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

October 2011

2011 - Astronomic Configuration - October 1st, 2011: "Sun [7 Libra], Moon [0 Sagittarius], Mercury [9 Libra], Venus [20 Libra], Mars [7 Leo], Jupiter [8 Taurus R.], Saturn [18 Libra], Uranus [2 Aries R.], Neptune [28 Aquarius R.], Pluto [4 Capricorn], Chiron [1 Pisces R.]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201110.html]

2011 - CME's - October 1st, 2011: "On October 1st around 10:17 UT, widely-spaced sunspots 1302 and 1305 erupted in quick succession, revealing a long-distance entanglement which was not obvious before. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) recorded the double blast: [....] The part of the eruption centered on sunspot 1305 hurled a coronal mass ejection toward Earth. The relatively slow-moving (500 km/s) cloud is expected to reach our planet on Oct. 4th, possibly causing geomagnetic storms when it arrives. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 10/02/11]

2011 - Car bomb / Iraq - October 1st, 2011: "Car bomb ['near a Shiite mosque'] kills 15 in Iraq [09/30/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/01/11]

2011 - U.S. National Debt - October 1st, 2011: "U.S. National Debt Clock - The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 01 Oct 2011 at 02:25:24 PM GMT is: $14,701,654,366,447.96. The estimated population of the United States is 311,406,543 so each citizen's share of this debt is $47,210.49. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.89 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. - 10/01/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 1st, 2011: "The Dow Jones industrial average closed out its worst quarter since 2009 with another loss. It fell 240.60, or 2.2 percent, to 10,913.38. The S&P 500 fell 28.98, or 2.5 percent, to 1,131.42. The Nasdaq fell 65.36, or 2.6 percent, to 2,415.40." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/01/11]

2011 - Protest / Tahrir Square, Egypt - October 1st, 2011: "Protest targets Egyptian military rulers [09/30/11] / Thousands gather to make demands for end to emergency laws, timely transfer of power to civilians." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/01/11]

2011 - Typhoon Nalgae / Philippines - October 1st, 2011: "Typhoon [Nalgae] hits Philippines [10/01/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/01/11]

2011 - Syrian activists report 13 killed - October 1st, 2011: "Syrian activists report 13 killed by military [09/30/11]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/01/11]

2011 - Jordanian king approves changes - October 1st, 2011: "Jordanian king [09/30/11] approves changes [constitutional amendments]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/01/11]

2011 - U.S. drones are future of war on terrorism - October 2nd, 2011: "U.S. drones are future of war on terrorism / Budgets have shrunk, remote piloting has improved, and there is little political appetite for traditional warfare's risk, cost, time." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 10/02/11]

2011 - ALMA / Chile - October 3rd, 2011: "World's Most Complex Radio Telescope [The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA] Snaps Stunning 1st Photo of the Cosmos [09/30/11?]" [Based on: Title (and text) for FoxNews article, Published October 03, 2011 | Space.com]

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/10/03/worlds-most-complex-radio-telescope-snaps-stunning-1st-photo-cosmos/?test=faces

*Related Links: http://www.space.com/543-huge-observatory-andes-takes-shape.html

2011 - Denmark will tax fat - October 3rd, 2011: "Denmark will tax fat" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 10/03/11]

2011 - Food outbreaks / U.S.A. - October 3rd, 2011: "Long path to table leads to more food outbreaks [U.S.A.] / Melon grower doesn't know where fruit ended up." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 10/03/11]

2011 - Syrian dissidents form council - October 3rd, 2011: "Syrian dissidents form council [10/02/11] / Group is similar to organization that triumphed in Libya." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/03/11]

2011 - Wall Street protest feeds others in U.S. - October 3rd, 2011: "The protestors who have been camping out in Manhattan's Financial District for more than two weeks eat donated food and keep their laptops running with a portable gas-powered generator. They have a newspaper - the Occupied Wall Street Journal - and a makeshift hospital. [NP] They lack a clear objective, though they speak against corporate greed, social inequality, global climate change and other concerns. But they're growing in numbers, getting more organized and showing no sign of quitting. [....] 'Were not here to take down Wall Street. It's not poor against rich. It's about big money dictating which politicians get elected and what programs get funded,' she [Jackie Fellner] said. [....] The protestors have spent most of their time in the plaza sleeping on air mattresses, holding assemblies to discuss their goals and listening to speakers including filmaker Michael Moore and Princeton University professor Cornel West. [NP] On the last two Saturdays, though, they marched to other parts of the city, which led to standoffs with police. On Sept. 24, about 100 people were arrested, and the group put out video that showed some women being hit with pepper spray by a political official. On Saturday [10/01/11], more than 700 people were arrested as the group attempted to cross the Brooklyn Bridge. [....] Gatherings elsewhere included one Saturday in St. Louis at the Federal Reserve Bank downtown. [NP] In Providence, R.I., about 60 people met at a public park. In Boston, protestors set up an encampment across the street from the Federal Reserve Building. [NP] Downtown Los Angeles was transformed into a set for leftist political theater over the weekend, with protestors pitching tents in front of City H0all and performance artists dancing on floats meandering through the streets." [Based on: A.P. article (Wall Street protest feeds others in U.S. / Entrenched demonstrators in NYC show no signs of leaving.) by Verena Dobnik, pp. A1&A7, S.L.P.D., 10/03/11 - The Los Angeles Times contributed to this report.]

*Related Links: http://occupywallst.org/
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2011 - Israel agrees to restart Palestinian peace talks - October 3rd, 2011: "Israel agrees [10/02/11] to restart Palestinian peace talks" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/03/11]

2011 - Army unit that defected is bombed by Yemeni plane - October 3rd, 2011: "Army unit that defected is bombed [10/01/11] by Yemeni plane ['killing at least 30 soldiers']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/03/11]

2011 - Greece says it will miss deficit targets for 2011-2012 - October 3rd, 2011: "Greece says [10/02/11] it will miss deficit targets for 2011-2012" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 10/03/11]

2011 - iPhone 4 - October 4th, 2011: "Apple is expected to unveil souped-up iPhone [iPhone 4] today" [Based on: Title for A.P. Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 10/04/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - October 4th, 2011: "Solar wind speed: 370.6 km/sec / density: 4.0 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 2143 UT" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 10/04/11] 

*Trivia: "Solar wind speed: 366.5 km/sec / density: 4.5 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 0055 UT"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 10/04/11]

2011 - Lettuce recall / U.S.A. - October 4th, 2011: "True leaf Farms of Salinas, Calif., has issued a voluntary lettuce recall over listeria contamination concerns for 19 states, including Illinois and Missouri, and Canada. The chopped and bagged lettuce was shipped Sept. 12 and 13. The recall covers products with a 'use by' date of Sept. 29. The bag and box code is B256-46438-8. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Lettuce recall is issued), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/04/11]

*Trivial Links: http://americanfreepress.net/?p=1269

2011 - Amanda Knox is free - October 4th, 2011: "Her murder conviction tossed, Amanda Knox is free" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 10/04/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 4th, 2011: "The latest setback in Greece's financial crisis sent stocks sharply lower in the U.S. and Europe Monday [10/03/11]. The S&P 500 index slumped to its lowest level of the year. The Dow fell 2.4 percent. The Nasdaq composite fell 3.3 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/04/11]

2011 - Settlement / Arch Coal Inc. - October 4th, 2011: "Arch Coal Inc. will pay $2 million to settle claims of excessive selenium discharges from current and former West Virginia mining operations. [....]" [Based on: Article (Arch Coal settles pollution claims / $2 million payment will close case at West Virginia mines.), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 10/04/11]

2011 - Freeze in U.S. aid takes effect - October 4th, 2011: "Freeze in U.S. aid ['West Bank development projects worth tens of millions of dollars'] takes effect" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 10/04/11]

2011 - Wall Street protests spread - October 4th, 2011: "Protests against Wall Street spread across the country Monday [10/03/11] as demonstrators marched on Federal Reserve banks and camped out in parks from Los Angeles to Portland, Maine, in a show of anger over a wobbly economy and corporate greed. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Wall Street protests spread), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/04/11]

2011 - 3,000 arrested in Syrian town - October 4th, 2011: "3,000 arrested ['in the past three days'] in Syrian town [Rastan]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 10/04/11]

2011 - Chemical fire at Texas plant - October 4th, 2011: "Chemical fire [10/03/11] at Texas plant ['a Magnablend Inc. facility in Waxahachie.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/04/11]

2011 - MEMC withdraws application for solar project - October 4th, 2011: "MEMC [MEMC Electronic Materials Inc.] withdraws application ['U.S. Energy Department loan guarantee'] for solar project ['power plant in Nevada']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 10/04/11]

*Related Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MEMC_Electronic_Materials

