recent Army directive puts a heightened focus on effort to reduce the deaths.), p. A23, S.L.P.D., 08/19/11]

2011 - Connecticut state workers OK labor deal - August 19th, 2011: "[....] Union leaders heralded the ratification of the deal, which they had endorsed, at an upbeat news conference. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Connecticut state workers OK labor deal), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/19/11]

2011 - British compound attacked in Afghanistan - August 19th, 2011: "Two suicide bombers attacked a British compound in the Afghan capital today [anniversary of independence from Britain in 1919], killing at least three people, police said. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (British compound attacked in Afghanistan), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/19/11]

2011 - U.S. and allies say Syria's leader must step down - August 19th, 2011: "U.S. and allies say Syria's leader must step down [08/18/11] / Syrian assets in U.S. to be frozen, oil imports banned." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/19/11]

*Trivia: "Syrians kill 20 [08/19/11] despite promises by Assad / Leader may be unwilling to stop violence or isn't in control of own regime." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/19/11]

2011 - Israelis, Palestinians brace for massive statehood protests - August 19th, 2011: "Palestinians say it will trigger the biggest West Bank demonstrations in years. Israelis are bracing for another intifada. [NP] A month before a potentially historic United Nations showdown over Palestinian statehood, the two sides are mobilizing for the possibility of mass street protests that some fear could spiral into a violent uprising. [NP] As Palestinian leaders rally West Bank residents on Facebook and activists prepare campaigns against Jewish settlements and military checkpoints, Israel's Defense Ministry has spent about $22 million on new riot gear and police have canceled September vacations. 'There will be activists everywhere - against the wall (Israel's separation barrier), against the settlements and against the occupation,' said Wasel Abu Yousef, who heads the Palestinian Liberation Organization. [NP] Palestinian officials say they are committed to keeping demonstrations nonviolent. But Israelis are preparing for the worst, calling up military reservists and making plans for emergency evacuations of settlements and an increased military presence in Palestinian regions of the West Bank." [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Israelis, Palestinians brace for massive statehood protests) by Edmund Sanders, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 08/19/11]

*Trivia: "The Palestinian Authority has set September 20 as the date for its long-anticipated application for statehood at the United Nations, writing off hopes of renewed peace talks with Israel."

[Based on: The Telegraph article (Palestinian leaders set UN statehood application date) by Phoebe Greenwood in Tel Aviv / 12:36PM BST 14 Aug 2011]

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/palestinianauthority/8700623/Palestinian-leaders-set-UN-statehood-application-date.html

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan- August 19th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 05:36:32 (UTC) on Friday, August 19th, 2011. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 37.673°N, 141.716°E; Depth 43.6 km (27.1 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0005gmg.php]-[T.D.- 08/19/11]

2011 - Turkish warplanes attack 60 Kurdish sites in northern Iraq - August 19th, 2011: "[....] The airstrikes [08/18/11] followed an artillery barrage by Turkish forces targeting 168 locations in the same region ['mountains and border regions'] of northern Iraq." [Based on: Article (Turkish warplanes attack 60 Kurdish sites in northern Iraq), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/19/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 20th, 2011: "A growing belief that the country is headed toward recession gave the stock market its fourth straight week of losses. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 172.93 points, or 1.6 percent, and closed at 10.817.65 on Friday. It was down 4 percent for the week." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/20/11]

2011 - Suicide bomber / Pakistan - August 20th, 2011: "[....] Pakistan has lost more than 35,000 people in militant violence since 2007, with mosques, markets and hotels all targeted. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (48 praying in Pakistan are killed by bomber), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/20/11]

2011 - Landfill trivia / St. Louis, Mo. - August 20th, 2011: "The Superior Oak Ridge landfill west of Valley Park [Mo.] will stop accepting trash on Oct. 9, and then be covered. [....]" [Based on: Article (Landfill near valley Park will be capped / County's remaining site will be Maryland Heights.), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/20/11]

2011 - Major Earthquake / Vanuatu - August 20th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Major earthquake occurred at 16:55:02 (UTC) on Saturday, August 20th, 2011. The magnitude 7.1 event [Location: 18.260°S, 168.069°E; Depth 40.6 km (25.2 miles)] was located @ VANUATU."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0005h9f.php]-[T.D.- 08/21/11]

