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 2012

2012 - Astronomic Configuration - August 1st, 2012: "Sun [9 Leo], Moon [27 Capricorn], Mercury [3 Leo R.], Venus [24 Gemini], Mars [16 Libra], Jupiter [10 Gemini], Saturn [23 Libra], Uranus [8 Aries R.], Neptune [2 Pisces R.], Pluto [7 Capricorn R.], Chiron [8 Pisces R.]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201208.html]

2012 - Pfizer profit surges - August 1st, 2012: "[...] The Viagra maker, based in New York, said Tuesday that its net income was $3.25 billion, or 43 cents per share, up from $2.61 billion, or 33 cents, a year earlier. Excluding one-time items, adjusted net income was $4.67 billion, or 62 cents per share. That beat Wall Street expectations for 54 cents per share. Revenue fell 9 percent to $15.06 billion." [Based on: Digest article (Pfizer profit surges), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/01/12]

2012 - Ethanol hurts ADM - August 1st, 2012: "Archer Daniels Midland, hammered by record corn prices, saw its net income for the fiscal fourth quarter tumble 25 percent. [...] The Decatur, Ill., company earned $284 million, or 43 cents per share, in the quarter ended June 30, compared with $381 million, or 58 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenu slipped less than a percent to $22.68 billion. Analysts expected a profit of 59 cents per share on revenue of $21.58 billion." [Based on: Digest article (Ethanol hurts ADM), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/01/12]

2012 - Bombs kill 21 / Iraq - August 1st, 2012: "Bombs kill 21, underlining Iraq chaos [07/31/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 08/01/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 1st, 2012: "Stocks edged lower Tuesday as investors await the Federal Reserve's decision to approve more stimulus. The Dow fell 64.33, or 0.5 percent, to 13,008.68. The S&P 500 fell 5.98, or 0.4 percent, to 1,379.32. The Nasdaq fell 6.32, or 0.2 percent, to 2,939.52." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/01/12]

2012 - 7 protestors killed in Sudan - August 1st, 2012: "Lawyer: 7 protestors killed in Sudan's Darfur [Nyala - 07/31/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 08/01/12]

2012 - Ameren seeks another rate hike - August 1st, 2012: "Ameren seeks another rate hike / Ameren Missouri wants additional $27.7 million to cover fuel, power costs." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/01/12]

2012 - Consumer spending flat /  U.S.A. - August 1st, 2012: "Consumer spending [June 2012] flat [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/01/12]

2012 - Syrian town running low on food - August 1st, 2012: "Syrian town [Aleppo] running low on food" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 08/01/12]

2012 - Settlement / Accretive Health Inc. - August 1st, 2012: "[...] According to the Minnesota attorney general, Accretive's heavy-handed tactics included stationing bill collectors in hospital emergency rooms and awarding prizes to hospital staffers who collected the most money. [....]" [Based on: Article (Ascension Health partner settles case / Debt collection firm Accretive will pay $2.5 million, stay out of Minnesota for two years.), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/01/12]

2012 - Egypt denies its leader sent letter to Israel - August 1st, 2012: "Egypt denies [07/31/12] its leader sent letter to Israel" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/01/12]

2012 - MOST DECORATED / Michael Phelps - August 1st, 2012: "MOST DECORATED / ALL-TIMER Michael Phelps ... sets record [07/31/12] with 19th Olympic medal. [....]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/01/12]

2012 - Fannie, Freddie can't cut principal, FHFA says - August 1st, 2012: "A federal regulator is standing by its decision to bar Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from reducing principal for borrowers at risk of foreclosure, resisting pressure from the White House. The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the decision Tuesday [07/31/12]. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Fannie, Freddie can't cut principal, FHFA says), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/01/12]

2012 - Pipes are cracking in the heat / St. Louis, Mo. - August 1st, 2012: "Hot and dry conditions are being blamed for three water main breaks overnight across St. Louis and other recent breaks in the area. [....]" [Based on: Article (Pipes are cracking in the heat / Water main breaks are cropping up across area as ground stretches, contracts.), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/01/12]

2012 - Police arrest UK reporter over cellphone thefts - August 1st, 2012: "London police and news International said Tuesday that a reporter for The Sun tabloid has been arrested in an inquiry into the alleged gathering of data from stolen cellphones. Scotland Yard said the man, 37, is the ninth person arrested as part of Operation Tuleta, looking into allegations of phone hacking." [Based on: Digest article (Police arrest UK reporter over cellphone thefts), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 08/01/12]

2012 - Toyota recall - August 2nd, 2012: "Toyota recalling SUVs ['... 778,000 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans ... to fix a suspension problem.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Nation Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/02/12]

2012 - Mastercard slows - August 2nd, 2012: "[...] The payments processor ... on Wednesday reported a 9 percent increase in revenue for the second quarter to $1.82 billion compared with a year earlier. [...] MasterCard earned $700 million, or $5.55 per share, compared with $608 million or $4.76 per share, a year earlier. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Mastercard slows), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/02/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 2nd, 2012: "Stocks fell Wednesday after the Federal Reserve didn't offer any new stimulus for the economy. The Dow fell 32.55, or 0.3 percent, to 12,976.13. The S&P 500 fell 4.00, or 0.3 percent, to 1,375.32. The Nasdaq fell 19.31, or 0.7 percent, to 2,920.21." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/02/12]

2012 - Ford, GM lose ground - August 2nd, 2012: "Ford, GM lose ground ['... to Japanese automakers last month as their rivals made a strong comeback from last year's earthquake.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/02/12]

2012 - Militants are financed like the mob - August 2nd, 2012: "Militants are financed like the mob / 'Life at war has become lucrative,' report from U.S. think tank [Combating Terrorism Center in West Point, N.Y.] says." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/02/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Central Peru - August 2nd, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 09:38:31 (UTC) on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 8.379°S, 74.245°W; Depth 143.3 km (89.0 miles)] was located @ CENTRAL PERU"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000blct.php]-[T.D.- 08/03/12]

2012 - Tsunami dock dismantled / Oregon - August 2nd, 2012: "Tsunami dock dismantled [08/01/12] / Its 5,000-mile journey from Japan ended on a beach in Oregon." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/02/12]

2012 - Congress welcomes Chinese dissident - August 2nd, 2012: "Congress welcomes Chinese dissident [Chen Guangcheng - 08/01/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/02/12]

2012 - Hottest month on record / St. Louis, Mo. - August 2nd, 2012: "In 138 years, no month was warmer in St. Louis than July 2012. [NP] The National Weather Service said Wednesday the average daily temperature here in the month just ended was 88.1 degrees, making it the hottest month since official record keeping began in 1874. It beat out sweltering months from St. Louis' infamous heat waves, including those of 1936, 1954 and 1980. [....]" [Based on: Article (It's official: July was the hottest month on record here), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/02/12]

2012 - Monsanto wins patent case against DuPont - August 2nd, 2012: "Monsanto wins patent case against DuPont / Jury awards $1 billion [08/01/12] after finding that DuPont lacked authorization to use seed technology." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/02/12]

2012 - Schweich pledges brownfields audit / Missouri - August 2nd, 2012: [...] The auditor's office has not reviewed the brownfields program - which funds cleanup of polluted sites - since 2002, shortly after its creation, when Claire McCaskill was auditor. [....]" [Based on: Article (Schweich pledges brownfields audit / Missouri auditor says he will examine state's cleanup fund by the end of his first term; Carondelet Coke project is drawing scrutiny.) p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/02/12]

2012 - San Antonio airport reopens after bomb threat - August 2nd, 2012: "San Antonio airport reopens after bomb threat [08/01/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Nation Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/02/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / New Ireland region. Papua New Guinea - August 2nd, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 09:56:44 (UTC) on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 4.706°S, 153.228°E; Depth 70.6 km (43.9 miles)] was located @ NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000bldc.php]-[T.D.- 08/03/12]

2012 - AIG profit grows - August 3rd, 2012: "AIG profit grows ['American International Group's net income rose 27 percent in the second quarter ... .']" [Based on: Title (and text) for article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/03/12]

2012 - U.S. National Debt - August 3rd, 2012: "U.S. National Debt Clock - The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 03 August 2012 at 09:39:28 PM GMT is: $15,924,440,962,423.16. The estimated population of the United States is 313,252,627 so each citizen's share of this debt is $50,835.78. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.91 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. - 08/03/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 3rd, 2012: "Stocks fell Thursday after the European Central Bank did not provide immediate help for the region's debt crisis. The Dow fell 92.18 points, or 0.7 percent, to 12,878.88. The S&P 500 fell 10.14, or 0.7 percent, to 1,365.00. The Nasdaq fell 10.44, or 0.4 percent, to 2,909.77." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/03/12]

*Reference links: http://www.marketwatch.com/

2012 - Extreme drought / Missouri - August 3rd, 2012: "It's going from bad to worse for farmers / Nearly 93 percent of Missouri is in 'extreme' drought. / Much of region's crop is insured, but cattle ranchers receive no compensation." [Based on: Title(s) for Article, pp. A1 & A5, S.L.P.D., 08/03/12]