2011 - Losses at AMR lead to flurry of bankruptcy speculation - October 4th, 2011: "American Airlines parent AMR Corp. tumbled the most since 2003 on growing concern that American, the third-largest U.S. carrier, may be forced to seek bankruptcy protection. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News Article (Losses at AMR lead to flurry of bankruptcy speculation), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 10/04/11]

2011 - Died Steve Jobs - October 5th, 2011: "High-tech Midas [Steve Jobs] loses final battle / Apple's visionary dies [10/05/11] at 56 after overseeing revolution that focused on innovation." [Based on: Title for San Jose Mercury News article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/06/11]

2011 - Dust storm / Arizona - October 5th, 2011: "Dust storm results in death [Arizona]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/05/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 5th, 2011: "Stocks rose on reports that European officials are working to prop up the region's weakened banks. The Dow rose 153.41, or 1.4 percent, to 10,808.71. The S&P 500 rose 24.72, or 2.3 percent, to 1,123.95. The Nasdaq rose 68.99, or 3 percent, to 2,404.82." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/05/11]

2011 - Truck bomb / Somalia - October 5th, 2011: "[....] African Union officials said at least 50 people were killed and possibly as many as 100 [10/04/11]. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Truck bomb kills dozens in Somalia / Group [al-Shabab] linked to al-Qaida takes responsibility.), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 10/05/11]

2011 - Nobel Prize in physics - October 5th, 2011: "Three astronomers [Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt & Adam G. Riess] share Nobel Prize in physics [10/04/11] / They are rewarded for discovery that cosmologists call dark energy." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 10/05/11]

2011 - Listeria death toll / U.S.A. - October 5th, 2011: "Listeria death toll reaches 18 [U.S.A.], CDC says [10/04/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/05/11]

2011 - Japanese nuclear plant shuts down - October 5th, 2011: "Japanese nuclear plant [Genkai] shuts down [10/04/11] / Problem with cooling system results in automatic response." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 10/05/11]

2011 - Congressional committee / Ben Bernanke - October 5th, 2011: "Bernanke prods White House, lawmakers to fuel economy [10/04/11] / Monetary policy no panacea, Fed chairman warns." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/05/11]

2011 - Seismic activity / Anak Krakatau Volcano - October 5th, 2011: "JAKARTA: The drastic increase in volcanic earthquake activities at Anak Krakatau has forced authorities to warn of a possible eruption. [....] Local media quoted Head of Volcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Centre, Surono, yesterday that the seismograph recorded between 6,000 and 7,000 volcanic earthquakes a day. [NP] Prior to this, the seismograph only recorded between 100 and 300 volcanic events a day, said Surono to Indopos, as quoted by news portal Jawa Post National Network. [....] [Based on: Borneo Post online article (Warning status for Anak Krakatau) Posted on October 5, 2011, Wednesday]

*Link: http://www.theborneopost.com/2011/10/05/warning-status-for-anak-krakatau/

2011 - Ancient Aliens / Aliens and the Founding Fathers - Premiere Date: 10/05/11

*Link: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes/season-3#slide-11

2011 - Many soldiers battling mental health issues / U.S.A. - October 5th, 2011: "Nearly 20 percent of the more than 2 million troops who ahev served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from mental health conditions, according to a new report [Veterans for Common Sense]. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Many soldiers battling mental health issues), p. A22, S.L.P.D., 10/05/11]

2011 - Genetically modified foods should be labled, group says - October 5th, 2011: "Genetically modified foods should be labled, group ['A Washington-based advocacy group ... The Center for Food Safety'] says [10/04/11] / FDA will have 180 days to respond and must open up a comment period." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 10/05/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - October 6th, 2011: October 6th, 2011: "Solar wind speed: 366.2 km/sec / density: 12.1 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 1714 UT"

2011 - Hurricane Philippe - October 6th, 2011: "Philippe first formed as a tropical depression south of Cape Verde on September 24, 2011, and strengthened into a tropical storm the same day. On October 6, Philippe became a hurricane, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported, but posed no threat to land. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=69326]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 6th, 2011: "Stocks rose after reports showed the service sector and hiring by private companies improved. The Dow rose 131.24 points, or 1.2 percent, to 10,939.95. The S&P 500 rose 20.09, or 1.8 percent, to 1,144.04. The nasdaq rose 55.69, or 2.3 percent, to 2,460.51." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/06/11]

2011 - Palin won't seek presidency - October 6th, 2011: "Palin won't seek presidency; Republican field appears set" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/06/11]

2011 - Nobel Prize in Chemistry - October 6th, 2011: "Israeli [Dan Shechtman] wins chemistry Nobel [10/05/11] / Discovery [quasicrystals] altered perceptions of matter, was rejected by peers at first." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/06/11]

2011 - India, Afghanistan make deal - October 6th, 2011: "A 'strategic pact' concluded this week between India and Afghanistan will fan security concerns in Pakistan and make the task of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan more dangerous, analysts said Wednesday. The new agreement, Afghanistan's first such strategic accord, includes Indian assistance for Afghanistan's security forces, a red flag for Pakistan, which fears that with its archenemy, India, on the east and India-allied Afghanistan on its west means encirclement." [Based on: Digest article (India, Afghanistan make deal), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 10/06/11]

*Reference Link: http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/as.htm

2011 - No free ride, Panetta tells NATO - October 6th, 2011: "[....] Panetta, in his first European speech as defense secretary [10/05/11], spoke with care in the aftermath of a warning in June by his predecessor, Robert Gates, that NATO risked irrelevance because of its failures to invest in defense. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (No free ride, Panetta tells NATO), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 10/06/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Jujuy, Argentina - October 6th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 11:12:29 (UTC) on Thursday, October 6th, 2011. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 24.181°S, 64.250°W; Depth 9.5 km (5.9 miles)] was located @ JUJUY, ARGENTINA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00065dr.php]-[T.D.- 10/06/11]

2011 - Scientists eye ozone hole over Arctic - October 6th, 2011: "Scientists eye ozone hole over Arctic / Colder stratosphere spurred breakdown, study finds." [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/06/11]

2011 - Computer tablet in India sells for $35 - October 6th, 2011: "Computer tablet in India [Akash tablet computer] sells for $35 [10/05/11]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 10/06/11]

2011 - Palestinians gain initial UNESCO approval - October 6th, 2011: "[....] The initial approval came in a vote by UNESCO's 58-nation executive board. Full membership would have to be approved by the 193-nation General Conference, which meets later this month. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Palestinians gain initial UNESCO approval), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 10/06/11]

2011 - Terror cell broken up at Kabul University - October 6th, 2011: "Terror cell broken up at Kabul University [10/05/11] / Group linked to al-Qaida had plans to assassinate Karzai, attack cities in U.S., Afghan officials say." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 10/06/11]

2011 - Greeks launch a strike over austerity measures - October 6th, 2011: "Greeks launch a strike [10/05/11] over austerity measures" [Based on: Title for dpa article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 10/06/11]

2011 - Trivia / D.C. protest - October 7th, 2011: "[....] The demonstrators carried signs with messages such as 'end the wars at home and abroad' and 'no war (equals) no deficit.' Today marks the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan." [Based on: Digest article (Protest in D.C.), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/07/11]

*Reference Links: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0933935.html

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 7th, 2011: "The Dow rose 183.38, or 1.7 percent, to 11,123.33 after Europe's central bank pledged more support for banks and U.S. retailers' sales rose last month. The S&P 500 rose 20.94, or 1.8 percent, to 1,164.97. The Nasdaq rose 46.31, or 1.9 percent, to 2,506.82." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 10/07/11]

2011 - Upper Midwest drought - October 7th, 2011: "Upper Midwest drought [U.S.A.] boosts threat of crop fires" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A24, S.L.P.D., 10/07/11]

2011 - U.S. urges against prostate test - October 7th, 2011: "Healthy men should no longer receive a PSA blood test to screen for prostate cancer because the test does not save lives and often leads to more tests and treatments that needlessly cause pain, impotence and incontinence in many, a key government health panel has decided. [....]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article (U.S. urges against prostate test), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/07/11]

2011 - Gadhafi urges civil disobedience - October 7th, 2011: "Gadhafi urges civil disobedience [10/06/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 10/07/11]

2011 - Pakistan charges doctor in bin Laden case - October 7th, 2011: "The Pakistani commission investigating Osama bin Laden's presence in Pakistan has recommended that a doctor who helped the CIA try to confirm that bin Laden was living in a complex in Abbottabad be tried for 'high treason,' a charge that could result in the doctor's execution if convicted. Dr. Shakil Afridi, who organized a fake immunization campaign in an effort to gain access to bin Laden's compound, has been held since shortly after U.S. forces killed bin Laden." [Based on: Digest article (Pakistan charges doctor in bin Laden case), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 10/07/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / South of the Kermadec Islands - October 7th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 08:58:29 (UTC) on Friday, October 7th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 32.389°S, 178.902°W; Depth 40 km (24.9 miles)] was located @ SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00065x2.php]-[T.D.- 10/07/11]