2011 - Major Earthquake / Vanuatu - August 20th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Major earthquake occurred at 18:19:24 (UTC) on Saturday, August 20th, 2011. The magnitude 7.0 event [Location: 18.287°S, 168.132°E; Depth 28.5 km (17.7 miles)] was located @ VANUATU."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0005hbt.php]-[T.D.- 08/21/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / Egypt & Israel - August 20th, 2011: "Egypt pulls its envoy out of Israel [08/20/11] after 5 are slain [08/18/11] / Soldiers are killed by helicopters chasing militants across border [08/18/11]; tension heightens between nations ['The violence began Thursday with a coordinated terrorist attack in southern Israel that killed eight people, including six civilians and two Israeli soldiers. Israel says the attackers originated in Gaza and infiltrated into Israel through the Sinai desert.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for News Services article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/20/11]

2011 - Pittsburgh flash floods kill 4 - August 21st, 2011: "Pittsburgh flash floods kill 4 [08/19/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 08/21/11]

2011 - Israel apologizes for soldiers' deaths - August 21st, 2011: "Israel apologizes [08/20/11] for soldiers' deaths [last week] / Accidental killing of three Egyptian troops threatens diplomacy of U.S. allies." [Based on: Title (and text) for News Services article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 08/21/11]

2011 - U.S. hikers held in Iran sentenced to 8 years - August 21st, 2011: "U.S. hikers held in Iran [Shane Bauer & Joshua Fattal] sentenced to 8 years [08/20/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for News Services article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 08/21/11]

2011 - U.S. ruling on antibacterial soap delayed until next year - August 21st, 2011: "U.S. ruling on antibacterial soap [containing triclosan] delayed until next year / Studies indicate chemical may cause antibiotic resistance." [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/21/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - August 22nd, 2011: "Earth is entering a solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole. Credit: SDO/AIA." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 08/22/11]

2011 - Hurricane Irene - August 22nd, 2011: "Irene formed as a tropical storm east of the Leeward Islands on August 20, 2011. By August 22, the storm had strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane. At 2:00 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time on August 22, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Irene had maximum sustained winds of 80 miles (130 kilometers) per hour, with higher gusts. The storm was located about 150 miles (240 kilometers) west-northwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=51825]

2011 - Airstrike kills 7 in Iraq - August 22nd, 2011: "Seven Iraqis traveling in a civilian pickup were killed in an airstrike Sunday [08/21/11] in Kurdistan, the semiautonomous region in northern Iraq, according to local officials. Two of the victims were children, they added. The officials said the attack was carried out by Turkey, which has been conducting air attacks on Kurdish rebels since Thursday." [Based on: Article (Airstrike kills 7 in Iraq), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/22/11]

2011 - 3 killed in central Nigeria - August 22nd, 2011: "3 [Christians] killed in central Nigeria" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/22/11]

2011 - Libyan rebels pour into Tripoli - August 22nd, 2011: "Libyan rebels pour into Tripoli [08/21/11] / Insurgents claim capture of Gadhafi's sons; leader's whereabouts unknown." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/22/11]

2011 - CELEBRATING INDIAN SPIRITUALITY - August 22nd, 2011: "Liz Karmooch, a member of the Brahma Kumaris, a spiritual organization, practices her performance before the start of the 31st India day Parade Sunday [08/21/11] in New York." [Based on: A.P. Picture Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/22/11]

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

2011 - Researchers hail finding in ALS fight - August 22nd, 2011: "[....] The discovery could also help in developing treatments for other, more common neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, dementia and Parkinson's, Siddique [Dr. Teepu Siddique] said. [NP] The Northwestern team identified the breakdown of cellular recycling systems in the neurons of the spinal cord and brain of ALS patients that results in the nervous system's slowly losing its ability to carry brain signals to the body's muscular system. [....]" [Based on: Chicago Tribune article (Researchers hail finding in ALS fight) by William Mullen, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/22/11]

2011 - Facing flood of claims / U.S. Social Security disability - August 22nd, 2011: "Social Security disability is facing flood of benefit claims / Separate from retirement program, the system may dry up by 2017." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/22/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia - August 22nd, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 20:12:20 (UTC) on Saturday, August 22nd, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 6.410°S, 103.985°E; Depth 31.3 km (19.4 miles)] was located @ SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0005i71.php]-[T.D.- 08/23/11]

2011 - 8 killed in Syria - August 23rd, 2011: "8 killed in Syria [Homs - 08/22/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/23/11]