2012 - Annan resigns as Syrian envoy - August 3rd, 2012: "Annan resigns as Syrian envoy / He assails world powers for their lack of unity but also criticizes Assad regime." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/03/12]

2012 - Second-quarter profit / Ameren Corp. - August 3rd, 2012: "Ameren's profits are heating up ['... jump to $211 million, or 87 cents a share, from $138 million, or 57 cents, in the same period last year. [....]" [Based on: Title (and text) for article, p. B1, S.L.P.D., 08/03/12]

2012 - Identity thieves pull in IRS refunds - August 3rd, 2012: "The Internal Revenue Service may have delivered more than $5 billion in refund checks to identity thieves who filed fradulent tax reforms for 2011, Treasury Department investigators said Thursday. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Identity thieves pull in IRS refunds / Single address was used to file 2,137 tax returns.), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/03/12]

2012 - Beach closed / Culvre River State Park - August 3rd, 2012: "Beach [Lincoln Lake] at state park [Culvre River State Park] is closed [08/01/12] because of E. coli" [Based on: Title (and text)  for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/03/12]

2012 - New Egyptian cabinet strives for diversity - August 3rd, 2012: "[...] Still, Brotherhood members took four ministries, including the key information minister post, which oversees state media." [Based on: Digest article (New Egyptian cabinet strives for diversity), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/03/12]

2012 - Brooks formally charged over phone hacking - August 3rd, 2012: "Former Rupert Murdoch protege Rebekah Brooks has been formally charged with conspiring to hack into the phones of hundreds of well-known people and their associates, a move first announced last month by Britain's Crown Prosecution Service. The development had been expected since July 24, when prosecutors named Brooks, 44, as one of eight people accused of participating in a campaign of espionage which targeted more than 600 celebrities, sports stars, politicians and crime victims." [Based on: Digest article (Brooks formally charged over phone hacking), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/03/12]

2012 - ATF figure in Fast and Furious leaves agency - August 3rd, 2012: "[...] William Hoover was the agency's No. 2 official from 2009 to 2011. He was reassigned in October during an ATF staff shake-up prompted by questions about Fast and Furious." [Based on: Digest article (ATF figure in Fast and Furious leaves agency), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/03/12]

2012 - KC priest pleads guilty to child porn charges - August 3rd, 2012: "KC priest [A Roman Catholic priest in Kansas City] pleads guilty to child porn charges [08/02/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/03/12]

2012 - Police say 12 killed in Iraq shootings, bombings - August 3rd, 2012: "Police say 12 killed in Iraq shootings, bombings [08/02/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/03/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 4th, 2012: "Job growth revved higher in July, and the resulting optimism drove the Standard & Poor's 500 on Friday to its highest level in three months. The government said that employers added 163,000 jobs last month, the most since February." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/04/12]

2012 - Wildfires / Oklahoma - August 4th, 2012: "Wind-whipped Oklahoma wildfires destroy homes [08/03/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/04/12]

2012 - Mad cow called isolated case - August 4th, 2012: "A California Holstein [dairy cow] discovered to have mad cow disease in April was an isolated case and didn't pose a threat to the food supply, a report issued Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. [....]" [Based on: Title for Digest article (Mad cow called isolated case), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/04/12]

2012 - Foreign relations / Syria & Russia - August 4th, 2012: "Syrian regime begs Russia for financial loans, oil products" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 08/04/12]

2012 - Arctic Cyclone - August 5th, 2012: "An unusually large, long-lasting, and powerful cyclone was churning over the Arctic in early August 2012. Two smaller systems merged on August 5 to form the storm, which at the time occupied much of the Beaufort-Chukchi Sea and Canadian Basin. On average, Arctic cyclones last about 40 hours; as of August 9, 2012, this storm had lasted more than five days. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=78808]

2012 - Health cost crisis / U.S.A. - August 5th, 2012: "Health cost crisis called 'close to the cliff' / Nearly all of the nation's economic growth in recent years has gone to offset increased spending on care." [Based on: Title for Milawaukee Journal Sentinel article by Guy Boulton, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/05/12]

2012 - Iran tests upgraded version of shortrange missile - August 5th, 2012: "Iran tests upgraded version of shortrange missile ['Fateh-110 has a range of 185 miles.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 08/05/12]

2012 - Typhoon Haikui - August 6th, 2012: "Just a few days after twin storms made landfall in eastern China, another severe storm headed for the same coast. Haikui started as a tropical depression over the western Pacific Ocean on August 2, 2012. It strengthened to a tropical storm on August 4, and further strengthened to a typhoon on August 6. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=78764]

2012 - 16 Egyptian troops killed - August 6th, 2012: "Masked gunmen killed 16 Egyptian soldiers Sunday at a checkpoint along the border with Gaza and Israel, the first such attack on troops - and then the attackers drove off, crashing in Israel, officials said. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (16 Egyptian troops killed), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/06/12]

2012 -  CURIOSITY LANDS ON MARS - August 6th, 2012: "NASA's "seven minutes of terror" ended with cries of joy from mission control at the Jet Propulsion Lab on August 6th when Curiosity sucessfully landed on Mars. One of the first pictures the rover sent back was of its own shadow: [...] Curiosity landed at 10:32 p.m. PDT Aug. 5, (1:32 a.m. EDT Aug. 6) inside Gale Crater near the foot of a layered mountain three miles tall and 96 miles in diameter. Observations from orbit have identified clay and sulfate minerals in the mountain's lower layers, indicating a wet history. For the next two years (at least) the rover will search the layers for ancient habitats that might have supported Martian microbial life. [NP] Curiosity carries 10 science instruments. Some are the first of their kind on Mars, such as a laser-firing instrument for checking the chemical make-up of rocks from a distance. The rover will use a drill and scoop at the end of its robotic arm to gather soil and powdered samples of rock interiors, then sieve and parcel out these samples into analytical laboratory instruments inside the rover. To handle this science toolkit, Curiosity is twice as long and five times as heavy as Spirit or Opportunity.[... .]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 08/06/12]

2012 - Heat is killing fish populations - August 6th, 2012: "Thousands of fish are dying in the Midwest [U.S.A.] as the hot, dry summer dries up rivers and causes water temperatures to climb in some spots to nearly 100 degrees. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Heat is killing fish populations), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/06/12]

2012 - Car suicide bomber kills 8 in Nigeria - August 6th, 2012: "Car suicide bomber kills 8 in Nigeria [08/05/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest articl, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/06/12]

2012 - Social Security is not the deal it once was - August 6th, 2012: "Social Security is not the deal it once was / New retirees are likely to get less money out of the program than they paid into it over the years." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/06/12]

2012 - Gunman kills 6 at Sikh temple in Wisconsin - August 6th, 2012: "Gunman kills 6 at Sikh temple in Wisconsin [08/05/12] / Assailant is fatally shot by police; authorities call attack an act of domestic terrorism." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 08/06/12]

2012 - Syrian forces promise showdown over Aleppo - August 6th, 2012: "Syrian forces promise showdown over Aleppo [08/05/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/06/12]

2012 - Turkey says it has killed scores of Kurdish rebels - August 6th, 2012: "Turkey's security forces have killed as many as 115 Kurdish rebels during a major security offensive over the past two weeks, the country's interior minister said Sunday. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Turkey says it has killed scores of Kurdish rebels), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/06/12]

2012 - Hurricane Ernesto - August 7th, 2012: "Ernesto strengthened to a hurricane by August 7, 2012, according to U.S. Air Force hurricane hunters. At 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on August 7, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Ernesto was located about 185 miles (295 kilometers) east of Chetumal, Mexico. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 80 miles (130 kilometers) per hour and was headed toward the west-northwest at about 14 miles (22 kilometers) per hour."