2011 - Hurricane Jova - October 8th, 2011: "On October 6, 2011, a tropical depression over the eastern Pacific Ocean strengthened into Tropical Storm Jova. On October 8, it became a hurricane. By 11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on October 10, 2011, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Jova was a Category 3 storm headed for the southwestern coast of Mexico. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=73873]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 8th, 2011: "A three-day stock rally faded after a mixed jobs report and credit-rating cuts for Italy and Spain. Indexes waffled in the morning, but fell after the ratings cuts. The S&P 500 index fell 0.8 percent. The Dow fell 0.2 percent. The Nasdaq fell 1.1 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/08/11]

2011 - Listeria deaths / U.S.A. - October 8th, 2011: "Listeria deaths at 21 [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 10/08/11]

2011 - Holder defends testimony - October 8th, 2011: "Holder [U.S. Attorney general Eric Holder] defends testimony ['about a controversial gun-smuggling investigation']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 10/08/11]

2011 - Self-immolations / China - October 8th, 2011: "Former monks [two] self-immolate [10/07/11 - southwestern China]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 10/08/11]

2011 - Train derailment / Illinois - October 8th, 2011: "Train ['six cars ... believed to have contained ethanol'] derails [Tiskilwa, Illinois - 10/07/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 10/08/11]

2011 - Loughner heading back to Missouri - October 8th, 2011: "Loughner [Jared Lee Loughner] heading back to Missouri [from Tucson, Arizona]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 10/08/11]

2011 - U.S. bases in Afghanistan attacked - October 8th, 2011: "U.S. bases in Afghanistan attacked ['on the 10th anniversary of the start of the Afghan war']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 10/08/11]

2011 - Protest in Belarus - October 9th, 2011: "Protest in Belarus" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 10/09/11]

2011 - Iran upgrades drone defense - October 9th, 2011: "Iran upgrades drone defense" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 10/09/11]

2011 - Virus infects drone control network - October 9th, 2011: "Virus ['detected two weeks ago'] infects drone control network [Creech Air Force Base in Nevada]" [Based on: Title (and text) for News Services article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 10/09/11]

2011 - Somalis rally - October 10th, 2011: "Thousands of residents of Mogadishu, Somalia, packed into a stadium Sunday to denounce the al-Shabab Islamist group for the suicide bombing last week that killed scores of people, many of them students. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Somalis rally), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 10/10/11]

2011 - Robotic deer / U.S.A. - October 10th, 2011: "Robo-deer help catch poachers" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 10/10/11]

*Related links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez_bnJLaGXg

2011 - Jewish extremists suspected in attacks - October 10th, 2011: "A new rogue element has emerged in the Israeli-Palestinian gallery: Unknown assailants, widely assumed to be Jewish extremists, have vandalized Muslim cemetaries, mosques and farmlands in a spate of attacks that have put the country on edge. [....] These attacks are meant to protest Israeli government policies seen as sympathetic to the Palestinians, who hope to make the West Bank part of an independant state. Nationalist settlers oppose a Palestinian state on what they say is land promised to the Jews in the Bible. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Jewish extremists suspected in attacks) by Josef Federman, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 10/10/11]

*Related Links: http://tinyurl.com/6xaddrz

2011 - Christian & Muslim clashes / Cairo, Egypt - October 10th, 2011: "Christians at center of clashes [10/09/11] / As they protest in Cairo over recent attack, security forces, Muslims confront them." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 10/10/11]

2011 - Household income continues to decline / U.S.A. - October 10th, 2011: "Household income continues to decline / Report cites 'a significant reduction in the American standard of living.' ['... household income declined more in the two years after the recession ended than it did during the recession itself, new research has found.']" [Based on: Title for New York Times article by Robert Pear, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 10/10/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 11th, 2011: "Stocks rose Monday after France and Germany promised to unveil a plan to support European banks. The Dow rose 330.06, or 3 percent, to 11.433.18. The S&P 500 rose 39.43, or 3.4 percent, to 1,194.89. The Nasdaq rose 86.70, or 3.5 percent, to 2,566.05." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/11/11]

2011 - Seattle 'superhero' arrested - October 11th, 2011: "Seattle 'superhero' [named Phoenix Jones] arrested [10/09/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/11/11]

2011 - GOP Debate / New Hampshire - October 12th, 2011: "Romney in his element in debate [10/11/11] on economy [Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.] / He stresses buisiness acumen, picks up key endorsement [by N.J. Gov. Chris Christie]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 10/12/11]

2011 - Occupy Wall Street costs taxpayers - October 11th, 2011: "[....] The New York Police Department has already spent nearly $2 million, mostly in overtime pay, to patrol the protest in recent weeks. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Occupy Wall Street costs taxpayers), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/11/11]

2011 - Economy strains Syrian leader Assad - October 11th, 2011: "Economy strains Syrian leader Assad / Sanctions by West called a double blow" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/11/11]

2011 - String of blasts in Iraqi capital kills 10 - October 11th, 2011: "String of blasts ['explosions targeting security officials'] in Iraqi capital kills 10 [10/10/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/11/11]

2011 - Egypt's military rulers to crack down on protests - October 11th, 2011: "Egypt's military rulers to crack down on protests / Christians, Muslims, security forces tangle." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/11/11]

2011 - Detainees tortured in Afghanistan, U.N. says - October 11th, 2011: "Detainees tortured in Afghanistan, U.N. says [10/10/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/11/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 12th, 2011: "Stocks were mixed Tuesday in advance of the unofficial start to corporate earnings season. The Dow rose 16.88 points, or 0.1, to 11,416.30. The S&P 500 rose 0.65, or 0.1 percent, to 1,195.54. The Nasdaq composite rose 16.98, or 0.7 percent, to 2,583.03." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/12/11]

2011 - Egyptian minister resigns - October 12th, 2011: "Egyptian minister [finance minister, Hazem el-Beblawi] resigns [10/11/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article (Retailer 99 Cents Only to be sold for $1.6 billion), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 10/12/11]

2011 - Obama jobs bill suffers setback - October 12th, 2011: "[....] Senators voted 50-40 on a procedural move to take up Obama's plan, but 60 votes were required under Senate rules for lawmakers to proceed on the measure. [....]" [Based on: McClatchy Newspapers article (Obama jobs bill suffers setback / Senate vote to take up measure falls short; piecemeal strategy proposed.), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 10/12/11]

2011 - Israel, Hamas hail tentative deal - October 12th, 2011: "Israel, Hamas hail tentative deal ['announced Tuesday'] / Soldier captured in 2006 would be freed in return for 1,027 jailed Palestinians." [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article (Retailer 99 Cents Only to be sold for $1.6 billion), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 10/12/11]

2011 - Ancient Aliens / Aliens and Deadly Cults - Premiere Date: 10/12/11

*Link: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes/season-3#slide-12

2011 - Opium booms despite efforts / Afghaniatan - October 12th, 2011: "The U.N. drug control agency said that insecurity and soaring opium prices in Afghanistan - the world's largest opium producer - were the driving factors in a 7 percent increase in the amount of land sown with poppies. It was the second year in a row of rising poppy cultivation. [....] The value of the opium produced in Afghanistan is set to more than double this year to $1.4 billion." [Based on: New York Times article (Opium booms despite efforts), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 10/12/11]

2011 - U.S. is snoozing on biodefense, report charges - October 12th, 2011: "U.S. is snoozing on biodefense, report ['by a bipartisan think tank'] charges / It warns that nation is unprepared to deal with a biological attack." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/12/11]

2011 - Retailer 99 Cents Only to be sold for $1.6 billion - October 12th, 2011: "Discount chain 99 Cents Only Stores Inc. said Tuesday that it has agreed to be acquired for about $1.6 billion by private equity firm Ares Management LLC and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board [... .]" [Based on: A.P. article (Retailer 99 Cents Only to be sold for $1.6 billion), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/12/11]

2011 - U.S. accuses Iran of plotting political assassination in D.C. - October 12th, 2011: "U.S. accuses Iran [10/11/11] of plotting political assassination in D.C." [Based on: Title for McClatchy Newspapers article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/12/11]

2011 - Personal information shared by sites across Web, study finds - October 12th, 2011: " [....] 'Once you enter cyberspace, software placed on your computer, usually without your consent or even knowledge, turns your private information into a commodity out of your control,' Leibowitz [Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz] said. 'Your computer is your property, and people shouldn't be putting things in it without your permission.' [....]" [Based on: San Jose Mercury News article (Personal information shared by sites across Web, study finds), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/12/11]