2011 - $42.6 million oil spill - August 23rd, 2011: "Cleaning up tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil that spilled from a pipeline into Montana's Yellowstone River will cost Exxon Mobil $42.6 million, according to documents." [Based on: Article ($42.6 million oil spill), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/23/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 23rd, 2011: "The stock market stabilized [08/22/11] as investors looked for cheap stocks after a four-week losing streak. Compared with early August's wild swings, trading was relatively calm. The Dow rose 0.3 percent. The S&P 500 rose less than one point. The Nasdaq rose 0.2 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/23/11]

2011 - Gold tops $1,900 an ounce - August 23rd, 2011: "Gold tops $1,900 an ounce [08/22/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/23/11]

2011 - Mass graves / Kashmir - August 23rd, 2011: "[....] The inquiry brings the first official acknowledgement that civilians might have been buried in mass graves in Kashmir, a region claimed by both India and Pakistan where insurgents waged a bloody battle for independence in the early 1990s." [Based on: Article (Mass graves across Kashmir region), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/23/11]

2011 - Moderate Earthquake / Colorado - August 23rd, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Moderate earthquake occurred at 05:46:19 (UTC) on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011. The magnitude 5.3 event [Location: 37.070°N, 104.700°W; Depth 4 km (2.5 miles)] was located @ COLORADO."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0005idz.php]-[T.D.- 08/23/11]

2011 - Moderate Earthquake / Virginia - August 23rd, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Moderate earthquake occurred at 17:51:04 (UTC) on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011. The magnitude 5.8 event [Location: 37.936°N, 77.933°W; Depth 6 km (3.7 miles)] was located @ VIRGINIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/se082311a.php]-[T.D.- 08/23/11]

*Trivia: "Limited damage in Northeast quake / 5.8-magnitude temblor prompts evacuations in capital; crack found in Washington Monument." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/24/11]

2011 - Taliban official is stoned to death - August 23rd, 2011: "Taliban official [08/22/11] is stoned to death [village of Trekh Zaber - Newa District, Helmand province]" [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/23/11]

2011 - Iran moves centrifuges underground - August 23rd, 2011: "Iran moves centrifuges underground" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/23/11]

2011 - Libyan rebels fight pockets of resistance - August 23rd, 2011: "Libyan rebels fight pockets of resistance [08/22/11] / Leaders try to secure capital as son of Gadhafi makes surprise appearance." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/23/11]

2011 - Sun in Virgo - August 24th, 2011: "Reported date when the Sun entered the constellation Virgo." [Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201108.html]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 24th, 2011: "The Dow had its biggest gain in nearly two weeks Tuesday. Investors picked up stocks that looked cheap following the market's plunge over the last month. The Dow rose 322.11 points, or 3 percent, to close at 11,176.76. That's its best day since Aug. 11." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/24/11]

2011 - U.N. atomic inspector / Iran - August 24th, 2011: "Iran shows U.N. site of advanced nuke equipment" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/24/11]

2011 - RUSSIAN CARGO ROCKET LOST - August 24th, 2011: "An unmanned Russian rocket carrying 2.9 tons of supplies for the International Space Station failed to reach orbit today when its third stage failed almost six minutes after liftoff. The Interfax news agency reported the Progress 44 spacecraft re-entered the atmosphere over eastern Russia."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [08/24/11]

2011 - Cameron still under fire over aide - August 24th, 2011: "[....] Cameron [British Prime Minister David Cameron] hired Andy Coulson as the party's chief communications guru in 2007, shortly after Coulson stepped down as editor of the News of the World." [Based on: Article (Cameron still under fire over aide), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/24/11]

2011 - Major Earthquake / Northern Peru - August 24th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Major earthquake occurred at 17:46:11 (UTC) on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011. The magnitude 7.0 event [Location: 7.644°S, 74.506°W; Depth 145.1 km (90.2 miles)] was located @ NORTHERN PERU."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0005j3l.php]-[T.D.- 08/24/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Vanuatu - August 24th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 23:06:16 (UTC) on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 18.180°S, 167.730°E; Depth 10.1 km (6.3 miles)] was located @ VANUATU."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0005jda.php]-[T.D.- 08/24/11]

2011 - Rebels storm compound of Gadhafi - August 24th, 2011: "Rebels storm compound of Gadhafi [08/23/11], who's nowhere to be found" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/24/11]