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=78795]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 7th, 2012: "Stocks on Monday maintained momentum from strong jobs numbers released at the end of last week. The Standard & Poor's 500 nearly cracked 1,400 points for the first time in three months, but stocks gave up most of the gain in the closing minutes." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/07/12]

2012 - No answers in Sikh attack - August 7th, 2012: "No answers in Sikh attack [Wisconsin - 08/05/12] / Gunman [Wade Michael Page] was bassist in white-power bands, had served in military." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/07/12]

2012 - 19 killed in Nigerian church - August 7th, 2012: "19 killed in Nigerian church [08/06/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/07/12]

*Trivia: "19 are killed in attack on Nigerian Bible class ['Deeper Life evangelical church in Otite']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article , p. A19, S.L.P.D., 08/08/12]

2012 - Nuns weigh future ties to Vatican - August 7th, 2012: "Nearly 900 Roman Catholic nuns will gather in St. Louis this week to discus their future relationship with the Vatican. [....]" [Based on: Article (Nuns weigh future ties to Vatican / Focus of meeting here will be charge that sisters' group has strayed from teachings), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/07/12]

2012 - Egypt hunts militants in the Sinai - August 7th, 2012: "Egypt hunts militants in the Sinai" [Based on: Titlefor Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/07/12]

2012 - Rain paralyzes Philippine capital - August 7th, 2012: "[...] The death toll from last week's Typhoon Saola has steadily climbed to 51." [Based on: Digest article (Rain paralyzes Philippine capital), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/07/12]

2012 - Second fire destroys mosque in Joplin - August 7th, 2012: "Second fire destroys mosque in Joplin [Mo.] / No one is hurt; reward is offered. FBI is investigating whether latest blaze [08/06/12] was arson." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/07/12]

2012 - Bankruptcy / KV Pharmaceutical Co. - August 7th, 2012: "Troubled KV files for bankruptcy / Pharmaceutical firm based in Bridgeton [Mo.] does not offer a specific restructuring plan." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/07/12]

2012 - Defection of Syrian premier bolsters rebels - August 7th, 2012: "Defection of Syrian premier bolsters rebels / Riad Hijab is highest-ranking official so far to part ways with Assad'd regime." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/07/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 8th, 2012: "Stronger earnings reports helped the Standard & Poor's 500 finish above the 1,400 level on Tuesday [0807/12] for the first time since May 2. Increased expectations that central banks in the U.S. and Europe will do more to help the economy also helped to power stocks." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/08/12]

2012 - Snowfall / South Africa - August 8th, 2012: "Rare snowfall [08/07/12] stuns much of South Africa" [Based on: Title for Digest article , p. A21, S.L.P.D., 08/08/12]

2012 - Drone attacks / Yemen - August 8th, 2012: "Drone attacks [Yemen] kill 10 al-Qaida militants [in Radda - 08/06/12 & ????]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article , p. A21, S.L.P.D., 08/08/12]

2012 - "Right ro Pray" amendment / Missouri - August 8th, 2012: "The so-called 'right to pray' amendment to the Missouri Constitution passed by the kind of margin rarely seen in election referendums. [NP] The measure's supporters said the amendment - called Amendment 2 on the ballot - will protect Missourians' right to pray in public. [...] Opponents of the amendment have said Amendment 2's religious protections are already guaranteed by the state Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution. [...] The ballot did not mention language in the amendment allowing students to refuse to participate in school assignments that violate religious beliefs, or ensuring elected officials the right to pray on government property. [... .]" [Based on: Article ('Right to pray' measure passes by wide margin / Opponents warn that amendment will face challenges in court.) by Tim Townsend, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/08/12]

2012 - U.S. employers post most jobs in 4 years - August 8th, 2012: "[...] The Labor Department [U.S.A.] said Tuesday that job openings rose to a seasonably adjusted 3.8 million in June, up from 3.7 million in May. That's the most since July 2008. Layoffs fell. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (U.S. employers post most jobs in 4 years / Layoffs also are on decline, and latest news could be a signal of better hiring in the coming months.), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/08/12]

2012 - Loughner pleads guilty to avoid death penalty - August 8th, 2012: "Loughner pleads guilty [08/07/12] to avoid death penalty" [Based on: Title for A.P. article , p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/08/12]

2012 - Assad returns to public eye with Iranian envoy in tow - August 8th, 2012: "Assad returns to public eye with Iranian envoy in tow [08/07/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article , p. A21, S.L.P.D., 08/08/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 9th, 2012: "Stocks were little changed Wednesday following mixed earnings reports. Macy's reported stronger earnings growth than financial analysts expected, but McDonalds said that its sales were held in check last month by the weakening global economy." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/09/12]

*Reference Links: http://markets.usatoday.com/custom/usatoday-com/html-worldindices.asp

2012 - Car bomb kills 11 in Baghdad - August 9th, 2012: "Car bomb kills 11 in Baghdad [08/08/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article , p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/09/12]

2012 - Taliban threaten 'infidel' politician - August 9th, 2012: "Despite common ground, Taliban threaten 'infidel' politician [Imran Khan]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article , p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/09/12]

2012 - Global sales drop / McDonalds Corp. - August 9th, 2012: "McDonald's July sales figures serve up an unhappy meal / Dragged down globally, fast-food giant posts its worst showing in more than 9 years." [Based on: Title for A.P. article , p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/09/12]

2012 - Egypt fires key players after attack - August 9th, 2012: "Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi fired his intelligence chief and the governor of Northern Sinai on Wednesday following a weekend attack by suspected militants in Sinai who killed 16 soldiers. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Egypt fires key players after attack), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 08/09/12]

2012 - Obama opposes Boy Scouts' ban on gays - August 9th, 2012: "Obama opposes Boy Scouts' ban on gays" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/09/12]

2012 - Afghan civilian casualties down, report says - August 9th, 2012: "Afghan civilian casualties down, report says / But U.N. officials warn that latest numbers shouldn't be seen as a sign that nation is moving toward peace." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article , p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/09/12]

2012 - Syrian troops push into Aleppo to oust rebels - August 9th, 2012: "Syrian troops push into Aleppo to oust rebels" [Based on: Title for Digest article , p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/09/12]

2012 - Younger patients crop up with colorectal cancer - August 9th, 2012: "[...] While overall rates of colorectal cancer have been dropping since the 1980s, cases in people under age 50 have been slowly but steadily rising, research has found. The biggest increases come among people in their 40s. [....]" [Based on: Baltimore Sun article (Younger patients crop up with colorectal cancer / Doctors push for changes in screening, research as demographics of illness shift.) by Andrea K. Walker, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/09/12]

2012 - It's official: July was the hottest month in the history books - August 9th, 2012: "It's official: July was the hottest month in the history books / Climate scientists say it's not just the heat that's noteworthy: Index of extreme weather - hot and cold, wet and dry - also set a record." [Based on: Title for A.P. article , p. A16, S.L.P.D., 08/09/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 10th, 2012: "Stocks were little changed Thursday. Reports on the U.S. economy were encouraging: Exports are growing, and fewer workers applied for unemployment benefits. But economic growth continues to slow for China, the world's second-largest economy." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/10/12]

2012 - Libya elects Gadhafi foe - August 10th, 2012: "Libya elects Gadhafi foe [Mohammed el-Megarif]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/10/12]

2012 - Rare military moves in Sinai - August 10th, 2012: "Egyptian troops, light tanks, armored vehicles and attack helicopters are pouring into the Sinai desert to root out increasingly aggressive Islamic militants in the most significant easing to date of a key provision in the landmark 1979 peace treaty with israel: The demilitarization of the peninsula. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Rare military moves in Sinai), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/10/12]

2012 - Shake-up claims Komen founder - August 10th, 2012: "Shake-up claims Komen founder / Nancy Brinker changes roles at group that she created to keep a promise." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/10/12]

2012 - Mars rover sends panoramic images - August 10th, 2012: "Mars rover sends panoramic images [08/09/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/10/12]

2012 - NASA test lander crashes on liftoff - August 10th, 2012: "NASA test lander crashes on liftoff [08/09/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/10/12]

2012 - Goldman Sachs avoids fraud prosecution - August 10th, 2012: "Goldman Sachs avoids fraud prosecution [08/09/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/10/12]

2012 - Homeless man details savage Florida attack - August 10th, 2012: "Homeless man [Ronald Poppo] details savage Florida attack / In act of cannibalism [May 26th, 2012], stranger [Rudy Eugene] 'just ripped me to ribbons.' " [Based on: Title for Miami Herald article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/10/12]

2012 - NY man pleads guilty in boy's dismemberment - August 10th, 2012: "NY man [Levi Aron] pleads guilty [08/09/12] in boy's dismemberment" [Based on: Title for Digest Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/10/12]

2012 - Postal Service's financial troubles escalate / U.S.A. - August 10th, 2012: "[...] From April to June, losses totaled $5.2 billion, up $2.1 billion from the same period last year. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Postal Service's financial troubles escalate / Agency looks to Congress for help as losses mount and retiree health benefit costs soar.), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/10/12]

2012 - Old chemical spill creates fresh fears / St. Louis, Mo. - August 10th, 2012: "[...] The 1988 spill at a metal facility at 9970 Page Avenue in Overland contaminated groundwater in the Elmwood Park neighborhood of unincorporated St. Louis County [Mo.], according to environmental, health and housing officials who addressed a Thursday night meeting for residents. EG&G Missouri Metal Shaping operated the plant at the time of the spill; another company currently operates the facility. [....]" [Based on: Article (Old chemical spill creates fresh fears), p. A2, S.L.P.D., 08/10/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Fox islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska - August 10th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 18:37:44 (UTC) on Friday, August 10th, 2012. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 52.695°N, 167.469°W; Depth 19 km (11.8 miles)] was located @ FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000buag.php]-[T.D.- 08/10/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 11th, 2012: "Stocks were little changed Friday to cap what was a relatively calm week. The Standard & Poor's 500 index never rose or fell by more than 0.5 percent last week. The last time the index had such a steady week was in February." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/11/12]

2012 - Federal budget deficit / U.S.A. - August 11th, 2012: "Federal budget deficit increases $70 billion in July / A current pace, the nation [U.S.A.] could be seeing a $1 trillion shortfall for fourth year in a row." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/11/12]