2011 - Holder subpoenaed - October 13th, 2011: "U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been subpoenaed by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of a House Oversight Committee, in an escalation of the congressional investigation into the 'Fast and Furious' gun-tracking operation." [Based on: Digest article (Holder subpoenaed), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/13/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 13th, 2011: "Stocks rose Wednesday on hopes that Europe is making progress on resolving its debt problems. The Dow rose 102.55 points, or 0.9 percent, to 11,518.85. The S&P 500 rose 11.71, or 1 percent, to 1,207.25. The Nasdaq rose 21.70, or 0.8 percent, to 2,604.73." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 10/13/11]

2011 - Royal Wedding Bhutan - October 13th, 2011: "King Jigme Khesar Namgyei Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema greet locals during a celebration after they were married Thursday [10/13/11] in a monastic fortress in Punakha, Bhutan." [Based on: Title for A.P. picture caption, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/14/11]

2011 - Trade agreements get OK - October 13th, 2011: "Trade agreements [Congress has approved free trade agreements with South Korea, Columbia and Panama'] get OK" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/13/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Iran - October 13th, 2011: "U.S. plans no more pressure ['does not plan to shift its policy of pressure'] on Iran over alleged plot" [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/13/11]

2011 - 23 are killed in Iraq by insurgents - October 13th, 2011: "23 are killed [10/12/11] in Iraq by insurgents ['Insurgents mounted attacks on Iraqi security forces in Baghdad ... .'] " [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 10/13/11]

2011 - Gadhafi's son reported to be caught - October 13th, 2011: "Gadhafi's son [Mutassim] reported to be caught" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 10/13/11]

2011 - Tribal elder, 6 officers killed in Afghanistan - October 13th, 2011: "Tribal elder, 6 officers killed [roadside bomb] in Afghanistan [10/12/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 10/13/11]

2011 - Unlikely staging area for terrorist operation? / Mexico - October 13th, 2011: "Mexico is an unlikely staging area for terrorist operation, experts say." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/13/11]

2011 - Iran's leader probably OK'd plot, officials say - October 13th, 2011: "Iran's leader probably OK'd plot, officials say [10/12/11]" [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/13/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / South of Bali, Indonesia - October 13th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 03:16:29 (UTC) on Thursday, October 13th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 9.378°S, 114.628°E; Depth 35.1 km (21.8 miles)] was located @ SOUTH OF BALI, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00068ee.php]-[T.D.- 10/13/11]

2011 - Florida man accused of accessing stars' accounts - October 13th, 2011: "Florida man [Christopher Chaney] accused of accessing stars' accounts" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 10/13/11]

2011 - Loughner returns - October 14th, 2011: "Loughner [Jared Lee Loughner] returns [Spriengfield Mo. - 10/13/11]" [Based on: Title for article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/14/11]

2011 - 15 killed in Iraq - October 14th, 2011: "Iraqi officials say two explosions Thursday killed 15 people and wounded 48 others in a Shiite neighborhood in eastern Baghdad. [....]" [Based on: Title for article (15 killed in Iraq), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/14/11]

2011 - Flooding / Thailand - October 14th, 2011: "Flooding in Thailand" [Based on: Title for article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/14/11]

*Links: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=76110

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 14th, 2011: "Stocks were mixed after JPMorgan Chase's profit fell but speculation rose that Yahoo may find a buyer. The Dow fell 40.72, or 0.4 percent, to 11,478.13. The S&P 500 fell 3.59, or 0.3 percent, to 1,203.66. The Nasdaq rose 15.51, or 0.6 percent, to 2620.24." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. C7, S.L.P.D., 10/14/11]

2011 - Blackberry outage ends - October 14th, 2011: "Blackberrys across the world buzzed back to life Thursday, leaving customers outraged and threatening to cost Research In Motion Ltd. more business when it's already struggling to keep up in a crowded smartphone marketplace. The three-day blackout interrupted email and Internet services for tens of millions of users." [Based on: Article (Blackberry outage ends), p. C7, S.L.P.D., 10/14/11]

2011 - U.S. strikes kill 7 in Pakistan - October 14th, 2011: "U.S. drone missile strikes killed seven suspected militants in Pakistan's tribal areas Thursday [1013/11], including a logistics commander for the Haqqani network [Jalil Haqqani], as Washington continued efforts to hunt down Haqqani militants who use Pakistani territory to launch attacks on U.S. and Afghan forces in Afghanistan. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (U.S. strikes kill 7 in Pakistan), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 10/14/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Iran - October 14th, 2011: "Bank sanction [Bank Markazi] gains steam / Iran warns that action against its central bank [Bank Markazi] would be an act of war." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/14/11]

2011 - Mexico arrests cartel leader - October 14th, 2011: "Mexico arrests cartel leader [Carlos Oliva Castillo, known as 'Frog']" [Based on: Title ( and text) for article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/14/11]

2011 - European rescue fund ratified - October 14th, 2011: "European rescue fund ratified [10/13/11]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 10/14/11]

2011 - Obama seeks to further isolate Iran - October 14th, 2011: "Obama seeks to further isolate Iran / United States, pushing for tougher sanctions, has rare direct contact with officials in Iran." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/14/11]

2011 - Pressure is raised on Greek government  - October 14th, 2011: "Pressure is raised on Greek government [10/13/11] / Unions, protestors force closing of Acropolis in response to severe austerity measures." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 10/14/11]

2011 - Strauss-Kahn escapes charges again - October 14th, 2011: "[....] There was evidence from Strauss-Kahn's own testimony of sexual assault in a 2003 encounter with a French writer and novelest, Tristine Banon, the prosecuror said in a statement, but given a three-year statute of limitations on that charge, no case would be brought. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Strauss-Kahn escapes charges again), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/14/11]

2011 - Air Force says virus didn't hinder flights - October 14th, 2011: "Air Force [U.S.A.] says virus didn't hinder flights / In a rare disclosure, military officials shoot down claims that infected compouter system in drones was an operational threat." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 10/14/11]

2011 - Former hedge fund chief gets 11 years in prison - October 14th, 2011: "Former hedge fund chief gets 11 years in prison / Rajaratnam is fined $10 million in securities fraud, conspiracy case." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 10/14/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Eastern New Guinea Reg, Papua New Guinea - October 14th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 03:35:15 (UTC) on Friday, October 14th, 2011. The magnitude 6.7 event [Location: 6.626°S, 147.927°E;  Depth 45.4 km (28.2 miles)] was located @ EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00069ba.php]-[T.D.- 10/14/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Amurskaya Oblast', Russia - October 14th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 06:10:15 (UTC) on Friday, October 14th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 54.114°N, 123.724°E; Depth 15.3 km (9.5 miles)] was located @ AMURSKAYA OBLAST', RUSSIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00069ck.php]-[T.D.- 10/14/11]

2011 - U.S. Budget deficit - October 15th, 2011: "Deficit tops $1 trillion for third year in row / U.S. borrowed 36 cents of every dollar it spent." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 10/15/11]

2011 - U.S. forces / Africa - October 15th, 2011: "U.S. troops dispatched to aid forces in Africa [10/12/11] / Surprise deployment increases commitment to battle cultlike terror force in Uganda." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/15/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 15th, 2011: "Stocks rose after reports on retail sales and Google's profit beat expectations. The Dow rose 166.36 points, or 1.4 percent, to 11,644.49. The S&P 500 rose 20.92, or 1.7 percent, to 1,224.58. The Nasdaq rose 47.61, or 1.8 percent, to 2,667.85." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 10/15/11]

2011 - China turns to U.S. to meet corn needs - October 15th, 2011: "China turns to U.S. to meet corn needs / It buys 900,000 metric tons on market." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 10/15/11]

2011 - Resignation / Defense Minister, Britain - October 15th, 2011: "British defense minister [Liam Fox] resigns" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 10/15/11]

2011 - U.N. blasts Syria, cites potential civil war - October 15th, 2011: "U.N. blasts Syria [10/14/11], cites potential civil war / Human rights official calls on world to step in to quell violence, repression by Assad." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 10/15/11]

2011 - Israel plans new homes in disputed territory - October 15th, 2011: "Israel plans new homes [2,610 units] in disputed territory / Project [Givat Hamatos] would isolate two Palestinian areas, complicate statehood." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 10/15/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - October 16th, 2011: "Earth is passing through a solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole [see link]. Credit: SDO/AIA." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 10/16/11]

2011 - 5 killed in Syria - October 16th, 2011: "Syrian security forces trying to suppress the resillient ant-government uprising there killed five people Saturday, including one person in a funeral procession for a teenager fatally shot in protests a day earlier, activists said." [Based on: Digest article (5 killed in Syria), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 10/16/11]

2011 - Drone strikes / Yemen - October 16th, 2011: "Drone strikes in Yemen [10/14/11] are said to kill at least 9 / Among dead are a senior al-Qaida official and the 17-year-old son of American terrorist [Anwar al-Awlaki] killed last month." [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 10/16/11]