2011 - Facebook says changes will help protect privacy - August 24th, 2011: "[....] When the changes start to roll out on Thursday [08/25/11], every time Facebook users add a picture or any other content to their profile pages, they can specify who can see it: all of their so-called Facebook friends, a specific group of friends, or everyone who has access to the Internet. [....] Users will no longer have to seek out a separate privacy page to tweak who sees how much of that personal information. Nor do they have to bother to remember what those settings were. [....] But privacy advocates warned that the new tools do not address a concern about sharing location. One Facebook user can publish information about another user's whereabouts without his or her consent." [Based on: New York Times article (Facebook says changes will help protect privacy), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 08/24/11]

2011 - Google settlement - August 25th, 2011: "Google agrees to pay $500 million to settle probe into pharmacy ads ['distribution of online ads from Canadian pharmacies']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/25/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 25th, 2011: "Stocks closed higher Wednesday after an afternoon surge. Gold fell $104 as investors became less fearful. A rise in July orders for durable goods eased fears about a recession. The Dow rose 1.3 percent. The S&P 500 rose 1.3 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.9 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/25/11]

2011 - Heretz, GE partner in China - August 25th, 2011: "Heretz, GE partner in China" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/25/11]

2011 - 36 militants killed in Yemen - August 25th, 2011: "Airstrikes killed 36 suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen on Wednesday ... ." [Based on: Article (36 militants killed in Yemen, officials say), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/25/11]

2011 - Japan accuses plant operator - August 25th, 2011: "[....] The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said the operator informed it four days before Japan's March 11 earthquake and tsunami that waves exceeding 33 feet could hit the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. The plant was only designed to withstand a tsunami about half that height." [Based on: Article (Japan accuses plant operator), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/25/11]

2011 - Rebels push to secure control / Libya - August 25th, 2011: "Rebels push to secure control [08/24/11], place bounty on Gadhafi's head / Fighters claim capture of base; sporadic battles continue in capital." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/25/11]

2011 - Oatmeal / Burger King breakfast menu - August 25th, 2011: "Oatmeal is now part of Burger King's menu [breakfast menu]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/25/11]

2011 - CIA helps NYPD transform post-9/11 - August 25th, 2011: "[....] The department has dispatched undercover officers, known as 'rakers,' into neighborhoods as part of a human mapping program, according to officials directly involved in the program. They've monitored daily life in bookstores, bars, cafes and nightclubs. [NP] Police have also used informers, known as 'mosque crawlers,' to monitor sermons, even when there's no evidence of wrongdoing. [NP] Neither the city council, which finances the department, nor the federal government, which has given NYPD more than $1.6 billion since 9/11, is told exactly what's going on. [NP] Many of these operations were built with help from the CIA, which is prohibited from spying inside the U.S. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (CIA helps NYPD transform post-9/11 / Department dispatches undercover cops to neighborhoods in aggressive domestic surveillance program.) by Adam Goldman & Matt Apuzzo, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/25/11]

2011 - Visionary leader of Apple is logging off - August 25th, 2011: "Visionary leader of Apple is logging off / Jobs steps down as CEO after string of successes from iMac to iPad" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/25/11]

2011 - Ancient Aliens / Aliens and Mysterious Rituals - Premiere Date: 08/25/11

*Link: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes/season-3#slide-9

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 26th, 2011: "A three-day rally ended much like it began, with a steep and sudden turn. Stocks started higher early Thursday but turned lower within 20 minutes. The Dow fell 170.89 points, or 1.5 percent, to 11,149.82. The S&P 500 fell 18.33, or 1.6 percent, to 1,159.27." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/26/11]

2011 - Tricycle bomb / Pakistan - August 26th, 2011: "Bomb [08/25/11] hidden in tricycle [Risalpur, Pakistan] kills at least 11 ['At least 23 people were injured.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/26/11]

2011 - Buffett snaps up BofA stock - August 26th, 2011: "Buffett snaps up BofA stock with $5 billion investment / Deal is seen as a strong vote of confidence in troubled company." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. B7, S.L.P.D., 08/26/11]

2011 - Bombers kill at least 15 in Iraq - August 26th, 2011: "Bombers kill at least 15 in Iraq [08/25/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/26/11]

2011 - Syrian forces keep heat on protestors - August 26th, 2011: "Syrian forces keep heat on protestors [08/25/11] / 9 are reportedly killed: editorial cartoonist is beaten by masked gunmen." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/26/11]

2011 - Radical Muslims blamed in killing of 12 in Nigeria - August 26th, 2011: "Radical Muslims [Boko Haram] blamed in killing of 12 in Nigeria [08/25/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/26/11]