2012 - Gasoline prices spike / U.S.A. - August 11th, 2012: "Gasoline prices spike [U.S.A.]; Refinery problems cited / Cost at the pump has surged higher, but analysts aren't expecting record highs." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/11/12]

2012 - Syrian rebels low on guns, ammo - August 11th, 2012: "Syrian rebels low on guns, ammo / As government forces push, rebels ask international leaders to do more than talk." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/11/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Northwestern Iran - August 11th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 12:23:07 (UTC) on Saturday, August 11th, 2012. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 38.322°N, 46.888°E; Depth 9.9 km (6.2 miles)] was located @ NORTHWESTERN IRAN"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000bupa.php]-[T.D.- 08/12/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Northwestern Iran - August 11th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 12:23:07 (UTC) on Saturday, August 11th, 2012. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 38.322°N, 46.888°E; Depth 9.9 km (6.2 miles)] was located @ NORTHWESTERN IRAN"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000buph.php]-[T.D.- 08/12/12]

*Trivia: "Two strong earthquakes leveled villages and damaged homes in northwestern Iran on Saturday, killing at least 180 people [306 as of 08/13/12] and injuring more than 1,350 others [3,000 as of 08/13/12], state TV reported. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Quakes hit Iran, leveling towns and killing dozens), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/12/12]

2012 - Apple slices recalled because of listeria danger - August 11th, 2012: "Apple slices recalled because of listeria danger ['... listeria was found on equipment used to produce apple products by Missa Bay LLC, owned by Ready Pac Foods Inc. of Swedesboro, N.J." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/11/12]

2012 - FTC finalizes privacy settlement with Facebook - August 11th, 2012: "FTC finalizes privacy settlement with Facebook [08/10/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/11/12]

2012 - Romney picks Ryan for VP - August 12th, 2012: "Romney picks Ryan [Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan] for VP [08/11/12] / Party establishment, hard line conservatives, Tea Party activists cheer choice." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/12/12]

2012 - Heat wave / Western U.S.A. - August 12th, 2012: "Western states [U.S.A.] bake under heat wave [08/11/12]" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 08/12/12]

2012 - Afghan officer kills 10 of his cohorts - August 12th, 2012: "Afghan officer kills 10 of his cohorts [08/11/12] / Attacks by turncoats have international, local forces wondering who is friend, foe." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 08/12/12]

2012 - Gunmen kill 7 Shiites in attack in Iraq - August 12th, 2012: "Gunmen kill 7 Shiites in attack in Iraq" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 08/12/12]

2012 - Blasts, gunfire hit Damascus in new blow to Assad regime - August 12th, 2012: "Blasts, gunfire hit Damascus in new blow to Assad regime [08/11/12] / Coordinated attacks suggest that rebels now have a network in the city." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 08/12/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Xinjiang-Xizang Border Region - August 12th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 10:47:06 (UTC) on Sunday, August 12th, 2012. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 35.681°N, 82.516°E; Depth 11 km (6.8 miles)] was located @ XINJIANG-XIZANG BORDER REGION"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000bv81.php]-[T.D.- 08/12/12]

2012 - Ship collision / Persian Gulf - August 13th, 2012: "U.S. Navy ship ['guided missile destroyer'] left with hole after colliding with oil tanker in Persian Gulf [08/12/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/13/12]

2012 - Egyptian president seizes powers - August 13th, 2012: "Egyptian president seizes powers [08/12/12] / Moves to rebuff armed forces' curbs on his rule, if unchallenged, could mean end of de facto military reign." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/13/12]

2012 - Syrian opposition leader calls for no-fly zone - August 13th, 2012: "Syrian opposition leader [The president of the Syrian National Council, Abdelbaset Sieda - in exile] calls for no-fly zone [08/12/12] / He wants protection for civilians as attacks by government warplanes, helicopters escalate.]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/13/12]

2012 - Possible herbicide-resistant weed found in Montana - August 13th, 2012: "Possible herbicide-resistant weed ['that can damage fallow wheat fields.'] found in Montana" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/13/12]

2012 - Trivia / Egypt - August 14th, 2012: "Egyptian military appears willing to accept president's hold on power [08/13/12] / Generals signal that they won't fight Morsi's surprise shake-up of staff." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/14/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 14th, 2012: "Stocks dipped on Monday [08/13/12], and the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell for the first time in seven trading days. Worries about the slowing global ecomomy - and the effect on U.S. corporate profuts - flared after a tepid economic report from Japan." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/14/12]

*Trivia: Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,169.43; Change: -38.52 (-0.3%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,404.11; Change: -1.76 (-0.1%). [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/14/12]

2012 - The waste debate / U.S.A. - August 14th, 2012: "The waste debate / Our view - New nuclear licenses on hold; common sense prevails." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/14/12]

2012 - Firefighter killed / Idaho - August 14th, 2012: "Firefighter is killed [0812/12] as wildfires rage across West [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for NATIONAL DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 08/14/12]

2012 - Major Earthquake / Sea of Okhotsk - August 14th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Major earthquake occurred at 02:59:42 (UTC) on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012. The magnitude 7.7 event [Location: 49.784°N, 145.126°E; Depth 625.9 km (388.9 miles)] was located @ SEA OF OKHOTSK"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000bz29.php]-[T.D.- 08/15/12]

2012 - Sappington market to close next week - August 14th, 2012: "Sappington market [Watson Rd. - St. Louis, Mo.] to close next week / Shop, which has supported small farmers for decades, couldn't escape rocky financial times." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/14/12]

2012 - House sues Holder over Fast and Furious records - August 14th, 2012: "House sues Holder [08/13/12] over Fast and Furious records" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/14/12]

2012 - Officer and gunman are among 3 killed in shootout near Texas A&M - August 14th, 2012: "Officer and gunman are among 3 killed in shootout near Texas A&M [08/13/12] / Constable was trying to serve eviction notice when resident opened fire." [Based on: Title for NATIONAL DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 08/14/12]

2012 - GM van recall - August 15th, 2012: "GM van recall ['... because the fuel filler pipes can rust, leak and cause fires.]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/15/12]

2012 - Flooding / Nigeria - August 15th, 2012: "33 die in Nigerian floods; thousands are homeless" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/15/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 15th, 2012: "Stocks were little changed Tuesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 fell by a fraction of a point to its second straight small loss. The index had been up for much of the day after a report showed that shoppers spent more than economists expected in July." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/15/12]

*Trivia: Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,172.14; Change: 2.71 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,403.93; Change: -0.18 (flat). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/15/12]

2012 - Rebels pressuring Assad's backers - August 15th, 2012: "Rebels pressuring Assad's backers" [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Brian Murphy, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/15/12]

2012 - Egypt's president may rival Mubarak - August 15th, 2012: "Egypt's president may rival Mubarak / Some fear that Morsi and fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood will stifle democracy." [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Hamza Hendawi, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/15/12]

2012 - Wind fans flames in Washington state - August 15th, 2012: "Wind fans flames in Washington state" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/15/12]

2012 - Settlement / Standard Chartered Bank - August 15th, 2012: "Standard [Standard Chartered Bank] settles [08/14/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/15/12]

2012 - Dozens in Afghanistan are killed in multiple attacks - August 15th, 2012: "Dozens in Afghanistan are killed in multiple attacks [08/14/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/15/12]

2012 - Typhoon Kai-Tak - August 16th, 2012: "Storm [Tropical Storm Kai-Tak] takes deadly toll in Philippines [08/15/12] / At least 3 people are killed as Kai-Tak packs winds up to 55 mph [Typhoon Kai-Tak - 08/16/12], triggers flash floods." [Based on: Title for dpa article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/16/12]

*Links: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=78867

2012 - Illinois pension debate - August 16th, 2012: "Illinois pension debate stirs rush to retire amid fear of big cuts / Rank-and-file workers depart at almost double rate of last 2 years." [Based on: Title for Chicago Tribune article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/16/12]

2012 - Trivia / G.M. Foods - August 16th, 2012: "To label or not to label? / Agribusiness and biotech companies are pulling out all the stops to head off California's warnings on genetically modified food." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 08/16/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 16th, 2012: "Stocks were listless for a third straight day Wednesday ending little changed. Reports on corporate earnings and the economy were mixed, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index flucuated between small gains and losses throughout the day." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/16/12]

*Trivia: Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,164.78; Change: -7.36 (0.1%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,405.53; Change: 1.60 (0.1%). [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/16/12]

2012 - Syria bombs rebel town - August 16th, 2012: "Syria bombs rebel town [08/15/12] / Jet raid levels large part of neighborhood [Azaz]; more than 20 are reported killed." [Based on: Title (and text) for dpa article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/16/12]

2012 - Trivia / Lee Enterprises - August 16th, 2012: "Warren Buffett doubles stake in Lee newspapers / Investor now owns 6 pct. of Post-Dispatch [S.L.P.D.] parent company." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/16/12]