2011 - Fewer militant attacks in Afghanistan - October 16th, 2011: "Fewer militant attacks in Afghanistan / Despite recent incidents, NATO reasserts claims that violence is decreasing a decade into war." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 10/16/11]

2011 - Israel begins Palestinian pardons - October 16th, 2011: "Israel begins Palestinian pardons [10/15/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 10/16/11]

2011 - Violence flares in streets of Tripoli - October 16th, 2011: "Libyan fighters fanned out in Tripoli neighborhoods Saturday [10/15/11] to search for armed supporters of fugitive leader Moammar Gadhafi a day after a major gunbattle rocked the capital for the first time in two months [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Violence flares in streets of Tripoli), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 10/16/11]

2011 - Occupy protestors march again in NY - October 16th, 2011: "[....] As many as 1,000 protestors in Manhattan paraded to a Chase Bank branch, banging drums, blowing horns and carrying signs decrying corporate greed. [NP] 'Banks got bailed out. We got sold out,' the crowd chanted. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Occupy protestors march again in NY), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 10/16/11]

2011 - Economic protests spread around the world - October 16th, 2011: "Economic protests spread around the world [10/15/11] / Demonstrations against high unemployment and inequality break into violence in Rome; dozens are injured." [Based on: Title for dpa article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 10/16/11]

2011 - Predator review recommended after friendly fire deaths - October 16th, 2011: "Missteps and miscommunication in the heat of battle led to the friendly fire deaths of a Houston-based Marine reservist [Marine Staff Sgt. Jeremy Smith] and a Navy corpsman [Navy corpsman Benjamin Rast] killed by a drone in Afghanistan this year [April 6th, 2011], according to a Pentagon report. [....] The Predator crew targeted Smith and Rast after mistaking their heat signatures on the drone's sensors for those of enemy forces, according to the 381-page redacted report obtained by the Houston Chronicle on Friday [10/14/11]. [....]" [Based on: Houston Chronicle article (Predator review recommended after friendly fire deaths), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/16/11]

2011 - Al-Qaida aid? / Somalia - October 17th, 2011: "In new twist, al-Qaida gives aid to Somalis [10/15/11] / Witnesses say delivery was made by a white man who spoke perfect English with an American accent." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 10/17/11]

2011 - Rocket fire from Pakistan is up - October 17th, 2011: "Rocket fire from Pakistan is up ['in the past six months'] / Attacks on Afghanistan increased after Navy SEALS killed Osama bin Laden." [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 10/17/11]

2011 - 'Occupy' group gains clout but has divisions - October 17th, 2011: "The Occupy Wall Street movement has close to $300,000, as well as storage space loaded with donated supplies in lower Manhattan. It stared down city officials to hang on to its makeshift headquarters, showed its muscle Saturday with a big Times Square demonstration [10/15/11] and found legions of activists demonstrating in solidarity across the country and around the world. [NP] Could this be the peak for loosely organized protestors, united less by a common cause than by revulsion to what they consider unbridled corporate greed? Or are they just getting started? [....]" [Based on: A.P. article ('Occupy' group gains clout but has divisions) by Verena Dobnik, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/17/11]

2011 - At least 5 are killed in clashes in Yemen - October 17th, 2011: "At least 5 are killed in clashes in Yemen [10/16/11] / Defiant president assails Western nations, blames protestors for surge of violence." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 10/17/11]

2011 - Sect suspected in Nigerian assassination - October 17th, 2011: "Sect [Boko Haram] suspected in Nigerian assassination [of a state lawmaker - 10/16/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 10/17/11]

2011 - Ties to Koch brothers key to cain's campaign - October 17th, 2011: "[....] Cain's [Republican Herman Cain] campaign manager and a number of aides have worked for Americans for Prosperity, or AFP, the advocacy group founded with support from Charles and David Koch, which lobbies for lower taxes and less government regulation and spending." [Based on: Article (Ties to Koch brothers key to cain's campaign), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/17/11]

2011 - Dozens of arrests follow Arizona 'Occupy" protests - October 17th, 2011: "Dozens of arrests [10/15/11] follow Arizona 'Occupy" protests" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 10/17/11]

2011 - Activist West arrested in Supreme Court protest - October 17th, 2011: "Activist West [Cornel West] arrested [10/16/11] in Supreme Court protest" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 10/17/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 18th, 2011: "Stocks took their biggest drop in two weeks Monday [10/17/11]  after the German government played down hopes that Europe's debt crisis would be resolved soon. The Dow fell 247 points, or 2.1 percent, to 11,397. It was its worst day since Oct. 3." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/18/11]

2011 - GOP Debate / Las Vegas - October 18th, 2011: "Republican hopefuls pile on Cain [10/18/11] / Mitt Romney also faces stinging over health plan in latest GOP debate." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - Somali militants threaten Kenya - October 18th, 2011: "Somali militants [10/17/11] threaten Kenya ['whose forces entered Somalia over the weekend.']" [Based on: Title for World Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 10/18/11]

2011 - Jordan's king fires government - October 18th, 2011: "Jordan's king fires government again [1017/11]" [Based on: Title for World Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 10/18/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea - October 18th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 05:05:05 (UTC) on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 5.872°S, 151.001°E; Depth 21 km (13.0 miles)] was located @ NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0006azz.php]-[T.D.- 10/19/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - October 19th, 2011: "Solar wind speed: 370.8 km/sec / density: 4.6 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 0304 UT" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 10/18/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 19th, 2011: "Stocks rose sharply Tuesday on reports that Germany and France are moving closer to resolving the European debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 180.05 points, or 1.6 percent, to 11,577.05. The S&P 500 rose 24.52 points, or 2 percent, to 1,225.38." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - Haiti cholera rate high - October 19th, 2011: "Haiti cholera rate high" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - Prisoner swap / Israel - October 19th, 2011: "Prisoner release [10/18/11] brings joy, anguish / Israelis are happy on return of captured soldier [Gilad Shalit] but angry that Palestinians convicted of terrorism are freed." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - Berlusconi charges dropped - October 19th, 2011: "Berlusconi charges [tax fraud] dropped" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - Drug gang leader arrested - October 19th, 2011: "Drug gang leader [Christian Arturo Hernandez] arrested [10/18/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - Hillary Clinton visits Libya - October 19th, 2011: "Hillary Clinton visits Libya for talks with new leaders [10/18/11]" [Based on: New York Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - Flooding / Bangkok, Thailand - October 19th, 2011: "Flooding imperils Thailand capital [10/18/11] / Authorities are trying to protect Bangkok, but residents are skeptical" [Based on: Title for dpa article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

*Links: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=76110

2011 - Quarterly loss / Goldman Sachs - October 19th, 2011: "Goldman Sachs, weighed down by problems in its private equity portfolio and the broader global economic woes, reported a loss of $428 million, compared with a $1.7 billion profit a year ago. [....]" [Based on: Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - 12 protestors killed in Yemen - October 19th, 2011: "12 protestors killed [more than 70 injured] in Yemen [10/18/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - Iran blames exiled group in plot - October 19th, 2011: "Iran [10/18/11] blames exiled group in plot [assassination plot]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - Forces take on Haqqani clan - October 19th, 2011: "Forces take on Haqqani clan ['U.S.-led international forces and Afghan soldiers have launched an offensive']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - Senate blocks gun-smuggling stings - October 19th, 2011: "The Senate has voted in effect to block the Justice Department from undertaking gun-smuggling probes like the flawed 'Operation Fast and Furious' program that was aimed at breaking up networks running guns to Mexican drug gangs but which lost track of hundreds of the weapons. Some of the weapons were used to commit crimes in Mexico and the U.S." [Based on: Digest article (Senate blocks gun-smuggling stings), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - Tundra added to 'Occupy' movement - October 19th, 2011: "Tundra [Alaska] added to 'Occupy' movement" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - Social Security recipients to get a raise - October 19th, 2011: "Social Security recipients to get a raise [January 2012. 'It's expected to be about 3.5 percent.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - Marines allowed to wear KIA bracelets - October 19th, 2011: "Marines now allowed to wear KIA bracelets" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - Third-Quarter profit / Bank of America - October 19th, 2011: "Bank of America reported a $6.23 billion profit for the third-quarter Tuesday, even as weakness on Wall Street hammered underlying results and the firm surrendered its position as the country's largest bank by assets. [....]" [Based on: Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - U.S. limits speculative commodity trading - October 19th, 2011: "U.S. limits speculative commodity trading [10/18/11]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - Ancient Aliens / Aliens and the Secret Code - Premiere Date: 10/19/11