2011 - JPMorgan Chase agrees to sanction of $88 million - August 26th, 2011: "JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $88.3 million as part of a settlement with the Treasury Department over a series of transactions involving Cuba, Iran and Sudan, the agency said Thursday. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (JPMorgan Chase agrees to sanction of $88 million), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/26/11]

2011 - Some vaccines cause health problems in rare cases - August 26th, 2011: "[....] The committee, convened by the Institute of medicine, also found that the evidence doesn't support any connection between autism and the MMR vaccine for mumps, measles and rubella (German measles). [....] The 647-page report, 'Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and causality,' was released Thursday [08/25/11] [....] The vaccine that racked up the highest number of problems was the varicella vaccine, given to prevent chickenpox. In some patients - most of whom had compromised immune systems - the vaccine caused brain swelling, pneumonia, hepatitis, meningitis, shingles and chickenpox itself." [Based on: Title for The Seattle Times article (Some vaccines cause health problems in rare cases, study finds) by Carol M. Ostrom, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 08/26/11]

*Links: http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/Adverse-Effects-of-Vaccines-Evidence-and-Causality.aspx

2011 - Boston Archdiocese releases names of some accused clergy - August 26th, 2011: "Boston Archdiocese releases names of some accused clergy [08/25/11]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/26/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 27th, 2011: "Stocks rose after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said the U.S. is headed for long-term economic growth. The Dow rose 134.72, or 1.2 percent, to 11,284.54. The S&P 500 rose 17.53, or 1.5 percent, to 1,176.80. The Nasdaq rose 60.22, or 2.5 percent, to 2,479.85." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/27/11]

2011 - Hurricane Irene / Carolina - August 27th, 2011: "IRENE CRASHES INTO CAROLINA COAST" [Based on: Title for A.P article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/27/11]

2011 - Slow growth / U.S. economy - August 27th, 2011: "Economy [U.S.A.] grew slower than estimated / 1 percent annual pace this spring is troubling news for a recovery." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/27/11]

2011 - Bernanke scolds leaders over debt ceiling - August 27th, 2011: "Bernanke scolds leaders over debt ceiling [08/26/11] / In remarks, Fed chairman also says he is optimistic about long-range prospects for economy." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/27/11]

2011 - Judge allows Loughner's forcible medication - August 27th, 2011: "Judge [08/26/11] allows Loughner's forcible medication [to continue]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/27/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - August 28th, 2011: "Earth is entering a solar wind stream that could stir up geomagnetic activitty around the Arctic Circle. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 08/28/11]

2011 - B5 Solar Flare - August 28th, 2011: "This morning at 0430 UT, the magnetic canopy of departing sunspot 1271 erupted, producing a B5-class solar flare and hurling a CME into space. The beautiful blast was not Earth-directed and will not affect our planet." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 08/28/11]

2011 - Bombings kill 6 in Iraq - August 28th, 2011: "Bombings kill 6 in Iraq [08/27/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/28/11]

2011 - CIA drone attack kills No. 2 al-Qaida leader - August 28th, 2011: "CIA drone attack [08/22/11] kills No. 2 al-Qaida leader [Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, U.S. official says [08/27/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/28/11]

2011 - Rebels reject Gadhafi's offer - August 29th, 2011: "Rebels reject Gadhafi's offer [08/28/11] / Libyans call proposal to negotiate delusional as they claim capture of holdout eastern town." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/29/11]

2011 - 29 killed at Baghdad mosque - August 29th, 2011: "29 killed at Baghdad mosque [Um al-Qura] / Attack by suicide bomber [08/28/11] claims life of Sunni member of parliament [Khalid al-Fahdawi]; 38 wounded." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/29/11]

2011 - Aggression turned tide in Libya - August 29th, 2011: "Aggression turned tide in Libya / It was the first 'Arab Spring' rebellion to resort to violence; what now for Syria?" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article by Jeffrey Fleishman, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/29/11]

2011 - Prime Minister Baburan Bhattarai / Nepal - August 29th, 2011: "Nepal [08/28/11] elects Maoist [Baburan Bhattarai] as prime minister" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/29/11]

2011 - A long trail of disaster / East Coast U.S.A. - August 29th, 2011: "Stripped of hurricane rank, Tropical Storm Irene spent the last oof its fury Sunday [08/28/11], leaving treacherous flooding and millions without power - but an unfazed New York and relief that it was nothing like the nightmare authorities had feared. [....] At least 21 people died in the storm [45 as of 08/31/11], most of them when trees crashed through roofs or onto cars. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (A long trail of disaster), pp. A1&A9, S.L.P.D., 08/29/11]