2012 - Facebook tactics at issue - August 16th, 2012: "BERLIN - A German data protection official [Johannes Caspar] called Wednesday for social networking site Facebook to delete biometric profiles of people stored without their explicit consent, saying they breach European privacy rules. [...] Caspar is highly critical of Facebook's photo tagging feature, which asks users to attach the names of people in pictures they have uploaded. Facebook then uses the unique facial characteristics in each picture to automatically identify the same person in other photographs on its site. Users can opt out of the service, but Caspar wants them to have to opt in. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Facebook tactics at issue / German official wants company to get explicit consent to show faces.), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/16/12]

2012 - 3 bomb blasts kill 10 in Iraq - August 16th, 2012: "3 bomb blasts kill 10 in Iraq [08/15/12] / Deadly explosions hit towns in province that once was stronghold of al-Qaida branch in nation" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/16/12]

2012 - Wildfires / Western U.S.A. - August 16th, 2012: "Residents clear out as towns go up in flames [08/15/12] / Idaho's Trinity Ridge Fire burns more than 100 square miles in two weeks." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 08/16/12]

*Links: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=78881

2012 - 23 wounded in Afghan blasts - August 16th, 2012: "23 wounded in Afghan blasts [08/15/12] / Summer offensive by the Taliban ramps up the violence." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 08/16/12]

2012 - Tsunami debris poses costly cleanup - August 16th, 2012: "Tsunami debris poses costly cleanup / West Coast lawmakers [U.S.A.] want to give National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration power to declare a marine debris emergency." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 08/16/12]

2012 - Pennsylvania voter ID law wins court OK - August 16th, 2012: "Pennsylvania voter ID law wins court OK [08/15/12] / ACLU plans appeal, says GOP-backed bill discriminates against elderly, disabled and poor." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/16/12]

2012 - Global campaign to free anti-Putin pranksters picks up momentum - August 16th, 2012: "Jailed band [Pussy Riot] gains support / Global campaign to free anti-Putin pranksters picks up momentum." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/16/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 17th, 2012: "Encouraging reports on the housing industry and technology profits sent stocks higher Thursday. Builders last month applied for the most permits to construct homes since August 2008, and Cisco Systems (CSCO) boosted its dividend by 75 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/17/12]

*Trivia: Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,250:11; Change: 85.33 (0.6%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,415.51; Change: 9.98 (0.7%). [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/17/12]

2012 - Insurgents kill 59 in Iraq - August 17th, 2012: "Insurgents kill 59 in Iraq [08/16/12], mar end of Ramadan" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 08/17/12]

2012 - Wildfires / Western U.S.A. - August 17th, 2012: "Stuck in a waiting game with fires / Crews battle blazes that threaten homes, towns in Washington, California, Idaho, Nevada." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/17/12]

2012 - Wikileaks standoff could drag on - August 17th, 2012: "Wikileaks standoff could drag on / Ecuador grants asylum to website founder Julian Assange as Britain stews" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 08/17/12]

2012 - Black Hawk down / Afghanistan - August 17th, 2012: "A U.S.  military helicopter crashed during a firefight with insurgents in a remote area of southern Afghanistan [Shah Wall Kot district] on Thursday, killing seven Americans and four Afghans in one of the deadliest air disasters of a war now into its second decade. The Taliban claimed they gunned down the Black Hawk. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/17/12]

2012 - HARVEST TIME FOR ARKANSAS RICE - August 17th, 2012: "A combine cuts rice near Tucker, Ark., on Thursday. Arkansas farmers planted nearly 60 percent of the nation's [U.S.A.] rice crop this year. Even after two months of drought, the Arkansas rice crop is looking strong, though growers have struggled to keep enough water in their fields, growers and agriculture officials have said." [Based on: A.P. picture article (HARVEST TIME FOR ARKANSAS RICE), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/17/12]

2012 - Army suicides doubled last month / U.S.A. - August 17th, 2012: "Army suicides [U.S.A.] doubled last month ['26 active-duty soldiers killed themselves in July']" [Based on: Title (and text) or Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/17/12]

2012 - South African police shoot, kill striking miners - August 17th, 2012: "South African police shoot, kill striking miners [08/16/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 08/17/12]

2012 - President Danilo Medina / Dominican Republic - August 17th, 2012: "Dominican Republic swears in new president" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 08/17/12]

2012 - Dallas plans air assault on West Nile mosquitoes - August 17th, 2012: "Dallas plans air assault on West Nile mosquitoes / Fatalities promt city officials to spray [synthetic pyrethroid, or Duet Dual-Action Adulticide], but some fear an unforseen environmental aftermath." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/17/12]

2012 - U.S. carbon dioxide emissions hit lowest level in 20 years - August 17th, 2012: "U.S. carbon dioxide emissions hit lowest level in 20 years / Power plants' switch from coal to cleaner natural gas is cited." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/17/12]

2012 - Solar wind - August 18th, 2012: "Solar wind speed: 400.1 km/sec / density: 11.7 protons/cm3... Updated: Today at 1946 UT" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 08/18/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 18th, 2012: "Stocks edged higher Friday, putting the Standard & Poor's 500 index close to its highest level since 2008. Trading volume was again light, but several strong earnings reports and a better-than-expected reading on consumer sentiment helped to lift the market." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/18/12]

*Trivia: Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,275:20; Change: 25.09 (0.2%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,418.16; Change: 2.65 (0.2%). [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/18/12]

2012 - Oil price increase / U.S.A. - August 18th, 2012: "Oil prices hit highest mark - $96 - in three months" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/18/12]

2012 - Jail for Russian punk band - August 18th, 2012: "Jail for Russian punk band [Pussy Riot] / Anti-Putin rockers are sentenced [08/17/12] to two years for hooliganism." [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 08/18/12]

2012 - Syrian forces stall rebels at Aleppo - August 18th, 2012: "Syrian forces stall rebels at Aleppo / U.N. appoints new peace envoy [Lakhdar Brahimi] as Kofi Annan exits in frustration; innocent civilians pay the biggest price." [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/18/12]

2012 - 6 Palestinians wounded in firebombing - August 18th, 2012: "6 Palestinians wounded in firebombing [West Bank - 08/16/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/18/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Sulawesi, Indonesia - August 18th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 09:41:54 (UTC) on Saturday, August 18th, 2012. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 1.343°S, 120.103°E; Depth 19.9 km (12.4 miles)] was located @ SULAWESI, INDONESIA"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000c2hh.php]-[T.D.- 08/18/12]

2012 - Teen in Bahrain dies in clashes with police - August 18th, 2012: "Teen in Bahrain dies [08/17/12] in clashes with police" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/18/12]

2012 - Recalls / GM & Izuzu - August 19th, 2012: "Recalls are issued at GM [... and Izuzu .. to fix short-circuits in power window and door lock switches that can cause fires.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/19/12]

2012 - Hurricane Gordon - August 19th, 2012: "Gordon formed as a tropical depression over the Atlantic Ocean on August 15, 2012, and strengthened to a tropical storm the next day. By August 19, Gordon was a hurricane, extending clouds over the Azores. The island chain escaped major damage, according to news reports, and Gordon lost strength as it moved away from the islands on August 20. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=78908]

2012 - Airstrike by Syria kills eight - August 19th, 2012: "Airstrike by Syria kills eight [08/18/12] / Vice president's office denies his defection, welcomes new U.N. official." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/19/12]

2012 - Contaminated cabbage / Japan - August 19th, 2012: "6 die, at least 100 sickened by cabbage in Japan ['pickled cabbage contaminated with E. coli bacteria']" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/19/12]

2012 - Oil shortage, panic are predicted - August 19th, 2012: "Oil shortage, panic are predicted / New technology may give access to fresh supplies, but worldwiide demand is outstripping resources." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article by Greg Gordon, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/19/12]

2012 - Miss China is crowned Miss World 2012 - August 19th, 2012: "Miss China [Yu Wenxia] is crowned Miss World 2012" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/19/12]

2012 - U.S. drone strike in Pakistan targets warlord - August 19th, 2012: "U.S. drone strike in Pakistan targets warlord [08/18/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/19/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Near North Coast of New Guinea, P.N.G. - August 19th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 22:41:50 (UTC) on Sunday, August 19th, 2012. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 4.849°S, 144.583°E; Depth 77.3 km (48.0 miles)] was located @ NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, P.N.G."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000c350.php]-[T.D.- 08/22/12]

2012 - Sale of sacred site in South Dakota worries American Indian tribes - August 19th, 2012: "[...] Raising money to buy the land is a monumental and controversial undertaking for the Sioux tribes. An 1868 treaty set aside the Black Hills and other land for the Sioux, but Congress passed a law in 1877 seizing the land after discovery of gold in western South Dakota. [NP] A 1980 U.S. Supreme Court ruling awarded more than $100 million to the Sioux tribes for the Black Hills, but the tribes have refused to accept the money, saying the land has never been for sale." [Based on: A.P. article (Sale of sacred site in South Dakota worries American Indian tribes), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/19/12]