*Link: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes/season-3#slide-13

2011 - Journalists walk off job to protest Greek cutbacks - October 19th, 2011: "Journalists [10/18/11] walk off job to protest Greek cutbacks" [Based on: New York Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - 2 Americans killed - October 20th, 2011: "Two Americans and seven Afghan troops were killed Wednesday [10/19/11] in three incidents, Afghan and Western officials said. The two U.S. soldiers were killed by an IED." [Based on: Digest article (2 Americans killed), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 10/20/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 20th, 2011: "Stocks fell after an earnings miss by Apple sent technology stocks falling. Indexes turned lower Wednesday afternoon on reports of an impasse in talks to resolve Europe's debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 72.43, or 0.6 percent, to 11,504.62." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 10/20/11]

2011 - M-Class Solar Flare - October 20th, 2011: "This morning at 0325 UT, Earth-orbiting satellites detected an M1.6-class solar flare, the first significant eruption in days. Because the blast site was located on the sun's northwestern limb, the flare was not Earth-directed. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. 10/20/11]

2011 - Settlement / Citigroup - October 20th, 2011: "Citigroup settles case of civil fraud / Bank will pay $285 million for betting against investments [2007] that were designed to fail." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 10/20/11]

2011 - Bad bridges / St. Louis, Mo. - October 20th, 2011: "A new study has ranked St. Louis No. 12 among the nation's most populous metropolitan areas for the percentage of bridges that are structurally deficient. [....]" [Based on: Article (2.4 million cars cross bad bridges in area each day, report says), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 10/20/11]

2011 - Protests boil over in Greece - October 20th, 2011: "Protests boil over in Greece [10/19/11]" [Based on: Title for dpa article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 10/19/11]

2011 - Queen Elizabeth II / Australia - October 20th, 2011: "Republic talk swirls as queen visits Australia [10/19/11] / More than half of Australians say they want to retain ties with Britain; nation's governor general is appointed by monarch." [Based on: Title for dpa article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 10/20/11]

2011 - Judge sends Lohan back to jail  - October 20th, 2011: "Judge sends Lohan [Lindsay Lohan] back to jail [10/19/11] / She hadn't showed up for community service at LA county morgue." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A27, S.L.P.D., 10/20/11]

2011 - FDA finds source of listeria outbreak - October 20th, 2011: "Pools of water on the floor and old, hard-to-clean equipment at a Colorado farm's cantaloupe packing facility were probably to blame for the deadliest outbreak of foodborne illness in 25 years [U.S.A.], the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. Government investigators found positive samples of listeria bacteria on equipment in the Jensen Farms packing facility and on fruit that had been held there." [Based on: Digest article (FDA finds source of listeria outbreak), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/20/11]

2011 - Bangkok is at risk from rising water - October 20th, 2011: "Bangkok is at risk from rising water [10/19/11]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A28, S.L.P.D., 10/20/11]

*Links: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=76204

2011 - 4 percent of teens on antidepressants - October 20th, 2011: "Health officials say roughly 1 in 25 adolescents in the United States are taking antidepressants. A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the first to offer statistics on how many kids ages 12 to 17 take antidepressants. The study found about 1 in 10 adults take antidepressants." [Based on: Digest article (4 percent of teens on antidepressants), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/20/11]

2011 - Fed has conflicts of interest, GAO says - October 20th, 2011: "[....] The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said Wednesday [10/19/11] that board members have apparent conflicts of interest because of their day jobs as executives and corporate directors. It says the Fed banks should document directors' roles in overseeing financial companies." [Based on: Digest article (Fed has conflicts of interest, GAO says), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/20/11]

2011 - Kurdish militants kill 24 Turkish soldiers - October 20th, 2011: "Kurdish militants kill 24 Turkish soldiers [10/19/11] / Attack sends hundreds of troops in pursuit across Iraqi border." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 10/20/11]

2011 - Cellphone Trivia - October 21st, 2011: "A major study ['findings, published in the British medical journal'] of nearly 360,000 cellphone users [cellphone subscriptions] in Denmark found no increased risk of brain tumors with longterm use. [A small to moderate increase in the risk of cancer among heavy users of cellphones  for 10 to 15 years or longer still 'cannot be ruled out,' the investigators wrote.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article by Tara Parker-Pope], p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/21/11]

*Trivia: Not enough data excluding cellphones' morbidity / * Philippe Charlier, MD, PhD / * Luc Brun / Forensic Department, Garches (AP-HP, UVSQ)

"This important and huge cohort study presents however strong limits. It takes into account only individual subscription holders, without including those who have only one professional cellphone. More, the daily duration of use of the cellphone is not known, the subscribtion holders not having been questioned on that point. These two limits are important, as it is the intensive use of a cellphone that could cause an increased risk of central nervous system tumour. If Frei et al. do not exclude that an increase in the risk appears for the very large users of cellphones (for example for a use of more than 15 years), further studies with more precise data are necessary before excluding any sanitary risk of mobile phones. [...] Published 21 October 201"

*Link: http://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d6387/reply#bmj_el_271850

*Related Links: http://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d6387

2011 - Death / Moammar Gadhafi  - October 21st, 2011: "Gadhafi death [10/20/11] sets off jubilation in streets" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/21/11]

2011 - Foreign relations / Turkey & Iraq - October 21st, 2011: "Turks respond in big way ['with 10,000 troops backed by warplanes'] to Kurd attacks [10/19/11]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 10/21/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Pakistan - October 21st, 2011: "U.S. delivers all-out warning to Pakistan over Haqqani network [10/20/11]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/21/11]

2011 - Seniors to receive high-dose flu shot - October 21st, 2011: "Seniors will receive a flu shot that packs four times the amount of dead flu virus to which the body can react, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [U.S.A.] announced. [....]" [Based on: Cox Newspapers article (Seniors to receive high-dose flu shot), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 10/21/11]

2011 - Greece approves austerity package - October 21st, 2011: "Greece approves austerity package [10/20/11]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 10/21/11]

2011 - Floods and landslides / Central America - October 21st, 2011: "Death toll at 105 in Central America [from 'flooding and landslides provoked by 10 days of heavy rain']" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 10/21/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Hokkaido, Japan Region - October 21st, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 08:02:37 (UTC) on Friday, October 21st, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 43.889°N, 142.477°E; Depth 185 km (115.0 miles)] was located @ HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0006b09.php]-[T.D.- 10/21/11]

2011 - Major Earthquake / Kermadec Islands Region - October 21st, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Major earthquake occurred at 17:57:16 (UTC) on Friday, October 21st, 2011. The magnitude 7.4 event [Location: 28.998°S, 176.183°W; Depth 32.9 km (20.4 miles)] was located @ KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0006b6p.php]-[T.D.- 10/23/11]

2011 - Settlement / Pfizer - October 22nd, 2011: "Pfizer settles ['agreed to pay the government $14.5 million'] Detroit charges ['... illegally marketed its drug Detrol for overactive bladder.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/22/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 22nd, 2011: "A broad rally swept through the stock market Friday after McDonald's and several other companies reported solid earnings. The S&P 500 rose 1.9 percent and closed higher for the third straight week, its best run since February. The Dow rose 2.3 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/22/11]

2011 - Bachman staff resigns - October 22nd, 2011: "Bachman [GOP hopeful Michelle Bachman] staff [New Hampshire staff] resigns" [Based on: Title (and text) for Digest article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 10/22/11]

2011 - U.S. pulling troops out of Iraq - October 22nd, 2011: "U.S. pulling troops out of Iraq ['all of its troops from Iraq by the end of this year'] / Goal of keeping residual force indefinitely fizzles over Iraq's refusal to grant immunity to American soldiers." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/22/11]

2011 - Free trade agreements / U.S.A. - October 22nd, 2011: "President Barack Obama signed off Friday on the first three free trade agreements of his administration, deals with South Korea, Columbia and Panama. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Treaties signed), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 10/22/11]

2011 - Hedge fund CEO admits scheme - October 22nd, 2011: "Hedge fund CEO [Drew 'Bo' Brownstein'] admits scheme ['admitted Friday that he made up to $2.5 million on inside trades.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/22/11]

2011 - Floodwater is rolling into Bangkok - October 22nd, 2011: "Floodwater is rolling into Bangkok [10/21/11]" [Based on: Title for dpa article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 10/22/11]

2011 - Third-Quarter Profit / General Electric Co. - October 22nd, 2011: "GE profit [third-quarter] rises 18 percent" [Based on: Title (and text) for article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/22/11]

2011 - U.N. calls for full investigation into how Gadhafi died - October 22nd, 2011: "U.N. [10/21/11] calls for full investigation into how Gadhafi died / Funeral delayed as questions arise over videos showing violent handling of bloodied leader." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/22/11]

2011 - Despot squirrled away $200 billion, officials estimate - October 22nd, 2011: "Moammar Gadhafi secretly salted away more than $200 billion in bank accounts, real estate and corporate investments - about $30,000 for every Libyan citizen - around the world before he was killed. [....] Revelation of the stunning size of the portfolio may stir anger among Libyans - about one-third of whom live in poverty. [....]" [Based on: Tribune Washington Bureau article (Despot squirrled away $200 billion, officials estimate), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 10/22/11]