2011 - Attack in Algeria claimed by al-Qaida offshoot - August 29th, 2011: "Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb is claiming responsibility for the attack on a military academy in Algeria that killed at least 18 people including 16 officers in training. [NP] Al-Qaida's North African wing says in a statement posted online Sunday [08/28/11] that two suicide bombers carried out the attack Friday on the Cherchell military academy, 110 miles west of the capital, Algiers." [Based on: Article (Attack in Algeria claimed by al-Qaida offshoot), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/29/11]

2011 - Comet Elenin / Breaking up? - August 30th, 2011: "Comet Elenin (C/2010 X1), widely known for inaccurate reports of its threat to Earth, appears to be breaking apart. Observations by amateur astronomer Michael Mattiazzo of Castlemaine, Australia show a marked dimming and elongation of the comet's nucleus over a ten day period: [....] Comets are fragile objects, easily disrupted by solar heat. As a result, the possible breakup of Comet Elenin, while unexpected, comes as no surprise. Readers with pertinent images are invited to submit them here."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 08/30/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 30th, 2011: "Stocks rose sharply Monday [08/29/30] on relief that Hurricane Irene did far less damage than feared. Insurance stocks were some of the biggest gainers. The Dow rose 254 points, or 2.3 percent, to 11.539. The S&P 500 rose 2.8 percent. The Nasdaq rose 3.3 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/30/11]

2011 - Military Spending Waste - August 30th, 2011: "Military Spending Waste: Up To $60 Billion In Iraq, Afghanistan War Funds Lost To Poor Planning, Oversight, Fraud" [Based on Title for Huffington Post article by RICHARD LARDNER, 08/30/11]

*Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/30/military-spending-waste_n_942723.html

2011 - Gadhafi's family flees to Algeria - August 30th, 2011: "Gadhafi's family flees to Algeria [08/29/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/30/11]

2011 - Fighting in Yemen kills dozens - August 30th, 2011: "Fighting in Yemen kills dozens" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/30/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Banda Sea - August 30th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 06:57:41 (UTC) on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011. The magnitude 6.8 event [Location: 6.401°S, 126.774°E; Depth 465 km (289.0 miles)] was located @ BANDA SEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0005lkk.php]-[T.D.- 08/30/11]

2011 - Peabody bid for coal firm accepted - August 30th, 2011: "Peabody bid for coal firm [Macarthur Coal Ltd.] accepted / Australian company's board approves deal [$5.2 billion]." [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/30/11]

2011 - Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda / Japan - August 30th, 2011: "New Japanese leader [Yoshihiko Noda]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/30/11]

2011 - Naval officer is guilty in 9/11 fraud case - August 30th, 2011: "Naval officer [Cmdr. Charles Coughlin] is guilty in 9/11 fraud case" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/30/11]

2011 - 7 killed in Syria - August 31st, 2011: "7 killed in Syria" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 08/31/11]

2011 - Bird flu increasing - August 31st, 2011: "Bird flu is on the rise, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization said. Cases dropped to just 302 cases in 2008, but 800 cases were recorded last season." [Based on: Article (Bird flu increasing), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 08/31/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 31st, 2011: "Stocks rose Tuesday on hopes that more stimulus from the Federal Reserve may be on the way. The Dow rose 20.70 points, or 0.2 percent, to 11.559.95. The S&P 500 rose 2.84, or 0.2 percent, to 1,212.92. The Nasdaq rose 14, or 0.5 percent, to 2,576.11." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/31/11]

2011 - Iranian military moves - August 31st, 2011: "An official Iranian news agency reported Iran was sending a submarine and a warship to the Gulf of Aden and the red Sea." [Based on: Title for Article (Iranian military moves), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 08/31/11]

2011 - China sentences monks - August 31st, 2011: "China has sentenced three Tibetan monks as accessories to murder in a novel prosecution in which they were charged with helping another monk burn himself to death in a political protest." [Based on: Title for Article (China sentences monks), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 08/31/11]

2011 - Exxon deals with Russia to get Arctic oil - August 31st, 2011: "Exxon deals with Russia to get Arctic oil / Area in Kara Sea contains 35.8 billion barrels of oil. russian oil firm says." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/31/11]

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