*Trivia: "Auction canceled for land [Black Hills, South Dakota] considered sacred" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/24/12]

2012 - Solar wind - August 20th, 2012: "Earth is inside a stream of solar wind flowing from the indicated coronal hole. Credit: SDO/AIA." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 08/20/12]

2012 - Typhoon Tembin - August 20th, 2012: "After four other Typhoons—Saola, Damrey, Haikui, and Kai-tak—made landfall in eastern China in just three weeks, Typhoon Tembin appeared ready to do the same. Tembin formed as a tropical depression over the western Pacific Ocean on August 19, 2012, and strengthened to a typhoon the next day. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=78899]

2012 - Died / Phillis Diller - August 20th, 2012: "Phylissis Diller, the Webster Groves [Mo.] housewife turned humorist, died Monday (Aug. 20, 2012) in Los Angeles. She was 95. [....]" [Based on: Staff Reports article (Phyllis Diller / Comedian, once a Webster Groves housewife, broke barriers with her crazy persona), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 08/21/12]

2012 - Russian activists sue Madonna - August 20th, 2012: "Some Russian activists have sued Madonna for millions of dollars [08/17/12], claiming they were offended by her support for gay rights during a recent concert in St. Petersburg." [Based on: Title for People article (Russian activists sue Madonna), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 08/20/12]

2012 - Syrians in holiday lull reflect on losses - August 20th, 2012: "Syrians in holiday lull reflect on losses" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/20/12]

2012 - Suspended death sentence / Gu Kailai - August 20th, 2012: "Chinese woman [Gu Kailai] gets suspended death sentence" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/20/12]

2012 - Assange urges U.S. to end WikiLeaks 'witch hunt' - August 20th, 2012: "Assange urges U.S. to end WikiLeaks 'witch hunt' [08/19/12] / He claims Swedish allegations of sexual assault are part of White House plot to make him stand trial in U.S." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/20/12]

2012 - Man in Afghan uniform kills U.S. service member - August 20th, 2012: "Man in Afghan uniform kills U.S. service member [08/19/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/20/12]

2012 - Work today or be fired, S. African miners are told - August 20th, 2012: "Work today or be fired, S. African miners are told [08/19/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/20/12]

2012 - Suicide bomber attacks officer's funeral in Russia - August 20th, 2012: "Suicide bomber attacks officer's funeral ['killing seven and injuring 10 others'] in Russia [08/18/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/20/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 21st, 2012: "Stocks were little changed Monday. Germany reiterated its doubts about having the European Central Bank buy bonds from the region's weak economies. That disappointed investors, who hope that such purchases would make borrowing easier for struggling countries." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/21/12]

*Trivia: Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,271:64; Change: - 3.56 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,418.13; Change: - 0.03 (flat). [Based on: p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/21/12]

2012 - Cholera / Sierra Leone - August 21st, 2012: "Sierra Leone declares cholera emergency" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 08/21/12]

2012 - New government / Mali - August 21st, 2012: "Mali has new government [08/20/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 08/21/12]

2012 - O'Donnell suffers heart attack - August 21st, 2012: "O'Donnell [Rosie O'Donnell] suffers heart attack [last week], gets stent" [Based on: Title (and text) for People article, p. A24, S.L.P.D., 08/21/12]

2012 - Restrictive? Russia's not alone - August 21st, 2012: "Restrictive? Russia's not alone / Around the world, people are punished for offenses that West might consider trivial." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A24, S.L.P.D., 08/21/12]

2012 - Apple's market value sets record - August 21st, 2012: "Apple's market value [08/20/12] sets record [$6.23 billion]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/21/12]

2012 - Afghan killings stir concern, resolve - August 21st, 2012: "Afghan killings stir concern, resolve / U.S. will continue to advise, mentor forces there despite growing 'insider' attacks." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 08/21/12]

2012 - Gasoline prices hit record levels / U.S.A. - August 21st, 2012: "Gasoline prices [U.S.A.] hit record levels ['an average $3.72 per gallon Monday']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/21/12]

2012 - Some striking S. African miners return to work - August 21st, 2012: "Some striking S. African miners return to work ['Only 27 percent ... .']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 08/21/12]

2012 - Hispanics set school enrollment records / U.S.A. - August 21st, 2012: "The Pew Hispanic Center reports that last year, more thasn 2 million Hispanics ages 18-24 were enrolled in college, and nearly a fourth of all pre-K through 12-grade public school students last year were hispanic." [Based on: Digest article (Hispanics set school enrollment records), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 08/21/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 22nd, 2012: "The S&P 500 reached its highest level in more than four years at one point Tuesday morning but was unable to hang on to the gain. The index ended down for the day, with telecom stocks pulling it lower. Trading volume was again light." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/22/12]

*Trivia: Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,203:58; Change: - 68.06 (- 0.5%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,413.17; Change: - 4.96 (- 0.3%). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/22/12]

2012 - Train derails in Maryland - August 22nd, 2012: "Train ['hauling coal'] derails in Maryland [08/20/12]; 2 students die" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/22/12]

2012 - Mississippi expected to be low into the fall - August 22nd, 2012: "Mississippi [River] expected to be low into the fall / Corps says vessels are going around daily." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/22/12]

2012 - Syrian forces regain suburb of Damascus - August 22nd, 2012: "Syrian forces regain suburb of Damascus [08/21/12] / Veteran Japanese war correspondent is killed while covering fighting in Aleppo." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/22/12]

2012 - Fire claims dozens of buildings near town in California - August 22nd, 2012: "Fire claims dozens of buildings near town [Manton] in California [08/21/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/22/12]

2012 - Officials draw anger for response to killing / St. Louis, Mo. - August 22nd, 2012: "The father of a college student robbed at gunpoint mere blocks away and hours after a woman was fatally shot in the Central West End on Saturday [08/18/12] is accusing police and city leaders of playing down crime there. [NP] About six blocks from where Megan Boken, 23, was shot to death in her car, four Washington University students were robbed at gunpoint about 12:40 a.m. Sunday [08/19/12], police said. The robber ordered the students to drop their belongings and took wallets, purses, an iPhone and jewlery before trying to rob two more people walking nearby. [NP] The robber also fired a shot at the two others as they ran off, police said. [....]" [Based on: for Article (Officials draw anger for response to killing), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/22/12]

2012 - Egyptian buildup along border violates peace treaty, Israel says - August 22nd, 2012: "Egyptian buildup along border [Sinai desert] violates peace treaty [1979], Israel says" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/22/12]

2012 - Infiniti recall - August 23rd, 2012: "Infiniti recall ['... 7,800 Infiniti SUV's because the fuel guages can show gas in the tank when there isn't any.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/23/12]

2012 - Sun in Virgo - August 23rd, 2012: "Reported date when the Sun entered the constellation Virgo." [Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201208.html]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 23rd, 2012: "Stocks were little changed Wednesday after an afternoon rally erased losses from the morning. Minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting showed that many members favored more stimulus for the economy, unless the recovery showed substantial strengthening." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/23/12]

*Trivia: Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,172:76; Change: - 30.82 (- 0.2%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,413.49; Change: 0.32 (flat). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/23/12]

2012 - Middle class wealth / U.S.A. - August 23rd, 2012: "Middle class has declining share of wealth, study ['Wednesday by the Pew Research Center'] says" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/23/12]

2012 - Russia finally joins trade group - August 23rd, 2012: "Russia [08/22/12] finally joins trade group [WTO]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/23/12]

2012 - Clashes intensify in Syrian capital - August 23rd, 2012: "Clashes intensify in Syrian capital [08/22/12] / Key opposition figure rejects as 'lies' suggestion of peace negotiations as a prelude to Assad resignation." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/23/12]

2012 - Alling Egypt seeks $4.8 billion IMF loan - August 23rd, 2012: "Alling Egypt seeks $4.8 billion IMF loan [08/22/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/23/12]

2012 - Afghans blame foreign spies for insider attacks - August 23rd, 2012: "Afghans blame foreign spies for insider attacks" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/23/12]

2012 - Curiosity rover takes first short spin on Mars - August 23rd, 2012: "Curiosity rover takes first short spin on Mars [08/22/12] / Vehicle is in a stage in which activity is limited while engineers make sure it is ready for the work ahead." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/23/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 24th, 2012: "Stocks fell Thursday on worries that the Federal Reserve may not offer more stimulus for the economy. Comments from a Fed official caused investors to rein in expectations, which have been building since June. The S&P 500 had its steepest drop in a month." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/24/12]

*Trivia: Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,057.46; Change: - 115.30 (- 0.9%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,402.08; Change: - 11.41 (- 0.8 %). [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/24/12]

2012 - Tropical Storm Isaac - August 24th, 2012: "[...] By 8:00 a.m. EDT on August 24, Isaac’s wind speeds had increased to 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour, and a hurricane watch was in effect for Haiti. On August 24, the NHC’s five-day forecast graphic showed a probable path for Isaac west of Florida in the direction of Alabama. [....]" [Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=78974]