2011 - Bans on credit card processing may sink WikiLeaks fundraiser - October 22nd, 2011: "WikiLeaks ... is facing dire economic times, largely, the website says, because Visa, MasterCard and PayPal have refused for more than 10 months to process donations made on its behalf. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Bans on credit card processing may sink WikiLeaks fundraiser), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 10/22/11]

2011 - Major Earthquake / Eastern Turkey - October 23rd, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Major earthquake occurred at 10:41:21 (UTC) on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011. The magnitude 7.2 event [Location: 38.628°N, 43.486°E; Depth 20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program] was located @ EASTERN TURKEY."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0006bqc.php]-[T.D.- 10/23/11]

*Trivia: "Strong [actually 'Major'] earthquake strikes Turkey [10/23/11] / Early reports count more than 100 dead [523 as of 10/24/11] amid crumpled buildings."" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/24/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Eastern Turkey - October 23rd, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 20:45:37 (UTC) on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 38.555°N, 43.161°E; Depth 9.8 km (6.1 miles)] was located @ EASTERN TURKEY."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0006bwz.php]-[T.D.- 10/25/11]

2011 - Volcanic Eruption / Canary Islands - October 23rd, 2011: "Off the coast of El Hierro, in the southwest reaches of the Canary Islands, Earth has been spewing gas and rock into the ocean. The island off the Atlantic coast of North Africa—built mostly from a shield volcano—has been rocked by thousands of tremors and earthquakes since July 2011, and an underwater volcanic eruption started in mid-October. The eruption is the first in the island chain in nearly 40 years. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=76229]

*Trivia: "[....] More than 10,000 seismic events have been recorded near El Hierro since July 17. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=76362]

2011 - BPA Trivia - October 24th, 2011: "Behavior linked to BPA exposure / Results of study on girls inconclusive; firms that make chemical for plastic bottles assail report." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/24/11]

2011 - CME IMPACT - October 24th, 2011: "A coronal mass ejection (CME) struck Earth's magnetic field today, Oct. 24th, at approximately 1800 UT (02:00 pm EDT) setting the stage for a possible geomagnetic storm. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 10/24/11]

2011 - Sun in Scorpio - October 24th, 2011: "Reported date when the Sun entered the constellation Scorpio." [Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201110.html]

2011 - Libya declared free - October 24th, 2011: "Libya declared free [10/23/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/24/11]

2011 - Tunisians go to polls - October 24th, 2011: "Tunisians go to polls brimming with hope [10/23/11] / Nation that led revolt in Arab world gains dignity with ballot." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/24/11]

2011 - U.S.-North Korea talks - October 24th, 2011: "U.S.-North Korea talks gear up in Geneva [10/23/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/24/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Iran  - October 24th, 2011: "Hillary Clinton warns Iran [10/23/11] not to misread U.S. pullout" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/24/11]

2011 - Tenessee Guardsman kills deputy - October 24th, 2011: "Tenessee Guardsman kills deputy, then himself in Georgia [10/23/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 10/24/11]

2011 - Crowds in Hungary protest policies - October 24th, 2011: "Tens of thousands of protestors attended a rally Sunday [10/23/11] expressing their opposition to the policies of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Speakers from several civic groups, united by the 'I don't like the regime' motto, condemned a wide range of government measures, from restrictive media policies to changes in the tax system hurting the poor." [Based on: Digest article (Crowds in Hungary protest policies), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/24/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Afghanistan - October 24th, 2011: "Karzai [Afghanistan] suggests he would back Pakistan in conflict with U.S." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/24/11]

2011 - Gadhafi is buried - October 25th, 2011: "Gadhafi is buried in Libyan desert [10/25/11]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article (Monk sets himself on fire), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/26/11]

2011 - Blast rocks Kenya - October 25th, 2011: "[....] The evening blast [Nairobi] was the second of the day in Kenya's capital, twin assaults that came two days after the U.S. warned of potential terrorist attacks. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Blast rocks Kenya), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 10/25/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 25th, 2011: "Stocks closed Monday at the highest point since the U.S. debt limit shutdown in August. News of corporate takeovers and reports that Europe's bailout fund will be larger than expected sent stocks higher. The Dow rose 104.83 points, or 0.9 percent, to 11,913.62." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/25/11]

2011 - Egyptian police strike - October 25th, 2011: "Egyptian police strike [10/24/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 10/25/11]

2011 - Battles trouble Afghans - October 25th, 2011: "Battles trouble Afghans / Insurgents return when forces leave and terrorize civilians." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 10/25/11]

2011 - Snowstorm / Western U.S.A. - October 25th, 2011: "With leaves still on trees snowstorm [10/25/11] wallops West ['Colorado and southwest Wyoming']" [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article, p. A22 S.L.P.D., 10/27/11]

2011 - Obama boosts housing program - October 25th, 2011: "Obama boosts housing program [10/24/11] / Changes will make it easier for some owners to refinance loans." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/25/11]

2011 - Israel makes trade for American - October 25th, 2011: "[....] Grapel [Ilan Grapel], who was arrested in Egypt in June and charged with spying for Israel, is to be exchanged for 25 Egyptians, including three minors, held in Israeli jails. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Israel makes trade for American), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 10/25/11]

2011 - Peabody gains control of Macarthur - October 25th, 2011: "[....] Peabody, which teamed with one of Macarthur's largest shareholders, steelmaker Arcelor Mittal, to buy the coal producer, said Monday that they control almost 60 percent of the company and plan to appoint their representatives to the board. [....]" [Based on: Article (Peabody gains control of Macarthur / It teamed with steelmaker to get majority stake in Australian mining company.), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/25/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 26th, 2011: "Stocks fell, sharply Tuesday after disappointing corporate earnings and reports that a key meeting of European financial ministers had been canceled. The Dow fell 207 points, or 1.7 percent, to 11,706.62. The S&P 500 index fell 25.14, or 2 percent, to 1,229.05." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/26/11]

2011 - Monk sets himself on fire - October 26th, 2011: "A British human rights group says another Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire in a protest against Chinese rule over the Himalayan region. It is the 10th self-immolation this year. The London-based Free Tibet group said in a statement that the monk set himself ablaze early Tuesday outside a Tibetan monastery in southwestern Sichuan province's Garzi prefecture." [Based on: Digest article (Monk sets himself on fire), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/26/11]

2011 - U.S. demands Google data - October 26th, 2011: "The U.S., India and several European countries are where Google gets the most government demands to turn over information about its users and censor online material. The Internet search leader released the snapshot in a Tuesday update on its website." [Based on: Digest article (U.S. demands Google data), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 10/26/11]

2011 - Student loan trivia / U.S.A. - October 26th, 2011: "Obama eases rules governing student loan repayments" [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 10/26/11]

2011 - 'Occupy' protestors losing favor - October 26th, 2011: " 'Occupy' protestors losing favor / Police begin to crack down on anti-Wall Street demonstrations in several cities." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/26/11]

2011 - Ancient Aliens / Aliens and the Undead - Premiere Date: 10/26/11

*Link: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes/season-3#slide-14

2011 - Peabody's partner drops Macarthur bid - October 26th, 2011: "[....] In exiting the joint venture, ArcelorMittal will sell its Macarthur stake to PEAMCCoal and terminate its joint venture agreement with Peabody within 90 days. The steelmaker is Macarthur's second largest shareholder with a 16 percent ownership stake. [....]" [Based on: Article (Peabody's partner drops Macarthur bid / St. Louis-based giant is now only firm vying for Australian company after ArcelorMittal withdraws.), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 10/26/11]

2011 - U.S. panel urges HPV vaccine for boys - October 26th, 2011: "U.S. panel urges HPV vaccine for boys [10/25/11] / Shot to fight sexually transmitted disease is called a cancer weapon." [Based on: Title for article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/26/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 27th, 2011: "Stocks rose following reports that China will help Europe by buying bonds. Agence France-Presse reported that China plans to invest in Europe's financial rescue fund. The Dow rose 1.4 percent. The Nasdaq composite rose 0.5 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/27/11]

2011 - Flu shot trivia / U.S.A. - October 27th, 2011: "Annual flu shots protect only about 59 percent of the population - far less than previously thought - according to a new analysis led by University of Minnesota researchers. [....]" [Based on: Minneapolis Star Tribune article (Flu vaccine not as effective as thought, researcher says), p. A22, S.L.P.D., 10/27/11]

2011 - SEC adopts hedge fund rule - October 27th, 2011: "SEC [U.S.A.] adopts hedge fund rule [10/26/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/27/11]