2012 - Died / Neil Armstrong - August 24th, 2012: "Neil Armstrong [b. 1930], the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday [08/24/12], weeks after heart surgery and days after his 82nd birthday."

http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/25/13478643-astronaut-neil-armstrong-first-man-to-walk-on-moon-dies-at-age-82?chromedomain=usnews]

2012 - Navy SEAL author is identified - August 24th, 2012: "The Navy SEAL who wrote an account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden under a pseudonym was identified Thursday as Matt Bissonnette, who retired from the Navy last summer. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Navy SEAL author is identified), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/24/12]

2012 - FDA issues warning about cantaloupe - August 24th, 2012: "FDA issues warning about cantaloupe [CDC late Wednesday identified Chamberlain Farms, in Owensville Indiana, as a source of the salmonella outbreak]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/24/12]

2012 - Israel asks Germany to back circumcision - August 24th, 2012: "Israel asks Germany to back circumcision" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/24/12]

2012 - Egyptian president issues law to free news editor - August 24th, 2012: "Egyptian president issues law to free news editor" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/24/12]

2012 - Syrian fighters try to regain Damascus suburb - August 24th, 2012: "Syrian fighters try to regain Damascus suburb [Daraya]; 15 killed [08/23/12] / United nations military observes pull out amid failed mission." [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/24/12]

2012 - Kenya to disarm tribes to prevent deadly clashes - August 25th, 2012: "Kenya to disarm tribes to prevent deadly clashes" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/25/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 25th, 2012: "Stocks rose Friday on renewed hopes that the Federal Reserve will approve more stimulus to help the economy. A letter from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to head of a Coingressional oversight committee said that 'there is scope for further action.' " [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/25/12]

*Trivia: Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,157.97; Change: 100.51 (0.8%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,411.13; Change: 9.05 (0.6 %). [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/25/12]

2012 - Colorado killer spoke of his plans - August 25th, 2012: "Colorado killer [James Holmes] spoke of his plans ['... told a classmate for months before the shooting that he wanted to kill people, newly released court records allege.']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 08/25/12]

2012 - Anti-Morsi protests erupt / Egypt - August 25th, 2012: "Anti-Morsi protests erupt [Egypt - 08/24/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/25/12]

2012 - OAS seeks accord in Assange sanctuary - August 25th, 2012: "OAS seeks accord in Assange sanctuary [08/24/12] / Britain, Ecuador must find resolution to standoff over WikiLeaks head, group urges." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/25/12]

2012 - Victim of Sandusky sues Penn State - August 25th, 2012: "Victim of Sandusky sues Penn State [08/24/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/25/12]

2012 - Norway's mass murderer gets 21 years - August 25th, 2012: "Norway's mass murderer gets 21 years [08/24/12] / He is found sane; sentence is maximum but can be renewed, so life in prison is likely." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/25/12]

2012 - Syrian forces rebounding against rebels - August 25th, 2012: "Syrian forces rebounding against rebels / Army recovers lost areas by shelling followed by aggressive raids." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/25/12]

2012 - Gunman waited to kill ex-boss / New York City - August 25th, 2012: "Gunman [NYC] waited to kill ex-boss [08/24/12] / Police bullets most likely hit bystanders ['The two officers fired 16 shots ...']; killer [Jeffery Johnson] shot only at his intended target ['He put a gun to the executives head and fired five times ...']." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article by Colleen Long & Tom Hays, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/25/12]

2012 - Cousins charged in CWE murder / St. Louis, Mo. - August 25th, 2012: "Cousins charged [08/24/12] in CWE murder [08/18/12] / Both teens admitted their roles to police; neither has a felony record." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/25/12]

2012 - U.S. drones in Pakistan kill 18 near Afghanistan - August 25th, 2012: "U.S. drones in Pakistan kill 18 near Afghanistan [08/24/12] / Region is home to militants who attack U.S.-NATO troops." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article by Colleen Long & Tom Hays, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/25/12]

2012 - Solar wind - August 26th, 2012: "Earth is inside a stream of solar wind flowing from the indicated coronal hole. Credit: SDO/AIA."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=26&month=08&year=2012] 

2012 - Death of Taliban leader confirmed - August 26th, 2012: "Death of Taliban leader [Mullah Dadullah - Kunar province, 08/24/12] confirmed [08/25/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/26/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / Molucca Sea - August 26th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 15:05:37 (UTC) on Sunday, August 26th, 2012. The magnitude 6.6 event [Location: 2.197°N, 126.835°E; Depth 91.9 km (57.1 miles)] was located @ MOLUCCA SEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000c76x.php]-[T.D.- 08/26/12]

2012 - Morsi moving deliberately on complex Gaza issue - August 26th, 2012: "Morsi moving deliberately on complex Gaza issue" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A26, S.L.P.D., 08/26/12]

2012 - Storm forces GOP to push back convention a day - August 26th, 2012: "Storm [Tropical Storm Isaac] forces GOP to push back convention a day [08/25/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/26/12]

2012 - Explosion at large Venezuelan refinery kills 39, hurts dozens - August 26th, 2012: "Explosion at large Venezuelan refinery [Amuay refinery - 08/15/12] kills 39, hurts dozens" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 08/26/12]

2012 - Flooding / Nigeria - August 27th, 2012: "Flooding kills 10 in northeast Nigeria" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/27/12]

2012 - Social Security trivia / U.S.A. - August 27th, 2012: "Most [53 percent] favor higher taxes [and raising the retirement age] to save social Security, poll [A.P. GFK poll] finds" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 08/27/12]

2012 - Togo women told to withold sex - August 27th, 2012: "Togo women told to withold sex / Opposition group [Let's Save Togo] hopes strike will pressure country's president to resign." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/27/12]

2012 - Barge grounding closes Mississippi - August 27th, 2012: "Barge grounding ['near Greenville Miss.'] closes Mississippi [River]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/27/12]

2012 - Another massacre is reported in Syria - August 27th, 2012: "Another massacre is reported in Syria [Daraya] / 300 to 600 are feared killed by government forces." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/27/12]

2012 - Morris Brown College files for bankruptcy - August 27th, 2012: "[...] The 131-year-old historically black college is facing foreclosure next month after investors called $13 million worth of bonds tied to the school. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Morris Brown College files for bankruptcy ), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/27/12]

2012 - Major Earthquake / Offshore El Salvador - August 27th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Major earthquake occurred at 04:37:20 (UTC) on Monday, August 27th, 2012. The magnitude 7.3 event [Location: 12.278°N, 88.528°W; Depth 20.3 km (12.6 miles)] was located @ OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000c7yw.php]-[T.D.- 08/27/12]

2012 - NATO says 484 Afghan bases closed, transferred - August 27th, 2012: "NATO says [08/26/12] 484 Afghan bases closed, transferred" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/27/12]

2012 - Circumcision pluses outweigh dangers, say pediatricians - August 27th, 2012: "Circumcision pluses outweigh dangers, say pediatricians / Some 18 states [U.S.A.] have eliminated medicaid coverage for the procedure." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/27/12]

2012 - Hurricane Isaac - August 28th, 2012: "On August 28, 2012, tropical storm Isaac achieved hurricane force and was predicted to make landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States sometime overnight. A category 1 storm, Hurricane Isaac approached the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane watches and warnings were posted from Intracoastal City, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama border. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=79008]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 28th, 2012: "The major stock indexes finished mixed Monday in light trading. A highlight was a 2 percent gain by Apple following its court victory late Friday. But investors remained cautious. The Dow and Standard & Poor's 500 dipped lower, and the Nasdaq inched higher." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/28/12]

*Trivia: Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,124.67; Change: - 33.30 (- 0.3%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,410.44; Change: - 0.69 (flat). [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/28/12]

2012 - Fire spreads at Venezuela refinery - August 28th, 2012: "Fire spreads ['to a third fuel tank'] at Venezuela refinery [08/27/12]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/28/12]

2012 - Syrian rebels claim to down copter - August 28th, 2012: "Syrian rebels claim to down copter [08/27/12]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/28/12]

2012 - Insurgents behead 17 in Afghanistan - August 28th, 2012: "Insurgents behead 17 in Afghanistan / Killings occur at party in area controlled by Taliban [southern Helmand]; also, 2 more U.S. troops are slain by Afghan soldier." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 08/28/12]

2012 - School shooting / Baltimore Maryland - August 28th, 2012: "Student shot at high school [08/27/12 - Baltimore County, Md.]" [Based on: Title (and text) for NATION DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/28/12]

2012 - Ruptured water main / St. Louis, Mo. - August 28th, 2012: "Torrent of water rattles neighborhood [08/27/12] / 20-inch main ruptures in Maryland Heights [Mo.], wrecking yards and forcing a few evacuations." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/28/12]

2012 - Killing of Muslim cleric sparks riots in Kenya - August 28th, 2012: "Killing of Muslim cleric [08/27/12] sparks riots in Kenya [Mombasa]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/28/12]

2012 - Women, Christians named to Egyptian president's team - August 28th, 2012: "Women, Christians named to Egyptian president's team ['advisers and aids']" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/28/12]

2012 - Most Americans say the rich don't pay enough taxes, poll finds - August 28th, 2012: "Most Americans ['nearly 6 in 10, or 58 percent'] say the rich don't pay enough taxes, poll [Pew Research Center] finds" [Based on: Title (and text) for NATION DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/28/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 29th, 2012: "Stocks wavered between small gains and losses Tuesday as economic news was mixed. Home prices rose in all major U.S. cities in June. But the consumer confidence index fell to its lowest point since last fall. A much higher July reading had been expected." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/29/12]

*Trivia: Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,102.99; Change: - 21.68 (- 0.2%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,409.30; Change: - 1.14 (- 0.1%). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/29/12]

2012 - Republican Convention - August 29th, 2012: "Republican Convention [08/28/12] / Romney praised as right man for the job" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/29/12]

2012 - Syrian refugees strain Turkey - August 29th, 2012: "Syrian refugees strain Turkey" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/29/12]

2012 - Typhoon Bolaven / South Korea - August 29th, 2012: "Typhoon [Typhoon Bolaven] hits S. Korea [08/28/12 - 'killing nine']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/29/12]

2012 - Consumer confidence slides / U.S.A. - August 29th, 2012: "Consumer confidence slides [U.S.A.] / Indicator hits its lowest point [60.6 in August] since November 2011 ['when the reading was at 55.2'], report says." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/29/12]

2012 - Foodborne illness outbreak / California - August 29th, 2012: "Salmonella [Salmonella Braenderup] is linked to mangoes [California]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/29/12]

2012 - Convention gets rowdy in rift over Ron Paul - August 29th, 2012: "Feeling slighted, supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul's presidential bid chanted and booed Tuesday after Republican convention delegates adopted new rules that could impede insurgent candidates in the future. [NP] The brief uproar was a rare unscripted moment in a carefully choreographed convention that organizers hoped would showcase Republican harmony over nominee Mitt Romney. After the voice vote on rules, the next speaker was quickly called in an attempt to limiting the amount of time Paul's supporters had to chant 'Shame on you.' [NP] The rules are designed to limit the ability of insurgent presidential candidates to amass delegates to future Republican conventions. They will bind delegates to the outcome of presidential primaries and caucuses, preventing a candidate such as Paul from pushing up their delegate counts at state conventions. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Convention gets rowdy in reft over Ron Paul), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/29/12]

2012 - France opens murder inquiry into Arafat's death - August 29th, 2012: "France opens murder inquiry [08/28/12] into Arafat's death" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/29/12]

2012 - Marines are testing women for combat / U.S.A. - August 29th, 2012: "Marines [U.S.A.] are testing women for combat / Amended rules will open up more spots for female fighters." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 08/29/12]

2012 - Monsanto invests $29 million in biological pesticides - August 29th, 2012: "Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and Monsanto are teaming up to develop biological pesticides that use RNA interference technology. Alnylam develops drugs that use RNA interference technology, or RNA, to shut down the proteins at the root of a disease or condition. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Monsanto invests $29 million in biological pesticides), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/29/12]

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

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 30th, 2012: "Major stock market indices remained sluggish Wednesday, posting tiny gains as summer vacation season neared to an end. Slightly better economic growth and stronger housing sales nudged the market higher for much of the session before cautious investors retrenched." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/30/12]

*Trivia: Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,107.48; Change: 4.49 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,410.49; Change: 1.19 (0.1%). [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/30/12]

2012 - West Nile virus / U.S.A. - August 30th, 2012: "West Nile cases rise 40 percent in a week" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/30/12]

2012 - Citigroup offers to settle - August 30th, 2012: "[...] The plantiffs say Citigroup executives kept mum between February 2007 and April 2008 about huge losses the bank faced on complex mortgage investments. When the problem was disclosed, they say, Citigroup's share price plunged. [....]" [Based on: Article (Citigroup offers to settle), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/30/12]

2012 - Karzai plans Cabinet shake-up - August 30th, 2012: "Karzai plans Cabinet shake-up / 3 more NATO service members are killed by Afghan in army uniform." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/30/12]

2012 - Drone attack / Yemen - August 30th, 2012: "Officials say 5 killed in drone attack [08/29/12] in Yemen [Hadramawt]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/30/12]

2012 - Mexico announces deepwater oil find - August 30th, 2012: "Mexico announces deepwater oil find [Perdido - Gulf of Mexico]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/30/12]

2012 - Pakistani A-bomb scientist tries politics - August 30th, 2012: "Pakistani A-bomb scientist [Abdul Qadeer] tries politics" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/30/12]

2012 - SEAL tells of killing of Osama bin Laden - August 30th, 2012: "SEAL tells of killing of Osama bin Laden / First-hand account in new book raises questions about threat that night." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/30/12]

2012 - Egyptians pull back some tanks from Sinai - August 30th, 2012: "Egyptians pull back some tanks from Sinai [08/29/12]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/30/12]

2012 - Assad says it will take time to defeat rebels - August 30th, 2012: "Assad says [in broadcast - 08/29/12] it will take time to defeat rebels / Syrian president also calls defections positive, labeling them a 'self-cleansing of the ... nation.' " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/30/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / NW of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen - August 30th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 13:43:24 (UTC) on Thursday, August 30th, 2012. The magnitude 6.8 event [Location: 71.461°N, 10.919°W (Uncertainty ± 13.4 km); Depth 9.9 km (Uncertainty ± 2.7 km); Event ID usc000cb69] was located @ NW of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000cb69#technical]-[T.D.- 08/30/12]

2012 - Schnucks is sued - August 30th, 2012: "[...] The former employees allege the chain committed fraud, deceit and intentional misrepresentation related to Maryland-Heights-based [Mo.] Schnucks Markets' 2011 sale of nine stores and eight fuel centers in the Memphis area to Cincinatti-based The Kroger Co. and the closure of other stores. [....]" [Based on: Article (Schnucks is sued), p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/31/12]

2012 - Wildfires / Montana - August 31st, 2012: "Montana wildfires burn homes, cause injuries" [Based on: Titlefor Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/31/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 31st, 2012: "Stocks fell Thursday as a report of higher consumer spending failed to impress investors worried about gas prices and unemployment. A group of 18 retailers reported August sales that rose 6 percent. But investors clearly think the economy remains weak." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/31/12]

*Trivia: Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,000.71; Change: - 106.77 (0.8%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,399.48; Change: - 11.01 (- 0.8%). [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/31/12]

2012 - Heartland virus / Missouri - August 31st, 2012: "Now, Missouri is birthplace for disease [Heartland virus] borne by ticks." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/31/12]

2012 - Court rejects Texas voter ID law - August 31st, 2012: "Court rejects Texas voter ID law [08/30/12], cites bias against minorities" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/31/12]

2012 - Colorado suspect called psychiatrist - August 31st, 2012: "Colorado suspect [James Holmes] called psychiatrist ['tried unsuccessfully to call ... nine minutes before the attacks.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/31/12]

2012 - Haiti struggles with loss of woodlands - August 31st, 2012: "Haiti struggles with loss of woodlands / In 1925, the nation had 60 percent of its original forest; today it has 2 percent." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 08/31/12]

2012 - No federal charges over CIA interrogations - August 31st, 2012: "The Justice Department said Thursday [0830/12] that it had ended its investigation into CIA interrogations of terrorist detainees, whithout bringing criminal charges. The decision in the inquiries into the deaths of two terrorist suspects marks the end of a wide-ranging criminal investigation by federal prosecutor John Durham into interrogation practices during the presidency of Gerore W. Bush." [Based on: Digest article (No federal charges over CIA interrogations), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/31/12]

2012 - Major Earthquake / E of Sulangan, Philippines - August 31st, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Major earthquake occurred at 12:47:34 (UTC) on Friday, August 31st, 2012. The magnitude 7.6 event [Location: 10.839°N, 126.704°E (Uncertainty ± 13.3 km); Depth 34.9 km (Uncertainty ± 2.8 km); Event ID usc000cc5m] was located @ E of Sulangan, Philippines"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000cc5m#technical] - [T.D.- 08/31/12]

2012 - Iran's latest nuclear steps are termed 'troubling' - August 31st, 2012: "Iran's latest nuclear steps are termed 'troubling' / U.N. nuclear agency says ['in a report Thursday'] the country has doubled its capacity for making nuclear warheads." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 08/31/12]

2012 - Egypt's Morsi says world must back Syrian rebels - August 31st, 2012: "Egypt's Morsi says world must back Syrian rebels" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 08/31/12]

2012 - Mouse-borne virus creating havoc for Yosemite visitors - August 31st, 2012: "Mouse-borne virus [hantavirus pulmonary syndrome] creating havoc for Yosemite visitors" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/31/12]

2012 - Canada is deporting U.S. woman who fled to avoid war in Iraq - August 31st, 2012: "Canada is deporting U.S. woman who fled to avoid war in Iraq / Conservative government's policy denies asylum to soldiers who flee military service." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 08/31/12]

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