2011 - Europeans reach deal on debt - October 27th, 2011: "Europeans reach deal on debt [10/27/11] / Banks will take bigger losses on Greek debt; bailout fund will be reinforced." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 10/27/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Fiji Region - October 27th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 00:15:25 (UTC) on Thursday, October 27th, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 17.914°S, 179.424°W; Depth 611.9 km (380.2 miles)] was located @ FIJI REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0006edd.php]-[T.D.- 10/28/11]

2011 - Meet the 0.01 Percent: War Profiteers - October 27th, 2011: "There's the top 1% of wealthy Americans (bankers, oil tycoons, hedge fund managers) and there's the top 0.01% of wealthy Americans: the military contractor CEOs. [....]" [Based on: Article (Meet the 0.01 Percent: War Profiteers) by Robert Greenwald, 10/27/11]

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2011 - Army defectors kill 8 soldiers, officer in Syria - October 27th, 2011: "Army defectors kill 8 soldiers, officer in Syria [10/26/11]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/27/11]

2011 - Ex-director at Goldman sachs charged with insider trading - October 27th, 2011: "Ex-director at Goldman sachs charged with insider trading / Rajat Gupta twice called hedge fund manager seconds after board meetings." [Based on: Title for Newsday article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 10/27/11]

2011 - Drones hit Taliban - October 28th, 2011: "Two American drone strikes hours apart destroyed a hideout in Taliban strongholds in Pakistan and a vehicle with a number of fighters inside. [....]" [Based on: Digest article (Drones hit Taliban), p. A28, S.L.P.D., 10/28/11]

2011 - Flooding / Bangkok, Thailand - October 28th, 2011: "As flood nears, Bangkok residents elbow way out of town" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A28, S.L.P.D., 10/28/11]

2011 - Cartel financial leader arrested - October 28th, 2011: "Cartel financial leader [Carmen del Consuelo Saenz] arrested ['two days ago']" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A28, S.L.P.D., 10/28/11]

2011 - E. coli outbreak / St. Louis, Mo. - October 28th, 2011: "More residents are expected to be infected with E. coli bacteria in an outbreak that has already sickened at least 23 people across the St. Louis region and may be linked to produce at area groceries. [....]" [Based on: Article (E. coli is likely to afflict more / Some groceries voluntarily pull potential problem food items; experts work to pinpoint source of infection.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/28/11]

2011 - Floods left $1 billion mess in river basins / U.S.A. - October 28th, 2011: "Floods left $1 billion mess in river basins [Missouri & Mississippi], corps says / Funds are needed to repair levees before spring brings new flooding." [Based on: Title for Medill News Service article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 10/28/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near the Coast of Central Peru - October 28th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 18:54:34 (UTC) on Friday, October 28th, 2011. The magnitude 6.9 event [Location: 14.515°S, 76.009°W; Depth 23.9 km (14.9 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0006fv2.php]-[T.D.- 10/28/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 28th, 2011: "Stocks were quiet Friday, a day after they surged higher on hopes that Europe had quelled its debt crisis. The Dow rose 22.56 points, or 0.2 percent, to 12,231.11. The S&P 500 rose 0.50 point to 1,285.89. The Nasdaq fell 1.48 points to 2,737.15. " [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/28/11]

2011 - U.S. denies role in Somalia combat - October 29th, 2011: "U.S. denies role in Somalia combat / Envoy says only aid to Kenya is in equipment." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 10/29/11]

2011 - Brits are changing law of succession - October 29th, 2011: "Brits are changing law of succession / Daughter could ascend to throne if she is firstborn." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 10/29/11]

2011 - Dozens of protestors are killed in Syria - October 29th, 2011: "Dozens of protestors ['at least 40'] are killed in Syria [10/28/11]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 10/29/11]

2011 - Lone man attacks U.S. Embassy in Bosnia - October 29th, 2011: "Lone man attacks U.S. Embassy in Bosnia [10/28/11] / Suspected terrorist with grenades, automatic weapon shoots police officer before being wounded, arrested." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 10/29/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - October 30th, 2011: "Solar wind speed: 347.4 km/sec / density: 6.6 protons/cm3 - Updated: Today at 1436 UT." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 10/30/11]

2011 - Snowstorm / Northeast U.S.A. - October 30th, 2011: "Snowstorm [10/29/30] knocks out power in Northeast [U.S.A.] / Wet snow clings to leaves, adding heft to branches; trick-or-treaters eschew a foot of drift, celebrate inside." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A26, S.L.P.D., 10/30/11]

*Trivia: "Early snow wallops Northeast / Millions left without power, 11 die as weekend storm sets records." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/31/11]

2011 - Poet wins presidency in Ireland - October 30th, 2011: "Poet [Michael Higgins] wins presidency in Ireland [10/29/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/30/11]

2011 - Militants attack troops in Mogadishu - October 30th, 2011: "Militants attack troops in Mogadishu [10/29/11] / African Union peacekeeping base is target; at least a dozen were reported killed." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/30/11]

2011 - Europe courts China to help stabilize euro - October 30th, 2011: "Europe courts China to help stabilize euro / Beijing could flex financial clout by infusing cash into rescue fund but is expected to demand significant trade concessions in return." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 10/30/11]

2011 - Taliban attack kills U.S. soldiers, workers - October 30th, 2011: "Taliban attack [10/29/11] kills U.S. soldiers, workers / Suicide bombing in Kabul shows militants' strategy change in wake of U.S. troop surge." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 10/30/11]

2011 - 3 Australian soldiers killed / Afghanistan - October 30th, 2011: "3 Australian soldiers killed [Afghanistan - 10/29/11]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 10/30/11]

2011 - Dour Sarkozy prepares France for deep cuts - October 30th, 2011: "Dour Sarkozy prepares France for deep cuts / He dismissed Socialist keystones - 35-hour workweek and retirement age of 60, as untenable in 'new reality.' " [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 10/30/11]

2011 - Five Palestinian militants killed in Israeli airstrike - October 30th, 2011: "Five Palestinian militants killed [10/29/11] in Israeli airstrike ['An Israeli drone strike'] / Islamic Jihad training site targeted in 1st attack on Gaza since return of captured Israeli soldier [Sgt. First Class Gilad Schalit] this month." [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/30/11]

2011 - Assad issues warning - October 31st, 2011: "Syrian President Bashar Assad warned that Western involvement in Syria could cause an 'earthquake' and transform the country into 'another Afghanistan.' 'Syria is the hub now in this region. It is the fault line, and if you play with the ground, you will cause an earthquake.' Assad said in an interview with Britain's Sunday Telegraph newspaper." [Based on: Article (Assad issues warning), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/31/11]

2011 - American thought to be bomber - October 31st, 2011: "[....] He [Abdisalan Hussein Ali] is said to have blown himself up in an attack Saturday [10/29/11] on African Union troops in Mogadishu. He would be the third American known to become a suicide bomber for Somalia's al-Shabab rebels. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (American thought to be bomber), p. A4, S.L.P.D., 10/31/11]

2011 - Ex-rebel elected mayor of Bogota - October 31st, 2011: "Ex-rebel [Gustavo Petro] elected mayor of Bogota [10/30/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/31/11]

2011 - Dozens in 'Occupy' protest arrested - October 31st, 2011: "Dozens in 'Occupy' protest arrested in Texas, Oregon [10/30/11]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 10/31/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Pakistan - October 31st, 2011: "U.S. needs Pakistani spy agency to help settle Afghan disputes / Government has accused agency of helping terrorist group but sent Clinton to Islamabad to spur a better working effort." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 10/31/11]

2011 - Haqqani behind violence, many say - October 31st, 2011: "Haqqani behind violence, many say / Pakistan-based faction is considered better trained and more organized than the Taliban." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 10/31/11]

2011 - Chemical weapons in Libya confirmed - October 31st, 2011: "Chemical weapons in Libya confirmed [10/30/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/31/11]

2011 - Egypt seeks to calm Gaza after attacks - October 31st, 2011: "Cross-border tension between Israel and Gaza simmered Sunday [10/30/11] as Egyptian efforts to restore an informal cease-fire began to take effect after a deadly round of Israeli airstrikes and Palestinian rocket attacks Saturday [10/29/11]" [Based on: New York Times article (Egypt seeks to calm Gaza after attacks / Israeli leader says there is 'no cease-fire' if Islamic jihad squads threaten area.), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/31/11]

2011 - Ruling party candidate wins presidency in Bulgaria - October 31st, 2011: "Ruling party [GERB party] candidate [Rosen Plevneliev] wins presidency in Bulgaria [10/30/11]" [Based on: Title for Digest article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/31/11]

2011 - Easter Island Statues Have Bodies - October 2011: "When most people think of the renowned monolithic statues, they think of the heads only. But in October 2011, the Easter Island Statue Project began its Season V expedition, revealing remarkable photos showing that the bodies of the statues go far deeper underground than just about anyone had imagined."

*Link: http://www.hoax-slayer.com/easter-island-statues-bodies.shtml

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